Friday, January 30, 2015

EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update

New EOS-5D MkIII X Firmware Update Now Available!
The EOS 5D Mark III is a completely re-engineered DSLR camera that boasts improved photo and video capabilities over its predecessor, the EOS 5D Mark II, and continues to address the demanding needs of professionals in still photography, cinema and television. The new firmware update adds two highly useful features: a clean HDMI output option and cross-type AF at f/8.
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Macro Photo Conference 2015

Macro Photo Conference 2015

Education will make you a better photographer! The 2nd Mike Moats Macro conference has been announced. The first one sold out in 20 days! Macro Photo Conference 2015. Sponsored by Tamron and Hunt's Photo. See more info and to sign up
Mike Moats - Michigan
Charles Needle - Washington
Kathleen Clemons - Maine
John Barclay - Pennsylvania
Clay Bolt - South Carolina
Mollie Isaacs - Virgina
Lisa Curchara - Connecticut
Jillian Bell - Minnesota - Tamron 
Plus five instructors
This is a unique photo conference dedicated to macro photography. I’ve always wanted to design a program where highly experienced photographers could come together and teach their skills in macro photography and post processing techniques to those who want to learn and advance their macro photography to the next level. As a photographer, I specialize only in macro photography, and I'm not into other styles of photography. Our instructors for this conference are all accomplished photographers in many styles, but they were chosen for their abilities to produce great macro images.
This Macro Photo Conference will have plenty of how-to lectures and about five hours of photographing with varying subject matter. The speakers and instructors will be available to help participants with composing subjects and technical aspects. The ratio will be 8 participants to 1 instructor so you should not have a problem finding help if you need it. So you just need to bring your camera, macro lens, and tripod, and we will take care of making you better macro photographer.
Along with learning how to be a better macro photographer, John Barclay will demonstrate some of the great post processing programs available to take your images to the next level.
Leading New England photo retailer Hunt’s Photo will be there selling lots of photo products. Tamron will have tech reps on hand with lenses available for you to try out.
Mike Moats
There will be a limit of 100 participants, and it should sell out quick.
Location: Ramada Hotel
213 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771
(508) 336-8700
Dates: October 10th and 11th 2015
Times: Saturday 8:00am to 5pm - Sunday 8:00am - 3pm
Cost: $199
For those flying in, use the T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Warwick, Rhode Island which is about 20 minutes from the hotel.
The hotel has an airport shuttle but you would need to give the hotel 24 hour notice of your flight time for shuttle service.
Rooms at the hotel range from $99, $109, and $119. To register for a room at these rates ask the Macro Photo Conference rates. (508) 336-8700
See more info and to sign up

Friday, January 9, 2015

Free program -- Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Rich and Natalie will present "Photography with your iPhone", we will show that the iPhone camera is a well regarded photography device and that in the right hands it can produce results that will surprise you.  We will demonstrate and provide information on many app's that will help you get the maximum potential out of your iPhone camera.

Meetings are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 pm Sept-May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Please visit our Blog. For more information contact Paul.

We will show you how to use your phone to record video, and even how to use your iPhone to make a time lapse. We will also provide information on accessories that will make your mobile photography more enjoyable.  From shooting, editing and presenting your photo's we will show you how each step can be done including special effects, filters and transferring your photo's to your pc/mac.

Jane Sibley, FPSA, MNEC

Jane Sibley, FPSA, MNEC

We are saddened to hear of the recent death of Jane Sibley, FPSA, MNEC, after a long illness. Jane was active for many years in the New Haven Camera Club, the Charter Oak Photographic Society, the Connecticut Chapter of PSA (which became the Connecticut Association of Photographers), and the New England Camera Club Council.

Friends who want to remember Jane are invited to attend calling hours beginning at 9:00 a.m and a service by Rev. Art yost that will begin at 10:00 a.m. on January 10, 2015

Sisk Brothers funeral home 3105 Whitney avenue Hamden, CT 06518 203-288-7114
A funeral procession will leave Sisk Brothers at approx. 10:30 am

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory can be made to VITAS Hospice, 199 Park Road Extension, Suite #102, Middlebury, CT 06762.

SIBLEY, JANE H. Jane H. Sibley, 97, of Hamden passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving friends and devoted caregivers on January 7, 2015. Jane was the daughter of Claude Sibley and Alyson Blake Sibley. She is survived by two cousins. Jane worked for many years at Security Insurance Co. in Hartford, CT as an executive secretary. She was a talented master gardener and photographer. Jane was a member of the Spring Glen Garden Club and was also a member of the New Haven Camera Club. She was an honorary member of the Charter Oak Photographic Society where she had served as President. Jane loved nature and travel. The photographs she took in her travels earned her numerous photographic awards through the years. Jane served as a Vice President of the New England Camera Club Council where she presented numerous educational travel programs. The New Haven Camera Club honored her photographic skill and her love of nature by creating the Jane Sibley Nature Award. Funeral services are Saturday at 10 a.m. in Sisk Brothers Funeral Home 3105 Whitney Ave. Hamden. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park 90 Pine Rock Ave. Hamden. Calling hours are Saturday from 9a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory can be made to VITAS Hospice, 199 Park Road Extension, Suite #102, Middlebury, CT 06762. To leave an online condolence Bereavement luncheon to follow  Eli's on Whitney 2392 Whitney avenue Hamden, CT 06518 203-287-1101