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

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

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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.

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 

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