Fall is fast approaching and the first 2017-2018 meeting of the Seacoast Camera Club will feature presentations by members. Members are invited to submit up to three images each. Those members submitting will present the images in a “show and tell” format for all to enjoy details of the image and its background. This is a chance for us to catch up with each other after our break and to share some of your recent images. No judging and no competition – just a chance for members to show the attendees some of your work. Non-members are invited to attend.
Please bring your JPEG images on a USB flash drive and we’ll transfer them to the club’s PC upon your arrival. Any size is OK, but our projector works best at 1024 px wide x 768 px high.
NOTE: If any members have equipment or photo related items that you wish to sell, you can either bring a list of those items with prices or, if the items are small, bring the items to the meeting and share with those attending.
The meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 12 at our usual time and place – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Urban Forestry Center on Elwyn Road in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Our next meeting on May 23rd is a club photo competition. The challenge theme is “Trees.” There will also be an Open competition. Deadline for image submission is Saturday, May 20th. As with all our meetings, the public is welcome to attend.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 9th 6:00-8:00 PM at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth and includes two presentations. Member Joe Hollweg will present “Photographing Parades and Festivals.” He will show his favorites and discuss approaches which he employs for candid and semi-candid shots. In addition, attendees will review the NECCC recorded commentary for images submitted earlier by club members. The NECCC commentator also illustrates by sharing before and after image adjustments. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
Our next meeting on Tuesday April 25 is an club photo competition – categories are Macro/Close Up and Open. Members are encouraged to submit entries for both categories by Saturday April 22nd at 11:00 PM. Please follow our competition submission rules. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday April 11th 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Guest speaker Michael Goodman will present considerations to strengthen competitive submissions. Michael is a NECCC judge who regularly judges at clubs around New England, as well as many international photographic exhibits and has won numerous awards in both national and international competitions for his own photography. He has been honored with an M.N.E.C. (Master Member New England Camera Council) for his photographic art as well as service to the New England photographic community. In addition to judging and competing, Michael has delivered numerous teaching programs throughout the northeast. In his presentation ‘Adding Points to your Competitive Images’, Michael will share some of the lessons he has learned along the way and provide tips on how we can increase our scores and success in competitions.
Our next meeting on March 28th 6:00PM to 8:00PM will be a club photo competition. There are two themes: 1) “Monochromatic or Black and White.” and 2) Open. Members are encouraged to submit a photo in each category. Submission deadline is Saturday March 25th by 11:00 PM. See our competition submission rules for details.
Our next meeting is an NECCC photo competition on Tuesday February 28th 6:00-8:00 PM at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Members are encouraged to enter a photograph in both Nature and Pictorial categories. Submission deadline is Saturday February 25th 11:00 PM. See our competition submission rules for details. The top 4 in each category are entered in the Spring NECCC regional competition. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
Rye Snowy Owl by Nancy Wilkinson
The Seacoast Camera Club is pleased to present their annual print exhibition at the Portsmouth Library (175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH) February 6th to March 4th, 2017. The exhibition will be in the Levenson Room on the first floor – to the left as you enter the library.
A special reception is planned for Wednesday February 15th 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Levenson Room. All SCC members and members of the public are encouraged to attend. In addition to a opportunity to view the prints and talk with the artists, we will have two fascinating travel presentations:
New Orleans Mardi Gras – by Thomas Lavoie
Colors of Carnival- by Thomas Lavoie
Photographer and musician Thomas Lavoie takes us on a colorful trip to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras in this presentation of his images.
Cuba: Its Raw and Gritty Beauty – by Karen Harter
Cuban Classics – by Karen Harter
In January 2016, Karen Harter embarked on a photography/humanitarian trip to Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. With fellow photographers from around the country, she roamed the raw and gritty streets capturing images of the Cubans she met along the way and the neighborhoods in which they live. Take a journey to Cuba through Karen’s images and personal stories…no visa required.
The public can also view the exhibition during regular library hours – please call the library at 603-427-1540 if you need to confirm the room is accessible at the time of your visit, since it is used for other events.
We are holding a print competition on Tuesday January 24th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth in preparation for the February print exhibition at the Portsmouth Library. There will be two categories: unframed and framed. Subject is open (no theme). You can enter up to three unframed and up to 3 framed prints.
by Dennis Goulet
Our next meeting is Tuesday January 10th. Guest speaker Dennis Goulet will present “Creative Choices for Close Up Photography”.
Close up and macro photography open opportunities for both indoor and outdoor subjects. While strictly defined macro photography is a genre of photography that requires some expense and special knowledge, close up photography is something that is within everyone’s reach. Using a range of lenses from fisheye to super telephoto lens, capturing close-up images is achievable.
This program addresses choices in selecting tools to achieve close up images as well as some of the general accessories that solve problems unique to close up photography. Creative choices in controlling the background, managing the light and adding light are also addressed. Off-camera flash techniques are discussed in detail. Merging multiple images into a panoramic macro image and focus stacking techniques are also described. Numerous examples are used throughout the presentation to illustrate the Tools and Techniques of Close Up photography.
An accomplished photographer, Dennis has given talks and workshops at several NECCC conferences and his images have appeared in such prominent publications as Audubon, Birder’s World, and Outdoor Photographer.
As always, this presentation is free and open to the public. See details on time and location.