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.
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
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
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.
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.
Our next meeting on Tuesday Nov 22nd is an NECCC photo competition – categories are the usual Nature and Open. Members are encouraged to submit entries for both categories by Saturday Nov 19th 11:00 PM. Please follow our new competition submission rules. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
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.
Our next meeting on Tuesday Oct 25th is a photo competition – the challenge category is “motion“. There is also an open category. Members are encouraged to submit entries for both categories by Saturday Oct 22nd 11:00 PM. Please follow our new competition submission rules. As always, the public is welcome to attend.