Cape Cod Viewfinders Competition Judges

 

Please refer to the Calendar tab for the latest updates on the judges schedule for CCVFCC Competitions.  Some judges may not yet have provided a bio for us to post.

        

Rob DeRobertis     www.robde.com

Rob is a photographer from Greater Boston who likes to capture moments in life and share these moments with friends. He calls this Carpe Diem photography. It is an eclectic collection since life is an eclectic collection of moments.

He hopes you find these images interesting and enjoy seeing the stuff he finds along the way in life. Rob believes that experiencing photography is a very tactile experience and found that the best way to enjoy a photograph is by holding it in your hand. It is the enjoyment of the viewer that gives Rob the biggest reward for his work.

Robert is an officer for the Stony Brook Camera Club in Franklin MA. An award winning, vibrant organization, who shares the passion of photography, competes locally and nationally and who holds monthly club competitions.

Some of the images on this site have won awards in both local and international competitions. In addition to Stony Brook, Rob is a member of the Photographic Society of America.

   Ray Guillette

Ray Guillette is an Honorary Life Member of the Stony Brook Camera Club, Franklin, MA, and of The Photographic Society of Rhode Island.  He is also Honorary Member and Past President of the New England Camera Club Council. In 2017, the 72nd annual NECCC Conference was dedicated to Ray.
One of his greatest thrills in photography is getting lost in the creative process.  Another is the making audiovisual presentations, which he has done for 34 years.  He has presented at camera and art clubs, the Portland, Maine and the Newport, R.I. Museums of Art, the New York City Sierra Club, photography conventions from Maine to Florida and in Canada, and at approximately 20 NECCC conferences.
Ray had an article and images published in the February, 2007 edition of Popular Photography. 

Andy Howard     

Andrew K. Howard, a native Cape Codder, has been making photographs for over forty-five years. “Andy” has been teaching at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts for the past forty years where he is a Professor of Art and Co-Chair of the Art and Art History department. He has also worked commercially with clients such as IBM, Tenneco, Crown Plaza-Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Boston Whaler, Cape Dory Yachts, Safety First, and many others, making photographs for advertising and public relations.The recent focus of his work is the American West. He has traveled to and photographed numerous locations in Arizona, Utah, California, and New Mexico. Many of his recent photographs can be found on this website. Howard has also spent considerable time photographing in New England, particularly Cape Cod, and in Ireland, where he teaches Wheaton students. Through the Cape Cod Art Association, Andy teaches workshops on concept development, helping students reach their personal and professional artistic goals. He is a frequent judge for camera clubs and lectures on a variety of topics to organizations and clubs interested in photography. Andy’s work has won numerous awards and can be found in personal and institutional collections. Recently he curated and participated in the Cape Cod Art Museum’s exhibit “Contrasts: Varying Visions from Six Master Photographers.”

      Elisif Brandon  http://elisif.com

Elisif first realized her passion for photography while working on a Ph.D. in marine biology, studying sea lions in Alaska. She found herself "More inspired by the scenery than the science," and since then I have honed her technique and developed her vision in courses and workshops. Although she photographs "whatever catches my eye, from leaves, landscapes, skyscrapers, and people, to old rusty trucks," she is a premier architectural photographer, working for corporate clients such as Dana Farber and Colliers.

           

              Jen Kano   http://www.jenkano.com/

Jen has been taking pictures since her parents gave her an old box camera (Kodak Duaflex I) when she was about seven years old. The camera was older than she and the first in a long succession of point-and-shoot cameras she would own over the next 50 years. She enjoyed taking pictures with every one of those cameras, but it wasn't until the dawning of the digital age that she really started to blossom as a photographer

While she enjoys shooting a wide variety of subjects, she has a particular affinity for nature and wildlife, probably because she says, “I have always had a very deep appreciation for Mother Nature's artistry. I feel privileged to be able to capture some of her artwork through photography and strive to do it justice.

Her work can be seen at the Cataumet Arts Center, she is a Juried Artist Member in Fine Art Photography at the Cape Cod Art Association, teaches photography through the Falmouth Community School, is competition chair at the Upper Cape Camera Club, and shows and sells her work at art fairs on the Cape.


Rob DeRobertis

Rob is a photographer from Greater Boston who likes to capture moments in life and share these moments with friends. He calls this Carpe Diem photography. It is an eclectic collection since life is an eclectic collection of moments.

He hopes you find these images interesting and enjoy seeing the stuff he finds along the way in life. Rob believes that experiencing photography is a very tactile experience and found that the best way to enjoy a photograph is by holding it in your hand. It is the enjoyment of the viewer that gives Rob the biggest reward for his work.

Robert is an officer for the Stony Brook Camera Club in Franklin MA. An award winning, vibrant organization, who shares the passion of photography, competes locally and nationally and who holds monthly club competitions.

Some of the images on this site have won awards in both local and international competitions. In addition to Stony Brook, Rob is a member of the Photographic Society of America.

 Ken Weidemann, MNEC                            

Ken has been a member of the Stoney Brook Camera Club since 1972 and served as president, and for many years, and as B&W Print Chairman. He was honored with a Lifetime Membership in 2009.

For over 40 years he has served at judging photography contests and art shows throughout New England.  He was selected for the judging team for the prestigious Kodak /Boston Globe Photography contest.

Thousands of Ken’s photos are published annually worldwide in books, magazines, postcards, greeting cards, blogs, newspapers and magazines such as Architectural Digest, Down East, Vermont Life, Country, Boston Magazine, AARP, New England Living, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Fodors Travel, Boston Globe, Washington Post, US News, National Public Radio, Subaru Drive, as well as other travel media and advertising.  One photo even received on-air credit when used on the game show Wheel of Fortune.

Ken has served on the New England Camera Club Conference Equipment Committee and received the designation Master Member from that organization.

Now happily retired, Ken finances his photography equipment and travel adventures with the sale of his stock photography. 13,000 or so of which you can see at http://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/KenWiedemann

          

Dorene Sykes      http://www.dorenesykes.com/

 

Dorene Sykes is recognized as a premier photographic artist on Cape Cod. Her artwork explores the harmonious relationship between people and their environment. A native of Michigan, Dorene studied at Germain School of Photography and Hunter College in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Her career progressed from budget analysis at the United Nations to customer support and marketing management at technology firms in greater Boston. She earned an MBA degree at Boston University.

In 2004, Dorene settled on Cape Cod and returned to her earlier dream of a career in photography. After freelancing for the Enterprise newspaper, she ran a successful portrait studio business through 2014, specializing in beach portraits of extended families. During this time she earned the title of Certified Professional Photographer from the Professional Photographers of America of which she is a member.  Dorene Sykes is recognized as a Master Artist by the Cape Cod Art Association, and many of her photographs have won awards in local and national shows. Dorene enjoys sharing her expertise in a variety of ways: speaking at camera clubs, judging club competitions, and being a juror at local art shows.

 

Rick Branscombe     http://photographyatelier.org/artist/rick-branscomb/

Rick Branscombe is a fine art photographer who splits his time between Londonderry, NH, and Hyannis, MA. He is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association and a Master Photographer with the Cape Cod Camera Club. His favorite genre is night photography and other high-contrast genres. He is adept in the digital darkroom, using Lightroom and Photoshop to discover and refine his photographic vision. He has had solo exhibitions in Nashua, Hudson, and Derry, New Hampshire; and his photographs have appeared in shows in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.

 



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