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.