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. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tops in Connecticut Competition Is Open for Entries

Just a reminder that the 2014 edition of Tops in Photography, a photography competition for all photographers resident in Connecticut as well as members of Connecticut camera clubs is currently receiving entries. 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.

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 CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com.

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

Logistics:
 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:
 Tickets are $40 in Right Field Box 90 and can be purchased by contacting Danny Picano at 617-226-6810 or dpicano@redsox.com

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.