Monday, November 19, 2018

NHCC - photo competition images Friday

NHCC - photo competition images due the Friday before competition.

  • Sept 24 2018 Competition
  • Oct 22 2018 Competition
  • Nov 26 2018 Competition
  • Jan 28 2019 Competition
  • Feb 25 2019 Competition
  • March 25 2019 Competition
  • April 22 2019 Competition
  • May 20 2019 Competition 6th floor common area 
  • June 10, 2019 Annual year of year banquet and slide competition

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 from the NHCC website and read it, it is your responsibility to know the rules. The New Haven Camera Club expects that its members 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 competition 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).

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Charity -- NHCC holiday party

Charity -- NHCC holiday party

More than ten years ago we moved away from the grab bag gift exchange to donating to a charity and we have never looked back. It is a small something that the club can do for others.

If you want to participate please bring an unwrapped gift to our Holiday party, or a check made out to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that started in Bridgeport and is now statewide, focusing on working with families with children ages birth to six.  It is a home-based early intervention service which works with the most vulnerable young children in families experiencing poverty, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness.  Many of the children suffer from developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and past abuse/neglect. Child FIRST is seeking donations of toys, books or gift cards to make this year's holiday brighter.  Please consider getting toys geared to children from 2-7.

The New Haven Camera Club would like to support a statewide program called Child FIRST by collecting toys (or contributions) for children ages birth to 7 instead of having a grab bag.  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, homelessness.  If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party.  And thank you very much. Ann Yost

The monthly scores for the October competition have been posted

The monthly scores for the October competition have been posted

The CURRENT competition score files are added here after each competition (2018-19 season)

Just a reminder that you can view the monthly image scores and the cumulative scores for the season here on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Sunday, November 11, 2018

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner
December 10, 2018       
      (Deadline December 5, 2018)
Pompeo’s Restaurant, 485 West Main Street, Branford, CT 203.488.3384
Doors Open @ 5:00: Buffet @ 6:00
Cost:  $35 per person, Cash Bar (Give/Send Checks to Jan Doyle)
Bring your family and Friends, Questions:  Call Jan Doyle @ 203.481.9531

Menu
Homemade Breads -  Stuffed Breads, Rolled Eggplant, Sausage & Peppers & Meatballs,       Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables, Roast Beef and Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Florentine, Stuffed Shells, Tortellini Genovese, and for desert:  Italian Pastries

Annual Slide Show
Deadline:  Saturday, December 7, 2018
NHCC is inviting members to present five minute, mini-slide shows.  The topic is your choice - travel, humor, creative, etc., with or without narration, with or without music.
Please send the slide show to Paul Peterson (or drop off ahead of time) so he can load the shows onto the club computer.  You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. The shows must be in a format the computer can handle: example - .exe format form ProShow Gold on Windows 

The show file should be named as follows:  Last name-FirstName-Title.
Questions?  Ask Paul Peterson.  Not sure if your program will work – Ask Paul Peterson
203-488-0267  nhccwin@yahoo.com
  
Please:  Do not call the restaurant to add your name to the list.  Problems?  Call Jan Doyle

Name:
Number Attending
Phone:
Make checks out to NHCC.  Give or send to Jan Doyle.  
Email Jan for home address:  jmdteach@comcast.net



Monday's Meeting

Monday's camera club meeting on Cuba will be held in the 6th floor commons area at Whitney Center rather than in our regular room. The starting time is 7 PM.

Join us Nov 12th for “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich

Join us Nov 12th for “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich

Cuba: Real and Raw Program
Laura has spent over three months exploring and leading photography workshops in Cuba in the last two years.   Come away for an evening on this fascinating island through Laura’s lens….from Old Havana to the  Bay of Pigs and into the  lush green valleys of the west. Here the change is palatable and yet the future such a mystery.   Laura will share her images and insights, her passion and unique approach to photojournalism.

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/


 




About Laura...
Laura L. Gingerich is an award winning photojournalist specializing in relief and disaster assistance world wide . She is known for “having an eye for beauty in the midst of chaos” from her work in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Haiti, Pakistan, West Bank and India.   When Laura is not on assignment, she loves sharing her knowledge by leading photography workshops that inspire and motivate beginners to advanced level enthusiasts all over the globe.