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

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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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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.

Camera Club Executive

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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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February Gallery Now Online

Shopping Carts by Peter von Moos

Shopping Carts by Peter von Moos

The gallery of images from February’s Man-Made Abstracts is now online here.

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Landscape Photography & Composition Tips

Here are some videos I chose with tips on landscape photography and composition:

 Phil Tughan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter Challenge Slideshow: Part 1

Click here to see a slideshow of the first four weeks of our recent winter challenge with themes: Light, Food, Reflections & Frozen.

Ron Pierce

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2018 Winter Challenge Week 8 Circles or Curves

The new gallery of this week’s submissions for week 8 of our Winter Photo Challenge – Circles or Curves is now online here.

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Challenge Week 8 by Allan Brown

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