Monday, February 27, 2017

Renowned Israeli Photographer Adi Nes at the University of Rhode Island March 22

Renowned Israeli Photographer, Adi Nes, will be speaking at the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm at a program that is free and open to the public. It will be held at the URI Gender and Sexuality Center, 19 Upper College Rd. in Kingston, RI.

Adi Nes stands out as one of the most important and leading art photographers in Israel. Throughout 20 years of activity, his artwork has developed to be groundbreaking for an entire generation of artists while clearly presenting the multi-layered complexities of Israeli identity. Since completing his studies in the Photography Department of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, in 1992, Nes has shown his works in many individual – and scores of group – exhibitions locally and throughout the world, in which he’s garnered wide recognition and success. Nes’ images continue to cause waves in the art world as well as in wider circles, as his circle of admirers broadens globally. It can be said that Adi Nes’ creations reveal iconic images which have been carved in the collective consciousness and have become part of the public canon.

Attached is a flyer and a press release. I hope you will help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Amy Olson, Executive Director
University of Rhode Island Hillel
6 Fraternity Circle
Kingston, RI 02881

Sunday, February 26, 2017

presentation by Paul Nguyen, a Fine Art Nature and Landscape Photographer from Hanson, MA

Connecticut Valley Camera Club Meeting
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00pm

The March 6th meeting of the CT Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will feature a presentation by Paul Nguyen, a Fine Art Nature and Landscape Photographer from Hanson, MA.  The meeting will be held at the Old Lyme Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, CT
This is how the photographer describes his presentation: "When the sun goes down, skilled photographers know the fun is just beginning. Long exposures in low light conditions reveal a whole new world of color, texture, and artistry previously hidden to the naked eye, and advances in sensor technology are making it easier to make great night images with every generation of camera. Join New England-based professional photographer Paul Nguyen to learn about the principles and camera settings behind several kinds of low light photography: Long exposures of landscapes at twilight; night images of the starry sky; and “star trail” exposures."

To see more of Paul’s work, please visit his website at:  

A few examples of his photography are shown below

The Connecticut Valley Camera Club is dedicated to offering its membership the opportunity to become better photographers.  We offer a variety of presentations and interactive workshops to help our members expand their technical and creative skills.  We welcome photographers of all levels of experience.  The club draws members up and down the river, from Middletown to Old Saybrook;  from East Hampton to Old Lyme;  and along the shoreline from Guilford to Gales Ferry.

CVCC meeting dates, speakers / topics and other notices are published on the club's Facebook page

Edward McCaffrey
Publicity Chairman

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winter 2016-2017 Inter-club Print Competition

Winter 2016-2017 Inter-club Print Competition

The winter 2016-2017 inter-club print competition, hosted by the Brattleboro Camera Club, was held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, VT. Roger Turner served as the competition organizer and coordinator. Score keepers were Susan Hall and Art Vaughan. The judges for this competition were: Charles Burke, Paul Deegan, and Michael Roman.

For the Winter 2016-2017 competition a total of 151 prints were submitted... 43 class “A” B&W, 28 class “B” B&W, and 80 Color. Participating were 20 clubs... 11 in class “A”, 7 in class “B”, and all 20 in Color. A total of 21 prints received awards... 6 class “A”, 7 class “B” and 8 in Color. Clubs that submitted less than their full allotment of four color and four B&W prints, or that missed the winter competition entirely, are encouraged to submit make-up prints along with their regular submissions for the spring competition, to be hosted by the Milford Camera Club on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

See the full report and results here:

Monday, February 20, 2017


72nd CONFERENCE JULY 14, 15, 16, 2017

Mark your calendars – the NECCC Conference is a few short months away! This three-day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun. The main speaker for Saturday night is Bryan Petersen. Sponsored by Nikon, he is a world known creative and travel photographer, author and workshop leader who is known as the founder of the world’s number one on-line school: Bryan Petersen’s School of Photography.

 The Photo-Ops room will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including “Insects by Creepy Con”- Kathy Baca (NY)”, High Key Color Glassware – Mary Boucher (MA); and on Saturday speakers Charles Needle (CA) with Inspirational Floral Techniques, and Cheryl Belczak (NY) with Dark Field Glassware. Last year for our Sunday morning special photo event, we had bicycle BMX jumpers and this year we have revved up our engines and will have motorcycle jumpers from The Boston FMX Team doing stunt ramp jumping sponsored by Hunt’s. There will be lots of air stunts and more opportunities to photograph the riders with our NECCC models.

There will be models, vendors, and photo equipment to borrow from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Our vending area will open two hours earlier on Friday July 14th at 10 am with Hunt’s Photo and Video open with great bargains and early bird specials. Other vendor’s opening times may vary. Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. For the third year Sigma will host a special digital competition (with Sigma lenses for top two prizes) which is in addition to conference competitions in digital images and prints. 

There will be seven Friday am pre-conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up early as many of the classes have limited seating. Classes will be offered in understanding color, social media, Iphone photography, Photoshop, hands-on workshops in printing and macro; and for beginners there is a hands-on digital boot camp-learning to use your camera.

Flyers should be in the mail to all past attendees shortly. Conference updates, the registration flyer, along with the online registration link will be on the NECCC website ( by the middle of March; program descriptions and speaker information by the end of March and the tentative schedule by end of May. Register early for pre-conference classes and air conditioned dorm accommodations.  If you aren’t staying on campus be sure to make a reservation at a local hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast

Hope to see you all there!!!.

For any questions please email Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC

PPAM convention Free day Feb 25th

You’re invited to join The Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts (PPAM) at their annual convention, Friday, February 24 through Monday, February 27th at the Hilton Hotel, Dedham, MA. Stay the weekend or come for the FREE DAY on Saturday, February 25th. The free day consists of 3 speakers (including Canon Explorer of Light, Boston-based commercial and editorial photographer Damian Strohmeyer who just photographed his 30th Super Bowl!), a trade show, image competition and networking. For more information and registration visit this link. We look forward to meeting you!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Upcoming Boudoir Class at Hunt's Photo

On March 4th, Hunt's Photo, Melrose will be holding a boudoir class lecture, which is really a fantastic opportunity. Dani Klein-Williams from dani fine photography in Northampton will be here to discuss both the art of boudoir and the business of boudoir photography. This class is meant for photographers that are looking to break into boudoir or photographers who are looking to find new ways to make money with their photography.

The first two hours will be a discussion with the photographer, Dani, a model that regularly works with her studio, and one of her makeup artists. They will be discussing how to set up shots, how to make models look as appealing as possible, and how to be respectful, but spirited in these situations. The second half of the talk discusses the business of boudoir and how to "fill in the blanks" in your professional photography schedule.

It's important to note that this is a lecture-class and not a boudoir session. However, this is part of the allure of this event, as it's a chance to ask very poignant questions, not only of the photographer, but also of the model and make-up artist. (I probably will never photograph boudoir, but I'm fascinated to learn more about the process!) It also helps that Dani is a very dynamic personality!

Our signup page is here:

Camera club members can receive $25 off the full event by using the promo code "25off"


Paul Nelson

Education Coordinator

Hunt's Photo & Video


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"America the Beautiful" photo contest

Greetings to all my Photography Friends!

The East Windsor Veterans Commission is having an "America the Beautiful" photo contest as a fund raiser.  The deadline has been extended until April 30, 2017.  It has also been mentioned on the NECCC Blog and on the East Windsor Veterans Commission Facebook page.  I'm sure all of you have at least that one and most definitely several award winning photos you can submit for this contest.  It's $10 per print and you'll have to include the 4x6 or 3x5 sized print.  Prizes are $500 for 1st Place, $250 for 2nd Place and $100 for 3rd Place.  It's for a good cause, so please consider it!  

I've attached the the entry form and official contest rules to this email. Please pass on this information and also forward this email to the club members and photography friends.  Thank You and Good Luck!  I've already submitted my photos!  

Hope everyone is staying warm this snowy weekend!

Best Regards,
Eva Gryk

This is to advise you that the East Windsor Veterans Commission "America the Beautiful" photo contest that you entered has been extended until April 30, 2017.  We needed a minimum of 85 entries to break even and are currently at 60 entries.  The Commission decided to extend the deadline rather than cancel the contest.  We are confident that we will receive the needed number of entries by the end of April.  In any case, the prizes will be awarded.  We will announce the winners at Town's Memorial Day celebration in May.  We will notify the winners at that time.  A new entry form and revised rules with the new deadline are available on the East Windsor Veterans Commission Facebook page.   

We want to thank you for your patience, your beautiful photos and most of all your support!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my  email address.   

Bruce Putinas, EWVC

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography
Concepts and Strategies
By George Fellner
Spectrum Art Gallery
61 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut  06409
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm
For program description, details, and registration:
Please note that seating is limited…, and attendees must register with the Spectrum Gallery.
Thank you…!
George Fellner

Boston Camera Club Members Exhibition at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

The Boston Camera Club Members Show will run at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education from January 27 through March 10, 2017, with a reception scheduled for Friday, January 27, from 6 - 8 pm.  CCAE is located at 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.  Normal hours of operation are 9 am – 9 pm Monday through Thursday; 9 am – 7 pm Friday; and 9 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibition will feature work from the 30 current BCC members.  Also on display will be a photograph from long deceased member Horace Latimer, whose 1931 bequest helped put the club on solid financial footing to this day.
For more information visit and