Existing and New Members: Please print and fill out both pages of the Membership Form and bring to the meeting!
The Canadian Association of Photographic Arts (CAPA) and the RA Photo
Club of Ottawa are hosting the Canadian Camera Conference 2017
in Ottawa from Jun 28-30, 2017. this coincides with the national
celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1st.
It is shaping up to be a very special experience for photographers from
across Canada. In addition to a stunning line-up of speakers and presentations
there will be hands=on sessions and photographic outings as well as unique
opportunities to visit special collections such as the works of Karsh through
joint venture with Archives Canada. The even is being labelled
"Come for the Conference, Stay for the Celebrations"
CAPA has a block of rooms set aside at the Algonquin College in Ottawa
These rooms are at a very affordable rate. If you are planning to attend the
conference, book your rooms soon. Hotels in Ottawa will be very expensive
during the time period of the 150th Canada Birthday celebrations.
Early bird registration ends: January 31, 2017
CAPA member $320.00 regular price is $360.00
Non-CAPA members $354.00 regular price is $395.00
Mason Competition Topics for 2017/18
The New Sizing format
The new projector has been purchased and the new sizing format is now 1400 X1050 from the previous sizing of 1024 x 768. For best projection please ensure your images are the new sizing of 1400 x 1050. See Tutorial
Advancement levels for Diamond and Masters
There is an obvious interest in having the club function well, making sure the process is fair and yet presenting a challenge to 'reach' in our photography. To that end, the executive has suggested changes relating to requirements for advancement in levels from Bronze to Master. There were also changes made to encourage photographers to vary the categories in which images are submitted. Special Assignments were removed and a fourth Category was added to Clinics which offers the opportunity and challenge to sharpen skills in specific assigned themes and advance through the levels faster.
New Level Advancement requirements were presented to the membership at the AGM. It was requested that the Executive review and approve advancement requirements for Diamond; whether the advancement requirements should be 30 ribbons @ 25 points instead of the 26 points that was proposed. Advancement requirements for Master also need to be reviewed, (eg, 27 points for advancement at all Master levels). Executive approved Diamond advancement requirements at 30 ribbons at 26 points, Master requirements 15 ribbons at 26 points for each Master level 1 through 4. The executive wants to encourage Master shooters to continue to enter.
Bronze: 25 ribbons @ 20 pts
Silver: 30 ribbons @ 22 pts
Gold: 30 ribbons @ 24 pts
Diamond: 30 ribbons @ 26 pts
Master: 15 ribbons @ 26 pts for each level 1 – 4
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