Who should attend the NECCC Photo conference?

There are programs, events and workshops for all skill levels. Beginning photographers are very welcome at the conference, as are experienced and professional photographers. You do not need to be a member of a camera club, photography group, Professional Photographers of America group, etc. in order to attend — all photo enthusiasts are welcome!

Register early to get your choice for workshops, photo walks, dorms …

Lots to do!


From small beginnings, as a Saturday afternoon get-together for photo enthusiasts around the campus pond at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the annual NECCC Photography Conference has grown to be one of the largest and best attended photographic conferences in the United States. It attracts upwards of a thousand people to the UMass campus for a three-day weekend of fellowship, fun, instructional programs, entertainment, and hands-on photography in studio set-ups, models (both indoors and outdoors), and various special photo opportunities. If they choose, registrants may also enter their work in friendly competition with other attendees. The New England Camera Club Council is an association of New England based camera clubs and is affiliated with the Photographic Society of America (PSA). In addition to the annual Conference, NECCC provides year-round support for New England camera club activities. NECCC also awards college scholarships to outstanding New England residents who wish to follow a career in photography and the related arts and invites a number of high school students to be guests at the Annual Conference.

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Photo Ops



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