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