Sunday, December 9, 2018

Registration for the 74th Annual NECCC Photo Conference July 12-14 2019 is LIVE!!!

Registration for the 74th Annual NECCC Photo Conference July 12-14 2019 is LIVE!!!

Register here https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC

Learn It, Shoot It, Edit It 

at NECCC 2019 (July 12, 13, 14, 2019) 

Register Today! https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC

Over 90 program choices!!! Most by presenters who have never presented at NECCC, plus 13 Pre-Conference Workshops, Image Reviews & Critiques, Photo Walks, and LOTS of hands-on opportunities and photo-ops!

CREATIVITY
Mark Battista (CT)
        Composition with a Painterly Approach
        How to Create Still Life Images with Impact
Anne Belmont (IL) (Sponsored by Lensbaby)
Creative Flower Photography: Unleashing the Creative Spirit through the Magic of Lensbaby           
Capturing Stunning Images of…Most Beloved Flowers Year-Round
Mark Hilliard (SC)
        Infrared Photography
Padma Inguva (NJ)
        Floral Photography with Passion and "joie de vivre"
Gerri Jones (NY)
        Creating Still Life & Food Photographs with Pizazz  
Jerry and Lori Keefer (PA)
        Light Painting: Angles & Lights & Cars, Oh My!
Lewis Kemper (CA)
        Expanding Your Creativity with Time & Motion
        Techniques
Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
Jürgen Lobert (MA) (Sponsored by NESOP)
        Light Painting and Drawing at Night
        Daytime Long Exposure Photography
        Pictures to Paintings (Landscapes)
        You Can Paint! Demo
Frank Smith (PA)
Creative Elements of Architecture: Out with the Rule Book
        Timelapse Imagery

GENERAL INTEREST
Suzette Allen & Jon Yoshinaga (CA)
        (Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix)
        Multimedia for Storytelling: Hybrid Imaging Made Easy!
William Barnett APSA, MNEC (CT)
        Selecting & Improving Images for Competition
Katrin Eismann (NY) (Sponsored by Sony)
        Camera to Sharing without a Computer
Mark Hilliard (SC)
        Art of Black/White Digital/Film Photography & Travel
Karen Hutton (NV) (Sponsored by Fujifilm)
Story, Art and the Power of Awe: Creating Signature Images from Truth and Soul
Padma Inguva (NJ)
        Architectural Photography: Panoramas, Vertoramas in HDR
Lori Keefer (PA)
        How to Brand Yourself to Sell Photos & Entice Clients
Michael Koran (MD)
        Exploring Street Photography
Jim Montanus (NY) (Sponsored by Nikon)
The Incredible Life of Legendary Kodak Photographer Neil Montanus
How to Create Stunning Night Photographs 
Jenn Sherry (MA) (Sponsored by Delkin)
Frank Smith (PA)
        Light Perfected (Travel Photography)
David Tobi (ME) (Sponsored by DataColor)
        Color Management for Fine Art Printing
        Video for Photographers and Videographers

NATURE
David Akoubian (GA) (Sponsored by Tamron)
        Create your own Photography Oasis
        Nature: Capturing the Wild
        Nature: Creating Successful Landscape Images
Peter Baumgarten (Ontario) (Sponsored by Olympus)
        Astrophotography, Photographing the Beauty of the
        Night Sky
        Photographing the Great Outdoors, An Exploration of
        Nature Photography
Kurt Budliger (VT)
    Go with the Flow - Create Dynamic Images of Moving Water
Steve Gettle (MI) (Sponsored by Cognisys)
        A New World Opens - Getting Started in Macro
        Moving in Closer – Advanced Macro Photography
Adam Jones (KY) (Sponsored by Canon)
        Getting the Most out of your Wildlife and Nature Photos
Jürgen Lobert (MA) (Sponsored by NESOP)
        Astro-Landscape Photography
Chris Murray (NY) (Sponsored by ADKPI)
        The Subjective Landscape

DIGITAL
Suzette Allen & Jon Yoshinaga (CA)
Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix)
Make the Magic! Composites with Complexity & Creativity
Sean Bagshaw (OR)
        Developing for Extended Dynamic Range
        Photoshop: Developing for Impact
Rad Drew (IN)
        Creating Painterly & Vintage Images in Topaz Studio
Katrin Eismann (NY) (Sponsored by Sony)
        Partners for Life: Photoshop & Lightroom
        Professional Masking & Compositing
Adam Jones (KY) (Sponsored by Canon)
        Photoshop fun: Workflow & Composites in Photoshop
Gerri Jones (NY)
         Artistry Beyond the Lens
Lewis Kemper (CA)
Into the Eye of the Sun: Creating Natural Looking HDR Images

iPhone/SMARTphone/Mobile phone
Rad Drew (IN)
        Creative Editing on your iPhone
        SnapSeed Tips and Tricks
Michael Koran (MD)
        Fun with Mobile Phone Photography
        Mobile Phone Editing for Creative Expression

PORTRAIT
Marc Farb ANEC (NY) (Sponsored by Sigma)
        Portraits (Characters)
Jim Montanus (NY) (Sponsored by Nikon)
Ed Pedi (MA)
        Lighting and Posing for Family Portraits



  • All photo enthusiasts are welcome! You do not need to be a member of a Camera Club, PPA group, or Meetup group in order to attend.
  • New this year! We have added many new registration options, including more pre-conference workshops, conference workshops, and photo walks! Click through the tabs above to learn more. 
  • We are offering the same low registration prices for this year's conference - registration prices haven't increased in the past few years! 
  • Registration can be completed by mail, fax or by using the online registration page. 
  • Reminder: if you plan to submit a group registration you do NOT need to wait to sign-up for housing, pre-conference events, conference workshops, or photo walks! Click   https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC and "Register Now" to sign-up for lodging, pre-conference or conference events.
    • Simply select "3-Day Group Registration" when prompted for a registration type. You will then be able to register for any of these optional add-ons (note: because space is limited in housing, pre-conference events, and conference workshops/photo walks, you should pay in full for all of these now and then send a separate $184.50 payment with your group packet). You must then arrange with your group to have 20+ paper registration forms with payment mailed to UMass Conference Services by the June 21 deadline. 






Monday, December 3, 2018

Courtesy Enrollment Program (moved up to January!)

NECCC Club Reps and Presidents - Registration for the 2019 NECCC Conference will begin soon and attendees will be able to register online.

The Courtesy Enrollment Program must also begin much earlier than in previous years to allow each courtesy enrollee to select pre-conference workshops they might wish to attend.  If we wait too long, courtesy enrollees will find that workshops have filled up before they have the opportunity to register online for the conference.

Please begin your club’s process for selecting an individual for the 2019 Courtesy Enrollment program.  Send me the name and the $40.00 co-pay check (paid by the club or by the enrollee) as soon as you are ready (before December 1 if you are ready).  You will receive confirmation of the enrollee’s acceptance once we have received all required information, and I will forward names of accepted courtesy enrollees to the Conference Registration staff so the individuals can register online.  The information we need is explained at:  http://neccc14.neccc.org/Club-Services-Packet-Current/05_Courtesy-Enrollment.pdf. The key requirements are that the individual has not previously attended an NECCC Conference, that we receive the $40.00 co-pay check (either from the club or the individual), and that your club is up-to-date on the NECCC club dues for 2018-2019.

If you have any questions, contact:  Fran MacDonald, MNEC fmacdonald@verizon.net

Sunday, December 2, 2018

New England School of Photography (NESOP) has launched its Winter Photographic Workshops schedule

New England School of Photography (NESOP), located at 274 Moody Street in Waltham, MA has launched its Winter Photographic Workshops schedule and online registration is available!  To view the schedule of winter workshops, click here: https://www.nesop.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WW2019-links.pdf

Just click on any course title for detailed class description(s) and to enroll online.  Classes start the week of January 7th. Early tuition discounts are available through January 2nd.

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.  Workshops and NESOP e-gift certificates make great holiday gifts!

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

March 17 – March 27 – VIETNAM with Shiv Verma

March 17 –  March 27 – VIETNAM – The Land of the Ascending Dragon, Ancient Cultures and Natural Beauty – An Intensive Photo Tour. In-country transportation, lodging, and meals included.
https://shivverma.com/vietnam-2019-a-photo-tour/

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Learn It, Shoot It, Edit It at NECCC 2019 (July 12, 13, 14, 2019) Registration goes live very Soon !

Learn It, Shoot It, Edit It at NECCC 2019 (July 12, 13, 14, 2019) 
Registration goes live very soon ! www.NECCC.org

Over 90 program choices!!! Most by presenters who have never presented at NECCC before
Plus lots of Pre-Conference Workshops, Image Reviews & Critiques, and Photo Walks and LOTS of hands-on opportunities and photo-ops!

CREATIVITY
  • Mark Battista (CT)
    • Composition with a Painterly Approach
    • How to Create Still Life Images with Impact
  • Anne Belmont (IL) (Sponsored by Lensbaby) 
    • Creative Flower Photography: Unleashing the Creative Spirit through the Magic of Lensbaby
    • Capturing Stunning Images of…Most Beloved Flowers Year-Round
  • Mark Hilliard (SC)
    • Infrared photography
  • Padma Inguva (NJ)
    • Floral Photography with Passion and "joie de vivre"
  • Gerri Jones (NY)
    • Creating Still Life & Food Photographs with Pizazz
  • Jerry and Lori Keefer (PA)
    • Light Painting: Angles & Lights & Cars, Oh My!
  • Lewis Kemper (CA)
    • Expanding Your Creativity with Time & Motion Techniques
  • Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
    • Creative, Interpretive Artistic Techniques In-camera
  • Jürgen Lobert (MA) (Sponsored by NESOP)
    • Light Painting and Drawing at Night
    • Daytime Long Exposure Photography
  • Sarah Musumeci MNEC (MA)
    • Pictures to Paintings (landscapes)\
    • You Can Paint! Demo
  • Frank Smith (PA)
    • Creative Elements of Architecture: Out with the Rule Book
  • Shiv Verma APSA, MNEC (MA)
    • Timelapse Imagery
GENERAL INTEREST

  • Suzette Allen & Jon Yoshinaga (CA) (Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix) 
    • Multimedia for Storytelling: Hybrid Imaging Made Easy!
  • William Barnett
    • Selecting & Improving Images for Competition
  • Katrin Eismann (NY) (Sponsored by Sony)
    • Camera to Sharing without a Computer
  • Mark Hilliard (SC)
    • Art of Black/White Digital/Film Photography & Travel
  • Karen Hutton (NV) (Sponsored by Fujifilm)
    • Story, Art and the Power of Awe: Creating Signature Images from Truth and Soul
  • Padma Inguva (NJ)
    • Architectural Photography: Panoramas, Vertoramas in HDR
  • Lori Keefer (PA)
    • How to Brand Yourself to Sell Photos & Entice Clients
  • Michael Koran (MD)
    • Exploring Street Photography
  • Jim Montanus (NY) (Sponsored by Nikon) 
    • The Incredible Life of Legendary Kodak Photographer Neil Montanus
    • How to Create Stunning Night Photographs 
  • Jenn Sherry (MA) (Sponsored by Delkin)
    • Memory Cards, SSD, Backing up, & Sensor Cleaning
  • Frank Smith (PA)
    • Light Perfected (Travel Photography)
  • David Tobi (ME) (Sponsored by DataColor) 
    • Color Management for Fine Art Printing
  • Shiv Verma APSA, MNEC (MA)
    • Video for Photographers and Videographers
NATURE
  • David Akoubian (GA) (Sponsored by Tamron)
    • Create your own Photography Oasis
    • Nature: Capturing the Wild
    • Nature: Creating Successful Landscape Images
  • Peter Baumgarten (Ontario) (Sponsored by Olympus)
    • Astrophotography, Photographing the Beauty of the Night Sky
    • Photographing the Great Outdoors, An Exploration of Nature Photography
  • Kurt Budliger (VT)
    • Go with the Flow - Create Dynamic Images of Moving Water
  • Steve Gettle (MI) (Sponsored by Cognisys)
    • A New World Opens - Getting Started in Macro
    • Moving in Closer – Advanced Macro Photography
  • Adam Jones (KY) (Sponsored by Canon)
    • Getting the Most out of your Wildlife and Nature Photos
  • Jürgen Lobert (MA) (Sponsored by NESOP)
    • Astro-Landscape Photography
  • Chris Murray (NY) (Sponsored by ADKPI)
    • The Subjective Landscape
DIGITAL
  • Suzette Allen & Jon Yoshinaga (CA) (Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix) 
    • Make the Magic! Composites with Complexity & Creativity
  • Sean Bagshaw (OR)
    • Developing for Extended Dynamic Range
    • Photoshop: Developing for Impact
  • Rad Drew (IN)
    • Creating Painterly & Vintage Images in Topaz Studio
  • Katrin Eismann (NY) (Sponsored by Sony)
    • Partners for Life: Photoshop & Lightroom
    • Professional Masking & Compositing Adam Jones (KY) (Sponsored by Canon)
    • Photoshop fun: Workflow & Composites in Photoshop
  • Gerri Jones (NY)
    • Artistry Beyond the Lens
  • Lewis Kemper (CA)
    • Into the Eye of the Sun: Creating Natural Looking HDR Images

iPhone/SMARTphone/Mobile phone
  • Rad Drew (IN)
    • Creative editing on your iPhone
    • SnapSeed Tips and Tricks
  • Michael Koran (MD)
  • Fun with Mobile Phone Photography
  • Mobile Phone Editing for Creative Expression

PORTRAIT
  • Marc Farb ANEC (NY) (Sponsored by Sigma)
    • Portraits (Characters)
  • Jim Montanus (NY) (Sponsored by Nikon)\
    • Light This: Learn Studio Lighting and Outdoor Lighting
  • Ed Pedi (MA)
  • Lighting and Posing for Family Portraits

NECCC 2019 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AND IMAGE CRITIQUES
Friday, July 12 (8:30–11:30am). Workshops & Image Critiques run concurrently. You can only attend one. Visit https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC to register. Antoinette Gombeda, APSA, HonNEC agombeda@optonloine.net will contact all pre-conference attendees by July 6th with class location, location of registration package & any updated information regarding their pre-conference class. Workshop participants must be paid conference registrants. Class size is limited, Register early. If paying by check please write separate conference and workshop checks. See Registration Instructions for cancellation policy. The workshop fee is $70 (unless listed below), which includes a 3% UMASS administrative fee. For laptop classes you may choose to share a computer with a friend/spouse or just come & take notes/follow along. Electrical outlets will be provided as necessary. You may rank your top three choices in case one is full.

PRE-CONFERENCE IMAGE CRITIQUE 
Image Critiques run concurrently with pre-conference workshops, so you cannot attend both.

#1 “Advanced Camera Techniques & Tips to Win Awards”
Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom (DC) Sponsored by Nikon. 
For all skill levels.

#2 "Finding Your Artistic Voice”
Karen Hutton (NV) Sponsored by Fujifilm.
For all skill levels.

#3 “A Morning with the Butterflies and Flowers at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens”
Anne Belmont (IL) Sponsored by Lensbaby. 
For all skill levels; you must be able to stand during this 3-hour workshop; transportation required.

#4 “Put Them in a Beautiful Light: Portrait Lighting Workshop”
Suzette Allen & Jon Yoshinaga (CA) Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix. 
For all skill levels, but please note that you must be able to stand during the second portion of this workshop.

#5 “Mastering Luminosity Masks”
Sean Bagshaw (OR)
**Intermediate-to-Advanced**

#6 “Embracing 'what if' for Creative post-processing”
Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
**Intermediate**

#7 “Maximum Depth of Field– Using Focus Stacking and Bracketing”
Peter Baumgarten (Ontario, Canada) Sponsored by Olympus 
For all skill levels, but you must be able to walk and stand during this workshop.

#8 “Creating Highly Stylized Images in Topaz Studio”
Rad Drew (IN)
**Intermediate**

#9 "The Hadley Farm: Horses and Barns"
Adam Jones (KY)
Sponsored by Canon 
For all skill levels, but you must be able to walk and stand during this three-hour workshop.

#10 ”Floral Photography”
Padma Inguva (NJ)
For all skill levels, but you must be able to stand during this three-hour workshop.

#11 “Photograph Birds of Prey and Raptors”
David Akoubian (GA) Sponsored by Tamron. 
For all skill levels, but please note that you must be able to walk to and stand during this three-hour workshop. $98

#12 “Character Models”
Marc Farb (NY)
Models sponsored by Sigma; Lights sponsored by Westcott. 
For all skill levels, but you must be able to stand during this three-hour workshop.

#13 “Learn Macro Photography: How to Photograph Insects”
Kathy Macpherson Baca (NY).
Insects sponsored by Sigma.

Photo Walks
Take a Photo Walk with a Conference Presenter (Sunday 7-8am)
Register Early for a Photo Walk (Max one/attendee)
No charge before June 21st -- Must Register by July 7th
Some Photo Walks have a theme (as noted); t rest are open topic
  • PW1 Rad Drew (iPhone*)
  • PW2 Michael Koran (Mobile Device*)
  • PW3 Jamie Konarski Davidson & Mark Hilliard (Infrared*)
  • PW4 Frank Smith (Architecture*)
  • PW5 Suzette Allen/Jon Yoshinaga (Panasonic/Lumix)
  • PW6 Sean Bagshaw (EDR, Extended Dynamic Range*)
  • PW7 Chris Murray (ADKPI)
  • PW8 Marc Farb (Sigma)
  • PW9 Jim Montanus (Nikon)
  • PW10 Lewis Kemper
  • PW11 Karen Hutton (Fuji)
  • PW12 Kurt Budliger
  • PW13 Katrin Eismann (special effects w/o PS*) (Sony)
*Some Photo Walks have themes
**Camera Companies will loan equipment overnight for Photo Walks

Conference Workshops 
(subject to availability, register early!) (Complete info. available at www.NECCC.org)
$42 (unless listed below) before June 21st ($52 after) Pre-registration required. Class sizes are limited; Register Early!


  • CW1 Conference Image Review by Conference Speaker 
    • *$62 ~45minutes (not available for registrations after 6/21). This is your opportunity to have up to 15 images reviewed by one of North America’s top photographers. Kristi Odom, Adam Jones, Anne Belmont, Jim Montanus, Jerry Keefer, Lori, Keefer, Chris Murray, Mark Hilliard, Kurt Budliger, Sean Bagshaw, Jamie Konarski Davidson, David Akoubian, Karen Hutton or Lewis Kemper will provide feedback to help you grow as a photographer. A confirmation form will be sent to you by June 21st (due back June 28th). You will be emailed with your time slot & reviewer.
  • CW2 Posing & Lighting 
    • with Ed Pedi Sat 12:45-4:30pm
  • CW3 Posing & Lighting 
    • with Ed Pedi Sun 8:30am-12pm
  • CW4 Rembrandt Lighting 
    • with Mark Batista Fri 12:30-3:30pm
  • CW5 HDR: Next Generation Sponsored by Nikon
    • with Jim Montanus Sponsored by Nikon Fri 12:30-3:30pm 
  • CW6 Macro Photo Shoot* 
    • with Steve Gettle Sat 12:30pm
    • *Steve Gettle Sponsored by Cognisys; Macro Subjects by Sigma
  • CW7 Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle Sat 1:45pm
    • Steve Gettle Sponsored by Cognisys; Macro Subjects by Sigma
  • CW8 Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle Sat 3:30pm
    • Steve Gettle Sponsored by Cognisys; Macro Subjects by Sigma
  • CW9 Lightroom (laptop) 
    • with Kurt Budliger Fri 2-5pm
  • CW10 NIGHT Photo Shoot Light Painting 
    • with Jürgen Lobert & Elizabeth (Lisa) Ryan Fri 9pm
MORE Conference Workshops 
No charge for registrations before June 21st ($52 after)

  • CW11 Vertorama Chapel Demo 
    • with Padma Inguva Sun 11:30am
  • CW12 Live Composite NIGHT Photo Shoot 
    • with Peter Baumgarten Fri 8:30pm (Sponsored Olympus)
    • Bring or Borrow an Olympus Camera that can do Live Composite
  • CW13 NIGHT Shoot 
    • with Shiv Verma APSA, MNEC Fri 8:30pm
  • CW14 Selecting & Improving Images for Competition Sat 8am
    • 1st 15 people will send images for review. Open to all to attend & watch. Critique by William Barnett, APSA, MNEC
DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
  • Light Paint a Car (Fri) with Lori & Jerry Keefer (also a post-processing session of the light painted car)
  • Video for Photographers with Shiv Verma APSA, MNEC (double session)
  • Character Models (Sponsored by Sigma) (Lights provided by Westcott) 
    • Friday 12-5pm & Saturday 9am-2pm (open)
    • Borrow a Sigma Lens, get lens & portrait tips from Marc Farb & Photograph Characters: Fri 6-8pm
FEMALE MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY 
Lower Level of Campus Center (Skip Hoyt, MNEC). Sat. 9am-5pm; Sunday 9-11:30am. Monitored female sets Saturday & Sunday. There will be different lighting set-ups in the model rooms on the lower level of the Campus Center. Outside locations: church, pond, Campus Center Concourse (under the hotel overhang-3rd floor).

PHOTO-OPS 
(Lower Level of Campus Center) Chris Germain, MNEC and Barbara Rozavsky, HonNEC
Main Room (CC169) may include still life, Mylar reflections, underwater flowers & other subject matter.
  • Photograph Raptors (Borrow a Tamron lens) 
    • (Friday 1-5pm only) (Raptors Sponsored by Tamron)
  • Photograph Flowers with Anne Belmont (Borrow a Lensbaby lens) 
    • (Sponsored by Lensbaby)
  • Photograph Insects with Kathy Macpherson Baca 
    • (Insects by Creepy Con) (Insects Sponsored by Sigma) (Borrow a Sigma lens)
  • Photograph Food & Still Life with Gerri Jones
  • Photograph Still Life with Mark Battista
  • Photograph Flowers with Padma Inguva

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NECCC Fall 2018 Electronic Interclub Competition

NECCC Fall 2018 Electronic Interclub Competition

The Fall 2018 competition, hosted by the North Haven Camera Club, was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Hope Church in North Haven, CT. The competition was directed by Bill Rothfuss, Laura Parisi and Joe Whitmore. Forty clubs participated in the Pictorial section (22 from Class A and 18 from Class B) and thirty nine clubs participated in the Nature section (17 from Class A and 22 from Class B). Thanks are extended to the North Haven Camera Club for hosting this first competition of the 2018-19 season. North Haven would also like to recognize and thank Mike Fernandez for his expertise and support of this competition, while using the “Judge” competition software. The judges for the competition were:
• Rick Sereque, APSA, HonNEC. Past officer of PSA, NECCC, CAP and Bridgeport Camera Club.
• Mark Tuccillo, former member of the Wallingford Camera Club.
• Bill Sacco, retired career photographer at Yale University.

The full report and galleries can be viewed here http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-competition.html



Winter Competition: The second NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2018-
2019 season will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019, hosted by the Manchester Camera Club (snow date 2/11/2019). The location will be at the St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 335 Smyth Rd., Manchester, NH 03104 (http://www.manchestercameraclub.org/about/directions/). The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. The closing date for receipt of entries is Monday, January 21, 2019.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Application for Courtesy Enrollment (Updated; Please note January 15, 2019 Deadline!)

Application for Courtesy Enrollment (Updated; Please note January 15, 2019 Deadline!) Please share with your clubs!

We invite each NECCC member club to select one of their club members to receive a courtesy co-pay registration to the next NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 12-14, 2019. The registration gives the member submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note: the enrollment co-pay covers only the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for their own room & meals.The $40 co-pay may be made by the member club or the enrollment recipient. All co-pay checks should be made out to NECCC and sent to the Director’s postal address listed below, within 10 days of emailing in the candidate's name. Please put the club name on the check. An email will be sent to the club contact listed in the email application acknowledging receipt of the co-pay check.

Application for Courtesy Enrollment (Updated; Please note January 15, 2019 Deadline!) 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Used Canon 1D X and 600mm f/4L II for sale

Used Canon 1D X  and 600mm f/4L II for sale

For sale:  Canon 600mm, F4 lens (Version II).   $9,000. EXCELLENT CONDITION…this lens has not seen much use in the past 4 years and has always been covered with a neoprene lens cover so the lens does not have any scratches.  Comes with hard cover case and lens hood and a Really Right Stuff lens plate for mounting on a gimbal or similar ball head.  The sharpness and clarity of this lens is nothing short of amazing and this lens has a very shallow depth of field resulting in truly beautiful images.  This lens is unbeatable for wildlife. I hate to part with this lens but I am selling it in order to downsize as I can no longer handle heavier gear.  New, this lens sells for $11,500 and used, it is priced at $9.979 on the BH website.   
Email:  betty@bettywileyphography.com for more information.



For sale: Canon 1Dx full frame professional camera…18.1 mp. $2,800. This is a great camera for sports and wildlife and the autofocusing capabilities of this camera are astounding with great image quality even at very high ISO settings.  This camera (used) sells for $3,199 at BH Photo.  This camera has been well cared for and is in excellent condition and has not seen much use in the past few years.  This camera comes with battery charger and an extra battery with the original box and manual.


I am selling this camera and my heavier gear as I can no longer handle the weight.  This camera is capable of shooting up to 14 FPS (frames per second) ) or 12 FPS (RAW & jpeg).  Here is the link to the listing for this camera (used) at BH: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801808026-USE/canon_5253b002_eos_1d_x_dslr_camera.html.
Email: betty@bettywileyphotography.com for more information.

Courtesy Enrollment Program

NECCC Club Reps and Presidents - Registration for the 2019 NECCC Conference will begin soon and attendees will be able to register online.

The Courtesy Enrollment Program must also begin much earlier than in previous years to allow each courtesy enrollee to select pre-conference workshops they might wish to attend.  If we wait too long, courtesy enrollees will find that workshops have filled up before they have the opportunity to register online for the conference.

Please begin your club’s process for selecting an individual for the 2019 Courtesy Enrollment program.  Send me the name and the $40.00 co-pay check (paid by the club or by the enrollee) as soon as you are ready (before December 1 if you are ready).  You will receive confirmation of the enrollee’s acceptance once we have received all required information, and I will forward names of accepted courtesy enrollees to the Conference Registration staff so the individuals can register online.  The information we need is explained at:  http://neccc14.neccc.org/Club-Services-Packet-Current/05_Courtesy-Enrollment.pdf. The key requirements are that the individual has not previously attended an NECCC Conference, that we receive the $40.00 co-pay check (either from the club or the individual), and that your club is up-to-date on the NECCC club dues for 2018-2019.

If you have any questions, contact:  Fran MacDonald, MNEC fmacdonald@verizon.net

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Call to Photographers open to all, features Gilbertville village history

The "New Views of Gilbertville" photo contest, sponsored jointly with the Hardwick Historical Society, is now open for entries!  We invite you to bring your cell phone or camera, and enter the exhibit to share your new perspective on this historic mill village.

Photos must include at least one of the buildings or resources (building interior or exterior, including the covered bridge and the St Aloysius bell) in the National Register Historic District of Gilbertville, on the eastern edge of the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts. The historic resource need not be the main subject of the photo.

Entry is from now to March 27, 2019. Cash prizes from $25 to $250 will be awarded.  Proceeds benefit Friends of the Stone Church, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Stone Church building, 283 Main Street, Gilbertville, MA and to facilitate its use by the community.

Entry Form, Gilbertville National Register of Historic Places Building List, and Maps are available at Sites.Google.com/site/EastQuabbinArtistsAlliance/home

Thank you for spreading the word!
Mary   
Mary Warbasse
Friends of the Stone Church PO Box 347 Gilbertville, MA 01031


CONTACT: Mary Warbasse 508.882.3980
or email woodsong1@charter.net

Call to Photographers open to all, features Gilbertville village history

Gilbertville, MA  Friends of the Stone Church and the Hardwick Historical Society proudly announce "New Views of Gilbertville," a juried photography contest and exhibit with cash prizes. The collaborating presenters invite photographers to shed new light on Gilbertville village by taking original photos of its historic architecture. The contest is open from November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. After jurying for prizes ranging from $25 to $250 in Youth and Adult categories, works submitted will be exhibited in two venues, at the Town House in Hardwick and at the Stone Church in Gilbertville, between April 13 to June 3, 2019.

Entries must be the photographer's own, original work, taken within the last five years. Eligible submissions may be in Black & white or color, including photo collage or mixed media incorporating photos. At least one of the buildings or resources in the Gilbertville National Register Historic District, interior or exterior view, must feature in work submitted. The historic resource can be, but does not have to be, the main subject of the photograph. Submission requires specifying which historic property in is the photo.  Contest proceeds benefit Friends of the Stone Church, whose mission is to stabilize and preserve the Stone Church, Gilbertville and welcome its use by the community. Board members of sponsoring organizations and their immediate families are welcome to submit photos for the exhibit but are not eligible for cash awards.

Maps and a complete list of eligible historic structures, as well as guidelines and a form for entering the contest, are available from these contacts:
e-mail request: EastQuabbinArtistAlliance@gmail.com
for viewing & downloading: sites.google.com/site/EastQuabbinArtistsAlliance/home
by phone: 413.477.6058



The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club exhibit

The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will be offering an exhibit of over 275 photos of their member’s best work during the months of November and December at the Newtown Municipal Center. The building’s main hallway with grand arches provides a beautiful gallery setting to showcase this large collection of photographs. On Sunday, November 4th, from 2-4 p.m. there will be an Opening Reception where the public is welcome to come and meet the photographers and enjoy refreshments and music while viewing the exhibit.

In this 9th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Exhibit, many photos of Newtown will be featured, but there will also be photos taken across the country and around the world. Most of the photographs on display will be offered for sale as well.

Exhibit Location:  Newtown Municipal Center, Fairfield Hills Campus, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470


The Boston Camera Club's “Light and Shadow” exhibition

The Boston Camera Club's “Light and Shadow” exhibition at the New England School of Photography’s new pop-up Red Brick Gallery (274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453) will run from November 5 – December 31, 2018, with a reception scheduled on Sunday, November 18, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  Featuring the work of 15 current BCC members.
More info at https://www.bostoncameraclub.org.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Fall NECCC bulletin is now available!

The Fall NECCC bulletin is now available! You can download the bulletin by clicking on the title page below or by going to the NECCC website http://www.neccc.org/ and clicking on the bulletin tab to see the current, and previous, bulletins. Thank you Paul Smith!



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Session

dditional Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Session
I am organizing a SECOND 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 noon and then travel to Leverett with photographing from 1-3 p.m. at Wingmasters.  The trip is limited to 12 people and the cost is $50 per person.  I have about 6 of the 12 slots available since I had so many sign up for the morning session the wait list grew.  We would love to have a second session on the 17th and just need some more interest.

Please contact Debbie Koundry to reserve your spot at 203-558-2372 or email ddonofrio@snet.net no later than November 10th.  

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 

Thank you,
Debbie
 
Photography by Debbie Donofrio
 
(203) 558-2372

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Used Canon 1D X and 600mm f/4L II for sale"

Used Canon 1D X  and 600mm f/4L II for sale"

For sale:  Canon 600mm, F4 lens (Version II).   $9,000. EXCELLENT CONDITION…this lens has not seen much use in the past 4 years and has always been covered with a neoprene lens cover so the lens does not have any scratches.  Comes with hard cover case and lens hood and a Really Right Stuff lens plate for mounting on a gimbal or similar ball head.  The sharpness and clarity of this lens is nothing short of amazing and this lens has a very shallow depth of field resulting in truly beautiful images.  This lens is unbeatable for wildlife. I hate to part with this lens but I am selling it in order to downsize as I can no longer handle heavier gear.  New, this lens sells for $11,500 and used, it is priced at $9.979 on the BH website.   
Email:  betty@bettywileyphography.com for more information.



For sale: Canon 1Dx full frame professional camera…18.1 mp. $2,800. This is a great camera for sports and wildlife and the autofocusing capabilities of this camera are astounding with great image quality even at very high ISO settings.  This camera (used) sells for $3,199 at BH Photo.  This camera has been well cared for and is in excellent condition and has not seen much use in the past few years.  This camera comes with battery charger and an extra battery with the original box and manual.


I am selling this camera and my heavier gear as I can no longer handle the weight.  This camera is capable of shooting up to 14 FPS (frames per second) ) or 12 FPS (RAW & jpeg).  Here is the link to the listing for this camera (used) at BH: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801808026-USE/canon_5253b002_eos_1d_x_dslr_camera.html.
Email: betty@bettywileyphotography.com for more information.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Seven Deadly Sins: Excellence in Photography

Seven Deadly Sins: Excellence in Photography – an international juried photography exhibit - will run October 13 – November 11, 2018. The juror is famed photographer Amy Arbus, who teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, Anderson Ranch, NORD photography and the Fine Arts Work Center. She has published several books of photography, including The Fourth Wall which the New Yorker called her “masterpiece.” More information and some of Ms. Arbus’ wonderful photography is available here: https://www.amyarbus.com.

Ms. Arbus, who selected 30 photographs out of the hundreds that were submitted, will be attending the opening reception and will be exhibiting some of her work at the Cotuit Center. In addition to exhibiting the selected photographs, all entries will be available online at the Center’s website: https://artsonthecape.org.

The Cotuit Center is located on Cape Cod at 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Information about The Cotuit Center, an award-winning and dynamic arts and cultural hub serving Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, and beyond, can be found on its website: https://artsonthecape.org.

Coastal Camera Club to Sponsor Michael Pressman Program on Abstract Composites Wednesday Night, November 7th at 7PM at the Madison Senior Center

Coastal Camera Club to Sponsor Michael Pressman Program on Abstract Composites Wednesday Night, November 7th at 7PM at the Madison Senior Center

Hello.  Please put this announcement in the NECCC blog.  We are sponsoring a program in Abstract Composites presented by Michael Pressman at our next meeting which will be the evening of Wednesday November 7th 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
http://www.coastalcameraclub.org/

The Coastal Camera Club is hosting guest speaker Michael Pressman at the club’s regular meeting on Wednesday night, November 7th at 7pm in the Madison Senior Center.  The title of the program is “Abstract Composites”.  This event is free and open to the public.  Mr. Pressman is a life-long photographer and has exhibited his nature and digital art photography in the New York City metro area.  Since his recent move to the Connecticut shoreline, he has had solo shows in Westbrook and Chester.  Some of his work can be viewed on his website at http://www.michaelpressmanphotography.com.

Mr. Pressman spent more than thirty years as a national broadcast journalist for both ABC News and NBC News on programs that included ABC News 20/20, Dateline NBC, and the Today show.  Mostly working in “long-form” – news magazines and documentaries – as a producer, director and writer, he is the recipient of the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy and Cine Golden Eagle awards.

The Coastal Camera Club is a group of area residents that share an interest in developing and improving their photography skills.  The club conducts instructional programs and holds exhibits and competitions throughout the year.  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 in interest in photography, check out the club’s website at www.coastalcameraclub.org or come to a meeting.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Smoky Quartz is open for submissions

I'm writing to let you know that Smoky Quartz is open for submissions.  I have included information below that I hope you will post on the NECCC Blog. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Deborah Murphy mwgsmokyquartz@gmail.com

Smoky Quartz, an online journal of literature and art published by the Monadnock Writers’ Group, is open for submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. We publish poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction, and a diverse selection of art and photography.

We welcome submissions from new, emerging, and established writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire.

Submissions are free and are open from October 1, 2018 – January 15, 2019. Any work received after January 15th will be considered for a future issue. We accept simultaneous submissions. We also accept previously published work. (Please provide where and when it was published.)

Please go to https://smokyquartz.org for full submission guidelines and to read past issues to get a sense of the work we publish.

Friday, October 26, 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 




Saturday, October 20, 2018

The 2018 Click! Photography Conference is just two weeks away!

Time now to sign up! The 2018 Click! Photography Conference is just two weeks away!

The 2018 Click! Photography Conference on Cape Cod is just two weeks away on Saturday, November 3rd at its new, larger venue, the Cape Codder Hotel on Route 132 in Hyannis, MA.
Now in its 5th year of continuous growth, Click! 2018 is packed with presentations, print competitions and photo shoots sure to please the most demanding pros and enthusiasts alike. You won’t want to miss this year’s included luncheon keynote by Canon Explorer of Light Jack Reznicki plus 25 sessions by 12 top instructors. Click! 2018 is bigger and better than ever! Don’t miss out. You can check out all the conference details and register here, but don’t delay: https://capecodartcenter.org/click2018/

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
 $500- Save $20
 $750- Save $35
 $1000- Save $50
 $1500- Save $75
 $2000- Save $100
 $3000- Save $150