Thursday, December 23, 2010

NECCC Internet Site Problems

I have been in contact with Richard Sereque, HonNEC, our webmaster, and he reports that there are problems viewing some pages on our Internet site at He is working on the problem along with the Hosting Service and hopes to have the problem resolved soon. In the mean time, sorry for the inconvenience.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Season's Greetings

NECCC News wants to wish all of our readers the very best for the holiday season regardless of how you celebrate and a spectacular new year filled with great picture taking opportunities. This is the time of the year to look back at our photographic accomplishments for the year about to end and to begin planning for the new year about to begin.

As you make your plans for 2011, don't forget the next Summer Conference scheduled for July 15-17, 2011. It will be a great opportunity for you to grow as a photographer while having fun and enjoying the fellowship of the other attendees. If you want an off campus hotel during the conference, now is the time to make your reservation. There is a list of area hotels on the NECCC web site here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2010 Model Print Competition Winning Photos Are Posted

The winners of the 2010 Model Print Competition have been posted on the NECCC web site. To view them go to The competition was judged by the Greater Lynn Photographic Association under the direction of Jim Gallagher, MNEC, Model Committee Chairman.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Awards for NECCC Photographers

It has taken your editor a while to get around to these because he was in the midst of helping to run a big state-wide competition in Connecticut. Now that it is over, I am catching up on other duties.

The first award went to Michael Di Stefano, MNEC, for three years of service as the Editor of the Nature Division News column in the PSA Journal.

The second award went to Rick Sereque, HonNEC, webmaster of the NECCC website, for winning an HM in the annual PSA Website Competition. The NECCC website was entered in the Large Club/Council/Chapter division.

The third award was an HM won by Ralph Toscano, webmaster for the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club website. Their website was entered in the Small Club/Council/ Chapter division.

Congratulations to all and thank you for helping to promote photography in New England.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Judges and Speakers List on the NECCC Internet Site

One of the services that NECCC makes available to its member clubs is a list of judges and speakers that they can call upon for competitions and programs. The 2010-2011 list compiled by Roy Marshall, MNEC, is now available on the NECCC web site at (eighth item down). The items are listed in various ways to facilitate finding the judge or program you need.

If you judge or have programs to present, but are not listed, fill out the form near the back of the document and send it to Roy so that you are included in future lists. If your listing is not up to date, be sure to contact Roy to update his database so that the 2011-2012 list is correct.

Fall Electronic Interclub Competition Results Posted

The results of the fall competition of the 2010-2011 season of the Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition have been posted on the NECCC web site. The winning clubs in the four competitions are as follows:

  • Pictorial (open) Class A - Charter Oak
  • Pictorial (open) Class B - Tie between Assabet Valley and Quinebaug Valley.
  • Nature Class A - Tie between Gateway and Greater Lynn
  • Nature Class B - Nashua Forum

To view the complete competition reports and galleries of the winning and HM images, go to

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New NECCC Club

NECCC would like to welcome a new camera club as our lastest member. They are the Shooters Gallery Photography Group of Colchester Connecticut. They have 60 members and meet at 199 Old Hartford Rd on the last Thursday of the month. Their NECCC Rep is Robert Fedder, MNEC. They have a web site at

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NECCC Wins 2010 PSA Council Challenge

Each year PSA sponsors a competition between camera club councils with three categories: projected digital images, prints, and slides. Each council may enter 10 images in each category, the entries are judged, and the winner is announced at the annual International Conference of Photography held each fall. There were 13 councils or associations participating this year with 6 competing in all three sections.

This year NECCC again won over-all first place with a total of 295 points. The North Central Camera Club Council was in second place with 288 points and the Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization was in third with 280 points.

NECCC also took first place in the Projected Digital Image category with 108 points. The Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization was second with 105 points and the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs was in third with 102 points.

There were a number of individual awards won by NECCC photographers:

  • Chris Wraight won an HM in digital for Late Throw to Second.
  • Lazlo Gyorsok wan an HM in digital for One Way.
  • Greg Bartosik won first place in prints for Painted Lips.
  • Monica Verma won an HM in slides for Lanqur Family.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NECCC News is Now Official

The Executive Board of the New England Camera Club Council held a meeting last Sunday, November 7, 2010, and approved NECCC News as the official blog of the Council. This is an exciting milestone for the Council as we more fully embrace the electronic age of communication. We will be sending out information on a periodic basis including:
  • Notification of changes to the NECCC web site at as they occur.
  • Information about the annual Summer Conference highlighting speakers and programs of special interest.
  • Publicity from NECCC members clubs about activities that are directed to the greater New England photographic community.
We would appreciate it if you would publicize the blog to your friends and fellow camera club members who have an interest in the programs of NECCC. We hope every member of he greater NECCC community will subscribe so that we can quickly provide information to you.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New England Photographers Win PSA Awards

At the PSA Convention held in Charleston in October several New England photographers received awards. These awards recognized service to PSA and photography in general or outstanding records as exhibitors.

Dan Charbonnet, FPSA, EPSA, MNEC received two awards: the President's Award 2010 for many years of service to photography and PSA; and the EPSA Distinction for his outstanding record as an exhibitor.

Jacob Mosser, III, FPSA, EPSA, HonNEC, received the Styvesant Peabody Memorial Award which is presented annually to the person "who has contributed the most to pictorial photography in any field of photographic endeavor."

Rick Cloran, FPSA, EPSA, MNEC, received the PSA Appreciation Award which is presented annually to the member who has "contributed the most to the advancement of photography through Teaching."

William Barnett, AFIAP, MNEC, EPSA, received the EPSA Distinction for his outstanding record as an exhibitor.

Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 Conference Photos Posted

The 2010 Summer Conference sponsored by NECCC is history, but not forgotten. You can now go to the NECCC web site ( to see well over 75 candid photographs from last Summer's Conference. If you attended the conference you will probably recognize yourself or your friends having fun. If you didn't attend the conference, hopefully these pictures will motivate you to attend next summer.

The photographs were taken by Dana Hoffman. Richard Sereque, the NECCC web master, then selected, sequenced, and edited the ones that appear on the web site. Thank you to both of these hard working individuals for making these photographs available.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Interclub Competitions Scheduled

The Fall NECCC Interclub Competitions are coming up in the next few weeks. If one of these competitions is close to you, it is an opportunity to see some the best electronic photographs and prints (both color and black & white) produced by New England photography clubs.

The first electronic photograph competition is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on November 3, 2010, at the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club. The club meets at the first Congregational Church, 2301 Main Street, Stratford, CT.

The first print competition is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on November 18, 2010, at the Quinebaug Valley Photo Club. The club meets at the John Dempsey Center, 376 Pomfret St. (Route 44), Putnam, CT.

Members of NECCC member clubs as well as the general public are welcome to attend both of these competitions. For information on the Winter and Spring competitions in 2011, visit the Interclub Competition page of the NECCC web site.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Conference Slide Available

Rick Sereque, APSA, HonNEC, Webmaster for NECCC, recently posted a new digital logo that can be used by member clubs to advertise the 2011 Annual Conference. It available in two sizes, a small size (shown below) and a larger one sized to 1024 x 768 pixels suitable for projection. 

To download either version go to the NECCC Logo page on the Council web site and scroll down to find the logo version you want. Then right click on the log, choose the Save Image As... command, and choose the location where it should be saved.

Once you have a copy be sure to use it as a title slide at the beginning of your electronic competitions and programs and in your newsletters to make your members aware of the conference.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Interclub Competitions for 2010-2011

NECCC offers a number of interclub competitions for it's member clubs. There are print competitions in both color and black and white and electronic (digital) competitions in pictorial and nature. The rules for these competitions were part of the Club Services Packet distributed to all club presidents and they are also available for download from the NECCC Internet site. Click to go to the Club Services Packet page.

This is sign-up time for the next season of these competitions. If your club has not yet signed up and paid the required fees, be sure to do so in the near future. There are forms to fill out for the print competitions while e-mail is used for the electronic competitions, though of course the check must be sent by old fashioned snail mail.

These competitions give your club the opportunity to measure yourselves against the other clubs in New England and win awards for your members. These competitions are only one of many services for member clubs offered by the New England Camera Club Council. Take advantage of the opportunity.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Club Services Packet Now Online

Each fall the NECCC Executive Board mails each member club president a package of information on the various services offered by the Council for member clubs. This information, the Club Services Packet, has now also been posted on the Council Internet site. Click to view the Table of Contents and download PDF documents of interest to you.

Some of the items require immediate attention such as registering your club for the Electronic Photograph (digital) and Print interclub competitions. Other items such as the Constitution and By-laws are simply for your information. Several items have spring deadlines so be sure to revisit the list periodically to be sure your club doesn't miss out.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hotels for the Summer Conference

Most attendees at the Summer NECCC Conference stay in the university dormitories. This is the least expensive option and most convenient since no driving is required during the weekend. Staying in a dormitory has also become a much more attractive option since the air conditioned, North Dormitory opened.

However, there are still a few of you who prefer off-campus accommodations. If so, now is the time to get your reservations. There are a number of other conferences in Amherst at the same time as the NECCC conference and hotel space is quite tight. A list of hotels in the Amherst area is on the NECCC Internet site. Click here to view it.

The conference co-chairs have already begun planning another exciting conference for July 15-17, 2011. Plan now to attend.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

NECCC Interclub Schedule Posted

The complete schedule for the 2010-2011 season of interclub competitions has been posted on the NECCC web site. There are three print competitions (both color and black and white) and three Electronic Photograph competitions (open and nature categories). The listing shows both the deadline dates for each competition and the location, date, and time of the actual competitions. Members of any NECCC club are welcome to attend the competitions and observe the judging.

Click to download the list of competitions.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ocean State International Open for Entries

The Photographic Society of Rhode Island, an NECCC member club, is pleased to announce that its entry system for the 2010 Ocean State Exhibition is ready to receive entries. The Ocean State Exhibition is one of two PSA recognized international photography exhibitions held in New England; the other is the Greater Lynn International Exhibition that is held in the spring. Both exhibitions are recognized by the Color Projected Image Division.

The Ocean State Exhibition is a dual projection salon that accepts either slides or digital entries that fit within 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high. They charge a modest $9 for North American entries and $12 for entries from the rest of the world. PayPal can be used to make your payment. The closing date for receipt of entries is Oct. 30, 2010.

Click for more information and to enter the exhibition.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scores and Images from 2010 Conference Posted

One of the popular events at every NECCC Summer Conference is a competition for digital slides (projected electronic images). There are two categories, open and nature, and each attendee may enter one image into each category. The images are judged on Saturday afternoon and the awards are presented on Sunday morning.

You can download score sheets for both competitions and view the winning images by visiting the home page of the NECCC website ( The links are near the top of the page.

Video of 2010 Conference

Sarah Musumeci produced a short video of some of the events from the 2010 Summer Conference.

Click here to view the video.

She used Animoto, a web-based service that makes it quite simple to crete short videos using a collection of digital images. For more information go to,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Digital Slide Interclub Competition Results Posted

The results of the Spring 2010 Digital Slide Interclub Competition have now been posted on the New England Camera Club Council web site. To view the results, click here. The complete competition report showing all the scores received by all the entries and a gallery of the winning and honorable mention images for all four competitions (pictorial classes A and B, nature classes A and B) are available.

This competition was hosted by the Stony Brook Camera Club under the direction of Dan Charbonnet, FPSA, MNEC. The judges were Richard Cloran, FPSA, EPSA, MNEC, Ray Guillette, MNECC, and Charles Burke, APSA, PPSA, MNEC.

The winning clubs for this competition were:

Pictorial Class A: Boston West
Pictorial Class B: Central New England
Nature Class A: Nashoba Valley
Nature Class B: Greater Lynn

Since this was the last competition of the 2009-2010 competition year, the winning clubs for the season were:

Pictorial Class A: Greater Lynn
Pictorial Class B: Central New England
Nature Class A: Cape Cod Viewfinders
Nature Class B: Greater Lynn

The Fall competition of the 2010-2011 season will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, hosted by the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club. The closing date for receipt of entries is Monday, October 25, 2010.