Sunday, July 26, 2015

Reminder: David DesRochers Seminar on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Just a reminder of the upcoming all day CAP seminar by David DesRochers entitled Creating Unique Images of Our Natural WorldThis program will provide education, information, and inspiration for any level photographer in today's digital world. 

Topics to be presented include:
  1. The Starting Line: Basics of Photography, including equipment and photographic concepts such as shutter speed, f/stops, exposure, depth of field – and how all can be used to take good photographs and achieve different effects. Although the focus will be on nature photography, these same principles will be applied to other kinds of photography as well.
  2. Creating Photos with Impact. Most people take snapshots. Photographers create works of art. Elements of composition will be explored, allowing its use to create compelling photographs. Subjects will include portraits, street and travel, architecture and nature.
  3. Wild about Wildlife. David’s techniques used to photograph birds and animals in the field will be explored. Subjects will include light (natural and flash), composition and moment. Ethics, animal/bird behavior and popular wildlife destinations will also be covered.
  4. Creative Landscapes: David will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique mages of the endless natural art our planet has to offer. Subjects include planning, composition, capture and post processing. Techniques used to create panoramas, blurs and “art in water” images will also be covered.

  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $40 per person which includes lunch
Now is the time to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Buttonwood Farm CAP Field Trip

By popular demand The Connecticut Association of Photographers is running yet another trip to the sunflowers! On Saturday, July 25, 2015, 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 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 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 (7-22-15). 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!