Sunday, March 9, 2014

NECCC Camera Club Spotlight Features First Light

NECCC Camera Club Spotlight Features First Light

First Light Camera Club (FLCC)
Jeff Smat, President
Meeting Location:  Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, Topsham, Maine
Meeting Times: 2nd , 3rd & 4th Thursday, of the month.  6:30PM – 8:30PM 

The mission of First Light Camera Club is to foster enthusiasm for the photographic arts, and education to make our members the best possible photographers they can be. Our meetings are fun and interactive, and we feature well-known speakers in the local and regional photographic community. Each month we have a digital or print critique night, a speakers night  and a hands-on tech night. This year we’ve learned a lot about Lightroom and NIK software,  flash photography, flower photography, nature and wildlife photography, and astrophotograhy. Every year we survey our members to find out what programs they would especially like to have us offer, and our meetings reflect what the members have indicated they would be interested in learning.

We also plan 2 field trips each month held on Saturdays or Sundays, taking advantage of what our beautiful region has to offer.    In the past, we have taken field trips to the Trolley  Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, the Butterfly Place in Massachusetts, shot many beautiful sunrises and sunsets,  and visited many other  historic and scenic sites around New England.  We have a passion for lighthouses!

Our club was formed in 1990 by a few passionate photographers.  We currently have 75 members. Some of us have been photographing for a lifetime; others have just taken up the hobby. Some of us are professionals; others are hobbyists. We all have two things in common: an appreciation of art, and a love of the photographic medium. 

Christine Macchi – Bowdoinham Smelt Shacks

Ronn Orenstein – First Snow

Jerry Maraghy – Golden Dragon

Karen Gay – Grandpa’s Hat

Alan Halvorsen – Iron Spiral Stairs

Corrie Zacharias – Poseidon’s Altar

Denise Wood – Pretty in Pink

Peg Becksvoort – Small Peony

 Rob Smith – Windflower

Jeff Smat – You Wanna Piece of Me?