Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Thursday May 12th 7pm -- Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza workshop

Thursday May 12th 7pm -- Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza workshop

Google Nik Collection is Now Free
Download Google Nik Collection for free https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Come to our workshop on Thursday May 12th 7pm and check out Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, and possibly Sharpener Pro.

Bring your laptop (or just come and follow along).

To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com, and include your phone number. Workshops are free. The location will be shared with those who sign up.

By Canon Rumors | March 24, 2016
Google Nik Collection is Now Free
From Google:
Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free. Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.

Download Google Nik Collection for free https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Read more: http://www.canonrumors.com/googles-nik-software-is-now-free/#ixzz43r35Vc42

Friday, March 25, 2016

Monday, April 11 for "Everyday Montages" presented by Paul Peterson

Join us on Monday, April 11 for "Everyday Montages" presented by Paul Peterson

Many images can be enhanced by combining photographs to create montages. The title "Everyday Montages" refers to the fact that Paul Peterson likes to combine images or parts of images in such a way that they don't appear to be montages. The title also refers to the fact that Paul uses this technique so often that he now creates these images virtually every day, having a lot of fun in the process. He will replace skies, move buildings, and add or remove people and other elements.

Paul Peterson has been a member of the New Haven Camera Club since 1980. Over the years, he has given a number of programs to the club. He likes to make his programs straightforward and understandable, so that even our less experienced members can get a lot out of them.

Please note that this program is not really about adding textures. While Paul is experimenting with the use of textures, most of  the images in this program don't use textures. The technique of  photo montage is used to enhance existing images or create new images which appear natural. Combining images is a very creative process and the results can be impressive.





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

BASIC PHOTOSHOP On April 18

BASIC PHOTOSHOP

On April 18 at 7PM, our own Paul Peterson will be leading a workshop on various tips and techniques, using Photoshop Elements, to get you on the road to enhancing your images.

This workshop 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 over your head. This workshop will definitely 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.

The workshop is open to the first eight people who sign up. To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com, and include your phone number. Workshops are free, but you must be a current NHCC member to attend. The location will be shared with those who sign up.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB TRIP APRIL 15TH, 16TH, AND 17TH, 2016 LONGWOOD GARDENS

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB TRIP
APRIL 15TH, 16TH, AND 17TH, 2016

LONGWOOD GARDENS KENNETT SQUARE, PA.          

ADMISSION:
18+ $22.00
62+ $17.00

Tired of winter weather? Eager to see flowers growing again? And green grass? Need to get outside and shoot once more? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to sign up for this trip!

Longwood Gardens has 1,077 acres of pristine gardens, meadows, and woodlands. The Gardens are in the beautiful Brandy Creek Valley, PA. We will be there to see more than 240,00 tulips in bloom. Nothing says Spring more than tulips do. There are hundreds of flowers and plants to photograph in the Conservatory as well.

You must be a paid NHCC member to sign attend. Please include your name, email, cell number, and the town where you live for car pooling purposes. Contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com 203-239-9341 if you are interested. Further details will be sent to those who sign up.

Monday, March 21, 2016

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. 
  • New, as of February 2016. Optional. Each maker may place a "C" at the end of ONE image entered into each monthly competition to indicate that the maker desires a critique for that image (one image per month per maker only, i.e. choose any one image in any one category, class A, class B, assigned, monochrome, image artistry, etc.). For example, if you enter five photographs in ALL four categories you may choose ONEW image for a critique. You do to have to choose any image for critique if you do not desire one or will not be present at the competition to receive one.
  • Reminder. All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer [Clipart, Textures, plugins with textures, etc. are NOT permitted[. As of September 2016 this rule will be modified as follows: in the creative/image artistry category (ONLY) anything goes, meaning that you will be able to use plugins with textures, purchased textures, purchased photographs, etc. as long as the main component of the photograph was taken by the photographer. The exisiting rule (All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (clipart, Textures, plugins with textures, etc. are NOT permitted]) will still apply to ALL othrr categories except the creative/image artistry category.
  • 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, plugins with 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 or submit your 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 (emailed prior to deadline). Assigned Subjects for current season. Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition. http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/current-season.html

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

    NECCC Spring Print Competition Judging Join us at 7PM On March 22nd

    NECCC Spring Print Competition Judging Join us at 7PM On March 22nd

    On March 22nd the New Haven Camera Club will hold the NECCC Spring Print Competition Judging at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center.  Join us at 7:00 PM to support your club in hosting this event and enjoy the competition.
    Free and open to the public

    Sunday, March 13, 2016

    tips for photographing people

    Tom and Lisa are holding a program/workshop -- They will provide tips for photographing people. Monday, March 7, 2016

    When photographing people professionally various aspects come into play: clothing suggestions, accessory (jewelry, hats, scarves, fun stuff) choices, the comfort level of the person (making them comfortable and establishing rapport), posing hands, facial analysis, matching your pose to your subject, lighting, and most importantly expression (which is related to rapport, natural expression, and your particular model). We will concentrate on tips related to photographing a single person, if time permits we will also touch upon couples and families.

    The program portion will last about 90 minutes. You will then practice posing and talking to your subjects, learning how to get great expressions and better people pictures

    See complete details here

    Commons Room.
    Free for NHCC members but you must pre-register.  Email us at BREAphotos@cocmast.net

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

    "Working with Textures: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art"

    "Working with Textures: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art"


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    Don't delete that digital image! Do you sometimes have a shot that you really like....a subject that is hard to capture....a place you may not get to again....but it's not perfect? Turn that "almost" good shot into a work of art by utilizing textures and overlays.

    Maybe it's a bird in flight – the bird looks great, but the sky is blah. Use another sky image as an overlay, or add a texture – or both! Maybe it's a nice flower shot – good color and composition, but it's not quite tack sharp. Use textures to turn it into a fine art image! Of course, you can also add textures to your best images and make them spectacular!

    Textures are everywhere – there are many free and for-purchase ones online. You can create your own textures within Photoshop or from photos of everyday objects. Working with layers and blending modes, there are many things you can do to create a beautiful work of art – I'll show you how! We will also review merging images, opacity changes, and masking.

    This workshop will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7PM. To sign up, please email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your telephone number.

    Workshops are free, but you must be a current NHCC member to attend.

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    NECCC Spring Print Competition Judging Join us at 7PM On March 22nd

     NECCC Spring Print Competition Judging Join us at 7PM On March 22nd

    On March 22nd the New Haven Camera Club will hold the NECCC Spring Print Competition Judging at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center.  Join us at 7:00 PM to support your club in hosting this event and enjoy the competition.
    Free and open to the public

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    March 14 Peter Christoph "The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer"

    March 14 Peter Christoph "The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer"

    Peter Christoph is a wildlife photographer, speaker, and author from Lancaster, MA. Peter Christoph is one of new England's best known wildlife photographers, frequently presenting for Mass Audubon, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and numerous libraries, camera clubs and schools. His passion for capturing birds in their natural habitat, his technical excellence, and his artistic vision are revealed in his compelling images. He is set apart as one of the very few photographers willing to share both his photographic knowledge and his favorite locations with other photographers. His images have appeared in many books and magazines and he has authored two bird books, which are available at Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary and online at www.peterchristoph.com. Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow of his favorite bird photographs all taken right here in Massachusetts where he lives. His program is both entertaining and informative as he shares stories of his photographic adventures and the techniques he uses to capture his images as well as his favorite places to take photos of birds in their natural habitat. Peter will have available the companion book Birds, which he published to accompany his presentation, with a book signing immediately after his talk. -“fantastic, a delightful evening of wonderful photography of New England birds.” -June Reams, program attendee.


    Monday, March 7, 2016

    Tips for photographing people

    Tips for photographing people

    Tom and Lisa are holding a program/workshop -- They will provide tips for photographing people. Monday, March 7, 2016

    When photographing people various aspects come into play: clothing suggestions, accessory (jewelry, hats, scarves, fun stuff) choices, the comfort level of the person (making them comfortable and establishing rapport), posing hands, facial analysis, matching your pose to your subject, lighting, and most importantly expression (which is related to rapport, natural expression, and your particular model). We will concentrate on tips related to photographing a single person, if time permits we will also touch upon couples and families.

    The program portion will last about 90 minutes. You will then practice by pairing up and posing and talking to your subject, learning how to get great expressions and better people pictures.

    See complete details here

    Commons Room.
    Free for NHCC members but you must pre-register.  Email us at BREAphotos@comcast.net

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    March 14 Peter Christoph "The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer"

    March 14 Peter Christoph "The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer"

    Peter Christoph is a wildlife photographer, speaker, and author from Lancaster, MA. Peter Christoph is one of new England's best known wildlife photographers, frequently presenting for Mass Audubon, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and numerous libraries, camera clubs and schools. His passion for capturing birds in their natural habitat, his technical excellence, and his artistic vision are revealed in his compelling images. He is set apart as one of the very few photographers willing to share both his photographic knowledge and his favorite locations with other photographers. His images have appeared in many books and magazines and he has authored two bird books, which are available at Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary and online at www.peterchristoph.com. Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow of his favorite bird photographs all taken right here in Massachusetts where he lives. His program is both entertaining and informative as he shares stories of his photographic adventures and the techniques he uses to capture his images as well as his favorite places to take photos of birds in their natural habitat. Peter will have available the companion book Birds, which he published to accompany his presentation, with a book signing immediately after his talk. -“fantastic, a delightful evening of wonderful photography of New England birds.” -June Reams, program attendee.