Saturday, November 30, 2013

NHCC Field Trip Sturbridge Candlelight Christmas

NHCC Field Trip Sturbridge Candlelight Christmas

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB TRIP
SATURDAY DECEMBER 14th
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE MASSACHUSETTS

1:30 pm Exit 13 COMMUTER LOT OFF OF 91 NORTH
COST.....$15.00
CONTACT......Linda Thomas For Sign Up Humbrd001@Yahoo.Com 203-239-9341
You must be a paid NHCC member with dues paid and a signed 2013-14 membership form in order to attend. 

Come join us for a very festive outing back in time to a Victorian Christmas. This is a trip that we ran last year, and it was enjoyed so much, that we are running again this year!

The day starts with lunch at Traveler Restaurant in Union Ct. which is just one exit away from our destination. Select three books free of charge along the inner walls of the restaurant. There are also many interesting books for sale. After lunch we purchase our tickets for the evening at OSV.

ACTIVITIES /POINTS OF INTEREST

SLEIGH RIDE (weather permitting)
DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS
MUSIC
CAROLERS
MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS AND SANTA
YULE LOGS
HOLIDAY READINGS
SING ALONG
DECORATIVE DOORS/WINDOWS/BUILDINGS
CHOIRS
ROASTED CHESTNUTS
FRUITCAKE
HOLIDAY MAGIC SHOWS
CANDLELIT PATHWAYS
MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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 and planning on competing/presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by December 5th.


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 9th. 


DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 5th. 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, Chicken Francese and Salmon, 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 Party A HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Free Laptop Calibration - This Weekend! Please Pass on!

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Needed -- backup person for Raffle

Help Needed -- backup person for Raffle

Help needed! We need a backup person for selling raffle tickets at the NHCC meetings. Linda Thomas does a great job! but when she is not there we do not have a raffle. 

Our raffle helps to keep our dues low and our speakers coming. We typically bring in ~$600 a year (15 "regular" meetings at $35-$50 per meeting) in raffles, which can cover equipment expenses and speakers. This year to date we are way below our average so we could really use some help! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 9th

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 9th

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

2013 CT Invitational Results/Scorecard

2013 CT Invitational 
Results/Scorecard
Club New Haven  
Overall Ranking by Club
     
Club Total Rank
Quinebaug  309 1
Flagpole 301 2
New Haven 300 3
Charter Oak 296 4
Simsbury 291 5
Bridgeport 290 6
Milford 287 7
Candlewood 286 8
Oxford 284 9
North Haven 279 10
Stamford 278 11
Quiet Corner 276 12
Heritage Village 268 13
Wallingford 268 13
     
Individual Scores
Title Maker Total
Messina Square, Nice France Fred Rosenthal 23
Hanging by the Claws Andre Antov 24
A good catch Barbara Vietzke 24
Stay with me Charles Haskes 24
Pink Edged Sulphur Butterflies Denise Saldana 24
Northen Parula Gary Prestash 25
Race Point with Star Trails Lisa Cuchara 25
Potter at Work Susan Naumann 25
Bar Harbor at Night Tom Cuchara 25
Lotus Blossum Joan Balen 26
Tropical Waterlily Paul Peterson 27
Milky Way over Square Pond       Victor Krasenics Jr 28  
                                                                                                                                 Runner Up

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mini Show Competition December 9th

Mini Show Competition December 9th

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 our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by Thursday December 5th.

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 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. 
2)    Shows to be displayed 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. 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.
3)   The show file 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. 

Monday, November 18, 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. from other people, or purchased, 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. 

      Sunday, November 10, 2013

      NHCC Field Trip Sturbridge Candlelight Christmas

      NHCC Field Trip Sturbridge Candlelight Christmas

      NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB TRIP
      SATURDAY DECEMBER 14th
      CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE MASSACHUSETTS

      1:30 pm Exit 13 COMMUTER LOT OFF OF 91 NORTH
      COST.....$15.00
      CONTACT......Linda Thomas For Sign Up Humbrd001@Yahoo.Com 203-239-9341
      You must be a paid NHCC member with dues paid and a signed 2013-14 membership form in order to attend. 

      Come join us for a very festive outing back in time to a Victorian Christmas. This is a trip that we ran last year, and it was enjoyed so much, that we are running again this year!

      The day starts with lunch at Traveler Restaurant in Union Ct. which is just one exit away from our destination. Select three books free of charge along the inner walls of the restaurant. There are also many interesting books for sale. After lunch we purchase our tickets for the evening at OSV.

      ACTIVITIES /POINTS OF INTEREST

      SLEIGH RIDE (weather permitting)
      DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS
      MUSIC
      CAROLERS
      MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS AND SANTA
      YULE LOGS
      HOLIDAY READINGS
      SING ALONG
      DECORATIVE DOORS/WINDOWS/BUILDINGS
      CHOIRS
      ROASTED CHESTNUTS
      FRUITCAKE
      HOLIDAY MAGIC SHOWS
      CANDLELIT PATHWAYS
      MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE

      Wednesday, November 6, 2013

      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 and planning on competing/presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by December 5th.

      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 9th. 


      DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 5th. 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, Chicken Francese and Salmon, 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 Party A HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

      Tuesday, November 5, 2013

      Mini Show Competition December 9th

      Mini Show Competition December 9th

      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 our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by Thursday December 5th.

      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 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. 
      2)    Shows to be displayed 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. 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.
      3)   The show file 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. 

      Monday, November 4, 2013

      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 and planning on competing/presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by December 5th.

      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 9th. 


      DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 5th. 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, Chicken Francese and Salmon, 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 Party A HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

      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/

      Friday, November 1, 2013

      FREE Laptop Calibration Starting TODAY!



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      Hunt's Photo and Video | 100 Main Street | Melrose | MA | 02176

      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. 

      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.