Monday, May 29, 2017

CAP Waterfalls Field Trip

Day Trip Saturday June 10th. to Kent Falls State Park and Bash Bish Falls on NY State and Massachusetts line.

Approximate time 10:00 arrival at Kent Falls followed by a BYO picnic lunch at the park. Parking Fee $9.00. If someone in your car has Charter Oak Senior Pass there is no fee. Out of State License Plates will be charged $15 parking unless someone has a senior pass. 

Kent Falls is one of the best known and favorite falls in Connecticut. The walk to the top can be accomplished by steps with a climbing rail or a two mile path rated as an easy climb to the top of the falls. Approximate time to photograph falls and Scenery-about 2 hours followed by the picnic lunch. 

The second falls is approximately one hour drive to Bash Bish Falls with some nice scenery on the drive to the falls. The main parking lot in MA leads to a 1 mile walk (rated 4 out of 10 for difficulty. However it is rocky/hilly and might be difficult for anyone who is a senior/and or has health issues. There is a NY parking lot with a trail to the falls that is much easier but is a mile and a half round trip. 
Carpooling is recommended to cut costs. Starting location to meet and detailed information will be available to those who sign up for this trip.  Locations of meeting will somewhat be determined by those who are coming.  Please e mail Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo.com or call her at 203-606-8327. Deadline for signing up will be Wednesday June 7th.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Save the Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017, for Ken Sklute Seminar



CAP is pleased to announce an upcoming event with Canon Explorer of Light, KEN SKLUTE.  Save the date of November 11, 2017, and meet us at The Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr, Hamden, CT (Note that this is a change from the previously announced date of November 4, 2017. We were forced to make this change because of a conflict.)
 
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.  

Click to download a flyer with all the details. Put the date on your calendar so that you don't schedule something else and miss this opportunity to learn from Ken and improve your photography.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

CAP Celebrates Tops in CT 2016

On Saturday evening, April 29, 2017, 75 CAP members and guests gathered at the Whitney Center in Hamden for a celebration of the 2016 Tops in Connecticut Competition. The evening began with a presentation of the 101 accepted and award winning images with commentary written and read by members of the CAP Executive Committee. We had the privilege of seeing some of the outstanding work being done by Connecticut photographers.

Following the presentation plaques and ribbons were presented for the accepted and award winning images. Click to see the award winning images. A special treat for the award winning photographers were plaques that included a reproduction of their winning images. Special thanks to co-director Antoinette Gombeda, APSA, HonNEC, for arranging these special awards.

The 13 plaques given to the Best in Show, Best category, and Judges' Choice images.


Jon Aspinwall, Best in Show Winner, with his award plaque.

The next Tops in Connecticut competition will be held in late fall of 2018. Watch for announcements as the date approaches.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Reminder to Make Reservation for CAP Dinner and Tops in CT Show

This is just a gentle reminder that the Tops in Connecticut show and CAP dinner are scheduled for April 29, 2017. Deadline for receipt of reservations is April 20, 2017, just one week away. The show will contain 101 images selected at the judging last December along with commentary written by some of Connecticut's most experienced photographers. Come and see the excellent and varied work by many talented Connecticut Photographers.

Details
  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Time: Show begins at 5 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and presentation of the awards followed by a buffet dinner
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $30 per person
Click for a flyer and dinner reservation form

Deadline for receipt of reservations is Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Reminder, Tops in CT Show and Dinner Coming Soon

This is just a gentle reminder that the Tops in Connecticut show and CAP dinner are scheduled for April 29, 2017. Deadline for receipt of reservations is April 20, 2017. The show will contain 101 images selected at the judging last December along with commentary written by some of Connecticut's most experienced photographers. Come and see the excellent and varied work by many talented Connecticut Photographers.

Details
  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Time: Show begins at 5 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and presentation of the awards followed by a buffet dinner
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $30 per person
Click for a flyer and dinner reservation form

Deadline for receipt of reservations is Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Friday, March 03, 2017

CAP Dinner and Tops in Connecticut Show

CAP is pleased to announce that the 2016 Tops in Connecticut acceptances will be shown at a dinner on April 29, 2017, including commentary about the images. These 101 images from talented Connecticut photographers were chosen from more than 600 submitted images.

Details
  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Time: Show begins at 5 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and presentation of the awards followed by a buffet dinner
  • Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
  • Cost: $30 per person
Click for a flyer and dinner reservation form

Deadline for receipt of reservations is Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NECCC Conference Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member

We sent out this notice 1 1/2 weeks ago, but have received no responses. Here is a second reminder. If you are interested please submit your name to Antoinette by Monday, Feb. 27. If you have never attended the conference before it an opportunity too good to miss.

Here a chance for a CAP member to attend the NECCC Conference July 14, 15, and 16, 2017, free of charge if you have never attended before. It is a great weekend filled with exceptional presenters, timely topics, and many photo opportunities.

The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of its members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 14-16, 2017. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by the club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The three day registration is $205.  The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:
1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2017.
2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).
3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.
4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

CAP would like to give the opportunity to one of its members who has never attended the NECCC conference a chance to be part of this exceptional weekend. The dates are July 14, 15 and 16, 2016.  If you are interested in attending this conference (and follow the rules governing the courtesy enrollment) please submit your name to Antoinette Gombeda at agombeda@optonline.net by February 27, 2017. Please put "Courtesy Enrollment" in the subject line.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

NECCC Conference Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member

Here a chance for a CAP member to attend the NECCC Conference July 14, 15, and 16, 2017, free of charge if you have never attended before. It is a great weekend filled with exceptional presenters, timely topics, and many photo opportunities.

The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of its members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 14-16, 2017. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by the club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The three day registration is $205.  The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:
1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2017.
2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).
3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.
4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

CAP would like to give the opportunity to one of its members who has never attended the NECCC conference a chance to be part of this exceptional weekend. The dates are July 14, 15 and 16, 2016.  If you are interested in attending this conference (and follow the rules governing the courtesy enrollment) please submit your name to Antoinette Gombeda at agombeda@optonline.net by February 20, 2017. Please put "Courtesy Enrollment" in the subject line.