CAPA October 2023 Monthly Newsletter

Published: October 12, 2023

CAPA Monthly News

Welcome to the October 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.

Big News for CAPA Clubs
Your club members 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. See details below.

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Photo: Chetamon Mountain Wildfire Jasper BC by Lea O'Shea, Langley 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.


Back by popular demand, the CAPA Speakers Series is a benefit of individual membership. AllCAPA individual membersare invited to attend this free online presentation.

Our next speaker is Judy Hancock Holland at 4:00 pm Pacific Time on October 18. Her topic will be 'Getting to Wow'.
Join award winning photographer Judy Hancock Holland to learn 7 things you can do to take your work from ordinary to Wow. No matter your level of expertise or your genre, these steps will help you make images that are uniquely yours and stand out from the crowd.

Read more about Judyand view a few of heraward-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.


Congratulations to the all thewinners of the 2023 Photojournalism Competition - Club.A total of 168 images were submitted by 31 CAPA clubs.This newsletter features some of the winning images from that competition. Thanks to our volunteer judges:Carolyn Angus, Francine Duquette and Sunchie Yang.

Photo: Old School Search Engine by Michelle Lark, Langley Camera Club Upcoming competitions: Read the latestcompetition updatehere, including answers to some of the questions and comments raised in the 2023 Survey.


Are you a member of a CAPA Club? Just launched is a brand new membership level forMembers of CAPA Clubswho are not Individual members of CAPA. This is a one year limited membership offered at no cost. It is a benefit of belongingto a CAPA Club.

Once registered as a Member of a CAPA Club you will have direct access to a digital copy of the currentCanadian Photography Magazine.In addition, as a registered member of a CAPA Club you may also submit articles to Canadian Photography Magazine. You mustregister to receive these benefits.

Register for your no cost membership today!

Photo: Barcelona Fans by Xuejun Long, Jiahua Elite Photography Association


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.

Upcoming Judging Courses
December 2, 2023 in Salmon Arm, BC

Photo: Snow Shoveling with Straw by Peter Chi Ho Lau, The Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

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 the Director of the Judging Program, Glenn Bloodworthabout hosting the course in your community.


This month, we recognize long time membersDr. Bob Ito,FCAPA, Hon. FCAPAof Vancouver, BCwho first joined CAPA in 1978, is an Honorary Member and serves on the CAPA Board as Director of Photo Imaging;Mufty Mathewson,FCAPA, Hon. FCAPAof Edmonton, AB who also joined CAPA in 1978 and is an Honorary Member; andPeter Robertsof Ottawa, ON who first joined CAPA in 1988.Thank you for your loyalty, your dedication to CAPA, your volunteer work and many years of membership in CAPA.

Photo: The Fallen Bike by Mabel Au, The Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto


"Elevating Art in Photography"

Keynote Speaker Announced

World renowned photographer Bruce Barnbaum will be presenting on “The Art of Photography, Personal Expression, Seeing and Creativity”.Read more about Bruce and view some of his images here.

Kelowna 2024,you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and build lasting connections within the photography community. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, the combination of this breathtaking location and the exchange of knowledge and inspiration will undoubtedly elevate your photographic art.

Watch this space for new details each month.

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

Registration opens January 1, 2024.


For the first time in many years a Canadian club, theChinese Photographic Club of Toronto, has entered the FIAP World Cup for Clubs competition (FWCC), placing third in this prestigious competition.The FWCC is a yearly international event for photographic clubs.In addition, Francis King was awarded the top individual award, while CAPA memberKatie Maktied for the second individual award, giving the Chinese Photographic Club of Toronto two of the top three individual awards in this competition.Read more about the resultsand get the link to the winning photos here.

The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) is an international organization of national associations of photography. There is only one representative member in FIAP from each country. CAPA is Canada's sole Canadian member of FIAP.

UPDATE YOUR CLUB INFO TODAY: It's that time of year when there is turnover in club leadership. Club representatives, please log in to your account and update your information. Oremailit to the CAPA Office.

This month we recognize three more CAPA clubs:Hamilton Camera Club, Hamilton, ON first joined CAPA in 2011;Harbour City Photography Club, Nanaimo, BC first joined CAPA in 1997 andRichmond Photo Club, Richmond, BC, first joined CAPA in 1982. Thanks for your loyalty and continuing membership in CAPA .

Photo: First Flight's Finale by George Bowron, Harbour City Photography Club

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


We hope you enjoy theCAPA Speaker Seriesthis year. The series is an exclusive benefit for Individual Members. We have seen outstanding online presentations by speakers from all across Canada.

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: Tornado Narrowly Misses Oklahoma Town by Lesleyanne Ryan, Camera 35 St John's


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.

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

Photo: Barrel Racing Dangerous Yes But What a Rush by Colleen Walden, Langley Camera Club

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.
Henriette et les motards by Richard Guay, Club Photo des Pays-d'en-Haut
Prepping for Diwali by Betty Johnston, Langley 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: Painting Road for Pride Week by Nora Znotinas, Grand River Imaging and Photographic Society

Atlantic Zone Ontario Zone Pacific Zone
  • The Caroun Photo Club will host its17th Annual Photography Exhibition 2023at the Caroun Art Gallery in North Vancouver from December 2 to 14, 2023. The opening reception will be December 2 from 4 to 8 PM.
  • TheRichmond Photo Clubis participated in Richmond Culture Days, providingfree portraiture in the Cultural Centre on September 23rd. Families, children and singles were invited and were given up to five high quality images for print to all visitors.Read more Richmond Photo Club news here.
Prairie Zone
  • No news this month.
Quebec Zone
  • No news this month.

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