Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Photographers should send the PHOTOSHOPED images with the model’s full name to: modelshoots@greaterlynnphoto.org. 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 http://www.neccc.org/NECCC%20Interclub%20Competition%20Schedule.pdf

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 YankeeMagazine.com/HometownContest 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: YankeeMagazine.com/HometownContest

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:  GrayRobert@AtHandApps.com  or 1-617-416-0390. The app web site is:  http://www.AtHandGuides.com which provides an overview of the travel apps.