Photographer: Sharon Moysey

November 2023 Internal Competition Judges

We sincerely thank our external judges listed below for their adjudication and comments in our Novice, Intermediate and Advanced digital and print competitions. Their comments on our images are a valuable learning opportunity for all participants and will help our club members in all their photographic endeavours.

Images and judges’ comments are available at the Victoria Camera Club website:

Leah Gray:  Nature

Leah was raised in Alberta and moved to British Columbia in 2010. She has photographed on three continents, capturing award-winning images.  Over the past few years she has entered the world of International Photographic Salons that are recognized by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the Federation Internationale de l’art Photographique.

Leah started her photographic journey with sports and discovered nature, macro, studio and other genres.  Leah is a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA), PSA and Sidney Shutterbugs.  Leah has won many prestigious photographic awards and is a CAPA Certified Judge.

More information about Leah and her photography can be found on her website:

Sue Olsen:  Open

Susan’s serious pursuit of photography started with a series of courses at Metro College in Edmonton and continued through to a photography certificate program at Langara College in Vancouver.

Over time, Susan’s art has taken shape – she no longer sees herself taking a photo but creating an image.  Sue loves the studio where she engages in dance photography and creative portraiture.  She also likes wildlife, waterscape, water drop and close-up photography.  Her work has been displayed and juried in local competitions and Photo Club shows.

Susan is a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) and became a CAPA Certified Judge in 2021.  She is currently the Vice President of the Richmond Photo Club and their Competition’s Chair.

Susan’s photography can be found on her Instagram:

Kayla Stevenson:  Theme (Music)

Kayla is an enthusiastic photographer.  She loves to travel all over the world, Africa is her favourite place for adventure and wildlife photography.  More recently, her journey has taken her more towards artistic interpretations of her images, both in camera and in her digital darkroom.  She is always exploring and learning new ways to present her photographic stories.

Kayla has been a mathematics teacher, a professional symphony musician and has spent more than 25 years in non-profit management focused on marketing and fundraising.

As an active volunteer, Kayla serves on the Executive of the Langley Camera Club.  She has been a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) since 2010, and is a CAPA Certified Judge.  She currently serves on the National Board as Director of Membership.

More information about Kayla and her photography can be found on her website:

Gregg Eligh:  People

Gregg is a now retired commercial photographer, having worked in Vancouver, Toronto and Victoria since the 70s.  His commercial work has been directed towards advertising, editorial, catalogue and corporate assignments.

Occasional teaching, coaching and workshops further developed Gregg’s skills and knowledge as well as contributing to his ‘community’.   “Imagination is better than knowledge”.

More information about Gregg and his photography can be found on his website:

Allen Bargen:  Altered Reality

Allen’s photography is mainly about the natural world and the excitement of numerous Sporting events.  His ongoing Nature travels have taken him to many exciting world locations, not the least of which has been right here in our beautiful Canadian wilderness.

A large part of Allen’s professional life has been dedicated to the art of photography, and therefore to the agencies, clubs and people who involve themselves with it.  On the national and international level, he has dedicated significant time in supporting the growth of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA).

Allen has been honoured with a Life membership in CAPA, and is a CAPA Certified Judge.  He is available for photographic lectures and Workshops.

More information about Allen and his photography can be found on his website:

Mike Byrne:  All Print Categories

Mike is one of the co-founders of Clock Tower Images in Victoria.  Growing up in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, he has always pursued outdoor activities.  As a natural extension, he started to produce outdoor adventure films and videos.  Mike leads international photography workshops with an emphasis on wildlife.  He has spoken at Victoria Camera Club’s competition nights regarding the judging of prints as well as conducting workshops on the use of flash in photography.

More information about Mike and his photography can be found on the Clock Tower Images website:

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