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.

January Camera Club Meeting

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Harmony by Xiao-wei Sima

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

Your images for the assignment and Fix my Pic must be emailed by noon on Friday, December 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 Motion and these images will be shown at the meeting on February 7th.

See you at the meeting.

Freeman Keats on Project Photography

The featured presenter at our January 3rd meeting will be Freeman Keats speaking on “Project Photography”.

Freeman Keats is a photographer living in Carp, Ontario, Canada.

Freeman has studied at Algonquin College, graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, and has participated in the Master Class offerings at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa.

Freeman did teach photography classes through the City Of Ottawa and his work has appeared in several local newspapers and magazines.

Freeman is a member of Studio Zone V –  a group of seven retired former executives who have now recreated themselves as fine art photographers.

His work has been exhibited at the Ottawa International Airport, The Balderson Gallery,  a number of Canada’s Embassies,  as well as several business establishments in the Ottawa area.

Freeman’s photographs have been shown in a solo exhibition at Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, and also in Studio Zone V group exhibits at Spiral Gallery, Centrepointe Gallery,  Atrium Gallery, and Exposure Gallery, in Ottawa and as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto in May, 2017 and 2018.

His work has been purchased by the City Of Ottawa, and these have been exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at the Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa’s City Hall.

Freeman is also an active member of  the West Carleton Arts Society and regularly participates in the group’s exhibitions as well as curating the artwork for one of its exhibition locations.

To see some of his work, check out his website, his instagram page or his almay page.

You can contact Freeman at:

  • freeman@freemankeatsphotography
  • 613-266-6416

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.