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Survey Results

At the January meeting and on the website, we asked the Camera Club membership to fill in a survey to tell us what they wanted from the club so we could plan the future direction and activities of the club. Thank you to all who took the time to fill in and return the survey and to Marilyn Martin and Frank Knor who prepared it and correlated the results. You can see a summary of your responses here.

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Henry’s Lighting and Portrait event

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Update from Alexandra on Tuesday March 20th:

I just wanted to let you know that for the day of the event the company has decided to offer another 15% enhanced trade in value if there is anything your members are looking to get rid of/haven’t had luck selling on craigslist/kijiji.

Alexandra Leask from Henry’s Kanata has just informed us about their upcoming Lighting and Portrait event. It’s free and takes place March 25th, 9am – 11am

Alexandra says the event will include:

1) An introduction to Godox and strobes set ups for portrait lighting.

We will be going over some intermediate to advanced portrait lighting techniques using Godox strobes, multiple flash set ups and modifiers. Participants will have the chance to set up and direct their own “studio” set up and use their own gear to photograph portraits at this station.

2) Video lighting

At this station we’ll talk about how to set up a space for video, the various types of lights you would use for various set ups, and single to multiple light set ups. We will also go over the importance of colour temperature, how to match up and use light from two different sources (ex, window light with an LED bulb) and how to downsize your kit to shoot on location.

3) Single flash set ups

This station will perhaps be the most practical of the four! At this station we will talk about (and of course play with) single flash set ups, talk about when and how to adapt the flash on camera, when to pull the flash off camera, and what simple modifiers can be used with the flash or on their own!

4) Focal length and perspective.

While the third station might be the most practical this one is sure to be the most fun. At this station we’ll have a slew of lenses (with a focus on the Sigma ART primes) for everyone to play with. There will also be a demonstration to show how various focal lengths effect face shape and can add (or detract) from the scene and feeling you’re trying to create in your images. Lenses from this station are welcome to be borrowed to be used at the other three stations.

If you have any questions, please contact Henry’s Kanata at 613-836-1016.

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RicharD Murphy March 2nd

Joint us on March the 2nd for a presentation by RicharD Murphy on Digital Asset Management — maintaining a library of digital image.

RicharD MurphyHaving lived in Kanata since his early childhood, RicharD first began in photography while attending the Earl of March S.S. where he was encouraged by his very patient art teachers. To further his photographic education, RicharD moved to London, Ontario and studied at Fanshawe College where he specialized in large format, commercial product photography, and experimented with a new, developing means of photographic expression: digital imaging.

RicharD has worked in Ottawa’s photographic industry for over twenty years in such areas as custom photographic printing by hand, corporate portraiture, commercial magazine photography, and technical imaging for national heritage organizations such as Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Through these and other activities, RicharD has continued to expand and share his knowledge of photography.

Focused mainly now on the fine art side of his craft, RicharD is inspired by the resilience and grace of nature, and specializes in landscape and found still life photography. With a mix of both traditional techniques and modern equipment, RicharD has found the means to more effectively realize the world as he sees it, and strives to create images that show a classic and timeless beauty. Having been formally schooled in photography before the days of digital cameras, RicharD still enjoys using film to capture the body of the image. These images are then brought to life via computer and then printed on various media including wood, canvas, & fine art papers.

To see examples of his work, visit his website.

 

 

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Portrait Workshops

last session ed 016We have been offered the following times to meet for portrait workshop sessions at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre:

  • Thursday, 12 April – 12 – 4pm
  • Thursday 3 May – 8:30-4pm
  • Thursday 5 June – 8:30 – 4pm

After the Camera Club meeting on April 6th, people interested in participating could meet and discuss how they would like the sessions to be organized. One suggestion would be to divide into groups of three for the first session and practice on each other with regards to lighting etc.

May and June we could sign up Senior Centre members and offer free portraits.

For more information, please email me here.

Sue Carey

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Monthly Meeting March 2nd

The next Camera Club meeting with be held on Friday, March 2nd at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide Presentation of Member Images from the Man-Made Abstracts Assignment
  • Winter Photo Challenge Slide Presentation – Part 1
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Composition Elements in Landscape Photography
  • Digital Asset Management – Maintaining a Library of Digital Images by Richard Murphy
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, February 23rd to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to the How To Submit Photos section of our Galleries page.

The next assignment is  Old Photographs and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the April 6th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

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Beaverbrook Library Shootout

Note the new start time: 09:00

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Join us Friday morning February 23 at 9:00 am for a special opportunity to photograph inside the new Beaverbrook Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. We will have the library to ourselves until 10:00 when the branch opens to the public.

Shoot interesting interiors and architecture.

Bring your tripod for low light shots.

See you on Friday.

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Henry’s Kanata Photo Summit

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Henry’s Kanata is holding a series of morning seminars:

By donation. All proceeds go to the DragonFly Programme for learners with Down syndrome. For more details, contact the store.

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Monthly Meeting February 2nd

The next Camera Club meeting with be held on Friday, February 2nd at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the “Just the Three of Us” Assignment

    3 Eager Nestlings by Amy Lo

    3 Eager Nestlings by Amy Lo

  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Slide Show / Video
  • How to Create your own Video with Photos and Music by Carol Brown
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, January 26th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to the How To Submit Photos section of our Galleries page.

There will be a shootout on February 23rd at the Beaverbrook Library at 8:30 a.m.

The next assignment is  “Man-Made Abstracts” and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the March 2nd meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

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Winter Photo Challenge: Week 3 – Reflections

The new gallery of this week’s submissions for the Winter Photo Challenge is now online here.

Challenge Week 3 by Allan Brown

Challenge Week 3 by Allan Brown

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Animated GIF files

If you look at Sue Carey’s submission for week 2 of the Winter Photo Challenge in the flickr album here it looks pretty boring. Turns out flickr doesn’t support animated GIF files. Below is what Sue submitted:

week 2 food by Sue Carey.gif

Way to go Sue!

Note that some web browsers don’t support animated GIF files. If the above image isn’t moving, try downloading the file from flickr to your computer/phone/tablet.

 

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