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Important Notice about CPA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the CPA Board of Directors has suspended our in-person meetings until further notice. Affected meetings include our regular members 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.

Cary Photographic Artists will hold virtual meetings on the Zoom platform instead of in-person meetings. Look below and in the monthly CPA Newsletter 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.

The 13th Annual Cary Photographic Artists Juried Photographic Exhibition

CPA normally hosts an annual exhibit of prints. Unfortunately, the restrictions on face-to-face gatherings to contain the coronavirus pandemic will not permit us to hold such an exhibit this year. However, to maintain the tradition of an annual event, CPA has organized a digital exhibition. CPA will judge this year’s entries using digital images submitted through CaFE and create an online exhibit. The awards ceremony with the jurors comments will be conducted on-line with Zoom. For entry information, rules, and entry tips, CLICK HERE

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!
September 2020
Meeting Highlights

September 8th - 7:00pm
Tom & Lisa Cuchara
"Focusing on the Details:"
This online program is hosted by Capital City Camera Club which is sharing it with CPA. Dues-current CPA members will receive a link via email.

Tom and Lisa will discuss their love for RUST and their approach to and experience with photographing historic and abandoned buildings, urban decay, etc. Information about their photography classes, photo tours, and workshops can be found on their website

September 23, 1 pm Mike Moats
The Properly Equipped
Macro Photographer
This online program is hosted by CPA on Zoom.

Being a properly equipped macro photographer is not just about the equipment, but also equipping yourself with the how-to knowledge of macro photography. Mike will cover the most important equipment for macro photography, how to control depth of field, a little about composition, and subject matter. Mike is an international award winning, full time pro macro photographer from Michigan.

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

First time ZOOM users should Go Here to learn about Zoom.

First time ZOOM users should use above link to access Zoom how-to pages, including how to install Zoom for a number of different devices. Once the Zoom app is installed, use the link below to test your Zoom setup.
If all else fails, consult your children or grandchildren for tech support.