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

Monday, July 22, 2019

Photo Involve! A Day of Image Review and Hands-on Workshops

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Photo Involve! A Day of Image Review and Hands-on Workshops
Hosted by Deborah Cohen, From New York Metro Area Camera Council meetup

8:45 AM to 5:00 PM
Midpoint Bistro & Bar
40 W 45th St · New York, NY

The event will be in the Priestly Room. near to Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority, Subways to Rockefeller Center Station

Details
AM: 8:45am-9:30 registration

9:30am-10:30am Joe Edelman on creativity
10:45am-12:15pm image review of attendees' images
12:15-1:15: 'Creativity is Contagious: Creativity in camera and in post-processing" by Lisa Cuchara

2:15pm-5PM
choose one workshop (hands-on bring your cameras) when registering:
Will Cadena: Portraits and Lighting
Lisa and Tom Cuchara: Creativity with Your Camera
Joe Edelman: Street Fashion Photography Using Natural Lighting
Shiv Verma: Landscape and Wildlife (in Central Park)

Registration fees:
$80 NYMACC members
$95 non-NYMACC members
$115 walk-ins
$25 Students with current IDs.

Register via NYMACC website: https://www.nymaccphoto.org

Hunts Photo and Video will be present!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions (New)

2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions (New)
Go to http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-competition.html for new documents and pdfs

2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions

NECCC has had thirteen successful seasons for the Pictorial and twelve successful seasons for the Nature categories of the Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition. For the 2019-2020 season the size is being changed to a maximum of 1400 pixels horizontally and 1050 pixels vertically. In addition there are several reminders that are detailed below.

• Because of requirements for the web based entry system each club must register by Sept. 15, 2019, so that the internal tables can be updated before the site is opened for Fall competition entries. (See rule number 5 in the competition rules document for details about the information needed.)

• Last season we had a number of cases where we received two entries for an individual who belongs to more than one club in one of the categories in violation of rule #4. In a couple of cases we even received two entries for one individual from the same club. We routinely check each category to be sure an individual is not entered twice in a category for each competition. If that happens we will attempt to determine which club has the individual’s permission to use his/her entries and disqualify the other entry. Each club rep has the responsibility to check with his/her members to be sure that only a single club is using their entries for each competition.

• It is also the club rep’s responsibility to determine the images that may have been entered previously for an individual when competing from another club. When we check images for possible previous use it doesn’t matter which club entered it previously. It is understood that this may be a daunting task, and may be difficult to verify every image, every time. However if duplicates are received, the Co-Directors have no choice but to disqualify this duplication. We do this in order to maintain an even playing field for all competing clubs.

• Note, we have also had problems with different images being entered, but with the same title as previous entries. In that case we attempt to determine if the images are in fact different before disqualifying the new one. Please emphasize to your members the importance of using unique titles for all their images.

• It is important the Host Clubs return our score spreadsheets with no changes except to add the scores. We have had clubs that sent score sheets they designed themselves or used programs such as Mac Numbers. When that happens we have to copy the scores to our spreadsheets so that they will work within the rest of our system. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

• Class assignments are the same as the 2018-2019 season except for the Seacoast and Seven Hills Camera Clubs that move from class B to class A in pictorial and Manchester Camera Club that moves from class B to class A in nature. These were the winning clubs in class B for the 2018-2019 season.

1. The following documents with all the competition details can be found on the NECCC web site at
http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-competition.html.

2. 2019-2020 Electronic Photographic Interclub Competitions (this document)

3. Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Rules

4. Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Instructions for Host Clubs

5. Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition Information for Judges

6. Instructions for Using the Web-based Image Upload System for the Electronic Interclub Competition

The upload site is located at http://cgburke.com/neccc/.

7. An alignment image to be used to check that your projector is showing the complete image. This image is exactly 1400 x 1050 pixels in size and has a one pixel wide stroke around the entire image. If that stroke is not visible on all four sides your projector needs adjustment which can easily be performed through the projector’s menu system. This is supplied primarily for host clubs to check their projectors before their 2019-2020 Electronic Photograph Interclub Competitions competition night, but it is also available to any club that wants to be sure it’s projector is adjusted properly.

Note that this is new for this season since the dimensions changed.

Competitions for 2019-2020

Participating clubs will receive a reminder e-mail in plenty of time to submit entries for each competition assuming they meet the September 15, 2019, registration date.

The dates and host clubs for each competition of the 2019-2020 season are as follows:

Fall Competition: The first NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2019-2020 season will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, hosted by The Lakes Region Camera Club. The location will be Trinity Episcopal Church, #93 NH Route 23, Meredith, NH (http://www.trinitymeredith.org/Trinity/contact-us.html#map). The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. (gather beginning at 6:30). The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, November 1, 2019.

Winter Competition: The second NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2019-2020 season will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, hosted by the Simsbury Camera Club (snow date 2/15/2020). The location will be at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 (http://www.simsburylibrary.info/aboutus/ hoursdirections/). The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. The closing date for receipt of entries is Monday, January 20, 2020.

Spring Competition: The third NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition of the 2019-2020 season will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 (almost April), hosted by The Greater Lynn Photographic Association. The location will be Greater Lynn Photographic Association, 564 Boston Street Lynn, MA(http://greaterlynnphoto.org/directions.php The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, March 13, 2020.

No entry form is required to enter individual competitions. Simply enter your images at the web site before the closing date. The information collected by the web site forms substitutes for a paper entry form. Results will be returned to the club’s contact person(s) by e-mail as soon as possible after the competition has been judged. Remember that no make ups are permitted so be sure to send your entries well before each closing date so that if there are any problems they can be resolved in a timely fashion. Each entry will be automatically acknowledged by return e-mail after it has be received and checked by the web site software. Watch for the return e-mail and inquire if the receipt isn’t received within a reasonable time. It is important to monitor your entries to be sure they were received and are correct. If you have any problems with the entry system notify us and we will help. If you make a mistake in the entry let us know so we can fix the files on our end.

Additional Information
If you have any questions, please contact the NECCC Electronic Photograph Competition Co-directors:
William Barnett, 5003 Ashlar Village, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 774-7524. Interclub.NECCC@gmail.com.
Cindy Gosselin, 199 Lovely Street, Unionville, CT 06085. (860) 418-7907. cgosselin@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Please upload your photos from the 2019 NECCC photo conference

Here is the link to upload characters www.tinyurl.com/charactersNECCC2019 The characters want as MANY photos as possible :-) 

And there is also a photo contest (make sure your name is either in the filename. or on the lower left -- or add it to the comments)

Here is the link to upload female models, birds, photo ops, campus photos, etc. https://tinyurl.com/NECCC2019photos


NYMACC Presents a Unique Program in NYC: A Day of Image Review and Hands-On Workshops

NYMACC Presents a Unique Program in NYC
Midpoint Bistro & Bar Priestly Room 
40 West 45 Street New York, NY
Saturday September 14 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

A Day of Image Review and Hands-On Workshops

  • Joe Edelman
    • Street Fashion Photography Using Natural Light
  • Lisa & Tom Cuchara
    • Creativity With Your Camera
  • Will Cadena
    • Portraits and Lighting
  • Shiv Verma
    • Landscape and Wildlife

Sponsored by Hunts Photo & Video

New York Metro Area Camera Council
https://www.nymaccphoto.org/photoinvolve

Registration
NYMACC Members $80
Non-members $95
Walk-ins $110
Onsite all day
Register on website https://www.nymaccphoto.org/photoinvolve

PROGRAMS

8:45-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:15 Joe Edelman: Creativity Requires Failure
Begin the day with a wakeup call about what it takes to be creative. Olympus Visionary photographer Joe Edelman will bring his high energy approach to understanding what it really means to be creative and how to build a system for improving your creative vision to improve your photography.

10:15-10:45 Break (refreshments)

10:45-12:00 Image Review with Shiv Verma (to improve your portfolio)

12:30-1:15 Lisa Cuchara: Creativity is Contagious. Pass it on!
Learn how to be creative in your camera and in your postprocessing. Long exposures, multiple exposures, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures), creative focusing (Bokeh, soft focus, focus stacking), camera movement (panning, rotate, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures, etc), neutral density, Bulb setting, white balance, filters, panoramas, perspective, composites, plugins, HDR, tone mapping, Textures, etc.

1:15-2:15 Lunch (on your own)

2:15-5:00 Individual Workshops (in a small hands-on setting, choose one from below)

Joe Edelman: Street Fashion Photography Using Natural Light
Joe will show you how to find interesting backgrounds, identify great natural light and use reflectors to enhance the natural light. Joe will also share how to lenses and aperture to control your backgrounds how to interact with and direct your subject, along with some simple posing tips for full length and portrait style compositions. What to bring: A desire to be creative, a way to take some notes and your camera with portrait lenses—ideally short to medium length telephoto fixed focal length or prime.

Lisa & Tom Cuchara: Creative Smorgasbord—Creativity With Your Camera
Come try your hand at some of the in-camera techniques that we learned inspired you with in the
morning. Things to bring: Camera, Lens (24-105 type), Polarizer (yes we will use it inside), Cable release (wired preferably), Memory card and extra batteries, Tripod. Things to bring IF you have them: Macro lens, Small reflector, Small diffuser, Plamp, Joby (for LED light), Extension tubes, Savage LED light.

Will Cadena—You Only Get One Shot
How to use the “film days” mentality to shoot less, and make more money
In this class Will will teach you how to choose your shots wisely and get the most out of each image.
You will see how he can make one shot work for the album, wall art, and the vendors, just by getting the right angle and lighting. Students should bring one camera body, 16-35mm and 70-200mm lenses, camera flash (speedlite/strobe), softbox box or umbrella .

Shiv Verma: Landscape & Wildlife (in Central Park)
Wildlife Photography; This program will address the various features of Mirrorless cameras and how to set them up. You will learn how to obtain tack sharp images, Exposure; Auto Focus Modes; Manual Focus; Panning techniques and much more. Landscape Photography: When we look at a landscape we typically let our eyes wander looking for elements that we find appealing. Though we can see vast scenes, our brain tends to ignore all but the most appealing. We need to train our lenses on the scene, compose and focus using the best possible light so as to capture a compelling photograph. What should you bring: A DSLR or Mirrorless camera, long focal length lens 300 mm or greater, macro lens, 24 to 105mm or similar lens, Polarizing filter, ND filter (3, 6, 10 stop—this is optional), Macro rail (optional).


Friday, July 19, 2019

Lewis Kemper talks about the NECCC photo conference

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Denali Reflection, Denali National Park, Alaska
4 x 5 original copied with LM 35-45 Film to Digital Copier
Yielding a 187MB 16 bit file with a Nikon D850

Before I tell you about the film copier, I am going to take a moment to relate some of my experiences at the NECCC conference in Amherst, MA last week. If you have never heard of the NECCC conference I would be amazed.  Next year will be the 75th anniversary of the conference. That is an amazing feat! This year there were 39 speakers covering a wide variety of topics.  There are lectures, photo shoots, portfolio reviews and more. There is something for every photographer.

I had a great time, especially getting to spend time with some old friends (Adam Jones, Jamie Konarski Davidson, Sean Bagshaw, Suzette Allen, Shiv Verma, and more) and making some new ones (Karen Hutton, David Akoubian, Kurt Budliger, and Padma Inguva). One of the highlights was the excellent keynote presentation by Nikon Ambassador, Kristi OdomIf you ever get the opportunity to hear her speak, don’t miss it!

Wingmasters Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Sessions

Wingmasters Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Sessions

Did you enjoy photos at NECCC last weekend of Wingmasters Birds of Prey -- and want to take more photos?

I am organizing a few two hour photography trips to Wingmasters (Leverett, MA close to Amherst) with photo shoots from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.  The dates are Sunday, October 27th (rain date of Sunday, November 3rd) and then Saturday, November 9th (rain date Sunday, November 10th).   We will meet near South Deerfield, MA and then all of us will head to Leverett, MA where we will meet Jim, Julie and their Birds of Prey.  We should have the chance to photograph owls, hawks, and falcons.  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 meet around 8:15 a.m or 12:15 p.m. and then travel to Leverett with photographing from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. at Wingmasters.  The trip is limited to 10 people and the cost is $60 per person. 

Please contact Debbie Koundry to reserve your spot at 203-558-2372 or email ddonofrio@snet.net.  I expect slots will fill quickly, however, I do run a wait list and in the past I have been able to get people onto an actual shoot. 

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

North Haven Camera Club in Connecticut congratulates fellow member Helen Pappas for winning an Honor Award ribbon

North Haven Camera Club in Connecticut congratulates fellow member Helen Pappas for winning an Honor Award ribbon in the Black and White open print category at last weekend's NECCC Annual Conference.  Helen submitted a beautiful print of her friend's dog.

Helen's print will be held by the NECCC for its "Best of the NECCC Print Show" that will be displayed at numerous locations in New England between now and next year's conference.

The attached picture of Helen Pappas with her ribbon and winning print was taken by North Haven Camera Club member Bob Parisi.


Monday, July 15, 2019

Please upload and share your photos from the NECCC 2019 photo conference!

Here is the link to upload characters www.tinyurl.com/charactersNECCC2019 The characters want as MANY photos as possible :-) 

And there is also a photo contest (make sure your name is either in the filename. or on the lower left -- or add it to the comments)

Here is the link to upload female models, birds, photo ops, campus photos, etc. https://tinyurl.com/NECCC2019photos


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Vendor Highlight: Hunt’s Photo & Video

Vendor Highlight: Hunt’s Photo & Video

Most of us can attest to Hunt’s exceptional customer service and product knowledge. They are the heart and soul of the NECCC conference and also many state PPA conventions too. Whether it’s a camera, lens, tripod, or anything else photo and video, Hunt’s will help you find just the right product. They have local brick and mortar stores to visit, you can also purchase online or just call a salesperson to help you make the right choices. They stand behind their products too with great customer support. Their main store is at 100 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176 (781-662-8822) but they have other stores too.

So please keep Hunt’s Photo & Video in mind the next time you are in the market for any gear!
We generally call Chris Borto Ph:781-462-2374 (cborto@huntsphoto.com) or Alan Samiljan (asamiljan@huntsphoto.com; 781-462-2383)



From the Hunt’s web site:

You’ll be ready to start shooting as soon as you leave the store when you purchase your camera at Hunt’s Photo & Video. As New England’s largest retailer of photo, video and digital imaging products, we make sure every client feels comfortable with his or her purchase and confident in its use. Whether you are a student, hobbyist, or photo or video professional, Hunt’s Photo, Video and definitely Digital will help you choose the right equipment for all of your imaging needs.

Why Shop at Hunt’s?

Unlike “big box” stores or online sellers, Hunt’s makes personal service part of every purchase. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting the perfect camera for your individual lifestyle and interests. As a major supplier to the consumer, professional, educational and government markets, Hunt’s maintains a well-stocked inventory of photo, video and digital imaging equipment from every major manufacturer so you’ll have plenty of options from which to choose. With seven retail locations in four New England states, Hunt’s offers an unbeatable combination of competitive pricing, sales know-how, and unparalleled customer service.

Melrose, Massachusetts (Flagship Store)
Hunt's Photo and Video 100 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176-6104 Toll Free Phone: (800) 221-1830


LOCATIONS: 

Melrose (Flagship\store), BostonCambridgeHanoverHolyokeProvidenceManchester, So. Portland


A little history…

Three generations of Farber family ownership have established Hunt’s as a trendsetter in the imaging equipment industry. Begun as a Malden Center drugstore by pharmacist Solomon Farber and his sons, Hunt’s began building its camera business during the 1950s under the visionary leadership of Solomon’s son, Jack. As interest in photography grew and small neighborhood pharmacies fell victim to big national chains, Hunt’s began shifting its emphasis away from the pharmacy business and into the business of cameras and accessories. By 1992, the pharmacy closed and imaging equipment became Hunt’s primary focus.

Led today by Jack’s sons, Scott and Gary, Hunt’s proudly serves a diverse audience of individual, corporate, educational, and government clients as one of the country’s largest retailers of photographic, video and digital imaging products. As the sponsor of the renowned Hunt’s Show and Sale each fall, the company hosts a three-day showcase of the latest trends in photographic equipment for users at all levels. Visit Hunt’s 30,000 square foot flagship store at 100 Main Street, Melrose, or one of its satellite locations in Boston, MA – Cambridge, MA – Hanover, MA – Holyoke, MA – Providence, RI – So. Portland, ME – or Manchester, NH to discover how Hunt’s Photo, Video and definitely Digital can help you create your own picture of success.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Winners of the 2018 NECCC character photo contest!

Congratulations to the following people for winning an award in the 2018 NECCC character photo contest!

There were over 1000 images entered and their image was one of distinction as one of nine images that earned an award!


Quinebaug Valley Photography Club


Flagpole Photographers
Greater Bridgeport Camera Club
Milford Camera Club


Flagpole Photographers

Saturday, July 6, 2019

NECCC online registration closes Sunday

online registration closes Sunday

www.necccphotoconference.org

Online Registration Closes Sunday July 7th!

Click to Register Now
FYI - you can also register in-person at the conference.
Three day, two day and one day (Saturday or Friday) on-site registration

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL CONFERENCE74th CONFERENCE JULY 12, 13, 14, 2019LEARN IT! SHOOT IT! EDIT IT!

Time to register for the NECCC Conference! www.necccphotoconference.org

We still have AC dorm accommodations available at this time. This three-day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun and is filled with lots of hands-on opportunities for taking photos and then editing them to create your own works of art.

The keynote speaker for Saturday night is Kristi Odom who will present, “The Power and Passion of Photography.” Sponsored by Nikon, Kristi is a Nikon Ambassador and an internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker. She travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better place. Her compassion for her subjects shines through and is fundamental to her work. Kristi now makes her home in Washington DC, but 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. Her accolades include a Master’s accreditation from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), and she has won 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.

The Photo Ops selections will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including Macro Photographing of Insects – Kathy Macpherson Baca Sponsored by Sigma, Photographing Raptors – David Akoubian Sponsored by Tamron with Birds Sponsored by Wingmasters, Special Character Models – Marc Farb Sponsored by Sigma, Food & Still Life – Gerri Jones, Still Life – Mark Battista, Floral Portraits – Padma Inguva, and Photographing Flowers – Anne Belmont, Sponsored by Lensbaby. The Photo Ops room will also have many other Still Life setups with smoke and glass for additional opportunities. Female models will be available both inside and outdoors on Saturday and Sunday morning as well.
On Sunday morning, various speakers will be leading Photo Walks and many will be theme based. There is no charge when you sign-up in the registration system by June 21. Register early to get your favorite!

There will be vendors and photo equipment to borrow from Fujifilm, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Hunt’s Photo and Video will open 2 hours early on Friday with great bargains and early bird specials! (Hunt’s Photo and Video will open Friday at 10:00 am, other vendor’s opening times may vary.) Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. Also, bring some of your old camera equipment to possibly trade in on something new!
There will be thirteen Friday morning pre-conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up now as many of the classes have limited seating. Hands-on pre-conference workshops include Portrait Lighting, Birds of Prey, Horses, Butterflies, Flowers, Macro, Post-processing and more! Our keynote speaker, Kristi Odem is also offering a pre-conference workshop this year on “Advanced Camera Techniques & Tips to Win Awards.” Other classes over the weekend will be offered in Nature, Landscapes, Creativity, Mobile Phone Captures, Still Life, Time-lapse, Travel Photography, Night Photography, Street Photography and so much more!

In addition to having NECCC Affiliated Photographers available to critique your images, you may also have some of our conference presenters critique your images too!

Hope to see you all there!!!

For any questions please email NECCC Conference Co-Chairs Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr.Photog., HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC, Photographer67@comcast.net Or NECCC VP of Publicity, Rhonda Cullens, MNEC, Rhonda@CCullens.com

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

CAMERA CANOPY will be at the NECCC PHOTO SHOW COMING JULY 12, 13, 14, 2019

CAMERA CANOPY will be at the NECCC PHOTO SHOW COMING JULY 12, 13, 14, 2019

Greetings!

Camera Canopy™, the unique, patent pending rain and snow protector for your valuable equipment that allows you comfortable, visible, dry operation of your camera regardless of the weather, will be present at the 74th Annual NECCC Photo Conference.

As usual, UMASS Amherst will be the conference site. Lots to learn, see and do. For details visit NECCC.ORG

Come and see what so many online and in print journals, magazines and satisfied customers are talking about as they describe Camera Canopy™. 

....“The Camera Canopy very much succeeds in its mission to make wet weather photography easier and more ergonomic...Compared to a traditional plastic bag rain cover, the Camera Canopy is a joy to use” - Ben Andrews, Digital Camera World

.."If you tend to take photos in rainy or snowy environments, this little gadget is definitely worth a look!”" Innovative Photography Gadgets You Didn't Know Existed, Photography Talk

“I enjoy using the canopy much easier than other options.” - customer William S. from Castle Rock, CO

"It was easy to use -It kept the camera (80D) and lens ( Sigma 18-300) dry
much easier to use then the camera rain 'bags'
My buddies all made fun of how it looked-but agreed that it functioned well
I would recommend this product to anyone who needs to shoot in the rain” - customer Michael N, from Reading, PA


Or, visit us at our website, 
http://www.CAMERACANOPY.COM





Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!

Rita Miller

Monday, July 1, 2019

Needed: Two families for NECCC portrait class Saturday 7/13 and Sunday 7/14

Ed Pedi is teaching TWO wonderful hands-on portrait and lighting classes for NECCC 2019. UMass Amherst.

We need two families (definition of family is loose: 3-6 people consisting of 1-4 adults and 1-3 kids, preferred age 3-14).

  • Saturday 7/13 1:30-4:40pm
  • Sunday 7/14 9am-12noon
  • Contact Lisa at NECCCphoto@comcast.net

What you will receive:

  • You will receive a family by Ed Pedi photography! https://edpediphoto.com/family/
  • $100 for your time/travel
  • GPS address = 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003. Park in the parking garage. We will give you a parking pass.






Posing tips for your family portrait someone sent this to me in an email so I have no photo credits, but too funny not to share ... 

Place taller family members in the back; shorter ones in front 

Encourage family members to touch, showing a loving connection

Parents should always coordinate clothing


Best described as a Photographic Artist, Ed’s passion, enthusiasm and love for photography is beautifully reflected in his creative, storytelling portraits. Dating back to the age of twelve, when he received his first camera as a gift from his parents, photography has been his passion. In 1992, following a twenty-five year career with the US Government, Ed took a leap of faith and followed his dream of pursuing a career in photography. Happily, he never looked back. Several years in to his career, he discovered his true love was photographing family and children and this became his photographic specialty.
Through Ed’s extreme commitment and dedication to his craft, he has earned a reputation as one of New England’s premiere family portrait photographers. His calm nature and friendly, outgoing personality is embraced by children and adults alike who feel naturally relaxed in his presence. His playful, childlike nature and his patience in working with children, enables him to create images that evoke real life emotion and capture true feelings.
In 2005, following a 30 year insurance career; Linda joined the studio full time. Her primary role includes the marketing, bookkeeping and general PR for the business but she is also an invaluable assistant to Ed during their portrait sessions.
Together they take great pride in creating a friendly, stress free atmosphere, providing superior customer service and capturing exceptional portraits of the many special moments in a family’s life. Their goal is simple and heartfelt…To build a long and trusted relationship with your family and to create portrait memories that will be treasured today and passed down to future generations to come. True personal ‘Works of Art’, far more precious and valuable than any possession one can own.

Studio

The studio is located in a quaint-residential area of North Andover, MA. It was designed to convey a family type atmosphere and provide children with an immediate sense of comfort and security. The Indoor studio offers endless portrait opportunities and is very popular for expectant mothers, newborns, toddlers, first communion and high school seniors.
One of the studio’s most appealing attractions is its beautifully landscaped outdoor studio areas. Featuring a variety of environmental settings including; a gazebo, tree lined pathways, old fashioned stonewalls, colorful foliage and ever changing flower gardens. In 2007, a water pond was added and has become a popular setting for themed children’s portraits as well as family portraits.

Awards

Ed’s portraits have received many photographic excellence honors including Courts of Honor, Judges Choice for best print in show, FUJI Masterpiece, and Kodak Gallery Awards. His work has been exhibited at Disney Worlds Epcot Center in Orlando, FL and published in PPA’s annual Loan Collection book. Ed is committed to his craft and dedicated to his profession.

Degrees

He holds the degrees of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and is PPA Certified. He maintains active membership in the Professional Photographers Associations of Massachusetts, New England, America, and the American Society of Photographers. He is a past President of Professional Photographers of Massachusetts; is currently serving on the board of Professional Photographers of New England; is Massachusetts Councilor to Professional Photographers of America and is State Representative to the American Society of Photographers.

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NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL CONFERENCE74th CONFERENCE JULY 12, 13, 14, 2019LEARN IT! SHOOT IT! EDIT IT!

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We still have AC dorm accommodations available at this time. This three-day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun and is filled with lots of hands-on opportunities for taking photos and then editing them to create your own works of art.

The keynote speaker for Saturday night is Kristi Odom who will present, “The Power and Passion of Photography.” Sponsored by Nikon, Kristi is a Nikon Ambassador and an internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker. She travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better place. Her compassion for her subjects shines through and is fundamental to her work. Kristi now makes her home in Washington DC, but 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. Her accolades include a Master’s accreditation from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), and she has won 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.

The Photo Ops selections will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including Macro Photographing of Insects – Kathy Macpherson Baca Sponsored by Sigma, Photographing Raptors – David Akoubian Sponsored by Tamron with Birds Sponsored by Wingmasters, Special Character Models – Marc Farb Sponsored by Sigma, Food & Still Life – Gerri Jones, Still Life – Mark Battista, Floral Portraits – Padma Inguva, and Photographing Flowers – Anne Belmont, Sponsored by Lensbaby. The Photo Ops room will also have many other Still Life setups with smoke and glass for additional opportunities. Female models will be available both inside and outdoors on Saturday and Sunday morning as well.
On Sunday morning, various speakers will be leading Photo Walks and many will be theme based. There is no charge when you sign-up in the registration system by June 21. Register early to get your favorite!

There will be vendors and photo equipment to borrow from Fujifilm, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Hunt’s Photo and Video will open 2 hours early on Friday with great bargains and early bird specials! (Hunt’s Photo and Video will open Friday at 10:00 am, other vendor’s opening times may vary.) Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. Also, bring some of your old camera equipment to possibly trade in on something new!
There will be thirteen Friday morning pre-conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up now as many of the classes have limited seating. Hands-on pre-conference workshops include Portrait Lighting, Birds of Prey, Horses, Butterflies, Flowers, Macro, Post-processing and more! Our keynote speaker, Kristi Odem is also offering a pre-conference workshop this year on “Advanced Camera Techniques & Tips to Win Awards.” Other classes over the weekend will be offered in Nature, Landscapes, Creativity, Mobile Phone Captures, Still Life, Time-lapse, Travel Photography, Night Photography, Street Photography and so much more!

In addition to having NECCC Affiliated Photographers available to critique your images, you may also have some of our conference presenters critique your images too!

Hope to see you all there!!!

For any questions please email NECCC Conference Co-Chairs Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr.Photog., HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC, Photographer67@comcast.net Or NECCC VP of Publicity, Rhonda Cullens, MNEC, Rhonda@CCullens.com