Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modules) Monday, March 3, 2014


  • Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modules)

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    6:00 PM to 
  • Sign up here (free for NHCC members but you must sign up)

Whitney Center. 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT
You can use Lightroom for full and effective editing abilities. Lightroom is easy, simple and fast. In literally seconds you can tweak a RAW image to improve its impact. Lightroom is really several programs all wrapped into one, so we will be concentration on the Library and Develop modules, otherwise this would be a three day workshop, not a three hour workshop. This workshop will get you up and going in Lightroom. 
Purchased Lightroom and not using it? Don't want to subscribe to the cloud? Come and see just how easy Lightroom is to use. 
Bring your laptop or just come and follow along. 
(free for New Haven Camera Club members, we have the membership list). 
We will be using Lightroom 5 (but most features are the same from LR4).
Please note that there is a rather large difference between Lightroom 3 and 4/5, and we will be teaching Lightroom 4 and 5. You can upgrade from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5 by either purchasing the upgrade or download a free 30-day trial on the Adobe website. 
We will show you how to use the Libary module, and how easy it is to make your images POP by "Developing" your "digital negatives" using the Develop Module. Learn how to make virtual copies of your phototograph to make different edits on different versions (for example, you can easily create a black and white or sepia version of your photograph). 
Lightroom is very easy to use. What gets people is the change in the way Lightroom handles files. You need to create a catalog and you need to use the easy but rather obtuse "import" and "export" features to get your photographs into and out of Lightroom. 
note ice or heavy snow will dictate that the workshop is rescheduled. 

Sign up here

Monday, February 24, 2014

Lighroom workshop

FYI regarding the Lighroom workshop -- it is filling up and they need a head count to set up the tables, so please make sure to RSVP
http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/lightroom-workshop-library-and-develop_23.html 

Thanks
Lisa

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Courtesy Enrollment at NECCC

Courtesy Enrollment at NECCC
 
The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 11-13, 2014.

The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference.

Please email Ann at "Yost, Ann" before the second February meeting (2/24) or give her your name at the 2/24 meeting. The Name will be drawn at the second February meeting.

NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL, INCORPORATED

Email Application for Courtesy Enrollment


The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select
one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 11-13, 2014. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities, and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals, and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:

1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2014.

2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member Club in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).

3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.

4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

5. Applications must be made by email from the club President or NECCC Representative.
 Applications will not be accepted after the deadline (March 1, 2014).

6. The application cannot be transferred to another person. Once someone has been submitted,
accepted and has received the key paper work, that person must register for the conference. If he/she cannot attend, another person cannot take his/her place. The club’s courtesy enrollment for that year will be forfeited.

7. NECCC decision in all matters relating to this courtesy enrollment will be final.

All applications must be sent by email
Simply email us
1: The club name, city & state
2: President’s or Rep’s name, address, phone no. & email address
3: The candidate’s name, address, phone no. & email address

Email all information to s.jmosser@comcast.net by March 1, 2014. Accepted candidates will be contacted by April 1, 2014, with further registration information. All candidates are accepted unless we find that they have previously attended the conference.

You and the candidate will receive a confirmation email from s.jmosser@comcast.net after you have sent in your email application to us. If you do not receive the confirmation within 48 hours, we have not received your application and you need to check the email address and sent it again.

Upon acceptance recipient will be supplied with a special registration form to complete and mail in (do not use standard form). WE DO NOT REGISTER THE RECIPIENT

Any questions go to: Courtesy Enrollment
c/o Jacob Mosser III, FPSA, HonNEC
173 Central St.
North Reading, Mass. 01864
H 978-664-2620
s.jmosser@comcast.net
For more information on the conference, please visit our website at www.neccc.org

Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modules)

  • Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modules)

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    6:00 PM to 
Whitney Center. 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT
You can use Lightroom for full and effective editing abilities. Lightroom is easy, simple and fast. In literally seconds you can tweak a RAW image to improve its impact. Lightroom is really several programs all wrapped into one, so we will be concentration on the Library and Develop modules, otherwise this would be a three day workshop, not a three hour workshop. This workshop will get you up and going in Lightroom. 
Purchased Lightroom and not using it? Don't want to subscribe to the cloud? Come and see just how easy Lightroom is to use. 
Bring your laptop or just come and follow along. 
(free for New Haven Camera Club members, we have the membership list). 
We will be using Lightroom 5 (but most features are the same from LR4).
Please note that there is a rather large difference between Lightroom 3 and 4/5, and we will be teaching Lightroom 4 & 5. You can upgrade from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5 by either purchasing the upgrade or download a free 30-day trial on the Adobe website. 
We will show you how to use the Libary module, and how easy it is to make your images POP by "Developing" your "digital negatives" using the Develop Module. Learn how to make virtual copies of your phototograph to make different edits on different versions (for example, you can easily create a black and white or sepia version of your photograph). 
Lightroom is very easy to use. What gets people is the change in the way Lightroom handles files. You need to create a catalog and you need to use the easy but rather obtuse "import" and "export" features to get your photographs into and out of Lightroom. 
note ice or heavy snow will dictate that the workshop is rescheduled. 

Sign up here

Saturday, February 22, 2014

We now have Image Galleries from our monthly photo contests on our website!

We now have Image Galleries from our monthly photo contests on our website!

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, At this time the scores are not synced after each contest so scores and awards and not reflected in the information, but this data can displayed if inside competition chooses to sync the contest after the monthly judging.




Monday, February 17, 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. 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. 

      NECCC rep and article for the blog - please post

      On 2/15/2014 8:51 AM, anny43@comcast.net wrote:
      Have you ever been to the annual New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) conference at UMass?  If not, you might have the opportunity to attend!  All camera clubs in NECCC can send one person to the conference each year for free.  The registration is covered and you just pay for your room and meals.  And what a chance to learn about many aspects of photography from basic to advanced, new approaches etc.  Last year Denise Saldana attended for the first time and really enjoyed herself.  If you are interested, please let Ann Yost know.  If there is more than one candidate, we will draw a name from a hat.  Deadline is Monday Feb. 24.  

      Ann

      Sunday, February 16, 2014

      Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modul

      • Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modules)

        Monday, March 3, 2014

        6:00 PM to 
      Whitney Center. 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT
      You can use Lightroom for full and effective editing abilities. Lightroom is easy, simple and fast. In literally seconds you can tweak a RAW image to improve its impact. Lightroom is really several programs all wrapped into one, so we will be concentration on the Library and Develop modules, otherwise this would be a three day workshop, not a three hour workshop. This workshop will get you up and going in Lightroom. 
      Purchased Lightroom and not using it? Don't want to subscribe to the cloud? Come and see just how easy Lightroom is to use. 
      Bring your laptop or just come and follow along. 
      (free for New Haven Camera Club members, we have the membership list). 
      We will be using Lightroom 5 (but most features are the same from LR4).
      Please note that there is a rather large difference between Lightroom 3 and 4/5, and we will be teaching Lightroom 4 & 5. You can upgrade from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5 by either purchasing the upgrade or download a free 30-day trial on the Adobe website. 
      We will show you how to use the Libary module, and how easy it is to make your images POP by "Developing" your "digital negatives" using the Develop Module. Learn how to make virtual copies of your phototograph to make different edits on different versions (for example, you can easily create a black and white or sepia version of your photograph). 
      Lightroom is very easy to use. What gets people is the change in the way Lightroom handles files. You need to create a catalog and you need to use the easy but rather obtuse "import" and "export" features to get your photographs into and out of Lightroom. 
      note ice or heavy snow will dictate that the workshop is rescheduled. 

      Sign up here

      Friday, February 14, 2014

      Next Photo competition deadline Friday 2/21

      Next Photo competition deadline Friday 2/21

      Courtesy Enrollment at NECCC

      Courtesy Enrollment at NECCC
       
      The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 11-13, 2014.

      The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference.

      Please email Ann at "Yost, Ann" before the second February meeting (2/24) or give her your name at the 2/24 meeting. The Name will be drawn at the second February meeting.

      NEW ENGLAND CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL, INCORPORATED

      Email Application for Courtesy Enrollment


      The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select
      one of their camera club members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 11-13, 2014. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by your club all the learning experiences, photo opportunities, and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals, and transportation.

      Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:

      1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2014.

      2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member Club in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).

      3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.

      4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs.

      5. Applications must be made by email from the club President or NECCC Representative.
       Applications will not be accepted after the deadline (March 1, 2014).

      6. The application cannot be transferred to another person. Once someone has been submitted,
      accepted and has received the key paper work, that person must register for the conference. If he/she cannot attend, another person cannot take his/her place. The club’s courtesy enrollment for that year will be forfeited.

      7. NECCC decision in all matters relating to this courtesy enrollment will be final.

      All applications must be sent by email
      Simply email us
      1: The club name, city & state
      2: President’s or Rep’s name, address, phone no. & email address
      3: The candidate’s name, address, phone no. & email address

      Email all information to s.jmosser@comcast.net by March 1, 2014. Accepted candidates will be contacted by April 1, 2014, with further registration information. All candidates are accepted unless we find that they have previously attended the conference.

      You and the candidate will receive a confirmation email from s.jmosser@comcast.net after you have sent in your email application to us. If you do not receive the confirmation within 48 hours, we have not received your application and you need to check the email address and sent it again.

      Upon acceptance recipient will be supplied with a special registration form to complete and mail in (do not use standard form). WE DO NOT REGISTER THE RECIPIENT

      Any questions go to: Courtesy Enrollment
      c/o Jacob Mosser III, FPSA, HonNEC
      173 Central St.
      North Reading, Mass. 01864
      H 978-664-2620
      s.jmosser@comcast.net
      For more information on the conference, please visit our website at www.neccc.org

      Thursday, February 6, 2014

      Monday Feb 10th "HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging" by Hazel Meredith, APSA, MNEC

      HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging

      by Hazel Meredith, APSA, MNEC

      Our eyes can see a much greater dynamic range of light in a scene than our digital cameras can capture. A way to capture what we see is to take multiple exposures of a scene by bracketing (taking one “correct” exposure and the one or more over-exposed shots and one or more under-exposed shots to capture the full range of light). You can then merge these photos in a dedicated program such as Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft, or Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. Other options include Photoshop and Topaz Adjust. We will review each of these methods to find the one that works best for your photographic style. I will also demonstrate the “natural” look in HDR as well as the more “creative” styles.





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      Inclement weather reminder

      Inclement weather reminder

      If the weather looks bad (snow, ice, hurricane, flood) please remember to check the blog for any cancellation notice. The president will decide by 5pm and we will post a notice if the meeting is cancelled.

      Bookmark this http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/

      Monday, February 3, 2014

      Feb 10th "HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging" by Hazel Meredith, APSA, MNEC

      HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging

      by Hazel Meredith, APSA, MNEC


      Our eyes can see a much greater dynamic range of light in a scene than our digital cameras can capture. A way to capture what we see is to take multiple exposures of a scene by bracketing (taking one “correct” exposure and the one or more over-exposed shots and one or more under-exposed shots to capture the full range of light). You can then merge these photos in a dedicated program such as Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft, or Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. Other options include Photoshop and Topaz Adjust. We will review each of these methods to find the one that works best for your photographic style. I will also demonstrate the “natural” look in HDR as well as the more “creative” styles.





      http://meredithimages.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/white-beginia-web.jpg