Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Rich and Natalie will present "Photography with your iPhone", we will show that the iPhone camera is a well regarded photography device and that in the right hands it can produce results that will surprise you.  We will demonstrate and provide information on many app's that will help you get the maximum potential out of your iPhone camera.

We will show you how to use your phone to record video, and even how to use your iPhone to make a time lapse. We will also provide information on accessories that will make your mobile photography more enjoyable.  From shooting, editing and presenting your photo's we will show you how each step can be done including special effects, filters and transferring your photo's to your pc/mac.

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.

Rich and Natalie are both shooting with Nikon Camera's and Lenses, and Apple iPhone 5s devices.

Natalie Asarisi - A senior at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.  Currently studying Photography & Digital Arts with a Minor in Business. Presently interning at CT Public Television as a media and video specialist. Started photographing nature and landscapes but currently experimenting with shooting Infrared Photography for the last year.

Rich and Natalie are both shooting with Nikon Camera's and Lenses, and Apple iPhone 5S devices.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

workshop -- Photoshop: How to Start?

Photoshop: How to Start?
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Branford CT

This workshop, to be given by our own Paul Peterson, 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.

To sign up, please email Joan at or use the sign-up sheet at meetings. Workshops are free, but you must be a current member of NHCC to attend.

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 8th

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 8th

A few years ago we moved away from the grab bag gift exchange to donating to a charity and we have never looked back. It is a small something that the club can do for others.

If you want to participate please bring an unwrapped gift to our Holiday party, or a check made out to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that started in Bridgeport and is now statewide, focusing on working with families with children ages birth to six.  It is a home-based early intervention service which works with the most vulnerable young children in families experiencing poverty, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness.  Many of the children suffer from developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and past abuse/neglect. Child FIRST is seeking donations of toys, books or gift cards to make this year's holiday brighter.  Please consider getting toys geared to children from 2-7.

The New Haven Camera Club would like to support a statewide program called Child FIRST by collecting toys (or contributions) for children ages birth to 7 instead of having a grab bag.  Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home.  They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, homelessness.  If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party.  And thank you very much. Ann Yost

food donation

Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation to our Holiday party. The Whitney Center and Schubert Theatre are partnering with the New Haven Board of Alders to help brighten the holidays for families in need.  A black reusable bag will be at the back of the room for you to place your donations. Thank you in advance!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NHCC Holiday Party


WHAT: NHCC annual Holiday party. 

We will be well fed at our dinner, and entertained by the vast talent in our club. Members are invited to participate in creating a Mini Digitally Projected Slideshow set to music. 

For those of you attending the holiday party and planning on presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to John/Denise by December 5th.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather together to celebrate the Holidays as a club well before the the holiday "crunch" is upon us! 

Bear and Grill Restaurant
385 Post Road, Orange

WHEN:Monday December 8th. 

DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 4th. Why wait, bring or mail your check today!

TIME: Please arrive at 6:00 pm 

COST: $26 each

Please make checks payable to NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB. 

If you need to mail or drop off a check please contact Linda Thomas 203- 239-9341

MENU: Salad, Rolls, Pasta, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Mixed Vegetables, Soda, Coffee, Tea

Choice of: Chicken Cacciatore, Grilled Salmon, Roast Prime Rib

Dessert: Venetian Table

There will be a CASH BAR for those who enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their meal. 

HOLIDAY CHARITY OPPORTUNITY New Haven Camera Club is proud to be supporting a statewide program called Child FIRST once again this year. This is a collection of toys or monetary contributions for children ages birth to 7 years old who are less fortunate than most. We have substituted this worthwhile program instead of the grab bag that we have run in the past, and because it was so successful we are running it again. Special thanks to the Yost's who suggested this to the club, and who hand deliver the presents to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home. They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, or homelessness.

If you would like to make a child happy this holiday, please bring an un-wrapped toy to the Holiday party. Monetary gifts are also welcome for your convenience.

And Thank You Very, Very Much. 

For Those Who Are Unable To Join Our Holiday Party A HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mini SlideShows December 8th

Mini SlideShows December 8th

This year NHCC will invite members to show up to five minutes of their images set to music at the holiday party in December. Any paid member is welcome to participate. The slideshows may be on any topic: travel, nature, humor, etc. Each show may contain any number photographs with music, with or without narration, but no longer than 5 minutes

Members planning to have a slideshow must send the slideshow to Denise or John (or drop off a CD) so that they can load the shows onto the club computer. You can use the free to email large files. Due by Friday December 5th.

1)    The show format must be one that the computer being provided can handle. Shows in the .exe format (from Pro Show gold on Windows) are normally the simplest to handle. 
2)    Shows to be displayed must be given to the member providing the computer at or before the deadline so that the member providing the computer has an opportunity to be sure the shows will run properly before the projection night. The member providing the group computer will make a “best effort” attempt to run the show, though there may be cases where this is not possible.
3)   The show file should be named as follows: LastName-FirstName-Title, for example “Barnett-William-Bridges of Somerset County”. This will allow the shows to be copied to a single directory for projection and be easily identified.