Winter Project Challenge

Favorite Activity-PHOTOGRAPHY!! by Ron Pierce

Winter is soon upon us and for interested Club members a special challenge. Starting in December and till the end of April seek out and take pictures that represent your individual winter experiences. There are no set topics, but as an example:

  • December – December/Christmas celebrations
    • Submit by December 30th
  • January – The Beginning
    • The dead of winter things
    • Winter reflections
    • Epiphany, Hannukah
    • Robbie Burns
    • Submit by January 27th
  • February – The end of the Beginning
    • Valentines/things red
    • Cold days – Hot Nights
    • Submit by February 24th
  • March – The Beginning of the End
    • Saint Patrick’s Day, green things
    • Melting Snow/Ice patterns
    • Maple Syrup!
    • Submit by April 7th
  • April – THE END (We hope)
    • Ready to Grow
    • winter tires/potholes, garden sales
    • Easter things
    • New Beginnings
    • Submit by April 28th

Again, these are examples to get your thoughts going. We each experience winter in different ways and the images you submit should reflect your unique experience. It could be a good one. Or a bad one. (Potholes anyone?)


When selecting an image for submission, think that you are writing a newsletter with one image for each month. Submit on the same dates as the regular monthly assignments. Select one image that is your story and submit it as:

  • Winter challenge December by <your name>.jpg

Urgent: Pictures Needed for the Display Case at the Library in January

As mentioned at the November club meeting, the KSCCC will be promoting the club with a display of our work in the display case at the entrance to the Beaverbrook Library (next door), in January. We are looking for a few (5 or 6) 8” x 10” framed pictures for the display. This article explains what kind of pictures are needed, and how members can participate. We don’t have a lot of time to get the display ready, so please have a read below and, if you can help, let us know as soon as possible.

The theme for the January display is: “Winter: A Great Time to Create Pictures”. The display will promote getting outside to take winter pictures, as well as being creative in taking pictures and post-processing of pictures, inside. We are looking for a couple of good outdoor winter pictures, a couple of good indoor compositions, as well as a couple of artistic post-processing examples. The pictures need to be 8” x 10” inches in size in landscape format, and framed without matting in a fairly plain black or silver frame.

We are looking for very good pictures, which KSCCC members are proud to display and which showcase the great work produced by the club. We encourage all KSCCC members to participate. Pictures will be considered in the order submitted. We will be choosing a combination of pictures that complement each other, and best promotes the theme. To submit your picture for consideration please send an electronic copy of it in an email to contact@ksccc.ca, with the Subject line “Library display in January“ and put Attention: Jan & Bruce Turner in the text.

To meet the January date, we need to receive your submissions as soon as possible and certainly by the end of November. This will allow us time to select pictures and notify participants so that they can print and frame their pictures by mid-December.

We know there are lots of great pictures out there, so please take a few minutes to consider helping the KSCCC promote the club.

Jan & Bruce Turner

2021 Spring Photo Challenge Reminder

Happy Rock by Ron Pierce

The Spring Photo Challenge this year is Spring: a Time of New Beginnings. To participate in this challenge you need to take 4-6 photos plus a title slide, or select photos from your photo collections, on a specific theme related to the topic that interests you or perhaps challenges your photographic skills.

The deadline for this challenge is noon, Friday, April 23rd, 2021. Update: Deadline extended to noon, Friday, May 14, 2021.

For more details on this challenge and how to submit photographs refer to this post.

2021 Spring Photo Challenge

It’s time to get ready for the KSCCC 2021 Spring Photo Challenge !!

Happy Rock by Ron Pierce

The Spring Photo Challenge has been extended. Changes are in bold below.

This has been a challenging year for us all. It’s time to shake off those winter blues and get ready to welcome Spring, a time of renewal, rebirth and new beginnings.

Last year’s winter challenge, “Creating a Photographic Project”, was very successful.  Let’s see if we can make this year’s challenge even better!

This year’s challenge will be Spring: A Time of New Beginnings”.

Continue reading “2021 Spring Photo Challenge”

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.

2020 Winter Photo Challenge

It’s time to get ready for the KSCCC 2020 Winter Photo Challenge !!

This year we will be trying something a little different.  Rather than taking a number of photographs of different subjects, we will be challenging ourselves to “Create a Photography Project”.

The challenge is simple. Here are the guidelines:

  • Prior to setting out on your photographic mission, select a specific topic that interests you or perhaps challenges you.
  • The subject matter is up to you; HOWEVER, all photographs that you take must be related to the specific topic that you have chosen.
  • Each photo project can include between 4 and 6 individual photographs.

Here is the timeline:

  • All photographs must be taken between January 4th, 2020 and noon, February 28th, 2020. That’s two months to take 4-6 photos. Lots of time to get creative!!
  • Photographs can be taken all in one day or over multiple days or weeks.
  • All photos must be submitted by noon, February 28th, 2020.
  • The title for your project is also submitted by noon, February 28th, 2020.
  • Submit photos and project title to the usual KSCCC email address. Make sure to identify your project as part of the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge. Number your photos in the order that you wish them to be presented.

Once all project titles and photos have been submitted, we will prepare a slide show to be presented at a KSCCC meeting this spring.

Ron Pierce

Submit Photos From a Mac

If you’re a Mac user and want to submit photos from iPhoto for a monthly gallery, a challenge, or a shootout, club member Maureen Carrier has documented the procedure she uses:

  • Select your picture in iPhoto
  • From menu bar, select “File”, “Export”
  • Chose “Maximum” quality and “Full Size” and “Use title” then hit “Export”
  • Then you will see: “Save As”. Choose your title which must include your name, e.g., “Roses by Maureen Carrier” if you want your photo to appear on the club website
  • Choose “Desktop” as your location, then “OK”
  • Open Mail and create a message to cameraclub@kanataseniors.ca
  • Choose “Attach “on your email and select your picture from the desktop by highlighting it and “Choose File”

The name will not show up on the email but it’s embedded in the picture and will appear when the recipient opens it

Thanks Maureen