Jamie Johnson

Start a Web Site in an Hour

Jamie Johnson created and delivered a workshop on March 5, 2016 on the subject title. He recently also produced the first educational video to the club members for the same topic.

For those members that want to create their own website, here is the perfect introduction and hands on!

We encourage all members to take a look at the video to have a reference on the subject matter and what is needed to build your own website.

The video can be watched at Jamie’s website:


Disclaimer: The picture above was copied from Jamie’s website for the sole purpose of illustrating this article and belongs to its author.

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RAPC Annual Year End Party

Come to the RAPC Annual Year End Party

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Clark Hall

Cash Bar 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM

Join your friends, new and old, in celebrating a great year for the Club. Photographic awards as well as Volunteer Awards will be presented this evening.

The usual yummy dinner will be served. This year, along with our famous games, we have a challenge for you. Bring your phone, peek & push, or other photographic device. Take selfies and/or pics of others. There will be a prize awarded when we reconvene in the fall. Exact rules and submission info will follow shortly.

The dinner menu is listed below. Tickets are $34, and may be purchased from the Social Committee until May 17. The price is kept low by your generous participation in the Flea Markets.


Mixed Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette
Oven Roasted Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Herb Roasted Potatoes, & Seasonal vegetables


Pasta Primavera (vegetarian)
Lemon Meringue Pie
Coffee, Tea

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The photos are courtesy of Elaine Hum, from the Christmas Party


SPPQ Gala Presentation

I have 4 tickets for the SPPQ Gala Presentation to be held on Monday April 25th – two of which have still to be spoken for.

People that are going so far for the evening by fulling a car with 4 people:

Bill Woodley <woodleycw@aol.com>
Richard Quesnel <rquesnel9@gmail.com>

The Société de Promotion de la Photographie au Québec (SPPQ) represents about 50 Photo Clubs in the province of Québec (see link below). The Gala Night is a showcase for the « best of year »  images and Awards are given in a 4 major catégories :

  • Individual Club Member images;
  • Interclub Competition based on Annual themes such as : Animal, Human, Nature, or Black & White;
  • Audio Visual of the Year – 3 best will be shown; and
  • Photo Book of the Year – 3 best will be presented.

It may seem like a lot of presentations but I can assure you that all happens at  very rapid pace and I have not been disappointed in the years that I have gone. The Gala is being held at l’Étoile in Brossard Quebec (link below), we would drive down in the afternoon and return the same day and the cost of the ticket is $25.00.


This post was suggested by Bill and Richard.


Photo Shows in the Ottawa Area – April and May 2016

New Listings

Coming Soon: Young at Art 2016:

It’s well worth a visit to at least one of these annual shows of high school student art – all types, but photography is well represented. I will say more once the shows are up. but you might start with the nearest of the venues – there are three, for schools in the West, Central and East areas of the city:

Kanata Civic Art Gallery – 23 April – 13 May

Atrium & Nepean Fine Arts League Galleries, Centrepointe      23 April – 12 May

Trinity Gallery Shenkman Centre Orleans – 21 April – 16 May



Carleton University Art Gallery

2 May – 28 August

Meryl McMaster

Confluence – Wanderings



Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington St. W. (above Thyme and Again)

7 April – 4 May

David Philip Ross

Listening to the Machine



National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Galleries B106 &7

24 March – 5 September

Edward Burtynsky, Suzy Lake, Bill Vazan and several filmmakers

the Governor General’s Award Winners



Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli,  1326 Wellington St. W.

6 April – 7 July

Lois Siegel

French Artists, Actors, Filmmakers, Musicians


SPAO, Red Wall Gallery, 168 Dalhousie

22 – 29 April

(this show will also travel to Toronto for the Contact Photography Festival in May)

First year, graduating students and artists in residence,

including RA Photo Club member Glenn Bloodworth

Exhibition 11



Vistek Gallery, 499 Bank St.


Robert Hawara

Goodbye Winter; Hello Holi  (interesting photos that make we wonder how he kept his camera dry?)


Workers History Museum, 251 Bank St. 2nd Floor

beginning 6 May

E.B. Eddy Photo Exhibit


Shows Continuing from Previous Months


Canadian Museum of Nature, the Stone Wall Gallery, lower level, 240 McLeod

Beetles in Focus18 macro photographs


Trinity Gallery B. Shenkman Centre, 245 CentrumBlvd.,Orleans

17 March – 18 April

Abigail Gossage

Industrial Stages



If you would like to ensure your upcoming photo show is included here, please advise Bill Woodley at woodleycw@aol.com. Please note that this information is also available and archived every month on the RA Photo Club Blog under “Columns”.

Disclaimer: The above picture, for illustrative purposes only, was downloaded from the Young at Art website and belongs to its author.

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The Latow Photographers Guild

The Latow Photographers Guild in Burlington is having their annual photography weekend on April 16 and 17.  The guest presenter is David duChemin, providing a full-day seminar on the Saturday and three mini-sessions on the Sunday.

Please, visit this website for more information:


In addition, there is an AV festival on the Saturday evening.  Bill Young’s Kolmanskop AV show was accepted to be part of the shows being presented.

Disclaimer: The above picture, for illustrative purposes only, was downloaded from the mentioned website and belongs to David DuChemin.


Nik Collection For Free

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and DIne. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from Ilter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Just click on this link to download and install the Nik Colletion:


Disclaimer: The above photo, for illustrative purposes only, was downloaded from the Nik’s website and belongs to its author.



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