CAPA December 2023 Monthly Newsletter

Published: December 13, 2023


CAPA Monthly News

Welcome to the December 2023 Issue of CAPA Monthly News. This newsletter is for members and friends of CAPA, bringing you up to date information on all things CAPA for photographers all across Canada.

Aswe come to the end of another year, we have aspecialmessage for you from our President Stella d'Entremont.

It’s the holiday gift giving season once again!

If the holiday season has snuck up on you and you’re looking for a last-minute gift, we have just the one. You can easily purchase a year’s membership in CAPA for that special photographer in your life. Please call the CAPA Office at 236-586-3938 or emailmembership@capacanada.cato purchase the gift of a CAPA membership for someone on your holiday list!

Photo: Symmetry Everywhere by YvesL'Italien, Toronto Camera Club

You canread this and all past newsletters online. Club representatives,do not forward this newsletter. Instead,go to the newsletter page, copy the link to the current newsletter and send the link to your club members.

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The CAPA Speakers Series is a benefit of individual membership. AllCAPA individual membersare invited to attend this free online presentation.

Our next speaker is Jim Lamontat 4:00 pm Pacific Time on January 10. Histopic will be 'There Are No Rules'.

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” In his presentation J. A. Lamont talks about this statement, attributed to Ansel Adams, while showing the work of various photographers, including his own.

Please join Jim for his presentation as he shares his personal work and insight into his photography.Read more about Jim and view a few of hisaward-winning images here.

Don't wait to get the Zoom link at the last minute. Go to theCAPA Website, log in, go to Members > Zoom Invitation, copy the link andhave it handy in time for the meeting.

If you missed the presentation 'Art Meets Architecture' by Wayne Fisheron November18, you can request a recording from the CAPA Library. Log in and go to Members > Resources and fill in the request form.


Congratulations to the all the winners of the2023 Black and White Competition -Club.A total of 291 images were submitted by 50 CAPA clubs, one of which was a new club entering for the first time.

Thanks to our volunteer judges:David Clow, Parvez Khatib, Stella d'Entremont, Janet Kempster, Francis Lachaine, Heather Loewenhardt, Rose Norman, Harvey Rogers and Carolyn Angus.

Photo: Agave Conversation by Marianna Armato, Lakeshore Camera Club Upcoming competitions: Read the latestcompetition updatehere, including more information on CAPA's new editing criteria for all competitions regarding Artificial Intelligence Renderings and new responses to suggestions from the 2023 Survey.


Has your CAPA membership lapsed this year?

We're eager to welcome you back! Renew your membership before year end to be eligible forthe prize draw. Your membership must have lapsed in 2023 and your renewal must be received before midnight on December 31, 2023!Renew now.

Refined Criteria for Judging Images

CAPA's Director of Judging has posted a message about thelatest refinements to criteria for judging images. Judges will award their scoring primarily based on the ‘emotional’ components of the image to recognize the 'creativity and emotional impact' of an image.

This month, we recognize long time membersMurray Fennerof Toronto, ON,Patrick Wallof Margaree Forks, NSandMichael Breakay,of Kelowna, BC all of whom joined CAPA in 1998. Michael is an Honorary Member and served on the CAPA Board as Director of Education and Secretary.Thank you for your loyalty, your dedication to CAPA, your volunteer work and many years of membership in CAPA.

Photo: Parked UFO by Pia O'Leary, London Camera Club


"Elevating Art in Photography"

Three Keynote Speakers Announced

  • Bruce Barnbaum - Personal Expression and Creativity
  • Benedict Brain - The Art of Seeing
  • Nik Rave - The Before, The After and the In Between
Read more about all three keynote speakers here.

Watch this space for new details each month.

Join us June 25-27, 2024 in Kelowna, BC

Early bird registration opens January 15, 2024.


Welcome New Clubs
We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to the latest CAPA Club:Club Photo Orléans Photo Club

Congratulations to theSurrey Photography Clubon its gold medal in the 2023 Pacific Zone Competition.See all the winning photos here.

Photo: The World is Mine by Marg Foley, Lakeshore Camera Club

Is your photography club a member of CAPA?A brand new benefit for CAPA Club members is that they can now register as aMember of a CAPA Club.This is a one-year limited membership at no cost, offered exclusively to members of CAPA Clubs who are not Individual members of CAPA.

Once registered as a Member of a CAPA Club your members will have direct access to a digital copy of the currentCanadian Photography Magazine.In addition, they may also submit articles to Canadian Photography Magazine. Your members must beregistered to receive these benefits.

This month we recognize three more CAPA clubs:Camera 35 St. John's, St. John's, NL, first joined CAPA in 1997;Highland Glen Camera Club, Kitchener, ON, and Lloydminster Photography Club, Lloydminster, SK. Thanks for your loyalty and continuing membership in CAPA .

Got a club-related question, event to promote or idea to share? Join theCAPA Clubs Facebook Group.
Mark your calendars! Spread the word!

CAPA Presents the CAPA Digital Salon 2024!

Save the date for the grand launch of the first everCAPA Digital Salonopening January 15, 2024.

Photographers worldwide, from amateur to professional,both CAPA members and non members, are invited to showcase their photographic talent. Prepare your images, followingCAPA’s eligibility criteria, for a chance to win, from over 150 prestigious awards, including five IAAP diplomas.Read all about it here.


It’s the holiday gift giving season once again!

If the holiday season has snuck up on you and you’re looking for a last-minute gift, we have just the one. You can easily purchase a year’s membership in CAPA for that special photographer in your life. Please call the CAPA Office at 236-586-3938 or emailmembership@capacanada.cabefore December 23rd to purchase the gift of a CAPA membership for someone on your holiday list!

NOTE: The CAPA Office will be closed from December 24 to January 2.

Photo: Grape Vines and Apple Trees by Bruce Kennedy, Toronto Camera Club

Capture the holiday magic with Tamron lenses!

Unwrap incredible savings of up to $300 CAD on select Tamron lenses until December 31, 2023!More information.


Do you have a photo project or special camera technique you'd like to talk about and share your images? We'd love to hear from you. We are especially urging those with expertise in all genres of photography to share their knowledge with our readers. Such how-to articles need not be lengthy and can be accompanied by photos that help illustrate the procedures. Members appreciate seeing your images and learning from fellow CAPA members. Articles can be in English or French.

New this year.If you are a registeredMember of a CAPA Clubyou can submit articles to Canadian Photography Magazine. Send in your ideas and articles toeditor-in-chief Terry Tinkess.

Photo: Hudson Underground by Sheree Chang, Jiahua Elite Photography Association

Content deadlines:
  • Spring Issue: January 10
  • Summer Issue: April 10
Online Access: CAPA Club representatives, please log in to your club's account, go to the members section, download the PDF version of the magazine and send it your club members. Or better yet, encourage your club members toregister as a Member of a CAPA Clubto get direct access to their own digital copy of the magazine.


Is your club interested in hosting a Judging Course?As a host club, your members get a $50 discount to attend.Click here to read more about what's involved. Orsend an email to the Director of the Judging Program, Glenn Bloodworthabout hosting the course in your community.

Photo: The Cavern by Andrea Belcher, Foothills Camera Club
The Cupboard was Bare by Dale Eurich, Vernon Camera Club
Leaning by Nora Znotinas, Highland Glen Camera Club
Here we feature upcoming CAPA events, CAPA club events where guests are invited, (some at no charge) and other events of interest to our photographic community.

Zone News & Education OpportunitiesFrom Across Canada

Education Opportunity: Some clubs are continue to offer opportunities for guests to attend online or in-person speaker events, for a nominal fee or at no cost. This is an incredible educational opportunity for CAPA members everywhere to learn and grow, no matter where you live. Jump in and enjoy the chance to learn from some of the best presenters and educators across Canada.

Photo: Only the Right Direction by Kris Drozdzenski, Burnaby Photography Society

Atlantic Zone
  • The Atlantic Zone is hosting a special speaker event January 11, 2024 featuring CAPA's Director of Competitions Sheldon Boles talking about Artificial Intelligence and implications for photography.To register for this free online presentation pleaseemail CAPA President Stella d'Entremont.
  • Check out two upcoming eventsfor thePhotographic Guild of Nova Scotiain the list Upcoming Events above.There is no charge for attendance, but donations are welcome and most appreciated.
Ontario Zone Pacific Zone
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