Saturday, March 30, 2019

PHOTOGRAPH BIRDS OF PREY AND RAPTOR

PHOTOGRAPH BIRDS OF PREY AND RAPTORS

Check out NECCC 2019 speaker DAVID AKOUBIAN
http://necccphotoconference.org/david-akoubian/

PHOTOGRAPH BIRDS OF PREY AND RAPTORS
When Fri 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring Camera. Tamron lenses will be available to use.
Type Pre-Conference Workshop – #11
Skill All. You must be able to walk and stand during this 3-hour workshop.
Speaker David Akoubian. Sponsored by Tamron.
Birds sponsored by Julie and Jim of Wingmasters (different sponsor, different birds!)
Cost $98, after Jun 21 $120
Register http://necccphotoconference.org/necccregister/

Why attend this hands-on pre-conference workshop?
You will get three hours of bird photography outside up close and personal
and with David and Ken providing tips for getting sharp images with impact!
You could stand on the long line for the bird photo-op for your three images, but you cannot capture in three shots what you will capture and learn in three hours!!

David will assist you and give you advice on lenses, light, composition, exposure and depth of field while you are using (your own or a borrowed) Tamron lenses and shooting portraits of the birds from Wingmasters. You will also learn about shutter speed, auto focusing modes, focusing tips and more. During the shoot you’ll be able to try out the latest Tamron lenses! Note that this workshop will be outside, weather permitting (with a backup inside location). Prerequisites: Bring your camera. The fee for the workshop is $98 (including the 3% UMASS admin. fee). For all skill levels, but please note that you must be able to walk to and stand during this three-hour workshop

Photo by David Akoubian

Photo by David Akoubian

Photo by Chris Germain

Photo by Chris Germain

  
Photos by Chris Germain

 Photo by Chris Germain




CAPTURING THE WILD
http://necccphotoconference.org/capturing-the-wild/
From close-up and macro, to long-range birds in flight, you’ll learn techniques to improve your images of scenery & wildlife by selecting the proper lens and camera settings to achieve the best results. David will discuss how to create successful images using light, lens selection, angle of view and arranging image elements.






CREATING SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPE IMAGES
http://necccphotoconference.org/creating-successful-landscape-images/
David will discuss how arranging the elements within the image through lens selection, angle of view and how light effects a scene, to create successful landscape images. Come and learn how to see creatively and make your images stand out more!




CREATE YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHY OASIS
http://necccphotoconference.org/create-your-own-photography-oasis/
The Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat is a program that encourages people to manage their gardens & yards as a wildlife garden. Through planting native plants and providing food, water, and shelter for wildlife, you can provide critical wildlife habitat and create a safe-haven for wildlife. This is a win-win for photographers as you do not have to travel to get nature photos!


David has been a photographer since 1972 when his father presented him with his first camera, but his career in photography started in 1992. David learned his craft originally as a painter and from his father who shares his love of nature and photography. Early in his career he traveled with, learned from and taught beside some of the masters of nature photography including John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell, Bryan Peterson, Pat O’Hara, and Rod Planck. David has been teaching photography since 1994 in the classroom and leading workshops around the United States. David presents and leads workshops at many of the country’s top photographic conferences such as the Photographic Society of America Annual Conference, as well as many camera clubs across the USA.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Check out NECCC 2019 speaker Jamie Konarski Davidson

Check out NECCC 2019 speaker Jamie Konarski Davidson 
http://necccphotoconference.org/jamie-konarski-davidson/

Jamie is teaching programs, leading a hand-on pre-conference workshop, and co-leading a Sunday am photowalk.

Jamie made a dazzling video showing her inspiring photographs. Attend her program, register for her hands-on workshop and join her on her photowalk. Her post-processing class has a wonderful philosophy "Remember, this is about vision, not reconstructive surgery". To take your images beyond the frame, you need to embrace “what if” and let go of the voices that tell you you’re “cheating.” 

Take the plunge and sign up for her pre-conference workshop -- and learn how to move your images into another zone – the one that embraces and reflects your personal vision.


EMBRACING ‘WHAT IF’ FOR CREATIVE POST-PROCESSING
What: Three hour hands-on pre-conference workshop.
When Fri 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring Laptop with Photoshop CC and Topaz Labs Studio (Impression, Texture Effects & Black/White Effects)
Skill level:  Intermediate Photoshop knowledge, including layers
Speaker Jamie Konarski Davidson
Cost $70, after Jun 21 $90 register http://necccphotoconference.org/necccregister/

You’ve done the work in the field and have gathered some images to process. Hopefully, you’re looking at images that already reflect what you saw, why you stopped and perhaps, even how you felt in the moment. Now what?
Sometimes, the answer is simple refinements such as adding contrast, vibrance, or adjusting clarity. Easy. How do you take it a step further? Remember, this is about vision, not reconstructive surgery. What about the images and subjects that have something more to say – about themselves and about you? These are the images that call out the inner artist – the ones you envision looking and feeling differently. These are the ones that take you “beyond the frame” and make you use the creative tools we have so they reflect how you see the world, your personal style and your connections to the subjects.
During this session, Jamie will share how she approaches post-processing to create images that speak to her artistic vision. She will walk through several images and the choices made in post using Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Studio (including Impression, Texture Effects and B&W Effects). She will also share on image blending, masking and textures. 
To take your images beyond the frame, you need to embrace “what if” and let go of the voices that tell you you’re “cheating.” Take the plunge and learn how to move your images into another zone – the one that embraces and reflects your personal vision. Jamie will provide sample images. You will watch her and then do the same techniques to create your own interpretations for this hands-on workshop.

Prerequisites: You should have Adobe Photoshop (preferably PS CC), Topaz Labs Studio (Impression, Texture Effects & Black/White Effects) installed and running on your laptop and know how to open/save files. This class will assume that you have some basic knowledge of Photoshop and layers – and therefore will focus on intermediate editing techniques to create more unique looks and effects. You may choose to share a computer and look on with a friend — or just come and take notes if you learn better without your computer.
Program: open to all


INTERPRETIVE ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES IN-CAMERA
http://necccphotoconference.org/interpretive-artistic-techniques-in-camera/
For the artist at heart – Jamie will share creative ways to interpret subjects in-camera that go beyond what the subject is and reflect how a subject makes one feel. Learn about simple techniques and tools that will help you add emotional impact to your images such as motion blurs, multiple exposures, Lensbaby, infrared and more.


INFRARED PHOTO WALK WITH JAMIE KONARSKI DAVIDSON & MARK HILLIARD
When Sun 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Bring  Camera converted to INFRARED or camera with INFRARED filter, or email leaders and arrange a loaner of an INFRARED  filter.
Type Photo Walk – PW3
Skill All
Speaker  Jamie Konarski Davidson & Mark Hilliard
The theme of this Photo Walk is infrared photography.



Jamie is an award-winning outdoor & nature photographer with a passion for capturing and sharing intimate details of nature and landscapes. She embraces creative techniques and simple beauty. Her process emphasizes connecting with and presenting subjects that convey her vision. Her creative tools include color, infrared and black/white, macro/close-up, abstracts, HDR, long exposure, Lensbaby and all the tools of the digital darkroom. Jamie is a former board member of the North American Nature Photography Association and member of Carolinas Nature Photographers Association. She’s presented at NANPA’s Nature Photography Summit, N4C’s Annual Conference, CanAm Photo Conference, Mike Moats’ Macro Photo Conference and Unique Photo Expo. Through New Life Photos, Jamie leads workshops throughout the Southeast. Her goals as an instructor are to educate, encourage and inspire people to develop their skills, connect with subjects, and discover their own visual voice

check out her video
https://www.facebook.com/JamieKonarskiDavidson/videos/2457740950927357/UzpfSTEwMDAwMDc0NDI3MDc2NDozMDYwNjExMjk0OTk0MTQ6MTA6MDoxNTU0MTAxOTk5OjkwMjkxNTEzMTIzOTQ2MjMwODU/


Thursday, March 28, 2019

OUT OF CHICAGO Spring Photography Conference April 27 – 28, 2019

Check out the OUT OF CHICAGO Spring Photography Conference April 27 – 28, 2019 

Over two dozen photographers will share their knowledge in landscape, travel, portraiture, flower, architecture photography and more. From inspiring presentations to hands-on interactive sessions, get out and play with your creative passion.


Use the discount code SPRING when you register to get $50 off. Spaces are filling fast.

For more information, visit www.outofchicago.com/spring

Out of Chicago’s Spring Photography Conference is a two-day, hands-on photography conference, where you can immerse yourself and explore all genres of photography over one weekend. Plus, connect with a community of people that are as passionate about photography as you.

Highlights include:
• 30+ daily classes and interactive sessions ranging from landscape, travel, portraiture, flower, architecture photography and more.
• 24+ photographers with different techniques and perspectives for you to learn all under one roof.
• Shootout stations will be set up for you to practice all the things you learn over the weekend.
• Vendor exhibition with new products and more.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Join us and Mark Battista at the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

Join us and Mark Battista at the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

CW4
Rembrandt Lighting with Mark Batista (bring your camera) Fri 12:30-3:30pm ($42 early registration)

More info and Register visit www.NECCCPhotoConference.org

Explore using light for creating expressive portraits inspired by Rembrandt.. Participants will be introduced to using a simple one light LED constant light to create form through the interaction of light and the subject. Readily available reflectors and flags will be used to sculpt and fine tune the light.






 
Mark Battista (CT) Mark is a fine artist, illustrator and photographer. He graduated from Paier College of Art in 1985 with a B.F.A . After working for several years as a fine artist and illustrator, Mark received a M.S. in Art Education degree from S.C.S.U and has served in the West Haven School System as an art teacher for the past 30 years. He continues to work as a fine artist and photographer and teaches privately workshops and one on one tutoring. Mark's artwork and photography has been nationally recognized and has won awards from organizations such as the Salmagundi Art Club, the American Artists Professional League and the CT Watercolor Society. Mark is a member of the Salmagundi Club, a club that he began exhibiting in while still in college, as well as the American Artist Professional League, the American Watercolor Society and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. www.markbattista.com

In addition to the hands-on workshop described above that requires pre-registration Mark Battista is also leading a hands-on still life (open) photo session and presenting TWO programs


Composition with a Painterly Approach. Mark will share his insight on composition to create images that tell a story, effectively communicate an idea and express an emotion. Be inspired to see the world as an artist and to use the elements of art to successfully communicate your visual ideas. (B, I) (1X)

How to Create Still Life Images with Impact. Mark will share his approach for creating images that tell a story & express a mood. Topics covered will include suggested gear, compositional strategies and working through a shot to get images that have a strong underlying compositional structure. (ALL) (2X) Plus a hands-on still life photo shoot Saturday 1:30-4:30pm.






Come Join us July 12, 13, 14, 2019 at the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

  • LOTS to do – more than just PowerPoints, much to Shoot & Learn
  • Over 90 Teaching Programs to choose from. Top USA Speakers (most new to the NECCC conference)
  • 13 pre-conference workshops!
  • 14 hands-on workshops (during the conference)
  • 13 photo walks
  • Interact with Other Photographers
  • Trade Show-Vendor Demos
  • Camera/Lens Loaning 
  • Participate in Hands-on Workshops
  • Photograph Models (Female and Character) 
  • Photo-Ops Galore: Photograph Animals, Flowers, Food, Still Life, Glass, Props, etc.
  • Image Reviews 
  • Print and Digital Competitions
  • More info and Register visit www.NECCCPhotoConference.org 

Group registrants should also register online to ensure that they get their choice of housing, Pre-Conference Workshop, Photo Shoots, Photo Walks, etc.


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Judy Host, Portrait Presentation and Workshops - April 27 and 28.

Judy Host, Portrait Presentation and Workshops - April 27 and 28

Sample video at https://vimeo.com/126148354

Portrait photographer and lecturer Judy Host will conduct a presentation and two workshops the weekend of April 27 and 28, at Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden, CT.  Saturday's topics include: Branding your style with lighting, creating art in the camera, understanding lens perspective, and creating movement and drama.  The Sunday workshops will cover lighting techniques.  To register and pay online, go to http://www.northhavencameraclub.com/special-events.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

NECCC 2019 CONFERENCE IMAGE REVIEWS

NECCC 2019 CONFERENCE IMAGE REVIEWS
More information and register www.NECCCPhotoConference.org

Friday 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Conference Image Review by Conference Speaker $62 (not available for registration after 6/21)

A Conference Presenter will evaluate your photographs.

This is your opportunity to have up to 15 images (prints and/or digital) reviewed by one of North America’s top photographers. NECCC 2019 conference presenters will work with you on an individual basis and provide suggestions to help you grow as a photographer. The cost is $62 per ~45-minute session. A confirmation form will be sent to you by June 21st (due back by June 28th). You will then be emailed with your time slot on Friday or Saturday & assigned reviewer.

NECCC 2019 conference presenters Kristi Odom, Adam Jones, Anne Belmont, Jim
Montanus, Jerry Keefer, Lori, Keefer, Chris Murray, Mark Hilliard, Kurt Budliger, Sean
Bagshaw, Jamie Konarski Davidson, David Akoubian, Karen Hutton, and Lewis Kemper

some testimonials from last year...

I could not have asked for a more cultural documentary photographer "rock star" than Ira Block. Not only is he a phenomenal photographer but a thoughtful teacher. Not all great shooters can instruct well. He is firm in his criticism while being cognizant of the student's emotional investment in the work. Having a photo walk with the same reviewer was a terrific added bonus because I could ask process questions in the field. (This was a bargain) as a 70-minute review with Ira is normally $250.00, so I truly appreciate his time and commitment to NECCC attendees.

I am a beginner--have owned a camera for less than a year--and certainly don't have what I would call a "portfolio."  But I signed up for the review anyway.  Put some images on a USB. He made very useful suggestions and showed me how a couple of photos could be improved just by judicious cropping.  You don't have to be an experienced photographer, or have competition level photos to benefit from the image critique.  It was a very useful way to start the conference, I thought.

My critique was wonderful She took her time to give me both positive feedback and some suggestions that would improve my images It certainly was a highlight of my conference experience Sarah puts you at ease immediately and builds your confidence with her positive feedback ­čśâ I would definitely sign up for the pre conference critique the next time I attend. 




Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Come join Sigma and Hunt’s Photo and Video for an all-day event celebrating nature!

Come join Sigma and Hunt’s Photo and Video for an all-day event celebrating nature! Sigma Pro, Roman Kurywczak, will take you on a photographic journey celebrating his love of nature both near and far.

Nature Photography Seminar
During his four 1-hour instructional lectures he will cover topics on wildlife (including birds in flight), night, macro and landscape photography. He will share with you his many adventures along with settings, tips and techniques for capturing stunning images of your very own. Questions are encouraged during the presentations so everyone leaves with a better understanding of his techniques. (Lunch included)
Registration: 8-9am     Lecture: 9am-3pm
Night Photography Workshop
Come join Roman from 9:00-11:00pm on Saturday April 13, 2019 for his hands-on night photography workshop photographing the stars. Sigma will have loaner lenses on hand that fit most Canon, Nikon and Sony camera bodies.
Photo Shoot: 9-11pm
Macro Photography Workshop
On Sunday, April 14th from 9:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm he will lead a hands-on macro class. Class size is limited to 25 people.

3 Options for the weekend - low fees, as Sigma has picked up most of the cost.
Sat all day lecture (lunch included) for $49.00
Sat night hands on night sky shoot for $29.00
Sunday morning macro shoot for $29.00

Sigma Photo in conjunction with Hunt’s Photo and  Video will be sponsoring my all day nature photography seminar on April 13th at the North Conway Grand Hotel: 72 Common Court Conway, NH 03860 for that and includes a lunch! The are two hands on workshops as well with the night photography shoot scheduled for the 13th (rain /cloud date of the 14th) and for that you can register here.  Want to make a weekend of learning out of it?  I have a morning hands on macro class (9:30-11-30am) as well as an afternoon (12:30-2:30pm)session.  Space for both is limited.


sigma photo event

Can you promote this event  to necc and your own email  list and camera club list

-----Original Message-----
From: mike deutsch <7oaksmd@sbcglobal.net> 
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:59 AM
To: Gary Farber - Hunt <huntsphotogary@gmail.com>
Cc: Roman Kurywczak <rkurywczak@gmail.com>
Subject: April New Hampshire

Gary,

Here is the link for the event:

https://blog.sigmaphoto.com/event/photography-workshop/


Please send information to all the people you mentioned
Hunts: Jeremy, store managers etc...
NECCC clubs
Tom and Lisa to ask if they can post
Your own email blast

Roamin will be posting and blasting

Sigma has posted and will send out email blasts

thank you!

Mike Deutsch
Owner - 7 Oaks Marketing LLC
Brookfield, CT
mobile 203-470-5954

3rd Creative Photography Conference

Expand your Photographic Creativity at the 3rd Creative Photography Conference

May 18-19, 2019 at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge, MA

Two days of Creativity with 8 talented speakers, featuring in-camera techniques and post-processing including: creative landscapes & multiple exposures; Lens Babies; Topaz; LR & PS; Textures; iPhoneography & Apps; hands-on photo-ops and much more.

Registration includes: all Sat. & Sun. seminars and photo-ops; coffee/tea/refreshments in the mornings and a full buffet lunch both days; speaker notes on a flash drive; lots of door prizes and a goodie bag with discounts and freebies. Also – vendor tables for your shopping pleasure!

NEW FOR 2019 – 2 Pre-Conference Hands-On Seminars on Friday and optional dinner buffets on Friday and Saturday nights.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NECCC BLOG READERS – Save $25 on registration with the code NECCC25 at checkout! Expires 3/31/19

Read all the details and speaker bios at
https://www.meredithimages.com/creative-photography-conference/

Questions: email Hazel@MeredithImages.com

This will be the last New England Conference – we’re heading off to other cities next year!
Don’t miss out!



New England School of Photography (NESOP) has launched its Spring Photographic Workshops schedule

New England School of Photography (NESOP), located at 274 Moody Street in Waltham, MA has launched its Spring Photographic Workshops schedule and online registration is available!  To view the schedule of winter workshops, click here:

     
                                                                          
Just click on any course title for detailed class description(s) and to enroll online.  Classes start the week of April 1st.  Early tuition discounts are available through March 25th

NESOP offers a comprehensive range of classes, at all levels, that cover virtually any photographic interest.  Whether you are an amateur just learning to use your camera or a skilled professional seeking to brush up on existing skills or learn new ones, NESOP offers a class for you in a supportive, nurturing community made up of diverse individuals all passionate about the medium.  Workshops and NESOP e-gift certificates make great special occasion gifts!

To learn more, visit us at www.nesop.edu.


Thank you!
Alison


Alison Geehan
Vice President
New England School of Photography
274 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
P:  617.437.1868

F:  781.790.5730

NECCC conference workshops

NECCC Conference Workshops 
www.NECCCPhotoConference.org
Join us July 12-14 2019 for the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

Conference Workshops
Pre-registration required
Register Early!
Limited class size
Register at https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC

CW1 Conference Image Review by Conference Speaker
 $62 ~45minutes (not available for registrations after 6/21).
This is your opportunity to have up to 15 images reviewed by one of North America’s top photographers. Kristi Odom, Adam Jones, Anne Belmont, Jim Montanus, Jerry Keefer, Lori Keefer, Chris Murray, Mark Hilliard, Kurt Budliger, Sean Bagshaw, Jamie Konarski Davidson, David Akoubian, Karen Hutton or Lewis Kemper will provide feedback to help you grow as a photographer. A confirmation form will be sent to you by June 21st (due back June 28th). You will be emailed with your time slot & reviewer. You will then be emailed with your time slot on Friday or Saturday & assigned reviewer.

CW2-10 Workshop cost $42 for registrations before June 21st ($52 after) 

CW2 Posing & Lighting with Ed Pedi (bring your camera) Sat 12:45-4:30pm
CW3 Posing & Lighting with Ed Pedi (bring your camera) Sun 8:30am-12pm
CW4 Rembrandt Lighting with Mark Batista (bring your camera) Fri 12:30-3:30pm
CW5 HDR: The Next Generation with Jim Montanus (bring your camera) Fri 12:30-3:30pm
        Sponsored by Nikon
CW6* Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle (bring your camera) Sat 12:30pm (small class size)
CW7* Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle (bring your camera) Sat 1:45pm (small class size)
CW8* Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle (bring your camera) Sat 3:30pm (small class size)
          *Steve Gettle Sponsored by Cognisys; Macro Subjects Sponsored by Sigma
CW9 Lightroom (laptop) with Kurt Budliger (bring your laptop) Fri 2-5pm
CW10 NIGHT Photo Shoot Light Painting Sponsored by NESOP with J├╝rgen Lobert & Elizabeth (Lisa) Ryan (bring your camera & tripod) Fri 9pm

CW11-14 Workshop cost $42 for registrations before June 21st ($52 after) 

CW11 Vertorama (Inguva Sun 11:30am) no charge (if you register before June 21st)
CW12 NIGHT (Baumgarten Fri 8:30pm) no charge (if you register before June 21st)
CW13 NIGHT (Verma Fri 8:30pm) no charge (if you register before June 21st)
CW14 Comp. Images (Barnett Sat 8am) no charge (if you register before June 21st)
CW2 Posing & Lighting with Ed Pedi (bring your camera) Sat 12:45-4:30pm ($42 early registration)
CW3 Posing & Lighting with Ed Pedi (bring your camera) Sun 8:30am-12pm ($42 early registration)

Ed Pedi (MA) Ed is a Photographer, Mentor and Author. He holds the degrees of M. Photog. Cr. CPP and he is a PPA approved Juror. He is a past president of PPAM and PPANE. His images have been awarded every possible professional award including a PPA Grand Imaging Award in 2018. He is a two-time recipient of the PPA National Award for service to professional photography and in 2018 he was presented with his proudest award achievement to date; the ‘Helen K. Yancy’ Award for meritorious service to the photography industry. His book, ‘Classic Family Portraits’ is a helpful resource guide for photographing families. His passion and goal is to help others become more successful with their photography both personally & professionally. www.edpediphoto.com

CW2 Posing & Lighting with Ed Pedi (bring your camera) Sat 12:45-4:30pm ($42 early registration)
CW3 Posing & Lighting with Ed Pedi (bring your camera) Sun 8:30am-12pm ($42 early registration)
Bring your camera and let Ed show you how to pose and light.

CW4 Rembrandt Lighting Mark Batista (bring your camera) Fri 12:30-3:30pm ($42 early registration)

Explore using light for creating expressive portraits inspired by Rembrandt.. Participants will be introduced to using a simple one light LED constant light to create form through the interaction of light and the subject. Readily available reflectors and flags will be used to sculpt and fine tune the light.

Mark Battista (CT) Mark is a fine artist, illustrator and photographer. He graduated from Paier College of Art in 1985 with a B.F.A . After working for several years as a fine artist and illustrator, Mark received a M.S. in Art Education degree from S.C.S.U and has served in the West Haven School System as an art teacher for the past 30 years. He continues to work as a fine artist and photographer and teaches private workshops and one on one tutoring. Mark's artwork and photography have been nationally recognized and has won awards from organizations such as the Salmagundi Art Club, the American Artists Professional League and the CT Watercolor Society. Mark is a member of the Salmagundi Club, a club that he began exhibiting in while still in college, as well as the American Artist Professional League, the American Watercolor Society and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. www.markbattista.com

CW5 HDR: The Next Generation Montanus (bring your camera) Fri 12:30-3:30pm Sponsored by Nikon ($42 early registration)

Jim Montanus (NY) Jim went from being a corporate marketing manager to becoming one of the most recognizable photography brands in Rochester within just two years. Jim was recently voted 'Rochester's Best Photographer' in City Newspaper's annual reader's poll for the 4th year in a row. As the son of legendary Kodak photographer Neil Montanus, he has been around photography his entire life. But it wasn't until his college years that he became intensely interested in photography as a journalism major. Of course, it would be impossible for Jim to share his story without talking about how his father Neil Montanus influenced his life and his photography. As a Kodak Photographer, Neil traveled the globe, photographing the world's most beautiful and exotic locations and some of its most famous people - and from a very young age, Jim often tagged along. Jim started his career as a journalist, but that quickly evolved into photography when he accepted the position of staff Photographer, University of Rochester. Then Jim reinvented himself as a corporate marketing manager. Although he has specialized in portraiture and commercial photography, he now spends much of his time on landscape, fine art photography and teaching classes and workshops. www.montanusphotography.com Sponsored by Nikon
CW6* Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle (bring your camera)
Sat 12:30pm (small intimate class size) ($42 early registration)

CW7* Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle (bring your camera)
Sat 1:45pm (small intimate class size) ($42 early registration)

CW8* Macro Photo Shoot with Steve Gettle (bring your camera)
Sat 3:30pm (small intimate class size) ($42 early registration)
*Steve Gettle Sponsored by Cognisys; Macro Subjects Sponsored by Sigma

Steve Gettle (MI) Over the course of his 30-year career, Steve Gettle has spent countless hours creating hundreds of thousands of photographs capturing nature’s beauty around us. Steve’s images communicate his love for the wildlife and the wild places of our world. Exhibitions Steve’s images have been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including: Museum of Natural History London The American Museum of Natural History in New York As well as two solo shows at The National Center for Nature Photography Publications Steve’s work has been featured in many books, magazines, calendars, and other publications including: The National Geographic Society, Canadian Geographic, Audubon, Sierra Club, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, The National Wildlife Federation, Birder’s World, Nature’s Best, Wild Bird, and Natural History. Awards and Distinctions Steve has been honored to receive many awards for his photography. Some of the highlights include being chosen as Great Lakes Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a multiple award winner honored in the BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, as well as often recognized in the prestigious Nature’s Best photography contest. www.stevegettle.com.

CW9 Lightroom (laptop) with Kurt Budliger (bring your laptop) Fri 2-5pm ($42 early registration)

Adobe Lightroom CC has become the go to database management system and powerful RAW conversion software for managing and processing photographic images.  During this workshop we’ll dig into some best practices for managing a growing archive of images (using a no nonsense rating/ranking system as well as keywords).  We’ll also learn the tools and techniques I use to develop my RAW files, in order to make them sing and ensue high quality professional results (maximizing dynamic range and tonal contrast, creative color adjustments and selective edits using the adjustment brush and graduated filter tools)

Kurt Budliger (VT) Kurt is a professional outdoor photographer and educator based in northern Vermont. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous books, calendars, advertising campaigns, magazines and are routinely used by non-profit conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients include Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more Kurt is also the founder and lead instructor at Green Mountain Photographic Workshops, a Vermont based photography education organization. He leads many group and individual workshops throughout the US and abroad. He supports a variety of conservation organizations and efforts and has been a member of 1% for the Planet since 2005. www.kurtbudliger.com www.greenmtnphotoworkshops.com

CW9 Lightroom (laptop) with Kurt Budliger (bring your laptop) Fri 2-5pm ($42 early registration)

CW10 and CW16 NIGHT Photo Shoot Light Painting Sponsored by NESOP with J├╝rgen Lobert & Elizabeth (Lisa) Ryan (bring your camera & tripod) Fri 9pm ($42 early registration)

J├╝rgen Lobert (MA) J├╝rgen is a Massachusetts-based fine art photographer born and raised in Germany. He received a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry from Gutenberg University in Mainz before moving to the US in 1991. J├╝rgen is a self-taught photographer who specializes in night photography and daytime long exposures as well as urban exploration. According to J├╝rgen, there is a profound peace in roaming the nights in remote places to capture otherworldly, hauntingly beautiful and serene scenery and the element of time. J├╝rgen is an executive member of the Boston and Stony Brook Camera Clubs and the founder and organizer of the Greater Boston Night Photographers Meetup group. He organizes some 50 photo excursions and workshops each year and he is a lecturer, instructor and judge for regional camera clubs and an instructor at the New England School of Photography (NESOP). His artwork is in the permanent collection of the Art Complex Museum. In addition to his presentations, He will also be conducting a Light Painting demonstration (pre-registration was required). www.LeyeTscapes.com Sponsored by NESOP

Elizabeth (Lisa) Ryan (MA). Lisa is co-leading the hands-on lighting painting sessions with Jurgen Lobert. Lisa comes from a family of artists and art collectors in Denmark and the US.  After art school, she worked in advertising and industrial photography in New York. She holds a doctoral degree in psychology and has always been interested in the therapeutic aspects of creativity. A night photographer and light painter since 2011, her work has been featured online and in a number of books and magazines, as well as group and solo exhibits.  Lisa loves the fun and challenges of night photography. Lisa also is a founding member Images Group, Co-organizer Greater Boston Night Photographers, Judge, speaker, teacher Greater Boston area. www.imagesgroup.photos/Lisa and https://www.instagram.com/drbetty_

CW10 NIGHT Photo Shoot Light Painting Sponsored by NESOP with J├╝rgen Lobert & Elizabeth (Lisa) Ryan (bring your camera & tripod) Fri 9pm ($42 early registration)

CW11 Vertorama (Inguva Sun 11:30am) no charge (if you register before June 21st)

CW12 NIGHT (Baumgarten Fri 8:30pm) no charge (if you register before June 21st)

CW13 NIGHT (Verma Fri 8:30pm) no charge (if you register before June 21st)

CW14 Comp. Images (Barnett Sat 8am) no charge (if you register before June 21st)
Review is full, but anyone can attend and watch/listen.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New England School of Photography (NESOP) has launched its Spring Photographic Workshops schedule

New England School of Photography (NESOP), located at 274 Moody Street in Waltham, MA has launched its Spring Photographic Workshops schedule and online registration is available!  To view the schedule of winter workshops, click here:

     
Just click on any course title for detailed class description(s) and to enroll online.  Classes start the week of April 1st.  Early tuition discounts are available through March 25th

NESOP offers a comprehensive range of classes, at all levels, that cover virtually any photographic interest.  Whether you are an amateur just learning to use your camera or a skilled professional seeking to brush up on existing skills or learn new ones, NESOP offers a class for you in a supportive, nurturing community made up of diverse individuals all passionate about the medium.  Workshops and NESOP e-gift certificates make great special occasion gifts!

To learn more, visit us at www.nesop.edu.

Thank you!
Alison

Alison Geehan
Vice President
New England School of Photography
274 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
P:  617.437.1868
F:  781.790.5730


Monday, March 18, 2019

Who should attend the NECCC Photo conference?

Who should attend the NECCC Photo conference?


There are programs, events and workshops for ALL skill levels. Beginning photographers are very welcome at the conference, as are experienced and professional photographers. You do NOT need to be a member of a camera club, photography group, PPA group, etc. in order to attend -- all photo enthusiasts are welcome!

Come Join us July 12, 13, 14, 2019 at the 74th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

  • LOTS to do – more than just PowerPoints, much to Shoot & Learn
  • Over 90 Teaching Programs to choose from. Top USA Speakers (most new to the NECCC conference)
  • 13 pre-conference workshops!
  • 14 hands-on workshops (during the conference)
  • 13 photo walks
  • Interact with Other Photographers
  • Trade Show-Vendor Demos
  • Camera/Lens Loaning 
  • Participate in Hands-on Workshops
  • Photograph Models (Female and Character) 
  • Photo-Ops Galore: Photograph Animals, Flowers, Food, Still Life, Glass, Props, etc.
  • Image Reviews 
  • Print and Digital Competitions
  • More info and Register visit www.NECCCPhotoConference.org 

Group registrants should also register online to ensure that they get their choice of housing, Pre-Conference Workshop, Photo Shoots, Photo Walks, etc.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Register now for your NECCC 2019 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Register now for your NECCC 2019 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Friday, July 12 (8:30–11:30am) UMass Amherst More at www.NECCCphotoconference.org

  • Visit https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC to register online 
  • Antoinette Gombeda, APSA, HonNEC agombeda@optonloine.net will contact all pre-conference attendees by July 6th with class location, location of registration package & any updated information regarding their pre-conference class. 
  • Workshop participants must be paid conference registrants. Class size is limited, Register early. If paying by check please write separate conference and workshop checks. See Registration Instructions for cancellation policy. The workshop fee is $70 (unless listed below), which includes a 3% UMASS administrative fee. For laptop classes you may choose to share a computer with a friend/spouse or just come & take notes/follow along. Electrical outlets will be provided as necessary. You may rank your top three choices in case one is full.

#1 “Advanced Camera Techniques & Tips to Win Awards” Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom (DC) Sponsored by Nikon. For all skill levels.

#2 "Finding Your Artistic Voice” Karen Hutton (NV) Sponsored by Fujifilm. For all skill levels.

#3 “A Morning with the Butterflies and Flowers at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens” Anne Belmont (IL) Sponsored by Lensbaby. For all skill levels; you must be able to stand during this 3-hour workshop; transportation required. $98

#4 “Put Them in a Beautiful Light: Portrait Lighting Workshop” Suzette Allen & Jon Yoshinaga (CA) Sponsored by Panasonic/Lumix. For all skill levels, but please note that you must be able to stand during the second portion of this workshop.

#5 “Mastering Luminosity Masks” Sean Bagshaw (OR) **Intermediate-to-Advanced**

#6 “Beyond the Frame: Embracing 'what if' for Creative Post-Processing” Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC) **Intermediate**

#7 “Maximum Depth of Field– Using Focus Stacking and Bracketing” Peter Baumgarten (Ontario, Canada) Sponsored by Olympus For all skill levels, but you must be able to walk and stand during this workshop.

#8 “Creating Highly Stylized Images in Topaz Studio” Rad Dew (IN) **Intermediate**

#9 "The Hadley Farm: Horses and Barns" Adam Jones (KY) Sponsored by Canon For all skill levels, but you must be able to walk and stand during this three-hour workshop.

#10 ”Floral Photography” Padma Inguva (NJ) For all skill levels, but you must be able to stand during this three-hour workshop.

#11 “Photograph Birds of Prey and Raptors” David Akoubian (GA) Sponsored by Tamron. For all skill levels, but please note that you must be able to walk to and stand during this three-hour workshop. $98

#12 “Character Models” with Marc Farb (NY) Models sponsored by Sigma; Lights sponsored by Westcott. For all skill levels, but you must be able to stand during this three-hour workshop.

#13 “Learn Macro Photography: How to Photograph Insects” with Kathy Macpherson Baca (NY). Insects Sponsored by Sigma. Sigma Macro lenses will be available. For all skill levels, but you must be able to stand during this three-hour workshop.




























More at www.NECCCphotoconference.org