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Portrait Session

Camera club members please note the Portrait workshop scheduled for 3 May is postponed and the session scheduled for June 5th is cancelled.

KANATA PORTRAIT SESSION APRIL 12 2018 (1)

There will be a full day portrait session, Thursday, 31 May at the Kanata Senior’s Centre, 9 – 3:30

There will be an opportunity:

To Help

To photograph

and/or

To have your portrait taken.

There will be three lighting locations set up for you to experience. It will be a one-on-one opportunity for 15 – 30 minutes in each location. Each location is different. In two you will be able to use your own camera. The third is a demonstration of what can be done with a particular lighting set-up.

You may sign up for the morning, afternoon, or all day.

As well as taking portrait of each other, there will be Kanata Senior’s Centre members invited to have a free 5×7 portrait.

If you are a photographer you will be asked to email your model, print ready 1-4 of the portraits. Help will be provided.

Help is need with set-up, tear down, meeting and greeting people, organizing name tags and email addresses. There will be lots to do, learn, and time, to meet other camera club members in a fun and supportive environment.

In order to know how many people are interested there will be sign-up time sheets (or by emailing Sue Carey) to help, to photograph, and/or to have your portrait taken. You can sign all three sheets, and enjoy the day.

More information will be available at the May 4th camera club meeting or by contacting Sue Carey: careysj@hotmail.com.

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Monthly Meeting May 4th

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Trillium in highlight by John Williamson

The next Camera Club meeting with be held on Friday, May 4th at 9:15 AM.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the Spring  Assignment
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Focal Length and Choosing the Right Lens
  • Presentation on Nature Photography by Barbara Adams
  • Monthly Assignment Topics for 2018/2019 season by Ron Pierce
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, April 27th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our Galleries page.

The next two  Portrait Workshops are being held at the Kanata Seniors Centre on May 3rd and June 5th.  Phil Tughan has also recommended a few videos on Portrait Photography Tips.

A photowalk to Monahan Pond is planned for May 18th.  Details here.

For additional information on the Camera Club’s activities go to the News Section of our website (the front page).

The next assignment is  The 3 A’s: Aged, Antiqued or Abandoned and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the June 1st meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

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Photowalk at the Monahan Ponds in Bridlewood

Phil Tughan head shotAs a follow up to the article I wrote for the club last September Anne Jones and I will be leading a photowalk there on May 18th starting at 9:00am. The article tells you about what you can expect to see there (subject to nature’s whims). It is a great area to learn about, right in our back yard. It is an easy 2k walk around the area on a paved path, with park benches along the way. Please dress in protective shoes and long clothing, if you plan to go down to the water’s edge, as there are wild parsnip plants and mosquitoes. Hopefully it will stop snowing by then, but we will be there, rain or shine. We can often get quite close to the birds, but best to bring your longest lens for great bird photos. We are always happy to help with camera settings and suggestions. We will meet on Emerald Meadows Drive, about 200 meters from Eagleson Road to start our walk. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Phil Tughan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Portrait Workshop — Update

There is a slight change in the time of the first session of the Portrait Workshop we announced in February. This Thursday, April 12th we have a room booked from 12:30 pm (not 12 pm) to 5:00 pm

Bring whatever gear you would like to try out, including reflectors, strobes, modifiers, backdrops, …  We will all take turns being models and photographers.

See you on Thursday.

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Richard Martin at RA Photo Club

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At our April 6th meeting,  David Haggarty mentioned that Richard Martin will be giving a presentation titled:

The Photographer’s Eye: Inspiration by Colour, Texture and Light

at Clark Hall in the RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa.

  • Thursday, May 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Club Members: $25    non-Members: $30
  • Registration
    • By Phone: (613) 733-5100
    • In Person: RA Centre Member Services Desk
    • Online: www.racentre.com/playra
    • Tickets also available at the door

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Henry’s Friends and Family Sale

Friends_and_Family_InviteFrom Alexandra Leask at Henry’s:

I’m emailing to personally invite you to an in store only friends & family event Henry’s is holding this Saturday, April 7th. We don’t have any details on pricing from our vendors yet, but there are supposed to be some pretty incredible one day only sales.

I wanted to make sure you knew about the event, we also want to extend the invitation to attend to the rest of the Kanata Seniors Camera Club as you guys and your members have always been so nice to have us out to talk each year. And it’s always fun talking photography with you.

If you have any questions please contact with Jen or Alexandra at Henry’s Kanata.

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Monthly Meeting April 6th

The next Camera Club meeting with be held on Friday, April 6th at 9:15 AM.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the Old Photographs Assignment

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    Old Truck by Amy Lo

  • Slide show of Member Images from the Beaverbrook Library Shootout

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    Beaverbrook Library Nostalgia by Peter von Moos

  • Slide show on Winter Photo Challenge – Part 2
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Portrait Photography
  • Presentation on Digitizing Photos by Jim Leask
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, March 30th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our Galleries page.

Don’t forget about the Portrait Workshops being held at the Kanata Seniors Centre on April 12th, May 3rd and June 5th.

The next assignment is Spring and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the May 4th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

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Orchid Show

Spray by Ann Williams

Spray by Ann Williams

The Ottawa Orchid Society annual show will be held on April 21st and 22nd at the RA Centre. Details are available here. Photography is encouraged with tripods allowed Sunday morning from 09:00-11:00 only. Members who have attended this show in the past have come back with some great images.

 

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Jim Leask on Digitizing Slides with a DSLR

 

The feature speaker at our April meeting  will be Jim Leask who will be speaking about

Taking Pictures of Pictures — Digitizing slides with a DLSR.

Jim is a software engineer and an enthusiastic amateur photographer. He started photography in the ’70s with a Nikon FE film camera, and a manual focus lens. He was always “the guy with the big camera” at events, and also liked nature photography. He learned the creative and technical skills for photography with film, then transferred these concepts to digital and digital processing.

He became interested in converting slides to digital format after the world trip He and his wife went on where they took over 10,000 slides. They had countless slides of family and events from earlier years too, but they were all locked away in a format that was difficult to use. They never saw those pictures.

He purchased a slide scanner, but found it was far too slow to process each slide so it was never used. When the full/crop frame digital cameras came along, he  investigated the idea of taking pictures of pictures. He found that worked very well.

Presentation Outline

This presentation will show how he uses his DLSR to digitize slides.

There are two main objectives while digitizing:

1) Image Quality

  • Obtain the best digital copy of the slide as possible

2) Speed

  • – so the project actually happens!

He will cover the following topics:

  • Camera gear (the camera, lens, and slide adapter)
  • Camera settings (F-Stop, shutter speed, and why)
  • Focus (settings to get good focus)
  • Lighting source and white balance (how to illuminate the slide for good colour)
  • Lightroom (capturing directly to Lightroom and cataloguing images)
  • the workflow (show captures in action – approx. 10 seconds / slide)

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Digitize Media at the Library

Jennifer Armstrong at the Beaverbrook Branch of the Ottawa Public Library recently passed along this information about new digitizing equipment they’ll be getting soon:

We do not yet have a date that the equipment will be available for public use.

As for the nature of the equipment or its capabilities, I can only pass along what little I know.

The collection of equipment should allow for the following:

  • Scanning, editing, and digitizing photographs
  • Digitizing slides and negatives
  • Converting 8mm film to digital
  • Converting VHS to digital

There will most likely be only one of each piece of equipment, which means that customers will have to sign up to use them.

I will do my best to keep you and the club up to date.

For more information, please contact Jennifer.

 

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