Friday, April 29, 2011

The May competition deadline is one week away

The May competition deadline is one week away


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

Our next NHCC competition deadline is one week away. Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com  before midnight May 6th.

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”.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Results of Spring NECCC Digital Slide Interclub Competition

Dear Club Members,


The following photographs were used to represent the club in the Spring competition.
Pictorial:

Cuchara, Lisa-Two Hummers-23-HM

Haskes, Charles-Boats In Fog-21

Krasenics, Victor-NY Public Library-20

Naumann, Susan-Dandelion Puff-24-3rd

In this competition we received 88 points for second place behind Boston West with 90 points. Gateway was in 3rd place with 87 points. Overall for the season we were tied for 5th place with Gateway in Class A at 266 points. Boston West was in first with 277 points.

Nature:

Asarisi, Richard-Hermit Thursh-22

Naumann, Susan-Jack In The Pulpet-21

Prestash, Gary-Yellow Warbler With Dragonfly-23

Saldana, Denise-Slaty Skimmer Dragonfly-23
In this competition we received 89 points compared with 98 for the first place club, Cape Cod Viewfinders. Overall for the season we were in third place in Class A with 275 points compared with 287 for Cape Cod Viewfinders and 283 for Boston West
Best regards,
Bill

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The April competition deadline is FRIDAY

The April competition deadline is FRIDAY

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

Our next NHCC competition deadline is Friday. Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com before midnight April 22nd.

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”.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The April competition deadline is a one week away

The April competition deadline is a one week away


The special category (in addition to the OPEN category) is SNOW (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 April 22nd.

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”.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easy Close Up Photography – April 11

Easy Close Up Photography – April 11

There is a change to our upcoming schedule. Instead of presenting his program “Easy Photoshop”, Paul Peterson will present “Easy Close Up Photography.” The change has been made because it is felt that the Close Up Photography program will appeal to more of our members. Paul has given programs on close up photography for many years. The program that he will give on April 11 is all new and geared to the digital photographer. However his technique, which relies primarily on natural light, is as easy as ever. Spring is a great time to try close up photography and it is hoped that this program will encourage our members to give it a try.


For those newer members who were looking forward to the “Easy Photoshop” program, Paul would like to run it as a workshop. The informal setting of the workshop will allow for more give and take on the part of participants. Details and sign up will be announced at Monday’s meeting.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Adam Jone Seminar

We have over a 130 registrants for the Adam Jones seminar this Saturday! Wahoo!

We guaranteed Canon 100 in order to secure Canon sponsorship for Adam, so we are excited about having over this number of people coming. We are in for a real treat!

Please note that the deadline for registering was April 3rd and the check has been given to the Holiday Inn and we are NOT accepting walk-in registrations.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easy Close Up Photography – April 11

Easy Close Up Photography – April 11

There is a change to our upcoming schedule. Instead of presenting his program “Easy Photoshop”, Paul Peterson will present “Easy Close Up Photography.” The change has been made because it is felt that the Close Up Photography program will appeal to more of our members. Paul has given programs on close up photography for many years. The program that he will give on April 11 is all new and geared to the digital photographer. However his technique, which relies primarily on natural light, is as easy as ever. Spring is a great time to try close up photography and it is hoped that this program will encourage our members to give it a try.

For those newer members who were looking forward to the “Easy Photoshop” program, Paul would like to run it as a workshop. The informal setting of the workshop will allow for more give and take on the part of participants. Details and sign up will be announced at Monday’s meeting.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

March competition scores have been posted on our website

The March competition scores have been posted on our website
http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

NHCC Centennial in Sunday's New Haven Register

Hi all...


If you haven't seen it yet, check out the beautiful spread about the camera club in Sunday's New Haven Register. If you don't get the Register you can see the article online ... it even includes a short video of our illustrious President and Centennial Chairperson.

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2011/04/04/life/doc4d972f45983f0597554491.txt
Lisa... is this blog-worthy?
Joan