Ateliers thématiques

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Ateliers thématiques

La zone Québec de l’ACAP a récemment sondé l’intérêt de ses membres pour la participation à un atelier thématique, notamment sur la créativité photographique. Pour des raisons hors du contrôle des organisateurs, l’initiative n’a pu être menée à terme. L’exercice, par contre, a révélé un intérêt marqué pour ce genre d’activité parmi les membres de la zone. En effet, l’appel d’intérêt a généré plus de réponses positives que de places prévues à l’atelier. La direction de la zone retient donc l’idée d’un atelier
thématique et propose de relancer une telle initiative dans un avenir prochain.

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Thematic Workshops

CAPA’s Québec Zone recently asked its members for a show of interest for attending a thematic workshop, specifically, one dealing with creativity in photography. For reasons beyond the organizers’ control, the workshop could not be carried out as planned. The survey did reveal, however, a definite interest for this type of event on the part of members of the Zone. In fact, the call for participation generated more positive responses than the number of places allocated for the workshop. The zone
administration has therefore retained the idea of a thematic workshop and proposes to launch one such initiative in the near future.

Can Am Photo Expo 2019

The Can Am Photo Expo

is sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs

The Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs (NFRCC) were established to be a unique bi-national photographic organization whose members include both amateur and professional photographers. The NFRCC is made up of 18 individual camera and photography clubs, in Western NY, Pa and Southern Ontario Canada. Some of these clubs belong to the Canadian Association of Photographic Arts (CAPA) and/or the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

Can Am Photo Expo


The Can Am Photo Expo will be April 26-28, 2019. This is the premier Expo for Photography in Western New York and Southern Ontario, CA. The Expo will be held at the Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly known as the Adams Mark Hotel) in downtown Buffalo. We have some exciting speakers this year, such as Hazel Meredith and Jesùs Rameriz. You can buy a Full convention pass which allows for full access to all programs (excluding Artistry level programs) and includes the Banquet Dinner, a continental Breakfast on Saturday, and Lunch on Saturday. You also have other choices for a Day Pass or a Three Class Pass. The flexibility is yours.

Register Here

Snow Board by Jesus Rameriz
Meredeth Images
Topaz Antiqued Peonies by Hazel Meredith

Pacific Zone Print Challenge

The prints are in, the Challenge is on. Don’t miss it!

Saturday 23 February 2019, 1pm — doors open at 12:30

1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam V3B 5V8
16 Photo Clubs — all competition prints on display
Awards Ceremony
$8. Per person to cover room rental and refreshments

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Pacific Zone Print Challenge

Photomotion 2018

The Pacific Digital Photography Club presented PHOTOMOTION 2018 on November 17 at the Inlet Theater in Port Moody, British Columbia. PHOTOMOTION is now recognized as the premier photographic event on the Canadian west coast which showcases award winning photography to an audience of 320 patrons.

PHOTOMOTION is a compendium of club members’ digital slide/sound shows and is a professional multimedia event consisting of audio/visual slideshow presentations with special effects, created by award-winning photographers. Shows included a selection of 22 juried audio-visual presentations approximately 3 to 4 minutes in duration. Contents of the shows were set by individual photographers and were juried for quality by a panel of CAPA judges.

Highlights of the presentations included:
• Stunning images projected from a 10,000 lumens projector in full HD on a 20’ screen
• 6 channel Dolby surround sound
• Matinee and evening shows
• Show commentary by a master of ceremonies
• Guest photographer Anthony Bucci
• Over $3,000 in door prizes.

PHOTOMOTION 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 at the Inlet Theater in Port Moody. CAPA, ACAP member club presentation of Photomotion-2018 CAPA, ACAP member club presented Photomotion 2018 in Port Moody, BC

Shuswap Photo Arts: Viktoria Haack

In February the Shuswap Photo Arts Club will be presenting Viktoria Haack as special speaker – February 25, 2019, 7PM at Fifth Avenue Senior Centre in Salmon Arm.

Admission is by donation.

For more information, see the Shuswap Photo Arts website.Shuswap Photo Arts Club

Latow AV Festival

The Latow Photographers Guild in Burlington, Ont. will be presenting its 40th Annual Seminar in April, and the special guest will be Richard Martin. Richard will present a full day on visual design and related themes on Saturday, 13 April. On the following day, he will present two shorter sessions, taking a deeper dive into seeing and design.

On Saturday evening, there will be an AV Festival. More details and tickets are available at This year there are submissions from Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, Norway and South Africa that will make up the shows that will be presented at this year’s gala evening presentation on April 13th at the Art Gallery of Burlington (see the poster for the lineup).

If you need AV Festival tickets for family and friends they are $10.00 in advance and can be purchased online through or they can be purchased that evening “at-the-door” for $15.00 (depending on availability).

Latow AV Festival
Latow International AV Festival, A Celebration of Photography

Neil Ever Osbourne Seminar by Lakeshore Camera Club

Photography Seminar by Lakeshore Camera Club
A Visual Storytelling Seminar and Workshop hosted by Lakeshore Camera Club

A Visual Storytelling Seminar & Workshop
hosted by the Lakeshore Camera Club

>> more information (.pdf)

Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, Quebec
Sunday, March 31, 2019
8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $85
Contact: Peter Clarke at


Fine Art Competition Awards

Two awards were presented to winners of the Fine Art Competition.

On November 28, 2018, Lynne Kelman (President of the Crescent Beach Photography Club) was presented with the Fine Art ‘Club’ Competition’s Honourable Mention Ribbon by Sheldon Boles – CAPA Director of Competitions. For this competition, the club received the 4th highest score in this competition. The six club members who contributed their images were: Derek Hayes, Lynne Kelman, Mike Strong, Ronald Kelman, Roy Abbot and Wayne Farrow.
On November 28, 2018, Llaesa North was awarded the 2018 Fine Art ‘Individual’ Competition’s Silver Medal by Sheldon Boles – CAPA Director of Competitions. Her four images received a total score of 98.5. Llaesa received her award at the Crescent Beach Photography Club.

Pacific Zone Print Challenge

Photo clubs in the Pacific Zone are invited to participate in the Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2019. The closing date for  entries is February 7, 2019. This competition is hosted by CAPA member club The Darkroom Group.

Click on the poster for more details.

Shuswap Photo Arts Club Presents Darren Robinson

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.

Click on the poster to see the larger size.

Toronto Camera Club Salon a Success

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.

Full Salon Team
Salon Judges: Standing L-R: Glenn Bloodworth, Peter Bisset, Jonathan Ward, Nathan Hiller Seated L-R: Philip Kwan, Craig Lauder, Dany Chan, Francis King, Rod Trider, Pervez Khatib

Forum d’images

Forum d’images

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

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

Sunshine Coast News

Francis Point Park
Francis Point Park by Janet Slater

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

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.

Janet Slater
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 or call Elfi at 604-929-7860

Thank you,

Terry Webb, Pacific Digital Photography Club

Burnaby 2019 Showcase

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 or phone 604-318-9369. You can also visit


Burnaby 2019 Showcase
Burnaby Showcase Jan. 21-26

New District Rep for Pacific

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.

Lynda Miller
Pacific Zone Director

Pacific Zone News

Hi Everyone,

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!

Pacific Zone Football Photogs

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: .  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!

Focus Camera Club News

Club News

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.

  1. July 01, Hands on Fireworks photography,
  2. July 14, Horse Show Dressage Show, moving target exercises, learn the beaver of the animals and capture the perfect moment. Hans on, on best setting to use shooting indoor and outdoor.
  3. July 21, Muddy River Roller, Muddy River Jam, our members had the chance to exercises new skills on moving targets and how to use ambient light.
  4. July 29, Visit at Mona’s Botanical Gardens, doing macro photography on flowers.
  5. August 10, Steel wool photography and light painting How to…
  6. August 18, Horse Show – Reining competition, horses are moving fast so you will have to be ready. Long lens is needed and get use to ambient light cause this activity is inside.
  7. Moncton Focus Camera Club is a very active Club and a good place to learn adapting to all level of photographer.

Report by Isabelle Levesque
Focus Camera Club

Photo Fredericton: Report

Photo Fredericton: Report

by Jane Smith ( )

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.