A Visual Storytelling Seminar & Workshop
hosted by the Lakeshore Camera Club
Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, Quebec
Sunday, March 31, 2019
8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact: Peter Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two awards were presented to winners of the Fine Art Competition.
The Shuswap Photo Arts Club will be concentrating on B&W photography in December and January. The highlight will be the January 28, 2019 meeting in Salmon Arm at the Fifth Avenue Senior Centre, featuring Professional Photographer Darren Robinson, who has recently been exploring the power of B&W photography.
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Congratulations to the Toronto Camera Club on the running of their 125th Annual International Salon. With over 6000 images & prints from over 40 countries the salon exemplifies international photography at it’s best.
Lily Markovic and her dedicated team of volunteers should be proud of the work they have done in running this prestigious international salon. CAPA has promoted the salon for many years and was well represented with 7 of the 10 Judges being CAPA members.
We look forward to working with the TCC Salon in the future to help promote the photographic arts.
The Toronto Camera Club is a long time CAPA member club, first joining CAPA in 1996.
Une nouvelle ressource est maintenant offerte à ses membres par l’ACAP pour leur permettre de présenter leurs photos, de les commenter et de recevoir des avis et des suggestions de la part d’autres participants. Il ne s’agit pas d’un concours, mais d’une opportunité d’afficher son travail, de bénéficier d’une critique constructive et d’améliorer ses compétences. Les membres de la zone Québec sont fortement encouragés à y participer en soumettant des photos portant sur le thème courant : accueillons l’automne. Le texte d’accompagnement peut être en français ou en anglais. Vous êtes également invités à afficher vos commentaires, dans la langue de votre choix, sur les photos qui y sont déjà affichées.Vous pouvez accéder à cette activité en suivant le lien https://capacanada.ca/photo-forums/
CAPA has made a new feature available to its members to allow them to present their photos, off er comments about them and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow participants. This is not a competition, but a chance to show your work, receive constructive criticism from fellow members and improve your photography skills. Quebec Zone members are strongly encouraged to participate and submit images on the current theme : We Welcome Fall. The accompanying text can be written in either English or French. Members are also invited to comment, in the language of their choice, on photos that have been posted by others. You can access this activity by clicking https://capacanada.ca/photo-forums/
The newly formed Sunshine Coast Region for CAPA is located on the beautiful and photogenic West Coast of British Columbia. It consists of a club called the Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz. The club has just started its fifth year of operation and has a small, established core membership on which to build. Phil Cunnington leads this group of near novice to very accomplished and artistic photographers.
The club keeps busy with field trips and outings; themed photo assignments, followed up with review sessions; workshops; guest speakers and presentations by their own members. They have creative ways of getting exposure and increasing their membership, one of which is showing their photography at the local movie theatre just before the movies start.
Club member Colin Horabin will be making a presentation at the Nov 20 club meeting. Colin will focus primarily on the photographic issues and techniques used to capture his eagle images used in his slide show “The Plastic Planet” (shown at the Northwest Photofest in Kitimat) and a brief overview of preparing his slide show. Colin will also discuss how other passionate photographers can work on other such projects.
The club meets in Wilson Creek on the 1st and 3rd Tues of every month at 7 pm (except July and August).
To learn more about this club, visit www.SCShutterbugz.webs.com.
Having recently moved to the Sunshine Coast, I am looking forward to being a part of this very artistic group of photographers and provide CAPA support for this growing club and assist them in getting the most from their CAPA involvement.
Sunshine Coast District Representative
Canadian Association for Photographic Art
Once again the Pacific Digital Photography Club is presenting our annual PHOTOMOTION
presentation, now in it’s15th year. The event is scheduled for November 17th, 2018.
PHOTOMOTION is a professional multimedia event consisting of audio/visual slideshow presentations with special effects, created by award-winning photographers.The slide shows are juried on the basis of quality by a panel of CAPA( Canadian Association of Photographic Artists) certified judges.The event is held annually in November at the Centennial Inlet Theatre at 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC.
There will be an afternoon show at 2:00pm as well as an evening show at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15:00 and are available online at www.pdpc.ca or call Elfi at 604-929-7860
Terry Webb, Pacific Digital Photography Club
To all admirers of excellent photography:
This year the Burnaby Photographic Society celebrates 23 years of presenting to the public our high-quality slide shows put to music. Our 23rd Annual Showcase will take youaround the world with an evening of slide shows set to music on 26 January 2019 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, 21 January through Saturday 26 January 2019.
Slide shows set to music: Saturday, 26 January 2019, 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 email@example.com or phone 604-318-9369. You can also visit bpsphoto.ca.
I would like to announce a New District Representative who will represent CAPA on the Sunshine Coast. Please welcome Janet Slater to this role. She is responsible for the Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz, a new CAPA club.
Janet has been a long time member of the Langley camera club as well as an individual member of CAPA. She and her husband have recently retired to this community from Langley. At the moment they are living in their 5th wheel awaiting the arrival of a new grandbaby, and a move into their new home around Christmas time.
Pacific Zone Director
Dennis has received this from Terry Webb of the Pacific Digital Photography Club and forwarded it to me for distribution. From what I understand, the CAPA Slide Show Competition is really popular this year. Please let your clubs know of this competition. I hope there is lots of interest!
As you are aware, the PZ News is on hold until we can find someone to work with it. If any of you are interested in getting this news out to our clubs and members, please let me know. Please also ask your clubs if they have any aspiring editors in their membership.
I will also forward this notice to Kayla to include in the CAPA monthly newsletter. We can keep these news bits flowing there too.
I have one more piece of great news! Just this week I was delighted to welcome Cheryl Bramble as District Rep. to the Central Interior District. I know her passion and enthusiasm will be passed on to the clubs and members here.
Thanks for you help and enjoy this Spring weather and photo ops!
Don’t miss this Football Photography Opportunity:
There are still spaces available for our photographers at the BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger Cats Football game September 22, 2018!
Aaron Martin from the B.C. Lions has made purchasing a ticket simple: The price is $56.00 initially, but when you actually choose a seat/s, it goes down to $50. each. There’s a $2.00 fee on top of the $50 all-in ticket price, so people are paying a bit more for the ease of buying through the link:
http://bit.ly/2NvIl19 . Please contact Lynda Miller for the discount code. Purchasing this way allows Aaron to track the ticket holders and make sure they get all the information about timing and details of this game.
This year there are no restrictions on lens size or equipment. The caveat is that you must not get in the way of other football fans or anyone else. Everyone who comes to the game and photographs must also realize that these images are for personal use, not for sale!
You can call Aaron at 604-930-5454, if you have questions, although it is easiest to use the link above. I know everyone is to have fun photographing and watching this game!
We have several activities this summer to give our members the opportunities to photograph event chosen from a wide list of themes by members. These activities would not be possible without the intensive passion from our executive. Learning experience and opportunities all around the clock.
Here is some outing already done this summer.
Report by Isabelle Levesque
Focus Camera Club
by Jane Smith (http://www.photofredericton.ca )
Our year at Photo Fredericton got off to a great start with Fran Harris as our guest speaker, she shared photographs with us in her African presentation on Tanzania & Botswana.
Later in January we had our monthly competition in a CAPA Theme of Altered Reality, many great entries were put forth by our members some real talent and imagination.
February started with a wonderful guest speaker from UNB – Joy Cummings-Dickinson –Media Services @UNB who shared many images she takes for UNB publications and some of her techniques she uses in difficult lighting situations.
Later in the month it was another competition; Competition Night – CAPA competition, Spring – open. Once again with many amazing photographs by our members.
In March we hosted NB College of Craft and Design Photography Students, always a great turn out to hear the students show off their work and their new and innovative ideas.
At the end of the month we tried a change of pace from competitions and tried a critique night the theme was Macro work, all those interested in bringing in Macro photo to get some constructive critique did so and it was a nice evening with out the pressure of competition encouraging more discussion on the photographs.
April saw Fran Harris a sports photographer for Team NB and an official photographer for the Canada Games show us a great array of her images from the games as also shared with us tips and techniques for getting great actions shots in the field.
After the success of March’s critique night we hosted a second one on Theme People/portraits.
May our guest speaker was Karen Ruet a photography instructor from the College of Craft and Design who gave us a wonderful talk on making a story in a photo a journalistic approach.
Year competitions, two additional awards were given out. Terry Carroll and Wally Hayes were given special recognition for their work in digitizing and archiving founding member Tim Randall’s extensive collection of historical Nova Scotia images. Mervyn Kumar-Misir was also acknowledged for his 50 years of service to the club.
The Photographic Guild held several fieldtrips before breaking for the summer to work on the next season’s program. Members went to Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park and photographed the song birds returning from their spring migration in May. In June, club members explored the Avondale Trail System and the Avon Sky Winery and practiced their macro photography in the lovely gardens of Maria and Laszlo Podor.
PGNS: Report by Joyce Chew (https://www.photoguild.ns.ca)
Saint Croix Click is a small group of photo enthusiasts based in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. There are around twenty four members, a core group of which actively attend the monthly meetings. There’s a larger following of over 100 people on Facebook.
Meetings consist of a constructive criticism of five photos submitted by members each month, followed by a presentation by a guest speaker, or a member. Presentations have included topics such as understanding of aperture and depth of field, macro photography, capturing movement, tips on taking really sharp photos, light and composition, post-processing and editing. There have also been interactive presentations on the use of studio lighting to practice portrait and macro photography.
We’ve also had a full day session on the basics of using a digital camera, which was an excellent refresher course for some, and a chance to learn new tips and procedures for all.
The club has occasionally joined with Fundy Camera Club from Saint John on joint field trip outings, to Ministers Island in St. Andrews and to the Kingston Peninsula.
Visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saintcroixclick/
The Focus Camera Club (Moncton, NB) and CAPA Atlantic Zone hosted a CAPA Judging Course in Moncton on June 16. We had Rod Trider as the course instructor with 32 participants including some from Nova Scotia. At very friendly atmosphere we shared comments and questions, and mingled to talk at the lunch buffet. I would like to thank the Focus Camera Club team, Rod, and all the participants for making it happened.
CAPA Atlantic Zone Director
Atlantic Zone Director Michiko Nishijima is pleased to announce that two CAPA members in the Atlantic Zone have been awarded the Maple Leaf Award (MCAPA) in recognition of their exceptional contribution to photography. Peter MacLean and Janet Crawford, both long-time members of Photo Fredericton, have also served as executive members of the club. Please join us in congratulating them on their service to CAPA and their contribution to photography.
CAPA Honours are awarded to recognize a high standard of both photographic achievement and photographic service to CAPA. The Maple Leaf Award is one of many Honours and Awards that are available to CAPA Members.
Ihalhukw’ siiye’ye / Flying Friends: Birds in the Hul’q’umi’num World
The extraordinary nature photography of award winning local artist Cim MacDonald is on view at the Cowichan Valley Museum. The Ihalhukw’ siiye’yu exhibit is curated by local First Nations Elders and speakers and features description of local birds in the Hul’q’umi’num language. Partnered in this exhibit are the students of the Simon Fraser University MA in Linguistics of a Nations Language program at the ta’ulthun sqwal Language Academy in Duncan, B.C.
The show runs from May 31st to November 1, 2018
Sometimes there is good news to report, and at other times, sad news. This is the latter as after 55 years, one of CAPA’s long-time member clubs is closing its doors.
The Stratford Camera Club, in Stratford, Ontario has had a long and distinguished history. It was first established on June 13, 1900, charging $2 for men and $1 for women. Since then the club has folded and restarted twice, first in 1939 and most recently in 1963.
The photographers who re-established the club in 1963 had the aim of encouraging members in their photographic endeavours, and providing opportunities to improve their skills through instruction, competitions, outings and guest speakers. The Club’s core objectives remained the same over the years, with the addition of competitions and social events between Stratford and other area camera clubs.
The Club met twice a month from September to May with a general meeting at Gallery Stratford and a monthly workshop at various nearby locations. Club outings were organised both for photography and socialising.
The Stratford Camera Club has enjoyed presentations from well-known photographic artists such as Maria Zorn, Bob and Peter Wood (authors of the book “Bright Wings”) and Freeman Patterson. A juried photographic salon was held at Gallery Stratford to celebrate the Club’s 40th anniversary. In recent years Kaleidoscope, an annual audio-visual and print show, was held at Woodland Towers Retirement Home. In addition to enjoying the beautiful prints, members of the community were treated to some inspiring AV shows.
With membership dwindling over the last few years, the executive felt it was time to take a break and the Club held its last meeting on May 15th, 2018. The Club has established a bursary for a high school student in Stratford who will peruse further studies in photography. With the sale of their remaining equipment they will be able to offer the scholarship for another year.
My thanks to Doug Bingham for providing the details about the Club’s background.
Since the club has a history of resurfacing, I look forward to seeing the next generation of the Stratford Camera Club. In the meantime, best wishes to the club members as they pursue their photographic interests through other venues.
CAPA District Representative
Southwestern Ontario District 2