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

Learn It, Shoot It, Edit It 

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

Register Today!

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!

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
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

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

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

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

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 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: 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

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:

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

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.