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EXECUTIVE / EXÉCUTIF 2024-2025

  • Mathieu Chiasson - President / Président & Educational Coordinateur/Coordinateur éducatifs

  • Open - Vice President / Vice président

  • Nancy LeBlanc - Treasurer / Trésorière 

  • Open - Program Coordinator / Coordinatrice de programme

  • Dianne Levesque - Secretary / Secrétaire

  • André LeBlanc - Contest Coordinator / Coordinateur des compétitions

  • Daniel Caissie - Events Coordinator / Coordinateur d'évènements

  • Guy Brun - CAPA Liaison / Liaison avec CAPA

  • Glen Nichols - Web Manager, Communication, & Membership/ Coordinateur du site Web, Communications & Coordinateur des membres

  • Jeannette Arseneault- AV Equipement Coordinator / Coordinatrice d'équipements audio-visuels

  • Open- Social Coordinator, Coordinatrice d'évènements sociaux

  • Stella D'Entremont - Past President / Présidente sortante

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Mathieu Chiasson

President/Président & Educational Coordinator / Coordinateur éducatifs

Mathieu started his photographic journey in September 2017 when he joined the Moncton Focus Camera Club. With the help of his peers and a lent camera, he quickly learned the ins and outs of photography by participating in outings and contests through the camera club.

 

When he bought his first non-point and shoot camera he started challenging himself and shooting more. He loves shooting the Moncton Magic basketball team for which he did many games in 2018 including their team photo.

 

Through his challenge, he created a small publication titled "A Road to Photography" in which he shares his experience and what he learned through personal challenges as he shares the resulting pictures of his challenge.

 

Mathieu is also a Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) member and completed the CAPA National Judging Course in 2018.

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Open - position not filled

Vice President / vice-président

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Nancy LeBlanc

Treasurer / Trésorière

Nancy has always had an interest in photography, but only in retirement has she actively pursued it.  Nancy shoots with a Nikon DSLR, yet to make the move to Mirrorless.  She has been a member at Focus Camera Club since 2018,  so thankful for all the knowledge & shared experiences the club has given her.  Besides photography, Nancy loves spending time travelling, with family & friends, enjoying her cottage in Nova Scotia.

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Dianne Levesque

Secretary / Sécretaire

Details to follow

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Open - position not filled

Program Co-ordinator / Coordinatrice du programme

Details to follow

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André LeBlanc

Contest Coordinator / Coordinateur des compétitions

André LeBlanc’s photographic journey started at a young age when he purchased his first camera, a Polaroid One Step.  He knows it wasn’t the world's best camera by any fetch of the imagination but he found it incredible that he could take a picture and then one minute later see the results. In the early 1980s, while living in the Canadian Rockies, he purchased a Pentax K1000 35mm camera. Then in 2000, he put his old faithful 35mm Pentax on the shelf and took the leap to the digital world. After upgrading many times over the last 15 years, he is now shooting with a Nikon DSLR D7000 and a Nikon Mirrorless J1. 

When he bought his Pentax in the early 80’s, he took an introduction to photography course to learn the foundation of photography.  One of his favorite learning resources is Lynda.com where he follows a variety of photography courses on techniques, composition and photo processing with Adobe Lightroom.  He recently completed a photography course led by Maurice Henri in Moncton to reinforce his photographic skills. 

André’s primary fields of interest in photography are nature, landscapes, underwater photography and travel documentaries (which mimics his interest in life). He enjoys travelling and has visited over 25 countries and documented various cultures, people, nature and architecture with his photographs.  

He has been a member of the Moncton Focus Camera club since 2013, and has given presentations to club members on several occasions.  He placed second in the year long club competition in 2014-15 season for photographer of the year, and he was the club grand winner of the Ken Dunphy Award for Best Landscape in 2015.

 

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Daniel Caissie

Event Coordinator / Coordinateur d'évènements

Details to follow

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Glen Nichols

Website, Communications, Membership / Site web, Communications, Coordinateur des membres

Details to follow

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Guy Brun

CAPA Representative / Représentant à CAPA

Photography can play a significant role in expressing the magnificence of the natural world and our relationship with it. I have managed to bring together a life-long passion for photography and nature. I’m mostly self-taught and have always had an appreciation for the visual arts. For many years I had photographed almost exclusively with 35mm SLR film cameras. As digital photography came around I quickly realized its potential and fully embraced it. I’m a firm believer in doing it right in the camera, but also believe that in fine art photography, post editing of the image is a critical step in the creative process. A good print in hand completes the photographic cycle and over the years I have gained much experience with this craft.

 

Photographing wildlife is when I feel most in my element. Of the wide array of possible subjects, birds are a favorite, and much effort has been devoted to learning the related techniques, including knowledge of animal behavior and their habitats.

 

I approach the art of photography as a life-long learning experience. Enjoying interaction with other photographers, sharing images and information, making presentations and judging contests. Aside from being successful in several photo competitions over the years, my work has appeared in ads, articles, calendars, magazines, art galleries, slide presentations, television and social media. Some works have found their way into private homes and commercial establishments. Beyond photography I enjoy retirement after a long and fulfilling career with Environment Canada. I’m always a strong advocate for the protection of our planet - our only home.

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Jeannette Arsenault

AV Equipment Manager / Responsable de l'équipement audio-visuel

Details to follow

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Open - Position not filled

Social Coordinator / Coordinatrice d'évènements sociaux

Details to follow

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Stella D'Entremont

Past President / Présidente sortante

Stella d’Entremont, an award-winning wildlife photographer, is an Accredited Professional Photographer of Canada (PPOC) with three professional Accreditations: Wildlife, Ornithology/Bird Photography, and Fine Art/Photo Décor. Always looking for ways to improve her photography, in 2020, she attained her Certified Judging Certificate from Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA).  Since then, she is busy judging for national as well as regional photography competitions.

 

Believing in giving back to the photographic community as a volunteer she is not only the President of Focus Camera Club, but also the Vice President of (CAPA), and Social and Education Chair for PPOC.

 

Stella has been a member of Focus Camera Club (FCC) since 2018.  The club has helped her find a community where like-minded people share ideas and techniques. 

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