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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 (3)

Apprentice for a day

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There was a lot of interest for my last "Photo Assistant Opportunity " https://www.meetup.com... (https://www.meetup.com/The-Ottawa-Photography-Meetup-Group/events/30095321/)

I'll offer them again, but in the meantime allow me to leave this as an open invitation.

What I'm suggesting is I work with you one-on-one and offer anyone interested personalized education in the form of "photo apprentice for a day".

For a fixed fee of $100 I'll guide you through a photo shoot from start to finish.

This is not me doing and you just looking, this is you doing and me coaching.

What I'd work with you on is tailored to your needs.
Here is a sample "day":
1-- Creating a shoot concept (approx 2 hours)
2-- Finding a model/client (1 Hour)
3-- Locating the props (variable)
4-- Scouting a location (variable)
5-- Planning and scheduling the shoot (variable)
6-- Doing the shoot together (approx 2-3 hours)
7-- Editing the final images (approx 2 hours)
8-- Presentation/deliver to the client/model (variable)

The fee just covers my time and coaching presumed to be about a typical day.
It is not a physical "day" but a typical work day (7-8 hours) spread out over several weeks as our mutual schedules permit. this can be adjusted if you need a bit more or less.

You can bring your own talent, or I can usually help find make-up artists, models etc that you can help select. Also available for reasonable fees are access to my studio, props, paid model pool. I encourage you to use your own euipment, so you learn to better use your own gear, but I can also loan you whatever is needed to achieve your apprentice learning goals.

I get various requests from models for photo shoots but I am very selective in which I can take on, and generally charge models for their portfolio work. If they are unable to pay the rates and agree to shoot with my apprentices, I add them to a waiting list. Then under this Apprentice program, you have access to some of the models I have on the waiting list.

Since I have my own studio, I can make that available too,
for a discounted rate of $15/hour under this program.

If this is of interest just drop me a note at Mailto:[masked]
and we can discuss a "virtual" day aimed at your personal needs. There is no actual date for this (meetup just requires that I add a date). In reality we do the apprentice based on mutual availability.

Ottawa 12 Hour Street Photography Project
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

Photos from: http://www.24hourproject.org

Official Ottawa Project Group Page

If you decide to RSVP, please sign up to this facebook group for the latest updates and collaborative functions required to pull this off.

You pick the 12 hour time slot over the month of August.

Slot 1: 9am to 9pm - Day time

Slot2: 9pm to 9am - Over night

The mission is to document / tell a story of Ottawa at as you see it. You will select one photo that represents each hour. Your 12 photos will be put into a book with your name as a chapter where your story will be showcased. The book will be digital (free) or possibly available for print (non-profit). An example of a similar project which is also the inspiration for this one can be found here: http://www.24hourproject.org/about/

To challenge photographers to think in terms of a series of images to make a single statement. A documentary / journalistic but yet can be voyeuristic. This might not be the easiest for those just starting out in photography. I'm not looking for random pretty shots. The images must lead into one another and belong in the series. A message and or tone must be delivered. This is not easy but great for someone looking to get more out of street photography.

Any camera. Any lens. Cell phone is PERFECTLY fine. Again, what's important is the "series" nature of this. The images do not require to have people in them. Use your imagination. Submit your 12 final hourly photos that makes your series directly to me via dropbox with a resolution of 2048px on the long edge. All images must be taken during this event time frame.

Down town Ottawa. I will try and facilitate pairing up people where requested.

You have the entire month of August to find a 12 hour chunk to do your work. Your 12 photos must be submitted to me by September 15th.

Going out at night can be dangerous. By choosing to partake in this event, you are doing so at your own risk. I will personally be doing my 12 hour slot during the evening as I have done this many times. I will discuss my approach in the facebook group I create. Feel free to comment with your suggestions or ideas for this as nothing is written in stone.

Official Ottawa Project Group Page

If you decide to RSVP, please sign up to this facebook group for the latest updates and collaborative functions required to pull this off.

Winter Suggestions?
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

We don't need to put our cameras in hibernation mode. I will probably organize another outing to Omega Park this winter. But please let me know if you have other suggestions of places to shoot this winter. I am looking into:
Dog sled races in Larose Forest
Biodome in Montreal
Snowmobile races
Maybe some ski races Still looking at a restaurant/bar that we could all meet and show our pictures to everyone during a diner. Please let me know ASAP so I can start working on your suggestions.

Thanks again,


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Fitness with Aedan

Mooney's Bay Beach


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