Thursday, March 24, 2011

The March competition deadline is FRIDAY

The March competition deadline is FRIDAY

The special category (in addition to the OPEN category) is "Peace"

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

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night.

We had a fantastic turnout for Monday night's program by Mark Bowie, followed by a great workshop the next night. Wow!

For those of you that want to purchase his book on nighttime photography here is the information.

The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night. by Mark Bowie

I’m excited to announce the release of my new e-book on night photography, The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night. It's available through my website, http://www.markbowie.com/, as a downloadable .pdf file.

This comprehensive guide is loaded with tips, techniques and strategies for photographing the nocturnal landscape and celestial subjects. It covers equipment, lens selection, focusing in the dark, determining night exposures, processing night images, photographing the landscape in relation to the night sky, and photographing stars, star trails, the moon, meteors, comets, eclipses, the Northern Lights and other phenomena.

$25 93 pages

Ordering

The book can be downloaded directly from my website in minutes. To order, click here and follow the on-screen directions. You can pay by credit card through PayPal, even if you don’t have an existing PayPal account.

If you prefer, I can mail the e-book on CD to you, within the US and Canada. Please mail a check made  payable to Mark Bowie for $28 (includes $3 S&H) to:

Mark Bowie
Outdoor Images
61 Howe Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Friday, March 18, 2011

The March competition deadline is a one week away

The March competition deadline is a one week away

The special category (in addition to the OPEN category) is PEACE (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 March 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”.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finger Lakes CHANGE Of MOTEL

Finger Lakes CHANGE Of MOTEL


Same Dates: June 10th thru 13th

We will be staying at Grayhaven Motel 657 Elmira Road Ithaca, NY

Instead Of Rodeway Inn & Suites. Please cancel this Reservation.

Telephone.... (657) 272-6434

Reservation Under Linda Thomas

Conformation #'s 8061 thru 8068


There are two rooms left, but must be reserved BEFORE May 10th.

After that date, they will not be available to our group any longer.



Any Questions E-mail them to Linda Thomas Humbrd001@Yahoo.com
CALL (607) 272-6434 for Reservations
Home (203) 239-9341

The Trips Committee
The Yosts
The Parisi's
Gerri Mahon


CORRECTION For The Blog
FINGER LAKES MOTEL TELEPHONE # CORRECTION
GRAYHAVEN MOTEL AREA CODE IS:  607.....NOT 657
CALL (607) 272-6434 for Reservations
Sorry for any inconvenience this typo might have caused.
Linda Thomas

for NHCC Blog from Art Yost

Thank you Art for passing this along.

Members of NHCC have done very well in two recent print competitions. In the winter NECCC color print competition, Barbara Vietzke received a first place (score of 27) for her print "From My Back Yard." NHCC received a ribbon for coming in 2nd. among 27 clubs competing.


At the Photographic Expo 2011 at the Milford Fine Arts Center five of our members won ribbons and awards: In Nature/Animal, Linda Brinckerhoff won an honorable mention and she won a second place in Landscape/Seascape. Art Yost won a third place in that same category. In Open category, Fred Rosenthal won a first place and a third place. In the Creative category, Fred Rosenthal won a first place and William Barnett won second. The Best In Show award went to Lisa Cuchara for her image "Two Hummingbirds-My Turn. The brochure listing all the entries had an image of a portrait by Tom Cuchara which had won last year's competition. Congratulations to all our winners and a thank you to all who compete so that many can enjoy the fine work being done.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"A Day in the Field with Adam Jones" Workshop April 10th

Adam Jone called Linda today and wanted to know if the workshop is a go -- right now we only have 8 people signed up, with 5 checks received and 2 more checks are in the mail. We need a minumum of 10 checks collected in order for this workshop to run. Please let me know TODAY.

Otherwise we will have to cancel this great opportunity. How often does a top name Canon Explorer of light come to connecticut for a small hands on all day workshop? Take advantage of this great opportunity now!

Please send a check made out to Adam Jones for $75 and mail it to me to sign up.

Adam Jones will be presenting "Through the Lens of Adam Jones" on April 9th 2011

He is offering us a workshop Sunday April 10th -- 10-12 people

"A Day in the Field with Adam Jones"

Workshop Overview: I envision the workshop as very hands on, nuts and bolts photography, with tips and techniques from 30+ years of photography. I'm open to a very full day, from sunrise to sunset if the club members wish to go that long. We will certainly break for lunch and dinner based around our shooting schedules of course. If the group wants a break in the middle of the day, we can do a morning shoot, then break and regroup for an afternoon shoot.

I'll leave it up to your club to offer several shooting locations, and we can visit as many of the locations as we need to fill the day or length of time the club wants. The more varied the locations, the more situations we can address and learn from in the field. I'm also fine with shooting architecture indoors or out, city skylines, zoos, botanical gardens, etc. About the only thing that does not work well for a mixed group is strict wildlife, where many photographers may not have the right equipment for such a specialized shoot.

An all day event -- location(s) of the clubs choice (We were thinking of perhaps Hammassett for sunrise, then breakfast, then heading East to Mystic until Sunset)

I'll cover scenics, depth of field considerations, finding the best compositions, natural light, filters, macro lenses and accessories, full flash and fill flash. Working with me in the field it is very easy for me to grasp each participants skill level and to work with them one on one.

Fee: $75/person, cash or check made payable to Adam Jones, collected by the club program organizer 4 weeks prior to the event

# Participants: 10 minimum, 12 maximum

Skill Level: All photographers are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

This internationally recognized photographer explores the world through his nature, travel , and wildlife images. Jones’s award-winning photography is widely published in magazines, posters, calendars, books, and in national advertising campaigns for clients such as Canon, Ford, Eddie Bauer, Miller Beer and Honda. Adam is recognized world wide as an outstanding stock photographer with his images represented by Getty Images, Corbis, Visuals Unlimited, Photo Researchers, and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. His work has sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 30 countries. Adam’s publication credits also include: National Geographic Books, Time, Life Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon, Sierra Club, Disney and hundreds of textbooks. In 1995 the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest honored Adam by selecting one of his images from over 19, 000 entries, as the winner in the “In Praise of Plants” category. Adam has published seven coffee-table books, with three released in 2004. In early 2006, Adam was selected to be one of Canon USA’s elite group of photographers, The Explorers of Light. Canon describes the Explorer of Light program as such: The Explorers of Light program is a group of 60 of the World’s best photographers united in their love and passion for photographic excellence. They share a common desire to contribute back to the industry with a willingness to share their vision and passion with others. Adam is a popular and respected workshop instructor and lecturer. Adam teaches photography workshops around the world helping students reach their full potential in the exciting world of digital photography. He has taught for Canon, Popular Photography & Imaging, Maine Photographic Workshops, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Great American Photography Workshops and Joe Van Os Photo Safaris. Adam is noted for his enthusiastic down to earth approach and his ability to communicate effectively with all skill levels.

Deadline March 13th -- minimum of 10 registrants or we will have to forgo this great opportunity!

New Haven Camera Club -- Upcoming Trips

New Haven Camera Club -- Upcoming Trips

Orchid Show New York Botanical Gardens -- March 19th

(Half day trip with possible early dinner on way home)

E-mail Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com for details.

Phone: 203-239-9341 (Home) 203-605-8327 (Cell)


The Finger Lakes New York State

Waterfalls/Gorges/Vineyards/Museums/History/

Geological Sites/And LAKES!!!

June 10th to 13th

Rodeway Inn and Suites, Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY

Phone: 607-272-5252

NHCC Reservation made with "Patel"

Only Three Rooms Left!!!!

Contact Linda Thomas Humbrd001@Yahoo.com
203-239-9341 (Home) 203-605-8327 (Cell)

Details will follow.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night Monday night

Join us Monday night for "The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night" by Mark Bowie

Presentation: Monday March 14th, 2011

Nature photographer Mark Bowie, a specialist on photographing the landscape at night, will give a presentation on nocturnal landscape photography. He will talk about determining nighttime exposures, focusing in the dark, shooting long exposures, double exposures, timed intervals, and “painting” with artificial light. He will discuss shooting exposures only seconds long to eight hours, with tips on photographing star trails, planets, moonlit landscapes, lightning, fireworks, city lights and the Northern Lights.

Learn how to capture the mystery, wonder and magic of this little explored facet of the photographic landscape. At night, the camera allows us to record phenomena we are physically incapable of seeing. The photographer can never quite be sure of what he or she will create. That’s part of the allure and the excitement!

Biography:

Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer and writer. His work has been published internationally in books, on calendars and posters, and in advertising media. His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains and In Stoddard's Footsteps: The Adirondacks Then & Now, have become a landmark regional publications. He recently released his third book, The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons, and a new digital e-book on night photography: The Light of Midnight: A Guide to Photographing the Landscape at Night. Mark also leads digital and landscape photography workshops through the Adirondack Photography Institute. He is sponsored by Hunt’s Photo, and his stock photography is represented by Animals Animals/Earth Scenes.

For More Information Contact:

Mark Bowie
mrbowie@earthlink.net
(413) 442-9125
http://www.markbowie.com/

Friday, March 4, 2011

Next meeting -- "The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night" by Mark Bowie

Join NHCC next Monday night for "The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night" by Mark Bowie


Presentation: Monday March 14th, 2011

Nature photographer Mark Bowie, a specialist on photographing the landscape at night, will give a presentation on nocturnal landscape photography. He will talk about determining nighttime exposures, focusing in the dark, shooting long exposures, double exposures, timed intervals, and “painting” with artificial light. He will discuss shooting exposures only seconds long to eight hours, with tips on photographing star trails, planets, moonlit landscapes, lightning, fireworks, city lights and the Northern Lights.

Learn how to capture the mystery, wonder and magic of this little explored facet of the photographic landscape. At night, the camera allows us to record phenomena we are physically incapable of seeing. The photographer can never quite be sure of what he or she will create. That’s part of the allure and the excitement!

Biography:

Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer and writer. His work has been published internationally in books, on calendars and posters, and in advertising media. His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains and In Stoddard's Footsteps: The Adirondacks Then & Now, have become a landmark regional publications. He recently released his third book, The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons, and a new digital e-book on night photography: The Light of Midnight: A Guide to Photographing the Landscape at Night. Mark also leads digital and landscape photography workshops through the Adirondack Photography Institute. He is sponsored by Hunt’s Photo, and his stock photography is represented by Animals Animals/Earth Scenes.

For More Information Contact: Mark Bowie
mrbowie@earthlink.net
(413) 442-9125
http://www.markbowie.com/

Thursday, March 3, 2011

save on NHCC centennial shirts and all Cafepress merchandise!

Thank you Hazel for pasing this along!

Save on NHCC centennial shirts and all Cafepress merchandise!

see previous blog post for NHCC centennial logo merhcandise http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/nhcc-centennial-t-shirts.html

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"Through the Lens of Adam Jones" New Haven Camera Club Centennial Celebration Seminar

New Haven Camera Club celebrates 100 years!!
As part of this celebration, please join us for an all day seminar.

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.

 
New Haven Camera Club

Centennial Celebration Seminar

Please Join Us for: "Through the Lens of Adam Jones"

Presented by: Adam Jones, a Canon Explorer of Light photographer

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 (9AM – 5PM)

Holiday Inn, Rt5, North Haven CT

Cost: $10.00 (or $22.00 with luncheon*)

April 9th 2011 -- Through The Lens Of Adam Jones -- Registration Form
**Registration Deadline April 3rd




Name: ___________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________
City: ___________________________________ State/Zip: _______________________________
Phone Number: (_______) ___________________
E-mail: _______________________@_____________
Enclosed is my check for:  $10__ seminar only or $22 __ seminar and lunch*


* Luncheon includes garden salad with house dressing, individual bag of chips, a Wrap (Chicken Caesar, Roast Beef or Turkey) with lettuce, tomatoes and red onion, assorted soda and water, cookies


Make Checks Payable to “New Haven Camera Club”  and mail to: Jo-Ann Messina 85 Concord St. New Haven CT 06512

"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."
 
Morning: Nature and Wildlife Show (This program highlights strategies and techniques for outstanding nature and wildlife images)

Afternoon: Travel Show (This program highlights travel from 9 different countries and demonstrates techniques and strategies for great travel images.)

Both shows are presented without music, so audience participation is encouraged during all programs. At least three of the following four programs will also be presented.

1. Taking Control: Covers Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and Focus; Where to be in control of these variables, and how to use them creatively using side by side image comparisons.

2. Lighting & Composition: Centers on developing your awareness of natural light and learning to use the elements of design to create award winning compositions. Flash will also be discussed.

3. Extending the Limits: Focuses on photo realistic HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging; Helicon Focus software for unlimited depth of field; Expo Disc for correct white balance in the field; and the use DXO Optics pro for batch converting raw images.

4. Photoshop: Demonstrates Adam’s workflow through Adobe Camera Raw and DXO Optics Pro using raw images. Also includes demo stitching panoramic images, and unlimited depth of field via Helicon Focus.
NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB

This season is a special one for our club in that we are celebrating our 100 year anniversary!

Website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/
Blog : http://www.nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/

We invite you to attend our meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 pm at the Bethesda Lutheran Church 450 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT (¼ mile north Peabody Museum)

A camera club is where the learning of photography begins, continues, and never ends. It is one sure way of improving, enjoying and sharing your hobby. You never belong to the club --- you ARE the club. We are affiliated with: Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC), and Photographic Society of America (PSA). Email: NHCCWIN@yahoo.com

Adam Jones

This internationally recognized photographer explores the world through his nature, travel, and wildlife images. Jones’s award-winning photography is widely published in magazines, posters, calendars, books, and in national advertising campaigns for clients such as Canon, Ford, Eddie Bauer, Miller Beer and Honda.

Adam is recognized world wide as an outstanding stock photographer with his images represented by Getty Images, Corbis, Visuals Unlimited, Photo Researchers, and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. His work has sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 30 countries.

Adam’s publication credits also include: National Geographic Books, Time, Life Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon, Sierra Club, Disney and hundreds of textbooks. In 1995 the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest honored Adam by selecting one of his images from over 19, 000 entries, as the winner in the “In Praise of Plants” category. Adam has published seven coffee-table books, with three released in 2004.

In early 2006, Adam was selected to be one of Canon USA’s elite group of photographers, The Explorers of Light. Canon describes the Explorer of Light program as such: The Explorers of Light program is a group of 60 of the World’s best photographers united in their love and passion for photographic excellence. They share a common desire to contribute back to the industry with a willingness to share their vision and passion with others.

Adam is a popular and respected workshop instructor and lecturer. Adam teaches photography workshops around the world helping students reach their full potential in the exciting world of digital photography. He has taught for Canon, Popular Photography & Imaging, Maine Photographic Workshops, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Great American Photography Workshops and Joe Van Os Photo Safaris. Adam is noted for his enthusiastic down to earth approach and his ability to communicate effectively with all skill levels. Visit Adam's Blog: http://www.adamjonesphoto.com/