Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Fall NECCC bulletin available for download, reading and sharing with fellow photographers

The Fall NECCC bulletin available for download, reading and sharing with fellow photographers
http://neccc14.neccc.org/Bulletin/2019_Fall_Bulletin_Final.pdf

NECCC Reps, please print a copy and bring it to the next two club meetings, share the link our your Club's newsletter, Blog, Facebook page, etc. Highlight a few stories from the bulletin and share them at the beginning of the next few Club meetings.








Monday, November 18, 2019

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

You're Invited! The 10th Annual "Newtown & Beyond" Photo Exhibit will feature 275 photos taken in Newtown and around the world!

The exhibit will run from November 1 through December 28 at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street in the Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown. The building’s main hallway with grand arches provides a beautiful gallery setting to showcase this large collection of photographs. Most of the photographs on display will be offered for sale as well.





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And the link to our Black Friday page on the website: https://platypod.com/black-friday-2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Coastal Camera Club photography show

Sue Frechette
http://www.coastalcameraclub.org


The Coastal Camera Club will be holding its first photography show of the season at the Madison Senior Center at 29 Bradley Road, Madison, CT from October 8th through November 21st.  This year CCC members will be exhibiting images in seven categories that include architecture, creative, landscape/seascape, nature, nature touched by man, people and general.  Independent judges will be awarding ribbons in each category for first, second, third places and honorable mention. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held on October 16th at 7pm at the Café in the Madison Senior Center.

The Coastal Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7pm from mid-September through early June in the café at the Madison Senior Center. The mission of the club is to develop and improve the photography skills of the membership.  This year the club is sponsoring a number of educational and instructional lectures and workshops, informal photo shoots and other fun activities designed to teach and improve photography skills.  New members are welcome to join at any meeting.   

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Workshop at Old Car City, the Lindale Denim Factory, and SouthEastern RR museum

Join us November 22nd-25th for a workshop at Old Car City, the Lindale Denim Factory, and SouthEastern RR museum (OCC includes a NIGHT Shoot & Lightpainting) 

For more information https://tinyurl.com/OCC11222519
To signup without using the meetup engine, email us [photographyByLisaAndTom@comcast.net) and we can send you a link
To join us on Friday only https://tinyurl.com/OCC112219












Old Car City (TWO daylight shoots & one NIGHT Shoot with Light painting), Lindale Mill (Denim Factory) and Southeastern RR Museum

Old Car City is amazing during the day -- but at night it has even more WOW -- Light Painting at Night at Old Car City!!

Tom and I have been to Old Car City a bunch of times so we will help direct you to make the most of your time there. Come and practice your Macro photography, learn about HDR Capture, and Creative in-camera Techniques.

Friday
-- Old Car City (daylight shoot)
-- Old Car City NIGHT Shoot with Light painting)

Saturday
-- Old Car City (daylight shoot)

Sunday
-- Lindale Mill (Denim Factory)
-- possible water mill shoot
-- possible car trails at an overpass

Monday
-- Southeastern RR Museum (ends at noon)

Questions? Please email us at photographyByLisaAndTom@comcast.net

Check out some of our images of cars at night here http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Cars-at-Night

You can view a few photographs from previous trips to Old Car City here: http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Car-City







     



Things to Bring:
-- Camera
-- Wide angle and close-up lense
-- Extra batteries
-- Tripod
-- Cable release (if you have a wired and a wireless cable release bring both as this is the piece of equipment most likely to fail and you want it for the 30 second to five-minute exposures; some newer cameras can use bulb without a cable release, but most cannot)
-- one red flashlight

Night and Light Painting Gear:

-- RED preserve your night vision while walking or changing your camera settings
-- Red flashlight https://amzn.to/2H0vdkf
-- Red headlamp https://amzn.to/2JmtV1h
-- Flashlight for light painting (try to get one that does not have a hotspot in the center
-- https://amzn.to/2JoA2lx)
-- A flashlight with colors can be fun
-- https://amzn.to/2q8lJcW
-- https://amzn.to/2IvzfxZ

Please note that all of our workshops require the participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16
Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.
Please note that this and all classes/workshops have no refunds.
By signing up for our classes/tours/workshops, you agree to our terms and conditions, see http://www.photographybylisaandtom.com/p/workshops.html


Light Painting at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery!

We have a couple of spots left for a special light painting workshop
We have after hours access to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery! All skills levels welcome
Sign up NOW. https://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/261629123/

Check out a few photos from previous nights there http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Locations/Sleepy-Hollow




We will be photographing in the cemetery after dark. We will meet at the gate by 5pm and shoot until 10pm.

You will learn how to control the ambient light with your long exposures and the "local" light with your flashlight. FYI, we will mainly be walking on the roads, and there is not a lot of walking required.

We will spend the first part of the session going over camera settings and tips for long exposures, light painting etc.

You MUST bring some sort of red flashlight (see below). You may not use a white flashlight as it interferes with your night vision, and it interferes with exposures.

Take exposures less than 30 seconds for pinpoint stars or for 1-10 minutes to capture some star trails, point your camera at the north star and get circular star trails (8-60 minute exposures); light the headstones, walk amongst them, be a ghost in your own image - the sky is the limit.



http://www.sleepyhollowcemetery.org

Please note that all of our workshops require that participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16

Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.

Please note that this and all classes/workshops have no refunds. By signing up for our classes/tours/workshops, you agree to our terms and conditions, see www.photographybylisaandtom.com/p/workshops.html.

Things to Bring:

  • Camera that has bulb mode (you will be shooting for longer than 30 seconds);
  • extra batteries
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Cable release (you will be shooting for more than 30 seconds so you need a cable release)
  • RED Flashlight (Walmart sells them or use red cellophane or red overheads from staples and tape). You MUST bring some sort of red flashlight. You may not use a white flashlight as it interferes with your night vision, and it interferes with exposures.

http://www.lisaandtomphotography.com/p/night-photography.html

http://www.amazon.com/Carson-Optical-LED-Flashlight-Red/dp/B000WG0LPQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1383660618&sr=8-5&keywords=red+flashlight

Small Maglight flashlight for light painting (gels optional for colored effects)

Water, Snack (there is a bathroom on the premises)

Sturdy shoes (hiking boots provide good ankle support) and appropriate outdoor clothing, fingerless gloves, hot hands, layers for cold weather


Please note that all of our workshops require that participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16 Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.

Please note that this and all classes/workshops have no refunds. By signing up for our classes/tours/workshops, you agree to our terms and conditions, see http://www.lisaandtomphotography.com/p/workshops.html

Friday, November 1, 2019

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference -- SOLD OUT!

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

SOLD OUT!


The Art of Photography, Editing, Social Media, Mobile Photography, Digital Art, Photo Ops & More!

We've almost reached our sell-out capacity so don't wait to register for the Cape Cod Art Center's 6th annual CLICK! Photography Conference  November 2 at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis, MA. Register today!

New format for CLICK!

We've change things up a bit this year. For the first time we'll kick off the conference with our keynote presentation. This year's program is "Mindful Photography" by Charles Needle.

Pre-Conference Session
We've also added a pre-conference sessions on Wacom tablets by Shiv Verma. If you've ever wondered what all the fuss is about tablets, come check out Shiv's pre-conference program at 8:15. In this half-hour program, Shiv will guide you through the setup process, demonstrate practices for getting the most out of your tablet and answer all of your Wacom questions.  Shiv will also be on hand throughout the conference to answer your tablet questions. 

This year we've extended the midday lunch break, adding photo ops with live models and dancers from the Haley School of Irish Dance, and two half-hour mini sessions.  First, if you've ever wondered if there's life beyond Adobe, check out "ON1: An Adobe Alternative" with John Tunney at 12:45.  During this half-hour mini session, John will demo key features of ON1 Photo Raw, an editing program that combines the best of Lightroom and Photoshop into a single application that can be used as a stand-alone program or as a plug-in. Then at 1:30 Andrew Martin of Tamron USA will discuss lens selection - what to use, when & why - in "The Science of Optics".

Hunt's Trade Show
Our friends at Hunt's Photo & Video will be back with the latest and greatest gear and accessories. Representatives from Fuji, Nikon and Tamron will also be there, and have cameras and lenses for you to check out. Want to trade-in your old gear? Bring it to Click! Hunt's Photo & Video will have an appraiser on hand who will evaluate your gear. He'll either give you check on the spot or a credit you can apply to the purchase of new equipment. 

New (old) Location
Just a reminder that this year's conference is back at the Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis - not the Cape Codder. The Conference Center is located at 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA.

CLICK! 2019 SESSIONS
 
Sessions:
Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light / Charles Needle, keynote address
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew
Street Photography / John Hames
Finding the Shot: The Art & Craft of Better Seeing / John Tunney
Better Bird Photography / Sherri VandenAkker
Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection / Lisa & Tom Cuchara
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz / Rad Drew
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard
Wildlife Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel
Create a Digital Painting Using iColorama App / Rita Colantonio
Pushing the Limits With Lightroom's Tools / Bob Singer
Navigating Your Art Through Social Media / Rita Colantonio



Thursday, October 31, 2019

Photographic Presentations – November 11.

Photographic Presentations – November 11.

The New Haven Camera Club and the Charter Oak Photographic Society are announcing two wonderful photographic presentations on November 11. Both presentations are free and are open to the public.  Please plan to attend one of these informational and inspirational events; the choice is yours! Details of each event are attached. 

 The New Haven Camera Club will host: 
Mark Bowie
“How to Photograph the Moonlight”
November 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT

 The Charter Oak Photographic Society will host:  
John Barclay
“Master Your Craft and Honor Your Vision”
November 11, 2019 at 7 pm
Elmwood Community Church
26 Newington Road, West Hartford, CT
(Conte Hall – Lower Level)

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

You're Invited! The 10th Annual "Newtown & Beyond" Photo Exhibit will feature 275 photos taken in Newtown and around the world!

Please join us this Sunday, November 3, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Newtown Municipal Center for our Opening Reception. Refreshments will be served and many of the 17 participating club members will be available to answer questions about their photos.

The exhibit will run from November 1 through December 28 at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street in the Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown. The building’s main hallway with grand arches provides a beautiful gallery setting to showcase this large collection of photographs. Most of the photographs on display will be offered for sale as well.





North Haven CC sponsoring a Lightroom workshop

North Haven CC sponsoring a Lightroom workshop


Lightroom Bootcamp-presentation-Host Betty Wiley-Saturday Nov. 9th

Lightroom Bootcamp-presentation-Host Betty Wiley-Saturday Nov. 9th

Webpage with info and links to register and pay. http://www.northhavencameraclub.com/special-events

Details:

Photographers.  The North Haven Camera Club is offering the ultimate Lightroom beginners and intermediate users training at Lightroom Bootcamp! Get down and dirty and take your Lightroom skills from beginner to advanced in this intense one day workshop.

We still have a few seats remaining at this Lightroom special event! Join us on Saturday, November 9th at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden from 10a-4pm for Lightroom Boot Camp presented by renowned photographer Betty Wiley who is a professional freelance photographer, instructor and author. Her Lightroom Bootcamp workshop has met with rave reviews. She teaches Lightroom, Photoshop and creative photo processing techniques throughout New England.  Betty's website with portfolio and biography is http://bettywileyphotography.com/.

This is a hands-on course so bring your laptop with the Lightroom program installed. It is designed for beginners and intermediate Lightroom users. Get the skills you need to make your photos perfect. Topics include importing photos, organizing and finding your photos quickly using Lightroom’s library module.  Learn to edit like a pro using Lightroom’s editing tools in the develop module and more.

The Course fee is $150, discounted from the normal fee of $199.To register and pay online got to http://www.northhavencameraclub.com/special-events. If you have further questions contact the North Haven via email at www.northhavencameraclub@gmail.com.

Darlene Whitmore
North Haven Camera Club
Club's web site: http://www.northhavencameraclub.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthHavenCameraClub/
Contest site: http://www.northhavencameraclub.com

Depth opens November 1 at Beacon Gallery


BOSTON, MA (October 29, 2019) – Beacon Gallery is pleased to present its November exhibition, Depth, running from November 1 through 24th. An opening reception will occur in conjunction with First Friday, on Friday November 1 from 6-8:30 pm.

Featuring works by gallery artists Myra Abelson, Dylan Brams, Betty Canick, Aja Johnson, Anya Leveille, Lori Mehta, Adrienne Shishko and James Varnum, this group show focuses on literal and metaphorical depth in two-dimensional pieces of artwork: how perspective is expressed, and how complex concepts and emotions are conveyed in abstract works.

Works by Lori Mehta express depth through layered fabric and shifting patterns of light on her subjects. Anya Leveille’s cold wax abstracts explore physical depth as she layers materials to build up the surfaces of her pieces. Similar to Leveille, yet more energetic in feel, Johnson’s abstracts are often dozens of layers of paint deep lending a depth both visible and invisible to the viewer. Coupled with her enigmatic titles, such as Loneliness Is Living In a House With Someone You Used To Love, Johnson’s abstract works inspires the viewer to look deeper and draw their own meaningful conclusions.

Dylan Brams is Beacon Gallery’s newest artist. An American glassblower and photographer residing in Israel, Brams showcases his ampolina collection in images that compress multiple ampolinas into one single delicate form. The result is a both restful yet fascinating fragment of Bram’s three-dimensional artwork, in two dimensions.

The notion of multi-sensory depth will be addressed throughout the month with a musical playlist curated to include pieces with meanings linked to the works on display or layered in a way as to enhance the gallery experience. Additional musical events such as a secret concert curated and produced by Sofar Boston will also enrich the month’s programming.


A private dinner, produced by Soweflew will be pairing cuisine and beverages with the artwork for Depth. Owner Christine O’Donnell says, “We are delighted to be working with both Sofar and Soweflew. Their curated experiences spark multi-sensorial experiences for guests. We hope to encourage greater exploration and appreciation of the artwork through our work with these creative organizations.”

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 
Address: 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Come at 6:45, the program starts at 7:00pm
Programs are FREE and open to the public 

(You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips).
We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for programs and the fourth Monday for competitions.


Program Description: Two years in the making... the debut of this stunning project will feature new still images, time-lapse sequences and night video — with the goal of exposing night photographers to the image-making potential of a variety of moonlit landscapes, during all phases of the moon.

In targeting the Milky Way, most night photographers avoid photographing under a large moon. Yet there’s so much more to discover under the light of the moon. Moonlight provides many benefits for photographing the earthbound landscape. It casts fill light, illuminating details and colors of both man-made structures and natural subjects. It theatrically interacts with clouds, fog and water, offering creative possibilities not only for shooting stills, but time-lapse and video. It can add ambience, mystery and a sense of wonder. The possibilities are limited only by our vision and imagination.

I’ll discuss using apps to put photographers in position to best take advantage of moonlit
subjects. I’ll present innovative field and processing techniques, and cover camera settings, how
to compose and focus, and determine exposure. I’ll cover artistic possibilities presented under
all phases, optical phenomena created by moonlight, photographing eclipses and long exposures
of the moon, shooting and blending multiple exposures to capture detail in the moon and
landscape, and shooting time interval and time lapse sequences to creatively present the moon’s
trajectory across the night sky.

Ultimately, my goal is to expose viewers to the artistic possibilities of this little-covered facet of
night photography while helping them discover more about the natural world — lit by the light
of the moon.

http://markbowie.com/

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Bird Photography Master Class

Bird Photography Master Class

Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton, MA

Shawn Carey and Michael Milicia will lead this one-day classroom seminar crammed with tips and techniques that will help bring your avian imagery to the next level.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mass Audubon.

Details and registration info here :  

Sunday, September 29, 2019

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest
(last call)

We are looking for a logo for the 75th Annual NECCC Photo Conference 

Upload yours here https://tinyurl.com/NECCClogo75 by 9/30/19

The maker of the selected logo will receive one free conference registration*
(*registration only, not housing/meals)






Monday, September 16, 2019

Click! Photography Conference

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

It’s time  to register for the fall 2019 Click! Photography Conference, convening just a month from now on November 2nd in Hyannis, MA.

It’s hands-down the best Click! Photography Conference yet and the last opportunity you’ll have this year to catch up with your photography friends from across the NECCC region.

Check out the entire fall 2019 Click! Photography Conference program, speakers and session schedule on our  website here: https://capecodartcenter.org/events-3/click2019/

And note the “friendlier” program schedule hours, too.  😊

Thanks!

-Bob Singer, MNEC, NECCC Representative Cape Cod Art Center Camera Club

P.S. Here’s a quick text overview of the entire program and its attendant workshops. For complete information about each session, click on the link above to our full Click! Photography Conference website.

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 9:00am - 4:30 pm
at the Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA

featuring Charles Needle (keynote), Rad Drew, Rita Colantonio, Lisa & Tom Cuchara,  John Hames, Andy Howard, John Klingel, Steve Koppel, Jurgen Lobert, Andrew Martin, Bob Singer, John Tunney, Sherri VandenAkker and Shiv Verma

Stay an extra day and join us for our Sunday Workshops at Cape Cod Art Center with Charles Needle and Rad Drew!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 15 instructors and 30 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your photography. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to pros.
  • Bring your camera!  Hands on shooting ops with dancers, live models and more!
  • Morning keynote: Charles Needle, “Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light”
  • Print competition: Bring up to two pictures to enter into the print competition. The category is “Open” – anything goes. (Visit our webpage rules and prizes.)
  • Register early to Win! The first 100 people to register will be entered into a drawing for the Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet – a $350 value!

SCHEDULE

9:00-9:45 KEYNOTE & COFFEE
Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light / Charles Needle

10:00-11:00 SESSION 1
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew
Street Photography / John Hames
Finding the Shot: The Art & Craft of Better Seeing / John Tunney
Better Bird Photography / Sherri VandenAkker
Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection / Lisa & Tom Cuchara

11:15-12:15 SESSION 2
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel
Create a Digital Painting Using iColorama App / Rita Colantonio

BREAK 12:15-2:00 for Lunch, Photo Ops, Mini Sessions and Vendor Visits

12:45-1:15 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lifes
12:45-1:15 ON1: An Adobe Alternative  / John Tunney

1:30-2:00 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lifes
1:30-2:00 The Science of Optics / Andrew Martin, Tamron USA

2:15-3:15 SESSION 3
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew
Pushing the Limits With Lightroom’s Tools / Bob Singer
Better Bird Photography / Sherri VandenAkker
Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection / Lisa & Tom Cuchara
Street Photography / John Hames

3:30-4:30 SESSION 4
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel
Navigating Your Art Through Social Media / Rita Colantonio

REGISTER NOW FOR CLICK! 2019 
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Stay an extra day and join us for Sunday Workshops with Charles Needle and Rad Drew!

Hands-On Creative Macro Photography with Charles Needle

Sunday, November 3rd | 9:30am-2:30pm | $85 (includes a $10 materials fee) | Held at Cape Cod Art Center

Join award-winning California-based photographer, Charles Needle, in this special one-day hands-on workshop where you’ll learn new creative techniques to craft unusual, striking images and take your close-up photography to the next level.

The workshop will begin with an overview of various macro techniques, followed by shooting demos and plenty of time to photograph in an indoor “studio” with various set-ups involving colored, iridescent and clear textured glass, mylar, glass objects, shells, etc. There will also be colorful backgrounds, fresh-cut flowers, silk flowers, and plenty of other objects to shoot. You’ll feel like a kid in a macro candy store! Topics covered will include: selective-focus macro, “shooting through” with a telephoto lens, close-up lenses/diopters, macro with specialty lenses such as Lensbaby and Taleidoscope lenses, and wide-angle macro.

The workshop runs from 9:30am to 2:30pm, with a one hour break for lunch.

Photography and Craft Impactful and Artful Images With Your iPhone with Rad Drew

Sunday, November 3rd | 9:30am-2:30pm | $75 | Held at Cape Cod Art Center

Today’s iPhones, combined with the latest in editing and stylizing apps, provide mobile photographers with the tools available to manifest their unique creative vision. Join award-winning photographer, Rad Drew, as he shows participants how to unleash the power of the iPhone’s native camera, how to create picturesque panorama’s, and shares his techniques for making beautiful portraits. Rad will introduce a host of apps for stylizing images, and show how to add a soft “Orton Effect-like” glow to images. He will share favorite HDR apps, demonstrate the technique of blending images to mitigate the harsh effects of some apps, and show tips for reducing noise in cloudy skies. Participants will have the opportunity to follow along using a list of apps that Rad will provide to all registrants prior to the session.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest

We are looking for a logo for the 75th Annual NECCC Photo Conference 

Upload yours here https://tinyurl.com/NECCClogo75 by 9/30/19

The maker of the selected logo will receive one free conference registration*
(*registration only, not housing/meals)






Friday, September 13, 2019

A Double invitation from the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists –CamNats
CamNats is a by-invitation only organization dedicated to the art and teaching of natural history photography.

A. To the opening reception Friday Sept 20th- 6-8PM of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (CamNats) print exhibition
The exhibition is at the Thayer Gallery in Braintree, Ma. Light refreshments will be served. See the attached flyer for full information. There are over 50 prints on display with the theme of North American Birds. Please join them for this spectacular display of nature photography at its best.

B. A Special Presentation and Speaker- Saturday September 28th-7-8:30 PM-Mark Wilson & “Owl Quest” Social hour 6pm
a former Boston Globe photographer for several years, Mark has done a lot of work on owls and has been able to photograph all 19 species in North America. He will present " OWL QUEST " on September 28th also at the Thayer Auditorium in Braintree 
He will also bring in at least 2 owls for a live demonstration, which I am sure will provide further entertainment
Details in the flier attached. Sponsored in Part by Hunts

Any questions please email CamNats Chairman Karl Zuzarte-  kmzphoto@gmail.com



art call

Would you please add this flyer to the NECCC blog.
This flyer reflects a new submission deadline.

Thank You
Bennie Thornton
NECCC rep for the Worcester County Camera Club


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New Haven Camera Club's CAMERA GEAR and PHOTOGRAPHY SALE

Interested in buying or selling camera gear or other photographic items?
Join us on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the New Haven Camera Club's CAMERA GEAR and PHOTOGRAPHY SALE 
7  to 9 pm at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

Information for BUYERS:
Join us at 7 pm, complete your name tag, mingle with other camera club members, and possibly pick up some items to enhance your photographic capabilities.
                                   
           Information for SELLERS:
  • Must be a camera club or PPA member.
  • Possible items: digital cameras, lenses, filters, other equipment & accessories, prints and other photographic art items.
  • Sellers will decide how payment will be accepted, with 20% of proceeds going to the New Haven Camera Club.
  • The deadline for reserving a space is October 1, 2019.
  • Contact Jan Doyle at 203-314-3095and/or jmdteach@comcast.netfor more information and/or make a reservation – [Jan needs to know your space requirements].
  • Sellers should arrive at 6:15 to set up for the 7 pm opening.  




Monday, September 9, 2019

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: exhibition Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age

I hope this finds you well! I am writing to the New England Camera Club Council on behalf of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. We are the only museum in Connecticut devoted to contemporary art and fostering the work of innovative artists.

I wanted to share with the members of the New England Camera Club Council an upcoming event that we are hosting on Sunday, September 22nd in conjunction with our current exhibition Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age (on view through November 10, 2019). Cwynar’s practice spans photography, installation, book-making, and film. The event, Artists Talk on Color, features artists Sara Cwynar and Silas Munro in conversation on color and how it is leveraged to influence us through media and marketing. Artist Sara Cwynar will be signing purchased exhibition catalogues after the talk.

I hope this will be of interest to the New England Camera Club Council! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Claire Ritz
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Claire Ritz
She/Her/Hers
Digital Media Assistant
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203.438.4519 x 120
aldrichart.org
@thealdrich

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

personal narrative workshop at PhotoPlace gallery in Middlebury, VT

I will host a personal narrative workshop at PhotoPlace gallery in Middlebury, VT during the weekend of September 14/15 and wanted to ask you if you'd be willing to inform your members about that.

I think the opening of the Persxonal Narrative show at PhotoPlace is happening on Sep. 14. I have juried that show for them.
Here's a link to my Vermont workshop page:
https://www.ralphhassenpflug.com/book-online/weekend-workshop-vermont

Thanks and best regards!
Ralph Hassenpflug
www.RalphHassenpflug.com

Sunday, September 1, 2019

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest

We are looking for a logo for the 75th Annual NECCC Photo Conference 

Upload yours here https://tinyurl.com/NECCClogo75 by 9/30/19

The maker of the selected logo will receive one free conference registration*
(*registration only, not housing/meals)






Friday, August 30, 2019

New England School of Photography (NESOP) has launched its Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Photographic Workshops schedules

New England School of Photography (NESOP) has launched its Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Photographic Workshops schedules and online registration is available!

NESOP will be closing its doors in April 2020.  If you've been waiting to take a workshop with NESOP, don't miss this opportunity! 

To view the schedule of NESOP's fall and winter workshops, and to register online, click here:
https://www.nesop.edu/workshops/?view=current 

Classes may be added during the seasons, so visit www.nesop.edu for updates!  Early tuition discounts are available for fall workshop registrations received by 09/13/19 and for winter workshop registrations received by 12/18/19.

Email scam regarding NECCC's Antoinette Gombeda


PLEASE BE ADVISED!
There are many scams out there on the internet requesting money in one form or another or asking you to verify a purchase which you have never made. There is one such scam making the rounds from Antoinette Gombeda as President of NECCC asking you to give an amount of money to an organization because she is out of town and can not do it herself. Neither NECCC nor Antoinette would NEVER, EVER, EVER ask anyone to do this. Please beware of this and do not respond.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Join the Nature First alliance of responsible nature photographers.

Join the Nature First alliance of responsible nature photographers.
You can make a difference.

NATURE FIRST PRINCIPLES OVERVIEW
Nature First is built on seven core principles that help communicate how each of us can enjoy nature photography responsibly. The Seven Principles of Nature First Photography were developed to help educate and guide both professional and recreational photographers in sustainable, minimal impact practices that will help preserve nature’s beautiful locations. #naturefirst

THE NATURE FIRST PRINCIPLES

  • Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
  • Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
  • Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
  • Use discretion if sharing locations.
  • Know and follow rules and regulations.
  • Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
  • Actively promote and educate others about these principles   


JOIN NATURE FIRST

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

LensBaby event at Hunt's Photo in Holyoke, MA, on Sept. 14

The Charter Oak Photographic Society is holding a LensBaby event at Hunt's Photo in Holyoke, MA, on Sept. 14, 10am-12pm. See below for details - contact Audrey Weigold if interested. 8 spaces available as of today.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest

NECCC 75th Annual Photo Conference Logo Contest

We are looking for a logo for the 75th Annual NECCC Photo Conference 

Upload yours here https://tinyurl.com/NECCClogo75 by 9/30/19

The maker of the selected logo will receive one free conference registration*
(*registration only, not housing/meals)






Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Worcester County Camera Club photography event



We have a painting and photography event coming up that we would like to be posted on the NECCC blog. I am the NECCC rep for the Worcester County Camera Club. I’ve enclosed the flyer we would like posted. If possible, could it also be posted on the NECCC Facebook page?

Thank You
Bennie Thornton
NECCC Rep.
Worcester County Camera Club
774 253-8844

Monday, August 12, 2019

photo sale and show

Lisa,

As the Upper Cape Camera Club’s Rep I’m sending you for the blog this poster advertising the club’s
annual show at the West Falmouth Library (MA).

Thanks,
Milt Williamson, MNEC





Tuesday, August 6, 2019

selling lots of used camera and studio equipment

Hi. I'm downsizing my studio Photography by Duval of Palmer, MA and I'm selling lots of used camera and studio equipment. I have a list of items for sale. The link to the list: https://www.duvalphoto.com/duval-photo-equipment.pdf

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

NECCC needs your feedback!

Tom and I thank each and every one of you for attending the 74th annual NECCC photo conference. Tom used his Good Humor (pun) to work with Conference Services to reward people that walked to Thompson on Friday and Herter on Saturday with Free Good Humor ice cream!

The conference runs smoothly because there are so many people involved. The red shirts always work very hard, but this year they had to tear down three entire room setups and setup three new rooms because Thompson's A/C went down. From reading your paper comments you all were very understanding of the emergency at Thompson and the hard work spent relocating those rooms.

Next year is the 75th Annual NECCC photo conference, so please bring a friend!

We hope to have lots of interactive and hands-on activities. We do read each and every feedback form, and we welcome suggestions for speakers, photo ops, etc. Have speakers send in program or photo ops proposals here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/speakatNECCC.
  • Please complete our online 2019 photo conference survey. We are looking for as much feedback as possible. The survey lists the programs, pre-conference workshops, conference workshops and photowalks , along with questions that do not appear on the short paper survey. We have been getting lots of ideas for the 75th-- a tshirt design contest, a scavenger hunt, a commemorative pin, a new vendor, and more. Keep the ideas flowing! 
  • Mark your calendars for the 75th Annual NECCC photo conference July 17, 18, 19 (2020) 

  • Please be sure to subscribe to the NECCC blog
    • http://necccnews.blogspot.com/p/subscribe.html
    • If you are in a camera club your rep should be updating its members about NECCC blogposts at each meeting.
    • Many of you are not in a camera club, so the blog is your primary communication.
    • NECCC wants to post your local (greater New England area) photo event!
      • Send an email with "for the NECCC Blog" in the subject line to photographer67 [at] comcast.net and we will let the entire New England area know about it! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SCSU's Drone Academy Launching September 14

Southern Connecticut State University is very pleased to announce the launch of our fall 2019 Drone Academy program launching on September 14, 2019

This five-module, non-credit program is geared towards working professionals who are interested in gaining the skills needed for safe drone aviation, preparation to successfully pass the FAA exam, techniques for making quality aerial stills                    and videos using Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, and a better understanding of Px4d software for landscape mapping and 3D modeling. Each module is able to be completed as a stand-alone option and participants can customize the program depending on their particular areas of interest. Some modules have pre-requisites, which are listed below in the descriptions.

The video and photographic capabilities of aerial drones have a demonstrated benefit for police departments, fire departments, real estate agents, journalists, public works officers, surveyors, insurance adjusters, public utilities, and more.                   SCSU’s Drone Academy will provide a value-add for both the working professional, as well as the hobbyist, looking to take their skills to the next level.

This is the only program in our region where participants can learn all of this information in one comprehensive package.  Register today as space is limited - SCSU Drone Academy.

Should you have any questions, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Associate Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, who will be happy to assist you. .

Ian M. Canning, MBA
Associate Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies 

Sincerely,


SCSU’s Journalism Department