Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Celebrates 60 Years!!!

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Celebrates 60 Years!!!

Please join us at a reception and exhibit. 

Friday, May 4, 2018  5:00 - 7:00 PM

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA

The School at Jacob's Pillow 2018 Art of Photographing Dance Program

Hoping this email finds you well and warm in this cold, April weather. I am reaching out in regards to The School at Jacob's Pillow 2018 Art of Photographing Dance Program directed by award-winning dance photographer Rose Eichenbaum. 

This six-day intensive offers specialized training with hands-on fieldwork shooting dress rehearsals, performances, and dance models, lending participants a professional portfolio encompassing portraits, action, commercial, and fine art images with prominent dance companies and emerging performers. We are especially excited this year as one participant's image will be selected by program director Rose Eichenbaum to be featured in the December issue of Dance Teacher Magazine! For more information and steps to apply, please visit our website:

We would love for your photographers to be aware of this special summer opportunity and ask that you share this information on your wonderful blog. 

Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Wishes,

Paula Modafferi

Paula A. Modafferi
School Programs Fellow
p: 413.243.9919 x168
f: 413.243.4744

Jacob’s Pillow
Dance Festival, School, Archives, Community Programs

358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
Box Office: 413.243.0745

Friday, April 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018



SUNDAY, May 20, 2018 1:30-4:30PM
Ossining Public Library 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY

Critiques BY: Frank Dispensa, PPA Certified, M.Photog.Cr.,APM and Jack Reznicki, Canon Explorer of Light

One entry per person


Peter Glass will speak on 'Taking Great Photos with Your Smartphone' on May 7 at the CT Valley Camera Club

Peter Glass will speak on 'Taking Great Photos with Your Smartphone' on May 7 at the CT Valley Camera Club (photo by Peter Glass)

Acclaimed Professional Photographer Peter Glass to Speak on 'Taking Great Photos with Your Smartphone' at CT Valley Camera Club meeting, May 7.

AREAWIDE: The guest speaker at the Monday, May 7 meeting of the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will be the acclaimed professional photographer Peter Glass, who will give a presentation titled, "Taking Great Photos with Your Smartphone."  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.

The quality of smartphone cameras has improved substantially over recent years and their capabilities now extend far beyond what many people use them for currently. In many situations, they work well as valuable stand-ins for bigger, more cumbersome traditional cameras. It, therefore, is no longer necessary to drag around a big camera for fear of missing that great picture opportunity. A good quality smartphone camera can work almost as well.

In this presentation, Peter Glass will give comprehensive guidance on how to set up and use the camera on your smartphone including which photography apps to install, how to use the camera controls, useful accessories to purchase and helpful smartphone photography techniques.

Peter Glass has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years. He specializes in stock, corporate and editorial photography, with his photos appearing regularly in magazines, advertising brochures, and on book covers. He offers photography classes at local colleges, towns, art associations, libraries, and through his Meetup group, the Connecticut Photography Workshops ( Peter holds a Master of Arts degree in Film and Television Production from the University of Texas. His current work can be viewed at and

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 CVCC meeting dates, speakers/topics, and other notices are also published on the club’s Facebook page at

NECCC Spring 2018 Electronic Interclub Competition

NECCC Spring 2018 Electronic Interclub Competition

See the report Scores Competition Report Spring 2018
Image Galleries for Nature A and B and Pictorial A&B are posted

The NECCC Spring 2018 competition was hosted by the Assabet Valley Camera Club, and was held on April 11, 2018 in Hudson, MA. The competition was directed by John Gill with assistance from Dave Morin and Maureen Mathieson.

Forty one clubs participated in the Pictorial section (22 from Class A and 19 from Class B) and thirty nine clubs participated in the Nature section (17 from Class A and 22 from Class B). Thanks are extended to the Assabet Valley Camera Club for hosting this final competition of the 2017-18 season.

The competition was judged by:
• Art Vaughn, HonNEC
• Mike Roman
• Jim DeLuco

Next Competition Season (2018-2019)
Thanks are extended to all those entrants, judges, clubs, etc. that made this competition season a success. The success of the competitions is not possible without all of you. Host clubs for next season’s competition are being finalized. The host clubs, and dates for competition for the 2018-19 season, will be announced shortly.
A flyer containing a summary of any changes, as well as a list of next season’s competition dates and closing dates will be included in the annual Club Information Packets. Documents containing complete rules and instructions will be posted on the Interclub Competition page of the NECCC Internet site and will also be sent to all of the competition representatives as soon as they are available.
Cindy Gosselin
Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Co-Chairman
William B. Barnett
Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Co-Chairman

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tony Sweet is coming to PPANE!

Tony Sweet is coming to PPANE! (Professional Photographers of New England) Registration is open at: Free for members, $150 for non-members, which includes next years membership.
This event is FREE for PPANE Members! If you attended NEIPP, you are automatically a member of PPANE. (anyone can attend, you don't have to be a pro to go)! Call your camera club friends, travel buddies and gallery artists. It's going to be a fantastic day) Sign up for his bonus class the next day and work with him in a small group personally.

Register for his program and stay to attend our banquet that night. Welcome our new board as it is sworn in and see who takes home the PPANE Court of Honors!

GLPA for our model shoot on April 22nd from 10-3

Please share this with other photographers.

You are hereby cordially invited to GLPA for our model shoot on April 22nd from 10-3.
We have 6 pretty models lined up for the event and 3 lighting set-ups.

This is a good opportunity to get some great competition images. There is no charge for GLPA members and a $15- fee for non-members to offset the cost of hiring the models. We hope that you can join us for a very laid back photo shoot with some mentoring available if you need help.

Skip Hoyt, Jim Gallagher, and the entire model committee

Art & Science Photography in the Spotlight this Spring at the Bruce

I wanted to share the attached news release about three upcoming photo-centric exhibitions at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.

This spring the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, focuses on photography as it presents three new exhibitions, each using photos to reflect the duality of the Bruce mission, to promote the arts and sciences. 

On April 7, the Bruce Museum will open In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by New Haven artist Raymond Smith. The exhibition will be on display in the Museum’s Bantle Lecture Gallery through June 3, 2018.

On April 14, Wild Bees: Photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, opens in the Science Gallery at the Bruce. This exhibition features more than two dozen exquisite photographs of wild bees in their natural habitats. Wild Bees will be on view through November 11, 2018.

On June 2, the Bruce proudly presents the National Geographic Photo Ark, featuring more than 50 compelling images by National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. Photo Ark is an ambitious project committed to documenting every species in captivity. Photo Ark will be on view at the Bruce through September 2, 2018.

I’m hoping you could spread the word about these shows and related programs with readers of the NECCC blog. I’m also happy to say that we’ve arranged a special 15% discount on membership at the Bruce for photography club members. Valid through April 30, this offer not only gives a break on membership but also allows new members to attend our artists’ talks free of charge. The promotional code to use is Photo15, at this link:

Below is a snapshot of the exhibitions, which I’ve sent to our local media contacts, and here are more details about the upcoming photographers’ talks:

Thanks in advance for sharing this news with your fellow photographers. If you have any questions, by all means give me a call or send along an email.

Thank you and regards,
Scott Smith
Director of Marketing & Communications
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
O 203.413.6735
F 203.869.0963