An autumn uOttawa Gee-Gees track practice

One early autumn day in late October I accompanied my good friend and uOttawa Gee-Gees track coach, Normand Séguin, at Strathcona Park (next to the Rideau River in Sandy Hill, Ottawa) for his routine Saturday coaching session.  Normand himself was a track athlete in his early days and now enjoys volunteering on a regular basis […]

A man and his dog at the Dominion Arboretum

My friend Dave recently adopted Lilly, a Jack Russell mix (possibly a mix with chihuahua or dachshund, 7 years old), and approached me for a photo shoot out at the Dominion Arboretum near Dow’s Lake, Ottawa.  Of course I said yes, what a perfect opportunity to promote the SPCA and at the same time spend […]

Ottawa International Buskerfest 2016

Over the August long weekend I was invited out to join a few other photographer friends to take in the 25th year of the Ottawa International Buskerfest.  The festival ran over 5 days, with world class performers from all over the world converging downtown Ottawa on Sparks Street.  I also dropped by Sunday night to […]

RCMP Musical Ride and the signature Sunset Ceremony

June 25th, 2015, was a pleasant night out among friends at the RCMP Musical Ride signature Sunset Ceremony held at the Musical Ride Centre in Ottawa.  The Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge. The Musical Ride consists of the execution of a variety […]

Lest we forget

This morning I walked up to the National War Memorial with my camera in tow to be among the 35,000 young and old to honour and remember the Canadians who lost their lives fighting on behalf of their country in wars and military missions.  With the layers of crowds I was unable to view the […]

A night out at Glowfair

My attending a SPAO (School of Photographic Arts Ottawa) workshop in Havana, Cuba, led by David Barbour in April 2015 has been a great opportunity to later meet up among the Ottawa participants for the occasional group outing.  For our first get together five of us met over pizza at the Colonnade before heading over […]

Immersed in photojournalism and documentary photography

This winter I signed up for a 10 session course (January – March 2015) on Photojournalism and Documentary Photography run by the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO) and led by award-winning photographer David Barbour.  I wished to better my skills in these genres and found that David Barbour’s sessions provided practical insights, ongoing history […]

Winterlude photo assignment

Each February, Canada’s Capital celebrates its yearly Winterlude, three weeks of outdoor winter fun and excitement.  This is a big tourist draw for Ottawa, with lots going on among the three official venues.  My attendance this year had a slight twist, I had one hour to capture the moment on a Saturday afternoon from the […]