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 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.


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

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

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

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 for more details.

CAPA Honours to Members

The following CAPA members have been awarded Honourary Membership, MCAPA, ACAPA, FCAPA or other awards in CAPA

Honourary Membership

Merle Ace
Colin Angus
Allen Bargen
Reginald Beach
Michael Breakey
Larry Breitkreutz
Jack Bright
Fred Chapman
Rosemarie Culver
Val Davison
Joyce DeMeester
Joh Friedrich
Karl Glockemann
Gordon Graham
Michael Grandmaison
Bruce Gunion
David Haggarty
Bill Inglis
Leona Isaak
Robert Ito
Jaques Mailloux
Mufty Mathewson
Frankie Ng
Jack Normandale
Freeman Patterson
John H. Patterson
J. G. Roberts
Pierre Rochon
Charles Stahl
Len Suchan
Myrna J. Sweet
Thomas A. Walters
Sheena Wilkie

Other Awards

Jim Ainslie – 2009
Certificate of Recognition

Allen Bargen – 2014
Distinguished Service Award

Michael Breakey – 2009
Certificate of Honour

Andre Cabuche – 2009
Certificate of Honour

Fred Chapman – 2019
Distinguished Service (posthumously)

Natalie Chapman – 2009
Certificate of Honour

Judy Daniels – 2009
Certificate of Appreciation

Joyce DeMeester – 2009
Certificate of Honour

Ursula Easterbrook – 2010
Certificate of Recognition

Michael Grandmaison – 2012
Certificate of Photographic Achievement

Bruce Gunion – 2009
Certificate of Honour

Bob Ito – 2013
Distinguished Service

Bill Lloyd – 2011
Honour Service Award

Joyce McDonald – 2011
Honour Service

Freeman Patterson – 2013
Distinguished Service Award

Chris Sheffield – 2007
Distinguished Service Award

Jop Tao Tse – 2009
Certificate of Recognition


Leo Alain – 2014
Betty Andres – 1999
Mehrdad Bakhtiar – 2010
Allen Bargen – 2007
Paul Bingham – 1999
Frans Bowers – 1999
Larry Breitkreutz – 2010
Kenneth Cheng – 2002
Joyce Chew – 2011
Francois Cleroux – 2013
Hilary Cline – 2003
Carol Coleman – 2011
Norah Corbet – 2014
Gordon Cornwall – 2014
Janet Crawford – 2018
Robert Deluca – 2003
Eileen Depeel – 1999
Dan Dr. Dorotich – 1999
Farzad Emami – 2010
Flip Eyolfson – 1999
Darianaz Mohammad Gharibani – 2010
Herman Gliethoorn – 1999
Ray Goddard – 2013
Nelson Harrison – 1999
Derek Hayes – 2018
Judy Higham – 2009
Ed Higham – 2009
Doug Hoyt – 2002
Sheila Hoyt – 2002
Paul E. Jean – 1999
Richard Knotts – 2012
Jan Lasteen – 2011
George Lo – 1999
Peter MacLean – 2018
Albert Mok – 2003
Soran Abdulla Nakshbandi – 2010
Lazlo Poder – 2016
Kimia Rahgozar – 2010
Nancy Ricker – 2011
Daryl Robertson – 2016
Jalal Sepehr – 2010
Sahar Seyedi – 2010
Jane Smith – 2020
Daniel Soheli – 2010
Len Suchan – 2009
Jop Tao Tse – 2010
Farhad Varasteh – 2010
Patrick Wall – 2002
Toni Wallachy – 2013
Sheena Wilkie – 2009
Jenny Wong – 2002
Homeira Yaseri – 2010
George Lo – 1999


Jim Ainslie – 2011
Shaikh Amin – 2009
Allen Bargen – 2008
Sam Bhattacherjee – 2009
Michael Breakey – 2009
Larry Breitkreutz – 2010
David Bromley – 2015
Terry Carroll – 1994
Kenneth Cheng – 2004
Joyce Chew – 2011
Francois Cleroux – 2013
Val Davison – 2002
Bill DeMeester – 2008
Eileen Depeel – 2008
Dennis Ducklow – 2015
Larry Easton – 2009
Ray Goddard – 2013
Bill Hall – 2015
Jim Hatch – 2018
Jan Lasteen – 2011
Isabelle Levesque – 2019
Frankie Ng – 2002
Clarence Nowlan – 2002
Valerie Rampone – 2012
Lorna Scott – 2019
Masoud Sohelli – 2010
Kasandra Sproson – 2015
Bob St. Cyr – 2010
Kayla Stevenson – 2015
Virginia Stranaghan – 2014
Len Suchan – 2009
Jop Tao Tse – 2011
Heather Thompson – 2002
Patrick Wall – 2003
Sheena Wilkie – 2012
Mike Wooding – 2014


Jim Ainslie – 2011
Ann Alimi – 2018
Shaikh Amin – 2010
Betty Andres – 2009
Allen Bargen – 2009
Don Berthman – 2016
Judy Berthman – 2016
Sheldon Boles – 2017
Michael Breakey – 2009
Larry Breitkreutz – 2011
Jim Britton – 2012
Clifford Chow – 2017
Carol Coleman – 2015
Val Davison – 2006
Joyce DeMeester – 2010
Bill DeMeester – 2010
Eileen Depeel – 2013
Alain Dubeau – 2018
Ursula Easterbrook – 2010
Larry Easton – 2009
John Elliott – 2014
Peter Ferguson – 2014
Lance Gitter – 2018
Tracy Harper – 2013
Chris Harris – 2014
Judy Higham – 2013
Ed Higham – 2013
Leonie Holmes – 2019
Bill Inglis – 2006
Detlef Klahm – 2017
David Laronde – 2015
Frantisek Latal – 2008
George Lo – 2015
Cim MacDonald – 2015
Jaques Mailloux – 2009
Mufty Mathewson – 2012
Lynda Miller – 2012
Frankie Ng – 2006
Michiko Nishijima – 2017
Freeman Patterson – 2007
Kaveh Rasouli – 2014
Henry Schnell – 2018
Rick Shapka – 2012
Mark Southard – 2011
Kayla Stevenson – 2019
Virginia Stranaghan – 2019
Len Suchan – 2010
Jop Tao Tse – 2011
Jean Timmermeister – 2009
Rod Trider – 2015
Sheena Wilkie – 2013
James Yip – 2012


Merle Ace – 2011
Shaikh Amin – 2010
Allen Bargen – 2011
Michael Breakey – 2009
Larry Breitkreutz – 2018
Fred Chapman – 2007
Rosemarie Culver – 2011
Val Davison – 2011
Joyce DeMeester – 2010
Bill DeMeester – 2010
Ursula Easterbrook – 2010
Louise Elder – 1999
Michael Grandmaison – 2011
Fred Green – 2007
Bruce Gunion – 2011
David Haggarty – 2011
Bill Inglis – 2012
Robert Ito – 1999
Jaques Mailloux – 2011
Mufty Mathewson – 2012
John H. Patterson – 2007
Freeman Patterson – 2013
Pierre Rochon – 2007
Otto Stevens – 2014
Len Suchan – 2010
Keith Vaughan – 2002
Thomas A. Walters – 2011



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.

– 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


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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

CAPA’s AGM will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, 2:00 PM Atlantic Time at The Rodd Hotel, Room TBD, 434 Main Street, Moncton, NB  E1C 1B9

All CAPA Members are welcome to attend.

In case of postponement or change of location due to COVID-19, an official notice will be posted on this page.

Notice of Election of Directors

Term 2020-2022
*Current members standing for the Director positions are in red
Atlantic Zone Michiko Nishijima, FCAPA Currently Director
Quebec Zone Pierre Vézina Currently D.R.
Ontario Zone Glenn Bloodworth Currently Director
Prairie Zone Dan Sigouin Currently Director
Pacific Zone Lynda Miller, FCAPA Currently Director
Photographic Imaging Dr. Bob Ito, FCAPA, Hon FCAPA Currently Director
Competitions Sheldon Boles, FCAPA Currently Director
Membership Kayla Stevenson, FCAPA Currently Director
Education Michael Breakey, FCAPA Currently Director

Nominations close on June 2, 2020. 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.

  • AGENDA for the 2020 CAPA AGM (To come)
  • 2020 Proxy Form (To come)
  • 2019 CAPA AGM Minutes (To come)

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

Avis de l’Assemblée générale annuelle 2020

L’Assemblée générale des membres (AGM) de l’ACAP aura lieu le samedi 18 juillet 2020, 14:00 hres, Heure de L’Atlantique, à The Rodd Hotel, Salla à déterminer, 434 Main Street, Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick, E1C 1B9.

Tous les membres de l’ACAP sont bienvenus à la réunion.

Advenant un changement de date ou de location résultant du COVID-19, un avis officiel sera affiché sur le site WEB de l’ACAP/CAPA.

Avis d’élection des directeurs

Terme 2020-2022
*les membres actuels pour les postes de direction sont en rouge
Zone de l’Atlantique Michiko Nishijima, FCAPA Actuellement Directrice
Zone du Québec Pierre Vézina Actuellement Directeur Nommé
Zone de l’Ontario Glenn Bloodworth Actuellement Directeur
Zone des Prairies Dan Sigouin Actuellement Directeur
Zone du Pacifique Lynda Miller, FCAPA Actuellement Directrice
Imagerie Photographique Dr. Bob Ito, FCAPA, Hon FCAPA Actuellement Directeur
Compétitions Sheldon Boles, FCAPA Actuellement Directeur
Adhésion Kayla Stevenson, FCAPA Actuellement Directrice
Éducation Michael Breakey, FCAPA Actuellement Directeur

Les mises en candidatures fermeront le 2 juin 2020. Tous le postes du Conseil d’Administration qui doivent être comblés après la date limite de nomination ou entre les élections seront comblés par nomination par le Président et approuvés par le Conseil d’Administration.

  • AGENDA – AGM – SUMMER 2020 FR (venir)
  • 2020 Proxy Form/Formulaire de Procuration (venir)
  • 2019 CAPA AGM Minutes (venir)

Larry Breitkreutz, FCAPA, Hon. FCAPA
Président, Comité des Nominations de l’ACAP

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

CAPA’s AGM will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5:15 PM MST at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Room TBD, 1301-16th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Notice of Election of Executive

Term 2019-2021
*Current members standing for the Director positions are in red
President Rod Trider, FCAPA* Currently President
Vice President Henry Schnell, FCAPA* Currently Secretary
Treasurer Len Suchan, FCAPA* Currently Treasurer
Secretary Open for Nominations

Nominations close on June 1, 2019. 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.

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

Avis de l’Assemblée générale annuelle 2019

L’Assemblée générale des membres (AGM) de l’ACAP aura lieu le mercredi 17 juillet 2019, 17:00 hres Heure des Rocheuses au Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), salle AED, 1301-16th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Avis d’élection de l’exécutif

Terme 2019-2021
*les membres actuels pour les postes de direction sont en rouge
Président Rod Trider, FCAPA* Présentement Président
Vice-Président Henry Schnell, FCAPA* Présentement Secrétaire
Trésorier Len Suchan, FCAPA* Présentement Trésorier
Secrétaire Ouvert aux nominations

Les mises en candidatures fermeront le 1er juin 2019. Tous les postes du Conseil d’Administration qui doivent être remplis après la date limite de nomination ou entre les élections seront remplis par nomination par le Président et approuvés par le Conseil d’administration.

Larry Breitkreutz, FCAPA, Hon. FCAPA
Président, Comité des Nominations de l’ACAP

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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
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

Announcing Sheena Wilkie as CAPA Web Manager

Wilkie is a long time and enthusiastic player in the photography community. She’s a passionate artist who enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise through presentations and adult instruction.

After twenty years in traditional communications, she returned to complete her post secondary education and received an Honours in the New Media Communications and Design program at BCIT.  After graduating, Wilkie continued as an instructor at BCIT.  She has also designed and developed websites and multimedia presentations for the RCMP, and other government and non-profit agencies.

While creating content for websites and presentations, she picked up a camera – and that was her defining moment. This new way to share stories became everything – including life as a portrait photographer.

Sheena is no stranger to CAPA, she has been a member for 20 years and has served in many capacities. She is the former Vice-President, former Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Camera magazine, former Web Manager, and a certified CAPA photography judge. She has been awarded a Fellowship and Honorary lifetime membership. Sheena is thrilled to be back in her former position. “While I enjoyed my break, I missed the people, so I am very excited to be back working with my fellow CAPA members.”

You can reach Sheena at


New CAPA Web Manager

CAPA Web Manager: Leah Gray
Leah Gray

Announcing CAPA Web Manager Leah Gray


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 .

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)