Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Rich and Natalie will present "Photography with your iPhone", we will show that the iPhone camera is a well regarded photography device and that in the right hands it can produce results that will surprise you.  We will demonstrate and provide information on many app's that will help you get the maximum potential out of your iPhone camera.

We will show you how to use your phone to record video, and even how to use your iPhone to make a time lapse. We will also provide information on accessories that will make your mobile photography more enjoyable.  From shooting, editing and presenting your photo's we will show you how each step can be done including special effects, filters and transferring your photo's to your pc/mac.








Rich Asarisi - A nature lover, my favorite thing to do is to spend time in the wild getting to know nature. I enjoy watching, and photographing nature. From the time I was a boy scout I have always had a fascination with nature. I'd much rather be out in the wild with my camera observing and photographing then anywhere else. I am a freelance nature photographer interested in birds, mammals, landscapes, stars, planets and all aspects of astrophotography.  http://www.bluebirdsknoll.com/blog/index.html

Rich and Natalie are both shooting with Nikon Camera's and Lenses, and Apple iPhone 5s devices.

Natalie Asarisi - A senior at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.  Currently studying Photography & Digital Arts with a Minor in Business. Presently interning at CT Public Television as a media and video specialist. Started photographing nature and landscapes but currently experimenting with shooting Infrared Photography for the last year.  https://www.facebook.com/NatalieLynnPhotography?ref=br_tf

Rich and Natalie are both shooting with Nikon Camera's and Lenses, and Apple iPhone 5S devices.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

workshop -- Photoshop: How to Start?

Photoshop: How to Start?
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
7PM
Branford CT

This workshop, to be given by our own Paul Peterson, is aimed at introducing beginners to various forms of post processing. This is really an opportunity to get up to speed on learning the vocabulary of  some of the tools in software such as Photoshop Elements, and various other ways of very easily enhancing your images to bring them to the next level.

This workshop is designed for those of you who have been reluctant to attend this kind of workshop because you’re afraid it will be way above your head. This workshop will not be, and you can feel free to ask any and all questions.

No one can become an expert in Photoshop in a few hours, but this will be a stepping stone, giving you some simple ways to enhance your images.

To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com or use the sign-up sheet at meetings. Workshops are free, but you must be a current member of NHCC to attend.

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 8th

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 8th

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

food donation

Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation to our Holiday party. The Whitney Center and Schubert Theatre are partnering with the New Haven Board of Alders to help brighten the holidays for families in need.  A black reusable bag will be at the back of the room for you to place your donations. Thank you in advance!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NHCC Holiday Party

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 Slideshow set to music. 


For those of you attending the holiday party and planning on presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to John/Denise 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! 

WHERE:
Bear and Grill Restaurant
385 Post Road, Orange

WHEN:Monday December 8th. 

DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 4th. Why wait, bring or mail your check today!

TIME: Please arrive at 6:00 pm 

COST: $26 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: Salad, Rolls, Pasta, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Mixed Vegetables, Soda, Coffee, Tea

Choice of: Chicken Cacciatore, Grilled Salmon, Roast Prime Rib

Dessert: Venetian Table

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 an un-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!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mini SlideShows December 8th

Mini SlideShows December 8th

This year NHCC will invite members to show up to five minutes of their images set to music at the holiday party in December. Any paid member is welcome to participate. The slideshows may be on any topic: travel, nature, humor, etc. Each show may contain any number photographs with music, with or without narration, but no longer than 5 minutes

Members planning to have a slideshow must send the slideshow to Denise or John (or drop off a CD) so that they can load the shows onto the club computer. You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. Due by Friday December 5th.

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. 
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 projection 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. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

food donation

  Please consider making a non-perishable food donation at our next couple of meetings.  The Whitney Center and Schubert Theatre are partnering with the New Haven Board of Alders to help brighten the holidays for families in need.  A black reusable bag will be at the back of the room for you to place your donations. Thank you in advance!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Workshop -- Photoshop: How to Start?

Photoshop: How to Start?
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
7PM
Branford CT

This workshop, to be given by our own Paul Peterson, is aimed at introducing beginners to various forms of post processing. This is really an opportunity to get up to speed on learning the vocabulary of  some of the tools in software such as Photoshop Elements, and various other ways of very easily enhancing your images to bring them to the next level.

This workshop is designed for those of you who have been reluctant to attend this kind of workshop because you’re afraid it will be way above your head. This workshop will not be, and you can feel free to ask any and all questions.

No one can become an expert in Photoshop in a few hours, but this will be a stepping stone, giving you some simple ways to enhance your images.

To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com or use the sign-up sheet at meetings. Workshops are free, but you must be a current member of NHCC to attend.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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 Slideshow set to music. 


For those of you attending the holiday party and planning on presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to John/Denise 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! 

WHERE:
Bear and Grill Restaurant
385 Post Road, Orange

WHEN:Monday December 8th. 

DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 4th. Why wait, bring or mail your check today!

TIME: Please arrive at 6:00 pm 

COST: $26 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: Salad, Rolls, Pasta, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Mixed Vegetables, Soda, Coffee, Tea

Choice of: Chicken Cacciatore, Grilled Salmon, Roast Prime Rib

Dessert: Venetian Table

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 an un-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!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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.
  • Upload your images to the monthly contest before the competition deadline (competitions are the fourth Monday, deadline is the Friday  before the Monday competition).  http://www.photocontestpro.com/UploadPictures3.aspx 
  • Instructions for uploading competition images
  • Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
  • If you have questions please email Denise denisesaldana@hotmail.com (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Denise, Lisa, John, or Paul only. 
  • 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.

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.

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 Slideshow set to music. 


For those of you attending the holiday party and planning on presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to John/Denise 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! 

WHERE:
Bear and Grill Restaurant
385 Post Road, Orange

WHEN:Monday December 8th. 

DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 4th. Why wait, bring or mail your check today!

TIME: Please arrive at 6:00 pm 

COST: $26 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: Salad, Rolls, Pasta, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Mixed Vegetables, Soda, Coffee, Tea

Choice of: Chicken Cacciatore, Grilled Salmon, Roast Prime Rib

Dessert: Venetian Table

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 an un-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!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mini SlideShows December 8th

Mini SlideShows December 8th

This year NHCC will invite members to show up to five minutes of their images set to music at the holiday party in December. Any paid member is welcome to participate. The slideshows may be on any topic: travel, nature, humor, etc. Each show may contain any number photographs with music, with or without narration, but no longer than 5 minutes

Members planning to have a slideshow must send the slideshow to Denise or John (or drop off a CD) so that they can load the shows onto the club computer. You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. Due by Friday December 5th.

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. 
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 projection 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. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Rich and Natalie will present "Photography with your iPhone", we will show that the iPhone camera is a well regarded photography device and that in the right hands it can produce results that will surprise you.  We will demonstrate and provide information on many app's that will help you get the maximum potential out of your iPhone camera.

We will show you how to use your phone to record video, and even how to use your iPhone to make a time lapse. We will also provide information on accessories that will make your mobile photography more enjoyable.  From shooting, editing and presenting your photo's we will show you how each step can be done including special effects, filters and transferring your photo's to your pc/mac.








Rich Asarisi - A nature lover, my favorite thing to do is to spend time in the wild getting to know nature. I enjoy watching, and photographing nature. From the time I was a boy scout I have always had a fascination with nature. I'd much rather be out in the wild with my camera observing and photographing then anywhere else. I am a freelance nature photographer interested in birds, mammals, landscapes, stars, planets and all aspects of astrophotography.  http://www.bluebirdsknoll.com/blog/index.html

Rich and Natalie are both shooting with Nikon Camera's and Lenses, and Apple iPhone 5s devices.

Natalie Asarisi - A senior at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.  Currently studying Photography & Digital Arts with a Minor in Business. Presently interning at CT Public Television as a media and video specialist. Started photographing nature and landscapes but currently experimenting with shooting Infrared Photography for the last year.  https://www.facebook.com/NatalieLynnPhotography?ref=br_tf

Rich and Natalie are both shooting with Nikon Camera's and Lenses, and Apple iPhone 5S devices.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP - How to create a slide show with your images

UPCOMING WORKSHOP - How to create a slide show with your images

One of the highlights at our annual Holiday party are the slide shows presented by our members. This is an opportunity to really be creative! The only requirements are that the show cannot exceed 5 minutes. This year the slide shows will be strictly for enjoyment... no competition involved. If you've always wondered how these slide shows are created, our own Rich Ziemba will teach you how it's done. 

He will be using Pro Show Gold Producer and Pro Show Gold slide show programs. His program will  include: creating the slide show, adding music, titles and burning the show to DVD. One caveat: ProShow Gold products are only available for PC's.. sorry Mac folks (unless you have a windows partition on your HD). 

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 7 PM. Workshops are free, but you must be an active New Haven CC member to participate. To sign up, you can contact Joan at beadnik2@gmail, or look for the sign up sheet at a meeting. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

"The Spirit of Oregon" by Gail Hansche-Godin

"The Spirit of Oregon"
by Gail Hansche-Godin
Monday Nov 10th

Join NHCC for a wonderful Travel showcase on Oregon...

Oregon,  USA’s other coast, the west coast with its beautiful rocks and boulders on its sandy coastal beach line. Oregon is an incredible state with a wide variety of landscapes. Everyone has heard about the spectacular Pacific coast, along with the Rainforests and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge but there is so much more to the state. In Central Oregon you find Crater Lake, the Cascades and a Lava field that extends for as far as you can see. Western Oregon is a combination of desert and miles of grasslands where the first European settlers followed the Oregon Trail. Come enjoy beautiful images choreographed to music and an informative narration about this amazing area of the Northwest.

Our speaker, Gail Hansche-Godin, MNEC is an award-winning nature photographer with a special passion for birds. A life-long naturalist, Gail’s passion is taking portraits of wildlife. She is a member of the Greater Lynn Photographic Society, President of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists- CamNats, past president of the Stony Brook Camera Club and past Co-Chair of the NECCC Conference. She has been published in Massachusetts Wildlife magazine, National Wildlife magazine, The Nature Conservancy and Mass Audubon Connections. A club, interclub, and International Exhibitions judge, she also presents multi-media showcases and teaching presentations to a variety of audiences across New England and has been the recipient of many medals and awards in international exhibitions, local and interclub competitions. As a member of GLPA, Gail is the chairman of our annual fall Photocourse and most recently, she has been running Nature Photography day camps for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. http://www.featherfotos.com/






Saturday, November 1, 2014

UPCOMING WORKSHOP - How to create a slide show with your images

UPCOMING WORKSHOP - How to create a slide show with your images

One of the highlights at our annual Holiday party are the slide shows presented by our members. This is an opportunity to really be creative! The only requirements are that the show cannot exceed 5 minutes. This year the slide shows will be strictly for enjoyment... no competition involved. If you've always wondered how these slide shows are created, our own Rich Ziemba will teach you how it's done. 

He will be using Pro Show Gold Producer and Pro Show Gold slide show programs. His program will  include: creating the slide show, adding music, titles and burning the show to DVD. One caveat: ProShow Gold products are only available for PC's.. sorry Mac folks (unless you have a windows partition on your HD). 

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 7 PM. Workshops are free, but you must be an active New Haven CC member to participate. To sign up, you can contact Joan at beadnik2@gmail, or look for the sign up sheet at a meeting. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

UPCOMING WORKSHOP - How to create a slide show with your images

UPCOMING WORKSHOP - How to create a slide show with your images

One of the highlights at our annual Holiday party are the slide shows presented by our members. This is an opportunity to really be creative! The only requirements are that the show cannot exceed 5 minutes. This year the slide shows will be strictly for enjoyment... no competition involved. If you've always wondered how these slide shows are created, our own Rich Ziemba will teach you how it's done. 

He will be using Pro Show Gold Producer and Pro Show Gold slide show programs. His program will  include: creating the slide show, adding music, titles and burning the show to DVD. One caveat: ProShow Gold products are only available for PC's.. sorry Mac folks (unless you have a windows partition on your HD). 

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 7 PM. Workshops are free, but you must be an active New Haven CC member to participate. To sign up, you can contact Joan at beadnik2@gmail, or look for the sign up sheet at a meeting. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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.
  • Upload your images to the monthly contest before the competition deadline (competitions are the fourth Monday, deadline is the Friday  before the Monday competition).  http://www.photocontestpro.com/UploadPictures3.aspx 
  • Instructions for uploading competition images
  • Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
  • If you have questions please email Denise denisesaldana@hotmail.com (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Denise, Lisa, John, or Paul only. 
  • 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.

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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

First Competition Night of the Season scores, winning images and monthly images

The NHCC held the First Competition Night of the 2014-15 Season!

Based on suggestions from NHCC members the board discussed and implemented a variation of the the image competition scoring system. The scoring system (previously 6-10 with very few 6's and 10's given out) was tweaked and expanded to include 0.5's (6., 6, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5 and 10). This change was made to allow the judges to further differentiate between a photograph that is, say an 8.0 versus 9.0. This half point addition will allow better comparative assessment of the monthly photos entered.


                                         First place Open Class A Category
                                        "Reaching Out!" by Barbara Vietzke



                                                      First place Open Class A Category
                                                     "Kayla in BW" by  David Liang


                                                       First place Open Class B Category
                                                       "Stories to tell" by Carol Stockton

                                                   First place Open Class B Category
"Lion Mom and Cubs" by  Alice Liang (a photograph by a first time competition entrant)


First place Image Assigned Subject Category (Trucks)
by Joan Balen


First place Image Artistry Category
"Cape May Dreams" by Lisa Cuchara


Scores for the Sept competition are posted

Image galleries for the Sept competition are posted http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-photos.html


Friday, October 10, 2014

Reminder, NHCC dues were due in September

FYI - this applies to new members only "join after March 1st and your dues include the following year membership as well." Existing members that pay their dues late do not carry over their membership to the following season. Existing members should pay the season dues before the October competition in order to remain listed in the photo contest pro software to compete. Dues are for one season for all existing members (i.e. if you pay their dues June 2014 because you want to attend a field trip and have not yet paid then those dues are 2013-14 season and do not carry over to the 2014-15 season)


NHCC Dues due

  • APPLICATION FOR NHCC MEMBERSHIPTo join, please download our Membership Form and bring it with you to a meeting or mail it to the Membership Chair.  All members of the NHCC is also required to sign a Liability Waiver in order to participate in club activities, attend programs and workshops, etc...
  • You must be a paid member in order to compete, attend workshops and filed trips. Most programs are open to the public. Your dues must be paid before the October competition in order to remain listed in the photo contest pro software to compete. 
  • Send application and check to: NHCC c/o Frannie Prestash 127 Rocky Top Rd Hamden, CT 06514 
  • New members -- Join after March 1st and your dues include the following year membership as well. 
For those not able to download a pdf the application is copied and pasted below...

Our October 13 program will feature an "Image Critique."

Back by popular demand...

Our October 13 program will feature an "Image Critique." 

This should prove helpful to our members, especially our newer members, as it will review the features which make for a successful camera club photograph. The fact that this Image Critique program is being presented early in the season means that members can use the information gained to improve their work throughout the season. The format will be similar to the image critique night which was held last March. The informal discussion will be led by Paul Peterson and other senior members of the club. Digital images will be projected and any members to wish to comment on them will be allowed to do so. Paul will have a number of digital images available for us to critique. However, members are also encouraged to submit some of their own images if they would like them to be critiqued. If you would like some of your images reviewed, attach them to an email and send them to Paul Peterson. (nhccwin@yahoo.com) Images must be received by Friday, October 10.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Please visit the Image Galleries from our monthly photo contests on our website!


Please visit the Image Galleries from our monthly photo contests on our website!
http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-photos.html

You can choose:
  • to view all photographs in random or alphabetical order.
  • to view the photographs in random or alphabetical order from a particular monthly contest.
  • to view the photographs from a particular photographer 
  • the size of the thumbnails
  • click on an individual photograph and view it alone (and see more information about the photo)
FYI, the inside competition committee has synced the scores, wahoo! so scores and awards are reflected in the information. 

http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-photos.html





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Suggestion box

Suggestion box

NHCC has a Suggestion box located on the back table.

A few of us read the suggestions in the suggestion box last night. Ironically one of the suggestions was to "seek advice from the members" -- but there was no advice on the card. Please note that this is a suggestion box, meaning that you have an idea that would improve NHCC, it is not a complaint box. If you have an idea or would like to be part of a solution we would love to hear from you.

NHCC is a member club, we have no paid officers and everyone works very hard to make the club functions happen. Members suggestions and opinions are valued. While not every individual suggestion can be implemented (for example, someone wanted to view 4x5 slides, someone else wanted to prohibit a certain subject matter, someone wanted judges comments on every image [the meeting wold not end before midnight)]), but when there is a common thread for a suggestion the idea is discussed as to its merit and how to best implement it.

Two recent changes made to NHCC were from the majority of members. one was to make the holiday slideshows non-competitive so that all members can present a slideshow at the holiday party. Another was to have a larger, more discriminating point system for the monthly scoring so now we have half points. Another "back by popular demand" program will be Octobers image critique which is being offered again by popular request after its debut last season. Please send Paul Peterson images for inclusion in the October program. NHCC members also vote at the end of the season to decide upon the 8 assigned subjects for the next competition season.

New members, please complete the members spotlight so that everyone can get to know you.
http://www.nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/members-spotlight.html and remember the best way to get to learn more about photography and get to know fellow NHCC members is to attend the workshops and field trips that the NHCC sponsors. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Haven Camera Club Trips 2014

New Haven Camera Club Trips 2014

Linda and the trips committee have two upcoming day trips lined up. See below for dates and to sign up. The best way to get to know other NHCC members, become involved in NHCC and learn about photography is to attend the workshops and field trips that NHCC holds.

When I first joined NHCC in 2000 I found the meetings very busy and the established members busy getting the competition going and the new members did not know anyone.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: For The Blog Trips NHCC
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:46:48 -0400
From: Linda Thomas
To: Lisa Cuchara



New Haven Camera Club Trips 2014 KENT FALLS/SOUTHFORD FALLS/WEST CORNWALL BRIDGE/LAKE WARAMOG FRIDAY OCTOBER 3rd 2014 (rain date Oct.4th Sat.) CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS STURBRIDGE VILLAGE FRIDAY DECEMBER 5th, 2014 (rain/snow date Dec. 6th Sat.) Contact Linda Thomas Humbrd001@Yahoo.com for sign up and details

Monday, September 29, 2014

2014-2015 Season

2014-2015 Season

Sept 15 "Costa Rica - Nature's Paradise" [note date]

Sept 29 Competition [note date]

Oct 13 "Image Critique" (like March 2014, organized by Paul)

Oct 27 Competition

Nov 10 Gail Hansche Goden "Oregon"

Nov 24 Competition

Dec 8 - NHCC holiday party Bellini's

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Jan 26 Competition

Feb 9 Competition [reminder we are moving the two competition month from May to Feb]

Feb 23 Competition [reminder we are moving the two competition month from May to Feb]

March 9 Paul Peterson "Europe"

March 23 Competition

March 30th Bob Harrington "food photography" program tentative, depends upon Whitney and speaker

    April 6th Bob Harrington "food photography" workshop, tentative

April 13 Rich Asarisi "Astrophotography"

April 27 Competition

May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes" see below

June 8 EOY at Whitney

Our October 13 program will feature an "Image Critique."

Back by popular demand...

Our October 13 program will feature an "Image Critique." 

This should prove helpful to our members, especially our newer members, as it will review the features which make for a successful camera club photograph. The fact that this Image Critique program is being presented early in the season means that members can use the information gained to improve their work throughout the season. The format will be similar to the image critique night which was held last March. The informal discussion will be led by Paul Peterson and other senior members of the club. Digital images will be projected and any members to wish to comment on them will be allowed to do so. Paul will have a number of digital images available for us to critique. However, members are also encouraged to submit some of their own images if they would like them to be critiqued. If you would like some of your images reviewed, attach them to an email and send them to Paul Peterson. (nhccwin@yahoo.com) Images must be received by Friday, October 10.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NAME TAGS

The New Haven Camera Club is made up of all volunteers, and they work very hard for this hobby of ours. A big thank you to Joan Balen and Barbara Vietzke for their efforts in maintaining and re-organizing the name tags! If you are a paid member and do not have name tag please lave a note, talk to Joan or email Joan beadnik2@gmail.com


NAME TAGS

In order to make it a bit easier for you to find your name tags at Camera Club meetings, we are trying a new system. 

We now have TWO filing boxes and the names are listed alphabetically, by your surname. One box contains names from A-L, and the other from M-Z. You only need to find your last initial, and your name tag will be right there!

At the end of the meeting, when you return your name tag, we request that you wind the cord a few times around your finger and gently tuck it inside the plastic holder BEHIND you name, and then return it to the file box behind the appropriate initial. This will be a tremendous help, as the cords were getting hopelessly tangled after each meeting.

We hope this helps you in finding your name tags quickly, and helps us deal with the tangling issue.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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.
  • Upload your images to the monthly contest before the competition deadline (competitions are the fourth Monday, deadline is the Friday  before the Monday competition).  http://www.photocontestpro.com/UploadPictures3.aspx 
  • Instructions for uploading competition images
  • Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
  • If you have questions please email Denise denisesaldana@hotmail.com (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Denise, Lisa, John, or Paul only. 
  • 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.

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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

member's spotlight

member's spotlight

Happy New Season!

New members, let us spotlight you, send me the following, along with 3-4 images

Name:
Spouse:
Children:
Pets:
Profession:
Favorite comfort food:
Favorite childhood memory:
My other hobbies include:
Prized Possession:
I’ve never been able to:
I’d give anything to have met:
Major personal accomplishments:
Three words that best describe me:
My personal goals are:

My Camera:
Year that I joined NHCC:
I am also a member of (other photo clubs):
The reason I joined the NHCC:
Positions held (photography related):
Favorite Photography Subject matter:
Favorite photography trip:
The best part of being a photographer is:
I became interested in photography when…
My advice to other photographers is:

What is something about you that NHCC members do not know? 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NHCC -- 2014-2015 Season

2014-2015 Season

Sept 15 "Costa Rica - Nature's Paradise" [note date]

Sept 29 Competition [note date]

Oct 13 "Image Critique" (like March 2014, organized by Paul)

Oct 27 Competition

Nov 10 Gail Hansche Goden "Oregon"

Nov 24 Competition

Dec 8 - NHCC holiday party Bellini's

Jan 12 - Natalie and Rich Asarisi "iphoneography"

Jan 26 Competition

Feb 9 Competition [reminder we are moving the two competition month from May to Feb]

Feb 23 Competition [reminder we are moving the two competition month from May to Feb]

March 9 Paul Peterson "Europe"

March 23 Competition

March 30th Bob Harrington "food photography" program tentative, depends upon Whitney and speaker

    April 6th Bob Harrington "food photography" workshop, tentative

April 13 Rich Asarisi "Astrophotography"

April 27 Competition

May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes" see below

June 8 EOY at Whitney