If you aim you camera at something predominantly white or black the camera will get the wrong exposure – EVEN in Manual Exposure Mode if you don’t know how to over-ride the camera’s brain.
Our most popular course is Creative Fundamentals. We teach people how to get correct exposures all the time without relying on the computer. Better still, we use simple steps to help people understand exposure.
For many people exposure is scary! We make understanding exposure accessible.
Member’s Photos There were some growing pains this month. But people did well!! Help me congratulate our members for another successful challenge!
Rosemary Leach presents a slide show and talk about the artist journey.
Working in the Ottawa valley for over a decade, Rosemary’s paintings focus on familiar objects but explore their inherent character.
This talk (and group discussion) will cover the unfolding of one artist’s journey; both the internal and external challenges and rewards. Musing on her personal journey Rosemary will be considering the concept of vocation, vulnerability as a path to finding one’s strengths, and what it means to lead a deeply authentic life.
Artist Talk – Large Format Camera & Photography at La Fab!
Large Format photography
We’re hosting a 90 minute session on Harry’s artwork from his large format cameras including:
• Why on earth would you shoot with such a cumbersome camera!
• 4×5 and 8×10 cameras
• Experience of building a camera
• Large Format Artwork
Straight from the 8×10 camera – from the Watershed collection
The studio was filed with giggles and smiles.
It always happens when we host DIY Portraits.
DIY Portraits – Ottawa Studio Works
Families and groups have been taking advantage of our unique service – we set up the studio lights and equipment at our photo studio. And our guests plug in their own SLR cameras.
After a quick tutorial and test shot the group is in charge of their own portrait session. They shoot their own portraits or use a remote release to take their group shot.
Family Portraits – DIY – Ottawa Photo Studio
Some fine, self-directed portraits and a super-fun family, corporate or group experience.
DIY guests walk away with their memory card full of their portraits to print, share and post as they please!
We offer this service for special times of the year like Christmas and Mother’s Day but also offer Custom Sessions. The cost depends on a few things: custom dates, family or corporate use.
• Prices start at $150 for an hour of DIY family portraits on a day we offer a series of spots to the public.
• A corporate 75 minute DIY portrait session costs $275 for a booking.
I’ve been enjoying my new, hand built, 8×10, large format camera – I’ve been using the camera for a few different art projects.
8×10 large format camera – hand built
I’ve been working on a Large format sun streaks for six months, sourcing an old pre-photography chemistry medium that’s supposed to be used without a camera – just light and paper. It’s taken many months of experimentation to make the chemical process work in a big enormous camera.
I’m getting consistent and fun results as I build a body of work. The photo below tracks the sun’s arc across the sky above a beautiful church.