Sunday, January 21, 2018

Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS Lens for sale

Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS Lens for sale, Excellent Condition (Used)

Tom Cuchara is offering a Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS lens (IS, but not the IS II) in Excellent to Mint condition $3,000. Great for Zoo photography, Birds and Wildlife. 

FYI, currently selling USED at B&H for $3400 and $3600. 

The sale includes the original hard lens case (with both keys), removable tripod collar, lens hood, the front cover, the rear lens cap, plus a Lens Coat that has always been on the lens. An additional neoprene hood cover. 

The lens hood does have a piece of tape on the inside (we took a photo of the tape), keeps the lens hood from scraping lens, and there is one very few small mar on the white finish of the hood -- neither affects functionality (we have photos). 

Please contact Tom via e-mail or by phone at 1-203-305-1732. Buyer must pick up lens in Hamden CT or pay actual cost for insured ground shipping via major courier (to a continental US address only).  

Photo Festival

The NHPPA has opened up the annual Photo Festival to the public

Photo Festival is a program designed for photographers to continue learning locally. There are 7 classes with different skills and topics offered during January thru March.  Each class is a full day. These one-day classes are taught by NHPPA members. Check out this year's great programs and register early as these always fill up very fast. For a copy of the flyer click here Photo Festival 2018 Please Register Online.pdf

Sat Feb 3 : Lighting 1, 2, 3 Jean Wozniak
Sat Feb 17: Lightroom: Tips, Tricks, and a Faster Workflow Jim Carlen
Sat Feb 24 : Snapshot to Portfolio Shot Dennis Rainville
March 3 : Fine Art Portrait Painting with Corel Painter Yedi Koeshendi
March 10 : Travel Photos - To Enhance or Not to Enhance... Bobbi Slavin

For a copy of the flyer click here Photo Festival 2018 Please Register Online.pdf

Monday, January 15, 2018

Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin Darrell will be holding a pre-conference breakout session on Friday July 13th "My Backyard"

Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin Darrell will be holding a pre-conference breakout session on Friday July 13th "My Backyard"

Registration opens in February

Canon is sponsoring Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin as the keynote speaker. Darrell will present "VISION: capturing moments on all 7 continents" as the Fine Arts Center Saturday evening at the 73rd Annual NECCC Photo Conference July 13, 14, 15 2018

Renowned Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin will be presenting the keynote presentation Saturday evening at the Fine Arts Center. As a Canon Explorer of Light, Darrell has been chosen to share his passion, photographs and expertise with the world. Come on a visual journey with Darrell as he presents “VISION: Capturing Moments on all 7 Continents”.  As he travels to all seven continents, Darrell shares his photographs with stories and insights as to how the images were captured. He explains that when traveling your vision develops first before you even leave your home through research, who you are, your developed and developing style and while out in the field capturing the moment as you see it. 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. Fasten your seatbelts as we travel the world with Darrell.

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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. 


Digital Entry — Print Exhibit of selected works — Prizes

Falmouth Art Center's First All New England Digital Entry Juried Photography Exhibit will be held at the Falmouth Art Center’s Hermann Gallery April 26 – May 21, 2018. For many years the Falmouth Art Center in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod has hosted a variety of juried exhibitions including an exhibit dedicated to photography. This year’s digital entry juried photography exhibit will kick off the season for our annual juried exhibits. Photography will be hung in the main gallery, offering visitors to Falmouth Art Center an opportunity to view the selected images by New England Photographers. Visit for more information about the Falmouth Art Center. 
Digital entry is open right now at
The link to the Prospectus for the show is here:

  1. Calendar
    Entry Deadline: March 12th, 2018
    Notifications to artists: March 22nd, 2018
    Shipped work to arrive by: Friday April 20th, 2018
    Drop off of artwork or arrival date to the event: Shipped entries to arrive by Friday April 20th;  Hand delivery on Tuesday, April 24th 9-4 pm. 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth MA 02540
    Opening reception: Friday May 4th 4pm-6pm
    Show closing: May 21st, 2018
    Pick up of artwork: May 22nd, 2018. Shipped work to be packaged and sent within one week of the show closing. All shipped work must be suitably packed and must include a prepaid return label and FAC entry label.
Notice sent by:
Carol Ann Knox
Falmouth, MA 02540
Upper Cape Camera Club
The Falmouth Art Center

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NEinFocus magazine

Check out this new photography magazine

It includes articles and snippets like this amazing story "Rescued"

"Long time supporter, Tangerine House of Design owner Lisa Asp has photographed dozens if not hundreds of our dogs to help them find forever homes. Along the way she’s documented some of the toughest cases we’ve seen and that outstanding work has won several major photography awards. Take a look at her incredible photography project “Rescued,” and see why the work we do as a team, as a community, is so important. These dogs came to rescue as part of our Heal-a-Bull program that helps address, and to the best of our ability fix, the physical ailments that stand in the way of these dogs finding their forever homes."

NEinFocus Magazine is a publication of the Professional Photographers of New England (PPANE) full of industry-relevant articles, tips and new.  Look for new 2018 issues in May, August, and October.