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

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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.

 

Ray Goddard Receives FCAPA

FCAPA award
Ray Goddard’s FCAPA award

Delta Photo Club’s Ray Goddard, posthumously received CAPA’s distinguished Fellowship Honour (FCAPA) at DPC’s March 21st meeting. Ray’s wife, Julienne, and family were in attendance. The award was presented to Julienne by CAPA Past President, Allen Bargen.

This presentation occurred on the same night one year ago Ray’s image was selected for and subsequently won CAPA Gold at the Crescent Beach Black and White Invitational.

Ray was a longtime member of CAPA. He had held almost every executive position in Delta Photo Club, including president several times. Photographer friends note that his passion for photography was contagious and that he was a generous mentor.

New CAPA Web Manager

CAPA Web Manager: Leah Gray
Leah Gray

Announcing CAPA Web Manager Leah Gray

Hello,

My name is Leah Gray, and I am the new web manager for CAPA. I come to you from a similar role with the Victoria Camera Club in Victoria, B.C.

Over the years I have built and maintained websites for private clients and volunteer organizations. I have organized and facilitated the distribution of information through websites, social media, newsletters and advertisements. Problem-solving and working with great people has proven very fulfilling.

Working with CAPA allows me to explore my other love; photography. I have been shooting for over 12 years, beginning with sports photography and later exploring nature and landscapes, macro, architectural, studio and street photography.

I have been told that I am good at getting information out with energy and enthusiasm. I look forward to contributing to the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.

You can reach me by email at webmanager@capacanada.ca .

New Canadian Camera Magazine Editor

Announcing Editor Ralph Bridgland

It is with great pleasure that we introduce CAPA’s new Canadian Camera Magazine Editor, Mr. Ralph Bridgland.

Ralph is the treasurer of the London Camera Club and an active photographer. He spent 34 years as a journalist with the London Free Press with experience that includes reporting, senior copy editor, page designer and assistant section editor.

In his own words:

“My journalistic experience was at the London (Ontario) Free Press. During my 34 year at the daily newspaper, my job description included reporter, senior copy editor, assistant section editor and page designer – all of which hopefully will play a role in maintaining the level of excellence Sheena has brought to Canadian Camera.

While I dabbled in photography off and on during my earlier years, it wasn’t until four years ago that the shutter bug took a bite and didn’t let go. Purchasing an entry-level DSLR and taking two introductory classes led to myu joining the London Camera club.

The rest, as they say, is history. Starting out as a novice and learning through competition that nobody appreciates my photos as much as I do, I have managed to reach the advanced level within the club, which is more a testament to the invaluable lessons learned through the club and its talented members than it is to my own expertise.

While I look forward to the challenge ahead at Canadian Camera, I won’t succeed without your help. Please contact me with story and photo ideas. I look forward to hearing from all of you. Together we can continue to make Canadian Camera special.”

Two New CAPA Certified Judges

Congratulations to the first two internationally recognized CAPA Certified Judges in China, Mr. Wenke Duan & Mr. Wenju Duan.

These two outstanding wildlife photographers (brothers) completed the course in 2016. Both have since done several judging’s where they were rated by other Certified CAPA judges both in Canada & China in order to achieve the status of a CAPA Certified Judge.

 

Mr.Wenke Duan (second from left) & Mr. Wenju Duan (third from left) presented with their certificate’s by Rod Trider (president) & Jeffrey Wu (CAPA Judge)

New Pacific Zone Director

We are sad to see Dennis Ducklow leave  his position as Pacific Zone Director. Thank you Dennis for your work on the CAPA board.

Please welcome Lynda Miller as she steps into her new role as Pacific Zone Director, effective January 1, 2018. Lynda’s first real photo experience was at Okanagan Photographic Art Workshops in 2002,  That fall, she joined the Central Okanagan Photographic Society.  From this beginning, to a few years later, Lynda became the President of COPS.  Lynda has made numerous presentations at clubs and workshops in the Okanagan and the Lower-mainland.  She recently became a certified CAPA judge.

Lynda has been the District Representative for the Central Interior District of the Pacific Zone of CAPA for seven years.