Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hands On Photography Workshop with Jerry Monkman

Capacity: 10-12 people. 
When: Sunday Nov 11, 2012, all day.

Come learn photography with Jerry Monkman. A key element of Jerry's workshop is that he is out in the field with participants, assisting them and answering questions while photographing. He is there to help you build your skills and vision as a photographer. Small groups allow him to work with everyone individually in the field.

E-mail Lisa at for more details and to to sign up. Please send a $100 check, made out to Jerry Monkman, to Lisa Cuchara in order to register for this workshop.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Successful Trolly Museum Field Trip

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, eleven CAP members participated in a very successful field trip to the Connecticut Trolly Museum in East Windsor, CT. We arrived between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. and were briefed by Cindy Gosselin, the field trip leader. The weather was perfect with lots of sun and mild temperatures. Some of us headed to the back lot to photograph the trolly cars in various states of repair while others climbed aboard one of the trolleys for a 3-mile ride with a stop at the pumpkin patch where the little kids had a chance to choose a pumpkin to take home. Many of us were using HDR techniques to compress the wide range of lighting conditions.

We gathered shortly after noon for a picnic lunch and a chance to exchange ideas for additional photographs. After lunch most of us stayed on for more photography and trolly rides. A few shots from the day are shown below.
Cindy Gosselin on a Trolly Ride by William Barnett
A Trolly Car Waiting for Restortation by George Landis

Rick Sereque Photographing a Detail by William Barnett
Inside an Old Trolly Photographed Using HDR by William Barnett

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Successful CAP Field Trip

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, Linda Thomas led a very successful field trip to the Croton Dam and the Chuang Yen Monastery in nearby New York state. Over 20 members of CAP participated. A few of us initially had trouble finding the Croton Dam, but once that hurdle was overcome the trip was a complete success (note to self, don't completely depend on your GPS).

After photographing the Croton Dam we ate our picnic lunch which included fresh blueberry muffins supplied by Linda. Then we went to the monastery. The first task was photographing the walk to the temple lined by Buddha's in a variety of poses.

This was done as a group before any of us walked into the scene as shown below.

We even brought along our own Buddha impersonator to pose in front of the large Buddha in the temple.

Continue to watch this space for additional field trips. If you live in Connecticut and aren't a member of CAP, see the Join CAP sidebar to the right.