Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hercules beetle


Kathy Macpherson Baca had an awesome Hercules beetle at photo ops #neccc this year

Watch until the end : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioHmlMvpcNQ

Many people asked about beetles - they are larvae first, they go thru a lot to become a beetle
if you get any cool photos from Kathy's creepy con session please make sure to share them on the NECCC Facebook page (#NECCC) and tag Kathy


video

"Life cycle -- The larval stage of the Hercules beetle will last one to two years, with the larva growing up to 4.5 inches (11 cm) in length and weighing more than 100 grams. Much of the life of the larva is spent tunneling through rotting wood. After the larval period, transformation into a pupa, and moulting, the beetle then emerges as an adult."

"Diet -- The larval stage of the Hercules beetle will feed on rotting wood during this two year stage.The adult Hercules beetle feeds on fresh and rotting fruit. They have been observed feeding on peaches, pear, apple, and grapes within captivity.""


Thursday, July 20, 2017

NECCC photo conference experience

Are you a first time attendee?
or an attendee who has come many time and would not miss this conference?

Email photographer67 [at] comcast.net and tell your story, we would love to feature you (and share your images)!

How did you hear about the conference? Is this your first time, if not how many times have you attended? What did you like best? What program(s) was/were your favorite? Did you photograph the setups, glassware, insects, animals, models, etc?  What recommendation would you have for other people?

Plan on coming back next year? The dates are July 13, 14, 15 2018. Mark your calendar and tell your friends! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

First Time Attendee Experience

Are you a first time attendee?
or an attendee who has come many time and would not miss this conference?
Email photographer67 [at] comcast.net and tell your story, we would love to feature you (and share your images)!

How did you hear about the conference?  What did you like best? What program(s) was/were your favorite? Did you photograph the setups, glassware, insects, animals, models, etc?  What recommendation would you have for other people?

Mark your calendar July 13, 14, 15 2018!! 

Hi, I am a First Time Attendee and loved being there. Here are some of my favorite images from the event.

I am a member of the Portland Camera Club and heard about the Conference there. For me, there really no one program I favored. I just enjoyed the “experience” itself of having the opportunity to enjoy great speakers, photograph live events as well as the models and photo op setups.

Did you photograph the setups, glassware, insects, animals, models, etc? 
Yes, I did indeed take advantage of most of those opportunities and have included images in addition to the ones I sent to you the other day.

The best advice I can give others is to take the time to “plan” as much as you can in advance of the meeting to set up a schedule for yourself. I went through all the speaker notes in advance which was also a big help. I was pleased to receive warm thanks you from several of the models after sending them my favorite images I had made. Very rewarding since this was my first time making images of live models.

Thank you to you and the Team that put this program together.

Richard Sawyer, www.richardsawyerphotography.com









  






Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lightroom Mobile July, 2017 updates: Brush and Details for iOS, New Interface for Android

WHAT’S NEW IN LIGHTROOM MOBILE 2.8 (JULY 2017 UPDATES)

Your photography is going places.
Craft and share pro-quality images from your smartphone or tablet using simple yet powerful tools built with Adobe Photoshop technology. Perfect your shots in a tap with more than 40 presets. Experiment with color, adjust clarity, and add vignettes. You can even connect to other Adobe apps like Photoshop Fix to retouch and refine your work.
See how it works ›

Lightroom Mobile July, 2017 updates: Brush and Details for iOS, New Interface for Android

Today, we’ve got lots of great updates for Lightroom for iOS and Android.

iOS

Available now through the iOS App Store, today’s release includes a new selective brush, a new details tab, and an improved interface for iPads. As always, Lightroom for iOS is free to use and can be downloaded here.

Artist reception 7-23

It is featured in our local paper this week: https://newtownbee.com/pictures-and-passages-in-bethel-inspired-scenes-by-sandy-hook-residents-find-summer-home-in-local-church/


Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 NECCC Social media contest

2017 NECCC Social media contest

Take photos with any camera iphone, smart phone, mirrorless, point-n-shoot, DSLR, etc. and post your photos on Facebook with the hashtag #NECCC to be eligible to win

Sunday, July 9, 2017

New Book: Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things

Wahoo!! Our book Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things, has arrived from the publisher!! The book was supposed to be released Sept 15th but it is HERE three months early! Wow, so excited !!

You can order  “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” here using the QR code or directly from Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex]
 
Lisa and Tom Cuchara see the beauty in decay and abandonment. In this book, they take you on a guided journey of historic, grand, dramatic, and unique locations and provide tips to help you capture creative fine-art photographs of rusty, dusty subjects and locations. In this book, you’ll find a plethora of urban exploration images and discover the processes used to create each one. You’ll learn how to capture HDR images, create long-exposure photos, and paint with light. You’ll also learn how to approach challenging locations, deal with high contrast scenes, create stitched HDR panoramics, and produce light and shadow effects. The authors share the gear that was used, the camera settings, the story behind the scene, and how they pre-visualized their images and looked for light (or created it) in each location. This book will inspire you to visit new “old” places and to get to know them well enough to tell their story.


#PhotographybyLisaandTom #rust #fineart #historicplaces#photography #Amherstmedia #rusty #urbex #urbanexploration #abandoned#doors #oldcars

Friday, July 7, 2017

A Day with Tony Sweet Saturday Nov. 18st

A Day with Tony Sweet
Saturday Nov. 18st 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Appearing at Gateway Camera Club
Hampton Inn Natick, MA
Sponsored by Gateway Camera Club, Paul Smith Photography and Hunts Photo and Video

Tickets in advance $80 until August 30th. After August 30th $90. Tickets after Nov. 1st $100 if available. Includes coffee and doughnuts at registration as well as lunch with drink at noon. Registration 8:00 to 9:00 AM. For tickets Contact: Paul Smith at diffangle@aol.com

2017 NECCC Social media contest

2017 NECCC Social media contest
Take photos with any camera iphone, smart phone, mirrorless, point-n-shoot, DSLR, etc. and post your photos on Facebook with the hashtag #NECCC to be eligible to win

EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack Recall

Nikon Users...

EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack Recall

UPDATED EN-EL15 SERVICE ADVISORY AS OF JUNE 20, 2017. Technical Service Advisory for users of the EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
Nikon Inc. is asking your cooperation in connection with a voluntary recall of certain lot numbers of its Nikon Model EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly causing the outside casing to become deformed, posing a potential hazard to consumers. There have only been seven (7) confirmed reports of incidents of the problem worldwide, and while no injuries have taken place, Nikon Inc. has initiated this recall of the affected lot numbers as a reflection of its commitment to safety and product quality. We are asking that owners of the affected battery pack contact Nikon Inc. to initiate a free product exchange.
The Nikon EN-EL15 battery pack is provided as a supplied accessory with the purchase of Nikon’s digital SLR D800, D800E, D810A, D810, D610, D600, D7200, D7100, D7000, D500 cameras and the Nikon 1 V1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens. However, EN-EL15 batteries supplied with D810A, D810, D610, D600, D500, D7200, D7100 are not included in this voluntary recall. It is also sold separately at retail under Nikon’s model number 27011. The EN-EL15 battery pack involved in this recall was first distributed by Nikon in March 2012 and is still being sold at retail.
No other Nikon battery packs are involved in this recall.
Nikon’s digital SLR D800, D800E, D810A, D810, D610, D600, D7200, D7100, D7000, D500 cameras and the Nikon 1 V1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens as well as any other Nikon cameras are also not subject to this recall.

What you should do:
1.) Determine if your EN-EL15 battery pack is affected
This voluntary recall is limited to EN-EL15 battery packs in lots E and F. First, please confirm that “EN-EL15” is printed on the label of your battery pack. Then, please locate the 14-digit lot number beside the recycle symbol, as shown on the photo below.
  • If the 9th character of the lot number is E or F, your battery is among those being recalled.
  • If the 9th character of the lot number is any other letter, your battery is not affected by this recall.
Click here to use our lot number lookup tool.
2.) If your EN-EL15 battery pack is affected
  • Immediately remove the battery from your camera or camera bag, but please do not dispose of it.
  • Complete the Nikon's online EN-EL15 battery exchange form by clicking the button below.
  • Once your request is processed Nikon will send a confirmation email.
  • On the day of your battery exchange, UPS will contact you by phone and email notifying you of the delivery.
  • A UPS courier will then deliver your new battery pack(s) AND collect the recalled battery pack(s).
  • Someone needs to be present for this exchange. If you need to make special arrangements, please contact UPS.
Exchange My EN-EL15 Battery
3.) If your EN-EL15 battery pack is not affected
No further action is needed. Please continue using your EN-EL15 battery pack as usual.
Nikon is committed to safety and to providing to its customers only the highest quality products. We regret any inconvenience this matter may cause you and appreciate your continued support of Nikon and its products.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Nikon at 1-800-645-6687.