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Canadian Wildlife Federation Contest

An opportunity that may be of interest to some:
I’m writing on behalf of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Canada’s national conservation charity for over 50 years. All the money we raise stays in Canada. Our goal is to connect Canadians with nature, as studies show that people who experience nature have a greater desire to conserve and protect it.

Reflections of Nature Annual Contest: Our biggest contest of the year is Reflections of Nature. There are 5 categories: Connecting with Nature, Canadian Landscapes, Focus on Fauna, Finding Flora, Home is Habitat. The grand prize winner’s photo will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2016 edition of Canadian Wildlife Magazine. More info here: http://cwf-fcf.org/en/do-something/contests-winners/annual-contest/

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,
Holly Wilson
Marketing & Events Coordinator

Canadian Wildlife Federation | Fédération canadienne de la faune
350, promenade Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON K2M 2W1

CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca | FederationCanadiennedelaFaune.ca

t 1.877.599.5777 | 613.599.9594 ext. 217

Points totals and website updates

A few changes to note on the website!

Open Forum Workshop Night

Just a reminder that this Wednesday night (Nov 12th) is our next workshop. As usual, it begins at 7:00pm at the St. Albert Inn.

From RalphThere is no specific topic for the workshop.  We thought we’d try an open forum where we can discuss any concerns, issues, problems you might have.   If you have any questions, concerns, etc. bring them to the meeting it’s your chance to get some great feedback. For those who sat in on the camera fundamentals workshop, save the photos you took for the homework assignment on a memory stick in jpeg format so we can review your work.

Rutherford House Field Trip

A reminder from Ken about our field trip to Rutherford House…Please let Ken know if you are planning to attend.

I have arranged a photo shoot at Rutherford House for Saturday, December 6 from 10:00am till noon.
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Rutherford house is at 11153 Saskatchewan Drive. It is a provincial museum. There is a $5.00 admission fee. We will have the place to ourselves.

I suggest bringing a tripod.
If people are interested in going out for lunch afterwards they need to let me know they are coming so I can arrange a place.


If peoruth2ple can let me know if they are coming I can let them know how many to expect.
  My email is:
Kdhutchkenson@gmail.com

Ken

Wednesday’s Workshops

Hey everyone, here’s a reminder from Ralph about our club’s workshops for this coming Wednesday (October 15).

  1. Jill will be facilitating a Family Photography workshop just in time to help you get some great Christmas photos of your family & friends.  Bring your camera along.
  2. Wally & I will be presenting a Basic Camera Familiarity workshop.
  • If you are still trying to figure out your camera, if you are still shooting in mostly Automatic mode or if you are just getting started in photography this workshop is for you.
  • If you know someone who is interested in taking up the art, invite them out.
  • Bring your camera & user manual.

September Submissions – STANDING OUT IN A CROWD

We had a great start to our first submissions night of our new season. The theme was “Standing Out in a Crowd” and there were many interpretations and creative thoughts. That’s what we like to see.

Our winners tonight are (insert drumroll…)

THEME PRINT
1st – Queen Among Coins – Doug Petry
2nd – Autumn Leaf – Barry Ryziuk
3rd – Lily – Al Popil

OPEN PRINT
1st – Tranquility in Iceland – Bill Adamosky
2nd – Aboriginal Dancer – Al Girard
3rd – Wolf Regalia – Al Popil

THEME DIGITAL
1st – Green with Envy – David Oman
2nd – Chasing the Pig – Al Popil
2nd – Red Rock – Don Durand
3rd – Ain’t Nobody Got Time – Eva Riley
3rd – Charlie Chaplin – Barry Ryziuk
3rd – Smirk – John Van Veen

Winners – You are reminded to send your winning photos to Tamara at stalbertphotoclub@gmail.com to be showcased in our Galleries tab.
Great job!

Next month’s theme is “Street, Hipshot – No looking through the lens”.

Scott Kelby PhotoWalk

IT’S OFFICIAL…Scott Kelby Worldwide PhotoWalk

Barry Ryziuk will be leading the Scott Kelby PhotoWalk in St. Albert this year. October is a great time for colour and autumn light. It should be a great time had by all.

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 2.54.06 PMOctober 11 @ 5pm  Meet in front of St. Albert Place. Check out the link below, and be sure to sign up.

http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Screen-Shot-2014-09-24-at-2.49.56-PM.pnghttp://kelbyone.com/photowalk/walk/st-albert-ab-canada-meet-in-front-of-st-albert-place/

Photography Classes at St. Albert Further Education (from Ralph Fuchs)

St. Albert Further Education provides after hours training in a wide variety of subjects, including photography. They offer three courses, two of which are quite basic and would be a good starting point for someone just getting into photography.  “Beginner Digital Cameras” is conducted over two evenings with an objective to help attendees “Learn how to use your digital camera more effectively and efficiently!”  The second course, “Beginner Photography” is slightly more advanced and is conducted over four evenings.

The third course offered by Further Education is “Night Photography” which is getting more advanced and might even be of interest to some of our more experienced club members.

St. Albert Further Education issues course calendars three times a year outlining all of their courses.  These are distributed with the St. Albert Gazette and other outlets, including their web page.  They can also be contacted by telephone at 780-460-2207 or by e-mail at furthered@shaw.ca.  Further information is also provided on their web page at www.stalbertfurthered.com.

If you are relatively new to photography, want to progress beyond shooting in Automatic mode or know someone who is, check them out.

Coming Events this Weekend (August 29 & 30)

Hi everyone. Just a little announcement about a couple of events coming up this weekend that you may want to take in with your camera.

Firstly, as Doug has send out in email, there is an event called “Kites Over Callingwood”. It is happening on Saturday, August 30, from noon till 5pm. They will have a food concession there for any munchies you may have. Bring your kids or grandkids, and bring your kites. And don’t forget your cameras!  http://www.callingwoodlymburn.com/Kites2.htm

The second one I want to make mention of here is a little closer to home. It’s at our neck of the woods. “The Food Trucks are Coming” is taking place at our own St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. This is happening Friday, August 29 from 5-9pm. Bring your empty stomach, your wallet, and of course your camera. http://www.stalbert.ca/experience/community-calendar/festivals-and-events/the-food-trucks-are-coming

The cool days of fall and winter are quickly approaching so lets make the most of these warmer days. Get out there and keep shooting. :)

Your Invitation to Keep in Touch

With only a few weeks to go before our first club meeting for this 2014-15 year, I wanted to welcome everyone to our new website and blog. Great job Tamara! It’s exciting. And it’s a new medium for us to share, and to keep in touch. You are invited to subscribe to the blog. Keep snapping and see you all in September.