Headshot Photography Class
Sunday 01 October
Downtown Ottawa - 11am - 3 Hours
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face.
Colors of Autumn Meetup
Saturday 14 October
Downtown Ottawa - 2pm - 2 Hours
Join us for a captivating photography experience as we celebrate the vibrant and enchanting Colors of Autumn! As nature's palette transforms into a mesmerizing array of warm hues, this photography meetup is the perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of the season.
During this event, we will explore a vibrant foliage-filled park known for its breathtaking autumn trees. We will embark on a journey to capture the essence of this magical time of year. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this meetup welcomes enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Sunday 29 October
Laurier Avenue West - 10am - 2 Hours
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.
We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
Composition in the Park
Saturday 11 November
Sandy Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.
Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.
Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.
This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
50mm Lens Meetup
Sunday 26 November
East of the government and business district - 10:30am - 2 Hours
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.