ACAPA award to Derek Hayes

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Derek Hayes (left) receives his ACAPA award from Sheldon Boles

On February 5, 2019 at the Crescent Beach Photography Club, Derek Hayes was presented with an Associateship (ACAPA) Award for his many contributions to photography and achievements. These achievements include publishing 17 photography related books, committee member for the 2015 CAPA Conference, CAPA Awards as well as many published articles in Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

On behalf of the CAPA Board of Directors, Derek was presented his award by Sheldon Boles (right) – Director of Competitions.

Jean-Daniel Gagné

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Un Membre de L’ACAP invité d’honneur en France

Jean-Daniel Gagné, photographe de la nature et animalière, sera l’invité d’honneur au Festival Inter’Nature du Haut-Jura (FINA) en France. L’évènement, le premier de ce que l’on espère deviendra un rendez-vous

photographer Jean-Daniel Gagné
Jean-Daniel Gagné

annuel des professionnels et des amateurs de l’image ainsi que des passionnés de la nature, aura lieu du 12 au 14 avril 2019 dans la petite ville de Saint-Claude dans le département du Jura. En plein coeur du Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura, le FINA visera à « faire vivre un territoire et promouvoir une nature de caractère » au travers des expositions photographiques, des conférences et des ateliers qui seront tenus dans divers endroits de la localité. Les organisateurs se sont tournés vers Jean-Daniel Gagné comme invité d’honneur pour enrichir le FINA d’une immersion dans les paysages naturels canadiens.

Membre individuel de l’ACAP ainsi que du Club Photo Évasion dans la Montérégie au sud de Montréal, Jean-Daniel Gagné accumule plus de 40 ans d’expérience photographique durant lesquels il s’est créé une expertise technique et artistique impressionnante. Il partage ses connaissances en animant régulièrement des ateliers de photographie de paysage et de photographie animalière dans les Rocheuses canadiennes et dans le Sud-ouest américain. Jean-Daniel Gagné puisera dans cette richesse d’expérience pour choisir les 24 photos de grande taille qu’il présentera et pour animer les conférences qu’il prononcera dans le cadre du FINA. Sa participation à cette célébration de la photographie et de la nature a été rendue possible grâce à l’invitation de ses hôtes et de la généreuse contribution logistique d’Air Transat.

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A CAPA member is guest of honour in France

Jean-Daniel Gagné, nature and wildlife photographer, will be the guest of honour at the Festival Inter’Nature du Haut-Jura (FINA) in France. This event, the first of what is hoped to be an annual get-together for professional and amateur photographers as well as for lovers of nature, will take place from 12 to 14 April 2019 in the small town of Saint-Claude in the department of Jura. Situated in the very heart of the Parc naturel régional of the Haut-Jura, the FINA aims to celebrate the area’s unique landscapes and promote the characteristics of the local habitat through photographic exhibitions, conferences and workshops located throughout the locality. The organizers chose to invite Jean-Daniel Gagné as guest of honour in order to enrich the event with an immersion in Canada’s natural landscapes.

An individual member of CAPA as well as a member of the Club Photo Evasion in the Montérégie region south of Montréal, Jean-Daniel Gagné has accumulated over 40 years of photographic experience, cumulating in an impressive technical and artistic expertise. He shares his abilities by regularly leading workshops in the Canadian Rockies and in the American southwest. Jean-Daniel Gagné will make his rich photographic experience available at this year’s FINA through the exhibition of 24 large-format photographs as well as through speaking engagements. His participation in this celebration of photography and nature is made possible by the invitation from his hosts and by the generous contribution of Air Transat to the logistics of the event.

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Photomotion 2018

The Pacific Digital Photography Club presented PHOTOMOTION 2018 on November 17 at the Inlet Theater in Port Moody, British Columbia. PHOTOMOTION is now recognized as the premier photographic event on the Canadian west coast which showcases award winning photography to an audience of 320 patrons.

PHOTOMOTION is a compendium of club members’ digital slide/sound shows and is a professional multimedia event consisting of audio/visual slideshow presentations with special effects, created by award-winning photographers. Shows included a selection of 22 juried audio-visual presentations approximately 3 to 4 minutes in duration. Contents of the shows were set by individual photographers and were juried for quality by a panel of CAPA judges.

Highlights of the presentations included:
• Stunning images projected from a 10,000 lumens projector in full HD on a 20’ screen
• 6 channel Dolby surround sound
• Matinee and evening shows
• Show commentary by a master of ceremonies
• Guest photographer Anthony Bucci
• Over $3,000 in door prizes.

PHOTOMOTION 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 at the Inlet Theater in Port Moody. CAPA, ACAP member club presentation of Photomotion-2018 CAPA, ACAP member club presented Photomotion 2018 in Port Moody, BC

Shuswap Photo Arts: Viktoria Haack

In February the Shuswap Photo Arts Club will be presenting Viktoria Haack as special speaker – February 25, 2019, 7PM at Fifth Avenue Senior Centre in Salmon Arm.

Admission is by donation.

For more information, see the Shuswap Photo Arts website.Shuswap Photo Arts Club

Latow AV Festival

The Latow Photographers Guild in Burlington, Ont. will be presenting its 40th Annual Seminar in April, and the special guest will be Richard Martin. Richard will present a full day on visual design and related themes on Saturday, 13 April. On the following day, he will present two shorter sessions, taking a deeper dive into seeing and design.

On Saturday evening, there will be an AV Festival. More details and tickets are available at This year there are submissions from Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, Norway and South Africa that will make up the shows that will be presented at this year’s gala evening presentation on April 13th at the Art Gallery of Burlington (see the poster for the lineup).

If you need AV Festival tickets for family and friends they are $10.00 in advance and can be purchased online through or they can be purchased that evening “at-the-door” for $15.00 (depending on availability).

Latow AV Festival
Latow International AV Festival, A Celebration of Photography

Canadian Stamp by Michael Winsor

CAPA member Michael Winsor’s photograph of an iceberg beside Ferryland, N.L, will be travelling worldwide as part of Canada Post’s “From Far and Wide” stamp series.

Winsor, of St. John’s, was informed last March that his image taken in April 2017 that captured an iceberg framed behind two homes and a docked fishing boat just after sunset would appear on a stamp.
But the 44-year-old professional photographer wasn’t able to share the good news with the public until Canada Post made the official announcement on Jan. 14.

“It’s great recognition,” says Winsor, a member of the Camera 35 Camera Club in St. John’s. “It will be seen all over the world. It’s pretty cool.”

A full interview with Michael Winsor will appear in Spring issue of Canadian Camera magazine.

Canadian Stamp photograph by CAPA member photographer Michael Winsor
Michael Winsor’s photograph of an iceberg beside Rerryland, N.L.

2020 Salon My Country

CAPA, ACAP photographic salonIt is with pleasure that CAPA announces a photographic Salon to be held at the Musée National de la Photographie in Drummondville, Que., in 2020.

The Musée National de la Photographie (MNP) in association with CAPA and Olympus will host the three month print exhibition from January to the end of March 2020 called “2020 Salon My Country.” A total of 39 images representing our Country with 3 images depicting each province & territory.

All images submitted into the 2019 Canada: My Country competition will be considered for selection as the top 39 (3 images per theme) winning images for the 2020 Salon My Country.

As this Salon will showcase the talents of CAPA photographers and the beauty of our Country, we invite all members to get your camera and submit your best images.

The Director of Competitions will contact each entrant whose image was selected as one of the top 39 images and request that they provide their selected image with the following parameters for printing by MNP.

  • minimum size of image file – 10 MB
  • image print size – minimum 11 x 14 inches or maximum 16 x 20 inches
  • Resolution – 300 pixels/inch

During the Salon, the organizers will recognize 3 images that best represent the province/territory.

This competition closes on April 30, 2019.

Check out the details of the Canada: My Country Competition webpage for details. If you have any questions about this competition or the 2020 Salon My Country, please email the Director of Competitions at or Alain Dubeau for those wishing clarification in French at

All copyright will remain with the photographer. CAPA, MNP & Olympus may use the images for promotional purposes with credits to the photographer.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year discount

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Discount

until March 31, 2019

Striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and the remarkable beauty of our natural world are captured in Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Save 20% off ROM admission. Get the promo code on the members discount page.

Le Photographe naturaliste de l’année

jusqu’au 31 mars 2019

L’exposition Le Photographe naturaliste de l’année révèle la beauté saisissante de la nature, de la faune et de la flore de notre monde.
Obtenez 20 % de rabais sur les billets d’entrée au ROM.

Neil Ever Osbourne Seminar by Lakeshore Camera Club

Photography Seminar by Lakeshore Camera Club
A Visual Storytelling Seminar and Workshop hosted by Lakeshore Camera Club

A Visual Storytelling Seminar & Workshop
hosted by the Lakeshore Camera Club

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Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, Quebec
Sunday, March 31, 2019
8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $85
Contact: Peter Clarke at


Royal Ontario Museum Contest

Photography Contest

Contest closes February 15, 2019

The ROM invites you to share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a 14-Day Experience Borneo tour for two courtesy of G Adventures, a Digital SLR camera courtesy of Henry’s Camera, and more!

Share your wildlife image from your unlocked Twitter or Instagram account and include @ROMtoronto & #ROMwpyON (or #ROMwpyJR for ages 13-17). For more information visit

Le concours de photos

usqu’au 15 février 2019

Le ROM vous invite à partager vos plus remarquables photos naturalistes. Vous pourriez gagner des prix exceptionnels, dont un voyage de 14 jours à Bornéo pour deux personnes offert par G Adventures, un appareil photo reflex numérique offert par Henry’s Camera et bien plus!

Partagez votre photo à partir de votre compte Twitter ou Instagram public et ajoutez @ROMtoronto et #ROMwpyON (ou #ROMwpyJR si vous avez entre 13 et 17 ans). Pour plus d’information, visitez

Fine Art Competition Awards

Two awards were presented to winners of the Fine Art Competition.

On November 28, 2018, Lynne Kelman (President of the Crescent Beach Photography Club) was presented with the Fine Art ‘Club’ Competition’s Honourable Mention Ribbon by Sheldon Boles – CAPA Director of Competitions. For this competition, the club received the 4th highest score in this competition. The six club members who contributed their images were: Derek Hayes, Lynne Kelman, Mike Strong, Ronald Kelman, Roy Abbot and Wayne Farrow.
On November 28, 2018, Llaesa North was awarded the 2018 Fine Art ‘Individual’ Competition’s Silver Medal by Sheldon Boles – CAPA Director of Competitions. Her four images received a total score of 98.5. Llaesa received her award at the Crescent Beach Photography Club.

Pacific Zone Print Challenge

Photo clubs in the Pacific Zone are invited to participate in the Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2019. The closing date for  entries is February 7, 2019. This competition is hosted by CAPA member club The Darkroom Group.

Click on the poster for more details.

Shuswap Photo Arts Club Presents Darren Robinson

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club will be concentrating on B&W photography in December and January.  The highlight will be the January 28, 2019 meeting in Salmon Arm at the Fifth Avenue Senior Centre, featuring Professional Photographer Darren Robinson, who has recently been exploring the power of B&W photography.

Click on the poster to see the larger size.

Toronto Camera Club Salon a Success

Congratulations to the Toronto Camera Club on the running of their 125th Annual International Salon. With over 6000 images & prints from over 40 countries the salon exemplifies international photography at it’s best.

Lily Markovic and her dedicated team of volunteers should be proud of the work they have done in running this prestigious international salon. CAPA has promoted the salon for many years and was well represented with 7 of the 10 Judges being CAPA members.

We look forward to working with the TCC Salon in the future to help promote the photographic arts.

The Toronto Camera Club is a long time CAPA member club, first joining CAPA in 1996.

Full Salon Team
Salon Judges: Standing L-R: Glenn Bloodworth, Peter Bisset, Jonathan Ward, Nathan Hiller Seated L-R: Philip Kwan, Craig Lauder, Dany Chan, Francis King, Rod Trider, Pervez Khatib

Forum d’images

Forum d’images

Une nouvelle ressource est maintenant offerte à ses membres par l’ACAP pour leur permettre de présenter leurs photos, de les commenter et de recevoir des avis et des suggestions de la part d’autres participants. Il ne s’agit pas d’un concours, mais d’une opportunité d’afficher son travail, de bénéficier d’une critique constructive et d’améliorer ses compétences. Les membres de la zone Québec sont fortement encouragés à y participer en soumettant des photos portant sur le thème courant : accueillons l’automne. Le texte d’accompagnement peut être en français ou en anglais. Vous êtes également invités à afficher vos commentaires, dans la langue de votre choix, sur les photos qui y sont déjà affichées.Vous pouvez accéder à cette activité en suivant le lien

Photo Forums

CAPA has made a new feature available to its members to allow them to present their photos, off er comments about them and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow participants. This is not a competition, but a chance to show your work, receive constructive criticism from fellow members and improve your photography skills. Quebec Zone members are strongly encouraged to participate and submit images on the current theme : We Welcome Fall. The accompanying text can be written in either English or French. Members are also invited to comment, in the language of their choice, on photos that have been posted by others. You can access this activity by clicking

Focusing on Owls

by Anthony Bucci

Wildlife photography is more than just taking pictures. Thinking about conservation and the well being for all wildlife is always on my mind.


Owls by Anthony Bucci
by Anthony Bucci

ProFusion Expo 2018

ProFusion is a photo & video event taking place in Toronto this month. The location is at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Hall A, North Building from
Tuesday November 13th, 11am to 7pm – Wednesday November 14th, 10am to 5pm.

You can register for free tickets on their website.

Sunshine Coast News

Francis Point Park
Francis Point Park by Janet Slater

The newly formed Sunshine Coast Region for CAPA is located on the beautiful and photogenic West Coast of British Columbia.  It consists of a club called the Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz. The club has just started its fifth year of operation and has a small, established core membership on which to build.  Phil Cunnington leads this group of near novice to very accomplished and artistic photographers.

The club keeps busy with field trips and outings; themed photo assignments, followed up with review sessions; workshops; guest speakers and presentations by their own members. They have creative ways of getting exposure and increasing their membership, one of which is showing their photography at the local movie theatre just before the movies start.

Club member Colin Horabin will be making a presentation at the Nov 20 club meeting.  Colin will focus primarily on the photographic issues and techniques used to capture his eagle images used in his slide show “The Plastic Planet” (shown at the Northwest Photofest in Kitimat) and a brief overview of preparing his slide show.   Colin will also discuss how other passionate photographers can work on other such projects.

The club meets in Wilson Creek on the 1st and 3rd Tues of every month at 7 pm (except July and August).

To learn more about this club, visit

Having recently moved to the Sunshine Coast, I am looking forward to being a part of this very artistic group of photographers and provide CAPA support for this growing club and assist them in getting the most from their CAPA involvement.

Janet Slater
Sunshine Coast District Representative
Canadian Association for Photographic Art


Once again the Pacific Digital Photography Club is presenting our annual PHOTOMOTION
presentation, now in it’s15th year. The event is scheduled for November 17th, 2018.

PHOTOMOTION is a professional multimedia event consisting of audio/visual slideshow presentations with special effects, created by award-winning photographers.The slide shows are juried on the basis of quality by a panel of CAPA( Canadian Association of Photographic Artists) certified judges.The event is held annually in November at the Centennial Inlet Theatre at  100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC.

There will be an afternoon show at 2:00pm as well as an evening show at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15:00 and are available online at or call Elfi at 604-929-7860

Thank you,

Terry Webb, Pacific Digital Photography Club