Sign up for our email newsletter for future updates.

NECCC photo conference registration will open in April. You can make your hotel reservation in Hadley/Amherst area at any time.

New England’s Top Photography Conference

all photo enthusiasts are welcome!

75th NECCC Photography Conference
Amherst, MA

Who should attend?

All photo enthusiasts are welcome!

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, etc. in order to attend.
Scott Kelby (Friday afternoon), Frans Lanting (Friday night) & Corey Rich (Saturday night)
Lead by conference speakers Saturday morning
Photo Competitions & Awards, Honors & Recognitions, & a Salute to Past Winning Photos
All Events, Print registration & flyer (pdf), Speakers (pdf), Programs (pdf)

From featured presenters, speakers & other experts Friday morning
Knights engaging with medieval weapons event Sunday morning
Hunt’s Photo & Video, Canon, Fujifilm, Lensbaby, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Sigma, Sony, Tamron & More!
Conference Guidelines, Accommodations, Accessibility, Dining, Maps, Parking, Shopping, Onsite Planning Assistance, Speakers’ Notes…
Photo Ops by speakers, plus Female Models, Character Models, Steampunk, Ballerinas, Pirates, Interactive Sessions & More!
Many giveaways & a free 75th anniversary gift for all registered attendees
Contact the NECCC Photo Conference team, or find links to FAQ’s, COVID-19 updates etc.
Pre-Conference Image Review
Image Review
Pre-Conference 40 minute session

One of the special opportunities available to NECCC conference attendees is a one-on-one evaluation of your photographs (up to 15 images, prints and/or digital) by an experienced, accomplished New England photographer.

Camera & Photo Basics
Camera & Photo Basics
Pre-Conference Workshop #10

Are you new to photography?
Do you want to take better photos?
Now is the time move beyond your camera’s “auto” setting and create photos that look the way you want them to!

Lightroom Crash Course
Lightroom Crash Course
Pre-Conference Workshop #1
by Featured Speaker Scott Kelby

If you want to get up and running fast on Lightroom Classic, this class will get you there. You’ll learn Scott’s back-up strategy, how to organize your images in an easy way that makes sense, and his step-by-step method for post-processing your images that will make your photo rock!

The Art of Seeing
The Art of Seeing
Pre-Conference Workshop #2
by Featured Speaker Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting will share his secrets for how he creates memorable images by applying key ingredients like subject, point of view, composition, light, moment and meaning to any photographic situation. You will learn how you can translate his concepts into creative photographs yourself.

Paralleling Still and Motion
Paralleling Still and Motion
Pre-Conference Workshop #3
by Featured Speaker Corey Rich

With today’s cameras, it has never been easier for contemporary storytellers to capture HD video in tandem with still images. Capturing both still and motion in parallel demands a specific approach and a dynamic way of thinking in order to achieve a solid body of still and video content expected from today’s storytellers.

Life-Size and Beyond: A Workshop in Macro Photography
Life-Size and Beyond: Macro Photography
Pre-Conference Workshop #4

Immerse yourself in the colors, textures and incredible detail that’s revealed through macro photography. In this hands-on shooting workshop (bring your camera) we’ll be using colorful feathers, butterfly wings, flower petals, and many other subjects as we experiment with a variety of macro techniques.

previous arrow
previous arrow
next arrow
next arrow

Featured Speakers

Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby
Author of bestselling technology and photography books.
Frans Lanting
Frans Lanting
One of the greatest nature photographers of our time.
Corey Rich
Corey Rich
Sponsored by Nikon & Hunt’s Photo
Adventure and outdoor lifestyle visual storyteller.

View all of the conference info

Click on any category to find info on 100+ activities, sessions, workshops, speakers, sponsors …

New England Camera Club Council

Is a nonprofit umbrella group with over 70 camera clubs and Meetups in New England. The Council was established in 1937 and incorporated in 1963.

Member Club Services

Interclub Competitions, Commentaries, Touring Photos, Recordings, Camera Club Rosters, Speakers & Judges, Fees and Donations, Courtesy Conference, Scholarships, Communication, Opportunities …


Join our email list to keep yourself updated about NECCC and regional photo events.