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Important Notice about CPA Meetings

In view of the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus, on March 11, 2020, the CPA Board of Directors suspended our regular meetings at The Cary Theatre until further notice. These meetings include our regular membership meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, the quarterly Board of Directors meetings, and the CPA Members' Critique meeting that meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at the Cary Arts Center. This suspension will continue in force at least until the Town of Cary re-opens its facilities, to be determined at a later date.

Cary Photographic Artists began virtual meetings on the Zoom platform on May 27, 2020. This is a way to respect social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic while still pursuing our passion for photography. Look below for scheduled Zoom virtual meetings.
CPA members will receive a CPA email with a link to each Zoom meeting and any password required for access.

If this is your first visit to the Cary Photographic Artists page, all the Cary Photographic Artists members would like to welcome you to our website!

The Cary Photographic Artists meets at 7:00 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, unless otherwise noted. Map to Parking at The Cary - Please observe parking restrictions.

If you wish, come early at 6:30p.m. and join in our social time. It is a great opportunity to spend a few minutes catching up with friends, getting to know fellow members, introducing your guest around, exchanging ideas and generally having a nice time before the program starts!

Please see News page & Calendar for aditional details.

What's New!
July 2020
Meeting Highlights

Notes and Slides from Joe Lipka's June 24th - Boxes of Prints or a Book? presentation may be found on the Education page of this website.

Glyn Dewis July 8th Webinar 3:00-5:00 PM EDT

We have an exciting special program for our July meeting! We're joining with the Capital City and Chapel Hill camera clubs for a special Zoom session with Glyn Dewis on July 8th. Please note that this will not be at our regularly scheduled meeting time, but rather in the afternoon due to Glyn's location in the UK.

Title: The Power of Personal Projects

In this presentation UK Photographer, Educator and Author Glyn Dewis will talk about the importance of personal projects and how they are the key to developing as a Photographer. Glyn will also go through his current 39-45 Portraits Project where he (until lockdown) was touring the UK photographing surviving World War 2 Veterans; an entirely self-funded project that has gained National News Coverage but with the sole intention of providing Veterans and their families with classic, timeless portraits.

Glyn will also go through some Veterans stories and also the photography and lighting he uses to take these Veteran Portraits on location and will finish the presentation with some examples of retouching techniques he regularly turns to.

You can check out Glyn's main website HERE and also the 39-45 Portraits Project website HERE

When: July 8th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM EDT
July 22 Cole Thompson - Why Black and White?

In his 75-minute presentation, Cole will make the case that black and white is the perfect medium for any subject ...except one. Cole will show work from his various portfolios and share his photographic philosophies.

CPA members will receive a CPA email with a link to each Zoom meeting and any password required for access.


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