Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It is time to vote on next season's assigned subject

It is time to vote on next season's assigned subject: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHCC2017-18

Choose your 8 choices for next season

Voting open until June 5th. Results will be announced at the banquet and posted on the NHCC blog and NHCC website.

There is a place at the end to write in choices for the vote for the following year, note that we do not reuse subjects, previously used subjects are listed on the survey.

Monday, May 29, 2017

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET DATE: June 12th

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET

DATE: June 12th, 2017        TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517

PRICE: $34.00; Tax and gratuity included.

Please Make Checks Payable To New Haven Camera Club

Bring your checks to this next meeting and give them to Colleen Reilly, the treasurer, or email Colleen if you need to mail your check to her.

RSVP DEADLINE: June 7th (NO Payments The Night Of The Dinner)

NAME (S) .............................................................

AMOUNT ENCLOSED ......................

Buffet: includes salad, chicken marsala, salmon, pasta, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, coffee, tea, and soda.

After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded.

Then we will have our electronic image of the year competitions.

Please feel free to bring spouses, family, and friends for an entertaining evening of great food and the year's BEST images.


SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Place called Hope Field Trip

A Place Called Hope Field Trip

We are having a field trip to A Place called Hope located in Killingsworth, CT on August 13th from 12:30pm to 3pm.  A Place for Hope is a wonderful rescue, rehabilitation and release organization for raptors.  They help eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, harriers, kites, osprey and vultures.  This is a great opportunity to get up close and photograph the birds. And a great way to meet other members of our club and learn about photography.

We will arrive at about 12:30pm to set up to photograph the birds between 1 to 3pm.

The cost of the trip is donated to the facility to help continue their important work.  The cost is $45.00 for 10 to 19 people.  The cost is reduced to $25.00 if we can guarantee 20 or more photographers.   So we are planning on at least 20 people to keep the cost low but are limiting the number of people to 25 people  We will have a waiting list.   Because we have to guarantee at least 20 people to keep the costs down, we are asking for payment in the advance in the form of a check made out to A Place For Hope.  If you sign up for the trip and need to cancel out we will make every effort to replace you on the trip with our waiting list. In that case we will return your check.

This trip will be combined with the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club.

Please email Pat Benham at pbenham@att.net.

As with all New Haven Camera Club trips, you do need to be a paid member to attend, upgrade to family membership to bring a spouse. When you attend a field trip with the club it gives you a great chance of meeting some wonderful people, learn about your craft, and taking some great images. So please join us!!!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

End of Year Banquet and image Competition Monday June 12th

End of Year Banquet and image Competition Monday June 12th

Come to the final event of the New Haven Camera Club 2016-2017 season, our end of Year Banquet and image Competition. Banquet Monday June 12th

The deadline for NHCC EOY contest is Wednesday 6/7, but please do not wait until the last minute!

Enjoy good fellowship and the opportunity to see the best electronic photographs from this past season always make for a great evening. After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded. Then the Electronic Photograph competitions will be held. Any image (whether it won a ribbon or not) competed in the current season can be entered.

Did not keep track of your competition images and titles? The titles and scores are all online on our website. 

To enter EOY: Send an email with the subject "NHCC EOY Images" to Lisa photographer67@comcast.net and Paul at pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net (cc us both)
in the body of the email please list the image title, months/contests entered and EOY image category in the body.

Include the specific contest you are entering (class B open, Class A open, Sibley-Nature, DiChello-sea/landscapes or Creative and (1) the title of the competed image, the month that the image was competed (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr or May) and contest that the image was competed in (class A, B, assigned subject or creative). See example below.

Example:
To : pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net; photographer67@comcast.net
From: Happy Photographer
Subject line: "NHCC EOY Images"

Enter into EOY sea/landscape category
1. Photography Bliss from March 2016 assigned
2. Photography Blue hour from Dec 2015 open

Enter into EOY nature
1. Happiness is... a bird from May 2016 open
2. Blue flowers hour from Nov 2015 creative

Enter into EOY monochrome
1. bird from May 2016 monochrome
2. Girl from Nov 2015 monochrome

Enter into EOY Creative
1. Flowers Abounding bird from Sept 2015 creative
2. planets from Nov 2015 creative

Enter into EOY class B (or A) Open
1. Flowers from Sept 2015 open
2. Eagle from Nov 2015 open
3. Asylum from Dec 2015 open
4. Baboon from Jan 2016 open

First, Second and Third will receive awards in prints, open, creative, nature, sea/landscape. In addition, Judges Choice awards will be given in class B and class A open.
  • The Jane Sibley Honor Award is presented to the best nature photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Jane is a long time member of the club known for doing a variety of photography including nature.
  • The Joseph DiChello Award is presented to the best landscape or seascape photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Joe was a long-time member of the club who was known for his excellent landscape photography.
Come and join the members of the New Haven Camera Club for the end of the year banquet. Come participate in the competition for the print of the year, electronic image of the year, the Joe Dichello Memorial Landscape/Seascape Award and the Jane Sibley Nature Honor Award. Three outside judges will select the winners!

Each member may submit up to 4 electronic images, as well as 2 additional electronic images for the image artistry competition, 2 electronic images for the monochrome category, 2 electronic images for the nature comp, and 2 electronic images for the landscape/seascape competition.

Annual Awards Competition

Eligibility: Open Category electronic photographs, Image Artistry electronic photographs, monochrome or Assignment electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:
  1. Open Electronic Photograph - enter up to four images (from the monthly open competitions)
  2. Monochrome  - enter up to two images (from the monthly monochrome competitions)
  3. Image Artistry  - enter up to two images (from the monthly creative competitions)
  4. Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape - enter up to two images (from any category)
  5. Jane Sibley Nature Competition - enter up to two images (from any category)
  6. Please note:
    1. Images must have been competed during the 15-16 season
    2. The image did not have to earn a ribbon in the monthly competition
    3. No duplicate images. Each photograph may be entered only once in an end of the year competition. If a photograph is entered in one of the Open category competitions it may not be entered in either the Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape or the Jane Sibley Nature special competitions. If a photograph is entered in either the Joe Dichello or Jane Sibley special competition it may not be entered into the other special competition or one of the Open category competitions.

Monday, May 22, 2017

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET DATE: June 12th

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET

DATE: June 12th, 2017        TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517

PRICE: $34.00; Tax and gratuity included.

Please Make Checks Payable To New Haven Camera Club

Bring your checks to this next meeting and give them to Colleen Reilly, the treasurer, or email Colleen if you need to mail your check to her.

RSVP DEADLINE: June 7th (NO Payments The Night Of The Dinner)

NAME (S) .............................................................

AMOUNT ENCLOSED ......................

Buffet: includes salad, chicken marsala, salmon, pasta, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, coffee, tea, and soda.

After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded.

Then we will have our electronic image of the year competitions.

Please feel free to bring spouses, family, and friends for an entertaining evening of great food and the year's BEST images.


SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It is time to vote on next season's assigned subject

It is time to vote on next season's assigned subject: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHCC2017-18

Choose your 8 choices for next season

Voting open until June 5th. Results will be announced at the banquet and posted on the NHCC blog and NHCC website.

There is a place at the end to write in choices for the vote for the following year, note that we do not reuse subjects, previously used subjects are listed on the survey.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

End of Year Banquet and image Competition Monday June 12th

End of Year Banquet and image Competition Monday June 12th

Come to the final event of the New Haven Camera Club 2016-2017 season, our end of Year Banquet and image Competition. Banquet Monday June 12th

The deadline for NHCC EOY contest is Wednesday 6/7, but please do not wait until the last minute!

Enjoy good fellowship and the opportunity to see the best electronic photographs from this past season always make for a great evening. After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded. Then the Electronic Photograph competitions will be held. Any image (whether it won a ribbon or not) competed in the current season can be entered.

Did not keep track of your competition images and titles? The titles and scores are all online on our website. The photos are online too

To enter EOY: Send an email with the subject "NHCC EOY Images" to Lisa photographer67@comcast.net and Paul at pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net (cc us both)
in the body of the email please list the image title, months/contests entered and EOY image category in the body.

Include the specific contest you are entering (class B open, Class A open, Sibley-Nature, DiChello-sea/landscapes or Creative and (1) the title of the competed image, the month that the image was competed (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr or May) and contest that the image was competed in (class A, B, assigned subject or creative). See example below.

Example:
To : pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net; photographer67@comcast.net
From: Happy Photographer
Subject line: "NHCC EOY Images"

Enter into EOY sea/landscape category
1. Photography Bliss from March 2016 assigned
2. Photography Blue hour from Dec 2015 open

Enter into EOY nature
1. Happiness is... a bird from May 2016 open
2. Blue flowers hour from Nov 2015 creative

Enter into EOY monochrome
1. bird from May 2016 monochrome
2. Girl from Nov 2015 monochrome

Enter into EOY Creative
1. Flowers Abounding bird from Sept 2015 creative
2. planets from Nov 2015 creative

Enter into EOY class B (or A) Open
1. Flowers from Sept 2015 open
2. Eagle from Nov 2015 open
3. Asylum from Dec 2015 open
4. Baboon from Jan 2016 open

First, Second and Third will receive awards in prints, open, creative, nature, sea/landscape. In addition, Judges Choice awards will be given in class B and class A open.
  • The Jane Sibley Honor Award is presented to the best nature photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Jane is a long time member of the club known for doing a variety of photography including nature.
  • The Joseph DiChello Award is presented to the best landscape or seascape photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Joe was a long-time member of the club who was known for his excellent landscape photography.
Come and join the members of the New Haven Camera Club for the end of the year banquet. Come participate in the competition for the print of the year, electronic image of the year, the Joe Dichello Memorial Landscape/Seascape Award and the Jane Sibley Nature Honor Award. Three outside judges will select the winners!

Each member may submit up to 4 electronic images, as well as 2 additional electronic images for the image artistry competition, 2 electronic images for the monochrome category, 2 electronic images for the nature comp, and 2 electronic images for the landscape/seascape competition.

Annual Awards Competition

Eligibility: Open Category electronic photographs, Image Artistry electronic photographs, monochrome or Assignment electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:
  1. Open Electronic Photograph - enter up to four images (from the monthly open competitions)
  2. Monochrome  - enter up to two images (from the monthly monochrome competitions)
  3. Image Artistry  - enter up to two images (from the monthly creative competitions)
  4. Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape - enter up to two images (from any category)
  5. Jane Sibley Nature Competition - enter up to two images (from any category)
  6. Please note:
    1. Images must have been competed during the 15-16 season
    2. The image did not have to earn a ribbon in the monthly competition
    3. No duplicate images. Each photograph may be entered only once in an end of the year competition. If a photograph is entered in one of the Open category competitions it may not be entered in either the Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape or the Jane Sibley Nature special competitions. If a photograph is entered in either the Joe Dichello or Jane Sibley special competition it may not be entered into the other special competition or one of the Open category competitions.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET DATE: June 12th, 2017

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET

DATE: June 12th, 2017        TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517

PRICE: $34.00; Tax and gratuity included.

Please Make Checks Payable To New Haven Camera Club

Bring your checks to this next meeting and give them to Colleen Reilly, the treasurer, or email Colleen if you need to mail your check to her.

RSVP DEADLINE: June 7th (NO Payments The Night Of The Dinner)

NAME (S) .............................................................

AMOUNT ENCLOSED ......................

Buffet: includes salad, chicken marsala, salmon, pasta, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, coffee, tea, and soda.

After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded.

Then we will have our electronic image of the year competitions.

Please feel free to bring spouses, family, and friends for an entertaining evening of great food and the year's BEST images.


SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

proposed officers for the 2017-2018 season

Hello Lisa:

As chairman of the nominating committee for the New Haven Camera Club, I am sending you the list of proposed officers for the 2017-2018 season.  Please post the list on the Blog so that we can have the election at the next meeting which is May 22nd.  The proposed slate of officers is as follows:

President:  Margo Bury

Vice President Inside Competitions:  Paul Peterson

Vice President Outside Competitions:  Denise Saldana

Treasurer:  Colleen Riley

Secretary:  Maryellen O'Donnell

Lisa, thank you. Harold Sisken

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It is time to vote on next season's assigned subject

It is time to vote on next season's assigned subject: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHCC2017-18

Choose your 8 choices for next season

Voting open until June 5th. Results will be announced at the banquet and posted on the NHCC blog and NHCC website.

There is a place at the end to write in choices for the vote for the following year, note that we do not reuse subjects, previously used subjects are listed on the survey.

april scores posted

April scores posted: www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/photo-competitions.html 

Monday, May 15, 2017

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday. We have friendly photography competitions once a month (8 times a year, plus an "End of Year" competition). Reminder we are also starting our meetings at 7pm

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). 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 (images where someone else set up the composition, or you "plug inot" lighting at a conference or workshop) are ONLY allowed in Class B
Competition:
  • We compete images in the following categories once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.
    • digital (open category)
    • digital (assigned subject)
    • creative/image artistry 
    • Monochrome 
    • Image Critique (no scores, just feedback, especially useful for new members, or new techniques, open to ALL)
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/Default.aspx

There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition. For more information or questions contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

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:

  • PRINTS: Each member may enter a maximum of 2 prints into the "member's choice" photo display and contest each month.
    • Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Friendly display and member's choice award.
  • OPEN SUBJECT 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.
    • Class A
    • Class B
    • FYI, there is no need (and even a slight disadvantage) to choosing an assigned subject image for the monthly OPEN caetegory. OPEN means naything goes. 

    • ASSIGNED SUBJECT 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.
      • Class A
      • Class B
      • Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition.

    • MONOCHROME Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image monochrome in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries
      • Class A
      • Class B
    • CREATVE 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.
    • CRITIQUE Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into Image Critique in each of the 8 monthly contests, for a year's total of 8.
    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).

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    May 8 "Architecture" by Caryn Davis

    May 8 "Architecture" by Caryn Davis





     


    Caryn B. Davis is a professional photographer and published writer with a studio in Chester, Connecticut. Her images and articles have appeared in over 60 magazines. She began her career in the visual arts 28 years ago as a cameraperson, editor and producer of documentaries, and has been photographer since 2000. She specializes in architectural photography, interiors, gardens, travel boats and people. She is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers. Additionally, Caryn is an avid world traveler having visited  50 countries, always with camera in hand. She will present an illustrated lecture discussing her work and career.


    Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00 pm, Sept-May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light Saturday, May 5th @ 8AM Branford

    Taking Great Close-up Images Indoors Using Natural Light
    Saturday, May 6th @ 8AM
    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. 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.

    The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 8AM. To sign up, please email me at beadnik2@gmail.com. I will send out an email with directions to Paul’s home in a few days to all who have signed up

    Please note that workshops are FREE, but you do need to be a current member to attend workshops.