Listed below are articles (in PDF format) written by members of the New England photography community on a variety of different subjects. To read an article, simply click anywhere within the box displaying the article and it will appear in a separate window or download as a PDF depending on how your computer is configured. Articles are arranged in descending order by publication date.

We welcome articles on photography. If you know a subject well, please write it up, preferably as a Microsoft Word file, and send it to Paul Smith, our new Editor of Online Content at Since we're not limited by printed material, your article can be as long as needed to explain your subject and you're encouraged to include diagrams and photographs to illustrate it. I know we have many knowledgeable photographers who could contribute to this effort which will help all members of NECCC clubs.

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  • Setting the Correct Color Space for a Projected Image By Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC 
    • Managing the color space in which the image resides is critical to the proper presentation of any “projected” image. This is true whether the projection (display) is on someone else’s monitor (e.g., posted on the web, shown on a TV, etc.) or through an actual digital projector. 
  • Why Worry About White and Black Points? By Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC 
    • So what is all the fuss about? The answer comes in the form of two more questions. Have you ever looked at your images (or those of someone else) and thought that they looked flat, had dull color, lacked the snap you knew was there when they were taken? Did that observation leave you with a good feeling? If you answered ‘yes’ and then ‘no’ you should be interested in what setting a good white and black point may do for your images.
  • That Velvia Feeling By Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC 
    • If you were a film shooter at one point you probably remember how much pop the colors on Fuji’s Velvia film had. If you would like to have that type of pop back, try this. 
  • Quick Tip – Sharpen Tool By Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC 
    • The Sharpen Tool is available in both Photoshop and Elements. It is one of the best ways to do selective sharpening because you can control the area sharpened very precisely. This tool is sized and used just like the regular Brush tools. 
  • High Pass Filter By Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC   
    • You may have seen or heard someone recommending the High Pass filter in Elements or Photoshop as a way to do sharpening on your images. For those of you who haven’t tried it here’s how. 
    • Lisa's note. I love this method for sharpening and have been using it and teaching it for many years. Awesome because you can sharpen just the areas you want to sharpen
  • Digital Infrared Photography by Vega Buchbinder, Greater Lynn Photographic Association
    • The advent of digital cameras has made infrared photography relatively easily accessible.
  • Shark Dive 2008 by Jessica Vasale. 
    • It was 2:30 in the morning and my alarm clock was going off and, as I dragged myself out of bed, I was excited...
  • Dealing with a Color Cast by Rick Cloran FPSA, MPSA, MNEC 
    • In this digital age, one thing that seems certain is that there are a dozen or so ways to almost anything in Photoshop.
  • Digital Presentation Checklist by Robert B. Gorrill, APSA, MNEC. 
    • We have all either experienced or witnessed the embarrassment of a presenter at a camera club either having problems with the slide projector.
  • Seeing at the Beach by Ray Guillette, HonNEC. 
    • On a beach somewhere on the coast of Rhode Island. Places.pdf