Atlantic Zone District Rep Isabelle Levesque

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

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

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

Isabelle Levesque
Moncton, New Brunswick

Atlantic Zone District Representative

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

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

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

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

Isabelle Levesque
Moncton, New Brunswick District Representative

Atlantic Zone District Rep Michael Winsor

Michael Winsor
District Rep for Newfoundland and Labrador Michael Winsor

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

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

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

Michael Winsor
Newfoundland and Labrador District Representative

Atlantic Zone District Rep Joyce Chew

CAPA Atlantic District Representative
Joyce Chew

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

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

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

Joyce Chew
Halifax, Nova Scotia District Representative

Atlantic Zone District Rep Tom Gallant

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Atlantic Zone District Representative

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

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

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

Tom Gallant
Nova Scotia East District Representative

Atlantic Zone News November 2019

Freeman Patterson (Photo by Mathieu Chiasson)

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

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

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

Shuswap Photo Arts Club News November 2019

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

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

More about Greg Osadchuk

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

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

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

Gabriola Photography Club Fall Show and Sale

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

Vancouver Island 2020 Photo Salon 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.

Please Note: This has been CANCELLED

For more information visit: Harbour City Photography Club

Island Photographers Photo Salon 2020
Photo Salon 2020 on Vancouver Island by

Burnaby Annual Showcase

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

To see what Showcase is all about, here is a short video of our January 2019 Showcase event: .

Slide shows set to music:

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

Gabriola Photography Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seminar by Don Komarechka

Vision Beyond Seeing

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

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

Nouvelles Zone du Québec – octobre

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Prix Focus

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

Salon Mon pays – My Country

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

Cours de jugement de l’ACAP en français.

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

Pour vous inscrire ou pour obtenir plus d’informations consulter :

Québec Zone News – October

Focus Award

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

Salon Mon pays – My Country

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

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Freeman Patterson in Moncton

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

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

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

Sharron Palmer-Hunt DR Pacific Zone

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

Pacific Zone District Representative for Mid-Vancouver Island
Sharron Palmer

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

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

Ronald Mullins, DR Pacific Zone

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

Ron Mullins

Ronald Mullins, Imagineer

Melding… The Art and Science of Photography and Aviation

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

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

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

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

Photomotion 2019

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

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

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

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

Photomotion in Port Moody

Zone Director Lynda Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlantic Zone News

Atlantic Zone will have a regional competition this year as a pilot project.

It will be an individual competition that welcomes CAPA Individual/Family members AND the members of the CAPA CLUB members to participate.

The theme of the competition is Open. Each entrant can submit up to 2 images. The submission deadline is April 20, 2020. Details will be followed in January, 2020.

Please contact Michiko Nishijima, the Atlantic Zone Director at for questions.

Nouvelles Zone du Québec

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Prix Focus

Un ou une membre de la zone du Québec de l’ACAP recevra un Prix Focus lors du gala du Prix Focus du Musée National de la Photographie Desjardins le 26 octobre.

Les personnes en nomination sont :

Ilina Block, Montreal Camera Club
Lorraine Deslauriers, Montreal Camera Club, District Rep Montreal
Jocelyne Feizo, Club photo impression
Marg Foley, Lakeshore Camera Club,
Yves Keroack, Club photo impression
Benoit Larochelle, Club photo évasion.

Félicitation à tous.

Atelier Noir et blanc

Si des membres individuels ou des membres d’un club de l’ACAP seraient intéressés par cet atelier, communiquer avec Alain Dubeau à l’adresse Le premier atelier aura lieu le 26 octobre et pourrait être redonné soit en français ou en anglais.

Pour plus de détails sur l’atelier, consulter :

Cours de jugement de l’ACAP en français

Organisé par le Club de photo l’oeil qui voit de Saint-Hubert, ce cours sera donné le samedi 30 novembre 2019 à un maximum de 40 personnes et se remplira rapidement. Le stationnement est disponible sur place. Le lunch sera la responsabilité des participants. Il y a plusieurs endroits pour manger aux alentours mais on peut aussi apporter son lunch, ce qui donnera plus de temps pour des discussions. Le manuel de jugement complet de l’ACAP sera fourni. Tout ce qu’il faut, c’est un stylo et un esprit ouvert.

Pour plus d’information consulter :

La société de promotion de la photographie du Québec (SPPQ)

Conférence dans la série Matinée-rencontre de la SPPQ, donnée par Heidi Hollinger le 15 septembre 2019.

Pour plus de détails consulter :

Exposition de Photographie

Exposition des photos d’Antoine Desilets jusqu’au 27 septembre au :

400 Rue Hériot
Drummondville, Québec J2B 1B3
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Zone du Québec

La Zone du Québec dénombre présentement 124 membres individuels, 11 clubs et un musée membre.

La Zone est divisée pour le moment en trois districts avec un représentant ou une représentante pour chaque district.


Club photo de Boucherville
Club photo évasion, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Club photo l’oeil qui voit, Saint-Hubert
Les Photo capteurs, Granby

Représentante, Francine Raymond


Club photo impression,
Montreal Camera Club
Lakeshore Camera Club

Représentante, Lorraine Deslauriers

Capitale nationale, Chaudière, Appalaches et Centre du Québec

Club photographie amateur des sources, Asbestos
Club photo dimension inc, Québec
Club photo drummond, Drummondville
Club photo horizon, Victoriaville

Représentant, Pierre Vezina

Il serait souhaitable que chaque membre vérifie l’exactitude de l’information dans la base de données de l’Association afin d’y apporter, si nécessaire, les corrections requises.

Québec Zone News

Focus Award

A member of the Quebec Zone who is a member of CAPA will receive a Focus Award at the Musée National de la Photographie Desjardins gala on October 26th.

The nominees are:

Ilina Block, Montreal Camera Club
Lorraine Deslauriers, Montreal Camera Club, District Rep Montreal
Jocelyne Feizo, Club photo impression
Marg Foley, Lakeshore Camera Club,
Yves Keroack, Club photo impression
Benoit Larochelle, Club photo évasion.

Congratulations to all.

Black and White Workshop

If individual members or members of a CAPA club would be interested in this workshop, contact Alain Dubeau at The first workshop will take place on October 26th and could be given again in French or in English.

For more details on the workshop, see:

Photographic exhibition

Exhibition of Antoine Desilets’ photos until 27 September at the

National Museum of Photography

400 Rue Hériot
Drummondville, Québec J2B 1B3
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Quebec Zone

The Quebec Zone currently has 124 individual members and 11 member clubs as well as one member museum.

The Zone is currently divided into three districts with a representative for each district.


Club photo de Boucherville
Club photo évasion, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Club photo l’oeil qui voit, Saint-Hubert
Les Photo capteurs, Granby

Representative, Francine Raymond


Club photo impression,
Montreal Camera Club
Lakeshore Camera Club

Representative, Lorraine Deslauriers

Capitale nationale, Chaudière, Appalaches et Centre du Québec

Club photographie amateur des sources, Asbestos
Club photo dimension inc, Québec
Club photo drummond, Drummondville
Club photo horizon, Victoriaville

Représentant, Pierre Vezina

It is requested that each member check the accuracy of the information in the Association’s database in order to make, as required, the necessary corrections.

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Lion’s Gate Celebration of Nature

The Lion’s Gate Camera Club invites all BC and Yukon Camera Clubs to participate in their fourteenth annual digital competition. Registration is by Oct. 1, 2019 and the submission deadline is November 1st., 2019.

See the results from 2018 here.

Lion's Gate Celebration of Nature
Lion’s Gate Club Competition