Monday, April 30, 2012

The First CAMNATS International closing date is 1 week away.

Get your entries in before May 7, 2012.  Judging is on the 12th.

Two sections Nature and Wildlife - details on the CAMNATS web site at

Macro and Light of Cape Cod (Landscape) Workshops

These are a few spots available for the Macro Workshop on May 12th and for the Light of Cape Cod Workshop on May 18th through the 20th.  If you want more details links to the programs are as follows:

Macro workshop

Light of Cape Cod

Please do not hesitate to email or call 617.759.0010

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NiK Silver Efex Pro 2 Workshop by Janice Wendt

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 is the most powerful plug-in available for creating superb black & white images. Digital Silver Imaging is host this workshop featuring instructor Janice Wendt, Nik Software’s Education and Training Manager. Janice has been called the “Image Whisper” for her ability to use Nik Software to bring life and emotion into an image. Janice will focus on utilizing Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 in your post production workflow. Janice will demonstrate how you can save time and achieve amazing results in black and white.

Who should attend? Any photographer or visual artist that has an interest in improving their black & white imagery. Anyone using or interested in Nik Silver Efex Pro.

What to bring? This workshop is primarily instruction so only note taking material is required.

When and Where? May 5, 10 am – 1 pm, 2012, at Digital Silver Imaging, 11 Brighton Street, Belmont MA 02478 (617) 489-0035

How much does it cost? The cost of the workshop is $49, plus you will receive a $25 discount coupon for Nik Software or Printing Services from Digital Silver Imaging.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (Camnats) International Nature Exhibition Judging

Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (Camnats)
International Nature Exhibition Judging
“Camnats” is a by-invitation-only organization dedicated to the art and teaching of nature photography who will be conducting a Nature International Exhibition in May, which will be judged at the Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. headquarters at 564 Boston St, Lynn, MA 01905 on May 12. The closing date for entries is May 7, 2012. The chairman of the exhibition is “Camnats” president, Charlie Burke, APSA, EPSA. The judges for the exhibition are three of New England’s top nature photographers and “Camnats” members; Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC; John Fuller, FPSA, AFIAP; and Jake Mosser, FPSA, EPSA, HonNEC.
There are two sections available to enter, open and wildlife. You may enter four images in each section and you may enter either one section or both sections. The cost is $6 for one section and $8 for both. They will not print a catalog, but an online version will be available. Several medals will be awarded in various categories such as wildflower, insect, landscape, seascape, underwater, and a diversity award in both sections.
We have a lot of excellent nature photographers in New England who could easily get acceptances in this exhibition. Give it a try. The entry process is just like the Greater Lynn International and you can pay online with PayPal. The one difference is the image sizing. Please read the instructions as this sizing is a bit larger than 1024 x 768. Entry forms and information can be found online at
Whether you enter or not, drop down to the GLPA headquarters to view some of the judging.
A show of the accepted images will also be held at Greater Lynn headquarters for the public on Saturday, June 23, at 2:00 P.M. Hope you will all plan to attend.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Two Additional May 2012 Workshops

Macro and Close-up Photography workshop on May 12. and "Light of Cape Cod" weekend workshop May 18th to the 20th.

Based on a number of requests I am doing another Macro and Close-up Photography workshop on May 12.  This workshop fills up very fast so please reserve your spot at the earliest.  Click Here for Details

As the May 2 Cape Cod workshop is over subscribed I am doing a new weekend “Light of Cape Cod” workshop May 18 to May 20.  Great room rates have been established for this workshop.  Click Here for Details

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lighting Demystified Workshop - Date Change Notification

The April 29 workshop will now be held on April 28th
There are two spots open for April 22nd  - Yesterdays workshop was sold out and was awesome.
Here are some comments from the post workshop survey:
As an advanced amateur with limited lighting experience, this course gave me a good overview of lighting fundamentals and their application in a variety of challenging situations. In addition, this course will provide me with a good basis for future lighting exploration as I further my photography skill set. Thanks Shiv!
4/16/2012 9:14 AM
I learned a tremendous amount about lighting. Concepts were explained, misconceptions eliminated and techniques to succeed were taught. The best of all was how to do this without spending a ton of money on equipment!
4/15/2012 9:45 PM
The workshop was excellent, I am glad I was made aware of it from a fellow camera club member. I really liked Shiv's teaching style, he got into the technical details of light and made sure everyone understood each concept before he moved on.
4/15/2012 9:06 PM
I just spent a day at Shiv Verma's workshop on understanding Artificial Lighting. I came away from the workshop with a clearer understanding on the importance and the use of artificial lighting as well as the different types of lighting currently available. I highly recommend this program to the serious photographer interested in improving their skill set as well as gaining a better understanding on mastering light. Zig Cape Cod
4/15/2012 8:48 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Greater Lynn Model - Sunday April 22, 2012

The Model Committee of Greater Lynn Photographic Association wishes all photographers to know that we will be holding our fourth and last model shoot of the camera club year. As of now we have five very pretty models who will be modeling between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. As always, we will have three sets working, a portrait set and two full length sets. The cost to Greater Lynn members is $10.00 and invited guests $15.00.

Lastly, photographers who participate in any of the model shoots are very strongly encouraged to submit digital images to (  Please, it is imperative that you size the images to 768 pixels in height by 1024 pixels in width the resolution of 240 and JPEG.  Furthermore, it is necessary that you cluster the images of each model into a group and send the images with the proper name attached. You may find it necessary to send more than one e-mail for each model if you send more than four images of a particular model. The Model Committee always posts the model’s name on the main light stand for each shoot with the expectation that the photographers will use the proper spelling of the model’s name when titling images and prints. Photographs of the participating models are posted on the camera club’s web site under the models activities in order to aid in indentifying individual models.

Thank you,

The Model Committee

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lighting Demystified - 3 One Day Workshops

Announcing 3 One Day Lighting Workshops  -  April 15th, 22nd, 29th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Please click here or on the following link for details:

Call Shiv at 617.759.0010 or email to register.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The NECCC 2012 Spring Interclub Print Competition results & images posted.

The spring 2012 interclub print competition was held on March 21, 2012, hosted by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, in North Andover, MA. Art Vaughan, MNEC, served as the event organizer and coordinator. The judges for this competition were: Guy Lessard, past President of the Manchester Artists Association; Maureen Mathieson, past President of the Assabet Valley Camera Club; and Ron Wybranowski, an award winning photographer, instructor, program creator-presenter, and member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club.

The Interclub Print Competition results & images are on the NECCC web at 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Three Connecticut Association of Photographers Events Announced

CAP Spring Dinner and Seminar
The CAP spring dinner and seminar will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Hawthorne Inn, 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037. The schedule for the day will be slightly different than previous CAP dinners with the program being presented before the dinner. The registration deadline is April 28, 2012. The cost of the dinner ranges between $29 and $34 depending on the entree you select. Click for a flyer containing all the details.

5:00-Denise Ippolito will present a program entitled Bloomin Ideas
6:30-Short Business Meeting

CAP Denise Ippolito Workshops
In connection with the presentation by Denise Ippolito at our Spring dinner, she will be presenting two workshops:

  • Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.-A morning of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography on the campus of Yale University.
  • Sunday, April 29, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon-A morning of flower photography in Elizabeth Park, Hartford, CT.
Each seminar costs $75 per person. To sign up e-mail Lisa cuchara at and then send her a check for $75 (one seminar) or $150 (both seminars). Click for a flyer containing all the details.