What we're about

Meet fellow photo enthusiasts near you! Come to a Photography Meetup to talk about the latest gear, swap tips and techniques, share your images and stories -- and have fun doing it!

This group is open to all;from beginner, amateur and of course to the more professional digital and film photographers. Only a handful of members are semi-pro, most are keen hobbyists and amateurs who just enjoy learning and practicing.

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This is an active group with lots of opportunities for picture taking and fun exchanges with fellow photographers at all levels.

We ask members to contribute $5/year to cover the costs of site costing and administering the group. The individual events are generally free or have a cost recovery fee to share the event overheads (such a room rentals, speakers, special talent...)

Our focus is general - landscapes, public events, nature, architecture, animals ...
Just about anything but people.

If your interests encompass people, then also check out the Ottawa Model Photography Special Interest Group. This "People" interest is handled with professional models who pose for portraits, boudoir, pin- up, glamour, fashion, art nudes, creative themes, cosplay...

Once you are a paid up member, of the Ottawa Photography Meetup, there is no added cost to join: https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Photographer-Model-Meetup/

Upcoming events (5+)

Kick Start - Amanda

Mike Giovinazzo

CA$45.00

Learn to create an introductory modeling portfolio and pose a novice model. When a new model is starting out she needs a nice variety of images quickly as well as some initial guidance and modeling tips. That's what we'll be doing for this lovely lady who's done just a few shoots. The goal for these sessions is to provide the model with some guidance on how to pose her body, what to do with her hands, projecting the right expressions, finding her light, ... Each Kick-Start session thus has one model who learns about posing, while 2 or 3 other photographers see how it is done. Each photographer then takes turns guiding the model so they too can practice guiding inexperienced people like brides, families or boudoir clients. We cover standing poses, sitting, and lying down. Photographers and the model both get practical hands on experience and also generate images both the model and photographers can use to begin (or enhance) their respective portfolios. One goal for the model is to demonstrate versatility so we will aim for at least 3 distinct looks: One formal look, one casual look and then an additional look. All you need is a camera with a standard hot shoe. All studio lighting and backdrops will be provided along with a non-commercial model release. Ideal focal length for lens(es): 35 - 105 range. Scheduled Model: Amanda NOTE: Preference is given to those who have not done Kick-Starts before. Attendees must be paid up members in good standing. -------- We are committed to providing a environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Harassment will not be tolerated from any person and will result in immediate expulsion without refund. All Participants are encouraged to report any incidents to any of the event coordinators. No Participant will be penalized or disciplined for reporting an incident. All Participants are expected to adhere to this policy, and will be held responsible for not following it.

Lighting for Portraits

Mike Giovinazzo

CA$75.00

This workshop is to introduce to you a few simple yet great portrait lighting setups. These critical elements will form the foundation you need for shots in a studio, home location or even outdoors. We will build from the basics you can all do with modest equipment. Starting off we'll use a few One-light setups. Then move to Two-light and then Three-Light setup for studio portraits. Along with the flash setups, I will cover the use of Modifiers like SoftBoxes, Umbrellas, Octaboxes, reflectors, grids and Strip-boxes. When and where to use each one to create the look you want. Those of you with speedlights will also see how you can do the same studio-like setups, using off camera speedlights. We'll learn by doing; putting into practice each of the steps with a model in the studio. You will come away with great insights as well a polished images you can use for your portfolio. There is lots to cover and you will get many great insights along with fun images. In that regard, you will be taking a few images of each lighting setup... just enough so you can compare and contrast the differences. The goal is not to fill your memory card with dozen images of any one setup. We are aiming for diversity not quantity. No special experience required. All you need is a camera with a standard hot-shoe and manual exposure capabilities. I'll provide the lighting and the flash triggers for studio strobes. See you all there

WORLD VIEWS - “Travels through Western USA”

St Paul's Presbyterian Church

WORLD VIEWS ( http://worldviewsphotography.ca ) FREE MONTHLY PHOTO EVENINGS FALL 2017 Program New Time - LAST Saturday of each Month (Sept-Nov & Jan-April) Venue @ St.Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave –north of the Queensway. TONIGHT'S FEATURE April 27 – Dan Jones “Travels through Western USA” Programs begin at 7.30pm. All Welcome For more information call Sholto Cole at[masked]

Kick Start - Adelle Berg

Mike Giovinazzo

CA$45.00

Learn to create an introductory modeling portfolio and pose a novice model. When a new model is starting out she needs a nice variety of images quickly as well as some initial guidance and modeling tips. That's what we'll be doing for this lovely lady who's done just a few shoots. The goal for these sessions is to provide the model with some guidance on how to pose her body, what to do with her hands, projecting the right expressions, finding her light, ... Each Kick-Start session thus has one model who learns about posing, while 2 or 3 other photographers see how it is done. Each photographer then takes turns guiding the model so they too can practice guiding inexperienced people like brides, families or boudoir clients. We cover standing poses, sitting, and lying down. Photographers and the model both get practical hands on experience and also generate images both the model and photographers can use to begin (or enhance) their respective portfolios. One goal for the model is to demonstrate versatility so we will aim for at least 3 distinct looks: One formal look, one casual look and then an additional look. All you need is a camera with a standard hot shoe. All studio lighting and backdrops will be provided along with a non-commercial model release. Ideal focal length for lens(es): 35 - 105 range. Scheduled Model: Adelle Berg https://www.facebook.com/adelle.berg.5 NOTE: Preference is given to those who have not done Kick-Starts before. Attendees must be paid up members in good standing. -------- We are committed to providing a environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Harassment will not be tolerated from any person and will result in immediate expulsion without refund. All Participants are encouraged to report any incidents to any of the event coordinators. No Participant will be penalized or disciplined for reporting an incident. All Participants are expected to adhere to this policy, and will be held responsible for not following it.

Past events (985)

Mother Daughter Shoot

Mike Giovinazzo

CA$65.00

Photos (29,343)