Do you think you could be a featured presenter at one of our camera club meetings? Do you know anyone who might like to volunteer to present at one of our meetings?
At this time every year, the Executive of the Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club looks for presenters for Member Meetings for the following year. It gets more difficult each year to find speakers who wish to volunteer their time to speak to our camera club. As we try to put together a series of interesting and educational club meetings, we are always on the lookout for new materials and presenters.
If you know of someone, or if you would do a presentation yourself, please forward an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
The monthly meeting will be held online on April 9th 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 of April 8th.
Meting date was corrected from April 2 to April 9.
Stephen J. Stephen will be presenting “The Wildlife of Ottawa”, an overview of the wonderful and varied natural subjects that can be found in the greater capital region at our meeting on April 9th at 9:15 a.m.
Stephen graduated with a B.Sc from the University of New Brunswick and, after working for a couple of years, obtained his M.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Stephen had been doing 35mm film photography for many years when he moved to digital photography in 2005. He has since focussed his photographic efforts on wildlife with birds being his main subjects. His knowledge of his subjects allows him to capture and share some of nature’s beauty and behaviour through his images.
I’d also like to draw your attention to www.earthisourwitness.com, produced by Parimal Deshpande and hosted by him and the internationally-renowned photographer, Art Wolfe, both from Seattle. This is a series of stimulating conversations with photographers from around the world, selected by Art and centred on some of their images. The series is a work-in-progress; you can view those already filmed and there are more to come. Don’t miss the compelling conversation with Wade Davis, the Canadian anthropologist and photographer, who was explorer-in-residence at National Geographic for several years. (My conversation on SYMBOLS and MEANING will be recorded March 2. View live on http://www.facebook.com/earthisourwitness, on http://www.instagram.com/earthisourwitness, and live or for up to a year on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EARTHISOURWITNESS.)
The monthly meeting will be held online on March 5th 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 of March 4th.
Manfred Mueller, an award winning, Kanata based photographer will be presenting “What Makes a Good Image” at our meeting on March 5th at 9:15 a.m.
Manfred is a retired professional engineer, but serious photography has been part of his life since he was in his teens. He has studied photography at both Algonquin College and the School of Photographic Arts – Ottawa (SPAO). Manfred has attended workshops and masterclasses in Ottawa, India and Guatemala and is a photographic educator who teaches specialized shooting and post-processing techniques at Ottawa area photo clubs. He has been a guest speaker at the photography program at Ottawa’s La Cité community college for the past few years.
You can view Karen Bell’s presentation on Creative In-Camera Photography from our meeting on February 5th, 2021 by clicking here.
During her presentation Karen also showed us how to take pictures using Frozen Bubbles. Here are the instructions to make them:
Frozen Bubbles – Mix together 200 ml of warm water, 35 ml corn syrup, 35 ml dish soap and 2 tbsp sugar. – For bubbles to freeze before they pop the temperature needs to be well below freezing. Ideal conditions are -25 degrees C with no wind. – Using a straw, gently blow bubbles onto snow or whatever surface you choose. Grab your camera and start shooting as ice patterns begin to form and before the bubbles break!
For additional information on Karen Bell click here