On February 5, 2019 at the Crescent Beach Photography Club, Derek Hayes was presented with an Associateship (ACAPA) Award for his many contributions to photography and achievements. These achievements include publishing 17 photography related books, committee member for the 2015 CAPA Conference, CAPA Awards as well as many published articles in Canada, United States and United Kingdom.
On behalf of the CAPA Board of Directors, Derek was presented his award by Sheldon Boles (right) – Director of Competitions.
Jean-Daniel Gagné, photographe de la nature et animalière, sera l’invité d’honneur au Festival Inter’Nature du Haut-Jura (FINA) en France. L’évènement, le premier de ce que l’on espère deviendra un rendez-vous
annuel des professionnels et des amateurs de l’image ainsi que des passionnés de la nature, aura lieu du 12 au 14 avril 2019 dans la petite ville de Saint-Claude dans le département du Jura. En plein coeur du Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura, le FINA visera à « faire vivre un territoire et promouvoir une nature de caractère » au travers des expositions photographiques, des conférences et des ateliers qui seront tenus dans divers endroits de la localité. Les organisateurs se sont tournés vers Jean-Daniel Gagné comme invité d’honneur pour enrichir le FINA d’une immersion dans les paysages naturels canadiens.
Membre individuel de l’ACAP ainsi que du Club Photo Évasion dans la Montérégie au sud de Montréal, Jean-Daniel Gagné accumule plus de 40 ans d’expérience photographique durant lesquels il s’est créé une expertise technique et artistique impressionnante. Il partage ses connaissances en animant régulièrement des ateliers de photographie de paysage et de photographie animalière dans les Rocheuses canadiennes et dans le Sud-ouest américain. Jean-Daniel Gagné puisera dans cette richesse d’expérience pour choisir les 24 photos de grande taille qu’il présentera et pour animer les conférences qu’il prononcera dans le cadre du FINA. Sa participation à cette célébration de la photographie et de la nature a été rendue possible grâce à l’invitation de ses hôtes et de la généreuse contribution logistique d’Air Transat.
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A CAPA member is guest of honour in France
Jean-Daniel Gagné, nature and wildlife photographer, will be the guest of honour at the Festival Inter’Nature du Haut-Jura (FINA) in France. This event, the first of what is hoped to be an annual get-together for professional and amateur photographers as well as for lovers of nature, will take place from 12 to 14 April 2019 in the small town of Saint-Claude in the department of Jura. Situated in the very heart of the Parc naturel régional of the Haut-Jura, the FINA aims to celebrate the area’s unique landscapes and promote the characteristics of the local habitat through photographic exhibitions, conferences and workshops located throughout the locality. The organizers chose to invite Jean-Daniel Gagné as guest of honour in order to enrich the event with an immersion in Canada’s natural landscapes.
An individual member of CAPA as well as a member of the Club Photo Evasion in the Montérégie region south of Montréal, Jean-Daniel Gagné has accumulated over 40 years of photographic experience, cumulating in an impressive technical and artistic expertise. He shares his abilities by regularly leading workshops in the Canadian Rockies and in the American southwest. Jean-Daniel Gagné will make his rich photographic experience available at this year’s FINA through the exhibition of 24 large-format photographs as well as through speaking engagements. His participation in this celebration of photography and nature is made possible by the invitation from his hosts and by the generous contribution of Air Transat to the logistics of the event.
It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.
Canadian Stamp by Michael Winsor
CAPA member Michael Winsor’s photograph of an iceberg beside Ferryland, N.L, will be travelling worldwide as part of Canada Post’s “From Far and Wide” stamp series.
Winsor, of St. John’s, was informed last March that his image taken in April 2017 that captured an iceberg framed behind two homes and a docked fishing boat just after sunset would appear on a stamp.
But the 44-year-old professional photographer wasn’t able to share the good news with the public until Canada Post made the official announcement on Jan. 14.
“It’s great recognition,” says Winsor, a member of the Camera 35 Camera Club in St. John’s. “It will be seen all over the world. It’s pretty cool.”
A full interview with Michael Winsor will appear in Spring issue of Canadian Camera magazine.
2020 Salon My Country
It is with pleasure that CAPA announces a photographic Salon to be held at the Musée National de la Photographie in Drummondville, Que., in 2020.
The Musée National de la Photographie (MNP) in association with CAPA and Olympus will host the three month print exhibition from January to the end of March 2020 called “2020 Salon My Country.” A total of 39 images representing our Country with 3 images depicting each province & territory.
All images submitted into the 2019 Canada: My Country competition will be considered for selection as the top 39 (3 images per theme) winning images for the 2020 Salon My Country.
As this Salon will showcase the talents of CAPA photographers and the beauty of our Country, we invite all members to get your camera and submit your best images.
The Director of Competitions will contact each entrant whose image was selected as one of the top 39 images and request that they provide their selected image with the following parameters for printing by MNP.
minimum size of image file – 10 MB
image print size – minimum 11 x 14 inches or maximum 16 x 20 inches
Resolution – 300 pixels/inch
During the Salon, the organizers will recognize 3 images that best represent the province/territory.
L’exposition Le Photographe naturaliste de l’année révèle la beauté saisissante de la nature, de la faune et de la flore de notre monde.
Obtenez 20 % de rabais sur les billets d’entrée au ROM. https://capacanada.ca/discounts/
Royal Ontario Museum Contest
Contest closes February 15, 2019
The ROM invites you to share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a 14-Day Experience Borneo tour for two courtesy of G Adventures, a Digital SLR camera courtesy of Henry’s Camera, and more!
Share your wildlife image from your unlocked Twitter or Instagram account and include @ROMtoronto & #ROMwpyON (or #ROMwpyJR for ages 13-17). For more information visit www.rom.on.ca/contest
Le concours de photos
usqu’au 15 février 2019
Le ROM vous invite à partager vos plus remarquables photos naturalistes. Vous pourriez gagner des prix exceptionnels, dont un voyage de 14 jours à Bornéo pour deux personnes offert par G Adventures, un appareil photo reflex numérique offert par Henry’s Camera et bien plus!
Partagez votre photo à partir de votre compte Twitter ou Instagram public et ajoutez @ROMtoronto et #ROMwpyON (ou #ROMwpyJR si vous avez entre 13 et 17 ans). Pour plus d’information, visitez www.rom.on.ca/concours.
ProFusion Expo 2018
ProFusion is a photo & video event taking place in Toronto this month. The location is at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Hall A, North Building from
Tuesday November 13th, 11am to 7pm – Wednesday November 14th, 10am to 5pm.
You can register for free tickets on their website.
CAPA awards Sheena Wilkie and Jim Hatch
Jim Hatch was presented with the Associateship Award (ACAPA) on October 24, 2018 at the Langley Camera Club. He was nominated for this by the Langley Camera Club for his contribution to their camera club and for the many CAPA competition awards received. Most notable awards were his winning the gold medal for both the 2016 and 2017 CAPA Annual Photo Challenge Competitions.
Sheena Wilkie was presented an Honorary Membership. Over the 10-15 years, she continued her tireless efforts to promote digital photograph across Canada by:
being a respected and highly sought after Certified CAPA judge by many camera clubs;
promoted digital photography through 10 years of her training courses;
being a member of the CAPA Board of Directors for many years and held the position of Vice President;
10 years as the editor-in-chief for the Canadian Camera magazine;
wrote many articles the noted magazine;
member of the organization committee for the 2015 CAPA Conference held at the University of British Columbia;
key member of the 2016-2017 CAPA Website Renewal project
filled the new CAPA webmaster role for 2017.
We salute the dedication and achievements of these two individuals. They serve as examples to many photographers across Canada.
Sheldon Boles – FCAPA
CAPA Director of Competitions
The Toronto Camera Club is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the International Salon of Photography. There are special awards being offered, starting this year. The closing date is November 9th, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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:
recent rule changes for the submission of images into the Four Nation
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers for Competition Chairs
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 email@example.com for more details.
CAPA Honorary Members
The following CAPA members have been awarded Honorary Membership in CAPA
Jack Bright (deceased)
J. G. Roberts
Myrna J. Sweet
Thomas A. Walters
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!
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.