Sunday, May 22, 2016

The deadline for NHCC EOY contest is Wednesday 6/8, but please do not wait until the last minute!

End of Year Banquet and image Competition Monday June 13th

Come to the final event of the New Haven Camera Club 2015-2016 season, our end of Year Banquet and image Competition. Banquet Monday June 13th at the Whitney Center.

The deadline for NHCC EOY contest is Wednesday 6/8, but please do not wait until the last minute!

Enjoy good fellowship and the opportunity to see the best prints and electronic photographs from this past season always make for a great evening. After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded. Then the Print and Electronic Photograph competitions will be held. Any image (whether it won a ribbon or not) competed in the current season can be entered.

Did not keep track of your competition images and titles? The titles and scores are all online on our website. 

To enter EOY: Send an email with the subject "NHCC EOY Images" to Lisa photographer67@comcast.net and Paul at pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net (cc us both)
in the body of the email please list the image title, months/contests entered and EOY image category in the body.

Include the specific contest you are entering (class B open, Class A open, Sibley-Nature, DiChello-sea/landscapes or Creative and (1) the title of the competed image, the month that the image was competed (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr or May) and contest that the image was competed in (class A, B, assigned subject or creative). See example below.

Example:
To : pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net; photographer67@comcast.net
From: Happy Photographer
Subject line: "NHCC EOY Images"

Enter into EOY sea/landscape category
1. Photography Bliss from March 2016 assigned
2. Photography Blue hour from Dec 2015 open

Enter into EOY nature
1. Happiness is... a bird from May 2016 open
2. Blue flowers hour from Nov 2015 creative

Enter into EOY monochrome
1. bird from May 2016 monochrome
2. Girl from Nov 2015 monochrome

Enter into EOY Creative
1. Flowers Abounding bird from Sept 2015 creative
2. planets from Nov 2015 creative

Enter into EOY class B (or A) Open
1. Flowers from Sept 2015 open
2. Eagle from Nov 2015 open
3. Asylum from Dec 2015 open
4. Baboon from Jan 2016 open

First, Second and Third will receive awards in prints, open, creative, nature, sea/landscape. In addition, Judges Choice awards will be given in class B and class A open.
  • The Jane Sibley Honor Award is presented to the best nature photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Jane is a long time member of the club known for doing a variety of photography including nature.
  • The Joseph DiChello Award is presented to the best landscape or seascape photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Joe was a long-time member of the club who was known for his excellent landscape photography.
Come and join the members of the New Haven Camera Club for the end of the year banquet. Come participate in the competition for the print of the year, electronic image of the year, the Joe Dichello Memorial Landscape/Seascape Award and the Jane Sibley Nature Honor Award. Three outside judges will select the winners!

Each member may submit up to 4 electronic images, as well as 2 additional electronic images for the image artistry competition, 2 electronic images for the monochrome category, 2 electronic images for the nature comp, and 2 electronic images for the landscape/seascape competition.

Annual Awards Competition

Eligibility: Open Category electronic photographs, Image Artistry electronic photographs, monochrome or Assignment electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:

  1. Open Electronic Photograph - enter up to five images (from the monthly open competitions)
  2. Monochrome  - enter up to two images (from the monthly monochrome competitions)
  3. Image Artistry  - enter up to two images (from the monthly creative competitions)
  4. Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape - enter up to two images (from any category)
  5. Jane Sibley Nature Competition - enter up to two images (from any category)
  6. Please note:
    1. Images must have been competed during the 15-16 season
    2. The image did not have to earn a ribbon in the monthly competition
    3. No duplicate images. Each photograph may be entered only once in an end of the year competition. If a photograph is entered in one of the Open category competitions it may not be entered in either the Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape or the Jane Sibley Nature special competitions. If a photograph is entered in either the Joe Dichello or Jane Sibley special competition it may not be entered into the other special competition or one of the Open category competitions.

Field Trip to Elizabeth Park and Wickham Park

Field Trip to Elizabeth Park and Wickham Park
Friday, June 10, 2016
Free to NHCC members

On Friday, June 10, 2016, the NHCC Field trip committee is organizing a field trip to Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, CT and Wickham Park in Manchester CT.   We will meet at Elizabeth Park around 9:00 am.  Please feel free to come earlier or later as it meets you needs.

Elizabeth Park is famous for its roses.  If you have not been there before, you’re in for a treat.
Wickham Park, according to its website, boasts six different themed gardens:  English, Scottish, Cabin, Oriental, Italian, Lotus, Wetlands, and Rhododendron.

Additionally, the park is home to a variety of display birds: turkeys, pheasants, peafowl, owls, waterfowl, and exotic chickens.

That is not all!!!  The park also shelters turkey vultures, Red-Tailed hawks, Canadian geese, and a Great Horned owl, all migratory birds unreleasable to the wild due to injury. All of the many birds are kept in the park's aviary where the public can view and learn about them.

Come and enjoy the fun.  Stay for an hour, two hours, or spend the day.

Questions?  Jan Doyle is the point person for this trip.  Email her at jmdteach@comcast.net or call her at 203.314.3095.



Please let Jan know if you plan on attending. Sign up at a meeting or contact Jan. More details will be emailed as the date draws nearer.  Hope to see ya’ll

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET

DATE: June 13th, 2015 TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Whitney Center 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517

PRICE: $34.00; Tax and gratuity included.
Please Make Checks Payable To New Haven Camera Club

Bring your check to the meeting or mail it to me Lisa Cuchara, email me for my mailing address photographer67 [at] comcast.net

RSVP DEADLINE: June 8th (No Payments The Night Of The Dinner)

NAME (S) .............................................................

AMOUNT ENCLOSED ......................

Buffet: includes salad, salmon, chicken, pasta, oven roasted potatoes, vegetable, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, and soda.

After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded.

Then we will have our electronic image of the year competitions.

Please feel free to bring spouses, family, and friends for an entertaining evening of great food and the year's BEST images.



SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • New, as of February 2016. Optional. Each maker may place a "C" at the end of ONE image entered into each monthly competition to indicate that the maker desires a critique for that image (one image per month per maker only, i.e. choose any one image in any one category, class A, class B, assigned, monochrome, image artistry, etc.). For example, if you enter five photographs in ALL four categories you may choose ONEW image for a critique. You do to have to choose any image for critique if you do not desire one or will not be present at the competition to receive one.
  • Reminder. All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer [Clipart, Textures, plugins with textures, etc. are NOT permitted[. As of September 2016 this rule will be modified as follows: in the creative/image artistry category (ONLY) anything goes, meaning that you will be able to use plugins with textures, purchased textures, purchased photographs, etc. as long as the main component of the photograph was taken by the photographer. The exisiting rule (All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (clipart, Textures, plugins with textures, etc. are NOT permitted]) will still apply to ALL othrr categories except the creative/image artistry category.
  • 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).
We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition)
    Highlights:
    • All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (Clipart, Textures, plugins with 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 or submit your images late if you have problems, so we urge you please do NOT to wait until the last minute to submit your photographs.
    • Setups are ONLY allowed in Class B
    • We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject), creative/image artistry and black and white (monochrome) once a month (4th Monday of the month). Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.
    • There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition.
    • 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/UploadPictures3.aspx 
    • 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:

    a. Each member may enter 2 prints into the "member's choice" photo display and contest each month.

    b. 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.

    c. 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.

    d. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image black and white/monochrome in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.

    e. 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.

    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).
    Each month we have the following image competitions:

    (1) Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Friendly display and member's choice award.

    (2) Electronic (uploaded via website prior to deadline). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)

    (3) Image Artistry category (emailed prior to deadline)

    (4) Monochrome category (emailed prior to deadline)

    (5) Assigned subject (emailed prior to deadline). Assigned Subjects for current season. Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition. http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/current-season.html

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    End of Year Banquet and image Competition Monday June 13th

    End of Year Banquet and image Competition Monday June 13th

    Come to the final event of the New Haven Camera Club 2015-2016 season, our end of Year Banquet and image Competition. Banquet Monday June 13th at the Whitney Center.

    The deadline for NHCC EOY contest is Wednesday 6/8, but please do not wait until the last minute!

    Enjoy good fellowship and the opportunity to see the best prints and electronic photographs from this past season always make for a great evening. After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded. Then the Print and Electronic Photograph competitions will be held. Any image (whether it won a ribbon or not) competed in the current season can be entered.

    Did not keep track of your competition images and titles? The titles and scores are all online on our website. 

    To enter EOY: Send an email with the subject "NHCC EOY Images" to Lisa photographer67@comcast.net and Paul at pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net (cc us both)
    in the body of the email please list the image title, months/contests entered and EOY image category in the body.

    Include the specific contest you are entering (class B open, Class A open, Sibley-Nature, DiChello-sea/landscapes or Creative and (1) the title of the competed image, the month that the image was competed (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr or May) and contest that the image was competed in (class A, B, assigned subject or creative). See example below.

    Example:
    To : pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net; photographer67@comcast.net
    From: Happy Photographer
    Subject line: "NHCC EOY Images"

    Enter into EOY sea/landscape category
    1. Photography Bliss from March 2016 assigned
    2. Photography Blue hour from Dec 2015 open

    Enter into EOY nature
    1. Happiness is... a bird from May 2016 open
    2. Blue flowers hour from Nov 2015 creative

    Enter into EOY monochrome
    1. bird from May 2016 monochrome
    2. Girl from Nov 2015 monochrome

    Enter into EOY Creative
    1. Flowers Abounding bird from Sept 2015 creative
    2. planets from Nov 2015 creative

    Enter into EOY class B (or A) Open
    1. Flowers from Sept 2015 open
    2. Eagle from Nov 2015 open
    3. Asylum from Dec 2015 open
    4. Baboon from Jan 2016 open

    First, Second and Third will receive awards in prints, open, creative, nature, sea/landscape. In addition, Judges Choice awards will be given in class B and class A open.
    • The Jane Sibley Honor Award is presented to the best nature photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Jane is a long time member of the club known for doing a variety of photography including nature.
    • The Joseph DiChello Award is presented to the best landscape or seascape photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Joe was a long-time member of the club who was known for his excellent landscape photography.
    Come and join the members of the New Haven Camera Club for the end of the year banquet. Come participate in the competition for the print of the year, electronic image of the year, the Joe Dichello Memorial Landscape/Seascape Award and the Jane Sibley Nature Honor Award. Three outside judges will select the winners!

    Each member may submit up to 4 electronic images, as well as 2 additional electronic images for the image artistry competition, 2 electronic images for the monochrome category, 2 electronic images for the nature comp, and 2 electronic images for the landscape/seascape competition.

    Annual Awards Competition

    Eligibility: Open Category electronic photographs, Image Artistry electronic photographs, monochrome or Assignment electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:

    1. Open Electronic Photograph - enter up to five images (from the monthly open competitions)
    2. Monochrome  - enter up to two images (from the monthly monochrome competitions)
    3. Image Artistry  - enter up to two images (from the monthly creative competitions)
    4. Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape - enter up to two images (from any category)
    5. Jane Sibley Nature Competition - enter up to two images (from any category)
    6. Please note:
      1. Images must have been competed during the 15-16 season
      2. The image did not have to earn a ribbon in the monthly competition
      3. No duplicate images. Each photograph may be entered only once in an end of the year competition. If a photograph is entered in one of the Open category competitions it may not be entered in either the Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape or the Jane Sibley Nature special competitions. If a photograph is entered in either the Joe Dichello or Jane Sibley special competition it may not be entered into the other special competition or one of the Open category competitions.

    Northern Lights (Aurora) and Time Lapse Photography by John Slonina

    Northern Lights (Aurora) and Time Lapse Photography by John Slonina

    Night photography is a lot of fun. It adds a whole new element to your portfolio. Learn how to expose them correctly. How to compose, shoot and focus in the dark. John will be using examples with the Northern Lights. We can also discuss how to make time lapse photography. What equipment and software do you need? The correct formula for night photography, intervalometers, reducing flicker, post processing with Lightroom.






    John Slonina
    Slonina Photography
    Email: jtslonina@aol.com
    Website: http://www.sphotography.com