Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101 Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101
Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM
Branford

This workshop, given by Paul Peterson in his home, will prove valuable to newer members of our club. Paul will discuss what makes a good competition image, what judges look for in a successful image, how to title and re-size your images, and much more.
To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address. Directions to Paul's home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member in order to participate.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

Annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

Come one, come all to the annual Holiday Party of the New Haven Camera Club

When: MONDAY DECEMBER 12th 6:00

Where: La Luna 168 Main St Branford, Connecticut (exit 54 off I-95) 203-483-9995

Cost: $34

Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

And remember we will have our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max) on any subject after dinner. Shows are due to Lisa Cuchara by Friday December 9th.

Please send your reservation to Linda Thomas, 7 heritage Hill Rd, North Haven , CT 06473.
The deadline for reservations is December 9th
Don't delay - send your reservation now for a great time!!

Name(s) _________________________________________________________________

# people _____ x $34 = ________

Please make checks payable to New Haven Camera Club

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Charity for Holiday Party

A few years ago we moved away from the cheap grab bag gift exchange to donating to a charity and we have never looked back. It is a small something that the club can do for others. If you want to participate please bring an unwrapped gift to our Holiday party, or a check made out to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that started in Bridgeport and is now statewide, focusing on working with families with children ages birth to six.  It is a home-based early intervention service which works with the most vulnerable young children in families experiencing poverty, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness.  Many of the children suffer from developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and past abuse/neglect.

Child FIRST is seeking donations of toys, books or gift cards to make this year's holiday brighter.  Please consider getting toys geared to children from 2-6. 

Perhaps next year we can participate with this group photographically. I have talked about HELP Portrait for a couple of years...It would be wonderful if we could organize something to help Child FIRST.

HELP-PORTRAIT IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS USING THEIR TIME, GEAR AND EXPERTISE TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE IN NEED.


Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.

In December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

Yep. It really is that easy.

This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

The deadline for the November competition is Friday Nov 25th.

The deadline for the November competition is Friday Nov 25th. 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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

IMAGE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7PM

IMAGE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP
Monday, Jan. 16th @ 7PM
Milford
Limited to 5 participants
Bill Barnett has offered to hold an image critique in his home. Participants should bring images they would like feedback on in a manner that can easily be downloaded to a computer, such as a flash drive, CD, memory card (with only selected images on it). Images will be critiqued by Bill and by other participants in a positive way, suggesting ways that can improve the shot, make it pop and stand out in competition. You will learn not only from your own images, but also from images of other participants. Due to space constraints, this is available to only 5 participants.

To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address. Directions to Bill's home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member in order to participate.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101 Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM

WORKSHOP: CAMERA CLUB 101
Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7PM
Branford

This workshop, given by Paul Peterson in his home,  will prove valuable to newer members of our club. Paul will discuss what makes a good competition image, what judges look for in a successful image, how to title and re-size your images, and much more.
To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address. Directions to Paul's home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member in order to participate.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Haven Camera Club celebrates its 100th Anniversary

New Haven Camera Club celebrates its 100th Anniversary


Make sure you attend Monday’s camera club meeting. Paul Peterson will present the history of the New Haven Camera Club, from its earliest days to the present.
The show promises to be a lot of fun, with lots of photos from past field trips and several sequences of images set to music. Bring your friends. Visitors are always welcome, but especially for Monday’s presentation.