The FCAPA certificate and pin was presented to Virginia Stranaghan by Stephen Hops, President of the St. Catharines Camera Club at the club meeting on January 14, 2020. Congratulations are extended to Virginia for achievement of this amazing milestone.
Virginia has been a member of CAPA since 2009. She has been active as a CAPA District Rep, CAPA Director of Competitions, Club President as well as many other club positions. She taught courses for several clubs and assisted in teaching the Abstract/Creative section of the CAPA Judging course in Welland. Her photographic endeavors have resulted in several placings in CAPA competitions.
Mary Shankel Lore
March 28, 1921 – August 18, 2019
Mary Lore, a CAPA Lifetime member who was passionate about photography and saw many changes, including the introduction of colour film, passed away in August at the age of 98. Born in Brooks, Alta., in 1921, Lore first took photographs with her mother’s eight-exposure film box camera.
In her autobiography, written in 2004 at the request of the Foothills Camera Club in Calgary, Lore said it took her nine years to save $99 to buy a Konica 35mm camera in 1949, from there advancing to a second-hand Exacta and then to a new Leica SLR. Lore joined the Calgary Colour Photo Club in 1949 and filled several executive positions, including president from 1984 to 1989. She was a zone representative for the National Association of Photographic Art (NAPA) before becoming president in 1979-1980. She was awarded an honorary CAPA life membership during the 1980s. Lore said she was fortunate to be able to travel to many countries, but still found the foothills and mountains “on our backdoor step” to be her favourite.
Mary grew up on a ranch at Latham, Alberta where her love of wildflowers, birds and animals began and continued as a lifelong passion. For many years she hiked, snowshoed, and rode horses. Mary’s first career was as a clerk and secretary where she showed her talents and rose to be an executive secretary in the exploration department of Shell Oil. Mary became a business education teacher for 20 years, starting at James Fowler High, then John Diefenbaker High and ending her career as head of the business education department at Crescent Heights High School. She was a recipient of the Charles deTro award for contributions to teaching by a classroom teacher. Mary was involved with many organizations, including Desk and Derrick, Skyline Hikers and Trail Riders, the Calgary Field Naturalists, and the Foothills Camera Club. She enjoyed the arts and for many years attended ballet and opera productions. Mary traveled extensively, taking photographs as she went. She was an award winning photographer and her slide shows were legendary.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, 17 nephews and nieces and 25 great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters-in-law.
2020 Crescent Beach Print Challenge
Crescent Beach Photography Club
2020 Invitational Black and White Print Challenge Saturday April 18, 2020
Abbotsford Photo Arts Club
Langley Camera Club
Richmond Photo Club
The Surrey Photography Club
Burnaby Photographic Society
Lions Gate Camera Club
Caroun Photography Club
Tri-City Photography Club
Delta Photo Club
New Westminster Photography Club
The Darkroom Club
Vancouver Arts & Photography Club
Chung Ai Photography Club
North Shore Photographic Society
The Peace Arch Alliance Church PC
Paciﬁc Digital Photography Club
Dear Club Presidents, Print Chairs,
Please forward this Invitation on to the person in your Club responsible for Photo Competitions. The Members of the Crescent Beach Photography Club (CBPC) are pleased to invite your Club to participate in our Annual Black and White Print Challenge.
The Club entry fee is $30.00 payable to the Crescent Beach Photographic Club (CBPC). This fee and a completed Entry Form, also attached, should be enclosed with your prints upon delivery.
The B & W Challenge will take place at 6:00 pm. Judging to start at 6:30 pm Saturday April 18th. 2020 at St. Mark’s Church Hall, 12953 – 20th Avenue, South Surrey.
Prints are to be delivered to the address below by Sunday April 05, 2020 • Ted Akune. 2065 156A Street, Surrey, V4A 6S4. Tel.No: 604-531-6224.
Attending representatives may pick up their Club’s prints after the judging and viewing. Prints not taken at the time can be picked up at a later date at the above address. We look forward to your Club’s participation. Please take note of the Print Delivery Address above and the several changes to the Rules.
This year the Trillium Photographic Club (https://trilliumphotoclub.org/) celebrates 28 years since its founding in 1992. We are a vibrant club with a full slate of weekly lectures and meetings during the September – May season, a number of interest groups, and monthly organized outings.
Recently Trillium won a gold medal in CAPA’s 2019 Fine Art Club Competition, with contributions from six Trillium members, Bela Acs, (Global warming), Kathryn Martin (Magnolia Plantation gazebo), Claudia Povilauskas (Chrysanthemum), Judy Boufford (Azalea with live oak tree arch), Jim Sykes (Red shoes) and Janet McNally (Pink tulip). Bela Acs’s image Global Warming won highest image score (28) and 1st Merit award.
Shuswap Photo Arts Club presentation
The Shuswap Photo Arts Club is please to present:
Nikon Canada Ambassador
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020 7:00 PM
FIFTH AVENUE SENIOR CENTRE SALMON ARM
Admission by Donation
Originally from the UK and a resident of BC, Canada since 2007, heavily influenced by the beautiful environment that surrounds her. A background in fine art and anthropology. This combined with the love of the natural world brings a unique perspective to her photography: Her ethos is to tread lightly; observe and search out the subtle visual story within whichever photographic genre she is working. Her work covers the fields of landscape, portrait, wedding, event, promotion, editorial, stock and photography education; allowing her to stay creative and excited about the projects undertaken.
Proud to be a Nikon Canada Ambassador and Lowepro Global Ambassador.
Nouvelles de la Zone Québec – mars
Ultime rappel – deuxième cours de juges en français.
C’est votre dernière chance de participer au deuxième cours de juges en français, organisé par le Club photo impression de Montréal. Il aura lieu le samedi 21 mars 2020, de 8 h 30 à 17 h 30 aux locaux du club, 7501, rue François-Perrault Montréal Québec. S’il vous est impossible d’assister à cet évènement, rassurez-vous : un troisième cours est envisagé pour l’automne. Pour de plus amples informations sur le cours du 21 mars et pour réserver votre place, veuillez suivre le lien vers la page de l’évènement que vous trouverez à https://capacanada.ca/judging-courses/
Québec Zone News – March
Last reminder – a second judging course to be held in French.
This will be your last chance to join a second French language judging course, organized by the Club photo impression of Montreal. It will take place on Saturday, 21 March 2020 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM in the club’s headquarters at 7501, rue François-Perrault Montreal Québec. If you are unable to attend this event, don’t despair : a third course to be held in the Fall is under consideration. For more information on the Spring event and to book your place, follow the link to the event’s page that can be found at https://capacanada.ca/judging-courses/
Leonie Holmes, FCAPA
Leonie Holmes is presented her FCAPA certificate and pin by Virginia Stranaghan, President of the Hamilton Camera Club at the club’s Christmas party on December 16, 2019. Congratulations are extended to Leonie for achievement of this amazing milestone.
Leonie is a CAPA certified judge, having judged many national CAPA competitions as well as judging for PSA for their International Salon in Toronto. She also served as the CAPA Director of Competitions for two years.
Leonie was an original NAPA member back in the 80’s and rejoined CAPA in 1989. She has conducted many workshops and presentations and been involved in several camera clubs over the years.
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