Friday, December 31, 2010

Your “Tens” & Raising the Bar on your Photography

Happy New Year! I saw this short article with some simple yet powerful advice. Lisa

Your “Tens” and Raising the Bar on your Photography


1.Gather up your top ten photographs into a portfolio (printed photographs or your iPad).

2.Present them really nicely.

3.When someone comes up and wants to see your photographs, you can show them those 10 photos.

4.When you take a photo that’s better than one of those ten, replace it, and put the other one in.

5.If you go for 3 or 4 months and they’re the same 10 damn photos, you know that you’re not working it—you need to push yourself!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Assigned Subjects

Please note that the elctronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN monthly competition.

Thanks Joan for making these assigned subject images!



* January 2011: 1940-1949 World War II “Military”




* February 2011: 1950-1959 Invention of slinky, Hula hoop & Barbie doll “Toys”


* March 2011: 1960-1969 End of Vietnam War “Peace”


* April 2011: 1970-1979 Blizzard of 1978 “Snow”


* May 2011: 1980-1989 Explosion of televised Sports “Sports”


* September 2011: 1990-1999 Hale Bop “Sky”


* October 2011: 2000-2010 The old club enters the new millenium “Old & New”


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Last call for slideshow!

For those of you attending the holiday party please note that slideshows for out annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by midnight December 10th.


The deadline for reservations for the party is December 9th


Also bring your toys!
As we have done the last couple of years, instead of a grab bag, we will give to a charity. This year it will be TOYS FOR TOTS. http://www.toysfortotsnewhaven.org/ New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the party with a value of $10. If you prefer, a money contribution can be given - checks to be made out to "Marine Corps Toys for Tots" Toys for all ages up to 17 are appreciated, but the greatest need is in the 0-2 or 15-17 age brackets.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last Call for Holiday Party -- deadline for reservations December 9th

Annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club


Come one, come all to the annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

** New location -- New menu **

When: MONDAY DECEMBER 13th 6:00 PM Drinks and appetizers 6:30 PM Dinner

Where: Serafino's on Hartford Turnpike in Wallingford near the Oakdale Theatre Serafino's Ristorante Italiano 72 South Turnpike Road Wallingford, Connecticut

Menu: hot and cold appetizers, penne ala vodka, chicken, roast beef, chocolate mousse
Cost: $33
Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

And remember we will have our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max) on any subject after dinner. If you want Lisa to run your show on her laptop, shows are due to Lisa by midnight December 10th.

As we have done the last couple of years, instead of a grab bag, we will give to a charity. This year it will be TOYS FOR TOTS. http://www.toysfortotsnewhaven.org/ New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the party with a value of $10. If you prefer, a money contribution can be given - checks to be made out to "Marine Corps Toys for Tots" Toys for all ages up to 17 are appreciated, but the greatest need is in the 0-2 or 15-17 age brackets.

Please send your reservation to Tom Cuchara, 60 Braeside Dr, Hamden , CT 06514.
The deadline for reservations is December 9th
Don't delay - send your reservation now for a great time!!

Name(s) _________________________________________________________________
# people _____ x $33 = ________ Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

Sunday, November 28, 2010

NHCC Holiday Party and slideshow competition

Annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club


Come one, come all to the annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

** New location -- New menu **

When: MONDAY DECEMBER 13th 6:00 PM Drinks and appetizers 6:30 PM Dinner

Where: Serafino's on Hartford Turnpike in Wallingford near the Oakdale Theatre Serafino's Ristorante Italiano 72 South Turnpike Road Wallingford, Connecticut

Menu: hot and cold appetizers, penne ala vodka, chicken, roast beef, chocolate mousse

Cost: $33
Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

And remember we will have our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max) on any subject after dinner. If you want Lisa to run your show on her laptop, shows are due to Lisa by midnight December 10th.

As we have done the last couple of years, instead of a grab bag, we will give to a charity. This year it will be TOYS FOR TOTS. http://www.toysfortotsnewhaven.org/ New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the party with a value of $10. If you prefer, a money contribution can be given - checks to be made out to "Marine Corps Toys for Tots" Toys for all ages up to 17 are appreciated, but the greatest need is in the 0-2 or 15-17 age brackets.

Please send your reservation to Tom Cuchara, 60 Braeside Dr, Hamden , CT 06514.
The deadline for reservations is December 9th
Don't delay - send your reservation now for a great time!!

Name(s) _________________________________________________________________
# people _____ x $33 = ________ Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

Friday, November 19, 2010

Annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

Annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club


Come one, come all to the annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

** New location -- New menu **

When: MONDAY DECEMBER 13th 6:00 PM Drinks and appetizers 6:30 PM Dinner

Where: Serafino's on Hartford Turnpike in Wallingford near the Oakdale Theatre Serafino's Ristorante Italiano 72 South Turnpike Road Wallingford, Connecticut

Menu: hot and cold appetizers, penne ala vodka, chicken, roast beef, chocolate mousse

Cost: $33

Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

And remember we will have our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max) on any subject after dinner. If you want Lisa to run your show on her laptop, shows are due to Lisa by midnight December 10th.

As we have done the last couple of years, instead of a grab bag, we will give to a charity. This year it will be TOYS FOR TOTS. http://www.toysfortotsnewhaven.org/ New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the party with a value of $10. If you prefer, a money contribution can be given - checks to be made out to "Marine Corps Toys for Tots" Toys for all ages up to 17 are appreciated, but the greatest need is in the 0-2 or 15-17 age brackets.

Please send your reservation to Tom Cuchara, 60 Braeside Dr, Hamden , CT 06514.
The deadline for reservations is December 9th
Don't delay - send your reservation now for a great time!!

Name(s) _________________________________________________________________

# people _____ x $33 = ________  Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The November competition entry deadline is tomorrow

The November competition entry deadline is tomorrow


Please see this blog post if you need specific details about entering the competition

http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/september-competition-deadline-is-few.html

You images must be emailed to Paul at NHCCwin@yahoo.com by midnight 11-19

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fall NECCC Digital Slide Interclub Competitions.

Dear Club Members,


The following images were used to represent the Club in the Fall NECCC Digital Slide Interclub Competitions.

Pictorial Class A:

Cuchara, Lisa; Yale Doors and Locks; 22
Doyle, Jan; Who Me; 23; HM
Naumann. Susan; Calla Lily Bouquet; 23 HM
SaldaƱa, Denise; Saw-Whet Owl; 25; 2nd
In this competition each judge scores 3 to 9 for a range of 9 to 27. The first place image received 27 and Denise was in a 3-way tie for second with 25.

Nature Class A:
Antov, Andrey; Eternity; 22
Cuchara, Lisa; Osprey Adult Juvenile; 21
Cuchara, Tom; Mama and Papa Blue Bird; 22
Prestash, Gary; Cedar Waxwing on Crabappple Tree; 26; 1st

Overall in this first competition in the Pictorial category we were tied with Greater Lynn for second place with 93 points. Charter Oak was in first place with 95 points. In the Nature category Gateway and Greater Lynn were tied for first with 92 points and we were tied with Nashoba Valley for 3rd with 91 points.
The first place image received by Gary Prestash received 26 points (no tie).
A special thanks to Gary Prestash who recruited the images for nature that met the PSA definition.
Best regards,
Bill

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The November competition deadline is a one week away

The November competition deadline is a one week away

Our next NHCC competition deadline is just now one week away.Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com before midnight Nov 19th.

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

Photographs must be submitted as JPEG images with the .jpg extension.

Convert the photograph to the sRGB color space. Your images may already be in that color space. If the color of your images seems off when they are projected, you may want to check this. Our projector requires that images be no more than 1024 WIDE and no more than 768 HIGH. (If you submit a vertical image, it will typically be approximately 500 wide to allow it to be 768 high.)

Images which are vertical or square will be smaller than horizontal images.

Titles - Please use the following format. Class&Image Number $LastName$FirstName$Title$Year-month (numeral).jpg

Examples

B1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2009-11.jpg
B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2009-11.jpg
S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2009-11.jpg

S is used for the assigned subject.

Do not leave any spaces. Use the underline character “_”instead of spaces.

Note: Your computer may automatically put .jpg at the end of the title. If that is the case, you should not put .jpg at the end or you will end up with .jpg.jpg

Look carefully at your completed title to make sure that it is correct.

Have you used the dollar sign $ to separate fields?

Have you used the underline “_” between words in the title?

Are the year and month correct? Does it end in .jpg ?

Attach your images to an email and send to nhccwin@yahoo.com

Organization Hint: Make a folder for NHCC Possible Comp images. These should be duplicates of your better photographs. Make another folder for NHCC Competition 2009-10. Don’t put anything into this folder unless it is sized correctly and titled correctly. When you open this folder, all of your images will be in the same format and you can simply copy what you havepreviously done.

I hope this helps. Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

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.

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. 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.

Please note: 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 2010 competition in the January 2011 competition, the year and month should be “2010-10”, not “2011-01”.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Monday -- Bill Barnet presents "Beyond Human Vision"

Beyond Human Vision describes digital techniques for producing photographs using radiation from the near infrared part of the spectrum. Words like wow, ethereal, surreal, dreamlike, and different have been used to describe the resulting photographs.


The lecture is divided into three parts:

1. First, an introduction concerned principally with the Why? and What? of infrared photography will be presented. A short introduction to infrared radiation (which is invisible to humans) and how it interacts with the natural world will be included.

2. Second, the equipment needed (cameras and filters) will be described in detail. Possible problems and how to avoid or minimize them will also be covered.
3. Third, editing the photographs including the steps required to optimize infrared images will be described. Both Lightroom and Photoshop are used, though other programs should produce similar results. A few creative techniques using infrared images will also be included.

The presentation will end with a short showcase of infrared images photographed by the author.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Design A Shirt Contest -- Deadline Nov 8th

Design A Shirt Contest- As part of our centennial celebration we want to have a new T/Polo Shirt made through Cafe Press. We're encouraging our club members to come up with a "logo" that would be for the front of the shirt, for either the left or right shoulder. It should include the name of our club and some recognition of our 100th birthday. Deadline for submitting the design to the centennial committee is November 8th. The committee will choose three entries and the club members will vote the winning design. The winner will receive a free shirt with their design on it.


For further information you can email Art at arty43@comcast.net

Judging Symposium Saturday, November 6, 2010

Judging Symposium
Saturday, November 6, 2010

The New Haven Camera Club is hosting a “Judging Symposium” on Saturday, November 6, at the United Methodist Church, 811 East Main Street, Branford, CT, from 9A.M. to 12 noon. Note: This is a different location from where the club normally meets. Directions are included at the bottom.
Why are we doing this? Camera clubs depend on good judges to critique the work of their members. These days, clubs are finding it harder to get good qualified people who are willing to go out and serve as judges. We thought that perhaps bringing a number of interested people together to discuss the issue of camera club judging would be beneficial to all. Even less experienced photographers, not readyto become judges, may benefit from this symposium.

Paul Peterson will begin the morning with his updated program “Judging Photography In The Digital Age.” After the program, we will engage in a free-flowing discussion in which the participants are invited to share their ideas for improving the quality and number of camera club judges in our area.

Here are some of the questions we may try to answer:
  • What should judges look for in judging a photograph?
  • How do clubs go about getting good judges?
  • What makes a person qualified to be a judge?
  • Is it more difficult to judge digital photography?
  • What are the pet peeves that clubs have about judges and judging?
  • Are there concerns that judges have about camera clubs?
  • Can area clubs get an up-to-date list of camera club judges?
These are just some ideas for questions. We will discuss whatever the people in attendance want to discuss. If there is enough interest in this symposium, perhaps it can serve as a springboard for further discussions in the future.
Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a judge.

There is no charge for the symposium.

We hope to see you there to share ideas and learn what others are thinking.

Light refreshments will be served.

An RSVP is not absolutely necessary but would be appreciated so we can determine the number of attendees. Email Paul Peterson at the following address: NHCCwin@yahoo.com  or call 203-488-0267.

Directions from New Haven: I-95 north (east) to exit 56 Branford. Turn left. Go past Stop & Shop to Route 1 (Chowder Pot Restaurant will be across the street.) Turn right onto Route 1 (east). Follow one mile to the United Methodist Church, 811 East Main St, on the right (white church). Park anywhere in the lot.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tops in Connecticut sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Photographers

Dear Members of the New Haven Camera,
As co-chair (along with Antoinette Gombeda) I would like to invite all of you to participate in the 2010 edition of Tops in Connecticut sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP). This competition is for individual photographers who live in Connecticut or are members of Connecticut based camera clubs. You do not have to be a member of CAP to enter. You may enter 4 electronic (digital) images and/or four prints. In each category you will have an opportunity to win Best in Show or one of the special awards for Best Portrait, Best Landscape, Best Seascape, Best Creative, Best Nature or Judges Choice. In addition approximately 25% of the entries will be accepted to appear in a show with commentary to be presented at the CAP dinner meeting in late April or early May of 2011. Prints will be copied so that they can appear in the show as well.
Entering is easy. To enter digital images you simply e-mail them to CAPinCT@optonline.net and send the entry form and entry fee to Antoinette at the address shown on the entry form. Entering prints is just as easy; simply bring them to the Club meeting on November 8 carefully wrapped (a black plastic garbage bag is ideal) and give them to me. I will see that they are entered into the competition. You can include your entry form and fee in the package. If you are entering both electronic images and prints, you may put the entry forms and fees for both in your print package.
If you don't have an entry form, go to http://capinct.org/Events.aspx, download an entry form, and print it out.

I am looking forward to seeing some of the outstanding work of New Haven Camera Club photographers in the competition.

Best regards,
Bill

William B. Barnett

66 Jasmine Circle

Milford, CT 06461-1788

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Judging Symposium Saturday, November 6, 2010

Judging Symposium


Saturday, November 6, 2010



The New Haven Camera Club is hosting a “Judging Symposium” on

Saturday, November 6, at the United Methodist Church, 811 East Main Street,

Branford, CT, from 9A.M. to 12 noon. Note: This is a different location from

where the club normally meets. Directions are included at the bottom.



Why are we doing this? Camera clubs depend on good judges to critique the work of their members. These days, clubs are finding it harder to get good qualified people who are willing to go out and serve as judges. We thought that perhaps bringing a number of interested people together to discuss the issue of camera club judging would be beneficial to all. Even less experienced photographers, not ready

to become judges, may benefit from this symposium.



Paul Peterson will begin the morning with his updated program

“Judging Photography In The Digital Age.” After the program, we will engage

in a free-flowing discussion in which the participants are invited to share their

ideas for improving the quality and number of camera club judges in our area.



Here are some of the questions we may try to answer:



What should judges look for in judging a photograph?

How do clubs go about getting good judges?

What makes a person qualified to be a judge?

Is it more difficult to judge digital photography?

What are the pet peeves that clubs have about judges and judging?

Are there concerns that judges have about camera clubs?

Can area clubs get an up-to-date list of camera club judges?



These are just some ideas for questions. We will discuss whatever the people in attendance want to discuss. If there is enough interest in this symposium, perhaps it can serve as a springboard for further discussions in the future.



Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a judge.

There is no charge for the symposium.

We hope to see you there to share ideas and learn what others are thinking.



Light refreshments will be served.



An RSVP is not absolutely necessary but would be appreciated so we can

determine the number of attendees. Email Paul Peterson at the following address:

NHCCwin@yahoo.com  or call 203-488-0267.



Directions from New Haven: I-95 north (east) to exit 56 Branford. Turn left.

Go past Stop & Shop to Route 1 (Chowder Pot Restaurant will be across the street.)

Turn right onto Route 1 (east). Follow one mile to the United Methodist Church,

811 East Main St, on the right (white church). Park anywhere in the lot.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The October competition entry deadline is tomorrow

The October competition entry deadline is tomorrow
Please see this blog post if you need specific details about entering the competition

http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/september-competition-deadline-is-few.html

Your images must be emailed to Paul at NHCCwin@yahoo.com by midnight 10-22

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yes, Oct 22nd is the deadline :-)

The October competition deadline is a one week away


Our next NHCC competition deadline is just now one week away.Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com before midnight Oct22nd.

The October competition deadline is a one week away

The October competition deadline is a one week away
Our next NHCC competition deadline is just now one week away.Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com before midnight Oct22nd.

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

Photographs must be submitted as JPEG images with the .jpg extension.

Convert the photograph to the sRGB color space. Your images may already be in that color space. If the color of your images seems off when they are projected, you may want to check this. Our projector requires that images be no more than 1024 WIDE and no more than 768 HIGH. (If you submit a vertical image, it will typically be approximately 500 wide to allow it to be 768 high.)

Images which are vertical or square will be smaller than horizontal images.

Titles - Please use the following format. Class&Image Number $LastName$FirstName$Title$Year-month (numeral).jpg
Examples

B1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2009-11.jpg
B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2009-11.jpg
S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2009-11.jpg

S is used for the assigned subject.

Do not leave any spaces. Use the underline character “_”instead of spaces.

Note: Your computer may automatically put .jpg at the end of the title. If that is the case, you should not put .jpg at the end or you will end up with .jpg.jpg

Look carefully at your completed title to make sure that it is correct.

Have you used the dollar sign $ to separate fields?

Have you used the underline “_” between words in the title?

Are the year and month correct? Does it end in .jpg ?
Attach your images to an email and send to nhccwin@yahoo.com
Organization Hint: Make a folder for NHCC Possible Comp images. These should be duplicates of your better photographs. Make another folder for NHCC Competition 2009-10. Don’t put anything into this folder unless it is sized correctly and titled correctly. When you open this folder, all of your images will be in the same format and you can simply copy what you havepreviously done.
I hope this helps. Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

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.

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. 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.
Please note: 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 2010 competition in the January 2011 competition, the year and month should be “2010-10”, not “2011-01”.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Design A Shirt Contest

Design A Shirt Contest- As part of our centennial celebration we want to have a new T/Polo Shirt made through Cafe Press. We're encouraging our club members to come up with a "logo" that would be for the front of the shirt, for either the left or right shoulder. It should include the name of our club and some recognition of our 100th birthday. Deadline for submitting the design to the centennial committee is November 8th. The committee will choose three entries and the club members will vote the winning design. The winner will receive a free shirt with their design on it.




For further information you can email Art at arty43@comcast.net

Saturday, October 9, 2010

MONDAY Oct 11th -- The Art of Black & White in a Digital World

The Art of Black & White in a Digital World


Eric Luden will be presenting a program this month that invovles "Bringing the Beauty of True Black & White to Digital Photography"
Digital Silver Imaging combines the advancements of digital photography with the aesthetic and archival properties of true black & white printing. Using digital laser technology and silver gelatin papers, we bring your photographic vision to life in beautiful, continuous tone prints that will last a lifetime.

When you capture a black & white moment, you have a vision of its presence on paper.

Every detail is intact; every nuance is apparent.

Introduction
• 25+ years in photo industry
• Commercial & fine art portrait photographer
• Ran successful photo retail company in Boston
• Consultant for Kodak in B&W educational markets
• Worked at Ilford Photo from 1995 - 2008
• Started Digital Silver Imaging in 2008

Black & White Digital Evolution
• Provide historical overview (over past 15 years)
• Show examples of different media and output
• Digital evolution forced photographers into color
o Digital capture in color
o Initial inkjet printers biased towards color
o Photoshop initially only offered grayscale conversion
• Options for B&W output – LVT, Digital “C” Printing, Inkjet
o Provide samples of each
• B&W trend in photography over past 40 years
• Re-emerging alternative processes

Why is Black & White Photography relevant today?
• Audience feedback/discussion

Tools of the trade
• New Inkjet printers for better quality printing
• B&W camera modes
• New Software
o RAW, Lightroom, Nik Software, etc
o Nik Silver Efex demonstration
• Inkjet papers

Ilford Photo’s role in B&W and development of new silver gelatin paper
• RC & Fiber emulsions
• Response in the market
• Relevance for today’s photographer

Output options
• Inkjet printing
• Photo labs
o Outsourcing and uploading files
o Digital “C” prints for B&W
• Digital Silver Imaging

Q&A

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Art of Black & White in a Digital World Monday 10-11

Eric, Monday night's presenter, asked me to send out an email about his Nik Presentation and suggested that people download their 15 day FREE trial prior to my workshop and watch some of the short Nik instructional videos...  http://www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro/usa/entry.php

Monday, October 4, 2010

Judging Symposium Saturday, November 6, 2010

Judging Symposium


Saturday, November 6, 2010



The New Haven Camera Club is hosting a “Judging Symposium” on

Saturday, November 6, at the United Methodist Church, 811 East Main Street,

Branford, CT, from 9A.M. to 12 noon. Note: This is a different location from

where the club normally meets. Directions are included at the bottom.



Why are we doing this? Camera clubs depend on good judges to critique the work of their members. These days, clubs are finding it harder to get good qualified people who are willing to go out and serve as judges. We thought that perhaps bringing a number of interested people together to discuss the issue of camera club judging would be beneficial to all. Even less experienced photographers, not ready

to become judges, may benefit from this symposium.



Paul Peterson will begin the morning with his updated program

“Judging Photography In The Digital Age.” After the program, we will engage

in a free-flowing discussion in which the participants are invited to share their

ideas for improving the quality and number of camera club judges in our area.



Here are some of the questions we may try to answer:



What should judges look for in judging a photograph?

How do clubs go about getting good judges?

What makes a person qualified to be a judge?

Is it more difficult to judge digital photography?

What are the pet peeves that clubs have about judges and judging?

Are there concerns that judges have about camera clubs?

Can area clubs get an up-to-date list of camera club judges?



These are just some ideas for questions. We will discuss whatever the people in attendance want to discuss. If there is enough interest in this symposium, perhaps it can serve as a springboard for further discussions in the future.



Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a judge.

There is no charge for the symposium.

We hope to see you there to share ideas and learn what others are thinking.



Light refreshments will be served.



An RSVP is not absolutely necessary but would be appreciated so we can

determine the number of attendees. Email Paul Peterson at the following address:

NHCCwin@yahoo.com or call 203-488-0267.



Directions from New Haven: I-95 north (east) to exit 56 Branford. Turn left.

Go past Stop & Shop to Route 1 (Chowder Pot Restaurant will be across the street.)

Turn right onto Route 1 (east). Follow one mile to the United Methodist Church,

811 East Main St, on the right (white church). Park anywhere in the lot.

Friday, October 1, 2010

September competition scores

The September competition scores have been posted on our website
http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Gallery images will be posted at a later date.

The Art of Black & White in a Digital World October's program


The Art of Black & White in a Digital World

Eric Luden will be presenting a program this month that invovles "Bringing the Beauty of True Black & White to Digital Photography"



Digital Silver Imaging combines the advancements of digital photography with the aesthetic and archival properties of true black & white printing. Using digital laser technology and silver gelatin papers, we bring your photographic vision to life in beautiful, continuous tone prints that will last a lifetime.

When you capture a black & white moment, you have a vision of its presence on paper.

Every detail is intact; every nuance is apparent.

Introduction


• 25+ years in photo industry
• Commercial & fine art portrait photographer
• Ran successful photo retail company in Boston
• Consultant for Kodak in B&W educational markets
• Worked at Ilford Photo from 1995 - 2008
• Started Digital Silver Imaging in 2008

Black & White Digital Evolution

• Provide historical overview (over past 15 years)
• Show examples of different media and output
• Digital evolution forced photographers into color
   o Digital capture in color
   o Initial inkjet printers biased towards color
   o Photoshop initially only offered grayscale conversion
• Options for B&W output – LVT, Digital “C” Printing, Inkjet
   o Provide samples of each
• B&W trend in photography over past 40 years
• Re-emerging alternative processes

Why is Black & White Photography relevant today?

• Audience feedback/discussion

Tools of the trade

• New Inkjet printers for better quality printing
• B&W camera modes
• New Software
   o RAW, Lightroom, Nik Software, etc
   o Nik Silver Efex demonstration
• Inkjet papers

Ilford Photo’s role in B&W and development of new silver gelatin paper

• RC & Fiber emulsions
• Response in the market
• Relevance for today’s photographer

Output options
• Inkjet printing
• Photo labs
   o Outsourcing and uploading files
   o Digital “C” prints for B&W
• Digital Silver Imaging

Q&A

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The September competition entry deadline is tomorrow

The September competition entry deadline is tomorrow

Please see last week's entry if you need specific details about entering the competition
http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/september-competition-deadline-is-few.html

You images must be emailed to Paul at NHCCwin@yahoo.com by midnight 9-24

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blog

Remember, that these emails are just sending you NEW information that is posted to the Blog. ALL of the previous posts remain on the Blog. You can view, search, print, etc. all previous information posted to the Blog. A Blog is a web log and actually appears on the internet with its own address: http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 20, 2010

LAST CALL FOR ROCKPORT FIELD TRIP

LAST CALL FOR ROCKPORT FIELD TRIP


October 1,2, and 3. Leaving at 8:00 AM on Oct 1st

DEADLINE to sign up is Sept 23. Max on trip is 15.

Points of interest:

* Rockport Harbor and Motif #1

* Halibut Point for sunset

* Annisquam Light

* Eastern Point Light

* Bearskin Neck for shots and shopping!

We are planning a 2 1/2 hour cruise out of Gloucester Harbor on Saturday which will go to 6 lighthouses.

Cost is $28 and $25 for seniors.

We are staying at Vista Motel, 22 Thatcher Rd. in Gloucester. Each person makes their own reservation by calling 866-847-8262. Web page is www.vistamotel.com

To sign up call or email Art or Ann Yost 203-931-9943

Art email arty43@comcast.net
Ann email ayost4@aol.com

Design A Shirt Contest

Design A Shirt Contest- As part of our centennial celebration we want to have a new T/Polo Shirt made through Cafe Press. We're encouraging our club members to come up with a "logo" that would be for the front of the shirt, for either the left or right shoulder. It should include the name of our club and some recognition of our 100th birthday. Deadline for submitting the design to the centennial committee is November 8th. The committee will choose three entries and the club members will vote the winning design. The winner will receive a free shirt with their design on it.

For further information you can email Art at arty43@comcast.net.

NHCC 2010-11 Dues are due, you must be a paid member to compete

Thank you to all of you who mailed in their membership dues and those of you that paid Tom on the 13th.

If you did NOT pay your dues at the last NHCC meeting, then please note that your annual dues (individual $25, family $40, college student $10) are due before the first competition.

You are always welcome to attend our meetings but you must be a paid member to compete, attend workshops, go on field trips, etc.

Name(s)__________________________________________

Name(s)__________________________________________

Telephone ____________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________

City _________________ State ___________ Zip ____________

Email Address: _____________________________________

_____ New _____ Renew

How did you hear about us? ______________

Year First joined _________

Please fill out this form and bring it to the first meeting along with your check made out to NHCC

FYI. You must be a resident (or student) of Connecticut in order to become a NEW member. Reminder -- you must be a paid member to compete, attend field trips, workshops, etc. Anyone can visit on our program nights. Please bring a friend!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

September competition deadline is a few days away

September competition, our first competition of the 2010-11 season, deadline is a few days away

Our next NHCC competition deadline is coming up quick! Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin before midnight Sept. 24th. @yahoo.com

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

Photographs must be submitted as JPEG images with the .jpg extension.

Convert the photograph to the sRGB color space. Your images may already be in that color space. If the color of your images seems off when they are projected, you may want to check this. Our projector requires that images be no more than 1024 WIDE and no more than 768 HIGH. (If you submit a vertical image, it will typically be approximately 500 wide to allow it to be 768 high.)

Images which are vertical or square will be smaller than horizontal images.

Titles - Please use the following format. Class&Image Number $LastName$FirstName$Title$Year-month (numeral).jpg
Examples
B1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2009-11.jpg
B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2009-11.jpg
S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2009-11.jpg
S is used for the assigned subject.

Do not leave any spaces. Use the underline character “_”instead of spaces.

Note: Your computer may automatically put .jpg at the end of the title. If that is the case, you should not put .jpg at the end or you will end up with .jpg.jpg

Look carefully at your completed title to make sure that it is correct.

Have you used the dollar sign $ to separate fields?

Have you used the underline “_” between words in the title?

Are the year and month correct? Does it end in .jpg ?
Attach your images to an email and send to nhccwin@yahoo.com
Organization Hint: Make a folder for NHCC Possible Comp images. These should be duplicates of your better photographs. Make another folder for NHCC Competition 2009-10. Don’t put anything into this folder unless it is sized correctly and titled correctly. When you open this folder, all of your images will be in the same format and you can simply copy what you have previously done.
I hope this helps. Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

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 sandwich? Showing someone is much easier.

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. 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.
Please note: 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 2010 competition in the January 2011 competition, the year and month should be “2010-10”, not “2011-01”.

ACR Workshop (RAW)

Do you shoot RAW, or do you want to? Have you downloaded your RAW images to your computer and said.... "now what?" Then this is the workshop for you! On Thursday, October 21st at 7PM our own Lisa Cuchara will give a workshop covering everything you wanted to know about Camera RAW but were afraid to ask. You should leave this workshop with a clearer understanding of the advantages of shooting raw, and how to use the various icons and sliders to improve your images.

To sign up, either email Joan Balen at beadnik2@gmail.com, or use the signup sheet at one of the NHCC meetings. Directions to the workshop place and other details will be emailed to you approximately one week prior to Oct. 21st.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ACR Workshop

Do you shoot RAW, or do you want to? Have you downloaded your RAW images to your computer and said.... "now what?" Then this is the workshop for you! On Thursday, October 21st at 7PM our own Lisa Cuchara will give a workshop covering everything you wanted to know about Camera RAW but were afraid to ask. You should leave this workshop with a clearer understanding of the advantages of shooting raw, and how to use the various icons and sliders to improve your images.

To sign up, either email Joan Balen at beadnik2@gmail.com, or use the signup sheet at one of the NHCC meetings. Directions to the workshop place and other details will be emailed to you approximately one week prior to Oct. 21st.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Excellent first program by Hazel Meredith

We had an excellent first program by Hazel Meredith -- 72 people attended and were wowed by her awesome landscape and great sense of humor! Great way to start off the 2010-11 centennial season.

Friday, September 10, 2010

“Sights & Sounds of the American Southwest”, Hazel Meredith, MNEC 9-13

Join us for our First program Monday 9-13

“Sights & Sounds of the American Southwest”, Hazel Meredith, MNEC

This show presents images from five trips over a period of three years to the Southwest – Grand Canyon/Sedona, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM; Bryce Canyon/Zion National Park, UT; and Yellowstone.

Hazel and her husband, Dave, enjoy visiting the southwest and have come to appreciate the stark beauty of the desert and unusual rock formations throughout the area created eons ago – and seemingly, that time forgot. The geographical wonders of Yellowstone will transport you to more surreal landscapes.

Biography

Hazel is currently president of the Huntington Photographic Society; immediate past-president and current treasurer of the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club; president of the Connecticut Association of Photographers; and a member of the New Haven Camera Club and the Photographic Society of America – of which she is also the PSA “Journal” Camera Club Columnist.

Her photos have won many awards and competitions in the past few years in both local club competitions and international salons. She is a multi-star exhibitor in PSA, where she has also received four bronze stars and one silver star for her journalistic efforts. In 2008 she received an honors distinction of Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council (MNEC) during its annual conference.

Hazel has had several exhibits of her photographs at local libraries, restaurants and businesses throughout Connecticut and also enjoys teaching classes and seminars on Photoshop Elements and Pro Show Gold. She has taught for the Bridgeport Adult Education department as well as local camera clubs. She enjoys being active in the photographic community and helping others find the joy and satisfaction in taking beautiful images.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ASSIGNED SUBJECTS 2010-2011

ASSIGNED SUBJECTS 2010-2011

In celebration of our 100 year anniversary, the assigned subjects reflect events of each decade
  • September 2010: 1910-1919 First schedule flight “Aviation”
  • October 2010: 1920-1929 Invention of the car “Antique Cars”
  • November 2010: 1930-1939 Kodachrome invented “Color”
  • January 2011: 1940-1949 World War II “Military”
  • February 2011: 1950-1959 Invention of slinky, Hula hoop & Barbie doll “Toys”
  • March 2011: 1960-1969 End of Vietnam War “Peace”
  • April 2011: 1970-1979 Blizzard of 1978 “Snow”
  • May 2011: 1980-1989 Explosion of televised Sports “Sports”
  • September 2011: 1990-1999 Hale Bop “Sky”
  • October 2011: 2000-2010 The old club enters the new millenium “Old & New”

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Trip to Newport Rhode Island

Lisa,

Hope you enjoyed the long week end.

Will you please send this reminder out to the club? Thanks.

Just a reminder that the trip committee is organizing a trip to Newport Rhode Island on Sept. 11th.

Meet 7am at the exit 55 commuter lot off of 95N.

The Fall River Battleship Cove portion of the trip will be run on a diferent day sometime soon as a day trip. Bob Parisi will be leading this trip. Date TBA.

Contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com if you would like to join the group.

Monday, September 6, 2010

NHCC 2010-11 Dues are due, please bring to first meeting

Your annual dues (individual $25, family $40, college student $10) are due before the first competition.

You are always welcome to attend our meetings but you must be a paid member to compete, attend workshops, go on field trips, etc.

Name(s)__________________________________________

Name(s)__________________________________________

Telephone ____________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________

City _________________ State ___________ Zip ____________

Email Address: _____________________________________

_____ New _____ Renew

How did you hear about us? ______________

Year First joined _________

Please fill out this form and bring it to the first meeting along with your check made out to NHCC

FYI. You must be a resident (or student) of Connecticut in order to become a NEW member.

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Program “Sights & Sounds of the American Southwest”, Hazel Meredith, MNEC

Join us for our First program Monday 9-13

“Sights & Sounds of the American Southwest”, Hazel Meredith, MNEC

This show presents images from five trips over a period of three years to the Southwest – Grand Canyon/Sedona, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM; Bryce Canyon/Zion National Park, UT; and Yellowstone.

Hazel and her husband, Dave, enjoy visiting the southwest and have come to appreciate the stark beauty of the desert and unusual rock formations throughout the area created eons ago – and seemingly, that time forgot. The geographical wonders of Yellowstone will transport you to more surreal landscapes.

Biography

Hazel is currently president of the Huntington Photographic Society; immediate past-president and current treasurer of the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club; president of the Connecticut Association of Photographers; and a member of the New Haven Camera Club and the Photographic Society of America – of which she is also the PSA “Journal” Camera Club Columnist.

Her photos have won many awards and competitions in the past few years in both local club competitions and international salons. She is a multi-star exhibitor in PSA, where she has also received four bronze stars and one silver star for her journalistic efforts. In 2008 she received an honors distinction of Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council (MNEC) during its annual conference.

Hazel has had several exhibits of her photographs at local libraries, restaurants and businesses throughout Connecticut and also enjoys teaching classes and seminars on Photoshop Elements and Pro Show Gold. She has taught for the Bridgeport Adult Education department as well as local camera clubs. She enjoys being active in the photographic community and helping others find the joy and satisfaction in taking beautiful images.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Place Called Hope, Killingworth, CT Sunday, November 7th

Sunday, November 7th


A Place Called Hope, Killingworth, CT

1:00 pm

Cost $20.00

Run by Jan Doyle

http://www.aplacecalledhoperaptors.com/index.html

A PLACE CALLED HOPE, Inc. is a place where wildlife rehabilitators have joined together to create a haven for injured, orphaned, sick or non-releasable Birds of Prey.

A PLACE CALLED HOPE, Inc. holds special permits obtained by the state of Connecticut and by US Fish and Wildlife Services that allow them to keep and care for the birds they cannot release back into the wild, provided they share them with the public through Educational Programs.

You get to have an up close and personal encounter with a live Bird of Prey!

Contact one of the following Trip Committee Members if you are interested in coming on any of these trips.

Linda Thomas: 203-239-9341

Ann & Art Yost: 203-931-9943

Horses: Saturday, October 16th and Saturday, October 23rd

Saturday, October 16th


Saturday afternoon, we will go to Cheshire to photograph horses, foliage and riders. Tommy Tomlin will be posing in cowboy attire mounted on a horse.

Meeting place and times will be announced later.


Saturday, October 23rd

Saturday morning, we will go to Cheshire to photograph horses, foliage and riders. Tommy Tomlin will be posing in cowboy attire mounted on a horse.

Meeting place and times will be announced later.

Contact one of the following Trip Committee Members if you are interested in coming on any of these trips.


Linda Thomas: 203-239-9341

Ann & Art Yost: 203-931-9943

Field Trip October 1st, 2nd & 3rd Rockport

October 1st, 2nd & 3rd


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

This trip was changed from the Finger Lakes to Rockport MA due to multiple events in the area on our selected fall trip weekend. We will plan a trip to the Finger Lakes in the spring… dates TBA.

Rockport

Leave 8:00 am, Friday October 1st . We will meet at exit 13 off Route 91 in Wallingford, CT.

Please contact Art Yost if you are interested. 203-606-3894 (cell) 203-931-9943

Vista Motel http://vistamotel.com/

22 Thatcher Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

1-866-VISTA MA (847-8262)

Mention the New Haven Camera club when booking, and call early to ensure you get a room. Currently there are still first floor rooms available.

Cancellation Policy: You have to cancel a week in advance and there is a $6.50 handling charge per night If you cancel within 7 days as long they can rent your room-otherwise you lose the entire one night deposit.

Reserve the room for Friday and Saturday nights, October 1st and October 2nd, checking out on October 3rd.

$135 +11.7% tax for a standard room with 2 double beds

$145 +11.7% tax for a king size bed

$155 +11.7% tax for an efficiency

Contact one of the following Trip Committee Members if you are interested in coming on any of these trips.


Linda Thomas: 203-239-9341

Ann & Art Yost: 203-931-9943

Upcoming Fall 2010 Trips: Newport

Upcoming Fall 2010 Trips:


September 11th & 12th, Saturday and Sunday

Newport

Saturday Considerations:

• Harbor Cruise

• Cliff Walk

• Ocean Drive

• Mansion

• Hammersmith Farm



Optional Overnight in Fall River

If staying until Sunday

• Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA

• Price:

o Adults $15

o Seniors and AAA $13

Attractions:

Battle ship Cove Attractions include:

Battleship USS Massachusetts

Destroyer USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr.

Submarine USS Lionfish

PT Boat

Landing Craft

Japanese Motorboat

Cobra Attack Helicopter

Huey Helicopter

Anti-submarine Helicopter

T-28 Trainer Airplane

See website for additional attractions

Website: www.battleshipcove.com



Lodging

Make a reservation for Saturday night, September 11th by calling Comfort Inn Fall River 508-672-0011

Cost: $89.10 +tax to reserve a room.

There are 5 rooms reserved for the New Haven Camera Club. Please make sure you tell them you are with the club when reserving your room. If you call within the week , there should be no problem reserving a room.



Contact one of the following Trip Committee Members if you are interested in coming on any of these trips.

Linda Thomas: 203-239-9341

Ann & Art Yost: 203-931-9943

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Balloon Glow Friday August 27th, 2010

Lisa,

Will you please send out a mass e-mail to the club on the Balloon Glow in Plainville, CT?

Date...................Friday August 27th, 2010

Meeting Place.....Exit 13 Commuter Lot off of 91N

Meeting Time......5:30pm


It turns out that CAP is also running a trip to Plainville. They are meeting at 3:30pm off of rte 8.

If anyone is interested in the NHCC trip, please e-mail anyone on the trips committee with your cell phone number.


Hope to see you there,

The Trips Committee

Linda Thomas

Gerri Mahon

Ann Yost

Art Yost

Bob Parisi

Saturday, August 14, 2010

air show in Westfield MA on 8/21 & 8/22

Hi Lisa....

There is an air show in Westfield MA on 8/21 & 8/22, if anyone is interested in getting some shots for our first category, Aviation. All the details are at this website: http://www.westfieldairshow.net/

Joan

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sandy Sanderson's memorial Saturday 8-14 11am

It is with great sadness that we must share the news that Sandy Sanderson passed away this morning. He was one of our beloved long time members who supported the club with his attendance at meetings, joining field trips, and sharing his love and knowledge of photography. He hosted a happy hour at the NECCC conference for many, many years. Our sympathy goes out to Kathy Katz, his loving companion of 30 years and his caregiver in these last several months of illness as well as his family.

The memorial service will be held this Saturday August 14th at 11:00 AM at the Westbrook Congregational Church in Westbrook, on the green (exit 65). There are no calling hours and burial will be private. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TRAFFIC IS ALWAYS HEAVY ON I 95 ON SATURDAYS. Plan you time accordingly. A full obituary will be in the New Haven Register.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Airshow field trip this weekend

This Saturday I (Linda) am in VT shooting Matt's sister's wedding, Ann is working, and Gerri is in Fla, so there will be nobody leading the trip to NY for the Airshow. I e-mailed Joe and Rick, but would you send a mass e-mail to the whole club about this?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Les Campbell 85th birthday

To all who went to Sky Meadow this year, and to all those who have gone there over years, I thought I would let you all know that Les Campbell will be celebrating his 85th birthday this coming Saturday, August 14. Quite a milestone, don't you think? At his age, however, many of his childhood friends have passed away, and his children and their children have settled in many different locations, although the family will be having their annual reunion at Sky Meadow that weekend too. I thought it would really be a wonderful tribute to Les if many of you could find the time to get Les a birthday card and send it off to him - let him know that he has many friends in this part of the country. Les has been a very good friend to the New Haven Camera Club for many years now and I think this is a great way to say "thank you" to him. If you are interested in sending Les a birthday card, here is his address:

Les Campbell
PO Box 1065
Belchertown, MA 01007-1065

Since he may not know many of you by name, I would suggest that after you do sign your name, you add "New Haven Camera Club" to let him know that you and the New Haven Camera Club are sending him warm wishes.

Thanks in advance.......


Gary Prestash

Join us for our First program Monday 9-13

Join us for our First program Monday 9-13

“Sights & Sounds of the American Southwest”, Hazel Meredith, MNEC

This show presents images from five trips over a period of three years to the Southwest – Grand Canyon/Sedona, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM; Bryce Canyon/Zion National Park, UT; and Yellowstone.

Hazel and her husband, Dave, enjoy visiting the southwest and have come to appreciate the stark beauty of the desert and unusual rock formations throughout the area created eons ago – and seemingly, that time forgot. The geographical wonders of Yellowstone will transport you to more surreal landscapes.

Biography

Hazel is currently president of the Huntington Photographic Society; immediate past-president and current treasurer of the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club; president of the Connecticut Association of Photographers; and a member of the New Haven Camera Club and the Photographic Society of America – of which she is also the PSA “Journal” Camera Club Columnist.

Her photos have won many awards and competitions in the past few years in both local club competitions and international salons. She is a multi-star exhibitor in PSA, where she has also received four bronze stars and one silver star for her journalistic efforts. In 2008 she received an honors distinction of Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council (MNEC) during its annual conference.

Hazel has had several exhibits of her photographs at local libraries, restaurants and businesses throughout Connecticut and also enjoys teaching classes and seminars on Photoshop Elements and Pro Show Gold. She has taught for the Bridgeport Adult Education department as well as local camera clubs. She enjoys being active in the photographic community and helping others find the joy and satisfaction in taking beautiful images.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TRIP DATES - DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Lisa,
Can you send out an e-mail to the club as follows:

TRIP DATES - DETAILS TO FOLLOW

JULY 31, 2010 BUTTONWOOD FARMS CANCELLED

AUGUST 14 REINBACK, NY AIR SHOW

AUGUST 27 PLAINVILLE BALLOON MOONGLOW

SEPTEMBER 11 NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

OCTOBER 1-3 FINGER LAKES NY

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Results of Final PSA Nature Interclub Competition

Dear Club Members,

The following images were used to represent the club in the third and final PSA Nature Interclub Competition:

Title Score Award/Honor Maker
Death Valley Sand Dune DQ Gerri Morton
Great Blue Gliding Over the Pond 10 Tom Cuchara
Diagonals (Heliconia) 10 Andrey Antov
Little Blue with Catfish 9 Lisa Cuchara
Tricolored Heron Portrait 13 Award William Barnett
Lesser Yellowlegs at Jamaica Bay 12 Gary Prestash

Unfortunately the judges decided to disqualify Gerri's image for the presence of human elements. Dan Charbonnet wrote: "Unfortunately, Gerri's image was disqualified by the judges as containing human elements that did not enhance the nature story. If you look at the top of the second highest ridge, you will see what looks like human foot prints along the ridge line. Due to the size and shape of the tracks the judges did not feel they could give Gerri the benefit of the doubt and consider them animal tracks. It is still a great shot and should do well in pictorial."

I looked at this image and feel the judges were too harsh, but there is nothing we can do. Unfortunately, as a result, we did not do very well in this competition.

Next year I plan to use a different procedure to recruit and choose nature images to represent the club. The club has become much more sophisticated in using Photoshop and other editing programs, a very good thing, but a development that precludes choosing images from among those entered into monthly competitions. I will be asking members to submit images that comply with PSA Nature rules for these competitions. If a sufficient number of images are submitted we will continue to compete in nature interclub competitions. If there is insufficient interest, then we will compete only in pictorial competitions where the monthly competition images can be used. More details will follow in another blog posting.

Best regards,

Bill

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Buttonwood Farm trip

Lisa,
Will you please announce the Buttonwood Farm trip on Sat. 31, 2010. It will be an afternoon trip, as the light does not hit the barns until 4-5pm. I am going to check it out this week-end, and will communicate with anyone who signs up with the details on the Wed. before.

Thanks,
Linda
humbrd001@yahoo.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nature Definition

Dear Club Members,

Our Club has been competing in nature interclub competitions for a number of years, first under the direction of Lisa Cuchara and for the last couple of years I have been handling this competition. In the past we selected entries from the monthly competition to represent the Club, but it has become apparent that doing this may cause us to violate the very strict PSA Nature Division rules that govern both the PSA Nature Interclub and also the NECCC Nature competition category. Our members have become much more proficient in using Photoshop and other editing tools (a good thing), but the resulting images may not be eligible for competitions that operate under PSA nature rules.

The PSA Nature Definition

"Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining a high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add to, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural.”

Some Words of Explanation

This definition means we have considerable freedom to use digital techniques to enhance our nature images. For most people, this means that the various HDR techniques are now allowed and it means blurring the background is now allowed, provided the results look natural. All images must exhibit Digital Realism, where a photographer may perform any enhancements and modifications that improve the presentation of the image to make it more closely represent the original scene photographed, but that does not change the truth of the original nature story. Cropping and horizontal flipping (equivalent to reversing a slide) are acceptable modifications. Removing spots due to dust on your sensor is allowed. Removing rounded slide mount corners on scanned images is allowed. Adding elements to your images, removing pictorial elements from your image other than by cropping, combining separate images or rearranging and/or cloning and/or copying elements in your image are not acceptable and can lead to disqualification of your image in the competition. Since HDR techniques and Helicon Focus techniques are techniques that enhance the presentation without changing the pictorial content, they are now considered allowable techniques. Please note that all adjustments must still look natural. Just because a technique is legitimate does not guarantee the image it was used on will get a good score. Note also that black and white images are acceptable, but not infrared images.

The Bottom Line

Rather than simply taking images from the monthly competition where I do not know for sure what editing has been done, I am asking the Club members to send me images that comply with the above definition for consideration. For us to compete we will need at least 35-40 images from AT LEAST 6 MEMBERS. For the PSA competition we need 3 sets of 6 images from 6 different makers and for the NECCC competition we need 3 sets of 4 images from 4 different makers. In reality I need at least twice the minimum number so that I can select images that have the best chance of succeeding. Also, the images must have descriptive titles because titles are read before the images are judged in the PSA competition and, thus, correct identification of the subject is part of the judging process.

If you are planning to supply images that have not been used previously in these competitions, please send me an e-mail before the end of July to BarnettW@optonline.net telling me how many images you can supply. If you belong to another club that participates in NECCC competitions, but not PSA, simply tell me that and I won't use your images for NECCC. We need more images for the PSA interclub competition. Also, if you don't remember which images have been used, I can supply that information to you. I can also send you a PDF containing 3 articles from the PSA Journal that elaborates on the rules. Remember that images used in monthly competitions are eligible as long as they comply with the rules noted above.

If I am promised sufficient images, I will need them by Oct. 15, 2010, in order to make the first deadlines. If there are not enough members who promise images we will not compete in the nature interclub competitions and I will notify those who promised to provide images of that fact. The images for the pictorial interclub competitions will continue to be selected from monthly competition images, though I am always willing to consider other images if you want to send them to me.

Best regards,

Bill Barnett

Sunday, July 18, 2010

NHCC membership

I know that everyone is busy, but please just take a minute to email Tom with the year that you joined NHCC. Thanks!

NHCC is celebrating 100 years as part of our centennial we are looking for the year that everyone joined NHCC.

Would you all please email Tom at TLCBAM@comcast.net with the year that you joined.

Thank you!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

NHCC membership query

NHCC is celebrating 100 years as part of our centennial we are looking for the year that everyone joined NHCC.

Would you all please email Tom at TLCBAM@comcast.net with the year that you joined.

Thank you!

For All Going to NECCC

For All Going to NECCC
July 16-18

As we have done in the past, those from the NHCCC who want to eat out on Saturday night at Bertucci's, please contact me at ayost4@aol,com. I will organize the dinner this year again. We will meet at Bertucci's in Amherst at 5:00 PM and I will contact them with the number of diners.

Please spread the word.

I look forward to seeing everyone for our "unofficial" summer meeting of the New Haven Camera Club.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ASSIGNED SUBJECTS 2010-2011

Things to work on this summer...

ASSIGNED SUBJECTS 2010-2011

In celebration of our 100 year anniversary, the assigned subjects reflect events of each decade
  • September 2010: 1910-1919 First schedule flight “Aviation”
  • October 2010: 1920-1929 Invention of the car “Antique Cars”
  • November 2010: 1930-1939 Kodachrome invented “Color”
  • January 2011: 1940-1949 World War II “Military”
  • February 2011: 1950-1959 Invention of slinky, Hula hoop & Barbie doll “Toys”
  • March 2011: 1960-1969 End of Vietnam War “Peace”
  • April 2011: 1970-1979 Blizzard of 1978 “Snow”
  • May 2011: 1980-1989 Explosion of televised Sports “Sports”
  • September 2011: 1990-1999 Hale Bop “Sky”
  • October 2011: 2000-2010 The old club enters the new millenium “Old & New”

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NHCC officers

Hello everyone, as incoming president for NHCC I wanted to wish you all a wonderful summer and encourage everyone to take photographs for the assigned subject for our centennial celebration.

I wanted to thank everyone that has been a member of NHCC this year, and especially thank all of those people who held officer positions or just helped out during the 2009-10 season -- and a special thanks to Susan and Peter Nauman for organizing all the refreshments for our meetings.

This club IS its members and there are so many people that work hard to make it run smoothly.

We do have most of the positions filled for the 2010-11 season but we do need someone to be the judges chairperson for this upcoming season. Bascially this involves getting one inside judge and two outside judges for each of our nine (8 regular and one end of year) competitions. The outside judges are obtained from other CT camera clubs and CAP does maintain a list of judges. You would arrange for the judge to attend by calling the judge and asking and then sending one or two reminder emails with directions and logisitics.

We also need a second person to help with membership. Tom has one half of this position and he collects the dues and keeps the membership excel list. The second person would create and hand out the welcome folder for each new member (the folders and xeroxing costs are reimbursable). The folder contains the program, the handbook, the list of officers, the condensed competition rules and directions to the blog and website.

We are also looking for someone to organize the informal NHCC dinner Saturday night at the NECCC conference. This involves getting a reservation at a local restaurant (historically Bertucci's) and letting NHCC members who are at the NECCC conference know about the dinner. Tom and I are not able to attend this year because we will be attending the conference dinner.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Best of scores have been posted

The "Best of" scores (best of 12 for prints and electronic and best of 10 for special category) have been posted on our NHCC website.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

scores from the May competition have been posted

The scores from the May competition have been posted on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Thank you Jim (Dionne) for entering all this!

The images are now posted woo, thaks to Bill (Barnett): http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm

End of year winners

Gary Prestash won the high cumulative score in Class A digital.

Susan Naumann won the high cumulative score in Class B digital.

Bill Barnett won the high cumulative score in Assigned Subject.

Susan Naumann won the Everett Wilson Award.

Barbara Vietzke and Vic Krasenics tied for the high score in print competition.

Prints:
1st Paul Peterson, Pink Clover
2nd Linda Brinckerhoff, Ballerina in Venice
3rd Barbara Vietzke, Design on Porcelain Saucer

Class B Digital
1st Susan Naumann, A Field of Flags
2nd Susan Naumann, A Study in Purple
3rd Susan Naumann, Solo Sunflower in Sunflower Sea

Class A Digital
1st Gary Prestash, Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker
2nd Barbara Vietzke, Before the Storm
3rd Andre Antov, Fall Migration

Image of the Year 2010: Gary Prestash, Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker

Print of the Year 2010: Paul Peterson, Pink Clover

Jane Sibley Nature Competition : Barbara Vietzke, Surviving A Hard Winter

Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape: Andre Antov, Fish River

Congrats to all!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND COMPETITION

Last call...

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND COMPETITION

All are invited and welcome to our annual year end banquet and competition for print and image of the year. Come see our members best work!!

Bring a friend or family member!

DATE: Monday May 24, 2010
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: The Greek Olive402 Sargent DriveNew Haven, CT

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served starting at 6:00 and dinner will be served at approximately 6:30. All meals include salad, rolls, dessert, soda, coffee and tea.

The price per person is $32.00 which includes gratuity and tax.

MEAL CHOICES: 1.) Chicken Marsala 2.) London Broil 3.) Baked Stuffed Sole

After the banquet, awards will be given for the 2009-2010 high cumulative average in prints, digital images, and special assignments. Then the print and digital image of the year competition will be held. This year any image from both open competition and special category can be submitted.

You may enter up to 4 prints and 4 electronic images but they must have been entered in this year's competition.

In addition the Joe DeChello Memorial Landscape/Seascape and the Jane Sibley Honor Nature competitions will be held. You may submit 2 (diffferent) images to each of these. They must have been entered in the competition during the year either as a print (converted to digital) or digital image. However, they may not be entered into the open competition for the image of the year. See NHCC Handbook for further details.

To make a reservation for the banquet, print out and complete the form by May 19th

................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Yes,

I/we will attend the New Haven Camera Club Awards Banquet

NAME(S)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Number of London Broil_______________
Number of Chicken Marsala_______________
Number of Baked Stuffed Sole _______________
Enclosed is $32 person $____________________

Make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club and send to:Ann Yost, 163 Woodvale Road, West Haven, CT 06516

Friday, May 14, 2010

Annual Awards Competition Instructions

Annual Awards Competition Instructions

Below are instructions copied from our Online Handbook. Here are the Highlights.

▪ To be eligible, images must have been entered into an NHCC competition
during this season (2009-2010).

▪ No two images may be the same. If you enter an image as a print, you may
not enter it as an electronic image. If you enter an image in the electronic open
competition, you may not enter it into the nature competition or into the
landscape/seascape competition.

▪ You may enter 4 prints. (please number them 1, 2, 3, 4 along with your name)

▪ You may enter 4 electronic images into the open category - Class B or Class A.
Keep the month and year as they were when you originally submitted them.
Change the numbers to A1, A2, A3, A4 or B1, B2, B3, B4.

Example: A1$Peterson$Paul$Autumn_Leaf$2009-11.jpg
A2$Peterson$Paul$Lock_and_Key$2010-01.jpg
A3$Peterson$Paul$End_of_Season$2010-03.jpg
A4$Peterson$Paul$Over_The_Falls$2010-02.jpg

▪ Note: Category images may be entered into the open category, as there is
no separate category competition at the annual awards competition.

▪ You may enter 2 images into the Joe DiChello Landscape/Seascape comp.
These images may have previously been entered as prints, open electronic
images, or category images. However, they must now be entered as
electronic images. The titles of these images should begin with D1 or D2.

▪ You may enter 2 images into the Jane Sibley Nature competition.
These images may have previously been entered as prints, open electronic
images, or category images. However, they must now be entered as
electronic images. The titles of these images should begin with S1 or S2.

▪ Prints should be brought on the night of the banquet. If you are not attending
the banquet, you may have someone else enter them for you.

▪ Electronic images should be emailed to Paul Peterson using the regular
club email address nhccwin@yahoo.com

▪ Even though the handbook says the deadline is the Friday before the
competition, I would like all entries by WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, to allow
me enough time to organize them.

Any questions? Email Paul Peterson nhccwin@yahoo.com or
Call him at 203-488-0267
Below are the complete rules as copied from the NHCC Handbook

New Haven Camera Club Handbook

Annual Awards Competition

At the Annual Awards Banquet each year the print- and electronic photograph-of-the year competitions will be held.

1. Eligibility: All Open Category prints, Open Category electronic photographs, or Assignment
electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:

Original Category of Entry: Open Print Competition

End of Year Competition Eligibility

• Open Print Competition (maximum of 4 photographs may be entered)

• Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape competition if converted to an electronic image (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

• Jane Sibley Nature Competition if converted to an electronic image (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

Open Electronic Photograph Competitions

or

Assignment Electronic Photograph Competition

• Open Electronic Photograph Competition
(maximum of 4 photographs may be entered)

• Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape
(maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

• Jane Sibley Nature Competition
(maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

2. Number of entries: 4 prints for print-of-the-year and 4 electronic photographs for electronic
photograph-of-the-year.

In addition, 2 electronic photographs may be submitted to a special landscape/seascape competition for the Joe Dichello Memorial Award and 2 electronic photos may be submitted to a special nature competition for the Jane Sibley Honor Award.

The images on these photographs must have been entered in one category of competition (prints, open electronic photographs, or assignment electronic photographs) during the year; those originally entered as prints must be converted to electronic photographs to be entered in these special competitions.

3. 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.

4. Judging: By 3 outside judges.

Each class is judged separately using the in-out method of scoring
(score of 1 signifying “in” and a score of 0 signifying “out”), no comments.

In the first round all photographs that receive two or three "ins" will advance to the second round of judging.

In the second round only those photographs receiving three "ins" will advance to the final round.

Judges will select a first, second, and honorable mention from those photographs receiving three "ins". If in the second round only two photographs receive three "ins", the judges will pick a first and second place from those two photographs. An honorable mention will be selected from those photographs receiving two "ins".

If only one photograph receives three “ins” it will automatically be given first place. A second and honorable mention will be chosen from those photographs receiving two "ins".

5. Electronic Photographs: After first, second, and honorable mention photographs are chosen in each class (B and A), the two first place photographs (one from each class) will be judged against each other for electronic photograph-of-the-year.

6. The electronic photograph judged to be the best nature photograph (in a separate competition) will be awarded the Jane Sibley Honor Award.

7. The electronic photograph judged to be the best landscape or seascape (in a separate competition) will be awarded the Joseph A. Dichello Jr. Memorial Award.

8. Delivery of entries: Bring prints to the year end dinner. Electronic photographs (including those for the Joe Dichello Memorial Award and Jane Sibley Honor Award) must be e-mailed to an e-mail address designated by the Vice President for Inside competitions by midnight on the Friday night prior to the annual dinner to give the competition committee time to organize the photographs for the competition.

Alternatively the director of the electronic competitions may have retained the photos used during the year and only the titles of the selected photos will have to be sent. Each electronic photography competitor will receive an e-mail after the May competition with specific instructions.

9. Awards: Ribbons are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and honorable mention winners in each category/class.Trophies are award to the photograph-of-the-year chosen in each category of competition. It is presented at the first meeting in September.

10. Return of entries: Prints will be returned at the end of the dinner meeting. Please claim yours before you leave. Electronic photographs will not be returned.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

ASSIGNED SUBJECTS 2010-2011

ASSIGNED SUBJECTS 2010-2011

In celebration of our 100 year anniversary, the assigned subjects reflect events of each decade

September 2010: 1910-1919 First schedule flight “Aviation”

October 2010: 1920-1929 Invention of the car “Antique Cars”

November 2010: 1930-1939 Kodachrome invented “Color”

January 2011: 1940-1949 World War II “Military”

February 2011: 1950-1959 Invention of slinky, Hula hoop & Barbie doll “Toys”

March 2011: 1960-1969 End of Vietnam War “Peace”

April 2011: 1970-1979 Blizzard of 1978 “Snow”

May 2011: 1980-1989 Explosion of televised Sports “Sports”

September 2011: 1990-1999 Hale Bop “Sky”

October 2011: 2000-2010 The old club enters the new millenium “Old & New”

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our next NHCC competition deadline is tomorrow.

Our next NHCC competition deadline is tomorrow. Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com before midnight May 7th .

Please see the NHCC Blog and/or the NHCC handbook for instructions.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scores for April competition posted

The scores from the April competition have been posted on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Thank you Jim (Dionne) for entering all this!

The images are now posted woo, thaks to Bill (Barnett): http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm

Monday, May 3, 2010

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND COMPETITION

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND COMPETITION

All are invited and welcome to our annual year end banquet and competition for print and image of the year. Come see our members best work!!

Bring a friend or family member!DATE: Monday May 24, 2010TIME: 6:00 PMPLACE: The Greek Olive402 Sargent DriveNew Haven, CT

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served starting at 6:00 and dinner will be served at approximately 6:30. All meals include salad, rolls, dessert, soda, coffee and tea.

The price per person is $32.00 which includes gratuity and tax.

MEAL CHOICES: 1.) Chicken Marsala 2.) London Broil 3.) Baked Stuffed Sole

After the banquet, awards will be given for the 2009-2010 high cumulative average in prints, digital images, and special assignments. Then the print and digital image of the year competition will be held. This year any image from both open competition and special category can be submitted.

You may enter up to 4 prints and 4 electronic images but they must have been entered in this year's competition.

In addition the Joe DeChello Memorial Landscape/Seascape and the Jane Sibley Honor Nature competitions will be held. You may submit 2 (diffferent) images to each of these. They must have been entered in the competition during the year either as a print (converted to digital) or digital image. However, they may not be entered into the open competition for the image of the year. See NHCC Handbook for further details.

To make a reservation for the banquet, print out and complete the form by May 19th

................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Yes, I/we will attend the New Haven Camera Club Awards BanquetNAME(S)

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Number of London Broil_______________

Number of Chicken Marsala_______________

Number of Baked Stuffed Sole _______________

Enclosed is $32 person $____________________Make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club and send to:Ann Yost, 163 Woodvale Road, West Haven, CT 06516

Sunday, May 2, 2010

BRONX ZOO FIELD TRIP

BRONX ZOO FIELD TRIP

On Saturday May 22 there will be a New Haven Camera Club field trip to the Bronx Zoo. The triplet baby lion cubs are now out for the public to see from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and I am sure we will all want to try to get some winning shots of them. There will be a sign up sheet at the meeting on May 10th or you can email me at ayost4@aol.com to reserve a spot.

We will carpool to the Bronx and meet at the commuter parking lot at Exit 58 off the Merritt Parkway at 9:00 AM.

And just a reminder to put in your reservation for the Annual Awards banquet on Monday May 24th at 6:00. Forms will be available at the May 10th meeting or you can print off the form from the blog and send it to me. The cost is $32 a person, checks made out to New Haven Camera Club. And the deadline for sending your electronic entries to Paul is Wednesday May 19th. Hope to see you all there.

Ann Yost

Friday, April 30, 2010

May competition deadline is just one week away

May competition deadline is just one week away

Our next NHCC competition deadline is just now one week away.Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com before midnight May 7th.

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

Photographs must be submitted as JPEG images with the .jpg extension.

Convert the photograph to the sRGB color space. Your images may already be in that color space. If the color of your images seems off when they are projected, you may want to check this. Our projector requires that images be no more than 1024 WIDE and no more than 768 HIGH. (If you submit a vertical image, it will typically be approximately 500 wide to allow it to be 768 high.)

Images which are vertical or square will be smaller than horizontal images.

Titles - Please use the following format. Class&Image Number $LastName$FirstName$Title$Year-month (numeral).jpg

Examples

B1$Jones$Bill$Red_Skier$2009-11.jpg

B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2009-11.jpg

S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2009-11.jpg

S is used for the assigned subject.

Do not leave any spaces. Use the underline character “_”instead of spaces.

Note: Your computer may automatically put .jpg at the end of the title. If that is the case, you should not put .jpg at the end or you will end up with .jpg.jpg

Look carefully at your completed title to make sure that it is correct.

Have you used the dollar sign $ to separate fields?

Have you used the underline “_” between words in the title?

Are the year and month correct? Does it end in .jpg ?

Attach your images to an email and send to nhccwin@yahoo.com

Organization Hint: Make a folder for NHCC Possible Comp images. These should be duplicates of your better photographs. Make another folder for NHCC Competition 2009-10. Don’t put anything into this folder unless it is sized correctly and titled correctly. When you open this folder, all of your images will be in the same format and you can simply copy what you havepreviously done.

I hope this helps. Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

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.

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. Must be brought in by 7:15 in order for the print handlers to have time to write the titles on the score shhets 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.

Please note: 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 2008 competition in the January 2009 competition, the year and month should be “2008-10”, not “2009-01”.