The March 13th meeting is CANCELLED due anticipated weather condition. SCC will attempt to reschedule Joanna’s presentation for a later date.
The Seacoast Camera Club next meets on Tuesday March 13th 6:00-8:00 PM. We will meet in our normal location, the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH. Joanna (Jo) Novembrino will present a review and discussion of the basics of photography, reflecting the complexity of current cameras with an emphasis on camera settings and how to resize images for different purposes. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras. New and intermediate shooters will benefit the most from this session, but the experienced will benefit from a refresher course, and even pick up a new tip or two.
Joanna earned a Certificate of Photography from NH Institute of Art in 1988. The same year, she started teaching evening classes at the Institute in camera use, how to take better pictures, and basic and advanced black and white darkroom. Since 2002, she has taught digital camera classes and Photoshop through Concord Community Education. Her goal is for her students to pursue photography as a means of personal and artistic expression.
Joanna has retired from a career in high tech, so she has more time to pursue photography and painting. She is a member of NHAA and is currently serving as VP.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday Oct 10th 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Original guest speaker Joe Stevens has a last minute conflict. Instead, Jay Goldsmith will join our meeting to present a program on portrait photography.
Jay is a highly accomplished local photographer. He is about to open his 3rd show at Discover Portsmouth, featuring portraits of artists. He will show his images and discuss how he approaches portrait photography that results in the most successful images.
Jay describes his approach as follows: “I often try to key into some features of the sitter’s day to day life and with artists frequently something somewhat removed from that person’s art. Often I use a prop to indicate something otherwise unseen about the subject: a personal library, for example, or a piano, or a hand made easel, a length of canvas, a fancy hat. I use body language and pose. An artist may not enjoy sitting and I may only show a small part of her, perhaps peeking around the edge of a painting. I am drawn to the geometry of a location and that can become the dominant visual: a large piece of torn paper (which I would ask the artist to tear) or the architectural lines of a room. I try to meet with the subject a week or so before the shoot and plan the session.”
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 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.
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.
Erik Gehring – Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (living)
Join us Tuesday November 8th for a presentation on photographing trees by Erik Gehring, the recently retired President of the Boston Camera Club and a freelance photographer who specializes in natural landscapes. He lives in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston with his wife Julie and sons Carl and William. Although Erik enjoys photographing natural environments all over New England, his favorite destination is Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, and for the last nine years he has published a calendar of images taken in the Arboretum landscape entitled Trees of Boston.
Before the Rain by Charlie Widdis
Join us for our next meeting on October 11th when Charlie Widdis gives his presentation on Creating Powerful Seascape Images.
Our next meeting is on April 12th at 6:00-8:00 PM at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.
Tom Lavoie, SCC member, will present the fun, techniques, and considerations of doing street photography. Tom will define the style, review useful techniques, and discuss the psychology involved. His presentation will also review recommended equipment and the history of this very unique style of photography. Tom has shared some of his images in prior club meetings – it should be a very interesting presentation.