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Interested in joining the club?

The RA Photo Club brings together people who enjoy and want to learn more about photography. Membership is open to everyone interested in photography. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome. Persons interested in joining the club may attend up to three meetings before signing up.

The RAPC is the Ottawa region's biggest and best-equipped club serving the interests and needs of amateur photographers. A self-contained studio operates all year round. Digital scanning and darkroom equipment are available to borrow. Regular meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from September to mid-May in the Clark Hall at the west end of the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. There are also frequent special events, workshops and outings.

More information is available here.


RAPC  Mission Vision & Values - May 2022 

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Values

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

Roger Miller is the 2021-2022 Alice Gillies Award  recipient. 

Congratulations Roger and thank you for all you do for the Club.

Roger leading the recent Nature outing at Mud Lake.

Photo courtesy of Lise Presseault.


Club Program

Tuesday night meetings.

The summer meetings are held at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  This year, that will be June 14, July 12, and August 9.  

You are the program, so get those images ready!  Bring from one to thirty images, or an AV presentation of up to seven minutes. Go to https://www.raphotoclub.ca/upload/showcase to upload your images.  

At these remote summer meetings, we will try to act as if we are actually in Courtside B at the RA Centre. You will have control and be able to show your images at your own pace.

The only difference is that you will have to upload your images ahead of time, so that they can be installed on the Big Blue Button server.

You can download detailed instructions here: 

Information Summer Meeting  Instructions.pdf

Of course, you don't have to show images to attend the meeting. 

The summer meetings are held at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  This year, that will be June 14, July 12, and August 9.  

You are the program, so get those images ready!  Bring from one to thirty images, or an AV presentation of up to seven minutes. Go to https://www.raphotoclub.ca/upload/showcase to upload your images.  

At these remote summer meetings, we will try to act as if we are actually in Courtside B at the RA Centre. You will have control and be able to show your images at your own pace.

The only difference is that you will have to upload your images ahead of time, so that they can be installed on the Big Blue Button server.

You can download detailed instructions here: 

Information Summer Meeting  Instructions.pdf

Of course, you don't have to show images to attend the meeting. 

We are using the CAPA definition of Nature which can be found in “Nature Definitions/Competition Details” at https://capacanada.ca/2022-nature-la-nature/. Please note that a limited amount of ‘Hand-of-Man’ is permitted in some categories of Nature, but you need to read the definition carefully to see what is and what is not allowed in specific situations.

This competition is for system testing only

  Local fine art photographer Mark Hogan will speak about his Staged series. Mark builds and photographs miniature sets, holds studio sessions with live models, then creates his final images with Photoshop compositing. 
 
 
Mark Hogan - 45-Blue Bed 1-4 Crop (1)

BD Colen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for the Washington Post and a widely published photographer, will showcase some of his work. He has taught documentary photography at MIT for 15 years. Now living in Canada, BD continues to privately mentor photographers and lead photography trips. BD will share his career highlights as well as some important assignments he gives his students. 

www.bdcolenphoto.com

Colens LIBERIAN_SCHOOLS

A photo essay is a form of visual storytelling, a way to present a narrative through a series of images that can evoke emotion and understanding without using words.

Here we are looking for 3 images that work together as a group and explore a theme, a place, an emotional mood, or a vision. There is no restriction on subject matter. The three images should be either all in colour or in b/w. Should you wish, you may add a short descriptive title to the set of images.

A photographic portrait which is a representation of a living person, especially the face, or a photograph in which the subject, the human body, is the primary interest.

Entries are limited to posed photographs of one or more human beings. The backgrounds may include statues or paintings of people provided that these are not the primary subject. Pet and animal portraits are excluded. There are no restrictions on location (indoors or outdoors) nor on lighting (ambient or artificial), however both must be considered and controlled.

We are using the CAPA definition for this topic. In terms of the topic CAPA says "This competition and its themes are aimed at providing photographers with the opportunity to exercise their creative skills: to capture outstanding and stunning images in areas that may be out of their comfort zones. Images submitted into this competition can be staged or candid.” It also suggests that the images should fall into one of the following five themes: The Cold, Man-made Structures/Objects, Culinary, Active Seniors, and Nature/Wildlife. A more detailed explanation of each of these themes can be found under Competition Details/Definition at https://capacanada.ca/2023-fall-winter-dautomne-2023/

Your photograph should capture the state or situation of being alone, or of a lonely and uninhabited place.
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.
Whether this competition is held will depend on a decision by the Executive Council to allow in-person meetings.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Many members will be renewing their membership in the RA Photo Club over the next few months. This is a reminder that renewals can be done only in person or by telephone.

If renewing by telephone, call Member Services at 613-733-5100

If renewing in person, go to the Member Services desk in the East end of the RA Centre. It is open 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mon - Fri, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Sat - Sun.

Renewal notices are not sent by mail or email. If your renewal date is coming up, a banner with relevant information will appear on the RA Photo Club homepage as soon as you log in.

Don't delay, renew your membership promptly!