Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Oct 12 Fred Rosenthal "Austria - The Cities, the lakes, the towns"

Oct 12 Fred Rosenthal "Austria - The Cities, the lakes, the towns"

AUSTRIA--the lakes, cities and towns.  A Slide Show Presented by Fred Rosenthal...member of the New Haven Camera Club. Austria offers alpine scenery, world class museums, coble stone streets, Wiener schnitzel and a good cup of coffee with a generous slice of Linzer torte smothered in whipped cream. Its musical history stretches from Mozart and his many compatriots to The Sound of Music. The country is truly alive with music everywhere you go. The slide show also touches on the dark side of Austrian history and the role it played during World War II. The musical background has been provided by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

We meet on the 2nd Monday of month for our programs and the fourth Monday of the month for our competitions. Meetings are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 pm Sept-May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Meetings are free and open to the public (You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips). Come at 7:15, programs start at 7:30.

Saturday, September 26, 2015



Here is a listing of the contents of the Club Services Packet - your club’s guide to participation in all the NECCC activities. Included are some suggestions as to when the various sections need to be attended to. Some sections are for reference, others need to be distributed to the club members responsible for particular activities.

01 President’s Letter
02 Constitution and By-Laws
03 NECCC Camera Club Rosters
04 NECCC Camera Club Website Listing
05 Application for Courtesy Enrollment .................................... Before March 1*
06 New Judge and/or Speaker Application & Info
07 Interclub Print Competition Schedule
08 Black & White Print Competition
 Entry Forms for B&W Print Competition
09 Color Print Competition
 Entry Forms for Color Print Competition
10 Digital Competition
11 Best of NECCC Prints Show
12 Recorded Lecture Programs
13 Taped Commentary Service
14 NECCC Honors ...................................................................Before March 1*
15 General Operating Fund
16 Memorial Fund
17 Scholarship Program and Application Form .......................... Before March 15*
18 High School Student as Conference Guest ........................... Before March 1*
19 Drop-In Artwork
20 NECCC Communications – Bulletin/Blog/Facebook/Website
21 Secretary’s Report of Activities – July 2015 Board Meeting
22 NECCC Officers & Committee Vice Presidents
23 Club Dues & Fees
24 Club Dues Invoice

*Some items need attention well before the actual deadline.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lightroom Unleashed - Boston, MA October 13, 14, 15

Lightroom Unleashed - Boston, MA October 13, 14, 15

Mollie Isaacs, Awake The Light Photo Tours & Workshops

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The popular "Lightroom Unleashed" workshop is coming to Boston! Presented by experienced Lightroom instructor Mollie Isaacs of Awake The Light Photo Workshops and Tours, this 3-day workshop is scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, October 13 & 14, plus an extra optional day on Thursday, October 15. It will be held in Melrose, Massachusetts, just outside Boston. 

This in-depth workshop will be filled with instruction and hands-on training. It is a carefully designed, customized workshop for photographers who are interested in taking their image optimization skills to a higher level. This class will help you jump start your skills, regardless of whether you are new to Lightroom or a seasoned veteran. You will learn how to use this software easily and simply. The class takes you step-by-step through all the controls available, the proper order in which to use them, and what each one does.  It also includes some creative options that will allow you to create more artistic images. 

Class size is kept small so that each participant can receive personalized attention. While you will learn a great deal, the atmosphere will be light and easy-going. 

In addition to working on images along with Mollie, you will also work on your own images as part of the training, and will come away with a fresh, polished portfolio. The goal is to build confidence in your ability to use Lightroom to enhance your images long after the workshop is over. You will learn the best and most foolproof ways to improve your images beautifully and quickly. You will also learn unique ways of working not taught anywhere else. 

The fee is $975, and the Optional Extra Day is $150 additional. Because of the popularity of this workshop, you must pre-register and pay in advance. The fee is payable by either credit card or check. To guarantee your personal security, payments are not made online. Please email, or call them at 757-773-0194 to register and to arrange payment. 

This is one of the most beneficial Lightroom courses available anywhere. Here is what others have said:

"I can't say enough good things about this workshop. I went to the class feeling that Lightroom would be impossible for this non-techie to use. But Mollie is an outstanding instructor. She broke things into small pieces, going over each piece a few times in different ways, demonstrating how it works, and then having us try it on our own computers. Then she went around the room making sure each of us really "got" it, and we did. She also makes the class fun with lots of laughing. I recommend this workshop without reservation!"   D. E.

"Thanks, Mollie, for your excellent teaching style and your ability to make learning fun for all of us. Your grasp of the finer points of Lightroom, as well as your step-by-step approach to teaching the class were very impressive."  J. C.

"The Lightroom workshop was absolutely wonderful. Mollie is such a great teacher. She not only took the time to help anyone who needed help with Lightroom, but she also helped people with their computer problems. The class followed a logical workflow which made learning easy. The hours went by quickly, and the hands-on approach was so helpful. I highly recommend Mollie's Lightroom workshop." R. S. 

"I've always admired the fine quality of Mollie's images and wondered how they were achieved. In this workshop she shared her techniques by guiding us through the wealth of Lightroom tools while making sure that each individual understood how to apply them. By the end of her workshop I had gained a solid understanding of using a smooth workflow to bring my images to a new level."  H. E.


Mollie Isaacs
Awake The Light Photo Tours & Workshops

David DesRochers "Creating Unique Images of Our Natural World" Saturday, October 24, 2015

David DesRochers "Creating Unique Images of Our Natural World" Saturday, October 24, 2015

Join us for an all day CAP seminar by David DesRochers entitled Creating Unique Images of Our Natural World. This program will provide education, information, and inspiration for all levels of photographer.

Topics to be presented include:

  • The Starting Line: Basics of Photography, including equipment and photographic concepts such as shutter speed, f/stops, exposure, depth of field – and how all can be used to take good photographs and achieve different effects. Although the focus will be on nature photography, these same principles will be applied to other kinds of photography as well.
  • Creating Photos with Impact. Most people take snapshots. Photographers create works of art. Elements of composition will be explored, allowing its use to create compelling photographs. Subjects will include portraits, street and travel, architecture and nature.
  • Wild about Wildlife. David’s techniques used to photograph birds and animals in the field will be explored. Subjects will include light (natural and flash), composition and moment. Ethics, animal/bird behavior and popular wildlife destinations will also be covered.
  • Creative Landscapes: David will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique mages of the endless natural art our planet has to offer. Subjects include planning, composition, capture and post processing. Techniques used to create panoramas, blurs and “art in water” images will also be covered.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Road, Hamden, CT
Cost: $40 per person which includes lunch
Now is the time to reserve your spot.

SALE Bowens Mosaic Solo On-Camera LED Light

Tom and I use LED lights a LOT in our photography. We use LED lights for flowers, macro, frogs, and to create light and shadows during our urban exploration photography.

SALE Bowens Mosaic Solo On-Camera LED Light

Part Number: VB1400
Web Price: $149.00
Availability: In-Stock
SPECIAL PROMOTION Promotional Price: $89.95

PPA Super 1 Day Applying Textures to Photographs

PPA Super 1 Day Applying Textures to Photographs

Super 1 Day Photography Workshops
Super 1 Day Photography Workshops. For two weeks in October, dozens of studios across the country will invite attendees to join daily workshops featuring portrait and wedding photography, posing and lighting, digital retouching and workflow, and sales and marketing strategies. It's a chance you won't want to miss—a full day of photography education brought to you by fellow professional photographers. All photographic classes will be held October 5-19, 2015, so you'll be able to find one that fits your educational needs and your schedule! Register for a $99 Super 1 Day class online by September 29, 2015. After September 29th, registration must be done on-site (space permitting) for $120. FYI, 100% of the payment goes to PPA, not to me :-)

Hamden CTApplying Textures to Photographs
Click here to register.

Course #CT01
Lisa Cuchara
Texture is that extra something, that signature trademark that can really set a photo apart. In this workshop, Lisa Cuchara discusses how to use texture as a great photographic tool to enhance your images.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Photography Intensive at Bosque del Apache

Photography Intensive at Bosque del Apache

When Thursday January 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM MST -to- Sunday January 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM MST
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge  1001 Highway 1 San Antonio, NM 87832

Contact Michael Hanauer  Friends of the Bosque NWR  575-835-2448

Photography Intensive at Bosque del Apache
Experience the special treat of Bosque del Apache NWR's spectacular photograph wonderland. If BdA NWR has been on your "must visit" list, this is your opportunity. Join us for the 2nd annual Photography Intensive Workshop offered this January 7th to 10th, 2016 for $650, all meals included.

Tentative Schedule: Schedule subject to fine tuning adjustments based on weather. Workshop emphasis is on field opportunities with seminars secondary and subject to change. Times and order of seminars maybe adjusted based on field opportunities and weather.

Thursday 6:00 pm Dinner Orientation (Sponsored: Hunt’s)

Friday Event Sessions

6:30 am -- Morning Blast-off (field)

9:30 am -- Breakfast (Sponsored: Friends)

10:00 am -- Composition How to Build an Image

11:30 am -- Nighttime Photography Seminar

12:30 pm -- Free Time (optional box lunch)

1:45 pm -- Photographing Birds and Mammals Seminar (based on weather)

3:00 pm -- Golden Hour Fly In (field)

5:30 pm -- Dinner at the Refuge (Sponsored: Hunt’s)

6:30 pm -- (optional) Nighttime Photography (field)

Saturday Event Sessions

6:30 am -- Morning Blast-off (field)

9:30 am -- Breakfast (Sponsored: Friends)

10:00 am -- Photographing Landscape Seminar  

11:30 am -- Free Time (optional box lunch)

1:00 pm -- Macro Photography Seminar (based on weather weather)

3 pm -- Golden Hour Fly In (field)

5:30 pm -- Dinner at the Refuge (Sponsored: Sigma)

6:30 pm -- (back-up) Nighttime Photography (field) (based on weather weather)

Sunday Event Sessions

6:30 am -- Morning Blast-off (field)

9:30 am -- Breakfast (Sponsored: Friends)

10:00 am -- PhotoShop Post Processing

12:00 pm -- Mid Day Photo Session (field)

2:00 pm -- Photography Intensive Concluded

Sponsored by Friends of the Bosque del Apache, Sigma Camera

and Hunt's Photo and Video

Workshop pros include: Steve Gettle, Don Toothaker, and Keith Bauer

Grand Tetons with Hunt’s Photo

Grand Tetons with Hunt’s Photo

grand-tetons-2013-5This fun and informative workshop will include four excellent instructors sharing their passion and knowledge with small groups of only 6 or less while in the field. Classroom sessions will cover many topics, including post processing, HDR, night sky and more. Hunt’s will have special deals with equipment for sale during the workshop and some manufacturers will offer loaner equipment to try before you buy.
Springtime in the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole is a time when life does not so much as thrive as it does explode. With only a three month growing season, the natural community has precious few weeks to get down to business before the mercury begins to fall again. Wildflowers bloom in a riotous profusion. Elk, bison, moose, mule deer, and pronghorn produce a deluge of young babies across the valley floor seemingly all at once.
NOTE: Meal costs are not included in this workshop. The exceptions will be:
First night’s ‘welcome dinner’ provided by Hunt’s Photo
Last night’s ‘farewell dinner’ provided by Wildside.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tim Grey “Cleaning up Your Catalog” “Fixing Common Problems in Lightroom”

Tim Grey of New York
“Cleaning up Your Catalog”  
“Fixing Common Problems in Lightroom”

2 1/2 hour special presentation/workshop Nov.3.2015

We are pleased to welcome Adobe Guru and Photoshop-Lightroom Master Tim Grey to Greater Lynn for this suburb learning experience. Our speaker will spend a little over an hour on each topic and have a question and answer session after the presentation. This special presentation will be done without needing a laptop.

Date: Tuesday Evening November 3, 2015
Time:  7 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. Headquarters- 564 Boston St, Lynn, MA 01905-Plenty of parking behind club or in church lot next door to club.

Cost: $30 per person via mailed check or $31 via PayPal (non-refundable but transferable) first come, first serve

In this session Tim Grey will show you how to solve some of the most common problems in Lightroom. The focus will be on common mistakes photographers make, and how to fix them to keep your catalog organized. You'll see how to clean up your catalog to ensure you can find your photos, with solutions for the most common mistakes photographers tend to make when attempting to organize their photos in Lightroom. You'll also learn how to solve common problems for your photographic images, including noise reduction, chromatic aberrations, perspective corrections, and more.

Tim Grey is regarded as one of the top educators in digital photography and imaging. He has authored more than a dozen books for photographers, has published dozens of video training courses, and has had hundreds of articles published in magazines such as Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, among others. He also publishes the ‘Ask Tim Grey’ e-Newsletter, the monthly Pixology digital magazine, and a wide variety of video- training courses through his ‘GreyLearning’ website.

Please register online through the GLPA website at Home page-top black bar-click courses, then in dropdown menu click workshop-the registration link is in the left side column. You can also reach it from the home page of website-right column- scroll down to date Nov. 3 with Tim Grey’s picture and click the writing which will bring you to the course page.

Please Note: the Monday Nov. 2 Tim Grey program at GLPA is for members only

If paying by check- Mail check made out to GLPA for $30 to Susan Mosser at 173 Central St. No. Reading, MA 01864 For more info, please email Payment must be made by check or PayPal prior to attendance.

CHARLES NEEDLE 3 hour hands-on workshop Oct 9th

3 hour hands-on workshop Oct 9th

Looking for a unique way to capture Fall foliage as well as landscapes and flowers? Unlock your creative potential and discover how to craft impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing but your digital camera (and/or smart phone!).
Date: Friday October 9th, 2015
Time: 10 am-1pm
Mt Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street,
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

*In case of rain, we will relocate the workshop to Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence RI 02907 (401) 785 9450
Cost: $60 per person (non-refundable but transferable) first come, first serve
Max number of participants: 14, only 7 openings remain