Monday, April 27, 2015

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)

Vote for the 2015-16 assigned subjects

It is time to vote on the assigned subjects for the next competition season. You get to vote for 8 and the 8 most popular become the assigned subjects for next season. 

If you would like to see a topic added to next year's list please write it on on the last page. *Please note: we try not to repeat categories.

Please vote for 8 (eight) topics: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G62P5JY

Please take the survey before May 1st. The list of the top eight topics will be announced at the May 4th meeting, and on the blog. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"

May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"

Adam Woodworth is a landscape photographer, fine art printer, award winning filmmaker, and software engineer. http://www.adamwoodworth.com/ He is originally from Kittery, Maine, and now resides in Rye, New Hampshire.  He has had a love of photography for over 17 years, and since 2008 he has focused on landscape photography. His goal as a photographer is to create compelling images using high quality tools and techniques.  His attention to detail as a long time computer programmer is not lost in his photography and fine art printing.He often strives to produce images that capture the beauty of nature, but he also uses special techniques to create images that often times look otherworldly. Adam can frequently be found wandering around the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the seacoasts of Maine and New Hampshire, or other beautiful areas of New England.
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/night_sky___astrophotography.shtml
























NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)
  • May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"
The NHCC handbook has been updated, 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 (in electronic images only, makeups are allowed in prints) 
  • 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 are ONLY allowed in Class B
We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition)
  • We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject) and prints 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 Denise denisesaldana@hotmail.com (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Denise, Lisa, John, or Paul only. 
  • You can save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition 

Number of entries per contest:

a. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the print competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 entries.

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 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.

a. To be ranked in prints (class A or B) for cumulative score, the maker must have submitted at least 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have 4 makeups or 4 zeros).

b. 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).

c. 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).

d. 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).

e. 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).

Each month we have the following image competitions:

(1) Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)

(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) Assigned subject, see topics (emailed prior to deadline). Assigned Subjects for 2013-2014 season. Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition.

PRINTS

1. Must be brought in by 7:15 in order for the print handlers to have time to write the titles on the score sheets and organize the prints.

2. Prints must be between 8 by 10 inches and 16 by 20 inches.

3. Prints must be mounted on mat board or foam core board. Any size mat board or foam core board is allowed up to 16"x20"

4. Prints may be matted conventionally or electronically as long as the maximum dimensions are not exceeded.

5. On the back of each print clearly print your name and address, title, order designation (1 or 2), and an arrow indicating which edge is the top. This information may be printed on one or more labels affixed to the back if you prefer not to write on the mount.

6. If you miss a meeting you are allowed to enter makeups (in prints only). The lowest 4 (class A) or 6 (class B) scores are dropped so it is your choice to take a zero for the missed print or enter a makeup print.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • April 27th - Competition - Street Vendors
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)
  • May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"

Monday, April 20, 2015

Vote for the 2015-16 assigned subjects

It is time to vote on the assigned subjects for the next competition season. You get to vote for 8 and the 8 most popular become the assigned subjects for next season. 

If you would like to see a topic added to next year's list please write it on on the last page. *Please note: we try not to repeat categories.

Please vote for 8 (eight) topics: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G62P5JY

Please take the survey before May 1st. The list of the top eight topics will be announced at the May 4th meeting, and on the blog.