Friday, November 30, 2012

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW

WHAT:
NHCC annual Holiday party. We will be well fed at our dinner, and entertained by the vast talent in our club. Members are invited to participate in creating a Mini Digitally Projected Show set to music. A vote will be taken by those at the dinner to determine the winner.

For those of you attending the holiday party please note that slideshows for out annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by December 8th.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather together to celebrate the Holidays as a club well before the the holiday "crunch" is upon us! A great way to "kick off" the season. 


WHERE:
Bellini's Restaurant 2 Broadway North Haven, CT 06473 (203-234-2221)
Please Note: Entrance is on Washington Avenue just north of the intersection of Broadway and Washington Avenue on the left in a small plaza. Plenty of parking. 


WHEN:Monday December 10th. 


DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 7th. Why wait, bring or mail your check today!

TIME: Please arrive at 6:00 pm. The buffet starts PROMPTLY at 6:15 pm. 


COST:$32.00 each.


Please make checks payable to NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB. If you need to mail or drop off a check please contact Linda Thomas humbrd001@yahoo.com 203- 239-9341

MENU:Buffet includes: Fresh Mixed Green Salad, Homemade Warm Italian Bread, Penne Pomodoro, Chicken Bellini, Eggplant Parmigiana, Oven Baked Stuffed Seafood Sole, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans, Tiamisu, Coffee, Tea, and Soda.


There will be a CASH BAR for those who enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their meal. 


HOLIDAY CHARITY OPPORTUNITY New Haven Camera Club is proud to be supporting a statewide program called Child FIRST once again this year. This is a collection of toys or monetary contributions for children ages birth to 7 years old who are less fortunate than most. We have substituted this worthwhile program instead of the grab bag that we have run in the past, and because it was so successful we are running it again. Special thanks to the Yost's who suggested this to the club, and who hand deliver the presents to Child FIRST.


Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home. They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, or homelessness.


If you would like to make a child happy this holiday, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party. Monetary gifts are also welcome for your convenience.

And Thank You Very, Very Much. 


For Those Who Are Unable To Join Our Holiday PartyA HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

Charity -- NHCC holiday party


Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 10th
Holiday party information will be coming soon 

A few years ago we moved away from the 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 2-7.

The New Haven Camera Club would like to support a statewide program called Child FIRST by collecting toys (or contributions) for children ages birth to 7 instead of having a grab bag.  Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home.  They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, homelessness.  If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party.  And thank you very much. Ann Yost

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mini Show Competition


Mini Show Competition

Each year the NHCC holds a Mini Show Competition at the holiday party in December for digital slides and video projected using a computer connected to an electronic projector. Any paid member is welcome to participate. The shows may be on any topic: travel, nature, humor, etc. Each show may contain any number photographs, with or without narration, with or without music, but must be no longer than 5 minutes

Members planning to present a show send the slideshow to Lisa (or drop off a CD) so that they can plan for the evening and prepare ballots for the voting. You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. 

For those of you attending the holiday party please note that slideshows for out annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by December 8th.

The members in attendance vote on their favorite show. The winner in each category receives a Ruth Sprague Memorial Award. These awards honor the memory of the late Ruth Sprague, a longtime club member.

1)     The member providing the group computer will make a “best effort” attempt to run the show, though there may be cases where this is not possible.
2)     The show format must be one that the computer being provided can handle. Shows in the .exe format (from Pro Show gold on Windows) are normally the simplest to handle. However, it may be possible to project shows in other formats depending on the capabilities of the computer being provided. 
3)     Shows to be displayed using the group computer must be given to the member providing the computer at or before the deadline so that the member providing the computer has an opportunity to be sure the shows will run properly before the competition night. 
4)     The show files (or directory containing multiple files if more than one required) should be named as follows: LastName-FirstName-Title, for example “Barnett-William-Bridges of Somerset County”. This will allow the shows to be copied to a single directory for projection and be easily identified. 

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW

WHAT:
NHCC annual Holiday party. We will be well fed at our dinner, and entertained by the vast talent in our club. Members are invited to participate in creating a Mini Digitally Projected Show set to music. A vote will be taken by those at the dinner to determine the winner.

For those of you attending the holiday party please note that slideshows for out annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by December 8th.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather together to celebrate the Holidays as a club well before the the holiday "crunch" is upon us! A great way to "kick off" the season.


WHERE:
Bellini's Restaurant 2 Broadway North Haven, CT 06473 (203-234-2221)
Please Note: Entrance is on Washington Avenue just north of the intersection of Broadway and Washington Avenue on the left in a small plaza. Plenty of parking.


WHEN:Monday December 10th.


DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 7th. Why wait, bring or mail your check today!

TIME: Please arrive at 6:00 pm. The buffet starts PROMPTLY at 6:15 pm.


COST:$32.00 each.


Please make checks payable to NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB.

If you need to mail or drop off a check please contact Linda Thomas humbrd001@yahoo.com 203- 239-9341

MENU:Buffet includes: Fresh Mixed Green Salad, Homemade Warm Italian Bread, Penne Pomodoro, Chicken Bellini, Eggplant Parmigiana, Oven Baked Stuffed Seafood Sole, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans, Tiamisu, Coffee, Tea, and Soda.


There will be a CASH BAR for those who enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their meal.


HOLIDAY CHARITY OPPORTUNITY New Haven Camera Club is proud to be supporting a statewide program called Child FIRST once again this year. This is a collection of toys or monetary contributions for children ages birth to 7 years old who are less fortunate than most. We have substituted this worthwhile program instead of the grab bag that we have run in the past, and because it was so successful we are running it again. Special thanks to the Yost's who suggested this to the club, and who hand deliver the presents to Child FIRST.


Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home. They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, or homelessness.


If you would like to make a child happy this holiday, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party. Monetary gifts are also welcome for your convenience.


And Thank You Very, Very Much.

For Those Who Are Unable To Join Our Holiday PartyA HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

NHCC Trip To Sturbridge Mass.


NHCC Trip To Sturbridge Mass.
                                             
STURBRIDGE CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS

WHAT:
Victorian Christmas Carolers, Fife and Drum, Dances, Chestnut Roasting, Christmas Readings, Buildings Decorated in Victorian Style, Holiday Magic. Special Holiday Group Picture Taken By Ourselves. 

WHEN:
Saturday December 8th from 4:00 - 9:00am. Weather Permitting.
SORRY, NO RAIN DATE.

COST: $15.00

WHERE:
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge Massachusetts

CONTACT:
For Details, Contact Linda Thomas Humbrd001@Yahoo.Com  203- 239-9341

Trips have been filling up fast, so sign up soon if you are interested. Names are taken on a first come first serve basis with a waiting list when full.

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ATTENTION PRINT MAKERS!


Hi Lisa...
I know this is really last minute, but if you get this on time, would you please post this to the NHCC Blog today. If you can't get to it today, then please schedule it for right before January's competition, or just include it in the notice you send out before each competition.
Thanks so much. Joan

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ATTENTION PRINT MAKERS!
Please remember to include which class (A or B) you are in on the back of each print.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Competition Deadline 11/23

Competition Deadline 11/23


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.


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).






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

Friday, November 16, 2012

Competition Deadline 11/23

Competition Deadline 11/23


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.


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).








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

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday, November 12th NHCC meeting

NHCC members and friends -
The program originally scheduled for our Monday, November 12th, 2012, meeting unfortunately will not be presented.  Our scheduled presenter, Jerry Monkman, and his family had a severe fire at their residence in Portsmouth, NH, the other day which has forced them our of their home and they are now concentrating on getting their house repaired and back into habitable condition.  Because of the extent of the damage to his home, Jerry is unable come to New Haven and to put on his "Never Fail Landscape Tips" program for us.  We hope to reschedule him at a later date, as well as the workshops he had planned for Sunday and Monday afternoon.
In place of the scheduled program, we will be presenting a viewing of the accepted and winning images from the 2012 George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon competition which is sponsored each year by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club  in honor and memory of Mr. Glennie,  You will see superb nature images (PSA rules used to define what constitutes "Nature") that were from photographers from nearly every state in the union and other countries besides the USA..  Several members of the New Haven Camera Club have entries which were accepted and some have images which were award winners and are part of the program.
We apologize for this last minute change in our schedule but Jerry must take time away from his speaking engagements and photography for several months to get repairs and renovations started on his badly damaged home but we hope you will still come Monday evening and enjoy our substitute program.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Monday, November 12th, 2012


NHCC members and friends -
 
The program originally scheduled for our Monday, November 12th, 2012, meeting unfortunately will not be presented.  Our scheduled presenter, Jerry Monkman, and his family had a severe fire at their residence in Portsmouth, NH, the other day which has forced them our of their home and they are now concentrating on getting their house repaired and back into habitable condition.  Because of the extent of the damage to his home, Jerry is unable come to New Haven and to put on his “Never Fail Landscape Tips” program for us.  We hope to reschedule him at a later date, as well as the workshops he had planned for Sunday and Monday afternoon.
 
In place of the scheduled program, we will be presenting a viewing of the accepted and winning images from the 2012 George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon competition which is sponsored each year by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club  in honor and memory of Mr. Glennie,  You will see superb nature images (PSA rules used to define what constitutes “Nature”) that were from photographers from nearly every state in the union and other countries besides the USA..  Several members of the New Haven Camera Club have entries which were accepted and some have images which were award winners and are part of the program.
 
We apologize for this last minute change in our schedule but Jerry must take time away from his speaking engagements and photography for several months to get repairs and renovations started on his badly damaged home but we hope you will still come Monday evening and enjoy our substitute program.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Last Call for learning post-processing with Jerry Monkman


Jerry Monkman is the speaker for the November Program for NHCC! We are combining his program with a hands on processing workshop on Monday Nov 12th

Post-processing with Jerry Monkman 

Nov 12th Monday afternoon 12-4pm

Just $30 each --  topic of workflow, Photoshop editing, Lightroom workflow, etc.
Bring your laptops or just listen in.
Location -- Branford, CT (Paul's house) (directions will be sent)

We will be ordering delivery for dinner and treating Jerry to dinner so workshop participants can stay and talk with Jerry after the workshop, before our program.

Email Lisa at photographer67@comcast.net to sign up

Saturday, November 3, 2012

FIELD TRIP UNITED HOUSE WRECKING COMPANY

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.

Friday, November 2, 2012

On location Photography Workshop 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