Wednesday, April 14, 2021

CAP 2021 Annual Meeting

This announcement serves as CAP’s 2021 Annual meeting.  

Executive Committee Report:

The Annual Meeting serves to elect CAP’s executive committee of officers and directors.  The elected slate of officers are:

President:                                 Colleen Reilly
Vice President:                          Joseph Whitmore
Past President:                          Dave Meredith 
Treasurer:                                 Loretta Paul-Goldin
Secretary:                                 Antoinette Gombeda
Directors (through April 2023):  Matt Collen, one position TBD
Directors (through April 2022):  Bob Fedder, Scott Hudkins, one position TBD

Welcome to Colleen Reilly and Joe Whitmore.  Both Colleen and Joe have many great ideas for the upcoming CAP calendar. 

Note that there are two Directors positions to be filled: with terms ending in either April of 2022 or April of 2023. If anyone has interest in these positions, please reach out to the CAP Board at  

The Executive Board is committed to offer Connecticut photographers events and/or field trips that “strive to generate a love for photography, enthusiasm, and camaraderie amongst our membership.”  

Field Trip Report

CAP’s “Bridges of Connecticut” virtual photo trip is currently underway.  The deadline for submission of entries is April 25, 2021. Submitted images will be compiled into a show for all to view.  This event is not a competition, but a fun CAP event to get all of us together.  Details for this virtual photo trip can be found at  Images will need to be submitted to by the April 25 deadline. 

Membership Report 

There are currently 192 individual members of CAP along with 26 member clubs.  Membership dues for CAP, for both new and renewing members, were waived through August of 2021.  

TOPS in CT 2020

A very successful TOPS in CT (2020) was conducted in November of 2020.  The top scoring images are being compiled, with commentaries, and will be presented in a virtual format.  Stay tuned for the date of that event and further details.  

Cindy Gosselin
Dave Meredith
(CAP Co-Presidents)  

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Don't Forget “BRIDGES OF CONNECTICUT” – A Virtual Field Trip!

This is a reminder that we are in the time-frame to take pictures of all types of bridges (covered or otherwise) for the CAP virtual photo trip!   The images must be captured between 3/25/21 through 4/25/21.  This is a way for us to get outside and shoot bridges anywhere in Connecticut as we move into the spring season.  Below are the guidelines for submission of images:

·      Size the photos to 1400 x 1050

·      Submit up to 3 photos (guaranteed that at least 2 will be included in the show)

·      Name the pictures following this format: ajones_01, ajones_02, ajones_03

·      Send the images to Jim Dionne at   Put CAP IMAGES in the subject line when emailing them to Jim.  

·      DEADLINE:  April 25, 2021


So – get out and have fun and take creative and fun pictures.  Remember this is not a competition.  It’s just an opportunity to share our work and get out of the house!

Your Trips Committee   (Linda, Art and Ann)

Friday, March 19, 2021


Please send up to three images to  between 3-25 and 4-25) with the following naming convention:

First initial, last name all lower case, underscore, 01, 02, 03.


Put CAP IMAGES in the subject line when emailing them to Jim. 

Remember all images must have been taken between 3-25-21 and 4-25-21.

Get out and have fun!

The Trips Committee
Art, Ann, and Linda

Thursday, March 18, 2021

CAP 2021 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP), Inc. will be held on April 14, 2021, via an email announcement.

The Annual Meeting serves to elect CAPs executive committee of officers and directors.  The current CAP Executive committee proposes the following slate of Officers and Directors for the terms of April 2021 – April 2022.  


President                       Colleen Reilly
Vice President               Joseph Whitmore
Past President               David Meredith
Treasurer                       Loretta Paul-Goldin
Secretary                       Antoinette Gombeda 


Matthew Collen
Robert Fedder
Scott Hudkins


Twenty (20) days advanced notice of the Annual Meeting is given so that the membership may submit nominations from the “floor.”  Proposed nominations should be sent to both David Meredith ( and Cynthia Gosselin ( ) respectively.  The due date for nominations is March 27, 2021.  Nominations must also be accompanied by a written statement of consent of such nominee, signifying acceptance of the office if elected. 

In the absence of nominations from the floor, the secretary will cast one vote for the proposed slate and the announcement of the election will be sent out on April 14, 2021.    

Thank you,

David Meredith
Cynthia Gosselin
Co-Presidents, CAP 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

CAP Virtual Photo Trip

The CAP trips committee has come up with a wonderful way for us all to get out and photograph during our Covid Pandemic. We had suspended all planned trips to keep everyone safe. We now have a safe way to photograph the same subject type on your own at a day and time convenient to you. The subject is “Bridges of Connecticut”, covered or otherwise.

Images must be captured between  3-25-21 Through 4-25-21

We will be compiling these images into a show for all to see. You may enter three images by sending them to Jim Dionne at between 3-25-21 and 4-25-21. Images must have been taken during that time frame and sized to 1400x1050 pixels. We guarantee that at least two will be in the show, and possibly all three depending on the number of entries. This is NOT a competition, but just a fun CAP event to get us all together doing the same thing. 

If all goes well, there will be a second virtual trip coming up in May. The subject will be “Spring Flowers”. Check the blog for details closer to the time.

Looking forward to seeing your images in the show  !
If you have any questions please contact:

Art Yost       
Ann Yost      
Linda Thomas

Bridge Photo by Linda Thomas

Sunday, November 15, 2020


The Connecticut Association of Photographers is a member of the New England Camera Club Council. They recently informed us of two items that that are of interest to CAP members.

The Fall 2020 issue of the NECCC Bulletin has just been posted. Click on this sentence to download your copy. This issue contains a lot of information on New England photographers (including some CAP members) and their accomplishments.

Every year NECCC enters the Council Challenge sponsored by the Photographic Society of America. This year NECCC took first place. A video showing all the images entered can be found here. It is a chance to view outstanding images from NECCC and other councils that entered.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Tops in Connecticut Winners Announced

The Connecticut Association of Photographers announces the winners of the 2020 TOPS in CT competition. 84 Photographers submitted 392 photos in 9 categories. Due to the pandemic, the event took place virtually and was live streamed on Youtube. Thank you to the judges Darrell Gulin, Lisa Langell and Peter Baumgarten who did an outstanding job and provided insightful commentary while narrowing down their choices.

At this time, plans for a Sping awards dinner are on hold due to the pandemic. The 2020 TOPS in CT committee will be meeting to discuss the options for the top 100 images slideshow.

The winning images in each category are listed below. Congratulations to the winners.
  • Best in Show: Snowy Egret with Catch by Matthew Collen
  • Best Cityscape: To Infinity and Beyond by Jean-Marc Bara 
  • Best Creative: Flight of Inspiration by Mark Battista 
  • Best Landscape: Mistaya Canyon by Darrell Harrington
  • Best Monochrome: Desire by Chuck Fleischman 
  • Best Nature: Looking for Lunch by Janet Donch
  • Best Open Subject: Travel Back in Time by Athina Bellios 
  • Best Photojournalism: Stretching for Every Inch by John McGarry 
  • Best Portrait: Livestock Trader by Jean-Marc Bara 
  • Best Waterscape: Grey's Beach by Cynthia Gosselin 
  • Judge's Choice: Peggy's Cove 287 by Bill Hoikala 
  • Judge's Choice: Grist Mill in the Rain by Tom Cuchara 
  • Judge's Choice: Looking Back by Colleen B. Reilly
The wining images can be found at

A recording of the judging has been posted on YouTube at Tune in and watch all or part of the competition.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Tops in Connecticut Judging Announced

 The Connecticut Association of Photographers announces that this Saturday, Nov 7th, starting at 9:30am, the judging of the 2020 TOPS in CT competition will be broadcast live on YouTube. Watch as almost 400 images are judged in 9 categories by three top photographers Darrell Gulin, Lisa Langell, and Peter Baumgarten. A total of 13 Awards will be decided.

To view the event go to and click on the link to watch the live stream.

This is a great opportunity to see beautiful images created by photographers from Connecticut.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Deadline for 2020 Tops in Connecticut Approaching Soon

 Attention all CAP members and CT photographers

The deadline for the 2020 TOPS in CT digital image competition is this coming Sunday Oct 25th at midnight. Please do not wait until the last minute to upload your images to avoid missing out on this exciting competition.

Only $10 to enter with 13 Awards.

Then join our virtual airing of the competition on Saturday Nov 7th starting at 9:30am. 
Link will be found on

Good luck!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Tops in Connecticut for 2020 Announced

 The Connecticut Association of Photographers announces the 2020 TOPS in CT digital competition for all Connecticut photographers. Visit for rules and upload. Due to the pandemic the competition will be virtual for 2020. Upload opens on September 15th and closes midnight October 25th. Up to 5 digital images can be entered in one of 9 categories. The $10 entrance fee will be paid via Eventbrite at upload. The competition will be virtually aired on Saturday November 7th. beginning at 9:30 am and the link will be posted at . Awards are Best Portrait (either formal or informal), Best Landscape, Best Waterscape, Best Open Subject, Best Cityscape, Best Monochrome, Best Creative, Best Photojournalism, and Best Nature (PSA rules). There will also be one image picked for Best in Show and three judges awards. This year's judges are Darrell Gulin http://gulinphoto.comLisa Langell and Peter Baumgarten

The award-winning images and approximately 100 top scoring images will be organized into the 2020 TOPS in Connecticut program. The presentation will be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner in the Spring of 2021 (details will be announced when arrangements are complete). This will be the only time to view the photographs and hear the commentary on the exceptional work of Connecticut photographers.