Tuesday, March 30, 2021

he NECCC 2021 Event is now open for registration!

 Please Note: The NECCC 2021 Event is now open for registration!

This one-day online photography event featuring speakers Richard Bernabe, Andre Gallant, ANEC and Freeman Patterson will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2021, for the very low cost of $30 per person through July 2, 2021. Cost after July 2, 2021 includes a $10 late fee and goes up to $40. Along with our speakers, Hunt’s Photo & Video will be joining us; there will be an event projected image competition being judged by Canon Explorer of Light, Darrell Gulin of WA and $1000 in door prizes supplied by Hunts and NECCC.  All are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a member of a camera club, photography group, etc., to register. Please pass this information on.

Registration and payment is being handled by UMASS Conference services and can be done online only. The direct link to the UMASS registration page is: https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCCVirtual

Please visit the NECCC website:  https://necccphotoconference.org/neccc-2021-online-event/ for full information on the Event.





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2022 - 75th Anniversary Conference

We are also very pleased to announce that we have added two new speakers to our current 2022 lineup: Paul Nguyen-MA and digital guru Tim Grey.

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Thank you all for being a part of the NECCC family and for your continued support of the conference and photography in general.

Thank you very much for your assistance in getting this message out!

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC – Conference Coordinator     s.jmosser@comcast.net

Lisa & Tom Cuchara, HonNEC’s – Conference Co-Chairs 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Blueprint for Success Posing, Lighting, Marketing, Workflow & Sales

The Amazing Ed and Linda Pedi were presenters at the 74th NECCC photo conference. They are offering a two-day posing, lighting, marketing, workflow and sales workshop in June. 

Our Studio Blueprint for Success
Posing, Lighting, Marketing, Workflow & Sales

Here is the link https://conta.cc/398MCUO to the necessary information, including links to the flyer and application form. 

We are very excited to announce our two day workshop is a go and we believe there is no better time than the present to teach this all inclusive workshop. We have taught multiple weeklong workshops at New England Institute of Professional Photography (NEIPP) and Professional Photographers Society of New York State (PPSNYS). This two day workshop condenses a week long educational event into two full days. We hold nothing back and will teach you our complete studio blueprint that has worked successfully for us for 29 years and continuing. We hope you will join us for a fun two days of Camaraderie and Knowledge. 

June 14 & 15th, 2021

Our Studio Blueprint for Success

Posing, Lighting, Marketing, Workflow & Sales

Instructors: Ed Pedi, M. Photog. Cr. CPP / Assisted by: Linda Pedi

Are you challenged with posing and lighting family groups? Do you wish your sales average was higher? Do you struggle during the sales presentation? If you answered yes, this workshop is for YOU! Spend two full days with us learning our complete blueprint for successful family portraits. Working with families and individuals, Ed will demonstrate how to design portraits that will be treasured across generations.

Day 1 - Will cover photographing in both our outdoor gardens and indoor north light studio. Lighting, balancing flash with ambient light and tips & techniques for working with all ages.

Day 2 - Includes marketing, we'll cover in detail our top 3 marketing strategies, post production workflow and how to prepare and present your images for the sales presentation.

With 29 years experience operating our portrait business, we've mastered a successful blueprint for family/children portraiture that continues to provide us with a great income and a very comfortable lifestyle. Those who know us, know that it is our passion and goal to help as many photographers as possible become more successful and achieve greater success doing what they love. Our two day workshop was last taught 5 years ago; don't wait for another five years to roll around! Please consider joining us for two full days of learning and camaraderie and let us help you take your business to the next level.       

Program Details & What's Included
Read all about the two day workshop content and everything that's included. We want this to be extremely educational and worth your time invested but also fun. We take great pride in planning our workshops and go to great lengths to make sure all your needs will be covered.

Are You Ready to Reserve Your Spot?
This workshop is limited to 15 maximum participants. We encourage you to sign-up now to insure your spot and let us help you take your business to the next level!
If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to Ed or Linda.
edpedi@edpediphoto.com
linda@edpediphoto.com
978-686-6535 - studio


Ed Pedi Photography Studio & Gardens

'Creating True Personal Works of Art'

Ed Pedi, Master Photographer, Craftsman, Certified

2019 Wicked Local #1 Choice Photography – North Andover

2018 PPA ‘Grand Imaging Award Winner’

2018 PPA ‘Silver Medal Photographer of the Year’  

2018 PPA ‘Imaging Excellence Award’

324 Berry Street

North Andover, MA 01845-5708

978.686.6535

e-mail: linda@edpediphoto.com

e-mail: edpedi@edpediphoto.com

www.edpediphoto.com

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Join us for a special NECCC 2021 Online Event on Saturday, July 17, 2021

Join us for a special NECCC 2021 Online Event on Saturday, July 17, 2021

To thank everyone for being a part of the NECCC family, we will be holding a one-day online event on Saturday, July 17th featuring speakers Richard BernabeAndre Gallant, ANEC and Freeman Patterson.

Along with our speakers, Hunt’s Photo & Video will be joining us; there will be an event projected image competition and $1000 in door prizes.

Registration for our NECCC 2021 Event on July 17th opens March 31st – Registration Fee $30

http://necccphotoconference.org

NECCC 2021 Photo Event Flyer 





Thursday, March 11, 2021

Two New England Camera Club Council announcements:

Two New England Camera Club Council announcements:

A. The 75th Anniversary NECCC Photography Conference is POSTPONED to 2022

B. A Special NECCC 2021 Online Event Planned for Saturday, July 17, 2021

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A. With the pressures of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, NECCC has decided to postpone our 75th Anniversary Conference to 2022. This is obviously not a decision we made easily or one that we wanted to make. Certainly, if you asked us last July, we would never have anticipated having to postpone the 2021 conference. We have been hopeful that it would be safe to hold our 900-person event, but here we are despite the light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine rollouts, having to postpone again. When we started looking at state and local restrictions, social distancing, allowable room capacities, how to safely feed everyone for three days, along with travel restrictions for both our attendees and speakers, and other safety questions, it just became apparent that there were too many variables to work out, so we made the difficult decision to postpone to 2022.

The 75th Anniversary conference in 2022 is going to be extra special but with too many moving parts to turn it into an online event: 3 Keynote Presenters–Scott Kelby, Frans Lanting, and Corey Rich, a special showcase dedicated to New England Photographers, a plethora of top-rated speakers, demonstrations, interactive sessions, conference & pre-conference workshops, photo walks, NECCC female models, character models and much more.

If you rolled your 2020 registration fee over to the 2021 conference, you will be getting a special email from Susan Mosser regarding this. Please put s.jmosser@comcast.net in your contact list.

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B. NECCC 2021 Event July 17, 2021

To thank everyone for being a part of the NECCC family, we will be holding a one-day online

event on Saturday, July 17th   featuring speakers Richard Bernabe, Andre Gallant, ANEC and Freeman Patterson. Along with our speakers, Hunt’s Photo & Video will be joining us; there will be an event projected image competition and $1000 in door prizes.

Registration for our NECCC 2021 Event on July 17th opens March 31st   Registration Fee $30    http://necccphotoconference.org  

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We thank you all for your past, present, and future support of the conference! We look forward to seeing you online on July 17, 2021, and in-person July 15-17th in 2022. Check our website for further updates: http://necccphotoconference.org

Thank you very much for your assistance in getting this message out!

Lisa & Tom Cuchara, HonNEC’s – Conference Co-Chairs

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC – Conference Coordinator

Antoinette Gombeda, HonNEC – NECCC President

Saturday, February 13, 2021

GreyLearning Virtual Photo Conference


GreyLearning Virtual Photo Conference

I am pleased to announce a free all-day virtual photo conference, featuring a variety of live online presentations on photography, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and more!

The GreyLearning Virtual Photo Conference will be held on Sunday, February 21st, from 9:00am Eastern Time to about 4:30pm ET.

The schedule of presentations is as follows (all times are Eastern Time zone):

9:00am - Keynote: Lessons Learned from Favorite Photos

10:00am - Top Photo Accessories

11:00am - Favorite Features of Lightroom Classic

12:00pm - Lunch Break

1:00pm - Photoshop Features I Use the Most

2:00pm - The Role of Planning in Photography

3:00pm - Improving Your Photography

3:30pm - "Ask Tim Grey" Live! Q&A

You can register to join me for the GreyLearning Virtual Photo Conference here:

I hope you'll join me for this free all-day virtual photo conference. I would also appreciate it if you shared the link to the event registration with other photographers or camera clubs you think might be interested in attending.

Thank you,

Tim Grey

tim@timgrey.com

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Costco closing its Photo Centers

Costco has announced that it will be closing the Photo Centers in all its locations by February 14, 2021. 

Costco is not getting out of the photography market entirely, however. While the company plans to close its in-store locations, it plans to continue to offer prints through its website.

https://petapixel.com/2021/01/13/costco-is-closing-all-photo-centers-by-february-14/?fbclid=IwAR2Fel0ddxHp0Cib5S--ZKVdu6TzcBPnQfEDrLlY3vNezfLzeHQ7yq_ou24

 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Participate in a new exhibition sponsored by NaDA (National Digital Artists), a program of the Cape Cod Art Center

Cape Cod Art Center (CCAC) would like to extend an invitation to all NECCC photographers to participate in a new exhibition sponsored by NaDA (National Digital Artists), a program of the Cape Cod Art Center.  They are sponsoring an online exhibition entitled “Images of Resilience” as a fundraising effort to support Meri Walker, a well-known digital artist who lost her home and all her possessions in the Oregon fires. We know Meri because she has come here to teach several workshops for CCAC, and is involved in various ways with the CCAC Digital Art Group.  

NaDA defines digital art as any image that was created using pixels.  Digital photography definitely falls into that category and we would like to get more photographers involved with naDA and this exhibition.  

The entry categories are digital photography, digital painting/drawing, and digital mixed media.  All digital arts are considered except video and animation. (We’re still figuring out how to display them on the NaDA website). The images can be created on a computer, a mobile device or a digital camera of any sort.  When defining categories for this show, We chose these exhibit categories to include as complete a spectrum as possible of digital artists.

We are hoping to make this sort of an exhibition a yearly thing for NaDA, with different themes and always an element of donation to support the digital creative community.  Cash prizes are being offered which you can see on the website.  Also, there will be a physical exhibition at Bob Korn’s gallery on Cape Cod when it becomes possible, hopefully in the fall and winter 2021-2022.  

Here is the naDA website link where you can read about the specifics of this juried show:  

https://www.nationaldigitalartists.org/

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Cape Cod Art Center’s All About the Light 2021 Online Photography Exhibition.

We’re kick-starting the new year with a fun exhibition for every photographer across our NECCC region…

Win fame and fortune (cash prizes) in CACC Camera Club’s All About the Light open juried online photography exhibit!

You read that right! Cash prizes! You could win the $500 1st Place, $250 2nd Place or one of two $75 HM cash prizes in Cape Cod Art Center Camera Club’s juried February-March online photo exhibition. It’s open to every photographer across our NECCC region!  All photographers of any level can enter this open juried online exhibit.  Just submit your entries between now through our January 24, 2021 entry deadline.  There aren’t any “catches.” By entering, you only grant permission to CCAC to display your picture during the February-March exhibit period in Cape Cod Art Center’s online exhibit gallery. You retain all other rights to your entered images. Now, here’s the exhibit entry information you need:

Place your exhibit entry through Cape Cod Art Center’s Smarter Entry page at: 

https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/CapeCodArt

…and scroll down to All About the Light 2021 Online Photography Exhibition.

·         You can enter now; but be sure to do it before entries close at midnight, January 24,2021.

·         Entry fee: $15.00 USD for each entered image.

·         Any interpretation of the theme will be considered. 

·         Entries must be original work; they cannot be a copy of another artwork, a magazine or newspaper photo, or any type of reproduction. The entry must be the artist's own composition.  All artwork must be created within the past three years.

·         While you may make as many entries as you wish, the jury may accept a maximum of two works from any one artist to show in the exhibit.  Artist notification by email by February 5, 2021.  

·         Entry payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.  

·         The exhibit will appear on our website by February 5th.

·         Did we mention that cash prizes will be awarded for First Place (Best in Show), Second Place and two Honorable Mentions!

So what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Click Saturday Seminars

Click Saturday Seminars

As you realize, we’ve had to cancel this November’s in-person CLICK! Photography Conference in Hyannis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But, we're keeping the Click Conference momentum going with a fall series of CLICK! Saturday Zoom Seminars featuring internationally known master photographers. Our first series this fall (yes, there’ll be more after we swing into the new year) includes programs by Harold Ross, Tony Sweet, David H. Wells and Rad Drew.  Our first series this fall is coming up quickly, so don’t delay!

October 31 – Sculpting with LightLight Painting Still Lifes, Landscapes & More with Harold Ross, fine-art photographer who will show you light painting techniques to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

November 7 – Mastering Found lightLight, Shadow, Night and Twilight. Learn all about light from visual storyteller David H. Wells 

November 14 – Visual Artistry with Tony Sweet discover how Tony approaches composition to find the essence of an image. You’ll then have chance to have him critique and edit one of your photographs.

December 5 – Creating with Topaz Studio 2 and related Topaz Tools with Rad Drew

For detailed information and registration, click this hotlink to our Click! Saturday Seminars web page:

https://capecodartcenter.org/classes-workshops/oct-31-nov-7-nov-14-click-saturday-seminars/

Sunday, October 25, 2020

IDEAS FOR KEEPING CAMERA CLUBS ACTIVE DURING COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING

 IDEAS FOR KEEPING CAMERA CLUBS 

ACTIVE DURING COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING

Each club can send has two slots (typically the NECCC rep and the president), but clubs can send substitutes (like perhaps your program person)

Monday – November 2, 2020 Meeting

Agenda

  • Learn what other clubs are doing
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – informal conversations as people join
  • 7:30 – Meeting kickoff – Chane Cullens
  • 7:35 – Antoinette Gombeda, NECCC President
  • 7:40 – Open discussion on what is working or not working at their clubs
  • – When are in-person meetings resuming
  • – Is membership up or down (fees – up, down, not collecting ….)
  • – Is attendance at competition and programs up or down
  • – Fundraising opportunities – Liz Champeon, Eastern Maine Camera Club
  • – What have you tried that is working
  • – What have you tried that is not helping
  • – Using phone photography to recruit new members
  • 8:40 – Ideas for the next meeting agenda

Note – we are now alternating the meeting weekday every month. This meeting is the first Monday of the month.

Monthly video meetings to share ideas for keeping our clubs vibrant and active during the pandemic. 

Tips for joining a WebEx meeting - http://www.flagpolephotographers.com/news/how-to-join-a-virtual-meeting

Test before our call by visiting https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

Chane Cullens, MNEC

NECCC VP Photo Conference Website

If you would like to join in and did not get the link email Chane@CCullens.com