Facing the wind in Rio de Janeiro

Introducing the New Blog Editor

After three years of dedicated work at being the Blog Editor, Chak Wong had to move on and I decided to jump in to help our beloved RA Photo Club.

As a brief introduction of myself, I have been a member of the Club since 2011 and had the opportunity to learn precious lessons in the company of the many prestigious photographers that build our strong reputation among the collective.

I used to put myself as an engineer with pure technical skill that thrives to appreciate and practice the art of Photography.

This is enough about me but I am going to ask your help in providing subjects to this blog as one of the ways the Club has to vocalize its great ideas, suggestions and activities.

Thank you!


PS: I am not always concerned as shown in the picture taken by my wife; I just trying to face the strong wind in Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



perth mapAutumn Studio Tours
If you are out looking at the fall colour around Thanksgiving weekend, you might consider dropping in on some of the artists who open up their studios. Most participants in these studio tours are not photographers, but here are a few:

The Perth Autumn Studio Tour>
10-12 October
Includes Shelley Ball, at Franc van Oort’s Studio
2172 Upper 4th Concession (towards Christie Lake)

The Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour
10-12 October
Near Almonte, includes two photographers:
Karen Riches (stop 4a) and Anita Schlarb (stop 1)

erosionExposure Gallery 1255 Wellington West
(above Thyme & Again)
1 October – 3 November
Christine Fitzgerald
Vernissage Thursday 1 October, 6-8pm

as is 2Foyer Gallery Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe
29 September – 18 October
Rob Huntley & Yves Jardon
As Is
A focus show of 2 photographers and 2 painters
Meet the artists: Sunday 3 October, 1-4pm

beautiful destructionThe General 63 Mill St., Almonte
29 September – 31 October
Louis Helbig
Beautiful Destruction
Artist’s talk Sunday 18 October, 1pm

frostVistek Gallery 499 Bank St
3 October – 6 November
Lloyd Frost
Images from Cuba and France

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
7 to 9:30 pm
RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

“Great photography exhibition this year. The club standard seems to be rising a lot. Well organized too!” D Wray

“A friend of mine that came actually said ‘OK I’m sold’ after viewing the prints in the print room.” Ian Leslie

“Being behind the Program Committee table, I could see lots of people wandering around (much better than last year), with one or two saying to me they just signed in and, most important of all, young people!” Celso Bressan

Photos by Saeed Qureshi, Club Photographer


For more photos, click here.



africaAlpha Art Gallery 25 Murray St
9 September – 4 October
Urszula Kozak
Authentic Africa – Maasai Mara, Kenya
Vernissage 10 September, 5-9pm

Canadian Museum of Nature 240 McLeod
Stone Wall Gallery (lower level)
September (check web site after the Arctic fish exhibit comes down 7 September)
Beetles – SEM ((taken with an electron microscope)

mexicoExposure Gallery 1255 Wellington West (above Thyme & Again)
3 – 15 September
Marcela Ochman, Ann Ellis, Caroline Tallmadge, Louise Radmore, and Richard Ellis.
This is Mexico

royFoyer Gallery Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe
7-27 September
Robert Arnold, Margaret Chwialkowska, Mario Cerroni, Ginny Fobert, Yves Jardon, Luminita Serbanescu, Michael Parkin, Mok Tse, Roy Whiddon, Bill Woodley
From the Camera

Young_KokerboomSMississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St E, Almonte
16-27 September
Vernissage Wednesday 16 September, 7-9pm
Robin Andrew, Dale Dunning, Bill Pratt, Rod Trider, Bill Young
A Photographic Print Exhibition

Pratt_Mother&cubSMississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St E, Almonte
18 September, 7-10pm
Dale Dunning, Bill Pratt, Bill Young
An Evening of Visual Splendour – A journey that will take you from Canadian Polar Bears to Iceland, from the Canadian Wilderness to Africa and from the surreal to the humane.
Admission $25 (fundraiser for the Museum)

DobsonOSA Gallery Shenkman Centre, Orleans
11 September – 18 October
Susan Dobson
large scale serene photos of water, digitally overlaid with scans of the ground glasses of historic large format cameras.
Meet the artist: 27 September 1-3pm

arrays2SPAO Red Wall Gallery 168 Dalhousie
18 September – 23 October
Abigail Gossage
Arrays – the culmination of Abby’s year as Artist in Residence at SPAO
Vernissage 18 September, 6-9pm

cohenUniversity of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences, Room 4007
Saturday 12 September, 10-4
Symposium for Lynn Cohen, her life and legacy
Free but advance registration required

desmaraisVistek Gallery 499 Bank St
9 September —
Richard Desmarais
Desmarais Photography


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Mother & Club, Bill Pratt

Mother & Cub, Bill Pratt

Hello all,

What a great way to start the Fall! I’m involved in two related photographic events to be held at the:

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St E
Almonte, Ontario

1) A Photographic Print Exhibition
Robin Andrew, Dale Dunning, Bill Pratt, Rod Trider, Bill Young
September 16th to 27th, 2015
Vernissage, Wednesday, September 16th, 7 to 9 pm

Come and join us for a glass of wine, we would love to see you!

2) An Evening of Visual Splendor
Dale Dunning, Bill Pratt, Bill Young
Friday, September 18th, 7 to 10 pm

Fundraiser for the Museum (at the Museum), with time to view the above print exhibition during an intermission with light refreshments. An evening of six AV shows, it will take you on a journey from Canadian Polar Bears to Iceland; from the Canadian Wilderness to Africa;  from the surreal to the humane!

Admission $25, all proceeds to the Museum. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at Baker Bob’s(Almonte) or at the Museum.

Hope you can join us!

Bill Young

Kokerboom, Bill Young

Kokerboom, Bill Young