Tuesday, August 15, 2017

member's spotlight

New and existing members, let us spotlight you, send me the following, along with 3-4 images

Name:
Spouse:
Children:
Pets:
Profession:
Favorite comfort food:
Favorite childhood memory:
My other hobbies include:
Prized Possession:
I’ve never been able to:
I’d give anything to have met:
Major personal accomplishments:
Three words that best describe me:
My personal goals are:

My Camera:
Year that I joined NHCC:
I am also a member of (other photo clubs):
The reason I joined the NHCC:
Positions held (photography related):
Favorite Photography Subject matter:
Favorite photography trip:
The best part of being a photographer is:
I became interested in photography when…
My advice to other photographers is:

What is something about you that NHCC members do not know?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

India: A Different World by William B. Barnett

Join us at the New Haven Camera Club for our first program of the 2017-18 season. 7pm Sept 11th. Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Guests are ALWAYS welcome!!

India: A Different World by William B. Barnett

India is a country with visual stimulation everywhere: women in their colorful saris; temples; festivals; performances; historical buildings; and so much more. The program will: visit cities large and small; study the religions of India’s people; look at ancient archeological sites; attend several fairs; and visit with the people. Bill selected about 300 images and video clips for this show. These were blended with live narration, music, and local sounds to bring a visit to this wonderful country to life.



When Bill was in India the phrase “It’s a different world.” kept rattling around in his head. Most of you are probably thinking “different” in a negative sense. There are negative aspects of India. But, when you look beyond the problems India is a wonderful country to visit, particularly for a photographer. There is visual stimulation everywhere: women in their colorful saris; temples; festivals; performances; historical buildings; and so much more. The program will: visit cities large and small; study the religions of India’s people; look at ancient archeological sites; attend several fairs; and visit with the people. Bill captured more than 10,000 photographs and video clips
during two trips to India and selected about 300 for the show. These were blended with live narration, music, and local sounds to bring a visit to this wonderful country to life.



The NHCC meets on the 2nd Mondays (typically programs) and 4th Mondays (typically competition), 7:00 pm (September thru May).

Friday, August 11, 2017

NHCC Dues are due

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2017-18 season

You can either mail your check to Colleen (email Colleen if you need to mail your check to her.
colleen@halleycomm.net or bring your check to the first meeting on 9/11

APPLICATION FOR NHCC MEMBERSHIP. To join, please download our Membership Form and bring it with you to a meeting or mail it to the Membership Chair.  All members of the NHCC is also required to sign a Liability Waiver in order to participate in club activities, attend programs and workshops, etc...

You must be a paid member in order to compete, attend workshops and field trips. Most programs are open to the public. Your dues must be paid before the October competition in order to remain listed in the photo contest pro software to compete.

Send fill out and sign your application and and mail it and your check to Colleen

New members (only first time members) ** New members, if you join after March 1st and your dues include the following year membership as well.

Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application. 

For those not able to download a pdf the application is copied and pasted below...

New Haven Camera Club -- APPLICATION FOR NHCC MEMBERSHIP

You must be a resident of Connecticut (or student) in order to become a NEW member

Membership: Individual $25 ___ Family $40 ___ Student $10  ___ New __ Renewal __

Year 1st Joined ______

New Members: How did you find us?
Internet __ Word of mouth ___ Friend ___ Other ________________________________________

Name (s)__________________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________________

City __________________________ State _______________ ZIP ___________

Telephone (H) ________________ (C) ______________________ (W) __________________

E-mail address (es):_________________________________________________________________

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I am a member of another Camera Club _______________________________________________

Note that for interclub competitions only one club may use a particular photographer's images. Please let us know if NHCC may __ may not __ use your images for interclub competitions. Please note that the NHCC may use your images on its Blog, website, for image critiques, etc.

Please read and sign below. I am applying for membership in the New Haven Camera Club (NHCC). I understand that participation in the NHCC club's activities is voluntary. I waive all liability against the NHCC, and its officers and members and I assume any risk associated with my membership and/or participation in any activities or field trips.

LIABILITY RELEASE: By attending a photography event, workshop, meeting, and/or outing ["Events"]  sponsored by and/or organized with or by New Haven Camera Club (NHCC), I acknowledge that it is not without risk. I agree that NHCC and its directors, officers, agents, or assigns will not be held liable for injury, illness, accident, medical emergency, death or other related problems arising from the Event. I also agree to hold NHCC and its officers, members, or assigns harmless in the event I suffer equipment theft, damage or loss; memory card theft, damage or loss; data loss; and/or the loss of any other personal property or physical injury while attending any Event. I agree that NHCC and its officers, members, or assigns are not liable for acts by humans or of God that may occur during any Event, including, but not limited to: severe weather, earthquakes, volcanic activity, war, terrorism, riot or other civil unrest.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: As a participant in any Event, I acknowledge that I am expected to be in normal health and am willing to be responsible for my own actions. Although problems are extremely rare, photography events are not risk-free. I acknowledge that my participation in the events constitutes an awareness and acceptance of these risks. I assume complete and total responsibility for my own health, safety, and well-being while attending any NHCC event.

BINDING ARBITRATION: I agree that any dispute relating to this Release and Assumption of Risk shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association in the state of Connecticut in which the NHCC operates.

KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION: I have carefully read and fully understand the contents and legal ramifications of this Liability Release, Assumption of Risk and Arbitration Agreement. I understand that this is a legally binding and enforceable contract and I sign it of my own free will. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Signed ______________________________________________________ Date _____________

Friday, August 4, 2017

Assigned Subject 2017-18

Assigned Subject 2017-18

Sept - Waterfalls
Oct - Gears
Nov - Baseball
Jan - Fish Eye
Feb - Diagonal Line (s)
March - Junkyard items
April - Light Painting (outside)
May -Abandoned Buildings

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Assigned Subject 2017-18

Assigned Subject 2017-18

Sept - Waterfalls
Oct - Gears
Nov - Baseball
Jan - Fish Eye
Feb - Diagonal Line (s)
March - Junkyard items
April - Light Painting (outside)
May -Abandoned Buildings

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

End of Year

The high cumulative score is based on the highest season score average of 6, 10, or 12 images depending upon the category). Scores are posted here: www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-competition-scores.html
  • Open Class A High Cumulative Score = Paul Peterson
  • Open Class B High Cumulative Score = Carol Stockton
  • Monochrome Class B High Cumulative Score =  Scott Hudkins
  • Monochrome Class A High Cumulative Score =  Lisa Cuchara
  • Image Artistry High Cumulative Score = Lisa Cuchara
  • Assigned Subject Class A High Cumulative Score =  Lisa Cuchara
  • Assigned Subject Class B High Cumulative Score =  Carol Stockton

Image of the Year "Rose Beauty" by Jim Dionne


Open Class A 

Open Class A 
First Place 
"Man With Cigar" 
by Alice Liang

Open Class A 
2nd Place 
"Red Gerber Daisy" 
by Mary Ellen O'Donnell

Open Class A 
HM 
"Summer is on its Way" 
by Barbara Vietzke

Open Class B

Open Class B 
First Place
"Rose Beauty" 
by Jim Dionne

Open Class B 
Second Place
"African Elephant" 

by Patricia Benham 

Open Class B
HM


"Old barn at sunrise" 
by Carol Kurwelnz  


Image Artistry

Image Artistry 
First Place 
"Ghost Rider" by Lisa Cuchara

Image Artistry
2nd Place
"Horses"
by Tom Cuchara

Image Artistry
HM
"Pemaquid Light in a Bottle" 
by Joan Balen


Monochrome Class B

Monochrome Class B 
First Place
"Waiting Patiently" 
by Carol Stockton



Monochrome Class B 
2nd Place 
"Three Trees at Mammoth Springs" 
by Carol Kurwelnz 


Monochrome Class B 
HM "On the Right Track"
by Colleen Reilly


Monochrome Class A

Monochrome Class A 
First Place 
"The Surf Defends the King's Castle" 
by Tom Cuchara

Monochrome Class A 
2nd Place 
"Moor" 
by Lisa Cuchara

Monochrome Class A
HM 
"Kind Gentleman" 
by Denise Saldana

Nature

Nature: First Place 
"Returning to Nest" 
by Victor Krasenics, Jr

Nature:  2nd Place
"Meerkats" 
by Lisa Cuchara

Nature:  HM
"Praying Mantis"
by Mary Ellen O'Donnell

Sea-land-scape

First Place
"Hendricks Head Light" 
by Carol Kurwelnz

Sea-land-scape
2nd Place
"Sunset Marshall Point Light" 
by Denise Saldana

Sea-land-scape
HM
"Camping under the stars"
by Lisa Cuchara


Open Class A Judge's Choices:

"Monument Valley Cowboy" 
by Paul Peterson

"Oh my what BIG eyes you have" 
by Lisa Cuchara
 

"Heading for the Finish Line" 
by Harold Sisken

Open Class B Judge's Choices:

"Peonies" 
by Carol Stockton

"Hells Canyon First Glimpse" 
by Bill Hoikala

"Everything I Need" 
by Carol Stockton