Atlantic Members Receive MCAPA

Atlantic Zone Director Michiko Nishijima is pleased to announce that two CAPA members in the Atlantic Zone have been awarded the Maple Leaf Award (MCAPA) in recognition of their exceptional contribution to photography. Peter MacLean and Janet Crawford, both long-time members of Photo Fredericton, have also served as executive members of the club. Please join us in congratulating them on their service to CAPA and their contribution to photography.

CAPA Honours are awarded to recognize a high standard of both photographic achievement and photographic service to CAPA. The Maple Leaf Award is one of many Honours and Awards that are available to CAPA Members.

Michiko Nishijima, Atlantic Zone Director and Peter MacLean, MCAPA
Michiko Nishijima, Atlantic Zone Director and Janet Crawford, MCAPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cim MacDonald images at Museum

Ihalhukw’ siiye’ye  /  Flying Friends: Birds in the Hul’q’umi’num World

The extraordinary nature photography of award winning local artist Cim MacDonald is on view at the Cowichan Valley Museum. The Ihalhukw’ siiye’yu exhibit is curated by local First Nations Elders and speakers and features description of local birds in the Hul’q’umi’num language. Partnered in this exhibit are the students of the Simon Fraser University MA in Linguistics of a Nations Language program at the ta’ulthun sqwal Language Academy in Duncan, B.C.

The show runs from May 31st to November 1, 2018

Cim Macdonald Show at the Cowichan Museum

 

 

Stratford CC Closes

Sometimes there is good news to report, and at other times, sad news. This is the latter as after 55 years, one of CAPA’s long-time member clubs is closing its doors.

The Stratford Camera Club, in Stratford, Ontario has had a long and distinguished history. It was first established on June 13, 1900, charging $2 for men and $1 for women. Since then the club has folded and restarted twice, first in 1939 and most recently in 1963.

The photographers who re-established the club in 1963 had the aim of encouraging members in their photographic endeavours, and providing opportunities to improve their skills through instruction, competitions, outings and guest speakers. The Club’s core objectives remained the same over the years, with the addition of competitions and social events between Stratford and other area camera clubs.

The Club met twice a month from September to May with a general meeting at Gallery Stratford and a monthly workshop at various nearby locations. Club outings were organised both for photography and socialising.

The Stratford Camera Club has enjoyed presentations from well-known photographic artists such as Maria Zorn, Bob and Peter Wood (authors of the book “Bright Wings”) and Freeman Patterson. A juried photographic salon was held at Gallery Stratford to celebrate the Club’s 40th anniversary. In recent years Kaleidoscope, an annual audio-visual and print show, was held at Woodland Towers Retirement Home. In addition to enjoying the beautiful prints, members of the community were treated to some inspiring AV shows.

With membership dwindling over the last few years, the executive felt it was time to take a break and the Club held its last meeting on May 15th, 2018. The Club has established a bursary for a high school student in Stratford who will peruse further studies in photography. With the sale of their remaining equipment they will be able to offer the scholarship for another year.

My thanks to Doug Bingham for providing the details about the Club’s background.

Since the club has a history of resurfacing, I look forward to seeing the next generation of the Stratford Camera Club. In the meantime, best wishes to the club members as they pursue their photographic interests through other venues.

Bill Hall
CAPA District Representative
Southwestern Ontario District 2

Quebec Zone new districts

Quebec Zone new districts

To meet the needs and the development of the Quebec Zone, the first three districts have been established. These are:

  • Capitale Nationale -Chaudière – Apalaches,
  • Montérégie and
  • Montreal.

I thank the three volunteers who have accepted the responsibilities of representatives for these three districts. Their support and contribution will help the development of the zone and provide better services to club members and individual members.

The Representatives of the three districts are:

  • Pierre Vézina , Capitale Nationale- Chaudière-Apalaches District,
  • Francine Raymond, Montérégie District and
  • Lorraine Deslauriers, Montréal District.

Alain Dubeau, Québec Zone Director

Nouveaux districts dans la Zone du Québec

Pour répondre  aux besoins et au développement de la zone du Québec,  trois premiers districts sont créés. Ceux-ci sont :

  • Capitale Nationale – Chaudière – Apalaches,
  • Montérégie et
  • Montréal.

Je remercie les trois bénévoles qui ont acceptés d’assumer les responsabilités de représentants pour ces trois districts. Leurs implications et contribution aideront au développement de la zone en offrant un meilleur service aux clubs membres et aux membres individuels.

Les représentants des trois districts sont :

  • Pierre Vézina , District Capitale Nationale- Chaudière-Apalaches,
  • Francine Raymond, District Montérégie et
  • Lorraine Deslauriers, District Montréal

Alain Dubeau, Directeur Zone du Québec

CAPA 2018 AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018

CAPA’s AGM will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM CST in the auditorium of the Cliff Wright Library (Lakewood Civic Centre), 1635 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, SK.

Nominees for the Annual General Meeting of Canadian Association for Photographic Art
Current members standing for the Director positions are in red

Nominations close on June 15, 2018. All Board positions that must be filled after the nomination deadline date or between elections are filled by appointment by the President and approved by the Board of Directors. Further information:

Larry Breitkreutz, FCAPA, Hon. FCAPA
Chair, CAPA Nominating Committee

HM Ribbon to Focus Camera Club

Focus Camera Club receives Honourable Mention
Ira Crummey (VP) and Isabelle Levesque (CAPA District Representative (DR)). Photo by Daniel Beaudry

Black and White Honourable Mention Ribbon to Focus Camera Club of Moncton for Black and White Club competition.

Focus Camera Club from Moncton just received its first Honourable Mention Ribbon from CAPA for the Black and White Club competition; the members surpass themselves in 27 years of existence.

I was very proud to present to the vice-president Ira Crummey the ribbon on April 26, 2018 at our Club meeting.

 

 

Un Ruban, Mention honorable au Club Focus Caméra de Moncton pour la compétition noir et blanc.
Le Club Focus Camera de Moncton a reçu le « Ruban, Mention honorable » de CAPA pour la première fois depuis ses 27 années d’existence lors de la compétition « Noir et Blanc »; les membres du club se surpassent.

J’ai été très fière de présenter le ruban au vice-président Ira Crummey lors de la rencontre régulière du Club le 26 avril dernier.

Focus Camera Club receives Honourable Mention
Maurice Melanson, Rémi Levesque, Ira Crummey (VP), Sherrie Gaudet, Nicolas Blouin and Shawn Harquail (absent). Photo by Daniel Beaudry

Club Photo Évasion de St-Bruno Annual Exhibition

Notre club étant tout récemment devenu membre de l’ACAP, c’est avec plaisir que les membres du Club Photo Évasion de St-Bruno vous invitent  à la soirée de vernissage de notre exposition annuelle qui se tiendra le 18 mai 2018 à 19h au Vieux-Presbytère de St-Bruno, 15 Rue des Peupliers, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 2L9. Lors de cette soirée, vous aurez le privilège de voir plus d’une centaine de photos exceptionnelles. Un événement à ne pas rater.

Having recently become a member of CAPA, It is with great pleasure that the members of Club Photo Évasion de St-Bruno invite you to the vernissage of their Annual Exhibition. The event will take place May 18, 2018 at 7PM at 15 Rue des Peupliers, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 2L9. During this evening, you will have the privilege of viewing over 100 exceptional photographs. An event that should not be missed!

New Quebec Zone Director

Quebec Zone Director for CAPA
Alain Dubeau

Alain Dubeau

It is with pleasure that I join the CAPA team as the zone director for the Province of Quebec. In preparation for the 2018-19 season, the following will be initiated:

    •  build the zone organization in the province,
    •  promote the organization to photo clubs to allow them and their club member to access national and international level competitions to share their pictures with the Canadian photography community.
    •  Recruit volunteers to work with in the development of the zone,
    •  Encourage members to take the Judging course,
    •  Establish an initial cadre of certified judges,
    •  cooperate with organizations with similar objectives,
    •  support CAPA in its effort to provide bilingual services to its members.

I will need the support and experience of my CAPA colleagues during the critical phase of establishing the Québec zone.

I would to invite and thank the volunteers that will join me to help to establish the Québec zone.

Alain Dubeau
quebec@capacanada.ca
450 653-9672

C’est avec plaisir que je me joins à l’équipe l’ACAP en tant que directeur de zone pour la province de Québec. En préparation de la saison 2018-19, les éléments suivants seront initiés :

  •  construire l’organisation de la zone dans la province,
  •  coopérer avec des organisations ayant des objectifs similaires,
  • Encourager les membres à suivre le cours de jugement,
  • établir un premier groupe de juges certifiés,
  • faire la promotion de l’ACAP dans les clubs photo pour leur permettre, ainsi qu’à leurs membres, d’accéder aux compétitions nationales et internationales et de partager leurs photos avec la communauté canadienne de la photographie.
  • recruter des volontaires pour travailler dans le développement de la zone,
  • soutenir l’ACAP dans ses efforts pour fournir des services bilingues à ses membres.

J’aurai besoin du soutien et de l’expérience de mes collègues de l’ACAP au cours de la phase critique de l’établissement de la zone au Québec.

Nova Scotia Spring Show

Annual Spring Show by the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia

Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia
image by Laszlo Podor

On Saturday, April 14, the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia will be having its Annual Spring Show.

In addition to top images from our members, this year’s Spring Show will feature the Guild’s essay “Spotlight” which was presented at Photopolis, the 2017 Halifax Festival of Photography.

There will also be a series of this season’s best images (including portraits, birds, mammals and landscapes) and a selection of photo essays by our members. As well as door prizes from our sponsors.

  • Location: Theatre A, Burke Education Building, Saint Mary’s University
  • Time: Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
  • Admission is free (donations to defray costs gratefully accepted).

The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia is a member of CAPA.

Fraser Valley Invitational 2018

18th Annual Fraser Valley Invitational

Langley Camera Club Fraser alley Invitational Photography Competition
Connections image by Pat Ellingson

The public is welcome to attend the Langley Camera Club’s annual Fraser Valley Invitational photo competition on Saturday, May 13 at Clayton Heights Secondary in Surrey. The theme this year is Connections – between people, animals or objects, displayed in photographs that are interesting as well as technically and artistically excellent. Join photography friends, meet new photography enthusiasts, check out fantastic local talent and maybe even win a cool door prize.

Each club chooses 10 of its member’s photos to showcase in the competition. Three judges, all award-winning, professional photographers in the local, national and international arenas, choose the best photos of the night with awards going to both clubs and individuals. And every person who attends gets to cast a vote for the People’s Choice award.

One of the most exciting things about this event,” LCC president, Kasandra Sproson, says, “is it’s the best work from almost every club in the lower mainland and Fraser Valley. It’s our biggest annual event. I always find it very inspiring.

This year’s door prizes are still a secret but if 2017 is anything to go by, they’re well worth the price of admission. Last year, there was a Nikon camera in the mix, along with camera bags and other bits and pieces every photographer appreciated. Everyone who comes through the door is in the draw.

The Langley Camera Club was established in 1961 and is one of the largest and most active clubs in the lower mainland. With an emphasis on learning and developing photography skills through hands-on workshops and meet-ups, the Langley Camera Club is always excited to join together with other local clubs at this photography-rich annual event.

  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Clayton Heights Secondary, 7003, 188 St, Surrey, BC
  • Tickets: $18 online via PayPal or $20 at the door

CAPA medals are presented to the winning images for Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention.

For more information, please email Kasandra Sproson or call her at 604-837-3429. Visit www.langleycameraclub.com/fvi

The Langley Camera Club is a member of CAPA.

Victoria Camera Club Print Show

2018 Print Show

Victoria Camera Club 2018 Print show
image by Ken Johnson

The public is invited to come and see an eclectic collection of juried photographic prints made by 45 members of the VCC.

  • When: Opening Reception April 20, 2018,  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Exhibition Hours: April 21 – May 8, 2018, noon to 6:00 pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays
  • Where: Victoria Arts Council Gallery, 636 Fort Street, Victoria BC

For more information, email printshows@victoriacameraclub.ca

The Victoria Camera Club is a member of CAPA.

 

 

2018 Red River Exhibition Photo Salon

2018 Photo Salon

Photography Salon in Manitoba, Canada
Morning Solitude by Kasandra Sproson

The 2018 Red River Exhibition Photo Salon is now open for entries.  This competition is open to all Canadians, with categories for both print and digital images.

CAPA is awarding a Gold medal for the overall High Aggregate score in this photographic salon.

  • Deadline for submission: May 25, 2018
  • When: June 15-24, 2018
  • Where: 3977 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

For more information, click here: Red River

Download a PDF copy of the Salon Brochure

The Red River Exhibition Association is a member of CAPA.

 

Ray Goddard Receives FCAPA

FCAPA award
Ray Goddard’s FCAPA award

Delta Photo Club’s Ray Goddard, posthumously received CAPA’s distinguished Fellowship Honour (FCAPA) at DPC’s March 21st meeting. Ray’s wife, Julienne, and family were in attendance. The award was presented to Julienne by CAPA Past President, Allen Bargen.

This presentation occurred on the same night one year ago Ray’s image was selected for and subsequently won CAPA Gold at the Crescent Beach Black and White Invitational.

Ray was a longtime member of CAPA. He had held almost every executive position in Delta Photo Club, including president several times. Photographer friends note that his passion for photography was contagious and that he was a generous mentor.

New CAPA Web Manager

CAPA Web Manager: Leah Gray
Leah Gray

Announcing CAPA Web Manager Leah Gray

Hello,

My name is Leah Gray, and I am the new web manager for CAPA. I come to you from a similar role with the Victoria Camera Club in Victoria, B.C.

Over the years I have built and maintained websites for private clients and volunteer organizations. I have organized and facilitated the distribution of information through websites, social media, newsletters and advertisements. Problem-solving and working with great people has proven very fulfilling.

Working with CAPA allows me to explore my other love; photography. I have been shooting for over 12 years, beginning with sports photography and later exploring nature and landscapes, macro, architectural, studio and street photography.

I have been told that I am good at getting information out with energy and enthusiasm. I look forward to contributing to the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.

You can reach me by email at webmanager@capacanada.ca .

New Canadian Camera Magazine Editor

Announcing Editor Ralph Bridgland

It is with great pleasure that we introduce CAPA’s new Canadian Camera Magazine Editor, Mr. Ralph Bridgland.

Ralph is the treasurer of the London Camera Club and an active photographer. He spent 34 years as a journalist with the London Free Press with experience that includes reporting, senior copy editor, page designer and assistant section editor.

In his own words:

“My journalistic experience was at the London (Ontario) Free Press. During my 34 year at the daily newspaper, my job description included reporter, senior copy editor, assistant section editor and page designer – all of which hopefully will play a role in maintaining the level of excellence Sheena has brought to Canadian Camera.

While I dabbled in photography off and on during my earlier years, it wasn’t until four years ago that the shutter bug took a bite and didn’t let go. Purchasing an entry-level DSLR and taking two introductory classes led to myu joining the London Camera club.

The rest, as they say, is history. Starting out as a novice and learning through competition that nobody appreciates my photos as much as I do, I have managed to reach the advanced level within the club, which is more a testament to the invaluable lessons learned through the club and its talented members than it is to my own expertise.

While I look forward to the challenge ahead at Canadian Camera, I won’t succeed without your help. Please contact me with story and photo ideas. I look forward to hearing from all of you. Together we can continue to make Canadian Camera special.”

Shuswap Photo Arts Club Presents

Drone Photography with Jim Hall

  • When: Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:00 pm
  • Where: Fifth Avenue Senior Centre, Salmon Arm, BC
  • Admission: By donation

Droning is an inexpensive hobby with very exhilarating results.

Jim is a retired Air Traffic Controller (27 years) and had a Commercial Pilots License for over 50 years. He did a variety of flying in Calgary, including flying as an aerial photographer over a 20-year period. Upon retirement from ATC, he started an Aerial Photo business in Calgary, doing “Scenic-Oblique aerial photography. After 14 years in business Jim decided to retire for the second time and moved to the Shuswap.

As a retired Air Traffic Controller and a Commercial Pilot, he is very familiar with and aware of the necessity of TC Air Regulations and why and how they apply to UAV flying.

He has been flying 2 drones for about 3 years, (before drone rules were finalized). Jim flies them for pleasure, to avoid the pressure of doing commercial droning.

For more information, email Len Lazzarotto.

Kimberley Camera Club Presents

2018 Digital Multi-Media Slideshows

The Kimberley Camera Club will present their Annual Slideshow twice this year. The Club has presented slideshows for the public as part of our giving back to our community for many years. Come out to one of the evenings for viewing enjoyment. Admission by donation.

Cranbrook

When: Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

Where: Manual Training Centre, 202 Kootenay St. N. Cranbrook, BC

Kimberley

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:00 pm

Where: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Boundary St 97, Kimberley, BC

For more information, email John Lyon.

Two New CAPA Certified Judges

Congratulations to the first two internationally recognized CAPA Certified Judges in China, Mr. Wenke Duan & Mr. Wenju Duan.

These two outstanding wildlife photographers (brothers) completed the course in 2016. Both have since done several judging’s where they were rated by other Certified CAPA judges both in Canada & China in order to achieve the status of a CAPA Certified Judge.

 

Mr.Wenke Duan (second from left) & Mr. Wenju Duan (third from left) presented with their certificate’s by Rod Trider (president) & Jeffrey Wu (CAPA Judge)

Prince George Photographic Society Presents

Two Upcoming Events in Prince George:

February 28 – “Tall Tales, Long Lenses”, Book Presentation and Signing  – 7:30 pm, UNBC Canfor Theatre, Admission free (by donation).

March 1 – “Getting Wild About Photography – The Goods on Shooting Wildlife”, Wildlife Photography Seminar – 7:00 pm, UNBC Weldwood Theatre, Admission is $30 for members of the PG Photo Society and $50 for non-members. Contact Bob Steventon at 250-562-3717 or bstevent@uniserve.com to register.

Tall Tales, Long Lenses by John E. Marriott

John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers. He is known for photographing wilderness scenes and wild, free-roaming animals in their natural habitats. John’s new book, Tall Tales, Long Lenses, is an impressive collection of images and personal narrative, and chronicles his rise as one of Canada’s renowned wildlife photographers. This memorable event will feature John as he recounts many of his favourite stories and iconic photos from his most unforgettable wildlife encounters in some of Canada’s spectacular locales.

John is a Canmore/Banff based conservation advocate whose images have been published internationally by National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, McLean’s and Reader’s Digest. He is a contributing editor for Outdoor Photography Canada magazine and the host of the popular web series EXPOSED with John E. Marriott. John is the author of three Canadian bestsellers and he recently co-released the critically acclaimed book The Pipestones: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family. John is the owner/operator of Canadian Wildlife Photography Tours (www.canwildphototours.com), featuring wildlife photo expeditions and workshops in remote Canadian settings. John is a premier storyteller and is sharing his tallest tales and unforgettable images of animals that inspired Tall Tales, Long Lenses.

 

Getting Wild About Photography – The Goods on Shooting Wildlife by John E. Marriott

Learn all about wildlife photography from one of Canada’s premier wildlife photographers, John E. Marriott. John covers the backyard basics and delves into a variety of topics, including an in-depth, beginner-to-advanced overview of your optimal camera settings and techniques for a diverse range of wildlife photography encounters and situations. John will provide a run-down of his own gear and what he considers to be must-have equipment, he’ll provide a comprehensive look at how to improve your compositions in wildlife photography, he’ll look at the ethics of photographing wildlife, and he will provide insight into how to make a career as a wildlife photographer. Join John as he shares with you his experiences photographing polar bears, wolves and other wild predators, and reveals his favourite tips, techniques, and easy-to-access locations for getting incredible wildlife shots.

Halifax Explosion Photography Project

On December 6, 2017 at 9:05 a.m., intrepid photographers from the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia led by Vice-President Kent Speiran braved the wind and rain to reproduce 18 key images taken after the 1917 Halifax Explosion. In partnership with Atlantic Photo Supply, the images were printed on archival paper and will be inserted into the Halifax Explosion Memorial Time Capsule.

View the comparative photography series here.

 

 

 

(Left to Right) Rear: Hugh Owens, Dean Hirtle, P. Mills, Darryl Robertson, Archie McCulloch, John Wm.Webb, Eugene Mio, Vic Fraser, Joyce S. K. Chew, Middle: Mervyn Kumar-Misir; Laszlo Podor, Kent Speiran, George Mitchell, Front: Doug Ward   Missing: Elio Dolente, Pierre Guynot de Boismenu, Peter Steeper