With our current season winding down, we are busy planning for our new 2022/23 season. Thank you to all our club members who identified interesting and ambitious topics for our monthly challenges.
Results from our 2022 Members’ Survey indicate that you would like to extend the time for taking photographs to 12 months. Of course, if you are unable to take photographs in this time, please use photographs from your archive that relate to the monthly challenge.
We are hoping to reconvene in-person monthly meetings at the Kanata Seniors Centre starting in September 2022.
We thought that members would like to get a “sneak peek” at the topics for our monthly challenges for the new season.
So, for those photographers who like to get a jump start on their photography, here is the list of topics. Keep an eye on our website for a full listing of topic descriptions and due dates that will be posted shortly after our June meeting.
It’s summer: get outside!!(Around Ottawa/Gatineau and the Ottawa Valley)
Summer has finally arrived! It is time to get outside! There are so many things to see and do in and around Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Grab your camera and take some photographs of your favourite location, subject or activity. Perhaps you want to get creative and take a photograph that has a unique perspective or is somewhat ambiguous. Try to stump our club members by having them guess what the photograph actually is about.
Out of Place, Outliers (what does not belong), Unexpected
The monthly meeting will be held online on June 3rd at 9:15 a.m. using Google Meet. For information on how to use Google Meet for our meetings go here. A link to the meeting will be posted on our website the morning before the meeting.
Submissuon of your pictures for the In-Camera Project Challenges for April (Black and White or monotone, Exposure Creativity, Embrace the Grain) and May (Extreme Perspective, Worm’s Eye View) have been extended to Wednesday, May 25th. For more information refer to our previous post.
Club member Ted Timmons shot the recent “blood moon” lunar eclipse and shared his experience and images.
It was a bit of an adventure to sort out how to go about getting the shots. The weather cooperated enough to let me make a few images of the moon. The image of just the moon is straight out of the camera with minimal post-processing.
For the moon: Sigma 50-500 with a 1.4 teleconverter
For the foreground in the composite images: Sigma 50-500
Tripod with a gimbal head
This one is a composite image. Not possible with the location, my gear, and especially my skill level to get the epic image of a very large moon with the background. Had to mask, copy, resize the moon to composite in the other image.
Taken in the area just across the street from where I live – Carp River
This image shows the phases of the moon entering eclipse:
Your pictures for the In-Camera Project Challenges for April (Black and White or monotone, Exposure Creativity, Embrace the Grain) and May (Extreme Perspective, Worm’s Eye View) must be emailed by noon on May 20th.
Please send separate emails for the April and May Challenges. When you submit, include in the subject line if the picture is for the April or May Challenge Also, indicate if you wish to speak about your picture at the next meeting.
For additional information on the In-Camera Project Challenge and How to Submit click here. If you do not receive an email confirming that your image has been received, send a follow-up email to email@example.com.
Pictures for the April and May In-Camera Project Challenge will be shown at the meeting on Friday, June 3rd.