The CPOPC Executive Team is made up of talented volunteers. They ensure the club’s mandate is on target and that it is serving its membership.
Alan’s first photographic experience was helping his dad develop and print black and white in the family kitchen darkroom using a home-made enlarger. After that came a succession of technological wonders such as colour, exposure meters, 35mm, SLRs and eventually digital. Along the way his photography has been really stuck in recording places and things, with little emphasis on people – he hates having his own photo taken and wrongly assumes the same of others. So the club is his attempt to broaden his creative repertoire and start creating some interesting images. As an engineer and currently using a Lumix FX 200 all-in-one, he is amazed at the results that even low end technology can produce. He is particularly enjoying capturing birds, flowers and other wildlife with the high zoom.
Ray started using a simple “point and shoot” digital camera when they first came out. A few years ago he bought his first digital SLR and realized he needed assistance to make full use of it, so he joined the Orléans Photo Club club last year. This year, he decided to help the club out by volunteering to serve on the Executive Committee as the Program Director.
After completing communications from the University of Ottawa, Clive graduated in photography from New York City’s Parsons School of Design in 1984. His photographic work has been commissioned by clients such as Canada Post, the City of Ottawa, the Yellow Pages and numerous local, national and international magazines, including the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star on subjects ranging from travel, social commentary and business matters. His photographic work has been exhibited in a 5th Avenue gallery, on WPBS-TV, through the City of Ottawa, and at the International Tulip Festival.
Towards the end of 2012, Focal Press, an American publisher, published his book on close-up photography entitled, Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography.
Clive is also an award-winning advertising Creative Director/Copywriter with over 20 years of experience. He has worked with a roster of national and international clients and agencies in Canada, the States, Britain, Europe, the Caribbean and Bermuda. He has worked on accounts for Disney, McDonalds, Honda motorcycles, Microsoft, TSN, Cable & Wireless and the Bank of Butterfield. In 2010, Clive produced a successful TV show, Ottawa’s Art Seen, on Rogers TV and has twice been a guest on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera. Besides his advertising commitments, he is working an a photo exhibition with fellow photographer, Richard Desmarais and on a book about owners of classic cars and the stories behind their cars.
Roger has always been interested in photography. He took his first pictures with a Brownie camera. During his university years, he became the photographer for the newspaper and the yearbook, where he took and processed thousands of black and white pictures. As a teacher, he taught the basics of picture taking and darkroom processing to his grade seven and eight students. His union activities did not leave much time for his hobby. In recent years, he has renewed with it and has become member of our club. This year he has once again accepted the task of secretary treasurer.
Janna’s interest in photography started at a young age. Known to her family as the “Queen of the five-minute film”, she has managed to include her passion into her career. As a partner in a marketing and communications company, Janna can express her creativity through photography, graphic design and web design. She has photographed visiting dignitaries, events, weddings, family portraits and commercial products, and has had her work used by many of the city’s thriving business community and media outlets. She looks forward to utilizing her marketing experience to help grow the club, and learning each and every meeting with her fellow members.