Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Coastal Camera Club "A Day of Photography Inspiration and Education" March 28th



A Day of Photography Inspiration and Education

 

The Coastal Camera Club continues our annual "A Day of Photography Inspiration and Education" seminars aimed at photographers of all levels who are interested in learning more about their craft from noted subject matter experts. This year CCC presents “A Day of Photography Inspiration and Education” on March 28, 2020. The event will be held at the Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958.

The program is free to all attendees. There is $5.00 Suggested Donation for all attendees that may be given at the event. The Coastal Camera Club wishes to give back to the community in which we live. The free tickets are for the entire day, the morning session only, or the afternoon session only.
All we ask is that you register using Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-day-of-photography-inspiration-and-education-tickets-88726339871

For the morning session, this year's speaker will be Nikhil Bahl, a full time professional photographer, author, educator, workshop instructor and environmentalist residing in the Washington DC area. Drawing inspiration from nature, Nikhil adopts novel approaches and seeks meaningful interpretations to create photographs that transcend the commonplace, reflect deeper insights, and convey an enchantment of the subject's beauty. His three hour presentation during the morning's session is certain to inspire everyone.

The afternoon session will be the Best of Delaware PSA Print Competition with the Photographic Society of America (PSA) as described below. Nikhil Bahl will be one of the guest judges.
The 2020 Erik Kissa Memorial Medal, a PSA Gold Level Medal, will be awarded in the third annual Best of Delaware print competition. If you are a PSA member living in Delaware, you are invited to enter this competition. The award honors Dr. Kissa's belief that the greatest value of competition is as a learning tool, and everyone in attendance at the “Day of Photography - Inspiration & Education” can be a part of this and learn from it. Even if you are not a member of PSA, you are welcome to attend and participate in the interactive discussion with the judges.
If you are interested in entering the photo competition to be held in the afternoon, please be aware of the following:

  • You must be a current member of PSA, living in Delaware
  • No advance registration is required, but you must be present to participate
  • Eligible attendees are asked to bring up to 3 prints no larger than 16x20”, including the mat
  • Prints will be accepted from 9:00am to 9:50AM and from 1:00pm to 1:50PM.

Throughout the day there will be a flea market with photography equipment and related materials available for purchase.
Any questions please contact Deb Payette at this email: info@coastalcameraclub.com

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Capturing Star Trails with Live Composite

Our photo is on the cover of Olympus Passion magazine !

Check out our article Capturing Star Trails with Live Composite (with ~20 of our images) in Olympus Passion magazine — the article is on night photography and star trails...

Read this issue and/or subscribe here: https://www.olympuspassion.com/

Capturing Star Trails with Live Composite -- it is amazing how technology like Live Composite can completely revolutionize night photography! 




Sunday, January 19, 2020

OSI 2020 INVITATION

OSI 2020 INVITATION

A Happy New Year to all of you! I take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the Ocean State International Open Digital Competition ( OSI 2020 )

This is a PSA sanctioned exhibition (PSA 2020-137), which means that participants are entitled to those precious PSA star rating points!

This year we will have only the Open Digital category – which means that almost anything qualifies!

Access to information and entry forms can be had through the OSI 2020 website ( www.osiexhibition.us ). The steps to enter the exhibition are to register, pay the entry fee of $10, and then submit your images (as many as four). You may return to the website at any time and login to your account to change one or more of your images until the closing date of 14 March 2020.

Calendar:
Exhibition Closing date                 March 14th, 2020
Exhibition Judging date                 March 28st, 2020
Report Cards e-mailed by              April 11th, 2020
Catalog PDF file e-mailed by        May 21th, 2020
Awards US Mail by                        June 7th, 2020

Accepted Image Shows:
Greater Lynn Photographic Association, 564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA –2pm, June 14th, 2020
Photographic Society of RI, Lakewood Baptist Church, 255, Atlantic Avenue, Warwick, RI – 7pm, June 16th, 2020
Gallery of Accepted Images will also be available for viewing at www.osiexhibition.us

Judges:
1 Richard Cloran, HonPSA, GMPSA, HonNEC, PSA Lifetime Achievement Award, exhibitor, presenter & judge
2 Sarah Musumeci, MNEC, exhibitor, presenter, instructor, & judge
3 Deb Page, exhibitor, presenter & judge

There are 27 awards to be won and a 33% acceptance rate target!

Our mailing address is: Ocean State International Photo Contest 148 Cedar St Rehoboth, MA 02769-2545

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Creative Flower Photography Using Lightbox

Creative Flower Photography Using Lightbox

NECCC 2019 presenter Padma Inguva illuminates the art of floral photography using light boxes in a new article for Visual Wilderness. Padma presented 2 workshops at the conference on how to use lightbox to showcase the translucency of flowers, and also shared her floral photography tips in 2 part lecture. She is fascinated by intimate flower portraits – a meditative and personal exercise for her. Whether your style is precision shots or abstract compositions, Padma walks you through her process – from flower selection, to equipment set up, through post-processing. Whether you’re looking to play with lightboxes for the first time or elevate your current techniques, check out her article.

https://visualwilderness.com/fieldwork/how-to-use-photo-light-box-for-creative-flower-photography 

Friday, January 17, 2020

2020 Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography Is Now Open for Entries

Hi Lisa,

Could you add this item to the NECCC blog post at your earliest convenience.

2020 Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography Is Now Open for Entries

This is a PSA sanctioned exhibition (PSA 2020-137); participants are entitled to those precious PSA star rating points!

This year we will have only the Open Digital category – which means that almost anything qualifies!

Access to information and entry forms is through the OSI 2020 website ( www.osiexhibition.us ) . The steps to enter the exhibition are to register, pay the entry fee of $10, and then submit your images (as many as four). You may return to the website at any time and login to your account to change one or more of your images until the closing date of 14 March 2020.


Calendar:
Exhibition Closing date                 March 14th, 2020
Exhibition Judging date                 March 28st, 2020
Report Cards e-mailed by              April 11th, 2020
Catalog PDF file e-mailed by        May 21th, 2020
Awards US Mail by                        June 7th, 2020

Accepted Image Shows:
Greater Lynn Photographic Association, 564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA –2pm, June 14th, 2020
Photographic Society of RI, Lakewood Baptist Church, 255, Atlantic Avenue, Warwick, RI – 7pm, June 16th, 2020
Gallery of Accepted Images will also be available for viewing at www.osiexhibition.us

Judges:

1 Richard Cloran, HonPSA, GMPSA, HonNEC, PSA Lifetime Achievement Award, exhibitor, presenter & judge
2 Sarah Musumeci, MNEC, exhibitor, presenter, instructor, & judge
3 Deb Page, exhibitor, presenter & judge

There are 27 awards to be won and a 33% acceptance rate target!

I hope that many of you will participate. Please pass this invitation on to your photography friends and feel free to contact me for any queries that you may have.
Chairman of OSI Exhibition:  Karl Zuzarte, MD      osichair19@gmail.com




Thanks,

Dennis Goulet

Upcoming photography exhibition at the Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

Upcoming photography exhibition at the Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

Peter Moriarty: Warm Room
Photographs of Historic Greenhouses
January 22 – February 29, 2020

With his portfolio of gelatin silver prints, Peter Moriarty explores the architecture and collections of a series of historic European and American greenhouses. Taken over the course of more than 20 years, Moriarty’s evocative works explore the interactions of familiar architectural forms with the lush, exotic, organic, and often disorienting collections housed within.

Events
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 23
Cantor Art Gallery 5 – 7 pm
Opening remarks by the artist at 5:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Talk by Peter Moriarty
Wednesday, January
Cantor Art Gallery | Noon
A Teaching Portfolio from the History of Photographs

Gallery Talk by Peter Moriarty
Thursday, February 20
Cantor Art Gallery | 4 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are M-F 10 am - 5 pm; Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm. For further information, please contact Paula Rosenblum at 508-793-3356 or prosenbl@holycross.edu. We hope to have you visit us!

PAULA ROSENBLUM
Assistant Director for Communications and Operations
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
prosenbl@holycross.edu
phone: (508) 793-3356
WARM ROOM: Photographs by Peter A. Moriarty from Historic Greenhouses
January 22 - February 29, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Painting with Photoshop for BEGINNERS with Ellen Kawadler

Painting with Photoshop for BEGINNERS with Ellen Kawadler

Ever wanted to give your images a real painterly look without the use of plugins. Don’t have the patience to work on an image for days. Want the easy way out. Then this workshop is for you!
Yes, we will use brushes and we will paint our images but with the use of layers and selections the process will be simplified so anyone can paint like a pro and best of all complete your masterpiece in a short amount of time.

We will start from the very beginning by setting up your painting workspace, loading and setting options for the brushes, and using of the mixer brush with different photoshop brushes for distinctive effects. You will learn how to paint a background from your image and different ways to change this up. Then we will complete a simple image from start to finish.

You will need to have Photoshop, preferably the most recent version, and some knowledge of selections and layers. Please bring your laptops with the latest version of Photoshop CC installed and a tablet if you have one.

I will be providing an image that we will use for practice, information on downloading brushes and some other preconference materials. You will also receive the complete PowerPoint presentation loaded with step by step instructions and video tutorials.

Date: Saturday March 7th, 2020
Place: Whitney Place, Great Room, 675 South Main St, Sharon, Ma 02067
Time: 9 am -1 pm
Cost: $50 (No refunds, if there is a waitlist you may select an alternate to go in your place)
Maximum 10 participants. 
For more information and to register, contact Ellen Kawadler ellen64@comcast.net
https://ellenk.myportfolio.com/paintings

Everything you know about tripods and ball heads is about to change.

Everything you know about tripods and ball heads is about to change.

Check out this week's announcement from Platypod and visit www.Platyball.com

Their Kickstarter campaign launches on Jan 15 and there's a special bonus for early backers. What a kick!

The Kickstarter campaign launches on Jan 15 on The Grid. Larry T. will be Scott's guest along with Don Komarechka. The show starts at 4:00 and the Platyball Kickstarter video and announcement should kick off at 4:30. It's a pretty remarkable product. Here's a general description...

The Platyball presents a new, revolutionary way to level.  Featuring an inverted design, single handed ergonomics and a unique twist-action Arca compatible clamp, we have literally taken the classic tripod head design and turned it upside down.  Redesigned from the ground up, the Platyball becomes an extension of your hand and allows you to quickly level your camera better than ever before. It is heavy duty and accurate to 0.5 a degree.


Are you covered? Free webinar

This month we're offering a Webinar-style program so the unpredictable January weather is not an issue.
You sign in to the https://zoom.us/j/563605462 meeting link by 7pm on Monday, January 22nd. Howard will be presenting Live for us.
Being prepared for all the various risks involved in running a business is crucial. We invite you to Share this meeting with your colleagues and have them join us. The more, the merrier.
Howard Burkholz is a veteran Insurance Agent as well as an avid photographer. While he is able to further discuss your personal insurance needs offline, rest assured that this presentation is educational and not a sales pitch!

Looking forward to you joining us on January 22nd!
Debbi
Let Us Know You'll Be on the Webinar! Click Here


Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Fall interclub report and galleries have been posted

The Fall electronic interclub report and galleries have been posted

Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition 2019-20
FYI As each report/file is posted the words "posted" will be added to each
2019-2020-YEAR-END-WINNING-IMAGES
► FALL (held Nov 2019)
http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-competition.html