Thursday, November 27, 2014

food donation

  Please consider making a non-perishable food donation at our next couple of meetings.  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!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Workshop -- Photoshop: How to Start?

Photoshop: How to Start?
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
7PM
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 beadnik2@gmail.com or use the sign-up sheet at meetings. Workshops are free, but you must be a current member of NHCC to attend.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW


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! 

WHERE:
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 
humbrd001@yahoo.com 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 a 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 16, 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. 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.
  • Upload your images to the monthly contest before the competition deadline (competitions are the fourth Monday, deadline is the Friday  before the Monday competition).  http://www.photocontestpro.com/UploadPictures3.aspx 
  • Instructions for uploading competition images
  • Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
  • If you have questions please email Denise denisesaldana@hotmail.com (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Denise, Lisa, John, or Paul only. 
  • 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.

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.

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW


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! 

WHERE:
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 
humbrd001@yahoo.com 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 a 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!

Saturday, November 15, 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 www.yousendit.com 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.