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


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

CAPA awards Sheena Wilkie and Jim Hatch

Jim Hatch was presented with the Associateship Award (ACAPA) on October 24, 2018 at the Langley Camera Club. He was nominated for this by the Langley Camera Club for his contribution to their camera club and for the many CAPA competition awards received. Most notable awards were his winning the gold medal for both the 2016 and 2017 CAPA Annual Photo Challenge Competitions.

Sheena Wilkie was presented an Honorary Membership. Over the 10-15 years, she continued her tireless efforts to promote digital photograph across Canada by:

  1. being a respected and highly sought after Certified CAPA judge by many camera clubs;
  2. promoted digital photography through 10 years of her training courses;
  3. being a member of the CAPA Board of Directors for many years and held the position of Vice President;
  4. 10 years as the editor-in-chief for the Canadian Camera magazine;
  5. wrote many articles the noted magazine;
  6. member of the organization committee for the 2015 CAPA Conference held at the University of British Columbia;
  7. key member of the 2016-2017 CAPA Website Renewal project
  8. filled the new CAPA webmaster role for 2017.

We salute the dedication and achievements of these two individuals. They serve as examples to many photographers across Canada.

Sheldon Boles – FCAPA
CAPA Director of Competitions

Sheena Wilkie is awarded a CAPA Honorary Membership
Sheen Wilkie (left) is awarded a CAPA Honorary Membership by Sheldon Boles
Canadian Association for Photographic Art Award
Sheldon Boles (right) presents Jim Hatch with an CAPA Associateship

Toronto Salon

The Toronto Camera Club is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the International Salon of Photography. There are special awards being offered, starting this year. The closing date is November 9th, 2018.


Information about the Toronto Salon of Photography
Toronto 125th International Salon of Photography

The Lighthouses of Passamaquoddy Bay

by Carol Behan-Sokolow

Located at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy and forming part of the international border between Maine and New Brunswick, Passamaquoddy Bay has some of the most spectacular scenery in the region.

Article by Carol Behan-Sokolow
The Lighthouses of Passamaquoddy Bay by Carol Behan-Sokolow

CAPA Conference in Calgary

Capture it Raw!

The CCC2019 website is up and ready for registration! Go to to see who our speakers are and what they’ll be presenting at the conference. Follow the social media and website links on the speaker pages to learn a bit more about them and see some awesome images. We believe we’ve assembled a wonderful and varied group of photographers who you will learn from and be inspired by at CCC2019. More information

CAPA members can get their $50 discount code by logging in and checking for the code under the Members tab. Please note this code is for CAPA members only.

CCC 2019 Summary (.pdf)

Calgary: Capture It Raw
Canadian Camera Conference in Calgary, July 16-18. 2019

Burnaby 2019 Showcase

To all admirers of excellent photography:

This year the Burnaby Photographic Society celebrates 23 years of presenting to the public our high-quality slide shows put to music.  Our 23rd Annual Showcase will take youaround the world with an evening of slide shows set to music on 26 January 2019 and a dramatic print display during the previous week.  Showcase will sweep you off to exotic places and cultures, and bring you up close to wildlife, fine art, and visual surprises. Tickets come with a chance to win valuable door prizes. Also, the free print display in the Shadbolt Centre’s lobby will run all week from Monday, 21 January through Saturday 26 January 2019.

Slide shows set to music: Saturday, 26 January 2019, 7:00 PM, at James Cowan Theatre in the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby. For tickets ($20), contact Brian Maskell at either or phone 604-318-9369. You can also visit


Burnaby 2019 Showcase
Burnaby Showcase Jan. 21-26

New District Rep for Pacific

I would like to announce a New District Representative who will represent CAPA on the Sunshine Coast.  Please welcome Janet Slater to this role.  She is responsible for the Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz, a new CAPA club.

Janet has been a long time member of the Langley camera club as well as an individual member of CAPA.  She and her husband have recently retired to this community from Langley.  At the moment they are living in their 5th wheel awaiting the arrival of a new grandbaby, and a move into their new home around Christmas time.

Lynda Miller
Pacific Zone Director

CAPA Award to Larry Breitkreutz

Larry Breitkreutz was awarded the Honorary Fellow CAPA Award for his dedicated support for CAPA over many years. In the past, he was the President of the Crescent Beach Photography Club, CAPA Zone Director for the Pacific Region and the national President of CAPA. In addition, he lead the organization committee for the 2015 CAPA Photo Expo held at the University of British Columbia. CAPA Director of Competitions Sheldon Boles presented Larry with the award on behalf of the CAPA Board of Directors. The presentation was made at the Crescent Beach Photography Club on September 19,2018.

CAPA Director of Competitions Sheldon Boles presents CAPA Vice President Larry Breitkreutz with a Honorary Fellow CAPA Award on behalf of the CAPA Board of Directors
Sheldon Boles (left) presents Larry Breitkreutz with an Honorary Fellow CAPA Award

Gold Medal for the Toronto Club (TDPC)

Jonathan Ward presented the Toronto Digital Photography Club (TDPC) with the Gold Medal for the CAPA  2018 Club Closeup Competition. The ladies receiving the medal were Luba Citrin (middle) and Diana Noriel (right) who are the club CAPA Competition Chairs.

Presentation of the Gold Medal to TDPC
TDPC wins Gold


FCAPA award goes to Lance Gitter
Lance Gitter (right) receives the FCAPA Award from Jonathan Ward

Lance Gitter recently received the Fellowship Award (FCAPA) at the Toronto Digital Photography Club on September 11th, 2018.

There were five members in the 2017/18 year approved by the Honours Committee for distinctions. Honours Awards are granted for photographic accomplishments; service to the Canadian Association for Photographic Art or equivalent international organizations and for their contribution to photography. Click here for more details about CAPA Honours and Awards.


Pacific Zone News

Hi Everyone,

Dennis has received this from Terry Webb of the Pacific Digital Photography Club and forwarded it to me for distribution. From what I understand, the CAPA Slide Show Competition is really popular this year. Please let your clubs know of this competition. I hope there is lots of interest!

As you are aware, the PZ News is on hold until we can find someone to work with it. If any of you are interested in getting this news out to our clubs and members, please let me know. Please also ask your clubs if they have any aspiring editors in their membership.

I will also forward this notice to Kayla to include in the CAPA monthly newsletter. We can keep these news bits flowing there too.

I have one more piece of great news! Just this week I was delighted to welcome Cheryl Bramble as District Rep. to the Central Interior District. I know her passion and enthusiasm will be passed on to the clubs and members here.

Thanks for you help and enjoy this Spring weather and photo ops!