Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 NECCC Conference Female Model Competition

2016 NECCC Conference Female Model Competition
Deadline Monday, September 26, 2016

Prizes:
1st place will receive $100
2nd place will receive $75
3rd place will receive $50
3 HMs each will receive $25

posted here and on the NECCC2016 conference tab on the www.NECCC.org website http://neccc14.neccc.org/2016_conf/2016_Model_competition_image_upload_page.pdf

Saturday, July 23, 2016

NECCC Sigma showcase photo contest

NECCC Sigma showcase photo contest
See the slideshow here: http://neccc14.neccc.org/2016_conf/NECCC_sigma-2016.mp4

Grand prize winner
o   Name:     John Verner
o   Prize:        Sigma 24-35 f/2 DG HSM |ART lens
o   Image:     “Circle of Time”


Runner Up
o   Name:     Darrell Harrington
o   Prize:        Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro (OS)* HSM | Contemporary lens
o   Image:     “Never Forget”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

thousands of textures, patterns and backgrounds - on sale

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And of course, it includes a few 2 Lil Owls goodies! So be sure to grab this quickly - this deal ends in just a few days.
 
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NECCC Confrence Digital Projected Image Competition Results

Digital Projected Image Competition Results
These files are posted on the NECCC website 2016 conference competition page as well 

Congratulations to the winners, some really awesome photographs here! 

N 1 Best of Show 2031$Curcis, Peter$GLPA$Peregrine Pulling on Kill$N-bird

N Best Bird 2173$Zuzarte, Karl$SBCC, PSRI$Gotcha this time$N-bird

N Best Botany 2087$Krucinski, Jacob$Charter Oak Photographic Society$Thistle and Bee$N-botany

N Best Mammal 2012$Begin, Maureen$Stoney Brook Camera Club$Motherly Love$N-mammal

N Best Wildlife 2167$Walsh, Patricia$South Shore CC New York$Food Fight$N-mammal

N Judge's Choice 2019$Carey, Daniel$Nashoba Valley Photo Club$Reddish Egret Eating Fish$N-bird

N Judge's Choice 2072$Jordan, Ken$GLPA$Blue Bird With Grass$N-bird

N Judge's Choice 2084$Koval, Drea$SECCC-Southeastern CT Camera Club$Sunrise in Lower Antelope Canyon$N

O 1 Best of Show 1138$Piskin, Lorraine$Huntington-Syosset-Nassau CC$Rafo of the Arbore Tribe$O-portrait

O Best Creative 1050$Gaboriault, Charlene$Gateway Camera Club$Wobbly Drinks$O-creative

O Best Landscape 1152$Rosthauser, Anne$Erie Photography Club$Lone Tree in Yellowstone$O-landscape

O Best PJ 1139$Pizzano, Robert$GLPA$Bronc Rider$O-pj

O Best Portrait1161$Schmitz, Bert$Housatonic Camera Club$The Age of Innocence$O-portrait

O Judge's Choice 1017$Brundage, Patricia$Greater Bridgeport CC$Fancy Poppy$O

O Judge's Choice 1174$Tyrseck, Rick$Flagpole Photographers$Sunflower$O

O Judge's Choice 1177$Vogan, Cynthia$Stony Brook$The Thinker$O

2 Lil Owls -- Texture sale

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Monday, July 18, 2016

NECCC photo conference 2017 save the date

save the date for NECCC photo conference 2017
easy to rememberJuly 14, 15, 16 of 2017


Friday, July 15, 2016

NECCC social media contest

NECCC social media contest


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Photomatix Essentials version 4.1

Photomatix Essentials version 4.1 is now available for download.

This update adds a Crop Tool, resizing options, an improved workflow for loading single photos, and support for the RAW files from some recent camera models.

You can upgrade to Photomatix Essentials 4.1 by downloading it from here:

http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/pme.html

The upgrade is free of charge for all customers who purchased a license for any earlier version of Photomatix Essentials.

For support, feedback or other queries, you are welcome to contact us at:
http://www.hdrsoft.com/contact-support

Kind regards,

The Photomatix Team

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Focusing on Boston: A unique visual journey of America’s Architectural Gem

Focusing on Boston: A unique visual journey of America’s Architectural Gem
Wednesday 11/2 to Saturday 11/5
What makes a great photograph? What is visual wisdom? What emotions, knowledge and passion did the great landscape artists like Leonardo, Monet, Adams and Wyeth bring to their canvases and lenses before they created their images? What essential skills did they master and pair with their visual wisdom to create landscape masterpieces?
In this three-day workshop and using varied and captivating architecture of Boston as our inspiration, Ossian will teach you the essential skills and techniques to feel comfortable and confident with your camera and its settings. He will simultaneously increase your visual awareness and inspire you intuitively use the camera to connect, compose, enhance and expand your personal vision. Ossian’s accessible and engaging teaching style creates a welcome atmosphere for learning the technical processes of digital photography. Each day he will teach you valuable technical lessons, engage you fully in daily critiques and mind-provoking one-on-one meetings.
The course begins on Tuesday afternoon with an introduction to digital photography and ends on Saturday evening with a very special and festive dinner in the Back Bay at Chef Jody Adam’s newest Mediterranean creation, Porto where we share our work and celebrate our discoveries as we savor creation by one of Boston’s most celebratory chefs. In addition to a full day of classroom instruction, during this workshop we spend we will capture Boston’s most iconic and photogenic places such as the Beacon Hill, The North End, Copley Square and the Waterfront


The Art & Craft of Landscape & Nature Photography

The Art & Craft of Landscape & Nature Photography

with master photographer, Ossian Lindholm
http://travelvisionjourneys.com/about-us/special-events-test/

Friday Oct 28th to Monday Oct 31st

What makes a great photograph? What is visual wisdom? What emotions, knowledge and passion did the great landscape artists like Leonardo, Monet, Adams and Wyeth bring to their canvases and lenses before they created their images? What essential skills did they master and pair with their visual wisdom to create landscape masterpieces?

In this intensive four-day weekend workshop and using the local and colorful fall landscapes as our guide, Ossian will teach you the essential skills and techniques to feel comfortable and confident with your camera and its settings. He will simultaneously increase your visual awareness and inspire you intuitively use the camera to connect, compose, enhance and expand your personal vision. Ossian’s accessible and engaging teaching style creates a welcome atmosphere for learning the technical processes of digital photography. Each day he will teach you valuable technical lessons, engage you fully in daily critiques and mind-provoking one-on-one meetings.

The course begins on Friday afternoon with an introduction to digital photography and ends on Monday evening with a very special and festive dinner where we share our work and celebrate our discoveries. In addition to a full day of classroom instruction, during this workshop we will visit New England’s most photogenic and natural settings including Concord, Carlisle and Mount Auburn Cemetery

click here to learn more: http://travelvisionjourneys.com/about-us/special-events-test/

Printing and Photo Paper Workshop with Hunt's at Boston Camera Club on Monday 8/15/16

Printing and Photo Paper Workshop with Hunt's at Boston Camera Club on Monday 8/15/16


the-dance-of-photography

Hi Lisa,

Wondering if this is something we can get on the NECCC blog.  
Thanks, Laura 

Laura L Gingerich Photography
“Documenting the moment when words can’t.” 
910.690.8395

Monday, July 11, 2016

NECCC social media contest

NECCC social media contest


Saturday, July 9, 2016

2016 PPANE CONVENTION

GET READY!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
2016 PPANE CONVENTION
SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2016
Radisson Hotel 
11 Tara Blvd
Nashua, NH

http://www.ppane.com/






Friday, July 8, 2016

NECCC is looking to post your photo event!

NECCC is looking to post your photo event! We want to announce Photography photo ops, programs, workshops, etc. from the New England Region on the NECCC blog There is soooo much going on in the New England region and we want to share it! Seminars, workshops, camera club programs, outside 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 them and choose to participate. 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 contact me with information about your club's events, programs, seminars, etc. that 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, etc.).

Email Lisa at photographer67@comcast.net 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!!


Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan on sale get Lightroom m and Photoshop CC for $7.49 per month

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan on sale 
Get Lightroom m and Photoshop CC for $7.49 per month
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On sale $7.49 a month Lightroom and Photoshop



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NECCC 2016 Digital Projected Image Competition

NECCC 2016 Digital Projected Image Competition

New England Camera Club Council
Digital Projected Image Competition
RULES, GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
For all of the details See the posted pdf How to Enter and/or the Rules

The Digital Projected Image Competition is open to anyone attending the Conference. Digital makers may enter ONE open and ONE nature to be judged together in one competition. Digital image files must be submitted in advance using the new online Entry Form. By submitting an image, you are certifying that you are the copyright holder of the image and you acknowledge that NECCC will assume no liability for any image submitted.

To enter, do the following:

Digital entries: We are using an online entry form: Please use the online Entry Form to enter your images. They must be received by Sunday, July 10, 2016. Thereafter, submissions may be made by CD at the conference at the Hospitality Table area between noon and 4:00p.m. on Friday. However, submissions made after Sunday, July 10 will be deemed late submissions and as such WILL BE CHARGED A LATE FEE OF $20 PER PERSON. If you will not get to the conference until Friday evening or Saturday, you must submit your entry via the Entry Form prior to July 10. A Status List of all entries received will be published on the NECCC website. Entrants can check it to see if their images have been received in good order. The Status List will be updated at least weekly and will be posted until the judging takes place. A maximum of 2 images may be submitted per entrant. The images must be in JPEG format (see below for formatting and naming instructions).

SUBMITTED IMAGES. As a Conference attendee, you may submit one Open image and one Nature image file. PSA rules on Nature images will be used. Entries must originate as photographs (image/captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Impression 2 will be on sale (40% off!) from June 23rd - July 7th.

THE IMPRESSION 2 UPDATE !

Thursday (6/23/16) Topaz released Topaz Impression 2, an updated version of their painterly effect software, complete with new features. As always, their update is free to anyone who already owns Impression.

And for those who don’t own it, Impression 2 will be on sale (40% off!) from June 23rd - July 7th.
Use coupon code "2IMPRESS" for a discounted price of $59.99 (regularly $99.99)


Topaz Impression generates natural painterly effects by painting brushstrokes one at a time. (It just does this very fast!) Impression can paint over 10,000 brushstrokes in less than a second, all while completely following your artistic direction, making truly personal art that you can call your own.

NEW FEATURES
If you’re already familiar with Impression, the updated release of Impression 2, gives you more powerful processing with a completely redesigned framework and the following additional features:

• 30+ New effects - Impression 2 now comes with over 140 effects!
• Larger Brush Panel - no more squinting to find the brush you need.
• Masking - Impression 2 now includes masking in application! Using a brush, color range, luminosity range, or spot masking, the masking panel even includes our color aware tool.
• Topaz Community - now you can share your created effects with the other users of Impression 2 with a click of a button. Not seeing an effect you like? Browse the Topaz Community to surf an ocean of custom user made effects.
• New brush customization options:
- “Number of strokes” options to change the number of strokes applied to the image.
- “Large Brush Volume” that adjust paint volume in large areas of color to help focus on the details.
- “Stroke “Rotation Variation” to add randomness to your effect strokes.
• Highlight and Shadow control in the lighting menu.
• Support for High DPI (4k) monitors in Windows 7/8/10
...and much more.