Sunday, January 28, 2018

73rd Annual NECCC photo conference

Hello! Tom Cuchara and I are the 2018 NECCC conference chairs. We are asking for YOUR help in promoting this great photography conference. We would like to see it increase this year so we are asking each and every one of you to talk about the conference. Talk it up at your club, post it on your club's website, Facebook page, put it in your newsletters, blogposts, etc. Approach a stranger when you are out shooting and ask them if they know about the conference. = NE triple C dot org easy to remember

We have a great lineup for NECCC 2018. Almost all of the speakers have never presented at NECCC before, plus more hands-on and interactive sessions. Registration will go LIVE in February and some of our pre-conference workshops are likely to sell out -- like Lensbaby with Kathleen Clemons and Photographing Raptors with Tamron and others! You can see a draft of the pre-conference events here Pre-conference Workshops and Events -- This is your chance for three hours of hands-on learning! = NE triple C dot org easy to remember
This is the 73rd Annual conference! The NECCC photo conference is already the LARGEST event of its type in the country and we want to continue to bring you top rate photography presentations and we want to add MORE photo ops and MORE hands-on activities. The way that we can justify this is by YOU telling someone about the conference. With increased attendance, we can justify MORE activities for the following year.

We are asking YOU to reach out, if everyone reaches out even two people then collectively we will have an amazing reach. So this image above portrays YOUR hand reaching out to photo enthusiasts everywhere!

LOTS To Do, Shoot & Learn
  • Attend Photography Teaching Programs from many NEW to NECCC Top-rate Speakers
  • Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin -- pre-conference breakout session and Keynote speaker, sponsored by Canon
  • Interact with Other Photographers
  • Trade Show, Borrow Camera and Lens to try out, Vendor Demos
  • Camera/Lens Loaning from Camera Companies
  • Participate in Hands-on Workshops and Interactive Sessions
  • Photograph Characters
  • Photograph Models
  • Photograph Small Animals, Glassware, Props- Photo-Ops Galore
  • Image Critiques 
  • Image Competitions

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Two Boston Camera Club Events

Hi Lisa -

Two posts for the NECCC blog when you get the chance.


Erik Boston Camera Club

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Announces the 21st Annual Photography Contest

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Announces the 21st Annual Photography Contest

The Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club, which meets in Harwich, has announced the 21st Annual Juried Photography Contest to be held at the Creative Art Center in Chatham.  The contest is open to all photographers except members of the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club.

This year the judge will be Richard Cloran, FPSA, EPSA, MNEC.  Cloran is a widely sought after judge throughout the United States and Canada.  He has received many awards for excellence and diversity in photojournalism, nature, landscape and seascape photography.  His work has been published in numerous venues.  He participates in many leadership roles in the Photographic Society of America, Greater Lynn Photographic Association, Mass Camera Naturalists, and other photo organizations. 

Cash awards and ribbons will be given as follows: $175 for 1st Place, $100 for 2nd Place, $50 for 3rd Place, and ribbons for Honorable Mentions.

The entry date is Sunday, January 28th, from 1 – 4 PM at the Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road in Chatham (508-945-3583). 

There is an entry fee of $10 per photograph.  Up to three prints may be entered.  There is no specific theme, and prints may be either black & white or color. 

The entry rules and entry form may be found at the club’s website at:

An opening reception will be held on February 4th from 3 – 5 PM at which time the awards will be announced.  Accepted entries will be hung in the Creative Arts Center from February 4th to March 2nd

For further information, please call 508-432-2235.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS Lens for sale

Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS Lens for sale, Excellent Condition (Used)

Tom Cuchara is offering a Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS lens (IS, but not the IS II) in Excellent to Mint condition $3,000. Great for Zoo photography, Birds and Wildlife. 

FYI, currently selling USED at B&H for $3400 and $3600. 

The sale includes the original hard lens case (with both keys), removable tripod collar, lens hood, the front cover, the rear lens cap, plus a Lens Coat that has always been on the lens. An additional neoprene hood cover. 

The lens hood does have a piece of tape on the inside (we took a photo of the tape), keeps the lens hood from scraping lens, and there is one very few small mar on the white finish of the hood -- neither affects functionality (we have photos). 

Please contact Tom via e-mail or by phone at 1-203-305-1732. Buyer must pick up lens in Hamden CT or pay actual cost for insured ground shipping via major courier (to a continental US address only).  

Photo Festival

The NHPPA has opened up the annual Photo Festival to the public

Photo Festival is a program designed for photographers to continue learning locally. There are 7 classes with different skills and topics offered during January thru March.  Each class is a full day. These one-day classes are taught by NHPPA members. Check out this year's great programs and register early as these always fill up very fast. For a copy of the flyer click here Photo Festival 2018 Please Register Online.pdf

Sat Feb 3 : Lighting 1, 2, 3 Jean Wozniak
Sat Feb 17: Lightroom: Tips, Tricks, and a Faster Workflow Jim Carlen
Sat Feb 24 : Snapshot to Portfolio Shot Dennis Rainville
March 3 : Fine Art Portrait Painting with Corel Painter Yedi Koeshendi
March 10 : Travel Photos - To Enhance or Not to Enhance... Bobbi Slavin

For a copy of the flyer click here Photo Festival 2018 Please Register Online.pdf

Monday, January 15, 2018

Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin Darrell will be holding a pre-conference breakout session on Friday July 13th "My Backyard"

Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin Darrell will be holding a pre-conference breakout session on Friday July 13th "My Backyard"

Registration opens in February

Canon is sponsoring Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin as the keynote speaker. Darrell will present "VISION: capturing moments on all 7 continents" as the Fine Arts Center Saturday evening at the 73rd Annual NECCC Photo Conference July 13, 14, 15 2018

Renowned Canon Explorer of Light Darrell Gulin will be presenting the keynote presentation Saturday evening at the Fine Arts Center. As a Canon Explorer of Light, Darrell has been chosen to share his passion, photographs and expertise with the world. Come on a visual journey with Darrell as he presents “VISION: Capturing Moments on all 7 Continents”.  As he travels to all seven continents, Darrell shares his photographs with stories and insights as to how the images were captured. He explains that when traveling your vision develops first before you even leave your home through research, who you are, your developed and developing style and while out in the field capturing the moment as you see it. Darrell has traveled the globe, from Antarctica and Africa to Asia and Europe, capturing rare and exquisite moments in nature, lions on the prowl, monkeys in hot springs, polar bears on ice flows, penguins and zebras oh my. He also enjoys the people and architecture with images from the Venice Carnival and the Great Wall of China. Fasten your seatbelts as we travel the world with Darrell.

About Darrell Gulin: Darrell has been photographing for over 36 years, marketing his work for the last 34 years and has been a full-time Nature/Travel Photographer for the last 22 years. He markets his work through Stock Agencies, Editorial Markets, Photography Workshop/Tours, Seminars and Speaking Engagements. His work is represented by GettyImages, Danita Delimont Agency, DRK Photo, and Super Stock Agency. He is one of Canon's Explorer of Light Photographers.  He is the past President of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He has been their keynote speaker and has led many workshops and programs at their Annual Summits. His photographs have been published in: Outdoor Photographer Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder's World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Natures Best and many more.  He has been showcased in almost every major nature calendar including: Audubon, Inner Reflection, Sierra Club, Kodak, Browntrout, Cedo, Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Day Dream. He is an accomplished speaker/teacher whose credits are too numerous to mention. Also, Darrell was featured on Five Canon Photo Safari television programs where he taught actors/actresses to photograph in the field. He leads the Gulin/Ken & Lydia Strange Workshops as well as Joe Van Os Photo Safaris. He travels around the world capturing special moments photographically. You can learn more about Darrell and his images at

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 15, 2018 Charles Mazel presenting "Fluorescence Photography."

January 15, 2018 Charles Mazel presenting "Fluorescence Photography."

At our January 15, 2018 meeting, CVCC guest speaker will be Charles Mazel, presenting on the topic, "Fluorescence Photography."
"There is a hidden visual world of vibrant color around us all the time, submerged within the sea of white light in which we pass our days. This is the world of fluorescence, a kind of optical alchemy that transforms light from one color to another. It goes unnoticed because it is almost always weaker than the light that is reflected without change of color. The effect can be as striking as it is unexpected, and can be found in plants, animals, foods, man-made objects, and even in ourselves. Exploration of this world with the right equipment can be rewarded with stunning images."

CVCC meets monthly at 7 p.m. most first Mondays (except for holiday Mondays) at the Lymes' Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Rd, Old Lyme, CT. Visitors are always welcome. 


Digital Entry — Print Exhibit of selected works — Prizes

Falmouth Art Center's First All New England Digital Entry Juried Photography Exhibit will be held at the Falmouth Art Center’s Hermann Gallery April 26 – May 21, 2018. For many years the Falmouth Art Center in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod has hosted a variety of juried exhibitions including an exhibit dedicated to photography. This year’s digital entry juried photography exhibit will kick off the season for our annual juried exhibits. Photography will be hung in the main gallery, offering visitors to Falmouth Art Center an opportunity to view the selected images by New England Photographers. Visit for more information about the Falmouth Art Center. 
Digital entry is open right now at
The link to the Prospectus for the show is here:

  1. Calendar
    Entry Deadline: March 12th, 2018
    Notifications to artists: March 22nd, 2018
    Shipped work to arrive by: Friday April 20th, 2018
    Drop off of artwork or arrival date to the event: Shipped entries to arrive by Friday April 20th;  Hand delivery on Tuesday, April 24th 9-4 pm. 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth MA 02540
    Opening reception: Friday May 4th 4pm-6pm
    Show closing: May 21st, 2018
    Pick up of artwork: May 22nd, 2018. Shipped work to be packaged and sent within one week of the show closing. All shipped work must be suitably packed and must include a prepaid return label and FAC entry label.
Notice sent by:
Carol Ann Knox
Falmouth, MA 02540
Upper Cape Camera Club
The Falmouth Art Center