Friday, October 19, 2018

42nd Annual Hunt's Photo & Video Show October 19th 20th & 21st

42nd Annual Hunt's Photo & Video Show | October 19th 20th & 21stspecials.huntsphoto.comFree Seminars | Meet the Reps | Hot Buys | Demos | Trade-Ins Welcome!





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If anyone would like to buy anything please have them reach out to Gary at   gfarber@huntsphoto.com. These savings will only be valid till Monday the 22nd. 

Hunts is also offering a Trade in any electronic device in any condition to save on the purchase of any new camera. Purchase a camera with a final price under:
 $250- Save $15
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 $750- Save $35
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

All day seminar with Tony Sweet October 29th Manchester NH

Tony Sweet is coming to PPANE! (Professional Photographers of New England) Registration is open at: http://www.ppane.com/Events.
This event is FREE for PPANE Members! If you attended NEIPP, you are automatically a member of PPANE. (anyone can attend, you don't have to be a pro to go)! Call your camera club friends, travel buddies and gallery artists. It's going to be a fantastic day) Sign up for his bonus class the next day and work with him in a small group personally.

Register for his program and stay to attend our banquet that night. Welcome our new board as it is sworn in and see who takes home the PPANE Court of Honors!

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

In addition to her keynote address, Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom will also be leading a pre-conference workshop “Advanced Camera Techniques and Tips to Win Awards”

In addition to her keynote address, Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom will also be leading a pre-conference workshop “Advanced Camera Techniques and Tips to Win Awards”. Camera technology is moving so fast; unlock the potential of what your camera can do! This seminar is designed for the photographer who wants to elevate their skill and push their cameras to new levels and win more awards. Nikon ambassador, Kristi Odom will teach shooting techniques like time-lapse, focus stacking, advanced composition, daytime long exposures, and in-camera multiple exposures to editing technique like editing for eye movement and image stacking. Techniques that will give you the tools to elevate your work to that impressionable level. Continuously improving craft is the first step in mastering the art of photography. This class will guide you toward becoming a more confident photographer, storyteller, and artist by helping you to strengthen your own potential.





Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom will present the keynote address  “The Power and Passion of Photography” Saturday at the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference (July 12-14 2019)

As story collectors sometimes we become the story.  How we got the shot, the journey, our passions, even close calls with life itself.  In this presentation, Nikon Ambassador, Kristi Odom will take you diving with whale sharks, head to head with charging grizzly bears, up close with spiders, hanging from ropes, all in a quest to capture the beauty in a fraction of a second.  Get ready for a night of the action behind capturing her iconic award-winning images.






 About Kristi…
An internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo, she's always on the move, always ready to connect with others. When she was 16 years old, Kristi Odom, picked up her grandfather’s camera and fell in love with the beauty of the natural world. Ever since then she has been driven to capture what’s real, raw, and compelling about the people and animals she photographs. Now, as an internationally acclaimed photographer, a Nikon Ambassador and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi makes her home in Washington DC, and travels the world shooting, teaching, and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better, more loving place. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo she is always on the move, and always ready to connect with others through her love for photography and Mother Earth.

Kristi’s first assignments centered around shooting musicians, and the more she shot, the more she focused on emotional moments. Over the years those emotional moments have become the photographs that define her style. Whether she’s documenting a couple in love, or a spider monkey mourning the loss of her mother, her compassion for her subjects shines through and is fundamental to her work.

  With presentations created for Nikon, WPPI, Fearless, and the Georgia Institute of Technology among others, Kristi teaches photographers to focus on improving their work through creating an emotional connection, and to give back through personal projects. Her accolades include a Master’s accreditation from WPPI, and over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature's Best Photography awards and 26 Fearless awards. Her recent work has been exhibited twice at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Session

Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Session

I am organizing a two hour photography trip to Wingmasters on Saturday, November 17th (rain date Sunday, November 18th).   We will meet near Deerfield, MA and carpool to Leverett, MA where we will meet Jim, Julie and their Birds of Prey.  We should have the chance to photograph owls, hawks, falcons and possibly a golden eagle.  I have led many trips to their location and you can’t ask for much more than what Jim and Julie offer.  They are both artists and will put most of the birds in trees with the jesses/leashes hidden which allows for some great photos!  They even put screech owls together for the first time!

We will probably meet around 8 a.m and then travel to Leverett with photographing from 9-11 a.m. at Wingmasters.  The trip is limited to 12 people and the cost is $50 per person.  

Please contact Debbie Koundry to reserve your spot at 203-558-2372 or email ddonofrio@snet.net no later than October 21st.  If the weather is good for the 17th and we have enough interest, we may do another trip on the 18th since the date is being held for me.

From Wingmasters website:
Wingmasters is a partnership of two people dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey.  Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks are both licensed raptor rehabilitators based in Massachusetts.  Together they care for injured birds of prey.  Most of the birds they rehabilitate can ultimately be released back into the wild, but in some cases the birds are left permanently handicapped.  Julie and Jim are further licensed to provide a home for these nonreleasable raptors, and to use them for educational programs.  Since 1994 Wingmasters has presented over 5000 programs at schools, libraries and museums throughout New England.

For more information:   www.wingmasters.net 

Thank you,
Debbie Koundry
203-558-2372 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom will present the keynote address “The Power and Passion of Photography” Saturday at the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference (July 12-14 2019)



Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom 
will present the keynote address 
“The Power and Passion of Photography” 
Saturday at the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference (July 12-14 2019)

As story collectors sometimes we become the story.  How we got the shot, the journey, our passions, even close calls with life itself.  In this presentation, Nikon Ambassador, Kristi Odom will take you diving with whale sharks, head to head with charging grizzly bears, up close with spiders, hanging from ropes, all in a quest to capture the beauty in a fraction of a second.  Get ready for a night of the action behind capturing her iconic award-winning images.


About Kristi…
An internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo, she's always on the move, always ready to connect with others. When she was 16 years old, Kristi Odom, picked up her grandfather’s camera and fell in love with the beauty of the natural world. Ever since then she has been driven to capture what’s real, raw, and compelling about the people and animals she photographs. Now, as an internationally acclaimed photographer, a Nikon Ambassador and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi makes her home in Washington DC, and travels the world shooting, teaching, and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better, more loving place. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo she is always on the move, and always ready to connect with others through her love for photography and Mother Earth.
Kristi’s first assignments centered around shooting musicians, and the more she shot, the more she focused on emotional moments. Over the years those emotional moments have become the photographs that define her style. Whether she’s documenting a couple in love, or a spider monkey mourning the loss of her mother, her compassion for her subjects shines through and is fundamental to her work.
           With presentations created for Nikon, WPPI, Fearless, and the Georgia Institute of Technology among others, Kristi teaches photographers to focus on improving their work through creating an emotional connection, and to give back through personal projects. Her accolades include a Master’s accreditation from WPPI, and over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature's Best Photography awards and 26 Fearless awards. Her recent work has been exhibited twice at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Check out Kristi at www.kristiodom.com and instagram.com/kristiodom 


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dr. Steven Labkoff to Speak about Night Photography at Coastal Camera Club on October 3rd at 7pm

Hello.  Please put this announcement in the NECCC blog.  We are sponsoring a program in Night Photography presented by Dr. Steven Labkoff at our next meeting which will be the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd at 7pm in the café at the Madison Senior Center in Madison, Connecticut.  It is a free event and is open to the public.  I have attached an announcement with more information.  If you have any questions, please contact me.   Thank you so much! 

Susan Frechette
Secretary, Coastal Camera Club

Dr. Steven Labkoff to Speak about Night Photography at Coastal Camera Club on October 3rd at 7pm

The Coastal Camera Club is hosting guest speaker Dr. Steven E. Labkoff at the club’s regular meeting on Wednesday night, October 3rd at 7pm in the café at the Madison Senior Center located at 29 Bradley Road in Madison.  The title of the program is “Night Photography”. This event is free and open to the public.  Dr. Labkoff is an award-winning professional photographer.  Over the past few years, Dr. Labkoff has focused on photographing the night.  Be it the skylines of major cities, to quiet nights in the mountains or deserts, to photographing the Milky Way, and everything in between.  His work presents the world in ways that are not seen every day.  Dr. Labkoff’s works include time lapses, astro-, macro-, and aerial (drone) photography.  He is a member of the Professional Photographer’s Association and has won numerous photography contests in New York and New England.  Some of his works can be seen at www.LuminantPix.com

The Coastal Camera Club is a group of area residents that share an interest in developing and improving their photography skills.  We conduct instructional programs and hold exhibits and competitions throughout the year.  Our meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the café at the Madison Senior Center at 29 Bradley Road in Madison.  If you have an interest in photography, check out our website at www.coastalcameraclub.org or come to one of our meetings and see what we’re about.    

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Polishing Your Critique Commentary Skills Saturday, October 27th

Announcing a Saturday, October 27th repeat of this unique, sold-out Sept 29th one-day workshop on Cape Cod: Polishing Your Critique Commentary Skills

Whether you just wish to offer solid constructive critiques of other club members’ pictures or polish and refine your commentary as a judge, this one-day workshop offers you a unique opportunity to do so with its sole focus on critique commentary skills. But, note: workshop registration is held to a maximum of twelve participants to ensure every attendee’s full participation. Held at Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable Village, this workshop’s limited seating will fill fast as it has repeatedly in the past. We urge you to register immediately to avoid being closed out. Led by CCAC 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 one-of-a-kind one-day workshop keeps you involved interactively through the day as it polishes your insights, critiquing and commenting skills.

Saturday, September 29th, 9am - 3:30pm, $50 - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, October 27th. 9am - 3:30pm, $50 - REGISTER HERE!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Opening Reception for this Fine Art Photography Exhibition will be on Sunday, September 16th from 3-5 p.m. at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association

Lynn, MA – The Fine Arts Photography group of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association will be having its first Fine Art Photography Exhibition. The Opening Reception for this Fine Art Photography Exhibition will be on Sunday, September 16th from 3-5 p.m. at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, 564 Boston St. Lynn, Massachusetts.
The exhibition is being dedicated to the memory of long time Greater Lynn Photographic Association member Susan Conley.

The exhibition will highlight approximately 50 fine art photographs from 14 of the group’s members, featuring a variety of subjects in both color and black & white.

The Fine Art Photography Group is one of many groups within the Greater Lynn Photographic Association. The group has approximately 30 members who meet once a month from September to May to discuss fine art photography subjects such as photographers, trends, techniques and to critique each other's work for the goal of improving their photographic skills and work.
The Greater Lynn Photographic Association is a group of photo-hobbyists dedicated to "teaching the craft of the camera and exploring the art of photography." It was founded in 181885. The membership is a group of serious photographers ranging from young adults to retirees and from total beginners to a Pulitzer Prize winning professional with most of us somewhere in between.

Membership is open to everyone, and neither a photographic portfolio nor fancy camera equipment is required, just a love for photography. For more information about the Greater Lynn Photographic Association go to our web site   www.greaterlynnphoto.org

Thursday, September 6, 2018

In Grateful Thanks to Jane Sibley, FPSA, MNEC

In Grateful Thanks to Jane Sibley, FPSA, MNEC

Jane H. Sibley, 97, of Hamden passed away in January of 2015. She was a talented master gardener and photographer. Jane was active for many years in the New Haven Camera Club, the Charter Oak Photographic Society (where she was an Honorary member and a past President), the Connecticut Chapter of PSA (which became the Connecticut Association of Photographers), and the New England Camera Club Council. Jane loved nature and travel. The photographs she took in her travels earned her numerous photographic awards through the years.

Jane served for many years as a Vice President of the New England Camera Club Council. During those years she presented many educational travel programs at the annual NECCC Conference. The New Haven Camera Club honored her photographic skill and her love of nature by creating the Jane Sibley Nature Award.

The Board of NECCC is very pleased to announce that the New England Camera Club Council, Inc. Memorial Fund recently received a $10,000 donation from the trust established as part of Jane’s estate. These funds will support our ongoing ability to provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing careers in photography. For more information on the NECCC Scholarships and on how your club can sponsor a student, please check out the following link from the NECCC Club Services page (item 17).  http://neccc14.neccc.org/Club-Services-Packet-Current/17_Scholarship-Program.pdf








Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time to register for this fall’s Click! Photography Conference

Time to register for this fall’s Click! Photography Conference
With many clubs resuming their meetings after summer break, a quick reminder that it’s time to register for this fall’s Click! 2018 Photography Conference.  Click! 2018 will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00AM-4:30PM at our new, larger event site: the Cape Codder Hotel on Route 132 in Hyannis. There's something on the program for everyone from beginner to pro.

From its wide choice of 25 sessions to its luncheon keynote by Jack Reznicki, fast-growing Click! 2018 is a feature-packed one-day photo conference that shouldn’t be missed!  It’s your last chance this year to catch up with your fellow photographers from across the region. And, in the Hunt’s Photo/Video sales area, it’s your first chance to learn about the latest gear that’s just been introduced at this fall’s Photokina.  We’re looking forward to seeing you at Click!  See the full Click! 2018 schedule here:  https://capecodartcenter.org/click2018/  

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Fine Arts Photography group of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association will be having its first Fine Art Photography Exhibition.

Lynn, MA – The Fine Arts Photography group of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association will be having its first Fine Art Photography Exhibition. The Opening Reception for this Fine Art Photography Exhibition will be on Sunday, September 16th from 3-5 p.m. at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, 564 Boston St. Lynn, Massachusetts.
The exhibition is being dedicated to the memory of long time Greater Lynn Photographic Association member Susan Conley.

The exhibition will highlight approximately 50 fine art photographs from 14 of the group’s members, featuring a variety of subjects in both color and black & white.

The Fine Art Photography Group is one of many groups within the Greater Lynn Photographic Association. The group has approximately 30 members who meet once a month from September to May to discuss fine art photography subjects such as photographers, trends, techniques and to critique each other's work for the goal of improving their photographic skills and work.
The Greater Lynn Photographic Association is a group of photo-hobbyists dedicated to "teaching the craft of the camera and exploring the art of photography." It was founded in 181885. The membership is a group of serious photographers ranging from young adults to retirees and from total beginners to a Pulitzer Prize winning professional with most of us somewhere in between.

Membership is open to everyone, and neither a photographic portfolio nor fancy camera equipment is required, just a love for photography. For more information about the Greater Lynn Photographic Association go to our web site   www.greaterlynnphoto.org

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Camera Club of Oxford Greens Annual Photography Exhibition

Camera Club of Oxford Greens Annual Photography Exhibition

The Camera Club of Oxford Greens would like to invite you to an exhibition of 150 of our favorite photo prints. Please join us at our 11th Annual Photography Exhibition to be held on September 29th and 30th from Noon to 4:00pm. The exhibition will be held at the Ridge Club of Oxford Greens, 97 Country Club Drive, Oxford, Ct. 06478.


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



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)