Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Image Critique Workshop Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 @ 7PM

Image Critique Workshop
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 @ 7PM
Bill Barnett’s home in Milford CT
Limited to 5 participants

Margo Bury attended this workshop last year and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

“One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award winning photographers.  He is once again offering to open his home to a small group of club members to provide individual critiques of their work.  Each person is invited to bring three groups of five photos on a flash drive which Bill then loads into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what he doesn’t like about each image, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation.  Now you are getting feedback from four more photographers through a constructive dialog.

He rotates through all of the images so everyone gets their images reviewed.  How many he can complete before the evening is over, depends on how many people are there and how lengthy the conversations goes on.

No more wondering why you only got 21 out of 30 points when the judge’s comments are “This is a pleasing image”, “I like it”, “nice composition”, and so on.  Now you will know for certain.  There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                 -Margo Butry

You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions to Bill’s home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.


The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member (paid your 2013-14 dues) to attend.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Monday Nov 11th Betty Wiley presents "Cuba"

Monday Nov 11th Betty Wiley presents "Cuba"

Join the New Haven Camera Club Monday Nov 11th at 7:30 pm as Betty Wiley presents "Cuba"

Betty will show images from her January 2013 trip to Cuba, mainly Havana and Trinidad. Cuba is a photography-rich country with wonderful people, great old architecture and many antique cars. If you are a photographer (and even if you're not), it's a trip that you must make at least once.








http://photos.avagracestudio.com/Photography/Cuba/27612516_dQSLF5#!i=2325524792&k=dxxrgXj

Betty is also hosting a post-processing workshop Monday Nov 11th 12-4pm. Download the flyer here

Bio:

Betty Wiley is an award-winning photographer who resides in Massachusetts on Cape Cod in the beautiful, little town of Yarmouth Port. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she moved to Massachusetts over 30 years ago and bought a home on the Cape with her husband in 2006. She quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area and since then, she has spent countless hours exploring the Cape with her camera. She believes that good light is often key to a successful photograph. Often, the storms that move through the area create dramatic light and beautiful clouds and when that happens, she usually grabs her camera and hops in her car as the skies begin to clear.

Betty is a frequent contributor to a number of magazines on Cape Cod and the South Shore.  She was featured in a photo essay which appeared in the July (2011) issue of Cape Cod magazine which showcased her images taken on Cape Cod and the islands.  She has numerous magazine covers to her credit and is a sought-after speaker, instructor and workshop leader.


She belongs to several local camera clubs, and she was named “photographer of the year” for 2010 and her image of sandhill cranes taken in Bosque del Apache won “image of the year” for 2011. She won the top award in her class for 2012. She belongs to several meet-up groups and is a frequent instructor for the Events by Amy (http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Events-by-Amy/).  Betty has received numerous accolades for her teaching and on-location workshops. http://avagracestudio.com/

Thursday, October 24, 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. 

      Wednesday, October 23, 2013

      Betty Wiley's Gradient Fill and Textures Post-Processing Workshop

      Betty Wiley's Gradient Fill and Textures
      Post-Processing Workshop

      Monday Nov 11th 12-4pm in Hamden CT
      GRADIENT FILLS AND TEXTURES – ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP

      Betty has received many requests for this class on special workshop on gradient fills and textures So, if you have ever wanted to learn this technique, this is your opportunity to join us for a fun-filled afternoon and add a valuable and useful Photoshop technique to your arsenal!

      In this class, you will learn some advanced Photoshop techniques that are useful for dealing with problematic backgrounds. This technique will also allow you to create some very artistic effects, particularly when blended together with other images and/or combined with textures.  Utilizing the tips and tricks that will be demonstrated in this class, an image that would probably end up in the trash bin on your computer can be converted to a fine art piece!  This technique is also very useful if you want to change a background to create some interesting effects.

      The images shown below are examples of how this technique can transform an image.  These images were taken at a rodeo and were problematic because of the people in the stands, bright colored signs and banners and other distracting elements in the original image.   All of these issues were eliminated using a combination of techniques that Betty will demonstrate during this workshop.   This technique requires a number of various steps in Photoshop and therefore, we expect that we will utilize the full amount of time (4 hours) for this workshop.





      You will also be asked to bring 1-2 images of your own as this will be hands-on class.  You will leave knowing how to use this technique on your own images at home.  A hand-out will be provided.

      To sign up for this workshop, email Lisa at photographer67@comcast.net and mail her a check, made out to Betty Wiley, for $70. You are not signed up until the payment is received. Alternatively, you can bring your check to Frannie or Gary Prestash, membership co-chairs, to the NHCC meeting on Oct 28th.

      Refund Policy: Refunds only if workshop is cancelled. If you find you cannot attend, it is up to you to find someone to take your place.

      Prerequisite:  An intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is needed for this class.  You need to have good computer skills and know how to navigate and utilize the tools and menu bar, and be familiar with the use of layers in these programs.   A Wacom tablet is helpful but not required.


      What to bring:
      •  Laptop and power cord
      • Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (any version that supports the use of layers)
      • 2-3 images of your own

      Bio:

      Betty Wiley is an award-winning photographer who resides in Massachusetts on Cape Cod in the beautiful, little town of Yarmouth Port. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she moved to Massachusetts over 30 years ago and bought a home on the Cape with her husband in 2006. She quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area and since then, she has spent countless hours exploring the Cape with her camera. She believes that good light is often key to a successful photograph. Often, the storms that move through the area create dramatic light and beautiful clouds and when that happens, she usually grabs her camera and hops in her car as the skies begin to clear.

      Betty is a frequent contributor to a number of magazines on Cape Cod and the South Shore.  She was featured in a photo essay which appeared in the July (2011) issue of Cape Cod magazine which showcased her images taken on Cape Cod and the islands.  She has numerous magazine covers to her credit and is a sought-after speaker, instructor and workshop leader.


      She belongs to several local camera clubs, and she was named “photographer of the year” for 2010 and her image of sandhill cranes taken in Bosque del Apache won “image of the year” for 2011. She won the top award in her class for 2012. She belongs to several meet-up groups and is a frequent instructor for the Events by Amy (http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Events-by-Amy/).  Betty has received numerous accolades for her teaching and on-location workshops.

      Monday, October 21, 2013

      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

      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, October 15, 2013

        Image Critique Workshop Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 @ 7PM

        Image Critique Workshop
        Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 @ 7PM
        Bill Barnett’s home in Milford CT
        Limited to 5 participants

        Margo Bury attended this workshop last year and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

        “One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

        The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award winning photographers.  He is once again offering to open his home to a small group of club members to provide individual critiques of their work.  Each person is invited to bring three groups of five photos on a flash drive which Bill then loads into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what he doesn’t like about each image, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

        That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation.  Now you are getting feedback from four more photographers through a constructive dialog.

        He rotates through all of the images so everyone gets their images reviewed.  How many he can complete before the evening is over, depends on how many people are there and how lengthy the conversations goes on.

        No more wondering why you only got 21 out of 30 points when the judge’s comments are “This is a pleasing image”, “I like it”, “nice composition”, and so on.  Now you will know for certain.  There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                         -Margo Butry

        You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions to Bill’s home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.


        The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member (paid your 2013-14 dues) to attend.

        Sunday, October 13, 2013

        Monday Nov 11th Betty Wiley presents "Cuba"

        Monday Nov 11th Betty Wiley presents "Cuba"

        Join the New Haven Camera Club Monday Nov 11th at 7:30 pm as Betty Wiley presents "Cuba"

        Betty will show images from her January 2013 trip to Cuba, mainly Havana and Trinidad. Cuba is a photography-rich country with wonderful people, great old architecture and many antique cars. If you are a photographer (and even if you're not), it's a trip that you must make at least once.








        http://photos.avagracestudio.com/Photography/Cuba/27612516_dQSLF5#!i=2325524792&k=dxxrgXj

        Betty is also hosting a post-processing workshop Monday Nov 11th 12-4pm. Download the flyer here

        Bio:

        Betty Wiley is an award-winning photographer who resides in Massachusetts on Cape Cod in the beautiful, little town of Yarmouth Port. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she moved to Massachusetts over 30 years ago and bought a home on the Cape with her husband in 2006. She quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area and since then, she has spent countless hours exploring the Cape with her camera. She believes that good light is often key to a successful photograph. Often, the storms that move through the area create dramatic light and beautiful clouds and when that happens, she usually grabs her camera and hops in her car as the skies begin to clear.

        Betty is a frequent contributor to a number of magazines on Cape Cod and the South Shore.  She was featured in a photo essay which appeared in the July (2011) issue of Cape Cod magazine which showcased her images taken on Cape Cod and the islands.  She has numerous magazine covers to her credit and is a sought-after speaker, instructor and workshop leader.


        She belongs to several local camera clubs, and she was named “photographer of the year” for 2010 and her image of sandhill cranes taken in Bosque del Apache won “image of the year” for 2011. She won the top award in her class for 2012. She belongs to several meet-up groups and is a frequent instructor for the Events by Amy (http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Events-by-Amy/).  Betty has received numerous accolades for her teaching and on-location workshops. http://avagracestudio.com/

        Cynthia Perdigao's Flower program Monday 10/14

        Macro Flower Photography: Seeing Inspiration and Creating Intent in Your Photography 

        Photographers will learn how to be intentional in their photography and how to resonate with the viewer. The viewer should be drawn in and actually feel the story and emotion the photographer is attempting to convey. By learning to “see” the essence of a scene (the thing that drew them to photograph it) before pressing the shutter, photographers will create a better image. The goal of this “intentional photography” is to convey an emotion and not simply capture a nicely exposed flower or macro scene. Cinde will show inexpensive set-ups that attendees can use at home for flower and other types of macro photography. She will also demonstrate how, as a disabled photographer, she has learned simple set-ups, which she uses in her “kitchen studio”, that allow her to create emotional images - setups and methods that lend themselves to any photographer working at home. Cinde will also discuss how to take these skills and apply them in the field and to larger scenes, going beyond conventional photographic rules and encompassing true intent. 





        About Cinde...
        I have a very deep love for flower photography and other macro photography. My macro lenses almost never leave my camera and I can be found belly down in a garden or meadow or beach. Great subjects are everywhere and will reveal themselves if you are, not only seeing and looking, but also feeling. Seeing is a deliberate act. Feeling is an inherent reaction that we as photographers can reframe for the viewer. Contact here at sumkoviphotography@gmail.com and view her work: http://sumkovi.smugmug.com/

        She is also a Freelance Photographer at Tri Town Transcript-Gatehouse Media. In July she spoke at the 68th Annual New England Camera Club Council Conference in Amherst, MA (sponsored by Nikon). 

        Saturday, October 12, 2013

        NAME TAGS

        NAME TAGS

        FOR NEW MEMBERS:

        You now have name tags to wear at meetings. Just check at the back table when you enter the meeting room and your name tags will be with everyone else’s.

        If anyone is missing a name tag, please let me know either at a meeting, or by emailing me at beadnik2@gmail.com.


        Joan

        Wednesday, October 9, 2013

        NHCC 2013-14 Membership dues are overdue

        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. 

        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 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. 

        Tuesday, October 8, 2013

        Cynthia Perdigao's Flower program Monday 10/14

        Cynthia Perdigao's Flower program Monday 10/14
        Macro Flower Photography: Seeing Inspiration and Creating Intent in Your Photography 

        Photographers will learn how to be intentional in their photography and how to resonate with the viewer. The viewer should be drawn in and actually feel the story and emotion the photographer is attempting to convey. By learning to “see” the essence of a scene (the thing that drew them to photograph it) before pressing the shutter, photographers will create a better image. The goal of this “intentional photography” is to convey an emotion and not simply capture a nicely exposed flower or macro scene. Cinde will show inexpensive set-ups that attendees can use at home for flower and other types of macro photography. She will also demonstrate how, as a disabled photographer, she has learned simple set-ups, which she uses in her “kitchen studio”, that allow her to create emotional images - setups and methods that lend themselves to any photographer working at home. Cinde will also discuss how to take these skills and apply them in the field and to larger scenes, going beyond conventional photographic rules and encompassing true intent. 





        About Cinde...
        I have a very deep love for flower photography and other macro photography. My macro lenses almost never leave my camera and I can be found belly down in a garden or meadow or beach. Great subjects are everywhere and will reveal themselves if you are, not only seeing and looking, but also feeling. Seeing is a deliberate act. Feeling is an inherent reaction that we as photographers can reframe for the viewer. Contact here at sumkoviphotography@gmail.com and view her work: http://sumkovi.smugmug.com/

        She is also a Freelance Photographer at Tri Town Transcript-Gatehouse Media. In July she spoke at the 68th Annual New England Camera Club Council Conference in Amherst, MA (sponsored by Nikon). 

        September scores (and images) online

        Jim is back from his awesome trip out West so we have the Sept monthly and cumulative scores.

        Bookmark this page on the NHCC website so you can check view scores and images: 
        http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-competition-scores.html




        Monday, October 7, 2013

        Image Critique Workshop Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 @ 7PM

        Image Critique Workshop
        Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 @ 7PM
        Bill Barnett’s home in Milford CT
        Limited to 5 participants

        Margo Bury attended this workshop last year and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

        “One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

        The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award winning photographers.  He is once again offering to open his home to a small group of club members to provide individual critiques of their work.  Each person is invited to bring three groups of five photos on a flash drive which Bill then loads into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what he doesn’t like about each image, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

        That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation.  Now you are getting feedback from four more photographers through a constructive dialog.

        He rotates through all of the images so everyone gets their images reviewed.  How many he can complete before the evening is over, depends on how many people are there and how lengthy the conversations goes on.

        No more wondering why you only got 21 out of 30 points when the judge’s comments are “This is a pleasing image”, “I like it”, “nice composition”, and so on.  Now you will know for certain.  There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                         -Margo Butry

        You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions to Bill’s home will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.


        The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member (paid your 2013-14 dues) to attend.