Photoshop Layers Basics

At the March meeting we ran out of time for John to present the video on Photoshop layers. Hopefully we’ll have time to present it at the May meeting. Meanwhile you can watch the video yourself here.

Suzanne Warren Powell’s Miksang Photography Presentation

Thanks again to Suzanne for her excellent presentation at this morning’s meeting.

For more about Suzanne and Miksang, see this earlier blog post.

The three books she mentioned were:


The Practice of Contemplative Photography by Karr and Wood

Looking and Seeing by McQuade and Hall

True Perception by Chögyam Trungpa


If you have other questions for Suzanne she can be reached by email.

Request for Assistance

A senior is looking for a videographer to record his wife’s 70th birthday party.  The event is on April 30 from 4:00 to 10:30pm  If you are interested, please contact Shae Ali directly at 613-838-5657.
This would be negotiated between the videographer and Shae and is not a function of the Digital Camera Club or the Kanata Seniors Centre.



Just for fun, the Linify web site can turn normal images:


into a strange kind of line art:


Visit the web site to see several examples, click on their About link for more details on what it’s doing, upload a picture or two of your own to see how it works, and play with the settings and see what you can come up with.

Nik photo editing tools now free!

A few years ago Google bought the Nik software company. They began to sell the Nik photo editing suite and integrated some of Nik’s technology into google Photos. March 23, Google announced that all the tools in the Nik editing suite are now available for free. The Nik suite includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine.

It used to sell for almost $500US!

Catching the Moment

At the April 1st meeting Suzanne Warren Powell will talk to us about Miksang Contemplative Photography:

Miksang is a Tibetan word meaning “good eye.” It represents a form of contemplative photography based on Dharma Art teachings, in which the eye is in synchronization with the contemplative mind. The result of this particular perception of the world, combined with photography, produces a peculiar and open way of seeing the world. Miksang pictures tend to bring the observer back into the original contemplation state of the author of the picture. The pictures can bring one back to a purer perception of reality that is often neglected. Miksang involves nothing fancy, no special setup; only a visual capture, in the proper state of mind, of everyday’s reality. (wikipedia)


Suzanne has degrees in the Arts and Education and been teaching Fine Art and mentoring in Creativity since 1985.

Her love of nature and a Zen approach to life and creativity has led Suzanne into the arts and culture of the Far East. She practices Miksang photography, a form of meditative Tibetan Dharma art and writes Haiku poetry. Suzanne lives on a large rural property, which features trails through meadows, woods and wetlands. This untamed landscape renews her artistic vision every day.

Change Your Camera’s Clock

These days, so many of the clocks in our lives set themselves automatically and know when and how to change to daylight saving time. If you have an older camera, it may not do this automatically.

While you change all your other analogue clocks, remember to update your camera so that the time recorded in the EXIF data is correct.