CANADIAN CAMERA CONFERENCE 2017: YOUR IDEAS PLEASE

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Club members,

Your Club has committed to hosting the Canadian Camera Conference (aka CCC17) here in Ottawa in 2017. We had done it in 1998 and 2003, but in 2017 it will be the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. We hope that we can make CCC17 a big part of the national capital celebrations.

Planning has already begun and now we are looking for program presenter ideas from you all. Please sign into:

http://www.raphotoclub.ca/smf/index.php?topic=3629.0

and help us build a wish list by posting information on speakers or events you’d like to see at the Conference.

Bear in mind that the city and country will be looking at the past, present & future of Canada and try and identify program ideas that resonate with that theme – however loosely. With around 300 Club members we hope to turn up a bunch of new ideas!

Dave Elden
CCC17 Committee Member

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PHOTOLIFE CONTEST WINNER: HEATHER DAWE

WINNER REPLACEMENT IMAGE Photo Life Showtime Contest - Horses - Polo Pony

Polo Ponies

RA Photo Club’s own Heather Dawe, our doyenne of equestrian photography, was one of the successful entrants in Photo Life’s monthly Showtime Competition. The topic was…horses!

The photo, Polo Ponies, was taken at a 2011 charity polo event held on the grounds of the old Nepean Equestrian Park (now known as Wesley Clover Park).

Technical details
EXPOSURE: 1/1000 sec at f4, ISO 200
FOCAL LENGTH: 86 mm
CAMERA: Nikon D300
SHUTTER SETTING: Continuous
LENS: Nikon 70 to 200, f2.8 VR

The horses and riders were galloping past an area with parked cars and tents, so in post-processing Heather had to create an intricate layer mask to remove them from the background, and popped in a cloud image she shot the same day in the same lighting conditions as a new background. She used a radial motion blur on the cloud to enhance the sense of movement.

The image was developed in Adobe Camera RAW initially with a view to creating versions that enhanced various details and tonal differences. Based on the different RAW versions, she used masks to create the base image that was eventually run through NIK Colour Efex Pro, and then through Topaz Adjust.

Heather has several different versions of this image, all processed differently. Some are more documentary in style, while others are more painterly or impressionistic. In fact, she has worked on this image every year following 2011. The polo ball was copied and pasted from another image shot on the same day, as she wanted to highlight the red maple leaf on it.

Hard work pays off. The photo was published in the April/May 2015 edition of Photo Life, Canada’s premiere photography magazine.

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Bill Woodley at the Galleries: Photo Shows in the Ottawa Area March 2015

If you would like to ensure your upcoming photo show is included here, please advise Bill Woodley at woodleycw@aol.com. Please note that this information is also available and archived every month on the RA Photo Club Blog under “Columns”.

 New Listings

Karsh-Masson Gallery, 110 Laurier Ave.,

Selfie

Selfie

17 March – 19 April
Magida El-Kassis, Olivia Johnston & Jennifer Stewart
Selfie (Egoportrait)
Artist talk: 12 April, 2pm

Studio Sixty-Six, 202 – 66 Muriel St.

Corporeal

Corporeal

12 March – 19 April
Sabrina Chamberland
Corporeal

Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington West (above Thyme & Again)

All That Remains

All That Remains

4 March – 6 May
Philip David Ross
All That Remains

 

 

La Petite Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland St.

The Disciples

The Disciples

6 – 29 March
Alexis Mandujano
The Disciples – images representing 12 political prisoners of the Pinochet regime in Chile

 

 

PDA Projects Gallery, 361 Elgin St.

Sacred Defence

Sacred Defence

To 20 March
Aydin Matlabi
Sacred Defence

 

 

Trinity Gallery A, Shenkman Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans

Gewoon

Gewoon

19 March – 20 April
Bert van der Plas
Gewoon – a Dutch photographer living in Ottawa photographs models wearing clothes he creates from common materials

 

 

Urban Pear, 151 Second Avenue

Urban Sketches
14 February – 9 April
Ela Kinowska
Urban Sketches
 

Vistek Gallery, 499 Bank St.

Vistek - Rathwell

Vistek – Rathwell

2 March – 3 April
John Rathwell is a self-taught photographer whose work is layered by action sports, nature, travel and lifestyle

John Rathwell

 

 

Shows Continuing from Previous Months

Archives Gallery 112, 100 Tallwood Drive

Until 21 March 2015

Lebreton Flats Fire, 1900

Lebreton Flats Fire, 1900

City of Ottawa Archives
Ashes – A City Shaped by Fire

 

 

Carleton University Art Gallery, St Patricks Bldg, 1125 Colonel By Drive

19 January – 29 March

Making of a Time Capsule

Akram Zaatari

Akram Zaatari (who represented Lebanon in the 2014 Venice Biennale)

All is Well – focusing on the precarious state of archives in wartime

 Carleton Curatorial Laboratory : Art on a Green Line
19 January – 14 April 2015

Art on a Green Line

Art on a Green Line

Art on a Green Line

National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive

Clocks for Seeing

Clocks for Seeing

20 December 2014 – 3 May 2015
Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion

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February 2015: Faces and Figures Competition Results

On-Topic First Place Ribbons – Slides 

(click on the thumbnails to see full-size images)

Junior:   Dave Richard, Playing the Blues
Playing the blues - Dave Richard

Junior:   Greg O’Leary Hardwick, Deep in ThoughtDeep in Thought - Greg O'Leary-Hartwick

Intermediate:  Darren Boucher, Masterpiece
Masterpiece - Darren Boucher

Intermediate: Brian Rouble, Loving Arms
Loving arms - Brian Rouble e

 

On-Topic First Place Ribbons – Prints 

Intermediate:  Izabel Dabrowski, Aranda
Aranda - Izabel Dabrowski

 

General First Place Ribbons – Slides 

Junior:  Dave Richard, On Duty
On Duty - Dave Richard

Intermediate:  Lise Presseault, Quiet Moments
Quiet moments. - Lise Presseault

Senior: Daniel Parent, Green-Crowned Brilliant Humming BirdGreen-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird - Daniel Parent

General First Place Ribbons – Prints 

Intermediate:  Mike Howarth, Still Life #43 
Still Life #43 - Mike Howarth

 Promotion

Congratulations to Richard Whitbread, who has been promoted to the Intermediate ranks.

Judges 

Judges image by Jack Starkings

Judges Harry Turner, Ela Kinowska, Darrell Larose

Judges Harry Turner, Ela Kinowska, Darrell Larose

In his nearly 40 years of teaching at Algonquin college, Harry Turner has taught hundreds of photographers. Now retired from a long and illustrious career as staff photographer at Canada’s National Research Council, Harry continues to teach photography and advanced Photoshop workshops at Algonquin.

Born in Poland, Ela Kinowska immigrated to Canada in 1990. She is an avid photographer whose work is held in public and private collections in many countries. Her photography has a human focus aiming at documenting the challenges of the present, reflecting on the past and bringing hope for the future

A self confessed techno-geek, Darrell Larose is a long-time member of the Camera Club of Ottawa, which granted him Life Membership in 2007. He has been active in photography for over 40 years, shooting in both film and digital formats.

Statistics

Assignment – 46 slide, 3 print
General – 39 slide, 5 print
Disqualified – 0
Total Entries 93

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AN ICELAND EVENING AT THE RAPC

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ICELAND
AV shows of recent tours
Presented by
RA Photo Club members
Clark Hall, RA Centre
February 17, 2015

Theresa Johnson, ICELAND IN TEN WORDS
Lise Presseault, ICELAND 2014
David Burt
Bill Young, ICELAND

~ Intermission ~

Jamie Johnson, BEHIND THE SCENES
Roger Miller, WHAT IS ICELAND?
Chak Wong, SLEEPLESS IN REYKJAVIK
Jamie Johnson, A TOUR OF ICELAND IN OCTOBER, 2014

To relive that magical evening, click on the show titles above.

For 2015, Porfolios In A Week offers two photography tours to Iceland, May 17-24 and October 11-17.

Sleepless In Reykjavik

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URBAN SKETCHES @ URBAN PEAR: ELA KINOWSKA

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELA KINOWSKA
Vernissage, February 23, 5:30-7:30pm

The Urban Pear
151 Second Avenue
The Glebe

The camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. Henri Cartier-Bresson

Urban Pear presents a series of black and white photographs taken by Ela Kinowska, a local photographer, who explores the urban scene of contemporary Moscow.

Ela brings us right into the soul of this mega-city. Her black and white photographic images are intimate explorations in a busy cityscape and her passionate eye brings the viewer to another level of intimacy; making the space between the viewer and subject an invisible line.

This show is part of the Moscoviana series which is a collection of photographs taken over the last three years in Moscow.

Ela has been pursuing photography for the last 25 years, specializing in black and white images, using both traditional and digital techniques.  She has exhibited her work in various public and private galleries in Canada and abroad.
www.elaphoto.com

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