Friday, August 19, 2016

Sunset Photos at Hammonasset State Park

New Haven Camera Club
Loosey – Goosey Field Trip
Sunset Photos at Hammonasset State Park
1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT
Group Leader:  Jan Doyle jmdteach@comcast.net

Monday, August 29, 2016 (No Rain Date)
Do you remember Joe DiChello?  He loved to go to Hammonasset  State Park for award winning sunset photos.  Well, I was thinking of him and I thought why not run a trip for the NHCC.

Basic Trip:
Monday , August 29, 2016 at 6:45- 7:45 PM      
We arrive at Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT  for sunsets at Meigs Point.  If you have never been there before, follow the signs to Meigs Point.  But, don’t turn left into the parking lot.  Continue straight to the end. We will meet in this final parking lot.  Then, we will take a very short walk to the beach.   I hope we have tons of fisherman going back and forth on the stone wall to silhouette against the setting sun.
Better yet, does anyone have children or spouses they can bring along to model with a bucket, fishing pole or even a bike?  Let me know.  Because that would be wonderful.  If not, we will take out chances with the fisherman.

Want to eat, talk and laugh?
5:30 PM:   Meet at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale, 1301 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.   by                    the front door.   (Email me and let me know you are coming.) Jan Doyle jmdteach@comcast.net

6:30 PM:   Leave for Meig’s Point at Hammonasset Beach

It gets better!!!
After Our Award Winning Sunset Photos:  Back to  Lenny’s and Joes for an ice cream cone.  (I felt it was my duty to make sure this was a good place for camera club people to go, so I tried their ice cream.  Yep, a small chocolate cone dipped in chocolate was perfect.  I would give it a ten, just sayin’)

The field trip committee  love to have you join the group for any part of the trip.  You do not have to commit to all three events.  Pick and choose what is right for you.  Just let me know what you will be attending so I can keep an eye out for you.  (email: jmdteach@comcast.net or call 203.481.9531)

Hope to See Ya!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Chrysanthemum Festival Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA

Chrysanthemum Festival Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA
New Haven Camera Club Field Trip
Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA
  
Another great trip is planned by your field trip committee.  Come to Longwood Gardens Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29 for their wonderful Chrysanthemum Festival.  Experience a wonderful cultivated display with more than 16,000 chrysanthemums.  This is one of their most beautiful exhibits.  If you love flowers you will not want to miss this!


If you are interested please contact Pat at pbenham@att.net  with your contact information, cell number and town you are from.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Roger Williams Zoo in Providence RI New Haven Camera Club Field Trip

New Haven Camera Club Field Trip
Saturday, September 24
Roger Williams Zoo in Providence RI  
Cost Adults $14.95 Seniors $12.95

Group Leader Pat Benham

Your New Haven Camera Club Field Trip is running a trip to the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence RI on Saturday, September 24.  This zoo is one of the oldest in the country and located in the Roger Williams Park which also has a really nice Carousel.

This will be a great time to practice our animal photography.  Come join the fun as we photograph elephants, giraffes, red pandas, eagles, cheetahs and snow leopards along with
many other animals.

If you are interested please contact Pat at pbenham@att.net with your contact information, cell number and town you are from.

Friday, August 5, 2016

NHCC September 12 program

NHCC September 12 program
*** please arrive at or before 6:45 for our new 7pm starting time

Creative Capture Workflow for Travel Landscapes & Architecture by Lee Varis
AND
Travel Portraits: Capturing Light and Life by Bobbi Lane
For this double header they will each present for ~40 minutes


Lee Varis will show his approach to travel landscapes and architecture using creative techniques for panoramas, infrared, and post processing techniques. Lee will also discuss the impact that mirrorless cameras have had on his work!

Photographing people anywhere, home or abroad, presents many challenges to the traveling photographer. Honoring, respecting and communicating with your subject are the first steps to making a meaningful and storytelling photograph. The technical concerns about light, camera angle and lenses, backgrounds, selective focus, and composition can sometimes overshadow the
importance of making a connection with another human being. Language barriers can be overcome with a smile, a great attitude and tone of voice, allowing you to communicate without words.  It's imperative to use good lighting techniques, both natural and with flash, to create the mood and description of the scene and capture the essence. Patience and observation help the photographer choose the right time and place to capture the subject appropriately.

Bobbi shares her many tips and multiple experiences in both common place and exotic locations. This seminar will help you connect with people, develop a deeper understand of what all humans have in common, and assist you to make photographs that emotionally effect and enlighten the viewer. Come on this journey, laugh and cry with Bobbi and her travels to Ethiopia, Myanmar, Venice for Carnival, Turkey, Hong Kong, Dubai and Oman and discover  the keys to making great portraits.

Bobbi Lane APA, EP, ASMP, WIPIBobbi Lane Photography ~ 213-716-5455 Cell ~ www.bobbilane.com ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbilane/

Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis
The Mistress of Light and Sultan of Skin

The dynamic duo of photo-education, Bobbi & Lee, are partners in life as well as art. Together they bring two lifetimes of experience, along with enthusiasm and creative techniques to their fun filled workshops!
Lee, owner/founder of Varis PhotoMedia, is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 35 years. He was an early adopter of digital technology, and currently works with photography and computer graphics to create images for use in advertising, commercial graphics and multimedia. His work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, and numerous brochures, catalogs and magazine articles. He is responsible for the moth on the "Silence of the Lambs" movie poster! His creative imaging has also been featured in National Geographic and Fortune magazines, as well as various trade publications. His book “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing and Retouching Face and Bodies”, has been a best-seller for 10 years. He is a Master of all things Adobe, and has been an Adobe Community Professional and Influencer since 2008.

Bobbi is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in studio. Her multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. She primarily shoots people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts, as well as photographing "real people" and travel for stock. As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in workshops held worldwide. She is known for teaching lighting techniques for portraits, both natural and flash, and also for leading photo travel workshops. As an author she has written two books, a wide variety of magazine articles, has recorded multiple videos on lighting, portraiture and posing, and teaches online classes.  At APA National’s 25th Anniversary, Bobbi was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education. Photo District News also named Bobbi one of 13 of the Top Workshop Instructors.

Their websites are: www.bobbilane.com and www.varis.com

Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years. He started working with computer imaging over 20 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising.

Lee’s work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. He is responsible for the moth on the "Silence of the Lambs" movie poster, as well as photos of the Starship Enterprise for the Star Trek movies! His creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic, Newsweek and Fortune magazines as well as trade journals like PDN, New Media, Micro Publishing News, Rangefinder and Photo Electronic Imaging.

The author of 4 books, his best know book is the best seller: “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies” Wiley Publishing 2006 & a 2nd edition in 2010.  This book has become a must-have reference for every portrait and fashion photographer.

Lee's 40+ years of experience in photography spans the transition from film to digital giving him an invaluable vantage point for teaching and inspiring future generations of artists.





Lee Varis
varis@varis.com
http://www.varis.com
323-209-5376



Lee Varis is the Photographer & Author of:

  • Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally, Lighting, Photographing and Retouching Faces and Bodies - 2nd edition ISBN-10: 0470592125 ISBN-13: 978-0470592120 
  • Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers ISBN-13: 978-1-59863-987-2 ISBN-10: 1-59863-987-0 Paperback, 257 pages, 2010
  • online course: "Photoshop Layers Fundamentals" at PPSOP:  www.ppsop.com/play.aspx 
  • online course: "Portrait Retouching Fundamentals" also at PPSOP:  www.ppsop.com/prfp.asp
  • Photo-Illustration in Photoshop: http://courses.varis.com
  • "Shoot to Process for Travel Photography" www.craftsy.com/ext/LeeVaris_5204_F


Bobbi Lane Short Bio 2016
Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation
As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in workshops held worldwide. Bobbi's excellent rapport and communication with her students inspires and motivates, while her straight-forward teaching style reaches students of many different skill levels. Bobbi is known for teaching lighting techniques for portraits, both natural and strobe, and for leading international photo travel workshops.  Photo District News named her one of 13 of the Top Workshop Instructors.

Lee Varis Short Bio 2016
Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator and photo educator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years and started working with computer imaging over 20 years ago. He currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising.  Lee’s work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. He is responsible for the moth on the "Silence of the Lambs" movie poster! He is the author of “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies.”

Assigned subjects, 2016-17 season

Assigned subjects, 2016-17 season

Sept: Wide angle
Oct: Composites (three or more images combined)
Nov: Camera (s)
Jan: Mailbox (es)
Feb: Candlelight
March: Front Doors
April: Umbrellas
May: clock(s)

Sunset Photos at Hammonasset State Park

New Haven Camera Club
Loosey – Goosey Field Trip
Sunset Photos at Hammonasset State Park
1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT
Group Leader:  Jan Doyle jmdteach@comcast.net

Monday, August 29, 2016 (No Rain Date)
Do you remember Joe DiChello?  He loved to go to Hammonasset  State Park for award winning sunset photos.  Well, I was thinking of him and I thought why not run a trip for the NHCC.

Basic Trip:
Monday , August 29, 2016 at 6:45- 7:45 PM      
We arrive at Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT  for sunsets at Meigs Point.  If you have never been there before, follow the signs to Meigs Point.  But, don’t turn left into the parking lot.  Continue straight to the end. We will meet in this final parking lot.  Then, we will take a very short walk to the beach.   I hope we have tons of fisherman going back and forth on the stone wall to silhouette against the setting sun.
Better yet, does anyone have children or spouses they can bring along to model with a bucket, fishing pole or even a bike?  Let me know.  Because that would be wonderful.  If not, we will take out chances with the fisherman.

Want to eat, talk and laugh?
5:30 PM:   Meet at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale, 1301 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.   by                    the front door.   (Email me and let me know you are coming.) Jan Doyle jmdteach@comcast.net

6:30 PM:   Leave for Meig’s Point at Hammonasset Beach

It gets better!!!
After Our Award Winning Sunset Photos:  Back to  Lenny’s and Joes for an ice cream cone.  (I felt it was my duty to make sure this was a good place for camera club people to go, so I tried their ice cream.  Yep, a small chocolate cone dipped in chocolate was perfect.  I would give it a ten, just sayin’)

The field trip committee  love to have you join the group for any part of the trip.  You do not have to commit to all three events.  Pick and choose what is right for you.  Just let me know what you will be attending so I can keep an eye out for you.  (email: jmdteach@comcast.net or call 203.481.9531)

Hope to See Ya!!!