CAPA Conference in Calgary

Capture it Raw!

The CCC2019 website is up and ready for registration! Go to www.ccc2019.ca 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 showcase@bpsphoto.ca or phone 604-318-9369. You can also visit bpsphoto.ca.

 

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

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.

Congratulations!

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!

Pacific Zone Football Photogs

Don’t miss this Football Photography Opportunity:

There are still spaces available for our photographers at the BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger Cats Football game September 22, 2018!

Aaron Martin from the B.C. Lions has made purchasing a ticket simple: The price is $56.00 initially, but when you actually choose a seat/s, it goes down to $50. each. There’s a $2.00 fee on top of the $50 all-in ticket price, so people are paying a bit more for the ease of buying through the link:

http://bit.ly/2NvIl19 .  Please contact Lynda Miller for the discount code. Purchasing this way allows Aaron to track the ticket holders and make sure they get all the information about timing and details of this game.

This year there are no restrictions on lens size or equipment. The caveat is that you must not get in the way of other football fans or anyone else. Everyone who comes to the game and photographs must also realize that these images are for personal use, not for sale!

You can call Aaron at 604-930-5454, if you have questions, although it is easiest to use the link above. I know everyone is to have fun photographing and watching this game!

2017/18 Powerpoint Presentations

David Bromley has completed the development of powerpoint presentations for all of the 2017 – 2018 winning competition images.

CAPA members and camera club can request a copy of these presentation by contact our CAPA Librarian – Henry Schnell via his email address of secretary@capacanada.ca

2018-2019 Competition Season

We have some updates for our CAPA Competitions:

Website and Bilingual Format for Competitions

Our CAPA’s online system is now in a bilingual form. We encourage you to check it out and let us know what enhancements are required.

Many thanks to Quebec Zone Director Alain Dubeau for providing us with the French translations and to our new CAPA webmaster Leah Gray for the new design of our webpages to incorporate a bilingual format.

Updated CAPA Eligibility Critera

Our CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage serves as our ‘terms and conditions’ in participating in a CAPA competition.

We have updated our CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage to include:

  1.  recent rule changes for the submission of images into the Four Nation
  2. compliance with the Canadian Copyright Act

You can review the updated here Eligibility Criteria here.

Under the Editing Criteria of each competition detail page, there is a reference to and a hyperlink to the Eligibility Criteria.

2018 – 2019 CAPA Competitions

For this competition cycle, we have refined some of our traditional competitions and added some new competitions:

  • 2018 Nature – updated the Editing Criteria’s Restricting Editing to be in compliance with the definition used by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
  •  2018 Fine Art – expanded the Scope of Competition to include: “fine art photography does go beyond just capturing an image and cropping. Therefore, an image must not be submitted into this competition if it would have qualified for a CAPA competition with a Restricted Editing Criteria such as: Nature, Photo Journalism or Wildlife.”
  • New – 2019 Monochrome – contains five different themes: Human Individual/Groups; Landscape/Sea-scape/Sea-scape; Architecture (inside/outside); Flowers/Plants (wild or cultivated); Animal/Birds (wild or feral). Merit Awards will be awarded for each theme.
  • New – 2019 A Series Of 4 Photos – is a new style of competition which is gaining in popularity in Europe and in North America.
  • New – 2019 Portrait – is a competition which has been asked for by many photographers.
  • 2019 Canada: My Country – expanded to include 13 themes (10 provinces & 3 territories). The top images in each theme will receive Merit Award Certificates and the overall winner will receive CAPA medals.
    Top images from this competition will be considered for selection into the new 2020 Canadian Salon. Details about this salon will be announced in October 2019 by the CAPA President.
  • 2019 Annual Photo Challenge – theme is ‘reflections.’

With the exception of our A Series Of 4 Photos, all our competitions will be run as ‘remote-judging’ and all images will be previewed to ensure only images that meet the Scope of the Competition are presented on the ‘day-of-judging.’

Two to three months prior to the ‘closing-date’ of a competition, each competition will be opened up to permit the uploading of images.

Closing Comments

If you have any questions or concerns relating to our competitions, please email me at competitions@capapcanada.ca

Sheldon Boles, FCAPA
Director of Competitions

New Photo Forum

Now for open to all Individual CAPA Members. CAPA now has a new Theme Discussion Group on Line.

Under the Members Tab – scroll down to the “Photo Forum Tab” to find the theme and all instructions as to how to look at, submit and comment on photographs.

This is not a competition – just a way for members to submit up to 3 images on a theme and then all members who are also submitting can give comments on the image.

This is intended to be fun and a learning experience – no medals – no certificates or awards of any kind – just the fun of photography and a discussion with fellow photographers. We invite all new members and members who would enjoy the thrill of shooting a specific subject and submitting it for discussion by other members. Do not worry if you are experienced or not – this is for fun. You may want to try different techniques and need feedback as to whether or not these techniques add to your image. There is no need to be embarrassed or worry about whether or not your image will qualify – this is for fun and learning!

Our new Theme for this September to December is “WE WELCOME FALL”. If you have questions or comments, please email carolcoleman@shaw.ca.

Volunteers for Competition Chairs

Seeking Volunteers

We have updated our CAPA Competition Standards to streamline our processes and incorporated the new role for a Competition Chair Person for each competition.

A Chair Person will oversee and work with a Competition Host to ensure the smooth running of a competition by:

  • providing Competition Host with appropriate documentation
  • answering any question that may arise
  • assisting in the selection of the most appropriate judges
  • assisting in determining if a submitted image meets the Scope of Competition
  • recommending to the Director of Competitions that a specific image be disqualified and the rationale for doing so
  • advising the competition entrants of the competition results
  • reviewing the competition results to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to sending it to the Director of Competitions for review/approval

If you are interested in becoming one of our Competition mentors, please email our Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca for more details.

Focus Camera Club News

Club News

We have several activities this summer to give our members the opportunities to photograph event chosen from a wide list of themes by members. These activities would not be possible without the intensive passion from our executive. Learning experience and opportunities all around the clock.

Here is some outing already done this summer.

  1. July 01, Hands on Fireworks photography,
  2. July 14, Horse Show Dressage Show, moving target exercises, learn the beaver of the animals and capture the perfect moment. Hans on, on best setting to use shooting indoor and outdoor.
  3. July 21, Muddy River Roller, Muddy River Jam, our members had the chance to exercises new skills on moving targets and how to use ambient light.
  4. July 29, Visit at Mona’s Botanical Gardens, doing macro photography on flowers.
  5. August 10, Steel wool photography and light painting How to…
  6. August 18, Horse Show – Reining competition, horses are moving fast so you will have to be ready. Long lens is needed and get use to ambient light cause this activity is inside.
  7. Moncton Focus Camera Club is a very active Club and a good place to learn adapting to all level of photographer.
Fleures

Report by Isabelle Levesque
Focus Camera Club

Photo Fredericton: Report

Photo Fredericton: Report

by Jane Smith (http://www.photofredericton.ca )

Our year at Photo Fredericton got off to a great start with Fran Harris as our guest speaker, she shared photographs with us in her African presentation on Tanzania & Botswana.

Later in January we had our monthly competition in a CAPA Theme of Altered Reality, many great entries were put forth by our members some real talent and imagination.

February started with a wonderful guest speaker from UNB – Joy Cummings-Dickinson –Media Services @UNB who shared many images she takes for UNB publications and some of her techniques she uses in difficult lighting situations.

Later in the month it was another competition; Competition Night – CAPA competition, Spring – open. Once again with many amazing photographs by our members.

In March we hosted NB College of Craft and Design Photography Students, always a great turn out to hear the students show off their work and their new and innovative ideas.

At the end of the month we tried a change of pace from competitions and tried a critique night the theme was Macro work, all those interested in bringing in Macro photo to get some constructive critique did so and it was a nice evening with out the pressure of competition encouraging more discussion on the photographs.

April saw Fran Harris a sports photographer for Team NB and an official photographer for the Canada Games show us a great array of her images from the games as also shared with us tips and techniques for getting great actions shots in the field.

After the success of March’s critique night we hosted a second one on Theme People/portraits.

May our guest speaker was Karen Ruet a photography instructor from the College of Craft and Design who gave us a wonderful talk on making a story in a photo a journalistic approach.

Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia Report

Annual Banquet

In May, the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia held its Annual Awards Banquet. In addition to presenting winners with the trophies from the End of

Year competitions, two additional awards were given out. Terry Carroll and Wally Hayes were given special recognition for their work in digitizing and archiving founding member Tim Randall’s extensive collection of historical Nova Scotia images. Mervyn Kumar-Misir was also acknowledged for his 50 years of service to the club.

The Photographic Guild held several fieldtrips before breaking for the summer to work on the next season’s program. Members went to Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park and photographed the song birds returning from their spring migration in May. In June, club members explored the Avondale Trail System and the Avon Sky Winery and practiced their macro photography in the lovely gardens of Maria and Laszlo Podor.

PGNS: Report by Joyce Chew (https://www.photoguild.ns.ca)

Award for 50 years of service
50 Years of Service: Mervyn Kumar-Misir (Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia)
Photo Field Trip with the Photographic Build of Nova Scotia
Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia field trip
Special Award presentation
Special Award of Appreciation to Terry Carroll and Wally Hayes   (Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia)

New Club: St, Croix Click

St, Croix Click: Joined CAPA in May, 2018. Welcome!

Saint Croix Click is a small group of photo enthusiasts based in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. There are around twenty four members, a core group of which actively attend the monthly meetings. There’s a larger following of over 100 people on Facebook.

Meetings consist of a constructive criticism of five photos submitted by members each month, followed by a presentation by a guest speaker, or a member. Presentations have included topics such as understanding of aperture and depth of field, macro photography, capturing movement, tips on taking really sharp photos, light and composition, post-processing and editing. There have also been interactive presentations on the use of studio lighting to practice portrait and macro photography.

We’ve also had a full day session on the basics of using a digital camera, which was an excellent refresher course for some, and a chance to learn new tips and procedures for all.

The club has occasionally joined with Fundy Camera Club from Saint John on joint field trip outings, to Ministers Island in St. Andrews and to the Kingston Peninsula.

Visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saintcroixclick/

CAPA Honorary Members

The following CAPA members have been awarded Honorary Membership in CAPA

Allen Bargen
Michael Breakey
Larry Breitkreutz
Jack Bright (deceased)
Rosemarie Culver
Val Davison
Joyce DeMeester
Joh Friedrich
Karl Glockemann
Michael Grandmaison
Bruce Gunion
David Haggarty
Bill Inglis
Leona Isaak
M.R. Ito
Jaques Mailloux
Mufty Mathewson
Frankie Ng
Jack Normandale
Freeman Patterson
J. G. Roberts
Pierre Rochon
Charles Stahl
Len Suchan
Myrna J. Sweet
Thomas A. Walters
Sheena Wilkie

CAPA Members in Red River Exhibition

CAPA Individual and Club Members Lead the way at the recent 57th Annual Red River Exhibition Photo Salon

Congratulations to all winners!

Winning image from the Red River Exhibition
Polar Bear by Steve Donnelly

Special Kudos go to:

Wilf Schubert of the Manitoba Camera Club of Winnipeg, for capturing the CAPA Gold medal for High Aggregate score of his images in all three categories.

Steve Donnelly of the London Camera Club was awarded Best of Show for his image “Polar Bear”.
For a complete showing of winners go to the attached Link for a Gallery of winners.

http://www.redriverex.com/photo-salon-2/

– Don Berthman CAPA MB. DR

CAPA Honours 2017-2018

These individual CAPA members list have been 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.

Fellowship Honour, FCAPA

Lance Gitter
CAPA Member

Henry Schnell
CAPA Secretary

Associate Fellowship Honour, AFCAPA

Jim Hatch
CAPA Member

Maple Leaf Honour, MCAPA

Janet Crawford
CAPA Member

Peter MacLean
CAPA Member

Moncton Judging Course

The Focus Camera Club (Moncton, NB) and CAPA Atlantic Zone hosted a CAPA Judging Course in Moncton on June 16. We had Rod Trider as the course instructor with 32 participants including some from Nova Scotia. At very friendly atmosphere we shared comments and questions, and mingled to talk at the lunch buffet. I would like to thank the Focus Camera Club team, Rod, and all the participants for making it happened.

Michiko Nishijima
CAPA Atlantic Zone Director

 

Participants from a CAPA Judging Course
Moncton Judging Course Group, Photo by Andre LeBlanc