Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tops in Connecticut Winners Announced

The 2014 Tops In Connecticut judging was held last Saturday, November 15. 2014. The judges chose 82 images for the upcoming show including 12 award winning images. Click for a complete list of the accepted and award winning images.

The 82 images will be combined into a show along with commentary and presented at the CAP annual dinner on April 18, 2015, at Whitney Center in Hamden CT. Mark your calendars now.

Winning Images
Best in Show: Paul Peterson - "Orangutan Family"

Best Travel: William Barnett - "Goats and Bagan Pagodas"

Best Seascape: Lisa Cuchara - "Ocean Beach Pier"

Best Cityscape: Sal Defini - "NY Christmas"

Best Monochrome: Lewis Fink - "Father and Daughter"

Best Landscape: Cindy Gosselin - "Milky Way Over Moss Lake"

Best Portrait: Sara Roche - "Portrait of Leo"

Best Creative: Aleksander Rotner - "Lost"
Best Nature: Harold Sisken - "Going Down"
Judges Choice: Lisa Cuchara - "Memories of a Pier"

Judges Choice: Rick Sereque - "Late 1800's Pool Hall"

Judges Choice: Sandee Harraden - "Heron Hug"

Monday, November 17, 2014

CAP Winter Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

If you can't beat em, join em. Winter is coming whether we like it or not! CAP is fighting against just staying indoors until it is over. Sooooo... come out and join us for a festive fun time on Friday, December 5th, 2014, before we get too busy preparing for the Holidays!! Escape the frenzy of our modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride around the town square. Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus. Enjoy strolling carolers around the town in vintage clothing. There are endless opportunities to photograph quaint buildings and doorways with your tripod (no tripods allowed inside the buildings, however). Period characters involved in preparing for an old fashioned Christmas are fun to photograph both inside and out.

Event: Christmas by Candlelight
Where: Old Sturbridge Village Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Road, Sturbridge, MA.
When: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, rain/snow date Saturday, Dec. 6.
Time: The village is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 on Friday, slightly more for Saturday.
Lunch: Travelers Restaurant, Union, CT, prior to the Sturbridge event at 2:30 p.m.

Departure: 1:30 for Travelers Restaurant from Exit 13 off I91 north.

Signup: Contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@yahoo.com. please include your cell phone number, town you live in, and if you are meeting at the commuter lot or in Sturbridge.

Hope to see you there. Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all from the Trips Committee.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Connecticut Tops In Photography Deadline is Monday

Just a reminder that the 2014 edition of Tops in Connecticut closes in two days, at midnight on Monday, November 3, 2014. We have received many entries, but if yours isn't one of them there is still time to send it in. Here is your chance to be part of the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015. Any photographer living in Connecticut or a member of a Connecticut photography club may enter.

  • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
  • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
  • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards

Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form. If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tops in Connecticut Photography Competition Deadline One Week Away

Just a reminder that the 2014 edition of Tops in Connecticuty closes next Monday, November 3, 2014. We have received many entries, but if yours isn't one of them now is the time to send it in.

The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges and the accepted images will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015.

  • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
  • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
  • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards

Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form. If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tops in Connecticut Competition Is Open for Entries

Just a reminder that the 2014 edition of Tops in Photography, a photography competition for all photographers resident in Connecticut as well as members of Connecticut camera clubs is currently receiving entries. The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges and the accepted images will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015.

  • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
  • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
  • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards

Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form. If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CAP Announces 2014 Edition of the Tops in Connecticut Competition

The Connecticut Association of Photographers is pleased to announced the 2014 edition of Tops in Photography, a photography competition for individuals. This competition is open to all photographers resident in Connecticut as well as members of Connecticut camera clubs. The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges. We plan to select approximately 100 images which will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015.

  • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
  • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
  • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards

Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form. If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Boston Red Sox Presents Photography Night 2014

To provide photography students and enthusiasts the opportunity to meet and have a Q&A with Mike Ivins and William Weiss and then have the opportunity to take photos within Fenway Park via pre-determined stations.opportunity to meet and have a Q&A with Mike Ivins and William Weiss and then have the opportunity to take photos within Fenway Park via pre-determined stations.

Date: Wednesday, September 24th

Location: Historic Fenway Park

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:10 PM

Logistics:
 Participants will Enter Gate D starting at 2:45
 Participants will be directed to the Grandstand 18 and 19
 Q&A will Mike and Billie 3:00 – 3:25
 At 3:25, we will break them down into 5-6 groups and send off to stations with a guide for each group
 At 5:10, all groups will be escorted to the Bleacher section and will have access to early Batting Practice similar to Red Sox Nation Members

Photo Stations:
***Only one group will be allowed at each station at a time***
 Atop of the Green Monster
 Bud Deck
 Pavilion SRO area behind Pavilion Box 10
 Coca-Cola Deck
 On-Field during BP – would like for the area to be stanchioned off

Tickets:
 Tickets are $40 in Right Field Box 90 and can be purchased by contacting Danny Picano at 617-226-6810 or dpicano@redsox.com

Sunday, March 23, 2014

David Wells to Speak on Travel Photography

On Monday, May 12, 2014 David H. Wells of Providence, Rhode Island will be presenting his program “Making Exceptional Travel Photographs” to the Charter Oak Photographic Society, Inc. They invite you, your camera club, and friends to come and be their guest (no charge). Their meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. SHARP!

Hunt's Photo and Video will be on hand for your photographic shopping pleasure.


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

CAP Field Trips for Spring 2014

Tired of Winter? Wish you could be photographing outdoors in beautiful tulip beds? How about hundreds of acres of lupines? Love to eat pancakes? Love to laugh and have a good time with friends? Learn new things? Then look no further than TWO CAP field trips for Spring 2014

Trip #1

This trip is now full.

What: TULIPS (14,200 of them)
When: Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Where: Harry S. Chatfield Memorial Garden, Warinanco Park,  Union County, New Jersey (Google "Warinanco Park" for more details)

Warinanco Park consists of 204 acres of trees, shrubs, and trails. The highlight of the park at the end of April is their tulips imported from Holland. These bulbs are carefully placed in staggered rows that make up the circular garden's 21 beds of non stop color. No need to spend hundreds of dollars to fly to Holland when we have this wonderful facility just two hours away by car. Rain cancels this trip, there is no rain date.

Trip #2

This trip is now full.

What: LUPINE FESTIVAL
When: June 13, 14, 15 2014
Where: Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

Back by popular demand, CAP is repeating one of it's most popular trips to New Hampshire for the annual Lupine Festival. Imagine a real white steepled church as the background for a field of pink, purple, and white lupines. No digital magic needed here, just natural beauty before a traditional style church. Some fields have pieces of antique farm equipment for added interest among the blooms. Get hungry after shooting sunrise? We take care of that too. Polly's Pancakes is a great place to have breakfast or brunch. Right across from Polly's there are multiple photo ops from barns, horses, stone walls, to birds and cats. If you get tired of shooting, take in the local arts show, shop at the general store, or take it easy on a horse drawn carriage which travels through a sea of lupines at the foot of the White Mountains.

We will be staying in nearby Franconia. Details will be given after sign up. Just a reminder...you and whoever you travel with must be a paid CAP member to attend any CAP field trip. Space will be limited, so sign up early.

Meeting times, locations, and other details will be sent to those who sign up for the trip. Sign up by e-mailing Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com. Please indicate which trip you are signing up for, your cell phone #, and what town you live in for carpooling purposes. If you will be meeting us at the location instead of carpooling, please let me know.


Question or concerns may be addressed to Linda Thomas 203-239-9341 or Art Yost 203-931-9943, CAP trip co-chairs

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Landscape Seminar by Joe LeFevre

CAP is sponsoring an all-day seminar entitled "Making Dynamic Landscape Images" to be presented by Joe LeFevre on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This seminar will be held at the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company, 429 Old Colchester Road, Salem, CT 06420. The Fee for attendance is $40 and includes lunch. There may be a limited number of tickets available at the door on the day of the seminar for $50 each.

In addition there will be a hands on workshop the following day for $100. Joe will take a group of up to 15 people to Devil's Hopyard and Gillette Castle for hands on instruction. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn from a master landscape photographer.


If you have any questions please contact Rob Macfarlane at macfarlane80@cox.net.

Please spread the word to other members of your club. This is an outstanding opportunity of interest to all ability levels.