Thursday, January 26, 2012

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB FIELD TRIPS

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB FIELD TRIPS

 

Spring is coming and the Trips Committee has planned several field trips to get us out of the house and behind the camera lens again!  Below are the trips - you may sign up at a meeting or via email
to Ann Yost  ayost4@aol.com.  She will send the final details closer to the event. Please watch the blog for further trips!

Saturday March 24th
New York Botanical Gardens
Orchid Show
Depart at 8:30 AM - carpooling

 
Saturday May 19th (rain date May 20th)
Southwick Zoo
Mendon, Mass. 
Carpooling

 
Saturday June 23rd (rain date 6/24)
Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY
Carpooling

 
Often the group stops for dinner on the way home from the field trip.  These plans will be made with the people going on the trip.  Come on out and get to know some new club members and take advantage of the opportunity to shoot some interesting subjects!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

The deadline for the January competition is Friday Jan 20th

The deadline for the January competition is Friday Jan 20th. 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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Join us Monday for Ron Rosenstock's program on program on Travel Photography

Join us Monday for Ron Rosenstock's program on program on Travel Photography, with tips on what to pack, how to pack, how to get where your going with the least amount of stress. He will also have a slide show with about ten slides from all my recent destinations: Iceland, Bhutan, The Czech Republic, Morocco, Santorini, Italy, Ireland, Death Valley, CA and Vinalhaven, Maine. He will include tips for getting the best photographs at each destination.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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.