Thursday, October 31, 2019

Photographic Presentations – November 11.

Photographic Presentations – November 11.

The New Haven Camera Club and the Charter Oak Photographic Society are announcing two wonderful photographic presentations on November 11. Both presentations are free and are open to the public.  Please plan to attend one of these informational and inspirational events; the choice is yours! Details of each event are attached. 

 The New Haven Camera Club will host: 
Mark Bowie
“How to Photograph the Moonlight”
November 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT

 The Charter Oak Photographic Society will host:  
John Barclay
“Master Your Craft and Honor Your Vision”
November 11, 2019 at 7 pm
Elmwood Community Church
26 Newington Road, West Hartford, CT
(Conte Hall – Lower Level)

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

10th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Photo Exhibit presented by the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club of Newtown, CT

You're Invited! The 10th Annual "Newtown & Beyond" Photo Exhibit will feature 275 photos taken in Newtown and around the world!

Please join us this Sunday, November 3, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Newtown Municipal Center for our Opening Reception. Refreshments will be served and many of the 17 participating club members will be available to answer questions about their photos.

The exhibit will run from November 1 through December 28 at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street in the Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown. The building’s main hallway with grand arches provides a beautiful gallery setting to showcase this large collection of photographs. Most of the photographs on display will be offered for sale as well.

North Haven CC sponsoring a Lightroom workshop

North Haven CC sponsoring a Lightroom workshop

Lightroom Bootcamp-presentation-Host Betty Wiley-Saturday Nov. 9th

Lightroom Bootcamp-presentation-Host Betty Wiley-Saturday Nov. 9th

Webpage with info and links to register and pay.


Photographers.  The North Haven Camera Club is offering the ultimate Lightroom beginners and intermediate users training at Lightroom Bootcamp! Get down and dirty and take your Lightroom skills from beginner to advanced in this intense one day workshop.

We still have a few seats remaining at this Lightroom special event! Join us on Saturday, November 9th at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden from 10a-4pm for Lightroom Boot Camp presented by renowned photographer Betty Wiley who is a professional freelance photographer, instructor and author. Her Lightroom Bootcamp workshop has met with rave reviews. She teaches Lightroom, Photoshop and creative photo processing techniques throughout New England.  Betty's website with portfolio and biography is

This is a hands-on course so bring your laptop with the Lightroom program installed. It is designed for beginners and intermediate Lightroom users. Get the skills you need to make your photos perfect. Topics include importing photos, organizing and finding your photos quickly using Lightroom’s library module.  Learn to edit like a pro using Lightroom’s editing tools in the develop module and more.

The Course fee is $150, discounted from the normal fee of $199.To register and pay online got to If you have further questions contact the North Haven via email at

Darlene Whitmore
North Haven Camera Club
Club's web site:
Contest site:

Depth opens November 1 at Beacon Gallery

BOSTON, MA (October 29, 2019) – Beacon Gallery is pleased to present its November exhibition, Depth, running from November 1 through 24th. An opening reception will occur in conjunction with First Friday, on Friday November 1 from 6-8:30 pm.

Featuring works by gallery artists Myra Abelson, Dylan Brams, Betty Canick, Aja Johnson, Anya Leveille, Lori Mehta, Adrienne Shishko and James Varnum, this group show focuses on literal and metaphorical depth in two-dimensional pieces of artwork: how perspective is expressed, and how complex concepts and emotions are conveyed in abstract works.

Works by Lori Mehta express depth through layered fabric and shifting patterns of light on her subjects. Anya Leveille’s cold wax abstracts explore physical depth as she layers materials to build up the surfaces of her pieces. Similar to Leveille, yet more energetic in feel, Johnson’s abstracts are often dozens of layers of paint deep lending a depth both visible and invisible to the viewer. Coupled with her enigmatic titles, such as Loneliness Is Living In a House With Someone You Used To Love, Johnson’s abstract works inspires the viewer to look deeper and draw their own meaningful conclusions.

Dylan Brams is Beacon Gallery’s newest artist. An American glassblower and photographer residing in Israel, Brams showcases his ampolina collection in images that compress multiple ampolinas into one single delicate form. The result is a both restful yet fascinating fragment of Bram’s three-dimensional artwork, in two dimensions.

The notion of multi-sensory depth will be addressed throughout the month with a musical playlist curated to include pieces with meanings linked to the works on display or layered in a way as to enhance the gallery experience. Additional musical events such as a secret concert curated and produced by Sofar Boston will also enrich the month’s programming.

A private dinner, produced by Soweflew will be pairing cuisine and beverages with the artwork for Depth. Owner Christine O’Donnell says, “We are delighted to be working with both Sofar and Soweflew. Their curated experiences spark multi-sensorial experiences for guests. We hope to encourage greater exploration and appreciation of the artwork through our work with these creative organizations.”

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 
Address: 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Come at 6:45, the program starts at 7:00pm
Programs are FREE and open to the public 

(You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips).
We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for programs and the fourth Monday for competitions.

Program Description: Two years in the making... the debut of this stunning project will feature new still images, time-lapse sequences and night video — with the goal of exposing night photographers to the image-making potential of a variety of moonlit landscapes, during all phases of the moon.

In targeting the Milky Way, most night photographers avoid photographing under a large moon. Yet there’s so much more to discover under the light of the moon. Moonlight provides many benefits for photographing the earthbound landscape. It casts fill light, illuminating details and colors of both man-made structures and natural subjects. It theatrically interacts with clouds, fog and water, offering creative possibilities not only for shooting stills, but time-lapse and video. It can add ambience, mystery and a sense of wonder. The possibilities are limited only by our vision and imagination.

I’ll discuss using apps to put photographers in position to best take advantage of moonlit
subjects. I’ll present innovative field and processing techniques, and cover camera settings, how
to compose and focus, and determine exposure. I’ll cover artistic possibilities presented under
all phases, optical phenomena created by moonlight, photographing eclipses and long exposures
of the moon, shooting and blending multiple exposures to capture detail in the moon and
landscape, and shooting time interval and time lapse sequences to creatively present the moon’s
trajectory across the night sky.

Ultimately, my goal is to expose viewers to the artistic possibilities of this little-covered facet of
night photography while helping them discover more about the natural world — lit by the light
of the moon.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Bird Photography Master Class

Bird Photography Master Class

Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton, MA

Shawn Carey and Michael Milicia will lead this one-day classroom seminar crammed with tips and techniques that will help bring your avian imagery to the next level.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mass Audubon.

Details and registration info here :