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Members News

Field Trips

April 16 Field Trip to Daniel Webster Audubon Sanctuary CANCELLED
due to predicted weather
We have two field trips planned in April and May: On April 16 to the Daniel Webster Audubon Sanctuary, Marshfield, MA and on May 6 to Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, MA. Visit Field Trips to get more information about these field trips. The Field Trips page has the sign up using online registration which you need to do.

Gadget Review - Flex Tilt Head
Shiv Verma has posted another Gadget Review article about the Edelkrone Flex Tilt Head 2. Looks like a great addition to your camera bag. Check it out at FlexTilt Head 2.

NECCC Conference 2018
It is never too early to start planning to attend the annual NECCC conference. If you have not attended one of these conferences, you will thoroughly enjoy it. The Conference for 2018 will be held July 13-15, 2018 at UMass Amherst. This is a great 3-day weekend full of programs, vendors and comraderie. Please view this short video from the 2016 conference NECCC Video 2016. Visit NECCC to get info and the published Bulletin.

PSA Portfolio Assessment - An Entrant's Guide
You may have read in the recent Filter that Ken Carlson recently learned that he was successful with a Gold level portfolio submission and has earned the GPSA distinction. Rick Cloran wrote the article which appears on page 65 of the Filter. The distinction that Ken has earned is a very big deal as there have only been 71 distinctions awarded worldwide and only 7 of those are on the Gold Level. Ken is the ONLY American to be recognized with the Gold distinction. Congratulations Ken!

Rick put together an Entrant's Guide to help those who may be interested in preparing and submitting a portfolio for a PSA Portfolio distinction. Visit Entrant's Guide (which is on the How to's page) to read about doing this.

One Shot Competition - We Have A Winner!
But it was close! The Men won with 14 winning images. But the Women had 11 winners, and it wasn't until the last 3 images that the contest was decided. Category assignments were made on November 20 to be a part of this new night. All the makers came up with their one assigned image for one specific category. The Dessert Cook Off was a great success and pulled in $322 for the club. Visit One Shot to get details and see the images submitted and a gallery of the evening's events.

Grosvenor Park Exhibit Successful Opening Reception
GLPA has a beautiful gallery of images from our members being shown at the Grosvenor Park Health Center in Vinnin Square, Swampscott through April 5. The opening reception was held Sunday afternoon, March 4. Many club members visited and enjoyed the many fine images. Visit Grosvenor Park Reception to get details and see the images submitted.

Super Bowl Social
A new social this year was a Super Bowl party! The Saturday before the actual event, we had cocktails (beer and wine), dinner, and dessert. We cheered our team on with some fun videos of past championships and some other funny videos. The hall was decorated with our team paraphenalia. We all had a good time, but, alas and alack, our beloved Patriots just couldn't quite pull it off. It saddened us all, but there's always next year!!!

And while you are on the Socials page, scroll down and checkout the recap of the 2017 Halloween party. It was great fun! Visit Socials to get details and sign up.

Food Bank Collection
We look forward to your continued generosity at the collection which will take place on March 26, 2018. The Food Bank coordinator is always extremely grateful for the huge donation.

Traditional Still Life Photography by Charles Batchelder
Charles Batchelder gave a great program at the club on Monday, November 27. He had handouts of notes, but if you didn't get one, he has allowed us to put a copy up on the website. Thanks Charles! Visit How To's to read these notes.

Rendering for Impact by Jim Christensen
Jim Christensen will be speaking at the club on Monday, November 6 on Rendering for Impact. Jim has shared some step by step instructions on one of the images he will demonstrate on Monday. Visit How To's to read these notes.

Using Hue, Saturation and Luminosity by Ken Carlson
Ken Carlson has provided his notes regarding the talk he gave at the club on October 9. Visit How To's to read these notes.

Digital Competitions
Please note these three items:
1. Due to travel plans, the November competition due date for images is on or before Thursday October 26th.
2. There is a new rule in the Rules of Competition. Please read under the nature category that Nature will now be split into two groups - birds and other.
3. Due to a speaker's schedule,
the March competition will be on the last Monday of the month.
Visit Rules of Competition to read about this change.

Print Competitions
Please note these two items:
1. The themes for this year's three-theme competitions will be
November - Broke & Busted; February - Signs; and April - Patterns.
2. Due to a speaker's schedule,
the March competition will be on the third Monday of the month.
Visit Rules of Competition to read about this change.

Images from Recent Socials
Check out images taken at the recent Halloween party and the Holiday Banquet. Thanks to Tony Marino and Mike Burke for documenting fun evenings. Visit Socials to look at the images.