Recent Portraits by Christian Fleury

Recent Portraits by Christian Fleury


Here are a few samples of recent magazine portraits: 

Kylie Atwood for Nobles Magazine: We followed and photographed the CBS reporter as she was covering Bernie Sander’s campaign. Amazing girl; gutsy, fast and fully multi-tasker.

Yosua Bengio for CPA Magazine: One of the most influential thinkers on artificial intelligence.

Ethan Song for CPA Magazine: CEO and creative director for Frank and Oak. 

World Photographic Cup – Canadian Call for Entries



World Photographic Cup - Canadian Call for Entries


SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  July 15 – August 31, 2016

All Canadian professional photographers are invited to submit images for consideration as part of Team Canada’s entry!  

The World Photographic Cup (WPC) is a global photography competition, launched as a vehicle to universally share photographic style, encourage image excellence and create friendships across all diverse cultural environments. The WPC is a not-for-profit organization. Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is the submitting association and all Canadian professional photographers are invited to submit images to create the best possible team entry for Canada. 

Visit the World Photographic Cup to learn more about this worldwide competition.


The World Photographic Cup is like the Olympics of photography. It is the only international photographic competition where a professional photographer can represent his or her country. This alone should make anyone proud of participating.

There are many important international competitions like World Press, Sony Awards, National Geographic, etc. In competitions such as these, you enter for yourself – for the recognition, the prizes, the fame and the glory. However, for the World Photographic Cup – you do it for your country.

Each country (28) entering the WPC strives to put together the best of the best to represent them. This is why Canada needs your talent and your creativity to succeed! Submit your images.

The top ten images in each category will be showcased globally in various media forms.

Representing Canada could bring:

  • Pride in your work, creativity and talent.
  • Curiosity in your creative work by potential clients.
  • The prestige of representing Canada at this international competition.
  • Media coverage as part of Team Canada’s entry.
  • Canadian Certificate of Achievement.
  • WPC Certificate of Achievement for Top 10 Finalists.

Don’t miss the chance to represent Canada, and compete for individual gold, silver and bronze medals in all six WPC categories. Plus, Team Canada as a whole will be eligible to win the 2017 WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP.


Canada will forward 3 images in the following categories to the WPC for a total team entry of 18 images.

1) Portrait

2) Wedding

3) Commercial

4) Reportage/Photojournalism

5) Illustration-Digital Art

6) Nature (landscape/wildlife)


Submission Dates:  July 15 – August 31, 2016 

Any Canadian professional photographer can submit up to 3 images to this national call for entries. The creator of these images must be a Canadian citizen holding a Canadian passport.

Submitted images will be judged using the WPC process of four scores and criteria, which is different to PPOC’s judging rules. All judges will be required to view the WPC training videos prior to selecting our Canadian entry.  Judges and committee members cannot enter the competition.

WPC Top 10 Finalists will be announced January 9, 2017 at Imaging USA in San Antonio, Texas.

WPC Medal Winners will be announced February 23, 2017 at the Awards Ceremony in Yokohama, Japan.

Visit the Canadian World Photographic webpage for more details and submission links. 

DesignThinkers – Canada’s Largest Visual Communications Conference – Returns for 2016!


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DesignThinkers - Canada's Largest Visual Communications Conference – Returns for 2016!

Please note:
CAPIC members are eligible for a discounted Group/Org Member rate here. On the registration form, your Members should select Non-Member > Member of a Partner Organization > CAPIC.

DesignThinkers delivers inspiring, cutting-edge content from leading design visionaries from around the world for its 17th year.

Toronto, ON (July 28, 2016) – Over the past decade, design has been transformed, possibly more than any other discipline or profession – from the on-going, rapid advances in technology and how we communicate with one another to the widespread acceptance of design as a positive force for business and social change.

RGD’s 17th annual DesignThinkers Conference offers insights from industry pioneers and emerging vanguards into the evolution of the profession, now and in the future. Designers attend to learn new skills, expand their knowledge and prepare for a future that necessitates, they tackle ever more complex challenges. They’ll leave inspired, with an expanded the power of design and their roles as designers.

With over 2,000 attendees, 30+ speakers and presentations in 4 streams (Inspiration, Strategy, Trends and Interactions), DesignThinkers is the largest event of its kind in Canada.

DesignThinkers 2016 Conference

Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, 2016
See the schedule here
Design Educators Conference on November 5, 2016

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

See more here.

Join Us at CAPIC’s Annual General Meeting!


Join Us at CAPIC's Annual General Meeting!

It’s that time of year again!
The Annual General Meeting of CAPIC will be held via webinar this year on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:00PM ET. General and Sustaining Members in good standing are eligible to vote during the meeting. Associate, Emerging Talent, Assistant and Student Members are welcome to attend the meetings as observers.

Click here for all the information

Fill out the 2016/2017 Creative Earners Salary Survey!

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Calling all Canadian creatives! Spend 15 minutes and help build an economic profile of the national creative industry

English and French versions of the National Survey of Creative Earners, produced by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Creative Niche and the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) are now live at Providing insight into the financial trends facing Canada’s creative sector, Creative Earners offers a summary of how creative communicators are being compensated and valued.


RGD, GDC and Creative Niche are seeking participation from individuals across the country working in a wide variety of professions to contribute to this important national industry resource. Eligible job titles include, but are not limited to: Graphic Designers; Account Executives; Copywriters; Developers; Firm Owners; Marketing Coordinators; Communications Managers; Brand Strategists; Art Directors; Design Managers and more.

Once you complete the survey, you’ll receive a DesignThinkers paper toy! Refer friends to unlock the rest of the toy collection. And share photos of your toy(s) on Twitter or Instagram for the chance to win prizes!

The survey, which closes on June 17, takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

English and French versions of the survey results will be made freely available to all this November.

CAPIC is a Supporter of the Creative Earners initiative.

Claude Dagenais Captures The Spirit of the 2016 Future Chef Recipe Contest

Claude Dagenais Captures The Spirit of the 2016 Future Chef Recipe Contest

For the third consecutive year, the team from two humans participated in the future chef’s recipe contest organized by Pommes Qualité Québec. This contest regrouped this year 23 students from 8 different schools. It represents a real production challenge, since the photographer has only a few hours to illustrate all the recipes and capture the whirlwind in the kitchen. Claude’s experience as a culinary test bench photographer with many of Quebec’s top chefs is essential to the success of this endeavour.

Each student has one hour to prepare his contest entry, so the production team has to plan everything in detail to ensure that every dish gets a few minutes of glory simultaneously in front of the photographer’s lens and before the judges.

And the results are yummy as you can see. Click here and here.

See Claude Dagenais profile