Welcome to the Merrimack Valley Camera Club!
Looking to share your photography and take it to the next level? We’re your club. Merrimack Valley Camera Club is a great group of people who are passionate about photography. We’re open to every skill level, from beginning to advanced. Some members have been with us for several decades while others are brand new.
Not a member but curious? We invite you to join us as a guest for one of our Wednesday evening meetings to check us out! We’re all about sharing valuable content to expand your love of photography, including educational presentations, friendly club competitions, field trip opportunities, and the sharing of ideas and information.
Interested in Joining Us?
MVCC Coming Events*
12/01/2021 -Club Meeting - (Zoom Meeting) - Susan Karchmer " Taking and Making Pictures with your Mobile Device"
12/08/2021 -Club Meeting - (Zoom Meeting) - Digital Competition #2
12/15/2021 -Club Meeting - (Zoom Meeting*) -Guest Presentation TBA
* Note: For all In-Person meetings, the MVCC meets on Wednesday evenings from September through May, at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm Street, North Andover, Massachusetts. Join us for socializing from 7:00-7:30 p.m. and the Program at 7:30-9:00 p.m. Please check the Calendar for the latest schedule information.
December 2021 Field Trip Announcement
Newburyport Holiday Lights at Dusk on Saturday, December 11th, at dusk during the holidays with Newburyport lit up with its Christmas theme for some Night and Christmas Lights photography.
Contact members of the Field Trip Committee (Laura Nunn and Steve Carson) to signup and for the time and meetup location.
November 2021 Print of the Month
Jamie Doucett's Print 'Yellow Red Orange'
Gallery of Winning Prints for November 2021 Competition
NECCC Fall 2021-2022 Competition Winners in the Pictorial Category
Congratulations Goes to MVCC Member Mel Briggle Image 'Dad' 1st Place
Q & A with Beth Bauer - Image of the Year Winner (2020-2021)
Beth Bauer 2020-2021 Image of the Year "Lookout!!!"
Beth Bauer is our latest IOY honoree! Her image, “Look Out!!!” captivated our end-of-year judge, Mike Goodman, a photographer and judge who’s won numerous photography awards across the globe. About “Look Out!!!,” he said, “The whole image grabs the viewer with a big WOW.” Mike had the unenviable job of evaluating 221 award-winning images from six 2020-2021 MVCC digital competitions. “After multiple rounds of eliminations, I was left with more than a dozen super images that all could easily have been image of year. At this level, judging comes down to personal connection and emotional response. The subject matter – a great white – was quite unique. The perspective was even more unique (eye level). The moment/timing (mouth open) was compelling. And presenting it in B&W was wonderful.”
Congratulations, Beth! Please tell us about your photo, “Look Out!!!”
This photo of a 15-foot great white shark lunging for dinner was taken in the wild during a cage diving trip 120 miles offshore in the waters of Guadalupe Island, Mexico. My expanding underwater photography skills and learning how to anticipate behaviors of these large animals helped tremendously in achieving this image. Just as important, I felt very protected inside the underwater steel cage swaying in the currents and waves. The ability to balance myself and my equipment in this environment and setting the proper parameters clinched the shot.
Camera and Settings:
Panasonic LX10 in an Ikelite Underwater Housing. Full manual mode - SS 1/500th, F5.6, and ISO 6400, focal length 63mm
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Merrimack Valley Camera Club
72 Elm St
North Andover, MA 01845