#1031 Kids Craft Offered Saturday, December 14th.

Our open house went very well last weekend!

So well, that we’re opening the doors next weekend (December 14th) but for only a couple of hours…
As part of our Platform Series, we’ll be offering the kid’s photo craft and showing off our large format camera.

Studio Open Hours
Saturday, December 14th; 1-3:30pm.

• Kids Craft
Kids (of all ages) will be welcome to try creating a photo craft learning about light and science and art. No equipment necessary. Kids take home their craft when they leave.
Time involved: 5-30 minutes.
Cost for craft: Minimum donation $5. Suggested family rate of $10.

• Our Large Format Cameras will be on display. Feel free to ask questions! Free.

This will be the last day to take advantage of our Online Program Special Offer!

photo craft

Adult version of the kid’s craft!

#1026 New Workshop – Creating a Coffee Table Book with’Blurb’ and Louise Tanguay

Interested in turning your photos into a cherished coffee table book?

Advances in printing, web and software have made the process more accessible than ever.

Join graphic designer and photographer, Louise Tanguay, as she guides you from start to finish.

Blurb book workshop

Create your own coffee table book with Louise Tanguay

Who is Louise?
Louise is a published photographer who travels the world to capture and teach. Her books sell well – ‘Natura‘ sold 10,000 copies in Quebec and France. (erm, that’s a lot!) And she has published books herself.

Join us for three Mondays in March to learn to produce your own memories for family, friends or profit.



#1022 Open House Update – Free Photo Craft and Demo

In two weeks we are hosting our:
Our Annual Open House!

3-4pm Photo Craft for kids of all ages (while supplies last)
4:30-5:30pm Large Format Camera Demo
6-10pm General Celebrations & People’s Choice Awards
Saturday, November 30th.
160 Preston St, Ottawa.

This year we are highlighting the work of our student’s successes. Their excitement and breakthroughs keep me smiling and excited to keep teaching:

[My photos improved over the last year…] It’s all thanks to you, the course and the forum!  I know that I wouldn’t have learnt as much just taking a class here and there. For this, I can’t thank you enough!” MI, Online Member

© Morina Reece - Student Success!

© Morina Reece – Student Success!

We’ll also be offering a kid’s photo-based craft from 3pm-4pm. Bring a youngster (at heart) and get them to try a hands on craft – they can bring their art home (while supplies last.) No camera needed.

Large Format Demo
We’ll be offering a demo on Large Format Cameras from 4:30-5:30pm. Come and see the simplicity and beauty of large format!

People’s Choice Award
Come and vote for your favourite student photo. One person will be celebrated at the studio based on YOUR votes. Pick your favourite, bring your friends!

Student Exhibition – Deadline has Past!!
Want to share your successes? The deadline is looming.
We’ve got many great submissions but if you want to be involved, please submit photos by Saturday, November 16th:
DEADLINE = November 16th, 2013
• maximum 450 pixels wide (Small web files please!)
• include your name in the filename
• sharp, engaging photos from 2013
• Send your photo submission with “Open House” in the subject line to Harry@HarryNowell.com.
• If chosen we will need a LARGE file size to create your print.

BIG thanks to our supporters!
Without them, this event would not be possible.
• Artopix.ca
• DaveAndrews.ca
• PatrickGordonFraming.ca
You will receive a beautifully matted print of your photo after the show.




Our Annual Open House:
• 3-4pm Photo Craft for kids of all ages (while supplies last)
• 4:30-5:30pm Large Format Camera Demo
• 6-10pm General Celebrations
Saturday, November 30th.
160 Preston St, Ottawa.

© Cheryl Kreis - Student Success!

© Cheryl Kreis – Student Success!

#1012 Platform – Learn the Basics of Framing with Patrick Gordon Framing


As part of our Platform Presentations we are very pleased to have Patrick Gordon Framing, one of Ottawa’s premier framing shops, teach you the basics of framing – and caring – for your artwork.

Join us to learn:
• how to enhance and protect your photos (and other art).
• different options for presenting your art
• basics of framing photography (and other art) with both aesthetics and longevity in mind

The seminar will focus on matting, frames, backings, mounting, glazing, hinging, as well as conservation methods of caring for your photos.

A big thanks to long time supporter and student Ken H for suggesting this seminar!

Where: Patrick Gordon Framing – 160 Elm  (near Preston), Ottawa, ON.
When: Wednesday, November, 13th; 7:30-9pm.
Cost: Free – donations appreciated.
RSVP appreciated.

Framing Studio shop Ottawa

Photo courtesy of Patrick Gordon Framing

#1008 Platform Series – Solo Climbing in Yosemite with Doug Pratt-Johnson

Join us for an evening of photos, stories and adventure as veteran climber, Doug Pratt-Johnson, shares experiences of his most recent climbing trip to Yosemite.

Ansel Adams captured Yosemite in iconic large format photos in the 1930s.

Now Yosemite is a mecca for climbers who spend days inching their way up sheer cliffs.

Doug spent 9 days attached to one of the big walls last summer…

photo presentation Ottawa

Platform Series – Doug presents stories of his 9 day solo climbing adventure on Yosemite’s El Capitan.

Doug’s Climbing Presentation
Doug Pratt-Johnson will present an evening of photos and stories from his 9 day solo climb of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Valley.  Widely regarded as a mecca for bigwall climbers,  Yosemite attracts climbers from all over the world.  Come see what it’s like to sleep on a portaledge and hang your feet over the abyss while having your morning coffee!

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013; 7:30-9pm.
Location: Ottawa Studio Works; 160 Preston St., Ottawa.
Cost: Free, but donations accepted.
Registration: It’s first come, first served. Space is limited – Doors open at 7pm.

Join us!

Our Platform Series offers a platform for people to bring a selection of interesting photo, arts and related events to the community.

Doug Pratt Johnson climbing near Ottawa

Doug Pratt Johnson climbing near Ottawa © HarryNowell.com