Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September competition deadline is Friday Sept 23rd

Reminder, the deadline for the September competition is Friday Sept 23rd. Please see the handbook, the competitions tab on the NHCC Blog and the NHCC Blogpost from 9/18 for more details

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The September competition deadline is next week

The deadline for the September competition is Friday Sept 23rd. Please see the handbook, the competitions tab on the NHCC Blog and the NHCC Blogpost from 9/18 for more details


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.) See illustrations.


From looking at the illustrations, you can see that 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$2011.09.jpg
B2$Jones$Bill$At_The_Beach$2011.09.jpg
S1$Jones$Bill$Glassware$2011.09.jpg
C1$Jones$Bill$Abstraction$2011-09.jpg

S is used for the assigned subject.
C is used for the new Image Artistry category.

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 2011-12. 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.

Remember, the number of entries per contest has changed this year. Please note the numbers in each category below. (from the NHCC Handbook)

9. Number of entries per contest:

a. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the print competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 entries.

b. Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the open electronic competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 open electronic entries.

c. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into assigned subject in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.

d. Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image artistry competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.

I hope this helps. Paul Peterson
203-488-0267

Friday, September 16, 2011

Water Drop Workshop

come join us for a great 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, canceled due to not enough people

Session #2-- 2pm-6pm, limited to 10 participants FULL

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
Questions contact Susan Candelario PHONE: 201.921.3492 E-Mail: susan@sdcphotography.com

Need more inspiration? Check out these photos (thanks Joan for sending me the link)

Wednesday, September 14, 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)

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 Susan Candelario

SDC Photography, Susan Candelario
Secaucus, NJ 07094
PHONE: 201.921.3492

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PSA Membership

If You Love Photography,


You Belong in PSA . . .

Benefits of PSA Membership:

• PSA Journal monthly magazine (mailed & online) and annual Who’s Who in Photography publication • Opportunity to submit articles for potential publication in the PSA Journal which is written by and for members • Three noncommercial ads each year (no more than 5 lines or 175 characters) in the PSA Journal at no cost • Access to New Member web site services (e.g., Image Evaluation, Mentors, Consultants, resource links) • Free online Individualized Photography Course, Advanced Photography Course, and Image Analysis Course • Annual Conference with workshops, field trips, photo shoots, and featured speakers at reduced registration fee • Listing in and access to “Members Only” Membership List on PSA web site • Publication of photos on the PSA web site, e.g., a photo in the New Member Gallery on joining and in the

Show Your Stuff Gallery on renewing for year two • Creation of a personal photo gallery on the PSA web site for posting up to twenty (20) images • Use of PSA logo on personal web site and business card • Reduced registration fee at local Chapter meetings • Opportunity to present programs and seminars at local, regional, and international meetings • Opportunity to earn PSA Star Ratings and recognition of photographic achievement with PSA Distinctions for

Proficiency (PPSA), Excellence (EPSA), Master (MPSA), and Grand Master (GMPSA) • Opportunity to be elected an Associate (APSA) or Fellow (FPSA) of the Society • Study Groups: online for digital images and via mail for prints • Competitions for specific topics/themes (e.g., Creative, Portrait) or format (e.g., digital essays, B&W prints) • Reduced fee for PSA Adventures (e.g., cruises) • Free services (e.g., Species Identification Service, Photo Travel Planning Service, Digital Product Information) • Discounts on products and services of interest to photographers (e.g., Adobe, Photodex, Tamron, Hunts Photo & Video, OnOne Software)

Mail in Application:

First Name: _______________________________________
Last Name: __________________________________________
Birth date (MM/DD/YY): ___________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: __________________________
City: __________________________________________________ State: ______________________ Country: _____________________ Postal Code: ___________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________
Website: _____________________________________________________________

Person who referred you to PSA:

Check desired membership: North America/Overseas

1 Year 2 Years 3 Years

Youth (18 & under) $29/35 $56/68 $80/99
Individual $45/53 $88/104 $128/152
Individual Senior (72 & older) $40/47 $77/91 $113/132
Joint Membership $68/76 $133/150 $196/221
Joint Senior Member $62/69 $122/136 $180/201

Joint Member Name: ____________________________________________
Joint Member Email: ____________________________________________

MAIL COMPLETED FORM WITH PAYMENT TO:

PSA Headquarters
3000 United Founder’s Blvd., Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-3940 USA

Monday, September 12, 2011

New NHCC Handbook

The NHCC handbook has been revised. You may download it here. We suggest that all members, new and exisiting, review the guidelines set forth in the handbook. Changes to the image competitions are also reflected in the revised handbook. The handbook includes topics like using setups, using previously entered images into competition, entering into competition similar images, etc.

The handbook is 12 pages, printed double-sided. We HIGHLY suggest that you print and review a current copy of the handbook.

The cliffnotes version of two main changes:
  • You may only submit ONE image in the assigned subject competition
  • There is now a Creative Image Artistry category. This category is meant to encourage artistry and creativity. The image artistry category will consist of electronic images which are enhanced as much as the maker desires. Types of effects include, but are not limited to, artistic filters, digital painting, montages, composites, mylar, infrared, black light, image out of the frame and other such creative effects which may be used freely. The end product may be the result of in-camera and/or post-processing creativity on the part of the maker. It is the discretion of the maker to subject an image into either open or image artistry.

Denise Ippolito Workshop Sunday Sept 11th was great!

The Denise Ippolito Workshop held Sunday Sept 11th was great! We had 8 registrants and were VERY greatful to Barbara Vietzke who graciously allowed us to take over her house for the workshop. We watched Denise take photographs and apply various creative filters to them to really make them "pop". Denise kept emphasized that we are crafting our images and often used multiple effects/filters on one image. Her instruction was energized but easy to follow along!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

2010-2011 NHCC Score Summary promotions to class A

Congratulations to Denise Saldana and Dewey Ewing who earned high cunmulative scores for open electronic and prints, respectively, and who were promoted to class A in open electronic and prints!

I have copied and pasted the summary below but the best of 12 and total cumulatives scores and in prettier pdf formats on the website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm



2010-2011 NHCC Score Summary


Last Name First Name Sum Count Ave

Electronic A

Prestash Gary 314 12 26.17
Cuchara Lisa 311 12 25.92
Peterson Paul 305 12 25.42
Antov Andrey 304 12 25.33
Balen Joan 304 12 25.33
Barnett William 295 12 24.58
Gilroy Frank 295 12 24.58
Naumann Susan 295 12 24.58
Asarisi Richard 294 12 24.50
Brinckerhoff Linda 292 12 24.33
Krasenics Victor 291 12 24.25
Cuchara Tom 288 12 24.00
Vietzke Barbara 287 12 23.92
Yost Art 269 12 22.42

Electronic B
Saldana Denise 304 12 25.33
Parisi Bob 295 12 24.58
Anestis Stephanie 282 12 23.50
Haskes Charles 282 12 23.50
Brooks Tom 281 12 23.42
Dionne James 280 12 23.33
Rosenthal Fred 277 12 23.08
Prestash Fran 274 12 22.83
D'Amico Ron 272 12 22.67
Messina Jo-Ann 270 12 22.50
Ziemba Rich 270 12 22.50
O'Donnell Mary Ellen 267 12 22.25
Hoikala Bill 263 12 21.92
Ewing Dewey 262 12 21.83
Messina Laura 262 12 21.83

Electronic S
Peterson Paul 246 10 24.60
Naumann Susan 239 10 23.90
Brooks Tom 238 10 23.80
Saldana Denise 234 10 23.40
Cuchara Lisa 232 10 23.20
Krasenics Vic 232 10 23.20
Brinckerhoff Linda 226 10 22.60
Harper Bruce 226 10 22.60
Anestis Stephanie 225 10 22.50
Dionne James 225 10 22.50
Cuchara Tom 224 10 22.40
O'Donnell Mary Ellen 222 10 22.20
Liang David 221 10 22.10
D'Amico Ron 218 10 21.80
Ewing Dewey 208 10 20.80

Prints A
Gilroy Frank 313 12 26.08
Cuchara Lisa 307 12 25.58
Vietzke Barbara 305 12 25.42
Brinckerhoff Linda 304 12 25.33
Cuchara Tom 291 12 24.25
Yost Art 290 12 24.17

Prints B
Ewing Dewey 295 12 24.58
Brooks Tom 281 12 23.42
Rosenthal Fred 273 12 22.75

Thursday, September 8, 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)

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 Susan Candelario

SDC Photography, Susan Candelario
Secaucus, NJ 07094
PHONE: 201.921.3492
E-Mail: susan@sdcphotography.com

Need more inspiration? Check out these images (thanks Joan for sharing the link!)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NHCC 2010-11 Membership dues are due

NHCC 2010-11 Membership dues are due, please bring to 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 Year First joined _________

_____ New (How did you hear about us? _________________________________)

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 with a check (made out to NHCC) to: 60 Braeside Dr Hamden, CT 06514

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mon Sept 12th 1st Program of the NHCC 2011-12 season “A Blend of Art and Nature”

Reminder, the NHCC 2011-12 season starts next Monday.

Join us on Monday Sept 12th for the first program as Denise Ippolito presents “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. "

Denise Ippolito workshop "Macro, blurs and creative filtering" Sunday Sept 11th

The New Haven Camera Club is sponsoring a workshop with Denise Ippolito on Sunday Sept 11th.


This workshop is designed for Denise to show us her workflow with regards to macro, blurs and creative filtering techniques.

"Exploring The Softer Side of Macro (based on my successful e-book, "The Softer Side of Macro." Here I will include the techniques that I have used and developed for capturing soft, dreamy flower images using natural light (along with diffusers and reflectors at times). Creative Filtering and Effects -- I will share my techniques for creating exciting and artistic images using creative plug-ins and a variety of Photoshop filters (all as detailed in my popular e-book of the same name)."

Date: Sunday, September 11th 2011

Place: CT either Branford or Milford (depends upon how many people we end up with)

Time: 2-5pm

PRICE: $100 per person includes a copy of “A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects”. See below

Please mail a check (made out to Denise Ippolito) to me (Lisa Cuchara) in order to sign up for this workshop. Email me at photographer67@comcast.net to sign up.

10-15 participants

"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. 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

Denise Ippolito
My name is Denise Ippolito I am freelance photographer, artist and writer living in NJ. I am also a moderator for Bird Photographers.Net, which is an online photography site. My new eBook which is titled "Impressions of Bosque del Apache” is an expression of art and nature. I have co-led several BIRDS AS ART Instructional Photo-Tours with Arthur Morris, who is a Canon Explorer of Light. He is a world renowned bird photographer and teacher. I now offer on-line courses as well as half day workshops featuring avian, macro and HDR photography. I have received an honorable mention in the highly regarded Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice competition 2010 in the Creative Digital Category.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Glitch in Blogger!

Every once in a while Blogger spits out an old post, not sure why. When you google the issue you see other people having the same random problem, but not solutions. Sorry! obviously April's competition is not coming next week, LOL.