Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Day with Tony Sweet Saturday Nov. 18st

A Day with Tony Sweet
Saturday Nov. 18st 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Appearing at Gateway Camera Club
Hampton Inn Natick, MA
Sponsored by Gateway Camera Club, Paul Smith Photography and Hunts Photo and Video

Tickets $90. (Tickets after Nov. 1st $100 if available). Includes coffee and doughnuts at registration as well as lunch with drink at noon. Registration 8:00 to 9:00 AM. For tickets Contact: Paul Smith at

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Youth Photography Division of the Boston Flower Show

At the suggestion of Charlie Burke,  PSA immediate past president, Coordinator/co-chairman of the Youth Photography Division of the Boston Flower Show, I’m sending you the invitation to participate in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Youth Photography Show  at the 2018 Boston Flower Show, Seaport World Trade Center.The theme is “Savor Nature” and the schedule is attached. Entries are open now, and close Feb 1st. 2018.

It would be very helpful if the member clubs of NECCC would share this schedule with their youth groups… The contest will be juried, with the 24 finalists being displayed at the Flower Show.

Ever gratefully,
Arabella Dane, contest coordinator,
PSA member, member of GLCC and LRCC NH

2018 Youth Division Photo Contest “Savor Nature”
Open to youth 16 yrs and under

Division 1 - Savor the Season - A photo of your favorite season
Division 2 - Savor the Vista - A photo of your favorite view
Division 3 - Savor the Light- A photo of your favorite time of day
Division 4 - Savor the Plants, their Pollinators, their Predators

Rules & Guidelines

  • Submit up to 2 images by February 1st 2018 uploaded to along with the completed entry form. And the signed release form
  • Your images should be a high resolution (300 dpi) image with a file size of at least 2 megapixels with a minimum dimension of 1600x1200 pixels. Smart phone photos generally are large enough files if are submitted actual size 
  • Images should contain plant material. 
  • Image should be labeled with your last name, first name and title of your photo: for example dane-arabella-raindrops.jpeg MANIPULATION of the image by the exhibitor, in camera, and or in post processing is allowed
  • The digital images will be juried and the finalists will be notified The committee will print the 24 finalists, which will be displayed at the Boston Flower and Garden Show.
  • Further awards may be given at the show. The ribbon will be mailed to the entrant.
  • Photos that have won a blue ribbon in a previous public photography show may not be entered into this competition 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CT Valley Camera Club Hosts Professional Nature Photographer at Nov. 6 Meeting

Caption: “Hurricane Ridge by Nature Photographer Mark Bowie”

CT Valley Camera Club Hosts Professional Nature Photographer at Nov. 6 Meeting
Mark Bowie to Speak on Techniques for Taking Stunning Landscape Photographs

AREAWIDE: The guest speaker at the Monday, Nov. 6 meeting of the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will be the acclaimed photography writer and public speaker Mark Bowie, who will give a presentation titled "Multiple Exposures for Maximum Landscapes."  The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lyme’s Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, Conn. All are welcome.

By shooting multiple exposures in the field and combining them in-camera or in the digital darkroom, photographers can extend exposure latitude, depth of field and camera resolution. They can push the bounds of what can be captured with a camera and open opportunities for taking “never-before-possible” images.

In this new presentation, designed for both amateur and seasoned shooters looking to take their landscape imagery to new levels, Bowie covers the field techniques and state-of-the-art software he uses to produce many types of multi-shot composites.

Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer, writer, and much sought-after public speaker. His work has been published internationally in books and magazines, on calendars, posters, and greeting cards, and in advertising media. His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters and In Stoddard’s Footsteps, have become landmark regional publications. He followed those with The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons. Each won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Photography Book of the Year Award. He has also authored two extensive e-books on night photography: The Light of Midnight and After Midnight: Night Photography by Example, and recently released one on his photographic journey, Finding November.  Mark is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute and leads digital and landscape photography workshops and tours.  For information, please visit

This event is sponsored in part by Hunt's Photo & Video (

About the Connecticut Valley Camera Club (CVCC):The CVCC is dedicated to offering its membership the opportunity to become better photographers.  The group offers a variety of presentations and interactive workshops to help members expand their technical and creative skills.  Photographers of all levels of experience are welcomed.  The club draws members from 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.For more information, visit the club’s website at meeting dates, speakers/topics, and other notices are also published on the club’s Facebook page at

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Canon Explorer of Light, KEN SKLUTE November 11, 2017

CAP is pleased to announce an upcoming event with Canon Explorer of Light, KEN SKLUTE.  Save the date of November 11, 2017, and meet us at The Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr, Hamden, CT 

The accolade of "Explore of Light" is held by only a few top photographers worldwide.... Ken Sklute earned this honor by way of his diverse career photographing people, sports, architecture, weddings and landscapes.  He has also been named "Photographer of the Year" 32 times, encompassing the states of New York, California and Arizona.  CAP is therefore extremely proud of being able to showcase Ken's wonderful photography and outlook and it promises to be a "not to miss"  experience.  

Click to download a flyer with all the details. Put the date on your calendar so that you don't schedule something else and miss this opportunity to learn from Ken and improve your photography.

Friday, October 13, 2017

NEShutterbugs Camera Club will be holding an exhibition

The NEShutterbugs Camera Club will be holding an exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum in the Community Gallery in October.  Attached is the promotional poster in jpeg format that we would love to have posted on the NECCC blog.

Please contact me if you have any questions (

Rita Collins
Exhibition Coordinator
NEShutterbugs Camera Club

Vic Bargar, MNEC long time NECCC BOD member and Springfield Photo Soc member

Vic Bargar, MNEC long time NECCC BOD member and Springfield Photo Soc member has passed away.  Vic used to be in charge of the Medals and Awards and was past Chairman of the conference. He retired from the BOD a number of years ago. I have attached the obit below. Cards can be sent to his son:
Mr. James Bargar 18165 Falling Leaves Rd. Strongsville, OH 44136-3537

Thanks to Rich Novak for getting an address of a family member for us.

Photography Lectures Connecticut Scenics® by Peter Guerard

I have developed a series of photography lectures. If you could post this to the NECCC blog, I would appreciate it. Below is the current list:

Photography Lectures
Connecticut Scenics®
by Peter Guerard

Photo101 - Basic Digital Exposure
Photo103 - Photographing the Moon
Photo104 - Introduction to Landscape Photography
Photo105 - Introduction to Panoramic Photography
Photo107 - Photographing the Sun
Photo108 - Using Telephoto Lenses
Photo110 - Digital Asset Management - DAM
Photo113 - The Sharper Image in Landscape Photography
Photo114 - Image Resolution and Print Quality
Photo115 - A Printing Primer
Photo118 - Tripods and their Use in Landscape Photography
Photo121 - Device Color Management

All lectures are Windows-based and developed in PowerPoint. They are 60 to 90 minutes in length, plus a Q & A session at the end. Lecture content pertains to either landscape photography or some technical aspect of digital photography. Text-only lecture notes, in PDF format, will be provided to your organization prior to the lecture.

For lecture details or notices of updated and new lectures, visit my website,

Monday, October 2, 2017

equipment and field techniques for a sharper image in landscape photography

equipment and field techniques for a sharper image in landscape photography On Wednesday, October 4, Peter Guerard, past president of Charter Oak Photographic Society, will give a presentation on equipment and field techniques for a sharper image in landscape photography. The 90-minute PowerPoint lecture will talk about camera and lens settings, the use of a tripod, the digital sensor, and topics up to the import of the image into Camera RAW. This will take place at the Coastal Camera Club in Madison, CT., at 7pm.