Saturday, October 19, 2019

Scavenger Hunt Deadline Soon

Just a gentle reminder that the Oct. 26, 2019, deadline to register for the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP) Scavenger Hunt is fast approaching. The scavenger hunt will take place Saturday November 2nd. It is open to all CAP members. Not a member, no problem. You can add your membership dues of $8 to the $10 registration and include the membership form when you signup. This promises to be a lot of fun as photographers will go out to hunt for images and then share them with others. The cash prizes are excellent so gather some friends and form a team.


Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Pic of the Patch Photography Scavenger Hunt


We are very excited to share with you the details of the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP) Scavenger Hunt taking place Saturday November 2nd. It is open to all CAP members. Not a member, no problem. You can add your membership dues of $8 to the $10 registration and include the membership form when you signup. This promises to be a lot of fun as photographers will go out to hunt for images and then share them with others. The cash prizes are excellent so gather some friends and form a team.

Friday, October 04, 2019

CAP Planning Scavenger Hunt



This announcement serves to provide you with some details of CAP’s upcoming Autumn fun event


a “
Pic of the Patch” Photography Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company, 429 Old Colchester Road, Salem, CT.

Timeframe: 8:30 registraon. Scavenger Hunt begins at 9:00.
Cost: $10 per person entry fee, lunch included.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided and consists of baked zi, salad and garlic bread.

Registration: A registration flyer will go out sometime next week.

Scavenger Hunt Teams: Scavenger hunt team will comprise 2-4 parcipants. Any parcipant can either
(1) attend as a team of friends OR
(2) arrive at the firehouse where teammates will be assigned. The choice is yours.

Camera: The best camera is the one you have with you. So DSLR’s, micro 4/3, point and shoot and phone cameras are all welcome.

Format of Event: Teams will travel the local area to designated sites to photograph a 12 category list of “hunted” elements or items. 

You must be a CAP member to parcipate. However, if you are not already a 2019-2020 registered member of CAP, you will be able to join (dues of $8) when you register.

Team Awards: Monetary team prizes will be awarded.
First Place Team: $300 Second Place Team: $200 Third Place Team: $100
Category Awards: The top two scoring images in each of the 12 categories will also receive monetary prizes.
Top category image: $30
Second place category image: $20


What to Bring: Camera, a quest for fun and adventure, a laptop if needed to view or submit images.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Save the Date: CAP Scavenger Hunt Planned



Save Saturday, November 2nd 
Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. 
429 Old Colchester Road, Salem, CT 06420
Teams of photographers will travel the local area to
designated spots to photograph selected elements or items.  
There will be monetary awards for the top image in each category
in addition to team awards for the three highest scoring teams. 
Teams will be drawn at the start of the event.
Lunch will be served at the firehouse while teams edit their images and submit them for judging. 
 Entry fee will be the cost of lunch only.
Must be a CAP member to participate
(if you are not yet a member or need to rejoin, you can join CAP for only $8). 

See CAP Blogfor further details to become a member or renew.

Further details including times and lunch cost will be sent out once they are finalized.

To register please email: mattcollen@gmail.com

Friday, September 06, 2019

Reminder of CAP Field Trip on Thursday, Sept. 19

Two photo opportunities will be available on this trip. 

During the morning we will shoot in and around  Norwich, CT. Details are being worked out, but may include such sites as the very interesting town hall and Yantic Falls.

Later in the day we head towards Plainfield, CT, to photograph at HAY BURR INN HORSE RESCUE. [Note, in the previous post we said Plainville. we goofed, Sorry for any confusion]. We have made arrangements to photograph horses/donkey at the rescue facility. Sturdy footwear is a rule of the sanctuary. (no heels or sandals) You might want to consider having bug spray. Run by volunteers there is no charge, however CONTRIBUTIONS are greatly appreciated. In addition to monetary contributions, clean cans/bottles and old clothes/shoes are happily accepted. 

YOU MUST be a paid CAP member to attend. Dues are due, so please send your $8 to Jim Dionne at 131 Pembroke Court, Meriden, CT 06450

Please contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo,com to sign up. Please include your cell number and the town where you live for organizational purposes.

Further details will be emailed to those who sign up. Please note the short time line for the September 19th date.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Two CAP Day Trips Coming Up

CAP will be running two day trips, one on Thursday, September 19, and the other on Saturday, October 26th.

1. Thursday, September 19

Two photo opportunities will be available on this trip. 

During the morning we will shoot in and around  Norwich, CT. Details are being worked out, but may include such sites as the very interesting town hall and Yantic Falls.
Town Hall in Norwich, CT
Yantic Falls in Norwich, CT

Later in the day we head towards Plainville, CT to photograph at HAY BURR INN HORSE RESCUE. We have made arrangements to photograph horses/donkey at the rescue facility. Sturdy footwear is a rule of the sanctuary. (no heels or sandals) You might want to consider having bug spray. Run by volunteers there is no charge, however CONTRIBUTIONS are greatly appreciated. In addition to monetary contributions, clean cans/bottles and old clothes/shoes are happily accepted. 

2. Saturday, October 26

Back by popular demand is a trip to SOUTHWICK ZOO in Mendon, MA. There are over 100 species in a natural setting at the zoo which includes a 25 acre deer forest and a petting zoo. Since it is near Halloween, the zoo runs a two week special where children in costume receive free admission, but this should not impede our ability to get some really nice photos. We expect the animals to be more lively in the cooler weather. There also may be some fall foliage to enhance our photography.

Admission $22 for seniors (62 and over) or $28 for adults.

Both Trips

YOU MUST be a paid CAP member to attend. Dues are due, so please send your $8 to Jim Dionne at 131 Pembroke Court, Meriden, CT 06450

Please contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo,com to sign up. Please include your cell number and the town where you live for organizational purposes.

Further details of both trips will be emailed to those who sign up. Please note the short time line for the September 19th date.

Friday, August 30, 2019

PLEASE BE ADVISED! E-mail Scam Hits Photographic Community

There are many scams out there on the internet requesting money in one form or another or asking you to verify a purchase which you have never made. There is one such scam making the rounds from Antoinette Gombeda as President of NECCC asking you to give an amount of money to an organization because she is out of town and can not do it herself. Neither NECCC nor Antoinette would NEVER, EVER, EVER ask anyone to do this. Please beware of this and do not respond. 

Note that this same scam hit the previous NECCC president so it isn't new. Be careful. If in doubt about any message simply delete it. That is one of the best ways to protect yourself.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Connecticut Invitatiional

Greetings everyone! The CAP Board has voted to discontinue the Connecticut Invitational due to low participation. It may come back in the future, but for now, it will be replaced with other events. The Board is working on putting together a Scavenger Hunt type of event for October or November. We are checking on some locations for part of the day (for lunch and processing images). As soon as we have all of the info put together, we will get it out in the blog.

Thanks,
Hazel Meredith & Loretta Paul-Goldin, former CT Invitational Chairs

Friday, July 05, 2019

A Letter from the CAP President

Dear CAP Members,

As we celebrate the United States of America’s 243rdBirthday, please take a few minutes to give thanks to our ancestors along with our military service members. Our country’s volunteers in 1776 kept our enemies at bay to help form this great nation. 

Volunteering

As with any organization, CAP runs with the help of its members. (You may see a theme developing here in my message.)

Many of us will be headed to the New England Camera Club Council’s 74thAnnual Conference at UMASS, in Amherst next week. As Summer continues, we need to think about the Fall fair season as many fairs have photography contests. I have entered a few images myself in the past as many of you have. While on this subject, the Durham Fair is looking for volunteers to help with their photography division competitions. They will also be in need of judges. Many CAP members have judged and volunteered in the past and I hope to see a few new volunteers offer to help. If you are interested, contact Jennifer Schulten, Asst. Superintendent, at 860-287-3291; or Matthew Kabel, Asst. Superintendent, 860-347-0131, phototeacher@gmail.com.

CAP EVENTS

Connecticut Invitational 2019. At the last board meeting we discussed possibly changing the format of the Invitational as we have had very few clubs enter the past couple events. Hazel Meredith and Loretta Paul-Goldin are the co-chairs of the event. Loretta and Hazel plan to continue on as chairs (though Hazel & I will be relocating to TN later this year, so we will need a new co-chair for 2021). We are looking for alternative event ideas for the contest. Should it be opened to all CT photographers (like the TOPS event is)? Should we have a “theme” for the images (such as black and white, buildings, transportation, crazy creative, artist creative, portraiture, cellphone/tablet entries)? Please submit ideas to Hazel@meredithimages.com or lmpaul67@aol.com

TOPS in Connecticut is the premier venue for Connecticut photographers to compete and share their excellent work. This competition is held every two years in even-numbered years. The 2018 event had almost 125 Connecticut photographers enter, competing with 734 images!  

The Co-Chairs of TOPS have been Antoinette Gombeda and Bill Barnett. They are retiring from this position and would need to pass along the management of this event to new Co-Chairmen. Ideally, two individuals will handle this competition. Some of the responsibilities include: receipt of entries, organization of entries for the competition, obtaining judges for the event, reserving venues for the competition and subsequent awards dinner, ordering awards, etc. Please contact me at Dave@MeredithImages.comif you are interested in co-chairing this event.

Watch for more news soon on other upcoming CAP events. Hope to see you at Amherst!

Dave Meredith
CAP President

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Rockport Field Trip-May 3, 4, and 5, 2019

CAP is holding an exciting weekend field trip to the beautiful Cape Ann Peninsula!  Although it is early in the season and we won’t be swimming yet, there are numerous opportunities for photography in and around Rockport and Gloucester.  We will visit these locations in the best lighting conditions (primarily early morning and sunset).  Both towns have “downtown” areas with quaint shops which are fun to photograph.  Of course, shopping is always a possibility!  The group will be staying in a motel facing the beach which will provide even more opportunities for creative photography.  
HOWEVER - space is very limited – so if you are interested, please email Linda Thomas (humbrd001@yahoo.com) or Ann Yost (ayost4@aol.com) as soon as possible.  
We are looking forward to a fun and productive weekend!