Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vote for the 2015-16 assigned subjects - last chance

It is time to vote on the assigned subjects for the next competition season. You get to vote for 8 and the 8 most popular become the assigned subjects for next season. 

If you would like to see a topic added to next year's list please write it on on the last page. *Please note: we try not to repeat categories.

Please vote for 8 (eight) topics: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G62P5JY

Please take the survey before May 1st. The list of the top eight topics will be announced at the May 4th meeting, and on the blog. 

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)

Monday, April 27, 2015

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)

Vote for the 2015-16 assigned subjects

It is time to vote on the assigned subjects for the next competition season. You get to vote for 8 and the 8 most popular become the assigned subjects for next season. 

If you would like to see a topic added to next year's list please write it on on the last page. *Please note: we try not to repeat categories.

Please vote for 8 (eight) topics: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G62P5JY

Please take the survey before May 1st. The list of the top eight topics will be announced at the May 4th meeting, and on the blog. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"

May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"

Adam Woodworth is a landscape photographer, fine art printer, award winning filmmaker, and software engineer. http://www.adamwoodworth.com/ He is originally from Kittery, Maine, and now resides in Rye, New Hampshire.  He has had a love of photography for over 17 years, and since 2008 he has focused on landscape photography. His goal as a photographer is to create compelling images using high quality tools and techniques.  His attention to detail as a long time computer programmer is not lost in his photography and fine art printing.He often strives to produce images that capture the beauty of nature, but he also uses special techniques to create images that often times look otherworldly. Adam can frequently be found wandering around the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the seacoasts of Maine and New Hampshire, or other beautiful areas of New England.
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/night_sky___astrophotography.shtml
























NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)
  • May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"
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, April 23, 2015

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • April 27th - Competition - Street Vendors
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)
  • May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"

Monday, April 20, 2015

Vote for the 2015-16 assigned subjects

It is time to vote on the assigned subjects for the next competition season. You get to vote for 8 and the 8 most popular become the assigned subjects for next season. 

If you would like to see a topic added to next year's list please write it on on the last page. *Please note: we try not to repeat categories.

Please vote for 8 (eight) topics: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G62P5JY

Please take the survey before May 1st. The list of the top eight topics will be announced at the May 4th meeting, and on the blog. 


Sunday, April 19, 2015

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • April 27th - Competition - Street Vendors
  • May 4th  (the Feb 9th - Competition - Teeth - weather moved this competition to May 4th)
  • May 11 Adam Woodworth "Landscapes and Night Landscapes"
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.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

member's spotlight Beth Stanton

Welcome Beth!

Member's spotlight


New members, let us spotlight you, send me the following, along with 3-4 images
Name: Beth Stanton
Spouse: David
Children: none
Pets: none
Profession: Pharmacist
Favorite comfort food: pasta with butter, seasoned salt and parmesan cheese
Favorite childhood memory: many, but one is camping with my family
My other hobbies include: I’m kind of schizophrenic with crafts in general as a hobby, but I’m not good at any one of them.
Prized Possession: right now, maybe my iPad
I’ve never been able to: take a year off just to travel
I’d give anything to have met: Frida Kahlo
Major personal accomplishments: hiking the Inca Trail was pretty awesome
Three words that best describe me: organized, honest, inquisitive
My personal goals are: live a happy healthy life, travel and spend time with friends/family

My Camera: Canon 5Ti
Year that I joined NHCC: 2015
I am also a member of (other photo clubs): None
The reason I joined the NHCC: to learn more about photography and how to use my camera
Positions held (photography related): none
Favorite Photography Subject matter: landscape and nature
Favorite photography trip: Galapagos
The best part of being a photographer is: capturing a moment in time
I became interested in photography when… my Dad shared his interest in photography
My advice to other photographers is: just take a LOT of pictures

What is something about you that NHCC members do not know? How little I know about photography





Tuesday, April 14, 2015

upcoming field trips

You must be a paid member to attend. 
To sign up Email Linda Thomas humbrd001@yahoo.com

A Place Called Hope     May 17th 2:30pm     
                                         Rain Date  May 24th
$20 Fee, minimum 20 people

Rhinebeck Museum and Aerodrome NY     August 1st
                                                                           Rain Date   August 2nd

High Line New York    September 26th

Hudson River Valley Dutchess County   October 16th and 17th

Icelandic Horses TBA after mud season  

Monday, April 13, 2015

Infrared Photography Workshop

Infrared Photography Workshop
Wed. May 13th at 7PM
North Haven, CT

Do you want to make photographs that can be described by words like wowethereal, surreal, dreamlike, and different? Have you seen infrared photographs and wondered how you can take similar images yourself? Are you curious how a camera can take pictures using radiation that you can’t see? 

The workshop is divided into three parts:
  1. First, an introduction concerned principally with the Why? and What? of infrared photography will be presented. A short introduction to infrared radiation (which is invisible to humans) and how it interacts with the natural world will be included.
  2. Second, the equipment needed (cameras and filters) will be described in detail. Possible problems and how to avoid or minimize them will also be covered.
  3. Third, editing the photographs including the steps required to optimize infrared images will be described. Both Lightroom and Photoshop are used, though other programs should produce similar results. A few creative techniques using infrared images will also be included.
The workshop will end with a short showcase of infrared images photographed by Bill Barnett, and a brief question and answer session.

​The workshop will be available to the first eight people who sign up. To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. ​

Our workshops are always free but you must be a current member to attend​.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 13 Rich Asarisi presents "Astrophotography"

April 13 Rich Asarisi presents "Astrophotography"

Astrophotography -- A general overview

I will provide a basic overview of the equipment and concepts used in astrophotography.  We will discuss types of glass required, the mounts available and the camera's that can be used for this type of  photography.  I will discuss the proper setup of your mount from leveling and polar alignment to focussing and tracking.  We will discuss image acquisition, manual or software driven, exposure times and ISO settings.  I will also touch upon guiding, what it is and how it can benefit your images.  I will also touch on accessories that you will need to be successful at astro-imaging.  I will give information on how to process your images after you have captured them to make them look their best.






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

I shoot astro images with a Nikon D4 and various lenses, Ioptron mounts, Meade Telescopes and accessories by Astro-Physics.

Friday, April 3, 2015

April 13 Rich Asarisi presents "Astrophotography"

April 13 Rich Asarisi presents "Astrophotography"

Astrophotography -- A general overview

I will provide a basic overview of the equipment and concepts used in astrophotography.  We will discuss types of glass required, the mounts available and the camera's that can be used for this type of  photography.  I will discuss the proper setup of your mount from leveling and polar alignment to focussing and tracking.  We will discuss image acquisition, manual or software driven, exposure times and ISO settings.  I will also touch upon guiding, what it is and how it can benefit your images.  I will also touch on accessories that you will need to be successful at astro-imaging.  I will give information on how to process your images after you have captured them to make them look their best.






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

I shoot astro images with a Nikon D4 and various lenses, Ioptron mounts, Meade Telescopes and accessories by Astro-Physics.