Saturday, June 13, 2020

Spring 2020 Issue of the NECCC Bulletin Available

The Spring 2020 issue of the NECCC Bulletin edited by NECCC Vice President Paul Smith, MNEC, has been posted on the NECCC Web Site at www.neccc.org. Use this direct link http://neccc14.neccc.org/Bulletin/2020_Spring_Bulletin_Final.pdf or you can go to the home page, right side column, midway down and click the link.

The newsletter contains 78 pages full of information and lots of beautiful images from competitions and exhibition. The features include:

  • Our 2020 Honors recipients photos and bios
  • A farewell to Bob Watts (Nikon Rep) who has retired
  • An article from the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts Newsletter editor
  • NECCC print interclub competition results for Fall & Winter
  • Projected Image Interclub results for Spring and Image of the Year
  • The George Glennie Nature Exhibition results
  • The Ocean State International exhibition results
  • A great teaching article by Jim Brady, MNEC, on “Digital Manipulation as a Competition Category”
  • Every Picture Tells a Story – COVIDography Edition
  • The nominations for the 2020-21 NECCC Board of Directors Officers and Vice Presidents as per our bylaws prior to the Annual Meeting, which this year will be a Zoom meeting on July 17, 2020, at 7:30pm. All NECCC club representatives have been invited to attend by our NECCC President Antionette Gombeda, APSA, HonNEC, (agombeda@optonline.net)) . If you did not receive the invitation or have not answered her yet please drop her an email

Be sure to get your copy and keep up on what's happening in photographic New England.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

E-mail Scam to Avoid

In this day of the Coronavirus some unscrupulous people are trying to take advantage of our members sitting at home. There is at least one e-mail scam making the rounds asking people to buy gift cards. The request supposedly comes from a photo organization such as NECCC. Do not fall for this request. If in doubt call the person mentioned or just erase.

Friday, January 10, 2020

NECCC Conference Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member

Here is a chance for a CAP member to attend the NECCC Conference July 17, 18, and 19, 2020, with registration being free of charge if you have never attended before. It is a great weekend filled with exceptional presenters, timely topics, and many photo opportunities.

The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of its members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 17-19, 2020. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by our club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee, which is $205 for the three day conference.  The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:
1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2020.
2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).
3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.
4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual club (CAP).
5. A $40 co-pay has been established for the Courtesy Enrollment, due at the time of the application.  CAP will pay this co-pay for the individual accepted to represent CAP at the 2020 conference.  
6. Once a nominee has been chosen, CAP will forward the individual’s name and copay to the NECCC Conference committee.  Once the name and copay have been received, accepted candidates will be contacted with further registration information. 

CAP would like to give this opportunity to one of its members who has never attended the NECCC conference.  As noted above, the dates are July 17, 18 and 19, 2020.  If you are interested in attending this conference (and comply with the above rules governing the courtesy enrollment) please submit your name, address, phone number and email address to Cindy Gosselin at 
cgosselin@sbcglobal.net by January 30, 2020. Please put "Courtesy Enrollment" in the subject line. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Scavenger Hunt Deadline Soon

Just a gentle reminder that the Oct. 26, 2019, deadline to register for the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP) Scavenger Hunt is fast approaching. The scavenger hunt will take place Saturday November 2nd. It is open to all CAP members. Not a member, no problem. You can add your membership dues of $8 to the $10 registration and include the membership form when you signup. This promises to be a lot of fun as photographers will go out to hunt for images and then share them with others. The cash prizes are excellent so gather some friends and form a team.


Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Pic of the Patch Photography Scavenger Hunt


We are very excited to share with you the details of the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP) Scavenger Hunt taking place Saturday November 2nd. It is open to all CAP members. Not a member, no problem. You can add your membership dues of $8 to the $10 registration and include the membership form when you signup. This promises to be a lot of fun as photographers will go out to hunt for images and then share them with others. The cash prizes are excellent so gather some friends and form a team.

Friday, October 04, 2019

CAP Planning Scavenger Hunt



This announcement serves to provide you with some details of CAP’s upcoming Autumn fun event


a “
Pic of the Patch” Photography Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company, 429 Old Colchester Road, Salem, CT.

Timeframe: 8:30 registraon. Scavenger Hunt begins at 9:00.
Cost: $10 per person entry fee, lunch included.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided and consists of baked zi, salad and garlic bread.

Registration: A registration flyer will go out sometime next week.

Scavenger Hunt Teams: Scavenger hunt team will comprise 2-4 parcipants. Any parcipant can either
(1) attend as a team of friends OR
(2) arrive at the firehouse where teammates will be assigned. The choice is yours.

Camera: The best camera is the one you have with you. So DSLR’s, micro 4/3, point and shoot and phone cameras are all welcome.

Format of Event: Teams will travel the local area to designated sites to photograph a 12 category list of “hunted” elements or items. 

You must be a CAP member to parcipate. However, if you are not already a 2019-2020 registered member of CAP, you will be able to join (dues of $8) when you register.

Team Awards: Monetary team prizes will be awarded.
First Place Team: $300 Second Place Team: $200 Third Place Team: $100
Category Awards: The top two scoring images in each of the 12 categories will also receive monetary prizes.
Top category image: $30
Second place category image: $20


What to Bring: Camera, a quest for fun and adventure, a laptop if needed to view or submit images.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Save the Date: CAP Scavenger Hunt Planned



Save Saturday, November 2nd 
Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. 
429 Old Colchester Road, Salem, CT 06420
Teams of photographers will travel the local area to
designated spots to photograph selected elements or items.  
There will be monetary awards for the top image in each category
in addition to team awards for the three highest scoring teams. 
Teams will be drawn at the start of the event.
Lunch will be served at the firehouse while teams edit their images and submit them for judging. 
 Entry fee will be the cost of lunch only.
Must be a CAP member to participate
(if you are not yet a member or need to rejoin, you can join CAP for only $8). 

See CAP Blogfor further details to become a member or renew.

Further details including times and lunch cost will be sent out once they are finalized.

To register please email: mattcollen@gmail.com

Friday, September 06, 2019

Reminder of CAP Field Trip on Thursday, Sept. 19

Two photo opportunities will be available on this trip. 

During the morning we will shoot in and around  Norwich, CT. Details are being worked out, but may include such sites as the very interesting town hall and Yantic Falls.

Later in the day we head towards Plainfield, CT, to photograph at HAY BURR INN HORSE RESCUE. [Note, in the previous post we said Plainville. we goofed, Sorry for any confusion]. We have made arrangements to photograph horses/donkey at the rescue facility. Sturdy footwear is a rule of the sanctuary. (no heels or sandals) You might want to consider having bug spray. Run by volunteers there is no charge, however CONTRIBUTIONS are greatly appreciated. In addition to monetary contributions, clean cans/bottles and old clothes/shoes are happily accepted. 

YOU MUST be a paid CAP member to attend. Dues are due, so please send your $8 to Jim Dionne at 131 Pembroke Court, Meriden, CT 06450

Please contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo,com to sign up. Please include your cell number and the town where you live for organizational purposes.

Further details will be emailed to those who sign up. Please note the short time line for the September 19th date.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Two CAP Day Trips Coming Up

CAP will be running two day trips, one on Thursday, September 19, and the other on Saturday, October 26th.

1. Thursday, September 19

Two photo opportunities will be available on this trip. 

During the morning we will shoot in and around  Norwich, CT. Details are being worked out, but may include such sites as the very interesting town hall and Yantic Falls.
Town Hall in Norwich, CT
Yantic Falls in Norwich, CT

Later in the day we head towards Plainville, CT to photograph at HAY BURR INN HORSE RESCUE. We have made arrangements to photograph horses/donkey at the rescue facility. Sturdy footwear is a rule of the sanctuary. (no heels or sandals) You might want to consider having bug spray. Run by volunteers there is no charge, however CONTRIBUTIONS are greatly appreciated. In addition to monetary contributions, clean cans/bottles and old clothes/shoes are happily accepted. 

2. Saturday, October 26

Back by popular demand is a trip to SOUTHWICK ZOO in Mendon, MA. There are over 100 species in a natural setting at the zoo which includes a 25 acre deer forest and a petting zoo. Since it is near Halloween, the zoo runs a two week special where children in costume receive free admission, but this should not impede our ability to get some really nice photos. We expect the animals to be more lively in the cooler weather. There also may be some fall foliage to enhance our photography.

Admission $22 for seniors (62 and over) or $28 for adults.

Both Trips

YOU MUST be a paid CAP member to attend. Dues are due, so please send your $8 to Jim Dionne at 131 Pembroke Court, Meriden, CT 06450

Please contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo,com to sign up. Please include your cell number and the town where you live for organizational purposes.

Further details of both trips will be emailed to those who sign up. Please note the short time line for the September 19th date.

Friday, August 30, 2019

PLEASE BE ADVISED! E-mail Scam Hits Photographic Community

There are many scams out there on the internet requesting money in one form or another or asking you to verify a purchase which you have never made. There is one such scam making the rounds from Antoinette Gombeda as President of NECCC asking you to give an amount of money to an organization because she is out of town and can not do it herself. Neither NECCC nor Antoinette would NEVER, EVER, EVER ask anyone to do this. Please beware of this and do not respond. 

Note that this same scam hit the previous NECCC president so it isn't new. Be careful. If in doubt about any message simply delete it. That is one of the best ways to protect yourself.