Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tom Brooks is presenting "Taking Better Photographs" Monday Jan 9th

Tom Brooks is presenting "Taking Better Photographs" Monday Jan 9th, usual 7pm time, usual place, Whitney Center Hamden

Bring your camera

This 90-minute program subject matter is principally directed toward less experienced club members who want to get a better handle on camera functions and how to capture better images.  More experienced photographers will also pick up some reminders from this talk that can be helpful to them, but the main thrust is to help the members who joined to get past taking snapshots. There is virtually no discussion about editing.  What I normally suggest is that inexperienced members bring their camera. Then experienced & inexperienced Canon people can sit together and Nikon experienced & inexperienced people can sit together.  That way, inexperienced members can get hands-on help from experienced members who understand that brand when a particular point about a camera mode is being made.

Tom will have a five-page handout which can be placed on the club website following the presentation if you are interested in doing that.

Tom Brooks
Email: tombhrpro@comcast.net
Web: http://wanderingbrooksphotography.com

Wandering Brooks Photography
Tom is an award-winning photographer who started taking photographs with a diminutive non-adjustable box camera in the 1950’s to record events involving family and friends. Although Tom enjoys photo shoots that add his interpretation of famous subjects, he derives the most satisfaction from capturing and sharing images which have not been previously published in any form. His love of the outdoors and the time he has spent in remote locations is the thread which runs through much of his photography. Tom’s hope is that when someone views one of his images, they feel something. That feeling might be one of wanting to go where the photo was taken or a sense of nostalgia,
patriotism or happiness. If that happens, Tom feels that he has done his job

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party December 12, 2016

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party

December 12, 2016 6pm

Whitney Center 200 Leeder Hill Drive Hamden, CT

Please join us for good food, good company, and entertainment (mini slide shows)

The cost of the buffet meal is $33.00
Mail to Paul Peterson 18 Richill Road Branford, CT 06405

PLEASE MAKE THE CHECK PAYABLE TO NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB

DEADLINE is no later than Wednesday, December 7, so send your check right away.

BUFFET MENU INCLUDES:
Garden Salad with choice of dressing
Bread
Chicken Florentine
Roast Beef Brisket with Mushroom Gravy
Eggplant Parmesan
Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce
Vegetable Medley
Dessert
Soda, Lemonade, Coffee, Tea (no alcohol, Note: Because of insurance concerns, alcohol will not be served and cannot be brought in. We will have a great time without it!).

This year we will again be participating in a charity called Child First in lieu of a grab bag. This organization helps over 1,000 children ages 0-5 in the Greater Bridgeport area who need assistance with mental, physical, and developmental conditions.

If you would like to donate an unwrapped toy or monetary gift, please bring it the night of the party. The club has been very generous in the past with this charity. Thank you.

A special thank you to Ann and Art Yost for organizing this for us and hand delivering our gifts directly to Child First.

Below are a few ideas of types of toys which Child First can use as gifts for the young children (birth to 6) they serve.  

A financial contribution can also be made.  Please make the check out to "Child First".

simple wooden puzzles
duplo blocks
trucks, race cars
dolls
farm set, farm animals
toy food, dishes
 

Thanks to all for your support!


We look forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Party for a great evening. Family and friends are welcome.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

photos from the holiday party

Art Yost was the only photographer in a room full of photographers with a camera taking photographs at our holiday party...

He has shared a few images from our holiday party here. NHCC also raised a lot of money and gifts for Child First, organized by Art and Ann Yost






Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tom Brooks "Taking Better Photographs" Monday Jan 9th

Tom Brooks is presenting "Taking Better Photographs" Monday Jan 9th, usual 7pm time, usual place, Whitney Center Hamden

Bring your camera

This 90-minute program subject matter is principally directed toward less experienced club members who want to get a better handle on camera functions and how to capture better images.  More experienced photographers will also pick up some reminders from this talk that can be helpful to them, but the main thrust is to help the members who joined to get past taking snapshots. There is virtually no discussion about editing.  What I normally suggest is that inexperienced members bring their camera. Then experienced & inexperienced Canon people can sit together and Nikon experienced & inexperienced people can sit together.  That way, inexperienced members can get hands-on help from experienced members who understand that brand when a particular point about a camera mode is being made.

Tom will have a five-page handout which can be placed on the club website following the presentation if you are interested in doing that.

Tom Brooks
Email: tombhrpro@comcast.net
Web: http://wanderingbrooksphotography.com

Wandering Brooks Photography
Tom is an award-winning photographer who started taking photographs with a diminutive non-adjustable box camera in the 1950’s to record events involving family and friends. Although Tom enjoys photo shoots that add his interpretation of famous subjects, he derives the most satisfaction from capturing and sharing images which have not been previously published in any form. His love of the outdoors and the time he has spent in remote locations is the thread which runs through much of his photography. Tom’s hope is that when someone views one of his images, they feel something. That feeling might be one of wanting to go where the photo was taken or a sense of nostalgia,
patriotism or happiness. If that happens, Tom feels that he has done his job

Sunday, December 11, 2016

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB FIELD TRIP

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB FIELD TRIP
 
WHERE?  New York Botanical Gardens and Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY
 
WHEN? Friday December 16, 2016.  Meeting to car pool in this area at 11:00 AM
 
COST? NYBG entry fee is $20.00 for adults and $18 for Seniors; Parking is $15; Untermyer Gardens is free
 
DINNER? For those interested, dinner at Cosi, 1209 High Ridge Rd, Stamford,  right off the Merritt
 
DETAILS:  The highlight at New York Botanical Gardens is their annual train show held in the Conservatory.  See web page www.nybg.org   If you haven't seen this show, it is a must-see - so creative and unique. We will leave NYBG when all have gotten their winning images and go to the Untermyer Gardens Winterfest.  See web page www.untermyergardens.org.  The Grand Illumination lights come on at dusk and light up the Walled Garden and Sky Temple.  Although parking is free, it is very limited in a small lot or on the street.  Those who are interested and hungry can meet at Cosi in Stamford for a casual dinner with many options. 
 

If you are interested, please either sign up at the New Haven Camera Club meeting or contact Ann Yost at ayost4@aol.com

Friday, December 9, 2016

Mini SlideShows December 12th

Mini SlideShows December 12th

This year NHCC will invite members to show up to five minutes of their images set to music at the holiday party in December. Any paid member is welcome to participate. The slideshows may be on any topic: travel, nature, humor, etc. Each show may contain any number photographs with music, with or without narration, but no longer than 5 minutes

Members planning to have a slideshow must send the slideshow to Paul (or drop off a CD ahead of time) so that they can load the shows onto the club computer. You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. Show must be to Paul BEFORE the 12th so he has a chance to load them onto his computer.

1)    The show format must be one that the computer being provided can handle. 
Shows in the .exe format (from Pro Show gold on Windows) are normally the simplest to handle. 

2)    Shows to be displayed must be given to the member providing the computer at or before the deadline so that the member providing the computer has an opportunity to be sure the shows will run properly before the projection night. The member providing the group computer will make a “best effort” attempt to run the show, though there may be cases where this is not possible.

3)   The show file should be named as follows: LastName-FirstName-Title, for example, “Barnett-William-Bridges of Somerset County”. This will allow the shows to be copied to a single directory for projection and be easily identified.