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.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Jane Sibley, FPSA, MNEC

It is our sad duty to inform you of the recent death of Jane Sibley, FPSA, MNEC, after a long illness (click for obituary). Jane was active for many years in the New Haven Camera Club, the Charter Oak Photographic Society (elected an Honorary Life Member in 2006), the Connecticut Chapter of PSA which became the Connecticut Association of Photographers, and the New England Camera Club Council.


Friends who want to remember Jane are invited to attend calling hours beginning at 9:00 a.m and a service that will begin at 10:00 a.m. on January 10, 2015, at the Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518 (click for directions). A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at approximately 10:30. Interment will be at the Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Avenue, New Haven, CT  06515 (click for directions).

Monday, January 05, 2015

iPhone-ography Seminar Planned for March 4, 2015

The Connecticut Association of Photographers invites all interested photographers to attend a seminar on Wednesday evening, March 4, 2015, on the use of cell phones as cameras. The speaker will be Jerry Hug, APSA, from the Chicago area.

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.

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.