Friday, November 17, 2017

CT Valley Camera Club Hosts Award-Winning Travel Photographer at Dec. 4 Meeting Bobbi Lane to Speak on Travel Portraits: Capturing Light and Life.

CT Valley Camera Club Hosts Award-Winning Travel Photographer at Dec. 4 Meeting
Bobbi Lane to Speak on Travel Portraits: Capturing Light and Life.

AREAWIDE: The guest speaker at the Monday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will be the award-winning travel photographer Bobbi Lane, who will give a presentation titled "Travel Portraits: Capturing Light and Life."  The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lyme’s Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, Conn. All are welcome.

Photographing people anywhere, home or abroad, presents many challenges to the traveling photographer. The technical concerns about light, camera angle and lenses, backgrounds, selective focus, and composition can sometimes overshadow the importance of making a connection with another human being. Honoring, respecting and communicating with your subject are the first steps to making a meaningful and storytelling photograph. Language barriers can be overcome with a smile, a great attitude and tone of voice, allowing you to communicate without words.  It’s imperative to use good lighting techniques, both natural and with flash, to create the mood and description of the scene and capture the essence. Patience and observation help the photographer choose the right time and place to capture the subject appropriately.

Lane will share her many tips and multiple experiences in both the common place and exotic locations. This presentation will help photographers connect with people, develop a deeper understand of what all humans have in common, and assist them in making photographs that emotionally affect and enlighten the viewer.

Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 40 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane’s honest and fun connection with her clients allows them to feel relaxed and authentic.

Come on this journey, laugh and cry with Bobbi and her travels to Ethiopia, Myanmar, Venice for Carnival, Turkey, Hong Kong, Dubai and Oman and discover the keys to making great portraits.

About the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC):The CVCC is dedicated to offering its membership the opportunity to become better photographers.  The group offers a variety of presentations and interactive workshops to help members expand their technical and creative skills.  Photographers of all levels of experience are welcomed.  The club draws members from 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.For more information, visit the club’s website at meeting dates, speakers/topics, and other notices are also published on the club’s Facebook page at

model shoot in Greater Lyn on Nov 19th from 10am till 3pm.

<> is having it's first of 3 model shoots on Nov 19th from 10am till 3pm.
We will have 6 very pretty models and 3 lighting set ups.
There will be some mentoring available.
GLPA members are admitted free and guests will be charged $15- to defray the model expenses.
There is a good sub shop in walking distance.
Join us for an enjoyable laid back day of photography.
This is where you can get some great images for competitions etc.
Hope you can join us....and bring a friend.

Skip Hoyt, Jim Gallagher, And the entire model committee

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Photographer Carin Roaldset’s Work on View at Essex Library Through November

Congratulations to CVCC member Carin Roaldset. Her photography and paintings will be on display at Essex Library through the month of November. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov, 11, from noon - 2 PM. The reception and exhibit are free and open to all.…/photographer-carin-roaldset-to-…/

"ESSEX — Carin Roaldset grew up on a farm in Sweden and spent years in Germany and Norway before settling in Connecticut.  Her images have been featured on note cards, magazines and in Chamber of Commerce booklets and ad pieces.  She is also the chosen artist for Essex Savings Bank’s 2018 calendar and has illustrated the books A Measure of Joy – Opening to the Energy of Reiki by Gary Stinnet; Here After, Poetry by Mary Volk and Letters from Cornfield Point by Sally Ann D’Aquila. Nature plays a major role in Roaldset’s life, and she eventually turned to photography to illustrate and share that joy.  “My photographs are mostly close-ups, representing positive emotions” she explains.  “I like to combine common objects and nature.  Texture, lines and simplicity are all important to me.  Clean images, often with an element of surprise, are what I strive to achieve in many of my photographs.” Roaldset’s photographs and paintings have been displayed at juried shows at the Essex Art Association, Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery, West Hartford Art League, and the Slater Memorial Museum’s Artists’ Exhibition.   She has also had several solo shows on the shoreline. Her work can be viewed at the Essex Library throughout the month of November during its regular hours." from here

Yellowstone in Winter Wildlife and Beautiful Winter Landscapes January 7-14, 2018

Yellowstone in Winter Wildlife and Beautiful Winter Landscapes January 7-14, 2018

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Explore one of the greatest ecosystems in the height of winter. Incredible wildlife and landscape photography during one of the most photogenic times of year.


Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Coast Wildlife and Landscape Photography (Wild Horses etc)

Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Coast Wildlife and Landscape Photography (Wild Horses etc)

Nov 30- Dec 4 2017

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Beautiful coastal landscapes and wildlife including thousands of migrating Snow Geese, Swans, Herons, Egrets, Red Fox, the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel, River Otters, and White Tailed Deer. We also will look for the famous Wild Horses. Since this area is protected wildlife, sightings are common and many species allow a close approach.  We also will photograph several beautiful coastal landscapes, sand dunes, surf, forests, sea shells, marshes, and a lighthouse.


Registration for the 2018 Creative Photography Conference is now open!

Registration for the 2018 Creative Photography Conference is now open!

We’re doing a very special Pre-Black Friday discount offer! This will be your BEST DEAL on Conference Registration!

From now until midnight (EST) Friday, Nov. 17th, SAVE 20% on your registration fee – regular $250 – NOW $200!!

From Nov. 18th-26th the discount will be 10% = $225. So jump on this one-time deal and save some $$$! No coupon code is needed – the sale price in already in the online store – register at:

See Fliers for more info and speaker list.

January 15, 2018 Charles Mazel presenting "Fluorescence Photography."

January 15, 2018 Charles Mazel presenting "Fluorescence Photography."

At our January 15, 2018 meeting, CVCC guest speaker will be Charles Mazel, presenting on the topic, "Fluorescence Photography."
"There is a hidden visual world of vibrant color around us all the time, submerged within the sea of white light in which we pass our days. This is the world of fluorescence, a kind of optical alchemy that transforms light from one color to another. It goes unnoticed because it is almost always weaker than the light that is reflected without change of color. The effect can be as striking as it is unexpected, and can be found in plants, animals, foods, man-made objects, and even in ourselves. Exploration of this world with the right equipment can be rewarded with stunning images."

CVCC meets monthly at 7 p.m. most first Mondays (except for holiday Mondays) at the Lymes' Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Rd, Old Lyme, CT. Visitors are always welcome. 

Join us for Two hands-on photo setup workshops -- great for beginners and advanced photographers.

Join us for Two hands-on photo setup workshops -- great for beginners and advanced photographers.

Come join us a Photo Hi-Jinx (photo setup) Workshop. 

This workshop is great for beginners and advanced photographers. 

When: Sunday January 28th 10am -5pm (longer than the 12-5 in the past). Register by December 1st to save $25 (price includes lunch). Sale price ends Dec 1st 
Where: Salem CT
If you are an advanced photographer then you can come and get exposed to all kinds of props, water drops, smoke, blacklight, etc. etc. Photo ops galore!! 
If you are an intermediate photographer come and learn how to master manual mode!  
If you are a beginner or just got a dSLR or mirrorless camera for the holidays -- come and learn how to use your new gift. Learn about aperture and when to use f4 and when to use f22 and receive compositional advice. 
Bring your camera, tripod, cable release, polarizer, LED light -- We purchase our Gear from Hunts Photo. A pdf file containing links to the gear and software that we use, as well as discounts, can be downloaded here :  Please feel free to ask Tom and me questions about your camera, exposures, etc. 
Lenses: a regular 24-105 kit lens works well, bring a macro lens if you have one, bring macro filters if you have them, bring extension tubes if you have them, bring a 75-300/70-200 lens if you have one, if you do not have a macro lens you can put an extension tube on your 75-300 type lens instead. 
There will be all sorts of photographic opportunities!!! Photograph Glassware, Fruit, smoke, dancing paint, water drops, flowers, still life, etc., etc. We hope you can join us ! 
Second Workshop
Come join us at a Macro, Closeup, Creative photo setup workshop
Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Hamden CT
Email us at for more information 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin will present "VISION: capturing moments on all 7 continents" as the Keynote program at the 73rd Annual NECCC Photo Conference

Canon is sponsoring Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin
who will present "VISION: capturing moments on all 7 continents" as the Keynote program at the 73rd Annual NECCC Photo Conference July 13, 14,15 2018

Come on a visual journey with Darrell Gulin as he presents "VISION: capturing moments on all 7 continents".  Darrell is one of Canon’s ‘Explorer of Light’ photographers, a title given to a select group of world class photographers who are chosen to share their passion, photographs, and expertise with the world. Traveling to All Seven Continents, Darrell will show photographs and tell us stories from all seven continents, and will tell how he captured these images. When traveling your vision develops first before you even leave your home by: research, who you are, developed style and developing style. Out in the field capturing the moment as you see it.  We will travel to all 7 Continents and show the Icons, moments, light, with Darrel's vision. Darrell has traveled the globe, from Antarctica and Africa to Asia and Europe, capturing rare and exquisite moments in nature, lions on the prowl, monkeys in hot springs, polar bears on ice flows, penguins and zebras oh my. He also enjoys the people and architecture with images from the Venice Carnival and the Great Wall of China.

Darrell will also be holding a pre-conference breakout session on Friday July 13th "My Backyard"
Darrell says that "I travel the world but 40% of my sales always are things from my home/backyard photography."

About Darrell Gulin: Darrell has been photographing for over 36 years, marketing his work for the last 34 years and has been a full-time Nature/Travel Photographer for the last 22 years. He markets his work through Stock Agencies, Editorial Markets, Photography Workshop/Tours, Seminars and Speaking Engagements. His work is represented by GettyImages, Danita Delimont Agency, DRK Photo, and Super Stock Agency. He is one of Canon's Explorer of Light Photographers.  He is the past President of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He has been their keynote speaker and has led many workshops and programs at their Annual Summits. His photographs have been published in: Outdoor Photographer Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder's World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Natures Best and many more.  He has been showcased in almost every major nature calendar including: Audubon, Inner Reflection, Sierra Club, Kodak, Browntrout, Cedo, Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Day Dream. He is an accomplished speaker/teacher whose credits are too numerous to mention. Also, Darrell was featured on Five Canon Photo Safari television programs where he taught actors/actresses to photograph in the field. He leads the Gulin/Ken & Lydia Strange Workshops as well as Joe Van Os Photo Safaris. He travels around the world capturing special moments photographically. You can learn more about Darrell and his images at

Friday, November 10, 2017

David Feigenbaum and Richard Alan Cohen are exhibiting in a two person photography show

David Feigenbaum and Richard Alan Cohen are exhibiting in a two person photography show at the Westport Free Public Library, Westport MA during November. This show resulted from David and Richard being awarded two best-in-show at the Westport Art Group photography kick off show last June by juror Karen Davis of the Davis-Orton Gallery.

David will present poignant images of city alleys taken from urban streets. Richard will show abstract landscapes seen within residues and corrosion on the hulls of boats from his Waterline portfolio.

You are invited to the artists' reception on Saturday, November 18th, 2-4 pm. 408 Old County Road, Westport MA. 508-636-1100  Hope to see you there!