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.