A couple of weeks ago CAP sponsored a field trip to downtown Hartford. So many photo opportunities!! Below you will see a few examples of the beauty of that city and the excellent work of your fellow CAP members. Let's all get out and shoot - you never know what subjects you might find.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
CAP members, please join us for an outdoor field trip to photograph the numerous interesting buildings within walking distance of Bushnell Park in Hartford. This trip is next Saturday, November 6, 2021. Register now!
Map of the Area
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
CAP members, please join us for an outdoor field trip to photograph the numerous interesting buildings within walking distance of Bushnell Park in Hartford.
- What: Hartford Architecture
- Where: Meet at the Bushnell Park Carousel (use 99 Trinity Street for your GPS)
- When: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
- Parking: Free metered parking along the perimeter of the park.
- Sign Up: Contact Linda Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include your cell number. You must be a paid CAP member to participate.
Map of the Area
Some Typical Photos of the Area
Monday, October 11, 2021
As we announced previously all CAP members are invited to submit up to four zoo images taken between September 15 and October 31, 2021. We have decided to expand from the Southwick Zoo and Beardsley Zoo to any zoo of your choice. The date range, however, is still in effect. You still have several weeks to take your photos if you haven't already done so.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
No one signed up for the field trip to Southwick Zoo on October 2. Thus, we are cancelling the trip. However, we are continuing the photo challenge for photos taken at the Southwick Zoo in Mendon, MA or the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, CT.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
With our CAP trip to Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, MA on October 2nd, we thought it would be fitting to have our photo challenge of a few things at the zoo. For those that couldn’t make the trip, we will also allow photos taken at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
The photos should have been taken between September 15 and October 31. The deadline for submitting photos is October 31.
The photos should be sized 1400 max pixels horizontal and 1050 pixels vertical. They should be named as follows: Fname Lname-xx, Example: Jim Dionne-01. You may submit up to 4 photos to me at email@example.com as an attachment.
I will put them in a show and upload them to YouTube.
Thanks, Jim Dionne
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Woo Hoo! CAP field trips are back!
PLACE: Southwick Zoo, 2 Southwick Street, Mendon MA
DATE: Saturday, October 2, 2021
TIME: 9:45 AM (opens @ 10:00); central parking lot, but no formal meet-up
GETTING THERE: Carpooling is on your own; if comfy with person (s) going.
MORE ZOO DETAILS: https://southwickszoo.com
Lots to see & do at this zoo! Here’s some highlights:
- 200-acre home to 850 animals in “naturalistic habitats”
- Lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys, white rhino, exotic birds, plain ole’ regular birds, and more
- 35-acres are devoted to deer. Get up and personal with Bambi! Feed him/her/them by hand
- Gifts shops
- Other attractions include: Skyfari Sky Ride; Woodland Express Train; Ziplining (if you’re into that sort of thing). (Fees for these are separate.)
Now, let’s talk about the all-important FOOD!
There’s a restaurant and a deli sandwich takeout. Outdoor tables are available. You are allowed to bring only “light snacks!”
PLEASE check the blog for any change in plans such as a weather-related cancellation.
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!
Friday, May 07, 2021
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 2020 event, 84 Connecticut photographers entered the competition, competing submitting 392 images! For this show we present the top 120 images selected by our judges across nine different categories, each accompanied by narrated commentaries written by CAP board members. Due to Covid-19 this year's competition was judged virtually rather than in person as in the past. The show is being presented online rather than at an awards banquet for the same reason.
The judges for the exhibition were:
- Darrell Gulin, Canon Explorer of Light
- Lisa Langell, Tamron Ambassador the FotoPro Ambasdador
- Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary
Saturday, May 01, 2021
The CAP trips committee came up with a wonderful way for us all to get out and photograph during our Covid Pandemic. All normal field trips had been suspended to keep everyone safe. As an alternative and safe way to photograph the same subject type was substituted. Each member could go our on his or her own at a day and time convenient. The subject was “Bridges of Connecticut”, covered or otherwise.
Between March 25th and April 25th twenty two of our CAP members went out and photographed some of the many bridges Connecticut has to offer. There were footbridges, railroad bridges, highway bridges and bridges over water. Sixty images were submitted to Jim Dionne who put them into a show with music. The show was uploaded to YouTube. Here is the link for your viewing pleasure:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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 CAPinCT.Photo@gmail.com.
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 http://capinct.blogspot.com. Images will need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the April 25 deadline.
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.