Thursday, September 13, 2018



Join your New Haven Camera Club friends on a 5-day field trip to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor Maine.  There will be an overnight stop in the beautiful Camden area for dinner, rest and some photography.  Then on to Bar Harbor in the morning where we'll explore the scenic sights along the Loop Road, with a stop at Jordan Pond for shooting and lunch including their iconic popovers! We plan to take sunset shots in Bar Harbor itself as well as at Bass Light. And an early morning sunrise trip to Cadillac Mountain will get us up and going for another day of photography. On the last day, we'll drive to Schoodic Peninsula which has waves crashing on the rocks, close up opportunities of flowers, roots, mushrooms etc.  We'll have lunch there and may even find a winery!!

If you are interested, contact Linda Thomas at  And remember you must be a member of New Haven CC in order to participate in field trips and workshops.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Field Trip: In and Around Yale and New Haven Saturday September 22

Field Trip: In and Around Yale and New Haven Saturday September 22

Time 7 A.M.-10 A.M. (end time might be extended based on interest and lighting)

Meeting in front of Yale Rep Theater

We should be able to park on the street free for first hour of walking around Yale University and then car pool to some other sites around the campus and New Haven. Focus will be on architecture, old cemetery and other buildings. Contact Art Yost at email for further details. No rain date available.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Join us for our September NHCC meeting: The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek by David DesRochers

Join us for our September NHCC meeting

The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek by David DesRochers

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson

NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application

Located in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Silver Salmon Creek offers exceptional opportunities to photograph coastal brown bears in their natural environment. David’s program “The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek” will include a selection of his favorite photos and a discussion on the techniques he used to capture them. Some of the topics covered will be equipment, light, composition, and moment. David will also share tips on planning your own visit to this magnificent wilderness area.


David DesRochers Bio
David DesRochers began his journey as a nature photographer on a trip to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2000. Since then, he and his wife Cathy have traveled the world to witness and photograph the wonders of our natural world. David is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and is a Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine. He is an accomplished public speaker and instructor and has appeared at events such as the New England Camera Club Council Annual Conference, Connecticut Association of Photographers Annual Seminar, and the New Jersey Audubon's Birding Festival. He is the 2014 recipient of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs Citation, the highest individual honor bestowed by the Federation. His photographs have appeared in books and magazines and have won several awards in local, regional and national competitions.

NHCC 2018-19 schedule
Sept 10 2018 "The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek" by David DesRochers
Sept 24 2018 Competition
Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph
Oct 22 2018 Competition
Oct 29 Padma Inguva "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area
Nov 12 2018 “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich 
Nov 26 2018 Competition
Jan 14 2019 Paul Nguyen Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography
Jan 28 2019 Competition
Feb 11 2019 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere
Feb 25 2019 Competition
March 11 2019 "52 Magic Mondays" by Megan Crandlemire  
March 25 2019 Competition
April 8 2019 by "Arizona" Gail Hansche
April 22 2019 Competition
April 29 2019 Image Critique 6th floor common area
May 13 2019  "Infrared photography" by Melvin Guante
May 20 2019 EOY Competition 6th floor common area 

This beautiful winning image is being donated to the Whitney Center on 9/10/18

End of Year Winner
Mary Ellen O'Donnell

This beautiful winning image was being printed and framed and will be donated to the Whitney Center as a token of our appreciation for being able to meet at the Whitney Center

Friday, September 7, 2018

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM
Limited to 10 participants

Back by popular demand, our own Bill Barnett will once again present the Image Critique Workshop.

Margo Bury attended this workshop a few years ago, and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

“One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award-winning photographers. He is once again offering to to provide individual critiques for images that each attendee of this workshop provides. Bill loads images each participant sent him into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example, when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image, the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation. There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                 -Margo Bury

So, start going through your images and pick some you would like some help with. You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop as well as directions on how to submit your images to Bill.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member to attend.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

Remember you must be paid member before the first competition in order to compete images, you must also be a paid member to attend workshops and/or field trips too.

Come to a  NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

New members are always wanted!! For more information contact Paul Peterson

Note: You must be a CT resident (or a student) in order to become a NEW member

  • Guests are always welcome!
  • Membership is open to everyone who enjoys photography at any skill level.  
  • Programs are always free, but you must be a paid member in order to attend field trips, workshops and to enter photo competitions.
  • The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. 
  • Workshops are also a great learning tool. 
  • Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application
    • To join, please download our Membership Form and bring it with you to a meeting or mail it to the Membership Chair. All members of the NHCC is also required to sign a Liability Waiver in order to participate in club activities, attend programs and workshops, etc.. 
    • Bring your membership form to a meeting or mail your membership form and check to: NHCC c/o Ann Yost 163 Woodvale Rd West Haven, CT 06516
  • New members (only first time members) ** Join after March 1st and your dues include the following season membership as well. 

Please check out our NHCC BLOG 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.

We have Friendly Photography Competitions (monthly). We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject), monochrome, creative, and critique only once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). You may also bring an unframed print for a member's vote competition. Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.

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