Sunday, December 4, 2016

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party December 12, 2016

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party

December 12, 2016

Whitney Center 200 Leeder Hill Drive Hamden, CT

Please join us for good food, good company, and entertainment (mini slide shows)

The cost of the buffet meal is $33.00
Mail to Paul Peterson 18 Richill Road Branford, CT 06405

PLEASE MAKE THE CHECK PAYABLE TO NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB

DEADLINE is no later than Wednesday, December 7, so send your check right away.

BUFFET MENU INCLUDES:
Garden Salad with choice of dressing
Bread
Chicken Florentine
Roast Beef Brisket with Mushroom Gravy
Eggplant Parmesan
Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce
Vegetable Medley
Dessert
Soda, Lemonade, Coffee, Tea (no alcohol, Note: Because of insurance concerns, alcohol will not be served and cannot be brought in. We will have a great time without it!).

This year we will again be participating in a charity called Child First in lieu of a grab bag. This organization helps over 1,000 children ages 0-5 in the Greater Bridgeport area who need assistance with mental, physical, and developmental conditions.

If you would like to donate an unwrapped toy or monetary gift, please bring it the night of the party. The club has been very generous in the past with this charity. Thank you.

A special thank you to Ann and Art Yost for organizing this for us and hand delivering our gifts directly to Child First.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Party for a great evening. Family and friends are welcome.

Monday, November 28, 2016

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party December 12, 2016

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party

December 12, 2016

Whitney Center 200 Leeder Hill Drive Hamden, CT

Please join us for good food, good company, and entertainment (mini slide shows)

The cost of the buffet meal is $33.00
Mail to Paul Peterson 18 Richill Road Branford, CT 06405

PLEASE MAKE THE CHECK PAYABLE TO NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB

DEADLINE is no later than Wednesday, December 7, so send your check right away.

BUFFET MENU INCLUDES:
Garden Salad with choice of dressing
Bread
Chicken Florentine
Roast Beef Brisket with Mushroom Gravy
Eggplant Parmesan
Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce
Vegetable Medley
Dessert
Soda, Lemonade, Coffee, Tea (no alcohol, Note: Because of insurance concerns, alcohol will not be served and cannot be brought in. We will have a great time without it!).

This year we will again be participating in a charity called Child First in lieu of a grab bag. This organization helps over 1,000 children ages 0-5 in the Greater Bridgeport area who need assistance with mental, physical, and developmental conditions.

If you would like to donate an unwrapped toy or monetary gift, please bring it the night of the party. The club has been very generous in the past with this charity. Thank you.

A special thank you to Ann and Art Yost for organizing this for us and hand delivering our gifts directly to Child First.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Party for a great evening. Family and friends are welcome.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Greeting Card Workshop

Greeting Card Workshop

Just imagine your image on a professional looking greeting card! Joan Balen will show you, step by step, all you need to create Holiday, Birthday and any other occasion cards using your very own images. This will be a hands on workshop and you will leave with your own greeting card ready for you to print at home. You will also create and save templates to make your card-making future easy peasy.

A basic knowledge of either photoshop or photoshop elements is required to participate 'hands on' using your laptop. You are welcome to attend, observe and take notes if you prefer.

This workshop will be held on Tuesday November 29th at 7PM. You can sign up at a meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com.


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

Monday, November 21, 2016

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition). Reminder we are also starting our meetings at 7pm

Please refer to the NHCC handbook for questions, 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
  • 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 (images where someone else set up the composition, or you "plug inot" lighting at a conference or workshop) are ONLY allowed in Class B
Competition:
  • We compete images in the following categories once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.
    • digital (open category)
    • digital (assigned subject)
    • creative/image artistry 
    • Monochrome 
    • Image Critique (no scores, just feedback, especially useful for new members, or new techniques, open to ALL)
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/Default.aspx

There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition. For more information or questions contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

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 Paul pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net  (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Lisa or Paul only. 

Number of entries per contest:

  • PRINTS: Each member may enter a maximum of 2 prints into the "member's choice" photo display and contest each month.
    • Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Friendly display and member's choice award.
  • OPEN SUBJECT 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.
    • Class A
    • Class B
    • FYI, there is no need (and even a slight disadvantage) to choosing an assigned subject image for the monthly OPEN caetegory. OPEN means naything goes. 

    • ASSIGNED SUBJECT 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.
      • Class A
      • Class B
      • Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition.

    • MONOCHROME Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image monochrome in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries
      • Class A
      • Class B
    • CREATVE 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.
    • CRITIQUE Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into Image Critique in each of the 8 monthly contests, for a year's total of 8.
    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.

    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).

    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).

    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).

    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)

    To be ranked in monochrome subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    November 14th "Bird Photography: Insights & Inspiration" by Michael Milicia

    November 14th "Bird Photography: Insights and Inspiration" by Michael Milicia

    Michael Milicia is a gifted photographer and teacher. He will present a selection of bird images along with understandable commentary intended to inform, entertain and inspire. This program will be of interest to both general audiences and photographers of all abilities. Using example photos, Mike will demonstrate the importance of things like head angle, catch lights, in-camera composition, knowing your subject, and being proactive in the field.  There will also be a review of a few key camera settings that enable Mike to be more productive and get better results in the field along with a brief discussion of his in-field workflow and his general approach to setting exposure in various situations.  The goal is to provide some insight into the many different components that must come together to create a compelling bird photograph. www.michaelmiliciaphotography.com 

    This program is sponsored in part by Hunts Photo