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.
Pacific Zone Director
CAPA Award to Larry Breitkreutz
Larry Breitkreutz was awarded the Honorary Fellow CAPA Award for his dedicated support for CAPA over many years. In the past, he was the President of the Crescent Beach Photography Club, CAPA Zone Director for the Pacific Region and the national President of CAPA. In addition, he lead the organization committee for the 2015 CAPA Photo Expo held at the University of British Columbia. CAPA Director of Competitions Sheldon Boles presented Larry with the award on behalf of the CAPA Board of Directors. The presentation was made at the Crescent Beach Photography Club on September 19,2018.
Gold Medal for the Toronto Club (TDPC)
Jonathan Ward presented the Toronto Digital Photography Club (TDPC) with the Gold Medal for the CAPA 2018 Club Closeup Competition. The ladies receiving the medal were Luba Citrin (middle) and Diana Noriel (right) who are the club CAPA Competition Chairs.
Lance Gitter recently received the Fellowship Award (FCAPA) at the Toronto Digital Photography Club on September 11th, 2018.
There were five members in the 2017/18 year approved by the Honours Committee for distinctions. Honours Awards are granted for photographic accomplishments; service to the Canadian Association for Photographic Art or equivalent international organizations and for their contribution to photography. Click here for more details about CAPA Honours and Awards.
Pacific Zone News
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:
http://bit.ly/2NvIl19 . 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!
2017/18 Powerpoint Presentations
David Bromley has completed the development of powerpoint presentations for all of the 2017 – 2018 winning competition images.
CAPA members and camera club can request a copy of these presentation by contact our CAPA Librarian – Henry Schnell via his email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
2018-2019 Competition Season
We have some updates for our CAPA Competitions:
Website and Bilingual Format for Competitions
Our CAPA’s online system is now in a bilingual form. We encourage you to check it out and let us know what enhancements are required.
Many thanks to Quebec Zone Director Alain Dubeau for providing us with the French translations and to our new CAPA webmaster Leah Gray for the new design of our webpages to incorporate a bilingual format.
Updated CAPA Eligibility Critera
Our CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage serves as our ‘terms and conditions’ in participating in a CAPA competition.
We have updated our CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage to include:
recent rule changes for the submission of images into the Four Nation
Under the Editing Criteria of each competition detail page, there is a reference to and a hyperlink to the Eligibility Criteria.
2018 – 2019 CAPA Competitions
For this competition cycle, we have refined some of our traditional competitions and added some new competitions:
2018 Nature – updated the Editing Criteria’s Restricting Editing to be in compliance with the definition used by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
2018 Fine Art – expanded the Scope of Competition to include: “fine art photography does go beyond just capturing an image and cropping. Therefore, an image must not be submitted into this competition if it would have qualified for a CAPA competition with a Restricted Editing Criteria such as: Nature, Photo Journalism or Wildlife.”
New – 2019 Monochrome – contains five different themes: Human Individual/Groups; Landscape/Sea-scape/Sea-scape; Architecture (inside/outside); Flowers/Plants (wild or cultivated); Animal/Birds (wild or feral). Merit Awards will be awarded for each theme.
New – 2019 A Series Of 4 Photos – is a new style of competition which is gaining in popularity in Europe and in North America.
New – 2019 Portrait – is a competition which has been asked for by many photographers.
2019 Canada: My Country – expanded to include 13 themes (10 provinces & 3 territories). The top images in each theme will receive Merit Award Certificates and the overall winner will receive CAPA medals.
Top images from this competition will be considered for selection into the new 2020 Canadian Salon. Details about this salon will be announced in October 2019 by the CAPA President.
2019 Annual Photo Challenge – theme is ‘reflections.’
With the exception of our A Series Of 4 Photos, all our competitions will be run as ‘remote-judging’ and all images will be previewed to ensure only images that meet the Scope of the Competition are presented on the ‘day-of-judging.’
Two to three months prior to the ‘closing-date’ of a competition, each competition will be opened up to permit the uploading of images.
Now for open to all Individual CAPA Members. CAPA now has a new Theme Discussion Group on Line.
Under the Members Tab – scroll down to the “Photo Forum Tab” to find the theme and all instructions as to how to look at, submit and comment on photographs.
This is not a competition – just a way for members to submit up to 3 images on a theme and then all members who are also submitting can give comments on the image.
This is intended to be fun and a learning experience – no medals – no certificates or awards of any kind – just the fun of photography and a discussion with fellow photographers. We invite all new members and members who would enjoy the thrill of shooting a specific subject and submitting it for discussion by other members. Do not worry if you are experienced or not – this is for fun. You may want to try different techniques and need feedback as to whether or not these techniques add to your image. There is no need to be embarrassed or worry about whether or not your image will qualify – this is for fun and learning!
Our new Theme for this September to December is “WE WELCOME FALL”. If you have questions or comments, please email email@example.com.
Volunteers for Competition Chairs
We have updated our CAPA Competition Standards to streamline our processes and incorporated the new role for a Competition Chair Person for each competition.
A Chair Person will oversee and work with a Competition Host to ensure the smooth running of a competition by:
providing Competition Host with appropriate documentation
answering any question that may arise
assisting in the selection of the most appropriate judges
assisting in determining if a submitted image meets the Scope of Competition
recommending to the Director of Competitions that a specific image be disqualified and the rationale for doing so
advising the competition entrants of the competition results
reviewing the competition results to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to sending it to the Director of Competitions for review/approval
If you are interested in becoming one of our Competition mentors, please email our Director of Competitions at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Focus Camera 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.
July 01, Hands on Fireworks photography,
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.
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.
July 29, Visit at Mona’s Botanical Gardens, doing macro photography on flowers.
August 10, Steel wool photography and light painting How to…
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.
Moncton Focus Camera Club is a very active Club and a good place to learn adapting to all level of photographer.
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.
Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia Report
In May, the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia held its Annual Awards Banquet. In addition to presenting winners with the trophies from the End of
Year competitions, two additional awards were given out. Terry Carroll and Wally Hayes were given special recognition for their work in digitizing and archiving founding member Tim Randall’s extensive collection of historical Nova Scotia images. Mervyn Kumar-Misir was also acknowledged for his 50 years of service to the club.
The Photographic Guild held several fieldtrips before breaking for the summer to work on the next season’s program. Members went to Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park and photographed the song birds returning from their spring migration in May. In June, club members explored the Avondale Trail System and the Avon Sky Winery and practiced their macro photography in the lovely gardens of Maria and Laszlo Podor.
St, Croix Click: Joined CAPA in May, 2018. Welcome!
Saint Croix Click is a small group of photo enthusiasts based in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. There are around twenty four members, a core group of which actively attend the monthly meetings. There’s a larger following of over 100 people on Facebook.
Meetings consist of a constructive criticism of five photos submitted by members each month, followed by a presentation by a guest speaker, or a member. Presentations have included topics such as understanding of aperture and depth of field, macro photography, capturing movement, tips on taking really sharp photos, light and composition, post-processing and editing. There have also been interactive presentations on the use of studio lighting to practice portrait and macro photography.
We’ve also had a full day session on the basics of using a digital camera, which was an excellent refresher course for some, and a chance to learn new tips and procedures for all.
The club has occasionally joined with Fundy Camera Club from Saint John on joint field trip outings, to Ministers Island in St. Andrews and to the Kingston Peninsula.
The following CAPA members have been awarded Honorary Membership in CAPA
Jack Bright (deceased)
J. G. Roberts
Myrna J. Sweet
Thomas A. Walters
CAPA Members in Red River Exhibition
CAPA Individual and Club Members Lead the way at the recent 57th Annual Red River Exhibition Photo Salon
Congratulations to all winners!
Special Kudos go to:
Wilf Schubert of the Manitoba Camera Club of Winnipeg, for capturing the CAPA Gold medal for High Aggregate score of his images in all three categories.
Steve Donnelly of the London Camera Club was awarded Best of Show for his image “Polar Bear”.
For a complete showing of winners go to the attached Link for a Gallery of winners.
These individual CAPA members list have been approved by the Honours Committee for distinctions. Honours Awards are granted for photographic accomplishments; service to the Canadian Association for Photographic Art or equivalent international organizations and for their contribution to photography. Click here for more details about CAPA Honours and Awards.
Fellowship Honour, FCAPA
Associate Fellowship Honour, AFCAPA
Maple Leaf Honour, MCAPA
Moncton Judging Course
The Focus Camera Club (Moncton, NB) and CAPA Atlantic Zone hosted a CAPA Judging Course in Moncton on June 16. We had Rod Trider as the course instructor with 32 participants including some from Nova Scotia. At very friendly atmosphere we shared comments and questions, and mingled to talk at the lunch buffet. I would like to thank the Focus Camera Club team, Rod, and all the participants for making it happened.
CAPA Atlantic Zone Director
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.
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.