Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bring your dues to art and ann on monday

Bring your dues to art and ann on Monday

NHCC Dues are due

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. 

Click here of 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):_________________________________________________________________

E-mail address (es):___________________________________________________________________

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 _____________

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Prints

See everyone Monday!

A print table will be set up for prints to be brought in for viewing on competition nights. NHCC members may bring in any size, matted or unmatted printed photographs to be viewed by members at the monthly meetings. Scott Hudson, MaryEllen O'Donnell and Barbara Vietzke are in charge of this print table. They will put out red solo cups and hand out voting slips so that each member can place their vote into the cup corresponding to the photo that they want for member's choice that month. A ribbon will be awarded for member's choice for prints each month.

Please note: NHCC IS still competing in NECCC interclub print competition this month. Scott will be collecting prints (11x14) matted to 16x20 and/or asking digital makers to print  images competed during the year for entry into the interclub competition.
We encourage people to share their printed photographs!

Friday, September 23, 2016

NHCC 2016-17 Dues are due

NHCC 2016-17 Dues are due

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.

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. FYI, 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...

Send membership form and check to: NHCC c/o Ann Yost 163 Woodvale Rd West Haven, CT 06516

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Competition Changes for 2016-17 Season

Competition Changes for 2016-17 Season

we are also starting our meetings at 7pm this year.

Photo Contest Pro has already been set up to handle your entries into our first competition of the 2016-17 season.

As you prepare to submit your images into competition, you should be aware of some changes in the categories. We will continue to have Class A Open and Class B Open. In these categories, anything goes - any subject matter, any style. Two images per maker are allowed in the open classes. Monochrome will be divided into Monochrome - Class A and Monochrome - Class B. The class you will enter will be the same as your open class. The reason for the change is to balance the entries and allow more ribbons to be given. One image per maker is allowed in Monochrome.

The Assigned Subject category will also be divided into Assigned Subject - Class A and Assigned Subject - Class B. Again the category you will enter will be the same as your open class. One image per maker is allowed in Assigned Subject.

Image Artistry (Creative) will not be divided into classes at this time. One image per maker is allowed in Image Artistry.

A new category has been added for this year. It is called "Image Critique." These images will not be scored but will be critiqued by the judges. The idea is to allow our members to get feedback on certain images without the pressure of the scores. Perhaps you are trying a new technique and you aren't sure about how it will be received. Here's your chance to have that image critiqued. You could then elect to put the image into regular competition next season. One image per maker is allowed in Image Critique.

The images in the Image Critique category will definitely get a comment from a judge. You don't need to mark the image to say that you want a comment. You are still welcome to put a C or the word Comment in the title of one image of your choice in any category. We will try to honor those requests if time permits.

If you have any questions about these changes, contact Paul Peterson, our VP for Inside Competitions.

Roger Williams Zoo in Providence RI

New Haven Camera Club Field Trip
Saturday, September 24
Roger Williams Zoo in Providence RI  
Cost Adults $14.95 Seniors $12.95

Group Leader Pat Benham

Your New Haven Camera Club Field Trip is running a trip to the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence RI on Saturday, September 24.  This zoo is one of the oldest in the country and located in the Roger Williams Park which also has a really nice Carousel.

This will be a great time to practice our animal photography.  Come join the fun as we photograph elephants, giraffes, red pandas, eagles, cheetahs and snow leopards along with
many other animals.

If you are interested please contact Pat at pbenham@att.net with your contact information, cell number and town you are from.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition). Reminder we are also starting our meetings at 7pm

Please refer to the NHCC handbook for questions, please download it and read it, it is your responsibility to know the rules. The New Haven Camera Club expects that its membership will adhere to the highest ethical standards when complying with its competition rules. It is especially important that all photographs entered into competitions be the exclusive work of the maker (except for commercially made prints or digital photographs scanned from a slide original allowed by the rules). Highlights:
  • All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (Clipart, Textures, etc. are NOT permitted).
  • Images of a similar nature may not be submitted again once that image has won a ribbon.
  • The winning same image (or a very similar rendition taken at the same time) may not be submitted into a different competition or in a different season.
  • Please note that there are NO makeups
  • Please note that there no way to email images late if you have problems, so we urge you please do NOT to wait until the last minute to submit your photographs.
  • Setups (images where someone else set up the composition, or you "plug inot" lighting at a conference or workshop) are ONLY allowed in Class B
Competition:
  • We compete images in the following categories once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.
    • digital (open category)
    • digital (assigned subject)
    • creative/image artistry 
    • Monochrome 
    • Image Critique (no scores, just feedback, especially useful for new members, or new techniques, open to ALL)
Upload your images to the monthly contest before the competition deadline (competitions are the fourth Monday, deadline is the Friday before the Monday) competition).  http://www.photocontestpro.com/Default.aspx

There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition. For more information or questions contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

Instructions for uploading competition images

  • Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
  • If you have questions please email Paul pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net  (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Lisa or Paul only. 

Number of entries per contest:

  • PRINTS: Each member may enter a maximum of 2 prints into the "member's choice" photo display and contest each month.
    • Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Friendly display and member's choice award.
  • OPEN SUBJECT Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the open electronic competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 open electronic entries.
    • Class A
    • Class B
    • FYI, there is no need (and even a slight disadvantage) to choosing an assigned subject image for the monthly OPEN caetegory. OPEN means naything goes. 

    • ASSIGNED SUBJECT Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into assigned subject in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.
      • Class A
      • Class B
      • Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition.

    • MONOCHROME Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image monochrome in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries
      • Class A
      • Class B
    • CREATVE Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image artistry competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.
    • CRITIQUE Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into Image Critique in each of the 8 monthly contests, for a year's total of 8.
    Cumulative Score is the sum total of all print or electronic photograph scores to date. At the end of the competition year the highest 6 - 12 scores of each maker (depending on the category) are summed to determine the cumulative score. Makers can compete in more than one category and can have cumulative scores in each category. These points will count toward an award for highest cumulative point total for the year presented at the Annual Dinner.

    To be ranked in class B electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted at least 10 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 6 zeros).

    To be ranked in class A electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted a total of 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 4 zeros).

    To be ranked in image artistry, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).

    To be ranked in assigned subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed)

    To be ranked in monochrome subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).