Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Fall NECCC bulletin available for download, reading and sharing with fellow photographers

The Fall NECCC bulletin available for download, reading and sharing with fellow photographers
http://neccc14.neccc.org/Bulletin/2019_Fall_Bulletin_Final.pdf

NECCC Reps, please print a copy and bring it to the next two club meetings, share the link our your Club's newsletter, Blog, Facebook page, etc. Highlight a few stories from the bulletin and share them at the beginning of the next few Club meetings.








Monday, November 18, 2019

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

You're Invited! The 10th Annual "Newtown & Beyond" Photo Exhibit will feature 275 photos taken in Newtown and around the world!

The exhibit will run from November 1 through December 28 at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street in the Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown. The building’s main hallway with grand arches provides a beautiful gallery setting to showcase this large collection of photographs. Most of the photographs on display will be offered for sale as well.





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www.platypod.com to link to the special Black Friday offers!

Here's the 1-minute promo video on this year's Black Friday promotion... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zl5ITWo8Ew&t=29s

And the link to our Black Friday page on the website: https://platypod.com/black-friday-2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Coastal Camera Club photography show

Sue Frechette
http://www.coastalcameraclub.org


The Coastal Camera Club will be holding its first photography show of the season at the Madison Senior Center at 29 Bradley Road, Madison, CT from October 8th through November 21st.  This year CCC members will be exhibiting images in seven categories that include architecture, creative, landscape/seascape, nature, nature touched by man, people and general.  Independent judges will be awarding ribbons in each category for first, second, third places and honorable mention. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held on October 16th at 7pm at the Café in the Madison Senior Center.

The Coastal Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7pm from mid-September through early June in the café at the Madison Senior Center. The mission of the club is to develop and improve the photography skills of the membership.  This year the club is sponsoring a number of educational and instructional lectures and workshops, informal photo shoots and other fun activities designed to teach and improve photography skills.  New members are welcome to join at any meeting.   

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Workshop at Old Car City, the Lindale Denim Factory, and SouthEastern RR museum

Join us November 22nd-25th for a workshop at Old Car City, the Lindale Denim Factory, and SouthEastern RR museum (OCC includes a NIGHT Shoot & Lightpainting) 

For more information https://tinyurl.com/OCC11222519
To signup without using the meetup engine, email us [photographyByLisaAndTom@comcast.net) and we can send you a link
To join us on Friday only https://tinyurl.com/OCC112219












Old Car City (TWO daylight shoots & one NIGHT Shoot with Light painting), Lindale Mill (Denim Factory) and Southeastern RR Museum

Old Car City is amazing during the day -- but at night it has even more WOW -- Light Painting at Night at Old Car City!!

Tom and I have been to Old Car City a bunch of times so we will help direct you to make the most of your time there. Come and practice your Macro photography, learn about HDR Capture, and Creative in-camera Techniques.

Friday
-- Old Car City (daylight shoot)
-- Old Car City NIGHT Shoot with Light painting)

Saturday
-- Old Car City (daylight shoot)

Sunday
-- Lindale Mill (Denim Factory)
-- possible water mill shoot
-- possible car trails at an overpass

Monday
-- Southeastern RR Museum (ends at noon)

Questions? Please email us at photographyByLisaAndTom@comcast.net

Check out some of our images of cars at night here http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Cars-at-Night

You can view a few photographs from previous trips to Old Car City here: http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Car-City







     



Things to Bring:
-- Camera
-- Wide angle and close-up lense
-- Extra batteries
-- Tripod
-- Cable release (if you have a wired and a wireless cable release bring both as this is the piece of equipment most likely to fail and you want it for the 30 second to five-minute exposures; some newer cameras can use bulb without a cable release, but most cannot)
-- one red flashlight

Night and Light Painting Gear:

-- RED preserve your night vision while walking or changing your camera settings
-- Red flashlight https://amzn.to/2H0vdkf
-- Red headlamp https://amzn.to/2JmtV1h
-- Flashlight for light painting (try to get one that does not have a hotspot in the center
-- https://amzn.to/2JoA2lx)
-- A flashlight with colors can be fun
-- https://amzn.to/2q8lJcW
-- https://amzn.to/2IvzfxZ

Please note that all of our workshops require the participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16
Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.
Please note that this and all classes/workshops have no refunds.
By signing up for our classes/tours/workshops, you agree to our terms and conditions, see http://www.photographybylisaandtom.com/p/workshops.html


Light Painting at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery!

We have a couple of spots left for a special light painting workshop
We have after hours access to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery! All skills levels welcome
Sign up NOW. https://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/261629123/

Check out a few photos from previous nights there http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Locations/Sleepy-Hollow




We will be photographing in the cemetery after dark. We will meet at the gate by 5pm and shoot until 10pm.

You will learn how to control the ambient light with your long exposures and the "local" light with your flashlight. FYI, we will mainly be walking on the roads, and there is not a lot of walking required.

We will spend the first part of the session going over camera settings and tips for long exposures, light painting etc.

You MUST bring some sort of red flashlight (see below). You may not use a white flashlight as it interferes with your night vision, and it interferes with exposures.

Take exposures less than 30 seconds for pinpoint stars or for 1-10 minutes to capture some star trails, point your camera at the north star and get circular star trails (8-60 minute exposures); light the headstones, walk amongst them, be a ghost in your own image - the sky is the limit.



http://www.sleepyhollowcemetery.org

Please note that all of our workshops require that participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16

Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.

Please note that this and all classes/workshops have no refunds. By signing up for our classes/tours/workshops, you agree to our terms and conditions, see www.photographybylisaandtom.com/p/workshops.html.

Things to Bring:

  • Camera that has bulb mode (you will be shooting for longer than 30 seconds);
  • extra batteries
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Cable release (you will be shooting for more than 30 seconds so you need a cable release)
  • RED Flashlight (Walmart sells them or use red cellophane or red overheads from staples and tape). You MUST bring some sort of red flashlight. You may not use a white flashlight as it interferes with your night vision, and it interferes with exposures.

http://www.lisaandtomphotography.com/p/night-photography.html

http://www.amazon.com/Carson-Optical-LED-Flashlight-Red/dp/B000WG0LPQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1383660618&sr=8-5&keywords=red+flashlight

Small Maglight flashlight for light painting (gels optional for colored effects)

Water, Snack (there is a bathroom on the premises)

Sturdy shoes (hiking boots provide good ankle support) and appropriate outdoor clothing, fingerless gloves, hot hands, layers for cold weather


Please note that all of our workshops require that participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16 Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.

Please note that this and all classes/workshops have no refunds. By signing up for our classes/tours/workshops, you agree to our terms and conditions, see http://www.lisaandtomphotography.com/p/workshops.html

Friday, November 1, 2019

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference -- SOLD OUT!

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

SOLD OUT!


The Art of Photography, Editing, Social Media, Mobile Photography, Digital Art, Photo Ops & More!

We've almost reached our sell-out capacity so don't wait to register for the Cape Cod Art Center's 6th annual CLICK! Photography Conference  November 2 at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis, MA. Register today!

New format for CLICK!

We've change things up a bit this year. For the first time we'll kick off the conference with our keynote presentation. This year's program is "Mindful Photography" by Charles Needle.

Pre-Conference Session
We've also added a pre-conference sessions on Wacom tablets by Shiv Verma. If you've ever wondered what all the fuss is about tablets, come check out Shiv's pre-conference program at 8:15. In this half-hour program, Shiv will guide you through the setup process, demonstrate practices for getting the most out of your tablet and answer all of your Wacom questions.  Shiv will also be on hand throughout the conference to answer your tablet questions. 

This year we've extended the midday lunch break, adding photo ops with live models and dancers from the Haley School of Irish Dance, and two half-hour mini sessions.  First, if you've ever wondered if there's life beyond Adobe, check out "ON1: An Adobe Alternative" with John Tunney at 12:45.  During this half-hour mini session, John will demo key features of ON1 Photo Raw, an editing program that combines the best of Lightroom and Photoshop into a single application that can be used as a stand-alone program or as a plug-in. Then at 1:30 Andrew Martin of Tamron USA will discuss lens selection - what to use, when & why - in "The Science of Optics".

Hunt's Trade Show
Our friends at Hunt's Photo & Video will be back with the latest and greatest gear and accessories. Representatives from Fuji, Nikon and Tamron will also be there, and have cameras and lenses for you to check out. Want to trade-in your old gear? Bring it to Click! Hunt's Photo & Video will have an appraiser on hand who will evaluate your gear. He'll either give you check on the spot or a credit you can apply to the purchase of new equipment. 

New (old) Location
Just a reminder that this year's conference is back at the Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis - not the Cape Codder. The Conference Center is located at 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA.

CLICK! 2019 SESSIONS
 
Sessions:
Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light / Charles Needle, keynote address
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew
Street Photography / John Hames
Finding the Shot: The Art & Craft of Better Seeing / John Tunney
Better Bird Photography / Sherri VandenAkker
Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection / Lisa & Tom Cuchara
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz / Rad Drew
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard
Wildlife Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel
Create a Digital Painting Using iColorama App / Rita Colantonio
Pushing the Limits With Lightroom's Tools / Bob Singer
Navigating Your Art Through Social Media / Rita Colantonio



Thursday, October 31, 2019

Photographic Presentations – November 11.

Photographic Presentations – November 11.

The New Haven Camera Club and the Charter Oak Photographic Society are announcing two wonderful photographic presentations on November 11. Both presentations are free and are open to the public.  Please plan to attend one of these informational and inspirational events; the choice is yours! Details of each event are attached. 

 The New Haven Camera Club will host: 
Mark Bowie
“How to Photograph the Moonlight”
November 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT

 The Charter Oak Photographic Society will host:  
John Barclay
“Master Your Craft and Honor Your Vision”
November 11, 2019 at 7 pm
Elmwood Community Church
26 Newington Road, West Hartford, CT
(Conte Hall – Lower Level)

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

You're Invited! The 10th Annual "Newtown & Beyond" Photo Exhibit will feature 275 photos taken in Newtown and around the world!

Please join us this Sunday, November 3, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Newtown Municipal Center for our Opening Reception. Refreshments will be served and many of the 17 participating club members will be available to answer questions about their photos.

The exhibit will run from November 1 through December 28 at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street in the Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown. The building’s main hallway with grand arches provides a beautiful gallery setting to showcase this large collection of photographs. Most of the photographs on display will be offered for sale as well.





North Haven CC sponsoring a Lightroom workshop

North Haven CC sponsoring a Lightroom workshop