Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pat Brundage has a display of photographs for the month of February at Harborview Market

Pat Brundage has a display of photographs for the month of February at Harborview Market, 218 Harborview Ave., Blackrock Section of Bridgeport, CT.   All are invited to attend the artisit's reception on this Friday, February 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm.  
Looking forward to seeing everyone.  If you cannot attend the photographs can be viewed when they are open.

               Thank you.   Pat

Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Michael Milicia Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:15 Free and Open to the Public

Photographers Forum Camera Club (Nashua, NH)
Presents Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Michael Milicia
Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:15
Free and Open to the Public

Bishop Guertin High School
194 Lund Rd Nashua, NH
Sponsored by www.huntsphotoandvideo.com
New England’s Largest Photography Retailer

For further information
www.photographersforum.org
PFCC Program Coordinator Rick Branscomb
ebranscomb@mac.com
603-490-4695

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Topaz Texture Effects is on sale through January 31st

Topaz Texture Effects is on sale through January 31st for only $49.99 ($20 off). Enter this coupon code at checkout: EASYTEXTURE.













Ivan Rothman "Safari to Africa" Friday May 20, 2016

Ivan Rothman "Safari to Africa" Friday May 20, 2016

This is a CAP appreciation Event, join us!

Join us on Friday May 20, 2016 (6:30 pm to 9 pm) for a wonderful night of photography by Ivan Rothman "Safari to Africa"
(sponsored by The Connecticut Association of Photographers)
CAP website: http://capinct.blogspot.com


In a multimedia presentation of “Safari to Africa”, Ivan Rothman will take us with him on safari to seven African countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. The images are accompanied by an exciting musical theme. Come see Africa through Ivan’s lens. Following the show, he will discuss tips on how to best travel to Africa and other distant locations for wildlife photography. This will include options for cameras and lenses, how to carry them onto a plane or in the field, camera support with tripods or beanbags, computer equipment and software for downloading, organizing and protecting the images. Who to travel with, how to get there and what are the health risks. And what are the living conditions like in the wild? In the camps, you would be amazed at how comfortable the tents can be and how good the food is, although some will complain about the small size of the swimming pools!!

Whether you have already travelled to Africa, plan on going to Africa or don’t think you will pay a visit, come and enjoy this wonderful night of great photography and great camaraderie. Click for a flyer with more information.

GLPA model and portrait day Sunday Jan 31st

GLPA will be having our second of three model and portrait days on Sunday Jan 31st.

April 24th will be our last portrait date of the season.

You are all WELCOME to attend and bring some photographer friends.

We are having three lighting set ups for our 6 models:
Hi Key-full length
Portrait set up by Ed Read
Full length

The day starts at 10Am till 3PM.
Club members are free and $15- for non members to help off-set the days expenses.
This is a very good opportunity to get some good competition images of the models. There will be some hands-on help available for those who wish assistance. If you don’t have Nikon or Canon do bring your manual.

We will have our usual laid back atmosphere and a good time.
There is a good pizza and sub shop across the street.

Hope you can join us for the event!
Skip Hoyt  Co-Chair
Jim Gallagher  Co-Chair
Greaterlynnphoto.org


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sujatha Mizar at the Boston Nature Center

BOSTON NATURE CENTER

Join NECCC member Sujatha Mizar at the Boston Nature Center on Sunday, March 6th from 1-3 PM for a photography open house.  Hear about her travels and learn about her techniques.  Light refreshments will be served.  Sujatha is a wildlife photographer with a deep passion for birds. She has been doing her work across the world - Americas, Africa and Asia. Sujatha lives in Ashland, MA with her husband and son who are both being routinely trained in the art of photography.  Her work will be on display from February 28th through March 27th.

Thanks,
Adam Leiterman
Teacher Naturalist
Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill St.
Mattapan, MA 02126
617-983-8500 x6908


Visit www.massaudubon.org to learn more about our conservation, education, and advocacy work.

GLPA will be having our second of three model and portrait days on Sunday Jan 31st.

GLPA will be having our second of three model and portrait days on Sunday Jan 31st.

April 24th will be our last portrait date of the season.

You are all WELCOME to attend and bring some photographer friends.

We are having three lighting set ups for our 6 models:
Hi Key-full length
Portrait set up by Ed Read
Full length

The day starts at 10Am till 3PM.
Club members are free and $15- for non members to help off-set the days expenses.
This is a very good opportunity to get some good competition images of the models. There will be some hands-on help available for those who wish assistance. If you don’t have Nikon or Canon do bring your manual.

We will have our usual laid back atmosphere and a good time.
There is a good pizza and sub shop across the street.

Hope you can join us for the event!
Skip Hoyt  Co-Chair
Jim Gallagher  Co-Chair
Greaterlynnphoto.org




Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Michael Milicia Free program Monday, February 1, 2016

Photographers Forum Camera Club (Nashua, NH)
Presents Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Michael Milicia
Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:15
Free and Open to the Public

Bishop Guertin High School
194 Lund Rd Nashua, NH
Sponsored by www.huntsphotoandvideo.com
New England’s Largest Photography Retailer

For further information
www.photographersforum.org
PFCC Program Coordinator Rick Branscomb
ebranscomb@mac.com
603-490-4695

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Jim Zuckerman puts out a free monthly eMagazine, Photo Insights.

Jim Zuckerman puts out a free monthly eMagazine, Photo Insights.


John Barclay recently posted along these same lines, a great post if you missed it and I see it coming up more and more in blogposts and in conversations.

Personally I do see the value for beginners, they do need some constructive criticism about exposure, hotspots, distractions, making sure that key elements are sharp, having good post-processing techniques, no  ugly burn hslos from a hard edged burn tool, no cloning clone giveaways, advice about static versus dynamic compositions. But once you have those  basic elements, then it comes down to impact and subjectivity, does that particular judge like that particular subject matter and the way that you expressed it. Read Jim's vert accurate reflection on image competition....

This is copied, with permission, from his February issue...
http://issuu.com/jimzuckerman/docs/photo_insights_february__16

I am not a fan of photography competitions. Photography is an art, it’s not a race to the finish or a game scored by points where only one person or one team can win. In this art form that we all love, there can be, and are, many winners. In fact, almost everyone who takes photography seriously has taken at least a few great shots. So, what is this winning and losing all about when it comes to imagery?

To make my point, let’s say Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, and Rembrandt all entered the same art
competition assuming they happened to live at the same time. Wouldn’t you think it would be absolutely foolish to say one is better than the other? You may like the work of Renoir better than Picasso or Van Gogh more than Rembrandt, but so what? All of these artists are recognized the world over as being great, not to mention the prices their paintings command. And what judge would have the audacity to place one of these artists above another when millions of people including art historians, curators of art collections, art collectors and many others are going to have myriad views on the subject, many of which will differ from the judge? 

So why doesn’t this apply to photography? Obviously not all contest submissions are great, but I can tell you that I’ve judged many contests myself and my frustration is that too many images should win. How could I decide on the best picture when 20 best pictures could win? The 19 photographers who didn’t win -- when they easily could have but for, essentially, the wim of a judge -- go away feeling they’ve been cheated. And they have . . . by the foolishness of trying to compete with art.

If you like to enter contests, don’t take them seriously. I say the same thing to both winners and those who didn’t win. Don’t allow your feelings to be hurt if you don’t win, and if you do win, know that many other photographers took pictures just as good as yours and they could have won as well. Your image was chosen after the judges looked at thousands of images. With eyes glazed over from exhaustion, after the initial process of elimination, they just happened to choose yours because they were tired and wanted to go home. Trust me. I know

Jim Zuckerman
Jim also offers workshops, ebooks, one-on-one instruction.

INTRODUCTION TO BETTER DIGITAL VIDEO CAPTURE AND POST WITH YOUR CURRENT CAMERA AND COMPUTER

Announcing a new one-day video capture and editing workshop

INTRODUCTION TO BETTER DIGITAL VIDEO CAPTURE AND POST

WITH YOUR CURRENT CAMERA AND COMPUTER

INSTRUCTORS: CCAA Master Artist Bob Singer and videography/photography studio owner David Singer
DAY: Saturday, July 30, 2016
TIME: 9:00AM-4:00PM  

WHERE: Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod
PRICE: $180 CCAA Members/$200 Non Members

Today’s cameras–whether DSLR, mirrorless, point-n-shoot, smart phone, Go-Pro or dedicated digital video cam – are capable of capturing outstanding video as well as stills. In this one-day introductory workshop, you’ll learn how to plan, capture, edit and produce the best possible finished video. For more information and registration, visit:  

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Topaz Texture Effects is on sale through January 31st

Topaz Texture Effects is on sale through January 31st for only $49.99 ($20 off). Enter this coupon code at checkout: EASYTEXTURE.













Friday, January 22, 2016

"A Day With Lindsay Adler"

EVENT:  "A Day With Lindsay Adler"
1)  How to flatter anyone
2)  Posing 101
3)  Conquering evil light (people and other subjects outdoors)
4)  In search of inspiration /ignite your creative spark

WHEN:  Saturday, April 2, 2016
TIME:  9:00 - 4:00  
WHERE: Trinity-on-Main Cultural Center, 69 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051
SPONSORED BY: Canon USA, Explorers of Light Program, Hunt's

For complete information see here www.shutter-buds.com  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Annual Juried Photography Contest

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Annual Juried Photography Contest

David Jordan, President Emeritus of the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club, has announced the Club's 19th Annual Juried Photography Contest. Open to all except members of the Viewfinders Club, the contest offers a first prize of $175, a second prize of $100, a third prize of $50, and a number of honorable mention ribbons.

Prints will be accepted at the Chatham Creative Arts Center on Sunday January 31st from 1PM to 4PM, Accepted entries will be hung in the Center from February 7th through February 26th, 2016. Awards will be announced at the opening reception on February 7, 3-5 pm.

Jordan has been instrumental in the development  and continuation of the annual contest, first organized in 1997. The purpose was to promote the art of  photography in the Cape community by providing an opportunity for photographers to display their accepted work in the prestigious Chatham Creative Arts Center galleries. The annual contest now regularly attracts upwards of 150 entries. In Jordan's words, " It has been rewarding to see the art of photography continuing to grow, along with the development of Cape photographers' technical skills and artistic visions. There is a lot of photographic talent on the Cape."

There is an entry fee of $10 per piece and individuals may enter up to three prints which may be Black & White or Color. There is one open category with no specified theme.  Brochures, including entry rules and entry form can be found at many Cape libraries and shops and can be downloaded and printed from the Cape Cod Viewfinders website:

http://www.capecodviewfinders.org/wp-content/uploads/2016-View-Finders-Juried-Photo-Contest.pdf

Photographers wanting further information: 508-432-2235 Or 508- 896-2540

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Workshops with John Tunney

Winterscapes Workshops with John Tunney
February 19-21
Winter on Cape Cod is a unique time with special photo opportunities. The tourists and part time residents are gone. Many businesses are closed. Beaches, harbors and streets are empty. In this unique workshop, we will explore Cape Cod’s winterscapes–everything from the natural beauty of the beaches and marshes to shuttered business and deserted harbors and streets. We’ll also take advantage of the shorter day-light hours to experiment with low light photography, shooting some scenes at twilight and beyond.Along the way we’ll work on winter shooting tips, how to improve your eye by “seeing” a scene, low light photography and editing techniques to get your pictures looking their best. For more information, visit http://capecodartassoc.org/shop/feb-27-mar-1-winterscapes-with-john-tunney/.



Photoshop for Lightroom Users
with John Tunney, February 13
Photoshop is the ultimate Lightroom plugin. It gives you more power and more control to optimize your images than any other program. In this half-day workshop, you’ll learn how to integrate Photoshop into your Lightroom workflow. We’ll work with layers, selections, masks, cloning and more – all of the essential tools you can use to give your images extra pop and take them to the next level. For more information, visit http://capecodartassoc.org/shop/photoshop-for-lightroom-users-with-john-tunney/.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Location Lighting Workshops with Rick Friedman

Join award winning Photojournalist Rick Friedman for this practical hands on, 1 day Location Lighting Workshop. (www.rickfriedman.com)

January 16 Hunts Photo, Providence RI

The workshop begins with creating interesting light with one Speedlight on camera, progresses to using multiple lights off camera with a variety of light modifiers. The class teaches different ways to control and color your lighting. Bring your photo questions! The goal is for you to leave feeling
empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against!






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bryan Peterson UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE AND LEARNING TO SEE CREATIVELY, registration sale ends soon

Bedford Photo Group presents

Bryan Peterson

UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE

AND

LEARNING TO SEE CREATIVELY

 SaturdayMay 7, 2016, 9:00AM—4:00PM

Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way, Bedford MA


 With support from Hunt's Photo and Video

We are excited to host Bryan Peterson for a day-long seminar. Bryan is a successful commercial photographer whose clients include American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and CitibankHe 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 served as 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.

Topics Bryan will talk about include:

  • Creative Exposure and Creative Flash
  • The Art of Seeing - Elements of Design and Composition
  • Macrophotography 

Until January 15, the cost of the day-long seminar is $69, $30 off the full price!

Monday, January 4, 2016

An Evening with Nautical Shooter Onne van der Wal


An Evening with Nautical Shooter Onne van der Wal
Monday, January 25, 2016, 7 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459
 
Description:
Onne will show how he makes a living at shooting and filming in the world of nautical imagery. From commercial advertising assignments for boat builders and regatta sponsors to magazine work and travel and expedition stories Onne has done it all. He will also show a few short videos he has produced plus explain how important this medium has been for his clients and his career.
 
Bio:
Onne has spent his whole life on the water, initially sailing on small dinghies with family in Holland and South Africa and later racing large ocean going sailboats as a professional crew member. Onne's start to photography came about while racing on the Whitbread Round the World Race on Flyer as a crew member who happened to bring along a camera. The boat won the 1981-82 race, and being the bowman Onne would regularly be at the top of the mast or the tip of the spinnaker pole doing his sailors duties but also taking a few images. The images he captured from these unique angles put his name on the map and on the cover of every sailing magazine worldwide. This was the start of a very successful career of shooting sailing. Onne hung up his sailing boots in 1987 and started his nautical photography business in Newport, RI, a town that is steeped in sailing history and is the heart and capital of sailing and racing in the US today. Onne's work has appeared on and in every major sailing publication world wide and he has shot commercially for just about every boat builder in the US. His photography adventures have taken him to as close as a sailboat can get to both icy poles, and all the tropical cruising destinations in between. He is regarded as one of the top nautical shooters worldwide and now lives across the water from Newport in Jamestown, RI. Since 2005 Onne has been of the elite group of photographers known as the Canon Explorers of Light.
 
Onne’s website is http://www.vanderwal.com.
 
This event is free and open to the public.
 
Sponsored by:
Canon Explorers of Light
Boston Camera Club
Newton Camera Club