Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New England School of Photography (NESOP) Fall Photographic Workshops schedule

New England School of Photography (NESOP), located at 274 Moody Street in Waltham, MA has launched its Fall Photographic Workshops schedule and online registration is now available!  To view the schedule of fall workshops, click here
                                                                                                                                                   
Just click on any course title for detailed class description(s) and to enroll online.  Classes start the week of September 17th.  Early tuition discounts are available through September 10th

NESOP offers a comprehensive range of classes, at all levels, that cover virtually any photographic interest.  Whether you are an amateur just learning to use your camera or a skilled professional seeking to brush up on existing skills or learn new ones, NESOP offers a class for you in a supportive, nurturing community made up of diverse individuals all passionate about the medium.  We hope you will join us for a class in our newly built darkroom or head into our digital imaging classrooms to work on all those amazing images you’ll be creating this fall!

To learn more, visit us at www.nesop.edu.

Thank you,
Alison
Alison Geehan
Vice President
New England School of Photography
P:  617.437.1868
F:  781.790.5730


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

So You Want To Be a Judge/Commentator (or better understand them)

So You Want To Be a Judge/Commentator (or better understand them)

An every-other-year judging workshop for all photographers at NECCC-affiliated clubs across New England with CCAC Juried Master Fine Art Photographer and judge/commentator Bob Singer

9:00am-3:30pm, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable Village, MA

Fee: $50 (advanced registration is required; there is a small amount of pre-workshop prep)

Whether you aspire to become a judge/commentator or would just like to better understand what makes judges "tick," this one-of-a-kind, one-day judging/commenting workshop will prepare you for the judge's seat, build your confidence with a live, real-time scoring/critiquing experience and provide you with fresher, deeper understanding of how judges should “see” and think.  Led by CCAA Juried Master Artist and Fine Art Photographer 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 skills, understanding and insights.

Workshop size is limited so register early on Cape Cod Art Center’s website:

https://capecodartcenter.org/shop/august-25-so-you-want-to-be-a-judge-commentator-or-better-understand-them-w-bob-singer/

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call for Entry - 2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition



2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition
Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852-5745


Call for Entry - 2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition

Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5745

The Wickford Art Association’s 2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition is your opportunity to exhibit the best of your photographic work at one of Southern New England’s finest art galleries with a 56-year history of promoting artistic excellence. Open to non-members and members alike, there is no theme to constrain you. Unleash your creativity and vision, and watch them say “Wow!”. Any photographic genre, substrate, process or perspective— contemporary, realistic, historical, abstract, experimental, or futuristic—is eligible.  Share the work that you take pride in creating with others.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 NECCC Conference Social Media Photo Contest (ends July 31, 2018)

2018 NECCC Conference Social Media Photo Contest (ends July 31, 2018)

Please add the hashtag #NECCC.

Two winners (one winner will be randomly selected and the other will be randomly chosen from a group of the top ten liked/shared posts) after the conference ends and the winner notified.

The winning photographers will receive a Lensbaby Deluxe Creative Mobile Lens Kit for iPhone 7/8
($99.95 value)



Saturday, July 21, 2018

A memory card was turned into lost and found

A memory  card was turned into lost and found.

Found at NECCC Conference July 2018- XQD card in a single case. Please identify card manufacturer and GB size and it’s yours.

Contact Susan Mosser s.jmosser@comcast.net 978-337-3258 

Friday, July 20, 2018

The 2018 NECCC Conference female model competition is now open for entries

The 2018 NECCC Conference female model competition is now open for entries

Deadline for submissions is October 8, 2018. One image per model may be entered.

Winning images and results will be posted the week of November 3rd, 2018 on the NECCC website and in the Fall Bulletin.

Any questions please contact chairman Skip Hoyt skiphoto@comcast.net  

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Be part of the premiere edition of the Small Stones Festival of the Arts

Hi Lisa

Could you post this to the NECCC Blog for the Worcester County Camera Club. Here is a link the flyer. https://www.dropbox.com/s/02otq7i9lfptqoy/ArtCall_flyer.pdf?dl=0

Thanks
Bennie Thornton, WCCC NECCC rep.


Photo walk NECCC 2018

Check it out! This image was created by NECCC2018 speaker/Photowalk leader Jim LaSala on the Saturday afternoon photo walk! We had four wonderful character models. We thank Moab for sponsoring Jim and Sigma the characters! 



Save the dates for NECCC2019: July 12, 13,14 





Renowned Professional Photographer to Speak on Black and White Photography Techniques at CT Valley Camera Club Meeting, August 6.

Renowned Professional Photographer to Speak on Black and White Photography Techniques at CT Valley Camera Club Meeting, August 6.

AREAWIDE: The guest speaker at the Monday, August 6 meeting of the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will be the renowned professional photographer Michael Rice, who will give a talk titled, “In the Shadow of the Masters - Black and White Photography.” The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, Conn. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.

Black and white photography stirs our emotions and poses questions in our minds. The interplay of what is revealed in the light and what is hidden in the dark spins the story. Sometimes what is concealed in the shadows is more important than what is in plain sight. How the photographer creates dramatic black and white images allows those that view them to use their imagination to complete the story.

In his inspirational talk, Rice will elaborate on these concepts, sharing ideas and techniques, illustrated by examples from his own work.  His talk will provide guidance on how the photographer can learn to think in black and white, making best use of available light and shadow, and will also provide practical tips on camera settings and post-processing techniques.

Rice is a fine art landscape artist with a passion for black and white photography reminiscent of the old large-format masters. Dramatic light, a smooth tonal range, and textural image details evoking the atmosphere of times past characterize his work. His color work is lush and vibrant, manipulating colors more like an oil painter. Light is playfully manipulated to create drama and intrigue.

He honed his craft through the years working as a commercial, portrait, and wedding photographer, photo-retoucher, and printmaker. His philosophy is that most photographers are either camera-oriented or computer-oriented, meaning that while some photographers excel at taking pictures, others excel at enhancing images in the computer. He believes that to take photography to the next level, today’s successful photographer must be proficient in both disciplines. His premise is that knowing what is possible in the digital darkroom aids the photographer in the decision-making process in the field.

Rice’s work can be viewed on his website at www.twistedtreephoto.com.

About the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC): The CVCC is dedicated to offering its membership the opportunity to become better photographers. The group offers a variety of presentations and interactive workshops to help members expand their technical and creative skills. Photographers of all levels of experience are welcomed.  The club draws members from up and down the river, from Middletown to Old Saybrook; from East Hampton to Old Lyme; and along the shoreline from Guilford to Gales Ferry. For more information, visit the club’s website at https://ctvalleycameraclub.smugmug.com. CVCC meeting dates, speakers/topics, and other notices are also published on the club’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CTValleyCameraClubPage.


Caption: Michael Rice will give a talk titled ‘In the Shadow of the Masters- Black and White Photography’ on August 6 at the CT Valley Camera Club

Join Hunt’s Photo Education and Sigma for an action-packed photography workshop!

Join Hunt’s Photo Education for an action-packed photography workshop! On this walk, we will be giving instruction and photographing the fast-paced sport of Polo at the Myopia Polo Grounds in South Hamilton!
We will begin at our classroom at Hunt’s Photo & Video in Melrose, Massachusetts where we will show images from previous years of photography at Myopia and discuss different techniques of photographing action, including how to compose and expose, choose your focus properly, and stop and pan action. After this, we will break for lunch (not included) and regroup at the Myopia Polo Grounds in South Hamilton (about a 35-minute drive from our store). Leading up to the match on the grounds, we will prep by going over the layout of the field and the day, and also photograph some of the lifestyle of the event, including the prominent and often posh tailgating! The match will last from about 3pm until about 5:30pm, with a traditional “fox hunt” as an intermission. (Don’t worry- no foxes will be harmed!) The action, detail, and energy is fantastic!
For this workshop, we will have both classroom AND hands-on instruction from Hunt’s Instructors.

The July 29th date will be a unique event where you will have gear available for you to try out! Sigma’s famed long telephoto lenses (150-600mm, 50-500mm, 70-200mm and more!) will be available to borrow for the afternoon, as well as Manfrotto monopods. Sigma professional Marc Farb will also be on hand for this event to assist. 
This workshop is also a part of our Hunt’s Photo Education Weekend of Workshops with Sigma, in which you can sign up for just this event or the entire weekend for a discounted rate.  http://edu.huntsphoto.com/calendar/hunts-photo-educations-weekend-of-workshops-with-sigma
Hunt’s Photo Education is once again teaming up with Sigma to produce a trio of walks and workshops geared to get you excited about a variety of different photographic styles. The entire weekend will be hosted by Hunt’s Photo Education staff and Sigma professional Marc Farb with lenses unique to each event. This will be a fun event!

On Friday, we will take a walk through MIT in Cambridge to photograph some of the most unique architecture in Massachusetts, then onto Memorial Drive overlooking the Charles. We continue on Saturday with another installment in our Portrait Series that will emphasize creating portraits using only natural light. We conclude Sunday as we capture the action at the Myopia Polo grounds in South Hamilton.

For more information about Boston After Dark- MIT Architecture, click here.

For more information about Natural Light Portrait Workshop, click here.

For more information about Sports & Action- Myopia Polo, click here.

Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 NECCC Conference Social Media Photo Contest

2018 NECCC Conference Social Media Photo Contest

Please add the hashtag #NECCC.

Two winners (one winner will be randomly selected and the other will be randomly chosen from a group of the top ten liked/shared posts) after the conference ends and the winner notified.

The winning photographers will receive a Lensbaby Deluxe Creative Mobile Lens Kit for iPhone 7/8
($99.95 value)


Wow, check out this LIGHT painted car by Jose Leiva !!!

Wow, check out this LIGHT painted car by @Jose Leiva !!!

At this weekend's 73rd annual NECCC photography conference Jose Leiva (of Maine) presented a bunch of "Painting with Light" programs.

The first was a three-hour limited attendance hands-on workshop still life on Friday. This was followed by a lecture open to all on "Painting with Light", which was followed by a car being light painted live outdoors. Saturday Jose did a live presentation of this car being edited and then on Sunday he presented another session of his lecture open to all on "Painting with Light".

We are grateful to Rocco and Candida Valeri for allowing Jose and NECCC to use their 2008 Indy 500 Pace car replica. Here is the final version.
@Rocco Valeri @Candida Valeri #NECCC




Thursday, July 12, 2018

2018 NECCC Conference Social Media Photo Contest

2018 NECCC Conference Social Media Photo Contest

Please add the hashtag #NECCC

Two winners (one winner will be randomly selected and the other will be randomly chosen from a group of the top ten liked/shared posts) after the conference ends and the winner notified.

The winning photographers will receive a Lensbaby Deluxe Creative Mobile Lens Kit for iPhone 7/8
($99.95 value)



Light Painting a Car Friday 8:30pm

LIGHT-PAINTING: Speaker Jose Leiva is conducting a Demonstration on Light Painting a Car Friday 8:30pm. Meet at hotel lobby CC 3rd floor. A Special Thank You to Candida and Rocco Valeri for use of their 2008 Indy 500 Pace car replica.

Jose Leiva is also leading a preconference workshop, giving a program on light painting and doing a special session demonstrating editing of the light painted image.

VISIT SPEAKER MANDY LEA - TEARDROP TRAILER TOUR

VISIT NECCC SPEAKER MANDY LEA - TEARDROP TRAILER TOUR

Visit with NECCC's first ever Nomadic Photographer 

Mandy Lea in her Teardrop Trailer 

outside of the campus center 

(go out the Harvest Cafe side, there will be a sign). 

Saturday 7/14 8:30-11am.  


Mandy Lea is sponsored by Nikon 

Mandy Lea "Life as a Nomadic Photographer" by Mandy Lea (Nikon)









 
She has been on the road in her teardrop trailer for more than two years.  

Mandy Lea "Waterscapes: Techniques for Photographing Water " by Mandy Lea (Nikon)




Mandy Lea's presentations are  is being sponsored by Nikon 





Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The 73rd Annual Photography NECCC Conference has an APP !!!

The 73rd Annual Photography NECCC Conference has an APP !!! http://tinyurl.com/NECCC2018

I recently presented a program at Stonybrook Camera Club. They are a very enthusiastic group of people and during dinner, before the program, they had a bunch of suggestions for the NECCC photography conference. Not all of their suggestions could be implemented for the 73rd annual conference, but I did manage to run with one of their ideas -- an app.

You can download this app to have the campus maps, schedule, photo ops, female and character models, social media contest etc. at your disposal. We would suggest doing this at home so you can be sure of wifi access; once downloaded you can use the app without internet.

As everyone has different levels of experience here are some basic instructions
  1. Click on the link http://tinyurl.com/NECCC2018
  2. Press your homepage once and click "add to home screen" (see screenshot below)
    1. Note that if you have a lot of apps then this NECCC app will be placed in the next open slot, which could mean that you have to scroll to the right...
  3. You can click on any of the images and make them larger and zoom/scroll
  4. At the bottom of the app, there is an online gallery where you can also save these as JPGs directly to your smartphone, iPAD, etc. 
Screenshot, click that little rectangle with the arrow, then click add to home screen. Note that if you have a lot of apps then this NECCC app will be placed in the next open slot, which could mean that you have to scroll to the right...



 From the gallery at the bottom you can click on the images online (these are larger versions) and you can download them to your iPad, smartphone, etc. by clicking on the down arrow and selecting save image (you can also share them on social media)



Vendor Highlight: Hunt’s Photo & Video

Vendor Highlight: Hunt’s Photo & Video

Most of us can attest to Hunt’s exceptional customer service and product knowledge. They are the heart and soul of the NECCC conference and also many state PPA conventions too. Whether it’s a camera, lens, tripod, or anything else photo and video, Hunt’s will help you find just the right product. They have local brick and mortar stores to visit, you can also purchase online or just call a salesperson to help you make the right choices. They stand behind their products too with great customer support. Their main store is at 100 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176 (781-662-8822) but they have other stores too.

So please keep Hunt’s Photo & Video in mind the next time you are in the market for any gear!  
We generally call Chris Borto Ph:781-462-2374 (cborto@huntsphoto.com) or Alan Samiljan (asamiljan@huntsphoto.com; 781-462-2383)

From the Hunt’s web site:

You’ll be ready to start shooting as soon as you leave the store when you purchase your camera at Hunt’s Photo & Video. As New England’s largest retailer of photo, video and digital imaging products, we make sure every client feels comfortable with his or her purchase and confident in its use. Whether you are a student, hobbyist, or photo or video professional, Hunt’s Photo, Video and definitely Digital will help you choose the right equipment for all of your imaging needs.

Why Shop at Hunt’s?

Unlike “big box” stores or online sellers, Hunt’s makes personal service part of every purchase. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting the perfect camera for your individual lifestyle and interests. As a major supplier to the consumer, professional, educational and government markets, Hunt’s maintains a well-stocked inventory of photo, video and digital imaging equipment from every major manufacturer so you’ll have plenty of options from which to choose. With seven retail locations in four New England states, Hunt’s offers an unbeatable combination of competitive pricing, sales know-how, and unparalleled customer service.

A little history…

Three generations of Farber family ownership have established Hunt’s as a trendsetter in the imaging equipment industry. Begun as a Malden Center drugstore by pharmacist Solomon Farber and his sons, Hunt’s began building its camera business during the 1950s under the visionary leadership of Solomon’s son, Jack. As interest in photography grew and small neighborhood pharmacies fell victim to big national chains, Hunt’s began shifting its emphasis away from the pharmacy business and into the business of cameras and accessories. By 1992, the pharmacy closed and imaging equipment became Hunt’s primary focus.

Led today by Jack’s sons, Scott and Gary, Hunt’s proudly serves a diverse audience of individual, corporate, educational, and government clients as one of the country’s largest retailers of photographic, video and digital imaging products. As the sponsor of the renowned Hunt’s Show and Sale each fall, the company hosts a three-day showcase of the latest trends in photographic equipment for users at all levels. Visit Hunt’s 30,000 square foot flagship store at 100 Main Street, Melrose, or one of its satellite locations in Boston, MA – Cambridge, MA – Hanover, MA – Holyoke, MA – Providence, RI – So. Portland, ME – or Manchester, NH to discover how Hunt’s Photo, Video and definitely Digital can help you create your own picture of success.

Monday, July 9, 2018

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Melissa Fraser (Massachusetts)

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Melissa Fraser (Massachusetts)

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Charles Batchelder (Connecticut)

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Charles Batchelder (Connecticut)



Online registration for the NECCC2018 conference has closed, but you can still register onsite at the conference

Online registration for the NECCC2018 conference has closed, but you can still register onsite at the conference

If you want you can even print out this paper registration form and bring it with you
http://neccc14.neccc.org/2018_conf/2018%20NECCC%20flyer.pdf

There are lots of details https://umass.irisregistration.com/Home/Site?code=NECCC
and http://www.neccc.org/p/2018-conference.html

Show up at 8am Friday if you would like to register for a pre-conference workshop.
Programs begin 1pm noon Friday.
There is also a one day Saturday only registration

Conference
All 3 Days : $245.00
Saturday and Sunday only : $220.00
Saturday only : $170.00

Meal plans

  • Five Prepaid Meals ($63.10) - dinner on Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday - valid only at Franklin Dining Commons
  • Four Prepaid Meals ($47.39) - breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday - valid only at Franklin Dining Commons   
  • Food Service on a cash basis - available in the Campus Center and Dining Commons 

On-campus housing

  • Traditional Residence Halls ($41.20 per person, per night): Attendees can select to stay in a non-air-conditioned traditional residence hall on Friday and Saturday night. Each room will a twin bed, dresser, desk and chair per occupant. Public bathrooms are centrally located on each floor and rest rooms and public areas are cleaned daily. Guests will be provided with a linen pack consisting of two flat sheets, a blanket, a pillow with case and two towels. No toiletries or additional amenities are provided and it is recommended that you bring a small desk-top fan. At this time we anticipate all traditional residence hall guests will be housed in Brett and/or Brooks Hall in the Central Residential Area, but the exact building(s) have not been determined. Additional information will be sent to all registered guests as soon as possible.
  • North Residence Hall ($59.74 per person, per night): The North Residence Halls are suite-like, air-conditioned apartments that are available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. If you stay Thursday night you must also reserve for Friday and Saturday nights. Each apartment accommodates a total of four individuals and includes four single, individually lockable bedrooms. Every bedroom has one twin bed, a desk and a dresser. In each suite there are also two full shared bathrooms, a shared living room and a shared kitchen. The kitchen has a stove, microwave and refrigerator, but no kitchen appliances, utensils or dishware is provided. No toiletries or additional amenities/furnishings are included. The North Residence Halls are very popular, so book early! 

Pre-conference workshops Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
The below pre-conference events will run concurrently from 9 a.m. - noon on Friday, July 13. Attendees may only participate in one of these events, and workshop participants must also be fully registered for the conference. Class sizes are limited so early registration is strongly encouraged. click here for more info: http://neccc14.neccc.org/2018_conf/Preconference%20workshops.pdf

#1: Quick 10 Minute Editing in Adobe Photoshop CC Hector D. Astorga (TX). $66.95
Sponsored by Santa Clara Ranch. Tired of spending hours in the computer working on your images? In this on-hands workshop, Hector will show you how to create great images using quick 10-minute workflows in Adobe Photoshop CC using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Photoshop CC to produce great images in little time. Note - this workshop will NOT cover Lightroom. Prerequisites: Have Photoshop CC pre-loaded/activated on their laptops and know how to open and save files. Those who prefer to use Photoshop CS6 may still participate but need to understand that some features covered in the class may be different between CC and CS6. For all skill levels.

#4: The Joy of Selective Focus. Kathleen Clemons (ME). $66.95
Sponsored by Lensbaby. Learn how to use your Lensbaby or just come and try out some Lensbaby lenses! Learn how to control your Sweet Spot and how to See in a New Way. Selective focus is Kathleen’s favorite way to make photographs, she is a big fan of blur! Topics for this session will include focal length and lens choices, aperture selection and how to use blur correctly when using very shallow depth of field, and critical focus techniques essential to this technique. Prerequisites: Bring your camera with LensBaby lens/lenses (hand-held) and/or borrow Lensbaby lenses (Velvet, Twist, Composer, lenses etc.) from our sponsor Lensbaby Whether you recently purchased a new Lensbaby, are thinking about getting one, or your Lensbaby is unopened or sitting in a closet this class is for you. For all skill levels. Note: Participants will likely go outside to use the lenses, so you must be able to walk and stand for several hours.

#5: My Backyard - 3 C's Colorful, Creative, Conceptual. Keynote speaker and Canon Explorer of Light Darell Gulin (WA). $66.95
Sponsored by Canon. Darrell says that "I travel the world but 40% of my sales always are things from my home/backyard photography." Without leaving my home, year in and year out I generate images that account for up to 40% of my annual sales. I will share some of these images and how they were created. Doing set-ups, techniques, equipment, flash, macro, lighting, backgrounds and more. Some subjects that will be covered will be Feathers, Rocks (Agates), Butterflies, Beetles, Garden, Flowers. Come and learn about ways to take dramatic photograph and make money without having to travel the world. Bring your appetite to learn and your questions; leave with a better understanding of creating images that are Colorful, Creative and Conceptual – and hopefully create currency for you! For all skill levels.

#9: From Capture to Print. Jim LaSala (NJ). $66.95
Sponsored by Moab. This hands-on workshop involves learning all of the aspects of an image from capture to print and having full control of how we want our images to be viewed. We will cover: Using available light, Post processing, Lightroom, Photoshop, Plugins, Printing on Moab's Fine Art Papers and Understanding ICC Profile. Participants will leave with a BW print of their own. Prerequisites: laptop computer with Photoshop CS6 or CC, Lightroom, and Topaz BW Effects installed. For all skill levels.

#11: Take Control of your Lightroom Workflow. Rob Sylvan (NH). $66.95
Sponsored by Wacom. The bedrock of any Lightroom workflow is being in total control of your catalog, your photos, and any associated preview caches, templates, and presets. Come and learn the fundamentals. This workshop will cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. Learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images, and how to efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. Prerequisites: laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed. FYI, this workshop also would apply to Lightroom LR6 users. For all skill levels.

#12: Creative Editing Techniques in Lightroom. Betty Wiley (MA). $66.95
Take your image editing to the next level by going beyond the basics of Lightroom. Learn various creative editing techniques including the creation of dramatic lighting, selectively adding color and punch, adding a grunge or edgy look, creating black and white with selective color, using the range masking feature, as well as the use of split toning and much more. Prepare to be amazed by what Lightroom can do! Betty will provide images and you will watch her and then do the same techniques. Prerequisites: Students should have Lightroom (preferably Adobe Lightroom Classic, but LR5/LR6 users will also get a lot out of this workshop) running on their laptops. Skill level: basic LR experience as we will focus on intermediate editing techniques to create more unique looks and effects than can be achieved by just using the basic editing sliders. You may choose to share a computer and look on with a friend or just come and take notes if you learn better without your computer. For intermediate skill levels.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

NECCC conference Attendees wishing to sell used equipment

We received a couple of emails about NECCC conference Attendees wishing to sell used equipment

Here are two options...

  • Hunts Photo and Video is actively purchasing used equipment
  • You can bring a sign and post in on the bulletin board at the top of the escalator. Print out the item with a description and price and your cell # and someone interested can contact you. 
I have sold gear both ways at past conferences....



FYI
Camera and Lens Testing
Camera technicians from Precision Camera, Inc. Enfield, CT are pleased to offer a
free Camera Testing Clinic in CC904-08 Saturday from 9:30am-4:30pm on your
digital or film-based photographic equipment. Registration badges must be worn.

NECCC pre-conference workshops

Pre-conference workshops are a great way for hands-on learning with an experienced professional! Three hours of hands-on learning will bring your photography skills to the next level!

There are still openings in these all but THREE(Raptors/Waterdrops/Graffiti Wall) pre-conference workshops, more details on their hands-on classes here http://neccc14.neccc.org/2018_conf/Preconference_workshops.pdf:

“Editing Your Photography Quickly and Effectively in Adobe Photoshop CC ” by Hector D. Astorga (TX) www.hectorastorga.com sponsored by Santa Clara Ranch For all Skill Levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come
and follow along.

“The Joy of Selective Focus” by Kathleen Clemons (ME) http://kathleenclemonsphotography.com Sponsored by Lensbaby For all Skill Levels; Bring your camera and your Lensbaby lens; Borrow Lensbaby lenses

"My Backyard - 3 C's Colorful, Creative, Conceptual" by Keynote speaker and Canon Explorer of Light Darell Gulin (WA) http://gulinphoto.com Sponsored by Canon For all Skill Levels "I travel the world but 40% of my sales always are things from my home/backyard photography."

"From Capture to Print" by Jim LaSala (NJ) www.jimlasala.com Sponsored by Moab For all Skill Levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along.

“Take Control of your Lightroom Workflow” by Rob Sylan (NH) www.sylvanworks.com Sponsored by Wacom For all Skill Levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along

Online registration https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC

For questions regarding registration, payment, or on-campus lodging contact the Registration Office: registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102. 

Preconference workshop: “Editing Your Photograph Quickly in Adobe Photoshop” July 13th

Preconference workshop: “Editing Your Photograph Quickly in Adobe Photoshop” July 13th
by Hector Astorga (Texas) www.hectorastorga.com Sponsored by Santa Clara Ranch
Sign up here https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC

Tired of spending hours on the computer working on your images??? 

In this on-hands workshop, Hector will show you how to create great images using quick 10-minute workflows in Adobe Photoshop CC. Hector will show you how to go create a quick and easy workflow that will produce great images in little time. This workflow can be applied to all sorts of images, Hector's examples will be nature but the techniques that you will learn can be applied to any type of photo.

Prerequisites: Participants will be expected to have Photoshop CC pre-loaded and activated on their laptops and know how to open and save files. Those who prefer to use Photoshop CS6 may
participate, but please understand that some features covered in the class may not be available or may be implemented differently in PS CS6. Note - this workshop will NOT cover Adobe Lightroom.

Hector's work has been featured in Nature’s Best Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic Guide Books, The Chicago Tribune and other national and regional publications. Hector is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). In 2016, one of his images was selected as a “Best of Show” by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) in their Annual Showcase competition.

This Pre-conference workshop is for ALL skill levels.
Find out more about the NECCC photo conference here www.neccc.org/p/2018-conference.html
July 13th 14th 15th 2018 on the UMass Campus




Hector D. Astorga is a professional nature photographer based in South Texas. His love of nature and the outdoors began as a child in his native country, Honduras. He is a professional guide for visiting photographers at the Santa Clara Ranch and also serves as the ranch manager. He conducts photography workshops there and at other locations in North America, Central America, and Africa. He is a four-time Grand Prize winner of the Texas big nature photography competitions. In 2013 and 2015, he was the Grand Prize winner of the Wildlife in Focus Nature Photography Contest. In addition, he was the top recipient of the Valley Land Fund Nature Photography Contest in 2010 (Professional and Open Divisions) and in 2008 (Small Tract Division). He won top honors in the 2009 National Wildlife Federation Photography Contest and in the 2012 Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers Photography competition. In 2016, one of his images was selected as a “Best of Show” by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) in their Annual Showcase competition. His work has been featured in Nature’s Best Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic Guide Books, The Chicago Tribune and other national and regional publications. Hector is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers (RMOWP), Texas Nature and Environmental Photographers (TexNEP), Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and of Nikon Professional Services (NPS).

  • 2008 Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest - First Grand Prize - Small Tract Competition.
  • 2009 National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest - First Place - Connecting People w/ Nature Category  
  • 2010 Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest - First Grand Prize - Professional Division and Best of Contest Professional Division
  • 2010 Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest - First Grand Prize - Open Division
  • 2010 Naturescapes.net Images of the Year - Digital Creations Division
  • 2011 "Wildlife in Focus" Photo Contest - Third Grand Prize and People's Choice Award Winner
  • 2011 Naturescapes.net Images of the Year - Digital Creations Division
  • 2012 Nature's Best Photography Magazine - Best Backyards Wildlife Photo Contest - Winner
  • 2013 Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers Photo Contest - Grand Prize Winner
  • 2013 "Wildlife in Focus" Photo Contest - First Grand Prize and People's Choice Award Winner
  • 2014 Nature's Best Photography Magazine - Windland Smith Rice International Awards - Wildlife Category - Highly Honored.
  • 2015 "Wildlife in Focus" Photo Contest - First Grand Prize, Judges Selection Best of Show, and People's Choice Award Winner.
  • 2016 North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) Showcase - Best of Show - Macro/Micro/All Other Wildlife.
  • 2017 North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) Showcase - 1st Runner Up - Macro/Micro/All Other Wildlife.
  • 2017 North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) Showcase - Judges Choice Award - Altered Reality.
  • 2017 "Wildlife in Focus" Photo Contest - Second Grand Prize
  • 2018 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase - Judges Choice Award - Birds

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Wyse Talk with Jan Doyle, Lisa Cuchara, and Mark Bowie about NECCC and photography!

Wyse Talk with Jan Doyle, Lisa Cuchara, and Mark Bowie about NECCC and photography!

https://youtu.be/WPBdwU9rOps

An outstanding nature photographer, Mark Bowie shares his photos and techniques for creating award-winning images and discusses his presentations at NECCC with Lisa Cuchara.

Find out more about this awesome Photography Conference here www.neccc.org/p/2018-conference.html 

Lots of hands-on opportunities, workshops, photo ops, character models, female models, critiques, competition, etc.

Thank you Wyse Talk with Jan Doyle!

Other Videos by Jan Doyle:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Exploring Vietnam A One-of-A-Kind Photo Adventure from Lush Landscapes to Rich Cultural Setting

Dan Burkholder

Exploring Vietnam

A One-of-A-Kind Photo Adventure from Lush Landscapes to Rich Cultural Settings
with 
Dan Burkholder
March 26 - April 9, 2019, Limited to 12 participants

Whether you are mesmerized by its stunning natural beauty or fascinated by the turbulent touch of war, Vietnam offers a unique blend of visual intrigue. This is a country pulled in different directions by a French colonial history and crossed by trading routes from China and Japan. Every region reveals hints of colorful culture and dramatic visual diversity. In this inspirational and hands-on workshop, we will enjoy 15 days and 14 nights exploring three regions of Vietnam, from the bustling Hanoi in the north to the imperial temples and agricultural richness of Hue to the Old World elegance of Hoi An and Danang.

The price of the workshop includes two flights within the country to insure that your time is well spent while you move between different areas of Vietnam. Your adventure will include an overnight boat cruise in the legendary Ha Long Bay and transportation by roomy, air conditioned private vehicle while traveling throughout the countryside.

Every day and evening will be filled with photographic opportunities and all types of photography are embraced: DSLR, iPhone, mirrorless cameras are all welcome. Dan Burkholder, master photographer, artist and photographic innovator, promotes a lightweight approach to image making where you can shoot with any digital camera that allows you to transfer images to iPhones and iPads. You’ll discover the joy of editing on your iPhone during lunch or on your iPad in the middle of the night — a dream for the travel photographer!

Joining Dan will be award-winning professional photographer and tour operator, Sarah McGarghan, whose expertise will keep the expedition flowing smoothly by coordinating all aspects of the trip, assisting with all the photographic needs and ensuring that the trip is free from hassles and full of good memories. Dan and Sarah will be at your side providing photographic know-how, experience and a light-hearted approach to sharing friendship and making memories during this photographic adventure.

For more information: http://www.danburkholder.com/vietnam-workshop.html

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Check out this video by Peggy Farren! NECCC2018 photo conference presenter

Peggy Farren is one of the presenters at this year's annual NECCC photography conference. She is giving a presentation on Selling Your Photography as Art, plus she is leading a hands-on abstract photography session. 

Check out her video: https://youtu.be/XqitOwsAcEA 


NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Peggy Farren (Florida)
Learn more about the 73rd annual NECCC Photography Conference here http://www.neccc.org/p/2018-conference.html

Peggy Farren is an award-winning, professional photographer, instructor, and speaker. She is the host of The Understand Photography Show that focuses on travel, nature and fine art photography. Peggy has been interviewed and featured on TV and in many national and local publications. She is one of the photography experts on the popular website, eHow.com, with over 60 training videos on their site. Ms. Farren has been a full-time professional photographer since 1998. You will see her pictures gracing the covers of many local magazines, as well as national publications. Her studio has flourished while most other full-time photography studios have shut their doors in recent years. Peggy began offering photography training and tours over seven years ago through her training center “Understand Photography”. The school offers training for beginning to advanced photographers, portrait to nature photographers. Peggy has a way of simplifying the technical side of photography so that her classes are in high demand. The motto at Understand Photography is “We Simplify the Technical”. 

Check out other videos by Peggy at https://www.youtube.com/understandphotography and visit her website www.understandphotography.com

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (Arizona)

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (Arizona)

Big E photo contest

The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, has a photography contest that is part of our 17 day fair.  I saw on your website that you would include this on your blog or website, but the page 2 link was not working to see more details.  Can you please provide the information?

This is the information about our contest:
Deadline to Enter:  August 1
Information & Rules:  https://www.thebige.com/p/competitions/creative-arts/342
Submission of entry and photos:  Online only at https://thebige.fairwire.com/

This contest is open to all ages.  Classes for professional adults, non-professional adults and youth.  Color and Black and White.  Three Judges from NECCC.  Juried for selection, selected photographs will be displayed for 17 days at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.  For additional questions, please email creativearts@TheBigE.com

Thank you,
Terri

Terri Brown
New England Center
Creative Arts and 4-H
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA   01089
p 413-205-5015
f 413-205-5104
www.TheBigE.com

Monday, July 2, 2018

The 73rd Annual Photography NECCC Conference has an APP

The 73rd Annual Photography NECCC Conference has an APP !!! http://tinyurl.com/NECCC2018

I recently presented a program at Stonybrook Camera Club. They are a very enthusiastic group of people and during dinner, before the program, they had a bunch of suggestions for the NECCC photography conference. Not all of their suggestions could be implemented for the 73rd annual conference, but I did manage to run with one of their ideas -- an app.

You can download this app to have the campus maps, schedule, photo ops, female and character models, social media contest etc. at your disposal. We would suggest doing this at home so you can be sure of wifi access; once downloaded you can use the app without internet.

As everyone has different levels of experience here are some basic instructions
  1. Click on the link http://tinyurl.com/NECCC2018
  2. Press your homepage once and click "add to home screen" (see screenshot below)
    1. Note that if you have a lot of apps then this NECCC app will be placed in the next open slot, which could mean that you have to scroll to the right...
  3. You can click on any of the images and make them larger and zoom/scroll
  4. At the bottom of the app, there is an online gallery where you can also save these as JPGs directly to your smartphone, iPAD, etc. 
Screenshot, click that little rectangle with the arrow, then click add to home screen. Note that if you have a lot of apps then this NECCC app will be placed in the next open slot, which could mean that you have to scroll to the right...



 From the gallery at the bottom you can click on the images online (these are larger versions) and you can download them to your iPad, smartphone, etc. by clicking on the down arrow and selecting save image (you can also share them on social media)


Android

Android
  1. Copy the StickyFolio URL and paste into the Chromebrowser.
  2. Click Chrome's built-in menu (usually three lines in the upper right) OR the phone’s built in menu option (Samsung phones). This is usually three lines on the device to the left of the home button.
  3. Select “Add to Home Screen.”