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

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

 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 are $40 in Right Field Box 90 and can be purchased by contacting Danny Picano at 617-226-6810 or

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.

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 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 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

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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Antoinette Gombeda and Hazel Meredith Honored by PSA

Saturday evening, September 21, 2013, was a very special evening for two very active members of the Connecticut Association of Photographers. Antoinette Gombeda and Hazel Meredith received the APSA honor from the Photographic Society of America. This honor is given for service to the photographic community over a long period of time.

The first member to receive this award was Antoinette Gombeda shown below receiving her award from PSA president John Davis.

The second member to receive this award was Hazel Meredith shown below with PSA President John Davis receiving her award.

Both Antoinette and Hazel have worked for CAP for many years in a variety of leadership positions. Congratulations to both for earning this well deserved award.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Connecticut Camera Club Invitational Salon

CAP is pleased to announce the 29th Connecticut Camera Club Invitational Salon that is held every two years. This is a competition for Connecticut Camera Clubs, not for individuals. All Connecticut Camera Clubs are encouraged to participate. All entries must be submitted by November 1, 2013, and the judging is scheduled for November 16, 2013. 

Monday, September 02, 2013

Lewis Kemper Seminar

CAP will host A Digital Day with Lewis Kemper, an all-day seminar, on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The seminar will be presented at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (directions at The program is free and an optional lunch ($10) will be available. This seminar is sponsored byCanon. Lewis Kemper is one of Canon's Explorers of Light.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Getting the most out of your digital camera
  • Light and composition
  • Expanding the dynamic range of your images
  • Use of histogram and highlight
  • Custom white balance
  • HDR
  • Photoshop and Lightroom

Click for a flyer with all the details. This program is a must for any level photographer working in today's digital world.

We give a special thanks to Hunt's Photo and Video who are sponsoring several door prizes to be awarded at the seminar.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CAP Summer Field Trip

Redcoats & Rebels at Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge Massachusetts
Saturday August 3rd

Join us for a great one day trip to Old Sturbridge Village for the largest military re-enactment in New England. This is a wonderful photo op to capture what it was really like for those who fought for the freedoms that we all enjoy today. There will be a mock battle, cannon-firing demonstrations, fife and drum music, and a "Twilight Encampment" where we will have access to the troops in their camps until 8pm.

If interested contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.Com.
Please include your cell # and your home address for organizational purposes.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Photography Workshop at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will be offering a photography workshop on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 am to noon. Professional photographer Craig Norton will lead this inspiring workshop for all ages, cameras and skill levels. The workshop will begin with a short lesson on camera settings and then participants will explore Cedar Hill to learn about composition and practice new found skills.

About Craig Norton
Craig is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. His freelance work includes portraits, products, events and weddings. His fine art prints can be found in galleries and offices throughout the northeast. Craig has taught extensively, including offering workshops for the West Hartford Art League.

About Cedar Hill Cemetery
Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery encompassing 270 acres of landscaped woodlands, waterways and memorial grounds. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cedar Hill serves as a sanctuary for memorial artworks, Hartford history, welcomed wildlife, and many visitors who come to remember loved ones and tour the grounds. To date, more than 32,000 people have chosen Cedar Hill Cemetery as their final resting place, including J.P. Morgan, Samuel and Elizabeth Colt, John and Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Katharine Hepburn. Click for more information on Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The workshop fee is $25.00; $20.00 for Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation members. I would be delighted to offer the discounted price of $20.00 to members of your camera club. Reservations are required as the workshop size is limited. For more information or to register, contact Beverly Lucas at or (860) 956-3311.