By Rick Cloran, FPSA,EPSA,MNEC Chairman of PSA’s Honor Committee
It is with considerable pleasure that we recognize the election of three NECCC Board of Director Vice Presidents as Associates of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). The honors will be officially conferred on Antoinette Gombeda, HonNEC, Hazel Meredith, MNEC and Shiv Verma, MNEC at the PSA Conference in Portland, Maine this coming September. The Associateship is awarded for contributions to the advancement of photography that are primarily service oriented. These may include service to PSA or other photographic organizations or photography related service to the general community. While a high degree of photographic proficiency and achievement are often evident, personal achievement alone does not qualify a candidate for this honor.
While we cannot provide the full citations, Antoinette Gombeda, MNEC is being recognized for her years of supporting photography in New England, particularly through NECCC, and multiple chairmanships of the annual photo conference, the Connecticut Assoc. of Photographers (CAP) and her local club. Hazel Meredith, MNEC is being recognized for her service to PSA as well as to NECCC, CAP and her local club. Antoinette and Hazel are both members of the Greater Bridgeport (CT) Camera Club. Shiv Verma, MNEC is being recognized for his service to PSA, NECCC and his work as a lecturer, workshop leader and photography tour leader. Shiv is a member of Stony Brook, Greater Lynn, and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists.
At our last meeting, Barbara Curri brought samples of the Photograph America Newsletter supplied by the company. This is a terrific newsletter that gives you info on the best times and places to shoot great landscape and nature photography in various locations around the U.S. You can borrow the samples to read, then return to the club for others to check out.
They are offering a 15% discount to camera club members on any order through December 31, 2012. This offer includes a FREE one-year subscription (quarterly, 4 issues). To take advantage of this offer, you can order online at www.photographamerica.com and use the coupon code: club2012 or call them at 415-898-9677.
You can purchase back issues as well, either in printed versions or in pdf’s on cd’s. You can download a free issue at http://www.photographamerica.com/pdfs/116_1110lighthouses.htm
There is a link on their website home page to download a catalog listing of all the newsletters.
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Yankee Magazine Now Accepting Submissions for 2012 Photo Contest: My Hometown
Show us what makes your hometown special for a chance to be published in Yankee
DUBLIN, New Hampshire—Yankee Magazine is accepting submissions now through October 1, 2012, for their 2012 Photo Contest. This year’s theme is “my hometown.” The winning photos will be featured in Yankee’s March/April 2013 issue, and photographers will win cash prizes for 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($300), and 3rd Place ($200). Honorable mention winners may also be published.
Submitted images should capture the essence and spirit of the photographer’s New England hometown—whether native-born, or adopted—through its landscape, its people, or a local event. Photographs will be judged based on creativity, composition, and the ability to capture a strong sense of place. Previously published or awarded photographs are not eligible for this contest.
Submissions must be taken in one of the six New England states between June 15, 2010 and October 1, 2012, to be eligible to win. GIF, JPEG, or PNG files up 10MB in size, but no larger than 2100 pixels high by 2100 pixels wide in dimension will be accepted. Only photographs submitted through YankeeMagazine.com/HometownContest will be considered for the contest. Photographs sent via mail will not be entered into the contest and cannot be returned to senders.
Finalists must be able to provide Yankee with a print quality hi-res file of their photograph. Each individual may submit up to five photographs. The editors of Yankee Magazine will select and notify the winners by November 15, 2012.
Founded in 1935 and based in Dublin, New Hampshire, Yankee is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. Breathtaking photography that captures life in New England is prominently featured in every issue. With an average circulation of 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher.
For more information, rules, and to enter, visit: YankeeMagazine.com/HometownContest.
At our meeting last night we announced our First Annual ”friendly” challenge with the members of Milford Camera Club! Start thinking about your entries (limit 5 submissions per person – max of 2 per member can be used in competition). Deadline for entries will be around mid-January. More details will follow – check the flyer for categories!
Click here for flyer: GBCC-MCC 1st Annual Challenge
Join us Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. for the new 2012-13 season of the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club!
Our first meeting will be a “Potpourri” – how to enter competitions with our new software; organizing your photos; bring you camera and manual for a Q&A; and Socializing!
Hope to see you all there!
The Oxford Greens Camera Club is holding a great seminar on Aug. 11th with speaker Rick Sammon.
Where: Ridge Club at Oxford Greens
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $35.00 per person – please make your checks out to CCOOG and send to, c/o Christine Volo, 562 Putting Green Lane, Oxford, Ct. 06478-3115
What you get: a great seminar; lunch; a copy of Rick’s book, “Exploring the Light”, a $20.00 value; a chance to ask questions and to meet a nationally known author and photographer. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet other camera clubs from Connecticut and other New England states.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & RICK’S BIO