Technical difficulties resolved

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

 

CAPA Canada is Number 1!

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Four Nations Photography Competition

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

 

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

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

The Country Placings are:

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

 

The results from the 4 categories are:

Nature

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

 

Nature Individual awards

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

 

Our Country

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

 

Our Country Individual awards

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

 

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

 

Monochrome

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

 

Monochrome Individual awards

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

 

Open

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

 

Open Individual Awards

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

 

Gold Medal Winner – Grizzly Feeding On Salmon.

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Volunteers Needed

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

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

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

CCM Editorial Calendar

 Attention CAPA Members:

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

 Attention CAPA Clubs:

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

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

How to Send Material:

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

Editorial Calendar 2017/2018 – submission deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

CAPA Gallery

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

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

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

Please email the photos to webmanager@capacanada.ca

New Executive Officers

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

Fall Judging Courses

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

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

Confirmed Courses

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

Course details and registration will be posted here in September.

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

New CAPA website

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

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