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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

DEADLINE October 4

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!
October 2020
Meeting Highlights

October 28, 7pm via ZOOM
Jeremy Lang
Approaches to Formal and Candid Portraiture
Jeremy is an editorial, fine art, and documentary photographer based in Durham where he is an instructor in the Duke University Art Dept. In 2017, his first feature length documentary film FARMER/VETERAN, chronicling one soldier’s domestic reintegration process after years at war, aired nationally on Independent Lens. You can view his work and bio at: https://www.jeremymlange.com/

November 11th, via ZOOM 7pm
Valerie Jardin - Street Photography: First Steps and Beyond.
In this presentation Valerie will give an overview of the different ways to approach street photography. She goes over the ethical aspect of this popular genre of photography, the do's & don'ts and how to get over the fear of photographing strangers in the streets. Through examples from her body of work Valerie will show you different techniques to tell a story in a frame and ways to make stronger street photographs. You will leave this presentation with a renewed vision. Her website is http://www.valeriejardin.com

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.