2018 Conference

Recharge, Reconnect, Learn, and Be Inspired at NECCC 2018
(July 13th 14th 15th 2018) 
Registration opens in February! www.NECCC.org
Over 65 program sessions! Most by presenters that have never presented at NECCC
Plus 12 pre-conference workshops and LOTS of hands-on and photo-ops sessions!

 Come join us at NECCC July 13, 14, 15 2018

July 13, 14, 15 2018 SAVE the DATE
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  • Online registration (will go live in February)
    • https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC
  1. Preconference workshop: “Quick 10 Minute Workflows in Adobe Photoshop CC for Nature Photographers” by Hector D. Astorga (TX) www.hectorastorga.com sponsored by Santa Clara Ranch For all Skill Levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along
  2. Pre-conference Workshop: "Innovative Night Techniques: Beyond the Milky Way” By Mark Bowie (MA) www.markbowie.com Sponsored by ADKPI For all Skill Levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along 
  3. Pre-conference Workshop: “Digital Artistry with Photoshop” by Ella Carlson (MA) www.ellaprints.com For intermediate to advanced skill levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along.
  4. Pre-conference Workshop: “The Joy of Selective Focus” by Kathleen Clemons (ME) http://kathleenclemonsphotography.com Sponsored by Lensbaby For all Skill Levels; Bring your camera and your Lensbaby lens; Borrow Lensbaby lenses
  5. Pre-conference breakout session: "My Backyard - 3 C's Colorful, Creative, Conceptual" by Keynote speaker and Canon Explorer of Light Darell Gulin http://gulinphoto.com Sponsored by Canon "I travel the world but 40% of my sales always are things from my home/backyard photography."  For all Skill Levels
  6. Pre-conference Workshop: “Photograph Birds of Prey and Raptors” by Ken Hubbard (NY) www.kenhubbardphotograghy.com Sponsored by Tamron For all Skill Levels; Bring your Camera; Borrow Tamron lenses
  7. Pre-conference Workshop: Macro Water Droplet Workshop by Don Komarechka (Ontario, Canada) www.donkom.ca For all Skill Levels; Bring your Camera
  8. Pre-conference Workshop: “Portraits Unplugged: Natural Lighting Techniques with Models at Graffiti Wall” by Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (MA) www.bobbilane.com Sponsored by Fuji. For all Skill Levels; Bring your camera
  9. Pre-conference: "From Capture to Print" by Jim LaSala (NJ) www.jimlasala.com Sponsored by Moab. For all Skill Levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along
  10. Pre-conference Workshop: “Light Painting Flowers and Still Lifes” by Jose Leiva (Maine) www.joseleivaphotography.com For all Skill Levels; Bring your Camera and Tripod
  11. Pre-conference Workshop: “Take Control of your Lightroom Workflow” by Rob Sylan (NH) www.sylvanworks.com Sponsored by Wacom For all Skill Levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along
  12. Pre-conference Workshop for intermediate levels: “Creative Editing Techniques in Lightroom” by Betty Wiley (Massachusetts) www.bettywileyphotography.com For intermediate to advanced skill levels; Bring your laptop, share a laptop or just come and follow along.
  13. Pre-conference Image Critiques (Read me) (Posted) http://neccc14.neccc.org/2018_conf/Preconference descriptions 2018.pdf
    1. One of the special opportunities available to attendees at the NECCC Summer Conference is a one-on-one evaluation of your photographs by an experienced, accomplished New England photographer. These critiques occur on Friday morning at the same time as the series of pre-conference workshops.
  • Conference Featured Speaker {KEYNOTE PRESENTATION} sponsored by Canon (Posted)
    • Canon is sponsoring Canon Explorer of Light Darell Gulin who will present "VISION: capturing moments on all 7 continents" as the Keynote program at the 73rd Annual NECCC Photo Conference July 2018
    • Come on a visual journey with Darrell Gulin as he presents "VISION: capturing moments on all 7 continents".  Darrell is one of Canon’s ‘Explorer of Light’ photographers, a title given to a select group of world-class photographers who are chosen to share their passion, photographs and expertise with the world. Traveling to All Seven Continents, Darrell will show photographs and tell us stories from all seven continents, and will tell how he captured these images. When traveling your vision develops first before you even leave your home by: research, who you are, developed style and developing style. Out in the field capturing the moment as you see it.  We will travel to all 7 Continents and show the Icons, moments, light, with Darrel's vision. 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 plus the people and architecture with images from the Venice Carnival, the Great Wall of China, etc. 
  • List of Programs/Speakers, Speakers Biographies and Program Descriptions
  • Speakers' Notes 
  • Would you like to present at the 2019 NECCC annual photo conference? 
    • The conference has ~1000 attendees making NECCC a great place to present your photography at, sell your books and DVDs and/or educate photographers about your workshops. The New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) is a nonprofit umbrella group for camera clubs in the New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont). 
    • We are always looking for new programs with impact and energy. Send in your program idea here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/speakatNECCC
  •  Conference Schedule Click on the PDF or the EXCEL schedule (to be posted in May)
  • Special Sunday AM Event 
  • Special Events (lots!)
  • Social media contest 
  • Photographic Loaner Equipment 

  • Photographic Trade Show 
    • The Vendor area Will open at 10am on Friday July 13th 
      • Hunts Photo and Video will open 2 hours early this year with great bargains and early bird specials.
      • Other Vendor’s Opening Times May Vary
      • More Than 30 Vendors with Great Products (Cash or Credit/Debit Cards Accepted)
      • Bring your used equipment to sell or trade-in
    • Canon, Fuji, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, Tamron  at Vendors’ Tables Located in Lower Level of the Campus Center 
  • Speaker and Conference Event Sponsors 
  • Door Prize Extravaganza 
    • Come to the conference and you may go home with a brand new camera or lens as well as many other great prizes from NECCC, our sponsors, and vendors. In the past five conferences, our attendees were the recipients of over $50,000 in our door prize extravaganza.  Full prize information will be listed by mid-June.

  • Model Photography Information
    • 2018 Model Activities (for conference participants) 
    • Photographs of the models 

    • 2018 Model Photo Competition (to be posted one week after the conference) 
      • Photos for the Models Portfolios may be sent directly to the email addresses that will be posted with their photos on the Campus Center lower level next to the model room 176. For questions please email Chairman Skip Hoyt, MNEC at skiphoto@comcast.net 
    • For Models
      • For questions please email Chairman Skip Hoyt, MNEC at skiphoto@comcast.net 
    • Call for Models (information and requirements to be a model) 
    • 2018 Model Application (for prospective models) 
      • Video for models -- what to expect (for models) 
  • Digital Projected Image Competition (will open for entries May 1, 2018)

      • How to Enter
        • Rules 
        • Status
    • Print Competition