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: 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:
Email: 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: 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

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

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

CONTACT: Mary Warbasse 508.882.3980
or email

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:
for viewing & downloading:
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

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 and clicking on the bulletin tab to see the current, and previous, bulletins. Thank you Paul Smith!