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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

Atlantic Members Receive MCAPA

Atlantic Zone Director Michiko Nishijima is pleased to announce that two CAPA members in the Atlantic Zone have been awarded the Maple Leaf Award (MCAPA) in recognition of their exceptional contribution to photography. Peter MacLean and Janet Crawford, both long-time members of Photo Fredericton, have also served as executive members of the club. Please join us in congratulating them on their service to CAPA and their contribution to photography.

CAPA Honours are awarded to recognize a high standard of both photographic achievement and photographic service to CAPA. The Maple Leaf Award is one of many Honours and Awards that are available to CAPA Members.

Michiko Nishijima, Atlantic Zone Director and Peter MacLean, MCAPA
Michiko Nishijima, Atlantic Zone Director and Janet Crawford, MCAPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cim MacDonald images at Museum

Ihalhukw’ siiye’ye  /  Flying Friends: Birds in the Hul’q’umi’num World

The extraordinary nature photography of award winning local artist Cim MacDonald is on view at the Cowichan Valley Museum. The Ihalhukw’ siiye’yu exhibit is curated by local First Nations Elders and speakers and features description of local birds in the Hul’q’umi’num language. Partnered in this exhibit are the students of the Simon Fraser University MA in Linguistics of a Nations Language program at the ta’ulthun sqwal Language Academy in Duncan, B.C.

The show runs from May 31st to November 1, 2018

Cim Macdonald Show at the Cowichan Museum

 

 

Stratford CC Closes

Sometimes there is good news to report, and at other times, sad news. This is the latter as after 55 years, one of CAPA’s long-time member clubs is closing its doors.

The Stratford Camera Club, in Stratford, Ontario has had a long and distinguished history. It was first established on June 13, 1900, charging $2 for men and $1 for women. Since then the club has folded and restarted twice, first in 1939 and most recently in 1963.

The photographers who re-established the club in 1963 had the aim of encouraging members in their photographic endeavours, and providing opportunities to improve their skills through instruction, competitions, outings and guest speakers. The Club’s core objectives remained the same over the years, with the addition of competitions and social events between Stratford and other area camera clubs.

The Club met twice a month from September to May with a general meeting at Gallery Stratford and a monthly workshop at various nearby locations. Club outings were organised both for photography and socialising.

The Stratford Camera Club has enjoyed presentations from well-known photographic artists such as Maria Zorn, Bob and Peter Wood (authors of the book “Bright Wings”) and Freeman Patterson. A juried photographic salon was held at Gallery Stratford to celebrate the Club’s 40th anniversary. In recent years Kaleidoscope, an annual audio-visual and print show, was held at Woodland Towers Retirement Home. In addition to enjoying the beautiful prints, members of the community were treated to some inspiring AV shows.

With membership dwindling over the last few years, the executive felt it was time to take a break and the Club held its last meeting on May 15th, 2018. The Club has established a bursary for a high school student in Stratford who will peruse further studies in photography. With the sale of their remaining equipment they will be able to offer the scholarship for another year.

My thanks to Doug Bingham for providing the details about the Club’s background.

Since the club has a history of resurfacing, I look forward to seeing the next generation of the Stratford Camera Club. In the meantime, best wishes to the club members as they pursue their photographic interests through other venues.

Bill Hall
CAPA District Representative
Southwestern Ontario District 2

Quebec Zone new districts

Quebec Zone new districts

To meet the needs and the development of the Quebec Zone, the first three districts have been established. These are:

  • Capitale Nationale -Chaudière – Apalaches,
  • Montérégie and
  • Montreal.

I thank the three volunteers who have accepted the responsibilities of representatives for these three districts. Their support and contribution will help the development of the zone and provide better services to club members and individual members.

The Representatives of the three districts are:

  • Pierre Vézina , Capitale Nationale- Chaudière-Apalaches District,
  • Francine Raymond, Montérégie District and
  • Lorraine Deslauriers, Montréal District.

Alain Dubeau, Québec Zone Director

Nouveaux districts dans la Zone du Québec

Pour répondre  aux besoins et au développement de la zone du Québec,  trois premiers districts sont créés. Ceux-ci sont :

  • Capitale Nationale – Chaudière – Apalaches,
  • Montérégie et
  • Montréal.

Je remercie les trois bénévoles qui ont acceptés d’assumer les responsabilités de représentants pour ces trois districts. Leurs implications et contribution aideront au développement de la zone en offrant un meilleur service aux clubs membres et aux membres individuels.

Les représentants des trois districts sont :

  • Pierre Vézina , District Capitale Nationale- Chaudière-Apalaches,
  • Francine Raymond, District Montérégie et
  • Lorraine Deslauriers, District Montréal

Alain Dubeau, Directeur Zone du Québec

CAPA 2018 AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018

CAPA’s AGM will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM CST in the auditorium of the Cliff Wright Library (Lakewood Civic Centre), 1635 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, SK.

Nominees for the Annual General Meeting of Canadian Association for Photographic Art
Current members standing for the Director positions are in red

Nominations close on June 15, 2018. All Board positions that must be filled after the nomination deadline date or between elections are filled by appointment by the President and approved by the Board of Directors. Further information:

Larry Breitkreutz, FCAPA, Hon. FCAPA
Chair, CAPA Nominating Committee

HM Ribbon to Focus Camera Club

Focus Camera Club receives Honourable Mention
Ira Crummey (VP) and Isabelle Levesque (CAPA District Representative (DR)). Photo by Daniel Beaudry

Black and White Honourable Mention Ribbon to Focus Camera Club of Moncton for Black and White Club competition.

Focus Camera Club from Moncton just received its first Honourable Mention Ribbon from CAPA for the Black and White Club competition; the members surpass themselves in 27 years of existence.

I was very proud to present to the vice-president Ira Crummey the ribbon on April 26, 2018 at our Club meeting.

 

 

Un Ruban, Mention honorable au Club Focus Caméra de Moncton pour la compétition noir et blanc.
Le Club Focus Camera de Moncton a reçu le « Ruban, Mention honorable » de CAPA pour la première fois depuis ses 27 années d’existence lors de la compétition « Noir et Blanc »; les membres du club se surpassent.

J’ai été très fière de présenter le ruban au vice-président Ira Crummey lors de la rencontre régulière du Club le 26 avril dernier.

Focus Camera Club receives Honourable Mention
Maurice Melanson, Rémi Levesque, Ira Crummey (VP), Sherrie Gaudet, Nicolas Blouin and Shawn Harquail (absent). Photo by Daniel Beaudry

Club Photo Évasion de St-Bruno Annual Exhibition

Notre club étant tout récemment devenu membre de l’ACAP, c’est avec plaisir que les membres du Club Photo Évasion de St-Bruno vous invitent  à la soirée de vernissage de notre exposition annuelle qui se tiendra le 18 mai 2018 à 19h au Vieux-Presbytère de St-Bruno, 15 Rue des Peupliers, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 2L9. Lors de cette soirée, vous aurez le privilège de voir plus d’une centaine de photos exceptionnelles. Un événement à ne pas rater.

Having recently become a member of CAPA, It is with great pleasure that the members of Club Photo Évasion de St-Bruno invite you to the vernissage of their Annual Exhibition. The event will take place May 18, 2018 at 7PM at 15 Rue des Peupliers, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 2L9. During this evening, you will have the privilege of viewing over 100 exceptional photographs. An event that should not be missed!

New Quebec Zone Director

Quebec Zone Director for CAPA
Alain Dubeau

Alain Dubeau

It is with pleasure that I join the CAPA team as the zone director for the Province of Quebec. In preparation for the 2018-19 season, the following will be initiated:

    •  build the zone organization in the province,
    •  promote the organization to photo clubs to allow them and their club member to access national and international level competitions to share their pictures with the Canadian photography community.
    •  Recruit volunteers to work with in the development of the zone,
    •  Encourage members to take the Judging course,
    •  Establish an initial cadre of certified judges,
    •  cooperate with organizations with similar objectives,
    •  support CAPA in its effort to provide bilingual services to its members.

I will need the support and experience of my CAPA colleagues during the critical phase of establishing the Québec zone.

I would to invite and thank the volunteers that will join me to help to establish the Québec zone.

Alain Dubeau
quebec@capacanada.ca
450 653-9672

C’est avec plaisir que je me joins à l’équipe l’ACAP en tant que directeur de zone pour la province de Québec. En préparation de la saison 2018-19, les éléments suivants seront initiés :

  •  construire l’organisation de la zone dans la province,
  •  coopérer avec des organisations ayant des objectifs similaires,
  • Encourager les membres à suivre le cours de jugement,
  • établir un premier groupe de juges certifiés,
  • faire la promotion de l’ACAP dans les clubs photo pour leur permettre, ainsi qu’à leurs membres, d’accéder aux compétitions nationales et internationales et de partager leurs photos avec la communauté canadienne de la photographie.
  • recruter des volontaires pour travailler dans le développement de la zone,
  • soutenir l’ACAP dans ses efforts pour fournir des services bilingues à ses membres.

J’aurai besoin du soutien et de l’expérience de mes collègues de l’ACAP au cours de la phase critique de l’établissement de la zone au Québec.

Nova Scotia Spring Show

Annual Spring Show by the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia

Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia
image by Laszlo Podor

On Saturday, April 14, the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia will be having its Annual Spring Show.

In addition to top images from our members, this year’s Spring Show will feature the Guild’s essay “Spotlight” which was presented at Photopolis, the 2017 Halifax Festival of Photography.

There will also be a series of this season’s best images (including portraits, birds, mammals and landscapes) and a selection of photo essays by our members. As well as door prizes from our sponsors.

  • Location: Theatre A, Burke Education Building, Saint Mary’s University
  • Time: Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
  • Admission is free (donations to defray costs gratefully accepted).

The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia is a member of CAPA.

Fraser Valley Invitational 2018

18th Annual Fraser Valley Invitational

Langley Camera Club Fraser alley Invitational Photography Competition
Connections image by Pat Ellingson

The public is welcome to attend the Langley Camera Club’s annual Fraser Valley Invitational photo competition on Saturday, May 13 at Clayton Heights Secondary in Surrey. The theme this year is Connections – between people, animals or objects, displayed in photographs that are interesting as well as technically and artistically excellent. Join photography friends, meet new photography enthusiasts, check out fantastic local talent and maybe even win a cool door prize.

Each club chooses 10 of its member’s photos to showcase in the competition. Three judges, all award-winning, professional photographers in the local, national and international arenas, choose the best photos of the night with awards going to both clubs and individuals. And every person who attends gets to cast a vote for the People’s Choice award.

One of the most exciting things about this event,” LCC president, Kasandra Sproson, says, “is it’s the best work from almost every club in the lower mainland and Fraser Valley. It’s our biggest annual event. I always find it very inspiring.

This year’s door prizes are still a secret but if 2017 is anything to go by, they’re well worth the price of admission. Last year, there was a Nikon camera in the mix, along with camera bags and other bits and pieces every photographer appreciated. Everyone who comes through the door is in the draw.

The Langley Camera Club was established in 1961 and is one of the largest and most active clubs in the lower mainland. With an emphasis on learning and developing photography skills through hands-on workshops and meet-ups, the Langley Camera Club is always excited to join together with other local clubs at this photography-rich annual event.

  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Clayton Heights Secondary, 7003, 188 St, Surrey, BC
  • Tickets: $18 online via PayPal or $20 at the door

CAPA medals are presented to the winning images for Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention.

For more information, please email Kasandra Sproson or call her at 604-837-3429. Visit www.langleycameraclub.com/fvi

The Langley Camera Club is a member of CAPA.

Victoria Camera Club Print Show

2018 Print Show

Victoria Camera Club 2018 Print show
image by Ken Johnson

The public is invited to come and see an eclectic collection of juried photographic prints made by 45 members of the VCC.

  • When: Opening Reception April 20, 2018,  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Exhibition Hours: April 21 – May 8, 2018, noon to 6:00 pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays
  • Where: Victoria Arts Council Gallery, 636 Fort Street, Victoria BC

For more information, email printshows@victoriacameraclub.ca

The Victoria Camera Club is a member of CAPA.

 

 

2018 Red River Exhibition Photo Salon

2018 Photo Salon

Photography Salon in Manitoba, Canada
Morning Solitude by Kasandra Sproson

The 2018 Red River Exhibition Photo Salon is now open for entries.  This competition is open to all Canadians, with categories for both print and digital images.

CAPA is awarding a Gold medal for the overall High Aggregate score in this photographic salon.

  • Deadline for submission: May 25, 2018
  • When: June 15-24, 2018
  • Where: 3977 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

For more information, click here: Red River

Download a PDF copy of the Salon Brochure

The Red River Exhibition Association is a member of CAPA.