Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (Digital programs)

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (Digital programs)


A. Cemal Ekin, PhD (RI) Black and White Conversion in Lightroom: Why, What, When, How
Lightroom has offered a new set of tools to digital photographers, including B&W conversion. The obvious tools it offers come with some shortcomings. This session will focus on B&W photography and how to achieve the desired results with maximum effectiveness. Monochrome toning will also be discussed and explained.    (I, 75 min)

Sean Teegarden (CA) Thought Process: A conceptual workflow using Lightroom's Develop Module

Whether shooting personal or professional work, getting the best photograph in-camera is only half of the battle when making a great image. Editing can be daunting work when post processing tools and new technologies are being created at a rapid pace therefore changing workflow habits. In this workshop, we will cover a creative approach to RAW processing using Lightroom's Develop Module for 90% of the images we create. From the fundamentals of basic processing (most used adjustments) to intermediate aesthetic treatments, we will focus on the image from a pre-visualization view where each image has specific goal prior to image import. The goal is to get your images into Lightroom, out to their destination, and get you back to shooting. We will drill down to some of Lightroom's most powerful features and when one might use a tool set in the image workflow. Topics focused on but not limited to: Local Adjustments (Adjustment Brush, Spot Healing, Radial), Correction features (Upright, Noise Reduction, WB Eyedropper), Color FX (HSL Sliders, Curves Camera, Camera Calibration), and when to use Photoshop..   (Sponsored by Adobe)          (B, I, A, 90 min)

Lisa Cuchara, MNEC (CT)  Applying Textures to Photographs
What is a texture? We know texture when we see it, but when we refer to a "Texture" as photographic tool we mean a photograph that is placed on top of another photograph and then "blended" or adjusted to affect how it is portrayed. "Textures" can be just that, photographs of rust, peeling paint, old paper, etc., but they can also be clouds, bokeh, bubbles, water drops, wallpaper, walls, words, old letters, grass, etc. The specific texture that you pick will affect how your photograph underneath looks, but you have additional choices by changing the blending mode (there are 20 blend modes, but a handful that are commonly used when blending textures) for that texture later. Changing the blending modes alters the way that particular texture interacts with the photograph underneath. .Join Lisa Cuchara as she shows you how to edit some of your photographs to give them a different feel by applying textures to them. Textures can add a mood or a feel to an image; making the photograph softer, warmer, grungier, older, etc. In this intermediate workshop (assumes knowledge of layers and masks) Lisa will show you how to collect your own textures, how to use textures, how to remove textures from part of an image, how to remove color from a texture and change the color of the texture and how to prevent the texture from affecting of the photograph below while leaving the color.       (I, 90 min)

Sarah Musumeci, MNEC (MA)  SELECTIONS - How to Choose and Use Photoshop's Many Selection Tools

Often in Photoshop you may want to make changes to an isolated portion of an image, and you need a selection. In this presentation I will demonstrate the many selection tools and how each one works.  We will cover the Marquee Tools, the Lasso Tools, the Quick Selection method, and the Magic Wand - and when they are best used. Then we will move to the more sophisticated Color Range method of selections, selections via masks, and the dreaded Pen Tool. The Pen Tool is one of the most accurate and controllable methods of selections, and will prove to be one of your most used tools in any selection process. Mastering these ‘isolation’ methods is essential in getting the perfect selection needed for the job - in the least amount of time.  (B, I, A, 90 min)

Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (Nature)

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (Nature)


Andrey Antov (ME)  Macro Photography Made Easy
There are several reasons for doing macro rather than landscape or bird photography – it is less expensive and easier, the objects are readily accessible, and there are better chances of repeating the opportunities. In addition, one can shoot macro with the least sophisticated equipment not only outside, but also indoors. In his program Andrey will convey a few easy tricks to quickly set up a macro studio wherever you are.    (B, I, 60 min)

Gregg Basco (Costa Rica)  Making Your Own Light: Flash and Flashlights for Nature Photography Flash, used responsibly and creatively, can open up a whole new world for the nature photographer. Many nature photographers express an aversion to flash, but done well, it allows one to capture dramatic images not possible with natural light.  Continuous light sources such as garden-variety flashlights are also valuable in providing accent light to shots during the day and at night. In this engaging presentation, Greg Basco explains how he "makes his own light" in a multitude of ways to produce stunning images in the tropical forests of Costa Rica. You'll take home some inspiration and ideas that you can put to use in your own photography.

Arthur Morris (FL)  What Makes a Great Natural History Image
Today’s incredible digital photography gear makes it far easier to create sharp, well exposed, technically perfect image of birds, buildings, bears, boats, and blossoms than it was to do so with film. This slide-illustrated lecture will feature hundred’s of Artie’s spectacular images as he shares his thoughts on the flow of a photograph, negative space, and compositional balance and their effects on image design.  Artie will teach you how to see, understand, and use a variety of lighting conditions to create mood in an image.  You will learn the great importance of choosing your perspective carefully.  You will come to see that using your longest lens with a teleconverter and filling the frame with your subject is a great way to create boring images. You will learn to recognize the great situations that many folks walk right past.  To learn more about Arthur Morris visit  and  (Sponsored by Canon)   (B,I,A  75 min)

Benjamin Grunow (VT) Auroras and the Milky Way  In this Aurora and Milky way program, you will join nature and landscape photographer Benjamin Grunow in a class room setting to learn about the different ways to capture the night sky and Milky way. This class will teach you about beginner to advanced settings on your camera, focusing, light painting your foreground and framing your shot in the dark. You will learn techniques on time-lapse and different ways to capture star trails from beginning to end. The aurora section of the class will be about tracking the sun and moon cycles for capturing the aurora, it is the most important part of knowing when to get out and shoot.       (Sponsored by Panasonic)  (I, 75 min)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Location Lighting Workshop™ with Rick Friedman

Invites you to the Location Lighting Workshop™ with Rick Friedman*
9:30-5:00 on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
First Parish Brewster 1 Harwich Rd (Cape Cod), MA

Mail a check for $99 per reservation to:
Location Lighting Workshop
c/o Jon Rolf - Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club
17 Widgeon Way
Brewster, MA 02631

for more information:

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (General programs)

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (General programs)


David DesRochers (NJ)  Artist Earth
Since the early days of our art form, photographers have been exploring our planet’s endless gallery of natural art and celebrating its beauty in photographic images.  This program will cover techniques for seeing and capturing unique and creative images of the endless natural art found in nature.   Developing your own style, managing exposure and depth of field with blending and HDR, and creating art with water will be among the subjects covered.  (Sponsored by Hunt’s) (B, I, 90 min)

Hanson Fong (CA)  It’s Showtime! Time to Look Good!
The key element to being a successful photographer is to make people look great. Hanson Fong is known for his animated teaching skills as well as his photographic prowess. He will share with you his perception in creating perfect photographic harmony by demonstrating how to handle any
subject’s body size and type. A live demonstration of the Classic 10 poses that Hanson has mastered and pioneered will assist you in posing any person, regardless of weight and/or height. His technique will also enable you to pose any family grouping, couple, or a bridal couple. In addition to hands on posing, Hanson will discuss lighting techniques. You will learn how to photograph under any lighting condition, indoors or outdoors, any place, anytime. His approach to finding the “light” is simple and uncomplicated. Proper lighting and posing will help you create highly desirable, contemporary and timeless photographs. .  (Sponsored by Canon)   (I, 90 min)

David FitzSimmons (OH)  Wild, Wonderful Waterfalls
 Join Sigma Pro David FitzSimmons for spectacularly-illustrated journey to some of North America’s most spectacular cascades. Along the way, learn about composition, exposure, lighting, filters, and post-processing software. See example after example of approaches to depicting these popular landscape features. David will conclude by sharing how to turn your images into paid publications in magazines, books, and other media.   (Sponsored by Sigma) (B, I, A, 90 min)
Jerry Hug, APSA (IL)  iPhoneography - The Best Camera is the One that is with You
 In this workshop: 1. you will learn how to take better photos with your iPhone camera, 2. how to edit these photos with photo apps. And 3. learn how to organize, store your photos and share these photos. Please bring your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (fully charged) with the following apps downloaded and installed: Snapseed, Camera Awesome, and Touch/Retouch. Participants will receive my complete speakers notes with directions to help enjoy your creative tools of iPhone photography.   (Sponsored by Hunt’s)  (B, I, A, 90 min)

Denise Ippolito (NJ)  Bloomin’ Ideas
This slide program will cover the in-camera techniques that Denise uses to capture beautiful flower images: composition, depth-of-field and selective focus, the use of extension tubes and reflectors, and the use of natural light. You will learn to create impressionistic flower blurs by using your camera as your paintbrush. I will also go into detail explaining my creative processing and multiple filtering effects that I use on a daily basis. You will be inspired to step out of the box and develop your creative vision and your own original works of art. If you love to photograph flowers this program is for you.   (B, I, A, 90 min)

Lance Keimig (MA)  Light Painting and Drawing
Light Painting and Light Drawing have become increasingly popular in recent years, in part because of advances in both camera and flashlight technology, but also paralleling the meteoric rise in the popularity in Night Photography. It's become almost commonplace to see Light Painting images in the media, both in print, and video formats. It's truly an exciting time to explore the many creative opportunities of Light Painting. This seminar by night photographer Lance Keimig begins with an introduction to the concepts of Light Painting and Light Drawing, along with examples by many of the best artists working in the medium today, and a discussion about the techniques they use. There will be a live demonstration of some of these techniques, including information about the equipment used, with time for questions at the end of the session.  (I, A, 75 min)

Ian Plant (VA)  Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition
What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which separates the merely good from the truly magnificent? Many candidates immediately spring to mind, but one aspect clearly rises above the rest. Composition—the artistic arrangement and placement of visual elements within the picture frame—is the most difficult aspect of the art of photography to master, and also the most important. Although the emotion evoked by a photograph’s subject matter and mood cannot be underestimated, likewise the primal visual response evoked by a skillful composition cannot be ignored or forgotten. A snapshot shows the world what your camera sees, but when you create a composition, you show the world what you see. Ian's presentation, based on his hit book, is an artistic tour de force, spanning several centuries and different artistic media to reveal the composition secrets of the great masters.  (Sponsored by Tamron)

Deborah Sandidge (FL) Creative Techniques for the Passionate Photographer
The ultimate goal of a good photographer is to be a great story-teller. To do this well one must develop the art of constructing a visual narrative through various creative techniques. For example, you can take double or multiple exposures to create visual and emotional depth with a photograph; or stack stars or clouds for a unique perception. Telling a story using time-lapse photography can condense hours of captures down to several seconds. Even a short video clip can become a fascinating narration as a cinemagraph—a still photo with motion. Time-lapse can tell a story in several seconds that otherwise would take hours to capture. You can create surreal photos during the brightness of day using neutral density filters to calm the crashing waves of an ocean, and softly blur clouds across the sky. Simple post-processing such as utilizing filters or plug-ins can alter the reality of an image. Creative techniques in-camera, and in post-processing, can change the reality, the mood, and the drama of a composition, allowing the photographer to create expressive, fine art imagery.  Join professional photographer and author Deborah Sandidge as she guides you through creative techniques for photographing and post processing creative imagery.    (Sponsored by Nikon)   (I, 90 min)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Topaz Clean is on Sale

Topaz Clean is on Sale 

Topaz Clean lets you smooth edges and surfaces in your photos. It's great for subjects like cars and portraits, and you can also use it to create some interesting effects as well. Clean has three main controls:

* Smoothness: smoothes the surfaces of your photo. Useful for removing blemishes from skin, removing dust and noise, creating a "flatter" texture, and more.

* Edges: smoothly enhances edges with a unique process that looks "vectorized". This creates smooth and well-defined lines in your photo that work great on image features like hair and eyelashes.

* Texture: recovers and refines original detail in your image to keep it looking natural. For example, re-introduce original skin texture in your portraits to prevent your post-processing from looking too overdone or "plastic".

Topaz Clean is a great value: it's originally $29.99 but we're dropping it to just $14.99 for this promotion.

Topaz Clean, is 50% off until May 31 with coupon code "mayclean"

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Location Lighting with Rick Friedman!

Location Lighting with Rick Friedman!

Hunt's Photo and Video

Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Holyoke, MA

Join award-winning photographer Rick Friedman for his hands-on “Location Lighting Workshop™”. This intensive and interactive seminar is designed for portrait, wedding, corporate and event photographers, photojournalists and serous amateurs who desire to improve their knowledge of lighting.
This 1-day hands on workshop begins with creating interesting light with one Speedlight on camera and then with a single speedlight off camera. The workshop progresses to using multiple lights and mixing speedlights with ambient light. We work with Flashbenders, soft boxes, strip lights, beauty dishes, grids, reflectors, gobos and other techniques to control light, create hairline lights and add color gels to your images.
Rick has taught this workshop in cities across the US and in the UK over the last 10 years. Come join us for a couple of days of lighting and laughing.
Rick will also be sharing his portable location lighting techniques that keep his clients coming back. As a working magazine photojournalist and corporate photographer, his approach is always practical, innovative, and most of the time, fits in his camera bag. Rick’s clients include: Time, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, New York Times, der Spiegel, The Guardian and many other publications. Come join us for a couple of days of lighting and laughing. Rick teaches with both Nikon and Canon strobes. There will be lots of equipment for attendees to use and discounted pricing on certain products. Rick is also the creator of the Rosco Location Lighting Kit.
You can follow Rick on Facebook at Location Lighting Workshops and read his lighting blog Tuesday’s Tips at 
Have questions about Location Lighting with Rick Friedman!? Contact Hunt's Photo and Video

Monday, May 19, 2014


Friday, July 11 (9am-Noon) workshops run concurrently, you cannot attend more than one
Participants in any workshop must be paid registrants for the Conference. Class size is limited. Register early. If paying by check please write separate checks for the Conference and for any one of the five pre-conference workshops. See Registrations instructions for workshop cancellation policy. See for expanded descriptions. Electrical outlets will be provided for power for those workshops requiring laptops. The fee for each workshop is $66.95. This includes a 3% UMass administrative fee.

WORKSHOP I: How to Make Your Images Look Better (not worse!) in Photoshop by Arthur Morris (FL)
Artie will discuss and demonstrate the techniques he uses every day to process his digital captures. His approach to Photoshop is a direct one; because he has so many images to process, his choice is to make the images look as good as possible in the shortest amount of time. Artie shows us how to maintain control of the image with the result of a natural-looking, pleasing image. The demonstration will include converting images from RAW, cropping and cloning, levels and hue/saturation adjustments in layers, correcting a colorcast, saving images, and sharpening images for use, as well as other topics. While some of these techniques are not compliant with PSA Nature competition rules, they can be useful to rescue an otherwise great image to make it a work of art to hang on the wall or for use in general competition. Every attendee will receive a copy, including future updates, of Arthur Morris/Birds as Art PDF “The Digital Basics File” ($25 value), a comprehensive set of notes and instruction for the digital editing workflow Artie follows. Prerequisite: No laptops are required for this workshop.

WORKSHOP II: Creative Filters & Effects Workshop by Denise Ippolito (NJ)
During this fun and inspiring workshop participants will learn a variety of the latest techniques that Denise uses to create one-of-a-kind works of art. She will demonstrate some of her creative filtering, effects and texturing tips as well as her favorite Photoshop Plug-ins.  Photoshop instruction includes how to selectively apply effects using layers and masks, how to easily apply texture overlays, and creative filtering using a variety of plug-ins including Nik Color Efex Pro, Topaz products, Alien Skin Snap Art 3, and Fractalius. The instructor will use Photoshop CS6 to demonstrate the techniques, but any version of Photoshop that has layers and masks is suitable.  Prerequisite: Bring your laptop with Photoshop and plug-ins installed. Instructions to download textures and plug-ins will be provided prior to the workshop.

WORKSHOP III: Black and White Conversion in Photoshop: A Vision-Driven Approach
by A. Cemal Ekin (RI)
Black and White photography requires different sensibilities and different tools. There are many different ways to convert a digital photograph to a B&W. Some prefer to use additional plugins, yet Photoshop offers powerful tools to do the conversion. In this workshop we will explore B&W aesthetics and you will learn some Photoshop techniques that offer flexibility, tonal control, color toning, and not based on additional plugins or software. Participants should be reasonably familiar with Photoshop layers and should have a version of Photoshop installed on their laptops. Some actions and files will be provided before the workshop.

WORKSHOP IV: Making Time-lapse Movies by Joe LeFevre (NY) (INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL)
In this workshop you will first learn important field techniques and camera settings for shooting time-lapse sequences. Then, working together, you will process a set of images using Adobe Lightroom, and make the corresponding movie using QuickTime 7 Pro.  We will end the workshop with a brief look at a powerful software program called LRTimelapse.  Images from one of Joe’s time-lapse sequences will be provided for you on a disk, along with program notes. Come learn how to add motion to your stills using this compelling technique.  Prerequisite: Bring a laptop with a copy of Lightroom 4 or 5 installed, along with QuickTime 7 Pro ($29.99 at, and LRTimelapse (free download for up to 400 images at You must have experience with the Development Module in Lightroom.

WORKSHOP V: Get the Best Images from your Mobile Device by Jerry Hug (IL)
In this workshop you will learn how to take better photos with your iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch with cameras, and Smart Phones. Jerry will take the workshop through shooting techniques to get better photos, and then teach how to get the best results when editing photos on their mobile devices. Prerequisite: Bring your mobile device with Snapseed and Camera Awesome apps downloaded in advance of the workshop.

Antoinette Gombeda will notify you by email ( of specific information regarding your preconference workshop by the first week in July.

PRE-CONFERENCE PORTFOLIO REVIEW (40 minute individual sessions) Friday July 11, 2014 (9am-noon)

This is your opportunity to have up to 15 images (prints and/or digital) reviewed by one of New England’s top photographers/judges. Reviewers include William Barnett MPSA, MNEC, AFIAP; Jacob Mosser, FPSA, MPSA, HonNEC; Sarah Musumeci, MNEC; Daniel Charbonnet, FPSA, MNEC, and Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC. The cost is $41.40 per 40 minute session which includes the 3% UMASS administrative fee. In the session, the participant can discuss his/her work on an individual basis.  If you sign up for this service, a confirmation form will be sent to you June 25th.  On this form you will indicate you first and second choice of reviewer and indicate whether you will bring prints, digital images or both. You must return the form by July 2nd.  You will then be contacted via email with the time slot and room number of the reviewer to whom you have been assigned. All efforts will be made to accommodate your first choice.  

Please note this activity takes place at the same time as the other five pre-conference workshops. If paying by check write a separate check for the portfolio review.
Susan Mosser(  will be notifying you about the portfolio reviews

Friday, May 16, 2014



PRE-CONFERENCE PORTFOLIO REVIEW (40 minute individual sessions) Friday July 11, 2014 (9 am – noon)

This is your opportunity to have up to 15 images (prints and/or digital) reviewed by one of New England’s top photographers/judges. Reviewers include William Barnett MPSA, MNEC, AFIAP; Jacob Mosser, FPSA, MPSA, HonNEC, Sarah Musumeci, MNEC, Daniel Charbonnet, FPSA, MNEC, and Shiv Verma, MNEC. The cost is $40 per 40 minute session. In the session, the participant can discuss his/her work on an individual basis. If you sign up for this service, a confirmation form will be sent to you by June 25th. On this form, you will indicate your first and second choice of reviewer and indicate whether you will bring prints, digital images or both. You must return the form by July 2nd. You will then be contacted via e-mail with the time slot and room number of the reviewer to whom you have been assigned. All efforts will be made to accommodate your first choice. Please note this activity takes place at the same time as the other five pre-conference workshops. If paying by check write a separate check for the portfolio review.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Laurie J. Klein infrared photography workshop

Laurie J. Klein infrared photography workshop

Join internationally acclaimed artist, photographer, educator and author Laurie J. Klein for this infrared photography workshop. Laurie will show participants the creative possibilities of infrared through her own unique images and hands-on demonstrations. Participants will be inspired by Laurie’s myriad use of infrared capture of both the landscape and the human form

Registration Required - $149

Springfield Show features Tom Wyatt: Western MA photographer

Springfield  Show features Tom Wyatt: Western MA photographer

Tom Wyatt is one of five featured artists at an inaugural exhibit called 5 Narratives at the MassMutual Center 1277 Main St. in Springfield MA. Wyatt’s work consists of large prints on metal (40”x30” to 60”x40”) of Western Mass reflections, from the realistic to the abstract. There is an event called PLUG IN TO THE CREATIVE VALLEY at the show on Tuesday May 13 from 6-8pm, sponsored by The Western MA Economic Development Council. This is a time to see the show, hear brief artist talks and join in networking & creative conversation amongst area artists, entrepreneurs and businesses. There are not regular hours to see the show, because of ongoing events at the MassMutual Center; but this is a chance to see it.

This exhibit is the result of a juried process conducted in the fall of 2013 in which 5 Western MA artists were selected by curators from the Springfield Museums, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA), and the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA).  It's a significant inaugural event for the MassMutual Center, which is actually the property of the State of Massachusetts, operated by a management company called Global Spectrum.  The state also owns both the Hynes and Boston Convention Centers in Boston; there have been art exhibitions in those facilities for several years, as part of the MCCA Arts Program,  This is the first program exhibit at the Springfield facility (the MassMutual Center). The emphasis of 5 Narratives is on large art and the featured artists are: Imo Nse Imeh, Faith Lund, Lydia Kann Nettler, Laura Radwell as well as Tom Wyatt. Refreshments provided! 

All are welcome! If you would like to attend please register by clicking on the link below. Thank you!  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Focusing Problems and Micro Adjustments – Your Camera May Be At Fault

Focusing Problems and Micro Adjustments – Your Camera May Be At Fault

"One of the most frustrating things that can happen in photography is seeing a perfect moment and snagging a shot, only to get back to your computer and find out the picture was barely out of focus."
"Probably not all photographers are aware that every lens bought from their manufacturer isn’t always perfect right out of the box. In fact, when it comes to focusing, most new lenses are shipped with an acceptable amount of variance in their auto focus. For your average picture, these small differences are probably pushed aside. But if you’re interested in getting your shot tack sharp every time as far as the camera is concerned, you may want to pay attention."
"With many cameras these days, it’s possible to test your lenses and make micro adjustments to your auto focus without having to send your lens back to your manufacturer." 
Read the rest of the article here Focusing Problems and Micro Adjustments 

Come to our workshop and learn how to adjust your lens.

Even if your camera cannot automatically handle microadjustment for your lenses it is still good to know if your lens back or front focuses so you can compensate when shooting. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Cuba!!! December 3 to 11th, 2014

Cuba!!! December 3 to 11th, 2014 
Join Boston Globe photojournalist Essdras M. Suarez and Amy Davies in December for 9 days and 8 nights on a memorable journey to this intriguing country before it changes forever.
All the details of this Cuban photography workshop can be found at our website:  
Dates: Dec 3 to 11, 2014 
Where: Arrival Miami, Fla., 1 night; flight to Havana (Cuba), 5 nights; coach to Varadero, 2 nights; coach to Havana for flight to Miami.
Meals and Lodging: Link HERE for details.
All transportation from Miami to Cuba and back are included.
Program Price per person: $4392 in a double (shared) room. Add $500 for single occupancy. All visas, most meals, lodging, guides and instruction included. Flight from Miami to Cuba and back included.
May 7th…8 spots available.
~Amy Davies

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Greg Lessard moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls

Greg Lessard moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls

Greg Lessard will be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. 

To register please mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara (email me  at for my address) 

Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

“From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fast and Furious Formals with Diane Miller Yeatman

Fast and Furious Formals with Diane Miller Yeatman

Fast and Furious Formals

How many times have you talked to a wedding client and they say that they want to be present at their wedding and not taking a long time to do the formals?  Learn how to prepare yourself and your client for an efficient formal session.

Proper planning prior to the event, concise and comprehensive paperwork and simple easy posing will go a long way to help alleviate the stress of photographing the wedding formals.

We will cover all of these topics with an emphasis on posing, building groups quickly and effective time management

  • 09 Jun 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Diane Miller Photography, Cranston, RI

Friday, May 9, 2014

Digital Days specials at Hunt's Photo.

Digital Days specials at Hunt's Photo.
Listed below are specials for Friday.
They will expire at the end of the day on Sunday. Shipping is free.
Tamron AF18-270MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens - $100 Mail-In Rebate on  plus free UV filter and Lensband
Free circular polarizing filter and lensband when buying Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (1:1 Macro) Lens
$11 off Delkin 16GB CompactFlash 500x UDMA 6 Memory Card
coupon code: Fus9k
$15 off Delkin 32GB CompactFlash 500x UDMA 6 Memory Card
coupon code: vZkpt
$11 off Delkin 16GB CompactFlash 700x UDMA 6 Memory Card
coupon code: xYeib
$6 off Delkin 16GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Class 10 Memory Card (163x)
coupon code:

Please contact Gary Farber directly with any questions at 781.462.2332 (Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am -6pm) or via email at

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Simple and Effective Lighting with Don Chick

Simple and Effective Lighting with Don Chick

Simple and Effective Lighting

Is it possible to create compelling images with simple, yet effective lighting?  The answer is a resounding yes!  With just two things, ok, maybe three, a photographer can create very beautiful images.  What are these two (or three) things?  One, the right tool, two, the right knowledge & three, practice!  Come to this workshop in order to see how to create awesome images with simple lighting. Leave with a renewed determination to take your image making to the next level.

  • 23 Jun 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 5 Depot SQ, Ipswich, MA
  • 5

New England Camera Club Council 2014 Digital Projected Image Competition

New England Camera Club Council
2014 Digital Projected Image Competition

Digital Image Closing Dates:
July 6, 2014 for emailing digital images
July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm at the Conference
($20 Fee to enter after July 6, 2014)

Two Sections:
Open and Nature

Please read the Entry Rules before submitting your entry.

Digital Images must be emailed to by July 6, 2014

The equipment used for judging this competition uses 1024 X 768. The image must fit into this window (1024 X 768).

Horizontals must have a width of 1024 or smaller; verticals must have a height of 768 or smaller.

Please double check the sizing before submitting images.

Smaller images are acceptable. The images will be projected as received.

Resolution should be 100.

Your electronic file name will consist of the Category followed by your last name, first name, the title of your image and your camera club affiliation (although one is not required to enter the competition). Please separate each piece of information with a dollar sign $. For example:
N$Lintner, Pam$Bull Elephant$Greater Lynn PA.jpg
O$Lintner, Pam$Pemaquid Light$Greater Lynn PA.jpg

You will get a confirming reply email within a day or two, so you should inquire about your entry if you do not receive one. No entry form is needed, but please be sure your name and the image title is on the image files and indicate your camera club affiliation.

Thanks for competing and good luck to everyone!!

Check the status of your submission.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lightning in a Bottle with Tim Barden

Lightning in a Bottle with Tim Barden

"Lightning in a Bottle"

The Artistry of Performing Arts Photography
How to Capture the Magic

Live dance and theatrical performances can contain moments of emotional brilliance only experienced by the audience members in attendance and perhaps ... one lucky photographer.

Come join Tim Barden as he shares tips for shooting live performing arts as well as post processing tips and hi artistic approach to photographing theater and dance.

  • 12 Jun 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Studio Three Black Box Theater, South Burlington Vermont
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