Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday 9/30 -- Bill Barnett "Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories"

Sept 30 -- Bill Barnett "Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories"

Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories explores the country of Vietnam 35+ years after the Vietnam War ended. Six different parts of the country and a wide variety of photographic locations are included. Approximately 250 still
images, video clips, live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music are blended to tell multimedia stories from a visit to modern Vietnam.

Are you curious about Vietnam 35+ years after the Vietnam War ended? Are you wondering how the country has changed? Do you have an interest in how they view our country’s actions during the Vietnam war? Are you interested in seeing the latest techniques of multimedia storytelling where 250 still  images, video clips, live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music are blended to bring a visit to modern Vietnam to life? Then you must see Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories. Photography took us to six different parts of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay,and the tribal region of the north around Bac Ha. Photographic opportunities included: many different markets, the crazy traffic, activities on and near the water, views from the 49th floor of a new financial office tower, a museum and prison associated with the Vietnam war, a park in Hanoi, a water puppet show, activities along the country’s streets and roads, and an afternoon walk through the countryside. 




Monday, September 16, 2013

September competition images

The September competition images have been posted for your viewing pleasure, please visit our website:
http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-competition-scores.html

Scores will be posted when they are sent to me.

Enjoy!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

NHCC 2013-14 Membership dues are DUE

NHCC 2013-14 Membership dues are DUE

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. 

For those people competing in the monthly competition your 2013-14 dues are due before 10/14. Only paid members will have their email addresses entered in the PhotoPro contest software. 

NHCC 2013-14 Membership dues are due. Download the membership form here.

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.

Please download and fill out this form and bring it to the first meeting along with your check made out to NHCC https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Q8nKNjxgOsR2wwZ3N5WDJYQlE/edit?usp=sharing

http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/membership.html

FYI. You must be a resident of Connecticut (or a student) in order to become a NEW member.

Please mail the form with a check (made out to NHCC) to: NHCC c/o Frannie Prestash 127 Rocky Top Road Hamden, CT 06514.

Alternatively you can fill out this form https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Q8nKNjxgOsR2wwZ3N5WDJYQlE/edit?usp=sharing
and bring it and a check in an envelope to the meeting and give to to Frannie Prestash. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Photo competition deadline THIS Friday

Photo competition deadline THIS Friday

The NHCC handbook has been updated, please download it and read it, it is your responsibility to know the rules. 

The New Haven Camera Club expects that its membership will adhere to the highest ethical standards when complying with its competition rules. It is especially important that all photographs entered into competitions be the exclusive work of the maker (except for commercially made prints or digital photographs scanned from a slide original allowed by the rules).

Highlights: 



  • All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (Clipart, Textures, etc. are NOT permitted).
  • Images of a similar nature may not be submitted again once that image has won a ribbon.
  • The winning same image (or a very similar rendition taken at the same time) may not be submitted into a different competition or in a different season.
  • Please note that there are NO makeups (in electronic images only, makeups are allowed in prints) 
  • Please note that there no way to email images late if you have problems, so we urge you please do NOT to wait until the last minute to submit your photographs.
  • Setups are ONLY allowed in Class B


  • We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition)
    • We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject) and prints once a month (4th Monday of the month). Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.
    • There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition.
    • If you have questions please email Denise or Ann (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Ann, Denise, Lisa or Paul only. Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
    You can save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition 


    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.

    Cumulative Score is the sum total of all print or electronic photograph scores to date. At the end of the competition year the highest 6 - 12 scores of each maker (depending on the category) are summed to determine the cumulative score. Makers can compete in more than one category and can have cumulative scores in each category. These points will count toward an award for highest cumulative point total for the year presented at the Annual Dinner.

    a. To be ranked in prints (class A or B) for cumulative score, the maker must have submitted at least 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have 4 makeups or 4 zeros).

    b. To be ranked in class B electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted at least 10 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 6 zeros).

    c. To be ranked in class A electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted a total of 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 4 zeros).

    d. To be ranked in image artistry, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).

    e. To be ranked in assigned subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).
      • Each month we have the following image competitions: 
      • (1) Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)
      • (2) Electronic (uploaded via website prior to deadline). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)
      • (3) Image Artistry category (emailed prior to deadline)
      • (4) Assigned subject, see topics (emailed prior to deadline). Assigned Subjects for 2013-2014 season. Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition.
      • September -- HDR
      • October --  After Dark
      • November -- Abandoned
      • January -- Weathered
      • February -- Rural New England Scenes
      • March --  Thru a Window
      • April -- Urban Decay
      • May --  City Lights 
      PRINTS

      1. Must be brought in by 7:15 in order for the print handlers to have time to write the titles on the score sheets and organize the prints.

      2. Prints must be between 8 by 10 inches and 16 by 20 inches.


      3. Prints must be mounted on mat board or foam core board. Any size mat board or foam core board is allowed up to 16"x20"


      4. Prints may be matted conventionally or electronically as long as the maximum dimensions are not exceeded.


      5. On the back of each print clearly print your name and address, title, order designation (1 or 2), and an arrow indicating which edge is the top. This information may be printed on one or more labels affixed to the back if you prefer not to write on the mount.


      6. If you miss a meeting you are allowed to enter makeups (in prints only). The lowest 4 (class A) or 6 (class B) scores are dropped so it is your choice to take a zero for the missed print or enter a makeup print. 


      Please check out our NHCC BLOG http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/. Our Blog contains relevant and timely information and you can subscribe to our blog to receive an email when the blog is updated. Members should subscribe to our Blog in order to stay informed. 

      Tuesday, September 10, 2013

      Sept 30 -- Bill Barnett "Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories"

      Sept 30 -- Bill Barnett "Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories"

      Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories explores the country of Vietnam 35+ years after the Vietnam War ended. Six different parts of the country and a wide variety of photographic locations are included. Approximately 250 still
      images, video clips, live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music are blended to tell multimedia stories from a visit to modern Vietnam.

      Are you curious about Vietnam 35+ years after the Vietnam War ended? Are you wondering how the country has changed? Do you have an interest in how they view our country’s actions during the Vietnam war? Are you interested in seeing the latest techniques of multimedia storytelling where 250 still  images, video clips, live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music are blended to bring a visit to modern Vietnam to life? Then you must see Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories. Photography took us to six different parts of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay,and the tribal region of the north around Bac Ha. Photographic opportunities included: many different markets, the crazy traffic, activities on and near the water, views from the 49th floor of a new financial office tower, a museum and prison associated with the Vietnam war, a park in Hanoi, a water puppet show, activities along the country’s streets and roads, and an afternoon walk through the countryside. 






      Sunday, September 8, 2013

      First competition 9/16 -- the Deadline is 9/13

      First competition 9/16 -- the Deadline is 9/13

      The NHCC handbook has been updated, please download it and read it, it is your responsibility to know the rules. 

      The New Haven Camera Club expects that its membership will adhere to the highest ethical standards when complying with its competition rules. It is especially important that all photographs entered into competitions be the exclusive work of the maker (except for commercially made prints or digital photographs scanned from a slide original allowed by the rules).

      Highlights: 



    • All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (Clipart, Textures, etc. are NOT permitted).
    • Images of a similar nature may not be submitted again once that image has won a ribbon.
    • The winning same image (or a very similar rendition taken at the same time) may not be submitted into a different competition or in a different season.
    • Please note that there are NO makeups (in electronic images only, makeups are allowed in prints) 
    • Please note that there no way to email images late if you have problems, so we urge you please do NOT to wait until the last minute to submit your photographs.
    • Setups are ONLY allowed in Class B
      • Only two "setups" are allowed per season (a setup is when someone else provided the lighting, like a at a workshop or HiJinx or at NECCC. Setups must be noted as such in the title. 
      • Two “set ups” arranged by someone else, but photographed by the maker, are allowed each year in Class B prints or Class B electronic photographs. An example of a “set up” is a picture taken at the NECCC Conference where the subject, lighting, etc. are all worked out by someone else and you simply plug into a studio flash and take the picture. These photographs should be identified as “set ups” on the print or in the title when submitting an electronic photograph. “Set ups” arranged by someone else are not allowed in Class A prints, Class A electronic images, Image Artistry, or in the Assigned Subject category.
      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

      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.

      Cumulative Score is the sum total of all print or electronic photograph scores to date. At the end of the competition year the highest 6 - 12 scores of each maker (depending on the category) are summed to determine the cumulative score. Makers can compete in more than one category and can have cumulative scores in each category. These points will count toward an award for highest cumulative point total for the year presented at the Annual Dinner.

      a. To be ranked in prints (class A or B) for cumulative score, the maker must have submitted at least 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have 4 makeups or 4 zeros).

      b. To be ranked in class B electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted at least 10 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 6 zeros).

      c. To be ranked in class A electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted a total of 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 4 zeros).

      d. To be ranked in image artistry, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).

      e. To be ranked in assigned subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).

      Monday Sept 9th Jerry Monkman

      Sept 9th -- Jerry Monkman" Never Fail Landscape Tips 

      Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden

           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/



      looking for nature images

      Looking for nature images

      The NHCC competes in Nature interclub competition in both PSA and NECCC. We are looking for nature images that abide by their rules, whether or not you have entered them into competition. Please email images 1024x768 to tlcbam [at] comcast.net with "For NHCC nature interclub competition" in the subject line

      NATURE PHOTOGRAPH GUIDELINES
      (According to NECCC)

      All photographs must have been captured by light sensitivity, either digitally or on film. Slides or negatives may be scanned (by the photographer or commercially) for entry into the competition.

      Nature photographs must strictly follow the Photography Society of America's (PSA) definition of nature:

      “Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to its honest presentation.

      The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

      Human elements shall not be present, except on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story such as the presence of scientific bands on wild animals. The "hand of man" should not be present in any
      Nature photograph. PSA defines a nature subject as being one found in the natural world without the interference of man, frequently referred to as "the hand of man."

      Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

      No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged or combined. No manipulation or modification is permitted except resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration of original color of the scene.

      No special effect filters can be applied. Any sharpening must appear natural.”

      Read complete PSA guidelines: http://www.psa-photo.org

      Friday, September 6, 2013

      First competition 9/16 -- the Deadline is 9/13

      First competition 9/16 -- the Deadline is 9/13 


      Upload here: http://www.photocontestpro.com/Default.aspx

      Instructions for uploading competition images. Please take a look at the short summary here, but before you enter for the first time please see the handbookWe look forward to seeing your images!

      Each month we have the following image competitions:



      (1) Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)

      (2) Electronic OPEN subject (sent in via website prior to deadline). Two classes: Class A (advanced level) and Class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of year)

      (3) Assigned subject(sent in via website prior to deadline) see topics

      (4) Image Artistry category (sent in via website prior to deadline). 


      Highlights: 

      • Only two "setups" are allowed per season (a setup is when someone else provided the lighting, like a at a workshop or HiJinx or at NECCC. Setups must be noted as such. 
      • All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (clipart, textures, etc. are not permitted).
      • Images of a similar nature may  not be submitted once that image has won a ribbon.
      • The winning same image (or a very similar rendition) may not be submitted into a different competition 
      • 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.


      For new users there is a one time registration. You can view and save the pdf with the instructions for uploading images into competition. 

      For more information read the blog post here. Please email Denise (denisesaldana@hotmail.com) and cc Ann (anny43@comcast.net) if you have questions/issues. 

      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.

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

      Sept 9th -- Jerry Monkman" Never Fail Landscape Tips 

            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, September 4, 2013

      Your annual dues are due before the first competition.

      NHCC 2013-14 Membership dues are DUE

      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. 

      For those people competing in the monthly competition your 2013-14 dues are due before 10/14. Only paid members will have their email addresses entered in the PhotoPro contest software. 

      NHCC 2013-14 Membership dues are due. Download the membership form here.

      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.

      Please download and fill out this form and bring it to the first meeting along with your check made out to NHCC https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Q8nKNjxgOsR2wwZ3N5WDJYQlE/edit?usp=sharing

      http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/membership.html

      FYI. You must be a resident of Connecticut (or a student) in order to become a NEW member.

      Please mail the form with a check (made out to NHCC) to: NHCC c/o Frannie Prestash 127 Rocky Top Road Hamden, CT 06514.

      Alternatively you can fill out this form https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Q8nKNjxgOsR2wwZ3N5WDJYQlE/edit?usp=sharing
      and bring it and a check in an envelope to the meeting and give to to Frannie Prestash. 

      Monday, September 2, 2013

      Sept 30 -- Bill Barnett "Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories"

      Sept 30 -- Bill Barnett "Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories"

      Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories explores the country of Vietnam 35+ years after the Vietnam War ended. Six different parts of the country and a wide variety of photographic locations are included. Approximately 250 still
      images, video clips, live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music are blended to tell multimedia stories from a visit to modern Vietnam.

      Are you curious about Vietnam 35+ years after the Vietnam War ended? Are you wondering how the country has changed? Do you have an interest in how they view our country’s actions during the Vietnam war? Are you interested in seeing the latest techniques of multimedia storytelling where 250 still  images, video clips, live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music are blended to bring a visit to modern Vietnam to life? Then you must see Vietnam: A Photographer’s Stories. Photography took us to six different parts of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay,and the tribal region of the north around Bac Ha. Photographic opportunities included: many different markets, the crazy traffic, activities on and near the water, views from the 49th floor of a new financial office tower, a museum and prison associated with the Vietnam war, a park in Hanoi, a water puppet show, activities along the country’s streets and roads, and an afternoon walk through the countryside. 

      Sunday, September 1, 2013

      Exciting News -- NHCC is MOVING to a NEW location

      Exciting News -- NHCC is MOVING to a NEW location

      Tell your fellow photographers! 

      We will be meeting at the: Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.  
      Same days and same time [Typically the 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 pm (September thru May)]

      Directions to the Whitney Center (WC)

      From I-95 North or South: Exit onto I-91 North in New Haven. Take Exit 6 (Willow St.). At end of ramp turn right onto Willow and proceed to the end (Whitney Ave.). Turn right onto Whitney and go approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Putnam Avenue. On Putnam go approximately .07 mi, (3 traffic lights) and turn right onto Leeder Hill (ATT bldg is at that intersection). Go .06 mi. on Leeder Hill to the South Entrance (big sign) of WC on the left. Turn in and take an immediate left into a raised parking area. Meeting is in the South Bldg., accessed via the main door of the portico that is in view from the parking lot. Turn right down the hallway. Cultural Arts Center is a short distance on the left.

      From I-91 South: Take Exit 6 (Willow St.) in New Haven. At end of ramp, turn right onto Willow and proceed as above.

      From Wilbur Cross (Rte. 15) northbound: Take Exit 61 (Whitney Ave). Turn left at end of ramp, go 2.4 mi., turn right onto Putnam.

      From Wilbur Cross (Rte. 15) southbound: Take Exit 61 (Whitney Ave. New Haven). At end of ramp go right. Proceed to Putnam.

      Check out our complete current season here. 
      • Sept 9 --  Jerry Monkman" Never Fail Landscape Tips – Jerry’s top ten tips for making great landscape photographs" 

      • Sept 16 -- Competition ** Note that this is the 3rd Monday, not the fourth **

      **Check out the NHCC website, which links to and from the NHCC Bloghttp://www.newhavencameraclub.org/

      Assigned Subjects for 2013-2014 season


      Competition starts in September. These are the Assigned Subjects for 2013-2014 season.

      September -- HDR
      October --  After Dark
      November -- Abandoned
      January -- Weathered
      Feburary -- Rural New England Scenes
      March --  Thru a Window
      April -- Urban Decay
      May --  City Lights

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