Message from the President

Message from the President, October, 2019

Rod Trider, president of Canadian Association for Photographic Art
CAPA President: Rod Trider

What a wonderful Canadian Camera Conference 2019 in Calgary in July.

The Foothills Camera Club was a fabulous host to more than 200 photo enthusiasts from across Canada and the U.S.

There were great one- to three-day excursions, inspiring presenters and a warm Calgary welcome. It’s a great experience any time a person can meet up with others with the same passion for the
photographic arts.

Once again, we would like to thank those members who completed the CAPA survey. Your feedback and comments will help drive the direction of CAPA in the future.

One of the changes we made from your feedback is to stagger the submission deadlines of our competitions to make it easier for those members and clubs that are active in our national competitions.

We are looking forward to a busy year, but hope you have taken some time to recharge your artistic batteries during the summer. Remember that Canadian Camera magazine is a platform to showcase your photographic journey. Any individual member may submit an article with images.

CAPA member clubs can submit club happenings to both the CAPA Club section on the website and in the magazine.

A couple of new initiatives we are pleased to announce are for the first time we will be offering our nationally recognized Judges Course in French starting this fall.

Another is the launch of our new online practice/ongoing training module for new judges wanting to go forward to become certified. This will provide judges in remote areas and those looking to fast-track their certification opportunities to practice scoring and comments with feedback and guidance from experienced judges. Better trained judges provide positive feedback to help us all become better photographers.

Our CAPA member clubs have exclusive access to our regional and national judges list to provide trained judges for their club competitions whether using live or online judging. If your club is a CAPA member club, be sure to ask your competition director if they are using properly trained CAPA judges.

Watch for our monthly newsletter the first week of each month for the latest happenings at CAPA and our member clubs across the country.

May your photography take you to new places this fall, both physically and inspirationally.

Rod Trider, FCAPA