Saturday, February 17, 2018

Reserve May 5, 2018 for the CAP Spring Dinner Meeting & Program

Today put May 5, 2018, on your calendar and plan to attend the CAP Spring Dinner & Program featuring Ron Rosenstock and his program "Photography as a Spiritual Experience." The dinner and program will be held at the Crystal Ballroom, 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT, beginning at 5 p.m.

Click for a flyer containing all the details including the menu, a description of Ron's program, and a registration form. The cost is $32 per person if you register by April 15 or $37 if you register closer to the event.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

NECCC Conference Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member

Here a chance for a CAP member to attend the NECCC Conference July 13, 14, and 15, 2018, with registration being free of charge if you have never attended before. It is a great weekend filled with exceptional presenters, timely topics, and many photo opportunities.

The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of its members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 13-15, 2018. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by the club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The three day
registration is $205.  The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:
1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2018.
2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member club (Connecticut Association of
Photographers) in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).
3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.
4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

5. A $40 co-pay has been established for the Courtesy Enrollment, due at the time of the application.  CAP will pay this co-pay for the individual accepted to represent CAP at the 2018 conference. 

CAP would like to give the opportunity to one of its members who has never attended the NECCC conference a chance to be part of this exceptional weekend. The dates are July 13, 14 and 15, 2018.  If you are interested in attending this conference (and follow the rules governing the courtesy enrollment) please submit your name, address, phone number and email address to Antoinette Gombeda at
agombeda@optonline.net by February 20, 2018. Please put "Courtesy Enrollment" in the subject line.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Results of the 31st. Connecticut Camera Club Invitational Salon

Every two years the Connecticut Association of Photographers sponsors a competition among Connecticut camera clubs. Thirteen clubs participated in the 2017 competition.

Congratulations to the New Haven Camera Club which took 1st place (306 points). They were closely followed by Stamford (302 points) and Quinebaug (300 points). 

Overall Ranking by Club

Club
Total
Rank
New Haven
306
1
Stamford
302
2
Quinebaug
300
3
Simsbury
298
4
Oxford Greens
290
5
Bridgeport
289
6
Coastal
283
7
Milford
280
8
North Haven
280
8
Granby
275
10
Wallingford
265
11
Quiet Corner
259
12
Castle Craig
258
13


In the individual awards, we had two images score a perfect 30 points! Congratulations to Denise Saldana of the New Haven CC for her image “Sandhill Crane” and to Linda Brinckerhoff for her image “To Fly”. Since we did not have any images that scored 29, we did not break the tie and both will receive 1st place monetary awards. Images that scored 28 points received digital certificates.

"Sandhill Crane" by Denise Saldana

"To Fly" by Linda Brinckerhoff
Our judges were from the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club – Michael Karchmer, Suz Karchmer and Jim Walczak. Images were judged online in mid-December.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Reminder: CAP Invitational Salon Now Open for Entries

Every two years the Connecticut Association of Photographers sponsors a competition among Connecticut camera clubs. This year's edition, the 31th, is now open to receive entries. All Connecticut camera clubs are invited to participate.

Each Connecticut camera club may enter 12 digital images in an open category. The deadline for receipt of images is November 28, 2017. The images will be judged by the Cape Cod Viewfinders and the results will be announced by December 15, 2017. The entry fee is $10 per club for the 12 images. Note that this is a club competition and individuals wishing to participate must do so through their camera club. Also, individuals may not enter through more than one club.

Click for a flyer with all the rules and an entry form.

Please send the entries and entry form by e-mail to Hazel Meredith at CTINV2017@aol.com and then mail the $10 check to Loretta Paul-Golden at 93 Underhill Road, Milford, CT  06460. Be sure to identify your club on the check.

Get your entries in soon.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Last Chance to Reserve: Landscape Seminar on Nov. 11, 2017

Time is running out to reserve your space for the Ken Sklute half day seminar entitled Visual Depth. Ken will share his thoughts, tips, and tricks about creating very strong landscape images in an informative and inspirational program. The program will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017,  at The Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr, Hamden, CT, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The deadline for receipt of reservations is October 28, 2017.

Ken has enjoyed a diverse career photographing people, professional sports, architecture, weddings, and landscapes. Ken spends much of his time photographing, teaching, and lecturing both nationally and internationally. He has been located in Phoenix, Arizona, since 1996 to be out in the landscape of the beautiful southwest.


Click to download a flyer with all the details. The flyer includes a registration form to reserve your space; send it in now so that you don't miss out. Deadline for receipt of reservations is October 28, 2017.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

CAP Announces 2017 Connecticut Camera Club Invitational Salon

Every two years the Connecticut Association of Photographers sponsers a competition among Connecticut camera clubs. This year's edition, the 31th, is now open to receive entries. All Connecticut camera clubs are invited to participate.

Each Connecticut camera club may enter 12 digital images in an open category. The deadline for receipt of images is November 28, 2017. The images will be judged by the Cape Cod Viewfinders and the results will be announced by December 15, 2017. The entry fee is $10 per club for the 12 images. Note that this is a club competition and individuals wishing to participate must do so through their camera club. Also, individuals may not enter through more than one club.

Click for a flyer with all the rules and an entry form.

Please send the entries and entry form by e-mail to Hazel Meredith at CTINV2017@aol.com and then mail the $10 check to Loretta Paul-Golden at 93 Underhill Road, Milford, CT  06460. Be sure to identify your club with the check.

If you have questions e-mail Hazel at CTINV2017@aol.com or Loretta at lmpaul67@aol.com

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Reminder: CAP trip to New Hampshire

Join CAP in New Hampshire and enjoy the beauty of the White Mountain National Forest and more.  On this trip you will have the chance to photograph waterfalls, covered bridges and scenic landscapes. We will follow the Kancamagus Highway and visit other nearby areas.  Maybe we’ll even see a moose!  Some subjects will be close to the road and others will require some walking. This is a great time of the year to be in New England so don't miss out.
     
WHEN:  Friday to Sunday  September 22, 23 and 24, 2017

WHERE:  We will be staying in Lincoln, NH.  A block of 8 rooms has been reserved  at a local, family operated motel but the rooms can only be held until August 22! Only 2 more days to reserve your room.  

WHO: Any paid member of CAP

REPLY TO:  Ann Yost    ayost4@aol.com   203-931-9943

Field Trip Co-chairs:  Linda Thomas and Art Yost

Thursday, August 10, 2017

CAP September Trip to White Mountains of New Hampshire

Join CAP in New Hampshire and enjoy the beauty of the White Mountain National Forest and more.  On this trip you will have the chance to photograph waterfalls, covered bridges and scenic landscapes. We will follow the Kancamagus Highway and visit other nearby areas.  Maybe we’ll even see a moose!  Some subjects will be close to the road and others will require some walking.
     
WHEN:  Friday to Sunday  September 22, 23 and 24, 2017

WHERE:  We will be staying in Lincoln, NH.  A block of 8 rooms has been reserved  at a local, family operated motel but the rooms can only be held until August 22! Therefore it’s imperative to reserve your spot ASAP. 

WHO: Any paid member of CAP

REPLY TO:  Ann Yost    ayost4@aol.com   203-931-9943

Field Trip Co-chairs:  Linda Thomas and Art Yost

Monday, August 07, 2017

Ken Sklute Presentation "Visual Depth" Coming Nov. 11, 2017

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Ken Sklute, A Canon Explorer of Light, will present a half day seminar entitled Visual Depth. Ken will share his thoughts, tips, and tricks about creating very strong landscape images in an informative and inspirational program. The program will take place at The Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr, Hamden, CT, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The accolade of "Explorer of Light" is held by only a few top photographers worldwide. Ken Sklute earned this honor by way of his diverse career photographing people, sports, architecture, weddings and landscapes.  He has also been named "Photographer of the Year" 32 times, encompassing the states of New York, California and Arizona.  CAP is therefore extremely proud of being able to showcase Ken's wonderful photography and outlook and it promises to be a "not to miss"  experience.  

Click to download a flyer with all the details. Put the date on your calendar now to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from Ken and improve your photography. The flyer includes a registration form to reserve your space.

Monday, May 29, 2017

CAP Waterfalls Field Trip

Day Trip Saturday June 10th. to Kent Falls State Park and Bash Bish Falls on NY State and Massachusetts line.

Approximate time 10:00 arrival at Kent Falls followed by a BYO picnic lunch at the park. Parking Fee $9.00. If someone in your car has Charter Oak Senior Pass there is no fee. Out of State License Plates will be charged $15 parking unless someone has a senior pass. 

Kent Falls is one of the best known and favorite falls in Connecticut. The walk to the top can be accomplished by steps with a climbing rail or a two mile path rated as an easy climb to the top of the falls. Approximate time to photograph falls and Scenery-about 2 hours followed by the picnic lunch. 

The second falls is approximately one hour drive to Bash Bish Falls with some nice scenery on the drive to the falls. The main parking lot in MA leads to a 1 mile walk (rated 4 out of 10 for difficulty. However it is rocky/hilly and might be difficult for anyone who is a senior/and or has health issues. There is a NY parking lot with a trail to the falls that is much easier but is a mile and a half round trip. 
Carpooling is recommended to cut costs. Starting location to meet and detailed information will be available to those who sign up for this trip.  Locations of meeting will somewhat be determined by those who are coming.  Please e mail Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo.com or call her at 203-606-8327. Deadline for signing up will be Wednesday June 7th.