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)

Position Available Editor of Canadian Camera

Join the CAPA team to continue the excellence of the Canadian Camera Magazine. Editorial experience along with an understanding of the organization is required. With a quarterly publishing schedule the workflow requires ongoing exchange with contributors, ramping up towards publication deadlines. Requirements include an excellent command of the English language, proficiency with Word and Excel. Experience using a style guide an asset.

 Editor

  • Serve as Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Camera Magazine
  • Develop and implement a plan for four issues per year, both print and digital
  • Develop an overall theme for each quarterly issue
  • Create a plan for relevant content
  • Find and engage contributors of content
  • Select and edit the content
  • Oversee the advertising manager, and graphic designer – who does the layout
  • Serve as Editor-in-Chief for newsletter CAPA Monthly News and any other regular Canada-wide communications that are sent to members
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with advertisers and sponsors across all CAPA programs
  • Liaison with the printers
  • Manage the mailing lists in association with the Membership Director
  • Via MailChimp manage the collection and distribution of both print and digital editions of the magazine
  • Answer all related inquiries

This is a paid position reporting to the President.

Please forward a resume by no later than February 28, 2018 to Rod Trider – President, CAPA

email : President@capacanada.ca

Position Available Web Manager

Join the CAPA team to continue the excellence of service provided to our membership. The new CAPA web site was designed using current WordPress themes for ease of administration and to provide future flexibility. You will work with a great group to provide ongoing member support and to keep the site content current.

A detailed understanding and experience in WordPress, database management and MailChimp as well as an excellent command of the English language is required.

This is a part time position requiring on-going monitoring of email inquiries with additional time for content updates or special projects based on an hourly rate.

Web Manager

  • Serve as Web Manager for capacanada.ca
  • Overall management of website and specialized module issues
  • Develop and implement a year-round plan for ongoing fresh and relevant content – updates weekly
  • Create content, find content
  • Keep all areas of the website current and interesting
  • Select and edit content for the website for relevance and appropriateness
  • Develop, implement and maintain a style guide for the website
  • Work with the volunteers providing specialized content modules, specifically the Entry Wizard System for Competitions and the Paid Memberships Pro system for memberships.
  • Oversee and manage the Website Developers and other contracted businesses working on the website (wpcloud etc.)
  • Work regularly with Zone Directors and Board members to ensure their area of the organization is represented correctly and interestingly on the website
  • Serve as first responder to website users requiring help with logging in and access to website content
  • Answer or forward all inquiries about the organization and membership
  • Overall management of CAPA mailing lists in MailChimp in association with the Membership Director
  • Ensure that CAPA complies with relevant privacy regulations
  • Manage the membership database in PMPro
  • Set up and manage new paid CAPA events in the Events Module within the website
  • Set up and manage the biennial Canadian Camera Conference events in the Events Module within the website
  • Set up and manage the Photo Critique Forums within the website
  • Manage CAPA messaging on social media, including Facebook – weekly updates

 

This is a paid position reporting to the President.

Please forward a resume by no later than January 20, 2018 to Rod Trider – President, CAPA

email : President@capacanada.ca

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.

 

 

 

Error in CC Winter Issue

Our apologies, it appears we have published the 2016 competition results, not the 2017 competition results, in the winter issue of Canadian Camera. You can view the 2017  club winners  here  and individual winners here.

Sheena Wilkie Leaving

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Sheena Wilkie will be leaving her positions with CAPA, effective December 31, 2017. Sheena has been a mainstay of CAPA for the past ten years, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Camera Magazine and in many other capacities. She was on the organizing committee as Communications Chair for the Vancouver Canadian Camera Conference, CAPA Photo Expo, in 2015.

More recently, Sheena took on the New CAPA Website, bringing this complex project to its completion with the successful launch in early May 2017. She has served as Web Manager since, ensuring that issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently, and that our members were looked after if there were questions about logging in or using the website.

Members of the CAPA Directors and National Council will especially miss her organizational knowledge, expertise and insight. In the words of our President, Rod Trider:

I am personally saddened to see her go, especially after having the opportunity to work so closely with her the last two years on the new web site. Her thoughtful input, understanding of our organization and of course sense of humor will be greatly missed. I wish her well in any new endeavour and adventure she takes on in the future.

And as with all good editors, Sheena gets the last word:

Thank you all for the fun and friendship. I have enjoyed my ten years volunteering for CAPA, and my work as Editor and most recently Web Manager. It has been a pleasure working with all of you. I feel like we’re family after all these years. But the time has come for a change, I am eager for new experiences.  In the new year I look forward to spending more time with my family, traveling, and focusing on my own artistic endeavors, both in photography and in the art world. You will see me around the photography club circuit, and I will continue to be a CAPA member and supporter of CAPA.

Coordinator Volunteer Opportunity

CAPA is looking for a Coordinator for the brand new Photo Critique Forums. The software for the online Photo Critique Forums is set up, and we have about six volunteers in place. What we need is someone who can organize the volunteers and the activity. The Forums need an FAQ, guidelines, and instructions for use.

The volunteer will have an individual membership in CAPA and is able to devote 2 or more hours a week (initially, will be less after launch). The Photo Critique Forums Coordinator can communicate well in writing, and has good  interpersonal skills and general computer skills, as well as being Internet savvy. (The Photo Critique Forum Coordinator does not need to know programing or web development.) We need the forums to be launched to the membership by December 1.

The forums are going to be an exciting addition to the services we offer CAPA members, but it needs a champion!

If this person is you, or someone you know, please get in touch with Sheena at webmanager@capacanada.ca

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!

w21 1_TCC_JEFF LU_Bald Eagles Fighting for fish
w15 5_TCC_CHRISTOPHER SIOU_Red Clover (BOTANY)
w06 2_LGCC_DAVID WINGATE_A Last Look Back
Gold John Lowman Polar Prowler

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.

Photograph of Rachel Schneiderman being presented with a 4-Nations CAPA Gold Medal by CAPA District Rep. Jonathan Ward.

 

Photograph of CAPA DR Virginia Stranaghan present Campbell Hastings with his Gold Medal. Medal was for his image Photograph of CAPA District Representative Virginia Stranaghan presenting Campbell Hastings with his Gold Medal.  Medal was presented for his image “Kestral with Mouse.”

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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, March 3, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Langley Judging Course
Langley Senior Resources Society, Langley BC
Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ottawa Judging Course
R.A. Centre, Clark Hall, Ottawa Ontario
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kimberley Judging Course
Waldie Hall, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Kimberley

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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