Message from the President

Message from the President, June, 2018

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

As a photographic-based artist, I look forward to exhibiting my work at a number of summer outdoor art shows. Nothing beats presenting your
photographic art to several thousand people and getting their feedback. Love it or not, the conversations are always interesting and hopefully they want to purchase one to take home.

Summer is also a great time to get out and explore this great country – local hideaways, cottage county or our fantastic coasts. With most camera clubs winding down for the summer, it’s a good time to recharge the artistic batteries (as well as the real ones).

Take a bit of time to think about your photography, where you are and where you want to take your artistic vision. This would be a good time to learn a new technique, study a new genre or just have some fun with your photography. I always encourage people to shake things up – put on that old prime lens and only shoot with it for a week or reintroduce yourself to macro photography. Just try something different.

The fall will be busy with new challenges at local clubs, lots of CAPA national competitions to enter and a number of courses on how to make a better image/our national judging course.

Now would be a good time to think about planning a 2019 summer holiday in Calgary, where CAPA’s Canadian Camera Conference is being held July 16-18. Make it a vacation, visit the world famous Calgary Stampede and stay for the conference.

Meet other photo enthusiasts from across the country, attend seminars, lectures and photographic outings for the whole family.

If you have the chance to travel this summer, check our website for local camera clubs in the area where you will be. Contact them to meet up with local photographers to find the great “hidden” spots.

Have a great summer.

Rod Trider, FCAPA