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.