Thursday, September 15, 2011

Prints Needed for Model Print Contest

The time is here for all the photographers who participated in the Model Shoots during the 2011 Amherst Conference to submit their entries for this year’s Model Print Contest. Please remember that the model’s look forward to and deeply appreciate all the photographs which they receive. All the information for the contest is available on line at the NECCC web site. Click for the contest rules.

Wildlife and Nature Photography Contest

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, located on Plum Island in Newburyport, MA is conducting its first ever wildlife and nature photography contest. Contest categories include Native Wildlife, Native Flowers and Plants, and Landscapes. Photographic prints, which will be accepted from amateur or professional photographers, may be submitted to one of two age groups: Youth (up to age 17) and Adult (age 18 and older).  All contest photographs must have been taken within the boundary of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and/or on Plum Island after January 1, 2010. The contest submission deadline is Friday, September 30, 2011.   

Contest entries will be judged by a panel of local photographers. Winners will be announced and awards made during a reception on Sunday, October 9th at the Refuge visitor center in Newburyport. Grand prize for “Best of Show” is a one day photography workshop with acclaimed nature photographer Steven Morello. Contest winners will be on exhibit at the visitor center through the fall.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Recent Updates to the NECCC Internet Site

Our webmaster, Rick Sereque, APSA, HonNEC, has been busy posting new items on the NECCC Internet site in spite of an extended period without power and Internet access.

Conference Models. A gallery of the models from the 2011 Conference has been published. Also, the 2011 Conference Model Print Competition has been announced. Click to see the gallery of models. Click to view the rules for the competition.

Video Conference Recap. Shiv Verma, MNEC, and Sigma have prepared a recap of conference highlights which was posted  on the Sigma Blog. There is a link to the video on the NECCC Internet site home page. Click to go to the home page of the NECCC site.

Upcoming New England Photography Events. Periodically Rick posts a list of seminars and other events near the bottom of the Links page on the NECCC web site. Click to see the latest list.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, Honored by Griffin Museum of Photography

The NECCC community is pleased to learn that Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, has been honored by the Griffin Museum of Photography with its New England Beacon Award. This is one of three awards to be presented at the museumn's sixth Annual Focus Awards ceremony in October. The award is given each year to an individual whose work brings prominence to the local photographic scene.

Those of us who participate in photographic activities in the New England area all know of Susan's contributions. She has been conference chairman for several NECCC Summer Conferences, exhibition chairman for the Greater Lynn Photographic Association's International, program chairman for the Yankee Photographic Society, plus many other contributions over the last 30 years too numerous to mention.

It is also worthy to note that the article about Susan appears as the very first article on the newly created News page of the NECCC web site. Click to read the complete article as well as the news release from the Griffin Museum.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Denise Ippolito Workshop in CT

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, Denise Ippolito will present a workshop entitled Macro, Blurs and Creative Filtering sponsored by the New Haven Camera Club. The workshop will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon either in Brandord or Milford, Connecticut, depending on the number of people who sign up. To sign up contact Lisa Cuchara at The cost of the workshop is $100 per person. The fee will include a copy of Denise's book A Guide to Creative Filters & Effects.

Denese Ippolito is a freelance photographer, artist, and writer living in New Jersey. She offers on-line courses as well as half day workshops featuring avian, macro, and HDR photography.

Click for more details on the course.