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.