Friday, February 25, 2011

Results of Winter NECCC Interclub Competition

Dear Club Members,


The following images were used to represent the club in Pictorial category of the Winter NECCC Digital Slide Interclub Competition:

Balen, Joan, Orange_Flower, 20

Haskes, Charles, The Palouse, 23

Naumann, Susan, Double Dip Drip, 22

Vietzke, Barbara, Stormy At Sunset, 20

Overall we received 85 points which puts us in the middle of the pack in class A. Merrimack Valley and Boston West were tied for first with 100 points.

In the nature competition we were represented by the following:

Antov, Andrey, Proportions, 24

Barnett, William, Great Blue Herons & Stick, 23

Cuchara, Tom, Female Blue Bird, 24

Prestash, Gary, Hairy Woodpecker and Berries, 24

Overall we received 95 points. Cape Cod Viewfinders was in first place with 103 points. After two competitions we are tied with 3 other clubs for fourth place with 186 points.

This competition is judged on a scale of 3 to 9 for each judge with a total of 9 to 27, slightly different from our club.

NOTE: Currently I do not have enough images in my Possible Entries for Nature folder to create a strong entry for the Glennie competition. I have a few entries from Antov, Tom and Lisa Chuchara, and Saldana, and lots for Prestash. I really need images from OTHER members of the club that meet the PSA nature definition regarding limits on manipulation. We are allowed to enter 10 images and I would prefer to choose each from a different member, though will do two per maker if needed. If you are interested in the interclub competitions, now is the time to demonstrate that interest by sending me images. The images MUST meet the PSA definition for manipulation, be 1024x768 pixels, and contain your name and title as the file name separated by a dollar sign. The closing date is coming up soon and I plan to send in our entry on Feb. 5.

Best regards,

Bill

William B. Barnett

66 Jasmine Circle

Milford, CT 06461-1788

USA

Phone/Fax: (203) 877-1639

E-mail: BarnettW@optonline.net

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The February competition deadline is FRIDAY

The February competition deadline is FRIDAY

The special category (in addition to the OPEN category) is TOYS.

Our next NHCC competition deadline is Friday. Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com  before midnight Feb 25th.

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

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

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 -- 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. Prints must be between 8 by 10 inches and 16 by 20 inches. 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". 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”.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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

Reminder

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.

Monday, February 21, 2011

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

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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The February competition deadline is a one week away

The February competition deadline is a one week away

The special category (in addition to the OPEN category) is TOYS (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 Feb 25th.
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”.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Condolences to Richard Asarisi as his mother passed away

The mother of Richard Asarisi (mother of Richard and grandmother of Natalie) passed away the other night. Calling hours will be from Wednesday 6pm to 8pm at Spinelli-Ricciuti Funeral Home -- Ansonia CT
Burial mass at Saint Joseph's Church Thursday at 10:30am. Lunch after at J.J. Sullivan's Ansonia

Condolences may be sent to Richard, Martha, and Natalie Asarisi at 141 Bear Hill Road, Bethany, CT  06524.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

NECCC Courtesy Enrollment deadline!

YOU can receive a complimentary conference registration!


We (NHCC) can provide one NECCC Courtesy Enrollment to a NHCC member that has never been to the NECCC photography conference before. If we have just one person that wants to attend we can send thenm, if we have more than one person we put the names into a cup and draw one name. Gary Higgs went from NHCC in 2010 (and his wife actually won a free NECCC registration for the 2011 meeting at the NECCC Saturday night event!)
We would like all names submitted by the February 14th meeting so that we can pick the winner and get all of the paperwork in by the March 1st deadline.

The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. every July. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment

1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1st

2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member club in good standing (i.e. club dues paid for the current year).

3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.

4. Selection of the candidates will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

5. Applications may be made by email to the club president with the same information. Applications will not be accepted after the March 1st deadline.

6. The application cannot be transferred to another person. Once someone has been submitted, accepted, and has received their key paper work, that person must register for the conference. If he or she cannot attend, another person cannot take his or her place. The club’s courtesy enrollment for that year will be forfeited.
7. NECCC’s decision in all matters relating to this courtesy enrollment will be final.

We would like to receive all applications by email.

Simply email us:
1:The club name, city state
2: President’s or Rep’s name, address, phone no. and email address
3: The candidate’s name, address, phone no. & email address
Email all information to s.jmosser@comcast.net by March 1 2011.
Accepted candidates will be contacted by May 1, 2011, with further registration information.
Upon acceptance recipient will be supplied with a special registration form to complete and mail in, (do not use standard form). NECCC does not register the recipient

Friday, February 11, 2011

Monday Feb 14th Program -- Kelli Dease Natural Light Newborn and Children's Photography

Monday February 14th
Natural Light Newborn and Children's Photography by Kelli Dease

The program will be focused on photographing newborns and small children. Kelli will discuss photography techniques, as well as techniques for making kids feel comfortable and getting natural smiles. If time allows, she will also go over some simple post-processing in Photoshop.

Kelli have been in business since 2008 and specializes in natural light newborn and children's photography.

http://www.kellidease.com/

FYI, Kelli won Image of the Year in NHCC in 2009 for this image of "Alex and Jack"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NECCC Courtesy Enrollment

YOU can receive a complimentary conference registration!


We (NHCC) can provide one NECCC Courtesy Enrollment to a NHCC member that has never been to the NECCC photography conference before. If we have just one person that wants to attend we can send thenm, if we have more than one person we put the names into a cup and draw one name. Gary Higgs went from NHCC in 2010 (and his wife actually won a free NECCC registration for the 2011 meeting at the NECCC Saturday night event!)

We would like all names submitted by the February 14th meeting so that we can pick the winner and get all of the paperwork in by the March 1st deadline.

The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. every July. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment

1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1st

2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member club in good standing (i.e. club dues paid for the current year).

3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.

4. Selection of the candidates will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

5. Applications may be made by email to the club president with the same information. Applications will not be accepted after the March 1st deadline.

6. The application cannot be transferred to another person. Once someone has been submitted, accepted, and has received their key paper work, that person must register for the conference. If he or she cannot attend, another person cannot take his or her place. The club’s courtesy enrollment for that year will be forfeited.

7. NECCC’s decision in all matters relating to this courtesy enrollment will be final.

We would like to receive all applications by email.

Simply email us:
1:The club name, city state
2: President’s or Rep’s name, address, phone no. and email address
3: The candidate’s name, address, phone no. & email address

Email all information to s.jmosser@comcast.net by March 1 2011.
Accepted candidates will be contacted by May 1, 2011, with further registration information.

Upon acceptance recipient will be supplied with a special registration form to complete and mail in, (do not use standard form). NECCC does not register the recipient