Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL CONFERENCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY JULY 17,18,19,12015 A WEEKEND FILLED WITH FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND LEARNING

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL CONFERENCE
70TH ANNIVERSARY JULY 17,18,19,12015
A WEEKEND FILLED WITH FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND LEARNING

Mark your calendars – the NECCC Conference is a few short months away! This three day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun. This anniversary year will bring lots of special things.  Friday night is the showing of the last Greater Lynn International Exhibition which will be seen in the Fine Arts Center as the only presentation for the evening followed by an ice cream social.  The main speaker for Saturday night is Ron Magill who is sponsored by Nikon. He is a world known nature photographer who works with the Miami Zoo and has been on all the TV networks as an expert.  The Photo-Op room will have many special items all weekend including “Buford” the bull dog, high–speed flash and on Saturday there will be fire-bellied frogs. Our Sunday morning event will be a Revolutionary War re-enactment with American, French and British soldiers.  There will be lots of musket fire, drums and character portraits to photograph sponsored by Hunts. There will be models, vendors, cameras and lenses to borrow from Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron. Sigma will host a special digital competition which is in addition to conference competitions in digital images and prints.  Each attendee will receive a commemorative flash drive for this anniversary weekend.

More updates, registration flyer, program descriptions and speaker information will be on the NECCC website (www.neccc.org) by the middle of March.  Register early for pre-conference classes and air conditioned dorm accommodations.  If you aren’t staying on campus be sure to make a reservation at a local hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast.

John Barclay presents "Dream, Believe, Create" at The Portland Camera Club, Portland, ME

The Portland Camera Club, Portland, ME is sponsoring a special 2 hour presentation with photographer John Barclay on Monday, March 30. John is presenting his very popular "Dream, Believe, Create." 

This presentation will inspire you to capture the essence of the subjects you are drawn to, using the creative medium of photography. Maybe this is capturing a small intimate portion of a scene or it could involve more creative techniques such as multiple exposures, the “slide sandwich” or camera movement for a more expressive interpretation. John will also touch on the digital darkroom, including the popular HDR technology and show you how to achieve your artistic vision. Numerous examples will be shown including traditional nature scenes as well as more abstract and urban compositions. The ideas presented in this program have application to any genre of photography. After spending a couple of hours together, you will leave inspired to create images that rise above the ordinary, feed your soul and bring great joy!

John Barclay is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. A passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader, he is also an inspirational speaker, presenting his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the world. John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and was chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his www.healingimages.org program. John is respected for his processing knowledge and well known for his Topaz and Nik Software webinars. You can see his work and view his workshop schedule at www.barclayphoto.com.

When: Monday, March 30
Where: Charles Dana Auditorium, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME
Price: $10 in advance only www.portlandcameraclub/payments.htm
More info: www.portlandcameraclub.org



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Thank you for promoting throughout the NE region!

~ Ella Hudson~

on a personal note, I saw John present this program in New Haven and it was fabulous, inspiring and helpful for beginner and advanced photographers alike. Lisa

Friday, February 27, 2015

WANTED: PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO OPS, PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS, ETC. FROM THE NEW ENGLAND REGION

WANTED: PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO OPS, PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS, ETC. FROM THE NEW ENGLAND REGION

The New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) is a non-profit umbrella group for >84 camera clubs (2 of which are meetups, we hope for more meetup groups to join NECCC) in the New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont).  

There is soooo much going on the the New England region and we want to share it with everyone. Seminars, workshops, camera club programs, speakers, Canon Explorers of Light, photo ops, -- and first hand information providing updates on seasonal shooting (sunflowers, spring flowers, fall foliage). Let's SHARE

In this day of social media "we" (photographers) should be sharing upcoming photography with each other so everyone can know about these events. 

The NECCC Blog and Facebook site are wonderful places to share what is going on photographically in the New England Region. Please have your club representative and/or publicity person contacting me with information about your club's events, programs, seminars, etc. you are offering. 

If you have a first hand update on a seasonal event we would like that too (how are the Sunflowers at Buttonwood farm, are the daffodils peak, how is the fall foliage, a balloon launch, an auto race, a bed race, a parade, any photo op, etc.)

Email me, news@NECCC.org, with "for the NECCC Blog" in the subject line and we will let the entire New England area know about the photo op or your club's event!

Let's rock the New England region with an abundance of shared information and opportunities!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

photo workshops

Workshops with Tom and Lisa Cuchara. www.BREAphotosgalleries.com. Please email Tom and Lisa at breaphotos@comcast.net if you have any questions or would like to signup without joining the meetup site. http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/

Feb 28th - Photograph Frogs!
April 16th Back Button Focusing – Easier than you think!
May 9th Photograph at the old Catskill Game Farm
May 16th Photography at the Waterside Woolen Mill
May 17th Photograph inside the empty JW Cooper School

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rad A. Drew upcoming workshops and tours

Rad A. Drew is a professional photographer whose work is very inspiring!

"Although a traditional camera photographer for much of his life, in recent years he has become an iPhone photography enthusiast. His creative iPhone images have received numerous international awards and have made their way into galleries and juried international competitions showing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Toronto, Collingwood, Seattle, and Melbourne. He is author of the fine art books, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all its Own, and is a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction, The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone."

He teaches mobile photography around the country to individuals, corporations, and professional organizations. His destination tours are great ways to learn while photographing beautiful areas of the world. For more information on art purchases, workshops, books, tours, and exhibits, contact Rad directly or visit his web site, www.RadDrewPhotography.com.

Check out some of his upcoming trips

Saturday, February 21, 2015

SO YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE (OR BETTER UNDERSTAND THEM)

Announcing one of CCAA/Photography Center of Cape Cod's most popular workshops:
SO YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE (OR BETTER UNDERSTAND THEM)
with CCAA instructor and Juried Master Artist in Fine Art Photography Bob Singer, MNEC
Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00AM-4:00PM in Barnstable Village, MA
Fee: $50
Whether you aspire to become a photography judge/commentator or would just like to better understand what makes judges “tick,” the one-of-a-kind, one-day judging workshop will prepare you for the judge’s seat and build your confidence with live, real-time judging experience. Led by CCAA Master Artist Bob Singer who has been a judge/commentator at PSA international salons, NECCC salons, camera clubs, art galleries and magazine competitions for over thirty years, this unique one-day workshop interactively involves you as it polishes your judging and critiquing skills, understanding and insights. This workshop received rave reviews and sold out in 2014. It is being offered again at the request of interested registrants. Limited to 15 participants. Please register early to assure your place. There is a small amount of pre-workshop prep so advanced registration is required.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Greater Lynn Photographic Association

Greater Lynn Photographic Association 

ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER OUR LAST INTERNATIONAL!!!

CLOSING DATE IS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 22, 2015

REMINDER:  YOU ARE INVITED

The Greater Lynn Photographic Association invites all photographers everywhere to submit digital images to the

GREATER LYNN INTERNATIONAL COLOR EXHIBITION

http://greaterlynnphoto.org/International_overview.php


  • After 37 years, our 38th 2015 exhibition will be our final year
  • Unique engraved, mounted medals with winning image reproduced on each plaque
  • Cash prizes to top three clubs ($300, $200, $100)
  • Exhibition Show will be part of July 2015 NECCC Photographic Conference

All phases of the exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the recommended practices of:

• PSA The Photographic Society of America (PID-Color)

• FIAP Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique 2015/043 (Open)

• CAPA Canadian Association for Photographic Art

There is no restriction on subject matter.

Titles and Scores From Prior Greater Lynn Exhibitions:  Have you ever wanted to look up whether you had entered a title in our competition in the past or wanted to check your scores from a past competition?  Now you can do it!  Titles, scores, acceptances and patronage numbers from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 are available. Click on Prior Years' Titles and Scores. You will be prompted for your first and last name.

For instructions, online entry form, and PayPal, please click to visit our website

Closing Date is EXTENDED TO February 22, 2015

Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, Chairman
s.jmosser@comcast.net

Monday, February 16, 2015

GREATER LYNN INTERNATIONAL COLOR EXHIBITION

www.greaterlynnphoto.org

GREATER LYNN INTERNATIONAL COLOR EXHIBITION

Closing February 19, 2015

YOU ARE INVITED - The Greater Lynn Photographic Association invites all photographers everywhere to submit digital images to the GREATER LYNN INTERNATIONAL COLOR EXHIBITION. All phases of the exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the recommended practices of the Photographic Society of America, the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique 2015/043 (FIAP), and the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA).

There is no restriction on subject matter.

• After 37 years, our 38th 2015 exhibition will be our final year
• Unique engraved, mounted medals with winning image reproduced on each plaque
• Cash prizes to top three clubs ($300, $200, $100)

 Exhibition Show will be part of July 2015 NECCC Photographic Conference
Titles and Scores From Prior Exhibitions: Have you ever wanted to look up whether you had entered a title in our competition in the past or wanted to check your scores from a past competition? Now you can do it! Titles, scores, acceptances and patronage numbers from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 are available. Go to www.greaterlynnphoto.org and click on International Exhibition on the top navigation bar. At the bottom of the left panel, click on Prior Years’ Titles and Scores. You will be prompted for your first and last name.

Sponsoring Club and Judging Location: Greater Lynn Photographic Association, Lynn, Massachusetts - with recognition of PSA and CAPA, patronage from FIAP, 564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA 01905.

Eligibility: Open subject matter, PID-Color exhibition. Acceptances for PSA star rating are eligible in the PIDColor.

For FIAP: this is an Open-(Trad) color exhibition. Please read all the Entry Rules and Instructions before entering the exhibition. Format: Digital images online or digital images on CD.

Fees: No entries will be accepted without payment of entry fees. Payment by PayPal, US checks,
US cash or Euro.
USA: $8
Foreign: $15
Foreign multiple (3-6 catalogs returned in same packet): $14
Foreign club (7 or more catalogs returned in same packet): $12 per maker
USA clubs $7
GLPA members $5

Dates:
Closing Date Feb. 19, 2015
Judging - 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28, 2015
Judging - 9:00 a.m. Mar. 1, 2015
Report Cards Mar. 13, 2015
Catalogs/Awards Mailed April 24, 2015

Awards:
36 Medals
PSA Honor Awards
FIAP Honor Awards
GLPA Honor Awards

Judges:
Richard Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC (Massachusetts) Gal. 9 PID, Gal. 7 Nature, Gal. 3 PJ
Antoinette Gombeda, APSA, HonNEC (Connecticut) exhibitor, judge, lecturer
Gerald Hug, APSA (Illinois) exhibitor, judge, lecturer, PSA VP-Public Relations

Co-Chairpersons:
Exhibition Chairman: Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC
978-664-2620
Email: s.jmosser@comcast.net
Digital Chairman: Pam Lintner, MNEC

NECCC HONORS

NECCC HONORS

The New England Camera Club Council would like to recognize the hard work of your area’s
dedicated photographers/organizers.

You know these people; every club has them, that person that makes things happen! First to arrive, last to leave, on the phone, on the computer, planning months ahead, writing newsletters, running inter-club competitions, teaching, driving 100 miles to present a program or judge. They do it for the love of photography and they make the New England photographic community one of the most active and rewarding in the world. Please take the time to review the criteria on the reverse side and complete the attached application form for becoming a “Master Member” of the New England Camera Club Council. Service for the photographic community beyond your immediate club though not required is a plus for your candidate.

PHOTOGRAPHY FAST TRACK

CAMERA CLUBS!
Here is an exciting and comprehensive workshop on photography of possible interest to the beginners in your clubs (groups). It is DRIPPING with valuable information and fun.
PHOTOGRAPHY FAST TRACK:  What I Wish I Had Known When I Started

Royce Bair Talk on Wednesday 2/18/15 Has Been Rescheduled for Wednesday 4/29/15

Royce Bair Talk on Wednesday 2/18/15 Has Been Rescheduled for Wednesday 4/29/15

Hello -

We would appreciate you letting your readers/members/colleagues know about the rescheduling of this event.

Since Royce is flying across the country specifically to visit with us, since what limited parking at EP Levine's is even more limited with snowbanks everywhere, and since we will be getting even more snow tomorrow and likely Wednesday, we have rescheduled this event for Wednesday, April 29 at EP Levine.

This event if still free and open to the public, but reservations are still required to ensure we do not exceed capacity.  All tickets are currently spoken for, but we do have a wait list that people can sign up for.  Below is the link to the Eventbrite listing:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/photographing-milky-way-nightscapes-with-royce-bair-tickets-15484218715

Those who already have a reservation do not need to do anything - your reservation still stands for the rescheduled date of 4/29.  And to those with a reservation who cannot make it on 4/29 we extend our apologies, and ask that those people cancel their reservations so that folks on the wait list can move up.

We hope to see you in April.  And we hope the snow will be gone by then.

Blurb on the talk is pasted below, and the updated postcard is attached.

Many thanks,

Erik Gehring
President, Boston Camera Club

"Photographing Milky Way Nightscapes" with Royce Bair
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7 pm
EP Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is now required to ensure we don't exceed capacity.  Please use this link to register:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/photographing-milky-way-nightscapes-with-royce-bair-tickets-15484218715.

We also highly encourage carpooling, as parking will be limited.

Join us for a presentation by Royce Bair on how to photograph Milky Way landscapes. Many of these unique photos are shot as one exposure, with very little digital manipulation. Although starry night landscape photography is challenging, Royce's step-by-step recipe will have you capturing great Milky Way "NightScapes" the first time you go out on your own. Bair will give a digital slide presentation, loaded with a lot of technical, how-to information, such as: planning when and where to shoot the Milky Way, forecasting, finding dark skies, calculating star alignment, choosing the right lens, exposure calculation, noise reduction techniques, light painting, and exposure blending. There will also be time for questions and answers.

BIO:
Royce Bair is a semi-retired magazine photographer who has been doing starry “NightScape” photography for three decades. His photographs have appeared in various publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Reader’s Digest, and American Photo, just to name a few.  He teaches his techniques via free lectures and paid workshops. “Seeing many of my students go beyond what I have done, and use these skills to photograph the Milky Way with new landscape features is very satisfying,” reports Royce. His blog provides additional night photography techniques, where he also offers tutorials, and features the work of other night photographers: http://intothenightphoto.blogspot.com/

Sponsored by:
Boston Camera Club
Newton Camera Club
EP Levine

Iceland in Spring: Land of the Midnight Sun – June 2-7


Iceland in Spring: Land of the Midnight Sun – June 2-7
Come photograph Iceland in early June when the weather is mild, the land is lush and the sun never sets (almost). On this six-day adventure we will explore parts of southern and western Iceland, photographing spectacular waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, dramatic coastlines, geysers, mountains, wild horses and more. The workshop includes hotels, meals, entrance fees, bus and air travel (except international air) and instruction with John Tunney and Tim Vollmer. Offered through the Photography Center of Cape Cod. Please visit www.photographycenterofcapecod.org for more information.

Thanks.
John
John Tunney
774-994-0117

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Day with Bryan Peterson April 11, 2015

Charter Oak Photographic Society, Inc. 

presents 

A Day with Bryan Peterson 

April 11, 2015, 9:00—4:00 

Trinity-on-Main Cultural Center in New Britain, CT www.charteroakphoto.com

Email David Stewart with questions: crowfeatherphoto@att.net

Bryan has been a successful commercial photographer for over 30 years. His clients include American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and Citibank. In addition he has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual seven times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award. He has also been a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines. Bryan is the Co-Founder of; The Perfect Picture School of Photography, the world’s number one on-line photography school, PPSOP www.ppsop.com. Within the photographic community he is best known as the photographer/writer of eight best selling books, Understanding Exposure, Learning to See Creatively, Beyond portraiture, Understanding Close-up Photography, Understanding Shutter Speed, Bryan F. Peterson’s Field Guide to Understanding Composition and his latest book, Exposure Solutions as well as the photographer for the “You Keep Shooting” videos that are seen on AdoramaTV.com. Bryan also offers  hotography workshops all over the world, you can learn more at www.bryanfpetersonphotoworkshops.com

Morning presentation
Understanding Composition - Light is to photography as paint is to a painter: without light, our art would never progress beyond mere blank canvasses, unrealized potential never brought to life. Professional photographer Bryan Peterson will share his years of field experience chasing the light and trying to find the right combination of color, light, mood, and composition to bring his subjects to their fullest expression.

Afternoon Presentation
Learning to See Creatively - Once you've captured the light in the field, it is important to optimize your photos during the digital processing phase to bring them to their fullest potential. Bryan will discuss a number of techniques that are part of his personal digital darkroom workflow for unlocking the magic contained with the digital raw file.

Email David Stewart with questions: crowfeatherphoto@att.net
The Winter results and images have been posted for the Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition 2014-15

NECCC interclub-competition

WINTER (Feb 2015) (posted)

NECCC Due Dates Extended

Dear NECCC Club Presidents and Reps,
Due to the recent storm activity and the fact that many clubs have had to postpone their meetings, NECCC has decided to extend the deadlines for the 4 NECCC services that were due March 1, 2015.
The new due date is March 15, 2015

The deadlines for 4 NECCC services are still rapidly approaching:

* March 15, 2015, Honors Applications
* March 15, 2015, Courtesy Enrollment for Conference registration
* March 15, 2015, Scholarship Applications
* March 15, 2015, Sponsorship of high school student to the conference

Information on all of these services was included in the Club Services Package mailed to you last August. 
All this information and much more can be found at www.neccc.org under club packet.

Best regards,
Jacob Mosser, FPSA, EPSA, HonNEC
Courtesy Enrollment Chairman

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The third NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2014-15 season

Next Competition (2014-2015 Season)

Spring Competition: The third NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2014-15
season will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, hosted by the Boston Camera Club. The meeting will
begin at 7:00 p.m. The location will be All Saints Parish church, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA (go to http://www.bostoncameraclub.org/site/content/view/17/56/ for driving instructions). The closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday March 31, 2015.

NECCC Winter 2015 Electronic Interclub Competition

NECCC Winter 2015 Electronic Interclub Competition

The Winter 2015 competition, hosted by Greater Bridgeport Camera Club, was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The full report is posted as a pdf on the NECCC interclub webpage. The corresponding photo galleries will be posted soon. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

CCAA CC presents John Paul Caponigro all-day seminar on Cape Cod April 18

CCAA CC presents John Paul Caponigro all-day seminar on Cape Cod April 18

NECCC camera club members take note: this special event will sell out. Register now at...

CCAA/Photography Center of Cape Cod's Spring 2015 Photography Seminar
to feature internationally known fine art photographer John Paul Caponigro

Saturday, April 18th from 9:00AM-4:00PM
in Fellowship Hall at the Federated Church of Hyannis320 Main StreetHyannisMA
Registration fee: only $10

Announcing CCAA/Photography Center of Cape Cod’s 2015 Spring Photography Seminar featuring John Paul Caponigro, internationally known fine art photographer, Canon Explorer of Light and member of the Photoshop Hall Of Fame!

Photography Center of Cape Cod’s highly regarded and always-sold-out annual series of spring photography seminars continues this coming April 18th with world-famous fine art photographer John Paul Caponigro, a Canon Explorer of Light, member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, an Epson Stylus Pro, contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and Camera Arts, and columnist for Photoshop User, After Capture, and apple.com, author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class (Adobe Press) and the DVD series R/Evolution.

Exhibited internationally, John Paul’s work has been purchased for numerous private and public collections including Princeton University, the Estée Lauder collection, and the Smithsonian.
Whether you’re an enthusiast or professional, this is a photo seminar you shouldn’t miss!

Our full day 9:00-4:00 program is packed with highly informative sessions by John Paul about Illuminating Creativity, Game Changers, Fine Art Digital Printing, Photoshop Color Strategies, Lighting Effects and Q&A periods in which you can seek answers to your own questions. Photo gear will be on sale, too, in our well-stocked vendor area.

Seating is limited and will disappear fast at our low $10 fee. Don't miss out! Register now at:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

a two flash, flexible arm macro flash rig with an Arca Swiss type foot plate for sale

I have a two flash, flexible arm macro flash rig with an Arca Swiss type foot plate for sale.  You can mount one or two flashes and bend the flexible arm(s) to the desired spot or angle that you want.  Since I now have the Nikon macro flash rig, I no longer need this item, and am asking $25.00 for it.  Again, prefer to deal with folks in the local New Haven/Hamden area to preclude the need for shipping, insurance, etc.  If interested, you can email me at:  gprestash28@comcast.net  or call me at 203-288-0324.

Gary


Sigma 150-500mm f5-f6.3 telephoto lens, in Canon EF mount, for sale

I have a Sigma 150-500mm f5-f6.3 telephoto lens, in Canon EF mount, for sale.  It is a Sigma APO, DG lens with Optical Stabilization.  It is still in the box with all paperwork and has never been used.  It was a prize that I won but I use Nikon gear and I don't think my wife, who does use Canon gear, is going to do much bird photography, which this lens would be a great for if you can't afford a 600mm f4 lens.  The list price on the lens is $1,069.00 and currently there is a $200.00 rebate, bringing it down to $869.00.  I am offering my brand new, still boxed copy for $500.00.  If interested, email me at:  gprestash28@comcast.net or call me at 203-288-0324.  Currently, I would prefer to only deal with people in the general New Haven area so that we can easily get together and not have to get involved with shipping, insurance, etc.

Gary


Monday, February 9, 2015

GREATER LYNN INTERNATIONAL COLOR EXHIBITION

Greater Lynn Photographic Association 

ONLY 14 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER OUR LAST INTERNATIONAL!!!

CLOSING DATE IS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 22, 2015

REMINDER:  YOU ARE INVITED

The Greater Lynn Photographic Association invites all photographers everywhere to submit digital images to the

GREATER LYNN INTERNATIONAL COLOR EXHIBITION

http://greaterlynnphoto.org/International_overview.php


  • After 37 years, our 38th 2015 exhibition will be our final year
  • Unique engraved, mounted medals with winning image reproduced on each plaque
  • Cash prizes to top three clubs ($300, $200, $100)
  • Exhibition Show will be part of July 2015 NECCC Photographic Conference

All phases of the exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the recommended practices of:

• PSA The Photographic Society of America (PID-Color)

• FIAP Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique 2015/043 (Open)

• CAPA Canadian Association for Photographic Art

There is no restriction on subject matter.

Titles and Scores From Prior Greater Lynn Exhibitions:  Have you ever wanted to look up whether you had entered a title in our competition in the past or wanted to check your scores from a past competition?  Now you can do it!  Titles, scores, acceptances and patronage numbers from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 are available. Click on Prior Years' Titles and Scores. You will be prompted for your first and last name.

For instructions, online entry form, and PayPal, please click to visit our website

Closing Date is EXTENDED TO February 22, 2015

Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, Chairman
s.jmosser@comcast.net

Sunday, February 8, 2015

70th NECCC Annual Photography Conference Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions

70th NECCC Annual Photography Conference Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions

Friday, July 17 (9am - Noon) – Workshops and Portfolio
Reviews will run concurrently, so you can not attend more than one

Participants in any Workshop must also be paid registrants for the Conference.  Class size is limited. Register early. If paying by check please write separate checks for the Conference and for any of the six pre-Conference workshops.  See Registration Instructions for Workshop cancellation policy. See www.neccc.org for additional information.  Electrical outlets will be provided for power. The fee for each workshop is $66.95; this includes a 3% UMASS administrative fee.

Workshop I - Fashion Shoot from Start to Finish
By Lindsay Adler (NY)

Fashion Photography is a very creative and expressive realm of photography. In this workshop Lindsay shows photographers how to put together a fashion shoot, start to finish.  This includes preparation, styling, props, lighting, posing and post-processing. She will discuss creativity, building a team, finding a model and more. You will learn how to find inspiration for shoots and how to execute your inspiration to create successful striking images. (Program Sponsored by Sigma, Lighting Equipment supplied by Dynalite)

Workshop II - Hands on Macro: Taking Your Macro Photography to the Next Level
By Roman Kurywczak (NJ)

Roman will show you how to get the most out of your macro photography and achieve consistently good results. Overcoming distracting backgrounds and the use of natural light will be covered but a heavy emphasis will be placed on using flash correctly in the field to properly balance the exposure and achieve dramatic results.  Many of the techniques used by the pros are inexpensive and can be done using the gear you already own! High key macro photography, cross polarization, and other creative macro techniques will also be explored. Bring your camera, macro lens, and flash if you have one with a fully charged battery and fresh memory card.  Knowledge of how to change your camera settings is required to participate; bring your camera manual.  Sigma will provide a selection of loaner macro lenses for you to try out during this hands-on workshop. (Sponsored by Sigma)

Workshop III - Preserving Your Memories in a Photo Book
By Hazel Meredith, APSA, MNEC (CT)

In these days of digital images, many of us are guilty of taking lots of photos, maybe posting a few on Facebook, and then the rest just live in the dark on our computers! One great way to share your images and tell a story is to make a photo book (you know, kind of like our old photo albums!). In this workshop you will learn how to select your images, prepare them for use in your book including a very basic review of editing, cropping, and sizing (please note this class will not be about teaching you all about Photoshop!). We will utilize Shutterfly to set up your book.  You are not obligated to order from Shutterfly, but this will teach you how to choose layouts and add your photos, text and captions. Prerequisites: Bring your laptop (mouse is helpful), power cord, folder with images you would like to use, Shutterfly account, http://www.shutterfly.com/

Workshop IV - In Camera Creative Techniques
By Tony Sweet (MD)

Although software is one of the great driving forces in modern digital photography, there are many creative effects that can be accomplished in-camera, depending on the camera’s capabilities. Techniques such as HDR, multiple exposures, swipes, infrared, light painting, and extreme long exposures will be illustrated. Jumpstart your creativity in capturing images as Tony shares his visual inspiration with you, along with valuable tips, techniques and knowledge you can quickly incorporate into your own creative style. (Sponsored by Nikon)

Workshop V - Maximizing Wacom
By Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC (MA)

This program will enable you to work more intuitively translating to an increase in productivity, resulting in a better-quality work product. We will cover how to maximize the use of Wacom tablets in Adobe Photoshop and Elements, Lightroom and a majority of the key Plug-Ins that photographers use as creative tools. We will be using the Intuos Pro that provides exceptional pen pressure control with an intuitive multi-touch surface and many enhanced productivity features. All the demonstrations will be applicable to both Windows and Mac based products. We will learn how to install the tablet; how to map the tablet to your display or displays; how to configure and customize the tablet and pen and creating unique settings for your Touch Ring, ExpressKeys, ExpressView, touch gestures, and the side switch on your pen will be addressed. Finally we will use these tools to work on enhancing images in Lightroom and Photoshop.  We will use the tools with various plugins and demonstrate how you can scale up the quality of your image editing and enhancement with this must have combination of the pen and tablet. 20 Wacom Tablets (supplied by Wacom) will be on hand for attendees who do not own one to borrow for the preconference course. This will be on a first come first served bases. Prerequisites: Bring your laptop, power cord, and tablet.

Workshop VI - Lightroom Basics: How to Work Faster and Smarter
By Janice Wendt (CA)

Want to learn Lightroom or get better at using this powerful tool? This hands-on class will show how you can get the most out of using Lightroom. This class will cover all aspects of Lightroom from time saving techniques on how to import your images into Lightroom to learning the best settings within Lightroom to get the most out of your images. Learn how to use all the tools, white balance, density, color and contrast, highlight, shadow, white point and black point for image editing utilizing best workflow methods. Import, use and create your own presets within the class. This class will also feature lessons on how to apply adjustments selectively with the brush tool.  Get amazing and dynamic transformations that brush tool can create with stacked application of brush adjustments. Prerequisites: Bring your laptop with Lightroom 5 installed and power cord. Image files and presets will be provided for all lessons learned in class.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

iPhone-ography Seminar Planned for March 4, 2015

The Connecticut Association of Photographers invites all interested photographers to attend a seminar on Wednesday evening, March 4, 2015, on the use of cell phones as cameras. The speaker will be Jerry Hug, APSA, from the Chicago area.

Details

·       Date: March 4, 2015
·       Time: 7:00 p.m.
·       Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT  06517-2749
·      There will be raffle of door prizes at the end of the seminar.
·       Fee for attendance, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

The Speaker
Jerry Hug, APSA is an award winning photographer and a retired fine arts educator from the Maine Township High Schools in the Chicago Suburbs. He is the Public Relations Vice president for the Photographic Society of America serving 6000 members in the United States and 70 countries around the world. Jerry lectures about photography in the Chicago area and at photographic conventions throughout the country. He is considered one of the go-to iPhone photography experts and is published in national journals.