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. "