Tips for Fall Landscape Photography

Dusty Doddridge at Digital Photography School has a published series of excellent tips for fall landscape photography including:

  • Use a longer focal length lens
  • Use a wide aperture to isolate the subject
  • Make fall color the secondary subject
  • Look for patterns and textures
  • Be patient and wait for interesting or dramatic light
  • Experiment with intentional camera movement
  • Look for elements that contrast the fall color
  • Don’t forget to look up

For more details and examples, see the full article.

Free Portraits at KSC

The following dates and times have been reserved for the free portrait sessions in Hall C, at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre:

  • Thursday, 12 November, 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Friday, 13 November, 8 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, 20 November, 8 am – 12 pm
  • Thursday, 26 November, 8 am – 12pm

Depending on registration, I foresee up to 3 photographers and 3 assistants each day.

Unlike the portrait workshop last January, and the paparazzi situation, each photographer will be responsible for their own set up and will interact with one client at a time. The room has adequate natural light – tin foil on a board may work for fill in light. I think with a little ingenuity we can come up with photo stations. Not to worry – it’s free, it’s fun, for everyone.

I have scheduled the registration to begin a half hour later than the time booked (to give us time for set up) and each session will be approximately, 20 minutes.

Janet Baigent , who will advertise this fun, free event, will take registration, suggest the ‘client’ wear plain coloured clothing; bring props if desired, and provide us with an email address where we will send the photos.

I will also provide a form that the client will fill out when they come to the session, with their name writ large and with an email address. Holding up the sign like a captured prisoner, it can be the first photo taken so we can identify the name with the portraits.

It may be necessary for us to drum up business and convince wary customers to our lair. If photographers/assistants volunteer to visit the Centre one morning to talk to the interest groups, people may be more willing to register since they are comfortable surrounded by their friends, and there may be added interest/appeal when others are signing up.

I am keen to be there all four days. Amy Lo has expressed an interest in the first two sessions. Others have indicated an interest, but I would appreciate a commitment and fill in the time slots. Please email me if you are interested in photographing or assisting.

Sue Carey


The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club (KSCCC) normally meets once a month at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre in Kanata, Ontario.  To find out more about the club and how to join click on About Us.

November 6th Meeting

The November 6th meeting will begin with slideshows from the Pinhey’s Point shootout and the October assignment (Reflections).

Our featured presenter will be wildlife photographer Jim Cumming. You can see examples of his work at the Canadian Nature Photographer, on 500px, on ViewBug, and on flickr.

We will also have a photography hint and a joke from Marg, a technical presentation from John and an update on the November portrait sessions from Sue.

The meeting will end with a discussion of selected images from the shootout and the assignment.

Lost Ottawa

For those of you who have Facebook accounts, there is a very interesting site called Lost Ottawa:

or go to your facebook Home page and type in Lost Ottawa in the Find Friends space at the top of your page. Sadly, if you aren’t on facebook none of this content is visible. Too bad they didn’t use a blog so we could all see.

The postings are both informative and nostalgic and may inspire you to take some pictures of Ottawa today.

You may comment on the postings and share them with your facebook “Friends” also you can add pictures of your own that would be of interest.

Fraser Campbell