2020-2021 Round 3 Judges

Robert Laramée

Robert learned photography and darkroom work in high school. Years later, he did a home study course with the School of Modern Photography and took two workshops at Algonquin College. After retirement, he studied at the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa and completed a part-time studies Certificate in analog photography in 2009.

Robert has been teaching photography since 2010. He is an active member of three photo clubs and a CAPA Certified judge and trainer.

He uses digital cameras for colour but still prefers black and white film from 35mm to 4×5 and enjoys working in his own darkroom.

Bill McCloskey

I am a founding member of Studio Zone V, a collective of six Ottawa area photographers and have exhibited in group shows with them. I was Chair of the RA Photo Club of Ottawa from 2011-2014. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Photographic Arts. I have been a student at the School of the Photographic Arts of Ottawa (SPAO) since 2006 and for the past six years have been a part-time Masters level student there under the tutelage of Michael Tardioli. As well, I have taken photography workshops with local Ottawa photographers Adrien Duey and David Balfour as well as several internationally acclaimed photographers such as Freeman Patterson, Andre Gallant, Steve Simon and Tim Grey. In addition I have participated in extended workshops and photography shoots around the globe with the award winning photographers David duChemin, Andy Biggs, David Cardinal and Joel Tjintjelaar.

Manfred Mueller