December Camera Club Meeting

Pavement Tool by Ko Fung

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, December 6th, at 9:15 a.m.

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Tools of the Trade Assignment
  • Presentation on Contemplative Photography by Henry Fernando
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Tip of the Day on Image Sharpening
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, November 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 Contemplative and these images will be shown at the meeting on January 3rd.

See you at the meeting.

Henry Fernando on Contemplative Photography

The featured presenter at our December 6th meeting will be Henry Fernando speaking on “Contemplative Photography”.

From Henry’s website:

Henry Fernando is a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada. His two great passions in life are travel and photography. He believes that travel helps him discover a lot about himself. It provides him with a whole new perspective and understanding of this phenomenal world that we live in. Travel provides him not only with a sense of adventure, but it also opens doors to culture that do not revolve around fast food and social media.

Though originally trained in Biochemistry and later as an IT manager, he was always interested in photography. He experienced a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after taking a workshop in Contemplative Photography. The workshop opened his eyes to the rich and vivid colour and texture of the world around us.

Henry is trained in Contemplative Photography and studied Zen, Miksang, and Tao contemplative photography.

For more on Henry be sure to check out his website, his facebook page, and his latest eBook You Are Here: A Mindfulness Guide to Travel and Photography.

Added December 6

After Henry’s excellent presentation, he offered us free access to his eBook “Vision 365” available here.

“On Creativity” by Manfred Mueller

The featured speaker at our meeting on November 1st will be club member Manfred Mueller. His presentation will be on creativity.

Manfred Mueller

Manfred is an award-winning Kanata based photographer.  In addition to being a member of the KSCCC executive, he is currently the Chair of the RA Photo Club. He teaches at various Ottawa photo clubs and has been a guest speaker at Ottawa’s La Cité Community College photography program for the past few years. 

He has studied photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Algonquin College and the School of Photographic Arts – Ottawa (SPAO). He is a member of Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).  His work has been published in Canadian Geographic and the Ottawa Business Journal.  Manfred is a photographic judge and has recently completed his national level CAPA certification requirements. 

As an avid travel photographer and has visited almost 60 different countries, often in very remote or challenging locations.  When he is not on the road, he shoots local landscapes, urban scenes and people.  He works in the photo studio and uses studio lighting during on-location shoots.

Manfred is a retired professional engineer who spent several decades leading design teams in Canada and abroad.  While most people will not see the work that engineers, architects and industrial designers as art, creativity is a critical factor in ensuring their projects are successful.  In his talk will demonstrate how a workflow that is commonly used by design professionals translates into successful photographic projects.  A project can be as simple as a KSCCC Monthly Challenge to planning and executing a shoot in challenging and exotic locations around the world.

Manfred Mueller celebrating Holi

November Camera Club Meeting

Danger by Debbie Pinard

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

Your images for the assignment and Fix my Pic must be emailed by noon on Friday, October 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 Tools of the Trade and these images will be shown at the meeting on December 6th.

See you at the meeting.

October Camera Club Meeting

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

Abstract 3 by Larry Young
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the  Abstraction Assignment
  • Travel Photography Garry Black
  • Tip of the Day – Neutral Background
  • Review of Chosen Photos and Fix my Pic
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, September 27th 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 Architecture and these images will be shown at the meeting on November 1st.

See you at the meeting.

September Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, September 6th at 9:15 a.m.

Blowing in the Wind by Amy Lo

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 30th to be included in the slideshow. You may submit one photograph of each element, for a total of FOUR photographs. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Abstraction and these images will be shown at the meeting on October 4th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

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.