Speakers and Judges

Speakers and Judges

The List of Speakers and Judges is updated by Dan Charbonnet. Email Dan at ddrc3@msn.com. The listings are posted on the NECCC website for easy access by clubs. This will allow you more room for program descriptions, and allow us to keep these lists up-to-date whenever new information is received.
    • Speakers - Please provide a PDF or Word document with a detailed description of each program (all programs need to be listed in ONE document, not individually). 
    • All clubs need judges to judge image competitions, if you are willing to judge please send your form to Dan
    • Would you like to judge or present at a New England Camera Club? 
    • Speakers and Club presidents, please use this form for new persons that qualify to be a Judge and/or Speaker from your club and mail or e-mail it to Dan.
Would YOU like to present at the NECCC Annual Photography Conference? The conference is the largest and oldest of its type so it is 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). About 1/3 of our conference attendees come from out of the New England area. We are always looking for new programs with impact and energy for the NECCCphoto conference. Send in your program idea here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/speakatNECCC
Speaker Expectations:
  • Present a one-hour TEACHING program 2-3 times over the weekend. 
    • FYI, This cannot just be pretty pictures and it cannot be an infomercial -- It must be a teaching program...in this current environment, we are competing with a flood of good images on Instagram, Facebook, 500px, etc. VERY rarely do we have a program that are based on a career, photo trip or history (literally 0-1 program of that genre per conference). 
  • Give either a hands-on class, an interactive session, a photo op and/or a photo walk
  • Be willing to do a 50-minute one-on-one image review with one attendee (not all speakers end up giving one)
  • About 1/3 of our speakers will also be asked to teach a three-hour hands-on workshop, typically Friday morning, but a few will be scattered throughout the weekend. 
  • Be involved and interact with our attendees. This is critical in this day and age where we compete with people watching CreativeLive, etc. in their comfy pants :-)
  • We ask that speakers arrive before 4pm so on Thursday so that they can attend the 5pm speakers get together, meet with their pre-conference, photo-op, photo-walk liaisons and attend the pizza party Thursday evening. We ask that speakers stay until the end of the conference Sunday at 12:30pm.
  • We are looking for more feedback from the attendees like this from this past weekend.
  • On my first night at the conference, I was attempting to take a dusk photo of the UMASS Chapel & pond when I was approached by NECCC keynote speaker Darrell Gulin (at first I didn’t recognize who he was…it was dark!) …Darrell kindly asked what I was doing and offered some advice on shooting techniques…which I followed leading to this photo…Where else but NECCC can you get world-renowned photographers just passing by and offering to help you! WOW!
  • The Ira Block Photo Walk & the Bobbi Lane/Lee Varis Character Portraits Without Flash were terrific! The in-room seminars and lectures were also wonderful and very, very helpful... But actually getting out into the field with experts is a key conference draw for me.
  • Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis had creative and practical tips on how to take great portraits simply using a reflector…and then you got to practice these tips with colorful (and fun!) character models! What could be better!
  • On his photo walk, Ira Block used his tremendous experience and knowledge as a documentary photographer to show us how to take great photos even when the light is not `dramatic’. His tips were followed up by active shooting. His explanations of how he went about shooting his images for `Cuba Loves Baseball’ <a terrific book by the way!> helped us to understand how photography can help to break down cultural barriers.
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