Sunday, February 19, 2017

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB OPPORTUNITIES

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB OPPORTUNITIES
Have you ever been to the NECCC annual conference at the University of Mass. in Amherst?  If not, every year the Council offers a courtesy enrollment for the Conference registration cost to one person from each camera club member.  This year the conference is July 14, 15, and 16.  This is an exciting opportunity to enhance and expand your knowledge of all kinds of photography - digital, video, prints.  There are various levels of workshops from beginner to advanced. 
Many people from our club attend each year and generally get together for a dinner off campus on Saturday night. 

The deadline to apply is March 1st.  If you are interested please contact Ann Yost MNEC at ayost4@aol.com  If more than one person expresses interest, we draw the winner's name from a hat so to speak. 
The NECCC also offers a full scholarship to attend the Conference. The deadline for this opportunity is March 1st
Also NECCC has scholarships for college students who are studying photography.  Our club has had one student recently who received this scholarship.  Deadline is March 15. 
Finally, NECCC recognizes those people who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to the world of photography.  See the NECCC web page neccc.org  for details of the criteria for nomination.  Deadline is March 1st.

Contact Ann Yost at ayost4@aol.com with any questions. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

WORKSHOP -- PHOTOSHOP (and ELEMENTS) FOR BEGINNERS

WORKSHOP -- PHOTOSHOP (and ELEMENTS) FOR BEGINNERS

THURS. FEBRUARY 16 (SNOW DATE, THURS. FEB. 23 ) AT 7PM
BRANFORD, CT

This workshop is designed for those wanting to get started using Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) or for those who feel they need to refresh their skills. Our own Paul Peterson will be demonstrating the tools that appear on the left side of the Photoshop workspace and have icons to demonstrate what they do.

For instance, you will learn how to crop, clone out unwanted things, even how to easily straighten the horizon, and much more. Learning what each does, and how to use it successfully, will provide a fast track to get you started on using Photoshop. He will also demonstrate how to prepare images for competition, and how to upload them to the NHCC software.

This workshop is open to the first 10 people to sign up. To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com



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

Friday, February 10, 2017

NHCC Feb 13th Image Critique

NHCC Feb 13th Image Critique 

Back by popular demand! 
Our fourth annual image critique 

Send your images that need advice and/or improvement to Paul Peterson, they will be projected for so advice and suggestions
pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

Images due by midnight on 2/11, images from each person will be projected before images from the same member.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB OPPORTUNITIES

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB OPPORTUNITIES
Have you ever been to the NECCC annual conference at the University of Mass. in Amherst?  If not, every year the Council offers a courtesy enrollment for the Conference registration cost to one person from each camera club member.  This year the conference is July 14, 15, and 16.  This is an exciting opportunity to enhance and expand your knowledge of all kinds of photography - digital, video, prints.  There are various levels of workshops from beginner to advanced. 
Many people from our club attend each year and generally get together for a dinner off campus on Saturday night. 

The deadline to apply is March 1st.  If you are interested please contact Ann Yost MNEC at ayost4@aol.com  If more than one person expresses interest, we draw the winner's name from a hat so to speak. 
The NECCC also offers a full scholarship to attend the Conference toa few high school students .  The deadline for this opportunity is March 1st
Also NECCC has scholarships for college students who are studying photography.  Our club has had one student recently who received this scholarship.  Deadline is March 15. 
Finally, NECCC recognizes those people who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to the world of photography.  See the NECCC web page neccc.org  for details of the criteria for nomination.  Deadline is March 1st.

Contact Ann Yost at ayost4@aol.com with any questions. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NHCC needs YOU

Joan is asking everyone for workshop ideas -- what would people like to see/learn? Email her at beadnik2@gmail.com

The field trip committee is looking for ideas of what people would like for workshops. There are a few people on the field trips committee (Jan, Art, Ann, Linda, Pat, etc.) so talk to any of them or email Jan jmdteach@comcast.net

If you come across a photographer in your travels thru CT, and even surrounding areas, that you think delivers good feedback please keep a look out for judges. We traditionally use local CT judges, but for a judge coming from NY or MA we could pay a $25 travel stipend. please email or talk to Paul pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net with suggestions for judges

Paul is currently the judges chair, we need someone to take this over for Next season (you will be provided with the names and numbers of the judges, along with notes about their judging), they can learn how to go about getting judges for the 8 monthly competition and for the end of year competition. Please talk to paul or email him if you are interested pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

Monday, February 6, 2017

WORKSHOP -- PHOTOSHOP (and ELEMENTS) FOR BEGINNERS

WORKSHOP -- PHOTOSHOP (and ELEMENTS) FOR BEGINNERS

THURS. FEBRUARY 16 (SNOW DATE, THURS. FEB. 23 ) AT 7PM
BRANFORD, CT

This workshop is designed for those wanting to get started using Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) or for those who feel they need to refresh their skills. Our own Paul Peterson will be demonstrating the tools that appear on the left side of the Photoshop workspace and have icons to demonstrate what they do.

For instance, you will learn how to crop, clone out unwanted things, even how to easily straighten the horizon, and much more. Learning what each does, and how to use it successfully, will provide a fast track to get you started on using Photoshop. He will also demonstrate how to prepare images for competition, and how to upload them to the NHCC software.

This workshop is open to the first 10 people to sign up. To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com

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