Monday, March 20, 2017

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).

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    The Juried photo show, sponsored by BACA, is postponed.

    The Juried photo show, sponsored by BACA, is postponed.  Thank you for your interest.

    Branford Cultural Arts Alliance and The New Haven Camera Club Juried Photo Show

    Branford Cultural Arts Alliance and The New Haven Camera Club Juried Photo Show

    Branford Cultural Arts Alliance and The New Haven Camera Club
    Juried Photo Show

    June 2, 2017 to June 4, 2017
    Exhibit at the Historic Branford Academy on the Green in Branford, CT

    $100 Cash Prizes for the following:
    Best Color Print
    Best B&W Print
    Best Creative Print

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 1, 2017

    Send 1-3 jpegs to Jan Doyle:  jmdteach@comcast.net  
    Include your name and title of the image.
    Subject line:  Photo Show.

    Entry fee:

    • $20 or free to BACA members.  (Can use entry fee to join BACA)
    • Send to Jan Doyle, 60 Peddlers Drive, Branford, CT 06405

    If you image is accepted into the show, it must meet the following requirements.

    • Size range:  8 x 12 to 16 x20
    • Matted, framed, with glass or plexiglass and ready to hang.  (Hardware on back of frame)
    • Canvas or metal are acceptable.
    • To display next to your image, bring the following information about the size of a business card. 
      • Name of photographer
      • Title of Image
      • Contact info
      • Price
    Notice of Acceptance:  April 9, 2017
    Drop off date at the Academy:  June 1, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00
    Opening Reception, June 2, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    Questions:  Contact Jan Doyle at jmdteach@comcast.net or call 203.481.9531

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    March 13 "Dynamics of Nature Photography:" by John Slonina

    March 13 "Dynamics of Nature Photography:" by John Slonina

    This program has several tips that will take your photography to the next level. John will give ideas that can be immediately deployed to increase your chances of capturing that "shot of a lifetime”. We will explore what makes a compelling and emotionally engaging photograph. He will entertain participants and illustrate his points with humor and stories from the field. Whether you are a beginner or a professional photographer, you will leave this presentation excited to try new strategies and tips that will create more dramatic images.

    Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00 pm, Sept-May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

     



    Biography. John Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America. John’s goal is to make everything a fun learning experience. John’s subjects include landscape, wildlife, macro, nature, and night photography. His work has been published in calendars, books, magazines and displayed in several galleries. John has presented for numerous camera clubs, nature groups, and photo conferences. His teaching style and humor makes him a popular speaker. You can visit his website for his blog posts, online galleries, and tour schedule. He is a member of the Feisol Pro Photography Team and sponsored by Hunt’s Photo and Video.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Branford Cultural Arts Alliance and The New Haven Camera Club Juried Photo Show

    Branford Cultural Arts Alliance and The New Haven Camera Club
    Juried Photo Show

    June 2, 2017 to June 4, 2017
    Exhibit at the Historic Branford Academy on the Green in Branford, CT
    $100 Cash Prizes for the following:
    Best Color Print
    Best B&W Print
    Best Creative Print

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 1, 2017
    Send 1-3 jpegs to Jan Doyle:  jmdteach@comcast.net   Include your name and title of the image.  Subject line:  Photo Show.
    Entry fee:  $20 or free to BACA members.  (Can use entry fee to join BACA)
    ·        Send to Jan Doyle, 60 Peddlers Drive, Branford, CT 06405

    If you image is accepted into the show, it must meet the following requirements.
    §  Size range:  8 x 12 to 16 x20
    §  Matted, framed, with glass or plexiglass and ready to hang.  (Hardware on back of frame)
    §  Canvas or metal are acceptable.
    §  To display next to your image, bring the following information about the size of a business card.
    Name of photographer
                                               Title of Image
                                               Contact info
                                               Price

    Notice of Acceptance:  April 9, 2017
    Drop off date at the Academy:  June 1, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00
    Opening Reception, June 2, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    Questions:  Contact Jan Doyle at jmdteach@comcast.net or call 203.481.9531

    REPEAT WORKSHOP PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS FOR BEGINNERS

    REPEAT WORKSHOP
    PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS FOR BEGINNERS
    THURS. March 30 2017 AT 7:30PM
    BRANFORD, CT

    Paul has generously offered to give this workshop again, because a few people who wanted to take it had conflicts with the original date. If you took the first one and would like to take it again, that is fine. Paul will use Elements to demonstrate but the information works equally well with full Photoshop. This workshop is designed for those wanting to get started using Photoshop or for those who feel they need to refresh their skills. Paul 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. L earning 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.