June Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, June 7th at 9:15 a.m.

YES, THAT BRIDGE by Catherine Easton
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Bridges Assignment
  • Member’s Day – Workshops, including Simple Lighting, Macro Photography, Photographing Water and Basic Lightroom
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Monthly Photo Assignments for Next Year
  • Member’s Corner
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, May 31st to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

Our assignment for the summer will be Earth, Wind, Fire and Water and these images will be shown at the meeting on September 6th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

May Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, May 3rd at 9:15 a.m.

Cedar Solitude by Barrie Nicols
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Solitude Assignment
  • Unposed – Non-traditional Portrait Photography by Robin Andrew
  • Member’s Corner
  • Marg’s Joke of the Day
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, April 26th to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Bridges and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the June 7th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

April Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, April 5th at 9:15 a.m.

Smokin Cornpipe by Shirley LeClair
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Negative Space Assignment
  • Nature/Macro Photography by Danielle Barabé-Bussières
  • Winter Challenge Slide Presentation by Ron Pierce
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Motion Photography
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, March 29th to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Solitude and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the May 3rd meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Presentation by Gordon Robertson on March 1st

Gordon Robertson is presenting on the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club – Area Trails and Wildlife. Gordon is a retired professor from the University of Ottawa and now primarily does nature photography and wildlife tours. He chairs the Education and Publicity Committee of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club and volunteers at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (FWG). Gordon is also treasurer of the Ottawa Duck Club, which allows one access to the Shirley’s Bay Crown Game Preserve – an excellent and relatively undisturbed wildlife area. He frequently gives tours of the FWG and several other areas such as Petrie Island and Mer Bleue; so he is familiar with the many “wild” areas around Ottawa.

Gordon’s interests in wildlife vary considerably from butterflies and birds to wildflowers and ferns. He is also quite handy with analog and digital photography and digital photo editing. Many of his photos are used in textbooks and in Wikipedia  (>1200) where he is a “Master Editor”.

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You can review Gordon’s excellent presentation here.

March Camera Club Meeting

Flower on Sill by Thomas Illing

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, March 1st at 9:15 a.m.

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Monochrome Assignment
  • Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club Presentation – Area Trails and Wildlife by Gordon Robertson
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Negative Space Composition
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner (if time permits)
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, February 22nd to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Negative Space and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the April 5th meeting.

Winter 2019 Photo Challenge Silhouette
by Valerie Clement

Don’t forget the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge which has deadlines of March 15th and 29th to submit pictures.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

February Camera Club Meeting

Burst by Ron Pierce

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, February 1st at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the What is It Assignment
  • Portraiture Presentation by Frank Dugal
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Black and White Photography
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, January 25th to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Monochrome and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the March 1st meeting.

Don’t forget the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge which has deadlines of February 1st and 15th to submit pictures.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

January Camera Club Meeting

Oh so sticky by Shirley LeClair
Oh so sticky by Shirley LeClair

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, January 4th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the Kitchen Abstraction Assignment
  • Lighting Presentation by Denis Rule
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Mirrorless Cameras vs. SLRs
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, December 28th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is  What is it and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the February 1st meeting.

The Winter 2019 Photo Challenge begins January 5th with the first images due on January 18th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

November Camera Club Meeting

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Yellow and Blue by Ron Pierce

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, November 2nd at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Dominant Colours Assignment
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Photography under Adverse Conditions
  • Presentation by Sandra Sharkey on Horses Wild and Free
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner – Slideshow by Mary Milito
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, October 26th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Wet and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the December 7th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Sandy Sharkey

The featured speaker at our meeting on November 2nd will be Sandy Sharkey.

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Sandy is a former Ottawa radio announcer who is now pursuing her favourite passion:  photographing wild horses.  She has photographed horses in Mongolia, Costa Rica, and France.  In 2018 Sandy embarked on a 67 day road trip to capture images of wild mustangs in the American southwest.  She is immensely proud of our Canadian wild horses, having visited Sable Island five times to photograph the iconic horses off the coast of Nova Scotia.  In conjunction with Help Alberta Wildies, Sandy documented the magnificent horses living wild and free in Alberta’s Rocky Mountain foothills.

Sandy’s limited edition prints of wild horses can be found in homes and businesses throughout North America, and can be custom ordered at her website. You can also follow Sandy on social media at Facebook, Twitter  (@sandysharkey), and Instagram  (sandysharkeyphotography).