March and April Events

capital champlain APRIL 2018FocusNY convention is just 2 weeks away! The deadline to submit your images for competition is 1 week from today… March 17th, 2018 at 9:00 PM. Are you ready?

REMINDER- We don’t have our regular monthly meeting this month because we will be attending convention. See you there!

Next month we are pleased to be having Steve Labkoff as our speaker. His program will be on night photography. Details in the flyer attached.

Reminder, the clock is ticking….

Just a reminder to submit you images to Ruth at for our meeting on the February 19th.  Details below.  Reservations are required.  Please RSVP to Susan at   Entering image competition helps you improve your craft.  Even if you aren’t entering this year come and join us and learn from others.  MEETING AT SHERRIE’S HOME THIS MONTH, DETAILS BELOW!

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Hi, All! We are pleased to be holding our annual CC Meeting to get you ready for the FocusNY competition in March. I will be hosting the meeting in my Home Theater where your images will be projected on a 120-inch diagonal screen. Get ready for CC’s preliminary critique and scoring by two of our Masters, Mark Sweeney and Mike LaRose as well any and all suggestions for naming your image. CC Members may submit digital images to Ruth to be critiqued regardless of whether or not you plan to enter the competition. Details are below. Remember, critiques makes us better photographers! Also…the CC monthly critique will be postponed until April as we all work on competition images. The theme is “Bent Out of Shape.” Don’t forget to r.s.v.p. to Sue Knott for the meeting. Hope you will all join us for a fun and educational meeting!

capital champlain FEB 2018 CC Critique Winner for JAN 2018

January 15th: Mark Sweeney’s January Program

Hi, All!

Save the date for Monday, January 15, 2018 as we start the New Year off with a program you won’t want to miss! Timed for the upcoming FocusNY Competition, Mark Sweeney will speak about his technique for his consistant competition merits. Be sure to r.s.v.p. to Sue Knott no later than Friday January 12th to reserve your spot.  Don’t forget to get your images ready for the critique!  The theme for January is UPSIDE DOWN.  Send one or two images to Ruth by Saturday, January 13th.

capital champlain JAN 2018 CC Theme for JAN 2018



Monday, November 13th – Ken Bovat, “Photoshop Tips & Tricks”

Hi, All. We are very excited to have our very own Ken Bovat speaking at our November Meeting on Monday, November 13th! Topic: Photoshop!! This is something many of our members have requested and Ken is extremely knowledgeable. As with all our Programs, we invite all PPSNYS members who wish to join us. Reservations are required so please r.s.v.p. to Joe at the email below.


October’s Speaker will be Mike LaRose!!

Mark your calendars! Mike LaRose will be speaking about School Photography. For those who know Mike, it is sure to be an educational and entertaining evening! Remember, reservations are required for the restaurant, so be sure to email Joe at no later than Friday, October 7th. Also, October’s critique theme is “Something Creepy” but no selfies please. Details below.

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Hunt’s Photo – Monthly Specials for September’s Meeting

Attention Capital Champlain Members!  As we discussed at September’s Meeting, we have established a relationship with Hunt’s Photo in Massachusetts.  They will provide us with a personal sales rep, no tax and free shipping as well as monthly specials to tie in with our speaker for that month.  Here are the specials they have provided related to Frank Dispensa’s program September 11th.
Savage LED204 LED, reg. $107.99, promo price $89.99.


Save over 50% off Promaster LED120SS Super Slim Rechargeable LED Light


12% off any Nissin Flash


5% off any Sekonic Light Meter


Promos expire end of FEB 2018. Shipping is free.
Our personal sales contact at Hunt’s for Capital Champlain is Brian Maryansky:; 781-662-8822.