Saturday, October 31, 2015

China: Images from a Nation in Transition presentation by William Barnett Monday Nov 9th

China: Images from a Nation in Transition
presentation by William Barnett
Monday Nov 9th
Come at 7:15, programs start at 7:30. 
Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. 
Meetings are free and open to the public. 


Bill first visited China in 1980 to help staff a booth for his company at a trade show in Beijing sponsored by the United States Department of Commerce. Since it was business he didn’t have much time to sightsee, but did manage to see a few highlights of Beijing and, at the end of the trip, Shanghai. He finally returned to China in 2012 and again in 2014. The changes he witnessed were dramatic. The progress in 34 years was impressive. 

In addition to Beijing and Shanghai he has had the privilege of visiting many rural areas, smaller cities, and some of the most beautiful locations in China.

During this presentation we will: visit the cities and the countryside, see famous places, see performances, and watch the people as they work and play. More than 8000 photographs and video clips were captured during the three trips. From those about 300 were selected and combined with live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music to tell multimedia stories about China.









China: Images from a Nation in Transition presentation by William Barnett Monday Nov 9th

China: Images from a Nation in Transition
presentation by William Barnett
Monday Nov 9th
Come at 7:15, programs start at 7:30. 
Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. 
Meetings are free and open to the public. 


Bill first visited China in 1980 to help staff a booth for his company at a trade show in Beijing sponsored by the United States Department of Commerce. Since it was business he didn’t have much time to sightsee, but did manage to see a few highlights of Beijing and, at the end of the trip, Shanghai. He finally returned to China in 2012 and again in 2014. The changes he witnessed were dramatic. The progress in 34 years was impressive. 

In addition to Beijing and Shanghai he has had the privilege of visiting many rural areas, smaller cities, and some of the most beautiful locations in China.

During this presentation we will: visit the cities and the countryside, see famous places, see performances, and watch the people as they work and play. More than 8000 photographs and video clips were captured during the three trips. From those about 300 were selected and combined with live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music to tell multimedia stories about China.








Friday, October 30, 2015

Nov 9 Jeff Falk "Zoo Photography"

speaker cancelled

Nov 9 Jeff Falk "Zoo Photography"

Jeff Falk has spent years photographing wildlife at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) facilities in the Bronx and Queens. He demonstrates the equipment and techniques that he has developed to make the enclosures disappear and allow an unobstructed photograph of the animal. Although Jeff uses Nikon flashes, cameras and lenses, all of his techniques are applicable to all other camera manufacturers. https://ghostcrab.smugmug.com/

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lightroom 101, the library and develop modules

Lightroom 101: the library and develop modules

Monday 11/9   2-5 pm
Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden CT

Free to NHCC members, to sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. You must register for this workshop, please do not just show up.

Come and watch
or bring your laptop (Laptops must have a current version [LR6 or  LR CC] of Lightroom and installed and ready to use). Available through subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (Photographer package) for $9.99 per month, OR you may download a 30 day free trial version.  To purchase a subscription, go to https://creative.adobe.com/plans. For a 30 day free trial, go to the same site; but instead of clicking on Buy now, click on learn more.

Some topics that will be covered :
Overview
Catalog
Importing images (getting your image IN to Lightroom)
Organizing images
Select/Rate Your Images
Non destructive, raw processing
Virtual copies
Black and White
Adjustment brush
Gradient tool
Healing Brush
Correcting Perspective
Exporting images (getting your images OUT of Lightroom)

For those people interested in processing RAW files the ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) processor in Lightroom is almost exactly the same as in Photoshop, so if you know one you will know the other (the main difference is that PS has the options located horizontally on tabs versus LR has them on vertical panels).


Monday 11/9 China: Images from a Nation in Transition

China: Images from a Nation in Transition
presentation by William Barnett
Monday Nov 9th
Come at 7:15, programs start at 7:30. 
Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. 
Meetings are free and open to the public. 


Bill first visited China in 1980 to help staff a booth for his company at a trade show in Beijing sponsored by the United States Department of Commerce. Since it was business he didn’t have much time to sightsee, but did manage to see a few highlights of Beijing and, at the end of the trip, Shanghai. He finally returned to China in 2012 and again in 2014. The changes he witnessed were dramatic. The progress in 34 years was impressive. 

In addition to Beijing and Shanghai he has had the privilege of visiting many rural areas, smaller cities, and some of the most beautiful locations in China.

During this presentation we will: visit the cities and the countryside, see famous places, see performances, and watch the people as they work and play. More than 8000 photographs and video clips were captured during the three trips. From those about 300 were selected and combined with live narration, locally recorded sounds, and music to tell multimedia stories about China.








Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NHCC charity for the holidays

NHCC charity for the holidays

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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Photographing Those Close-Up Flower Portraits When Tripods Are Forbidden

cancelled

Photographing Those Close-Up Flower Portraits When Tripods Are Forbidden

Sign up Now for a hands on workshop $50
please send a check for $50, made out to Jeff Falk to Lisa Cuchara.

Monday 11/9   1-5pm
Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden CT

Jeff will lecture for an hour about techniques related to extreme closeups, macro, flash, tight composition with telephotos. Jeff will covering that for an hour, then shoot the cut flowers while he moves around to offer suggestions, help, etc.
Follow up with an evaluation of 5-8 images (possibly more depending on the number of people and time factor)  of their choosing, and a Q&A.

Practice specific approaches and their necessary settings using cut flowers in the classroom

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light

Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light
Sat., October 31 @ 9AM
Branford

Paul Peterson has once again agreed to give this always popular workshop, in which he shares his techniques of taking striking close-up (macro) images of flowers.

Paul will begin by explaining his techniques for lighting, using natural light, use of backgrounds and other techniques he has perfected over the years. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your camera, a tripod and a macro lens if you have one. If you don’t have a macro lens, just bring what you have. If you don’t have a tripod, Paul has some to be borrowed. Some of the flowers are large enough that they don’t really require a macro lens. Paul will have flower setups in a number of stations in his home, so everyone will have ample opportunity to try their hand using his techniques. If you’d like, you may bring a bloom or two. No live creepy crawlies, please!

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31st at 9AM. Rain date: Nov. 7th. (even though you will be indoors, good natural lighting is required.) To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com , or look for the signup sheet at meetings. I will send out an email with directions to Paul’s home a few days before the workshop to all who have signed up. Workshop available to the first 8 people who sign up.


Please note that workshops are FREE, but you do need to be a current member to attend workshops (and to enter competitions and go on field trips).

Monday, October 19, 2015

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • Please refer to the NHCC handbook for questions, 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).
We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition)
    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
    • 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 compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject), creative/image artistry and black and white (monochrome) 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 Paul pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net  (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Lisa or Paul only. 
    Number of entries per contest:

    a. Each member may enter 2 prints into the "member's choice" photo display and contest each month.

    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 black and white/monochrome in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.

    e. 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.


    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).





    • To be ranked in monochrome 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). Friendly display and member's choice award.

    (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) Monochrome category (emailed prior to deadline)

    (5) 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.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light

    Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light
    Sat., October 31 @ 9AM
    Branford

    Paul Peterson has once again agreed to give this always popular workshop, in which he shares his techniques of taking striking close-up (macro) images of flowers.

    Paul will begin by explaining his techniques for lighting, using natural light, use of backgrounds and other techniques he has perfected over the years. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your camera, a tripod and a macro lens if you have one. If you don’t have a macro lens, just bring what you have. If you don’t have a tripod, Paul has some to be borrowed. Some of the flowers are large enough that they don’t really require a macro lens. Paul will have flower setups in a number of stations in his home, so everyone will have ample opportunity to try their hand using his techniques. If you’d like, you may bring a bloom or two. No live creepy crawlies, please!

    The workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31st at 9AM. Rain date: Nov. 7th. (even though you will be indoors, good natural lighting is required.) To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com, or look for the signup sheet at meetings. I will send out an email with directions to Paul’s home a few days before the workshop to all who have signed up. Workshop available to the first 8 people who sign up.


    Please note that workshops are FREE, but you do need to be a current member to attend workshops (and to enter competitions and go on field trips).

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Workshop Photographing Those Close-Up Flower Portraits When Tripods Are Forbidden

    cancelled

    Photographing Those Close-Up Flower Portraits When Tripods Are Forbidden

    Sign up Now for a hands on workshop $50
    please bring/send a check for $50, made out to Jeff Falk to Lisa Cuchara.

    Monday 11/9 1-5pm
    Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden CT

    Jeff will lecture for an hour about techniques related to extreme closeups, macro, flash, tight composition with telephotos. Jeff will covering that for an hour, then shoot the cut flowers while he moves around to offer suggestions, help, etc.
    Follow up with an evaluation of 5-8 images (possibly more depending on the number of people and time factor)  of their choosing, and a Q&A.

    Practice specific approaches and their necessary settings using cut flowers in the classroom




    Nov 9 Jeff Falk "Zoo Photography"

    speaker cancelled

    Nov 9 Jeff Falk "Zoo Photography"

    Jeff Falk has spent years photographing wildlife at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) facilities in the Bronx and Queens. He demonstrates the equipment and techniques that he has developed to make the enclosures disappear and allow an unobstructed photograph of the animal. Although Jeff uses Nikon flashes, cameras and lenses, all of his techniques are applicable to all other camera manufacturers. https://ghostcrab.smugmug.com/

    Sunday, October 11, 2015

    A DAY IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY (DUTCHESS COUNTY) SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015

    A DAY IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY (DUTCHESS COUNTY)
    SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015

    WHAT:  Starting in Beacon, NY we will photograph beautiful waterfalls, interesting buildings, and perhaps foliage.  Then we'll take a scenic drive to the  Poughkeepsie area where we will explore the grounds of some mansions, colleges right along the Hudson River and have lunch in the EverReady Diner, an old-fashioned 50's diner.  Our explorations will end at the banks of the Hudson River between the Hudson River Bridge and the walkway where we plan to shoot in late afternoon light and see a sunset before we head home.

    WHEN:  Saturday October 17th.  Time of departure to be determined depending on numbers and location of participants.  You will receive an email with final plans.

    COST: Meals and the sharing of the cost of gas for the drivers.  Carpooling encouraged.

    SIGN-UP:  Send an email to Linda at humbrd001@yahoo.com to sign up.  Please indicate your cell phone and town you are coming from so we can determine the carpooling location.

    You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    Last Call, NHCC Dues are overdue

    NHCC Dues are overdue

    Reminder, if your dues are not paid by the Oct competition your name is removed from the membership list, removed from the photo contest pro and you may not attend field trips or workshops. Pay your dues now and enjoy all of what NHCC has to offer
    • 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 field 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 Ann Yost 163 Woodvale Rd West Haven, CT 06516
    • New members (only first time 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...

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light

    Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light
    Sat., October 31 @ 9AM
    Branford

    Paul Peterson has once again agreed to give this always popular workshop, in which he shares his techniques of taking striking close-up (macro) images of flowers.

    Paul will begin by explaining his techniques for lighting, using natural light, use of backgrounds and other techniques he has perfected over the years. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your camera, a tripod and a macro lens if you have one. If you don’t have a macro lens, just bring what you have. If you don’t have a tripod, Paul has some to be borrowed. Some of the flowers are large enough that they don’t really require a macro lens. Paul will have flower setups in a number of stations in his home, so everyone will have ample opportunity to try their hand using his techniques. If you’d like, you may bring a bloom or two. No live creepy crawlies, please!

    The workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31st at 9AM. Rain date: Nov. 7th. (even though you will be indoors, good natural lighting is required.) To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com , or look for the signup sheet at meetings. I will send out an email with directions to Paul’s home a few days before the workshop to all who have signed up. Workshop available to the first 8 people who sign up.


    Please note that workshops are FREE, but you do need to be a current member to attend workshops (and to enter competitions and go on field trips).

    Oct 12 Fred Rosenthal "Austria - The Cities, the lakes, the towns"

    Oct 12 Fred Rosenthal "Austria - The Cities, the lakes, the towns"

    AUSTRIA--the lakes, cities and towns.  A Slide Show Presented by Fred Rosenthal...member of the New Haven Camera Club. Austria offers alpine scenery, world class museums, coble stone streets, Wiener schnitzel and a good cup of coffee with a generous slice of Linzer torte smothered in whipped cream. Its musical history stretches from Mozart and his many compatriots to The Sound of Music. The country is truly alive with music everywhere you go. The slide show also touches on the dark side of Austrian history and the role it played during World War II. The musical background has been provided by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Oct 12 Fred Rosenthal "Austria - The Cities, the lakes, the towns"

    Oct 12 Fred Rosenthal "Austria - The Cities, the lakes, the towns"

    AUSTRIA--the lakes, cities and towns.  A Slide Show Presented by Fred Rosenthal...member of the New Haven Camera Club. Austria offers alpine scenery, world class museums, coble stone streets, Wiener schnitzel and a good cup of coffee with a generous slice of Linzer torte smothered in whipped cream. Its musical history stretches from Mozart and his many compatriots to The Sound of Music. The country is truly alive with music everywhere you go. The slide show also touches on the dark side of Austrian history and the role it played during World War II. The musical background has been provided by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.