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 http://www.neccc.org/New_Outline_13.htm 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.

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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.

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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 DigitalGuyGary@wbhunt.com.