CAPA March 2023 Monthly News

Published: March 15, 2023


CAPA Monthly News

Welcome to the March 2023 Issue of CAPA Monthly News. This newsletter for members and friends of CAPA will bring you up to date information on all things CAPA for photographers all across Canada.

Take the Survey Today

Your personal invitation with a link to the2023 Member Surveywas sent on February 27. The survey, which is only open for a few weeks, will provide the Board with information to help plan the future of CAPA. If you need another link to the survey,email Membership Director Kayla Stevenson.

Photo: Hold On by Louie Luo
Call for Expressions of Interest:A number ofCAPA Board positionsare up for election at the 2023 AGM, which will be held on June 10, 2023 in Calgary, Alberta. This year we will be electing the four Officer positions on the board: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Although some of the positions have members already standing for re-election, we encourage all members who are interested toconsider serving on the CAPA Board. For more details, pleasecontact the Nominating Committee Chair. The deadline for nominations is April 27, 2023.

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.


The next speaker in this free monthly online seriesisJana Zachariouat 4:00 pm Pacific Time. AllCAPA individual membersare invited to attend this presentation onFlower Photography.

Jana Zachariouis a Czech-born photographer living in the southern part of British Columbia. After having lived in various locations around the world, she chose to call Canada her home. Eventually settling on the West Coast was the true beginning of Jana’s endless love affair with a camera.

Read more about Janaand view a few of her award-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.


The Spring Issue of Canadian Camera Magazine has arrived. This issue's Meet the Volunteers section on page 7 featuresBill Hall, ACAPA, who is a long-time volunteer in Southwestern Ontario.

Photo Gurus: This issue we are starting an exciting new series highlighting some of our outstanding photographers. Check out the article on page 6 for the first Photo Guru -Norm Douganof Kamloops, BC.

Photo: Say no to hijab, say no to oppression by Yingtao Pan

Plus, there is a wonderful article on page 22 with stunning images on Garden Artistry by CAPA memberTeresa Walkerof Kitchener, ON;on page 28 an article on West Coast Wall Art byDoug Caplanof Langley, BC;andon page 34 an article on Olympia WA Alley Art by international CAPA memberJohn Simpsonof Lacey, WA.

Congratulations toRon Gesseron making it to the Top 10 in the Natural Portrait category in World Photographic Cup. Here'sa great interview with Rondone on Global News earlier this month.

This month, we recognizeMike Miltonof Gooderham, ON;Patricia Mary Rankin and John Sargeantof Duncan, BC, andDianne Semple-Patille of Owen Sound, ON, all of whom first joined CAPA in 2012. Thank you for your loyalty and 11 years of membership in CAPA.

Correction: Last month we mis-spelled memberGail Stephan's name. We apologize for the error.

Canadian Photography Conference 2024

CAPA is thrilled to announce that after an unanticipated break, our biennial conference is solidly back on track, with a new name, and with new focus. The 2024 Canadian Photography Conference will be held June 25 - 27, 2024 in the city of Kelowna, the jewel of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley.


A big thankyou goes toCamera 35 St. John'sand theCentral Alberta Photographic Societyfor hosting two successful Judging Courses on February 4 and March 4. A total of 54 eager students attended the courses to learn more about judging and evaluating images, or to brush up on their skills as a CAPA Certified Judge.

Photo: men against the repression by Mohamed Kaouche

You too can benefit from attending a Judging Course. Registration is open now for the following courses: Is your club interested in hosting a Judging Course?Your members get a $50 discount to attend.Click here to read more about what's involved. Or better yet,email our President Henry SchnellorDirector of Education Dan Sigouinabout hosting the course in your community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a interested in helping in Communications or volunteering in Ontario? We have several openings for eager volunteers wanting to get involved:


Congratulations to the all the winners of thePhotojournalism Competition - Individuals.A total of 295 images were submitted by 101 CAPA members.This newsletter features some of the winning images from that competition. You canview all the winners here.
  • Gold: Yingtao Pan, Vancouver, BC
  • Silver: Mohamed Kaouche, Algeria
  • Bronze:Louie Luo, Richmond Hill, ON
Photo: Fire Tornado lk'Mip Fire by Trevor Reeves

Upcoming submission deadlines: Read thelatest competition update here.


TheLatow Photographers Guildis holding it's43rd Photography Weekendon April 29 and 30, 2023. The weekend is in-person with featured artist National Geographic Explorer and Smithsonian Photographer Neil Ever Osborne.Tickets for this in-person event are on sale now,

TheVictoria Camera Clubinvites everyone to attendthree online presentations by Brenda Petrellawho will demonstrate how to use the PhotoPills planning app to plan compositions of the sun, moon or Milky Way. The sessions are on on March 27, April 3 and April 17. Pleaseregister for all three sessions as they are sequential.

Photo: Vivre dans l'insalubrité en 2023 by Catherine Veilleux

This month we recognize three more clubs:Oakville Camera Club, Oakville, ON - first joined CAPA in 2010;Jiahua Elite Photography Association, Toronto, ON - first joined in 2015; andGabriola Photography Club, Gabriola Island, BC - first joined in 2018. 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.


Have You Joined CAPA Yet?

The Spring Issue ofCanadian Camera Magazinehas arrived. Members tell us that this is one of the most valued benefits of membership in CAPA. Did you know that only individual members receive the high quality, full colour print issue delivered to you? This is just one of the many benefits you receive when you join CAPA. And don't forget that you must be an individual member to have your articles and photographs published in Canadian Camera Magazine.

Photo: Chasing by Louie Luo

Joining CAPA is the best investment in your photography you can make.Become a member nowfor a year filled with learning, fellowship, new friends and fun.

Did you know?: CAPA offers e-transfer as a payment option for One Year Memberships. Just choose E-Transfer when you renew your membership and follow the instructions for making the transfer from your bank. Questions? Call our Membership Administrator Eleanor Campbell at236-586-3938.


The Spring Issue ofCanadian Camera Magazinefeatures articles on garden artistry and alley art as well as CAPA competition results, club news and Meet the Volunteers.

Photo Gurus: This issue we are starting an exciting new series highlighting some of our outstanding photographers. Check out the article on page 6 for the first Photo Guru -Norm Dougan.

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. Members appreciate seeing your images and learning from fellow CAPA members. Send in your ideas and articles toeditor in chief Ralph Bridgland.

Content deadlines:
  • April 10 for the Summer 2023 Issue
  • July 10 for the Fall 2023 Issue
Photo: Memorial to 215 Aboriginal children who died by Yingtao Pan

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.

Here is a message from an official CAPA sponsor:

Greta meets First Nations by Gordon Cornwall
Rescue by John Simpson
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 & Tidbits From Across Canada

Education Opportunity: Some clubs are still offering opportunities for guests to attend online 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 while the meetings are still online.

Photo: Goal Mouth Scramble by Martin Ross

Atlantic Zone Ontario Zone Pacific Zone
  • TheVictoria Camera Clubinvites everyone to attend three online presentationsMarch 27, April 3 and April 17 withBrenda Petrellawho will demonstrate how to use the PhotoPills planning app to plan compositions of the sun, moon or Milky Way. Please be sure to download the PhotoPills app before attending.
  • TheCrescent Beach Photo Clubwill hold the popular Black and White Print Competition at 6:30 PM on April 29 at St. Marks Church Hall, 12953 20 Ave. in South Surrey. Clubs competing must have at least one representative present at the competition that night. For more information, contactDerek Hayes.
  • Read all the latestRichmond Photo Club Newshere.
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