Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Rockport Field Trip-May 3, 4, and 5, 2019

CAP is holding an exciting weekend field trip to the beautiful Cape Ann Peninsula!  Although it is early in the season and we won’t be swimming yet, there are numerous opportunities for photography in and around Rockport and Gloucester.  We will visit these locations in the best lighting conditions (primarily early morning and sunset).  Both towns have “downtown” areas with quaint shops which are fun to photograph.  Of course, shopping is always a possibility!  The group will be staying in a motel facing the beach which will provide even more opportunities for creative photography.  
HOWEVER - space is very limited – so if you are interested, please email Linda Thomas (humbrd001@yahoo.com) or Ann Yost (ayost4@aol.com) as soon as possible.  
We are looking forward to a fun and productive weekend!  

Monday, April 08, 2019

Thank You from the CAP President

April 8, 2019 

Dear Connecticut Association of Photographers Members,

I want to take a couple of moments of your time to say thank you!

Thank you to all of our CAP members and friends who entered the TOPS in CT competition for 2018. We had a great turnout for the winning images show and buffet dinner Saturday evening at The Whitney Center in Hamden. The members of the CAP Board wrote the critiques that were used for the commentary.  Antoinette Gombeda and Bill Barnett, who were the co-chairs of this great event, deserve more than a simple ‘thank you’. 

For close to 20 years they have promoted this bi-annual event and turned it into one of the best photography events for Connecticut photographers. It has also become a great social event for the attendees who come to watch the show of amazing images. It is always good time when you get to catch up with friends in person. While social media is a great way to keep in touch, there is still something to be said about shaking hands, hugs and comradery.  

I especially want to thank Cynthia Gosselin, as she takes the position on the board as the immediate past president of CAP. Cindy was great help to me in my role of vice-president. Her leadership and attention to detail has made my transition into the position of President for the next two years much easier.

Another big thank you to Matt Collen for stepping up to join the board in the position of Vice President of CAP. I look forward to working with him on future photography events that we are looking to present to the CAP membership over the next two years.

And most of all, I want to say thank you to all of our other board members: Treasurer, Loretta Paul-Goldin; Secretary, Hazel Meredith; Membership Chair, James Dionne; Field Trip Committee, Linda Thomas, Art Yost & Ann Yost; Webmaster, Bill Barnett; NECCC Rep, Lisa Cuchara; and Directors: Bob Fedder, Collen Reilly, Scott Hudkins, Pat Benham & Donna Owens.

And one last big thank you to YOU, our CAP members. You are why we do what we do! If you have suggestions for events or field trips, feel free to contact me with your ideas.


Dave Meredith, CAP President

Sunday, April 07, 2019

TOPS in CT 2020

TOPS in Connecticut is the premier venue for Connecticut photographers to share, exhibit and boast of their excellent work.  The TOPS competition, sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP), is presented every two years.  For the 2018 event, about 125 Connecticut photographers entered the competition, competing with about 734 images!  
The Co-Chairs of TOPS, starting in 2006, have been Antoinette Gombeda and Bill Barnett. Antoinette and Bill would now like to pass along the management of this event to new Co-Chairmen.  At least two individuals will be needed to take over the obligations for the TOPS competition.  Some of the responsibilities include receipt of entries, organization of entries for the competition, obtaining judges for the event, reserving event venues for the competition and subsequent awards dinner, ordering awards, etc. 
The next TOPS competition is scheduled for the Fall of 2020 with the TOPS awards dinner scheduled for the Spring of 2021.  Antoinette and Bill will help the new Co-Chairmen for TOPS in Connecticut 2020 as they learn their new roles and will provide lots of templates and examples for rules, entry forms, etc. 
Please contact any of the individuals below if you have an interest in Co-Chairing future TOPS competitions.
Dave Meredith, CAP president, at racenfish@aol.com
Cindy Gosselin, past CAP president, at cgosselin@sbcglobal.net
Bill Barnett at WBBBarnett@gmail.com
Antoinette Gombeda at agombeda@optonline.net
Thank you,
Cindy Gosselin
Past President, Connecticut Association of Photographers