OPC Events

* Notices about non-OPC photo events can be found on the hd stream tv box.

The new club year starts in September. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m.

2006 – 2007
Oct 13: Yannis Souris – “Elements of Visual Design”. Yannis Souris is a graphic design artist and well-recognized master photographer. Yannis also conducts a regular workshop on the same topic.

Sept 8: Al Robinson – “How to create a digital slide show with music and/or narration”. Al was the chair of the Ottawa SuperCircuit in 2005.

Aug 11: Festival X, AGM (continued). Critique session and a showcase of pictures for Festival X and our subsequent gallery show. Also: some lessons on printing and framing. E-mail photos as jpg files to Marc Nagainis ( — submit 1024X1024 max images electronically. Note that you can now bring prints to the meeting as well as electronic images.

July 14: Andre Coutu of Henry’s will be demonstrating Nikon D200 with Nikon’s SB600 and 800 flashes for portrait wirelessly. Digital photobox (diffusion box), with flash and constant light (type of product shot) and Sigma ring flash for a simple macro shot. All photos will be shown on the projector so everyone can see.

June 9: OPC AGM Saturday June 9 – elect the new executive who will be your servants for the 2007-2008 season!

Marc Brousseau: With the introduction of the digital camera, more and more people are snapping away thousands of photos each year, downloading them to their hard drive and wondering how to manage, adjust, print and present all these great moments; if this sounds familiar, then Lightroom may be a solution to your problems.

Saturday morning, don’t forget to bring your equipment for the OPC Outing: Orleans 2nd Annual Soap Box Derby — immediately after our meeting, Orleans Blvd.

May 20: Special Session Introduction to Travel Photography — See Notices page

May 12: Michael Scott – “Everything you wanted to know about lenses but were afraid to ask”. Mike will demonstrate (through live demonstration) focal length properties of everything from fisheye to long telephoto to macro, zooms, primes, tele-extenders and extension tubes, depth of field, apertures, filters, selective focus, bokeh and composition.

Apr. 14: Lois Siegel will be talking about working as a freelance photographer for The Ottawa CitizenAround Town (gossip, parties, art shows) andDiplomatica (embassies/ambassadors).

TBA: Studio Photography Session We will be looking for a weekend date (possibly April or May) to arrange this session. It will be limited to about 6 or 7 members, let me know if you are interested. The cost will be determined when we look at rental, model fees and perhaps instructor fees (if applicable). Michael Scott at

Mar. 14: *Interclub Competition* deadline Slides and prints, please see Mar. 10 info. Submit your digital images using the link: … Here is a link to all documents for this year’s interclub:
Deadline is MARCH 14th!!! Limit for entries is 3 per person, 1 or more to be on topic (My Neighbourhood) and 2 can be general (any topic you wish). Judging will take place on the 27th or 28th of March with the awards going out on April 4th at the RA Center and have 7pm start times.

Mar. 10: *Winter Challenge* Email digital images to our Competitions Director, Marc at by Friday 9th

*Interclub Competition* Please bring your entry forms, film slides or prints to our meeting.

Yanik Chauvin will discuss his imagery and style, and give us insight in the commercial and stock photography business.

Feb. 24: Hogs Back Park outing. Saturday, Feb 24 meet at the Orleans Rec Centre on Youville at 8:30am and car pool. If you would like to go, please contact Michael Scott at

Feb. 10: Guy Poirier will provide info & ideas about aircraft photography, incl. YOW Airport Watch, photo techniques, best locations.

Jan. 13: During our regular hours, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – past president Frank Dugal will be presenting techniques on portraiture using low-cost accessories, studio light, and off-camera flash. New members (photo enthusiasts of all levels) are welcome to join us, kicking off the New Year.

Dec. 9: Social event with a great opportunity to show the club your favourite images.

Nov. 25: Photo outing to Orléans Christmas Parade. Good time to get started on the Winter Challenge.

Nov. 11: Fall 2006 Challenge deadline. Guest Harry Nowellwill speak about motion photography

Oct. 21: Photo outing to Parc Oméga: Oméga

Oct. 14: Guest: Mike Heffernan presents ideas on how you can learn photography in a concrete way.

Sept 29 to Oct 14 : DON’T MISS our Photo Show in the VACO Gallery (click here)

Sept 23: Photo trip to Kingsmere in Gatineau Park or Beechwood Cemetery from 8 a.m. to noon. Car pooling from VACO.

Sept. 9: Guest: Mario Lagacé. Mario will discuss “Photography beyond flowers, birds and sunsets”… humorous scenes.

Sept. 9: Summer 2006 Challenge deadline.

****************** PAST EVENTS ******************
In 2003 club meetings included discussions about filters and digital photography as well as photo presentations from members of the RA Photo club.

Other events included an outing to enjoy and photograph fall colours and our first club competition.

We had a great fall line-up with guests Harry Nowell, Barbara Lapointe, Yannis Souris, Lois Siegel helping us learn about action photography, design, etc.
January 8: Portraiture (Frank Dugal)

February 12: Winter Photography (Jacques Mailloux)

February 26: “Water” Topic – Photo Critiques & Assistance
Contact Rick Dunphy. Send your format (slides, prints, digital) details (& jpegs) to Rick. Details here.

March 12: Interclub_Competition – “Water” – hand-in date

March 12: Photography 101 (Guest: Pierre Gauthier)

April 2: Rideau Hall Greenhouse – members only – pls. contact Frank Dugal to add your name to list

April 5: Interclub_Competition – presentation evening

April 9: Tips on creating great audio-visual presentations by Jim Robertson and Frank Dugal. A/V details on-line

May 14: Macro-Photography (Jacques Mailloux)

May 28: Photo Critiques 1. Prepare for spring/summer photography 2. Find members’ best photos for fall issue of “Camera Canada” magazine — Studio 2.

June 11: 9:30 AGM (see details) plus … tips for photographing fireworks

July 9: 9:30 Event and Concert Photography (Mike Heffernan). Family events, charitable fundraisers, rites of passage, festivals, etc. — concert photography skills are handy for getting great results from child’s school play to summer concerts. This presentation provides creative and technical tips and ideas for event and concert photography. With a rich set of annotated photographs, it’s fun to watch and informative.Mike’s Website Event/Concert Photography in PDF format

August 13: 9:30 Show and Tell – Bring your photo prints. Bring ideas for October exhibit. Digital pics: Landscape images should be resized to 1024 pixels wide; portrait images should be resized to 768 pixels high. Submit only JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) files under 500KB.

2005 – 2006
Sept. 10: Elements of a Good Photograph (Michael Scott)

Sept. 24: Summer 2005 Challenge Competition

– Prepare your photos (max. 5) for this OPC competition.

Oct. 8: Using Photoshop (Intermediate) Guest: Jerry Maggiore

Oct. 1 to 14: Annual October Exhibit of members’ photos. Display your best photos for public viewing.

Oct.: Visit to photography program at La Cité Collégiale (north of Montreal Road on the Aviation Parkway).

Nov. 12: “Elements of Composition” Guest: Jessica Kerr

Nov. 26: Fall 2005 Challenge Competition

– 9:30 a.m. – Prepare your fall photos (max. 5) for this OPC competition.

Dec. 3: Opeongo Road Outing – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 10: “Show and Tell” + PARTY!

May 6: Visit to Rideau Hall greenhouse 9:30 a.m.

June 10: * Special Time – 9 a.m.  Guest Darren Brown + AGM + Photo Outing

July 8: Show and Tell – Bring in your favorite shots to show the gang…don’t be shy! See the results of the Spring Challenge; this is your chance to learn image critiquing, and to get some ideas for the Summer Challenge.

Aug. 12: Bring your photos for a “Friendly Photo Critique”. Also, we’ll look at some handy photo editing software.