Competition Topics 2018-19

The competition topics for the Club’s upcoming 2018-2019 season are listed below. These are also on the Club’s website under the Documents, Competitions folder. You must be signed in to the website in order to access the folder.

October “Nature – Slice of Light”
• We will use the CAPA 2008 Nature Competition Rules. These rules will be posted on the website.
• Images of animals in captivity are permitted provided the hand of man is not evident.

November “Playing with Time”
• Your image must incorporate the topic.

January “Multiple Exposure”
• Your image must incorporate multiple exposure, whether in camera or composited in post.

February “Embracing the Sun”
• Your image subject must embrace the topic.

March “Panning”
• Your image must make use of panning.

April “Faces & Figures – Authentic Moment”
• A photographic portrait which is a representation of a living person, especially the face, or a photograph in which the subject, the human body, is the primary interest.
• Entries are limited to POSED photographs of one or more human beings.
• The backgrounds may include statues or paintings of people, providing these are not the primary subject.
• Pet and animal portraits are excluded.
• There are no restrictions on location (indoors or outdoors) nor on lighting (ambient or artificial) however both must be considered and controlled.

The Competitions Committee is looking forward to your submissions and active participation!


Gilles Vézina, photos from RBC Bluesfest

Gilles Vézina, an RA Photo Club member, recently had the opportunity to take photos at Bluesfest. Gilles has been working for Bluesfest for the last decade. His photos from this year’s event are proudly featured on, a site which promotes festivals from all across North America.

To see his photos from the event, please check out Everest Magazine.

This article was suggested by Gilles Vézina.



Focus on China Photo Tour with Mary & Edwin Lee

Mary and Edwin Lee, RA Photo Club members, have organized another Photo Trip to China this Fall, from October 4 to October 31, 2018 for 28 days. This is their 5th time leading photographers to China.

China is a rare and majestic country, with wonderful natural scenery and a cultural heritage that combines historical and cultural sights. This trip will offer you a once in a lifetime experience to discover both modern and ancient architecture, different local customs and cultures, and you will see many natural wonders of China. Please join us to discover China with your camera for a 28 day unforgettable experience!

In order to provide you with a clearer picture about the places that we are going to visit, please refer to our 2018 Focus on China Tour #5 Tentative Itinerary for the dates and locations.

This Map shows the travelling route for the 2018 Focus on China Photo Tour #5.


General information about the cost and the travelling details is below:

If you are interested in the Focus on China Photo Tour #5, please print a copy of the Registration Form (below), fill it out and return it to Mary or Edwin Lee by mail at the address provided (34 Wylie Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 6M4), or you may hand in the Registration Form at the first meeting with all potential tour members. A general briefing session about the Focus on China Photo Tour #5 will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm at the Canteen area of the RA Recreation Centre (near the Reception Counter of the Lobby).

Should you have any queries about the photo tour, please call Mary or Edwin Lee at (613) 276-6203 or send them an email at or


Richard Martin Workshop Vision and Discovery: Explore Your Creative Spirit

By Nelly Almeida-Long


I recently participated in a Richard Martin workshop held in Ottawa. The workshop was such a great experience! We went to places that you would normally go to when in a new city, but took pictures that were out side the norm. Richard pointed out things that were not visible to most of us and the experience was so eye opening. We were all walking around looking up at the ceiling, looking for lines, curves and splashes of colour for details that most people just walk by.



Richard was a great teacher with lots of patience and such a willingness to share his knowledge and vision with us. I highly recommend his workshops for anyone who would like to try something new and get out of their comfort zone. I don’t think any of us will ever be able to walk into a museum and not look up to see what kind of creations can be made…fun was had by all!

I look forward to “seeing” the possibilities all around me as I explore my city with new eyes.



Anna’s Fundraising Project

Anna Nitoslawska, a photo club member, initiated this project that raised 3.500$ to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. Anna generously donated 35 of her prints for this fundraising event and a total of 22 artists donated a total of 90 pieces of artwork.

Here is the first page of the magazine:

More information on the Riverview Park Review magazine.

N.B.: You will have to retrieve the February-2018 (in the Archives) issue of the magazine to read this article, if no longer available as the current issue.

This article was suggested by Lise Presseault.




Five of our club members are currently exhibiting at Gallery 200.
Gallery 200 is located on the second floor of The School of Dance, open from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm,  and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
On Sundays, it’s regularly closed. However, you may want to give a call to 613-238-7838 to confirm as it opens at times.


This post was suggested by Lise Presseault.


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