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Vol. 11, No. 3 • Fall 2010


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CANADIAN CAMERA (ISSN1206-3401) is published quarterly by the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, Box 357, Logan Lake BC V0K 1W0. No part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part without prior written permission of the publisher and author. All photographic rights remain with the photographer. Opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors. Articles and photographic portfolios are welcomed from all CAPA members. All articles should be submitted to CANADIAN CAMERA, c/o the editor-in-chief. If you wish material to be returned, include a suitably sized envelope with adequate return postage affixed. CANADIAN CAMERA and the editor assume no responsibility for loss or damage to material, regardless of cause; however, every effort will be made to return material supplied with SASE. CANADIAN CAMERA reserves the unrestricted right to edit, crop and comment editorially on all submitted material. SUBSCRIPTIONS: CANADIAN CAMERA is distributed automatically to CAPA members. Individual copies are available for $7.95. Library subscriptions cost $25.00 for four issues. For further information, contact CAPA National Headquarters, Box 357, Logan Lake BC V0K 1W0. Tel.: 1-250-523-2378 E-mail: Canadian Mail Publication Agreement #1665081

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Officers & National Council Members Founded in 1968, CAPA is a non-profit organization for photographers, including amateurs, professionals, camera clubs, and anyone interested in photography. The aims of CAPA are to promote good photography as an art form in Canada, and to provide useful information for photographers. CAPA ac­complishes this through interaction with individuals and member camera clubs and by distributing slide sets, evaluating photographs, running competitions, and publishing the quarterly Canadian Camera. CAPA also sponsors Canadian Camera Conference, an annual summer weekend of field trips and seminars held in a different city each year. CAPA is a member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP).

“A Picture is worth a thousand words” is an expression we have all heard before. When film was king, just one photo (or slide) was a precious commodity - well deserving of this statement. In the digital age however, the expression may require modification, after all just how many thousand words would we need to adequately explain the hundreds, even thousands of images we now capture and store for future use?

CAPA OFFICERS President . .............Allen Bargen Vice President .......Bill Lloyd Secretary ..............Mike Breakey Treasurer . .............Len Suchan Past President .......Jacques Mailloux

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I decided to check just how many equivalent ‘words’ I have packed on various hard drives here and much to my amazement the number quickly exceeded 200,000,000 words. That’s two hundred million!!! Given that my limited use of the English language likely doesn’t exceed several thousand words that means there are a lot of images in need of better explanation. At the moment in case you were wondering by the way, there are 988,968 officially recognised words available for your use. By the time this makes it to your house, we (all of us) will likely have added sufficient new ones to exceed 1 million. That’s all well and good of course, but there is a point to my dissertation. The one ‘ugly’ thing that happens – call it digital fallout – happens when someone asks us for an image of something like “shorelines” and the search is on. That’s we learn quickly just how few words we actually used when storing our images. I bet many of you store most of your images with the name your camera gave the file when it was taken. So we have literally thousands of files stored with names like IMG0233 or DSC9322 and likely none labeled as a ‘shoreline’. Yes, we recall that time when we took a dazzling photo of a summer shoreline, but how do

we find it? The only way is to start searching the directories of where you think the image might be. If you’re lucky, several hours later after looking at who knows how many images, you actually find it, but chances are you eventually give up and decided to just grab your camera and go shoot a new one. We all know how to prevent that from happening, but don’t do anything about it. Originally I was going to tell you how I manage my files, but thought better of the idea, and decided to ask YOU how you do it. So here is a challenge to as many of you as wish to do it. Please tell us about your experience and methods for avoiding this problem and we will publish some of the responses we get from you in a future edition of CCM. This can be in the form of a letter to the Editor, or a full blown article. Tell us how you manage your files from the moment you get the files home and what works well for you. Perhaps we might even be able to convince one of the software suppliers to provide us with a prize for the most interesting article we get. Send your submissions in to editor-in-chief@ As I write my article for this edition, the 2010 AGM and summer Board meeting are quickly approaching. By now these

major annual events will be history and CAPA will have discussed and implemented a number of new initiatives for our members. You can read news of these decisions in the NEWS box on the website as they are implemented. It was our very great pleasure to present many CAPA members with their CAPA honours at the 2010 AGM. As a photographic society, we do not place the same importance on honours as do many of the other world photographic bodies, a condition I intend to change. Honours are a very significant distinction and we invite all of you to review the requirements for CAPA Honours, and apply for them. There is no cost to receive your letters, ACAPA. MCAPA and FCAPA, our highest Distinction, all you need to do is qualify as per our rules. Our on-line forum is back in action now after a reinstall, but is in need of an individual who is interesting in acting as our moderator. The position

requires someone to interface with the members who access that area, and make sure that they receive a timely answer to questions, etc. If you’re interested in this volunteer position, please contact me for more details. And finally for this issue, I encourage all of you to make good use of the newly expanded member and Club galleries on our website. With our new unlimited space, we can accept lots of new albums. We want to showcase your work to the world. It’s quite easy to prepare and send images to us. If you need help, an email to will bring you a quick response. I hope to see yours there soon. g

Allen P. Bargen, FCAPA President

SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES, PORTFOLIOS AND NEWS ITEMS CAPA Members… We need submissions for upcoming issues. Canadian Camera is YOUR magazine! We welcome your articles, news items, portfolios and reviews. We do reserve the right to accept or reject material as we see fit. We will make every effort to achieve a balance of views, subject matter and geographical representation of our members. So please, submit an article about that last photo trip you took or that last nice lens you purchased. You never know, you might just get your name in print.

How to send material • Please write your article in Word format or plain text • You may mail your article and high ­resolution images on a CD/DVD • CD/DVD returns require a SASE suitable for return mail • You may send your article and low res photos by email to ­­editor-in-chief@ • High resolution photos can also be ­submitted by FTP (instructions available upon request)

• Please don’t format the text of your article. No bold, underline, bullets, indenting, or special characters • Photos must be JPG format (No RAW, TIFF, PSD, etc.) • Do not resize, final photos must be full resolution • If photos are scanned CMYK is ­preferable to RGB • Photos must have simple ­descriptive filenames and include the photographer's name, e.g. Susan_ Brown_barn_swallow.jpg

PUT YOUR AD IN THIS SPACE CAPA Individual/Family Members You can reach new ­customers with your ad in Canadian Camera. Your message will be seen by serious photographers across Canada at a reduced ‘Members Only’ price of $50.00 (B&W) per issue.


• We may not use all of the photos you submit, therefore: • Your article should not contain notes about where to place a photo • Your article should not contain wording specific to a photo • You may list your files and suggested captions after your article text • Please include your phone number, ­ e-mail address and CAPA membership number

When to send it • Winter Issue Oct. 23, 2010 • Spring Issue Jan. 19, 2011 • Summer Issue April 20, 2011 • Fall Issue July 20, 2011 These dates are for time-sensitive ­material only. Submitting an article and having it accepted does not mean it will come out in the next issue.

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In Focus Sheena Wilkie, Editor-in-chief

So this week, I am in the midst of preparing an annual report on Canadian Camera for the board of CAPA. In my report, one of the key topics I am addressing is the continuing task of finding ways to encourage more people to participate in the magazine through submission of photos and articles. Efforts have been made to ensure that it's as painless as possible to get your work published, because we want the magazine's content to represent all of our membership. To that end, I’m starting a new feature, Categorically Yours, which will showcase your photos of a particular category (genre, technique or subject). I’m publishing the categories for each of the upcoming four issues to allow those who would like to participate enough time to prepare their submissions. Winter Issue 2010: Black and White (submission deadline October 23rd)

Here's your chance to go "all Ansell" on us. Send your favourite work taken in or converted to black and white. The subject can be anything, as long as it's in black and white. Spring Issue 2011: Weddings (submission deadline January 19th)

We know many of you have faced the highest challenge a photographer can face; you've photographed a wedding. Whether you shot it for love or money, show us what you've got.

Summer Issue 2011: Sports (submission deadline April 20th)

The agony and the ecstasy. Pro ball, ­peewee hockey, national trials, rec room ping pong. It's all fair game. Fall Issue 2011: Travel (submission deadline July 20th)

Sometimes great photo opportunities come to us while on vacation in some interesting place. Other times, a desire for novel photographic subject compels us to wander. What have you brought back? So, for those who have considered submitting some of your work, but never done so, now is your chance; it’s easier than ever to get published. All we need from you is your photo and one or two sentences explaining the how it was taken, the subject or circumstances. Alternatively, use the one or two sentences to provide your tip to photographers undertaking the same

type of photography. If you want to send us a few to choose from, that’s great too. You can send one or several photos using the online submission tool located at Send your photos at the highest possible resolution, and be sure to also send an email to mentioning your submission. On a related note: I'm always looking for a great cover shot. If you'd like us to consider one of your shots for the cover, remember that it needs to be in portrait orientation, and full resolution. Finally, we’d like you to have the last word. If you have any thoughts about the magazine, CAPA, or photography in general, we’d love to read them, and might even publish them in your letter to the Editor! g Sheena Wilkie, MCAPA

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LETTER TO EDITOR Dear Photographer, Congratulations on your achievement at Associate level (or whichever level) of The Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA). You worked hard; you took part; you entered competitions and/ or judged - yes, you qualified for one of the honours levels of CAPA! You are to be congratulated by all fellow members as well as by photographers of other organizations world-wide: you join many who have achieved honours and/or distinctions of such groups. CAPA honours are about service and photographic proficiency! Now, what will you do with your new (or elevated) status of “letters” after your name? First, honours letters do not “mix” with educational letters (that is, MD and ACAPA, or PhD and MCAPA) and perhaps will you will choose to be Dr. John Doe, ACAPA because of that reasoning. On a business card, you will now wish to add you new CAPA letters after your name. World-wide photographers in organizations such as ours are excited to have letters and the ACAPA goes well with LRPS FPSA, FPHSK, etc., and your new honour should be proudly used. Know, though, that letters in one country’s photo organization are not the same as those in another! In CAPA and in Photographic Society of America (PSA) the letters after the photographer’s name are “honours” for service and proficiency, while in the Royal Photographic Society, they are distinctions tied only to one’s photographic ability (LRPS, ARPS, FRPS). In PSA, there are also distinctions-only letters: PPSA for “proficiency” and EPSA “excellence” with two higher levels recently put into place. Again, what will you do with your new letters awarded to you or those that you earned previously? When your write for Canadian Camera always include your most recently awarded letters; if you have photography cards printed add your most recent letters. Be proud and use your letters: you will become an influence for new and prospective CAPA members and you will also show photographers anywhere in the world that you are a special member of a national photographic society! Jean Timmermeister, FCAPA, FPSA Spokane Valley, Washington State

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Club Services Medal for 2010 The North Shore Photographic Society is pleased to present Betty Andres with the club Services Medal for 2010. Betty Andres is awarded the Medal for distinctive service to the club over the last 21 years. She has held the positions of President, Vice President, Membership Committee Member, and Competition Selections Committee Member as well as CAPA representative. But over and above these formal positions, Betty has always jumped in with expertise and enthusiasm to help wherever needed (and often at short notice) with the North Shore Challenge and other club events. Betty is also awarded the Medal for her promotion of the Art of Photography through Education with her expert judging and workshops at NSPS and other clubs. Betty Andres is a CAPA Certified Judge and has also held high level positions with CAPA and as such has contributed to the NSPS having a high and positive profile with CAPA and with other camera clubs throughout the Lower Mainland.” Andrea Seraphim

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Annual Digital Competition

The 2010 Annual Digital Competition is underway. Have you submitted your entries yet? Are you set to take home some of these fabulous prizes? Three of you certainly will. Take a look at what you could win. The cameras are a fantastic selection of new models ˆ three Sony Digital cameras, including two DSLR Kits. In addition, ten (10) CAPA Honourable Mention Ribbons will be awarded. First Prize:

• Sonya500L Digital SLR Kit w/DT 18-55 f3.5-5.6 SAM Zoom Lens • Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack Camera Bag • Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head • Adobe Photoshop CS5 • Adobe Lightroom 2

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• Sonya330L Digital SLR Kit w/DT 18-55 f3.5-5.6 SAM Zoom Lens • L owepro Outback 100 Modular Beltpack Camera Bag • Photoflex PX229 30” White Ajustable Umbrella • Adobe PhotoShop CS5 • Adobe Lightroom 2 Third Prize: • Sony Cyber-shot DSCWX1B 10.2MP Digital Camera w/5x Optical Zoom • Lowepro Terraclime 50 Camera Pouch • 2 packs of Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 gsm 8-1/2 x 11” Paper • Adobe Photoshop CS5 • Adobe Lightroom 2 This competition is open to CAPA individual and family members only, who are permanent Canadian residents. So, if you belong to one of our many CAPA clubs, we encourage you to join as an individual or family member. By taking part in this competition you will have a chance to win one of three fabulous prize packages.

Legal Terms:

With proper credits to the photographer and a reference to the CAPA 2010 Annual Digital Competition Prize, winners give CAPA, Sony of Canada Ltd. and Adobe Systems Canada Inc. the right to publish their winning photograph in Canadian Camera and on the CAPA Website, and use them at any CAPA, Sony and Adobe exhibition, publication, promotional or educational event. Entry into this competition implies acceptance of the above practice, unless refused in writing by notifying the Chair of this competition. CAPA recommends that the photographer obtain a model release for presentation and publication purposes, prior to submitting an entry, and have these available if requested. In case of legal challenge, the photographer agrees to hold CAPA, Sony of Canada Ltd. and Adobe Systems Canada Inc. harmless, and assume all liability or injury that may arise from entry into this competition. Photographers retain all creative rights to their art.

How to Enter:

All entries must be submitted electronically no later than midnight (Pacific Standard Time: GMT-8:00) September 30th, 2010, through our Website at If you participated in a previous year, you need not register again; you can use the same login and password. For new participants, all you need to do is register using your CAPA Member Number (i.e. 28999) and a valid e-mail address. Please make note of the password the software will generate for you. All participants will be confirmed as members in good standing and living

in Canada against our database, before their entries are accepted and judged at the end of the competition. Your registration will also make it possible for you to change your mind and submit a different entry up to the very last moment! E-mail and regular mail entries will NOT be accepted, and will NOT be returned. The Rules and Guidelines governing this competition are posted on the CAPA Website and can be downloaded and printed for your convenience. E-mail enquiries should be sent to Jacques@ Following the Contact us… guidelines on the CAPA Website, make sure you include the title of the competition and the word CAPA in the Subject line, or your message may be tagged as spam and not reach its destination. The topic is Well aged…, where your photograph shows the passage of time and its effect on the world that surrounds us, including architecture, transportation, nature, animals and people. Participation is limited to 2 Entries per member, both on topic. You can submit either colour or B&W images. Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop and other software is allowed. Keep in mind though that we are looking for digital photographs and illustrations originating from photographs that have been produced with taste and imagination. Remember, CAPA is all about photographic art. And art should be created with care and love. Judging will be carried out in Ottawa in early October, and the results will be announced on the CAPA Website shortly thereafter.

Competition Chair: Jacques S. Mailloux


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Revisited By Geoff Brewster

It had been two years since my maiden voyage to Newfoundland; another visit was well overdue. The main attraction for the first trip was icebergs, something I hadn't encountered or photographed previously. I found to my pleasure that there's far more to Newfoundland than icebergs. By the end of the five-week trip, I had been overwhelmed by the rugged landscape, but even more by the warmth and generosity of the people. It did cross my mind that perhaps the first trip was just lucky, meeting all the right people and being in the right place at the right time, and that perhaps the second would be a disappointment. Thankfully these thoughts mostly evaporated as I loaded the van. So like a great white hunter armed with one of Nikon's six-pounders, I set out on my first quest; to find the ferry! The ‘Atlantic Vision’ ferry, running from Sydney to Port aux Basque, is all car deck and cabins with very little passenger seating. In fact, once the 8 - CANADIAN CAMERA

magic number of 300 passengers is reached (it holds 960), you are required to pay for a cabin whether it's a day or night crossing and whether or not you want one. The MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood is far more comfortable, go up to the top lounge if you like peace and very quiet. Port aux Basque is a pretty little port on the south west coast of Newfoundland. It's nearly 1000km to St John's and some 650km to Tilting on Fogo Island; my destination. There's something about small ferries that I find very appealing

and relaxing. On a nice sunny day, as it was, tourists were standing outside looking for whales off the starboard bow. Icebergs could be seen drifting down way out to sea on the port side. Residents of the islands remained inside and caught up on all the gossip. It's hard to imagine, on such a tranquil day, how these ferries operate in the harsh winters, until one day, while visiting the bridge, one of the crew showed me photos of the previous winter. It looked like the arctic with so much ice. An icebreaker is required on every trip throughout the winter, to enable the ferry to operate year round. However, this past winter was the first time in living memory that the pack ice did not get further south than St. Anthony on the Northern Peninsula. It was with great excitement that, at last, reaching the island I set off for Tilting on the opposite side. There

was a definite sense of 'coming home'. How could this be? I had only spent a week or so here two years ago! Would they recognize me? After all, Tilting has many visitors during the summer. More importantly, would I understand what they were saying this time? On my last visit I just laughed when they laughed and I'm sure they did the same with me; that's probably why it was such a fun

trip! So long as they didn't ask a question it was fine. I jest of course, it was only when visiting the men in their sheds and stages in the evenings over a case of beer that I had trouble with their brogue. I had arranged to meet up with Blair, a fellow photographer from Montreal that I’d met on the previous trip. So he, another fellow from Montreal and I rented a house in Tilting. It was good

to see everyone again, especially Frank and Marie. This time, I met their son Randy, his wife Marie, and many more people over the course of the weeks to come on Fogo. After a week on the island, I was fully rested up and eager to hunt down those icebergs. The weather was overcast the whole week and the ice far out to sea. The iceberg finder website was showing all kinds of ice near St Anthony. Feeling rather restless, it was time to resume the road trip. Rushing off at breakneck speed, which in a VW diesel van is very nearly the speed limit, I headed off for the 'big ice'! To cut a long story short, the ice was disappointing on the Northern Peninsula. However, all was not lost as St. Anthony is a beautiful and interesting place to visit. It has the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the first Viking settlement in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows, dating back to 1000AD. In fact the whole area is well worth a visit. With heavy rain and wind on the way back down the west coast I decided to explore Gros Morne once again. I was eager to put my new telephoto lens into action, so decided to head for Cape St. Mary's on the south west corner of the Avalon Peninsula. CANADIAN CAMERA - 9

It's not unusual at that time of year for Cape St. Mary's to be engulfed in fog and so it was when I eventually arrived. In fact the fog was so thick the information centre could not be seen from the car park, a distance of some 100m. This Ecological Reserve was established in 1983. It is home to some 50,000 seabirds (2002) including 12,000 nesting pairs of Northern gannet, razor bill, murres and many others. Bird Rock is an easy 1km walk from the Interpretive Centre. There 10 - CANADIAN CAMERA

you'll find an incredible lookout point on the edge of the cliffs, with the nesting gannets some 10m away. Or so they tell me. I didn't quite make it out to the end, in fact nowhere near the end, instead relying on Nikon's optics. Chris Mooney, a park interpreter, told me they hadn't lost anyone yet and I had no great ambition to be the first. A fellow photographer told me he actually got down on his hands and knees and crawled out! Yet I seemed to be the only person affected by Jell-o

knees. I thoroughly recommend a tour with Chris or one of the other guides as they are a wealth of information. There is no charge in entering the reserve and although the provincial government pays for upkeep and wages, everything else i.e. cameras, recording equipment, student programmes rely on the gift shop for funding. Thankfully it's well worth going in. On my return to Fogo, I hooked up with my friend again and we decided to wait for the seas to calm and go in search of puffins. In the meantime the good folk of Tilting held a town meeting. We were very kindly asked to join them by Dan Murphy who is the driving force behind the Newfoundland-Irish Field Studies Centre to be based in Tilting. At this meeting Dan gave an outline of the proposal as drawn up by several consultants and to give a progress report to Mayor Gerard Foley, council and residents of Tilting. This proposal is long term and far reaching to develop a sustainable environment for studies in the Newfoundland-Irish culture, especially pertaining to Tilting. The programmes and services they are proposing come under six main categories - Academic Field Studies - Specialized Research - Workshops, Conferences, Festivals Visiting Artist/Artist Retreats - Learning Vacations - Enhanced Tourism. We saw this exciting project starting with a beautiful two-storey house that had been renovated by the town and met its first resident artist, Lucie a painter from Alberta, who was resident for a month.

Another interesting project that's happening on the island, something you may have heard about, is the Shorefast Foundation. It was created by Zeta Cobb on her return to live on the island after a successful business career. Shorefast’s goal, (and I quote) 'is to partner with the people of Fogo Island & Change Islands and invest in the revitalization of the economy to make it vibrant, stable and selfsufficient'. They have started renovating houses for nurses’ residences, buying and renovating old churches for various workshops etc. and building artist studios along with a 25-room 5-star hotel which will encompass galleries, studios and an e-cinema in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada.

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We did eventually get out with Frank and had an incredible day with the puffins and shooting some nice ice on the way out to where the puffins were; an archipelago some 40 minutes out. So you can see that Fogo is becoming a rather dynamic little island. From the

first time I saw it, I knew it was where I wanted to be, so if everything goes well, I will be moving to Tilting in September. If you find yourselves in this beautiful area please stop in and say hello. g


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Club Focus

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Jeff Moser of the Kitchener GRIPS Club owl shot was awarded Best Image of the 2009 Image Battle.

In 2008, I wrote an article about an Image Battle between several clubs in South Western Ontario, which was hosted by the Stratford Club. In 2009, it was hosted by the Maitland Valley Camera Club. In the Grand Valley Image Battle, eight camera clubs from Brantford, Woodstock, Stratford, Fergus, Halton Hills, Kitchener, Highland Glen Camera Club, and Maitland Valley, participated in an annual competition for both print and digital projected images. Each club presented 20 images and which were assigned points by a panel of judges. The GRIPS Club from Kitchener won the trophy for most points earned. The Maitland Valley Camera Club is a friendly group that shares a love of photography. They meet at a town hall in Wroxeter, enjoying guest speakers, field trips, learning sessions and sharing images with each other. The rural club is quite unique, as the members come from 12 - CANADIAN CAMERA

surrounding towns and villages to meet in Wroxeter. I met with President Dennis Schul in Feb of 2009 after he emailed me about applying for an Ontario Trillium Grant via CAPA and he agreed to complete the application, which he did, and was rewarded for his efforts with a grant which allowed them to purchase the digital equipment all clubs need in order to operate properly. The Trillium Foundation has been extremely professional and forthcoming to the Ontario Clubs that have made the effort to apply for support from both the OTF and CAPA and we the Ontario Camera Clubs and CAPA thank them very much. g By Bill De Meester Ontario CAPA Zone Director


Gail Steer of the Woodstock Camera Club was awarded Best Print of the 2009 Image Battle.


Maitland Valley Camera Club president Dennis Schul presents a trophy to GRIPS president Karen van Knoblach whose club scored the most points in the Image Battle.


Back row: Shelly Tomlin, Dennis Schul, Jennifer Turner, Daphne Rappard, Yvonne Martin, Lynn Hodgins, Frans Lichtenberg, Anne Marie Toner, Eric Pattison, Gord Mac Eachern. Middle row: Valerie Gratto, Debbie Riddel, Ann Darroch, Paul Statia, Joan Perrie Front row: Jan Schul, Kathy Lucas 1


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Olympic Events By Paul Lengyell

My wife and I were fortunate enough to win in the Olympic ticket lottery which gave us ­tickets to ice hockey, large track speed skating, curling and victory ceremony’s. That, plus the Paralympics sledge hockey and wheelchair curling had us attending nine separate events, including the opening ceremony for the Paralympics. What an amazing time we had.


Opening Ceremony

I very much enjoy sports photography and use my 1D Mark II and 5D Mark II to capture my images. The speed of the 1D is great but as you can see, one of my favourite images of our Long Track threesome “Going for Gold” was taken with the 5D and not the 1D. In fact, all of the images here were taken with the 5D Mark II. Ti m i n g h a s a p a r t i n s p o r t s photography, especially with speed skating or track and field which I also enjoy shooting. The 1D gives you more opportunity with the 8.5 frames per second over the 5D’s 3.5. The additional frames allow for more images to choose from. The “Going for Gold” image was taken with the 5D Mk II at 800 ISO, 2.8 at 200mm on my 70-200L lens with 14 - CANADIAN CAMERA


Swiss Cow Fans 70-200mm @ 185, ISO 320, F2.8, 1/125th Sec. Pattern metering.

shutter at 1/2000th. Metering was set to “spot”. The Olympic events were — well — fabulous to say the least. The large

track speed skating is not the same as what you see on television, even with HD as you don’t feel the speed down the long track unless you are there.


The sledge hockey image uses my 70-200 lens @ 170, ISO250, F6.7, 1/180th Sec. Spot metering.

Capturing that speed as an image is not easy. The second best part of being at the events is the people. The overwhelming support from Canadians for sure, but the incredible and varied support from the Europeans too. People dressed as cows from Switzerland to the large Orange contingent from the Netherlands and the flag waving from many others made it as exciting as it was watching the athletes. The normally calm quiet curling events were anything but, and seeing the best in the world compete in all of the events was an exhilarating life experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. The outdoor activities in the city were a great way to people p

Olympic Light Display



Richmond Oval 16-35L lens at 16mm, ISO 125, F 2.8, 1/60th Sec. Pattern metering.

watch and the nighttime activities just lit up the city unlike anything seen in the past. Capturing a good image where the ice is painted white has an extra element and challenge. One of the interesting moments came as we saw the losing Japanese wheelchair curlers bow to their supporters while the cheering British team was celebrating. Something only the Japanese can do well. For night photography the image I call Olympic Light Display was with ISO 100. My 16-35L lens set at 16mm, F2.8 ISO 100, for 30 seconds and metering set at pattern. The light display kept changing so you would never get the same image twice. The great range of ISO on the 5D Mk II is shown with the images of the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies with the large balls floating in the air and the image at the Victory Ceremonies. The image of the balls is at ISO 1250 using my 70-200L lens at 115 spot metered at 1/60th and F2.8. The Victory Ceremony is 1600 ISO, F4 with 24-105L set at105. It was metered pattern with 1/60th sec. I have found that when doing high speed sports photography, you have to decide on which metering mode to use. 16 - CANADIAN CAMERA


Going for Gold


The Japanese fan man uses the 70-200 @ 173mm, ISO 250, F2.8, 1/180th Sec. Spot metering.


Wheelchair curling uses my 70-200 @ 200, ISO 800, F11, 1/60th Sec. Partial metering.


Victory Ceremony

A lot of times the lighting is not great, maybe backlit, or midday when at the track. Hoping to fix it in Photoshop can be a major disappointment. Finding the right metering mode can make a huge difference to the end result. The spot metering of the large oval speed track gave the best images under the circumstances and lighting

where the greatest part of the image included the ice. We were not disappointed with anything during the games and are grateful the opportunity came our way. g Paul Lengyell Langley Camera Club Langley, BC


The Wire Basket art in downtown Vancouver uses the 24-105 lens at 28mm, ISO1250, F4, 1/60th Sec. Pattern metering.


On Running After One’s Hat By Rand Collins

Photography on film using vintage cameras. Rand Collins writes a blog about vintage cameras you might find interesting:

I must admit it: I stole this title from G. K. Chesterton. Back when people read (and wrote) essays for pleasure, G.K. penned several famous pages on looking on the bright side of life’s vicissitudes. Most particularly, he came up with the famous and frequently-quoted aphorism “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.” However, what was true for G.K. Chesterton about losing his headgear is just as true for photographers – if you stop planning, keep your shutter cocked, and just let things happen, opportunities for true creativity may fall into your lap when you least expect them. Attending a course last week near Baltimore, I snatched a few hours to drive out into the rolling eastern Pennsylvania Dutch country near York and Lancaster. As a photographer who works primarily with vintage cameras, I planned for this cherished side trip, packing my 1914 No.1 Kodak and my entire Baby Graphic kit, along with multiple rolls of film. As my little 18 - CANADIAN CAMERA

rented Nissan purred along roads that crested hills of newly-plowed fields and meandered through valleys filled with cherry blossoms and the verdant foliage of early spring, wonderful old barns and quaint farmhouses seemed to appear around every corner. I had time to take several rolls with the Kodak, with which I have learned to work quickly. However, I had little time to set up the

Graphic and go though the routine of choosing lenses, getting out the dark cloth, composing on the ground glass, and changing out the film holders. With the exception of a few frames, it sat in the trunk, and I began to wonder why I had packed it. Returning homeward that evening, I boarded my little commuter jet to Chicago, only to sit on the tarmac for a cramped and frustrating hour while thunderstorms pounded O’Hare, hopelessly snarling air traffic. Arriving in Chicago, I discovered that my flight to Seattle had departed, and I, like hundreds of other travelers, was stranded in Chicago until the following evening. After I had untangled my airline reservations, I headed for baggage claim, only to discover that my luggage was safely locked away from prying eyes and greedy fingers – including my own!

My survival kit for the night consisted of my Baby Graphic, my computer bag, and two novels. Fortunately, I had thought to pack with me my cell phone charger, my razor, and the essential

tunnel walls brought back memories of interminable Chicago winters during medical school, and of our longing for the mountains and oceans of our West Coast home.

medicines that keep my aging frame in some kind of balance. A f t e r a n i g h t’s s l e e p a n d a n indifferent dinner at the hotel on the $59 Distressed Traveler Special, I headed back to the airport to check in early, musing as I gazed out the window of the shuttle bus on the general drabness of the Chicago suburban landscape. It was at that point that I realized that my tripod and Kodak were in my luggage, and that I was stuck with a camera with ground glass focusing and no tripod. Abandoning my hopes of getting more pictures, I decided to at least get a walk around Chicago’s downtown Loop, and was soon rattling along on the train past miles of old brick buildings and warehouses. Arriving at the underground station, rusty steel pillars and water stained concrete on the

As I walked up Michigan Avenue and over the Chicago River, my spirits lifted somewhat in the sunshine, and I rounded a corner to find the center of Michigan Avenue a riot of color, as huge concrete planters of multicolored tulips marched up the street toward Water Tower Place. Not only multicolored – there were large tulips, small tulips, single tulips, double tulips, tulips with three stems – and I didn’t have a tripod! I decided to at least try bracing myself on the concrete planter lip for a couple of frames, but I did not have much hope of taking home much that was usable. Focusing on the ground glass, I checked my Kalart rangefinder and found that it was right on – all my careful restoration work calibrating the infinity stops was paying off, at least. It was then that two things happened, and I began to clamber out of my mental

rut of planned photography. First, I remembered that the Baby Graphic is a press camera, and that it was designed to be used hand-held, with a bodymounted shutter release, and a wire frame viewfinder adjustable for parallax. Then, I really began to look at my tulips, noting how the flower heads bobbed and swayed in the draft as taxis and buses tore by, and my left brain began to translate that into artistic swirls and blurs on the film. Soon I was bracing my leg on the rim of the planter, and hardly letting myself breathe as I shot frames of the sunlit flowers at slower and slower shutter speeds to show the motion of the swaying flowers. After several rolls of film, I caught a cab to the north side, wandering through working-class neighborhoods with old brownstones and auto repair shops housed in cavernous old brick buildings as I soaked up the feel of the city. When it was time to leave, I found myself once more on the train, clattering south toward the Loop. Arriving at the Lake Street Station, the car door opened to admit the sound of a spirited R&B number from a tall, skinny busker in a leather vest and cap. A five dollar bill in his guitar case brought forth a quick smile, and I unpacked my camera. As trains rumbled in and out, disgorging their passengers, I was struck by the manner in which most of the travelers bustled along the platform, intent on their destinations and completely oblivious to the energy of his music. Suddenly, I was glad for my camera and the way it had forced me to stop and take notice. I shot several frames, and then had to hurriedly close the Graphic and run for my train to the airport. A week later, I picked up my film at the post office, and hurried home to view the scanned images. Of the scenes of the busker, my favorite captured the tension between the music and a preoccupied commuter striding along the platform. My Chicago transit pass is pinned up in my office as a memento of a perfect day. I can’t wait till I miss my next flight. Reference: Chesterton, G.K. On Running After One’s Hat and Other Whimsies. R. McBride and Company, 1933.


A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIONS • Film “Open” and "Nature" Competitions for clubs and individuals (30th October and 20th March) have been discontinued due to low participation. • Please join me in thanking Ann Alimi for her valuable service to CAPA over the past many years in her capacity as Digital Nature Chair. Ann has moved into a different employment environment which requires travel. By the time you read this magazine, I am hoping that we will announce the appointment of a Nature Chair. • Let's also thank Bruce Gunion and Geoff Brewster in their continuing capacities as Digital Open/Theme/Altered Reality Chair and Print Chair, respectively.

Hello fellow photographers We are pleased to find that CAPA competitions participation has increased significantly over the past two years - we are looking forward to a new year of challenges to our photographic eye as well as to increase our skills. CAPA competitions can help you grow photographically. Thanks to all CAPA clubs and individual members who have emailed me and the Competition Chairs with suggestions. As always, we’re here to listen: competitions@

2010-2011 Competitions: • The Annual Digital Competition (30th September) theme is "Well Aged", enter your images through the CAPA website. • Please welcome our new Card Competition Chair Carol Coleman from the North Shore Photographic Society. Greeting and Note Card competition closing date has changed to 15 November 2010. Postcard competition remains 1 June. • Theme Competition date has changed to 20th February, this year's theme “Footwear”. Altered Reality Competition remains 20 January.


• Proshows of competition images have been created and are available to CAPA Clubs and CAPA Individual members through Joyce DeMeester, our CAPA Librarian -- have your CAPA membership number ready as it will be checked against the CAPA database. Proshows can be downloaded via internet file transfer using Pando or YouSendIt. Images from each competition will also appear on the CAPA Website as space is available. Selected ward images will continue to appear in Canadian Camera Magazine. The proshows are created in Photodex software. Unfortunately, this software is not available on Mac computers. Clubs may have received messages in the spring requesting volunteer hosts for competitions. Please keep CAPA in mind when planning for the 2011-2012 competition year – it is not too early to request your choice of competition. If you are interested, please email our Divisional Competition Chairs (contact information on page 5 of the 2010-2011 Competitions Guide). Judy Higham Director of Competitions

“Categorically Yours” For those who have considered submitting some of your work, but never done so, now is your chance; it’s easier than ever to get published. This is your category. All we need from you is your photo and one or two sentences explaining how it was taken, the subject or circumstances. Alternatively, use the one or two sentences to provide your tip to photographers undertaking the same type of photography.

Winter Issue 2010:

Black and White (submission deadline October 23rd) Here's your chance to go "all Ansell" on us. Send your favourite work taken in or converted to black and white. The subject can be anything, as long as it's in black and white.

Spring Issue 2011:

Weddings (submission deadline January 19th) We know many of you have faced the highest challenge a photographer can face; you've photographed a wedding. Whether you shot it for love or money, show us what you've got.

Summer Issue 2011:

Sports (submission deadline April 20th) The agony and the ecstasy. Pro ball, peewee hockey, national trials, rec room ping pong. It's all fair game.

Fall Issue 2011:

Travel (submission deadline July 20th) Sometimes great photo opportunities come to us while on vacation in some interesting place. Other times, a desire for novel photographic subject compels us to wander. What have you brought back? You can send one or several photos using the online submission tool located at http:// Send your photos at the highest possible resolution, and be sure to also send an email to mentioning your submission.

Competition Winners Digital AV Competition - 1 May 2010

Fifteen Proshows were submitted for this competition and the three judges were treated to a wide variety of visual entertainment.

p Travel Essay - Bronze Medal Bill Hall, Woodstock ON, "Butchart Gardens"

p Travel Essay - Gold Medal and Best of Show Maggie & Julian Sale, Toronto ON, "Lost City of Petra"

p Travel Essay - Silver Medal Jeff & Jamie Allen, "Fire On Ice"

p Photo Essay - Gold Medal,

Joyce DeMeester, Sarnia ON, "Just a Puff"

p Photo Essay Silver Certificate

London Camera Club, "Morning Has Broken" Image by Harry Cartner

p Photo Essay Bronze Certificate Kamloops Photo Arts Club Image by Norm Dougan

Gather your images on a travel or thematic topic for this competition. We'd love to see your show next year: 1 May 2011. JudyHigham, Chair, Digital AV Competition


Competition Winners

Geoff Brewster, Chair Film Open

Film Open Club Competition

20 March 2010 - Host: Lions Gate Camera Club, Vancouver BC

p Gold Certificate, Keith Vaughan, Atlantic Lighthouse, "Emilia Burano"

p Silver Certificate

Joyce SK Chew, Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia, "Earthen Pots"

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Keith Vaughan, Atlantic Lighthouse, "Hotel Cavaletto"

p Certificate of Merit 3rd

Keith Vaughan, Atlantic Lighthouse, "Burano Canalscape No. 3"

u Certificate of

Merit 2nd Catherine Mooney, Atlantic Lighthouse, "Baxter's Harbor"

p Catherine Mooney, Atlantic Lighthouse, "Fall in Windsor" 22 - CANADIAN CAMERA

Geoff Brewster, Chair Film Open

Competition Winners Film Open Individual Competition

20 March 2010 - Host: Lions Gate Camera Club, Vancouver BC

p Silver Medal

Keith Vaughan, Halifax NS, "Bridge of Solace Impression"

p Silver Medal

Keith Vaughan, Halifax NS, "Burano House and Reflections"

p Bronze Medal

Eileen Depeel, Abbotsford BC, "Bush in Sand Dune"

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Michiko Nishijima, Taymouth NB, "Tree Tapestry"

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Michiko Nishijima, Taymouth NB, "Tree Tapestry"

t Certificate of Merit 3rd

Eileen Depeel, Abbotsford BC, "Hungry Butterflies" Gold Medal Michiko Nishijima, Taymouth NB


Competition Winners

Geoff Brewster, Chair Prints

Print Open Club Competition

20 March 2010- Host: Royal City Photography Club, New Westminster BC

p Certificate of Merit 2nd

Barry Justice, Abbotsford Photo Arts Club, "Yak Peak"

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Peter Holmes, North Shore Photographic Society "Red Tailed Hawk with Vole"

p Mary Chambers, London Camera Club "Warsaw Reflections"

p Joy Gerow, Langley Camera Club "Autumn Graze"

p Certificate of Merit 3rd

Peter Herlihy, Brampton Photo Group, "Triangle #2"

p Avona Christiansen, Central Okanagan Photo Society, "Rain Drops" Gold Certificate Abbotsford Photo Arts Club, Abbotsford BC Silver Certificate London Camera Club, London ON Bronze Certificate North Shore Photographic Society, West Vancouver BC


Geoff Brewster, Chair Prints

p Certificate of Merit 2nd

Ellie Schartner, Mt Lehman BC, "Dancing In Red"

Competition Winners Print Open Individual Competition

20 March 2010 - Host: Royal City Photography Club, New Westminster, BC

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Ellie Schartner, Mt Lehman BC, "Autumn Zoom"

p Certificate of Merit 3rd

Ellie Schartner, Mt Lehman BC, "Newport Harbour Painter"

p James Meikle, Brampton ON, "Demise of Spring"

u Zbigniew Gortel, Edmonton AB "Seen All Suffering"

Gold Medal Ellie Schartner, Abbotsford BC Silver Medal Jim Ainslie, Edmonton AB Bronze Medal Zbigniew Gortel, Edmonton AB

p Jim Ainslie, Edmonton AB, "Butterfly and Hosta" CANADIAN CAMERA - 25

Competition Winners Digital Nature Club Competition

20 March 2010, Host: Montreal Camera Club, Montreal, PQ

p Certificate of Merit 2nd

Leslie Bush, Toronto Camera Club, "Adelie Penguin Leap"

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Earl Reinink, Welland Camera Club, "Northern Shrike"

p Certificate of Merit 3rd

Brad Gayfer, Kamloops Photo Arts Club, "Bathing Bears"

p Michael Lambie, Victoria Camera Club, "Olive Baboon"

p Botany Certificate

Lloyd Davies, Harbour City Photographic Club, "Chocolate Lily"

p Virginia Hayes, Lions Gate Camera Club "Sandhill Crane"


Gold Certificate - Toronto Camera Club, Toronto, Ontario Silver Certificate - Victoria Camera Club, Victoria BC Bronze Certificate - Lions Gate Camera Club, Vancouver BC

Ann Alimi, Chair Digital Nature

Ann Alimi, Chair Digital Nature

Competition Winners Digital Nature Individual Competition 20 March 2010, Host: Toronto Camera Club, Toronto ON

p Gold Medal & Certificate of Merit 1st

p Eileen Depeel, Abbotsford BC

p Certificate of Merit 2nd John Lyon, Kimberley BC

p Bronze Medal Don McPhee, Chilliwack BC

John Lowman, Burnaby BC , "Sibling Rivalry"

"Female Mt. Bluebird Landing"

"Bald Eagle"

"Female Mt Bluebird"

t Botany p Silver Medal & Certificate of Merit 3rd

Lauren Nicholl, North Vancouver BC, "Barn Swallows"

Certificate Janet Kempster, Brantford ON "Blazing Meadow Star"

Gold Medal - John Lowman, Burnaby BC Silver Medal - Lauren Nicholl, North Vancouver BC Bronze Medal - Don McPhee, Chilliwack BC


Competition Winners

Bruce Gunion, Chair Digital Open, Theme, Altered Reality

Digital Open Club Competition

20 March 2010 - Host: Focus Camera Club, Moncton NB

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Michael Lambie, Victoria Camera Club, "Iguazu Falls"

p Certificate of Merit 3rd

Kieron Nelson, Sarnia Photographic Club, "Dawn on Li River"

p Certificate of Merit 2nd

Peter Ferguson, Welland Camera Club, "Frog and Friend"

p Certificate of Merit 3rd

Lauren Nicholl, North Shore Photographic Society, "Full Moon"

t Linda Anne p Lillian Toohey, Toronto Camera Club "Bottle Fly on Echinacea Flower"

Gold Certificate - North Shore Photographic Society, West Vancouver BC Silver Certificate - Victoria Camera Club, Victoria BC Bronze Certificate - Toronto Camera Club, Toronto ON


Baker, Victoria Camera Club "Barn Owl With Mouse"

Bruce Gunion, Chair Digital Open, Theme, Altered Reality

p Certificate of Merit 1st

Hadrianna Thorpe, Surrey BC, "Whitewater Kayaker 2"

p Bronze Medal & Certificate of Merit 3rd Toni Wallachy, Toronto ON, "St Curvy, Detroit"

p Norma Lupton, Nanaimo BC "Upon Reflection"

Competition Winners Digital Open Individual Competition

20 March 2010 - Host: Kingston Photographic Club, Kingston ON

p Silver Medal

Carm Griffin, Toronto ON, "Carolina Laneway"

p Gold Medal & Certificate of Merit 2nd Peter Ferguson, Fonthill ON, "Frog Portrait"

p Janet Kempster, Brantford ON "Bench at Sunrise"

Gold Medal - Peter Ferguson, Fonthill ON Silver Medal - Carm Griffin, Etobicoke ON Bronze Medal - Toni Wallachy, Toronto ON


Competition Winners

Geoff Brewster, Chair Film Nature

Film Nature Club Competition

20 March 2010 - Host: Woodstock Camera Club, Woodstock, ON

p Certificate of Merit 1st

p Certificate of Merit 2nd

p Botany Certificate

p Eugene Mio, Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia

Keith Vaughan, Atlantic Lighthouse, "Tidal Ice Formation"

Joyce SK Chew, Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia "Little Mushrooms"

u Hubert Boudreau, Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia "Red"

Gold Certificate Atlantic Lighthouse, Halifax NS Silver Certificate Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia, Bedford NS


Hugh McKervill, Atlantic Lighthouse, "Clyde River"

"Splendor Hour"

t Botany

Certificate Joyce SK Chew, Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia "Little Mushrooms"

Geoff Brewster, Chair Film Nature

Competition Winners Film Nature Club Competition

20 March 2010 - Host: Woodstock Camera Club, Woodstock, ON

p Gold Medal & Certificate of Merit 1st

Michiko Nishijima, Taymouth NB, "Ice Sculpture"

p Silver Medal & Certificate of Merit 2nd Eileen Depeel, Abbotsford BC, "Painted Sky, Painted Hills"

p Gold Medal & Certificate of Merit 3rd

p Bronze Medal

Michiko Nishijima, Taymouth NB "Frost on Grass"

u Barbara McCoy,

London ON "Showy Lady Slipper"

Julia Clough, Kamloops BC, "Gannet"

t Eileen Depeel, Abbotsford BC "Last in Front"

Gold Medal Michiko Nishijima, Taymouth NB Silver Medal Eileen Depeel, Abbotsford BC Bronze Medal Julia Clough, Kamloops BC


Competition Winners June 2010 CAPA Postcard Competition A wide variety of submissions to this competition made for an interesting selection of awards. All of the postcards were laid out, and the selection of 10 images began. Maureen Miller of Corel Canada provided significant prizes for this competition.

And the winners are‌ Best of Show, 1st Place Jaliya Rasaputra, Nepean ON "Northern Hawk Owl" 1st Place Prize: Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3 Ron C Humphries Certificate

p Jaliya Rasaputra, Nepean ON, "Northern Hawk Owl"

2nd Place Sandra Hawkins, Etobicoke ON "Market in Monserrat" 2nd Place Prize: Corel Painter 4 Essentials

Honour Awards Sandra Hawkins, Etobicoke ON "Nizwa, Oman" Jaliya Rasaputra, Nepean ON "Wood duck" Bob Hawkins, Etobicoke ON "My Old One-Room School" Marian McCristall, Langley BC "Bubbles in Lavender Field" Adrain Szasz, Toronto ON "Double Jumping" Lauren Nicholl, North Vancouver BC "Snow Goose" Lauren Nicholl, North Vancouver BC "Tall Ship" Bob Hawkins, Etobicoke ON "Mt Robson Clearing"

p Sandra Hawkins, Etobicoke, ON, "Market in Monserrat"

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered the competition to make it a memorable event! Watch for some of your images in the Postcard Competition ProShow, download from our CAPA Librarian, Joyce De Meester I'm looking forward to seeing your images, and those of new participants, in the Postcard Competition next June!

t Adrian Szasz, Toronto ON "Double Jumping"

Judy Higham, Chair CAPA Competitions

p Marion McCristall, Langley, BC "Bubbles in Lavender Field"


p Lauren Nicholl, North Vancouver BC "Snow Goose"

p Bob Hawkins, Etobicoke ON "My Old One-Room School"

Canadian Camera Conference 2011 The London Camera Club, on behalf of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, is proud to host Canadian Camera Conference 2011 (CCC 2011). The Conference includes: Featured Keynote Speakers, many Presenters and Workshops on topics including but not limited to Creative Photography, Portrait Photography, Landscape Photography and Nature Photography. Workshops by photographic companies, Trade Show, CAPA Exhibitions, Fieldtrips, Barbeque, Awards Banquet, and, fireworks to photograph on Canada Day, July 1st., are among the other attractions.

Residences: CCC 2011 will be held at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario. Attendees will stay at the beautiful, new Fanshawe College Residence and Conference Centre. The Residence Centre has air conditioned quad accommodations which contain a common area with a TV, microwave and refrigerator. There are four separate bedrooms with a double bed in each quad as well as 2 bathrooms.

Photo by David Robinson

June 29, 30 – July 1, 2, 3, 2011

To make your reservations contact the Fanshawe College Residence and Conference Centre- Carolyn Mitchell, phone: 519-453-4440 ext. 5002 or fax 519-453-2309.

Rates are as follows: Full suite – (4 bedroom quad) - $129.90 plus applicable taxes; Half suite – (2 bedrooms in quad) - $64.95 plus applicable taxes; One Bedroom (1 bedroom in quad) - $33.00 plus applicable taxes (Note: prices are subject to change) For Information Contact Bill Lloyd at: or: Watch the London Camera Club website and the CAPA website for on-going information about the presenters, programs, events and registration.


Club Focus

Toronto Camera Club

p The Toronto Camera Club, Ann Alimi

Founded in 1888, The Toronto Camera Club was the first camera club in Canada and among the first in North America. The Club has operated without interruption ever since it s founding, celebrating its Centennial in 1988. On September 30th of 1942 a motion to amend the By-Laws to accept lady members as Active Members was put and at the October Board meeting, Otto Eaton moved that the ladies be accepted to Active Membership on the same terms as the men, with the same privileges and was carried. It had taken exactly fiftythree years of male prejudice for women to regain the status that their Victorian fathers and grandfathers had been willing to grant them back in 1889. A new chapter in the ongoing history of the club began when in 1965 the club purchased its own building where it was extensively renovated in 1978 and has been located until now. The club premises are bright and attractive with first class viewing and exhibition facilities, a basement with judging facilities, a darkroom, and a second floor converted into a gallery named Powell gallery in honour and memory of the late, dearly loved Joan Powell. Director of "The School of Photography" which has brought high-level instruction to many Toronto amateurs over the years, Joan 34 - CANADIAN CAMERA

p Masks, CAPA cover shot by Ellen Anger

and her husband John were members of the TCC for over 25 years. The Powell Gallery displays a selection of members' prints and also on the upper floor there is a club library with a wide selection of books available to members. Each year the club hosts the Toronto International Salon of Photography which is the oldest continuously-held photography exhibition in the Americas and third oldest in the world, this year being its 117th year. Each year close to 460 entrants from approximately 45 countries compete in different categories for medals and bragging rights. The club is a member of the Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs (GTCCC), CAPA, and is associated with the Photographic Society of America and the National Association for Photographic Art. Currently the club has over 300 active members and holds competitions in Nature, Open categories, Creative, Print, Assigned Topics and Photo-essays in three divisions: Beginners, Advanced and Masters. Members range from ages 19 to 80, some senior members having been with the club for over 20 years and many beginner newcomers who are often mentored by the more senior and advanced photographers. All entries, except for prints, are digitally sent by members either by email or by

p Faces, Winning Altered reality image by Phip Weigand

CD submission and all members of the Toronto Camera Club are kept to date via email on a regular basis with news, events and competitions. Many of the club's members are also individual members of CAPA as well as CAPA volunteers. Canadian Camera magazine has featured winning entries from the club's many talented members several times. TCC member Ellen Anger's winning image of masks in an Art Shop graced the cover of the spring 1989 issue. As well, one of the club's members, Colin Angus, was part of the negotiations back in 1996 in forming CAPA. He served as president of CAPA from 1999 to 2001 and was responsible for the CAPA logo

p The Creative Photography Workshop group, Lorraine Dillard p Group shot of Annual club trip, Christopher Siou

p Resting for Winter, Winning Altered reality image by Ralph Grose

p Escape, Winning Altered reality image by Gareth Leung

p Corporate Meltdown, Winning Altered reality image by Pat Zuest

p Sketch, Winning Altered reality image by Christopher Siou

that we now see on the front cover of the magazine. Currently, the president of the club is Gord McElroy, who manages the club together with a group of volunteer members who serve as executive officers, the board of directors, a GTCCC and CAPA representative, chairpersons for various committees, chairpersons of various competitions and other support personnel.

In addition to the weekly club members’ regular meetings, the club also holds various other ongoing activities such as an annual 3-day getaway during the spring, workshops, lectures and weekly outings, special interest group meetings each month, evaluation groups, the quarterly magazine FOCUS free for members, and a yearly public presentation which attracts large audiences of members and non-members. As well, although

traditional photography is very much respected and ranks highly at the club, there is continuous encouragement for members to explore various means of not only "taking" but also "creating" photographs either by in-camera creative methods or through post processing. The very popular "Creative Photography" workshops held weekly at the club are run by long-time member Phip Weigand, and draw many members who wish to tap into their imagination and, as a group, define, discuss, and practice "creativity". The Toronto Camera Club has won the Gold Medal in the "Altered Reality" CAPA competition the past two years, won the Gold medal for the nature competition and the Bronze medal in the open division for this year. CANADIAN CAMERA - 35

“Categorically Yours” Chocolate Brownie by Donna Winkler

In photographing the brownie and raspberries it was important to me to showcase this morsel by having it up front and centre with a balanced background of more berries, the main brownie cake and a glass of red wine. For lighting I used two continuous cool daylight fluorescent lamps (5000k) set up on opposite sides of the plated food. I photographed this with a Nikon D700 and a Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f2.8G ED.

FALL 2010 CAPA NEW MEMBERS Atlantic Bill Curry NS Ontario Judith Bain Sheri Belanger Cassandra Gallo Kenneth Harry Nigel Hart Paul Hazell Edward Hofland Ewa Krzaniak Shawn Lowe Chris Macnaughton Everett McGowan Martin Rodrigue Jean Walker

Pacific Jenny Alexander Lynn Bieber-Weir Tracy Cameron

Joy Caravello Tom Cooper David Courtice John Dowler Jess Findlay Judith Glanville Jim Hatch Tina Hoeben Penticton Photography Club Edwin Lee Susan Lightburn Bob Lipschultz Bob Lounsbury Sandra Lounsbury Margaret Macaulay Bennet Mak Geoff Miline Frank Pali Rachel Penney Randy Roy Phyllis Schwartz

Diane Spence Kasandra Sproson Frieda Van Der Ree Stan Webb Stephen Williamson John Willis Laird Wilson Mike Wooding


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