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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

iPhone-ography Registration Deadline in One Week (February 27, 2015)

Just a reminder that the registration deadline for the iPhone-ography lecture being presented by Jerry Hug is just one week away, February 27, 2015. The seminar fee if you register in advance is only $10. If you register after that date or at the door on March 4, 2015, the fee goes up by 50% to $15. Jerry Hug, from the Chicago area, is an expert on using your smart phone as a serious tool for photography. As Jerry points out your phone is the camera you always have with you.

Details:

·       Date: March 4, 2015
·       Time: 7:00 p.m.
·       Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517-2749
·      There will be raffle of door prizes at the end of the seminar.
·       Fee for attendance, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

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.

CAP must submit its selection to NECCC by March 15, 2015, an extension of the usual March first deadline. Many clubs have been unable to meet due to the unusual Winter weather this year. Any CAP member who is interested in being considered for this courtesy enrollment should contact Antoinette Gombeda (agombeda@optonline.net) before March 10, 2015. 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:

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Greater Lynn International

As many CAP members know, the Greater Lynn Photographic Association hosts an international salon each spring. This year, its 38th, will be the last. All CAP members are urged to consider entering. The deadline has been extended to February 22, 2015.

If you decide to enter, be sure to select Connecticut Association of Photographers from the drop down shown below surrounded by red, not "individual."
This way CAP will be credited for your entry and will be in the competition for a club award. If you have already entered we are working with the Greater Lynn folks to get you credited to our club.


Friday, February 06, 2015

Reminder: iPhone-ography Seminar Coming Soon

Just a friendly reminder that now is the time to register for the iPhone-ography seminar planned for March 4, 2015. Even if you aren't using your phone for photography you owe it to yourself to come and learn about the possibilities. Jerry will show you how it is possible to do serious photography using just your phone, the camera you always have with you. You are sure to get some ideas that you can use to enhance and extend your own photography.

Details

·       Date: March 4, 2015
·       Time: 7:00 p.m.
·       Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517-2749
·      There will be raffle of door prizes at the end of the seminar.
·       Fee for attendance, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

The Speaker

Jerry Hug, APSA is an award winning photographer and a retired fine arts educator from the Maine Township High Schools in the Chicago Suburbs. He is the Public Relations Vice president for the Photographic Society of America serving 6000 members in the United States and 70 countries around the world. Jerry lectures about photography in the Chicago area and at photographic conventions throughout the country. He is considered one of the go-to iPhone photography experts and is published in national journals.