Friday, August 12, 2016

CAP Plans Fall 1-Day Vermont Field Trip

CAP is planning a 1-day field trip to Vermont for Saturday, October 15, 2016. Come out and enjoy Fall foliage, covered bridges, barns, good food, great company, and more with CAP for a day of photography in Vermont. We all hate to see summer go and the days get shorter, but Fall is a wonderful time to get out before the cold weather sets in. This trip will concentrate on lower Vermont.

If you are planning to go please contact Art Yost at arty43@comcast.net or Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com. Please include the town where you live and your cell number when you sign up for organizational purposes. Meeting time, location, and additional details will be sent to those who sign up.

You must be a paid CAP member to attend. Membership is $8.00 per year. Contact Jim Dionne to join at jimski42@gmail.com. You can also download a membership application on our web site, fill it out, and mail it to Jim.

Looking forward to a great trip with all of you.
Art Yost and Linda Thomas
CAP Trip Chairs

Monday, June 27, 2016

Vermont Covered Bridges CAP Field Trip


Save the date for an exciting field trip to Vermont to photograph its many covered bridges plus many other special opportunities. The date is October 8 & 9, 2016. More details will follow closer to the time.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Buttonwood Farm CAP Field Trip

By popular demand The Connecticut Association of Photographers is running yet another trip to the sunflowers! On Saturday, July 23, 2016, we will visit Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT. Come join us for a morning shoot on 15 acres of sunflowers giving you over 450,00 blooms to choose from when selecting just the right specimen to photograph.

You can take a tractor drawn hayride starting at 11am. which takes you through the cow pastures and 4 acres of sunflower fields. The cost is $5.00. All proceeds go to the Make - A - Wish Foundation described below.

The Make - A - Wish Foundation will be on site selling $5.00 bouquets of sunflowers as well as sunflower themed T shirts and notecards to raise money for local children battling life threatening medical conditions. This is a wonderful fund raiser.

And let's not forget the REAL reason why so many want to come back to Buttonwood.....Ice Cream! This will be the best homemade ice cream that you will ever eat. Choose from over 30 flavors of ice cream. They even have sunflower ice cream! The shop opens at noon.

To sign up please contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com. Be sure to include your cell number, where you live, and whether you will be meeting us there, or car pooling.

You and whoever comes with you must be a paid CAP member. Contact Jim Dionne at jimski42@gmail.com to become a CAP member. The cost is a mere $8.00 per year, the best deal in the state! See the link on the main page of the blog site for an application.

Meeting time, weather, and car pooling information will be emailed the WEDNESDAY before the trip (7-20-16). Weather changes, plans change, and field conditions vary. Please check your email at that time, but if you have any questions or concerns before then do not hesitate to contact me.
See you all there!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Coming Soon: Ivan Rothman's "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.

This presentation is coming up soon. Download the flyer and register.

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.





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