NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL
72nd CONFERENCE: JULY 14, 15, 16, 2017
A WEEKEND FILLED WITH FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND LEARNING
Mark your calendars – the NECCC Conference is a few short months away! This three day conference is a great weekend full of learning and fun. The main speaker for Saturday night is Bryan Petersen. Sponsored by Nikon, he is a world known creative and travel photographer, author and workshop leader who is known as the founder of the world’s number one on-line school: Bryan Petersen’s School of Photography.
The Photo-Ops room will continue to have innovative subject matter for your photographic endeavors with lots of extras including “Insects by Creepy Con”- Kathy Baca (NY)”, High Key Color Glassware – Mary Boucher (MA); and on Saturday speakers Charles Needle (CA) with Inspirational Floral Techniques, and Cheryl Belczak (NY) with Dark Field Glassware. Last year for our Sunday morning special photo event, we had bicycle BMX jumpers and this year we have revved up our engines and will have motorcycle jumpers from The Boston FMX Team doing stunt ramp jumping sponsored by Hunt’s. There will be lots of air stunts and more opportunities to photograph the riders with our NECCC models.
There will be models, vendors, and photo equipment to borrow from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Our vending area will open two hours earlier on Friday July 14th at 10 am with Hunt’s Photo and Video open with great bargains and early bird specials. Other vendor’s opening times may vary. Come early to shop and see what they have to offer. For the third year Sigma will host a special digital competition (with Sigma lenses for top two prizes) which is in addition to conference competitions in digital images and prints.
There will be seven Friday am pre conference workshops for your selection this year. Sign up early as many of the classes have limited seating. Classes will be offered in understanding color, social media, Iphone photography, Photoshop, hands on workshops in printing and macro; and for beginners there is a hands on digital boot camp-learning to use your camera.
Flyers should be in the mail to all past attendees shortly. Conference updates, the registration flyer, along with the online registration link will be on the NECCC website (www.neccc.org) by the middle of March; program descriptions and speaker information by the end of March and the tentative schedule by end of May. Register early for pre-conference classes and air conditioned dorm accommodations. If you aren’t staying on campus be sure to make a reservation at a local hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast
Hope to see you all there!!!.
William Dixon has worked in digital photography for several years. Though diverse in what he photographs much of his work centers on portraiture,
architecture, and travel. Beginning with digital printing, William recently has expanded his printing skills to include alternative printing processes
that were popular from 1850 -1900. Through attending workshops, youtube, and trial-and-error he has made cyanotype, carbon, salt, photogravure,
palladium and other types of prints. William is presently working on a portfolio of kallitype prints based on his digital images of the California missions.
William has been an active participant in group shows organized by the Brattleboro Camera Club.
He has had exhibits in BCC shows at the Crowell Gallery in the Moore Free Library, Newfane [Barns of Windham County, Bridges of Windham County],
Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, and Mocha Maya Coffee House in Shelburne Falls, Ma.
(descriptions below the images)
Bill Dixon at Vermont Center For Photography
- Big Red Trucks: a series of front-on photos of the logging trucks of Cersosimo Lumber Company in Brattleboro
- Face to Face: a collection of twenty-two portraits displayed at Amy's Bakery Café, Brattleboro
- Artists Work Like This: an exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography which looked at the materials, processes, and products of a group of local artisans
- The Berlin Wall: The Works Bakery Cafe in Brattleboro provided space for a documentary visual presentation of the history of the Berlin Wall, including maps, the Wall, portraits of victims, and quotes by politicians
- The Barns of South-Eastern Vermont: a group of images which document these iconic architectural buildings of the area
- Getting from A to B: a whimsical look at how we move from one place to another, including such methods as skateboards, vintage cars, trains, boats, and foot
- Thirteen Photos is Thirteen Days: a series of photographs from a 13-day trip to Italy
- The Missions of California [upcoming]; the exhibit will be held at the Crowell Gallery in the Moore Free Library, Newfane, Vt. - the photographs will illustrate the religious icons, architecture, and grounds of nineteen of these historical missions.
BCC at the Moore Free Library's Crowell Gallery!
In Newfane Vermont this December? Come see our show at the Crowell Gallery!
Here is the announcement from the Crowell Gallery Facebook page.
"Crowell Gallery proudly presents its December exhibit by members of Brattleboro Camera Club.
This wonderful photographic exhibit will be available for viewing from December 1 to 30 and includes images club members Tom Singleton, Roger Turner, William Dixon, Paul Miller, Liz Lavorgna, Donald Miller, Robert George, John Taylor, and Kathy Carr.
Robert L. Crowell Art Gallery admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tues, Wed, Fri 1 - 5 pm; Thurs 2 - 7 pm; Sat 10am - 1 pm.
Holiday closings are Saturday Dec 24 and Saturday Dec 31."
Crowell Gallery home page:
November Meeting - Back at Brooks Library!
The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet Monday, November 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT.
Local photographer Evie Lovett will discuss several of her photographic projects over the past years, including “Women, Muslim, Paris”, “Eyes of Rwanda”, “Rainbow Cattle Co.”, and her most recent work, “From the River, To the River”. View her work at www.evielovett.com.
Club members are encouraged to bring their prints for this month’s theme: In Motion (long shutter speed, panning or movement). This event is free and open to the public. Find us online: brattleborocameraclub.com
Liz's recent work has the common element of Art for Social Change.
"When I fully realized the change that happens within a person being photographed, I realized the power that photography has to also affect change in the viewer and the world" - Liz LaVorgna
The story of male of center identified individuals and their struggle to just “be” in the world. It gave a view to a community that many people are not comfortable with and created acceptance.
Perfect Imperfection (2014/2015)
A photo project that explored how people perceive themselves and how it affects them, ranging from body shame to emotionally charged topics like domestic violence. The exhibit was shown at Vermont Center for Photography in 2015 and received wonderful reviews. The viewers experienced a range of emotions and really connected with the images and stories, creating understanding.
Coffee & Conversation -Stories of Homelessness (2015)A photo/multimedia project that brought together two cross-sections of our community; those who were experiencing/have experienced homelessness and those who had stable housing. Coffee & Conversation created awareness about how we connect as human beings and how we respond to community issues. The goal of the project was to help the community to connect and treat each other with kindness, respect and dignity.Hungering for Home - Stories of Homelessness 2 ( 2016/2017 work in progress)A photo/book project that will highlight what home looks like from the perspective of our homeless community. Some people are couch surfing at a friend's home, some live under bridges and some in tents or mattresses in a graveyard. Their day is spent searching, hungering for a place to "be" without harassment. The homeless are the "invisible" community that get overlooked and we want to shine a light on our neighbors' situations to create understanding and change by bringing the community together and ending the stigma of homelessness. A percentage of funds from the published book will go directly to the Groundworks Drop-In center.
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