Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PSA PID competition on March 18.

Hi Lisa,

The Housatonic Camera Club is Judging the PSA PID competition on March 18th

Can this jpeg promo be put on the blog?

Bert Schmitz

conference trade show free to public Saturday March 25th

conference trade show free to public

There is Something  for everyone at FocusNY 2018

13 speakers, print competition, parties, shoot-out and much more at the PPSNYS FocusNY convention at the beautiful Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY

Focus NY 2018 promises to be a new, bold step in the right direction for all of us. The theme "Illumination!" isn’t just a photographic term. It’s about turning the lights on in our work, our marketing, our membership and our hearts. The Heart is most important. Without heart, none of the rest makes sense or matters. It’s the core of what we do - capturing emotion in light, dark and color... with proper illumination, of course.

 March 24 to 26, 2018 at the beautiful Villa Roma Resort in New York’s Catskill Mountains. We can’t wait to see you there! Click Here to Register today!

Binghamton Club Sponsoring a Photography Seminar

Binghamton Club Sponsoring a Photography Seminar

In early April, the Two Rivers Photography Club (TRPC) in Binghamton, NY, will be presenting a lecture and workshop by nationally known nature photographer, Roman Kurywczak. Topics at the Saturday, April 7, session include techniques and hints in photographing wildlife, night-time scenes, and macro images. On Sunday, April 8, Mr. Kurywczak will conduct two hands-on workshops in close-up photography of plants and flowers.

The Saturday session takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel on Water Street in Binghamton, and the Sunday workshops, one from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and the second one from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m, will take place in partnership with Tioga Gardens at 2217 State Route 17C in Owego.

Cost of the lecture/instruction event, which includes lunch,  is $50.00 for TRPC member and students and $60.00 for non-members. The Sunday workshop (either the morning or the afternoon sessions) costs $45.00 for TRPC members and students and $55.00 for non-members.  There is a $10.00 discount if attending both the lecture and one of the workshops. After March 30, the Saturday session will cost $65.00 for all attendees, including walk-ins.

To register, go to, and click on the “2018 Annual Seminar Form” line to download a form.

Walk-in registrations and sign-ins will be at 8:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree.

Don Costello
Two Rivers Photography Club
Good Evening Lisa,

The Professional Photographers Association of RI is holding our 65th annual convention March 2nd, 3rd & 4th at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick.  We’d love to have members of your group join us for a weekend of education and networking!
Join us on FB at

Saturday, March 3rd FREE to All!
With Registration
Rick Hydren…………………….. “What I Wished I’d Known Sooner” about photographing real estate
TRADE SHOW & Lunch………Shop, Network & grab a bite
Gene Hutnak…………………“Keeping It Simple” with Gene’s niche products that families can count on to
recreate a consistent look even when children are photographed years apart.
Awards Program…………… Join us to cheer the award-winning photographers and get to know our judges &
President’s Suite…………… Here’s your chance to network with other photographers in a relaxed atmosphere.
This is where you make personal connections with others in your industry!

Thank you and let me know if I can do anything for you!
Deb Bettencourt
Board Member
Professional Photographers Assoc. of RI

Hunt’s Photo Adventures.

A complete list of Hunt’s Photo Adventures.can be found at 
We often get questions about what is and what is not included on these trips. General information pertaining to that is listed at the top of that link, but if you have any questions, feel free to follow up with me. More than happy to help!

Paul Nelson
Education Coordinator
Hunt's Photo & Video

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NECCC Winter 2018 Electronic Interclub Competition

NECCC Winter 2018 Electronic Interclub Competition. Results (full report and galleries) posted here

The Winter 2018 competition, hosted by the Whaling City Camera Club, was held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The First Congregational Church, Center Street, Fairhaven, MA. The competition was directed by chairman Joan-Marie Proulx (Vice-President of the Whaling City Camera Club) with assistance provided by Suzanne McDonald, Pat Bethel, Mary-Ann Cole and Sally Erickson Forty-two clubs participated in the Pictorial section (22 from Class A and 20 from Class B) and forty clubs participated in the Nature section (17 from Class A and 23 from Class B). Thanks are extended to the Whaling City Camera Club for hosting this second competition of the 2017-18 season.

The judges for the competition were:
• Ray Guillette, HonNEC. Past President of the Stony Brook Camera Club, Honorary Member of
the Photographic Soc. of RI, Past President and Honorary Member of NECCC.
• James Pennypacker. Juried member of the Cape Cod Art Center and Plymouth Art Guild.
• David Cuddy. Former photography editor for the Standard Times.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

CT Valley Camera Club Hosts Acclaimed Photographer and Writer Chris Nicholson at Mar. 5 Talk on Photographing National Parks

CT Valley Camera Club Hosts Acclaimed Photographer and Writer Chris Nicholson at Mar. 5 Talk on Photographing National Parks

AREAWIDE: The guest speaker at the Monday, Mar. 5 meeting of the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will be the acclaimed photographer and author Chris Nicholson, who will give a presentation titled "Photographing National Parks."  The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, Conn. All are welcome.

Chris Nicholson is a photographer and writer based in southern Connecticut and New York City. Formerly a magazine editor for ten years, he has worked on a freelance basis since 2004, with his camerawork focused primarily on the travel and sports genres. His writing and photographs have been published in over 30 magazines and several books.

Nicholson works in a primarily conservative style, believing that ideal composition is simple, strong and powerful. He has covered locations in Australia and throughout the continental United States (especially in New England, which he considers to be one of the most aesthetically unique regions of America).

Throughout his career he has studied the American national parks. Whether for assignments, publishing projects or personal work, Nicholson travels to national parks several times per year for photography. Over the past two decades he has paid particular attention to Acadia, Everglades, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Shenandoah and Yellowstone, visiting and photographing those seven a combined 26 times.

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

2nd Creative Photography Conference May 19-20, 2018

2nd Creative Photography Conference May 19-20, 2018
Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center Southbridge, MA

CAP Ron Rosenstock May 5th

Put May 5, 2018, on your calendar and plan to attend the CAP Spring Dinner & Program featuring Ron Rosenstock and his program "Photography as a Spiritual Experience." The dinner and program will be held at the Crystal Ballroom, 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT, beginning at 5 p.m.
Click for a flyer containing all the details including the menu, a description of Ron's program, and a registration form. The cost is $32 per person if you register by April 15 or $37 if you register closer to the event.

Study the art and science of photography, in a warm, friendly environment – with some of the best in the industry… a retreat for the mind and soul.

Study the art and science of photography, in a warm, friendly environment – with some of the best in the industry… a retreat for the mind and soul.

New England’s best photographic education for photographers. You will be inspired to continue to improve your art. Study the art and science of photography, in a warm, friendly environment – with some of the best in the industry… a retreat for the mind and soul.  Join us and see for yourself.

NEIPP 2018 will take place April 8 through April 12, at the beautiful Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA 02601.

NEIPP isn't just about going to class and listening to a famous photographer tell you about how "they did it".  You will spend your days learning how you can do it!  Hands-on in the classroom and on location, intense and elightening instruction and developing a style all your own.  You will be given tools, tips and ideas to perfect your art.

Look Who is Coming to NEIPP -- Check Out Class Details Here!

Grab a full copy of NEIPP's Program Guide. Don't miss out. NEIPP offers professional photography education for everyone. You don't have to be a pro to go!