Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Art of Phoneography Saturday, March 16, 2019 free

I thought your members might find this free workshop of interest.  A press release is below, which you can also see (along with photos) at https://xiomaro.wordpress.com.

The Art of Phoneography 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mark Twain Library | 439 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896
Free Admission | Register at (203) 938-2545 or RSVP online

Please feel free to reply with any questions or comments.  I hope to have the pleasure of meeting folks from your organization.

Xio
(pronounced See-oh

                            Xiomáro | Art Studio | New York
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        2012-19 Visiting Artist at Weir Farm National Historic Site
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Free Photography Workshop at Mark Twain Library

REDDING – A free four-hour smartphone photography workshop and photo walk is being offered at the Mark Twain Library in Redding on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Art of Phoneography will be presented by Xiomaro, who is the Visiting Artist at Weir Farm National Historic Site.  Xiomaro, a nationally exhibited photographer and author, will provide tips and tools for creating dynamic, artistic photos with any smartphone.  Space is limited, so registration is required by calling the library at (203) 938-2545 or submitting an RSVP.

Point-and-shoot cameras and professional dSLRs are welcome, but the workshop is primarily designed to take advantage of the “best” camera – the smartphone that is always in one’s pocket.  “The secret to better photographs is not in the camera.  It’s in applying the principles used by artists like painter Julian Alden Weir and photographer Edward Steichen” noted Xiomaro.  Steichen (1879-1973) lived in Redding and is regarded as one of the most important photographers of the 20thcentury.

Xiomaro explained that seeing and creating a photograph is different than looking and taking a snapshot.  His workshop will present five key artistic principles demonstrated with slides of smartphone photographs, paintings and Steichen’s iconic images.  “We’ll immediately put what we learned into practice during our photo walk on the grounds.  We’ll have fun experimenting and trying out new things,” said Xiomaro.

For Xiomaro, the Mark Twain Library is an ideal setting.  “The library’s slogan is ‘books are just the beginning’ –  and so is my workshop.”  His aim is to make photography accessible by minimizing the technical know-how that is often a barrier.  “I’ve seen big expensive cameras set on automatic because the hundreds of choices presented by the knobs, switches and software menus are overwhelming.  For many, the workshop can be the beginning to learning the technical complexities.”  The Mark Twain Library was founded in 1908 by the most popular American author of the time, Samuel Clemens – best known as Mark Twain – who lived in Redding for a while.

Workshop attendees will have an opportunity to win several giveaways including a smartphone accessory by Xenvo Pro, which manufactures lenses, tripods, and remote shutters.  Attendees will also be invited to submit photos for publication on Xiomaro’s blog and a booklet he authored will be available for those interested in learning additional photo techniques.

Xiomaro (pronounced “SEE-oh-MAH-ro”) has worked with Weir Farm since 2011.  He is an internationally recognized artist and speaker whose photography has been covered by The New York TimesCBS Eyewitness News, and News 12.  His work has been exhibited at Harvard University and throughout Connecticut at the state Capitol building in Hartford, the Mayor’s Gallery in Stamford, and Congressman Jim Himes’ Bridgeport and Stamford offices.  This June, Arcadia Publishing is releasing Xiomaro’s history/photo book, Weir Farm National Historic Site, with the foreword written by Senator Joe Lieberman.


The Art of Phoneography workshop takes place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896.  The workshop is free of charge but space is limited.  Registration is required by calling (203) 938-2545 or submitting an RSVP.  Participants need only bring their fully charged smartphone (any brand is fine) or camera with plenty of available storage space for the new photos that will be created.  A portable USB phone charger or spare battery is helpful.  Comfortable walking shoes or boots are suggested along with some snacks.  For more information, visit www.xiomaro.com or www.marktwainlibrary.org.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Coastal Camera Club Program on Working the Subject Wednesday Night, March 6th at 7PM

Hi Lisa.  Would you please post this announcement (of your lecture!) on the NECCC website for us?  We are sponsoring your program on Working the Subject presented by yourself at our next meeting which will be the evening of Wednesday March 6th at 7pm in the café at the Madison Senior Center in Madison, Connecticut.  It is a free event and is open to the public. 

Coastal Camera Club to Sponsor Lisa Cuchara 

Program on Working the Subject 

Wednesday Night, March 6th at 7PM at the Madison Senior Center


The Coastal Camera Club is hosting guest speaker Lisa Cuchara at the club’s regular meeting on Wednesday night, March 6th at 7pm in the Madison Senior Center.  The title of the program is “Working the Subject”.  This event is free and open to the public.  

In the quest to create better stronger images, some people take a few photographs and go onto the next subject while some people take the spray and pray approach and take lots of photographs and yet others will “work the subject” realizing that something in the scene called to them and they have to find and reveal that essence. This last approach is typically the most successful approach. Shooting with purpose and intent will allow you to slow down and think about how to make each photo better than the one before. You see something interesting and take a photo, a first impression which you then get to know better by exploring with different angles/perspective or different focal lengths or different camera settings. You work the scene because you know that there is a good photo to be created. Part of working the subject involves “chimping” by viewing the composition and the edges and analyzing the histogram. 

Dr. Cuchara and her husband Tom are well known for their expertise in photography and for their inspirational and informative photo tours, classes and workshops.  They are both very active in many local, national, and international photography organizations. Lisa and Tom have been photographing people professionally for over 15 years and have their own photography studio in Hamden, CT.  

Lisa has created numerous award-winning photographic images and enjoys sharing her vision, passion, and knowledge.  Her photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars, on the cover of a fictional paperback novel, and in galleries and exhibitions.  Lisa & Tom have published two books with Amherst Media; “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” and “The Frog Whisperer”.  Some of her work can be viewed on her website at www.photographybylisaandtom.com.

The Coastal Camera Club is a group of area residents that share an interest in developing and improving their photography skills.  The club conducts instructional programs and holds exhibits and competitions throughout the year.  Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the café at the Madison Senior Center at 29 Bradley Road in Madison.  If you have an interest in photography, check out the club’s website at www.coastalcameraclub.org  or come to a meeting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Abstracts – Menino Arts Center and the Hyde Park Art Association, Hyde Park, MA

Hi Lisa -
Hoping you can post this call for art, I am the Programming Coordinator at the Menino Arts Center.
Thanks, Erik

Abstracts – Menino Arts Center and the Hyde Park Art Association, Hyde Park, MA
Juror is Judith Brassard Brown, Montserrat College.
March 20 – May 4, 2019; Reception: Sunday, March 24, 2 - 4 pm.
$25 for three entries ($20 if an HPAA member).  Online submissions only.  Deadline is March 1, 2019.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NECCC Winter 2019 Electronic Interclub Competition

NECCC Winter 2019 Electronic Interclub Competition

The Winter 2019 competition, hosted by the Manchester Camera Club, was held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Manchester, NH. The competition was directed by Sally Turner, with assistance provided by June Blake, Karen Hudnall and Marian Boyer. Forty one clubs participated in the Pictorial section (22 from Class A and 19 from Class B) and forty clubs participated in the Nature section (17 from Class A and 23 from Class B). Thanks are extended to the Manchester Camera Club for hosting this second competition of the 2018-19 season.
The judges for the competition were:
• Roger Treadwell, corporate sales representative for Hunt’s Photo and Video.
• Claudia Rippee, owner of Claudia Rippee Photography, LLP.
• Kent Messamore, photography teacher at NH Technical Institute.

You can view the report and see the images here: http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-competition.html

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Join us at NHCC Feb 11th 7pm for the program "Creating Your Photography Book: Design and Publishing" by George Fellner

Feb 11th 7pm NHCC program Creating Your Photography Book: Design and Publishing

Join us at NHCC Feb 11th 7pm for the program "Creating Your Photography Book: Design and Publishing" by George Fellner

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application




Photographers may sometimes ponder the notion of potentially creating a photography book. There are certainly numerous components to consider and many options to evaluate. This presentation explores the initial spark for a book idea, theme and message, along with the development of contents. A review of format, text, image, layout, and associated criteria is presented and the bookmaking process is outlined. Traditional publishing is discussed along with the strategies for submission. In turn, self-publishing is presented with design/layout options, example features, format, content requirements, text specifics, image specifics, and importing information. The mindsets for cover design, book review, and basic strategies are discussed along with a case study. In addition, there is an outlined review of the upload process for both printed books and eBooks, as well as a discussion about selling platforms. Marketing strategies are also reviewed. Ultimately, the intent of this presentation is to demystify the processes and to inspire photographers interested in the design and publishing of a photography book.


George Fellner, photographer and architect, is committed to a dual life-path involving visual discovery and design, relating to both the natural and built environments. He has been presenting photography programs to camera clubs, art guilds, professional organizations, historical societies, community groups, and schools since 2004.

Inspired by his travels as well as his involvement with photo essays, George’s photographic subjects include landscape, architecture, travel, and elements of nature. The prime focus of his work Imaginary Realms reveals an endless exploration of the abstractions of reality and the infinite universe. His process involves the macro photography of stones and crystals, offering limitless material for evocative images and inspirational meaning. His passion for photography was sparked while studying architecture and design. George received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. Now, with 30 years as principal of Fellner Associates Architects, he continues to utilize his design sensitivities for creative photography.

George’s photographs have been published in books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and travel guides. INK Publications magazine (Feb 2013) featured the article Photographer George Fellner: Architect for Body and Spirit. The book Artists’ Homes and Studios (2015) by E. Ashley Rooney features George’s studio, art, and creative process. He also recently wrote and published his first book Imaginary Realms: The Visual Language of Stones and Crystals (2016).

George’s limited edition prints have been exhibited in art galleries and museums, both in group shows and solo shows. A series of his images are also exhibited in permanent art collections at the Yale School of Medicine, the Jackson Laboratory at the University of Connecticut, and the NYC offices for Nature Genetics, an international science journal.

George Fellner Photography Contact Information
Name: George Fellner
Address: P.O. Box 119, East Haddam, CT 06423
Phone: 860-638-7121
E-mail: fellnervisions@gmail.com
Website: www.gfellnerphotography.com


George Fellner, Affiliations
Member of East Haddam Art League
Member of New Britain Museum of American Art
Associate Member of Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Past President/Program Director of Connecticut Valley Camera Club
Member of Connecticut Valley Camera Club
Registered Architect: States of CT, MA, VT, and NY
Member of the American Institute of Architects: Connecticut Chapter
President of AIA Connecticut
Member of AIA Connecticut Board of Directors
Member of AIA New England Board of Directors
Member of Connecticut Architecture Foundation Board of Directors
Member of AIA Connecticut Committee on the Environment
LEED AP - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Accredited Professional
Member of US Green Building Council
Member of CT Green Building Council
Adjunct Instructor at University of Hartford, College of Engineering, Technology, & Architecture
(2010-2012)
Member of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Member of Haddam/East Haddam Chamber of Commerce

The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts Annual Convention SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019 - NON-MEMBER FREE DAY

The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts Annual Convention SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019 -  NON-MEMBER FREE DAY

All are welcome!

FEBRUARY 8TH-11TH, 2019 - PLYMOUTH, MA

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019 -  NON-MEMBER FREE DAY
Register here https://www.evolvephotoevents.com/registration/

Full schedule and meeting details here: https://www.evolvephotoevents.com/

8:00 am - 7:00 pm  Evolve Registration Desk Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am Cathy Broderick "Unleashed"

9:30 am - Image Competition - judging until completion

9:30 am - Until completion  Club 79  Watch the competition live in another room so you can watch and discuss the process with others.

9:00 am - 10:00 am   John Lenis  “The Principles of Classic Studio Portrait Lighting”

10:00 am - 11:00 am    Gail Lucozzi "Today's High School Senior"

11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Stephanie C. Olsen, CPP  "Beauty & Boudoir"

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm   Member Meeting

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm     "Lunch and Vendor Showcase" - Lunch on your own

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Steve Sedman  "Workflow and a few Lightroom tricks, or how to make your life easier and your photos sing!"

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Daniel Doke "Dynamic Dance"

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Nancy Green "Posing Groups Made Simple"

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Melvin Guante & Wayne Tarr  "Underwater Photography" Melvin will take the class to the pool for a demonstration

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Dinner on your own (Enjoy the great local restaurants)

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Image Critique Party  Sponsored by ACI

Hospitality Suite After Hours
9:30 pm until... Come hang out with others who share the same passion in photography as you



EVOLVE is proud to be part of The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM), which is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

EVOLVE is setting the standard for learning through sharing and giving information in the field of photography. Its goal is to raise the level of all photographers in art, technique, personal growth and in business.

PPA is a worldwide association which exists to assist its members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

The Massachusetts state affiliate, PPAM is comprised of photographers, suppliers and visual artists.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts Annual Convention SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019 - NON-MEMBER FREE DAY

The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts Annual Convention SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019 -  NON-MEMBER FREE DAY

All are welcome!

FEBRUARY 8TH-11TH, 2019 - PLYMOUTH, MA

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019 -  NON-MEMBER FREE DAY
Register here https://www.evolvephotoevents.com/registration/

Full schedule and meeting details here: https://www.evolvephotoevents.com/

8:00 am - 7:00 pm  Evolve Registration Desk Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am Cathy Broderick "Unleashed"

9:30 am - Image Competition - judging until completion

9:30 am - Until completion  Club 79  Watch the competition live in another room so you can watch and discuss the process with others.

9:00 am - 10:00 am   John Lenis  “The Principles of Classic Studio Portrait Lighting”

10:00 am - 11:00 am    Gail Lucozzi "Today's High School Senior"

11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Stephanie C. Olsen, CPP  "Beauty & Boudoir"

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm   Member Meeting

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm     "Lunch and Vendor Showcase" - Lunch on your own

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Steve Sedman  "Workflow and a few Lightroom tricks, or how to make your life easier and your photos sing!"

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Daniel Doke "Dynamic Dance"

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Nancy Green "Posing Groups Made Simple"

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Melvin Guante & Wayne Tarr  "Underwater Photography" Melvin will take the class to the pool for a demonstration

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Dinner on your own (Enjoy the great local restaurants)

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Image Critique Party  Sponsored by ACI

Hospitality Suite After Hours
9:30 pm until... Come hang out with others who share the same passion in photography as you



EVOLVE is proud to be part of The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM), which is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

EVOLVE is setting the standard for learning through sharing and giving information in the field of photography. Its goal is to raise the level of all photographers in art, technique, personal growth and in business.

PPA is a worldwide association which exists to assist its members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

The Massachusetts state affiliate, PPAM is comprised of photographers, suppliers and visual artists.