Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light Saturday, May 6th @ 8AM Branford

Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light
Saturday, May 6th @ 8AM
Branford

Paul Peterson has once again agreed to give this always popular workshop, in which he shares his techniques of taking striking close-up (macro) images of flowers.

Paul will begin by explaining his techniques for lighting, using natural light, use of backgrounds and other techniques he has perfected over the years. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your camera, a tripod and a macro lens if you have one. If you don’t have a macro lens, just bring what you have. Some of the flowers are large enough that they don’t really require a macro lens. Paul will have flower setups in a number of stations in his home, so everyone will have ample opportunity to try their hand using his techniques.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 8AM. To sign up, please email me at beadnik2@gmail.com. I will send out an email with directions to Paul’s home in a few days to all who have signed up

Please note that workshops are FREE, but you do need to be a current member to attend workshops. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

May 8 "Architecture" by Caryn Davis

May 8 "Architecture" by Caryn Davis





 


Caryn B. Davis is a professional photographer and published writer with a studio in Chester, Connecticut. Her images and articles have appeared in over 60 magazines. She began her career in the visual arts 28 years ago as a cameraperson, editor and producer of documentaries, and has been photographer since 2000. She specializes in architectural photography, interiors, gardens, travel boats and people. She is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers. Additionally, Caryn is an avid world traveler having visited  50 countries, always with camera in hand. She will present an illustrated lecture discussing her work and career.


Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00 pm, Sept-May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

iPhonography Workshop Monday May 15, 2017 7PM

iPhonography Workshop
Monday May 15, 2017 7PM
North Haven

You've probably heard the phrase, "The best camera is the one you have with you". The camera most folks always have with them these days is the one on their cell phone.

Our own Bill Barnett will share the skills he has developed in using the camera included on his iPhone. Travelers have used a variety of easy-to-use cameras to document their adventures over the years beginning with the first Kodak Brownie introduced in 1900. Today many photographers use camera phones such as the Apple iPhone. They are easy to carry and are equipped with camera apps where “You press the button and it does the rest.”
Camera phones also have a place in the kit of serious photographers as supplemental cameras. They can be used when a regular camera is not allowed or is awkward. They help you avoid attracting attention since cell phones are so ubiquitous. Some types of photography such as time lapse video are easier with an iPhone than most regular cameras.
Bill will discuss: useful hardware accessories, still photography with an iPhone, shooting video with an iPhone, and other iPhone apps photographers may find useful.

This will not be a hands-on workshop, so laptops are not required. You might want to bring pen/notebook to take notes. The workshop is open to the first 12 folks to sign up. You can sign up at a meeting, or by emailing Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com.


Workshops are free but you must be a current member to attend.

field trip on Saturday May 20 to the High Line in NYC.

field trip on Saturday May 20 to the High Line in NYC.  We will be taking the train down to the city and visit some other great places such as the Central Park Zoo and do some street photography while in the city.  




If interested in either trip please contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo.com or Ann Yost at ayost4@aol.com    Every paid member is invited so please come and enjoy these trips.

Monday, April 17, 2017

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).

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Deadline Change for Assigned Subject

    Deadline Change for Assigned Subject

    There is a field trip scheduled on April 22 to the Umbrella Factory Shops in Rhode Island. Our assigned subject for April just happens to be "Umbrellas." Therefore, Paul Peterson is extending the deadline for Assigned Subject - Class B and Assigned Subject - Class A ONLY to Sunday, April 23, at 11:59 PM, so if you get any great umbrella shots on the field trip or anywhere else, you can have a little extra time to enter them. All the other competition categories are still due on Friday, April 21.