Saturday, March 28, 2015

Barbara Vietzke has pictures of Italy for sale at Pizza Perfecto

Barbara Vietzke has pictures of Italy for sale at Pizza Perfecto, a little restaurant on Route 1 in Guilford. The food is incredibly good, far more than just pizza, and I’ve had fun doing some pictures for it.

Many thanks,
Barbara




NHCC March 30th presentation 7:30pm (REgular CAC Room)

NHCC March 30th presentation 7:30pm

"Complex Simplicity" by Arthur Ransome -- postponed

We will be showing the slideshow from the 35th annual George W. Glennie Nature Salon. This is a premier, international all-nature club competition of digital images known for its diversity of subjects which range from animals to botany to landscapes. In the animal categories, birds and mammals are usually well represented, but each year about a third of the entries are invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians or marine & freshwater life.

NHCC March 30th presentation 7:30pm "Complex Simplicity" by Arthur Ransome

NHCC March 30th presentation 7:30pm
(Note room: 6th floor Common, not the usual CAC)

"Complex Simplicity" by Arthur Ransome

Complex Simplicity presentation.

The role of the photographer is to distill the complex scene in front of them to one of simplicity that recreates the vision and emotional experience. Black and White photography removes the distraction of color if it is not an important part of the story being told. In this presentation we will peek into the technical and emotional "toolboxes"  available to the photographer to recreate vision and emotion in the images we create in our attempt to emphasize the story we want to tell.

March 30th Complex Simplicity presentation by Arthur Ransome (Note room: 6th floor Common)


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Photoshop: Where to begin, Part Deux

Photoshop: Where to begin, Part Deux
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Branford

In February our own Paul Peterson led a workshop on getting started with Photoshop. It was so successful that he was motivated to do a second installment. You do not have to have attended the first session to attend, and those that did are welcome to sign up for this one. It will be limited to the first ten folks who sign up. To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Workshops are free, but you must be a current member of NHCC to attend.


This workshop is aimed at introducing beginners to various forms of post processing. This is really an opportunity to get up to speed on learning the vocabulary of  some of the tools in software such as Photoshop Elements, and various other ways of very easily enhancing your images to bring them to the next level.

This workshop is designed for those of you who have been reluctant to attend this kind of workshop because you’re afraid it will be way above your head. This workshop will not be, and you can feel free to ask any and all questions.

No one can become an expert in Photoshop in a few hours, but this will be a stepping stone, giving you some simple ways to enhance your images.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

April 13 by Rich Asarisi "Astrophotography"

April 13 Rich Asarisi presents "Astrophotography"

Astrophotography -- A general overview

I will provide a basic overview of the equipment and concepts used in astrophotography.  We will discuss types of glass required, the mounts available and the camera's that can be used for this type of photography.  I will discuss the proper setup of your mount from leveling and polar alignment to focussing and tracking.  We will discuss image acquisition, manual or software driven, exposure times and ISO settings.  I will also touch upon guiding, what it is and how it can benefit your images.  I will also touch on accessories that you will need to be successful at astro-imaging.  I will give information on how to process your images after you have captured them to make them look their best.






Rich Asarisi - A nature lover, my favorite thing to do is to spend time in the wild getting to know nature. I enjoy watching, and photographing nature. From the time I was a boy scout I have always had a fascination with nature. I'd much rather be out in the wild with my camera observing and photographing then anywhere else. I am a freelance nature photographer interested in birds, mammals, landscapes, stars, planets and all aspects of astrophotography.  http://www.bluebirdsknoll.com/blog/index.html

I shoot astro images with a Nikon D4 and various lenses, Ioptron mounts, Meade Telescopes and accessories by Astro-Physics.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

NHCC March 30th presentation 7:30pm "Complex Simplicity" by Arthur Ransome

NHCC March 30th presentation 7:30pm
(Note room: 6th floor Common, not the usual CAC)

"Complex Simplicity" by Arthur Ransome

The role of the photographer is to distill the complex scene in front of them to one of simplicity that recreates the vision and emotional experience. Black and White photography removes the distraction of color if it is not an important part of the story being told. In this presentation we will peek into the technical and emotional "toolboxes"  available to the photographer to recreate vision and emotion in the images we create in our attempt to emphasize the story we want to tell.