Monday, August 24, 2015

David DesRochers Seminar Only 2 Months Away

Just a reminder that the upcoming all day CAP seminar by David DesRochers entitled Creating Unique Images of Our Natural World is only two months from todayThis program will provide education, information, and inspiration for any level photographer in today's digital world. 

Topics to be presented include:
  1. The Starting Line: Basics of Photography, including equipment and photographic concepts such as shutter speed, f/stops, exposure, depth of field – and how all can be used to take good photographs and achieve different effects. Although the focus will be on nature photography, these same principles will be applied to other kinds of photography as well.
  2. Creating Photos with Impact. Most people take snapshots. Photographers create works of art. Elements of composition will be explored, allowing its use to create compelling photographs. Subjects will include portraits, street and travel, architecture and nature.
  3. Wild about Wildlife. David’s techniques used to photograph birds and animals in the field will be explored. Subjects will include light (natural and flash), composition and moment. Ethics, animal/bird behavior and popular wildlife destinations will also be covered.
  4. Creative Landscapes: David will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique mages of the endless natural art our planet has to offer. Subjects include planning, composition, capture and post processing. Techniques used to create panoramas, blurs and “art in water” images will also be covered.

Details
  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $40 per person which includes lunch
Now is the time to reserve your spot. At only $40 including lunch it is a bargain.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Reminder: David DesRochers Seminar on Saturday, October 24, 2015



Just a reminder of the upcoming all day CAP seminar by David DesRochers entitled Creating Unique Images of Our Natural WorldThis program will provide education, information, and inspiration for any level photographer in today's digital world. 

Topics to be presented include:
  1. The Starting Line: Basics of Photography, including equipment and photographic concepts such as shutter speed, f/stops, exposure, depth of field – and how all can be used to take good photographs and achieve different effects. Although the focus will be on nature photography, these same principles will be applied to other kinds of photography as well.
  2. Creating Photos with Impact. Most people take snapshots. Photographers create works of art. Elements of composition will be explored, allowing its use to create compelling photographs. Subjects will include portraits, street and travel, architecture and nature.
  3. Wild about Wildlife. David’s techniques used to photograph birds and animals in the field will be explored. Subjects will include light (natural and flash), composition and moment. Ethics, animal/bird behavior and popular wildlife destinations will also be covered.
  4. Creative Landscapes: David will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique mages of the endless natural art our planet has to offer. Subjects include planning, composition, capture and post processing. Techniques used to create panoramas, blurs and “art in water” images will also be covered.

Details
  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $40 per person which includes lunch
Now is the time to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Buttonwood Farm CAP Field Trip

By popular demand The Connecticut Association of Photographers is running yet another trip to the sunflowers! On Saturday, July 25, 2015, we will visit Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT. Come join us for a morning shoot on 15 acres of sunflowers giving you over 450,00 blooms to choose from when selecting just the right specimen to photograph.

You can take a tractor drawn hayride starting at 11am. which takes you through the cow pastures and 4 acres of sunflower fields. The cost is $5.00. All proceeds go to the Make - A - Wish Foundation described below.

The Make - A - Wish Foundation will be on site selling $5.00 bouquets of sunflowers as well as sunflower themed T shirts and notecards to raise money for local children battling life threatening medical conditions. This is a wonderful fund raiser.

And let's not forget the REAL reason why so many want to come back to Buttonwood.....Ice Cream! This will be the best homemade ice cream that you will ever eat. Choose from over 30 flavors of ice cream. They even have sunflower ice cream! The shop opens at noon.

To sign up please contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com. Be sure to include your cell number, where you live, and whether you will be meeting us there, or car pooling.

You and whoever comes with you must be a paid CAP member. Contact Jim Dionne at jimski42@gmail.com to become a CAP member. The cost is a mere $8.00 per year, the best deal in the state! See the link on the main page of the blog site for an application.

Meeting time, weather, and car pooling information will be emailed the WEDNESDAY before the trip (7-22-15). Weather changes, plans change, and field conditions vary. Please check your email at that time, but if you have any questions or concerns before then do not hesitate to contact me.
See you all there!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Narraganset/Newport Bay Boat Tour

Enjoy a day in Rhode Island with fellow CAP members on a 90 minute narrated cruise aboard the Ava Pearl. This is a three year old catamaran which holds 150 passengers with two viewing levels, outside sun deck seating, two clean restrooms, climate controlled interior seating, and a full service bar/galley with light fare. It is the newest, most luxurious sightseeing catamaran in the United States today.

Details

  • Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015 (rain date June 21)
  • Place: Rhode Island Bay Cruises, 137 Roger Williams Way, North Kingston, RI 
  • Bay Cruises Phone: (401) 295-4040
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. gathering at Quonset Point for a 1:00 sail time. There are picnic tables for those who would like to eat lunch prior to the cruise.  Another photo op is the Quonset State Airport right across the street which has some vintage aircraft on display.
  • Cost: In person, $30.00 Adult, Senior 60 and older $28.00. Linda highly recommends the advanced reservation discounted ticket price which can be purchased online or by phone. There is an advance purchase $5.00 per ticket reduced fee.

CAP members will have an opportunity to view ten lighthouses: Popular Point, Plum Beach, Dutch Island, Whale Rock, Beavertail, Castle Hill, Lime Rock, Goat Island, Rose Island, and Conanicut. There will be ten different islands: Goat, Rose, Coasters, Gould, Hope, and Prudence covering over 60 miles of RI coastline. Other picturesque sights will include: Jamestown Bridge, Castle Hill Newport, Hammersmith Farm, Newport, Ocean Cliff, Newport, Clingstone "House On The Rock", Jamestown, Fort Adams, Newport, Newport Harbor, Newport Pell Bridge, and sailboats galore. After the cruise we will proceed to Newport, Rhode Island, for more photo ops, touring, shopping, and a sunset (we hope).

CAP members, join us for a full day of fun and photos. Lighting conditions will be harsh at this time of day if the sun is shinning, so bring a polarizer and lens hood. If you want to be part of the CAP group YOU MUST SIGN UP FIRST and you MUST BE A PAID  CAP MEMBER including anyone you bring with you. Email Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com. Please indicate if you would like to car pool, or meet us there. Also include what town you are from and your cell numbers for organizational purposes.

Looking forward to a good group of CAP members on June 20th.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

CAP Announces Field Trips

The Connecticut Association of Photographers Field Trip Committee announces three field trips for the next three months. They will provide an opportunity for members to sharpen their photographic skills and better learn to know their fellow members.

A PLACE CALLED HOPE RAPTORS
Killingworth, CT
Sunday May 17th 2:30pm
Cost $20.00 Paid in advance.

NEWPORT/NARRAGANSET HARBOR BOAT TOUR
Newport, Rhode Island
Saturday June 20th 1:00pm (90 minutes)
Rain Date Sunday JUNE 21st 2:00pm (note time change)
Cost $29.00 Adult/$27.00 Senior (60 yrs. and older)

BUTTONWOOD FARM SUNFLOWERS
Griswold, CT
July 25th Time TBA
Cost free, but bring money for ice cream!

Please sign up by emailing Linda Thomas
Humbrd001@Yahoo.com
Must be a paid CAP member to attend.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

CAP Announces an All-Day Seminar by David DesRochers

CAP is pleased to announce that David DesRochers will be presenting an all-day seminar entitled Creating Unique Images of Our Natural WorldThis all day program will provide education and information to any level photographer in today's digital world. 

Topics to be presented include:
  1. The Starting Line: Basics of Photography, including equipment and photographic concepts such as shutter speed, f/stops, exposure, depth of field – and how all can be used to take good photographs and achieve different effects. Although the focus will be on nature photography, these same principles will be applied to other kinds of photography as well.
  2. Creating Photos with Impact. Most people take snapshots. Photographers create works of art. Elements of composition will be explored, allowing its use to create compelling photographs. Subjects will include portraits, street and travel, architecture and nature.
  3. Wild about Wildlife. David’s techniques used to photograph birds and animals in the field will be explored. Subjects will include light (natural and flash), composition and moment. Ethics, animal/bird behavior and popular wildlife destinations will also be covered.
  4. Creative Landscapes: David will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique mages of the endless natural art our planet has to offer. Subjects include planning, composition, capture and post processing. Techniques used to create panoramas, blurs and “art in water” images will also be covered.

Details
  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $40 per person which includes lunch

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Reminder, Tops in Connecticut Show and Dinner Coming Soon

This is just a gentle reminder that the Tops in Connecticut show and CAP dinner are scheduled for April 18, 2015. Deadline for receipt of reservations is April 10, 2015, just over a week away. The show will contain eighty plus images selected at the judging last November along with commentary written by some of Connecticut's most experienced photographers. Come and see the excellent and varied work by many talented Connecticut Photographers.

Details

  • Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Time: Show begins at 5 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and presentation of the awards followed by a buffet dinner
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $28 per person

Click for directions to Whitney Center.

Click for a flyer and dinner reservation form. Deadline for receipt of reservations is April 10, 2015.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CAP Dinner and Tops in Connecticut Show

CAP is pleased to announce that the 2014 Tops in Connecticut acceptances will be shown at a dinner on April 18, 2015, including commentary about the images. These eighty plus images from talented Connecticut photographers were chosen from almost five hundred submitted images.

Details

  • Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Time: Show begins at 5 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and presentation of the awards followed by a buffet dinner
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $28 per person

Click for directions to Whitney Center.

Click for a flyer and dinner reservation form. Deadline for receipt of reservations is April 10, 2015.

Friday, March 13, 2015

FINAL REMINDER: Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member to Attend the 2015 NECCC Summer Conference

Every year NECCC allows each member club to select one member to attend the next NECCC Summer Conference with a free registration fee. CAP is a member of NECCC allowing us to select one of our members to receive this complementary registration fee. The important requirements to be selected are:

  • The person selected must be a member of CAP with his/her dues paid.
  • The person selected must be as least 18 years old as of July 1, 2015.
  • The person selected must have never attended the NECCC Summer Conference.

Approximately one month ago we sent out a blog posting to the membership that this opportunity was available. So far no one has applied! Now we are at the deadline. Any CAP member who is interested in being considered for this courtesy enrollment should contact Antoinette Gombeda (agombeda@optonline.net) today. Send Antoinette your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. If more than one person is interested, Antoinette will select the recipient by drawing a name from a hat.

Remember, you must send your name and information to Antoinette Gombeda. She will take care of sending the required information to NECCC by the March 15, 2015, deadline. Also, remember that the courtesy enrollment is only for the registration fee; the lucky CAP member will still be responsible for his/her own transportation, housing, and meal expenses.

If you want more information on the NECCC Summer Conference, check out the following:

Friday, March 06, 2015

CAP Members Score in Greater Lynn International Exhibition

Members of the Connecticut Association of Photographers who entered the Greater Lynn International Salon did very well. As a club CAP scored second with 342 points compared to 343 points for the Merrimack Valley Camera Club. The third place club was Gateway Camera Club with 333 points. The club score is the sum of the scores received by the 7 highest scoring photographers who entered from the club. Twenty eight clubs competed for the club award including many from outside the United States such as China, Iran, Australia, England, Denmark, Wales, Japan, and India. CAP will receive a $200 prize for its second place finish.

Four members of the club won special awards in the competition:

  • Catherine Thiem won an Honor Award; 
  • Tom Cuchara won an Honor Award;
  • Matthew Collen won the Best Child Medal; and 
  • Lisa Cuchara won the Best Still Life Medal and an Honor Award.

Congratulations to our members who won these special awards.

All CAP members are urged to see the outstanding show of the award wining and accepted images when it is presented. The show will be presented twice at the Greater Lynn headquarters, 564 Boston St., Lynn, MA: Sunday afternoon April 12, 2015, at 2 p.m. and Monday evening, April 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The show will also be presented Friday evening at the 2015 NECCC Summer Conference in the Fine Arts Theater. This gives you another reason to attend the next conference in addition to all the other outstanding events planned. Click so see all the details.