Friday, February 24, 2012

NHCC wins first place at CT invitational

Results of the Connecticut Invitational

Judged January 14, 2012
Club Results

Prothonotary Warbler Among the Blossoms by Gary Prestash took first place!!


Courtesy Enrollment at NECCC

Please let Linda Thomas humbrd001@yahoo.com know before the 2/27 meeting that you are interested. Submitted names will be put into a cup and the winner drawn at the 2/27 meeting.


The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 13-15, 2012. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.






Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:
1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2012.
2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member Club in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).
3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.
4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.
5. Applications may be made by email from the club President.

Applications will not be accepted after the deadline (March 1, 2012).






6. The application cannot be transferred to another person. Once someone has been submitted, accepted and has received the key paper work, that person must register for the conference. If he/she cannot attend, another person cannot take his/her place. The club’s courtesy enrollment for that year will be forfeited.
7. NECCC decision in all matters relating to this courtesy enrollment will be final.






For 2012 we are going to try to receive all applications by email

Simply email us 1: The club name, city & state






2: President’s or Rep’s name, address, phone no. & email address

3: The candidate’s name, address, phone no. & email address

Email all information to s.jmosser@comcast.net by March 1, 2012. Accepted candidates will be contacted by April 1, 2012, with further registration information.






Upon acceptance recipient will be supplied with a special registration form to complete and mail in, (do not use standard form).

WE DO NOT REGISTER THE RECIPIENT

Any questions go to: Courtesy Enrollment






c/o Jacob Mosser III, HonNEC, FPSA
173 Central St.
North Reading, Mass. 01864
H 978-664-2620 ~ W 781-594-1699
s.jmosser@comcast.net

For more information on the conference, please visit our website at www.neccc.org

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB FIELD TRIP Saturday April 21, 2012

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB FIELD TRIP

Saturday April 21, 2012

Painting Trolley Cars with Light

by Richard Castiglione

This trip is limited to 20 people and is already full (just from being announced at our last meeting).  However, I am creating a waiting list as people often change their minds.  We will meet for pizza or other light supper around 5:00 in East Haven and learn the techniques to use.  Then we will go to the Trollies for the experience.  There is a cost of $10.00 each to cover the usage of the trolleys and the volunteer. 

If you want a slot on the waiting list, please email me at ayost4@aol.com.  Further details to follow and I will let you know if you will be able to participate.  

Ann Yost, Trips Chairperson

Monday, February 20, 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!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The deadline for the February competition is Friday Feb 24th.

The deadline for the February competition is Friday Feb 24th. 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, February 8, 2012

NECCC Scholarship application due 3/15

NECCC Scholarship application due 3/15

New England Camera Club Council, Incorporated

Scholarship Program

1. PURPOSE
The purpose of the scholarship is to make funds available either by a direct grant and/or by a loan (interest free or otherwise) to an individual majoring in Photography at an accredited educational institution, pursuant to the procedures herein established.

2. PUBLICITY OF AVAILABILITY OF SCHOLARSHIP: The organization shall publicize the availability of the scholarships. In this connection, the Selection Committee may select any procedure reasonably calculated to reach all or a portion of the general public, including without limitation advertising in the public media or in member club bulletins, or notifying various educational institutions, governmental bodies or any other organization of the availability of the scholarship.

3. APPLICATION FORMS: Once an interested applicant becomes known, the Selection Committee shall require such applicant to disclose such information as the Selection Committee may reasonably decide is necessary to ascertain the basic criteria for selecting applicants as hereinafter provided in Paragraph 4.

4. BASIC CRITERIA FOR SELECTING ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: The following criteria or any portion thereof (as the Selection Committee in its discretion may reasonably decide) shall be used in selecting the recipients of the scholarships:

A. Financial Need: The applicant’s need for financial assistance.

B: Character: The Selection Committee’s determination of the applicant’s moral character and motivations on the basis of its personal interview or other data obtained on the applicant.

C. Other Accomplishments: Any other accomplishments of the applicant tending to show his or her capacity to use the scholarship successfully and demonstrate a sincere interest in pursuing the study of photography.

5. LIMITATIONS ON APPLICANT: The following limitations shall apply with respect to the applicant:

A. The applicant must reside in the geographical area of New England.

B. The recipient of such scholarship must be enrolled at the time of the award (or immediately thereafter) as a full time student at an educational institution. An educational institution as used in Selection Procedure shall mean an educational institution having courses leading to at least a two year major in photography which is accredited by a State or its political sub- division and which institution maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and has a regular body of students in attendance.

C. The applicant must agree to obligate him or herself to comply with the progress of reporting requirements as established by the Selection Committee.

6. LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION COMMITTEE: The following rules shall apply to the Selection Committee:

A. No member of the selection Committee shall derive any private benefit (directly or indirectly) if certain recipients are selected over others.

B. The dollar amount of the scholarship for any one year shall not exceed the anticipated educational expenses of the applicant.

C. There shall be no discrimination in the selection process on the basis of sex, religion, color, race or national origin, and all rules or decisions of the Selection Committee shall be applied consistently.

7. "FOLLOW UP" PROCEDURES

A.
After selection and payment of the scholarship is made, the Selection Committee shall obtain the final report from the student upon completion of his studies.

B. The Selection Committee may investigate any jeopardized scholarship. If the investigation reveals that the scholarship was not used as intended, the organization shall have a duty to withhold future payments, make efforts to recover any amounts so improperly used by the recipient, and before any other payment is made, make a reasonable effort to see that further abuse will not be continued.

8. PAYMENTS AND AMOUNTS

A.
Distribution of amounts available will be at the discretion of the committee.

B. Payments shall be to the approved college or university (recipient’s choice, as noted on application) during the month of September.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

1. The applicant must be a legal resident of one of the New England States.

2. The applicant must have been accepted in or continuing in, a program leading to a degree in some aspect of photography in an accredited school or institute. The degree program may be either a two or four year program. The degree program can be at the undergraduate level or graduate level.
A certificate is not a degree and does not meet this requirement.

3. The application must be processed through a Camera Club affiliated with NECCC. (I can help with this if the student is not associated with such a club.)

4. The applicant should submit
current letters of recommendation, references and other such statements concerning work, school and professional achievements. These should be from teachers, professors, clergy and other associates who know and have worked with the applicant.

5. A letter written by the applicant should be submitted. This letter should tell us about you, the student --- what you have done in the photographic field, what you have done academically, what your goals are, how you plan to achieve them and what other interests you may have. We would like to get some insight about the applicant through this letter.

6. Include an
official transcript of the applicant's recent grades; college if recent and high school if college is not applicable.

7. Submit a statement, attested to by an official of the school being attended, declaring that the student has been accepted into the degree program and what degree will be conferred.

8. Submit a brief statement of need for financial assistance. Do not submit family income, tax statements or other confidential information.
9. Please submit a disc with 15 to 20 images of your work so we can review a mini-portfolio of your work

10. The deadline for completed applications to be received by the Committee Chairman is March 15th
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Antoinette Gombeda, HonNEC
817 Chickadee Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
Phone: 203-377-4914
agombeda@optonline.net

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Courtesy Enrollment at NECCC

Please let Linda Thomas humbrd001@yahoo.com know before the 2/27 meeting that you are interested. Submitted names will be put into a cup and the winner drawn at the 2/27 meeting.


The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 13-15, 2012. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:
1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2012.

2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member Club in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).

3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.

4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

5. Applications may be made by email from the club President.
Applications will not be accepted after the deadline (March 1, 2012).

6. The application cannot be transferred to another person. Once someone has been submitted, accepted and has received the key paper work, that person must register for the conference. If he/she cannot attend, another person cannot take his/her place. The club’s courtesy enrollment for that year will be forfeited.

7. NECCC decision in all matters relating to this courtesy enrollment will be final.
For 2012 we are going to try to receive all applications by email
Simply email us 1: The club name, city & state

2: President’s or Rep’s name, address, phone no. & email address

3: The candidate’s name, address, phone no. & email address

Email all information to s.jmosser@comcast.net by March 1, 2012. Accepted candidates will be contacted by April 1, 2012, with further registration information.
Upon acceptance recipient will be supplied with a special registration form to complete and mail in, (do not use standard form).

WE DO NOT REGISTER THE RECIPIENT
Any questions go to: Courtesy Enrollment

c/o Jacob Mosser III, HonNEC, FPSA
173 Central St.
North Reading, Mass. 01864
H 978-664-2620 ~ W 781-594-1699
s.jmosser@comcast.net

For more information on the conference, please visit our website at www.neccc.org