Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Best Slideshow "Hats" by Joan Balen!

Congratulations to Joan Balen for her "Hats" slideshow which won best slideshow of the year at Mopnday night's Holiday party!!
Great idea with a catchy tune!

Monday, December 12, 2011

WINTER FIELD TRIP

WINTER FIELD TRIP

 WHAT:  A sleigh rally at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock VT (www.gmhainc.org)

WHEN: Saturday/Sunday January 21-22, 2012
 
LODGING:  A block of 10 rooms has been held at the Quality Inn at Quechee Gorge, 5817 Woodstock Road, Rt. 4, Quechee, VT 05059 for Saturday Jan 21st.  Cost is $85.00 and the hold is only until 12/21/11.  You may be able to get a room after 12/21 but it may cost more.  Phone #  802-295-7600. 

If you are interested in going, please contact Ann Yost, Trips Chair, and also call the Quality Inn in Quechee Gorge to hold your room.  The cancellation policy is 24 hours notice.  Details will follow with other activities for Saturday Jan 21.  We will carpool together and we plan to have lots of fun with lots of great photos!  See the Green Mt. Horse Association web page for some ideas for winter shots.  Sign up sheet will be available at the Holiday party on Monday Dec. 12th. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

IMAGE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7PM

IMAGE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7PM
IMAGE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP
Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7PM
Milford
Limited to 5 participants

Bill Barnett has offered to hold an image critique in his home. Participants should bring images they would like feedback on in a manner that can easily be downloaded to a computer, such as a flash drive, CD, memory card (with only selected images on it). Images will be critiqued by Bill and by other participants in a positive way, suggesting ways that can improve the shot, make it pop and stand out in competition. You will learn not only from your own images, but also from images of other participants. Due to space constraints, this is available to only 5 participants.

To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address. Directions to Bill's home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member in order to participate.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Last Call for Slideshows!

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 December 9th.

The deadline for reservations for the party is also December 9th

Also bring your toys for Child FIRST!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Last call for NHCC Holiday Party

Annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

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

When: MONDAY DECEMBER 12th 6:00

Where: La Luna 168 Main St Branford, Connecticut (exit 54 off I-95) 203-483-9995

Cost: $34

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. Shows are due to Lisa Cuchara by Friday December 9th.

Please send your reservation to Linda Thomas, 7 heritage Hill Rd, North Haven , CT 06473.
The deadline for reservations is December 9th
Don't delay - send your reservation now for a great time!!

Name(s) _________________________________________________________________

# people _____ x $34 = ________

Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

Thursday, December 1, 2011

November competition scores posted

The monthly scores for the November competition have been posted
Just a reminder that you can view the monthly image scores and the cumulative scores for the season here on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101 Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101
Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM
Branford

This workshop, given by Paul Peterson in his home, will prove valuable to newer members of our club. Paul will discuss what makes a good competition image, what judges look for in a successful image, how to title and re-size your images, and much more.
To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address. Directions to Paul's home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member in order to participate.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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

When: MONDAY DECEMBER 12th 6:00

Where: La Luna 168 Main St Branford, Connecticut (exit 54 off I-95) 203-483-9995

Cost: $34

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. Shows are due to Lisa Cuchara by Friday December 9th.

Please send your reservation to Linda Thomas, 7 heritage Hill Rd, North Haven , CT 06473.
The deadline for reservations is December 9th
Don't delay - send your reservation now for a great time!!

Name(s) _________________________________________________________________

# people _____ x $34 = ________

Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Charity for Holiday Party

A few years ago we moved away from the cheap grab bag gift exchange to donating to a charity and we have never looked back. It is a small something that the club can do for others. If you want to participate please bring an unwrapped gift to our Holiday party, or a check made out to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that started in Bridgeport and is now statewide, focusing on working with families with children ages birth to six.  It is a home-based early intervention service which works with the most vulnerable young children in families experiencing poverty, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness.  Many of the children suffer from developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and past abuse/neglect.

Child FIRST is seeking donations of toys, books or gift cards to make this year's holiday brighter.  Please consider getting toys geared to children from 2-6. 

Perhaps next year we can participate with this group photographically. I have talked about HELP Portrait for a couple of years...It would be wonderful if we could organize something to help Child FIRST.

HELP-PORTRAIT IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS USING THEIR TIME, GEAR AND EXPERTISE TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE IN NEED.


Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.

In December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

Yep. It really is that easy.

This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

The deadline for the November competition is Friday Nov 25th.

The deadline for the November competition is Friday Nov 25th. Please see the handbook, the competitions tab on the NHCC Blog and the NHCC Blogpost from 9/18 for more details.


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.) See illustrations.



From looking at the illustrations, you can see that 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$2011.09.jpg
B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2011.09.jpg
S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2011.09.jpg
C1$Jones$Bill$Abstraction$2011-09.jpg

S is used for the assigned subject.
C is used for the new Image Artistry category.

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 2011-12. 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.

Remember, the number of entries per contest has changed this year. Please note the numbers in each category below. (from the NHCC Handbook)

9. Number of entries per contest:

a. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the print competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 entries.

b. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the open electronic competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 open electronic entries.

c. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into assigned subject in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.

d. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image artistry competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.

I hope this helps. Paul Peterson
203-488-0267

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

IMAGE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7PM

IMAGE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP
Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7PM
Milford
Limited to 5 participants
Bill Barnett has offered to hold an image critique in his home. Participants should bring images they would like feedback on in a manner that can easily be downloaded to a computer, such as a flash drive, CD, memory card (with only selected images on it). Images will be critiqued by Bill and by other participants in a positive way, suggesting ways that can improve the shot, make it pop and stand out in competition. You will learn not only from your own images, but also from images of other participants. Due to space constraints, this is available to only 5 participants.

To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address. Directions to Bill's home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member in order to participate.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101 Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101
Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM
Branford

This workshop, given by Paul Peterson in his home,  will prove valuable to newer members of our club. Paul will discuss what makes a good competition image, what judges look for in a successful image, how to title and re-size your images, and much more.
To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address. Directions to Paul's home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member in order to participate.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Haven Camera Club celebrates its 100th Anniversary

New Haven Camera Club celebrates its 100th Anniversary


Make sure you attend Monday’s camera club meeting. Paul Peterson will present the history of the New Haven Camera Club, from its earliest days to the present.
The show promises to be a lot of fun, with lots of photos from past field trips and several sequences of images set to music. Bring your friends. Visitors are always welcome, but especially for Monday’s presentation.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Field Trip to Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown and Little Italy

Field Trip to Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown and Little Italy


Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011

• Meet: Merritt Parkway Exit 58 at 8:00AM

• Travel to Park Right Corp on 277 Gold Street in Brooklyn.

• Walk over Brooklyn Bridge where there are excellent pictures of the NY skyline

• Lunch in Little Italy 12:30 PM

• Meet at South Street Seaport at 2:00 PM to walk back to Brooklyn

• Brooklyn Bridge Park to set up for sunset shoot of the Brooklyn Bridge with the New York Skyline at 3:30 PM

• Proceed to the parking garage for 7PM return

• Stop for dinner on the way home if the group wants to

(Times except MEET time are approximate)

If interested, contact Gerri Mahon at gerrimahon@sbcglobal.net or list yourself on the sign-up sheet at the next meeting.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The deadline for the October competition is Friday Oct 21st

The deadline for the October competition is Friday Oct 21st. Please see the handbook, the competitions tab on the NHCC Blog and the NHCC Blogpost from 9/18 for more details.


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.) See illustrations.



From looking at the illustrations, you can see that 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$2011.09.jpg
B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2011.09.jpg
S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2011.09.jpg
C1$Jones$Bill$Abstraction$2011-09.jpg

S is used for the assigned subject.
C is used for the new Image Artistry category.

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 2011-12. 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.

Remember, the number of entries per contest has changed this year. Please note the numbers in each category below. (from the NHCC Handbook)

9. Number of entries per contest:

a. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the print competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 entries.

b. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the open electronic competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 open electronic entries.

c. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into assigned subject in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.

d. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image artistry competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.

I hope this helps. Paul Peterson
203-488-0267

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monthly scores posted

Monthly scores posted


Just a reminder that you can view the monthly image scores and the cumulative scores for the season here on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Friday, October 7, 2011

Images of Cuba -- A Country Defined by a Revolution by William Barnett Oct 10th

Images of Cuba -- A Country Defined by a Revolution

will be presented by William Barnett on Monday Oct 10th

Images of Cuba: A Country Defined by a Revolution explores an island nation hidden from most Americans for over 50 years. Three primary destinations were visited in search of photographs: Havana on the north side of the island, Trinidad on the south side, and the area west of Havana. Approximately 300 still images interspersed with video clips accompanied by live narration and suitable music are used to tell the story of a visit to modern Cuba.






Program Description
Are you curious about Cuba, an island nation hidden from most Americans for over 50 years? Does the prospect of a city filled with 1950-era American cars fascinate you? Are you wondering why travel to Cuba is so attractive in spite of restrictions imposed by the US government? Are you interested in seeing the latest techniques of show production that incorporate video clips in addition to still images and appropriate music. Then you must see Images of Cuba: A Country Defined by a Revolution. In Cuba our photography took us to three primary destinations: Havana on the north side of the island, Trinidad on the south side of the island, and the area west of Havana. In Havana photographic highlights include the Museum of the Revolution, the Streets of Old Havana, 1950-era U.S. automobiles, visits to Café Taberna and Cabaret Topicana, a boxing training session, and the Malecón, the 7-Killometer long drive along Havana Bay which forms the northern edge of the city where people gather day and night; this is also an excellent venue for sunsets. Trinidad is a much smaller city, but one with its own charms including a open-air venue where local musical groups perform. West of Havana is a tobacco growing region; our visit there included the small town of Viñales. The program contains approximately 300 still images captured over a 10-day visit interspersed with video clips to tell the story of a visit to this hidden country. Live narration and suitable background music complete the presentation.

William B. Barnett
Managing Consultant
66 Jasmine Circle, Milford, CT 06461-1788 USA
E-mail: barnettw@optonline.net
Digital Photography and Instruction - Multimedia Presentations
Computer Graphics - User Interface Design – Atomic Spectroscopy

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Images of Cuba -- A Country Defined by a Revolution program by Bill Barnett

Images of Cuba -- A Country Defined by a Revolution
will be presented by William Barnett on Monday Oct 10th



Images of Cuba: A Country Defined by a Revolution explores an island nation hidden from most Americans for over 50 years. Three primary destinations were visited in search of photographs: Havana on the north side of the island, Trinidad on the south side, and the area west of Havana. Approximately 300 still images interspersed with video clips accompanied by live narration and suitable music are used to tell the story of a visit to modern Cuba.
 
 





















Program Description

Are you curious about Cuba, an island nation hidden from most Americans for over 50 years? Does the prospect of a city filled with 1950-era American cars fascinate you? Are you wondering why travel to Cuba is so attractive in spite of restrictions imposed by the US government? Are you interested in seeing the latest techniques of show production that incorporate video clips in addition to still images and appropriate music. Then you must see Images of Cuba: A Country Defined by a Revolution. In Cuba our photography took us to three primary destinations: Havana on the north side of the island, Trinidad on the south side of the island, and the area west of Havana. In Havana photographic highlights include the Museum of the Revolution, the Streets of Old Havana, 1950-era U.S. automobiles, visits to Café Taberna and Cabaret Topicana, a boxing training session, and the Malecón, the 7-Killometer long drive along Havana Bay which forms the northern edge of the city where people gather day and night; this is also an excellent venue for sunsets. Trinidad is a much smaller city, but one with its own charms including a open-air venue where local musical groups perform. West of Havana is a tobacco growing region; our visit there included the small town of Viñales. The program contains approximately 300 still images captured over a 10-day visit interspersed with video clips to tell the story of a visit to this hidden country. Live narration and suitable background music complete the presentation.

William B. Barnett
Managing Consultant
66 Jasmine Circle, Milford, CT 06461-1788 USA
E-mail: barnettw@optonline.net
Digital Photography and Instruction - Multimedia Presentations
Computer Graphics - User Interface Design – Atomic Spectroscopy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September competition deadline is Friday Sept 23rd

Reminder, the deadline for the September competition is Friday Sept 23rd. Please see the handbook, the competitions tab on the NHCC Blog and the NHCC Blogpost from 9/18 for more details

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The September competition deadline is next week

The deadline for the September competition is Friday Sept 23rd. Please see the handbook, the competitions tab on the NHCC Blog and the NHCC Blogpost from 9/18 for more details


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.) See illustrations.


From looking at the illustrations, you can see that 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$2011.09.jpg
B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2011.09.jpg
S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2011.09.jpg
C1$Jones$Bill$Abstraction$2011-09.jpg

S is used for the assigned subject.
C is used for the new Image Artistry category.

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 2011-12. 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.

Remember, the number of entries per contest has changed this year. Please note the numbers in each category below. (from the NHCC Handbook)

9. Number of entries per contest:

a. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the print competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 entries.

b. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the open electronic competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 open electronic entries.

c. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into assigned subject in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.

d. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image artistry competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.

I hope this helps. Paul Peterson
203-488-0267

Friday, September 16, 2011

Water Drop Workshop

come join us for a great Water Drop Workshop




This four hour introductory workshop on Sunday September 18th is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of water drops. The workshop will take you from simple water drops to different colored water collisions, allowing you to get many breathtaking images. No equipment is necessary, as we will provide it for you! All you need is a CF card to attend this workshop. Co-led by Susan Candelario and Roman Kurywczak, they will guide you to some of the equipment that you can use from the basic to more advanced with the ability for you to capture the many phases of water drops as well as water drop collisions. They will cover tips on setups and lighting and every participant will get many chances to go home with their own liquid works of art! Cost is $100 and no previous experience is necessary. Check out some of Susan's high speed photos here: http://sdcphotography.com/hswaterdrop.html  

Session #1-- 9am-1pm, limited to 10 participants, canceled due to not enough people

Session #2-- 2pm-6pm, limited to 10 participants FULL

Day: Sunday September 18th, 9am-1pm OR 2pm-6pm

Place: Hunts Photos (Hadley, MA)

PayPal secure credit card payments are accepted by going to http://www.sdcphotography.com/paypal.htm
Questions contact Susan Candelario PHONE: 201.921.3492 E-Mail: susan@sdcphotography.com

Need more inspiration? Check out these photos (thanks Joan for sending me the link)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Water Drop Workshop

Water Drop Workshop





This four hour introductory workshop on Sunday September 18th is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of water drops. The workshop will take you from simple water drops to different colored water collisions, allowing you to get many breathtaking images. No equipment is necessary, as we will provide it for you! All you need is a CF card to attend this workshop. Co-led by Susan Candelario and Roman Kurywczak, they will guide you to some of the equipment that you can use from the basic to more advanced with the ability for you to capture the many phases of water drops as well as water drop collisions. They will cover tips on setups and lighting and every participant will get many chances to go home with their own liquid works of art! Cost is $100 and no previous experience is necessary. Check out some of Susan's high speed photos here: http://sdcphotography.com/hswaterdrop.html

Session #1-- 9am-1pm, limited to 10 participants (10 spots remaining).

Session #2-- 2pm-6pm, limited to 10 participants (8 spots remaining)

Day: Sunday September 18th, 9am-1pm OR 2pm-6pm

Place: Hunts Photos (Hadley, MA)

PayPal secure credit card payments are accepted by going to http://www.sdcphotography.com/paypal.htm

If you prefer to register via snail mail then please send your $100 check to Susan Candelario

SDC Photography, Susan Candelario
Secaucus, NJ 07094
PHONE: 201.921.3492

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PSA Membership

If You Love Photography,


You Belong in PSA . . .

Benefits of PSA Membership:

• PSA Journal monthly magazine (mailed & online) and annual Who’s Who in Photography publication • Opportunity to submit articles for potential publication in the PSA Journal which is written by and for members • Three noncommercial ads each year (no more than 5 lines or 175 characters) in the PSA Journal at no cost • Access to New Member web site services (e.g., Image Evaluation, Mentors, Consultants, resource links) • Free online Individualized Photography Course, Advanced Photography Course, and Image Analysis Course • Annual Conference with workshops, field trips, photo shoots, and featured speakers at reduced registration fee • Listing in and access to “Members Only” Membership List on PSA web site • Publication of photos on the PSA web site, e.g., a photo in the New Member Gallery on joining and in the

Show Your Stuff Gallery on renewing for year two • Creation of a personal photo gallery on the PSA web site for posting up to twenty (20) images • Use of PSA logo on personal web site and business card • Reduced registration fee at local Chapter meetings • Opportunity to present programs and seminars at local, regional, and international meetings • Opportunity to earn PSA Star Ratings and recognition of photographic achievement with PSA Distinctions for

Proficiency (PPSA), Excellence (EPSA), Master (MPSA), and Grand Master (GMPSA) • Opportunity to be elected an Associate (APSA) or Fellow (FPSA) of the Society • Study Groups: online for digital images and via mail for prints • Competitions for specific topics/themes (e.g., Creative, Portrait) or format (e.g., digital essays, B&W prints) • Reduced fee for PSA Adventures (e.g., cruises) • Free services (e.g., Species Identification Service, Photo Travel Planning Service, Digital Product Information) • Discounts on products and services of interest to photographers (e.g., Adobe, Photodex, Tamron, Hunts Photo & Video, OnOne Software)

Mail in Application:

First Name: _______________________________________
Last Name: __________________________________________
Birth date (MM/DD/YY): ___________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: __________________________
City: __________________________________________________ State: ______________________ Country: _____________________ Postal Code: ___________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________
Website: _____________________________________________________________

Person who referred you to PSA:

Check desired membership: North America/Overseas

1 Year 2 Years 3 Years

Youth (18 & under) $29/35 $56/68 $80/99
Individual $45/53 $88/104 $128/152
Individual Senior (72 & older) $40/47 $77/91 $113/132
Joint Membership $68/76 $133/150 $196/221
Joint Senior Member $62/69 $122/136 $180/201

Joint Member Name: ____________________________________________
Joint Member Email: ____________________________________________

MAIL COMPLETED FORM WITH PAYMENT TO:

PSA Headquarters
3000 United Founder’s Blvd., Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-3940 USA

Monday, September 12, 2011

New NHCC Handbook

The NHCC handbook has been revised. You may download it here. We suggest that all members, new and exisiting, review the guidelines set forth in the handbook. Changes to the image competitions are also reflected in the revised handbook. The handbook includes topics like using setups, using previously entered images into competition, entering into competition similar images, etc.

The handbook is 12 pages, printed double-sided. We HIGHLY suggest that you print and review a current copy of the handbook.

The cliffnotes version of two main changes:
  • You may only submit ONE image in the assigned subject competition
  • There is now a Creative Image Artistry category. This category is meant to encourage artistry and creativity. The image artistry category will consist of electronic images which are enhanced as much as the maker desires. Types of effects include, but are not limited to, artistic filters, digital painting, montages, composites, mylar, infrared, black light, image out of the frame and other such creative effects which may be used freely. The end product may be the result of in-camera and/or post-processing creativity on the part of the maker. It is the discretion of the maker to subject an image into either open or image artistry.

Denise Ippolito Workshop Sunday Sept 11th was great!

The Denise Ippolito Workshop held Sunday Sept 11th was great! We had 8 registrants and were VERY greatful to Barbara Vietzke who graciously allowed us to take over her house for the workshop. We watched Denise take photographs and apply various creative filters to them to really make them "pop". Denise kept emphasized that we are crafting our images and often used multiple effects/filters on one image. Her instruction was energized but easy to follow along!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

2010-2011 NHCC Score Summary promotions to class A

Congratulations to Denise Saldana and Dewey Ewing who earned high cunmulative scores for open electronic and prints, respectively, and who were promoted to class A in open electronic and prints!

I have copied and pasted the summary below but the best of 12 and total cumulatives scores and in prettier pdf formats on the website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm



2010-2011 NHCC Score Summary


Last Name First Name Sum Count Ave

Electronic A

Prestash Gary 314 12 26.17
Cuchara Lisa 311 12 25.92
Peterson Paul 305 12 25.42
Antov Andrey 304 12 25.33
Balen Joan 304 12 25.33
Barnett William 295 12 24.58
Gilroy Frank 295 12 24.58
Naumann Susan 295 12 24.58
Asarisi Richard 294 12 24.50
Brinckerhoff Linda 292 12 24.33
Krasenics Victor 291 12 24.25
Cuchara Tom 288 12 24.00
Vietzke Barbara 287 12 23.92
Yost Art 269 12 22.42

Electronic B
Saldana Denise 304 12 25.33
Parisi Bob 295 12 24.58
Anestis Stephanie 282 12 23.50
Haskes Charles 282 12 23.50
Brooks Tom 281 12 23.42
Dionne James 280 12 23.33
Rosenthal Fred 277 12 23.08
Prestash Fran 274 12 22.83
D'Amico Ron 272 12 22.67
Messina Jo-Ann 270 12 22.50
Ziemba Rich 270 12 22.50
O'Donnell Mary Ellen 267 12 22.25
Hoikala Bill 263 12 21.92
Ewing Dewey 262 12 21.83
Messina Laura 262 12 21.83

Electronic S
Peterson Paul 246 10 24.60
Naumann Susan 239 10 23.90
Brooks Tom 238 10 23.80
Saldana Denise 234 10 23.40
Cuchara Lisa 232 10 23.20
Krasenics Vic 232 10 23.20
Brinckerhoff Linda 226 10 22.60
Harper Bruce 226 10 22.60
Anestis Stephanie 225 10 22.50
Dionne James 225 10 22.50
Cuchara Tom 224 10 22.40
O'Donnell Mary Ellen 222 10 22.20
Liang David 221 10 22.10
D'Amico Ron 218 10 21.80
Ewing Dewey 208 10 20.80

Prints A
Gilroy Frank 313 12 26.08
Cuchara Lisa 307 12 25.58
Vietzke Barbara 305 12 25.42
Brinckerhoff Linda 304 12 25.33
Cuchara Tom 291 12 24.25
Yost Art 290 12 24.17

Prints B
Ewing Dewey 295 12 24.58
Brooks Tom 281 12 23.42
Rosenthal Fred 273 12 22.75

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Water Drop Workshop

Water Drop Workshop



This four hour introductory workshop on Sunday September 18th is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of water drops. The workshop will take you from simple water drops to different colored water collisions, allowing you to get many breathtaking images. No equipment is necessary, as we will provide it for you! All you need is a CF card to attend this workshop. Co-led by Susan Candelario and Roman Kurywczak, they will guide you to some of the equipment that you can use from the basic to more advanced with the ability for you to capture the many phases of water drops as well as water drop collisions. They will cover tips on setups and lighting and every participant will get many chances to go home with their own liquid works of art! Cost is $100 and no previous experience is necessary. Check out some of Susan's high speed photos here: http://sdcphotography.com/hswaterdrop.html

Session #1-- 9am-1pm, limited to 10 participants (10 spots remaining).

Session #2-- 2pm-6pm, limited to 10 participants (8 spots remaining)

Day: Sunday September 18th, 9am-1pm OR 2pm-6pm

Place: Hunts Photos (Hadley, MA)

PayPal secure credit card payments are accepted by going to http://www.sdcphotography.com/paypal.htm

If you prefer to register via snail mail then please send your $100 check to Susan Candelario

SDC Photography, Susan Candelario
Secaucus, NJ 07094
PHONE: 201.921.3492
E-Mail: susan@sdcphotography.com

Need more inspiration? Check out these images (thanks Joan for sharing the link!)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NHCC 2010-11 Membership dues are due

NHCC 2010-11 Membership 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 (H) ____________________________ (C) _________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________

City _________________ State ___________ Zip ____________

Email Address: _____________________________________

_____ Renew Year First joined _________

_____ New (How did you hear about us? _________________________________)

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.

Please fill out this form and bring it to the first meeting. Alternatively you can mail the form with a check (made out to NHCC) to: 60 Braeside Dr Hamden, CT 06514

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mon Sept 12th 1st Program of the NHCC 2011-12 season “A Blend of Art and Nature”

Reminder, the NHCC 2011-12 season starts next Monday.

Join us on Monday Sept 12th for the first program as Denise Ippolito presents “A Blend of Art and Nature”

"During my 50 minute slide show “A Blend of Art and Nature” we will explore the combination of art and nature. My artistic bird photographs and creative filter designs will inspire you to step out of the box of conformity. I will share some of my techniques for post processing as well as in-camera captures. The program will be jam-packed with an assortment of imagery, including my pleasing blur images along with some of my tack sharp flight shots. A visual experience of photographs from local hot spots to images from around the country. This slide show will have something for everyone. "

Denise Ippolito workshop "Macro, blurs and creative filtering" Sunday Sept 11th

The New Haven Camera Club is sponsoring a workshop with Denise Ippolito on Sunday Sept 11th.


This workshop is designed for Denise to show us her workflow with regards to macro, blurs and creative filtering techniques.

"Exploring The Softer Side of Macro (based on my successful e-book, "The Softer Side of Macro." Here I will include the techniques that I have used and developed for capturing soft, dreamy flower images using natural light (along with diffusers and reflectors at times). Creative Filtering and Effects -- I will share my techniques for creating exciting and artistic images using creative plug-ins and a variety of Photoshop filters (all as detailed in my popular e-book of the same name)."

Date: Sunday, September 11th 2011

Place: CT either Branford or Milford (depends upon how many people we end up with)

Time: 2-5pm

PRICE: $100 per person includes a copy of “A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects”. See below

Please mail a check (made out to Denise Ippolito) to me (Lisa Cuchara) in order to sign up for this workshop. Email me at photographer67@comcast.net to sign up.

10-15 participants

"I will also show you how to choose your backgrounds effectively so that they best set off your subject. We will carefully consider perspective and image design. My goal is to help you to create the images you have always wanted. While in the field participants are encouraged to ask me anything they like about capturing and processing their images. I will teach you how to create pleasing images. We will carefully consider perspective and image design. I look forward to an exciting and fun workshop!"


“A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects” by Denise Ippolito. This 19,000 word, 146 page CD is fully illustrated and outlines many Photoshop Filters and Creative Plug-ins. Each detailed tutorial section is written in a clear, concise, simple, easy to follow style that can be followed even by someone opening up Photoshop for the first time. Retail Price: CD $42.00 (included with the workshop), downloadable PDF file $38.00

Below is a list of the filters and effects that are detailed in the Filter Guide. Filters with the ($) symbol require a separate purchase. Most of the others are Photoshop filters and one is a free download. The Filter Guide includes links to all available free trial downloads so that you can try before you buy. Though–as above–many of the filters can be found in various versions of Photoshop.

* Topaz Simplify, Clean, and BuzSim Filter ($)
* Flaming Pear Filter (including Swerve ($), Twist ($) & Vein-a free download)
* Fractalius (including Denise’s Soft-Fix preset creation) ($–Windows only)
* Adding Texture (Photoshop)
* NIK Color Efex Pro including Midnight Filter ($)
* Omni Lighting (Photoshop)
* Pinch Filter (Photoshop)
* Twirl Filter (Photoshop)
* Ripple Filter (Photoshop)
* Radial Blur (Photoshop)
* Find Edges Filter (Photoshop)
* Orton Effect (Photoshop)
* Blank Canvas Creations! (Photoshop)
* The Mixer Brush
* The New Paste Special Option in CS-5 (Photoshop)
* DAP ($)
* Polar Coordinates and Mini-Worlds (Photoshop)
* Holiday Lights Creations (Photoshop)
* Snap Art 2 Impasto Filter ($)
* Creating Composites (Photoshop)
* Creating Your Own Brush Presets (Photoshop)
* Using Blend Modes Creatively
* Using Layer Masks and Inverse Layer Masks Creatively (CS versions of Photoshop)
* Kaleidoscopes (Free Plug-in, Windows only)
* Combinations of all of the above

Denise Ippolito
My name is Denise Ippolito I am freelance photographer, artist and writer living in NJ. I am also a moderator for Bird Photographers.Net, which is an online photography site. My new eBook which is titled "Impressions of Bosque del Apache” is an expression of art and nature. I have co-led several BIRDS AS ART Instructional Photo-Tours with Arthur Morris, who is a Canon Explorer of Light. He is a world renowned bird photographer and teacher. I now offer on-line courses as well as half day workshops featuring avian, macro and HDR photography. I have received an honorable mention in the highly regarded Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice competition 2010 in the Creative Digital Category.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Glitch in Blogger!

Every once in a while Blogger spits out an old post, not sure why. When you google the issue you see other people having the same random problem, but not solutions. Sorry! obviously April's competition is not coming next week, LOL.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Denise Ippolito Workshop Sunday Sept 11th

Please sign up ASAP for Denise Ippolito Workshop Sunday Sept 11th

Date: Sunday, September 11th 2011 (Shooting and/or a Photoshop/Plug-in creative filtering and effects program)

Place: TBD

Time: 2-5pm

This will be a 3 hour hands-on workshop.

PRICE: $100 per person includes a copy of “A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects”. See below

You must mail a check to me (Lisa Cuchara) in order to sign up for this workshop. Email me at to sign up, but your place is not confirmed until your check arrivals.

10-15 participants.

Gear: Tripods but some may wish to walk around and hand hold single image captures. Laptop

I will also show you how to choose your backgrounds effectively so that they best set off your subject. We will carefully consider perspective and image design. My goal is to help you to create the images you have always wanted. While in the field participants are encouraged to ask me anything they like about capturing and processing their images. I will teach you how to create pleasing images in-camera in the field. We will carefully consider perspective and image design. I look forward to an exciting and fun workshop!



“A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects” by Denise Ippolito. This 19,000 word, 146 page CD is fully illustrated and outlines many Photoshop Filters and Creative Plug-ins. Each detailed tutorial section is written in a clear, concise, simple, easy to follow style that can be followed even by someone opening up Photoshop for the first time. Retail Price: CD $42.00 (included with the workshop), downloadable PDF file $38.00

Below is a list of the filters and effects that are detailed in the Filter Guide. Filters with the ($) symbol require a separate purchase. Most of the others are Photoshop filters and one is a free download. The Filter Guide includes links to all available free trial downloads so that you can try before you buy. Though–as above–many of the filters can be found in various versions of Photoshop.

* Topaz Simplify, Clean, and BuzSim Filter ($)
* Flaming Pear Filter (including Swerve ($), Twist ($) & Vein-a free download)
* Fractalius (including Denise’s Soft-Fix preset creation) ($–Windows only)
* Adding Texture (Photoshop)
* NIK Color Efex Pro including Midnight Filter ($)
* Omni Lighting (Photoshop)
* Pinch Filter (Photoshop)
* Twirl Filter (Photoshop)
* Ripple Filter (Photoshop)
* Radial Blur (Photoshop)
* Find Edges Filter (Photoshop)
* Orton Effect (Photoshop)
* Blank Canvas Creations! (Photoshop)
* The Mixer Brush
* The New Paste Special Option in CS-5 (Photoshop)
* DAP ($)
* Polar Coordinates and Mini-Worlds (Photoshop)
* Holiday Lights Creations (Photoshop)
* Snap Art 2 Impasto Filter ($)
* Creating Composites (Photoshop)
* Creating Your Own Brush Presets (Photoshop)
* Using Blend Modes Creatively
* Using Layer Masks and Inverse Layer Masks Creatively (CS versions of Photoshop)
* Kaleidoscopes (Free Plug-in, Windows only)
* Combinations of all of the above

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

End Of Year Competition – 2011 – Winners

Some, but not all, of the makers of the winning images did send me their images to post, so here they are some of the winninh images -- wow!

End Of Year Competition – 2011 – Winners


Class B Prints

1st – Tom Brooks – Lighting The Way


















2nd – Dewey Ewing – Seagull Snatching Bait



















3rd – Dewey Ewing – Lower Manhattan














Class A Prints

1st – Tom Cuchara – Fox Bombay Hook




















2nd – Linda Brinckerhoff – Crested Cara Cara

3rd – Paul Peterson – Hen and Chick Flowers

Print of the Year – Tom Brooks – Lighting The Way
























Joseph DiChello Memorial Award – Best Landscape/Seascape

Tom Cuchara – Early Morning in Acadia

























Jane Sibley Award – Best Nature Image

Barbara Vietzke – A Colorful Fellow


















Class B Electronic Images

1st – Bob Parisi – I’m Here For My Snack

2nd – Charles Haskes – Boats in Fog

3rd – Denise Saldana – Grand Finale Dahlia

Class A Electronic Images

1st – Barbara Vietzke – The Beach At Dusk


















2nd – Lisa Cuchara – Would You Kiss Me

























3rd – Lisa Cuchara – Baboon




















Electronic Image of the Year – Barbara Vietzke – The Beach At Dusk


Sunday, August 14, 2011

NHCC 2011-12 DUES are due

NHCC 2010-11 Membership dues are due, please bring to first meeting (or earlier if you are signing up for a workshop prior to our 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 (H) ____________________________ (C) _________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________

City _________________ State ___________ Zip ____________

Email Address: _____________________________________

_____ Renew _____ New (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.

Please fill out this form and bring it to the first meeting. Alternatively you can mail the form and a check (made out to NHCC) to: 60 Braeside Dr Hamden, CT 06514

Friday, August 12, 2011

NHCC 2011-2012 PROGRAMS

NHCC 2011-2012 PROGRAMS


We meet on the 2nd Monday of month for our programs and the fourth Monday of the month for our competitions. Come at 7:15, programs start at 7:30

Here is a our 2011-12 season line-up so far

Sept 12th -- Denise Ippolito -- " A Blend of Art and Nature"

Sept 26 -- Competition

Oct 10 -- Bill Barnett -- "Cuba"

Oct24 -- Competition

Nov 14 -- Paul Peterson -- "100 Years"

Nov 28th -- Competition

Dec 12 -- Holiday Party

Jan 9 -- TBD, we are working on 'Ireland by Ron Rosenstock, but it is NOT confirmed

Jan 23 -- Competition

Feb 13 -- Ray Nason, "color and color management"

Feb 27 -- Competition

March 12 -- Cindy Gosselin "BlackLight Photography"

March 26 -- Competition

April 9 -- Gail Hansche Godin "Attracting Wildlife for Nature Photographers"

April 23-- Competition

See the competition tab on the NHCC Blog for more information about the print, electronic image and assigned subject image monthly competition.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Water Drop Workshop

Water Drop Workshop
This four hour introductory workshop on Sunday September 18th is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of water drops. The workshop will take you from simple water drops to different colored water collisions, allowing you to get many breathtaking images. No equipment is necessary, as we will provide it for you! All you need is a CF card to attend this workshop. Co-led by Susan Candelario and Roman Kurywczak, they will guide you to some of the equipment that you can use from the basic to more advanced with the ability for you to capture the many phases of water drops as well as water drop collisions. They will cover tips on setups and lighting and every participant will get many chances to go home with their own liquid works of art! Cost is $100 and no previous experience is necessary. Check out some of Susan's high speed photos here: http://sdcphotography.com/hswaterdrop.html 


Session #1-- 9am-1pm, limited to 10 participants (10 spots remaining).

Session #2-- 2pm-6pm, limited to 10 participants (8 spots remaining)

NHCC members can register now, before registration opens up to the public on 8/21

Day: Sunday September 18th, 9am-1pm OR 2pm-6pm

Place: Hunts Photos (Hadley, MA)

PayPal secure credit card payments are accepted by going to http://www.sdcphotography.com/paypal.htm

If you prefer to register via snail mail then please send your $100 check to either Susan Candelario or Roman Kurywczak

Roman M. Kurywczak

http://www.roaminwithroman.com/
roaminwroman@comcast.net  
908-241-2248
115 W. Roselle Ave.
Roselle Park, NJ 07204

SDC Photography
Susan Candelario
Secaucus, NJ 07094
PHONE: 201.921.3492
E-Mail: susan@sdcphotography.com

Friday, August 5, 2011

Denise Ippolito Workshop Sunday Sept 11th

Date: Sunday, September 11th 2011 (Alternate rain plan will involve a Photoshop/Plug-in creative filtering and effects program indoors)



Place: Local Garden TBD (someplace like White Flower Farm, Elizabeth park, etc)


Time: 2-5pm
This will be a 3 hour hands-on workshop.PRICE: $100 per person includes a copy of “A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects”. See below

You must mail a check to me (Lisa Cuchara) in order to sign up for this workshop. Email me at to sign up, but your place is not confirmed until your check arrivals.

10-15 participants.


Gear: Tripods but some may wish to walk around and hand hold single image captures.


I will also show you how to choose your backgrounds effectively so that they best set off your subject. We will carefully consider perspective and image design. My goal is to help you to create the images you have always wanted. While in the field participants are encouraged to ask me anything they like about capturing and processing their images. I will teach you how to create pleasing images in-camera in the field. We will carefully consider perspective and image design. I look forward to an exciting and fun workshop! 
 

“A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects” by Denise Ippolito. This 19,000 word, 146 page CD is fully illustrated and outlines many Photoshop Filters and Creative Plug-ins. Each detailed tutorial section is written in a clear, concise, simple, easy to follow style that can be followed even by someone opening up Photoshop for the first time.

Retail Price: CD $42.00 (included with the workshop), downloadable PDF file $38.00

Below is a list of the filters and effects that are detailed in the Filter Guide. Filters with the ($) symbol require a separate purchase. Most of the others are Photoshop filters and one is a free download. The Filter Guide includes links to all available free trial downloads so that you can try before you buy. Though–as above–many of the filters can be found in various versions of Photoshop.

* Topaz Simplify, Clean, and BuzSim Filter ($)
* Flaming Pear Filter (including Swerve ($), Twist ($) & Vein-a free download)
* Fractalius (including Denise’s Soft-Fix preset creation) ($–Windows only)
* Adding Texture (Photoshop)
* NIK Color Efex Pro including Midnight Filter ($)
* Omni Lighting (Photoshop)
* Pinch Filter (Photoshop)
* Twirl Filter (Photoshop)
* Ripple Filter (Photoshop)
* Radial Blur (Photoshop)
* Find Edges Filter (Photoshop)
* Orton Effect (Photoshop)
* Blank Canvas Creations! (Photoshop)
* The Mixer Brush
* The New Paste Special Option in CS-5 (Photoshop)
* DAP ($)
* Polar Coordinates and Mini-Worlds (Photoshop)
* Holiday Lights Creations (Photoshop)
* Snap Art 2 Impasto Filter ($)
* Creating Composites (Photoshop)
* Creating Your Own Brush Presets (Photoshop)
* Using Blend Modes Creatively
* Using Layer Masks and Inverse Layer Masks Creatively (CS versions of Photoshop)
* Kaleidoscopes (Free Plug-in, Windows only)
* Combinations of all of the above!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

September Program “A Blend of Art and Nature” by Denise Ippolito

Join us on Monday Sept 12th for the first program of our 2011-12 NHCC season

Denise Ippolito will be presenting her program entitled “A Blend of Art and Nature”


"During my 50 minute slide show “A Blend of Art and Nature” we will explore the combination of art and nature. My artistic bird photographs and creative filter designs will inspire you to step out of the box of conformity. I will share some of my techniques for post processing as well as in-camera captures. The program will be jam-packed with an assortment of imagery, including my pleasing blur images along with some of my tack sharp flight shots. A visual experience of photographs from local hot spots to images from around the country. This slide show will have something for everyone. "
 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

PSA EID Interclub Competition Final Standings: 2010-2011

EID Interclub Competition Final Standings: 2010-2011
http://psa-photo.org/divisions/eid/interclub-competition/2010-11-final-standings/

Images from two members: Lisa cuchara and David Liang made it into the May2011 Slideshow.
You can view the Slideshow here


 
The EID Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs. This competition consists of four competitions/rounds during each competition year occurring in November, January, March, and May. Each participating club may submit up to six images from six different club members in each competition/round for a maximum of twenty-four images per competition year.

Monday, July 18, 2011

winners of the end of the year comeptition winners

Would the winners of the end of the year comeptition please send me their images for use on the Blog and also, importantly, for use in the 2011-12 brochure. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Haven Camera Club Gathering at Amherst

For those attending NECCC, please join us to continue on the tradition of Sandy & Ann Sanderson & Kathy Katz.  They traditionally had a cocktail hour from 5 pm - 6 pm on Friday night.  The Parisi's would like to carry on this tradition in Sandy's memory. 

This year it will be held from 5 pm - 6:30 pm on Friday.  We will be having food & drink for our club members.  This gathering will be held in North Dorm Building A.  Please check the bulletin board in the Student Center near the top of the escalator for exact room location.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Parisi at 203-213-8837.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Assigned Subjects for 2011-2012 season

I posted these back in May but wanted to send out a reminder so you can keep these categories in mind as you are photographing this summer!

We already had two (of the 10) subjects for September and October to finish out the Centennial celebration, which will finish off with Paul's November program and our 2011 Holiday party.


September -- 1990-1999 Hale Bop "Sky"

October -- 2000-2010 millennium "Old and New"

November -- Street Photography

January -- Abandonded Buildings

Feburary -- Church Interiors

March -- People at work

April -- Cityscapes

May -- After the Rain

So get your thinking caps on and keep these topics in mind when you shoot this summer!
But remember that Prints and Electronic are OPEN categories still, they are not related to the assigned subject of the month.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

End Of Year Competition – 2011 – Winners

We had some awesome images at the end of the year competition -- here are the winning titles. The cumulative best of 16 and best of 12 scores are listed with the monthly scoresheets on website with the rest of the monthly scores: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

Would the winners of the end of the year comeptition please send me their images for use on the Blog and also, importantly, for use in the 2011-12 brochure. Thank you!

End Of Year Competition – 2011 – Winners



Class B Prints

1st – Tom Brooks – Lighting The Way

2nd – Dewey Ewing – Seagull Snatching Bait

3rd – Dewey Ewing – Lower Manhattan



Class A Prints

1st – Tom Cuchara – Fox Bombay Hook

2nd – Linda Brinckerhoff – Crested Cara Cara

3rd – Paul Peterson – Hen and Chick Flowers


Print of the Year – Tom Brooks – Lighting The Way


Joseph DiChello Memorial Award – Best Landscape/Seascape

Tom Cuchara – Early Morning in Acadia


Jane Sibley Award – Best Nature Image

Barbara Vietzke – A Colorful Fellow

Sunday, May 15, 2011

End of year competition images due 5/18

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 (2010-2011).

▪ 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$2010-11.jpg

A2$Peterson$Paul$Lock_and_Key$2011-01.jpg

A3$Peterson$Paul$End_of_Season$2011-03.jpg

A4$Peterson$Paul$Over_The_Falls$2011-02.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 18, 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

14

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 End of Year Competition Eligibility
Open Print Competition 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.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Assigned Subjects for 2011-2012 season

At the last meeting we voted for the Assigned Subjects for 2011-2012 season. Every category received at least one vote!

We already had two (of the 10) subjects for September and October to finish out the Centennial celebration, which will finish off with Paul's November program and our 2011 Holiday party.

September -- 1990-1999 Hale Bop "Sky"
October -- 2000-2010 millennium "Old and New"
November -- Street Photography
January -- abandonded Buildings
Feburary -- Church Interiors
March -- People at work
April -- Cityscapes
May -- After the Rain

So get your thinking caps on and keep these topics in mind when you shoot this summer!
But remember that Prints and Electronic are OPEN categories still, they are not related to the assigned subject of the month.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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 (2010-2011).

▪ 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$2010-11.jpg
A2$Peterson$Paul$Lock_and_Key$2011-01.jpg
A3$Peterson$Paul$End_of_Season$2011-03.jpg
A4$Peterson$Paul$Over_The_Falls$2011-02.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

▪ All entries are due by MAY 18th 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.