Thursday, June 20, 2019

NECCC Early Bird Registration by June 21

Early Bird Registration by June 21  www.necccphotoconference.org

We are offering the same low registration prices for this year's conference - registration prices haven't increased in the past few years! Registration can be completed by mail, fax or by using this online registration page. Phone registrations are not accepted. Please note that no registration fee is required for children under 13. Registration fees, including fees for meals, lodging, and optional events (if selected), should be paid in full when registering.

· Early Bird Registration by June 21
       Individual, all 3 Days : $205.00
       Individual, Saturday and Sunday only : $180.00
       Individual, Friday OR Saturday only : $150.00

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Time to register– the NECCC Conference is only a few weeks away! Early Bird Registration by June 21. www.necccphotoconference.org

We still have AC dorm accommodations available at this time. This three-day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun and is filled with lots of hands-on opportunities for taking photos and then editing them to create your own works of art.

The keynote speaker for Saturday night is Kristi Odom who will present, “The Power and Passion of Photography.” Sponsored by Nikon, Kristi is a Nikon Ambassador and an internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker. She travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better place. Her compassion for her subjects shines through and is fundamental to her work. Kristi now makes her home in Washington DC, but from destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo she is always on the move, and always ready to connect with others through her love for photography and Mother Earth. Her accolades include a Master’s accreditation from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), and she has won over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards and 26 Fearless awards. Her recent work has been exhibited twice at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

The Photo Ops selections will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including Macro Photographing of Insects – Kathy Macpherson Baca Sponsored by Sigma, Photographing Raptors – David Akoubian Sponsored by Tamron with Birds Sponsored by Wingmasters, Special Character Models – Marc Farb Sponsored by Sigma, Food & Still Life – Gerri Jones, Still Life – Mark Battista, Floral Portraits – Padma Inguva, and Photographing Flowers – Anne Belmont, Sponsored by Lensbaby. The Photo Ops room will also have many other Still Life setups with smoke and glass for additional opportunities. Female models will be available both inside and outdoors on Saturday and Sunday morning as well.
On Sunday morning, various speakers will be leading Photo Walks and many will be theme based. There is no charge when you sign-up in the registration system by June 21. Register early to get your favorite!

There will be vendors and photo equipment to borrow from Fujifilm, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Hunt’s Photo and Video will open 2 hours early on Friday with great bargains and early bird specials! (Hunt’s Photo and Video will open Friday at 10:00 am, other vendor’s opening times may vary.) Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. Also, bring some of your old camera equipment to possibly trade in on something new!
There will be thirteen Friday morning pre-conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up now as many of the classes have limited seating. Hands-on pre-conference workshops include Portrait Lighting, Birds of Prey, Horses, Butterflies, Flowers, Macro, Post-processing and more! Our keynote speaker, Kristi Odem is also offering a pre-conference workshop this year on “Advanced Camera Techniques & Tips to Win Awards.” Other classes over the weekend will be offered in Nature, Landscapes, Creativity, Mobile Phone Captures, Still Life, Time-lapse, Travel Photography, Night Photography, Street Photography and so much more!

In addition to having NECCC Affiliated Photographers available to critique your images, you may also have some of our conference presenters critique your images too!

Hope to see you all there!!!


For any questions please email NECCC Conference Co-Chairs Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr.Photog., HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC, Photographer67@comcast.net Or NECCC VP of Publicity, Rhonda Cullens, MNEC, Rhonda@CCullens.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Register for the NECCC photo conference NOW before the Early Bird Registration deadline June 21

Early Bird Registration by June 21  www.necccphotoconference.org

We are offering the same low registration prices for this year's conference - registration prices haven't increased in the past few years! Registration can be completed by mail, fax or by using this online registration page. Phone registrations are not accepted. Please note that no registration fee is required for children under 13. Registration fees, including fees for meals, lodging, and optional events (if selected), should be paid in full when registering.

· Early Bird Registration by June 21
       Individual, all 3 Days : $205.00
       Individual, Saturday and Sunday only : $180.00
       Individual, Friday OR Saturday only : $150.00

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL CONFERENCE74th CONFERENCE JULY 12, 13, 14, 2019LEARN IT! SHOOT IT! EDIT IT!

Time to register– the NECCC Conference is only a few weeks away! Early Bird Registration by June 21. www.necccphotoconference.org

We still have AC dorm accommodations available at this time. This three-day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun and is filled with lots of hands-on opportunities for taking photos and then editing them to create your own works of art.

The keynote speaker for Saturday night is Kristi Odom who will present, “The Power and Passion of Photography.” Sponsored by Nikon, Kristi is a Nikon Ambassador and an internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker. She travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better place. Her compassion for her subjects shines through and is fundamental to her work. Kristi now makes her home in Washington DC, but from destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo she is always on the move, and always ready to connect with others through her love for photography and Mother Earth. Her accolades include a Master’s accreditation from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), and she has won over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards and 26 Fearless awards. Her recent work has been exhibited twice at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

The Photo Ops selections will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including Macro Photographing of Insects – Kathy Macpherson Baca Sponsored by Sigma, Photographing Raptors – David Akoubian Sponsored by Tamron with Birds Sponsored by Wingmasters, Special Character Models – Marc Farb Sponsored by Sigma, Food & Still Life – Gerri Jones, Still Life – Mark Battista, Floral Portraits – Padma Inguva, and Photographing Flowers – Anne Belmont, Sponsored by Lensbaby. The Photo Ops room will also have many other Still Life setups with smoke and glass for additional opportunities. Female models will be available both inside and outdoors on Saturday and Sunday morning as well.
On Sunday morning, various speakers will be leading Photo Walks and many will be theme based. There is no charge when you sign-up in the registration system by June 21. Register early to get your favorite!

There will be vendors and photo equipment to borrow from Fujifilm, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Hunt’s Photo and Video will open 2 hours early on Friday with great bargains and early bird specials! (Hunt’s Photo and Video will open Friday at 10:00 am, other vendor’s opening times may vary.) Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. Also, bring some of your old camera equipment to possibly trade in on something new!
There will be thirteen Friday morning pre-conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up now as many of the classes have limited seating. Hands-on pre-conference workshops include Portrait Lighting, Birds of Prey, Horses, Butterflies, Flowers, Macro, Post-processing and more! Our keynote speaker, Kristi Odem is also offering a pre-conference workshop this year on “Advanced Camera Techniques & Tips to Win Awards.” Other classes over the weekend will be offered in Nature, Landscapes, Creativity, Mobile Phone Captures, Still Life, Time-lapse, Travel Photography, Night Photography, Street Photography and so much more!

In addition to having NECCC Affiliated Photographers available to critique your images, you may also have some of our conference presenters critique your images too!

Hope to see you all there!!!


For any questions please email NECCC Conference Co-Chairs Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr.Photog., HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC, Photographer67@comcast.net Or NECCC VP of Publicity, Rhonda Cullens, MNEC, Rhonda@CCullens.com

Sign up now for NECCC 2019 CONFERENCE IMAGE REVIEWS

NECCC 2019 CONFERENCE IMAGE REVIEWS
More information and register www.NECCCPhotoConference.org

Friday 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Conference Image Review by Conference Speaker $62 (not available for registration after 6/21)

A Conference Presenter will evaluate your photographs.

This is your opportunity to have up to 15 images (prints and/or digital) reviewed by one of North America’s top photographers. NECCC 2019 conference presenters will work with you on an individual basis and provide suggestions to help you grow as a photographer. The cost is $62 per ~45-minute session. A confirmation form will be sent to you by June 21st (due back by June 28th). You will then be emailed with your time slot on Friday or Saturday & assigned reviewer.

NECCC 2019 conference presenters Kristi Odom, Adam Jones, Anne Belmont, Jim
Montanus, Jerry Keefer, Lori, Keefer, Chris Murray, Mark Hilliard, Kurt Budliger, Sean
Bagshaw, Jamie Konarski Davidson, David Akoubian, Karen Hutton, and Lewis Kemper

some testimonials from last year...

I could not have asked for a more cultural documentary photographer "rock star" than Ira Block. Not only is he a phenomenal photographer but a thoughtful teacher. Not all great shooters can instruct well. He is firm in his criticism while being cognizant of the student's emotional investment in the work. Having a photo walk with the same reviewer was a terrific added bonus because I could ask process questions in the field. (This was a bargain) as a 70-minute review with Ira is normally $250.00, so I truly appreciate his time and commitment to NECCC attendees.

I am a beginner--have owned a camera for less than a year--and certainly don't have what I would call a "portfolio."  But I signed up for the review anyway.  Put some images on a USB. He made very useful suggestions and showed me how a couple of photos could be improved just by judicious cropping.  You don't have to be an experienced photographer, or have competition level photos to benefit from the image critique.  It was a very useful way to start the conference, I thought.

My critique was wonderful She took her time to give me both positive feedback and some suggestions that would improve my images It certainly was a highlight of my conference experience Sarah puts you at ease immediately and builds your confidence with her positive feedback 😃 I would definitely sign up for the pre conference critique the next time I attend. 




Friday, June 7, 2019

Photo walks at NECCC (Free photowalk registration ends 6/21, late registration for photo walks ends 7/7)

We have 14 photowalks as the Sunday morning event -- some are filled -- sign up now to get yours

Photo walks at NECCC. www.NECCCphotoConference.org

Come explore and learn from one of our amazing speakers. This is a chance for you to see their brain in action and see and learn what inspires them

Photo Walks: take a Photo Walk with a Conference Presenter (Sunday 7-8am) 
Come Join us July 12, 13, 14, 2019
for the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

Photo Walks: take a Photo Walk with a Conference Presenter (Sunday 7-8am) 
Register Early for a Photo Walk (Max one/attendee)
Register at https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC
No charge before June 21st -- Must Register by July 7th 

*Some Photo Walks have themes
Camera Companies will loan equipment overnight for Photo Walks

PW1  Rad Drew (iPhone*)
PW2  Michael Koren (Mobile Device*)
PW3  Jamie Konarski Davidson and Mark Hilliard (Infrared*)
PW4  Frank Smith (Architecture*)
PW5  Suzette Allen/Jon Yoshinaga (Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix)
PW6  Sean Bagshaw (EDR, Extended Dynamic Range*)
PW7  Chris Murray (Sponsored by ADKPI)
PW8  Marc Farb (Sponsored by Sigma)
PW9  Jim Montanus (Sponsored by Nikon)
PW10  Lewis Kemper
PW11  Karen Hutton (Sponsored by Fuji)
PW12  Kurt Budliger
PW13  Katrin Eismann (special effects w/o PS*) (Sponsored by Sony)
PW1  Rad Drew (iPhone*)

*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be iPhones.

PW1* Rad A. Drew (IN) iPhone
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be iPhones.

Rad is an acclaimed photographer, teacher, and tour leader from Indianapolis, Indiana. He makes photographs with mirrorless and infrared cameras, and assorted iPhones, and he loves to teach and inspire others to discover hidden creative talents. His creative images have been recognized in galleries and photo competitions around the world. Rad writes for the online photographer’s resource, Luminous Landscape, and for the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer. He is author of the fine art books, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City, and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all its Own, and is a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction, The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone. He is the creator of the popular webinar series, How I Did It!™, and he shares his Topaz Studio workflow with 1300+ photographers in regularly scheduled Topaz webinars. Rad is a seasoned workshop leader, teaching and guiding photographers to beautiful locations around the world including Cuba, The Palouse, Cape Cod & Tuscany. RadDrewPhotography.com

PW2  Michael Koren (Mobile Device*)
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be Mobile Devices.

Michael Koren (MD) Michael is a free-lance sports and event photographer in the Baltimore Washington area specializing in youth sports game action and team portraits. Michael’s passion for photography is shared through his skill as a photography educator. He teaches classes at a college in MD on a variety of topics from mobile to street photography and he also teaches action photography. Michael has led numerous workshops for local camera clubs with topics ranging from beginner to hands on advanced level workshops and classes. Additionally, he has served as President and Education Chair of the Silver Spring Camera Club in Maryland. Michael also finds time to organize two Meetup groups dedicated to photography. The iPhone Photography Meetup Group One is all about mobile photography and offers instruction on best techniques and the latest apps for the mobile camera. The Photographers of the Washington/Baltimore Metro Area creates a fun, supportive, light-hearted community of people who want to share their passion for photography through photo walks and informal gatherings. www.michaelkorenphotography.com

PW3  Jamie Konarski Davidson & Mark Hilliard (Infrared*) 
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will beInfrared photography.

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC) Jamie is an award-winning outdoor & nature photographer with a passion for capturing and sharing intimate details of nature and landscapes. She embraces creative techniques and simple beauty. Her process emphasizes connecting with and presenting subjects that convey her vision. Her creative tools include color, infrared and black/white, macro/close-up, abstracts, HDR, long exposure, Lensbaby and all the tools of the digital darkroom. Jamie is a former board member of the North American Nature Photography Association and member of Carolinas Nature Photographers Association. She’s presented at NANPA's Nature Photography Summit, N4C's Annual Conference, CanAm Photo Conference, Mike Moats' Macro Photo Conference and Unique Photo Expo. Through New Life Photos, Jamie leads workshops throughout the Southeast. Her goals as an instructor are to educate, encourage and inspire people to develop their skills, connect with subjects, and discover their own visual voice. www.newlifephotos.com
Mark Hilliard (SC) Mark is an educator in all things photographic and a lifelong (55 years) Landscape, Wildlife & Fine Art Photographer. Mark has a deep technical background in Film, Digital, Infrared and Alternative photographic practices and retired from Eastman Kodak. He teaches location workshops alone the East Coast and is a Master instructor on The Arcanum an online Photography Company, Mark has extensively travels the world chasing his photographic visions. https://markhilliardatelier.com

PW4*  Frank Smith (Architecture*)
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be Architecture

Frank T. Smith (PA) Olympus Visionary Frank Smith is a self-taught photographer whose love for the craft goes back to a very early age. Decades later, Frank’s passion for photography has yet to fade and he continues to perfect his skills. As an philanthropic photojournalist, Frank’s raw travel covers global themes, shedding light on cultural issues including regional corruption in areas including South Sudan, Haiti and Mumbai. Frank has traveled to many parts of the world with a focus on people, landscape and cultures, telling a story through his photographs. A large focus for Frank has been India. For the past decade he has traveled to all 4 corners of India. Additional raw travel includes Atacama, Cuba, Bhutan, Iceland, Central America, Germany, Norway and Mongolia. A native Northeasterner, Frank often focuses his lens on national and regional scenery in the U.S. Frank’s work has been featured in the media, print, exhibits, and in philanthropic awareness campaigns. Frank inspires others through his workshops, classes and mentoring. His goal is to help others see the un-obvious and to instill the desire for creativity

PW5*  Suzette Allen/Jon Yoshinaga (Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix) 
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be hybrid and other technologies available in the Panasonic/Lumix cameras (Panasonic/Lumix will loan equipment overnight for the Photo Walks)

Suzette Allen/Jon Yoshinaga (CA) Suzette Allen, Lumix Ambassador and Adobe Influencer, is a long- time Photoshop instructor (18 yrs) and Hybrid pioneer who continues to reinvent herself to stay current with the changing landscape of photography. She loves to capture the beauty of people and nature; seeing through rose-tinted glasses and the eye of a lens is how she most enjoys experiencing life. Majoring on creativity and innovation has become a hallmark of her style and a continual driving force toward sharing her creativity with the world. She passionately creates and shares her visions as an educator, since she loves to TEACH creativity as much as she loves people and photographic art! She is assisted by her talented techy husband Jon, who brings lots of knowledge and 30 years of experience to the table as well. www.suzetteallen.com

PW6*  Sean Bagshaw (EDR, Extended Dynamic Range*)
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be extended dynamic range. What to look for and how to shoot it.

Sean Bagshaw (OR) Sean is an outdoor photographer, digital image developing enthusiast and photography educator based in Ashland, Oregon, where he resides with his wife and two sons. In the 1980s and 1990s he did some rock climbing and mountaineering and enjoyed being expedition photographer because it allowed him to present slide shows to anyone he could corner in a dark room with a projector. Over time he moved away from documentary images and became immersed in the art of photography. Now he photographs mountains instead of climbing them. He spends about a quarter of each year sleeping in his truck or on the ground, stumbling around in the dark, eating bad food and avoiding showers. Twice since 2008 his images have been exhibited in the Smithsonian as winners in the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards. His previous career as a science teacher makes photography education a good fit. Sean teams up with fellow Photo Cascadia members leading workshops. He also teaches digital image developing classes, lectures and offers a series of Photoshop video tutorials..  www.OutdoorExposurePhoto.com

PW7  Chris Murray (Sponsored by ADKPI)
Chris will share how he sees the world. In relation to creating images that are a reflection of the creative expression of his response to that place.

Chris Murray (NY) Chris is a fine-art nature photographer, instructor, and writer working primarily in the landscape of his home, the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. His work has appeared in several magazines including Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Adirondack Life, Life in the Finger Lakes, and New York State Conservationist, among others. His landscape stock imagery is represented by Aurora Photos and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. He is also a staff instructor with the Adirondack Photography Institute. Chris’ interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from his love of the natural world, the same love that led him to choose geology as his first profession. In photography he strives to make images that are a reflection of his sensibilities and how he sees the world. His goal is to make images that are not a literal documentation of place, but rather a creative expression of his response to that place. www.chrismurrayphotography.com

PW8* Marc Farb (Sponsored by Sigma) 
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be Fast Glass (Sigma lenses) (Sigma will loan equipment overnight for the Photo Walks)

Marc Farb (NY) is a Technical Representative for Sigma. For Marc, photography is more than just a job, or a way to earn a steady income; it is a way of life. Even more, it’s his chance to capture and preserve special moments in time, showing them off to the world in a way they may never get to see them. He was given his first camera at the age of 8 years old and by the time he was 14 he had his own darkroom. Marc eventually became a freelance commercial photographer and from there, he took a Tech Rep position with Olympus Imaging in for the first stop in his career in the photo industry. Since then he has worked with such companies as Xrite, Ilford, Mamiya, Prophoto, and Sekonic. Marc continues to do freelance work and one of his clients is a major hospital system in the NY city area. Experienced in medical and surgical photography, his work for them has included a variety of assignments. Currently Marc’s assignment with Sigma includes technical application support from the corporate office, as well as extensive traveling for photo conventions and trade shows. Proficient in Photoshop and Lightroom on a PC or Mac, he teaches classes throughout the USA and Canada on photographic topics that range from pixel to print, and all points between. https://www.sigmaphoto.com/tech-rep/marc-farb

PW9  Jim Montanus (Sponsored by Nikon) 
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be Nikon cameras and lenses (Nikon will loan equipment overnight, including Nikon mirrorless cameras, for the Photo Walks)

Jim Montanus (NY) Jim went from being a corporate marketing manager to becoming one of the most recognizable photography brands in Rochester within just two years. Jim was recently voted 'Rochester's Best Photographer' in City Newspaper's annual reader's poll for the 4th year in a row. As the son of legendary Kodak photographer Neil Montanus, he has been around photography his entire life. But it wasn't until his college years that he became intensely interested in photography as a journalism major. Of course, it would be impossible for Jim to share his story without talking about how his father Neil Montanus influenced his life and his photography. As a Kodak Photographer, Neil traveled the globe, photographing the world's most beautiful and exotic locations and some of its most famous people - and from a very young age, Jim often tagged along. Jim started his career as a journalist, but that quickly evolved into photography when he accepted the position of staff Photographer, University of Rochester. Then Jim reinvented himself as a corporate marketing manager. Although he has specialized in portraiture and commercial photography, he now spends much of his time on landscape, fine art photography and teaching classes and workshops. www.montanusphotography.com

PW10  Lewis Kemper
Lewis will share his approach to photography, light, lenses and how to capture images with impact.
Lewis Kemper (CA) Lewis is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the USA. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. Books include, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing; “Capturing the Light” which won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography Book Now competition; and His “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” which was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ DVD, “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a years’ worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA. His latest publications are photo guide apps, “Yosemite National Park SNAPPGuide” and “Yellowstone National Park SNAPPGuide”. www.lewiskemper.com

PW11*  Karen Hutton (Sponsored by Fujifilm)
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be discovering the soul-vibrancy of your photographic artistic voice (Fujifilm will loan equipment overnight for the Photo Walks)

Karen Hutton (NV) Karen is a Professional Fujifilm X Photographer, International Landscape and Travel Photographer, Voice. Through stunning imagery, humor, thought-provoking ideas and a genuinely positive outlook, she inspires people to discover their artistic voice in photography — while making it all feel like an unforgettable and eye-opening adventure. She has been featured internationally by Fujifilm, presented at Photographer Talks at Google, created online courses for Kelbyone, has been translated into multiple languages and speaks all over the country about photography and inspiration. Her adoring fans + customers have called her “Pure JOY, LIGHT & absolute FUN!”, “An inspirational gem” and "Incredibly artistic. Captivatingly genius. World class!” Guilty pleasures? When she’s not traveling the world, you can find her watching epic movie trailers, crunching popcorn at the latest Marvel Comics blockbuster and sipping Bulletproof coffee, wondering if anyone realizes she’s basically drinking butter. Discover the soul-vibrancy of your photographic artistic voice at www.karenhutton.com and The Artists Voice Adventures.

PW12  Kurt Budliger
Kurt’s specialty is water and landscape

Kurt Budliger (VT) Kurt is a professional outdoor photographer and educator based in northern Vermont. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous books, calendars, advertising campaigns, magazines and are routinely used by non-profit conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients include Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more Kurt is also the founder and lead instructor at Green Mountain Photographic Workshops, a Vermont based photography education organization. He leads many group and individual workshops throughout the US and abroad. He supports a variety of conservation organizations and efforts and has been a member of 1% for the Planet since 2005. www.kurtbudliger.com www.greenmtnphotoworkshops.com

PW13*  Katrin Eismann (special effects w/o PS*) (Sponsored by Sony)
*Some Photo Walks have themes. The theme of this Photo Walk will be creating special effecting without Photoshop (Sony will loan equipment overnight for the Photo Walks).

Katrin Eismann (NY) Katrin specializes in interpretive travel, still life and portrait photography. She is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Photoshop Masking & Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography – all of which have been translated into numerous languages. She received her BFA degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology, her MFA degree in Design at the School of Visual Arts, in 2005 was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and in 2016 was named a Sony Artisan. Her images have been featured in numerous books, magazines, group and solo exhibitions. Katrin is the founder and chair of the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and she has never met a pixel she didn't want to change.  www.katrineismann.com


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New England School of Photography (NESOP) has launched its Summer Photographic Workshop schedule

New England School of Photography (NESOP), located at 274 Moody Street in Waltham, MA has launched its Summer Photographic Workshops schedule and online registration is available!  To view the schedule of summer workshops, click here:

https://www.nesop.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SUW2019links.pdf
                                                                   
Just click on any course title for detailed class description(s) and to enroll online.  Classes start the week of June 24th.  Early tuition discounts are available through June 14th.

NESOP offers a comprehensive range of classes, at all levels, that cover virtually any photographic interest.  Whether you are an amateur just learning to use your camera or a skilled professional seeking to brush up on existing skills or learn new ones, NESOP offers a class for you in a supportive, nurturing community made up of diverse individuals all passionate about the medium. 

New this Summer at NESOP:  Master Class workshops!  NESOP Master Class workshops are the opportunity to study with renowned photographers who are masters of their craft and respected experts in their photographic fields. This summer, we're offering two Master Class workshops and invite you to join us for this rare and exciting experience. 

Take a workshop with NESOP this summer and have the opportunity to submit to a NESOP juried call for entry.  Selected images/artists will be exhibited in NESOP's Red Brick Gallery in the fall! 

To learn more about NESOP workshops, visit us at www.nesop.edu.

Thank you!
Alison

Alison Geehan
Vice President
New England School of Photography
274 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
www.nesop.edu

Monday, June 3, 2019

NECCC Early Bird Registration by June 21

Early Bird Registration by June 21  www.necccphotoconference.org

We are offering the same low registration prices for this year's conference - registration prices haven't increased in the past few years! Registration can be completed by mail, fax or by using this online registration page. Phone registrations are not accepted. Please note that no registration fee is required for children under 13. Registration fees, including fees for meals, lodging, and optional events (if selected), should be paid in full when registering.

· Early Bird Registration by June 21
       Individual, all 3 Days : $205.00
       Individual, Saturday and Sunday only : $180.00
       Individual, Friday OR Saturday only : $150.00
· Registration after June 21   
       Individual, all 3 Days : $245.00
       Individual, Saturday and Sunday only : $220.00
       Individual, Friday OR Saturday only : $170.00

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL CONFERENCE74th CONFERENCE JULY 12, 13, 14, 2019LEARN IT! SHOOT IT! EDIT IT!

Time to register– the NECCC Conference is only a few weeks away! Early Bird Registration by June 21. www.necccphotoconference.org

We still have AC dorm accommodations available at this time. This three-day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun and is filled with lots of hands-on opportunities for taking photos and then editing them to create your own works of art.

The keynote speaker for Saturday night is Kristi Odom who will present, “The Power and Passion of Photography.” Sponsored by Nikon, Kristi is a Nikon Ambassador and an internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker. She travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better place. Her compassion for her subjects shines through and is fundamental to her work. Kristi now makes her home in Washington DC, but from destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo she is always on the move, and always ready to connect with others through her love for photography and Mother Earth. Her accolades include a Master’s accreditation from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), and she has won over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards and 26 Fearless awards. Her recent work has been exhibited twice at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

The Photo Ops selections will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including Macro Photographing of Insects – Kathy Macpherson Baca Sponsored by Sigma, Photographing Raptors – David Akoubian Sponsored by Tamron with Birds Sponsored by Wingmasters, Special Character Models – Marc Farb Sponsored by Sigma, Food & Still Life – Gerri Jones, Still Life – Mark Battista, Floral Portraits – Padma Inguva, and Photographing Flowers – Anne Belmont, Sponsored by Lensbaby. The Photo Ops room will also have many other Still Life setups with smoke and glass for additional opportunities. Female models will be available both inside and outdoors on Saturday and Sunday morning as well.
On Sunday morning, various speakers will be leading Photo Walks and many will be theme based. There is no charge when you sign-up in the registration system by June 21. Register early to get your favorite!

There will be vendors and photo equipment to borrow from Fujifilm, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Hunt’s Photo and Video will open 2 hours early on Friday with great bargains and early bird specials! (Hunt’s Photo and Video will open Friday at 10:00 am, other vendor’s opening times may vary.) Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. Also, bring some of your old camera equipment to possibly trade in on something new!
There will be thirteen Friday morning pre-conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up now as many of the classes have limited seating. Hands-on pre-conference workshops include Portrait Lighting, Birds of Prey, Horses, Butterflies, Flowers, Macro, Post-processing and more! Our keynote speaker, Kristi Odem is also offering a pre-conference workshop this year on “Advanced Camera Techniques & Tips to Win Awards.” Other classes over the weekend will be offered in Nature, Landscapes, Creativity, Mobile Phone Captures, Still Life, Time-lapse, Travel Photography, Night Photography, Street Photography and so much more!

In addition to having NECCC Affiliated Photographers available to critique your images, you may also have some of our conference presenters critique your images too!

Hope to see you all there!!!
For any questions please email NECCC Conference Co-Chairs Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr.Photog., HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC, Photographer67@comcast.net Or NECCC VP of Publicity, Rhonda Cullens, MNEC, Rhonda@CCullens.com

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The 2019 NECCC Photography Conference Schedule Is Available!

The 2019 NECCC Photography Conference Schedule Is Available!

The schedule for the 74th NECCC Photography Conference, July 12 – 14, at UMass Amherst is now available at http://necccphotoconference.org 

Scroll down on the home page to the large green box to download either the Excel Spreadsheet or the PDFs and you can start planning which sessions and activities you want to attend each day. You can also use the Search feature below the green box to find what is taking place at a specific time or on a specific topic. With over 90 Teaching Programs and 45 Hands-On Photo Opportunities to choose from, now is the time to start planning out your weekend. Many of the programs are offered more than once, so if it looks like one conflicts with another program you want to attend, keep looking to see if either might be offered another time as well!

If you have not registered, do so now so you don’t miss out on an amazing weekend! Register here: http://necccphotoconference.org/necccregister/

The 2019 NECCC Schedule has been posted on our conference home page http://necccphotoconference.org  

Please note that this schedule is subject to change based upon emergencies, building accessibility, etc.



You can also search the conference page for any speaker, topic, etc. http://necccphotoconference.org

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

6th annual Click! Photography Conference registration is open!

6th annual Click! Photography Conference registration is open!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Click! 2019 features 30 sessions and photo ops presented by 13 sparkling speakers including:

keynoter Charles Needle, Rad Drew, Rita Colantonio, Lisa & Tom Cuchara,  John Hames, Andy Howard, John Klingel, Steve Koppel, Jurgen Lobert, Bob Singer, John Tunney, and Sherri VandenAkker.

Rejoin your NECCC Conference friends and fellow photographers from across New England on November 2nd at the Hyannis Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis, MA.

Reserve the date and register now to qualify for “early bird” door prizes. You’ll find full conference and registration information here:

https://CapeCodArtCenter.org/click2019/ 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Renowned Photographer George Fellner presents “Pictures at an Exhibition: A Mindset for Creative Photography” on June 3 at the CT Valley Camera Club

Renowned Photographer George Fellner presents “Pictures at an Exhibition: A Mindset for Creative Photography” on June 3 at the CT Valley Camera Club

The guest speaker at the Monday, June3 meeting of the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will be professional photographer George Fellner, who will give a talk titled, “ Pictures at an Exhibition: A Mindset for Creative Photography.” The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, Conn. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.

About the presentation: This program explores the characteristics and attributes that make a photograph successful.  While there are numerous categories and genres of subject material, there are nonetheless certain common denominators that can be implemented for making a good photograph.  One can determine a preferred genre as well as a theme that relates to a personal frame of reference for creating a body of work.  Specifically, there is a set of criteria that can be defined as objectives.  For example, an image should have impact and possess a certain attraction that is both compelling as well as captivating for the viewer.  A creative expression that is unique and imaginative, helping to convey a message is paramount for a photograph that is intended to leave a lasting impression.  Furthermore, drama and emotion have the propensity to affect the viewer’s experience.  The elements of composition certainly are a part of the equation, as well as the technical understanding of proper lighting, color balance, resolution, detail, contrast, tonal gradation, among other specific aspects.

Through a discussion of concepts, strategies, and process, George Fellner presents a mindset for creative photography.  His use of visual examples helps to illustrate the positive and negative aspects of a photograph in a descriptive and revealing manner.  The intent is to provide an understanding of what makes a photograph creative and what is involved in judging images in a photo show.  Ultimately, as photographers, we all strive to learn what works for Pictures at an Exhibition.



About the speaker: As a photographer and architect, George Fellner is committed to a dual life-path involving visual discovery and design, relating to both the natural and built environments.  He has been presenting photography programs to camera clubs, art guilds, professional organizations, historical societies, community groups, and schools since 2004.  His subjects include landscape, architecture, travel, and elements of nature.  George received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida.  Now, with over 30 years as principal of Fellner Architects, he continues to utilize his design sensitivities for creative photography.

George’s photographs have been published in books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and travel guides.  INK Publications magazine (Feb 2013) featured the article Photographer George Fellner: Architect for Body and Spirit.  The book Artists’ Homes and Studios (2015) by E. Ashley Rooney features George’s studio, art, and creative process.  He wrote and published his first book Imaginary Realms: The Visual Language of Stones and Crystals (2016).  His latest book Essence of Architecture in East Haddam: Expressions of a Connecticut River Town is being published in May of 2019.  George’s work has been exhibited in art galleries and museums, both in group shows and solo shows.  A series of his images are exhibited in permanent art collections at the Yale School of Medicine, the Jackson Laboratory at the University of Connecticut, and the NYC offices for Nature Genetics, an international science journal.



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 https://ctvalleycameraclub.smugmug.com/ . CVCC meeting dates, speakers/topics, and other notices are also published on the club’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CTValleyCameraClubPage .





Mary Fiorelli, Program Chair

CVCC

Monday, May 20, 2019

NECCC 2019 CONFERENCE IMAGE REVIEWS

NECCC 2019 CONFERENCE IMAGE REVIEWS
More information and register www.NECCCPhotoConference.org

Friday 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Conference Image Review by Conference Speaker $62 (not available for registration after 6/21)

A Conference Presenter will evaluate your photographs.

This is your opportunity to have up to 15 images (prints and/or digital) reviewed by one of North America’s top photographers. NECCC 2019 conference presenters will work with you on an individual basis and provide suggestions to help you grow as a photographer. The cost is $62 per ~45-minute session. A confirmation form will be sent to you by June 21st (due back by June 28th). You will then be emailed with your time slot on Friday or Saturday & assigned reviewer.

NECCC 2019 conference presenters Kristi Odom, Adam Jones, Anne Belmont, Jim
Montanus, Jerry Keefer, Lori, Keefer, Chris Murray, Mark Hilliard, Kurt Budliger, Sean
Bagshaw, Jamie Konarski Davidson, David Akoubian, Karen Hutton, and Lewis Kemper

some testimonials from last year...

I could not have asked for a more cultural documentary photographer "rock star" than Ira Block. Not only is he a phenomenal photographer but a thoughtful teacher. Not all great shooters can instruct well. He is firm in his criticism while being cognizant of the student's emotional investment in the work. Having a photo walk with the same reviewer was a terrific added bonus because I could ask process questions in the field. (This was a bargain) as a 70-minute review with Ira is normally $250.00, so I truly appreciate his time and commitment to NECCC attendees.

I am a beginner--have owned a camera for less than a year--and certainly don't have what I would call a "portfolio."  But I signed up for the review anyway.  Put some images on a USB. He made very useful suggestions and showed me how a couple of photos could be improved just by judicious cropping.  You don't have to be an experienced photographer, or have competition level photos to benefit from the image critique.  It was a very useful way to start the conference, I thought.

My critique was wonderful She took her time to give me both positive feedback and some suggestions that would improve my images It certainly was a highlight of my conference experience Sarah puts you at ease immediately and builds your confidence with her positive feedback 😃 I would definitely sign up for the pre conference critique the next time I attend.