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*
- 9/07/2022 - First Meeting Welcome Back! Board's Program and Field Trip Show
- 9/14/2022 - "Discover Luminar Neo" By Hazel Meredith (Zoom Meeting)
- 9/21/2022 - "Fall Foliage" By Jeff Folger
- 9/28/2022 - "Wabi Sabi" By Lisa Cuchers. (Zoom Meeting)
- 10/05/2022 - Digital Challenge #1 - Jutta Curtin
* 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.
2021-2022 Digital Image of the Year
“Food Fight” by Jutta Curtin
Jutta captured her award-winning image while on a trip to Haines, Alaska. She and her husband, Tom, also a talented photographer and member of our club, have traveled all over the world, with Haines being one of their most recent adventures. It was their fifth trip to the area.
About the Image
In Jutta’s words: “In early November, the bald eagles gather at the Chilkat River to feast on spawning salmon. When one bird grabs the fish and drags it on land, others intervene, trying to steal it. They fight, (like in my picture) but no one wants to get seriously hurt. With a piece of salmon in their beak, they fly into the very high pine trees to eat.” Jutta used a Canon 7D MKII with a Canon 100-400 mm lens. Most of the time she doesn’t use a tripod, as she finds it easier to follow the eagles free-handed. “The most important thing for a photographer is to watch the action and have your camera and lens set accordingly,” she says.
A Little About Jutta
Photography has been a passion of Jutta’s for many years. In fact, photography brought she and Tom together when they met at a New York camera club in 1980. She had been in the U.S. for a few years before then, having moved to the states from Germany. She bought her first camera soon after arriving – a Kodak Instamatic – which enabled her to photograph her exciting new surroundings. A standout memory from those New York days was Jutta and Tom’s wedding on the Staten Island Ferry, complete with paparazzi. Eventually, the couple moved to Virginia Beach, where Jutta worked professionally, photographing weddings, portraits, and exhibiting in art shows. These days, now retired and living in New Hampshire, Jutta and Tom enjoy being part of MVCC. The club’s presentations, competitions, field trips, and simply exchanging ideas with fellow members all hold special value to both. Jutta says, “it’s a very casual, friendly atmosphere and we have a lot of fun.” Her favorite categories in competitions are nature, manipulated and assigned subjects.
* * * NECCC Spring 2022 Projected Image Interclub Competition * * *
Our 'Honorable Mention' Honorees
Mary Yougblood's image titled 'Woodman's Cove' in Pictorial Category;
Bonnie Lucas's image titled 'Tribute in Light' in Pictorial Category;
and Steve Carson's image titled 'Egret in Flight' in Nature Category.
Merrimack Valley Camera Club
72 Elm St
North Andover, MA 01845