Special Interest Groups
Audio Visual Group
The AV Group offers opportunities to learn how to create AV productions. It is responsible for the promotion of audio-visual techniques, skills, resources as well as presentations by Club members. The AV Group meets throughout the year.
The Feedback Group meets the first Wednesday of the month from September to May at 7:00 p.m. to give photographers an opportunity for informal feedback on each other’s work. Whatever one’s level of photographic skill, everyone can benefit from feedback and advice on how to improve images. New members are particularly welcome to take part.
Participants Upload a selection of their digital slides to show to the group, and to invite comments. The participant uploads the ORIGINAL picture (SOOC – Straight out of Camera) as well as the FINAL image post processing.
Please send the pictures at least 24 hours before the meeting time.
During the Feedback meeting, group members respond by highlighting what they like about an image, and to suggest ways in which the image might be improved, or another direction they would have taken in processing the image.
The aim is to help each other develop an eye for what makes an attractive, compelling image, regardless of subject matter or medium.
Feedback is always given in a sensitive and supportive manner and provides an excellent opportunity for learning how others view your work.
For sign up and further instructions please see the club calendar.
What do you like? What would you change?
1 - TECHNICAL QUALITY
Light: Colour, quantity, quality, direction, temperature
Focus: Sharpness, appropriate depth of field
Exposure: Appropriate exposure
Colours: Appropriate colours
Cleanliness: Free of scratches and dust
2 – COMPOSITION
Purpose: A strong centre of interest, pattern, or design
Balance: Position with the frame, use of negative space
Logic: Arrangement of the elements supports the purpose
Clarity: Simple and complete without distracting elements
Creative: Familiar subject in an unusual way
3 - IMPACT
Dynamic: Wow factor
Provocative: Excites imagination or strong emotion
Unusual: An unusual subject or an unusual approach
Fine Art Group
The Fine Art Group meets about once a month from October to April.
The Fine Art Photography Group is focused on the operation and promotion of photography as one of the fine arts, education of members in this genre of photography, and the advancement of fine art photography opportunities for RAPC members, as well as the promotion and expansion of related fine art photography techniques and skills. Attendance at the Fine Art Photography Group sessions is open to all RAPC members.
There are no special registration procedures or mailing notifications.
As they are scheduled, notices of Group meetings and events are posted on the club calendar and sent to all RAPC members via the "rapc-announce" e-mail list.
Life, Faces & Figures Group
The Life, Faces and Figures Group aims to support the club members who are interested in any of the broad range of types of photographs with controlled lighting. Much activity revolves around photographing people. The Club's Studio is also used for still life (e.g. product style images and macro work) as well as small family pets.
There will be a charge for most workshops and photo-shoots, to cover the costs for models
and make-up. Information regarding workshops and photo-shoots is circulated to all members using the RAPC announce email list.
A Note About the Studio
The RA Photoclub has its own studio. Details of the facilities and rules for its use are explained on the Studio Page.
|All Club members are welcome to participate in Nature outings. |
The Leader and Assistants announce outings throughout the year. In the past these outings included such places as Mud Lake, Gatineau Park, Snow Geese pursuits, and many more!
The Event and Program calendar shows the scheduled outings.