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

New Pacific Zone Director

We are sad to see Dennis Ducklow leave  his position as Pacific Zone Director. Thank you Dennis for your work on the CAPA board.

Please welcome Lynda Miller as she steps into her new role as Pacific Zone Director, effective January 1, 2018. Lynda’s first real photo experience was at Okanagan Photographic Art Workshops in 2002,  That fall, she joined the Central Okanagan Photographic Society.  From this beginning, to a few years later, Lynda became the President of COPS.  Lynda has made numerous presentations at clubs and workshops in the Okanagan and the Lower-mainland.  She recently became a certified CAPA judge.

Lynda has been the District Representative for the Central Interior District of the Pacific Zone of CAPA for seven years.

 

 

 

 

 

Error in CC Winter Issue

Our apologies, it appears we have published the 2016 competition results, not the 2017 competition results, in the winter issue of Canadian Camera. You can view the 2017  club winners  here  and individual winners here.

Burnaby Photographic Showcase

For the 22nd year the Burnaby Photographic Society is presenting an evening of images set to music, designed to entertain friends, family and fellow photography enthusiasts while demonstrating the talents and skills of their members.

Showcase will sweep you off to exotic places and cultures, and bring you up close to wildlife, fine art, humourous situations, 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 Sunday afternoon, January 21st through Saturday, January 27th.

Sheena Wilkie Leaving

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Sheena Wilkie will be leaving her positions with CAPA, effective December 31, 2017. Sheena has been a mainstay of CAPA for the past ten years, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Camera Magazine and in many other capacities. She was on the organizing committee as Communications Chair for the Vancouver Canadian Camera Conference, CAPA Photo Expo, in 2015.

More recently, Sheena took on the New CAPA Website, bringing this complex project to its completion with the successful launch in early May 2017. She has served as Web Manager since, ensuring that issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently, and that our members were looked after if there were questions about logging in or using the website.

Members of the CAPA Directors and National Council will especially miss her organizational knowledge, expertise and insight. In the words of our President, Rod Trider:

I am personally saddened to see her go, especially after having the opportunity to work so closely with her the last two years on the new web site. Her thoughtful input, understanding of our organization and of course sense of humor will be greatly missed. I wish her well in any new endeavour and adventure she takes on in the future.

And as with all good editors, Sheena gets the last word:

Thank you all for the fun and friendship. I have enjoyed my ten years volunteering for CAPA, and my work as Editor and most recently Web Manager. It has been a pleasure working with all of you. I feel like we’re family after all these years. But the time has come for a change, I am eager for new experiences.  In the new year I look forward to spending more time with my family, traveling, and focusing on my own artistic endeavors, both in photography and in the art world. You will see me around the photography club circuit, and I will continue to be a CAPA member and supporter of CAPA.

Photoshop @ Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

Photoshop Techniques Workshop with Peter Levey on  January 27, 2018

Join avid educator Peter Levey for ideas, techniques, and tips to improve your images in Photoshop and other post production programs.

This full day workshop will assist you in achieving that WOW factor from your images

  • Layers, Masking & Blending
  • Advanced Selection Techniques
  • Repair tools including Spot Healing, Patch Tool, Content-aware Move Tool.
  • Intelligent Upsampling without the need for Plugins for upscaling smaller images
  • Image Merge – Panorama and HDR using RAW files

This workshop is suitable to photographers at any stage of their journey – from totally newbie to fully experienced enthusiast.

Registration:
Registration is limited to 60 photographers to ensure to ensure a personal and interactive learning experience. The fee for the day is only $59 for pre-registration and $65.00 at the door (cash only).

Location:
The workshop will be held in the Community Services facility, 2nd floor of the Center Ice complex, 3600 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, BC.  (Corner of Townline Rd and Blue Ridge Drive).

More information and to register visit:  Peter Levey Workshop

Best in Show

In one of his first duties as Southwest Ontario District Representative, Gerry Alger presents a CAPA medal to Steve Donnelly. Steve won Best In Show at the Western Fair Photo Competition which received just under 800 print entries. Gerry and Steve are both members of the London (Ontario) Camera Club.

 

Latow Audio Visual Festival

The Latow International Audio Visual Festival is unique in this area and is the highlight of the year in the AV community. Images are presented on a theatre-size screen with audio soundtracks presented in surround sound in a unique international exhibition using the AV medium. It’s a premier showcase to see an exciting display of photography on different topics, using different audio-visual techniques to tell a story or to show off an artistic vision. A great evening for photographers, other visual artists, and those who simply appreciate a good entertaining show.

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 7:00pm to ~ 9:00

For more information about the festival or to submit an entry please visit: http://latowseminar.com/av-festival/

Pacific Print Challenge

CAPA Clubs in the Pacfic Zone  are invited to participate in the  Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2018.
Closing Date for entries  7:00 p.m. Friday 09 February 2018

Judging: Saturday 17 February 2018, 12:30 pm – Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam BC V3B SV8
Open to the Public  – $5.00 per person

Display of Prints by The Darkroom Group

Winners will receive:
CAPA medals for photographers- first, second, third place and Honour Award certificates.
CAPA medals for Clubs first, second, third place.
Rules and entry forms will be emailed to all Pacific Zone CAPA Clubs in November 2017.

For additional information please contact Judy Higham higham@shaw.ca

Coordinator Volunteer Opportunity

CAPA is looking for a Coordinator for the brand new Photo Critique Forums. The software for the online Photo Critique Forums is set up, and we have about six volunteers in place. What we need is someone who can organize the volunteers and the activity. The Forums need an FAQ, guidelines, and instructions for use.

The volunteer will have an individual membership in CAPA and is able to devote 2 or more hours a week (initially, will be less after launch). The Photo Critique Forums Coordinator can communicate well in writing, and has good  interpersonal skills and general computer skills, as well as being Internet savvy. (The Photo Critique Forum Coordinator does not need to know programing or web development.) We need the forums to be launched to the membership by December 1.

The forums are going to be an exciting addition to the services we offer CAPA members, but it needs a champion!

If this person is you, or someone you know, please get in touch with Sheena at webmanager@capacanada.ca

The Call of the Loon By Mark Lachovsky

Loon With Baby
Loon With Baby
Loon With Baby
Loon Spreading Wings
Loon On The Move
Loon On Nest
Loon Flying
Loon Family
Loon Family
Loon Family With Heron
Loon
Loon Dance
Loon Dance
Loon Dance
Eggs

When call of the Loon breaks my early morning sleep I know it is time to pop out of bed, grab a snack, some water and my camera. The kayak is waiting for me on the dock as I slowly slip it into the water and head off in search of the sound makers.

I am fortunate to have a house on a lake that welcomes Loons every summer. For the past 7 years I have had the opportunity to spend dozens of hours and captured many thousands of frames of these stunning creatures.

Sliding silently through the water allowed me to observe and capture Loons in various acts of natural behavior. A rare opportunity to live through my own personal nature show.

I have observed a pair of adults nesting and caring for their kids; fighting among rival unwelcome visitors;  one day old babies taking their first swim, being fed by their parents and losing their fuzz on the way to adulthood. I’ve also shared sad moments like when an adult had a fishing hook embedded in its beak and when the couple lost a baby and were crying as they desperately searched everywhere for it.

More importantly I am grateful that they invited me into the family to observe, share and capture some amazing moments with them.

These images included include a variety of the scenes I captured over the years, I hope you enjoy them.

 

About Mark

Mark Lachovsky is a self-taught photographer. Born in Montreal, where he has lived all his life, Mark’s first experience with photography was in high school working on the year book. Moving through university, he gained further experience working in various areas including freelance work with music magazines and University newspapers, writing and taking pictures.

Over the years Mark’s interest focused more on the beauty that nature has to offer. After, waiting for digital technology to improve to a level closer to that of slide film, Mark finally jumped into the digital world. Though there are positives and negatives to digital technology, the positives now outweigh the negatives particularly in terms of speed and flexibility.

Within the scope of nature, areas of interest include African wildlife, birds and the world beneath the oceans. Multiple visits to Africa provided opportunities to view a stunning variety of wildlife up close in their natural habitat. Mark has had the opportunity to photograph in other locations while traveling but spends a lot of time shooting wildlife in the Montreal area. In summers Mark is often out in his kayak in the early mornings looks for the many local or migratory species to capture.

Other areas of interest include portraits of people (particularly in Africa), underwater and landscapes.

“The key in making images that stand out is capturing the essence of the subject. Ideally with warm light on the subject, eye contact, an unusual angle or expression and freezing that special moment in time allows for the viewer to be part of the experience.”

To view more of Mark’s work please visit: www.marklachovsky.com

Bad Water – The loss of flamingos in Lake Natron by Jeffery Wu

The alkaline water in Lake Natron and Lake Magadi can reach pH levels as high as 12 and is so caustic it can burn the skin and eyes of animals that are not adapted to the extreme environment. Read More >>

Flamingos on Lake Natron
by Jeffery Wu

From ‘Ahhh’ to ‘Oh!’ with Monica Reekie

In 2013 and 2014, life-changing opportunities with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic found my heart and soul completely captivated by a group of islands 950 kilometers west of Ecuador along the equator – the Galapagos. Read More >>

CAPA article from Canadian Camera Magazine
Whale Bones by Monica Reekie