Friday, January 28, 2011

ATTENTION NEW(ER) MEMBERS! 'Camera Club 101'

ATTENTION NEW(ER) MEMBERS!


On Thursday, Feb. 24th Paul Peterson will give a workshop we're calling 'Camera Club 101'. This workshop is designed for both those new to the CameraClub, and those members who've been with the Camera Club for a while, but are not quite sure just how to prepare images for competition, how/where to submit them, what types of images work well, etc. Paul will cover all of this and more. He will conduct a 'mock judging', to show which images are most likely to be successful in competition. If you like, you may submit a few of your own images to be included in this judging by either emailing them to Paul at pmjpeterson at sbcglobal.net or by bringing them on a thumb drive or a CD.

The workshop will be held at Paul's home in Branford at 7PM. Further details and directions will be sent approximately one week prior to the workshop.

To sign up, you can email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com or sign up at one of the Camera Club meetings.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shirley Mangler

As many of you know, I work a few days a week at The Fat Robin Birdwatching and Nature Shop in Hamden. It was nearly 6:00 PM last Monday and I was getting ready to close the store shortly when a tall, lanky fellow walked in and said he needed to get a few bags of millet seed. I looked at him and said "I know you". He said he knew me too but that his name was Harold and he was Shirley Mangler's husband and he was getting some seed to take home. We talked for a few minutes and I told him many of us miss not having Shirley at our meetings - I'm sure the folks from the Wallingford club feel the same way too, and I asked him to say hello to Shirley for all of us. She has had medical problems off and on and I'm sure a "thinking about you" card would really make her day.


I don't want to broadcast her home address all over the cyber world but if you would like to send Shirley a card, I'm sure that if you emailed or called Tom & Lisa Cuchara, they would be happy to give you Shirley's home address.

Gary

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Save the Date: "Through the Lens of Adam Jones" Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Haven Camera Club celebrates 100 years!! Film to Digital...WOW! As part of this celebration, please join us for an all day seminar. Details to follow.



Save the Date: "Through the Lens of Adam Jones"

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Where: Holiday Inn, North Haven, CT

Please join the New Haven Camera Club as it celebrates its 100 year anniversary with an all day seminar by Adam Jones. Mr. Jones has been shooting professionally for over twenty years. He is a member of the Canon Explorers of Light Program.

"My general approach for an all day seminar is to present two shows: The day is kicked off with a Nature and Wildlife show. A second show is presented during the afternoon session, featuring Travel destinations. Both shows are presented without music, so audience participation is encouraged during all programs. The program is entitled "Through the Lens of Adam Jones." During the Nature program I discuss strategies and techniques for outstanding nature and wildlife images."

Over the day, I'll present at least three additional programs, these include the following:

1) Taking Control

2) Lighting & Composition

3) Extending the Limits

4) Travel Show

5) Photoshop

Visit Adam's Blog: http://www.adamjonesphoto.com/

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The January competition entry deadline is Friday 1-21 midnight

The January competition entry deadline is Friday 1-21 midnight


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

You images must be emailed to Paul at NHCCwin@yahoo.com by midnight 1-21

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NHCC Centennial T-shirts

Congrats to Bob Parisi for winning our Centennial logo contest!

You may now purchase shirts, jackets, etc. etc. with the NHCC Centennial logo on it...
Organic, Polo, Fitted, long sleeve, denim, sweatshirt, boxers, shirts for your baby, or even your dog!!
http://www.cafepress.com/NHCameraClub

All purchases are at cost, the club is not making any money off of your purchase. Shirts start at just $8.99.
We would love to see EVERYONE at the NECCC conference sporting a NHCC Centennial logo shirt.











Friday, January 14, 2011

The January competition deadline is a one week away

The January competition deadline is a one week away

The special category (in addition to the OPEN category) is military WWII (Thanks Joan for making the category images for our centennial year!)


Our next NHCC competition deadline is just now one week away.Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com before midnight Jan 21st

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S is used for the assigned subject.

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

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

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

Have you used the dollar sign $ to separate fields?

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

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

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

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

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

If you need help entering the digital competition for the first time please see a current member.These directions are very simple to do, but sometimes simple things appear complicated when written down. Ever try to write down directions to make a peanut butter and jelly 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”.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More Nature Entries Needed

Please send your PSA rule conforming nature images to Bill at barnettw@optonline.net Thanks, Lisa


Dear Club Members,


I have put together an entry for the nature section of the NECCC interclub competitions for February. However, looking over the entries remaining in my collection it is apparent that we will need additional entries for the two remaining competitions this year: the April 2011 NECCC interclub competition and the Glennie Memorial Competition. This latter competition requires 10 entries with no more than two entries from a single individual.

These entries must meet the strict PSA definition for a nature image. This definition was described in a previous blog posting that can be accessed here: http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/nature-definition.html. When you send entries they must be no more than 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high. As the file name include your name (last, first) and a title separated by a dollar sign.
Best regards,
Bill

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Galapagos Monday by Lisa Keller

We start our journey traveling through the scenic capital area of Quito, Ecuador. From there we visit the colorful Otavalo Market and the equatorial monument. We then travel 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador to the Galapagos Island. The Galapagos Islands are noted for containing a wide variety of wildlife that is unique only to those Islands and not seen elsewhere in the world. We will board our vessel and spend the next hour visiting many of the Islands that make up the Galapagos. The Islands are home to the famous Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Penguins, Sea Lions, the primeval Marine Iguanas and a wide variety of birds. We will also leave our vessel and camp out with the Giant Tortoises. Along our journey you will see video of the mating dance of the Blue Footed Boobies, the Marine Iguanas sunning themselves on the lava rocks and the Giant Tortoises out for a stroll. The inhabitants of these Islands are like nowhere else in the world. Did I mention that we will also visit the famous Darwin Station along the way?


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Galapagos next week by Lisa Keller

We start our journey traveling through the scenic capital area of Quito, Ecuador. From there we visit the colorful Otavalo Market and the equatorial monument. We then travel 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador to the Galapagos Island. The Galapagos Islands are noted for containing a wide variety of wildlife that is unique only to those Islands and not seen elsewhere in the world. We will board our vessel and spend the next hour visiting many of the Islands that make up the Galapagos.  The Islands are home to the famous Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Penguins, Sea Lions, the primeval Marine Iguanas and a wide variety of birds. We will also leave our vessel and camp out with the Giant Tortoises. Along our journey you will see video of the mating dance of the Blue Footed Boobies, the Marine Iguanas sunning themselves on the lava rocks and the Giant Tortoises out for a stroll. The inhabitants of these Islands are like nowhere else in the world. Did I mention that we will also visit the famous Darwin Station along the way?