Monday, December 05, 2016

Tops in Connecticut 2016 Judging

The Tops in CT 2016 judging is complete. We received 636 images from 107 Connecticut photographers for judging. Of the 636 images, 101 were accepted into the show including 13 medal winning images. The 101 accepted and medal winning photographs will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2016 program and shown at the CAP Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517. This will be the only time to view the photographs and hear the commentary on this exceptional work by Connecticut photographers. Judging from the quality of the images selected it will be an outstanding show. Additional details about the dinner will be distributed via e-mail and on this blog closer to the date of the dinner. Be sure to put April 29th on your new 2017 calendar to save the date.

Judges


We had three outstanding judges from the Springfield, MA, area.

Paul Deegan, APSA, MNEC, operated his own wedding/portrait business for over twenty-five years while maintaining membership in the Professional Photographers of America (PPofA), Photographic Society of America (PSA)  and the Springfield Photo Society (SPS) where he held the positions of newsletter editor, VP of prints, Pres. of the club and chairman of the Springfield clubs’ PSA International. He was a vice president of New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) for twenty-two years and lectures throughout New England on photographic subjects of portraiture, travel, commercial, nature, printing, digital and black & white photography and creation of multi-media presentations.   He presents programs on various topics  around New England, has judged PSA international exhibits, camera club exhibits and conducts workshops, including workshops on judging exhibits.  

Keven Fay is a life-long photographer with an extensive collection of photographs from his hikes throughout New England, as well as many of the great National Parks of the western United States. Kevin is currently President of the Springfield Photographic Society and is a former officer of the New England Camera Club Council.  He regularly exhibits his work in club exhibitions and his photography has appeared in various calendars and photography contests.


Barbara Krawczyk, EPSA, is president of the Westfield Camera Club and has been on the board of the Springfield Photographic Society for a number of years.  She enjoys judging and entering PSA sponsored photographic exhibitions, currently focusing on the Monochrome class of the Projected Image Division.  She currently holds a Galaxy 6 in the PID Color class.  She says of her photography: “I specialize in not specializing.  I am always seeking new challenges and practicing new styles of photography.”  Barb has recently completed a very popular color print show about her Cuba travels. 

Medal Winning Photographs


From the 101 accepted photographs the judges chose 13 medal winning images: one best in show, nine best of... images, and three judges choice images, one by each judge.

Best in Show ~ Aspinwall, Jon ~ "Cardinal in Snow Storm"
Best Cityscape ~ Barnett, William ~ "New York Sunset"
Best Creative ~ Schill, Sandy ~ "Forks"
Best Journalism ~ Poirier, Susan ~ "The Burn"
Best Landscape ~ Gennrich, Sandy ~ "Morning Delight"
Best Monochrome ~ Tyrseck, Rick ~ "Misty Morning"
Best Nature ~ Wiley, Carole ~ "Happy Couple"
Best Portrait ~ Wiley, Carole ~ "Genita"
Best Seascape ~ Gennrich, Sandy ~ "Magical"
Best Travel ~ Barnett, William ~ "Leading the Camel at Sunset"
Judge's Choice by Paul Deegan ~ Henkel, David ~ "Wondering"
Judge's Choice by Keven Fay ~ Chambers, Jan ~ "Round Up"
Judge's Choice by Barbara Krawczik ~ Poirier, Susan ~ "Great White Egret in Flight"


Friday, November 25, 2016

Save the Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hi CAP members. This is the season of the year when you buy your 2017 calendars so here is a date to pencil in as soon as you get yours, November 4, 2017.

CAP is pleased to announce an upcoming event with Canon Explorer of Light, KEN SKLUTE.  Save the date of November 4, 2017, and meet us at The Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr, Hamden, CT. 

The accolade of "Explore of Light" is held by only a few top photographers worldwide.... Ken Sklute earned this honor by way of his diverse career photographing people, sports, architecture, weddings and landscapes.  He has also been named "Photographer of the Year" 32 times, encompassing the states of New York, California and Arizona.  CAP is therefore extremely proud of being able to showcase Ken's wonderful photography and outlook and it promises to be a "not to miss"  experience.  Further specifics are not available at this time, but look for updates and details in upcoming CAP posts.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 Tops in CT Deadline Approaching Soon

Just a reminder that the deadline for the 2016 Tops in Connecticut competition is just around the corner. The deadline is Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at midnight. Don't miss out; get your entries in quickly.

In case you forgot, approximately 100 selected and award winning photographs will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2016 program and shown at the Annual CAP Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517. If you want your images to be part of this outstanding show, you must enter.

The entry fee for all six images is only $8.00. Thirteen awards will be given, one for Best in Show, the Best in nine specific categories, and three Judge's Choice Awards.

The judging will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT. You are invited to attend the judging and see all the entries.

Click here to download a flyer containing all the details and an Entry Form to use in mailing your payment

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Reminder-2016 Tops in CT Deadline Is Approaching

By now you should all be looking through your digital images to select entries for the 2016 Tops in Connecticut competition. This competition is open to all Connecticut photographers including members of Connecticut camera clubs.Approximately 100 selected and award winning photographs will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2016 program and shown at the Annual CAP Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517.

The entry fee for all six images is only $8.00. Thirteen awards will be given, one for Best in Show, the Best in nine specific categories, and three Judge's Choice Awards.

The judging will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT. The due date for receipt of entries is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Click here to download a flyer containing all the details and an Entry Form to use in mailing your payment


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

2016 Tops in Connecticut Competition Announced

All Connecticut photographers and members of Connecticut camera clubs including CAP are invited to submit up to six electronic (digital) photographs to the 2016 Tops in Connecticut competition. The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges. Approximately 100 selected and award winning photographs will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2016 program and shown at the Annual CAP Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517. This will be the only time to view the photographs and hear the commentary on the exceptional work of Connecticut photographers.    

The entry fee for all six images is only $8.00. Thirteen awards will be given, one for Best in Show, the Best in nine specific categories, and three Judge's Choice Awards.

The judging will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT. The due date for receipt of entries is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Click here to download a flyer containing all the details and an Entry Form to use in mailing your payment

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.