Nouvelles de la Zone Québec – décembre

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Un salon de la photo au MNPD

Le salon « mon pays/my country », organisé conjointement par l’ACAP et le Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, ouvrira ses portes en janvier et promet d’être un vènement important pour la promotion de la photographie au Québec en 2020. Le vernissage aura lieu le 12 janvier à 14 h au Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, 400 rue Hériot, Drummondville Québec.

Croissance accrue du membership

La cible déclarée par la direction de la zone Québec d’atteindre 150 membres a été atteinte. La zone est présentement composée de 13 clubs répartis en trois districts ainsi que de 139 membres individuels.

Certificat d’appréciation

Un certificat d’appréciation a été remis à M. Marc Dufour, responsable du membership pour la zone du Québec, en reconnaissance de sa contribution en tant que bénévole et du support qu’il a fourni au directeur des compétitions et au directeur de l’éducation de l’ACAP. Le certificat lui a été remis le 30 novembre par le président de l’ACAP, M. Rod Trider, lors du cours de jugement en français.

Cours de jugement de l’ACAP en français.

Un premier cours de jugement en français a eu lieu grâce à la généreuse participation du club hôte l’Oeil qui voit de Saint-Hubert. Selon les commentaires positifs reçus de la part de plusieurs des 39 participants, l’évènement fut fort apprécié et un franc succès. Les personnes qui veulent s’inscrire pour devenir juge doivent contacter Michael Breakey à education@capacanada.ca Un deuxième cours de jugement en français au
printemps prochain est à l’étude. D’autres informations à cet effet seront communiquées sous peu.

Québec Zone News – December

A photography exhibition at the MNPD The salon “mon pays/my country,” organized jointly by CAPA and the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, will open to the public in January and promises to be an
important event for the promotion of photography in Quebec in 2020. The opening ceremony will take place on 12 January at 2 PM at the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, 400 rue Hériot, Drummondville Québec.

Increased membership

The declared objective by the Quebec zone direction to reach 150 members has been reached. The Zone is now composed of 13 clubs distributed in three districts as well as 139 individual members.

Certificate of Appreciation

A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Mr. Marc Dufour, responsible for Quebec Zone membership, for his outstanding services and contribution as a volunteer and for his support to the CAPA competitions
director and the CAPA education director. The Certificate was presented to him on 30 November by CAPA President Mr. Rod Trider during the French judging course.

CAPA hosts a first French judging course.

A first judging course in French took place thanks to the generous participation of the host-club l’Oeil qui voit of Saint-Hubert. From the positive comments coming from several of the 39 participants, it appears the
event was well received and appreciated. Those wishing to register to become judges must contact Michael Breakey at education@capacanada.ca A second French language judging course is being considered for next Spring. Further information in this regard will be communicated soon.

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CAPA awards to London Camera Club

On December 5th Gerry Alger – C.A.P.A. District Rep. for Southwestern Ontario, Area 1 – presented awards to members of the London Camera Club.

Pia-O’Leary and Gerry-Alger
Mary Chambers and Gerry-Alger
Steve Donnelly and Gerry-Alger
Dave Peel and Gerry Alger

The following were award winners from the October 15 Nature/Wildlife Individual Competition held October 15:

  • Mary Chambers – Second Merit Award – ‘Nature Hanging Bat’ – 29.5 (tied for highest score in the competition) Mary was also awarded the 1st Honorable Mention for her four-image portfolio.
  • David Peel – Third Merit Award – Nature – ‘Eurasian Eagle Owl’ – 29.0 (second highest score in the competition)
  • Pia O’Leary – Honourable mention for her Four-image portfolio.
  • The London Camera Club received the 1st Honorable Mention for its six-image portfolio submitted into the Nature/Wildlife Competition. London Camera Club Member, Rob Patterson was awarded, in his absence, the Second Merit Award – Landscape – for his image Aurora on Pontoon Lake.

London Camera Club member, Steve Donnelly, was awarded C.A.P.A’s Excellence in Photography medal for his Best In Show image at Southwestern Ontario’s Western Fair 2019. Steve’s Image, ‘Himba Woman in Smoke Bath’ was judged best of more than 800 images. This was Steve’s third Best In Show wins in as many years.

Rob Patterson – Aurora at pontoon Lake (2nd place Merit award)
Himba Woman Smoke Bath by Steve Donnelly (Best in Show – Western Fair 2019)
Eurasian Eagle Owl by David Peel (3rd merit-Nature)
Hanging Bat by Mary Chambers (2nd Merit Nature)

New Club in Nova Scotia

Victoria Falls
Victoria Park Falls by Tom Gallant, Taken at Joseph Howe Falls in Truro, Nova Scotia

CAPA Welcomes New Club in Nova Scotia

By: Tom Gallant, DR, Eastern Nova Scotia

The Scotsburn-Northumberland Amateur Photography Society (SNAPS) has become the first club in Eastern Nova Scotia to join CAPA. SNAPS has been in existence since 2012. SNAPS was started by two newcomers to the area, Dave and Christine Hache, both photographers; Dave coming from New Brunswick and Christine from Truro, Nova Scotia. The club started in Scotsburn, the home of Scotsburn Milk and Ice Cream, with just over 10 members. There are presently 30 registered members and 750 listed as members of their Facebook page. The members come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including: doctors, nurses, educators, business people and many others from the two-dozen communities in Pictou County. The majority of the membership of the club resides in New Glasgow and Pictou, with the population of Pictou County approximating 55,000 people.

SNAPS represents a group of photographers who are more than willing to give of their time to help all members regardless of their skill level. There is a very low cost for membership. The rate is $10.00 per year, and $2.00 per meeting, which happens the first Wednesday of each month, at the Northumberland Regional High School in Alma, a small community in Pictou County. The low membership fee was put in place to attract everybody who has a desire to learn or improve their photography.

Tatamagouche Bridge by Tom Gallant
Taken at Tatamagouche , a community 30 minutes from Pictou, N.S.

At regular monthly meetings, members can showcase their work, through digital presentations, partake in workshops given by outside presenters and inside from skilled club photographers. As well, the club members have the opportunity to get together as a group on field-trips to photograph the beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia (see attached samples). These field trips happen on a monthly basis. At least once per year, the club has an exhibition in one of the County venues, where any member can showcase their work to the public. In addition, one of the senior club members, Dr. Gerry Farrell, has given up space at the Aberdeen Hospital’s “Art on the Wall,” where he has traditionally showcased his work, to SNAPS members where they can showcase and sell their own work. Part of the proceeds of sales goes to the hospital foundation. The remainder goes to the artists. As a gesture of community spirit, some members of the club volunteer, in order to enhance their photographic profile, and cover events of non-profit community organizations. Their photos are given to these organizations to be used for publicity. All of the activities that SNAPS undertakes is done in a relaxed fun way, with no pressure.

Becoming a CAPA member will allow club members to compete at a regional and national level, have their work adjudicated by professional and certified judges, and to become a certified judge themselves, if they choose to do so, and be involved in regional and national seminars, and workshops.

You can obtain more information about SNAPS on Facebook at: SNAPS (Scotsburn-Northumberland Amateur Photography Society).

Atlantic Zone District Rep Isabelle Levesque

Isabelle Levesque
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Native de Saint-Quentin, une petite ville située au nord-ouest du Nouveau-Brunswick, je demeure dans la région de Moncton depuis 1991.

J’ai toujours eu un grand intérêt pour les arts, ce qui m ‘a amené à compléter un baccalauréat en Arts visuels et Histoire de l’Université de Moncton ainsi qu’un diplôme d’études collégiales en Design et gestion de production multimédia.

J’aime la macrophotographie, d’où sont nés mes deux premières collections « Givre en bulles » et « Papillusion » qui ont été exposées à plusieurs galeries au NB. Je suis aussi passionné par la vie sauvage et plus récemment, j’étends mes horizons photographiques vers le paysage.
Je suis membre de CAPA depuis 2011, et je suis devenue représentante pour le district de Moncton en 2017. Mon rôle comme représentante de district pour CAPA est de rencontrer plus spécialement les communautés francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick afin de leur présenter l’association et de recruter de nouveaux membres. Je suis aussi membre du comité qui organise la CCC 2021 qui aura lieu a Moncton.

Isabelle Levesque
Moncton, New Brunswick

Atlantic Zone District Representative

Native of Saint-Quentin, a small town in northwest of New Brunswick, I now live in the greater Moncton area since 1991.

I always love art and it brought me to get a degree in visual art at the Université de Moncton and a Design and Multimédia productions Diploma from CCNB.

I practice macrophotography, from which my first two exhibits were born, « Givre en bulles » et « Papillusion ». I am also passionate with wildlife and more recently I extend my horizons to landscape photography.

I am a member of CAPA since 2011, and became the District Representative (DR) for Moncton area in 2017. My role is mostly to meet with Francophone communities in New Brunswick to introduce CAPA and recruit new members. Also I am a member of the executive for the 2021 CCC in Moncton.

Isabelle Levesque
Moncton, New Brunswick District Representative

Atlantic Zone District Rep Michael Winsor

Michael Winsor
District Rep for Newfoundland and Labrador Michael Winsor

I live in St. John’s, NL, and a member of Camera 35.

I have always enjoyed photographing landscapes under the night sky or during blue hour. However, I find that wildlife has really captured my imagination over the past couple years. I am sure a part of that is because Newfoundland has the largest gathering of humpback whales every summer.

I have been an individual and club member with CAPA now for over 5 years and it is great to be a part of an association that showcases the best places in our country. Only through sharing images, can we broaden our horizons to what the rest of the country has to offer.

Michael Winsor
Newfoundland and Labrador District Representative

Atlantic Zone District Rep Joyce Chew

CAPA Atlantic District Representative
Joyce Chew

I have been a member of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia since 1996. I have been the Halifax District CAPA Representative since 2009 and the CAPA club representative for the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia since 2007.

I was a member of the CAPA Nomination Committee in 2008-2009 and 2010-2011. Also I was part of the organizing committee for the two day Camera Conference (ACC) in the Atlantic Zone in 2016 and a member of the 2016-2017 CAPA Website Development Committee.

I enjoy meeting photographers from across Canada and being inspired by their work. I like to challenge myself to capture and convey what I see no matter what the subject but I love to photograph macro subjects and nature.

Joyce Chew
Halifax, Nova Scotia District Representative

Atlantic Zone District Rep Tom Gallant

Nova Scotia East: Tom Gallant (thomas.1.gallant@gmail.com)
Atlantic Zone District Representative

I am a member of the Scotsburn Northumberland Amateur Photographic Society (S.N.A.P.S.) from Pictou County, Nova Scotia. I moved here four years ago from Manitoba after I retired as an administrator of a K to 12 school. While in Manitoba, I, along with a local doctor, started a Photography club there, and when I arrived here, I introduced SNAPS to CAPA. Then took the Judging Course in Moncton in 2018. Great course!

Throughout my long photographic career, I photographed weddings, took portraits and shot modelling portfolios. Over the past 20 years, I’ve photographed mainly landscapes, seascapes, mostly in NL with Icebergs and the amazing cliffs, and wildlife.

I also edit, print and frame my own work. As well, I love teaching photography. As a result, I’m looking forward to working with the many talented photographers both at CAPA and SNAPS. Because of the wealth of talent with CAPA and here in Nova Scotia, I am learning all the time, and being a life-long learner, this is ideal. A win, win for me!

Tom Gallant
Nova Scotia East District Representative

Atlantic Zone News November 2019

Freeman Patterson (Photo by Mathieu Chiasson)

The Atlantic Zone has a new District Representative (DR). The first time we have the DR in Newfoundland and Labrador! Please join us to welcome Michael Winsor for this position. Michael is an amazing photographer. Read Capture of a Lifetime for more on Michael.

Isabelle Levesque received a CAPA Associateship Honour (ACAPA). Isabelle is the DR in Moncton area in New Brunswick, and she had served the CAPA Representative for the Focus Camera Club in Moncton the past 2 years. Congratulations!

Focus Camera Club in NB hosted a presentation by Freeman Patterson as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Freeman showed stunning images of Monet Garden in France, Kingsbrae Garden and Shampers Bluff in NB along with his inspiring talk. 225 people attended from Moncton area, Fredericton, and Quispamsis. Congratulations to Focus Camera Club!

Shuswap Photo Arts Club News November 2019

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club will be focusing on Photojournalism this month.

  • Monday November 11 Program will give and overview of this genre and include a presentation by Cameron Thompson the Salmon Arm Observer Photographer.
  • Monday November 25 will see special guest, Greg Osadchuk, with an extensive photography career spanning many decades.  He is trained in industrial photography, spend time as photographer for THE PROVINCE newspaper and has continued with a passion in landscape photography.

More about Greg Osadchuk

For photographer Greg Osadchuk, picking up a camera for the first time at age nine marked the beginning of a life-long passion that turned into a diverse career, spanning more than 50 years.  ​Following a university arts degree and formal, industrial photographic training Greg launched into an energetic and fulfilling career as a photojournalist for The Province newspaper in Vancouver.

He eventually left the city and settled into the interior of BC where he could pursue his passion of Landscape Photography.

During his time in Nelson, Greg owned and operated his own photography gallery, later returned to university to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Education. He them immersed himself in education where he taught Digital Arts and Photography for 15 years, before retiring to his favourite passion.

Gabriola Photography Club Fall Show and Sale

Things will be humming at the Gabriola Photography Club’s Fall Show and Sale, Sunday November 17, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Rollo Centre, Gabriola, BC. Admission Free.

Vancouver Island 2020 Photo Salon

The Harbour City Photography Club in Nanaimo is pleased to announce that their annual Photo Salon will run in 2020 from June 1 to June 12 at the View Gallery, Vancouver Island University. The exhibit will feature some of the best work of Vancouver Island photographers in four categories: Landscape, Macro&Close Up, Street Photography and Open.

At this time Vancouver Island photographers are invited to submit images for adjudication by February 15.

For more information visit: Harbour City Photography Club

CAPA Photography Salon
2020 Harbour City Photography Salon

Burnaby Annual Showcase

This year the Burnaby Photographic Society celebrates 24 years of presenting to the public our high-quality slide shows put to music. Our 24th Annual Showcase will take you around the world with an evening of slide shows set to music on 25 January 2020 and a dramatic print display during the previous week. Showcase will sweep you off to exotic places and cultures, and bring you up close to wildlife, fine art, and visual surprises. Tickets come with a chance to win valuable door prizes. Also, the free print display in the Shadbolt Centre’s lobby will run all week from Monday, 20 January through Saturday, 25 January 2020.

To see what Showcase is all about, here is a short video of our January 2019 Showcase event: https://vimeo.com/316134569 .

Slide shows set to music:

  • Saturday, 25 January 2020, 7:00 PM, at
  • James Cowan Theatre in the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.
  • For tickets ($20), contact Brian Maskell at either showcase@bpsphoto.ca or phone 604-318-9369. You can also visit bpsphoto.ca

Gabriola Photography Club

Gabriola photography Club presenter Sharron Palmer-Hunt
photo by Sharron Palmer-Hunt

The Gabriola Photography Club has been in existence for over 12 years and meets at the Rollo Senior Centre from 10 am-noon, the first and 3rd Wednesday’s of every month (excluding July and August). At the meetings both members and guests present various photographic related topics with outsiders welcome to attend. Photos related to the topic are displayed and details discussed. Our latest presentation given by Sharron Palmer-Hunt, was on whales and dolphins, including how they are negatively impacted by the environment, with special emphasis given to our endangered southern Orca population.

Members also share photo taking outings with other local photo club members and have a pub social gathering once per month. Twice a year the Club puts on an exhibition at the Rollo Senior Centre. Our next exhibition is on Sunday November 17th from 10am-4pm. Everyone welcome.

Throughout the year we have individual members displaying their work downstairs at the Gabriola Medical Centre, at 695 Church Street. Diane Green is currently displaying photographs until October 15th followed by Steve Struthers until November 18th. Our photographs are also often displayed in other local establishments on the island and at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo.

Sharron Palmer-Hunt has recently been chosen as the district CAPA representative for 3 island clubs in the Pacific region, including Gabriola, Harbour City and Cowichan Valley. We are looking forward to getting together with district group members and sharing fun ideas.

Gabriola Photography Club exhibition
Gabriola Photography Club Exhibition (photo by Joan Owen)

Seminar by Don Komarechka

Vision Beyond Seeing

Vision Beyond Seeing is a photography seminar that aims to weave science and art together and help photographers of every skill level understand the limitations of both our cameras and our own vision, and then step beyond those limits.

  • All CAPA members are welcome
  • Nov. 9, 2019
  • Club Italia (2525 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • $65 (before Oct. 26th)
  • www.nfrcc.org
Vision Beyond Seeing by Don Komarechka
Seminar by Don Komarechka

Nouvelles Zone du Québec – octobre

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Prix Focus

N’oubliez pas d’inscrire à votre agenda le gala du Prix Focus du Musée National de la Photographie Desjardins qui aura lieu le 26 octobre prochain à Drummondville. Ce sera l’occasion de fêter le talent des photographes québécois par la remise du prix Focus. La cérémonie débutera à 19 h 30 et sera animée par Jean-René Dufort. Pour vous procurer vos billets ou obtenir de l’information, consultez le site du musée à https://www.museedelaphoto.info

Salon Mon pays – My Country

Les préparatifs vont bon train pour la tenue du salon Mon pays – My Country qui ouvrira ses portes en janvier 2020. Les trente-neuf photos représentant les dix provinces et trois territoires du Canada ont été choisies et pourront être admirées lors de cette exposition au Musée national de la photographie Desjardins à Drummondville. D’autres annonces suivront pour vous tenir au courant de cet évènement important de diffusion de la photographie canadienne.

Cours de jugement de l’ACAP en français.

Voici un rappel de la tenue du premier cours de jugement photographique en français qui sera donné le samedi 30 novembre 2019. Organisé par le club de photo L’Oeil qui voit, le cours aura lieu aux locaux du club au 2060, rue Holmes, local A2-A3, Saint-Hubert Québec J4T 1R8.

Pour vous inscrire ou pour obtenir plus d’informations consulter :
https://capacanada.ca/events/judging-course-saint-hubert/

Québec Zone News – October

Focus Award

Don’t miss out on the Focus Prize Gala of the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins which will take place on 26 October in Drummondville. The event will showcase the best of Québec’s photographic talent with the announcement of the Focus prize. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 PM and will be hosted by television personality Jean-René Dufort. For tickets and information, consult the Museum’s website at https://www.museedelaphoto.info

Salon Mon pays – My Country

Planning is well advanced for the organization of the Salon Mon pays – My Country which will open in January 2020. All thirty nine photographs representing Canada’s ten provinces and three territories have been selected and will be on display at this exhibition to be held at the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins in Drummondville. More information will be available in the coming weeks to keep you informed of this important event publicizing Canada’s photographic talent.

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Freeman Patterson in Moncton

Freeman Patterson will be at the Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre on November 14, 2019.

Tickets are available at Focus Camera Club meetings starting September 26th, 2019. Non-members can purchase tickets via eventbrite.ca starting Oct. 1st, 2019

Freema
Freeman Patterson in Moncton (sponsored by the Focus Camera Club)

Sharron Palmer-Hunt DR Pacific Zone

Sharron Palmer is the new District Representative for Mid-Vancouver Island, BC.

Pacific Zone District Representative for Mid-Vancouver Island
Sharron Palmer

Sharron Palmer-Hunt has been a photographer for 30 years. Her photo career started with a Bowen Island photography business primarily working with community team sports, weddings and family portraits. Over the past 10 years she has expanded her photo interests to include local nature and wildlife. She currently lives on Gabriola Island, B.C.

Sharron attained a certified freelance photographer certificate from the Photography Institute in Vancouver, BC and has taken a photo journalistic certificate course in Costa Rica from Photography without Borders. She has taken numerous on line photo courses and uses Lightroom and Photoshop for post processing. Sharron was the founder of the Bowen island Photography Club which she presided over for 3 years and currently serves as the president of the Gabriola Photography Club. Sharron is looking forward to representing and sharing ideas with CAPA members in the central Vancouver Island district.

Ronald Mullins, DR Pacific Zone

Ronald is the past District Representative for Central Interior British Columbia. Ron stepped down due to an unexpected family event.

Ron Mullins

Ronald Mullins, Imagineer

Melding… The Art and Science of Photography and Aviation

Born in Ontario’s Ottawa Valley, and not unlike many teenagers, Ron was unsure what his career vocation should be. Thanks to the manager at a newly minted TV station he got his first job and it wasn’t long before his aptitude for framing a shot surfaced. Now, after a career as a cinematographer and television director that has spanned over five decades, he is still most content with a camera in hand.
As far back as memory will allow, he has also been fascinated by aircraft. He recalls, as a young lad, stopping and looking skyward as that distinctive roar of the radial engine signaled a formation of bright yellow Harvards passing overhead.

Over the years this fascination with aircraft has been combined with his passion for photographic composition. Studying the expertise of internationally recognized aviation photographers Ron continually strives to meld the art and science of aviation with photography.

It is a distinct honour to be selected as the CAPA District Representative for the Central Interior District of British Columbia. Ron looks forward to meeting photographers of all abilities while promoting the many benefits and activities of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.

Ron resides with his family in West Kelowna, British Columbia. To see a sampling of Ron’s photography you are invited to visit www.ronaldmullinskreativ.smugmug.com

Photomotion 2019

The Pacific Digital Photography Club is presenting our 16th annual audio visual presentation, ‘PHOTOMOTION’, which showcases members’ award winning photography.

PHOTOMOTION is a professional multimedia event consisting of presentations with special effects covering a wide range of photographic themes.

Approximately twenty juried shows, each 3 to 4 minutes in length, will be shown at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody on Saturday November 16th, 2019.

We anticipate approximately 320 people will attend this event, either at the 2pm afternoon or the 7pm evening showing.

Photomotion in Port Moody

Zone Director Lynda Miller

I am a Prairie gal who came to the Okanagan area nearly 20 years ago. Shortly after settling into life here, I discovered photography at a workshop called OPAW.

I realized there were other people who connected with a photo club and my journey has continued.

Over the years I become more involved in photography by taking photo workshops and studying books on editing, as well as volunteering for positions in our local photo club (COPS). I also help non-profit organizations by photographing events and putting my computer knowledge to use preparing designs for heritage organization and signs.

I joined CAPA when I recognized where it sat as an organization that promoted photography throughout Canada. It brought together clubs and individuals from across Canada and other places. The first CCC I attended was in Nanaimo, quite a few years ago. What a feat for one club to produce, and it was done with the guidance and support of CAPA. There was so much I learned at that one weekend. I became the District Representative for the Central Interior for about 8 years before taking on the Zone Director position for the Pacific Zone.

My passion still starts with my camera and I have discovered flowers, landscapes, still life photography and more. Recently while attending a workshop with Chris Harris and Dennis Ducklow, I discovered the excitement of using my camera to create Multiple Exposure images and Abstract photography! This is an exciting time of exploring and experimenting. I hope my enthusiasm is contagious and will be passed on to my DR’s and zone members.

The Pacific Zone is large, distances between communities often huge. There is an 8 hour drive for one of our Northern District representative. Some of our Districts are only one club. I am confident that working as a Zone we will continue to grow and promote the art of photography to everyone.