Great weekend conference in Massachusetts!

Got back late last night from the annual NECCC photography conference in Amherst, Massachusetts. This is a wonderful, packed, exhausting, fun, educational, inspirational and all-around great photographic conference to attend. It’s for photographers ranging in skill and interest-level from beginner to semi-pro (or who want to go pro or semi-pro). The presenters/instructors were wonderful, and included renowned photographers such as Darrell Gulin (who gave the main presentation, and what a presentation it was!), Bob Krist, Dave Middleton (two funny and talented photographers who are a riot to see together), Lindsay Adler, Lisa and Tom Cuchara, Charles Needle, Paul Hassell, Joe LeFevre, A. Cemal Ekin, Jack Reznicki, Andrey Antov (who brought his wife and beautiful baby, and whose images are extraordinary – such talent!), Kathy O’Donnell, Guy Biechele, Janice Wendt (Nik Software), Molly Isaacs and Mary Lindhjem (two talented photographers who also were fun to watch present together), Richard Cloran, and many others.

If you have any interest in learning about different aspects of photography, composition, techniques, new skills, seeing wonderful presentations, meeting new people, and so much more, try to go. It’s held every July at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As hot and humid a weekend it was, and as much walking had to be done to get from class to class, it was soooooooo worth it!http://neccc.org (Because the conference just ended yesterday – July 18, 2010 – their website hasn’t been updated yet. But you’ll get an idea of what it’s about.) After you look at the main page, click “Next Conference” on the left (remembering that the site hasn’t been updated yet, so the “next conference” is the one that just ended). You’ll see the classes that were held, and the photographers who taught them. Classes and presenters change each year – although many photographers are invited to return due to popular – and deserved – demand. If you go, you might want to go a few days before the conference starts, to visit some beautiful places nearby, including Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, Yankee Candle, Sugarloaf Mountain, and lots of other interesting places.

A huge shout-out to the organizers of this event, and to everyone who kept it running smoothly. They did a great job!

A few butterflies I photographed at Magic Wings:

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~ by Karen Rosenblum on July 19, 2010.

2 Responses to “Great weekend conference in Massachusetts!”

  1. I think these are the most beautiful butterfly photos I’ve ever seen.

  2. WOW!!!!!! These should be in books!

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