Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Worcester County Camera Club photography event

We have a painting and photography event coming up that we would like to be posted on the NECCC blog. I am the NECCC rep for the Worcester County Camera Club. I’ve enclosed the flyer we would like posted. If possible, could it also be posted on the NECCC Facebook page?

Thank You
Bennie Thornton
Worcester County Camera Club
774 253-8844

Monday, August 12, 2019

photo sale and show


As the Upper Cape Camera Club’s Rep I’m sending you for the blog this poster advertising the club’s
annual show at the West Falmouth Library (MA).

Milt Williamson, MNEC

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

selling lots of used camera and studio equipment

Hi. I'm downsizing my studio Photography by Duval of Palmer, MA and I'm selling lots of used camera and studio equipment. I have a list of items for sale. The link to the list:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

NECCC needs your feedback!

Tom and I thank each and every one of you for attending the 74th annual NECCC photo conference. Tom used his Good Humor (pun) to work with Conference Services to reward people that walked to Thompson on Friday and Herter on Saturday with Free Good Humor ice cream!

The conference runs smoothly because there are so many people involved. The red shirts always work very hard, but this year they had to tear down three entire room setups and setup three new rooms because Thompson's A/C went down. From reading your paper comments you all were very understanding of the emergency at Thompson and the hard work spent relocating those rooms.

Next year is the 75th Annual NECCC photo conference, so please bring a friend!

We hope to have lots of interactive and hands-on activities. We do read each and every feedback form, and we welcome suggestions for speakers, photo ops, etc. Have speakers send in program or photo ops proposals here:
  • Please complete our online 2019 photo conference survey. We are looking for as much feedback as possible. The survey lists the programs, pre-conference workshops, conference workshops and photowalks , along with questions that do not appear on the short paper survey. We have been getting lots of ideas for the 75th-- a tshirt design contest, a scavenger hunt, a commemorative pin, a new vendor, and more. Keep the ideas flowing! 
  • Mark your calendars for the 75th Annual NECCC photo conference July 17, 18, 19 (2020) 

  • Please be sure to subscribe to the NECCC blog
    • If you are in a camera club your rep should be updating its members about NECCC blogposts at each meeting.
    • Many of you are not in a camera club, so the blog is your primary communication.
    • NECCC wants to post your local (greater New England area) photo event!
      • Send an email with "for the NECCC Blog" in the subject line to photographer67 [at] and we will let the entire New England area know about it! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SCSU's Drone Academy Launching September 14

Southern Connecticut State University is very pleased to announce the launch of our fall 2019 Drone Academy program launching on September 14, 2019

This five-module, non-credit program is geared towards working professionals who are interested in gaining the skills needed for safe drone aviation, preparation to successfully pass the FAA exam, techniques for making quality aerial stills                    and videos using Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, and a better understanding of Px4d software for landscape mapping and 3D modeling. Each module is able to be completed as a stand-alone option and participants can customize the program depending on their particular areas of interest. Some modules have pre-requisites, which are listed below in the descriptions.

The video and photographic capabilities of aerial drones have a demonstrated benefit for police departments, fire departments, real estate agents, journalists, public works officers, surveyors, insurance adjusters, public utilities, and more.                   SCSU’s Drone Academy will provide a value-add for both the working professional, as well as the hobbyist, looking to take their skills to the next level.

This is the only program in our region where participants can learn all of this information in one comprehensive package.  Register today as space is limited - SCSU Drone Academy.

Should you have any questions, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Associate Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, who will be happy to assist you. .

Ian M. Canning, MBA
Associate Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies 


SCSU’s Journalism Department

Monday, July 22, 2019

Photo Involve! A Day of Image Review and Hands-on Workshops

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Photo Involve! A Day of Image Review and Hands-on Workshops
Hosted by Deborah Cohen, From New York Metro Area Camera Council meetup

8:45 AM to 5:00 PM
Midpoint Bistro & Bar
40 W 45th St · New York, NY

The event will be in the Priestly Room. near to Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority, Subways to Rockefeller Center Station

AM: 8:45am-9:30 registration

9:30am-10:30am Joe Edelman on creativity
10:45am-12:15pm image review of attendees' images
12:15-1:15: 'Creativity is Contagious: Creativity in camera and in post-processing" by Lisa Cuchara

choose one workshop (hands-on bring your cameras) when registering:
Will Cadena: Portraits and Lighting
Lisa and Tom Cuchara: Creativity with Your Camera
Joe Edelman: Street Fashion Photography Using Natural Lighting
Shiv Verma: Landscape and Wildlife (in Central Park)

Registration fees:
$80 NYMACC members
$95 non-NYMACC members
$115 walk-ins
$25 Students with current IDs.

Register via NYMACC website:

Hunts Photo and Video will be present!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions (New)

2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions (New)
Go to for new documents and pdfs

2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions

NECCC has had thirteen successful seasons for the Pictorial and twelve successful seasons for the Nature categories of the Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition. For the 2019-2020 season the size is being changed to a maximum of 1400 pixels horizontally and 1050 pixels vertically. In addition there are several reminders that are detailed below.

• Because of requirements for the web based entry system each club must register by Sept. 15, 2019, so that the internal tables can be updated before the site is opened for Fall competition entries. (See rule number 5 in the competition rules document for details about the information needed.)

• Last season we had a number of cases where we received two entries for an individual who belongs to more than one club in one of the categories in violation of rule #4. In a couple of cases we even received two entries for one individual from the same club. We routinely check each category to be sure an individual is not entered twice in a category for each competition. If that happens we will attempt to determine which club has the individual’s permission to use his/her entries and disqualify the other entry. Each club rep has the responsibility to check with his/her members to be sure that only a single club is using their entries for each competition.

• It is also the club rep’s responsibility to determine the images that may have been entered previously for an individual when competing from another club. When we check images for possible previous use it doesn’t matter which club entered it previously. It is understood that this may be a daunting task, and may be difficult to verify every image, every time. However if duplicates are received, the Co-Directors have no choice but to disqualify this duplication. We do this in order to maintain an even playing field for all competing clubs.

• Note, we have also had problems with different images being entered, but with the same title as previous entries. In that case we attempt to determine if the images are in fact different before disqualifying the new one. Please emphasize to your members the importance of using unique titles for all their images.

• It is important the Host Clubs return our score spreadsheets with no changes except to add the scores. We have had clubs that sent score sheets they designed themselves or used programs such as Mac Numbers. When that happens we have to copy the scores to our spreadsheets so that they will work within the rest of our system. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

• Class assignments are the same as the 2018-2019 season except for the Seacoast and Seven Hills Camera Clubs that move from class B to class A in pictorial and Manchester Camera Club that moves from class B to class A in nature. These were the winning clubs in class B for the 2018-2019 season.

1. The following documents with all the competition details can be found on the NECCC web site at

2. 2019-2020 Electronic Photographic Interclub Competitions (this document)

3. Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Rules

4. Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Instructions for Host Clubs

5. Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Information for Judges

6. Instructions for Using the Web-based Image Upload System for the Electronic Interclub Competition

The upload site is located at

7. An alignment image to be used to check that your projector is showing the complete image. This image is exactly 1400 x 1050 pixels in size and has a one pixel wide stroke around the entire image. If that stroke is not visible on all four sides your projector needs adjustment which can easily be performed through the projector’s menu system. This is supplied primarily for host clubs to check their projectors before their 2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions competition night, but it is also available to any club that wants to be sure it’s projector is adjusted properly.

Note that this is new for this season since the dimensions changed.

Competitions for 2019-2020

Participating clubs will receive a reminder e-mail in plenty of time to submit entries for each competition assuming they meet the September 15, 2019, registration date.

The dates and host clubs for each competition of the 2019-2020 season are as follows:

Fall Competition: The first NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2019-2020 season will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, hosted by The Lakes Region Camera Club. The location will be Trinity Episcopal Church, #93 NH Route 23, Meredith, NH ( The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. (gather beginning at 6:30). The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, November 1, 2019.

Winter Competition: The second NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2019-2020 season will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, hosted by the Simsbury Camera Club (snow date 2/15/2020). The location will be at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 ( hoursdirections/). The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. The closing date for receipt of entries is Monday, January 20, 2020.

Spring Competition: The third NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2019-2020 season will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 (almost April), hosted by The Greater Lynn Photographic Association. The location will be Greater Lynn Photographic Association, 564 Boston Street Lynn, MA( The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, March 13, 2020.

No entry form is required to enter individual competitions. Simply enter your images at the web site before the closing date. The information collected by the web site forms substitutes for a paper entry form. Results will be returned to the club’s contact person(s) by e-mail as soon as possible after the competition has been judged. Remember that no make ups are permitted so be sure to send your entries well before each closing date so that if there are any problems they can be resolved in a timely fashion. Each entry will be automatically acknowledged by return e-mail after it has be received and checked by the web site software. Watch for the return e-mail and inquire if the receipt isn’t received within a reasonable time. It is important to monitor your entries to be sure they were received and are correct. If you have any problems with the entry system notify us and we will help. If you make a mistake in the entry let us know so we can fix the files on our end.

Additional Information
If you have any questions, please contact the NECCC Electronic Photograph Competition Co-directors:
William Barnett, 5003 Ashlar Village, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 774-7524.
Cindy Gosselin, 199 Lovely Street, Unionville, CT 06085. (860) 418-7907.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Please upload your photos from the 2019 NECCC photo conference

Here is the link to upload characters The characters want as MANY photos as possible :-) 

And there is also a photo contest (make sure your name is either in the filename. or on the lower left -- or add it to the comments)

Here is the link to upload female models, birds, photo ops, campus photos, etc.

NYMACC Presents a Unique Program in NYC: A Day of Image Review and Hands-On Workshops

NYMACC Presents a Unique Program in NYC
Midpoint Bistro & Bar Priestly Room 
40 West 45 Street New York, NY
Saturday September 14 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

A Day of Image Review and Hands-On Workshops

  • Joe Edelman
    • Street Fashion Photography Using Natural Light
  • Lisa & Tom Cuchara
    • Creativity With Your Camera
  • Will Cadena
    • Portraits and Lighting
  • Shiv Verma
    • Landscape and Wildlife

Sponsored by Hunts Photo & Video

New York Metro Area Camera Council

NYMACC Members $80
Non-members $95
Walk-ins $110
Onsite all day
Register on website


8:45-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:15 Joe Edelman: Creativity Requires Failure
Begin the day with a wakeup call about what it takes to be creative. Olympus Visionary photographer Joe Edelman will bring his high energy approach to understanding what it really means to be creative and how to build a system for improving your creative vision to improve your photography.

10:15-10:45 Break (refreshments)

10:45-12:00 Image Review with Shiv Verma (to improve your portfolio)

12:30-1:15 Lisa Cuchara: Creativity is Contagious. Pass it on!
Learn how to be creative in your camera and in your postprocessing. Long exposures, multiple exposures, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures), creative focusing (Bokeh, soft focus, focus stacking), camera movement (panning, rotate, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures, etc), neutral density, Bulb setting, white balance, filters, panoramas, perspective, composites, plugins, HDR, tone mapping, Textures, etc.

1:15-2:15 Lunch (on your own)

2:15-5:00 Individual Workshops (in a small hands-on setting, choose one from below)

Joe Edelman: Street Fashion Photography Using Natural Light
Joe will show you how to find interesting backgrounds, identify great natural light and use reflectors to enhance the natural light. Joe will also share how to lenses and aperture to control your backgrounds how to interact with and direct your subject, along with some simple posing tips for full length and portrait style compositions. What to bring: A desire to be creative, a way to take some notes and your camera with portrait lenses—ideally short to medium length telephoto fixed focal length or prime.

Lisa & Tom Cuchara: Creative Smorgasbord—Creativity With Your Camera
Come try your hand at some of the in-camera techniques that we learned inspired you with in the
morning. Things to bring: Camera, Lens (24-105 type), Polarizer (yes we will use it inside), Cable release (wired preferably), Memory card and extra batteries, Tripod. Things to bring IF you have them: Macro lens, Small reflector, Small diffuser, Plamp, Joby (for LED light), Extension tubes, Savage LED light.

Will Cadena—You Only Get One Shot
How to use the “film days” mentality to shoot less, and make more money
In this class Will will teach you how to choose your shots wisely and get the most out of each image.
You will see how he can make one shot work for the album, wall art, and the vendors, just by getting the right angle and lighting. Students should bring one camera body, 16-35mm and 70-200mm lenses, camera flash (speedlite/strobe), softbox box or umbrella .

Shiv Verma: Landscape & Wildlife (in Central Park)
Wildlife Photography; This program will address the various features of Mirrorless cameras and how to set them up. You will learn how to obtain tack sharp images, Exposure; Auto Focus Modes; Manual Focus; Panning techniques and much more. Landscape Photography: When we look at a landscape we typically let our eyes wander looking for elements that we find appealing. Though we can see vast scenes, our brain tends to ignore all but the most appealing. We need to train our lenses on the scene, compose and focus using the best possible light so as to capture a compelling photograph. What should you bring: A DSLR or Mirrorless camera, long focal length lens 300 mm or greater, macro lens, 24 to 105mm or similar lens, Polarizing filter, ND filter (3, 6, 10 stop—this is optional), Macro rail (optional).