The Chilliwack Camera Club is hosting a workshop on March 14-15 and still have a couple of seats left.
The workshop is an Urban Heritage Photography workshop, taught by Rick Hulbert. Along with being an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Rick Hulbert’s background is as an international award–winning and published architect, urban designer, and photographer with a passion for teaching.Rick has been a frequent lecturer, teacher, and seminar panel participant on four continents. (www.rickhulbertphotography.com)
The event is being held over two days, Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. It will involve some classroom teaching by Rick, and we will also be going out into the local area to do some hands-on shooting, and then coming back to the Cultural Centre for review and discussion. Tickets are available through the Cultural Centre, by calling 604-391-SHOW (7469) or emailing email@example.com.
Chilliwack Camera Club
Présentation de médaille au Club photo impression
Remise de la médaille de bronze du concours nature et vie sauvage pour clubs que s’est mérité le Club photo impression lors d’une cérémonie à leurs locaux le 11 décembre 2019. La médaille a été présentée par Alain Dubeau (deuxième de la gauche), directeur de la Zone Québec à (gauche à droite) Michel Côté, Bernard Legault et Karen Poulsen. Étaient absente de la photo Gerlinde Parent, Danielle Abran et Renée Michaud.
Presentation of the bronze medal for the Nature and Wildlife competition for clubs that was awarded to the Club photo impression at a ceremony held at their meeting place on 11 December 2019. The medal was presented by Alain Dubeau (second from left), director of the Quebec Zone, to (left to right) Michel Côté, Bernard Legault and Karen Poulsen. Absent from the photo were Gerlinde Parent, Danielle Abran et Renée Michaud.
Lors de cette cérémonie qui s’est déroulée au Club photo impression, Michel Côté (à gauche sur la photo) a reçu le prix mérite de deuxième place pour sa participation dans le même concours de la part de Alain Dubeau, directeur de la zone Québec.
At the ceremony which took place at the Club photo impression, Michel Côté (left on the photo) was presented with a second place merit award for his participation in the same competition by Alain Dubeau, director of the Quebec Zone.
Cours de juge en français — Montréal
Cours de juge en français
Ce cours, organisé par le Club Photo Impression de Montréal, sera donné le samedi 21 mars 2020 à un maximum de 40 participants.
London Camera Club Awards Presentation – Jan. 02, 2020
Image Captions l. to r.
Gerry Alger – CAPA Rep. – presents silver medal to Gail Nichol – LCC Vice-President
L to R – Steve Donnelly, Julie Hay, Bill Niessen, Bruce Farrer and Gerry Alger (absent: Bruce Laing and Laurie Milne)
Gerry Alger presents 2nd place Merit Award – person category – to Steve Donnelly for his ‘Himba Mother’ image (which lost out first place in a tie breaker).
Gerry Alger presents the Second Merit Award – close-up category – to Bill Niessen for his image entitled ‘Red-Eyed Tree Frog’ (28 – second highest mark awarded in the competition).
Julie Hay receives the 3rd place Merit Award for her image ‘Frog on Flower’ and an Honorable Mention rosette for her 4-image portfolio from Gerry Alger.
LCC Vice-President, Gail Nichol accepts the Second-Place Silver medal for the six-image Club entry which scored 149.5 of the 180 possible points.
The six LCC photographers whose images were chosen to represent the Club were: Steve Donnelly, Julie Hay, Bill Niessen, Bruce Farrer, Bruce Laing and Laurie Milne.
C.A.P.A. member, Julie Hay (also a member of the London Camera Club) entered her four-image portfolio into the Nov. 30th Individual Competition. Julie received a 3rd Place Merit Award (close-up category) for her image ‘Frog on Flower’ (missed out second place in a tie-breaker). She also received an Honorable Mention Award for her portfolio.
Atlantic Zone Competition 2020
CAPA Atlantic Zone Competition 2020 (Pilot Project)
I am pleased to make this announcement with the agreement of Sheldon Boles, CAPA Competition Director.
As a pilot project CAPA Atlantic Zone (AZ) will conduct a competition. The submitted images will be judged by 3 CAPA Certified Judges. Here is the description of it.
Who is eligible: CAPA Individual/Family Members in the AZ and All current members of the CAPA Club Members in the AZ
Theme: Open (no sub themes)
Closing Date: April 20, 2020
Submission: 1 or 2 images per member sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of your email as “CAPA Atlantic Competition Submission”. Please be advised that the image (s) you send must be in the size described in the Image Specifications below.
Rules: Please read the rules at https://capacanada.ca/2019-open-theme/ and follow the instructions for submission. (Editing Criteria, Eligibility Criteria, Image Specifications, and Judging Criteria)
Awards: Only for individual images not the total scores of the 2 images\
Ouverture imminente du salon « Mon pays/My Country »
Le salon « Mon pays/My Country », organisé conjointement par l’ACAP et le Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, ouvrira ses portes le janvier 2020. Cet évènement, une première collaboration de ce genre entre l’ACAP et le Musée, exposera 39 photographies de membres de l’ACAP, choisies pour représenter les dix provinces et les trois territoires du Canada. Le vernissage, ouvert aux membres individuels et aux membres des clubs membres de l’ACAP, aura lieu le dimanche 19 janvier à 14 h au Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, 400 rue Hériot, Drummondville, Québec.
Imminent Opening of the Salon “Mon pays/My Country”
The salon “Mon pays/My Country” organized jointly by CAPA and the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, will be open to the public in January 2020. This event, the ﬁrst collaborative effort of this kind between CAPA and the Musée, will showcase 39 photographs by CAPA members, chosen to represent Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. The opening ceremony, to which all CAPA individual members as well as members of CAPA clubs are invited, will take place on Sunday, 19 January at 2 PM at the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, 400 rue Hériot, Drummondville, Québec.
In 2019 Focus Camera Club collected many awards, honors and medal.
We took advantage of our Christmas dinner to offer the prizes to our wonderful members. Some did receive it during our regular meetings. My Country contest had 3 winners from the Focus Camera Club,
NB (Guy Brun et Maurice Melanson)
PEI (Isabelle Levesque)
Find the time to go see the exhibit at The Drummondville National Museum of Photography in Drummondville, Quebec.
We hope that in 2020 our members will continue to collect many awards and demonstrate their talents.
Our photographer is Daniel Beaudry, Mathieu Chiasson and Jan Van’t Veld
Also Focus Camera Club members work like ants on the CCC2021. Committees are set, task assign…
En 2019 Focus Camera Club à collectionnés les prix, honneurs et médailles.
Nous avons profité de notre souper de Noël pour offrir les prix à nos merveilleux membres. D’autre ont reçu leur prix lors de nos rencontre régulières. Nous avons aussi 4 images de membres de notre club qui ont gagnés pour représenter le
Nous espérons quand 2020 nos membres continueront à récolter de nombreux prix et démontré leurs talents.
Nos photographes sont Daniel Beaudry, Mathieu Chiasson et Jan Van’t Veld
Les membres du Focus Camera Club travaillent aussi comme les fourmis à la planification de CCC de 2021.
Isabelle L. DR
Maurice Melanson (This is his second gold medal)
Parrot of the Sea – Nature-Le nature 28
Forever Flowing – Landscape-Paysages 27
Pine Drop – Botanical-Botanique 26.5 2nd Merit Botany
The Predator’s Jewels – Nature-Le nature 25.5 Total 107 Gold Medal
Are you steeling my fish – Nature-Le nature
Love is in the air – Nature-Le nature
Its hard to not notice me – Wildlife-Vie sauvage
Long day for the snowy egret – Wildlife-Vie sauvage Total 98.5 Honourable Mention
Colors of nature – Landscape-Paysages
Amazing grace – Landscape-Paysages
Rock of wonder – Landscape-Paysages
Very violet – Botanical-Botanique Total 98 Honourable Mention
Fundy Sunset – Nature-Le nature
Motherly protection – Wildlife-Vie sauvage
Just passing by – Wildlife-Vie sauvage
It’s my leaf – Wildlife-Vie sauvage Total 96.5 Honourable Mention
Don Lewis – In autumn leaves every leaf is a flower 26.5 2nd merit Jocelyne Gagnon – Pink Lupin – 25.5 3rd merit
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org A second French language judging course is being considered for next Spring. Further information in this regard will be communicated soon.
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.
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.
New Club in 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.
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.
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.
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.
Moncton, New Brunswick District Representative
Atlantic Zone District Rep 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.
Newfoundland and Labrador District Representative
Atlantic Zone District Rep 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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia District Representative
Atlantic Zone District Rep Tom Gallant
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!
Nova Scotia East District Representative
Atlantic Zone News November 2019
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!
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 Cancelled
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.
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.
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.