Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Registration for the 75th NECCC photography conference goes live on 2/21

Join us at the 75th NECCC photography conference July 17th-19th (2020)!

Registration for the 75th NECCC photography conference goes live on 2/21 at 9am

Join us for three Feature Presentations and over 30 Speakers: Scott Kelby (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning), Frans Lanting (Friday night) and Corey Rich (Saturday night).

Who should attend? 
All photo enthusiasts are welcome!
There are programs, events, and workshops for all skill levels. Beginning photographers are very welcome at the conference, as are experienced and professional photographers. You do not need to be a member of a camera club, photography group, etc. in order to attend.

Find out more and register at www.NECCCPhotoConference.org
Paper registration flyers will arrive in the mail in March 
(and can be downloaded online from the www.NECCCPhotoConference.org site)

There are learning opportunities for everyone! Included in this year's lineup:
• 11 Pre-Conference Workshops, plus Pre-Conference Image Critiques
• 14 Conference Workshops, plus Conference Image Reviews
• 42 Different Conference Programs
• 16 Photo Walks Lead by conference speakers Saturday morning
• Lots of Photo Ops & Demos by speakers
• Female Models, Character Models, Steampunk, Ballerinas, Pirates & More!
• Print and digital competitions
• Trade Show and Equipment Loaning (Hunt’s Photo & Video, Canon, Fujifilm, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, and more)
• Door Prize Extravaganza and a free 75th-anniversary gift for all registered attendees
• Participate in our Sunday morning event: The Armored Combat League (Knights engaging with medieval weapons event Sunday morning)

We are offering the same low registration prices for this year’s conference – registration prices haven’t increased in the past few years! Registration can be completed by mail, fax or by using the online registration page. Phone registrations are not accepted.

Group Registrants: You should also register online early to optimize your chance of receiving your choice for housing, workshops, photo walk … Select 3-Day Group Registration when prompted for a registration type.



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

NECCC Winter 2020 Electronic Interclub Competition

The Winter 2020 (held on Feb 8, 2020) report of the NECCC Interclub Digital competition has been posted.

NECCC Winter 2020 Electronic Interclub Competition

The Winter 2020 competition, hosted by the Simsbury Camera Club, was held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT. The competition was directed by Frank Zaremba, MNEC. Additional assistance consisted of projector operator Bill Payne and scorekeepers Gary Gianini and Nancy Schumann. Forty-one clubs participated in the Pictorial section (23 from Class A and 18 from Class B) and thirty-nine clubs participated in the Nature section (17 from Class A and 22 from Class B). Thanks are extended to the Simsbury Camera Club for hosting this second competition of the 2019-20 season.

The judges for the competition were:
  • Jane Toner has been a photography teacher at Westminster School, Simsbury CT for the last 17 years. She has also been a commercial and freelance photographer for the past 10-25 years in RI and CT. Her clients have included Swarovski Crystal, Towle Silversmiths, Cross Pens and Reed and Barton. 
  • Kristen Hines Baker is a professional photographer with ten years of experience. After working as a university photographer for two Southeastern Conference universities, she is now a photography instructor at Tunxis Community College. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in photojournalism. Her work has been recognized by numerous organizations including UPAA, CPRAM, CASE, and FPRA.
  • Cindy Gosselin, MNEC is the current president of Charter Oak Photographic Society of West Hartford, CT and co-president of Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP). She is a vice president of the New England Camera Council, serving as the Council’s Co-Chairman of the Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions.
The report and galleries can be found here: http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-competition.html

Smart Phone Photography Workshop Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00-4:30

Smart Phone Photography Workshop
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00-4:30 

Sponsored by Gateway Camera Club and Hunt’s Photo & Video 
Hampton Inn  319 Speen St.Natick MA

Cost: $75 PP (Early Bird $65 if paid by April 1, 2020) Lunch is included

Learn how to take better images and editing techniques on your smartphone by local photographer, Paul Toussaint. A pioneer in the mobile art movement and award-winning photographer, Paul will hold a day-long workshop and bring large prints of his mobile phone photos. See his work at www.Paultoussaint.com

For more info and to sign up, go to www.gatewaycameraclub.org

Examples of Paul’s work:



Monday, February 10, 2020

Entries are open for the Falmouth Art Center Open Juried Photography Show - Spring 2020

Entries are open for the Falmouth Art Center Open Juried Photography Show - Spring 2020
Show displayed in the main gallery April 30-May 25, 2020 at the Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA

Entry for this competition is by website upload only at https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/falmouthart
Visit https://falmouthart.org/ for more information about the Falmouth Art Center 
Entries Close on March 2, 2020

Photographs juried into the show will be hung in the art center’s main gallery (the Hermann Gallery). 
The Awards Reception at the Falmouth Art Center will be held on Friday May 8th from 5-7 pm.  
Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC is the juror for this years show.  

NECCC is looking to post your photo event!

NECCC is looking to post your photo event! 

We want to announce Photography photo ops, programs, workshops, etc. from the New England Region on the NECCC blog There is soooo much going on in the New England region and we want to share it! Seminars, workshops, camera club programs, outside speakers, Canon Explorers of Light, photo ops, -- and firsthand information providing updates on seasonal shooting (sunflowers, spring flowers, fall foliage). Let's SHARE! In this day of social media "we" (photographers) should be sharing upcoming photography with each other so everyone can know about them and choose to participate. The NECCC Blog and Facebook site are wonderful places to share what is going on photographically in the New England Region. Please have your club representative and/or publicity person contact me with information about your club's events, programs, seminars, etc. that you are offering. If you have a firsthand update on a seasonal event we would like that too (how are the Sunflowers at Buttonwood farm, are the daffodils peak, how is the fall foliage, etc.).

Email Lisa at photographer67@comcast.net with "for the NECCC Blog" in the subject line and we will let the entire New England area know about the photo op or your club's event! Let's rock the New England region with an abundance of shared information and opportunities!!

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, HonNEC, M. Craftsman, M. Photographer, Webmaster & Social Media Vice President photographer67@comcast.net
NECCC Blog: http://necccnews.blogspot.com/

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. Lynn, MA is offering a Nature workshop Saturday February 22

Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. Lynn, MA is offering a Nature workshop Saturday February 22 at its Lynn Headquarters. Learn Lighting, composition, travel, mammals, birds and macro flora and insects. Online registration with PayPal available. Full information on content and presenters below


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Topaz DeNoise will be on sale from through Friday, February 7th

Topaz DeNoise will be on sale for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) from through Friday, February 7th

This new version will include highly-requested batch processing capabilities as well as a new chroma noise reduction slider to give users more control over targeting that specific type of noise.

https://web.topazlabs.com/ref/130
Enter the discount use code breaphotos for 15% off Topaz products

Shoot anywhere in any light with no reservations. Eliminate noise and recover crisp detail in your images with the first AI-powered noise reduction tool. You may be surprised at the results you get.




Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Advertise in the NECCC speakers' notes

This July will be NECCC’s 75th Anniversary conference.

To celebrate this achievement we will be accepted for the first time, advertisements from speakers, workshops, companies, vendors, private individuals, and member clubs. The advertisements will be located in the full-color 200-page speaker notes available to all attendees online or by printed copy.

The ad should be in color and come in PDF or JPeg format. Ad space available to purchase will be:
    • Full page $150
    • Half-page $80
    • Quarter-page $45
    • 1/8 page $25
  • The due date will be Mid-April 


You are also invited to support NECCC and your club by buying a congratulatory ad. The ad should be of your own design perhaps with your club logo and a few words about the club such as location, years of membership, etc. Prices have not been set yet but will be very reasonable even for small clubs.The due date will be Mid April. This gives you lots of time to discuss this with your BOD and prepare an advertisement that represents your club. We will be sending out an email blast to all club reps and presidents when the prices are set along with a form to fill out and send in with the ad.

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC
Steering Committee Chairman



Thursday, January 30, 2020

Advertise at the 75th annual NECCC photo conference!

This July will be NECCC’s 75th Anniversary conference.

To celebrate this achievement we will be accepted for the first time, advertisements from speakers, workshops, companies, vendors, private individuals, and member clubs. The advertisements will be located in the full-color 200-page speaker notes available to all attendees online or by printed copy.
  • The ad should be in color and come in PDF or JPeg format. Available to purchase will be full, half, and quarter -page ad space. 
  • The due date will be Mid-April. 


You are also invited to support NECCC and your club by buying a congratulatory ad. The ad should be of your own design perhaps with your club logo and a few words about the club such as location, years of membership, etc. Prices have not been set yet but will be very reasonable even for small clubs.The due date will be Mid April. This gives you lots of time to discuss this with your BOD and prepare an advertisement that represents your club. We will be sending out an email blast to all club reps and presidents when the prices are set along with a form to fill out and send in with the ad.

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC
Steering Committee Chairman