Friday, March 25, 2016

Register Soon for "Safari to Africa"

The Connecticut Association of Photographers will present a wonderful night of photography featuring Ivan Rothman and his program Safari to Africa. In this multimedia presentation Ivan will take us with him on safari to seven African countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The images will be accompanied by an exciting musical theme.

Details


Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Witney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517
     (go to http://whitneycenter.com/contact-us-2/directions/ for directions)
Fee: $12 per person to cover refreshments. CAP is covering the cost of the program.

Click for a flyer with more information.

A few of Ivan Rothman's  images are shown below.




Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Upcoming CAP Presentation on Africa

Just a reminder that the Connecticut Association of Photographers will present a wonderful night of photography featuring Ivan Rothman and his program Safari to Africa. In this multimedia presentation Ivan will take us with him on safari to seven African countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The images will be accompanied by an exciting musical theme.

Details


Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Witney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517
     (go to http://whitneycenter.com/contact-us-2/directions/ for directions)
Fee: $12 per person to cover refreshments. CAP is covering the cost of the program.

Click for a flyer with more information.

A few of Ivan Rothman's  images are shown below.



Sunday, January 17, 2016

CAP Presents "Safari to Arica"

The Connecticut Association of Photographers will present a wonderful night of photography featuring Ivan Rothman and his program Safari to Africa. In this multimedia presentation Ivan will take us with him on safari to seven African countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The images will be accompanied by an exciting musical theme.

Details


Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Witney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517
     (go to http://whitneycenter.com/contact-us-2/directions/ for directions)
Fee: $12 per person to cover refreshments. CAP is covering the cost of the program.

Click for a flyer with more information.

A few of Ivan Rothman's  images are shown below.








Thursday, January 14, 2016

NECCC Conference Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member

Here a chance for a CAP member to attend the NECCC Conference July 15, 16, and 17, 2016, 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 15-17, 2016. 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 $195.  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, 2016.
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.

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 15, 16 and 17, 2016.  If you are interested in attending this conference (and follow the rules governing the courtesy enrollment) please submit your name to Antoinette Gombeda at agombeda@optonline.net by February 15, 2016. Please put "Courtesy Enrollment" in the subject line.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

David DesRochers Judging Competition

David DesRochers, who did an all-day seminar for CAP last October, has asked us to promote a photo competition for which he is one of the judges. The details are below.

Dear photographers
the Contest is open
The delicate natural world told through the several editions of a competition to know the most interesting natural features but also the importance to preservation of biodiversity
on our planet, still fantastic.

the biome 2016 is
"Deserts, rocks and screes"
landscapes, wild life, animals and plants,
forms and colours
Download the entry form or sign up online

Deadline: 30 April 2016
Award ceremony:
24 September 2016
prize val. € 5000,00
prize val. € 2000,00 - 3° prize val. € 1000,00

Entry fee:
€ 30,00 -  images max 20

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2015 Connecticut Invitational Competition

Every two years the Connecticut Association of Photographers holds a competition among camera clubs in Connecticut. This year there were 14 clubs competing. Each club could enter twelve images. This year's competition was judged by members of the Westchester Camera Club.
Club Results
Congratulations to the winners! The first place club was Flagpole Photographers with a score of 297, and in second place was the New Haven Camera Club with 294 points. Below are the full club results.
Flagpole Photographers 297
New Haven CC 294
Quinebaug Valley 285
Charter Oak CC 281
Simsbury CC 279
Oxford Green CC 273
Stamford Photographers 272
CT Valley 271
Milford CC 269
North Haven 268
Gr. Bridgeport CC 264
Quiet Corner 259
Southeastern 250
Heritage Village (only 6 images submitted) 127

Individual Results 
For the individual winners, we had a tie for 1st between Sandy Gennrich of Stamford Photographers with "Reach to the Sky" and Lisa Cuchara of the New Haven Camera Club with "Puppy in a Teacup". 
Reach to the Sky by Sandy Gennrich
Puppy in a Teacup by Lisa Cuchara

Thank you to all of the clubs who entered. See you in 2017! 
Hazel Meredith & Loretta Paul-Goldin, co-chairs

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FREE Parish Kohanim Persentation

We don't normally include information on the CAP blog about events sponsored by other organizations. However, there is a FREE photography lecture coming up next Monday evening that we highly recommend to our members that will help expand your creativity and teach you a few new techniques.

On Monday evening, November 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. Parish Kohanim, a Canon explorer of Light, will take a journey through his diverse and striking body of work. He will share his passion about the art of photography and inspire you with a focus on finding the beauty that surrounds us. If you want to expand your personal horizons this is a do not miss presentation.

The lecture will be held at the Cromwell Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT  06416 just off I 91.  Click for a map showing the location.

For more details see the descriptions here or here. You must register in advance which is free here or here.

Click to see more of Parish's outstanding work.

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 30th, 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 December 4, 2015. The images will be judged by the Westchester Photographic Society and the results will be announced by December 18, 2015. 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 by e-mail to Hazel Meredith at CTINV2015@aol.com and then mail the entry form and $10 check to Loretta Paul-Golden at 93 Underhill Road, Milford, CT  06460.

Get your entries in soon.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

CAP Field Trip to Stockbridge, MA

CAP is planning a field trip to the quaint town that inspired Norman Rockwell's classic Christmas paintings. The trip will include the Norman Rockwell Museum. You will be able to tour historic houses, properties, and inns such as the Campbell House, the Rectory, Naumkeag, Tanglewood, and Windermere Manor. (This is a self guided tour where we can proceed at our own pace.) Also there will be Caroling, a Luminary Walk (possibly), and festive decorations in town. The Red Lion Inn with Roaring Fireplace, Harp and Piano Entertainment, and Gift Shop is also there.

Details

WHEN : Saturday December 5th, 2015
WHERE : Main Street Stockbridge Massachusetts
COST : One flat rate of $20.00 allows access to all buildings. For those who choose not tour the Inns, Houses, and Manors there is no cost, but you are on your own during that time.

Sign up

Contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com. Please include your cell phone number, town where you live, and if you will be carpooling or not.

Looking forward to a wonderful festive kick off to the Holidays with you. Sign up soon as this will fill quickly. Details will be emailed to those who sign up closer to the date via email.

You must be a paid CAP member to attend.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Less then 10 Days to Register for DesRochers Seminar

You have only 10 days left to register for the David DesRochers Seminar to be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, in Hamden, CT. The seminar is entitled Creating Unique Images of Our Natural World. This seminar will provide education, information, and inspiration for any level photographer in today's digital photographic world. The seminar will include something for every level of photographer including lunch.

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.