Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ocean State International Closes Saturday

The Ocean State International sponsored by the Photographic Society of Rhode Island closes next Saturday, October 29, 2011. Ocean State of one of two international salons held in New England. The other is the Greater Lynn international salon which closes in February 2012.

The Ocean State salon is a dual projection exhibition meaning that both digital and traditional film slides are welcome. It is recognized by the Color Projected Image Division (the former Color Slide Division) of PSA. The entry fee is a very reasonable $9.00 for North American entrants and may be paid using PayPal.

Click for additional information and a link to the upload page for digital entries.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Field Trip to Wingmasters in Leverette, MA

The Connecticut Association of Photographers is sponsoring a field trip to Wingmasters in Leverette, MA, for one or two hours photographing birds of prey. The trip will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. The price is amazing at $25 per hour or $50 for two hours and there will be a maximum of 12 people per hour so you will have lots of chances to photograph. Debbie Donofrio, who is leading the trip, says that there are still spaces available and that she will accept photographers who are not members of CAP.

If you are interested contact Debbie at Click for a flyer with all the details.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Discount for Members of NECCC Clubs for Travel with Mentor Series

Members of NECCC clubs are being offered a $50 discount on Mentor Series Worldwide Treks. These trips, sponsored by Nikon, are a hands-on learning experience designed to cater to all skill levels. Participants experience an array of pre-arranged special photo opportunities, often with private access or from a highly considered vantage point, while traveling alongside Nikon professional photographers.  These instructors provide photo tips and continuous instruction regarding an array of photographic topics: from travel to technical. Personal feedback provided in a one-on-one digital review session allows trekkers to see their work in a new light, and encourages them to expand their creative eye and experiment with all they learn. Nikon equipment is available for the trekkers to try, and the list of photographic opportunities continues to grow, with new locations announced regularly. Follow your passion for photography, experience fun and fellowship, and take your photo skills to new heights.

Click for more information. Use code NLE50 to obtain your discount.

Florence Griswold Museum Examines the Work of Walker Evans

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, presents an exhibition that uses new scholarship to examine the post-Depression era work of photographer Walker Evans. The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans is on view October 1, 2011 through January 29, 2012. Walker Evans (1903–1975) captured a place in American social, cultural, and artistic history with his unforgettable images of the Great Depression. The photographs, particularly those of rural Southern sharecroppers, launched his career and remain among the most iconic images of American art. His work in ensuing years, however, has been largely overlooked. This exhibition recovers Evans’ post-Depression work by tracing the thread of his recurring artistic themes, in the process revealing images of economic hard times, capturing the essence of local identity, and discovering the beauty in common things through the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. New research delves into his career and the artist’s life in Connecticut. No exhibition has yet addressed these decades, which Evans spent in Connecticut as a teacher at Yale and resident of Lyme, CT.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fitchburg Art Museum Hosts Aerial Photography Exhibit

The Fitchburg Art Museum in north central Massachusetts is hosting an exhibition entitled Discovery from the Air: Aerial Photography by William Garnett. This exhibition, which began on Sept. 25, 2011, will run through January 1, 2012.

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Coastel Camera Club Hosting Sean Kernan

The Coastal Camera Club invites all area photographers to  a program by Sean Kernan who will speak on Inspiration and Creativity on Thursday, October 20 at 7PM. The meeting will be in the Whitfield room of the Guilford Community Center, 32 Church Street (route 77), Guilford, CT.  The building is on the right side as you go south from Route 1 towards the green.

Sean Kernan is a photographer, writer, and teacher. He came to photography from theater, and is the author of two monographs, The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges) and Among Trees.  He has exhibited at galleries and museums in France , Greece , Italy , Mexico , Egypt , and in the US . His photos have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, New York , Harpers, Bloomberg, Communication Arts, Graphis, Polyrama ( Switzerland ), Photo World ( China ), as well as magazines in Iran , Greece , Italy , and Switzerland , and has done a wide range of advertising work for clients such as AT&T, Amex, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Dow Jones, Harvard,  and Knoll. He has taught and lectured at the New School/Parsons, Art Center (Pasadena), Yale Medical School, International Center for Photography, University of Texas, Wesleyan University, and has won numerous awards, most recently from the Center in Santa Fe for teaching, as well as a Doctorate  (HC) from Art Center in Pasadena. He writes about creativity, the arts and commerce, with articles in Communication Arts, Graphis, and Lenswork, among others.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Charter Oak Presents A Day with André Gallant

Charter Oak Photographic Society, Inc., is pleased to present A Day with André Gallant on November 12, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The seminar will be held at the East Hardford Community Center in East Hartford, CT. André Gallant is a freelance photographer who travels the world over creating expressive photographs. He is a the author of a number of books on the techniques he uses.

His morning presentations will include Expressive Photography-Part 1 and Around the World in Pictures. In the afternoon he will present Expressive Photography-Part 2 and Photographing People.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Updates on the NECCC Web Site

Our webmaster, Rick Sereque, HonNEC, has posted a number of new items on the NECCC web site.

High School Student Essays
Each year NECCC invites a number of high school students to attend the Conference as our guests. One condition, however, is that they write an essay following the Conference describing their experiences. A photo of the group and the individual essays they wrote are posted on the web site. Click to go to the News page and view the essays.

Club Services Packet
Each August the Council sends a packet of information to the president of each club describing the various services offered to them. Those documents have now been posted on the NECCC web site so that they are available to any club member who needs the information. Click to view the list of documents.

Links to Photo Opportunities
One of the things that Rick does periodically is post links to a variety of events of interest to New England Photographers. There have been a number of new links in the last month. Click to check them out.