Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2 Photographic opportunities

Saturday Dec. 22, 2012
The Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, NH brewery is offering guests the opportunity to bring a camera and pose for photos with the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The event takes place 1 to 3 PM at 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH. For more information,  603-595-1202 or


Steam in the Snow
Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Massachusetts Bay Rail Road Enthusiasts are sponsoring their annual “Steam in the Snow” departing from North Conway, New Hampshire promptly at 10:30 AM.  This is an event that has been setup for Photographers and will make 5 scenic stops along its route to and from Notchland. At the stops the train will back down the tracks and stage a pass-through for action shots.  You must purchase tickets for this event through MBRRE ($65.00 for non-MBRRE members) prior to the event and seats are limited.

To make reservations please call the MBRRE organizer at 978-470-2066.  If you get the answering device leave a message with a number at which you can be reached and the organizer will return your call within a couple of hours.  This is a sun, rain or snow event, it will not be canceled and there are no refunds on the tickets.  For more information you can go to  MBRRE provides a box lunch for an additional $12.00. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hazel Meredith Awarded PSA Service Plaque


Hazel Meredith Awarded PSA Service Plaque

Hazel Meredith was awarded the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Service Plaque in 2012 for her meritorious service to the Society. The Service Plaque is awarded as a thank you in recognition of time freely given to ensure the success of the Society.

Hazel served as Camera Club Services Committee Chair before her present position as PSA Council Services Committee Chair. She is also the Camera Club & Council News Column Editor for the PSA Journal. In addition to her other PSA activities, she serves as Moderator for the Camera Club Sparkle.

PSA is a worldwide organization of both amateur and professional photographers, with members in over 70 countries. The PSA web site at contains information about PSA, its activities, benefits, and membership opportunities.

2013 Glennie Nature Salon

The Merrimack Valley Camera Club is pleased announce the 33rd George W. Glennie Nature Salon photographic competition.  We hope that New England Camera Club Council will share this announcement with your member camera clubs.

Click here for details

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend Workshops

There are a few spots left for this weeekend's workshops.
Dec 15 - Lightroom 4
Dec 16 - Macro and Closeup photography

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

6 One-Day Workshops - shiv verma | photography

These are the most popular workshops I conduct so please register early as these fill up fast.  In addition there is space available for the Bosque del Apache, Iceland and India Photo Tours and Workshops.  Call me at 617-759-0010 if you want more information.
A new "The Basics of Photography" workshop has been added.  This is for all beginners and intermediates - let your friends know.

December 8, 2012 – The basics of Photography - Click Here for details
December 9, 2012 – Lighting Workshop - Click Here for details
December 15, 2012 - Lightroom 4  for Digital Asset Management and Image processing- Click Here for Details
December 16, 2012 – Macro and Close-Up photography – Click Here for details
December 22, 2012 – Macro and Close-Up photography – Click Here for details
December 23, 2012 – NiK Software Plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop – Click Here for details
More at

Friday, October 19, 2012


The Women Divers Hall of Fame
in Journalism, Graphic Arts, or Photography,
sponsored by Deb Greenhalgh

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a woman diver who is furthering her education beyond high school in the field of journalism, graphic arts, or photography to better serve the ocean environment or ocean community. The scholarship is intended to assist with college tuition/fees or may be used to support an internship program at an accredited university.
Learn more about Elizabeth Greenhalgh.
The scholarship deadline is 15 Nov 2012 and application details can be found at

Friday, September 28, 2012

Annual NECCC Photography Conference Date Change

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the date of the 68th Annual Photography Conference is changed to 12-14 July 2013 one week earlier than previously advertised. Please mark your calendars. If you have made private hotel/motel reservations please change them immediately and notify the hotel of the  NECCC date change in case they have other attendees booked there also.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Greater Lynn International Announced

The Greater Lynn Photographic Association 
invites all photographers everywhere
to submit digital images to the
All phases of the exhibition will be conducted in accordance
with the recommended practices of

• PSA The Photographic Society of America
• FIAP Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique 2013/029
• CAPA Canadian Association for Photographic Art
• IIWF Interessengemeinschaft Internationaler Wettbewerbs-Fotografen 2013/13
There is no restriction on subject matter.
 Titles and Scores From Prior Greater Lynn Exhibitions:  Have you ever wanted to look up whether you had entered a title in our competition in the past or wanted to check your scores from a past competition?  Now you can do it!  Titles, scores, acceptances and patronage numbers from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are available.   Click on Prior Years' Titles and Scores.  You will be prompted for your first and last name. 
For instructions and entry form, please click to visit our website

Closing Date is February 13, 2013
Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC, Chairman

Test of Time Photography

Test of Time Photography announces:

White Mountain Photographer Weekend

October 13-14, 2012 Lincoln, NH

Please click here for more details and to register.

NECCC Fall 2012 Bulletin Published

The NECCC Fall 2012 Bulletin has been published and is available.  Please click here to get your copy.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Second Iceland Photo Tour and Workshop Announced

With the overwhelming response and oversubscription I have added a second Iceland Aurora Borealis and Landscape workshop in January.  Sign up early as the last workshop filled up in a few days.

Also most of the 2013 Workshops have been finalized and ready for bookings.

Please visit my workshop page to get the dates and details.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Two Awesome Fall Workshops

Glorious Acadia - Workshop
Bar Harbor, Maine
October 5 to October 8, 2012

Light of Cape Cod Workshop
Eastham, Massachusetts
October 19 to October 22, 2012

These workshops fill up fast so please book early.

Glorious Acadia - Fall Workshop


The Light of Cape Cod - Fall Workshop

Also note:
Yosemite and Monolake workshop as two spots available
The Iceland Aurora Borealis workshop is over subscribed
The Bosque del Apache workshop and the India Workshops have spots available

Sunday, August 19, 2012

India - Feb - March 2013 Photo Workshop and Tour

After a very successful trip this past February we now have a trip that gives you a unique opportunity to photograph three endangered species, The Asiatic Lions, Wild Asses and Black Buck.  In addition to these mammals we will have opportunities to photograph over 300 species of birds, other mammals, reptiles and insects.  We will photograph ancient monuments including the Taj Mahal, and have a lot of opportunity to photograph village people and their ways.
Feb 14 - Feb 25  - India Rann of Kutch, Velvader and Sasangir where the endangerd Asiatic Lions, Wild Asses and Black Buck will be the primary subjects Click Here for Details
Feb 25 - March 5 - India - Agra (Taj Mahal) Chambal for the River Crocodiles, Sarus Cranes and Black Buck,  Bharatpur for over 300 species of migratory birds Click Here for Details
March 5 - March 10 - India - Bandhavgarh for the Tiger and a plethora of wildlife (This segment depends on the Government of India lifting the tourism ban in Tiger Reserves Click Here for Details

You can do Segment 1 alone or combine it with Segment 2 or do all three.  You can also pick just Segment 2 and 3 or any one.

India is the home of the endangered Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica), and has some of the best opportunities for photographing other mammals and migratory birds from as far as Siberia. This trip is geared towards capturing images of Indian wildlife, landscapes, ancient architecture and local village people.  The tour is in three parts and you can register for one, two or all three segments.

The first segment will take us from Delhi to the Rann of Kutch for wild asses, foxes, and vast salt flats.  We then spend time in Velavader for some incredible birds and the black buck. Sasan Gir is the next stop for lions and other wild life.  The Wild Ass, Asiatic Lion and Black Buck are all on the endangered species list. We return to Delhi concluding this segment.

The second segment takes us to Agra where we photograph the Taj Mahal by sunset and sunrise.  The trip has been  scheduled to coincide with the full moon. We then drive to Chambal for bird photography and a river safari to capture images of the Gharial, Crocodiles and shore birds including Skimmers, Ibis and European Spoonbills to name a few.  Next we drive to Fatehpur Sikri to photograph ancient moslem architecture and then continue to Bharatpur.  The Keoladeo sanctuary in Bharatpur boasts over 300 hundred  species of migratory birds, owls and water fowl. We will drive back to Delhi concluding the second segment.

Our third segment takes us from Delhi to Jabalpur by air and then a drive to Bandhavgarh for tigers, jackals, the Indian Bison, wild boar and many other species of mammals and birds.  We return to Jabalpur to fly back to Delhi, concluding this segment.

Registration Forms are available on the Workshops Tab on my web page at http://www/ or Click Here

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Conquer the new digital imaging frontier at a pair of FREE, educational workshops hosted by Hunt’s Photo & Video. The workshops, titled, The Future of Photography…Revealed! will be led by world-renowned photo innovator Will Crockett on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Rockland, 929 Hingham Street, Rockland. They will examine the capabilities of the new generation of mirrorless cameras that is making picture-taking easier, more creative, less expensive, and more fun. The workshops will be held from 10:00 am – noon, and 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The workshops will examine the mirrorless imaging’s impact on technology, including its effect on camera sizes, speeds, weights, and capabilities. “The new mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter, and you can produce extremely high-quality still pictures, incredible HD videos, and even 2D and 3D images with them,” explains Hunt’s Director of Retail Operations Mike Mitchell. “Mirrorless cameras allow the user to be more creative without having to carry around a lot of heavy equipment.”

The seminars are appropriate for point-and-shoot camera users, hobbyists, and other imaging enthusiasts who want to move up to the next skill level. Trained representatives from Hunt’s will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the new equipment. The Hunt’s Photo store in Hanover is located at 1207 Washington Street, Hanover, just minutes from the Holiday Inn Rockland.

Reserve your space for the free, “Future of Photography” workshops at Email with questions. Learn more about Hunt’s Photo’s products and services for photographers at all levels at, or phone 781-662-8822.


Headquartered in Melrose, MA, with branches in Hanover, Boston, Cambridge, and Hadley, MA, Manchester, NH, Providence, RI, and So. Portland, ME, Hunt’s Photo and Video is the largest digital imaging equipment retailer in New England. Hunt’s serves beginner, student, hobbyist and professional photographers throughout the nation and the world with competitive pricing, unparalleled sales expertise and exceptional customer service. Enjoy “a picture perfect experience” every time you do business with Hunt’s. Learn more on the Hunt’s website at

Monday, August 6, 2012

NECCC 2012 Conference Child Model Photographs

If you whish to send in photos of the Saturday afternoon male and female children models; they will need to be sent to Susan Mosser at as an attachment. Susan will then send them to the Model Agency who will forward them to the children's mothers. The mothers would be very grateful for any pictures sent. Please include your name and email address so the mothers can drop you a thank you note.

Images must be sized to no more than 768 pixels in height and 1024 pixels in width with a maximum resolution of 240 dpi.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Photographers should send the PHOTOSHOPED images with the model’s full name to: The photographers are able to obtain the model’s name by going to the NECCC web site and scroll down to the photographs of the 17 models who participated in the 2012. Images must be sized to 768 pixels in height and1024 pixels in width with a maximum high resolution of (dpi 240). Also, we must insist that the multiple images of each individual model be sent as a separate group.
Thank you,
The Model Committee

Monday, July 30, 2012

NECCC Interclub Schedule 2012 -2013

The NECCC Interclub Competition Schedule for B&W and Color Prints, and Electronic Photograph for 2012-13 has been posted at

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Macro Workshops Near Boston

Mike Moats Macro Photography
Macro Boot Camp 
Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. Building
564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA 01905
(Lynn,MA is located north of Boston)

September 21, 22, 23, 2012
Cost $169
The "MACRO BOOT CAMPS" are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature. 
Times for the Macro Boot Camp, 
Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Sign Up Here


Covered in this workshop

The Best, Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Lensbaby / Accessories, for Macro
Controlling light with diffusers and reflectors, and LED lights / working with natural lighting

Camera functions for Macro 
How to control depth of field with f/stops / macro and ISO / focus stacking with Helicon Focus

Learn how to compose properly / finding character in nature / elements of design / textures
contrast / lines / light / visual weight / learning to work camera angles for blurred backgrounds
Shooting through subjects / shooting flowers in dewdrops / What not to do when composing

Finding Subjects 
Learn when, where, and how when looking for subjects through out the four seasons.
How to shooting macro indoors.

Post Processing 
Learn how process image with photoshop
Enhancing images using Nik Software's Color Efex Pro / Viveza 2

Learn what images sell best and win in photo contests.
Understanding what people think when viewing your images.
Macro on the internet.

If you don't have a macro lens for the three day "Macro Boot Camp", let me know as I do carry some extra macro lens you can use.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bosque del Apache and White Sands - Photo Tour and Workshop

November 23 to 29, 2012 - Bosque and WhiteSands.  Don't miss this opportunity to travel to New Mexico and photograph incredible birds, "birdscapes" and beautiful landscapes.

Click Here to be directed to the blog posting or Click here to get the PDF

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NECCC Judges and Speakers Form

The NECCC judges and speakers form has been updated.

Click here for the form

NECCC Mass Cruisers Auto Club Slide Show

View a Slide Show by John Buchanan of the Mass Cruisers Auto Club giving a taste of our 2012 Conference Sunday Cruise that was thoroughly enjoyed by all - the photographers, the models, and of course, the car enthusiasts who took time to bring their classic autos to NECCC.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2011 - 2012 Electronic Images of the Year

The 2011-2012 Interclub Electronic Images of the Year are available for your viewing. Please let your club members know.  

Also, I posted are new documents ‘Guidelines for the Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Yankee Magazine

Yankee Magazine Now Accepting Submissions for 2012 Photo Contest: My Hometown
Show us what makes your hometown special for a chance to be published in Yankee
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (July 11, 2012)—Yankee Magazine is accepting submissions now through October 1, 2012, for their 2012 Photo Contest. This year’s theme is “my hometown.” The winning photos will be featured in Yankee’s March/April 2013 issue, and photographers will win cash prizes for 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($300), and 3rd Place ($200). Honorable mention winners may also be published.

Submitted images should capture the essence and spirit of the photographer’s New England hometown—whether native-born, or adopted—through its landscape, its people, or a local event. Photographs will be judged based on creativity, composition, and the ability to capture a strong sense of place. Previously published or awarded photographs are not eligible for this contest.

Submissions must be taken in one of the six New England states between June 15, 2010 and October 1, 2012, to be eligible to win. GIF, JPEG, or PNG files up 10MB in size, but no larger than 2100 pixels high by 2100 pixels wide in dimension will be accepted. Only photographs submitted through will be considered for the contest. Photographs sent via mail will not be entered into the contest and cannot be returned to senders.

Finalists must be able to provide Yankee with a print quality hi-res file of their photograph. Each individual may submit up to five photographs. The editors of Yankee Magazine will select and notify the winners by November 15, 2012.

Founded in 1935 and based in Dublin, New Hampshire, Yankee is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. Breathtaking photography that captures life in New England is prominently featured in every issue. With an average circulation of 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher.

For more information, rules, and to enter, visit:

Monday, July 9, 2012

NECCC photographers are invited to consider a photo "audience expansion" opportunity.

The producers of “At-Hand Guides”, top-rated New England iPhone/iPad travel guides, has opportunities for photos.

Photographers get the following benefits:
            - Expanded Internet presence
            - Gain international exposure
            - Demonstrate skills to a broad audience
            - Direct viewers to their image portfolios and messages
            - Receive new attention from potential clients

Accepted photos get a watermarked text attribution on every photograph.  Photographer chooses exact text. The publisher, At-Hand Apps, LLC,  provides a micro-bio and link to a photographer’s web site from the main app’s support web site.

At-Hand Guides has used over 7,000 images to date and will need another 7,000 over the next 12-18 months. 

Editors are interested in images of both well-traveled and lessor-know destinations.  NECCC attendees may already have taken pictures that can be used.  There are also available assignments at places photographers may wish to visit (or re-visit).  At-Hand Guides images have three distinct purposes:  1. Document the likely visitor experience, 2.) Showcase the architecture of the destination, and 3.) Find art and beauty everywhere.

Interested photographers may learn more at:  or 1-617-416-0390. The app web site is: which provides an overview of the travel apps. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Work by World-Renowned Photographer Annie Leibovitz

New Work by World-Renowned Photographer Annie Leibovitz
To Be Featured at the Concord Museum
in Collaboration with Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best- known living photographers.  Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients, the photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject.  The images speak in a commonplace language to the photographers curiosity about the world she inherited, spanning landscapes both dramatic and quiet, interiors of living rooms and bedrooms, and objects that are talismans of past lives. The exhibition, which includes approximately 70 photographs taken between April 2009 and May 2011—nine of them taken in Concord, Massachusetts—will be on view at the Concord Museum from June 28 through September 23, 2012.  The show is being presented in collaboration with Louisa May Alcotts Orchard House. Concord is the first stop on a national tour, following the exhibitions presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from January to May 2012.

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition.  The C.F. Foundation of Atlanta supports the museums traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go. The prints were made by David Adamson of Adamson Editions in Washington, D.C.

Information:  978.369.9763
General admission: Adults  $10.00; Seniors (62+ years) & College Students (w/ID) $8.00; Youths (ages 6-18) $5.00; Children under 6 & Members:  Free
Hours: Seven days a week 9:00-5:00; until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays in July, August and September
Location: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742