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Event & Program Calendar


Want to join or renew your membership in the RAPC?

(For current members, please call the RA Centre to renew your membership at 613-733-5100.  Or, in person, go to the Member and Guest Services desk in the East end of the RA Centre. Click here for contact information and hours of operation.)

The RA Photo Club brings together people who enjoy and want to learn more about photography. We welcome amateur photographers of all levels. Potential members are welcome to join up to three regular Tuesday meetings free of charge.

The RAPC offers a variety of options to explore and expand your photographic interests such as:

- hearing accomplished  photographers speak on a vast array of topics;

- workshops and educational opportunities to learn how to create Audio-Visual productions, Fine Art images, Still Life images, and much more; and

- nature and urban outings.

Club meetings are normally held in person at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays from September to mid-May at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. However, it has been decided that the regular weekly meetings will continue to be virtual for the time being. Having said that, outings, workshops and educational sessions and Studio opportunities are being planned and will be in-person.

More information is available here.

RAPC  Mission Vision & Values


A volunteer-driven club providing its members opportunities to increase their knowledge and to apply this knowledge to improve their skills and achieve their photographic goals and objectives.


To provide our members with a full range of programs and services that serve their needs regardless of their area of photographic interest or their current capabilities.


Our club values:

  • gaining and sharing knowledge and experience across all aspects of photography,
  • members who are involved and willing to help other members and the club
  • having fun through exploring and sharing photographic opportunities with other members

Bruce Wilson Black and White Print Competition - May 2, 2023

Prints must be handed in between 6:00 and 6:30 pm at the RA Centre on Tuesday May 2, 2023 in Clark Hall.

An entry consists of five (5) black and white prints that are related to each other, e.g., as a “series” connected to each other in some way, or as a “sequence” with a story line . The prints must be mounted or matted in a similar manner.

Image size of prints: Minimum 8” x 10” including mount. Maximum 20” x 24” including mount.

To enter you must register on the Events tab on the club website; please note that the number of participants is limited to 15.

The competition will be judged by one eminent photographer with experience with Black and White photography and who is not a member of the RA Photo Club. The prints will be judged and commented upon by the judge on competition night starting at 7h30 p.m. The winning submission will be awarded at the end of the evening based upon the judge’s overall impression as to the best body of work submitted.

A sign-up list for the competition can be found at

For more information . or for additional support please send an email to

To sign up for upcoming Outings (Urban, Nature or Fine Art), or Workshops (by the Education Committee or the Studio Group), click here


Tuesday Evening Presentations can be found in Documents (from the banner at the top of the webpage, go to   Members/Documents/Presentations and Workshops, then click on the year/folder.)

  • Jan 2023 Presentations by Members on their "Photographic Presentation Vehicles" can be found here
  • Creative Imagery by Gareth Jones is under the 2022 folder


For the Camera Basics - Get to Know Your Camera Workshop presentation by Ross Laing (presented Jan 26, 2023), click here 


There is an impressive array of information available to you in the Document folder.  Topics such as:

  • Long Exposure;
  • Making Your Own Tripod Snowshoes;
  • Winter Photography;
  • Layers and Layer Masks;
  • AV Technical Tips and Workflow Ideas;
  • Getting Your Photos Off Your Computer;
  • and much more!!  
Poke around, have a look here.

Club Program

Tuesday night meetings.

Meeting link:

For this competition we are seeking images which symbolize our unique Canadian identity and the beauty of our country. CAPA suggests some ideas for this topic might be: cultural heritage; geographical uniqueness; historical events or locations; iconic landscape/cityscape; roughness of Canadian landscape; seasonal uniqueness; symbols of caring, confidence, courage, encouraging, helping others, nurturing, pride, respect, self-sacrifice and trust; nature; wildlife specific to Canada and architecture.

The annual Inter-Club photo competition, which includes entries from Camera Club of Ottawa, Club de Photographie Polariesé de l'Outaouais, Orleans Photo Club and the RA Photo Club is now accepting entries. The results will be presented at the Tuesday April 4, 2023 regular club meeting.  Entries must be submitted before midnight on March 7, 2023.

This year's competition will be digital only; there will be no print competition. 

This year's topic is "Urban Life": Capturing the spontaneous encounters of life in the cities and towns. To be on topic, your image must include a live person, animal or plant that contributes a significant compositional element. Any image that does not include a clear indicator of an urban environment (e.g. buildings, street, etc.) will be considered off topic and will be disqualified.

Up to three images can be entered, but at least one of these must be "on topic". 

Entries must be submitted through the Inter-Club submissions website at:

Details can be found on the RAPC website”


Urban Life: capturing the spontaneous encounters of life in cities or towns. To be on topic, your image must include a live person, animal or plant that contributes a significant compositional element. Any image that does not include a clear indicator of an urban environment (e.g. buildings, street, etc) will be considered to be off topic.

La vie urbaine: capturer les rencontres spontanées de la vie dans les villes ou les villages. Pour respecter le thème, votre image doit inclure une personne, un animal ou une plante en vie qui contribue à un élément de composition important. Toute image qui n'inclut pas un indicateur clair d'un environnement urbain (par exemple, des bâtiments, une rue, etc.) sera considérée comme étant hors thème.
Whether this competition is held will depend on a decision by the Executive Council to allow in-person meetings.

This competition is for system testing only

New Members Meeting Dates and Agenda - 2022-2023

Open to All!

April 4th Life, Faces & Figures Group – Mike MacKay

April 18th TBA

April 25th New Members’ Presentation

May 2nd New Members’ Committee critique

May 16th Composition Presentation - Reda Sedki

May 30th TBA