“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

Garry Black to Speak on October 4th

Garry Black will be the featured speaker at our October meeting with a presentation on travel photography.

For 30 plus years, Garry has been leading photographic workshops to some of the most inspiring locations around the world. He also teaches a variety of classes ranging from Impressionist Photography to Fashion Model Photo Shoot Workshops here in Ottawa and across Canada and the Caribbean. He frequently gives seminars and instructional programs to camera clubs and at photo conferences. Garry was chosen as one of Canada’s Distinguished Professional Photographers by CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art). He has been selected as a Manfrotto, Phottix and Sigma Canada Pro Photographer.

Garry’s images have been extensively published in numerous national and international publications where they have been used in advertisements, books, magazines, and websites. They have appeared in National Geographic, Air Canada, Holland America, ELLE, and O – The Oprah Magazine.

For more about Garry, check out his website.

Glenn Bloodworth to Present on September 6th

The featured speaker at the first meeting of out 2019/2020 season will be Glenn Bloodworth:

A retired senior executive from the federal public service and the private sector, Glenn is a visual artist employing medium-format film & composite digital media. He holds a Diploma in Photographic Arts and Production from the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa [SPAO], and a Certificate in Photography Techniques from Algonquin College. Thematically driven by David Thoreau’s observation “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” and influenced by Hiroshi Sugimoto’s sense of ‘time exposed’, Walker Evan’s optic, and the aesthetic of the Düsseldorf School artists like Thomas Struth and Candida Höfer, Glenn’s art centers on visuals tonally and metaphysically textured, presenting the over-looked familiar and vernacular, encouraging viewers to comprehension and challenging them to insight, not only of what they are seeing but how they see. Glenn’s works are held in several public and private collections in Canada and abroad, including the City of Ottawa Art Collection. 

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Naked Santas and Pillow Fights!

If you want to find out what this blog post title is all about you’ll have to come and hear Robin Andrew, the featured speaker at our meeting on May 3rd. She titled her presentation:

Naked Santas and Pillow Fights
My journey from engineer to owner of a photography company

Robin left a career as an electrical engineer to start Unposed photography in 2006. Her unique, fun, high energy approach to photography has resulted in Unposed growing to a team of 8 providing family, commercial and event photography in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and even internationally. Unposed was the selected photographers for the 2017 Juno Awards Gala and were also awarded 2017 West Ottawa Small business of the year. She is also currently nominated for 2019 Supplier of the year in the events industry.

Danielle Barabé-Bussières

The featured speaker at our meeting on April 5th will be Danielle Barabé-Bussières

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Danielle Barabé-Bussières learns photography every day by watching tutorials, researching photography projects and gets some of her inspiration from great photographers. Danielle likes to explore nature, flowers, wildlife and is very passionate about macro photography.
In the recent years, her images have earned several awards in Provincial and National competitions with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Recently, Danielle has participated in the National Image competition and is a “finalist” for the prestigious title of Photographic artist of the year with the PPOC. She is very devoted to photography and she worked hard to achieve a professional level.   She is also very involved with artists’ associations and takes every opportunity offered to her to display her art in the Ottawa area and surroundings. 

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To learn more about Danielle and to see more of her beautiful images, visit her website. To see the slides she showed describing her equipment, settings, software, tips, and contact information, click here.

Ginny Fobert

Ginny Fobert
The featured speaker at our meeting on December 7th will be Ginny Fobert. 

ARTIST BIO
My past has taken me in many different directions. From Real Estate and Interior Design, to desktop publishing, writing and editing, home building, project management, and event organizing to name a few. I have always wanted to be a photographer. One boring rainy day in 2011, I ventured out and purchased my first DSLR and just started pushing the shutter button.

M-Y-N-D in Icelandic means photo or image. ‘MYND’S I’ is the name of my photography site. I like that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making. I believe that anyone can take a photo, but it takes a discerning eye, a sense of what is around you and a comprehension of how everything is reacting to the surrounding light sources to make a picture. Without light, photography would not exist. In fact light is the true subject of every photograph. Continue reading “Ginny Fobert”