CAPA Competition Results

Congratulations to our entrants!

Here are the results:

Denise Trask – Trapped in Time       25.5

Janet Crawford – Ice storm                23

Gary Farrah – Electric Fence             22

Julie Ann Moore – Solitaire                22

Jane Smith – Alter Ego                         21.5

Clay Merrithew – Back Alley              20.5



Next Competition – Reflections (entries due by tomorrow March 14th)

Just a reminder that the entries for the next competition “REFLECTIONS” are due by the end of the day tomorrow. You can bring your images to the meeting tomorrow night.

Theme definition “Reflections”:

Reflections in a shiny material like glass, water, mirror, etc. where the reflection is a prominent part of the overall image.


February 2017 Competition Theme (CAPA) : Digital Creative Altered Reality

The Club will be entering the Canadian Association for Photographic Art Club competition in February 2017. Entries are due on February 14. We will be viewing the results at our Club meeting on February 28. We will be entering the ” Digital Creative Altered Reality ” Competition.

Please note that only paid up members of Photo Fredericton are eligible to submit photos.

Scope of Competition:

The definition of creative altered reality is defined as “allows the photographer freedom to explore the possibilities of photographic art through the extensive manipulation of images and combination of images, but the photographic content must predominate. An entrant may alter images either digitally or otherwise and art work or computer graphics which must have been created by the entrant may be incorporated, but the photographic content should predominate. Additional content or layers must be the original work of the entrant. Images created totally electronically (with no photographic origin) are specifically excluded. Black and White, Split toning, monochrome and colour images are acceptable.” For this competition, there must be obvious manipulation which may change natural color, form,  This competition provides an opportunity for entrants to display their creativity using their photography and editing skills. Check out our website )
and use the Next Screen button to locate the winning images from the 2016 Altered Reality Individual and Club Competitions.
Editing Criteria
Open Editing
All in camera, on camera and post processing techniques are permitted. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. However, all components of the final image must have been taken by the Entrant.

For details on the format that each photo must follow, please go to the CAPA website and see their Competition Guide.

Changes to Competition Nights for 2016/2017 Season

We will have 4 Competition Nights, 2 Critique nights, and one Photo Sharing night this season.


  • Improve Competitions
    • Experienced members will judge
    • Time used more effectively
    • Comments from judges to kick start discussion
  • Encourage Member Participation
    • Variety of avenues to participate
  • Encourage / Stimulate Photo Discussion
    • Discussion ranges from light to more serious
    • Discussion lead in through judges comments

Competition Evenings:

1. Oct. 25 – LANDSCAPE – Entry due by Oct. 11

  • Judges: André, Denise, John

2. Jan. 24 – PEACEFUL – Entry due by Jan. 10

  • Judges: Andreas, Roger, Gary F.

3. Feb. 28 – CAPA: “Digital Creative Altered Reality” – Entry due by Feb. 14

  • Judges: Larry, Peter M., Peter L

4. Mar. 28 – REFLECTIONS – Entry due by Mar. 14th

  • Judges: André, Denise, John



  • Can submit up to 2 images per member, bring on a thumb drive to Previous Meeting, or email to Jane @ (during the week leading up to the meeting before the competition)
  • Photo submitted must be taken in the last 2 years.
  • Suggested size is 2000 pixels on the long side (best for our HD projector) – can be larger.
  • Please name the files FirstnameLastInitial-01.jpg – i.e. AndreR-01.jpg and AndreR-02.jpg

Theme definitions:

What is a landscape? Wikipedia says: A landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land, including the physical elements of landforms such as (ice-capped) mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation, human elements including different forms of land use, buildings and structures, and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions. What it comes down to is: We share landscapes, seascapes, sun sets and cityscapes. The photo must show an overview of the environment.

free from disturbance; tranquil.
“everything was so quiet and peaceful in the early morning”
synonyms: tranquil, calm, restful, quiet, still, relaxing, soothing, undisturbed, untroubled, private, secluded
“everything was quiet and peaceful”
serene, calm, tranquil, composed, placid, at ease, untroubled, unworried, content
“his peaceful mood”

i.e. Relaxing scene or scenery, image of person or persons relaxing.



Reflections in a shiny material like glass, water, mirror, etc. where the reflection is a prominent part of the overall image.




Critique Evenings:

  • Bring images you want feedback on
  • Like a competition but without the score
  • Expect people to comment on areas for improvement, and also successes.
  • Expect to talk about your image
    • What you tried to accomplish, Location, Situation, Challenges

Can submit up to 2 images per member, bring them on a thumb drive.

  1. Nov. 27 – Open Theme
  2. April 25 – Black and White
    1. Black and White Theme definition: Photos either taken in Black and White, or converted to Black and White. This does not include Sepia or other coloured two tone images. The subject matter can be anything.

Photo Sharing Evening:

  • Forum in which to share photos – Like Mini Shows in the past
    • Personal photo projects
    • Themed or not
    • Vacation
    • etc
  • Free from critique
  • Expect to talk about your photos – who, what, when, where…..
  • Up to 10 images per member, bring them on a thumb drive. Can be a slideshow with music. Approx. 5 min.
  • Suggested size is 2000 pixels on the long side (best for our HD projector) – can be larger.
  • Sept. 27