OTTAWA
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Upcoming Events

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Sunday 02 June
Laurier Avenue West - 8pm - 2 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Hogs Back Road - 9am - 3 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$94       3 places left
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 13 July
Arboretum - 6pm - 2 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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$47      

Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Sunday 11 August
Hogs Back Road - 4pm - 3 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
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.
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$105       3 places left
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Sunday 25 August
Hogs Back Road - 3pm - 2 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 08 September
Hogs Back Road - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$105      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 22 September
East of the government and business district - 6pm - 2 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
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.
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$47      
ABOUT OTTAWA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Ottawa.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Ottawa Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I learned a lot about long exposure photography and enjoyed the many opportunities Hogs Back Falls and Park have to offer.
    5/5
    Luminita
    2024-05-20
    I enjoyed the place, and the information that Nicolas gave to us! Nicolas spend time with each of the participants in order to help personally, respecting the level of experiences.
    5/5
    Viviane
    2024-05-13
    It was a very good event, thank you!
    5/5
    Olga
    2024-04-15

    Would definitely do it again, and again, and again.
    5/5
    Nick
    2024-04-04
    I have been a photographer for many years. Although I have mastered the technical aspects of photography I need to improve my creative and artistic side. It is always a good idea to have someone who sees things with a different eye and suggests a different way of taking images. Great event!
    5/5
    Andre Chenier
    2024-04-02
    Thoroughly enjoyed the "Street Photography at night" meetup. It was a good learning experience, with hands on training as well as nice way to explore the interesting streets of Ottawa.
    5/5
    Moon
    2024-04-02

    It was a very good event, Thank you!
    5/5
    Olga
    2024-03-18
    Everything was fantastic!
    5/5
    M
    2024-03-14
    I liked the instruction and happy that I learned something new about how to use my camera, which was my goal for attending this event in the first place.
    5/5
    Tetyana
    2024-01-22

    Fun day! Good way to get out of our comfort zone and photograph pass by!
    5/5
    Hubert
    2023-10-31
    Good insights, suggestions, angles, etc
    4/5
    Marc
    2023-10-30
    I thought the class was very individualized, every person was paid attention to. Myself not knowing what I was getting into, did not feel intimidated by the course So everyone from absolute beginner to advanced could of benefitted from the class!
    5/5
    Pamela
    2023-10-16

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Nicolas Chevallier
    Meet Nicolas! He is originally from Paris, France. But he fell in love with Ottawa - it's a beautiful country, with amazing people. He is always impressed with the beautiful landscape.

    When it comes to photography, he specializes in portraits. He likes soft light and powerful looks. He's also very inspired by cinema. He likes being closer to a cinematic rendering with special points of view. He catches pictures that tell a story and find emotions.

    Nicolas Chevallier is available for private bookings

    Available most Sundays from 10am until 8pm and during the week too.
    Private tutoring, portraits, studio portrait, products photography, food photography

    PHOTOS
    Ottawa Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Winners on Sparks
    Taken with the vintage Rolleiflex Automat 3.5 circa 1950 (the camera, not the photo &128513)
    Credit: Nick Kanellos

    Ottawa Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Spencerville, Ontario, Canada
    This photograph is of the Spencerville Mill during the spring run off. It was taken at about 8:00pm. During the process of setting up for this shot, I bent over to adjust my tripod. As I bent over my reading glasses fell off and dropped into the river!! I was now essentially shooting blind as I could not access any of the settings or menus on my camera! My Olympus EM1X still has a ?Bulb? setting on the shutter speed dial. So I managed to get the camera set there and just did a series of long
    Credit: Stewart Curry
    Facebook: Spencer City Photog
    Ottawa Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Museum Of Nature - Gatineau, Quebec
    Fuji X Pro2.
    Credit: Nick Kanellos
    Instagram: nick.ottawa.photography

    Ottawa Photography Group
    2024-05-18
    Title or Location: Tulip Festival Ottawa
    The photo shows the stunning beauty of tulips in full bloom at the Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Bright colors like red, pink, yellow, and white fill the scene, creating a beautiful mix of hues. Each tulip stands tall with delicate petals, highlighted by the warm sunlight. The background features peaceful festival grounds, adding to the charm of the picture. This image perfectly captures the joy and beauty of spring at one of Canada's most famous festivals.
    Credit: Amit Kumar Kalia
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002284556336

    Ottawa Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
    I took this photo a number of years ago using Kodachrome 64 slide film. I decided to do a hi-res scan and see how the image worked in B&W. I was pleased with the results! The image was made in the Rotunda of Taberet Hall, part of the uOttawa campus in Ottawa.
    Credit: James McIntyre
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesStreetPhotos
    Ottawa Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: ottawa
    natural lightfujifilm XT4
    Credit: Hind Aliliche
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hind_aliliche/

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: RIAT RAF Fairford, Glos
    The RAF Parachute Display Team (The Falcons) are based in Brize Norton.This shot is from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2009.I managed to catch them coming back over their smoke trails which gave this shot impact and added interest.
    Credit: Steve K
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Date Creek Ranch, AZ
    Lone Joshua tree in the Arizona desert. Captured in Date Creek Ranch just off the Joshua Tree Parkway, north of Wickenburg. It's this city's glow causing the light pollution on the horizon.Wickenburg was once called the "Dude Ranch Capital of the World". It still has several ranches and a decidedly western vibe. It's a great place to check out if you wanna get some old west dust in your lungs. Stack of 4, 15" photos. Sony A7RIV, 14mm F1.8, ISO3200.
    Credit: Ed Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_Photography
    Worcester Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Barre ,Ma.
    Giving my Bullmastiff puppy some time outside to play. Nikon D850 135 sigma art lens, ISO 400, f2, 1/800
    Credit: Tara Chumsae
    Facebook: Tara Chumsae
    Instagram: Tara Chumsae

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

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