124th Toronto Photography Salon

The Toronto Camera Club presents The124th Toronto International Salon of Photography

Submission Closing date is  November 04, 2017 @Midnight,(Gmt-5)

For more information please visit:Salon.Torontocameraclub.Com

Technical difficulties resolved

Thanks for your patience with the recent difficulties in accessing the submissions link for competitions. This situation is resolved but if you have any questions or are experiencing problems using the website please contact Sheena at webmanager@capacanada.ca

 

Pioneer in Photography

George Brybycin Receives CAPA Excellence in Photography Metal

George Brybycin was a Canadian photographer and mountaineer whose pioneering contribution to the visual heritage and ecology of the Canadian Rockies is worthy of national recognition. George had been nicknamed the ‘Ansel Adams of the Canadian Rockies.’

George devoted his life to photographing mountains, resulting in a prolific historical record of everything from the majestic valleys to the heavenly peaks of the Canadian Rockies. George’s determination, mental and physical stamina – at times taking great personal risk sleeping on mountaintops in sub-zero temperatures to capture sunrise and sunset shots, will likely never be surpassed!

George was a humble man who has self-published fifty-six books. He was not driven by riches but by the pursuit of his love of photography, and mountaineering; and his passion for nature, wildlife, and the ecology. His books are how he shares this love with others.

George Brybycin (left) was awarded CAPA’s Excellence in Photography medal by Michael Squance (Club President) at the Calgary Camera Club’s annual general meeting on May 24.  Sadly George passed away in June. You can read more about George is this tribute to him .

 

 

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CAPA Print Competition

This competition is open to all CAPA members and CAPA Clubs. The competition closes on – October 30, 2017 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.

For more information on this competition please visit the Competition Section of our website.

 

CAPA Fall Print Competition

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CAPA Canada is Number 1!

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w21 1_TCC_JEFF LU_Bald Eagles Fighting for fish
w15 5_TCC_CHRISTOPHER SIOU_Red Clover (BOTANY)
w06 2_LGCC_DAVID WINGATE_A Last Look Back

Four Nations Photography Competition

This competition is an Inter-Society digital image competition organised annually between:

 

Best images from each society’s competitions and submitted into one of four competitions – Open, Monochrome, Nature and Our Country.  Images are collectively judged and scored.

Congratulations to us! CAPA has placed first overall. This is our third consecutive year winning this competition! CAPA also placed first in 3 of the 4 categories – the Nature, Open and the Our Country categories. In additional, individual members took first place in 3 of the 4 categories – the Nature, Open and the Our Country categories, as well as winning several of the Honorable Mention awards.

The Country Placings are:

Canada – CAPA 5396 1st
Australia – APS 4964 2nd
New Zealand – PSNZ 4856 3rd
South Africa – PSSA 4817 4th

 

The results from the 4 categories are:

Nature

Canada 1081 1st
Australia 1006 2nd
South Africa 1001 3rd
New Zealand 921 4th

 

Nature Individual awards

Photographer Country Title Award
Campbell Hastings Canada Kestral with Mouse Gold
Kobie Rautenbach South Africa Flying Mammal HM
Dave Van de Laar Canada Red Fox HM
Johan Jordaan South Africa Vossie met Muis HM
Gold Medal Image – “Kestral With Mouse” taken by Campbell Hastings.

 

Our Country

Canada 1047 1st
New Zealand 933 2nd
Australia 882 3rd
South Africa 851 4th

 

Our Country Individual awards

Photographer Country Title Award
Rachel Schneiderman Canada World’s Longest Skating Rink Gold
James Gibson New Zealand A Light in the Darkness HM
Mieke Boynton Australia Angry Skies HM
Joseph Tam Australia Sydney Ferrython HM

 

Gold Medal Image – “World’s Longest Skating Rink” photographed by Rachel Schneiderman.

 

Monochrome

Australia 980 1st
New Zealand 926 2nd
Canada 908 3rd
South Africa 851 4th

 

Monochrome Individual awards

Photographer Country Title Award
Mark Vivian Australia Leap of Faith Gold
Ilan Wittenberg New Zealand Man in a Leather Jacket HM
Jacques du Toit South Africa Lady in Waiting HM
Bill Hodges New Zealand Here’s Looking at You HM

 

Open

Canada 2365 1st
Australia 2096 2nd
South Africa 2079 3rd
New Zealand 2076 4th

 

Open Individual Awards

Photographer Country Title Award
Dany Chan Canada Grizzley Feeding on Salmon Gold
Alexius van der Westhuize South Africa Lerena vs Bolonti HM
David Scott Australia Eye to Eye HM
Rene Watteel Canada Katherine HM
Kim Falconer New Zealand Contemplation HM

 

Gold Medal Winner – Grizzly Feeding On Salmon.

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Volunteers Needed

We are looking for three CAPA members to volunteer for the new Photo Critique Forums on the CAPA Website. We already have two volunteers but we need three more. This is not an onerous time commitment, the initial planning phase may take a bit more but the volunteers would be looking at an hour or two each week or more if the volunteer wants. Volunteers don’t need any special website experience beyond basic computer and Internet skills. Their role will be to answer questions, facilitate discussion, keep topics on track, and generally be helpful to people using the Photo Critique Forums. This may be of particular interest to people who are interested in online judging as there are some similar components.

The Photo Critique Forums will allow CAPA members to submit photos and give photo critiques. Members can discuss a photo or compare photos, in a message string below each photo. Members can upload their own photos when ever they want, and comment on other’s work whenever they want. There could be assignments. All the details are not worked out yet as we would like to have the full complement of volunteers before decisions on how it will work are made.

If you would like to volunteer in the Photo Critique Forums please contact Sheena Wilkie directly at  webmanager@capacanada.ca. If you know of someone you think would be interested please put them in touch with Sheena.

CCM Editorial Calendar

 Attention CAPA Members:

We need submissions for upcoming issues. Canadian Camera is your magazine! We welcome your story ideas, news items, portfolios and reviews.

 Attention CAPA Clubs:

Ðo you have a news announcement, an event, something going on? Please let us know!

We do reserve the right to accept or reject material as we see fit. And we reserve the unrestricted right to edit, crop and comment editorially on all submitted material. We make every effort to achieve a balance of views, subject matter and geographical representation of our members.

How to Send Material:

Please write your story idea as a paragraph or outline of what you would like to write an article about and send it with several low-res photos to editor-in-chief@capacanada.ca;

Editorial Calendar 2017/2018 – submission deadlines

 WINTER 2017
Content Deadline – October 1st
Advertising Deadline – October 30th
All About the Gear – Photography equipment and software

 SPRING 2018
Content Deadline – January 10th
Advertising Deadline – January 30th
Photographers as Journalists and Conservationists – Photography changing the world

SUMMER 2018
Content Deadline – April 10th
Advertising Deadline – April 30th
Water, Water, Everywhere – Photographs that include water – tips and tricks – water droplets – seascapes – waterfalls – lakeside – water sports

FALL 2018
Content Deadline – July 10th
Advertising Deadline – July 30th
Creative Post Processing – Creative tips and tutorials for post processing your photographs, including software types, tutorials, and reviews.

WINTER 2018
Content Deadline – October 1st
Advertising Deadline – October 30th
Travel Photography – best destinations, best equipment and best photos

SPRING 2019
Content Deadline – January 10th
Advertising Deadline – January 30th
Special Effects in Camera – Long Exposure, Multiple Exposure, Infrared, Motion Blur, Intentional Camera Movement

CAPA Gallery

Are you a CAPA member? We’re looking to feature your photos on our new website photo gallery located on the main page.

Photos for the main CAPA Member’s gallery will be credited with the photographer’s name in a photo byline below the photo.

  • Photos must  be sized exactly landscape at 1400px by 1050px and portrait 1050px by 1400px.
  • All photos must have the photographer’s name in the file name e.g Sheena_Wilkie.jpg
  • A title is not required as we will only be using the photographers name.
  • Photos submitted must not contain a watermark or any text including the photographer’s name or logo.

Please email the photos to webmanager@capacanada.ca

International Chinese Exhibition

“Luminosity and Rhythm” the Second International Chinese Photography Exhibition  by the Canada International Photographers Association  and Taiwan Photographers Exchange Association

A total of 185 Chinese photographers from Taiwan, mainland China and North America were invited to showcase a wide range of content, including: landscape, humanities, ecology, documentary, creativity and so on.

Time: September 16, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Lipont Art Center
4211 No 3 Rd., Richmond, BC
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am on September 16, 2017

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Vancouver Photography Festival

Entries are now being accepted for the 6th annual Vancouver International Photography Festival Photo Contest. There are three sections, VIPF (Vancouver International Photography Festival), CAPA (Canadian Association of Photographic Art), and PSA (Photographic Society of America). Entrants will be automatically entered in both sections. There are a total of 45 awards that can be won, 27 medals, and 18 Honourable Mentions. Gold medal winners will receive limited edition postage stamps with their winning image on it. There are 3 categories to choose from, Nature, Travel, and Monochrome. The entrance fees are as follows: $18 USD for 1 category, $28 USD for 2 categories, and $38 USD for 3 categories. The deadline for entry is August 31, 2017. Each entry consists of up to 4 photographs. For additional details, please visit the contest section on www.vipf.ca, any questions can be forwarded to info@vipf.ca.

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New Executive Officers

Introducing CAPA’s new Executive Officers
PRESIDENT
Rod Trider, FCAPA
VICE PRESIDENT
Carol Coleman
PAST PRESIDENT
Larry Breitkreutz, FCAPA
SECRETARY
Henry Schnell
Please welcome Michael Breakey to his new position as Director of Education
Special thanks to outgoing board members, Jacques Mailloux and Allen Bargen, for their contributions to CAPA

Fall Judging Courses

One of the mandates of the new executive is the expansion and promotion of clubs using CAPA Trained Judges to provide greater quality and consistency of results for our members. A CAPA Trained Judge is better able to provide quality and helpful comments, along with consistent scoring. CAPA Clubs will be provided with a list of Certified / Trained Judges in their Zone. We are also putting together a national list of CAPA judges to do on-line judging for our member clubs.

All CAPA Judges are required to take a course every 5 years to ensure they are keeping up to date.  CAPA has implemented a new On-line Judging system that will make hosting a competition much simpler. In order to increase the number of CAPA Trained Judges we will be increasing the number of course available across the country.

Confirmed Courses

Date/Time Event
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Judging Course - Kingston ON
Queens University – Kinesiology Building, Room 100, Kingston Ontario
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Judging Course - Hamilton ON
Barton Stone United Church, Hamilton Ontario

Course details and registration will be posted here in September.

If your club would like to host a course in your region please contact Mike Breakey – Director of Education, education@capacanada.ca Or Rod Trider – President, president@capacanada.ca

Chinese Photo Art Exhibition

2017 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada. With its multicultural history, Canada exemplifies the harmonious integration of all the world’s peoples, helping to build Canada’s reputation as a great country.

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Moonrise Between Iceberg Pillar by Michael Winsor

Michael Winsor is a professional photographer from the small outport community of Pools Island, Newfoundland. Through his passion in landscape photography, Michael has built a reputation in producing stunning low light landscape images.  With his love of exploring the natural world, he is known as a leader in fine art landscape images of Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Toronto Photography Festival

An exciting competition for group entries from photography organizations, clubs, groups, schools and associations around the world. CAPA is a Patron of this competition, and as such, CAPA medals will be awarded. All entries will be evaluated by CAPA trained judges.

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2017 Red River Ex Photo Salon

Get your entries in for the 2017 Red River Ex Photo Salon. Entries must be in by Friday May 26, 2017. Theme is open – more information here: http://www.redriverex.com/competitions/photo-contest/

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New CAPA website

We’re delighted that you have chosen to visit our new website. Whether you are a visitor or a CAPA member, we trust that you find the information on this website useful and informative.

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At the Edge of the Ocean by Felicity Somerset

I have always been intrigued by seashores, from my earliest memories of English, Irish, Welsh and European beaches to later experiences of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans bordering Canada, the U.S. and Central and South America. My preference is for shorelines that are somewhat remote – certainly not highly populated by sunbathers and swimmers.

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