Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March competition images posted

The images have also been posted: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm.

Thank you Bill for creating the galleries!

Competition Scores for March

The scores for March have been posted.

They are now posted on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/index.htm

Scores: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Second PSA Nature Interclub competition RESULTS

Dear NHCC Members, Here are the results from the second PSA Nature Interclub competition.

The individual results were are follows:

Asarisi, Richard-Male Bluebird-15-Honor

Barnett, William-Door Through the Berg-13

Bartini, Bill-Lady Blue Bird-13

Cuchara, Lisa-Burrowing Owl at Sunrise-13

Prestash, Gary-Male Gila Woodpecker on Stump-13

Thomas, Linda-Even Closer to Dinner-13

For this competition the club received a total of 80 points. Overall for the year after two competitions we have 145 points which puts us in about 4th place, 8 points behind the the leader, Unlimited Visions Photo Club (Waukesha, Wisconsin) Best regards,Bill (William B. Barnett66 Jasmine CircleMilford, CT 06461-1788 USA)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Judging workshop

Paul Peterson will give a workshop on Judging on Monday, April 20th at 7PM. This workshop is not only for those who would like to be part of our judging crew, going to other camera clubs to judge their competitions. It is also for those who want to improve their images by learning what judges look for, what makes the difference between a so-so image and one that really pops.

As part of the workshop, Paul will hold a 'mock judging', so begin thinking about a couple of images you have that can be included.

To sign up for this workshop, email Joan Balen at beadnik2@gmail.com , or sign up at one of the NHCC meetings.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

NECCC COURTESY ENROLLMENT

NECCC COURTESY ENROLLMENT

Each camera club that is a member of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) is offered a FREE registration for one of it's members who has never been to the NECCC conference. It is held at the University of Mass. in Amherst, MA from July 10-12, 2009. If you have never been to this annual conference, are over the age of 18 and are interested, please contact Ann Yost, President of NHCC (ayost4@aol.com or 203-931-9943). The person is still responsible for the cost of meals, room, transportation etc. One person has already applied, so please get in touch before April 2nd. If more than one person applies, we will have a lottery to select the winner.

Friday, March 20, 2009

March deadline THIS Friday

Our March NHCC competition deadline is just now two days away.

Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@comcast.net before midnight Friday March 20th .

Photographs must be in the JPEG format and scaled to a maximum of 1024 pixels wide and a maximum of 768 pixels high. If you need help entering the digital competition for the first time please see a current member. These directions are very simple to do, but sometimes simple things appear complicated when written down. Ever try to write down directions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich? Showing someone is much easier. Our digital competition requires that only you (1) resize your image to 1024 x 768 and save it as a jpg and (2) that you name it properly so that it can be competed, the scores databased and the image displayed on properly on the NHCC website competition gallery.

For information on the assigned subject competition see http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/nhcc-changes-to-category-competition.html.

Our handbook with the complete rules and instructions can be found on the NHCC website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/handbook.htm

Prints

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

2. 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".

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

4. 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.

Electronic Photographs

An example file name formatted correctly is A1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2005-11.jpg

The first letter is A, B, OR S for special category.

You can enter TWO images in A or B and in TWO images in S. The A or B photos do NOT have to be the same subject as the special category.

1. Photographs must be submitted as JPEG photographs with the .jpg extension.

2. Convert files to the sRGB color space if not already in that space (or convert to Gray Gamma 2.2 if submitting an untinted monochrome photograph).

3. Photographs will be projected using a projector having 1024 pixels in the horizontal direction and 768 pixels in the vertical direction. Photographs must fit within those dimensions. See Figure 1 (pg 17 handbook). Unless your photograph’s proportions are in the exact ratio of 4 to 3, one of these dimensions will be less than the maximum. For example, if you have a vertical photograph, the height will be 768 pixels, but the width will be significantly less than 1024 pixels. A square photograph will be 768 pixels by 768 pixels under these rules. Smaller photographs are acceptable. This means that a horizontal photograph will normally be 1024 pixels wide and may be as tall as 768 pixels, for example Figure 2 (pg 17 handbook). If the photograph is not 768 pixels tall it will be projected with black bars above and below the photograph as shown in Figure 3 (pg 17 handbook). A vertical photograph will normally be 768 pixels tall, but will be less than 1024 pixels wide and it will be projected with black bars on the two sides as shown in Figure 4 (pg 17 handbook).

In order to provide all of the information needed and to allow the use of automated tools, image files must be named as follows:

x#$LastName$FirstName$Title$Year-Month.jpg

Where “x” is the class (A, B, or S for special category) “#” is the sequence number for the competition (1 or 2), “LastName” is the last name of the maker, “FirstName” is the first name of the maker, “Title” is the photograph’s title without spaces (use the underline character “_” instead of spaces), and “Year-Month” is the competition being entered in the format “2005-11” for November 2005.

It is suggested that normal capitalization rules be followed for the last name, first name, and title. The dollar signs (“$”) are used to separate the fields of information.

An example file name formatted correctly is A1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2005-11.jpg

This is Bill Jones’ first photograph for class A entitled “Red Skier” entered into the November 2005 competition.

Note that file names may not contain spaces because we may post some or all of the entries and results on our club Internet site which runs on a Unix operating system that does not allow spaces. Use the underline character (“_”) instead of spaces in titles. It is very important to adhere to this naming convention so that the Vice President of Inside Competition or his designated assistant can use automated tools to prepare score sheets and keep records. The dollar signs ($) are recognized as field separation characters by automated tools such as spreadsheet programs. Be sure that all fields are in the correct order. If you run into problems because your computer operating system does not allow file names as long as required, complete the name as far as possible and put the full file name in the body of the submitting e-mail and the chairman will fix your titles for you.

• If you are submitting make-up photographs, use the year and month of the competition being made up rather than the year and month of the competition into which entered. If entering make-up photographs for the October 2005 competition in the January 2006 competition, the year and month should be “2005-10”, not “2006-01”.• When inserting the competition date, use a 4 digit year (for example 2007) followed by a dash (“-“) followed by a two digit month (09, 10, 11, 01, 02, 03, 04, or 05).

Thursday, March 19, 2009

youngest NHCC member! Veronica Antov

Lisa - I sent Andrey an email to see how things worked out for them since he had taken his wife to the hospital in labor last Monday, and we had not heard anything. Here is his reply - please send out to all on the email list. Gary

Thank you for the interest shown in my family situation. Yes, just two days after my PhD defense, we went to the hospital and got a baby girl. She was named Veronica, a name that fits three languages - Polish, Bulgarian and English. The baby was born 4 weeks premature, but the doctors said that she's totally fine and as far as I see develops well (just a little bit smaller 5lb and 12 oz).Now,I am home with my wife finishing my midterms in the Business school. I did not expect a child before my exams are over. This year has been quite busy and unpredictable for me.Hopefully, I will be able to attend the next camera club. If not, please, send my warm regards to the whole community! Best, Andrey

Friday, March 13, 2009

NHCC competition scores & images

The scores for February have been posted.

They are now posted on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/index.htm

Scores: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

The images have also been posted: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm. Thank you Bill for creating the galleries!

March competition deadline one week away

Our March NHCC competition deadline is just now one week away. Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@comcast.net before midnight Friday March 20th .

Photographs must be in the JPEG format and scaled to a maximum of 1024 pixels wide and a maximum of 768 pixels high. If you need help entering the digital competition for the first time please see a current member. These directions are very simple to do, but sometimes simple things appear complicated when written down. Ever try to write down directions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich? Showing someone is much easier. Our digital competition requires that only you (1) resize your image to 1024 x 768 and save it as a jpg and (2) that you name it properly so that it can be competed, the scores databased and the image displayed on properly on the NHCC website competition gallery.

For information on the assigned subject competition see http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/nhcc-changes-to-category-competition.html

Our handbook with the complete rules and instructions can be found on the NHCC website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/handbook.htm

Prints
1. Prints must be between 8 by 10 inches and 16 by 20 inches.
2. 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".
3. Prints may be matted conventionally or electronically as long as the maximum dimensions are not exceeded.
4. 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.

Electronic Photographs

An example file name formatted correctly is A1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2005-11.jpg
The first letter is A, B, OR S for special category.
You can enter TWO images in A or B and in TWO images in S.
The A or B photos do NOT have to be the same subject as the special category.

1. Photographs must be submitted as JPEG photographs with the .jpg extension.

2. Convert files to the sRGB color space if not already in that space (or convert to Gray Gamma 2.2 if submitting an untinted monochrome photograph).

3. Photographs will be projected using a projector having 1024 pixels in the horizontal direction and 768 pixels in the vertical direction. Photographs must fit within those dimensions. See Figure 1 (pg 17 handbook). Unless your photograph’s proportions are in the exact ratio of 4 to 3, one of these dimensions will be less than the maximum. For example, if you have a vertical photograph, the height will be 768 pixels, but the width will be significantly less than 1024 pixels. A square photograph will be 768 pixels by 768 pixels under these rules. Smaller photographs are acceptable. This means that a horizontal photograph will normally be 1024 pixels wide and may be as tall as 768 pixels, for example Figure 2 (pg 17 handbook). If the photograph is not 768 pixels tall it will be projected with black bars above and below the photograph as shown in Figure 3 (pg 17 handbook). A vertical photograph will normally be 768 pixels tall, but will be less than 1024 pixels wide and it will be projected with black bars on the two sides as shown in Figure 4 (pg 17 handbook).

In order to provide all of the information needed and to allow the use of automated tools, image files must be named as follows:

x#$LastName$FirstName$Title$Year-Month.jpg

Where “x” is the class (A, B, or S for special category)

“#” is the sequence number for the competition (1 or 2),

“LastName” is the last name of the maker,

“FirstName” is the first name of the maker,

“Title” is the photograph’s title without spaces (use the underline character “_” instead of spaces),

and “Year-Month” is the competition being entered in the format “2005-11” for November 2005.

It is suggested that normal capitalization rules be followed for the last name, first name, and title. The dollar signs (“$”) are used to separate the fields of information.

An example file name formatted correctly is A1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2005-11.jpg

This is Bill Jones’ first photograph for class A entitled “Red Skier” entered into the November 2005 competition.

Note that file names may not contain spaces because we may post some or all of the entries and results on our club Internet site which runs on a Unix operating system that does not allow spaces. Use the underline character (“_”) instead of spaces in titles.

It is very important to adhere to this naming convention so that the Vice President of Inside Competition or his designated assistant can use automated tools to prepare score sheets and keep records. The dollar signs ($) are recognized as field separation characters by automated tools such as spreadsheet programs. Be sure that all fields are in the correct order. If you run into problems because your computer operating system does not allow file names as long as required, complete the name as far as possible and put the full file name in the body of the submitting e-mail and the chairman will fix your titles for you.

• If you are submitting make-up photographs, use the year and month of the competition being made up rather than the year and month of the competition into which entered. If entering make-up photographs for the October 2005 competition in the January 2006 competition, the year and month should be “2005-10”, not “2006-01”.• When inserting the competition date, use a 4 digit year (for example 2007) followed by a dash (“-“) followed by a two digit month (09, 10, 11, 01, 02, 03, 04, or 05).

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Results of the Winter NECCC Electronic Interclub Competition

Hi Club Members,

Your images were sent to the Winter Interclub competition with the following results:

Pictorial:

Maker-Title-Score-Award

Antov, Andrey-Embroidery-16

Barnett, William-Lake Cara Boats & Clouds-20-HM

Cuchara, Lisa-Butterfly Dreams-15

Prestash, Gary-Cedar Waxwing with Crabapple-20-HM

Nature:

Maker-Title-Score-Award

Asarisi. Richard-Brown Crested flycatcher-18

Cuchara, Lisa-Hummer with Pink Dahlia-21- HM

Peterson, Paul-Stellar Jay-19

Prestash, Gary-Male Eastern Bluebird & Blossoms-21-HM

Overall in the Nature competition New Haven is in first place after two out of three competitions with 182 points. Gateway is in second with 180 points and Cape Code Viewfinders is in third with 178 points.We aren't doing as well in the Pictorial competition. Boston West is in first place with 179 points, Bridgeport is in second with 175 points, and Merrimack Valley and Seven Hills are tied for third with 171 points. New Haven Currently has 166 points. Best regards,Bill

Friday, March 6, 2009

This Monday's Program OUT WEST

Join us THIS Monday March 9th for "New Haven Camera Club Goes Out West" by NHCC members.

This show will combine the work of several NHCC members who traveled to Death Valley, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon and Sedona.

Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7:30 pm (Sept. thru May) at the Bethesda Lutheran Church (450 Whitney Ave. New Haven). Please visit www.newhavencameraclub.org

CHANGE New York Botanical Gardens

Lisa,
Will you please send out a blurb on the change of date for the New York Botanical Gardens? Change from 3/7 to 3/8 For Orchids. They should contact me via e-mail, work 203-787-3800, Cell 203-605-6050, or home 203-239-9341. Thanks. We will be leaving around 8am from this area to get there for 10am. More info will follow when I know how many are going and from where. Linda

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

PROSHOW GOLD WORKSHOP

PROSHOW GOLD WORKSHOP
Three hardy souls ventured out after the snow storm to participate in the workshop. Rich has generously agreed to hold the workshop again on Monday, March 16th at 7PM. We now have three additional slots, so if you've been wanting to take this workshop, please contact Joan Balen at beadnik2@gmail.com, or sign up at the meeting on Monday.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Field Trip this Saturday

NHCC Field Trip. Get out of the c0ld and enjoy some flowery photography. NY Botanical Garden Orchid Show March 7th – Please call Linda Thomas at 203.239.9341 if you are interested. Please note that you must be a paid member to attend NHCC field trips.