Canadian Association for Photographic Art

The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia is a CAPA Member Club. You can check out the Canadian Association for Photographic Art website.

If you have any questions related to CAPA, CAPA Individual Membership, CAPA Benefits, Conferences, Competitions, please contact Joyce Chew.

Joyce Chew
CAPA Representative for PGNS

  • Model Releases

    There has been a key change to the CAPA Portrait competition.

    CAPA is now requiring proof of signed model releases for this competition, so if any of you are planning to use the images from the upcoming Outdoor Portraiture session at the Dingle, you should plan to bring some releases and have the models (and their guardians if appropriate) sign them.

    The CAPA Portrait category will accept planned portrayals (studio, environmental) of a human as well as candid photos (ie street photography). Entrants in the CAPA Portraiture competition must be able to provide a signed model release for planned portrayals. For candids, model releases are not required (unless the subject is under the age of majority) but are encouraged.

    For the model release to be legally binding in Nova Scotia, the person must be over the age of 19 to consent without a parental signature. There should also be a witness.

    Examples of a model release which can be modified for your specific sessions/purposes can be found in the Members Only section of the PGNS website.


  • CAPA – Atlantic Camera Conference

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    Only a little under two weeks before Early Bird Registration closes on May 15 for the CAPA – Atlantic Camera Conference happening June 25 & 26 at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick!

    The conference is open to public with reduced rates for CAPA members. A one-year individual membership with CAPA is $65 + HST (a student membership is $25 + HST).

    If you register early, not only will you receive a discounted rate, but you will be eligible for the Early Bird Prize Draw, which is a free one-year individual membership with CAPA.

    There will be something for everyone. Birder Alain Clavette will discuss the challenges of bird photography. Multi-media artist and Master digital printer, Rod Trider will talk about the art of creating a great print. Award winning commercial, portrait and adventure photographer Dave Brosha will share with us images from around the world and discuss the use of natural light in portraiture.

    Full details of CAPA Atlantic Camera Conference 2016 are available here.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at for questions. We look forward to seeing you in Sackville, NB, in June!

    Joyce S. K. Chew
    Halifax District CAPA Rep

  • CAPA Spring Round Competition

    Due to the bad weather on Feb 8, we will be holding the CAPA competitions on the evening of Feb 22. If you entered prints please remember to bring them to Monday’s meeting.

    Afterwards, Laszlo will be holding the Post-Production workshop where you can practice the techniques he has discussed and play around with your unprocessed images. (Note please convert any RAW files to JPG without any processing.) Remember to bring your fully charged laptop or tablet with your preferred software downloaded and pre-installed.

    See you Monday!


  • Hosting of CAPA Fall Interclub and Individual Print Judging

    CAPA logo_300 dpiJust a reminder that the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia will be hosting the CAPA Fall Interclub and Individual Competition on Sunday Nov 8. As this falls outside our normal schedule for the year, it will be held in a different location.

    7:00 for 7:30pm in the party room at the main floor of the Carlyle condos which is located at the corner of Vernon St. and Coburg Road at 6095 Coburg Road, Halifax.

    On street parking is available nearby on Vernon, Coburg, Henry, Watt and LeMarchant Streets.

    Come Sunday night and view the work of the talented photographers from across Canada.

    PGNS CAPA rep

  • Deadlines

    It seems the website DDoS attack is over and everything appears to be working again. However, this weekend is the last chance you will have to upload your submissions for the the CAPA Fall Round and Guild Assignment 1, so don’t leave that to the last moment, just in case.

    Another reminder – the Guild dues must be paid by the end of this month. On November 1st last season’s members only password will be deactivated so make sure you get the new password when you pay your dues.

    Darryl Robertson