Friday, October 26, 2012

Post-processing and shooting workshops with Jerry Monkman

Jerry Monkman is our November Program! We are combining his program with a hands on processing workshop on Monday and shooting field trip workshop on Sunday Nov 11th. 

Post-processing with Jerry Monkman 
Nov 12th Monday afternoon 12-4pm
5-10 people at $30 each --  topic of workflow, Photoshop editing, Lightroom workflow, etc.
Bring your laptops or just listen in.
Location -- Barbara Vietzke's dining room  (directions will be sent)

Please send a $30 check, made out to Jerry Monkman, to Lisa Cuchara in order to register for this workshop. Email Lisa at photographer67@comcast.net to sign up

On location Photography Workshop with Jerry Monkman
$100 10-12 people. Sunday Nov 11th time (all day)
Come learn photography with Jerry Monkman

A key element of Jerry's workshop is that he is out in the field with participants, assisting them and answering questions while out photographing. He is there to help you build your skills and vision as a photographer. Small groups allow me to work with everyone individually in the field.

Please send a $100 check, made out to Jerry Monkman, to Lisa Cuchara in order to register for this workshop. Email Lisa at photographer67@comcast.net to sign up


Nov 12th -- Never Fail Landscape Tips by Jerry Monkman


1.      Never Fail Landscape Tips – Jerry’s top ten tips for making great landscape photographs.

Jerry Monkman is a nature, adventure, and conservation photographer based in Portsmouth, NH, where he runs his photo business, EcoPhotography, with his wife Marcy. With Marcy, Jerry has written and photographed nine books, including Wild Acadia, which was named a top photo book of 2007 by Shutterbug Magazine. Jerry has photographed more than 100 conservation projects for conservation organizations, and his images have appeared in publications around the world. He also is a regular contributor on the Outdoor Photographer magazine blog. He has been a featured speaker at numerous camera club meetings, as well as at the annual meetings of the North American Nature Photography Association, the American Society of Picture Professionals, the New England Camera Club Council, and several conservation organizations. A member of the board of directors of the North American Nature Photography Association, Jerry was recently elected to serve as the organization’s president in 2013. www.ecophotography.com/


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Competition Deadline 10/21


Competition Deadline 10/21


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!!

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. 

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).





Monday, October 15, 2012

TWO NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB DAY TRIPS

 TWO NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB DAY TRIPS

1.)
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st
A PLACE CALLED HOPE RAPTOR REHABILITATION CENTER
TIME: 4:00 pm

PLACE : 254 Roast Meat Hill Road Killingworth, Ct.

COST: $20.00

CONTACT: Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com to sign up, and for details.

2.)
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14th
UNITED HOUSE WRECKING COMPANY

TIME: TBA (Around 10:00am)

PLACE: 535 Hope Street Stamford, Ct.

COST: FREE

CONTACT: Linda Thomas  at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com to sign up, and for details.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

For those people competing in the monthly competition your 2012-13 dues are due before 10/17


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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Competition Deadline 10/21

Competition Deadline 10/21


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!!

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. 

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, October 10, 2012

2012-13 competition scores

FYI, the 2012-13 competition score files will be located here. The September files are in the folder...

Fw: Upload Site Ready for Fall NECCC Interclub Entries

Lisa -
Here this is again, just in case this did not go through via my iPhone and perhaps we need to send it out to our members via the NHCC blog since Bill is pointing something out about all elements in an image having to be made by th person entering the image (second paragraph).
Gary
From: NECCC
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 3:27 PM
Subject: Upload Site Ready for Fall NECCC Interclub Entries
Dear Club Reps,

The upload site for the NECCC Electronic Interclub Competition is now open to receive entries for the
Fall 2012 competition. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, October 26, 2012. As usual I suggest you get your entries in early in case there are problems. This is especially important for the Fall competition because I have just edited the site's master control table which involved a large number of changes in rep names and e-mail addresses. If I made even a small error in the entry for your club things may not work properly. If you have problems simply e-mail me and I will check it out. I have attached a copy of the Instructions-Web-based Entry System in case you are new to this job or need a reminder on how things work.

I would like to add one additional reminder. Rule 17 involving the creation of composite pictorial images (copy of rules attached) requires that all elements of all entries must be the exclusive work of the competitor. I have seen a number of advertisements recently for packages of frames, textures, and skies as well as seminar instructors who promise to provide CDs containing these items as part of their courses. While use of these products is fine for personal work and may even be allowed as part of an entry in your club, they are not permitted in the NECCC interclub competition. All elements of a photograph submitted must be photographed or created by the photographer. Composites with textures are fine as long as the photographer captured the texture, but not when part of a commercial package. The same for frames or skies. Please remind your members of this rule.

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Best regards,

Bill

William B. Barnett, AFIAP, MNEC, MPSA
66 Jasmine Circle
Milford, CT  06461-1788
USA

Co-Director, NECCC Electronic Interclub Competition
Phone/Fax: (203) 877-1639
E-mail: NECCC@optonline.net

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Haven Camera Club Meeting October 8th 2012

New Haven Camera Club Meeting October 8th 2012
Be sure to join us at our October 8th meeting when Richard Castiglione, Craftsman Photographer, will speak on basic portraiture and portrait lighting.   Richard is Past President of the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association.  He has been photographing weddings, sports and done lots of studio photography since 1970.
He has had speaking engagements and taught in ConnecticutMassachusettsCape CodNew YorkTexas and Ohio.
Laura Parisi will be working with her dad to present this program.  Laura has grown up in a photographic environment, so a lot of this comes naturally to her.  She has also photographed some weddings, taught photography, is curious and excited about photography, and loves to share her knowledge.  
The October 8th meeting
This Portrait Lighting and Posing program will be an overview of posing people and basic portraiture using simple flash lighting equipment and small soft boxes to reduce harsh lighting from the conventional flash.  We will also cover lighting that will simulate the sun and how to modify the harsh shadows.  
Please bring your camera because we will have 3 stations for photographing our models.  
Please be prepared to set your camera on manual exposure.  Bring your camera manual for reference if you are uncertain about how to make these settings.  
We will cover:
Posing people
The importance of catch lights in the eyes and how to achieve them
How you can make a backdrop with simple items
Why you would want to use a flash bracket instead of a flash on top of the camera
Lighting ratios on the face and how to achieve them
The difference between hard light and soft light
Different ways to light the background
This promises to be a very interesting and informative evening.  Be sure to join us.