#952 One Year Anniversary – Online Program – Special Offer!

Happy Anniversary to us!!
A year ago, in June, we added the Online Photo Program to our list of photo classes to help bring our well-loved photo courses to people beyond Ottawa!

It was a lot of work and we weren’t sure quite what we were getting into!
But… what we did create has people coming back for more!

First photo challenge - self portraits © Jane B.

First online photo challenge – “self portraits” © Jane B.

Members keep sending in comments saying how the program has helped them:
• be more active photographers
• learn in a fun environment
• be part of a community of photographers looking to improve their skills.

First Online Photo Challenge "Self Portraits" © Maisie I.

First Online Photo Challenge “Self Portraits” © Maisie I.

Whatever the Online Photo Program does, I am seeing people improve their skills and produce better and better photos!

See last month’s online photo program review for more member photos and comments!

See part of the first critique session ever on the Online Photo Program:

Special Offer!
In celebration of the first year of photo fun on the online photo program we are offering a celebratory, limited offer to the lucky people who click the button below until June 3rd!

30% off! Hurry – it won’t last long!
Instead of $180 for 6 months of monthly photo courses, you get 6 months of photo challenges, video, notes, critique and sharing for $125! Price returns to $180 after June 3rd.

Special Offer has expired…
Register Online.

First Online Photo Challenge "Self Portraits" © Cheryl K.

First Online Photo Challenge “Self Portraits” © Cheryl K.

#941 Photo Class Update

Smartphone photography

Smartphone photography

Our spring photo courses are filling up in Ottawa:

Spring’s Creative Fundamentals filled up – and dates have been set for September’s class in Gatineau Park.

Macro Photography with Louise Tanguay is fullemail us to be put on the waiting list!

Tulips Safari with Louise is close to full!

• There is still some room on the Waterfall Safari and Smartphone Photography Seminar/Safari with Blair Gable.

Waterfall Photo Safari

Waterfall Photo Safari

On-Location Lighting with Blair is still a long way off (October!) but last spring sold out quickly!

• And the Online Program always has room for you! People are discovering this relatively new program and loving it!

• We’re looking at offering our popular Natural Light Portraits course this summer because you keep asking. What do YOU think?

Online photo course

Online photo course - member photo from "CLOSER! Challenge" - © Scott Hall

#940 Online Photo Course “Slow Photo” Results

Last month’s challenge on the Online Photo Class was “Slow Photos.”
Members were asked to shoot at slow shutter speeds of 1 second or longer. That’s tough – just try it! Much of the time it’s hard to even shoot at one second because there’s too much light.

Members, as usual, wow-ed me with their creative ideas. They took the info and lessons I presented in the weekly material sent via email, web and private Facebook forum and created some beauty!

Online Photo Class

Better photos through the Online Photo Program! © Don Douglas

Online photo members enjoyed it, too!

I’m not sure why it took me so long to come aboard, I knew about this ages ago. I was certainly in a funk with photography and now feel inspired to shoot again. 

I enjoyed the informative critique video very much and learned a lot through that review and exercise. I’m glad I signed up for this online program. Look forward to more…
G.R. April

Online photo program

Slow photography - Online Photo Class!

I had a couple of main goals when I signed up – have fun, actually get out and shoot, enjoy the process.

So far all of these goals have been fully met… I have been out shooting more in the last two months than in the year before that!
A.G. April

Once again a fun challenge with lots of learnings. I particularly enjoyed experimenting with light painting.
M.M., April

Join us for “Fast Photos” in May.

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Slow photo challenge - © Allan Cameron

#856 Online Photo Course New Challenge Announced

Our new Online Photo Program has a new challenge starting this week. The course work this month challenges members to recognize, learn and use backlighting scenarios to make better photos.

Backlit photo

Photo Backlighting - Online photo course

Today we were shooting next week’s lesson in central Ottawa in the Byward Market.

Our online class is still fairly new but helping people build better pictures. There is still time – join us for the fun of October’s class.

backlight and photography

photo backlighting

#805 Spring photography in review

The last months have been very fun and full at HarryNowell.com. A bit of a review:

Photography Classes and Safaris 

We had a full schedule this spring with standard courses like Creative Fundamentals + sheep shearing safari and some new sessions with new photo instructors like:

Louise Tanguay and Macro Photography (full and just started!)

Blair Gable and On-Location Lighting – the first workshop filled so quickly we had to offer a second session coming up in July

Our ProProgram students continue to grow and make me smile with their accomplishments!

Urban Compositions Photo Safari

Urban Compositions Photo Safari

Assignment Work

Recently, we’ve had some fun work  including stocks shoots with the government and private schools (photos coming soon), press and event coverage.

Event photography Ottawa

Event photography Ottawa


• We hosted Elmwood School’s Art Class exhibition at the photo studio

Watershed was involved in a show at the Cube Gallery and the New Art Festival and some is now hanging at the studio

• We’re just hanging the Music Photo show at Ottawa Studio Works for Saturday’s one night exhibit – six photographers (maybe seven) showing their favourite top acts

Watershed Art Exhibit

Watershed Art Exhibit


We launched our online photo membership program this month offering tips, challenges, and critique to some lucky people. Anyone can access learning from their internet connected computer.

It’s been a very fun spring. We’re smiling for the summer fun coming our way!