Sunday, November 29, 2020

Child First Donations for our Holiday Zoom Party

​Child First is a state-wide intervention program which focuses on helping parents and children to learn to interact and play creatively in their own homes. The families are often struggling with poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse or cognitive issues. The goal is to improve family functioning. This year, because of COVID 19, money donations are much preferred. The money will be used as holiday gifts and therapeutic interventions. 

​ Mail your donation to 
Ann Yost 

163 Woodvale Rd 

West Haven, CT 06516

Please make your check out to Child First. 
Thank You for your generosity!

Saturday, November 28, 2020


Sample of Digital Ribbon

Here is an example of the digital ribbon that Lynn Curtis is developing for our club. 
The color of the ribbon can be changed.
Lynn is exploring a simpler way of adding the information to each ribbon.
If you have any ideas please contact him:


New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party  

December 14, 2020       

Where: Zoom 

Time: 7PM 

Menu: bring your own snacks and refreshments 




 Annual Slide Show  

Deadline:  Friday, December 11, 2020 

NHCC is inviting members to present five minute, mini-slide shows.  The topic is your choice - travel, humor, creative, etc., with or without narration, with or without music.  

Please send the slide show to Paul Peterson so he can load the shows onto the club computer.  You can use the free www.yousendit.comto email large files. The shows must be in a format the computer can handle: example - .exe format form ProShow Gold on Windows or Animoto for Mac.  Please remember that Zoom does not show long transitions well. So, try to simplify the transitions between your slides.  

The show file should be named as follows:  Last name-FirstName-Title.  

Questions?  Ask Paul Peterson.  Not sure if your program will work – Ask Paul Peterson  



Friday, November 27, 2020

Join NHCC For a Program "I'm Alive" by Ivan Rothman November 30th at 7pm via Zoom

 Join NHCC for a program "I’m Alive" by Ivan Rothman November 30th at 7pm via Zoom


This is a presentation of wildlife from all across the world, set to an inspirational and uplifting musical theme.  It includes travels throughout North America including Alaska, Central and South America, the Galapagos Islands and the Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Brazil’s Pantanal, Iceland, Japan, China and 7 countries in Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa).


It is a celebration of wildlife from all across the world set to an uplifting musical theme. It now includes new photos from Antarctica, Brazil’s Pantanal, more African pictures and a lot more.  Ivan recently returned from 3 weeks in Southern Africa where he specialized in “hide” photography.  He spent his time in small rooms built into the ground at the edge of watering holes - his cameras were just inches above water level and the animals  were very very close.  It was an absolutely unique experience resulting in photos unlike any he has been able to do on his many previous African trips.  Imagine photographing elephants 10 feet away from the ground with a wide angle lens - main problem was getting splashed by the elephants in the water.


Ivan is a retired physician from Long Island, NY with a 40+ year photography experience and a love for wildlife photography.  For the last 20 years he has travelled the world in search of nature and wildlife. 


  • Our organization was established in 1911. 
  • We have been meeting via ‘Zoom’ since March 2020, but our regular meeting place is the Unitarian Society of New Haven at 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT, at 6:45 pm on the 2nd & 4th Mondays.
  • A camera club is where the learning of photography begins, continues, and never ends.
  • Involvement in a camera club is a sure way of improving, enjoying, and sharing your hobby.]
  • Our regular meetings are FREE and open to the public. NHCC members are eligible to participate in field trips, workshops, and friendly competitions.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Flower Photography Workshop ~ December 9th

  In response to a request by a club member, Paul Peterson will conduct an informal flower photography workshop on Wednesday December 9th at 7pm, via Zoom.

This workshop is not the same Close Up Photography program that Paul has presented in the past. This workshop will cover subject matter, composition, creativity and how to give your flower photographs more impact. As we try to keep ourselves busy at this challenging time, photography in general and flower photography in particular are great ways to brighten your days. 

If you are interested in this workshop, sign up with Jan Doyle: 

The Monthly Scores for the November 2020 Competition Have Been Posted

 The monthly scores for the November competition have been posted. You can find them here: November Scores  The current Cumulative competition score file can be found here: Cumulative Scores All Competition score sheets can be found here: 

Updated links to the September 2020 and October 2020 score sheets can be found here: September 2020 and here: October 2020

Just a reminder that you can view the monthly image scores and the cumulative scores for the season here on our website: