Friday, August 31, 2012

CAP Announces Field Trip to the CT Trolly Museum

CAP is planning a field trip to the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, CT, for Saturday, October 20, 2012. The group will meet at the museum when it opens at 10:00 a.m.  In addition to the trolleys there is also a Fire Museum with an assortment of historic fire fighting equipment.

For more information click on the Upcoming Events tab at the top of the blog.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CAP Announces Tops in Connecticut 2012

The Connecticut Association of Photographers announces the 2012 edition of this every two year competition. All Connecticut photographers and members of Connecticut camera clubs including CAP are invited to submit up to four prints and/or four electronic (digital) photographs. The images will be juried by three qualified judges. Work selected will comprise Tops in Connecticut 2012. The open judging is set for Saturday, November 17th at 1pm at the Milford Fine Arts Center. The ribbon and award winning images will be organized into a program and shown at the Annual CAP Dinner on April 27, 2013, at the Hawthorne Inn in Berlin, CT. This will be the only time to view the images and hear the commentary on the exceptional work of Connecticut photographers.

Click on the Upcoming Events tab for all the details.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Macro Photography Workshop

Roman M. Kurywczak will be presenting two macro photography workshops in Stratford, CT, on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The first will be from 9 to 12 in the morning and the other from 1 to 4 in the afternoon. The workshops are "hands on" so you will need to bring your camera with fully charged battery, memory card, macro lens or other lens capable of close-up photography, and a tripod.

The cost is $40 per person and and each session is limited to 12 participants. To register e-mail Lisa Cuchara at and send her a check for $40.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Betty's Post Processing Workshop

Join Betty Wiley for this 3 hour workshop on replacing skies and using various texture overlay techniques to enhance images. This post processing workshop will be an intensive, hands-on class and students are asked to bring 3-4 of their own images to work on.

This workshop will be held on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. The exact location has yet to be determined, but it will be in the greater New Haven, CT, area. To sign up for the workshop e-mail Lisa at and mail her a check for $50.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Evening Photography at Branford Electric Railway

Bigger and Better:
Extended Hours                6:00-9:30pm
More Run-Bys                  Branford Marsh Trestle area with sweeping curve
More Cars
Refreshments                  Coffee and Pastries at the Sprague Visitors Center

The Branford Electric Railway, also known as the Shore Line Trolley is sponsoring their second night photography session on Tuesday, August 28th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  This event is open to all photographers.  Reservations are not required; just show up and have a good time.

Activities start with run-bys, offering opportunities for both still and motion images.  The operators will move selected street cars back and forth several times so we all will have multiple opportunities to shoot while there is daylight.  If you have a special request the trolley staff will do their best to accommodate you.

As the evening becomes darker they will turn on both headlights and car lights and have the cars stationary for long-exposure shots and they will have the car barn doors open and the car barns illuminated.  At least one car in the barn will be illuminated as well.

There is an entrance fee:
     Children under age 16                    $ 5.00
     Adults                                             $10.00
     Seniors 62+                                    $ 8.00

At a minimum you will need fully adjustable camera and a sturdy tripod.  A flashlight and a remote shutter release are helpful.  For mosquito protection wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt and bring bug spray.

The Branford Electric Railway is located at 17 River Street, East Haven, CT (203) 467-6927
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