Part 2: Focus Series 2013 with George DeWolffe The final of three parts this is a two day workshop to be held on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2013: “The Contemplative Landscape” This workshop will provide an intensive learning ...
Welcome to the new members of the group and thanks to all those who continue their interest in Nature Photography. This is the largest group of special interest photographers at the RA Photo Club.
Nature Group members undertake regular outings and special events to study and practice effective techniques in photographing wildlife and the natural world in the National Capital area. A regular feature of our activities are regular monthly nature outings
This year we are adding a new feature to our program of activities. We will be holding a Nature Group meeting three times in the year. The purpose of these meetings will be to; allow members to show a select number of images taken during the last season, give feedback on recent outings and ideas for future outings, discuss a specific Nature Photography Topic after a short presentation by a member on the chosen topic.
The first two meetings will take place in the month of October and January the last will be decided by the group. Check the event calendar for dates.
The monthly Outing in October is our "Fall Challenge" shoot is also a competition open to all members of the RA Photo Club. A trophy and a book are presented to the winner and are held for a period of one year. This award commemorates the memory of Don McVey, a Club member who passed away in November 1989.
Our monthly Outings are on a weekend Saturday, with Sunday as our alternate day in case of inclement weather.
Our traditional four seasonal outings will be integrated into this monthly program of activities. All programmed outings will originate from the RA Centre west parking lot to facilitate car-pooling and permit those who wish to follow a leader to the site that opportunity. Sign-up sheets will be available only for outings involving reservations for restaurants etc. Announcements will be posted to the Forums Outing section two weeks before each outing giving full details on the outing.
This web site forums will be the place where all the details for each outing will be given: time, place, route, special instructions etc., so mark your calendars with the dates of the proposed outings, read your e-mails and check the Nature Group Outings forum frequently. We will only make short reminder announcements at the Tuesday club meetings and refer people to the web site and emails for details.
For those who do not have access to the web, copies of outing information will be available at the regular Tuesday club meeting before the event.
To permit all members of the Nature Group to share with others the good personal spots they like to go to as subjects for making images, we invite all members of the group to post the particulars of outings that they are personally planning to make on the Nature Group Outings forum if possible, at least one week in advance. This will give a different perspective on the outings that we make and will, we hope, permit members to share their interest and enthusiasm for sites that we might not otherwise plan to visit at different times of the year. These outings can take place on a week day or weekend as the person making the proposal wishes. Since it is your own personal outing, other Nature Group members will be pleased that you are inviting them to share it with you. We suggest that you indicate the date, time and place of meeting as well as the location of the destination. It would be interesting to know what you expect to find there or what you find of interest in that area. You can also suggest special equipment or dress requirements for the occasion.
If you are looking for a place to go and shoot, you might find the PhotoSpots List of help.
The Nature Group (general) forum provides a place for Nature Group Discussions. This is where you can post any information or bring up a question or idea for discussion among Nature Group Members. We encourage you to use this area. The postings to this area are moderated by the leaders of the Nature Group.
In conjunction with the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club, we have developed a Code of Conduct when birding, either by binoculars or cameras. We hope to expand this Code to be more comprehensive and cover all facets of Nature, not just birds.
Lets have fun indulging our passion for Nature Photography