Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday October 30th Creative Editing Techniques with Betty Wiley

Monday October 30th Creative Editing Techniques with Betty Wiley
email Lisa @photographer67 [at] comcast.net to sign up and for more info.

Hands-on -- bring your computer (or just come and watch)
Free for NHCC members

Take your image editing to the next level by going beyond the basics.  In this session, you learn various creative editing techniques. Betty Wiley will show you how to transform your images by demonstrating ways to create dramatic lighting, how to selectively add color, add a grunge look to photos, create an edgy HDR look, create black and white with selective color, use of split toning and more.

Replacing Skies the Easy Way in Photoshop
Betty will show you how to replace bland, boring, colorless skies without the need for time consuming or complicated selections in Photoshop.  The techniques that Betty will demonstrate in this session are relatively easy and fast and create a believable look.  This is a popular class that Betty has taught to many groups and organizations.

here are some before and after of what you will learn...










Bio: Betty Wiley is an award-winning free-lance photographer and instructor who resides on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she has lived in the northeast for over 35 years.  She leads photography workshops and teaches post-processing classes on the South Shore and Cape Cod.  Her classes and workshops have received many accolades from her students and she is well known for her skill in the darkroom.   Betty is also a frequent speaker to camera clubs and meet-up groups.  Her images frequently appear in a various publications including Cape Cod magazine, Chatham magazine and South Shore Living.   While she specializes in nature and landscape photography, she also operates a small portrait studio in her home.  For more of her work, please visit her website at www.bettywileyphotography.com.

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 and you have to enter thru the main doors, not the doors near the CAC auditorium like we used to. 

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:

  • Mark a C next to any competiton image that you would like critiqued
  • All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (Clipart, Textures, etc. are NOT permitted) (Except in the image artistry category where anything goes but the main image must have started with a photograph taken bby the photographer).
  • 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

The NHCC has competitions in the following categories once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month).

  • digital (open category) (2 entries per maker)
    • class A 
    • class B
  • digital (assigned subject) (1 entry per maker)
    • class A
    • class B
  • creative/image artistry (1 entry per maker)
    • class A
    • class B
  • Monochrome (1 entry per maker)
    • class A
    • class B
  • Image Critique (no scores, just feedback, especially useful for new members, or new techniques, open to ALL members) (1 entry per maker)
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.
For more information or questions contact Paul Peterson 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:

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.
FYI, there is no need (and even a slight disadvantage) to choosing an assigned subject image for the monthly OPEN category. OPEN means anything goes. 

ASSIGNED SUBJECT Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into the Assigned Subject category in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.
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

CREATIVE 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 open , 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 open, 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, monochrome and/or Assigned Subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).

Monday, October 16, 2017

Image Critique Workshop Monday, Nov. 6 2017 @ 7PM

Image Critique Workshop
Monday, Nov. 6 2017 @ 7PM
Limited to 10 participants

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 beadnik2@gmail.com. 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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 2017 OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB TRIP
                     
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 2017

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS 

TICKETS $28.00

Join us for an evening of old fashioned New England Christmas traditions. 

"Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, dance, and a sleigh ride." There will be yule logs, strolling Victorian Carolers, readings from The Nativity, and Christmas Carol Sing-a-longs. Many photographic opportunities inside and out.

PLEASE CONTACT LINDA THOMAS
Humbrd001@Yahoo.com to sign up.
(You must be a paid NHCC member to attend.)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light

Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light

Paul Peterson has once again agreed to give this always popular workshop, in which he shares his techniques of taking striking close-up (macro) images of flowers.
  
Paul will begin by explaining his techniques for lighting, using natural light, use of backgrounds and other techniques he has perfected over the years. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your camera, a tripod and a macro lens if you have one. If you don’t have a macro lens, just bring what you have. Some of the flowers are large enough that they don’t really require a macro lens. Paul will have flower setups in a number of stations in his home, so everyone will have ample opportunity to try their hand using his techniques

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28th at 8AM. To sign up, please email me at beadnik2@gmail.com. I will send out an email with directions to Paul’s home a few days before the workshop to all who have signed up. (If you have already signed up at the camera club, no need to contact me again).


Please note that workshops are FREE, but you do need to be a current member to attend workshops (and to compete images and to participate on field trips).

"Creative Smart Phone Photography" by Melissa M. Fraser

"Creative Smart Phone Photography" by Melissa M. Fraser

Melissa gaev an excellent program, she said that she would send her notes and there they are...