The February CNCC meeting will be a Zoom meeting on February 18th, 2021 at 7 PM with a presentation by Russ Burden, Under Tanzanian Skies.

Competition will resume; Special Topic is Snow/Ice. Russ Burden will be the judge.

Images for competition are due Monday, November 16th to

Please include the file names of your photos in the text of your submission email.

Please see the February 2021 CNCC Newsletter.pdf for details including Zoom meeting link, January photo participation volunteered images and photo announcements from other photography groups.

Peter is still accepting member photo submissions for the monthly competition – please email to .

Please include the file names of your photos in the text of your submission email.

The online Zoom meeting approach works best of the software tested so far. Software may be downloaded for your computer, tablet or phone at

Join Zoom Meeting . Note: the Zoom credentials are same as last month:

Meeting ID: 823 934 6486

Passcode: 9Ywpu3

February Program:         Russ Burden        Under Tanzanian Skies

Russ Burden will give a two-part presentation entitled, “Under Tanzanian Skies.” Part 1 is an instructional “How To” Keynote presentation that demonstrates his fondness for Tanzania. It includes instructional photos that depict his most common tour mottos: It’s All About The Light, Edit Before Pressing the Shutter, Exhaust All Possibilities, Watch For Those Blinkies, and more……. You will be shown examples of images that illustrate what to do before pressing the shutter so you can make award winning safari and wildlife images.

Part 2 is a 20-minute offering of Russ’s safari photos set to music. It’s an escape into the land of the Serengeti showing both wildlife and scenery.
Russ Burden is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photography Safaris. He runs wildlife workshops in addition to safaris to Tanzania three times a year. He is internationally published and his commercial work is marketed through Getty Images.
Russ has been writing the Tip of the Week for the Outdoor Photographer website for years. He has hundreds of tips archived on their website. Russ is a multiple time winner of the prestigious Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award in many categories in addition to having numerous safari photos honored and hung in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and the Iziko Museum in South Africa. Russ has been published numerous times in Outdoor Photographer and his wildlife and scenic images have appeared in calendars published by Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and more.

Russ has an incredible passion for photography and seeks to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with all his workshop participants. His drive to seek optimal light and composition motivates him to create the perfect image. His energy and commitment to photography are contagious and it’s his goal to help others get to this point in their pursuit of our wonderful art.