CAPA April 2024 Monthly News

Published: April 17, 2024


CAPA Monthly News

Welcome to the April 2024 Issue of CAPA Monthly News. This newsletter is for members and friends of CAPA, keeping you up to date on all things CAPA for photographers all across Canada.

Call for Nominations:ElevenCAPA Board positionsare up for election at the 2024 AGM, which will be held on June 26, 2024 at the Canadian Photography Conference in Kelowna, BC. Although some positions have a person standing for election or re-election, we are still seeking new nominees for two leadership positions at this time:Prairie Zone DirectorandOntario Zone Director. Interested candidates shouldcontact David Laronde, Nominating Committee Chair.

Photo: Bat Out of Here by Robert Matyas, RA Photo Club of Ottawa

Every Moment Matters
April 14-20 is National Volunteer Week. This year's theme highlights the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make at a moment when we need support more than ever. The sharing of time, skills, empathy, and creativity is vital to the inclusivity, strength, and well-being of our communities.

CAPA is entirely run by volunteers. As we celebrate this special week of recognition, we extend a heartfelt thanks to all CAPA volunteers, leaders of clubs, regions, zones, the board and all the other unsung heros of CAPA who help to make our organization strong and vibrant.

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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CAPA DIGITAL SALON 2024 - Submission Deadline is May 1

Enter your images today!

We are just weeks away from closing, so get your submissions in today. The CAPA Digital Salon brings to you the biggest and most diverse photography competition in its history! Open to everyone - you don't have to be a CAPA member to enter.

We are waiting for you! Enter up to six of your best images into each of four categories - Open Color, Open Monochrome, Nature or Fine Art. There is a special fifth category just for Novice photographers.

Please pass this along to your club and photography friends.Tell Everyone! It's an exciting opportunity for international recognition.There are over 160 awards available - medals, ribbons and certificates of recognition.
Deadline forsubmissions: May 1, 2024

Photo: A Foredoomed Destiny by Shiree Jetha


Congratulations to the all thewinners of the Colour Competition - Clubs.A total of 261 images were submitted by 45 CAPA clubs. One new camera club participated in this competition for the first time -Oceanside Photography Society(Pacific Zone). Way to go Oceanside!

Thanks to our volunteer judges:Leonie Holmes, Rose Norman, Stella d'Entremont, Rick Shapka, Isabelle Levesque and Parvez Khatib.

Photo: Fun at Carabana by Atul Asthana, Richmond Hill Camera Club Upcoming competition deadlines: You won't want to miss this article, by our Director of Competitions Sheldon Boles onContent Authentication - Photographs vs AI-Generative Images. It was recently published in the FIAP magazine.

Read the latestcompetition updatehere, including Artificial Intelligence Question and Response.


The CAPA Speakers Series is a valued benefit of individual membership. AllCAPA individual, family, youth and Honorarymembersare invited to attend this free online presentation.

Our next speaker is Daniel Anderson. Histopic will beThe Art of Drone Photography.

Daniel Anderson is a landscape photographer. As part of his tools Daniel uses drones to open up a new way of seeing and imagining the world that he explores. Like any new photographic tool, this new perspective of viewing the land from a drone is full of promise but demands fresh thinking and a new visualization of the entire concept of the landscape image from the start to the finished product.

Daniel will briefly discuss the details of drone best practices but will primarily spend time examining the specific photographic ideas and opportunities for still images introduced by this new tool for creating landscape photographs.

Read more about Danieland 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 > Speakers Zoom Invitation, copy the link andhave it handy in time for the meeting.

If you missed the re-scheduled presentation'The Art of Travel Photography and Storytelling' by Erica Robinsonon March 27or the presentation 'AI Technology in Photographic Competitions' by Sheldon Boles on April 10, you can request a recording from the CAPA Library. Log in and go to Members > Resources and fill in the request form.


The next FIAP Photo Academy speaker for CAPA individual membersisMartin Parr on Documentary Photography, May 1st at 11:00 am PST. Registration link ison the websiteunder Members > FIAP Photo Academy. (Must be logged in to get the link.)

Photo: Burlington Pier by Bill McDonald, Grand River Imaging and Photographic Society

This month, we recognize long time membersJoyce S. K. Chewof Bedford, NS;Mark Lachovskyof Kirkland, QCandArlene and Henry Winklemanof Brookline MAall of whom joined CAPA in 2003. Thank you for your loyalty, your dedication to and support of photography in Canada, and many years of membership in CAPA.


"Elevating Art in Photography"

Register today!

MeetBenedict Brain, one of our keynote speakers for the conference.

Benedict Brain is a visionary photographer whose work epitomizes the boundless power of creativity. With a lens as his paintbrush and the world as his canvas, Benedict’s photographs transcend mere documentation, capturing emotions, stories, and imagination. His images are visual poetry, meticulously composed to evoke a profound sense of wonder and curiosity.Read more about Benedict here.

Read more about all theconference sessionsandphotography outings.

The Canadian Association For Photographic Art is proud to bring to you its biennialCanadian Photography Conference, this summer in Kelowna British Columbia.

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


Annual Challenge 2024

Once again CAPA is hosting our premiercompetition - theAnnual Challenge. Enter your four best landscaping image(s) captured in any country in the world. This competition is an exclusive benefit for all Individual, Family, Youth and Honorary CAPA members. And Tamron has provided wonderful prizes for the three top winners.Check it out here.

This is just one of themany benefits you receive when you join CAPA.Joining CAPA is the best investment in your photography you can make.Become a member nowfor a year filled with learning, competitions, fellowship, new friends and fun.

Photo: Beyond the Door by Doug Doede, Trillium Photographic Club


CAPA provides nation-wide courses teaching the fundamentals of judging, so that those who enter our competitions can be assured of consistent and well informed evaluation and commentary of their work.

Registration is open for these upcoming Judging Courses:

: The date for the Judging Course in Kelowna has been changed to Friday so that conference attendees only need to stay one more night. Is your club interested in hosting a Judging Course?We are looking for clubs to host more courses in the fall.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: Sunrise by Guy St. Jean, RA Photo Club of Ottawa


Congratulations to Francis King ofThe Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Torontofor her individual gold medal in the2023 FIAP World Cup for Clubs. This is an international competition organized yearly just for photographic clubs from around the world.

This month we recognize three more CAPA clubs: Thanks for your loyalty and continuing support of photography in Canada.

Photo: Sunset Serenade by Lea O'Shea, Langley 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.

Got a club-related question, event to promote or idea to share? Join theCAPA Clubs Facebook Group.


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. Share your knowledge. Members appreciate seeing your images and learning from fellow CAPA members. Articles can be in English or French.

Send in your ideas and articles toeditor-in-chief Terry Tinkess.

Photo: Grey-breasted Sabrewing by Daniel Parent, RA Photo Club of Ottawa

Content deadlines:
  • Fall Issue: July 10
  • Winter Issue: October 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.
Dancing Paint Drops by George Cates, Richmond Hill 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: Many of our CAPA clubs offer opportunities for guests to attend meetings online or in-person, 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: Last of the Tulips by Kathryn Martin, Trillium Photographic Club

Atlantic Zone
  • The Viewpoint Gallery (1475 Bedford Highway Unit 109, Bedford, NS, B4A 3Z5) will host PGNS from April 4-28, 2024. “Guilded” is a print exhibition showcasing the diversity of genres, styles and techniques of members of thePhotographic Guild of Nova Scotia. This is an in-person event.More information here.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Atlantic Zone Competitions and to all who participated. View all thewinning individual images here. View all thewinning club images here. Ontario Zone Pacific Zone
  • TheOsoyoos Photography Clubis collaborating with Artists on Main for a gallery exhibition titled 'Pixels and Paint' March 30 to April 20, 2024 at the ART Gallery Osoyoos.Read more about this unusual exhibition and view some of the images here.
  • TheCrescent Beach Photo Clubwill be holding its annual Black & White Print Competition on Saturday 27 April, 7pm at St Mark’s Church Hall, 12953 20 Ave., Surrey BC. Twelve Lower Mainland clubs will be submitting prints. Everyone is welcome. $10 at the door.
  • April is anexciting month forThe Richmond Photo Club Society. Theywill be exhibiting 80 of theirmembers images in Lansdowne Centre Mall, located in Richmond BC from April 25th to April 28th. The event is in the malls centre court. Richmond Photo Club Society members will be on hand during the malls opening hours to meet with all visitors! Mall hours are Sunday to Thursday 10AM to 7PM, Friday and Saturdays 10AM to 8 PM. If you are in the area, drop in and have a look!
  • TheVictoria Camera Clubis continuing it's year of 80th Anniversary Celebrations. On June 1st, the VCC will host A Day in the Life of Victoria Photo Shoot. It's a chance for members to explore Greater Victoria and shoot their choice of people, places and events over the course of one 24-hour period. Then in September the club will be staging a juried exhibition of Members’ prints at the Victoria Arts Council Gallery on Store Street. The theme of the exhibition will be A Day in the Life of Victoria.
Prairie Zone

Congratulations to all the winners of the Prairie Zone Competitions and to all who participated. View all thewinning individual images here. View all thewinning club images here.
Quebec Zone

Club Photo Valleyfield:
Annual Exposition on 18th and 19h of may 2024
Exposition annuelle les 18 et 19 mai 2024
from noon to 8pm o first day and noon to 6 pm on second day
de midi a 20h le jour 1 et de midi a 18h le deuxième jour
adress: Chalet du Parc Delpha Sauvé
240 Rue Victoria, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC J6T 1B8
Admis: free
Entrée libre
You can vote and win your crush.
Vous pouvez voter et gagner votre coup de coeur.

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