Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“A Day With David Middleton” Sunday, March 12, 2017

“A Day With David Middleton”

The Shooters Gallery Photography Group is happy to be welcoming David back for another full-day seminar on Sunday, March 12, 2017. David Middleton 2017 : Photo Connection of Colchester

David is a professional photographer and teacher who’s entertaining style makes this a learning event that you don’t want to miss. The morning will be divided into two sessions. David will begin the day with a presentation on using and volunteering your photography skills to help better the lives of the people in your community… or even around the world. He will also discuss photographic techniques and camera settings during this segment.

Part two of the morning is a presentation on travel photography… described here in David’s words; “You’re going on a trip, you’re taking your camera. Now what? How do you get great photos when you are going to places you’ve never been and photographing things you have never seen? This program will share pro travel photo tips and techniques to improve your on the road photography. Simple stuff, no special gear, great photos!”

The afternoon will begin with a short presentation of David’s most recent work. He will discuss both the creative and technical aspects of “creating” a great photograph. Following that there will be a critiquing session during which Shooters Gallery Photography Group members will have the chance to have at least one of their images “discussed”. David is known for his excellent, lively critiques which are an great opportunity for learning how to better your photography.

8:30am: Doors open for check-in
9:00am-10:15am: “Photographing for the Greater Good”
10:30am-12:00pm: “Travel Photography For Non-Travel Photographers”
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (Included in registration fee)
1:00pm-1:45pm: David Shows And Discusses Some Of His Most Recent Images
1:45pm-3:00pm?: A Lively Critiquing Session with David

David Middleton is a nationally recognized professional nature photographer, writer and naturalist. His philosophy is to photograph whatever he finds attractive and then think about trying to sell it. This has led him to photograph subjects and places as disparate as harbors, wildflower meadows, large mammals, small birds, forests, quaint villages, indigenous markets and people and mountain streams. David has produced 10 books including: Ancient Forests, The New Key to Ecuador and the Galapagos, Prayers through the Seasons, American Vision, The Nature of America, the largest nature photography book project ever undertaken, which he created, co-directed, contributed photographs to and wrote. His new books are The Nature of Vermont and The Photographer’s Guide to Vermont, The Photographer’s Guide to the Maine Coast and The Photographer’s Guide to the Oregon Coast all published by The Countryman Press a division of W.W. Norton.

(This event is sponsored by The Shooters Gallery Photography Group and Photo Connection Of Colchester).

David Middleton 2017 : Photo Connection of Colchester
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Salem Gardner Lake Firehouse
Event Fee: $30.00
As Always … Great Door Prizes!

“Creative Photography Conference”, May 20-21, 2017 at the Southbridge Hotel & Convention Center, Southbridge, MA.

Take your creative photography to the next level at the “Creative Photography Conference”, May 20-21, 2017 at the Southbridge Hotel & Convention Center, Southbridge, MA.

Join Tony Sweet, Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, and six other creative photographers to learn techniques including: in-camera creativity; post-processing (textures, Topaz, compositing, brush work); Lens Babies; iPhoneography and more! Sunday sessions will also include some “hands-on” photography and small group demos of other techniques.

Conference fee $225 - Includes: All seminars and photo-op sessions; snacks & lunch both days; speakers notes; door prizes; vendors; and other goodies! There will also be a casual Sat. night gathering in the spacious lounge to mingle with other attendees and speakers.

Check our website for all the details and info on room reservations at: http://www.meredithimages.com/creative-photography-conference/. And be sure to check out our “flip book” with more info on the beautiful facility and conference details at: http://online.1stflip.com/dqbs/36cf/. And check out our blog for details about our speakers: http://www.meredithimages.com.wordpress.com.

2017 CTPPA Convention

2017 CTPPA Convention

The 68th Annual Convention Friday, March 17th, 2017  to Sunday night March 19th at the Courtyard Marriott Cromwell, 4 Sebethe Dr Cromwell, CT

Our Vendor Fair will be held on Sunday March 19, 2017 from 11:30AM to 3PM at the Courtyard Marriott Cromwell, CT.  This is held in conjunction with our FREE day!  All Photographers are invited to attend and sit in on the seminars featuring Lyndsay Adler (Sponsored by Canon), Kira Derryberry and Dylan Patrick.  Join us at the end of the night for our cocktail reception and awards recognition night.

You do not need to be a member to attend our full convention, however members receive amazing benefits for a really low membership fee. The Sunday Programming  portion of our convention is a free day, so try us out. Want to see the speakers on Saturday and view the print competition on Friday? We have a low daily rate for non-member guests. 

It's Time!  Get Excited!  Countdown to CTPPA's 68th Annual Convention and Print Competition starts NOW!    Register NOW and get your spot to attend Connecticut's largest Photographic Convention and Vendor Fair!  If you are thinking about or just starting in your photography career, you NEED to be here!  March 17-19, 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott Cromwell in Cromwell, CT.

Information on the Annual Print Competition...last deadline to enter March 14, 2017. 
Don't forget to submit your entries in Print Competition. click here for more info

We are so excited to welcome back to our association, Hunts Photo&Video and Gary Farber. Gary and his team have re-joined CTPPA as a Vendor Member and will be participating in our Vendor Fair on March 19, 2017 at the 68th Annual Convention. Now is the time to start working on your equipment wish list. If you need something specific, please reach out to Hunt’s and let them know. If they have it in stock, they will be more than happy to bring it to the convention for our attendee's convenience.

Please go to our website to check out our speaker's topics and the other events happening. It is critical to book your hotel room at the Courtyard Marriott in Cromwell by March 1, 2017, to get the 99.00 rate. There is a link on the convention registration page and also the Home page.

An abbreviated schedule of events is as follows:

Friday,  March 17, 2017

Registration 2:00 pm
Print Competition 4:00 pm
Dinner on your own 5:30 pm
Hands On Photowalk with Paul Gero sponsored by Sony 6:30 pm
Hospitality Room 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Registration and Coffee 8:00 am
Print Critique 8:00 am
Ken Kaminesky sponsored by Fuji 9:00 am
David Anthony Williams 11:00 pm
Lunch on your Own 1:00 pm
Marie Masse 2:00 pm
Melissa Dinwiddie 4:00 pm
Dinner on your Own 5:30 pm
Lori Nordstrom sponsored by PPA Charities 6:30 pm
Paul Gero sponsored by Sony 9:00 pm
Hospitality Room 10:30 pm

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Registration 8:00 am
Lindsay Adler sponsored by Canon 8:30 am
Tradeshow Vendor Fair 11:00 am
Derryber sponsored by WHCC 3:00 pm
Dylan Patrick 4:30 pm
Cocktail Hour 6:30 pm
Awards Reception 7:30 pm

To register for the 2017 Convention please go to http://bit.ly/ctppa17

To register for a hotel room by March 1, 2017, to receive your 99.00 per night rate go to http://www.ctppa.com/

To view our list of Vendors coming to the Vendor Fair on March 19, 2017, go to http://www.ctppa.com/Vendor-Fair-2017

one-day photography seminar featuring nationally renowned photographer, Rick Sammon on May 6, 2017

My name is Jean Cardia I am a member of the SSCC ( South Shore Camera Club) in Quincy Mass. We are hosting a one-day photography seminar featuring nationally renowned photographer, Rick Sammon on May 6, 2017 at the Four Points Sheridan in Norwood Ma.

This seminar is a great way to learn, to share ideas, to expand your abilities, and to be amongst other like-minded photographers.  As you can see on the poster, Rick Sammon will be covering a variety of topics that would likely be of value to all.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could help get the word out by distributing our flyer to NECCC photography clubs.

Thank You
Jean Cardia

Monday, February 27, 2017

Renowned Israeli Photographer Adi Nes at the University of Rhode Island March 22

Renowned Israeli Photographer, Adi Nes, will be speaking at the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm at a program that is free and open to the public. It will be held at the URI Gender and Sexuality Center, 19 Upper College Rd. in Kingston, RI.

Adi Nes stands out as one of the most important and leading art photographers in Israel. Throughout 20 years of activity, his artwork has developed to be groundbreaking for an entire generation of artists while clearly presenting the multi-layered complexities of Israeli identity. Since completing his studies in the Photography Department of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, in 1992, Nes has shown his works in many individual – and scores of group – exhibitions locally and throughout the world, in which he’s garnered wide recognition and success. Nes’ images continue to cause waves in the art world as well as in wider circles, as his circle of admirers broadens globally. It can be said that Adi Nes’ creations reveal iconic images which have been carved in the collective consciousness and have become part of the public canon.

See the flyer here. I hope you will help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Amy Olson, Executive Director
University of Rhode Island Hillel
6 Fraternity Circle
Kingston, RI 02881

Sunday, February 26, 2017

presentation by Paul Nguyen, a Fine Art Nature and Landscape Photographer from Hanson, MA

Connecticut Valley Camera Club Meeting
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00pm

The March 6th meeting of the CT Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will feature a presentation by Paul Nguyen, a Fine Art Nature and Landscape Photographer from Hanson, MA.  The meeting will be held at the Old Lyme Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, CT
This is how the photographer describes his presentation: "When the sun goes down, skilled photographers know the fun is just beginning. Long exposures in low light conditions reveal a whole new world of color, texture, and artistry previously hidden to the naked eye, and advances in sensor technology are making it easier to make great night images with every generation of camera. Join New England-based professional photographer Paul Nguyen to learn about the principles and camera settings behind several kinds of low light photography: Long exposures of landscapes at twilight; night images of the starry sky; and “star trail” exposures."

To see more of Paul’s work, please visit his website at: www.paulnguyenphoto.com  

A few examples of his photography are shown below

The Connecticut Valley Camera Club is dedicated to offering its membership the opportunity to become better photographers.  We offer a variety of presentations and interactive workshops to help our members expand their technical and creative skills.  We welcome photographers of all levels of experience.  The club draws members up and down the river, from Middletown to Old Saybrook;  from East Hampton to Old Lyme;  and along the shoreline from Guilford to Gales Ferry.

CVCC meeting dates, speakers / topics and other notices are published on the club's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/CTValleyCameraClubPage/.

Edward McCaffrey
Publicity Chairman

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winter 2016-2017 Inter-club Print Competition

Winter 2016-2017 Inter-club Print Competition

The winter 2016-2017 inter-club print competition, hosted by the Brattleboro Camera Club, was held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, VT. Roger Turner served as the competition organizer and coordinator. Score keepers were Susan Hall and Art Vaughan. The judges for this competition were: Charles Burke, Paul Deegan, and Michael Roman.

For the Winter 2016-2017 competition a total of 151 prints were submitted... 43 class “A” B&W, 28 class “B” B&W, and 80 Color. Participating were 20 clubs... 11 in class “A”, 7 in class “B”, and all 20 in Color. A total of 21 prints received awards... 6 class “A”, 7 class “B” and 8 in Color. Clubs that submitted less than their full allotment of four color and four B&W prints, or that missed the winter competition entirely, are encouraged to submit make-up prints along with their regular submissions for the spring competition, to be hosted by the Milford Camera Club on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

See the full report and results here: http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-print-comp.html

Monday, February 20, 2017


72nd CONFERENCE JULY 14, 15, 16, 2017

Mark your calendars – the NECCC Conference is a few short months away! This three-day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun. The main speaker for Saturday night is Bryan Petersen. Sponsored by Nikon, he is a world known creative and travel photographer, author and workshop leader who is known as the founder of the world’s number one on-line school: Bryan Petersen’s School of Photography.

 The Photo-Ops room will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including “Insects by Creepy Con”- Kathy Baca (NY)”, High Key Color Glassware – Mary Boucher (MA); and on Saturday speakers Charles Needle (CA) with Inspirational Floral Techniques, and Cheryl Belczak (NY) with Dark Field Glassware. Last year for our Sunday morning special photo event, we had bicycle BMX jumpers and this year we have revved up our engines and will have motorcycle jumpers from The Boston FMX Team doing stunt ramp jumping sponsored by Hunt’s. There will be lots of air stunts and more opportunities to photograph the riders with our NECCC models.

There will be models, vendors, and photo equipment to borrow from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Our vending area will open two hours earlier on Friday July 14th at 10 am with Hunt’s Photo and Video open with great bargains and early bird specials. Other vendor’s opening times may vary. Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. For the third year Sigma will host a special digital competition (with Sigma lenses for top two prizes) which is in addition to conference competitions in digital images and prints. 

There will be seven Friday am pre-conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up early as many of the classes have limited seating. Classes will be offered in understanding color, social media, Iphone photography, Photoshop, hands-on workshops in printing and macro; and for beginners there is a hands-on digital boot camp-learning to use your camera.

Flyers should be in the mail to all past attendees shortly. Conference updates, the registration flyer, along with the online registration link will be on the NECCC website (www.neccc.org) by the middle of March; program descriptions and speaker information by the end of March and the tentative schedule by end of May. Register early for pre-conference classes and air conditioned dorm accommodations.  If you aren’t staying on campus be sure to make a reservation at a local hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast

Hope to see you all there!!!.

For any questions please email Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC  s.jmosser@comcast.net

PPAM convention Free day Feb 25th

You’re invited to join The Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts (PPAM) at their annual convention, Friday, February 24 through Monday, February 27th at the Hilton Hotel, Dedham, MA. Stay the weekend or come for the FREE DAY on Saturday, February 25th. The free day consists of 3 speakers (including Canon Explorer of Light, Boston-based commercial and editorial photographer Damian Strohmeyer who just photographed his 30th Super Bowl!), a trade show, image competition and networking. For more information and registration visit this link. We look forward to meeting you!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Upcoming Boudoir Class at Hunt's Photo

On March 4th, Hunt's Photo, Melrose will be holding a boudoir class lecture, which is really a fantastic opportunity. Dani Klein-Williams from dani fine photography in Northampton will be here to discuss both the art of boudoir and the business of boudoir photography. This class is meant for photographers that are looking to break into boudoir or photographers who are looking to find new ways to make money with their photography.

The first two hours will be a discussion with the photographer, Dani, a model that regularly works with her studio, and one of her makeup artists. They will be discussing how to set up shots, how to make models look as appealing as possible, and how to be respectful, but spirited in these situations. The second half of the talk discusses the business of boudoir and how to "fill in the blanks" in your professional photography schedule.

It's important to note that this is a lecture-class and not a boudoir session. However, this is part of the allure of this event, as it's a chance to ask very poignant questions, not only of the photographer, but also of the model and make-up artist. (I probably will never photograph boudoir, but I'm fascinated to learn more about the process!) It also helps that Dani is a very dynamic personality!

Our signup page is here: http://wbhunt.com/blog/art-business-of-boudoir/

Camera club members can receive $25 off the full event by using the promo code "25off"


Paul Nelson

Education Coordinator

Hunt's Photo & Video





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"America the Beautiful" photo contest

Greetings to all my Photography Friends!

The East Windsor Veterans Commission is having an "America the Beautiful" photo contest as a fund raiser.  The deadline has been extended until April 30, 2017.  It has also been mentioned on the NECCC Blog and on the East Windsor Veterans Commission Facebook page.  I'm sure all of you have at least that one and most definitely several award winning photos you can submit for this contest.  It's $10 per print and you'll have to include the 4x6 or 3x5 sized print.  Prizes are $500 for 1st Place, $250 for 2nd Place and $100 for 3rd Place.  It's for a good cause, so please consider it!  

I've attached the the entry form and official contest rules to this email. Please pass on this information and also forward this email to the club members and photography friends.  Thank You and Good Luck!  I've already submitted my photos!  

Hope everyone is staying warm this snowy weekend!

Best Regards,
Eva Gryk

This is to advise you that the East Windsor Veterans Commission "America the Beautiful" photo contest that you entered has been extended until April 30, 2017.  We needed a minimum of 85 entries to break even and are currently at 60 entries.  The Commission decided to extend the deadline rather than cancel the contest.  We are confident that we will receive the needed number of entries by the end of April.  In any case, the prizes will be awarded.  We will announce the winners at Town's Memorial Day celebration in May.  We will notify the winners at that time.  A new entry form and revised rules with the new deadline are available on the East Windsor Veterans Commission Facebook page.   

We want to thank you for your patience, your beautiful photos and most of all your support!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my  email address.   

Bruce Putinas, EWVC

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography
Concepts and Strategies
By George Fellner
Spectrum Art Gallery
61 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut  06409
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm
For program description, details, and registration:
Please note that seating is limited…, and attendees must register with the Spectrum Gallery.
Thank you…!
George Fellner

Boston Camera Club Members Exhibition at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

The Boston Camera Club Members Show will run at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education from January 27 through March 10, 2017, with a reception scheduled for Friday, January 27, from 6 - 8 pm.  CCAE is located at 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.  Normal hours of operation are 9 am – 9 pm Monday through Thursday; 9 am – 7 pm Friday; and 9 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibition will feature work from the 30 current BCC members.  Also on display will be a photograph from long deceased member Horace Latimer, whose 1931 bequest helped put the club on solid financial footing to this day.
For more information visit http://www.bostoncameraclub.org and https://www.ccae.org.

Friday, February 10, 2017

PPAM convention

You’re invited to join The Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts (PPAM) at their annual convention, Friday, February 24 through Monday, February 27th at the Hilton Hotel, Dedham, MA. Stay the weekend or come for the FREE DAY on Saturday, February 25th. The free day consists of 3 speakers (including Canon Explorer of Light, Boston-based commercial and editorial photographer Damian Strohmeyer who just photographed his 30th Super Bowl!), a trade show, image competition and networking. For more information and registration visit this link. We look forward to meeting you!

Wallingford Camera Club photos at at the Tap & Vine

Members of the Wallingford Camera Club will have photos hanging at the great new restaurant in town - Tap & Vine. Stop by for dinner and a drink and look at some great photos.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

2 Lil Owls textures on sale!

I love 2 Lil Owls textures
and some are on sale! 

on sale until Tuesday – Eastern Time Zone – by about 10am.
2 Lil Owls -- Textures, Templates, Brushes -- Click here to visit 2 Lil Owls 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Deadline for Honors Applications: March 1, 2017

Deadline for Honors Applications: March 1, 2017

The New England Camera Club Council would like to recognize the hard work of your area’s dedicated photographers/organizers. You know these people; every club has them, that person that makes things happen! First to arrive, last to leave, on the phone, on the computer, planning months ahead, writing newsletters, running inter-club competitions, teaching, driving 100 miles to present a program or judge. They do it for the love of photography, and they make the New England photographic community one of the most active and rewarding in the world. 
Do you have a worthy candidate? You can use this link http://neccc14.neccc.org/Club-Services-Packet-Current/14_NECCC-Honors.pdf to access the criteria and application form for becoming an “Honor Member” of the New England Camera Club Council. Service for the photographic community beyond your immediate club though not required is a plus for your candidate. If you have a worthy candidate, follow the procedures and submit the application to: Barbara Rozavsky, HonNEC 62 Valiant Way Salem, MA 01970 barbphoto@mac.com 2017 Honors Chairman by March 1, 2017 

The Camera Club of Central New England presents Of Thee We Sing

The Camera Club of Central New England in conjunction with the Lunenburg - Life Long Learning Series proudly presents Of Thee We Sing.
We invite you to join us in the comforts of the brand new Lunenburg Middle -&- High School Auditorium, with its state of the art equipment, to remind ourselves of the true beauty and splendor amongst this amazing country in which we live.
Saturday 11, 2017 @ 7:30PM Lunenburg Middle -&- High School Auditorium
1079 Mass Ave, Lunenburg, MA
This spirited audio visual presentation is a collaboration of several of the member photographers of the Camera Club of Central New England. It is a visual feast focused on eight regions of our country where contributors have captured beautiful images of the landscapes and local color. These have been integrated with music into a 45 minute presentation that should not be missed.
The program is open to the public with a requested donation of $5/person or $10/family.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

America the Beautiful photo contest

Thanks for running information regarding the America the Beautiful photo contest that is sponsored by the East Windsor Veterans Commission (on Facebook).  Our original deadline of January 31, 2017 has been extended until April 30, 2017.   We needed to receive 85 entries in order to break even.   Although we didn't reach our goal, the group decided to extend the contest.  They feel confident that we will get there by the end of April.   They will award the prizes of $500, $250 and $100 even if we don't hit 85 entries.  The prize winners will be announced at the Town's Memorial Day celebration.   Amateur photographers can submit a photo showing what they feel makes America beautiful.    The photos do not need to be patriotic.  The entry fee is $10 and the proceeds will help our local veterans erect monuments on the Town green to honor veterans who have served in all conflicts including the current one.  To receive more information go to the East Windsor Veterans Commission Facebook page.   A new entry form and the revised rules reflecting the new date can be viewed and downloaded or you can email me at pamela.putinas@att.net.   My husband Bruce is a member of the Commission.  We appreciate all the support we have received thus far.  Thanks!