Freeman Patterson Letters

Freeman Patterson, a CAPA life member, posts periodical letters on his website.

In the recent letter, Freeman talks about flowers and gardens including Kingsbrae Garden in St, Andrews, NB. It is a great place to visit in the summer. You can view the previous letters and sign up for the subscription here. http://www.freemanpatterson.com/newsletters.htm

 

Capture of a Lifetime

Capture of a Lifetime

Michael Winsor, a CAPA member in Saint John’s, NL, is featured on the Newfoundland Photo Tours website. Amazing story, video, and images for this year’s iceberg. Please check it out at

https://www.newfoundlandphototours.com/calvingiceberg

Michael Winsor recently was recognized for an iceberg image taken in 2017. His image appeared on a Canadian stamp announced in January, 2019. Read the story here.

Canadian Stamp photograph by CAPA member photographer Michael Winsor
Michael Winsor’s photograph of an iceberg beside Rerryland, N.L.

 

 

 

Atlantic Zone 2020 Canada Salon

Congratulations!

Among 39 images selected for 2020 Canada Salon are by those from Atlantic Zone:

  • Theme New Brunswick: Tracy Munson (Focus Camera Club), Maurice Melanson
  • Theme Nova Scotia: Viki Gaul (Photo Guild of Nova Scotia)
  • Theme Prince Edward Island: Isabelle Levesque (2 images)
  • Theme Newfoundland & Labrador: Darren Langdon (Camera 35), Michael Winsor

The selected images will be professionally printed and be put on display at the National Museum of Photography/Musée Populaire De La Photo in Drummondville Quebec between 7th January 2020 to 29th March 2020.

2nd Merit - New Brunswick image by Tracy Munson
Cliffside Camping by Tracy Munson

Harbour City Photo Exhibition Results

The results are in for the Harbour City Photography Exhibition held in Nanaimo, B.C.  May 27 – June 14th, 2019. This was endorsed by CAPA.

Black and White Category:

Judy Hancock Holland; 1st; On the Wings of a Dove
Rena Myles; 2nd; Leading Lines
Don Frood; 3rd; Vasco Da Gaman
Maggie Tilley; HM; Urban Bike Race

2019 Harbour City Photo Salon winner Judy Hancock Holland
On the Wings of a Dove by Judy Hancock Holland

Digital Art:

Rena Myles; 1st; Transcendence
Judy Hancock Holland; 2nd; Tulip No. 5
Jack Harynuk; 3rd; Mirrored March
Irene Peinhopf; HM; Fragmented

Transcendence by Rena Myles
Transcendence by Rena Myles

Nature:

Bruce Moffat; 1st; Common Loon Close up on Maple Lake
Kate Ampersand; 2nd; Autumn Forest
Evan Guengerich; 3rd; Food Fight
Craig Letourneau; HM; Our Island Tree

Common Loon Close up on Maple Lake by Bruce Moffat

Open:

Sue Nurmi; 1st; Solitude
Leah Gray; 2nd; Wild Dance
John Young; 3rd; Mexican Fiesta
Michele Hillier; HM; Puno Dog, Peru 2018

Solitude by Sue Nurmi
Solitude by Sue Nurmi

Niagara Region DR Virginia Stranaghan

Appointment – DR for Niagara Region, Ontario Zone

Niagara District

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Stranaghan has again taken up the gauntlet of District Representative for the Niagara Region in the Ontario Zone.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Virginia lives in Lincoln, Ontario. From an early age she was encouraged to appreciate the world of art, and even during her profession as an I.T. Manager, prior to retiring in January 2016, she was commissioned to photograph engineering projects.

Virginia has held numerous positions in several camera clubs, including Competitions Chair, Treasurer, and Board Director with the Latow Photographers Guild; Webmaster for the Trillium Photographic Club; Website Assistant with the St. Catharines Photographic Club; and Program Chair, External Liaison, Secretary, Vice President and currently President of the Hamilton Camera Club

She has also an extensive history with CAPA, including being the Niagara District Rep from 2007 – 2018, during which time she simultaneously held the position of CAPA’s Competitions Director. A CAPA certified judge since 2008, Virginia is also an OCCC (Ontario Council of Camera Clubs formerly GTCC) certified judge since 2009.

Virginia has attained various photographic recognitions over the years, including Juror’s Choice in the UNESCO Kaleidoscope Annual Photographic Awards 2011; Juror’s Choice in the AGB Juried Show (UN Year of the Forest); 2nd Place – Silver in CAPA’s 2013 AV Competition; 1st Place – Gold in the GTCCC Inter Club 2015; 1st Place in the NFRCC Annual Spring Seminar 2015 Competition; Honour Award in CAPA’s Nature Competition October 2018; and 1st Merit – Place & an Honour Award in CAPA’s Monochrome Competition January 2019.

Virginia states that “as a photographic artist the world around me is my inspiration and fuels my passion to capture my vision in a photograph; this drives me to continue to pursue and develop my skills and style.”

2019 Harbour City Salon

Harbour City Photography Club in Nanaimo is presenting a Photo Salon from May 27th to June 14. This is a juried exhibition showcasing nearly 100 Vancouver Island Photographers.

Location: The View Gallery, Building 330, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo

Date: May 27 to June 14

More Information: http://hcpclub.ca/index.php/2019-photo-salon/

Photo Salon at the View Gallery in Nanaimo
Photo Salon, May 27 – June 14, 2019

 

Victoria News

Three Victoria Camera Club photographers were recently selected to represent Canada in Four Nations competition.

Capturing the beauty of the Island is something that comes naturally to the Victoria Camera Club’s members, but especially for Mike Wooding, Leah Gray and Daniel Rondeau, whose photos have been selected to represent Canada in the Four Nations Photography Competition.

Crescent Beach B&W Winners

Here are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners and the three honourable mentions from our 2019 Black and White invitational print competition held on Saturday April 27th 2019.
Any ties and the final picks were selected by our three judges.

1st place – Making Dumplings by Stella Wong
2nd place – Lazy Afternoon by Dennis Milligan
3rd place – Resistance is Futile by Bill Bentley
HM – Path to the Unknown by Hamid Ebrahimi
HM Handsome Gobbler by Roy Abbott
Club HM – Hi Rise Books by Jim Hatch

 

Gala Des Prix Focus

Invitation to Focus Awards Gala
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Invitation à l’inscription au 3e Gala des Prix Focus!

M. Jonathan Hugues Potvin, directeur du Musée national de la photographie, a le plaisir d’inviter les photographes professionnels et amateurs à s’inscrire au 3e Gala prix Focus. En primeur cette année, de nouvelles catégories font leur entrée, dont le Focus de l’ACAP, le Focus Jeunesse, le Grand Focus Masculin et Féminin ainsi que le Focus Rallye-équipe. Également nouveau cette année, les participants devront
souscrire comme membres supporteurs du Musée National de la Photographie préalablement à leur inscription.

Pour recevoir votre formulaire d’inscription, veuillez communiquer avec le Musée national de la photographie au (819) 474-5782 ou par courriel au museedelaphoto@gmail.com. La date de tombée pour recevoir les formulaires remplis est le 12 juillet 2019.

Inscriptions to the 3rd Focus Awards Gala are now open!

M. Jonathan Hugues Potvin, director of the Musée national de la photographie, is pleased to invite professional and amateur photographers to apply for the 3rd Focus Awards Gala. This year will see the introduction of new categories: the CAPA Focus, the Youth Focus, Male and Female Focus and the Team-Rally Focus. Also new this year, participants must register as Supporting Members of the Musée National de la Photographie prior to submitting their application.

To receive your entry form, please contact the Musée de la Photographie at (819) 474-5782 or send an email request to museedelaphoto@gmail.com. The deadline for receiving entries is 12 July 2019.

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Zone du Québec – Nouvelles de mai – Quebec Zone – May News

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Un atelier pour les membres de l’ACAP

L’Association canadienne d’art photographique vise à promouvoir et à disséminer l’art et la science de la photographie sous toutes ses formes à l’usage et au profit de ses membres.

Avec cet objectif en vue, la zone du Québec de l’ACAP planifie offrir à ses membres individuels et aux membres de ses clubs un atelier théorique et pratique d’une journée sur la photographie noir et blanc.

  • L’atelier se déroulera le 26 octobre 2019 dans la région de Montréal. Le local sera déterminé ultérieurement.
  • L’atelier pourra accueillir un nombre maximum de 15 participants. Si la demande le justifie, l’atelier pourrait être redonné.
  • L’atelier, composé de parties théoriques et pratiques, sera dirigé par M. Carlos Richer. Une courte biographie est jointe.
  • Une documentation, distribuée au préalable, donnera une mission photo et demandera aux participants de faire ou de trouver des images qui seront traitées lors de l’atelier.
  • Afin de profiter au maximum de l’atelier, les participants devront avoir avec eux un ordinateur portable avec Lightroom et Photoshop et maitriser les bases de ces deux logiciels.

Notez bien que l’atelier ne sera pas un cours de Lightroom ou de Photoshop, mais plutôt dédié à la créa@on d’images photographiques à l’aide de techniques intermédiaires et avancés.

  • Le coût de l’atelier, 125$ incluant les taxes, sera payable lors de l’inscription.
  • Si vous désirez participer à cet atelier veuillez le signifier en envoyant un courriel à quebec@capacanada.ca. Une liste des participants sera établie selon l’heure et la date de réception. Un formulaire d’inscription suivra.
ACAP CAPA Monochrome
Carlos Richer

Carlos Richer — Notes biographiques

Fasciné par l’image, Carlos Richer a complété un baccalauréat en arts visuels avec spécialisation en photographie à l’Université d’OYawa, tout en travaillant comme projectionniste dans un cinéma de
répertoire.

En 1992, Carlos s’installe à Montréal pour travailler comme photographe de plateau, puis entreprend des études en infographie au Collège Marsan, question d’amorcer le virage numérique sur Adobe
Photoshop 1.5 Son diplôme en poche et passionné de Photoshop, il débute une carrière dans l’enseignement en photographie, en infographie et en multimédia.

En 2004, Carlos Richer fait l’acquisition du Collège Marsan qu’il dirige depuis. Il offre aussi ses services à titre de consultant en imagerie numérique et en photographie panoramique auprès d’agences de
publicité et de grandes entreprises.

En 2018, Carlos se joint à l’équipe de ESMA avec les Collèges SaleYe et Marsan dans les nouveaux locaux au 3536 boulevard St-Laurent (l’ancien cinéma ExCentristi.

Depuis 2012 Carlos Richer donne aussi plusieurs conférences sur l’inspiration, la créativité et comment trouver sa voix photographique.

L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.

Zone du Québec – Nouvelles de mai – Quebec Zone – May News

A Workshop for CAPA Members

The Canadian Association for Photographic Art strives to promote and disseminate the art and science of photography in all its forms for the use and benefit of its members.
With this objective in mind, CAPA’s Quebec Zone plans to offer its individual members and the members of its Clubs a theoretical and practical one-day workshop dealing with Black and White photography.

  • The workshop will take place on 26 octobre 2019 in the Montreal area. The specific locale will be determined shortly.
  • The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants. A second workshop may be opened to meet additional demand.
  • The workshop, comprising both theoretical and practical aspects, will be led by Mr. Carlos Richer. A short biography follows.
  • Participants will receive documentation prior to the event including a photographic assignment destined to generate images to be treated in the workshop.
  • To get the most from the workshop, participants should bring a portable computer equipped with Lightroom and Photoshop software and have a good knowledge of the operation of these
    programmes.

Please note: this is not a Lightroom and Photoshop workshop, but one dedicated to the application of intermediate and advanced techniques in the creation of photographic images.

  • the cost of the workshop, 125$ including taxes, is payable on registration.
  • If you wish to participate in this workshop, please send an email to quebec@capacanada.ca. A list of participants will be established based on the hour and date of reception. A registration form
    will follow.

Carlos Richer — Biographical Notes

With a fascination for images, Carlos Richer completed a bachelor degree in visual arts with a specialization in photography at the University of Ottawa, while working as a projectionist in a repertory
film cinema.

Carlos moved to Montreal in 1992 to work as a film set photographer before undertaking studies in computer graphics at the College Marsan in order to meet the digital challenge with Adobe Photoshop
1.5 With his diploma in hand and a passion for Photoshop, he launched his teaching career in
photography, computer graphics and multimedia.

In 2004, Carlos Richer acquired the College Marsan which he has directed ever since. He also offers his services as a consultant in digital imagery and panoramic photography to advertising agencies and large
enterprises.

In 2018, Carlos joined the ESMA team with the Colleges Salette and Marsan, in a new location at 3536, Saint-Laurent Boulevard (previously the ExCentris Cinemati.

Since 2012, Carlos Richer gives presentations on inspiration, on creativity and on finding one’s personal photographic style.

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.
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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival has announced the full program for the 23rd edition of the Toronto-wide event spanning the month of May, including its core programming of 23 primary exhibitions and 15 public installations.

Influential American artist Carrie Mae Weems will headline this year’s festival with an exhibition in five parts sited at distinct locations across the city, representing her first solo exhibition in Canada.

In addition to Weems, a selection of outstanding North American and international photographic artists will present an array of projects in museums, galleries and public spaces across Toronto.
“The range of artists that we have gathered for this year’s edition of CONTACT truly span the globe and bring insights and observations on so many different cultural, political and environmental issues,” CONTACT executive director Darcy Killeen says.

“The entire CONTACT team is honoured to have such a diversity of talent on view in Toronto this May and we thank our many partners and supporters for making all of this possible.”

Beyond its core exhibitions, CONTACT includes featured and open call exhibitions that present a range of works by artists at leading galleries and alternative spaces across the city.

CONTACT also organizes and co-presents a wide range of programs, including a book fair, book dummy reviews, lectures, panels and workshops appealing to a wide audience.

Full details are available on the CONTACT website (scotiabankcontactphoto.com). The festival is free and open to the public, with some exceptions at major museums.

Québec in 2019 Competitions

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Québec well represented in 2019 CAPA competitions!

It is very satisfying to note the increased number of Québec zone Individual and Club members participating in CAPA competitions. It is also encouraging to see their talent recognized by several awards in the 2019 CAPA competitions.

OPEN SPRING 2019 – individual
Benoit Larochelle – Silver Medal
Jocelyne Feizo – Bronze Medal
Benoit Larochelle – 2nd Place Merit Award, for his image “China…Really?”

OPEN SPRING 2019 – club
Ron Gesser of the Montreal Camera Club – 3rd Place Merit Award, for his image “Suri Boy”

SERIES OF 4 PHOTOS – individual
Evelyn Young – Gold Medal, for “A Series of 4 photos – Still Life”

MONOCHROME – individual
Yves Keroack – 1st Place Merit Award, Landscape, for his image “The Shining Path”
Jocelyne Feizo – 2nd Place Merit Award, Animal, for her image “Snow Birds Performance”
Margaret Foley – 2nd Place Merit Award, Architecture, for her image “Out of Step”
Dandan Liu – 3rd Place Merit Award, Architecture, for his image “The Maze”

MONOCHROME – club
Club photo de Boucherville – Bronze Medal
Helene Voyer of the Club photo de Boucherville – 1st Place Merit Award, Architecture, for her image “Monter au ciel”
Margaret Foley of the Lakeshore Camera Club – 2nd Place Merit Award, People, for her image “The Artist”

ALTERED REALITY – individual
Yves Keroac – Silver Medal
Yves Keroack – 2nd Place Merit Award, for his image “Time Frame”
Francine Raymond – 3rd Place Merit Award, for her image “Game Over”

Belle représentation du Québec aux concours 2019 de l’ACAP!

Il est très satisfaisant de noter l’augmentation du nombre de membres individuels et de clubs de la zone Québec qui participent aux concours de l’ACAP. De plus, il est encourageant de voir leur talent reconnu par l’attribution de plusieurs honneurs dans les concours 2019 de l’ACAP.

OUVERT PRINTEMPS 2019 – individuel
Benoit Larochelle – médaille d’argent
Jocelyne Feizo – médaille de bronze
Benoit Larochelle – 2e mention de mérite, pour son image « China…Really? »

OUVERT PRINTEMPS 2019 – club
Ron Gesser du Montreal Camera Club – 3e mention de mérite, pour son image « Suri Boy »

SÉRIES DE 4 PHOTOS – individuel
Evelyn Young – médaille d’or, pour « A Series of 4 photos – Still Life”

MONOCHROME – individuel
Yves Keroack – 1re mention de mérite, paysage, pour son image « The Shining Path »
Jocelyne Feizo – 2e mention de mérite, animal, pour son image « Snow Birds Performance »
Margaret Foley – 2e mention de mérite, architecture, pour son image « Out of Step »
Dandan Liu – 3e mention de mérite, architecture, pour son image « The Maze »

MONOCHROME – club
Club photo de Boucherville – médaille de bronze
Helene Voyer du Club photo de Boucherville – 1re mention de mérite, architecture, pour son image « Monter au ciel »
Margaret Foley du Lakeshore Camera Club – 2e mention de mérite, personnages, pour son image « The Artist »

RÉALITÉ ALTÉRÉE – individuel
Yves Keroac – médaille d’argent
Yves Keroack – 2e mention de mérite, pour son image « Time Frame »
Francine Raymond – 3e mention de mérite, pour son image « Game Over »

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CAPA AV Presentation

  • TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Banquet Room at the Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Avenue West, North York

Please join us on Tuesday April 30th for a viewing of this year’s best audio video shows from both the CAPA Individual and CAPA Club competitions as selected and presented by Lance Gitter.

Basis of the Competition:

The CAPA audio visual competition submissions can consist of a multimedia presentation composed of photography, video, animation, music and commentary or a combination thereof.
The emphasis of the presentation will be the blending of these components into a cohesive storyline. The transition between the images should flow harmoniously with the appropriate colour or tone complementing the selected theme and images.

Special Note:

CAPA Individual members and members of CAPA member clubs are welcome to attend.

Our meeting takes place in the Banquet Room at the Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Avenue West, North York (1 kilometer west of Yonge).
For further information on our club, go to https://tdpc.ca

Ann Alimi receives FCAPA

Gareth Jones (Toronto Camera Club’s CAPA Coordinator) presenting Ann Alimi with a Fellowship Honour (FCAPA). This award was presented to Ann for her many years of supporting CAPA and promoting photography in southwestern Ontario as well as being an accomplished photographer.

Ann Alimi (FCAPA)
Ann Alimi is presented with a Fellowship Honour award (FCAPA)

Focus Camera Club Individual Gold

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Maurice Melanson
Maurice Melanson wins gold

Focus Camera Club

is proud to announce Gold Medal and Merit Awards winner on the Open Theme – Thème Libre – Individuals Competition 2019

Take a look Open Theme-Theme libre web page.

Maurice Melanson,

« My photography journey began when my sister bought me a small point and shoot Olympus camera for Christmas over 30 years ago. I have always loved photography and I always had my camera with me. Sometimes I would get a lucky shot… Finally about 7 years ago I decided I wanted to learn more about photography, and made a decision to start taking night classes and began investing in new camera gear. I started to take my photography a lot more seriously and worked hard at it. Photography is really a passion for me and I feel very fortunate to have met people who have inspired and encouraged me to do what I love… »

Competition Winners & Awards
Gold Medal – Maurice Melanson
Gold Medal Maurice Melanson “Drop Three Times”
Gold Medal Maurice Melanson “No Risk No Reward”
Gold Medal Maurice Melanson “Misty Fire”

Merit Awards 3rd Place – Maurice Melanson’s image “Ice Age”
Congratulations to all the Maurice.

L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.
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.

Focus Camera Club est fier d’annoncer que le gagnant de la médaille d’or et le gagnant d’un prix d’un mérite pour le Thème Libre – du concours individuel 2019 est un de nos membres.
Jetez un coup d’oeil à la page web de CAPA pour Open Theme – Thème libre libre.
Maurice Melanson,

« Mon voyage en photographie a débuté quand ma sœur m’a donné pour Noël il y a plus de 30 ans un petit appareil photo Olympus de type ‘’Point and Shoot ‘’. J’ai toujours aimé la photographie et j’ai toujours eu mon appareil photo avec moi. Parfois, j’ai un coup de chance lors de la prise de vue… Enfin, il y a 7 ans, j’ai décidé que je voulais en connaitre plus sur la photographie, et a pris la décision de de prendre des cours du soir et a commencé à investir dans de nouveaux équipements photographiques. J’ai commencé à prendre ma photographie beaucoup plus sérieusement et ai travaillé dur pour m’améliorer. La photographie est vraiment une passion pour moi et je me sens très chanceux d’avoir rencontré des gens qui m’ont inspiré et m’ont encouragé à faire ce que j’aime… »

Gagnants du Concours & récompenses

Médaille d’or – Maurice Melanson
Médaille d’or Maurice Melanson “Drop Three Times”
Médaille d’or Maurice Melanson “No Risk No Reward”
Médaille d’or Maurice Melanson “Misty Fire”

Prix du mérite 3ème place – l’image de Maurice Melanson «Ice Age»

Félicitations à tous de la part Maurice.

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Fraser Valley Invitational

Langley Camera Club

19th Annual

Fraser Valley Invitational
A Themed Digital Photography Competition

CIRCLES

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Clayton Heights Secondary School
7:30 pm / Doors open 6:30 7003 188 Street, Surrey, BC

Advance purchase: $18 / At the door: $20 PayPal at www.langleycameraclub.com/fvi

CAPA Medals ~ Door Prizes ~ LCC Member Print Display ~ Refreshments

Fraser Valley Invitational A Themed Digital Photography Competition CIRCLES

Fraser Valley Invitational A Themed Digital Photography Competition CIRCLES by the Langley Camera club

Fraser Valley Invitational A Themed Digital Photography Competition CIRCLES by the Langley Camera club

Shuswap Photo Arts Club: Chris Harris

Shuswap Photo Arts Club
Chris Harris presents Cariboo Chilcotin: A Story of Resiliency and Beauty

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club presents Chris Harris

Cariboo Chilcotin: A story of Resiliency and Beauty

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Fifth Avenue Senior Center, Salmon Arm
2:00 pm

Admission by Donation

Burnaby Photographic Society Festival: Transition

The burnaby Photographic Society presents a capture photography festival: Transition.

Capture Photography Festival
Burnaby Photographic Society: Transition

Dates: April 11-May 4

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11 at 7pm

Artist Talk: Featuring Grant Withers Saturday April 13th at 2-3pm

6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Tuesday to Saturday 12-4pm
Fee parking and admission

www.Burnabyartscouncil.org

Foothills Camera Club Inclusio

Inclusio, a fully accessible residence in Calgary and home to 45 adult residents with limited mobility, opened in April 2018 with cutting-edge technology and a spectacular view.

But the residence needed “art” to grace its bare walls and create a feeling of home for the residents.

The need to “warm the walls of Inclusio” was brought to the attention of the Foothills Camera Club in April 2018 by Keith and Kathleen Nicholson through family friend and club member Cathy Lockerby. The Nicholson’s son, Jason, is an Inclusio resident.

The “Images for Inclusio” project was quickly adopted by the Foothills club, which two years earlier had provided images for Calgary’s homeless shelters.

In February 2019, 54 images were donated by 34 Foothills Camera Club members and 10 members hung the photographs that now brighten the public spaces of the residence.

“I’m proud to be associated with our Foothills Camera Club, which for the last few years has donated framed photographs back into the community to enrich the lives of others,” says club past president Bill Cubitt.

Look for more information about this donation in the next Canadian Camera Magazine

Foothills Camera Club donations

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

Images for Inclusio from the Foothills Camera Club

 

Focus Camera Club celebrates 50

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Focus Camera Club celebrate its 50th anniversary

History: 50 years ago…

Very few of us know when, where, who, and how The Focus Camera Club started. We shall start with an article by Robert Saulnier, published in “The Focal Point” in 2003. In this article Vanier LeBlanc, an Eaton’s employee, was credited as one of the main “founding fathers” of the Focus camera club.

Through interviewing Mr. LeBlanc’s widow, Robert discovered that in the early 1950’s, a group of photographers lead by her husband, wishing to share experiences and ideas, started meeting in Reid’s Photography’s basement on Main street. The group had neither name nor formal structure at first. With Roland Maurice MD and Rhéal Bourgeois as his accomplices, the Club had finally taken shape by the early 1970’s. At that time, under the insightful guidance and hard work of Brian Townsend, photography courses and workshops were offered and field trips organized. The club grew and consequently, executives were elected, a constitution developed and committees were formed. From Reid’s Photography basement, the group started meeting at the George-L.-Dumont Hospital and, according to Clarence Nowlan, after loosing this meeting place moved to the City Hospital before finally settling in to its present home at the Université de Moncton, in the Rémi Rossignol science building in 1984.

Looking back at the past 50 years, the club had numerous highlights and achievements. Among them, was the hosting of the Canada Camera Conference (CAPA) in August 1997. With the aid of Stephan Reebs’s notes, we confirmed that it was held on the Université de Moncton campus and that the conference executive consisted of 14 Focus members. Numerous field trips and workshops were organized for the 150 conference participants such as, an introduction to infrared photography, visits to Shamper’s Bluff, Campobello, Hopewell Cape, and Cape Enragé to name a few. According to the CAPA president, all in attendance enjoyed the true maritime “joie de vivre” and hospitality, Focus professionalism and expertise, and the meals.

From its 67 members in 2003, with an average of 25 members attending regular meetings, the Focus club’s membership grew to 160 on this 50th anniversary year with meeting attendance reaching up to 100 active photographers.

Looking ahead, there are still many exciting challenges facing the club, we wish all its members a happy 50th and remind each and everyone that participation is the key to a successful and positive experience…

To celebrate a special exhibit took place at the Moncton Public Library for the mount of Marsh.

Special thanks to the following whose notes form the basis for this brief history:
Rhéal Bourgeois, Clarence Nowlan, Stéphan Reebs, Robert Saulnier : The Focal Point ; vol 1 issue 3, Octobre 2003, “Focus Camera Club marks 30 years in Moncton!”
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Le ‘’Focus Camera Club’’ célèbre son 50e anniversaire

Histoire: il y a 50 ans…

Très peu d’entre nous connaissent quand, où, qui, et comment le ‘’Focus Camera Club’’ a débuté. Nous commencerons par un article de Robert Saulnier, publié dans ” The Focus Point” en 2003. Dans cet article, Vanier LeBlanc, un employé d’Eaton, a été crédité comme l’un des principaux « pères fondateurs » du Focus Camera Club.

En questionnant la veuve de M. LeBlanc, Robert a découvert que, au début des années 1950, un groupe de photographes conduit par son mari, désireux de partager des expériences et des idées, a commencé à se réunir sur la rue Main, dans le sous-sol du photographe Reid. Au début, le groupe n’avait ni nom et ni une structure formelle. Avec Roland Maurice MD et Rhéal Bourgeois comme complices, le club a finalement pris forme au début des années 1970. À cette époque, sous la direction perspicace et le travail acharné de Brian Townsend, des cours de photographie et des ateliers ont été offerts incluant des excursions organisées. Le Club a grandi et par conséquent, des administrateurs furent élus, une charte fut développée et des comités furent formés. Du sous-sol du photographe Reid, le groupe a commencé à se réunir à l’hôpital George-L.-Dumont et, d’après Clarence Nowlan, obligé de quitter ce lieu de rencontre, le Club a déménagé à l’Hôpital Municipal avant de s’installer à son domicile actuel à l’Université de Moncton, dans le bâtiment scientifique Rémi Rossignol en 1984.

En examinant notre histoire au cours des 50 dernières années, le Club a eu de nombreux faits saillants et réalisations. Parmi ceux-ci, fut d’être l’hôte de la Conférence Canadienne de la photographie de l’ACAP (Canadian Camera Conférence) en août 1997. À l’aide des notes de Stephan Reebs, nous savons qu’elle a eu lieu sur le campus de l’Université de Moncton et que la direction de la Conférence était composé de 14 membres du club Focus. De nombreuses excursions et ateliers ont été organisés pour les 150 participants à la Conférence, comme une introduction à la photographie infrarouge, des visites, pour n’en nommer que quelques-unes, Shamper’s Bluff, Campobello, Hopewell Cape et Cap Enragé. Selon le Président de la l’ACAP, tous les participants ont bénéficié de la véritable « joie de vivre » maritime, de la gastronomie, de l’hospitalité, du professionnalisme et de l’expertise du Focus Camera Club.

De ses 67 membres en 2003, avec une moyenne de 25 membres participants aux réunions, l’effectif du Club focus s’est accru à 160 membres en ce 50e anniversaire avec une participation aux réunions atteignant jusqu’à 100 photographes actifs.

En regardant vers l’avenir, le Club perçoit de nombreux défis passionnants, nous souhaitons à tous ses membres un Joyeux 50e et rappelle à chacun de ses membres que la participation est la clé d’une expérience réussie et positive…

Pour célébrer son anniversaire, une exposition spéciale a eu lieu à la bibliothèque publique de Moncton durant le mois de mars.

Un remerciement particulier, pour les informations qui ont constituées la base de cette brève histoire:
Rhéal Bourgeois, Clarence Nowlan, Stéphane Reebs, Robert Saulnier: The Focal Point; vol 1 Numéro 3, octobre 2003, “Focus Camera Club marque 30 ans à Moncton!”
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