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Wed
Jan 1
11:59pm
January Competition Images Due Internet Nature (2) + Open (2) + Frozen Elements Ice or Snow (1)
Due: Wed 1/1
• Frozen Elements Ice or Snow (1)
• Nature (2)
• Open (2)
Mon
Jan 6
6:30pm
Simsbury Library - Presentation Room
Wed
Jan 8
6:30pm
January judging - open to members
Eno Hall - Old Courtroom
Thu
Jan 9
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Eno Memorial Hall - South Conference Room
Thu
Jan 16
6:30pm
NECCC selection
Eno Hall - Old Courtroom
Wed
Jan 22
7:00pm
Competition Results
Eno Memorial Hall - Old Courtroom
Sat
Feb 1
11:59pm
February Competition Images Due Creative (2) + In Motion (1)
Due: Sat 2/1
• Creative (2)
• In Motion (1)
Mon
Feb 3
6:30pm
Chris Fisher presenting "Images of South Africa"
Simsbury Public Library
Fri
Feb 7
5:16pm
Airplane display
[email protected]
Hello all,I’ve set up a visit to the NE Air Museum in Windsor Locks for Saturday Feb. 29.I’m suggesting getting there at 10AM when they open. The admission covers the entire day but I think two hours would be a good estimate of the time we would be spending there but feel free to leave earlier or stay later. We can use flash and tripods. We will not be able to go beyond the roped areas surrounding the planes.Here is the admission info: Idealy we would have ten members to get the group rate but the director informed me that she would lower it to eight. AdmissionAdults (ages 15-64) - $16.00Youth (ages 4-14) - $10.00Children age 3 & under are FreeSeniors (ages 65 & up) $14.00Veterans receive a 10% discountActive Duty Military receive a 20% discount.Group rates are available for 10 or more Please email me directly, [email protected] if you plan to attend. Dick 
NE Air Museum, Windsor Locks
Sat
Feb 8
10:30am
NECCC Interclub Competition Judging
Simsbury Library - Program Room 2
Wed
Feb 12
6:30pm
Judging
Eno Hall - Old Courtroom
Thu
Feb 13
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Eno Memorial Hall - South Conference Room
Wed
Feb 19
7:00pm
Competition Results
Eno Memorial Hall - Old Courtroom
Sun
Mar 1
11:59pm
Test Competition
Due: Sun 3/1
• Fill the Frame (1)
• Open (2)
Sun
Mar 1
11:59pm
March Competition Images Due Open (2) + Inclement Weather (1)
Due: Sun 3/1
• Inclement Weather (1)
• Open (2)
Mon
Mar 2
6:30pm
Editing Your Images - Frank Zaremba MNEC
Frank Zaremba MNEC, will cover post processing your images in popular photo editing software.
Simsbury Library - Presentation Room
Wed
Mar 4
6:30pm
Judging
Eno Memorial Hall - Old Courtroom
Wed
Mar 11
6:30pm
NECCC selection
Eno Memorial Hall - Old Courtroom
Thu
Mar 12
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Eno Memorial Hall - South Conference Room
Wed
Mar 18
7:00pm
CANCELED - Competition Results
Eno Memorial Hall - Old Courtroom
Wed
Apr 1
11:59pm
April Competition Images due - Portrait (2) and Simplicity (1)
Due: Wed 4/1
• Portrait (2)
• Simplicity (1)
Mon
Apr 6
6:30pm
CANCELED - Monday Lecture - Mallorie Ostrowitz
https://www.ostrowitzphotography.com
Wed
Apr 8
6:30pm
CANCELED - Judging
Thu
Apr 9
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Online
Wed
Apr 15
7:00pm
Online
Fri
May 1
11:59pm
May Competition Images Due Open (2) + Fill the Frame (1)
Due: Fri 5/1
• Fill the Frame (1)
• Open (2)
Mon
May 4
6:30pm
Monday Lecture - Mark Bowie
http://www.markbowie.com
Simsbury Library - Large Program Room
Wed
May 13
6:30pm
Judging
Online Judging
Thu
May 14
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
https://www.webex.com/
Online - Cisco Webex
Wed
May 20
7:00pm
Competition Results
Online
Tue
Jun 9
6:45pm
Photoshop Image Editing
http://www.libraryinsight.com/EventSignUp.asp?t=872862517&jx=scp&lmx=%CF%60b%24%AD%A9r
Join Frank Zaremba LIVE with your Photoshop, photo digital editing and raw image processing questions. Registration required for Zoom login information.**If you do not use email, please call the library at 860-658-7663 x2 to leave a message with your name and a call back number. Deadline for phone registration are two days before the event date.
Virtual - Zoom
Thu
Aug 6
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Online Webex
Tue
Aug 18
6:30pm
Virtual Year End Banquet on Zoom
Wed
Aug 26
11:59pm
August Competition Images Due Internet Nature (2)
Due: Wed 8/26
• Nature (2)
Tue
Sep 1
11:59pm
September Competition Images Due Open (2) + Special: Land/Sea/CityScape (1)
Due: Tue 9/1
• Land/Sea/City Scape (1)
• Open (2)
Thu
Sep 10
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Online
Wed
Sep 16
7:00pm
Competition Results
Online
Thu
Oct 1
11:59pm
October Competition Images Due Travel (2) + Animals (1)
Due: Thu 10/1
• Animals (1)
• Travel (2)
Thu
Oct 8
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Oct 21
7:00pm
Competition Results
Virtual - Zoom
Sun
Nov 1
11:59pm
November Competition Images Due Nature (2) + Creative (1)
Due: Sun 11/1
• Creative (1)
• Nature (2)
Wed
Nov 4
6:30pm
Presentation - Bob MacDonnell - PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE CLOSE TO HOME
https://bobmacdonnell.zenfolio.com/
Bob MacDonnell is a Connecticut photographer and photojournalist who was introduced to natural history and wildlife photography 30 years ago while photographing a newspaper story about efforts to restore the state’s Osprey population. In the program he will share his three decades of experience finding and photographing subjects in the natural world around us in a way that tells its story.
Virtual - Zoom
Thu
Nov 12
7:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Nov 18
6:30pm
Competition Results
Virtual - Zoom
Tue
Dec 1
11:59pm
December Competition Images Due Open (2) + Patterns/Textures/Abstracts (1)
Due: Tue 12/1
• Open (2)
• Patterns/Textures (1)
Wed
Dec 2
6:30pm
Presentation - Start to finish by Betty Wiley
https://bettywileyphotography.com/
During this presentation, Betty Wiley will discuss her processing workflow from Start to Finish using both Lightroom and Photoshop along with several different plug-ins such as Luminar and/or Topaz. She will cover when she uses Lightroom for basic editing as well as the reasons for taking images into Photoshop for further processing and why she loves using Luminar and Topaz for certain effects. She will cover the best tools in each program to maximize the potential in images as well as color grading and light shaping to achieve dramatic effects. She will take 3 - 4 images from Start to Finish demonstrating a complete workflow for each.
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Dec 9
7:00pm
Canceled - Board of Directors Meeting
Wed
Dec 16
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
7:00 - 8:30pm (6:30 social)
Virtual - Zoom
Fri
Jan 1
11:59pm
January Competition Images Due Internet Nature (2) + Open (2) + Water (1)
Due: Fri 1/1
• Nature (2)
• Open (2)
• Water (1)
Sat
Jan 2
3:00pm
Annie Leibovitz photography class
https://www.masterclass.com/classes/annie-leibovitz-teaches-photography
Annie Leibovitz was the first woman to be named chief photographer at Rolling Stone and the last person to take a portrait of John Lennon. In her first online photography class, Annie shows us that what makes a picture stunning isn't the gear or technology - it's the story. Annie teaches you her philosophy: how to develop concepts, work with subjects, shoot with natural light, and bring images to life in post-production. See the world through her eyes.
Online
Wed
Jan 6
6:30pm
Presentation - Creativity with Textures & Composites by Hazel Meredith
https://www.meredithimages.com/
See how you can take a "ho hum" image and make it into your own "work of art". Learn how to work with textures and compositing several images to create your own artistic vision. I will show you how to create your own textures - both from photos and with brushes in Photoshop (or Elements) - then combine them with photos to create looks from subtle to dramatic. You will learn how to do simple composites like changing a sky, as well as more complex creations with several images.

https://www.simsburycameraclub.com/blog/post/3359
Virtual - Zoom
Sat
Jan 9
12:00pm
Adobe Camera Raw class
mailto:[email protected]
I'm conducting a 4-hour live online Zoom workshop on the new Adobe Camera Raw (v13) on January 9, 2021 at noon. Any Simsbury Camera Club members that would like to attend are welcome to do so for free (the cost for non SCC members is $29.95). You can see more information here: https://www.photocheatsheets.com/Photobert-acr-zoomworkshop.pdf (the eBook is included in the workshop for SCC members). If you are interested, please email me to register.
Virtual - Zoom
Thu
Jan 14
7:00pm
Board of Directors meeting
Virtual - Zoom
Fri
Jan 15
9:30am
Winter Walks at the Old Sturbridge Village
https://www.osv.org/event/winter-walks-at-the-village/
Come enjoy a peaceful walk around our early 19th-century village. While on your walk stop by our numerous households and see what kind of winter activities kept a family busy. Our tradeshops will be active as well, from needlework to working at the potter’s wheel, we will be working to keep our hand skills sharp. See the farmers hard at work getting ready for the next season, and of course, our farm animals always enjoy a visitor too. There will be daily horse-drawn wagon rides throughout the museum. Your experience will be outdoors so please dress accordingly.
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Sat
Jan 16
12:00pm
PhotoBert's "Digital Photography - the Complete Course" Online Workshop
http://www.photocheatsheets.com/cs.aspx?pr=254
Learn to improve your images by learning the fundamentals of Digital PhotographyWe make it easy! This 3-hour Zoom workshop will be held on Saturday, 16-January 2021 at 12:00pm EST (17:00 UTC) 
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Jan 20
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
7:00 - 8:30pm (6:30 social)
Virtual - Zoom
Sun
Jan 31
5:00pm
Mark Bowie Workshop - Adirondack Winterscapes 2021
https://www.adkpi.org/copy-of-winterscapes
Winter in the Adirondacks is a magical time and the Lake Placid-Saranac Lake-Tupper Lake region has its own northern charm. There are dramatic snow-covered mountains and pristine forests. The numerous lakes, ponds and waterways become encrusted with intricate ice formations. Even small snowfalls create winter wonderlands. Snow quiets and simplifies the landscape, accentuating lines and form. Portraying it artistically in photographs requires special attention to composition, exposure and processing. Through both field lessons and indoor instructional sessions, Mark will explore the art of seeing winter's beauty and demonstrate techniques specific to creating compelling winter images. With the emphasis on "shooting & processing", we'll photograph a variety of locations, during the day and at night, and take time to process and share our images. Possible shooting locations include Whiteface Mountain and the McKenzie and Stephenson Ranges, Mt. Joe, Algonquin Mt, Mt Colden, Lower Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Lakes Flower and Colby, Second Pond, and other lakes and ponds in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest and St Regis Wilderness. Come explore the special beauty of winter in the North Country!

The program begins Sunday, Jan 31st at 5:00 pm and ends Wednesday, February 3rd at noon.
High Peaks & Tri-Lakes region
Mon
Feb 1
11:59pm
February Competition Images Due Creative (2) + Reflections (1)
Due: Mon 2/1
• Creative (2)
• Reflections (1)
Wed
Feb 3
6:30pm
Presentation - Time to Show Your Work with Ron Wybranowski
https://www.ronwybranowski.com/
Ron's program as it implies focuses on the processes and procedures to successfully get your own photos ready for display, exhibit, sale, etc.

Ron Wybranowski grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, just two blocks away from the Grand River, and he spent many days fishing in the river or in the woods of northern Michigan. He is a member of the Rockport Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association, the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (CamNats), an informal organization founded in 1959, dedicated to the appreciation of nature and the natural environment.  He was juried into the Copley Society of Art in 2016 and the New Hampshire Art Association in 2013. 
Virtual - Zoom
Thu
Feb 11
7:00pm
Board of Directors meeting
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Feb 17
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
7:00 - 8:30pm (6:30 social)
Virtual - Zoom
Mon
Mar 1
11:59pm
March Competition Images Due Open (2) + Weathered/Worn Items (1)
Due: Mon 3/1
• Open (2)
• Weathered/Worn Items (1)
Wed
Mar 3
6:30pm
Inside-Outing: "February", with Bert Sirkin
The theme for this Inside-Outing field trip is simply: "February". It's not a competition, but a "social" event, where members can get to "see" through a different set of eyes and hear each photographer's thoughts.  

Pictures can be taken anytime between January 20, 2021 and February 20, 2021. If for some reason, you're unable to shoot new images, you can submit previously shot images. Images can be shot indoors or out; they can be un-edited, edited, creative - whatever you like. They can be shot with any kind of camera, including phones. 

Your pictures can be based on Valentine's day or President day, or you can submit any images shot in February. If you need more ideas, let's not forget that February is also American Heart Month, An Affair to Remember Month, Black History Month, Canned Food Month, Creative Romance Month, Great American Pie Month, National Bird Feeding Month, National Cherry Month, National Children's Dental Health Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month & Spunky Old Broads Month (no, I didn't make that one up!).  

Since it's not a competition, you can always use the images you take for this social event in a future SCC competition.  

Submit 3 or 4 images to me by February 24th, and we'll review them at a the scheduled Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd.
Virtual - Zoom
Thu
Mar 11
7:00pm
Board of Directors meeting
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Mar 17
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
7:00 - 8:30pm (6:30 social)
Virtual - Zoom
Thu
Apr 1
11:59pm
April Competition Images due - Portrait (2) and Architecture (1)
Due: Thu 4/1
• Architecture (1)
• Portrait (2)
Wed
Apr 7
6:30pm
Members'Mini's
Virtual - Zoom
Tue
Apr 13
7:00pm
Board of Directors meeting
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Apr 21
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
7:00 - 8:30pm (6:30 social)
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Apr 28
6:30pm
Peer Image Review
7:00 - 8:30pm (6:30 social)
This is where you get to share your images and experiences with the rest of the club. 
Virtual - Zoom
Sat
May 1
11:59pm
May Competition Images Due Open (2) + Flowers (1)
Due: Sat 5/1
• Flowers (1)
• Open (2)
Wed
May 5
6:30pm
Presentation: Mark Bowie - Moonlit
https://www.markbowie.com/
6:30 - 8:30, lecture at 7

In targeting the Milky Way, most night photographers avoid photographing under a large moon. Yet there’s much more to discover under moonlight. Unbelievably beautiful... otherworldly... Moonlight on the landscape opens profound creative possibilities for night photographers. It casts fill light, illuminating details and colors of both man-made structures and natural subjects. It theatrically interacts with clouds, fog and water, offering artistic possibilities for shooting stills, time-lapse and video.

I'll discuss using apps such as PhotoPills to help position photographers to best take advantage of moonlit subjects. I'll cover innovative field and processing techniques, camera settings, and how to compose, focus, and determine exposure. I'll cover artistic possibilities presented under all phases, optical phenomena created by moonlight, photographing eclipses and long exposures of the moon, shooting and blending multiple exposures for detail in the moon and landscape, and shooting time interval and time-lapse sequences of the moon's journey across the night sky.

Ultimately, this multimedia presentation exposes viewers of all skill levels to the artistic possibilities of this little-covered facet of night photography - our nocturnal world lit by the light of the moon, with the ambience, mystery and a sense of wonder it brings.
Virtual - Zoom
Thu
May 13
7:00pm
Board of Directors meeting
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
May 19
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
7:00 - 8:30pm (6:30 social)
Virtual - Zoom