Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bring your check for the Greg Lessard workshop on Monday to sign up

Bring your check for the Greg Lessard workshop on Monday to sign up

Greg Lessard moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls


Greg Lessard will be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. 

To register please mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara (email me  at photographer67@comcast.net for my address) 




"This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Photo competition deadline THIS Friday

Photo competition deadline THIS Friday

The NHCC handbook has been updated, 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. from other people, or purchased, 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 (in electronic images only, makeups are allowed in prints) 
  • 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 are ONLY allowed in Class B


  • We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition)
    • We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject) and prints once a month (4th Monday of the month). Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.
    • There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition.
    • If you have questions please email Denise or Ann (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Ann, Denise, Lisa or Paul only. Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
    You can save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition 


    Number of entries per contest:

    a. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the print competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 entries.

    b. 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.


    c. 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.



    d. 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.



    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.

    a. To be ranked in prints (class A or B) for cumulative score, the maker must have submitted at least 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have 4 makeups or 4 zeros).

    b. 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).

    c. 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).

    d. 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).

    e. 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).
      • Each month we have the following image competitions: 
      • (1) Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)
      • (2) Electronic (uploaded via website prior to deadline). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)
      • (3) Image Artistry category (emailed prior to deadline)
      • (4) Assigned subject, see topics (emailed prior to deadline). Assigned Subjects for 2013-2014 season. Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition.
      • September -- HDR
      • October --  After Dark
      • November -- Abandoned
      • January -- Weathered
      • February -- Rural New England Scenes
      • March --  Thru a Window
      • April -- Urban Decay
      • May --  City Lights 
      PRINTS

      1. Must be brought in by 7:15 in order for the print handlers to have time to write the titles on the score sheets and organize the prints.

      2. Prints must be between 8 by 10 inches and 16 by 20 inches.


      3. Prints must be mounted on mat board or foam core board. Any size mat board or foam core board is allowed up to 16"x20"


      4. Prints may be matted conventionally or electronically as long as the maximum dimensions are not exceeded.


      5. On the back of each print clearly print your name and address, title, order designation (1 or 2), and an arrow indicating which edge is the top. This information may be printed on one or more labels affixed to the back if you prefer not to write on the mount.


      6. If you miss a meeting you are allowed to enter makeups (in prints only). The lowest 4 (class A) or 6 (class B) scores are dropped so it is your choice to take a zero for the missed print or enter a makeup print. 


      Please check out our NHCC BLOG http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/. Our Blog contains relevant and timely information and you can subscribe to our blog to receive an email when the blog is updated. Members should subscribe to our Blog in order to stay informed. 

      Sunday, April 13, 2014

      Greg Lessard moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls

      Greg Lessard moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls


      Greg Lessard will be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. 

      To register please mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara (email me  at photographer67@comcast.net for my address) 




      "This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

      Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.




      Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

      “From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

      http://greglessardphotography.com/-/greglessardphotography/







      Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

      dsc 4083-1w - ID: 12117484 © Greg  Lessard



      Saturday, April 12, 2014

      Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography"

      Join us for our regular Monday meeting April 14th 
      Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography" at the New Haven Camera Club (Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)





      "This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

      Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.



      Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

      “From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

      http://greglessardphotography.com/-/greglessardphotography/







      Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

      dsc 4083-1w - ID: 12117484 © Greg  Lessard



      Monday, April 7, 2014

      Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography"

      Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography" at the New Haven Camera Club (Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)





      "This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

      Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.



      Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

      “From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

      http://greglessardphotography.com/-/greglessardphotography/







      Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

      dsc 4083-1w - ID: 12117484 © Greg  Lessard



      Tuesday, April 1, 2014

      Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography"

      Monday April 14th  Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography" at the New Haven Camera Club (Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)





      "This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

      Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.




      Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

      “From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

      http://greglessardphotography.com/-/greglessardphotography/







      Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

      dsc 4083-1w - ID: 12117484 © Greg  Lessard