Monday, December 26, 2011

Greater Lynn Model Shoot Date Change

Mark your calendars for the the Greater Lynn Model Shoot will now be held on January 15, 2012 between 10 AM and 3 PM. This is a great opportunity for all photographers interested in model shoots and gives you an opportunity to learn about lighting and posing.

Cost is $10.00 for Greater Lynn members and $15.00 for guests.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nikon School Jan 7 - 8, 2012

Nikon School has been running for over 30 years, 100’s of thousands of folks have experienced and learned from it. You are taught by 2 very fine teachers with years of photo experience and world traveled.  Things you hear and learn will stay with you for years to come.  A full day (9-5, nice lunch is included) at a great venue.  Regis College in Weston, easy access from the Mass Pike and Rt 95/128.  Very comfortable auditorium where you can experience and enjoy learning about digital photography in a banked auditorium setting.  This will be the only appearance of Nikon School in the Boston / New England area for 2012.

Each day is different, in a nutshell…. Saturday, January 7th, is more about taking pictures, Sunday, January 8th, is more about, “what to do with them afterwards”.   A great day (or weekend) in early January.  A treat for yourself (or a great gift for someone else)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

32nd George W. Glennie Nature Salon

The Merrimack Valley Camera Club is pleased announce the 32nd George W. Glennie Nature Salon photographic competition.  We hope that New England Camera Club Council will share this announcement with your member camera clubs.

The salon is a club level competition and open to camera clubs and photographic associations worldwide.  Last year, almost 100 clubs submitted images for competition.
This is a premier, international all-nature club competition of digital images known for its diversity of subjects which range from animals to botany to landscapes.  In the animal categories, birds and mammals are usually well represented, but each year about a third of the entries are invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians or marine & freshwater life.
The Glennie presents awards to both club and individual images.  Club awards include:
  • Top 5 Clubs Total Score
  • Top 5 Clubs Diversity Award - (best score from club's top six categories, club must have entries in at least 6 of the 8 categories)
Individual image awards include:
  • Best of Show
  • Best Wildlife
  • Best of Category (Birds, Invetebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, Marine & Freshwater Life, Botany, and Landscape)
  • Additional Subcategory and Honor Awards based upon number of entries.  (Last year we had 27 subcategories.)
How to Enter
Registration is on-line.  Each club may submit up to 10 entries, but no more than 2 from any one maker.  The club entry fee is $20 payable via PayPal.

Detailed competition rules and the instructions for submission are found on the Merrimack Valley Camera Club's website at

Friday, December 9, 2011

Silver Efex Pro 2 Demo and Huge Discounts

On December 16, 2011 NECCC VP of Digital Circuits Shiv Verma will be demonstrating NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 at Hunt's in Hanover during their CANON DAY.  Silver Efex Pro 2 will be available for purchase at an unbelievable price of $119.99 for the full version and as a free upgrade if you already own version 1 – this is a $100 discount.  You must come to the store to avail of these prices.

Hunt’s will be featuring the new PRO-1 CANON INKJET PRINTER. There will be 2 Canon representatives on hand to answer questions you might have about any inkjet printers from Canon.

If you have an interest in black and white prints, the Canon PRO-1 will give you tremendous results. Bring in a couple of files, preferably "black and white", to print out on the new PRO-1 or bring in a RAW file that you would like worked on and Shiv will show you how to make a great monochromatic image suitable for printing.

If you do not have a good B&W conversion software application go to and download the trial version of SILVER EFEX PRO. Use this to prep your images that you bring to be printed.

Hunts is located at 1207 Washington St, Hanover, MA 02339
Phone: 781-312-1169

Monday, December 5, 2011

2011 NECCC Model Print Winners

The 2011 Model Print Competition winners and the winning images are posted at:

Congratulations to the winners

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Canon Day at Hunts in Hanover

Hunt's Photo & Video is having a CANON DAY at their new Hanover location on Friday, December 16th from 10AM to 2PM featuring the new PRO-1 CANON INKJET PRINTER. There will be 2 Canon representatives on hand to answer questions you might have about any inkjet printers from Canon.

If you have an interest in black and white prints, the Canon PRO-1 will give you tremendous results. Bring in a couple of files, preferably "black and white", to print out on the new PRO-1.

If you do not have a good B&W conversion software application go to and download the trial version of SILVER EFEX PRO.  Use this to prep your images that you bring to be printed.  Silver Efex Pro will be available at a very special price.

Hunts is located at 1207 Washington St, Hanover, MA 02339
Phone:  781-312-1169

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hunts is Hosting a Competition - Enter to win a copy of NIK Color Efex Pro 4

Maybe your photo will be the winning photo?
Here are the details:
1. Starting on Wed 11/23, upload a photo to our facebook page (Hunts Facebook Page) that you have enhanced with Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Software. Here's the link so that you may download the software for a free 2 week trial.
For a video training on using the software here is a great link to use:
2. We will be then... put all of the pictures into an album on our facebook page entitled "NIK Photo Contest".

3. The person with the most "likes" at the end of the contest will win Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Software. The runner-up will win an autographed copy of "Nik Software Captured: The Complete Guide to Using Nik Software's Photographic Tools.".
4. Contest ends on 11/28. Winners will be announced on 11/30.
5. We acknowledge that Facebook has not endorsed or administered this contest . A complete release of Facebook is acknowledged. By submitting a photo you acknowledge that the submission is for "NIK Photo Contest" sponsored by Hunt's Photo and Nik Software.See More
www.niksoftware.comSee More

Photography Center of Cape Cod

Photography Center of Cape Cod announces Photography Classes, Workshops and Seminars for 2012
Click here for details.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fall Interclub Electronic Competition Results Posted

The NECCC Fall Interclub Electronic Image Competition winning photographs and scores are on the NECCC web site at

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Africa Photo Safari - Namibia & Botswana November 2-16 2013

Minimum of 9 and a maximum of 11 participants
The Namib Desert may well be the world's oldest desert. The Namib-Naukluft Park includes five main regions: Namib, Sandvis, Naukluft, Sesriem and Sossusvlei. The apricot-colored dunes at Sossusvlei are beautiful and photographic opportunities for landscapes abound. Herds of mountain zebra, gemsbok and springbok roam the area. 
This is a flying safari to the primary reserves in Botswana utilizing charter flights between the camps.
Game viewing will be from 4x4 vehicles with a resident guide at each camp we visit. Every park has a unique ecosystem.
Our itinerary includes all privately owned camps giving us a distinct advantage.  We will not be subject to hundreds of tourists and slow traffic.  We will be able to drive off normal trails in pursuit of photo opportunities that present themselves and not be bound by National Park rules.
The Okavango Delta is a mutual blending of water and forested islands, joined by thousands of waterways that alter each year with the flood. Moremi is a prime game viewing area that includes a third of the Delta. The western reaches of Moremi include much of the Okavango while the e astern sector is mainly mopane woodland and open grassland.
Who should attend?
This is a photo safari for photographers of all skill levels.  Individual attention will be given to attendees, irrespective of experience or expectations. Digital and film shooters are most welcome.
The primary focus is to capture the wildlife of the region and the excellent landscapes.
Click Here for Details or go to:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

NECCC 2011 Fall Bulletin now on line

Our 2011 fall bulletin is now on line and available by clicking here.  You are welcome to download the bulletin or read it on line.  The current issue is a PDF document that will require a PDF reader.  The reader is available as a free download from Adobe.  Click here to download and install the reader on your system.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ocean State International Closes Saturday

The Ocean State International sponsored by the Photographic Society of Rhode Island closes next Saturday, October 29, 2011. Ocean State of one of two international salons held in New England. The other is the Greater Lynn international salon which closes in February 2012.

The Ocean State salon is a dual projection exhibition meaning that both digital and traditional film slides are welcome. It is recognized by the Color Projected Image Division (the former Color Slide Division) of PSA. The entry fee is a very reasonable $9.00 for North American entrants and may be paid using PayPal.

Click for additional information and a link to the upload page for digital entries.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Field Trip to Wingmasters in Leverette, MA

The Connecticut Association of Photographers is sponsoring a field trip to Wingmasters in Leverette, MA, for one or two hours photographing birds of prey. The trip will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. The price is amazing at $25 per hour or $50 for two hours and there will be a maximum of 12 people per hour so you will have lots of chances to photograph. Debbie Donofrio, who is leading the trip, says that there are still spaces available and that she will accept photographers who are not members of CAP.

If you are interested contact Debbie at Click for a flyer with all the details.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Discount for Members of NECCC Clubs for Travel with Mentor Series

Members of NECCC clubs are being offered a $50 discount on Mentor Series Worldwide Treks. These trips, sponsored by Nikon, are a hands-on learning experience designed to cater to all skill levels. Participants experience an array of pre-arranged special photo opportunities, often with private access or from a highly considered vantage point, while traveling alongside Nikon professional photographers.  These instructors provide photo tips and continuous instruction regarding an array of photographic topics: from travel to technical. Personal feedback provided in a one-on-one digital review session allows trekkers to see their work in a new light, and encourages them to expand their creative eye and experiment with all they learn. Nikon equipment is available for the trekkers to try, and the list of photographic opportunities continues to grow, with new locations announced regularly. Follow your passion for photography, experience fun and fellowship, and take your photo skills to new heights.

Click for more information. Use code NLE50 to obtain your discount.

Florence Griswold Museum Examines the Work of Walker Evans

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, presents an exhibition that uses new scholarship to examine the post-Depression era work of photographer Walker Evans. The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans is on view October 1, 2011 through January 29, 2012. Walker Evans (1903–1975) captured a place in American social, cultural, and artistic history with his unforgettable images of the Great Depression. The photographs, particularly those of rural Southern sharecroppers, launched his career and remain among the most iconic images of American art. His work in ensuing years, however, has been largely overlooked. This exhibition recovers Evans’ post-Depression work by tracing the thread of his recurring artistic themes, in the process revealing images of economic hard times, capturing the essence of local identity, and discovering the beauty in common things through the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. New research delves into his career and the artist’s life in Connecticut. No exhibition has yet addressed these decades, which Evans spent in Connecticut as a teacher at Yale and resident of Lyme, CT.

Click for more information on this exhibit.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fitchburg Art Museum Hosts Aerial Photography Exhibit

The Fitchburg Art Museum in north central Massachusetts is hosting an exhibition entitled Discovery from the Air: Aerial Photography by William Garnett. This exhibition, which began on Sept. 25, 2011, will run through January 1, 2012.

Click for more information on the Museum.

Coastel Camera Club Hosting Sean Kernan

The Coastal Camera Club invites all area photographers to  a program by Sean Kernan who will speak on Inspiration and Creativity on Thursday, October 20 at 7PM. The meeting will be in the Whitfield room of the Guilford Community Center, 32 Church Street (route 77), Guilford, CT.  The building is on the right side as you go south from Route 1 towards the green.

Sean Kernan is a photographer, writer, and teacher. He came to photography from theater, and is the author of two monographs, The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges) and Among Trees.  He has exhibited at galleries and museums in France , Greece , Italy , Mexico , Egypt , and in the US . His photos have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, New York , Harpers, Bloomberg, Communication Arts, Graphis, Polyrama ( Switzerland ), Photo World ( China ), as well as magazines in Iran , Greece , Italy , and Switzerland , and has done a wide range of advertising work for clients such as AT&T, Amex, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Dow Jones, Harvard,  and Knoll. He has taught and lectured at the New School/Parsons, Art Center (Pasadena), Yale Medical School, International Center for Photography, University of Texas, Wesleyan University, and has won numerous awards, most recently from the Center in Santa Fe for teaching, as well as a Doctorate  (HC) from Art Center in Pasadena. He writes about creativity, the arts and commerce, with articles in Communication Arts, Graphis, and Lenswork, among others.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Charter Oak Presents A Day with André Gallant

Charter Oak Photographic Society, Inc., is pleased to present A Day with André Gallant on November 12, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The seminar will be held at the East Hardford Community Center in East Hartford, CT. André Gallant is a freelance photographer who travels the world over creating expressive photographs. He is a the author of a number of books on the techniques he uses.

His morning presentations will include Expressive Photography-Part 1 and Around the World in Pictures. In the afternoon he will present Expressive Photography-Part 2 and Photographing People.

Click for more details.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Updates on the NECCC Web Site

Our webmaster, Rick Sereque, HonNEC, has posted a number of new items on the NECCC web site.

High School Student Essays
Each year NECCC invites a number of high school students to attend the Conference as our guests. One condition, however, is that they write an essay following the Conference describing their experiences. A photo of the group and the individual essays they wrote are posted on the web site. Click to go to the News page and view the essays.

Club Services Packet
Each August the Council sends a packet of information to the president of each club describing the various services offered to them. Those documents have now been posted on the NECCC web site so that they are available to any club member who needs the information. Click to view the list of documents.

Links to Photo Opportunities
One of the things that Rick does periodically is post links to a variety of events of interest to New England Photographers. There have been a number of new links in the last month. Click to check them out.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Prints Needed for Model Print Contest

The time is here for all the photographers who participated in the Model Shoots during the 2011 Amherst Conference to submit their entries for this year’s Model Print Contest. Please remember that the model’s look forward to and deeply appreciate all the photographs which they receive. All the information for the contest is available on line at the NECCC web site. Click for the contest rules.

Wildlife and Nature Photography Contest

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, located on Plum Island in Newburyport, MA is conducting its first ever wildlife and nature photography contest. Contest categories include Native Wildlife, Native Flowers and Plants, and Landscapes. Photographic prints, which will be accepted from amateur or professional photographers, may be submitted to one of two age groups: Youth (up to age 17) and Adult (age 18 and older).  All contest photographs must have been taken within the boundary of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and/or on Plum Island after January 1, 2010. The contest submission deadline is Friday, September 30, 2011.   

Contest entries will be judged by a panel of local photographers. Winners will be announced and awards made during a reception on Sunday, October 9th at the Refuge visitor center in Newburyport. Grand prize for “Best of Show” is a one day photography workshop with acclaimed nature photographer Steven Morello. Contest winners will be on exhibit at the visitor center through the fall.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Recent Updates to the NECCC Internet Site

Our webmaster, Rick Sereque, APSA, HonNEC, has been busy posting new items on the NECCC Internet site in spite of an extended period without power and Internet access.

Conference Models. A gallery of the models from the 2011 Conference has been published. Also, the 2011 Conference Model Print Competition has been announced. Click to see the gallery of models. Click to view the rules for the competition.

Video Conference Recap. Shiv Verma, MNEC, and Sigma have prepared a recap of conference highlights which was posted  on the Sigma Blog. There is a link to the video on the NECCC Internet site home page. Click to go to the home page of the NECCC site.

Upcoming New England Photography Events. Periodically Rick posts a list of seminars and other events near the bottom of the Links page on the NECCC web site. Click to see the latest list.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, Honored by Griffin Museum of Photography

The NECCC community is pleased to learn that Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, has been honored by the Griffin Museum of Photography with its New England Beacon Award. This is one of three awards to be presented at the museumn's sixth Annual Focus Awards ceremony in October. The award is given each year to an individual whose work brings prominence to the local photographic scene.

Those of us who participate in photographic activities in the New England area all know of Susan's contributions. She has been conference chairman for several NECCC Summer Conferences, exhibition chairman for the Greater Lynn Photographic Association's International, program chairman for the Yankee Photographic Society, plus many other contributions over the last 30 years too numerous to mention.

It is also worthy to note that the article about Susan appears as the very first article on the newly created News page of the NECCC web site. Click to read the complete article as well as the news release from the Griffin Museum.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Denise Ippolito Workshop in CT

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, Denise Ippolito will present a workshop entitled Macro, Blurs and Creative Filtering sponsored by the New Haven Camera Club. The workshop will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon either in Brandord or Milford, Connecticut, depending on the number of people who sign up. To sign up contact Lisa Cuchara at The cost of the workshop is $100 per person. The fee will include a copy of Denise's book A Guide to Creative Filters & Effects.

Denese Ippolito is a freelance photographer, artist, and writer living in New Jersey. She offers on-line courses as well as half day workshops featuring avian, macro, and HDR photography.

Click for more details on the course.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wendt and Buchbinder Speaker's Notes Online

Two of our speakers at the 2011 Summer Conference did not have their speaker's notes ready in time to include in the book made available to attendees. These notes are now posted on the NECCC web site.

  • Discover the Fine Art of the Black and White Photograph by Janice Wendt from Nik Software.
  • Digital Infrared Photography by Vega Buchbinder.

You can view and print copies of these notes by going to the Technical Articles page on the NECCC web site at Remember that these articles are copyright by the respective authors and may not be reprinted or published without the express permission of the author.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Items on the NECCC Internet Site

As you should all know by now NECCC is moving to an all-electronic publication system for news, club reports, technical articles, and other information. Subscribing to NECCC News, our blog and "liking" us on Facebook are your keys to keeping up with what's new. When your clubs begin meeting this Fall take the time to urge your fellow members to subscribe to NECCC News and check us out on Facebook.

Electronic Interclub Images of the Year for 2010-2011. The first, second, and third place images in each of our three interclub competitions for the past season were sent to two judges in Maryland who picked four winners, one for each class (A and B) in each category (pictorial and nature). The winners are now posted on the NECCC web site. To view the winners go to and click on 2010-2011 Images of the Year.

2011 Conference Competition Winners. Each year at our Summer Conference we hold projected image competitions in pictorial and nature. The results of these competitions are now posted on our web site. Go to and click on the 2011 Proj Image Results button at the top of the page to display a list of all scores and winners. Click on 2011 Proj Image Winners to see a gallery of the winning images; Click on each image to see an enlarged version along with the name of the winner and the image title.

Technical Articles Posted. On of the features of the now-discontinued NECCC Bulletin was a series of technical articles written by New England photographers. Eight of these were captured from the PDF versions of the NECCC Bulletin now on-line and posted on the new Technical Articles page. You can find these by going to the NECCC web site home page (, clicking on the Bulletin menu item along the left hand side, and then clicking on Technical Articles. This page will also demonstrate how other pages such as News and Club Reports will function once they are implemented.

We are very interested in having more technical articles from the New England community of photographers. If you know a subject well please write it up, preferably as a Microsoft Word file, and send it to Paul Smith, our new Editor of Online Content. You can e-mail him at Since we are now online your article can be as long as needed to explain your subject and you are encouraged to include diagrams and photographs to illustrate it. I know we have many knowledgeable photographers who could contribute to this effort which will help all members of NECCC clubs.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hunt's Planning a Camera Club Weekend

Hunt's Photo & Video is planning two great days of educational seminars for Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, 2011. These seminars are FREE to all camera club members. All seminars will take place at the Hunt's Photo & Video Melrose Store, 100 Main St., Melrose, MA.

The Friday seminars will be presented by Ken Hubbard, a Field Services Manager for Tamron. His program from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is entitled Exploring Digital Black and White Photography. His second program from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. is entitled How to improve your Travel and Landscape Photography.

The Saturday seminars will be presented by David Guy Maynard, a commercial photographer who work has earned him international recognition. His first seminar is entitled Portrait and Beauty and will be presented from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Then from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. he will present his second seminar entitled Macro and Nature.

You can register at all Hunt's locations or online at For more information download the document at

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Berkshire Botanical Garden Competition

The Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA, is holding a competition that includes a photography competition. There are three categories:

  1. Beauty in Flora: 
  2. Gardenscapes: Great Northeastern gardens – private and public
  3. Out on a Limb: An expressive photo including a live tree limb

Images may be color or black and white and should be matted or mounted on a white 11x14 board (no frames or glass).

The photography competition, which is open to anyone from any photo club, is being held in association with the Berkshire Museum Camera Club.

Click for a brochure with further details about the competition.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Time Attendee Excited by the Conference

Dick Poliock from North Conway, NH, attended the Summer NECCC Conference for the first time last weekend. He e-mailed me as follows: "This was my first conference and I had such a good time I ran right home and made this video."

Thanks for sharing your excitement. His web site is

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The NECCC Is Going Green

The New England Camera Club Council is going green, beginning now! Going forward, the Council will be replacing the award-winning NECCC Bulletin with online publication. This change is being made for a number of reasons. First and foremost is modernization. This change will incorporate our three social medias— (our web site), NECCC News (our blog), and our Facebook account—into an online publication system. If you haven’t already subscribed to NECCC News go to and click on the Subscribe menu for instructions. To go to our Facebook page click on the link conveniently located on the left side of our blog. There are many advantages to doing this. The news and information will be available in a more timely manner while at the same time preserving natural resources and saving money.

Paul Smith has joined the NECCC board taking over the responsibilities formerly held by Robert Gorrill, APSA, MNEC, who has been the editor for more than 15 years. The Council owes a huge debt of gratitude to Robert for his time, energy, expertise, and devotion in making the NECCC Bulletin the top newsletter in the most recent PSA competition. His contributions will be sorely missed.

Paul has been the newsletter editor for Gateway Camera Club’s online newsletter, The Click, for the past 9 years. The Council is happy to bring Paul on board and is confident in his abilities to maintain the same level of quality for our online publication. Please forward any newsworthy items to Paul at

Please pass this information on to other members of your camera club so that they can also subscribe to NECCC News and become a friend of the NECCC Facebook account.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The 2011 NECCC Summer Conference was a GREAT Success

The 2011 NECCC Summer Conference is now history and what a conference it was. There were lots of great lectures and programs, the models were as beautiful as ever, the print and digital slide competitions were competitive, and the Saturday evening balloon glow was simply awesome. If you didn't get there this year, put July 13, 14, and 15, 2012, on your calendar right now and plan to attend next year.

We all owe a special thanks to Antoinette Gombeda, HonNEC, and Susan Mosser, HonNEC, for again chairing this event and organizing it to perfection. We also owe a a big thank you to all the speakers, members of the equipment crew, and others who served on various committees. These people gave up the opportunity to participate in many of the activities to make the conference a success for you.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Preview the Models for the Summer Conference

One of he highlights of the NECCC Summer Conference for many attendees is the opportunity to photograph models, both in formal indoor settings and around the UMASS campus. Now you can preview the models for this year by going to where photographs of all the models have been posted.

With the Conference only two days away, now is the time to finish planning how you will spend your time. If photographing models is your preference, follow the link above. If you prefer attending the many lectures of the world famous camera college then see all the details at There is something for every photographer so be sure you are registered. If you still must register you can do so by clicking on he on the On-Line Registration button displayed at the top of page.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Photographing Hot Air Balloons

As all of you should know by now, this year's Summer Conference will feature hot air balloons. On Saturday evening there will be a balloon inflation and tethered glow and on Sunday morning there will be a balloon ascention or tether. Both events are, of course, weather permitting. The Saturday evening event will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and last until dusk and the Sunday morning event will be at approximately 6 a.m.

To help you in your photography at the Conference Hazel Meredith, MNEC, (also one of the instructors at this year's conference) found three web sites with how-to-do-it articles on balloon photography:

For additional information on the Conference, be sure to visit If you haven't yet registered there is still time. This year's Conference promises to be an awesome event so don't miss it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The 2011 Ocean State International Now Accepting Entries

The Photographic Society of Rhode Island has announced that they are now accepting entries for the Ocean State International Exhibition. This is one of two salons operated in New England by NECCC member clubs. This salon is recognized by the Color Projected Image Division (CPID) and is a dual projection exhibition meaning that you can enter digital images or 35 mm slides, but not both. The closing date is October 29, 2011.

There are a few rule changes from previous years. Paper catalogs will no longer be mailed; only a full color digital catalog will be distributed by e-mail. All digital entries must be entered using the very easy to use PSA operated upload web site linked to from their web site. To promote camera club participation they are offering a lower fee for club members in groups of six or more from the same club. Entry fees are paid using PayPal.

Go to for more information.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Have a GREAT Fourth of July

Today is a day for lots of celebrations, picnics, and photographing fireworks. It is also a reminder to photographers in New England that the annual Summer Conference is less than two weeks away. If you haven't registered yet, do it immediately. Go to for all the details on the Conference as well as a link to the on-line registration site. This year's program looks awesome, a do not miss event.

If you plan to enter the Conference digital image competition, just a reminder that you must e-mail your entry to by Sunday, July 10, 2011, or you will have to pay a $20 late fee. You are permitted to enter two images, one in the Open section and one in the Nature section. Go to for all the details.

If you are registered, now is the time to download the Conference schedule in either PDF or Excel format and plan your weekend. The schedule shows the times of all events and allows you to pick those events you do not want to miss. Click on one of the bottom two buttons at the top of the page at for your copy of the schedule.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fall Workshop in the White Mountains

Adam Jones assisted by Robyn Bright will be running a workshop entitled White Mountains Fall Splendor, N. H. from October 5-9, 2011. They are teaming up to offer a great photo experience in one of the most beautiful locations in North America for autumn foliage.  The group will create stunning images along the Kancamagus Highway, up north to Franconia Notch, and Conway, exploring creativity among the leaves, rivers, waterfalls, ponds, and covered bridges.  This workshop is for all skill levels and does require some light walking. Fall in the White Mountains is truly a photographer’s paradise, offering colorful landscapes and countless opportunities to explore small details. This workshop is scheduled to offer the best all around opportunities the fall season has to offer.

This workshop features two instructors who know the White Mountains well and enjoy teaching. The headquarters for the workshop will be the Kancamagus Motor Lodge, in Lincoln, N.H. It has a space large enough for critiques, reviewing new images, and lessons when the light is not suitable for great images.

The group is limited to 12 persons and the workshop fee is $899 per person. This is for the workshop only; food, lodging, and transportation are not included. A $500 deposit check payable to Adam Jones is required to confirm your reservation which should be mailed to Adam Jones, 6814 Clore Lake Road, Crestwood, KY 40014. For more information e-mail

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canon at the Summer Conference

The Conference committee has just received additional details on Canon's participation in the Summer Conference. They will be providing a printer to print participants images and have scheduled several very interesting presentations.

Canon has announced they will have a printer available at their table to make prints for conference attendees. If you wish to  take advantage of this offer, please bring one or two images to the conference  on a CD or Thumb Drive in JPEG or Tiff Format and visit Canon in the Campus  Center vendors area on the first floor at the bottom of the  escalator.

In addition they have confirmed that they will be presenting the following lectures during the Conference:

Saturday, 10am, CC917
Intro to the Theory and Operation of Canon Speedlights
Presenters: Michael Sheras and Paul McAniff
They will discuss how flash itself works and how ETTL flash works. They will go over the features of the Canon EX Speedlights and how to set the flash and camera to get the most from your flash system. They will also cover basic multiple flash operation and how to set your EX Speedlights correctly. They will also discuss several common flash problems and how to solve them.

Saturday, 2pm, CC163
Intro to HDSLR Video
Presenter Diana Bowe
Diana will give an overview of the Canon HDSLR Video system and will cover the basics of how to shoot video, as well as some tips and tricks of how to setup the camera and the basics of how to edit the footage.  Diana will show you how the Pros in Hollywood are using the Canon cameras to shoot for major production in both Television and the Motion Picture Industry.

Sunday, 10 am, CC917
Canon Q and A
Presenters: Diana Bowe, Paul McAniff, Michael Sheras
Representatives will discuss the newest Canon products and answer your questions.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Discount to the Summer Conference

Just a reminder that the $30 discount for early registration for the 66th Annual Conference of the New England Camera Club Council is about to expire. Register now and the registration fee for all three days is only $160 after next Saturday, June 25, 2011, the price increases to $190.

This is a conference you won't want to miss. Some of the highlights include:

  • The famous camera college with an array of lectures on a variety of photographic topics
  • Pre-conference portfolio reviews
  • Two pre-conference workshops on Adobe Photoshop and fashion photography
  • An opportunity to borrow equipment from Nikon, Canon, Tamron, and Sigma
  • Photo opportunities including high speed flash, portraiture, nature set-ups, indoor set-ups, and campus architecture
  • Mini-seminar series on macro
  • Vendors
  • Competitions in digital images and prints
  • Camera testing clinic
  • Hot air balloons
  • And so much more!

Go to for more details.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Conference Schedule Posted

The day-room-time schedule of lectures and other events for the NECCC Conference to be held on July 15-17, 2011, has been posted. Now you can begin to plan your weekend and select the events you want to attend. The schedule is available in two formats, Excel and PDF.

Go to and click on the Conf Schedule Excel or Conf Schedule PDF buttons at the top of the page.

Also, now is the time to register for the conference. There is a $30 discount for registering before June 25, 2011. Do it today!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Balloons at the Summer Conference

Balloons are coming to the 66th Annual Conference of the New England Camera Club Council to be held on July 15, 16, and 17, 2011! This year the Fine Arts Auditorium is not available due to renovations. Instead, on Saturday evening, there will be a balloon inflation and tethered glow followed by an ice cream social. The balloons will be provided by the Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society to provide an exciting photo opportunity for those attending the conference. The balloons will return on Sunday morning at sunrise when they will inflate again and, depending on wind conditions, will either launch or remain tethered for more photo opportunities. What an exciting opportunity.

Go to our web site at for more information on the conference and to register if you have not already done so.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Photographic Trade Show at the Summer Conference

One of the highlights at the annual NECCC Summer Conference is the Photographic Trade Show that takes place on the lower level of the Campus Center. Do you need a new camera, accessories, a gadget bag, a workshop, a photo tour, monitor calibration hardware, or a photoshop plug-in? If so, you will find these items and so much more here.

One especially popular part of the Trade Show is the ability to borrow cameras and lenses to try out before you buy. Nikon and Canon will have their top of the line equipment for attendees to borrow by the hour for use on Friday and Saturday. Each attendee will be allowed to borrow the equipment for 90 minutes at a time. You must have your own memory card and present a valid driver's license and major credit card for identification and copying. Tamron will have lenses available from their booth for use throughout the conference. Sigma will have a limited number of macro lenses available for use with speaker David FitzSimmons macro nature photo set-up in the Photo-Ops room.

Click for a complete list of vendors.

Monday, May 9, 2011

August Workshop by Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, will be giving a workshop in America's hometown, Plymouth, MA, on August 12, 13, and 14, 2011. The workshop will begin on Friday, August 12, with a welcome dinner in Plymouth followed by a stroll though town or the beach to catch the nearly full moon. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with photo shoots in the area plus time for downloading, feedback, and discussions of various software options. A $100 deposit is required to hold your place with the balance due July 20th.

A maximum of 20 may participate. The fee will be $335 for the weekend including entrance to locations, instruction, and arrangements at places to photograph. You pay for all your own meals, lodging, transportation, and incidentals. You will need a laptop and some type of post processing software.

Click for all the details.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mark Bowie to Present at Charter Oak Photographic Soc., Inc.

The Charter Oak Photographic Society and Hunt's Photo & Video are co-sponsoring a talk by Mark Bowie on Monday evening, May 16, 2011 beginning at 7:15 p.m. Mark will preset his program The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night. The public and especially members of all area camera clubs are invited to attend. Mark will demonstrate techniques for photographing the landscape including techniques for determining night time exposures, focusing in the dark, shooting long exposures, double exposures, timed interfals, and painting with artificial light.

Hunt's Photo and Video will be on hand for your photographic shopping pleasure. If you have special requests or items you want them to bring that evening, call Gary Farber at 781-462-2332 or e-mail Gary at

Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring NECCC Interclub Results Posted

The results of both the Print and Digital Slide Spring Interclub Competitions have been posted on the NECCC web site. In the case of prints the report includes both the numerical results and the winning images all in one report. In the case of digital slides the report contains only the scores and club rankings while all 1st, 2ed, 3rd, and HM winning images are displayed in four galleries, one for each of the four class/category combinations. The caption under each image indicates the club, maker's name, image title, and award won. You and members of your clubs are encouraged to view the galleries and see the outstanding work being done by member photographers of NECCC clubs.

In prints the top scoring clubs for the season are:
B&W Class A: Manchester Camera Club
B&W Class B: Candlewood Camera Club (moves to class A next year)
Color: Merrimack Valley Camera Club

In digital slides the top scoring clubs for the season are:
Pictorial, Class A: Boston West
Pictorial Class B: Quinebaug Valley (moves to class A next year)
Nature Class A: Cape Cod Viewfinders
Nature Class B: Merrimack Valley (moves to class A next year)

Go to to view the results.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday Morning at the Summer NECCC Conference

The Summer NECCC Conference to be held on July 15-16, 2011, is rapidly approaching. I hope all of you have already registered and made your room reservations. In this periodic update on the Summer Conference I want to highlight the Friday morning activities. At this point you may be saying "Friday morning?", I thought the conference began with the first program after lunch. Actually there are a number of activities on Friday morning, most require payment of an extra fee, but one activity is free.

The free activity is assistance for first time attendees in planning their schedule. If this is your first conference you may feel overwhelmed by the large number of options. If so, Antoinette Gombeda, HonNEC, will provide help in scheduling and locating classrooms. The first session is from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday morning. Look for signs in the registration area for the location. For those who can't come to the Friday morning session Antoinette will hold a second session from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon across from the Registration Table in the Campus Center.

The second Friday morning activity provides an opportunity to have a portfolio of your photographs reviewed by one of New England's top photographers/judges. The cost is $40 per person for a 40 minute session with an expert. Those taking advantage of this opportunity will typically bring up to 15 images (prints and/or digital slides). You will have an opportunity to discuss your work on an individual basis which could include critique based on image composition and/or technical elements.

Third, but certainly not least, two workshops will be presented from 9 a.m. until noon. The first ($50 fee) is an Introduction to Fashion Photography presented by Lindsay Adler. Lindsay will teach you how to put together your own fashion shoot. Lindsay is the author of the new book Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography. The second workshop ($65 fee) is Taking and Making Great Photographs by Lisa and Tom Cuchara, MNEC's. Lisa and Tom will help you improve your straight out of the camera images and your post processing Photoshop skills. For this workshop you will need your own laptop pre-loaded with Adobe Photoshop (CS4 or CS5). This workshop is aimed at beginner and intermediate users of Photoshop.

For additional information on the above activities and all the other things happening at the Summer NECCC Conference, go to our website at

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Through the Lens of Adam Jones in Brookline

On Tuesday evening, May 10, 2011, Adam Jones will present his program Through the Lens of Adam Jones. This program, a Canon Explorer of Light Lecture, is hosted by the Boston Camera Club and the Newton Camera Camera Club. The program will be held at the Brookline Public Library-Main Branch, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA  02445. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the 2-hour program will begin at 6:30. The program is free to the public.

In this presentation Adam will showcase some of his favorite nature and wildlife images throughout a relaxed and informal presentation. He will teach about getting the most out of digital photography with straight forward, simple techniques and encourage questions from the audience throughout the entire presentation. Adam will speak briefly about the images, including where, when, how, and any relevant techniques. This will also include lens selections and how he sees subjects and what he is thinking regarding composition and lighting.

Additional information can be found at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,201/year,2011/month,05/day,10/Itemid,1/ or

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Annual Conference Program Descriptions Available

Are you considering attending the NECCC Annual Conference scheduled for July 15-17, 2011? I hope so! Perhaps you have received a copy of the registration flyer which lists the programs, but you wanted more details before committing. Now the complete program descriptions as well as a bio of each speaker are available at There are more than 30 programs plus the Friday morning pre-conference workshops and portfolio reviews plus model shoots plus photo-ops (formerly Hi-Jinx) plus competitions plus special events like the hot air balloon inflations and tethered glow and an ice cream social, and so much more. You get the idea, a weekend of photography with something for every photographer. Stop considering and send in your application or register online at Do it today. You won't be sorry.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fine Art of Photography Exhibit and Presentation by Onne van der Wal

The Plymouth Center for the Arts in conjunction with The Fine Art of Photography exhibit and Plymouth Digital Photographers Club is pleased to announce an Evening with Onne van der Wal. Onne van der Wal is an excellent photographer and speaker. If you enjoy any aspect of photography you will be entertained by his dynamic and informative presentation. His award winning nautical photography is world renowned for its unique composition, brilliant colors, tack sharp details and his attention to the technicalities of digital photography.
Photograph by Onne van der Wal
The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 10 North Street, Plymouth, MA  02360. Tickets are available for $5 plus a processing fee at Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration and the 2-hour presentation begins at 7 p.m. Come early and enjoy the The Fine Art of Photography exhibit. Onne will cover all aspects of his photography with an entertaining and informative visual presentation. This event is sponsored and made possible by Canon. Onne van der Wal is a Canon Explorer of Light photographer.

Go to for additional information or contact Amy Davies from the Plymouth Digital Photographers with any questions at

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Onne van der Wal to Speak on South Georgia

On Tuesday, May 10th, the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club is hosting a special presentation by Onne van der Wal entitled South Georgia Island.  The event will be begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main Street (Rte. 6A), in the center of Brewster, MA.  For those of you who may not be acquainted with South Georgia, it is an island in the Southern Ocean teaming with wildlife including sea and land birds, seals, and reindeer. In past times it was used as a base for an extensive whaling industry and remnants of that activity survive today in a number of ghost towns including the largest, Grytviken, where a museum and restored church can be found. For more information on South Georgia see

Onne is a member of Canon's Explorers of Light.  Today, the group is comprised of 62 of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of his/her own creative specialty.  Although Onne specializes in yachting photography, he also covers private expedition documentation, travel photography, interiors, aerials, location and scenic photography, lighthouses, harbors, and all things nautical. Check out his website at

Cape Cod Viewfinders is inviting members of all local camera clubs to join them for this special event.  Following the presentation and Q & A, they will host a social time for members of the visiting clubs to mingle and get to know one another.  They hope that as many visitors as possible will attend the event. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited. They request that you let them know that you will be attending so that they can reserve seats for you.  Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.  Please RSVP to by April 11th. Ample parking is available at the library and next door at the Brewster Baptist Church.  There is a pathway from the church's back parking lot into the library's parking lot.

Visit for more information.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flagpole Photographers Photography Exhibit

The Flagpole Photographers will hold a photography exhibit at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown, CT. The library is located just south of the flagpole on Main Street (Route 25). Members of all area camera clubs as well as the general public are invited to view the exhibit.  An opening reception will be held on April 2, 2011, in the first floor meeting room from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. After the reception the show is open during library hours through April 26, 2011.

Go to for directions to the library.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Photography Conference Details Available

The exciting news all of you have been waiting for: the details of the 2011 NECCC Photography Conference are now posted on the NECCC web site. Go to and click on the Next Conference tab along the left hand side. You will find the Conference Preview that lists all the programs and other activities planned for the conference, a registration form, a link to the on-line registration form, a call for models for the conference, a campus map, and a list of area hotels if you prefer to stay off campus during the conference.

You can attend programs or photograph the models and other photo opportunities; there is a mini-seminar series on macro photography; on Saturday evening there is a hot air balloon inflation and tethered glow, and an ice cream social; there are conference competitions in digital images and prints; and so many other events that no one will be bored. If you love photography this is the place to be July 15-17, 2011.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Winter Interclub Print Competition Results Posted

Art Vaughan, MNEC, Director of the NECCC Interclub Print Competitions, has posted the results of the Winter competition on the NECCC web site. In this competition the club winners were:
  • B&W, Class A: Greater Lynn Photographic Association
  • B&W, Class B: Seacoast Camera Club
  • Color: Springfield Photographic Society
The individual photographers who won first place were:
  • B&W Class A: Greg Bartosik from the Greater Lynn Photographic Association with Midnight Colosseum
  • B&W Class B: David Klegon from the Boston Camera Club with Atlantic Avenue
  • Color (Tie): Barbara Vietzke from the New Haven Camera Club with From My Front Yard and Lori Rha from the Norwalk Camera Club with Tree Island in Deep Fog
Congratulations to all the winners. Click to go to the Interclub Competition page on the NECCC web site where you can click on Winter 2011 to display the latest report. The report contains the four winning images.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Greater Lynn International Exhibition April 3rd and 4th

The Greater Lynn Photographic Association announces the venue for this year's exhibition show. The show will be at GLPA headquarters, 564 Boston St. Lynn, Ma 01905, on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at 2 PM and on Monday, April 4, 2011, at 7:30 PM. This years exhibition had 1359 entrants with over 5400 images from 31 states and 59 different countries. Over 300 entrants came from New England Clubs who were all trying to win the best club medal. That honor went to Boston West Photo Society, of Framingham, MA. Please join us to see this spectacular array of images from all four corners of the earth. This years exhibition has some very unique images in it.

The multi-media showcase is being put together by two Greater Lynn talented audio-visual producers, Dan Charbonnet, FPSA, MNEC, and Barbara Rozavsky, MNEC. The show will run approximately 90 minutes with a short intermission. It will contain about 1700 of the higher scoring images that were "accepted into the exhibition" by the judging panel: William Barnett EPSA, AFIAP, MNEC, of Connecticut, Marilyn Cloran, FPSA, MNEC, of Massachusetts, and Gerry Emmerich, FPSA, of Wisconsin. The admission cost is $8 for non-members of Greater Lynn Photographic Society. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from Merle Gordon

Please visit, for more information and directions to the club. The medal winning images are also on display in a gallery on the web site. After the show we will present the Medals to those winners who are in attendance. If you entered the exhibition, your catalog will be available for you at the show.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring NECCC Print Interclub Judging March 14, 2011

The Norwalk Camera Club, host club for the Spring NECCC Interclub Print Competition, has extended an invitation to members of all area camera clubs to attend the judging. It will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011, at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT.

There are approximately 200 entries to be judged in both color and black and white prints. Here is an excellent opportunity to view what the clubs of NECCC have to offer. Directions to Earthplace can be found by clicking here. If you need additional information you can contact the club at:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Winter Electronic Interclub Competition Results Posted

The results of the Winter 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 - Tie between Boston West and Merrimack Valley
  • Pictorial (open) Class B - Quinebaug Valley
  • Nature Class A - Cape Cod Viewfinders
  • Nature Class B - Merrimack Valley

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

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Adam Jones Coming to Connecticut

The New Haven Camera Club as part of its centennial celebration year will be presenting an all-day seminar by Adam Jones, an internationally recognized photographer and Canon Explorer of Light. The seminar, entitled Through the Lens of Adam Jones, will take place on April 9, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in North Haven, CT. The cost will be only $10.00, or $22.00 with lunch.

In the morning Adam will present a nature and wildlife show that highlights strategies and techniques for capturing outstanding nature and wildlife images. In the afternoon he will present a travel show that highlights travel from 9 different countries and demonstrates techniques and strategies for great travel images.

This is a "do not miss" event. Click to download a flier with all the details. A registration form is included.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Taking and Making GREAT Photographs

Three Connecticut photographers who have been very active at the NECCC Summer Conference will be presenting a series of seminars at the Milford Fine Arts building, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT. The seminars will occur on Sunday, March 20, 2011, from 9:30 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon. The seminars will be presented by Hazel Meredith, MNEC, Lisa Cuchara, MNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC.

The seminars cover taking better photographs with your camera, importing them into your computer, and editing them to make your pictures the best they can be. The specific topics of the various seminars are Photoshop Elements 9, Photoshop CS4/CS5, and Camera operation.   You can find more details at or by contacting Lisa Cuchara at

List of Events Posted

Our webmaster, Rick Sereque, HonNEC, has compiled a list of workshops, seminars, and photo ops that are being held both locally in the New England area, and nationally, between now and mid-October. Many of these events are close to home giving New England photographers opportunities to shoot without extensive travel. Start making your photography plans now so that you can get started as soon as Spring begins.

Click to access the list.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lewis Kemper Coming to Connecticut

Lewis Kemper, a Canon Explorer of Light photographer, will be presenting an all day seminar in Salem, Connecticut, on Sunday, March 13, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This presentation is sponsored by Canon and is hosted by the Shooters Gallery Photography Group, an NECCC member club.

The title of this seminar is A Digital Day. Lewis will cover topics to help you get the most out of your digital camera including: light and composition, expanding the dynamic range of your images, and post processing your files. He will cover the use of the histogram and highlight warnings, custom white balance, light and composition, working in HDR, and demonstrate many of the tried and true techniques he teaches in his Photoshop classes.

General admission is $15 with a special $10 fee for members of photo clubs. Lunch is also available for an additional $10.

Go to for more information and to register.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bruce Grant Tribute Posted

A web gallery version of a book honoring Bruce Grant created by Antoinette Gombeda, HonNEC, has been posted on the NECCC web site. Bruce Grant was a long time friend and member of the NECCC Board. He worked behind the scenes on the Equipment Committee for many many years.  This book was created from many photos sent to Antoinette in the hopes of bringing a smile to Bruce's face. The book is not only a tribute to Bruce, but a chronology of all that happens on an NECCC Conference weekend and the many friends we meet along the way.

Click to view the web gallery version of the book.

Hopefully looking at these pictures will inspire you to attend the next conference. Antoinette Gombeda, HonNEC, and Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, the co-chairs for the next conference scheduled for July 15-17, 2011, tell me that the programs have been selected and planning is well under way. Be sure to mark your calendar and keep reading NECCC News. We will bring you updated information on the conference as it become available.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Greater Lynn Salon Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the Greater Lynn Salon is only 2 1/2 weeks away, February 17, 2011. The Greater Lynn International Salon is one of only two PSA recognized international photography exhibitions held in New England; the other is the Ocean State Exhibition held in the Fall. Both exhibitions are recognized by the Color Projected Image Division. In addition the Greater Lynn Salon is recognized by several other international or national photographic societies. The salon is "open" with no restriction on subject matter.

The Greater Lynn International is organized early each year by the Greater Lynn Photographic Society, an NECCC member club. The salon is dual projection meaning that both digital images and slides are accepted. The entry fee is a modest $7 for entries from North America. The judging will take place at the Greater Lynn Photographic Headquarters on February 26 and 27.

Support the Greater Lynn Salon and get your entries in soon.

Go to for more information.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Deadline for Courtesy Enrollment Approaching

Each year NECCC allows each member club to select one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual Summer Conference held at the University of Massachusetts. The next conference is scheduled for July 15-17, 2011. The free registration, however, only covers the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals, and transportation. The following rules apply:

  1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2011.
  2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member Club in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).
  3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.
  4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.
  5. Applications should be made by email from the club President. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline (March 1, 2011). 
  6. The application cannot be transferred to another person. Once someone has been submitted, accepted and has received the key paper work, that person must register for the conference. If he/she cannot attend, another person cannot take his/her place. The club’s courtesy enrollment for that year will be forfeited.
  7. NECCC decision in all matters relating to this courtesy enrollment will be final.

If you are president or NECCC representative of a member club, now is the time to start the process to select someone from your club to receive this valuable opportunity.  If you qualify and are interested in being considered, talk to your club president or NECCC representative.

For more information on this service, click to download a flier with all the details.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Photographic Expo 2011

The Milford (CT) Fine Arts Council announces Photographic Expo 2011, its annual photo exhibit and sale. This exhibition is popular with members of many camera clubs in southern New England. Each person may enter up to three prints that are matted, framed, and wired for hanging. The entry fee is $10 per print. The Connecticut Association of Photographers is one of the sponsors of this event.

Prints will be received on Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The show will be on display Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. from March 2 through March 25. There will be gallery talk by Antoinette Gomdeda, HonNEC, on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. An awards reception will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Prints may be picked up on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Each print must be entered into one of five categories: People/Portraits, Landscape/Seascape, Nature/Animal, Creative Computer Manipulation; or Open. Both color and monochrome prints are acceptable in each category. A variety of awards in each category as well as best in show will be presented. Works submitted to a previous Photographic Expo will not be accepted.

Click for additional details and entry forms.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

An Evening with George Lepp

George Lepp will be presenting his program Capture the Possibilities on Thursday evening, April 7, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. In this program George will survey the latest and greatest in digital photography techniques for outdoor, landscape, and wildlife subjects.

The program will be presented at the Living Waters Church, 15 John L Dietsch Blvd, North Attleboro, MA 02760. The lecture is being sponsored by the Stony Brook Camera Club, Canon through its Explorers of Light program, and Hunt's Photo & Video who will be present with a number of popular items for sale.

Tickets for this presentation are free, but must be requested by March 15, 2011, by contacting the Stony Brook Camera Club at

Go to for more details.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Southwest Florida Workshop

Shiv Verma, well known to New England photographers for his many programs, workshops, and membership on the NECCC Executive Board, will be conducting a workshop in south western Florida from Feb. 18th through the 23rd. If winter is starting to get to you, this is the cure.

Florida is famous for bird photography, and the south west has some of the best bird photography opportunities in the state. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Little Estero Lagoon, and the Venice Rookery are among the locations that will provide participants with plenty of great opportunities to capture great wildlife images.

The days of the workshop will be based on a very flexible schedule allowing the group to respond to the opportunities based on wildlife, weather, and light conditions for the best experience each day. Each day will start early to capture images in the best light.  The group will photograph throughout the morning, breaking at midday for lunch and open discussion sessions. After lunch they will head out for more photography, concluding near sunset, or after, based on location. Each evening the group will meet, download images, and have a feedback session. Instruction sessions will be included as will a prep session for the next day.

A block of rooms has been reserved at discounted rates at the Holiday Inn in Fort Myers Beach.

Full details of this workshop and reservation forms are available for download at

Correction: Date of Winter NECCC Digital Slide Competition

In yesterday's post we sent out the wrong date for the Winter NECCC Digital Slide Competition. The correct date is Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The competition will be hosted by the Greater Lynn Photographic Association. The location will be the club’s headquarters located at 564 Boston St., Lynn, MA. Go to and click on one of the links for a map or directions.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter Interclub Competitions Scheduled

The Winter NECCC Interclub Competitions are coming up in the next few weeks. If you live close to one of the host clubs it is an opportunity to see some of the best digital slides and prints, both color and monochrome, produced by New England clubs.

The Winter print interclub competition will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, hosted by the Candlewood Camera Club. The Winter digital slide competition will be held on February 11, 2011, hosted by the Greater Lynn Photographic Association. Click for times and addresses.

Members of NECCC member clubs as well as the general public are welcome and encouraged to attend either or both of these competitions.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Arthur Morris Coming to Connecticut

This is a special blog posting for all the bird photographers in New England. Arthur Morris will be presenting his day-long seminar entitled It Ain't Just Birds on the campus of the University of Connecticut on Sunday, May 15, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $49 which includes lunch. The seminar is hosted by Photo Connection of Colchester and is sponsored by Canon USA as part of their Explorers of Light program. Go to for all the details.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Charter Oak to Host Rick Cloran

On Monday evening, January 24, 2011, Rick Cloran, FPSA, EPSA, MNEC, will present his program Making Competitive Nature Images to the Charter Oak Photographic Society. They would like to invite all area photographers to be their guests at no charge. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.
In this program Rick will explore the key aspects of successful competitive nature images and what separates them from an otherwise good nature image. Each of the key aspects is covered in short, easily remembered points.
Hunt's Photo and Video will also be at the meeting with a selection of their many products. Hunts is also co-sponsoring this event and will provide a number of door prizes.