As this story explains, Robert Poëti, the Quebec Transport Minister has figured out a new way to do wildlife photography – use a traffic cam!
Alan Mirabelli, who gave us such a great presentation last March, is showing his photographs at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Hopefully these images, which were recognized for their excellence by the photo editors at National Geographic, will inspire you to take great photos in 2016. Thanks to Fraser Campbell for suggesting them.
You can get the January issue of the shutterBUG:
by clicking on the above image or by going to the shutterbug page.
Happy 2016 everybody!
New Years falls on the first friday of January and the Seniors Centre will be closed so the monthly meeting is rescheduled to January the 8th at 9:15
The Ottawa School of Art offers several photography courses for adults.
Digital Photography: After the Capture
You’ve mastered your camera and are excited when you capture an image but aren’t sure where to go from there. In this course, you will learn how to manage and edit your images; from basic adjustments to retouching and creating composites and digital art. Photoshop and Lightroom will be the programs used in this workshop.
Advanced Portraiture Photography
This advanced photography course is aimed for serious photographers, who either want to take up photography as their profession or are serious amateurs who want to produce stunning images of professional standards. The emphasis of this course will be in developing and refining your techniques in a variety of settings and lighting conditions. Basic portrait lighting, advanced concepts, creative studio, and indoor portrait photography will be covered. All types of portraits will be discussed (3 models included).
Take Better Digital Pictures
This workshop will help you get more comfortable with your camera and learn ways to create amazing pictures. We will cover the things that are found on all cameras such as auto mode, the different programs modes, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, menu items, and much more.
Making Better Digital Photographs
This course aims to help beginners develop and intermediate photographers refresh the fundamentals of digital photography, perfect their technical skills and focus on creative visual expression. You will learn how to effectively use natural and artificial lighting, set correct digital exposure, chose shooting locations and apply dynamic composition to create technically accurate and aesthetic images every time! Expand your photographic skills by applying a variety of time-tested techniques for portrait, travel, street, urban, event, still-life, and other types of photography. Hone your photographic abilities and build confidence by shooting in-class assignments, working with professional models, and receiving constructive feedback on your images.
Details on these and other courses are available here.