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Upcoming Events

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       2 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.
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$105       5 places left

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      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 05 October
Southern bank - 5:30pm - 2 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$47      
Colors of Autumn Meetup

Colors of Autumn Meetup

Sunday 20 October
Arboretum - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Nicolas Chevallier
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.
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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
    It was so much fun! Learned a lot without it being too overwhelming. Nicolas was great and so knowledgeable. I am already applying the skills I learned and it's making a difference. Thank you so much!
    5/5
    Vanessa
    2024-06-23
    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

    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
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: Downtown Ottawa
    Classic Rolleiflex 3.5B camera built circa 1950. I thought the juxtaposition of the pedestrians on the sidewalk and the mural on the wall made an interesting composition. I hope you agree.
    Credit: Nicholas Kanellos

    Ottawa Photography Group
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: Storm meets Sunset
    The storm meets the sunset at Petrie Island in Orleans, Ontario. On May 7th, 2024, I was sitting at Petrie Island, patiently waiting for the sunset, when all of a sudden these big clouds came rolling in right on time to block half of it! At first, I was very disappointed, but then I realized I could get this amazing shot with a half dark and half bright sky, giving evil VS good vibes! Picture was taken with my Canon Rebel T7I!
    Credit: Jessica Bastien
    Facebook: Jess B's Photography
    Instagram: @jessbsphotography
    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

    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography

    Huntingdon Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Near Loen, Norway
    This photo was taken after cruising into Olden and taking the Loen Skylift, at the top of which are many trails. We took one away from the crowd and came across this little stream which lined up nicely with what I expect is it's destination. Taken on a Sony RX10IV
    Credit: Clive Durston
    Instagram: Redssnapper
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Snapper Rocks Qld
    Some monster waves at the iconic surfing location at Snapper Rocks
    Credit: Emanuel Papamanolis

    Baltimore Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: My garden, Catonsville, MD
    Every year honey bees come to cornflowers in my garden. Bees go to pickerel flowers. I try to capture bees flying. Nikon D700 Nikkor AF 60mm micro with close up rings. I use a flash.
    Credit: Kanji Takeno
    Instagram: Kanjigatortwo

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