Alain Dubeau Awarded FCAPA

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Honorary Fellowship CAPA (Hon FCAPA) awarded to Alain Dubeau

On April 4, 2019, Rod Trider, President of CAPA presented to Alain Dubeau an Honorary Fellowship CAPA Award at the Musée National de la Photographie (MNP). Alain is a member of the Club photo Évasion and the CAPA the Quebec Zone Director. The award is in recognition for photographic achievement and for the services to the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.

Fellow Honoraire (FCAPA) décerné à Alain Dubeau

Le 4 avril 2019, Rod Trider, Président de l’ACAP, a présenté à Alain Dubeau au Musée National de la Photographie (MNP) un Fellow Honoraire de l’ACAP. Alain est membre du Club photo Évasion et directeur de la zone du Québec pour l’ACAP. Cette récompense est en reconnaissance l’excellence en photographie et pour les services rendus pour les services photographiques à l’Association canadienne d’art photographique..

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CAPA/ACAP FCAPA award to Alain Dubeau
Rod Trider (Left) presents an Honorary Fellowship CAPA to Alain Dubeau (Middle) in the presence of Jonathan-Hugues Potvin Director General of MNP (Right)
Rod Trider (à gauche) présente un Fellow Honoraire de l’ACAP à Alain Dubeau (centre) en présence de Jonathan-Hugues Potvin directeur général du MNP (à droite)
CAPA / FCAP award
Rod Trider, President of CAPA, presents an Hon Fellowship CAPA to Alain Dubeau, CAPA Quebec Zone Director Rod Trider, Président de l’ACAP, présente un Fellow Honoraire de l’ACAP à Alain Dubeau, Directeur de la Zone du Québec pour l’ACAP

 

CAPA AV Presentation

  • TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Banquet Room at the Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Avenue West, North York

Please join us on Tuesday April 30th for a viewing of this year’s best audio video shows from both the CAPA Individual and CAPA Club competitions as selected and presented by Lance Gitter.

Basis of the Competition:

The CAPA audio visual competition submissions can consist of a multimedia presentation composed of photography, video, animation, music and commentary or a combination thereof.
The emphasis of the presentation will be the blending of these components into a cohesive storyline. The transition between the images should flow harmoniously with the appropriate colour or tone complementing the selected theme and images.

Special Note:

CAPA Individual members and members of CAPA member clubs are welcome to attend.

Our meeting takes place in the Banquet Room at the Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Avenue West, North York (1 kilometer west of Yonge).
For further information on our club, go to https://tdpc.ca

Ann Alimi receives FCAPA

Gareth Jones (Toronto Camera Club’s CAPA Coordinator) presenting Ann Alimi with a Fellowship Honour (FCAPA). This award was presented to Ann for her many years of supporting CAPA and promoting photography in southwestern Ontario as well as being an accomplished photographer.

Ann Alimi (FCAPA)
Ann Alimi is presented with a Fellowship Honour award (FCAPA)

Canada: My Country opportunity

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We are approaching the closing date (April 30, 2019) for our 2019 Canada: My Country/2020 Canadian Salon competition with the 13 themes (10 provinces and 3 territories).

Our survey of the submitted images indicates that we have very few images for Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Manitoba.

If you have not yet submitted any images into this competition, I would encourage you to consider submitting your best images from:

  • Prince Edward Island,
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon
  • Manitoba

As noted in our competition page, the top three images from each province and territory will be mounted and put on display in the Canadian National Photographic Museum in Drummondville, Quebec. In addition, the top three images in each province/territory theme will receive a CAPA Merit Award.

Check out the competition page here and the 2019 Canada: My Country Competition Bonus! article here.

Canada: Mon Pays

Nous approchons de la date de clôture (30 avril 2019) pour notre concours de 2019 Canada mon pays et le Salon Canada Mon Pays 2020 de 13 thèmes (10 provinces et 3 territoires).

Notre analyse à ce jour des images soumises indique que nous avons très peu d’images pour l’île-du-Prince-Édouard, des Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Manitoba et du Yukon.

Si vous n’avez pas encore présenté d’images pour ce concours, je vous encourage à envisager de soumettre vos meilleures images de l’île-du-Prince-Édouard, des Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Manitoba ou du Yukon. Comme indiqué dans notre page du concours, les trois premières images de chaque province et territoire seront imprimées et exposées au Musée National de la Photographie à Drummondville, au Québec.

En outre, les images de chaque thème province/territoire, ayant le plus haut pointage, recevront un prix de mérite de l’ACAP.

Consultez la page du concours ici et le bonus du concours Canada: mon pays de 2019! article ici.

Sheldon Boles – FCAPA
CAPA Director of Competitions

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Focus Camera Club Individual Gold

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Maurice Melanson
Maurice Melanson wins gold

Focus Camera Club

is proud to announce Gold Medal and Merit Awards winner on the Open Theme – Thème Libre – Individuals Competition 2019

Take a look Open Theme-Theme libre web page.

Maurice Melanson,

« My photography journey began when my sister bought me a small point and shoot Olympus camera for Christmas over 30 years ago. I have always loved photography and I always had my camera with me. Sometimes I would get a lucky shot… Finally about 7 years ago I decided I wanted to learn more about photography, and made a decision to start taking night classes and began investing in new camera gear. I started to take my photography a lot more seriously and worked hard at it. Photography is really a passion for me and I feel very fortunate to have met people who have inspired and encouraged me to do what I love… »

Competition Winners & Awards
Gold Medal – Maurice Melanson
Gold Medal Maurice Melanson “Drop Three Times”
Gold Medal Maurice Melanson “No Risk No Reward”
Gold Medal Maurice Melanson “Misty Fire”

Merit Awards 3rd Place – Maurice Melanson’s image “Ice Age”
Congratulations to all the Maurice.

L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.
It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.

Focus Camera Club est fier d’annoncer que le gagnant de la médaille d’or et le gagnant d’un prix d’un mérite pour le Thème Libre – du concours individuel 2019 est un de nos membres.
Jetez un coup d’oeil à la page web de CAPA pour Open Theme – Thème libre libre.
Maurice Melanson,

« Mon voyage en photographie a débuté quand ma sœur m’a donné pour Noël il y a plus de 30 ans un petit appareil photo Olympus de type ‘’Point and Shoot ‘’. J’ai toujours aimé la photographie et j’ai toujours eu mon appareil photo avec moi. Parfois, j’ai un coup de chance lors de la prise de vue… Enfin, il y a 7 ans, j’ai décidé que je voulais en connaitre plus sur la photographie, et a pris la décision de de prendre des cours du soir et a commencé à investir dans de nouveaux équipements photographiques. J’ai commencé à prendre ma photographie beaucoup plus sérieusement et ai travaillé dur pour m’améliorer. La photographie est vraiment une passion pour moi et je me sens très chanceux d’avoir rencontré des gens qui m’ont inspiré et m’ont encouragé à faire ce que j’aime… »

Gagnants du Concours & récompenses

Médaille d’or – Maurice Melanson
Médaille d’or Maurice Melanson “Drop Three Times”
Médaille d’or Maurice Melanson “No Risk No Reward”
Médaille d’or Maurice Melanson “Misty Fire”

Prix du mérite 3ème place – l’image de Maurice Melanson «Ice Age»

Félicitations à tous de la part Maurice.

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April 2019 Competition News

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2019 Spring Open Competition

The final competition report has been approved for both the ‘Club’ and ‘Individual’ categories of this competition.

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This competition was another success with a total of 718 images submitted by 162 entrants. You can view the winning images here: Winning Club images (https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-spring-open-club-2/) and Winning Individual images (https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-opentheme-individuals-2/) A copy of the final competition reports have been posted to the website and they are found under the Competition Report option of the Competitions dropdown menu. However, this report can only be viewed once you have successfully logged onto the CAPA website.

2019 Canada: My Country Competition

This competition is now open and closes on April 30, 2019.
Please check out the competition details here. – https://capacanada.ca/canada-my-country/

As of this moment in time, we have already 77 images submitted for this competition.

2019 Annual Photo Challenge Competition

The theme for this competition is ‘reflections.’ Check out the competition details here – https://capacanada.ca/2018-annual-photo-challenge/

This competition is only open to Individual CAPA members, family members and life-members. Only 2 images can be entered per entrant in this competition.

This competition is now open for the uploading of your images.

It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.

Avril 2019 Nouvelles des concours

2019 Concours Thème Libre

Le rapport final du concours a été approuvé pour les catégories ‘Club’ et ‘Individuel’.

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Le concours est un autre succès avec un total de 718 images soumises par 162 participants.Vous pouvez visionner les images gagnantes ici :Menu Principal : Competitions—>Winners Club –-> Spring Open Theme(https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-spring-open-club-2/) etMenu Principal : Competitions—>Winners Individual –-> Spring Open Theme(https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-opentheme-individuals-2/)Les rapports finaux du concours sont affichés sur le site web et peuvent être trouvés sous :Menu Principal : Competitions—>Competition ReportsToutefois, ces rapports ne peuvent être vu seulement si vous vous êtes connecté au site Web (login).

2019 Canada: Mon pays

Ce concours est maintenant ouvert et fermera le 30 avril 2019.

Veuillez vérifier les détails de ce concours à cette adresse : https://capacanada.ca/canada-my-country/

Au moment d’écrire ces lignes, 77 images avaient déjà été soumises pour ce concours.

2019 Défi photo annuel

Le thème de ce concours est ‘réflections’. Veuillez vérifier les détails de ce concours à cette adresse :
https://capacanada.ca/2018-annual-photo-challenge/

Ce concours n’est ouvert que pour les membres individuels de l’ACAP, les membres famille et les membres à vie. Chaque participant peut soumettre seulement 2 images pour ce concours.

Le concours accepte maintenant le téléchargement de vos images.

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2019 Canada: My Country Competition Bonus!

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This year, participants in the 2019 Canada: My Country competition benefit from an added potential bonus due to CAPA’s collaboration with the Musée national de la photographie and the organization of the Salon 2020 My Country which will take place in early 2020 in Drummondville Québec. All participants’ photographs submitted to the 2019 Canada: My Country competition, whether they be selected or not for honours in the competition by CAPA judges, will be eligible to be chosen as one of the 39 photographs that will be printed and displayed from January till the end of March 2020 at the Drummondville event.

The deadline for entering the 2019 Canada: My Country competition is 30 April, after which CAPA judges will select the winners in both the club and individual categories. In a second phase of judging, thirty nine (39) photographs will be chosen amongst all submitted photos, three from each Canadian province and territory for the Salon 2020 My Country event. It is worth noting, as well, that the top 75 scored images from the 2019 Canada: My Country competition will be included in the selection process for CAPA’s submission to the international Four Nations competition.

It’s like getting three competitions for the price of one! Don’t let the 30 April deadline slip past without submitting your best photographic work to CAPA.

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Concours 2019 Canada: mon pays bonifié!

Cette année, les participants au concours 2019 Canada : mon pays se mériteront un bonus additionnel grâce à la collaboration de l’ACAP avec le Musée national de la photographie et à la tenue du Salon 2020 mon pays qui se tiendra au début de 2020 à Drummondville Québec. Toutes les photos soumises par les participants au concours 2019 Canada : mon pays, qu’elles soient ou non primées par les juges de l’ACAP dans le cadre du concours, seront éligibles à être choisies pour faire partie des trente-neuf (39) photographies à être imprimées et exposées au salon de Drummondville, du début janvier jusqu’à la fin de mars 2010.

La date limite pour participer au concours 2019 Canada : mon pays est le 30 avril. Par la suite, les juges de l’ACAP nommeront les gagnants dans les catégories « individuel » et « club ». Dans un deuxième temps, trente-neuf (39) photos seront choisies parmi toutes les photos soumises, trois de chaque province et territoire canadiens, pour le salon 2020 mon pays. Il faut aussi signaler que les 75 images de ce concours qui auront reçu le plus haut pointage seront incluses dans le processus de sélection pour la soumission de l’ACAP au concours international Four Nations.

C’est donc dire que le concours 2019 Canada : mon pays, c’est comme un trois dans un! Ne laissez pas filer la date butoir du 30 avril sans soumettre votre meilleur travail photographique à l’ACAP.

Fraser Valley Invitational

Langley Camera Club

19th Annual

Fraser Valley Invitational
A Themed Digital Photography Competition

CIRCLES

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Clayton Heights Secondary School
7:30 pm / Doors open 6:30 7003 188 Street, Surrey, BC

Advance purchase: $18 / At the door: $20 PayPal at www.langleycameraclub.com/fvi

CAPA Medals ~ Door Prizes ~ LCC Member Print Display ~ Refreshments

Fraser Valley Invitational A Themed Digital Photography Competition CIRCLES

Fraser Valley Invitational A Themed Digital Photography Competition CIRCLES by the Langley Camera club

Fraser Valley Invitational A Themed Digital Photography Competition CIRCLES by the Langley Camera club

Shuswap Photo Arts Club: Chris Harris

Shuswap Photo Arts Club
Chris Harris presents Cariboo Chilcotin: A Story of Resiliency and Beauty

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club presents Chris Harris

Cariboo Chilcotin: A story of Resiliency and Beauty

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Fifth Avenue Senior Center, Salmon Arm
2:00 pm

Admission by Donation

Burnaby Photographic Society Festival: Transition

The burnaby Photographic Society presents a capture photography festival: Transition.

Capture Photography Festival
Burnaby Photographic Society: Transition

Dates: April 11-May 4

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11 at 7pm

Artist Talk: Featuring Grant Withers Saturday April 13th at 2-3pm

6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Tuesday to Saturday 12-4pm
Fee parking and admission

www.Burnabyartscouncil.org

New Prairie Zone Director

New Prairie Director Dan Sigouin
Dan Sigouin

CAPA welcomes a new director for the Prairie Zone:

Dan Sigouin was born and raised in the East Kootenays calling Cranbrook BC home. In 1998 he and his wife moved to Calgary to raise their family.

His photographic interests started at an early age with his first disposable camera making images at Expo 86 in Vancouver. Dan often had a pocket camera to capture images while mountain biking and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. The passive interest became much more serious when he purchased his first DSLR in 2010 to photograph his son’s hockey.

In 2016 Dan had to take a work transfer to Saskatoon where he joined the Saskatoon Camera Club. Volunteering with the SCC, he was inspired by the membership to develop his photographic passion in areas of landscapes including prairie abandonment, night sky, infrared, sports, and table top shooting. In late 2017 he returned home and joined the Foothills Camera Club in Calgary. With FCC, he volunteers as the CAPA and Prairie Region of Photographic Arts communications liaison and was elected as the PRPA chairperson in 2018.

He has volunteered with community hockey associations and very privileged to work with the international organization Worldskills. With Worldskills he has acted as lead CAD support and competition support team manager.

Foothills Camera Club Inclusio

Inclusio, a fully accessible residence in Calgary and home to 45 adult residents with limited mobility, opened in April 2018 with cutting-edge technology and a spectacular view.

But the residence needed “art” to grace its bare walls and create a feeling of home for the residents.

The need to “warm the walls of Inclusio” was brought to the attention of the Foothills Camera Club in April 2018 by Keith and Kathleen Nicholson through family friend and club member Cathy Lockerby. The Nicholson’s son, Jason, is an Inclusio resident.

The “Images for Inclusio” project was quickly adopted by the Foothills club, which two years earlier had provided images for Calgary’s homeless shelters.

In February 2019, 54 images were donated by 34 Foothills Camera Club members and 10 members hung the photographs that now brighten the public spaces of the residence.

“I’m proud to be associated with our Foothills Camera Club, which for the last few years has donated framed photographs back into the community to enrich the lives of others,” says club past president Bill Cubitt.

Look for more information about this donation in the next Canadian Camera Magazine

Foothills Camera Club donations

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

Focus Camera Club celebrates 50

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Focus Camera Club celebrate its 50th anniversary

History: 50 years ago…

Very few of us know when, where, who, and how The Focus Camera Club started. We shall start with an article by Robert Saulnier, published in “The Focal Point” in 2003. In this article Vanier LeBlanc, an Eaton’s employee, was credited as one of the main “founding fathers” of the Focus camera club.

Through interviewing Mr. LeBlanc’s widow, Robert discovered that in the early 1950’s, a group of photographers lead by her husband, wishing to share experiences and ideas, started meeting in Reid’s Photography’s basement on Main street. The group had neither name nor formal structure at first. With Roland Maurice MD and Rhéal Bourgeois as his accomplices, the Club had finally taken shape by the early 1970’s. At that time, under the insightful guidance and hard work of Brian Townsend, photography courses and workshops were offered and field trips organized. The club grew and consequently, executives were elected, a constitution developed and committees were formed. From Reid’s Photography basement, the group started meeting at the George-L.-Dumont Hospital and, according to Clarence Nowlan, after loosing this meeting place moved to the City Hospital before finally settling in to its present home at the Université de Moncton, in the Rémi Rossignol science building in 1984.

Looking back at the past 50 years, the club had numerous highlights and achievements. Among them, was the hosting of the Canada Camera Conference (CAPA) in August 1997. With the aid of Stephan Reebs’s notes, we confirmed that it was held on the Université de Moncton campus and that the conference executive consisted of 14 Focus members. Numerous field trips and workshops were organized for the 150 conference participants such as, an introduction to infrared photography, visits to Shamper’s Bluff, Campobello, Hopewell Cape, and Cape Enragé to name a few. According to the CAPA president, all in attendance enjoyed the true maritime “joie de vivre” and hospitality, Focus professionalism and expertise, and the meals.

From its 67 members in 2003, with an average of 25 members attending regular meetings, the Focus club’s membership grew to 160 on this 50th anniversary year with meeting attendance reaching up to 100 active photographers.

Looking ahead, there are still many exciting challenges facing the club, we wish all its members a happy 50th and remind each and everyone that participation is the key to a successful and positive experience…

To celebrate a special exhibit took place at the Moncton Public Library for the mount of Marsh.

Special thanks to the following whose notes form the basis for this brief history:
Rhéal Bourgeois, Clarence Nowlan, Stéphan Reebs, Robert Saulnier : The Focal Point ; vol 1 issue 3, Octobre 2003, “Focus Camera Club marks 30 years in Moncton!”
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Le ‘’Focus Camera Club’’ célèbre son 50e anniversaire

Histoire: il y a 50 ans…

Très peu d’entre nous connaissent quand, où, qui, et comment le ‘’Focus Camera Club’’ a débuté. Nous commencerons par un article de Robert Saulnier, publié dans ” The Focus Point” en 2003. Dans cet article, Vanier LeBlanc, un employé d’Eaton, a été crédité comme l’un des principaux « pères fondateurs » du Focus Camera Club.

En questionnant la veuve de M. LeBlanc, Robert a découvert que, au début des années 1950, un groupe de photographes conduit par son mari, désireux de partager des expériences et des idées, a commencé à se réunir sur la rue Main, dans le sous-sol du photographe Reid. Au début, le groupe n’avait ni nom et ni une structure formelle. Avec Roland Maurice MD et Rhéal Bourgeois comme complices, le club a finalement pris forme au début des années 1970. À cette époque, sous la direction perspicace et le travail acharné de Brian Townsend, des cours de photographie et des ateliers ont été offerts incluant des excursions organisées. Le Club a grandi et par conséquent, des administrateurs furent élus, une charte fut développée et des comités furent formés. Du sous-sol du photographe Reid, le groupe a commencé à se réunir à l’hôpital George-L.-Dumont et, d’après Clarence Nowlan, obligé de quitter ce lieu de rencontre, le Club a déménagé à l’Hôpital Municipal avant de s’installer à son domicile actuel à l’Université de Moncton, dans le bâtiment scientifique Rémi Rossignol en 1984.

En examinant notre histoire au cours des 50 dernières années, le Club a eu de nombreux faits saillants et réalisations. Parmi ceux-ci, fut d’être l’hôte de la Conférence Canadienne de la photographie de l’ACAP (Canadian Camera Conférence) en août 1997. À l’aide des notes de Stephan Reebs, nous savons qu’elle a eu lieu sur le campus de l’Université de Moncton et que la direction de la Conférence était composé de 14 membres du club Focus. De nombreuses excursions et ateliers ont été organisés pour les 150 participants à la Conférence, comme une introduction à la photographie infrarouge, des visites, pour n’en nommer que quelques-unes, Shamper’s Bluff, Campobello, Hopewell Cape et Cap Enragé. Selon le Président de la l’ACAP, tous les participants ont bénéficié de la véritable « joie de vivre » maritime, de la gastronomie, de l’hospitalité, du professionnalisme et de l’expertise du Focus Camera Club.

De ses 67 membres en 2003, avec une moyenne de 25 membres participants aux réunions, l’effectif du Club focus s’est accru à 160 membres en ce 50e anniversaire avec une participation aux réunions atteignant jusqu’à 100 photographes actifs.

En regardant vers l’avenir, le Club perçoit de nombreux défis passionnants, nous souhaitons à tous ses membres un Joyeux 50e et rappelle à chacun de ses membres que la participation est la clé d’une expérience réussie et positive…

Pour célébrer son anniversaire, une exposition spéciale a eu lieu à la bibliothèque publique de Moncton durant le mois de mars.

Un remerciement particulier, pour les informations qui ont constituées la base de cette brève histoire:
Rhéal Bourgeois, Clarence Nowlan, Stéphane Reebs, Robert Saulnier: The Focal Point; vol 1 Numéro 3, octobre 2003, “Focus Camera Club marque 30 ans à Moncton!”
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Distinguished Service Award for Fred Chapman

CAPA will be presenting a posthumous Distinguished Service Award to Fred at the gathering on May 18. The award is secondary to the primary goal of giving appropriate recognition to a great photographer and inspiring teacher and leader.

FRED CHAPMAN
May 17,1923 – April 16, 2018

Friend, Artist, Teacher, Craftsman
Lover of Nature
Photographer

Fred’s first love was the outdoors. Nature with its inherent patterns, colours and mysteries were his earliest inspirations. Throughout his life, he expressed this love in his images, shared his enthusiasm with others, and contributed to the development of photography in Canada.

In 1970, Fred organized the Burnaby Camera Club – now Burnaby Photographic Society. He was a member of the Burnaby Arts Council, the Photographic Council of BC, the fledgling NAPA now CAPA and a long time member of Western Photographic Circle. Fred was Pacific Zone Director for NAPA thru the 80’s and was instrumental in instigating field trips, workshops, and print shows across BC, culminating with a multi year run of the “BC PHOTOGRAPHERS” annual show at Robson Square. Fred toured BC with his two projector instructional slide sets and co-led the NAPA Camera Canada College 86. Well into his 80s, he co-founded the BPS Photo Friday group.

Fred started with B&W printing and moved on to Cibachrome colour printing. At 84 he got his first digital camera and computer. PhotoShop opened a new world of opportunities. Fred exhibited his work at Burnaby, Surrey and Richmond galleries as well as farther afield.

Fred made people laugh, he made people think, and he made people care. From his first young protege in 1973 to the last years of his long life, learning, teaching and mentoring were always more important than a box full of ribbons.

This modified quote from Pericles seems to sum up Fred’s enduring influence:

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments
(or recorded in silver, cibachrome and ink jet)
But what is woven into the lives of others”

PLEASE JOIN FRED’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT A “REMEMBERING FRED GATHERING”
On May 18 2019 in Burnaby, BC from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Program starts at 1:00 pm
Please RSVP by April 20 with number of attendees to: fredchap@shaw.ca
Reply early, we may have to limit guests.
Whether you are able to join us or not, if you have a memory of Fred that you would like to share, please email us by May 4.

Fred Chapman
Fred Chapman in Memoriam by Ata Safar

Le Club Photo de Boucherville se distingue en monochrome

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Le Club Photo de Boucherville s’est mérité la médaille de bronze pour sa participation au concours monochrome 2019 de l’ACAP. Grâce à l’excellence des six photos soumises, chacune l’oeuvre d’un membre différent de ce club, le Club photo de Boucherville s’est retrouvé sur le podium des lauréats de cette compétition organisée par l’ACAP et dont la date de tombée était le 30 janvier dernier. De plus, une photo soumise par un membre du club, Hélène Voyer, a été adjugée la première place pour le mérite en architecture. Les distinctions de mérite sont discernées aux trois meilleures photos individuelles dans chaque thème, qu’elles aient été soumises dans le volet club ou individuel.

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The Club Photo de Boucherville earns itself honours in CAPA’s monochrome Competition

The Club photo de Boucherville, was awarded a bronze medal for its participation in CAPA’s 2019 Monochrome competition. Thanks to the excellence of the six photos submitted by the club, each one the work of a different club member, the Club photo de Boucherville was awarded a position on the winners’ podium at the outcome of this competition ending on 30 January of this year. Moreover, a photograph submitted by one the club’s members, Hélène Voyer, was honoured with the first place Merit Award in architecture. Merit awards are attributed to the best three individual photos in each theme, whether they be part of a club or an individual participation.

Boucherville bronze - monochrome
Sur cette photo se retrouvent cinq des six membres qui ont mérité au Club photo de Boucherville de remporter le certificat de bronze. De gauche à droite, MARIE MARCOUX (lauréate du certificat de bronze), ANNE MARION (lauréate du certificat de bronze), LUC DUBOIS (président du Club photo de Boucherville), HÉLÈNE VOYER (lauréate du certificat de bronze et première place pour le mérite en architecture), ALAIN DUBEAU, directeur de la zone Québec, BENOIT DESJARDINS (lauréat du certificat de bronze) and YVES TASCHEREAU (lauréat du certificat de bronze). DONAT LEMAY (également lauréat du certificat de bronze) est absent de la photo.
On this photo are five of the six members who earned the Bronze certificate for the Club photo de Boucherville. From left to right, MARIE MARCOUX (Bronze certificate winner), ANNE MARION (Bronze certificate winner), LUC DUBOIS (President of the Club photo de Boucherville), HÉLÈNE VOYER (Bronze certificate winner and 1st Place Merit award in architecture), ALAIN DUBEAU, Québec Zone Director, BENOIT DESJARDINS (Bronze certificate winner) and YVES TASCHEREAU (Bronze certificate winner). DONAT LEMAY (also Bronze certificate winner) was absent when the picture was taken.
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2019 Red River Ex

The Red River Ex is a Canadian Photo Salon open to all Canadians.

This is a great opportunity for members to enter a CAPA recognized competition for individuals. The cost is $5 per category. There are 3 categories available:

  • digital open,
  • colour print
  • monochrome print

There are cash prizes and several special awards including Best of Show, Best Manitoba Entry and “It made you smile”. CAPA will present 1 gold medal for overall high aggregate score of all three categories.

This competition closes May 24, 2019.

See the Red River website for more information. Download the Entry Form (.pdf) here.

2019 Red River Ex
The 58th Annual Canadian Photo Salon

Shutterbugz in BC

Celebrating Local Photographers on the Sunshine Coast

For the 5th consecutive year, the Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz Camera Club will participate in the “Celebrating Local Photographers” event held at the Sunnycrest Mall in Upper Gibsons, BC in early June. Organised by the Photographic Department of the local London Drugs store on the lower Sunshine Coast, this event has grown in participation over the last few years. Typically, the Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz club would show between forty-five and fifty photos of different sizes, all mounted on foamcore board courtesy of London Drugs.

Open to public viewing over a four-day weekend, this display of local photographic work will occupy a section of un-leased retail space that is secured overnight. A roster of club members is established so that someone is always available to answer questions about any of the photos or about the club itself. This is also a win-win opportunity for London Drugs as they use the floor space to display patio furniture for sale, or for visitors to sit on while they view the display. Any of the local photographers may also offer their photos for sale to the public.

Janet Slater

District Representative

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz
Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz
The Sunshine Coast Shuttebugz  recently entered the Pacific Zone Print Challenge (a CAPA recognized print show) as their first-time entry into a high-level competition.
Read about their news in the Coast Reporter.

The Built World Show at Surrey Art Gallery

The Surrey Photography Club together with Surrey Art Gallery is pleased to announce a juried exhibition of photographs featuring architecture and other constructed, man-made spaces that are located south of the Fraser River e.g. Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Delta, White Rock etc.

Artists in the Vancouver Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley are invited to submit up to 3 photographs for judging. All photographic genres will be accepted; as monochrome, altered reality, abstract, etc. The main subject of the photo is to be derived from, or depict, a constructed man-made space that is (or was) located south of the Fraser River and north of the US Border.

The Surrey Art Gallery will display a number of pieces from the competition April 27th to August 17th 2019. Awards will go to the show’s top three winners and to some honourable mentions.

For more information, click here.

CCC2019 and the Calgary Stampede

“It’s not a coincidence that CCC2019 is happening just after the world famous Calgary Stampede. What better way to start off the conference than coming for the last weekend of the Stampede to wander around the fair grounds, take in the rodeo and chucks, enjoy the First Nations Pow Wow and blacksmith competition and many other exciting events.

The Stampede is a fantastic place to be entertained, eat mini-donuts or something more adventurous (think crickets and prairie oysters) and to shoot thousands of images. And if you still have some energy, stick around after dark to capture stunning night shots of the colourful carnival rides and the finale fireworks. Come experience the Stampede and see why it’s a bucket list destination for visitors from around the world.”

2019 Pacific Print Challenge Results

The Pacific Zone Print Challenge has come and gone for another year.

The prints were set up in randomized order around the well-lit room. One of our judges (Bob Ito) was unable to come from Vancouver because of the weather. Ismail Farahani stepped in to judge for us. Ruby Jaggernath arrived from Abbotsford. The judges had plenty of time to view the prints before scoring began in the light box.

2019 Pacific Print Gold Medal winner
Suzanne Huot, The Gift

16 Clubs participated in the competition, some with 4, 6, 7 prints, the remainder with 10 prints. Several out of town clubs participated: Vernon, Sunshine Coast, Prince George, Victoria.

Saturday, the prints were arranged on tables in club order. Guests began to arrive after 12:15 with plenty of time to view the prints and socialize. About 1:15 we began viewing the projected prints and announcing the scores. We had two breaks with refreshments followed by the Awards Ceremony. 75 attended this event, including our Darkroom Group who really enjoys hosting the competition each year.

Winning Clubs:

The winning clubs were Lions Gate Camera Club and Chung Ai Photo Society, both with 235.5 points and tied for Gold. Victoria Camera Club came in third (Bronze) with 234.5 points.

Photographer Medals:

3rd, Bronze, Hamer Tribe Girl, Urs Fricker, Chung Ai Photo Society
2nd Silver, Light Maker. Bob Hansen, Burnaby Photo Society
1st, Gold, The Gift, Suzanne Huot, Victoria Camera Club