Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oct 8th Hands on portrait workshop

Our next NHCC meeting will be on Oct 8th Hands on portrait workshop -- presented by Richard Castiglione and Laura Parisi. Richard is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer and Craftsman, past president of Connecticut Professional Photographers Association (CTPPA)

Bring your camera, this will be a hands on program on lighting and posing!

More details soon.

We do need some models, so if anyone knows of a child, senior or otherwise interesting person please email  Laura lauraparisi13@gmail.com

NHCC 2012-13 Membership dues are DUE


For those people competing in the monthly competition your 2012-13 dues are due before 10/17. Only paid members will have their email addresses entered in the PhotoPro contest software. 

Anyone can come to view competition and programs, they are always free to guests, but you must be a paid member in order to compete, attend field trips, workshops, etc. 

NHCC 2012-13 Membership dues are due

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: _____________________________________

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 of Connecticut (or a student) in order to become a NEW member.

Please fill out this form and bring it to the  meeting.  Alternatively you can mail the form to Tom with a check (made out to NHCC) to: 60 Braeside Dr Hamden, CT 06514

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fw: Ian Plant

From Charter Oak....don't know if we (NHCC) have anything going that w/e but if folks are interested, Ian Plant will be putting on an all-day seminar in East Hartford, CT.
Gary
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:30 AM
Subject: Ian Plant
Hi Folks,
Charter Oak & Hunt's Photo & Video are sponsoring an all day Seminar with Ian Plant on November 17, 2012.  Attached is a flyer.  Please announce this to your camera club and perhaps make a few copies of the flyer for your up coming meetings.
Hope to see you there.  Come and bring a friend!
Best,
Audrey

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lightroom presentations by Bill Barnett


Lightroom presentations by Bill Barnett, please see Joan to sign up.

you may sign up for one or both (but there will be an overview in the first session that will not be repeated in the second session).

Tuesday Oct 16th 7pm
Organizing your Images with Lightroom 

Organizing your Images with Lightroom will begin with an overview of the software. It will then discuss the problems faced by many photographers with their disorganized image collections including difficult to find images, multiple copies of images, and lost images.

This will be followed by a general presentation of the goals and approaches to good digital asset
management (DAM) and the role that the Library Module of Lightroom can play in implementing a good plan. The discussion will include ways to: organize your image files, rename your image files, add key words to help you find images, designate superior images, and organize images for projects. The very important subject of image collection backup will conclude the DAM part of the lecture. The lecture will conclude with a demonstration showing how easy it is to copy images from camera memory cards to the computer, import them into Lightroom, rename them, and begin the sorting process.

Tuesday Oct 23rd 7pm
Refining Your Images with Lightroom

Refining Your Images with Lightroom will begin with an overview of the software. It will then discuss the advantages of carefully refining or perfecting your images after capture. The advantages of raw capture and the use of the Develop Module in Lightroom to refine or perfect your images will be presented. The problems with light, particularly for the travel photographer who has to creatively use the light that happens to be present when he/she arrives at an interesting location will be discussed along with ways that less than perfect images can be significantly improved.

The lecture will conclude with a series of demonstrations showing how easy it is to refine a series of images with a variety of different problems into great images using the Develop Module of Lightroom. For many photographers Lightroom is all they software they will ever need unless they are interested in creating altered reality or creative images.


Sign up sheets will be available at NHCC meetings, or you may sign up by emailing Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address.
Please indicate if you would like to sign up for the first session, the second session, or both.
   
Directions to the workshop location will be sent to those who signed up about a week before each workshop session. 

NHCC workshops are free, but you must be an NHCC member to attend. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

NHCC 2012-13 Membership dues are due


Programs are free, but you must be a paid member in order to compete, attend field trips, workshops, etc. 

NHCC 2012-13 Membership dues are due

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: _____________________________________

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 of Connecticut (or a student) in order to become a NEW member.

Please fill out this form and bring it to the  meeting.  Alternatively you can mail the form to Tom with a check (made out to NHCC) to: 60 Braeside Dr Hamden, CT 06514

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First Competition of the Season Deadline 9/21

First Competition of the Season Deadline 9/21

We have the following competitions every month
--Class B electronic open
--Class A electronic open
--Creative electronic
--Assigned subject electronic
--Class B print
--Class A print

IMPORTANT -- There is a New Competition Entry System!!

We gave everyone two chances to try it out before the seasons so hopefully you were able to give it a try. If you did not participate in the trial then we urge you to submit your images VERY early in case you have trouble.

Please note that there are NO  makeups (in electronic images only) any more and no way to email images late if you have problems so we urge you not to wait until the last minute...

Please email Denise (denisesaldana@hotmail.com) and cc Ann (anny43@comcast.net) if you have questions/issues.

We have a new competition software system!
Wahoo! no more dollar signs! no more underscores! no more resizing images!


You can save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition  

** There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition. **

Please note that there is a link to an  alternative upload page just, use this link if your browser does not like the main upload page. 

The Deadline is Friday Sept 19th. 

Denise (denisesaldana@hotmail.com) and Ann (anny43@comcast.net) have entered all of your names and email addressed into the system. 

You can save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition  

The most frequent question we are getting relates to how do you know that your image has been submitted...

Note that this system does not email you anything, but you can tell that you photo(s) has/have been submitted because now you can see the title(s) in the middle screen. First of all when you click "save picture and info" you see the message "saving photo" but after your photo has been successfully submitted you see it listed in the middle of the screen (see below). You can click on the submitted photo to see it appear on the right (see second screen capture below).






Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How do I know my images were submitted properly?


The most frequent question we are getting relates to how do you know that your image has been submitted...

Note that this system does not email you anything, but you can tell that you photo(s) has/have been submitted because now you can see the title(s) in the middle screen. First of all when you click "save picture and info" you see the message "saving photo" but after your photo has been successfully submitted you see it listed in the middle of the screen (see below). You can click on the submitted photo to see it appear on the right (see second screen capture below).





Note that with this new system you can actually swap out images you have submitted as many times as you want to right up until the contest deadline -- "replace photo" -- how cool is that!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ROAMIN WITH ROMAN HUNTS SPECIALS



ROAMIN WITH ROMAN SPECIALS!!!

For Ordering Contact
Keith Patankar at 781.462.2340 or email patankar@wbhunt.com
Limited time offer!
Includes free ground shipping on all orders in the lower 48 states.

MACRO LENSES
Sigma 105mm f2.8 OS Macro // Special $749.00
Sigma 150mm f2.8 OS Macro // Special $1049.00
Sigma 180mm f2.8 OS Macro // Special $1629.00
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro // Special $539.00
Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS Macro // Special $929.00
Canon 180mm f3.5 L Macro // Special $1409.00
Nikon 105mm f2.8G VR Macro // Special $899.00
Nikon 200mm f4 Macro // Special $1649.00
Phottix Extension Tube Set for Nikon // Special $109.00
Phottix Extension tube Set for Canon // Special $99.00

REFLECTORS
Promaster 12” Sunlight/ White // Special $10.00
Promaster 12” Silver/ White // Special $10.00
Promaster 12” Silver/ Gold // Special $10.00
Promaster 12” Translucent // Special $10.00
Promaster 22” 5in1 Reflector // Special $30.00
Promaster 32” 5in1 Reflector // Special $35.00
Promaster 41” 5in1 Reflector // Special $45.00
Thompson FMS Macro Support Clamp // Special $30.00

LIGHTS
Canon MT-24ex Macro Twin Light // Special $759.00
Canon MR-14ex Macro Ring Light // Special $499.00
Nikon R1C1 Macro Wireless Light System // Special $715.00
Promaster 120Plus Variable LED Light // Special $80.00

Orders Include Free Ground Shipping in the lower 48 states.
Please contact Keith Patankar at 781.462.2340 or email at patankar@wbhunt.com for ordering and questions.

Monday, September 10, 2012

NHCC 2012-13 Membership dues are due, please bring to first meeting


NHCC 2012-13 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: _____________________________________

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 of Connecticut (or a student) 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 to Tom with a check (made out to NHCC) to: 60 Braeside Dr Hamden, CT 06514

First Competition of the Season Deadline 9/21

First Competition of the Season Deadline 9/21

We have the following competitions every month
--Class B electronic open
--Class A electronic open
--Creative electronic
--Assigned subject electronic
--Class B print
--Class A print

IMPORTANT -- There is a New Competition Entry System!!

We gave everyone two chances to try it out before the seasons so hopefully you were able to give it a try. If you did not participate in the trial then we urge you to submit your images VERY early in case you have trouble.

Please note that there are NO  makeups (in electronic images only) any more and no way to email images late if you have problems so we urge you not to wait until the last minute...

Please email Denise (denisesaldana@hotmail.com) and cc Ann (anny43@comcast.net) if you have questions/issues.

We have a new competition software system!
Wahoo! no more dollar signs! no more underscores! no more resizing images!


You can save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition  

** There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition. **

Please note that there is a link to an  alternative upload page just, use this link if your browser does not like the main upload page. 

The Deadline is Friday Sept 19th. 

Denise (denisesaldana@hotmail.com) and Ann (anny43@comcast.net) have entered all of your names and email addressed into the system. 

You can save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition  

The most frequent question we are getting relates to how do you know that your image has been submitted...

Note that this system does not email you anything, but you can tell that you photo(s) has/have been submitted because now you can see the title(s) in the middle screen. First of all when you click "save picture and info" you see the message "saving photo" but after your photo has been successfully submitted you see it listed in the middle of the screen (see below). You can click on the submitted photo to see it appear on the right (see second screen capture below).






Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lightroom presentations by Bill Barnett


Lightroom presentations by Bill Barnett, please see Joan to sign up.

you may sign up for one or both (but there will be an overview in the first session that will not be repeated in the second session).

Tuesday Oct 16th 7pm
Organizing your Images with Lightroom 

Organizing your Images with Lightroom will begin with an overview of the software. It will then discuss the problems faced by many photographers with their disorganized image collections including difficult to find images, multiple copies of images, and lost images.

This will be followed by a general presentation of the goals and approaches to good digital asset
management (DAM) and the role that the Library Module of Lightroom can play in implementing a good plan. The discussion will include ways to: organize your image files, rename your image files, add key words to help you find images, designate superior images, and organize images for projects. The very important subject of image collection backup will conclude the DAM part of the lecture. The lecture will conclude with a demonstration showing how easy it is to copy images from camera memory cards to the computer, import them into Lightroom, rename them, and begin the sorting process.

Tuesday Oct 23rd 7pm
Refining Your Images with Lightroom

Refining Your Images with Lightroom will begin with an overview of the software. It will then discuss the advantages of carefully refining or perfecting your images after capture. The advantages of raw capture and the use of the Develop Module in Lightroom to refine or perfect your images will be presented. The problems with light, particularly for the travel photographer who has to creatively use the light that happens to be present when he/she arrives at an interesting location will be discussed along with ways that less than perfect images can be significantly improved.

The lecture will conclude with a series of demonstrations showing how easy it is to refine a series of images with a variety of different problems into great images using the Develop Module of Lightroom. For many photographers Lightroom is all they software they will ever need unless they are interested in creating altered reality or creative images.


Sign up sheets will be available at NHCC meetings, or you may sign up by emailing Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone # and email address.
Please indicate if you would like to sign up for the first session, the second session, or both.
   
Directions to the workshop location will be sent to those who signed up about a week before each workshop session. 

NHCC workshops are free, but you must be an NHCC member to attend. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Join us Monday Sept 10th for our first program of the 2012-13 season!


Join us Monday Sept 10th as our 2012-13 season begins!

Roman Kurycwzak's program on Macro Photography will open our season. 

Hunts Photo is sponsoring this event! so they will have a flyer with specials. Please call Hunts if you have any special orders: 1-800-221-1830.


Come at 7:15, meeting starts at 7:30pm
We meet at the Bethesda Lutheran Church (450 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT).


Roman Kurycwzak from Roamin' with Roman Photo Tours is an award winning photographer conducting local, national and international instructional photography workshops and Photo Tours. 

"My name is Roman Kurywczak and I have a passion for photography. Originally a graphic art major, I combined my love of hiking and travel with photography. Even though the art major never materialize, the interest in photography never waned. Over the last twenty five years I have been able to share that love with my wife Pura and two sons, Gregory and Ian. Primarily a landscape photographer at the beginning of my career, I have continually expanded my photography pallet by branching out into the world of macro work, birds, animals, and most recently HDR photography. Maybe the only thing better than taking great pictures, is sharing the experience with others."

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Assigned Subject 12-13 season


In May we voted for the Assigned Subjects for 2012-2013 season. Our competitions start up again now (in September)!

September -- BUTTERFLY (s) and/or INSECT (s)
October --  THREE OF A KIND
November -- FOLIAGE-FALL COLOR
January -- PHOTOJOURNALISM
Feburary -- TRAIN (s)
March --  SAND/SNOW
April -- WHEELS
May --  BOTTLES

But remember that Prints and Electronic are OPEN categories still, they are not related to the assigned subject of the month.