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 hosting and administering the group. The individual events are either free or have a fee to share the event expenses (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, macro, travel ... 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 the 2nd group:
Upcoming events (2)See all
- Costa Rica Photo EscapeOjo del Mar Ecolodge, Puerto Jiménez, PR
Check out the RECORDING of our last online info night, and if you're interested in joining us in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica next winter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details and to book your spot now!
Our annual photography trip is limited to 12 spots and the deadline to join for a FREE DOLPHIN BOAT TOUR is November 30th! Be one of the few to photograph this incredible spot with us next winter! You will LOVE it!
MORE ABOUT THIS UNIQUE ESCAPE
Join our small group of adventurous photographers to the OSA PENINSULA, Costa Rica’s most enchanting RAINFOREST. Unpack, put on your hiking shoes and explore what National Geographic Magazine describes as “THE MOST BIOLOGICALLY INTENSE PLACE ON EARTH”. Get close to nature in your beachfront jungle lodge, enjoy the warm waters of the Pacific, visit the world famous Corcovado National Park teeming with exotic wildlife, enjoy daily-guided hikes and activities that will introduce you to this unique destination. A perfect escape for anyone that loves PURE NATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY and seeing TONS OF WILDLIFE!
Saturday, March 30th to Saturday, April 6th 2024 - Only 2 spots remaining!
- Bring your camera and explore Costa Rica’s most impressive destination for viewing wildlife from monkeys to toucans to wildcats too!
- Stay in a beautiful small beachfront ecolodge set between the lush rainforest canopy and the warm Pacific Ocean.
- Enjoy delicious healthy foods featuring local ingredients, fresh tropical fruits and tasty Costa Rican coffee.
- Follow included daily guided hikes on verdant trails to waterfalls and other stunning viewpoints.
- Discover the famous Corcovado National Park described as “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic Magazine!
- Try optional tours like waterfall rappelling, surfing, zip lining, kayaking, horseback riding and more!
- See wild dolphins on our fun boat tour of the Golfo Dulce! FREE FOR YOU if you book early! A 150USD savings!
- Make new friends for life as you explore this enchanted spot together as a small group of more or less 12 people.
This is a fully hosted rainforest escape in one of the most off-the-beaten locations in Costa Rica. This cannot be compared to a typical one-week-at-the-beach all-inclusive holiday. It is an elevated experience that will take you to the heart of what is Costa Rica.
The cost is priced in USD to give you the most accurate cost in CAD at time of booking. 500 USD (or roughly 700 CAD) is required to book your spot now and is fully refundable until we officially announce the trip a go!
In total, including the initial 500 deposit, your investment will be 2090 USD + 290 USD for the domestic flights to and from the Osa. To that price, you must add the cost of your international flights to and from Costa Rica. Everyone in the group will be responsible for booking their own international flights but we'd be happy to advise. Look at Air Canada and Air Transat and if you are ok going through the US, you'll certainly save but a direct flight is always the way to go!
JOIN NOW... spots are limited! Be one of the few to experience this amazing adventure!
Contact email@example.com to secure your spot in the group and to request more info if needed! You can also visit us at www.rainforestreefescape.com or check out some of our reviews on TripAdvisor!
We love to travel and explore the world stepping ever so lightly on the places we visit. We believe in responsible and sustainable travel, supporting small local businesses whenever we can and most of all, we believe in laughing and having loads of fun while we travel together. We have been leading small group eco-adventures and retreats in Costa Rica and Peru since 2006. Our team originates from Toronto with partners in Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and New York. Visit our website for more information. We are a registered travel company with the Tourism Industry Council of Ontario (registrant #50021748) so whether you're from North America, Europe or elsewhere in the world (yep even Kazakhstan), your travel investment is safe with us! Visit TICO.ca for more info. Join us!
As mentioned before, spaces are limited to only a few and every year our group sells out during the fall. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime trip and grab your spot NOW!!!
- Apprentice for a dayNeeds locationCA$100.00
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
and we can discuss a "virtual" day aimed at your personal needs.
NOTE -- There is no actual date for this (meetup just requires that I add a date). In reality we do the apprentice sessions based on mutual availability.