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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

CAP Suspends Dues for Next Season

Hello Everyone, 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and social distancing protocols, the Connecticut Association of Photographers, Inc. (CAP) has not scheduled any in-person or field trip events for the immediate future.  However, now is still a great time to join CAP – especially since we have waived the $8 membership fee for the 2020-2021 season.  Here are the details:
  • Membership fee waived for the 2020-21 season.
  • Current members have been notified that their membership is valid through August of 2021.
  • NEW MEMBERS:  Fill out the attached membership form between now and April 1, 2021.  Your free membership will run through August of 2021.  Return the form to Jim Dionne, membership chair for CAP (address included on the form). 
Please let your fellow photographers and fellow club members know of this offer.  WHEN we plan an event, we would like to let you know.  Additionally, WHEN we schedule an in-person event, we would definitely like to see you there!  

Thank you,

Cindy Gosselin
Dave Meredith

Co-Presidents CAP

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Spring 2020 Issue of the NECCC Bulletin Available

The Spring 2020 issue of the NECCC Bulletin edited by NECCC Vice President Paul Smith, MNEC, has been posted on the NECCC Web Site at Use this direct link or you can go to the home page, right side column, midway down and click the link.

The newsletter contains 78 pages full of information and lots of beautiful images from competitions and exhibition. The features include:

  • Our 2020 Honors recipients photos and bios
  • A farewell to Bob Watts (Nikon Rep) who has retired
  • An article from the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts Newsletter editor
  • NECCC print interclub competition results for Fall & Winter
  • Projected Image Interclub results for Spring and Image of the Year
  • The George Glennie Nature Exhibition results
  • The Ocean State International exhibition results
  • A great teaching article by Jim Brady, MNEC, on “Digital Manipulation as a Competition Category”
  • Every Picture Tells a Story – COVIDography Edition
  • The nominations for the 2020-21 NECCC Board of Directors Officers and Vice Presidents as per our bylaws prior to the Annual Meeting, which this year will be a Zoom meeting on July 17, 2020, at 7:30pm. All NECCC club representatives have been invited to attend by our NECCC President Antionette Gombeda, APSA, HonNEC, ( . If you did not receive the invitation or have not answered her yet please drop her an email

Be sure to get your copy and keep up on what's happening in photographic New England.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

E-mail Scam to Avoid

In this day of the Coronavirus some unscrupulous people are trying to take advantage of our members sitting at home. There is at least one e-mail scam making the rounds asking people to buy gift cards. The request supposedly comes from a photo organization such as NECCC. Do not fall for this request. If in doubt call the person mentioned or just erase.

Friday, January 10, 2020

NECCC Conference Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member

Here is a chance for a CAP member to attend the NECCC Conference July 17, 18, and 19, 2020, with registration being 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 17-19, 2020. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by our 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, which is $205 for the three day conference.  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, 2020.
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 club (CAP).
5. A $40 co-pay has been established for the Courtesy Enrollment, due at the time of the application.  CAP will pay this co-pay for the individual accepted to represent CAP at the 2020 conference.  
6. Once a nominee has been chosen, CAP will forward the individual’s name and copay to the NECCC Conference committee.  Once the name and copay have been received, accepted candidates will be contacted with further registration information. 

CAP would like to give this opportunity to one of its members who has never attended the NECCC conference.  As noted above, the dates are July 17, 18 and 19, 2020.  If you are interested in attending this conference (and comply with the above rules governing the courtesy enrollment) please submit your name, address, phone number and email address to Cindy Gosselin at by January 30, 2020. Please put "Courtesy Enrollment" in the subject line. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Scavenger Hunt Deadline Soon

Just a gentle reminder that the Oct. 26, 2019, deadline to register for the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP) Scavenger Hunt is fast approaching. The scavenger hunt will take place Saturday November 2nd. It is open to all CAP members. Not a member, no problem. You can add your membership dues of $8 to the $10 registration and include the membership form when you signup. This promises to be a lot of fun as photographers will go out to hunt for images and then share them with others. The cash prizes are excellent so gather some friends and form a team.