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...). You can find the membership dues page at:

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+)

RA PhotoClub Open House

RA Centre

The RA Photo Club is holding an open house on September, 11th at the RA Center on Riverside Drive. From 7.00 to 9:00 pm the Club Members will welcome the Public to learn about the special interest groups in the club and participate in model shoots. Special interest groups such as Nature, Urban, Fine Art will explain what outings and other special events they will hold during the new season. The Program group will tell you about the speakers, showcases, and presentations to be made this season.There will be a print and audio visual show and a display of photo books, produced by club members. The Life, Faces, and Figures and the Studio Group will have three models you’ll be able to photograph. Lighting set-ups will be located in the Clark Hall as well as the club studio. Come and visit us during the open house. If last year's Open House is any indication this is going to be another fantastic evening at the RA Centre. RA Photo Club Site (http://www.raphotoclub.ca/index.php) Here are prior years events as an example: http://www.meetup.com/The-Ottawa-Photography-Meetup-Group/events/14652956/ https://www.meetup.com/The-Ottawa-Photography-Meetup-Group/events/243224132/

PERU & COSTA RICA - Free Info Session

Fox and Feather Pub

OTTAWA PHOTOGRAPHY MEETUP is joining OTTAWA SOCIAL & THE OTTAWA-GATINEAU ADVENTURERS to COSTA RICA & PERU in 2020! We are inviting you to a FREE INFO SESSION on Sept 18th The evening will start at 7:00, arrive at 6:30 for the best seats in the Fox & Feather. We'll feature two short presentations about both destinations starting with Costa Rica at 7pm followed by information about our Peruvian adventure around 7:45pm. COME to one or both! ***FULL TRIP INFORMATION*** MOUNTAIN TO OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHY ESCAPE WITH MIKE GIOVINAZZO TRIP DATES: March 7 to March[masked]https://t.e2ma.net/webview/zjhwde/21351301bb83e8225a11288fbc1e8f6c PERU ESCAPE MAY TO AUGUST 2020 We will soon be announcing our summer PERU dates + details! https://t.e2ma.net/webview/vgsbld/04615f782e6cee5935a54706ab3264bd Can't make these dates? Contact [masked] for more trip options. This info session will offer additional details about these trips however you can already BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW as spots are limited to 12 in each group! Contact [masked] to join or for questions. ___________________________________________________________________ Kindly ONLY RSVP if you are certain to join the info session as we are coming from out of town to offer this event! Thank you! Signing up as "GOING" to this info session does not commit you to joining the group in Costa Rica or Peru. Don't be afraid to sign up as "GOING". Only when you decide to pay the deposit do we look for a real commitment, so it is worth your while to check it out! MEET YOUR HOSTS OF RAINFOREST REEF ESCAPE Martine and Jason will be your hosts at the info session and on both trips. RR Escape is an Ottawa based travel outfitter registered under TICO (The Tourism Industry Council of Ontario). This is a small personalized team that has been leading unique adventure trips in Costa Rica and in other Latin American countries for over a decade. If you would like more information about them, visit www.rrescape.com. Martine Racette Vindas Founder & Adventure Host Rainforest Reef Escape p: (347)[masked] Canada & US m: (506)[masked] Costa Rica w: www.rrescape.com e: [masked] s: Rainforest Reef Escape We are a licensed travel company in Ontario with TICO.ca. Nous sommes une agence certifiée en Ontario avec TICO.ca. [masked]. www.TICO.ca.

Flying Trapeze Event

Ottawa Circus School


The Ottawa Circus School has opened their doors to a few photographers who want to try their hand at Event and Motion photography. They are always running classes related to the Circus. Aerial silks, static trapeze, partner acrobatic lifts, juggling, hula hooping, unicycle, tight rope and tumbling are all part of the programming. Today they have a special setup just for Flying Trapeze. We will have the opportunity to shoot a few of their students as they learn and practice. No special experience is needed. I'll be covering a few techniques such as panning, pre-focusing and timing. A telephoto lens might be helpful, as well as a tripod if you have.

Kids and Animals

Royale Equestrian Centre

Emily is opening the doors once again for another fun event. This is an opportunity to shoot a wide variety of subjects. In addition to many lovely horses, the ranch has added a number of petting animals such as pig, goat, lamb, rabbit and more. There will also be a number of families with kids for the portrait loving crowd. The ranch now also boasts a party room and we'll be staging a mock birthday party when we're all done so perhaps there will be some left over birthday cake ... hint. hint. See you all there. --- NOTE: This is a free event. Images taken at this event and shared on social may be used by Royale Equestrian Centre in promoting their location and services. -- cover photo - Aroop Ghosh

Past events (1,007)

Ottawa Bonsai Show 2019

Embassy of Japan

Photos (30,092)