Results are in for the KSCCC Member Survey!!

Thank you to all those KSCCC members who participated in our online survey. The overwhelming majority of our members are interested in continuing with our Club activities via online “virtual” meetings. Our Club members continue to be interested in learning and sharing ideas about photography and are especially interested in hearing speakers discuss interesting photographic topics, showcasing members’ photographs and learning about specific photographic tips and techniques.

Many members have told us that they are already familiar with the online meeting technology and either had no technical issues with it or were able to work through their problems themselves.  Most found that the audio and video of these online delivery products was good.

Stay tuned for more announcements on our website about our upcoming fall 2020 season.

Some of the key results from the survey are:

September Camera Club Meeting

Photographer at Work by Amy Lo

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

Because the Seniors’ Centre is still closed our meeting will be held online using Google Meet. A link to the meeting will be posted to our website the morning of the 4th. For details on how to use Google Meet go here. If you’re new to online meetings, we will start at 8:45 a.m. to allow you to test your setup.

The meeting will be shorter than our normal meetings and will consist of:

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 28th 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 Celebrations and these images will be shown at the meeting on October 2nd.

“See” you at the meeting.

Survey Reminder

Reminder:  KSCCC Online Survey Closes Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

This is a reminder to please fill out the KSCCC Online Survey that was posted on our Website on August 10th, 2020. Thank you to those Club members that have already done so.

The closing date for our Online Survey is Thursday, August 20th at 5:00 p.m. It is very important that we have as many Club members as possible participate in this Survey. It will only take a few minutes of your time.

The future direction of our Club depends on you.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

Your KSCCC Executive

Member Survey

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the KSCCC will not be able to hold our regular monthly meetings at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre in the foreseeable future.  The other photo clubs in the area find themselves in a similar situation and some of them are planning to hold internet based “virtual meetings”.  The KSCCC Executive would like to ask club members to see if they would be interested in attending online meetings. Attending the meeting will be as simple as clicking on a link that will be posted to our website and emailed to club members.

We are using an online survey tool to ask you some questions.  It should not take more than a few minutes to complete.

There are questions on your knowledge of web meetings, the hardware you would use to attend a web meeting and question on the type of content you would like to see presented. 

Please click here, complete the survey, and submit it as soon as you can.  We will be keeping it open for about a week.

The survey does allow you to go forwards and backwards, should you wish to change an answer.  Once you have completed the survey, please click on the “Submit” button.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

Your KSCCC Executive

Future Meetings

Just to give you a quick update on plans for future club meetings under the restrictions of COVID-19. As you know it is unfortunately not possible to meet in person, so your club executive is hoping to try online virtual meetings, if the membership interest is there. Other photography clubs have done this, so we hope to use this format to help our registered KSCCC members stay connected with each other and improve their photography skills through regular monthly meetings.

To that end, we have prepared a survey to be distributed soon to our membership via the website. Please take the time to complete the survey and return it promptly, as time is growing short to prepare for a possible September 4th meeting.

Monthly Challenge for June

PaTtErNs Trees by Thomas Illing

The Camera Club will not be meeting in the month of June, however, members can still submit pictures for the June Monthly Challenge – Patterns – The primary aim of pattern photography is repetition.  The repetition of lines, shapes, colours, or values can result in unique photographs. Try capturing images where pattern is the main subject of the image or where pattern is used to enhance the main subject.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Because of the current and potentially on-going restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult for KSCCC members to take photographs within our usual six-month assignment timeline. In those cases where you are unable take photos in public spaces, you may submit previously taken photos. The only requirements are that your photos are in line with the monthly assignment, and you perform some form of post-processing on your photos during the month of May.

Your images for the June Challenge must be emailed by noon on Friday, May 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.

Your Executive has been working hard creating a program for member meetings for FY 2020/21. A list of Monthly Assignments for next fiscal year will be posted shortly.

Monthly Challenge for May

City Light by Amy Lo

With the closure of the Kanata Seniors’ Centre, members of the Camera Club can still submit pictures for the May Monthly Challenge – Night/After Dark. These pictures will be added to our website thanks to Bill Robertson and Catherine Easton.

Your images for the challenge must be emailed by noon on Friday, April 24th 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.

We hope you stay safe and healthy during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Kanata Seniors Centre Closed

This afternoon (Friday March 13) the City of Ottawa announced that all recreation and cultural facilities including the Kanata Seniors Centre will be closed from March 16th to April 5th. Our meeting scheduled for April 5 is cancelled.

Any updates to this information will be posted here.

March Camera Club Meeting

Sculpted by Carol Brown

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

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Detail Assignment
  • Member’s Travel Videos
    • 2019 Rainbow Mountain by Amy Lo
    • Cuba by Carol Brown
    • This Land of Ours by Frank Knor
    • Yungang Grottoes by Ko Fung
    • Holi by Manfred Mueller
    • Italy, Sicily & Venice by Marg Jackman
    • The Camargue Part 1 by Debbie Pinard
    • Barbados by Valerie Clement
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Tip of the Day “How to Get a Better Picture” by Manfred Mueller
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, February 28th 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.

Don’t forget about the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge to “Create a Photography Project”. Images for this challenge must also be submitted by noon on Friday, February 28th.

The next assignment is High/Low/Odd Angles and these images will be shown at the meeting on April 3rd.

See you at the meeting.

February Camera Club Meeting

Dancing in the Cold by Xiao-wei Sima

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

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Motion Assignment
  • Editing Demonstration by John Williamson
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, January 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.

Don’t forget about the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge to “Create a Photography Project”. Images for this challenge must be submitted by noon on Friday, February 28th.

The next assignment is Detail and these images will be shown at the meeting on March 6th.

See you at the meeting.