Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography

2014 OCEAN STATE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Dual Projection
YOU ARE INVITED TO ENTER – The Photographic Society of Rhode Island (PSRI) invites all photographers everywhere to submit slides or digital images to the OCEAN STATE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION – Dual Projection. All phases of the exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the recommended practices of the Photographic Society of America and PID.

I would like to ask you to make your members aware of the Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography hosted by the Photographic Society of Rhode Island.

If you can rally 6 or more member to entry all entrants from your club can receive the discount entry fee of $5 for four images.

I thank you in advance for your assistance.
Mike Di Stefano, MNEC
OSI Co-Chairman
please email madmanmiked@hotmail.com for m,ore information

2014 marks the 10th year for the Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography, a PSA sanctioned dual projection exhibition. As a dual projection exhibition, the OSI accepts both digital images and slides – possibly the only remaining exhibitions that allow film photographers to exhibit their work.

Ethereal Night Sky

Hi Lisa -

Hoping you can post this notice about Jürgen's show, the below blurb says it all, postcard invite is attached.

Thanks,

Erik Gehring
Jürgen Lobert is the Field Trip Coordinator and Electronic Image Chair for the Boston Camera Club, and a fantastic night photographer who is available for education programs on the subject.


Photographic items for sale

Photographic items for sale

If interested, they can contact Vid contact at VicKrasenics2@aol.com

Hi Lisa,
Could you send out to the club that I will be selling a couple of photographic items because I am moving to Florida?
Since I will be on the road from November to March, I feel that this is a good time to sell my Epson Stylus Pro 2880 printer. This way it will not be sitting idle for 5 months.  It has been working great and I have never had any issues with it, such as clogging.  Besides the inks that are already in the machine, I have 13 new ink cartridges of various colors to sell with it.  The printer was originally over $700.00.   The ink cartridges are new and were approx. $15.00 each.        I’m asking $295.00 for everything.  It does a great job of printing 13” x 19” on Epson & Ilford Matte, luster and Fine Art papers.
The other item I’m selling is my Spyder 3 Studio kit.  It is a complete color management system for calibrating your monitor and generating custom profiles for your printer.  It includes the Spyder 3 Colorimeter, Datacolor 1005 Spectrcolorimeter & base, Spyder3print spyderguide.  I have not used it much and it was over $400.00 new.  I’m asking $250.00 for the studio package.
If interested, they can contact me by email at VicKrasenics2@aol.com
As we get closer to moving next year, I will be putting other thing on the market.
Thanks,
Vic

Thursday, September 25, 2014

upcoming classes and workshops

Join us (Lisa and Tom Cuchara) on some of our upcoming classes and workshops...

Email us at BREAphotos@comcast.net for more details/questions 
Sign up for emails about upcoming workshops/classes here  http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/
Please note that we can also send you a Paypal Invoice if you prefer not to sign up via Meetup. We also accept cash, but please note that you are not signed up for a workshop until payment is received.
      • Nov 22 - Photograph inside the closed Victory Theatre in Holyoke (MA)
        • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/206172142/
        • "The Victory Theatre (in stone on building, spelled "re") is a theater in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was built in 1920 by the Goldstein Brothers Amusement Company. The architecture is in the Art Deco style and is considered the last of its type between Boston and Albany. The theater closed in 1979 and has sat derelict since then. However the Holyoke City Council, owners of the theater, have agreed to hand ownership of the theater to the non-profit Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. The group hopes to restore and open the theater to performances in 2016."

      We have also been holding a bunch of one-on-one photo tours and post-processing workshops. Contact us if you are interested. breaphotos@comcast.net

      Other upcoming workshops and classes
      • HDR, HDR capture, and how to set up your camera to take HDR images
      • HDR processing 
      • Textures and how to apply them
      • ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) post processing 
      • Layers and Masks
      • Get a new headshot 
      • HiJinx
      • Posing
      • Taking better family photographs
      • Taking better Holiday photographs
      • Night Holiday Lights Hubbard Park CT
      • Night Holiday Lights Longwood Gardens PA
      • HiJinx - setups galore (2015)
      • Post Processing Intensive Weekend (2015)
      • HDR and Light Painting at Carrie Steel Furnace (2015)
      • HDR at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (2015)
      • HDR and Macro at the Waterside Woolen Mill (2015)

      Tuesday, September 23, 2014

      CAP Announces 2014 Edition of the Tops in Connecticut Competition


      CAP Announces 2014 Edition of the Tops in Connecticut Competition


      The Connecticut Association of Photographers is pleased to announced the 2014 edition of Tops in Photography, a photography competition for individuals. This competition is open to all photographers resident in Connecticut as well as members of Connecticut camera clubs. The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges. We plan to select approximately 100 images which will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015.

      • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
      • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
      • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
      • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards
      Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form.
      If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com.

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      Sunday, September 21, 2014

      HDR: How to Shoot and Process High Dynamic Range

      HDR: How to Shoot and Process High Dynamic Range

      Lisa Cuchara offering a class on HDR as part of a nationwide educational event by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Sign up here: http://www.ppa.com/edu/content.cfm?ItemNumber=5589#ct01


      Thursday, September 18, 2014

      Creativity With Light, a National Geographic Photo Seminar

      Dear New England Camera Club Council,
      I'm writing to tell you about Creativity With Light, a National Geographic Photo Seminar that I thought members of your photo club might be interested in attending.
      The right light is the secret ingredient that lets you turn an ordinary subject into a magical photograph. Photographers Jay Dickman and Nevada Wier will help you recognize and work with a wide range of light—tackling its exposure challenges, exploring creative possibilities, using color strategically, and choosing the white balance.
      Dates & Locations
      09/28
      9:00AM - 4:00PM

      University of Saint Joseph • Hartford, CT
      $195
      Topics Covered
      Recognize and Take Advantage of the "Perfect" Light
      Appreciate the qualities of light that create beautiful, magical effects that everyone loves. Learn how great photographers arrive before sunrise and linger long after sunset to capture the glow created by the oblique angle of the sun.
      Photographing in Difficult or "Bad" Light
      Learn the tricks and techniques of low-light photography (indoors and outdoors). Find out how to manage contrast to create provocative images, and how to use flash and work with color to make your images stand out from the crowd.
      Case Studies: Getting the Shots
      Plan and prepare for situations that will put you in the right place at the best possible time for great light. Our photographers will share some recent assignments that will show how you can pre-visualize your images by controlling exposure and light, even in the most challenging situations.
      What's in the Bag
      See what professional photographers carry that allows them to be ready for any lighting situation.
      The Technical Side of Capturing Great Light
      Improve your ability to read and manipulate the dials on your camera so you can open up new ways to maximize any light that is available. Understand flash, white balance, histograms, shooting modes, exposure, and other options for controlling light.

      Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or email: info@ngtravelerseminars.com

      Boston Camera Club President Erik Gehring has just released his 2015 Trees of Boston calendar.

      Boston Camera Club President Erik Gehring has just released his 2015 Trees of Boston calendar.  This is the seventh edition of Erik's calendar of images from Boston's Arnold Arboretum, with each image taken in the month it represents.  



      To preview the calendar, and for more info on how and where to purchase, please visit Erik Gehring Photography - 2015 Trees of Boston Calendar - Images from Boston's Arnold Arboretum.

      CAP Announces 2014 Edition of the Tops in Connecticut Competition


      CAP Announces 2014 Edition of the Tops in Connecticut Competition


      The Connecticut Association of Photographers is pleased to announced the 2014 edition of Tops in Photography, a photography competition for individuals. This competition is open to all photographers resident in Connecticut as well as members of Connecticut camera clubs. The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges. We plan to select approximately 100 images which will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015.

      • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
      • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
      • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
      • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards
      Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form.
      If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com.

      Read in browser »

      Monday, September 15, 2014

      Fuel Your Creative Passion With The Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

      Fuel Your Creative Passion With The Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

      New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price



      MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of "EOS firsts" such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon's first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera's impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band's encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon's innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.



      "With more processing power than any other EOS camera available today, the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II camera has everything serious photographers have come to expect from Canon's DSLRs and more," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "And, recognizing that for some, creative expression may expand beyond still photography, we continue to support these creative passions by offering new and innovative Full HD video capabilities, such as second generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in the EOS 7D Mark II camera as well."

      Outstanding Performance
      Within the camera's durable magnesium alloy body resides a newly developed 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, safeguarded by enhanced dust and weather resistance to protect the camera. Ideal for shooting in challenging lighting conditions ranging from indoor sports to dimly lit weddings, the camera features a standard ISO range of 100-16000 for both still and video (expandable to ISO 51,600). A new 65-point* All Cross-Type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the center point helps deliver sharp focus for still photos even in extreme low-light conditions on subjects with limited visible detail. The EOS 7D Mark II camera also features an enhanced version of Canon's EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF, originally introduced with the EOS-1D X DSLR camera, enabling the camera to recognize subjects based on face and color detection utilizing the new AE system, and can track subjects using all 65 AF points.

      The camera's improved EOS Scene Detection system features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor for enhanced precision. The wide-area 65-point AF array combined with EOS iTR and adjustable high-speed continuous burst shooting up to 10 fps enables the easy tracking and capturing of fast moving subjects virtually anywhere in the frame such as birds in flight or running backs eluding a tackle. A new and innovative AF Area Selection Lever nestled around the multi-controller on the back of the camera makes it easier than ever for photographers to switch between the seven supplied AF Point Selection modes without removing their eye from the viewfinder.

      At 10 fps, the camera's buffer capacity can consecutively capture up to 31 RAW images or 1,090 Large Fine JPEGsi. Built to last, the camera also features a shutter durability rating up to 200,000 cycles, approximately thirty three percent more than the original EOS 7D camera. A newly developed mirror mechanism uses motorized control to help reduce impact and enhance camera performance during high-speed continuous shooting. In addition to adjustable high- and low-speed continuous shooting modes, single-frame shooting and two self-timer settings, the EOS 7D Mark II camera also features silent drive modes for single frame and continuous shooting. The silent settings support discreet camera operation in quiet locations.

      The EOS 7D Mark II camera's advanced AE system can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools. When enabled, this system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous shooting.

      Innovative AF Technology
      The EOS 7D Mark II camera features the next generation of Canon's exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology, originally introduced with the EOS 70D DSLR camera. New DAF features include user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF Speedii and Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity. Additionally, overall focusing speed, face detection performance, and performance in low light and with low-contrast subjects have been improved over previous Canon models. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs proprietary Canon sensor technology in which effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-detection focus measurement simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance in both video and Live View still imaging modes.

      With Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and customizable Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving subjects over approximately eighty of the image area measured horizontally and vertically. DAF focusing modes include Face Detection with Tracking, FlexiZone Multi with 31 AF zones, and FlexiZone Single that allows users to position a focusing frame on the camera's LCD screen. Canon's DAF supports over 100iii models of Canon EF lenses (including many earlier models), providing a wide array of options for photographers to explore.

      Expanding Creativity
      The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera provides a wealth of creative controls building on the features and functions of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X professional digital cameras. The new camera's AI Servo AF III autofocusing algorithm is similar to that of the EOS-1D X camera in that tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching) can be easily customized for specific shooting situations, using the same type of AF Configuration Menu. This capability makes it easy for EOS 7D Mark II camera users to match AI Servo AF settings when used together with EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III cameras, while also providing a high level of performance at an affordable price point.

      The EOS 7D Mark II camera also offers the same level of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure (ME) functionality that was originally featured in the EOS 5D Mark III camera. The HDR mode includes five HDR shooting functions and allows users to save all source images in addition to the composited HDR image. Similarly, Multiple Exposure mode provides four compositing methods and also allows users to save individual source images.

      Photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer, also EOS DSLR firsts, to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long- exposure images. These features are ideal for recording fireworks, star trails, sunrises and more.

      In addition to optional settings for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction, found in other current high-end EOS models, the EOS 7D Mark II camera, for the first time, adds Distortion Correction that operates with most EF and EF-S lenses to improve image quality even further while recording video and in-camera JPEGs. The My Menu feature has also been improved with the ability to store more user-selected settings in five additional tabs.

      A new and improved Intelligent Viewfinder provides approximately one hundred percent field of view, while adding the ability to superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings data such as dual-mode electronic level display, grid, exposure mode, white balance mode and AF mode. A bright, three-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) on the back of the camera displays information and menus clearly even in bright sunlight. The EOS 7D Mark II camera is compatible with interchangeable focusing screens including the standard Eh-A as well as the optional Eh-S Super Precision Matte for use during manual focusing with large aperture lenses.

      A built-in GPSiv Receiver provides a digital compass and can record location information including longitude, latitude, elevation, camera direction and universal coordinated time (UTC) as EXIF data for geotagging both images and movie files in real time. The built-in pop-up flash is convenient for many applications and can also act as an optical controller with compatible off-camera EX-series Speedlites for enhanced pro-quality lighting effects.

      The EOS 7D Mark II camera features dual card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. Data transfer speeds from the camera to a personal computer are enhanced with the addition of a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.

      Stunning Movie Capability
      The EOS 7D Mark II camera offers users the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD or 720p HD video up to 60p enabling slow-motion capture at full resolution in either ALL-I or IPB codecs with optional embedded time code, exceeding the specifications of other current EOS cameras. Users can also choose between .MOV and .MP4 recording formats for maximum flexibility. The EOS 7D Mark II camera's mini HDMI port can be used to record uncompressed Full HD video to external recorders.

      Canon's Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, such as the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, significantly reduce focus motor noise, letting the EOS 7D Mark II camera's built-in microphone capture clear audio of the scene being shot without picking up unwanted noise from the lens. The EOS 7 D Mark II camera also features a stereo microphone port and outputs stereo audio via the camera's mini-HDMI port. The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is equipped with a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, as well as a silent control feature that allows users to adjust audio levels during recordings. Other built-in ports include a PC socket for external flash units and an N3 socket for dedicated Canon wired remote control accessoriesv. A cable protector is provided to maximize safety when using the USB 3.0 and mini-HDMI ports.

      Availability
      The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in November 2014 for an estimated retail price of $1,799.00 for the body only and $2,149.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. It will utilize a new LP-E6N lithium ion battery pack with increased storage capacity. The LP-E6N is fully compatible with the LC-E6 battery charger, which will be supplied as a standard item in all EOS 7D Mark II body only and zoom lens kits. Also scheduled to be available are the new optional Battery Grip BG-E16 and optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A Version 2, with shipping dates and estimated retail pricing to be announced at a later date. Both the EOS 7D Mark II camera and Battery Grip BG-E16 are backwards-compatible to the current LP-E6 lithium ion battery pack.

      For more information about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full list of product specifications and compatible lenses, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos.




      About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
      Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

      PPANE NEWS Gerry Ghionis How to Wow Tour

      PPANE NEWS Gerry Ghionis How to Wow Tour

      HOW to WOW Tour with Gerry Ghionis
      Thursday September 25, 2014
      Peabody, MA


      PPANE Members Save $20 promo code: HTWPPANE

      Sunday, September 14, 2014

      Autumn Photography and Creativity in LightroomWorkshop

      Autumn Photography and Creativity in Lightroom Workshop

      Shape the fall colors and characters of Maine using Adobe Lightroom to reach your creative vision.

      This workshop is perfect for emerging and experienced photographers who are driven to make better photographs. Our week is a marriage of guided fall color shooting in classically beautiful coastal Maine, and learning the best of Adobe Lightroom. Through presentations, demos, reviews and patient coaching, students immerse themselves into an exciting week of inspired play, practice and deep learning. On shooting trips to record the light and textures of mid-coastal Maine, David shares many tools, options and favorite techniques for capturing each subject in the changing light we encounter. Returning to the digital lab with fresh images and excitement, participants learn how to convert, edit and organize captures, and expertly control qualities of color, lighting, sharpness, sensor noise, distortion, toning, B+W conversions and even creating slideshows, web galleries and books.


      Our lab is fully-equipped with fast computers, scanning, printing and a ton of loaner gear from Canon, Nikon and Zeiss. No prior experience in Lightroom is required. An appetite for lobsters and laughs is recommended.

      david julian : photographer, illustrator & educator
      cell:  206-364-9077
      web:  DavidJulian.comlearn: Photography,Travel, Photoshop & Lightroom workshopsread:  Publications in arts magazinesblog: "Notes From a Creative Soul"

      Autumn Photography and Creativity in Lightroom at Maine Media WorkshopsOne Week: October 12 – 18, 2014, in picturesque mid-coast Maine
      Workshop Fee: $1,195

      This workshop is perfect for emerging and experienced photographers who are driven to make better photographs. Our week is a marriage of guided fall color shooting in classically beautiful Maine, and learning the best of Adobe Lightroom. Through presentations, demos, reviews and patient coaching, students immerse themselves into an exciting week of inspired play, practice and deep learning. On shooting trips to record the light and textures of mid-coastal Maine, David shares many tools, options and favorite techniques for capturing each subject in the changing light we encounter. Returning to the digital lab with fresh images and excitement, participants learn how to convert, edit and organize captures, and expertly control qualities of color, lighting, sharpness, noise and distortion, precise split-toning and artful B+W conversions…
      Please read full description here


      Friday, September 12, 2014

      JOIN US FOR OUR 
      THIRD ANNUAL PHOTO EQUIPMENT TAG SALE 
      THIS SATURDAY, 9/13!


      Come to buy! Come to sell! 
        
      Saturday, September 13, 2014
      9:00AM-1:00PM
      PhotoSynthesis
      136½ Pine Street, Manchester, CT
      Rain Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

      We invite everyone to come and sell their own photo-related equipment. There is no charge to participate whatsoever. Just bring your own table and chair. Please contact us if you'd like to participate as a vendor. Click here for more information.

      Thursday, September 11, 2014

      two tickets for sale - photography at Fenway Park

      We double booked the evening by accident and therefore have two tickets to sell, we paid $90 ($40 each plus a phone service charge). Email me Lisa BREAphotos@comcast.net

      When: September 24th, 2014.


      "I am reaching out in regards to our first ever Photography Night at Fenway Park!  This night is a photographers dream! It includes an intricate tour of Fenway Park (Green Monster, Field Access, and other photo opportunities) a Q&A with Michael Ivins, the Official Photographer of the Boston Red Sox, and a ticket to the game following our Photography Night itinerary!

      I wanted to speak with you about this, as we have allocated about 200-300 tickets to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity here at Fenway Park.  I would like to extend an invitation to the members of the CT Association of Photographers in joining us on this special evening. At $40 per person, you can enjoy the tour, insight from our Q&A, as well as the baseball game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays! 
      Best,
      Danny

      Daniel Picano | Inside Sales Representative | World Champion Boston Red Sox | 4 Yawkey Way Boston, MA 02215 | D 617.226.6810 | C 617-512-6031


      For information on the exclusive season ticket holder benefits program “Red Sox Rewards” www.redsox.com/rewards

      Boston Red Sox Present Photography Night 2014

      Idea:
      To provide photography students and enthusiasts the opportunity to meet and have a Q&A with Mike Ivins and William Weiss and then have the opportunity to take photos within Fenway Park via pre-determined stations.

      Date: Wednesday, September 24th

      Location: Historic Fenway Park

      Time: 3:00 PM – 5:10 PM

      Logistics:
      - Participants will Enter Gate D starting at 2:45
      - Participants will be directed to the Grandstand 18 and 19
      - Q&A will Mike and Billie 3:00 – 3:25
      - At 3:25, we will break them down into 5-6 groups and send off to stations with a guide for each group
      - At 5:10, all groups will be escorted to the Bleacher section and will have access to early Batting Practice similar to  Red Sox Nation Members

      Photo Stations:
      ***Only one group will be allowed at each station at a time***
      - Atop of the Green Monster
      - Bud Deck
      - Pavilion SRO area behind Pavilion Box 10
      - Coca-Cola Deck
      - On-Field during BP – would like for the area to be stanchioned off

      Tickets:
      Tickets are $40 in Right Field Box 90 and can be purchased by contacting Danny Picano at 617-226-6810 or dpicano@redsox.com

      CANON/PIXMA Event 9/18

      CANON/PIXMA Event 9/18




      Wednesday, September 10, 2014

      Upcoming classes and photo workshops...

      Join us (Lisa and Tom Cuchara) on some of our upcoming classes and workshops...

      Email us at BREAphotos@comcast.net for more details/questions 
      Sign up for emails about upcoming workshops/classes here  http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/
      Please note that we can also send you a Paypal Invoice if you prefer not to sign up via Meetup. We also accept cash, but please note that you are not signed up for a workshop until payment is received.
      • Sept 20th HDR and Macro at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum (NJ)
        • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/171512862/
        • This Farmstead museum is chock full of things: kitchen, a general store, farm equipment, a barber shop, dentist and doctor paraphernalia, you name it. It has all of the details for macro and is perfect for HDR. We will meet at 9am and we have the entire place to ourselves, with tripods, for six and a half hours (previous sessions were only 3.5 hours). You are not registered for this event until we receive your payment. We will have the entire place to ourselves (no public), with tripods!
      • Sept 21st Photograph at the old Catskill Game Farm 
        • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/204060482/
        • Catskill Game Farm was a zoo in Catskill, New York, U.S.A.. It closed permanently on Columbus Day 2006 after 73 years of operation. The Game Farm is still closed today." but we will be able to walk the grounds, go into the cages, walk into the Giraffe house, the Rhino house, Kodak film selling yellow stores, see the mini-golf - great place for a photo shoot, a snapshot into the past of this historic landmark. 
      • Nov 22 - Photograph inside the closed Victory Theatre in Holyoke (MA)
        • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/206172142/
        • "The Victory Theatre (in stone on building, spelled "re") is a theater in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was built in 1920 by the Goldstein Brothers Amusement Company. The architecture is in the Art Deco style and is considered the last of its type between Boston and Albany. The theater closed in 1979 and has sat derelict since then. However the Holyoke City Council, owners of the theater, have agreed to hand ownership of the theater to the non-profit Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. The group hopes to restore and open the theater to performances in 2016."

      We have also been holding a bunch of one-on-one photo tours and post-processing workshops. Contact us if you are interested. breaphotos@comcast.net

      Other upcoming workshops and classes
      • HDR, HDR capture, and how to set up your camera to take HDR images
      • HDR processing 
      • Textures and how to apply them
      • ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) post processing 
      • Layers and Masks
      • Get a new headshot 
      • HiJinx
      • Posing
      • Taking better family photographs
      • Taking better Holiday photographs
      • Night Holiday Lights Hubbard Park CT
      • Night Holiday Lights Longwood Gardens PA
      • HiJinx - setups galore (2015)
      • Post Processing Intensive Weekend (2015)
      • HDR and Light Painting at Carrie Steel Furnace (2015)
      • HDR at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (2015)
      • HDR and Macro at the Waterside Woolen Mill (2015)

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014

      Workshop in Maine

      Dear NECCC officer,

      I'm a photographer and workshops instructor now based in Seattle but originally from Boston. I visit and present talks in New England a few times per year.

      In early October I'm returning to Maine to lead my 10th workshop to photograph in mid-coastal Maine, and explore expert processing and output in Lightroom. 

      It's called "Autumn Photography and Creativity in Lightroom", and I teach it at the Maine Media Workshops up in Rockport.
      This year we have loaner gear from Canon, Nikon and Zeiss for my students. I'll also be awarding an OnOne Suite 9 or NIK suite to a lucky participant.
      These workshops are kept small for the best learning experience.

      I'm trying new ways to reach photo enthusiasts, and linking through Camera Clubs is one of them.

      The link to this workshop is:

      Would it be at all possible to post an event mention, photo, and a link about this event to your members?

      Let me know what you need from me, as I'm happy to provide a brief story about my work, testimonials or samples from students.
      Whatever makes it easier for you.

      sincerely, 

      ~ dave


      david julian : photographer, illustrator & educator

      cell:  206-364-9077

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      Camera Club of Oxford Greens - Annual Photo Exhibit.

      Camera Club of Oxford Greens - Annual Photo Exhibit.

      Folks, I wanted to make sure that your club members knew that they were invited to our annual photo exhibit. This year we’ll have 230 photos as part of our exhibition. We hope you can make it. If you have any questions just let me know.

      Fran

      Monday, September 8, 2014

      NECCC wants to feature YOUR club. Let us spotlight YOUR camera club.

      NECCC wants to feature YOUR club. Let us spotlight YOUR camera club.


      Clubs, please send 2-10 JPGs (1024x768 preferred) along with the makers' names and perhaps some information about the photographs (you can choose winning images, representative images or just random images from your members)


      Club Name:
      Club website:
      Club contact (email address, phone number optional):
      Club Meeting Location:
      Club Meeting Times:
      Club Mission Statement (if you have one, optional):
      Number of members:
      Year your camera club started:

      What is something about your club we might not know?
      Three words that best describe your camera club (optional):

      Favorite subject matter of your members (optional):
      Favorite field trip (optional):



      Send this all to me, Lisa, via email: photographer67@comcast.net with
      your club name and NECCC Camera Club Spotlight in the subject line.



      Clubs will be featured in the order received.

      Saturday, September 6, 2014

      Capture Unforgettable Photos of Memorable Family Moments

      Capture Unforgettable Photos of Memorable Family Moments | View Online
       
       
       

       
      Capture Unforgettable Photos of Memorable Family Moments
      Combine advanced exposure, composition and lighting, and you've got the formula for high-quality photos that beautifully capture a subject's true personality. Join me, professional photographer Kirk Tuck, in my online class, Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling, and discover the secrets to capturing everyday family moments in stunning shots.
       

      Friday, September 5, 2014

      WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER COUPLES GROUP SAFARI

      Please advise costs to promote our photographic group safari on your website. We would like to expose this offer below to your club members. Looking forward to hearing from you. We would like to offer your club members a USD 200.00 per person discount on any confirmed bookings prior to the 15th September.

      WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER COUPLES GROUP SAFARI / 7 DAYS USD 3795.00 PP

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      7 DAYS ROMANTIC LUXURY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP 2-8 MAY 2015

      MAY     02       MICHELANGELO HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG
      MAY     03       MARATABA SAFARI COMPANY, SOUTH AFRICA
      MAY     04       MARATABA SAFARI COMPANY, SOUTH AFRICA
      MAY     05       MARATABA SAFARI COMPANY, SOUTH AFRICA
      MAY     06       MARATABA SAFARI COMPANY, SOUTH AFRICA
      MAY     07       MARATABA SAFARI COMPANY, SOUTH AFRICA
      MAY     08       DEPART MARATABA

      LIMITED OFFER 13 COUPLES PER GROUP / Specially packaged safari for wildlife photographer couples looking to join a group of like minded photographic enthusiasts on a romantic luxury safari…

      7 DAY PACKAGE / USD 3795.00 PER PERSON SHARING

      INCLUDES:

      ·         6 NIGHTS LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

      ·         2 GAME DRIVES DAILY

      ·         THREE MEALS DAILY AT MARATABA

      ·         RETURN TRANSFERS FROM JOHANNESBURG TO MARATABA

      ·         HOSTED BY SPECIALIST WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

      ·         WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND LESSONS

      ·         TRIBAL DANCING EXPERIENCE

      EXCLUDES INTERNATIONAL AIR FROM COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

      Please email us should you be interested in joining this group. EMAIL : rob@safariroyale.com

      Ask us about Extending your safari to Cape Town/ Victoria Falls/ Botswana amongst other African safari destinations…

      Kind regards,
      Rob Van Blerk
      SAFARI ROYALE RSA
      Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
      TEL RSA : +27 791 79 8466
      EMAIL : rob@safariroyale.com
      WEBSITE : www.safariroyale.com

      Thursday, September 4, 2014

      OnOne Announces Perfect Photo Suite 9

      OnOne Announces Perfect Photo Suite 9

      OnOne Software has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9, an updated version of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Included in the new release are many significant performance and feature improvements, all designed to help you streamline your photo-editing tasks, so you can spend more time shooting and less time processing your photos.

      For more info, click to go over to their site and check it out.

      Suite 9

      Hazel's upcoming trips and workshop

      HI Lisa,
      Please post the attached on our upcoming trips and workshop on the blogs.
      Thanks Much!

      Hazel

      click on photo for more info...

      Art Wolfe seminar in Boston Sept 7

      From Mike Di Stefano:

      Art Wolfe seminar in Boston Sept 7


      PSA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Biggest event in November 2014

      You are cordially invited to join us at our PSA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Biggest event in November 2014.

      2014 PSA Mid-Atlantic Chapter
      National Photography Cups Competition
      Closing Date: November 1st, 2014

      IMAGES UPLOAD SITE IS NOW OPEN

      General Conditions General Conditions

      The First Annual PSA Mid-Atlantic Chapter National Cup Competition judging event will be held on November 8th, 9th, 2014. We will follow PSA definitions, with the following sections:

      SECTIONS:
      The PSA MAC National Cup Competition in this November, 2014 will have four sections:

      A - Digital Color - General/Open
      B - Digital Monochrome - General /Open
      C - Digital Nature - Open
      D - Digital Nature - Wildlife


      AWARDS:
      Over 100 awards to be presented which including:
      • 12 Polished Metal Trophies/Cups
      • 16 MEDALS including Judges Choices and Chairman Choice
      • Minimum of 80 HM Ribbons (up-to 10%)
      Click the link below for the complete rule
      2014 PSA-MAC National Photography Cups Competition

      On behalf of the PSA-MAC, we wish you have a wonderful day,

      Sincerely,
      Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Exhibition/Competition Chairman
      www.psa-mac.org

      Wednesday, September 3, 2014

      Tuesday, September 2, 2014

      Tamron Tailgate Tour

      Tamron Tailgate Tour

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      Manchester, NH • Sept. 10th, 12:00-4:00 PM
      Melrose, MA • Sept. 12th, 12:00-4:00 PM

      Something for Everyone
      • Free photography mini sessions.
      • Test drive the latest Tamron lens technology.
      • Free Tailgate lunch.
      • Special discounts on Tamron Lenses.

      No purchase necessary.

      10 Steps to Epic Images

      Melrose – A special seminar plus field workshop the next day for a complete learning experience focused on understanding what it takes to get an epic image. Whether you are just starting out in photography or have years of experience, this inspirational program will help you grow as an image maker. The seminar will take place in our Melrose store Sept. 12th 5:30pm – 7:30pm and the field workshop will be Saturday Sept. 13, 2014 at the Emerald Necklace in Boston, MA. 9:00am – 1:00pm. Taught by John VanSteenberg and Jeff Allen. This special 2 day workshop costs $75.

      Click here to register for Melrose/Boston, MA.

      Manchester – This 2 hour seminar focuses on understanding what it takes to get that epic image. Whether you are just starting out in photography or have years of experience, this inspirational program will help you grow as an image maker. This 2 hour seminar will take place at our Manchester store between 7:00pm – 9:00pm and costs $25.

      Click here to register for Manchester, NH.