Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CAP Announces Connecticut Camera Club Invitational Salon

Every two years the Connecticut Association of Photographers sponsers a competition among Connecticut camera clubs. This year's edition, the 30th, is now open to receive entries. All Connecticut camera clubs are invited to participate.

Each Connecticut camera club may enter 12 digital images in an open category. The deadline for receipt of images is December 4, 2015. The images will be judged by the Westchester Photographic Society and the results will be announced by December 18, 2015. The entry fee is $10 per club for the 12 images. Note that this is a club competition and individuals wishing to participate must do so through their camera club. Also, individuals may not enter through more than one club.

Click for a flyer with all the rules and an entry form.

Please send the entries by e-mail to Hazel Meredith at and then mail the entry form and $10 check to Loretta Paul-Golden at 93 Underhill Road, Milford, CT  06460.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

David DesRochers Seminar One Month Away

Just a reminder that the upcoming all-day CAP seminar by David DesRochers entitled Creating Unique Images of Our Natural World is only about one month awayThis seminar will provide education, information, and inspiration for any level photographer in today's digital photographic 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. At only $40 including lunch it is a bargain.