Thursday, August 31, 2017

NHCC Dues are due.

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2017-18 season

You can either mail your check to Ann Yost (address on form) or bring your check to the first meeting on 9/11

APPLICATION FOR NHCC MEMBERSHIP. To 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 fill out and sign your application and and mail it and your check

New members (only first time members) ** New members, if you join after March 1st and your dues include the following year membership as well.

Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application. 

For those not able to download a pdf the application is copied and pasted below...

New Haven Camera Club -- APPLICATION FOR NHCC MEMBERSHIP

You must be a resident of Connecticut (or student) in order to become a NEW member

Membership: Individual $25 ___ Family $40 ___ Student $10  ___ New __ Renewal __

Year 1st Joined ______

New Members: How did you find us?
Internet __ Word of mouth ___ Friend ___ Other ________________________________________

Name (s)__________________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________________

City __________________________ State _______________ ZIP ___________

Telephone (H) ________________ (C) ______________________ (W) __________________

E-mail address (es):_________________________________________________________________

E-mail address (es):_________________________________________________________________

I am a member of another Camera Club _______________________________________________

Note that for interclub competitions only one club may use a particular photographer's images. Please let us know if NHCC may __ may not __ use your images for interclub competitions. Please note that the NHCC may use your images on its Blog, website, for image critiques, etc.

Please read and sign below. I am applying for membership in the New Haven Camera Club (NHCC). I understand that participation in the NHCC club's activities is voluntary. I waive all liability against the NHCC, and its officers and members and I assume any risk associated with my membership and/or participation in any activities or field trips.

LIABILITY RELEASE: By attending a photography event, workshop, meeting, and/or outing ["Events"]  sponsored by and/or organized with or by New Haven Camera Club (NHCC), I acknowledge that it is not without risk. I agree that NHCC and its directors, officers, agents, or assigns will not be held liable for injury, illness, accident, medical emergency, death or other related problems arising from the Event. I also agree to hold NHCC and its officers, members, or assigns harmless in the event I suffer equipment theft, damage or loss; memory card theft, damage or loss; data loss; and/or the loss of any other personal property or physical injury while attending any Event. I agree that NHCC and its officers, members, or assigns are not liable for acts by humans or of God that may occur during any Event, including, but not limited to: severe weather, earthquakes, volcanic activity, war, terrorism, riot or other civil unrest.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: As a participant in any Event, I acknowledge that I am expected to be in normal health and am willing to be responsible for my own actions. Although problems are extremely rare, photography events are not risk-free. I acknowledge that my participation in the events constitutes an awareness and acceptance of these risks. I assume complete and total responsibility for my own health, safety, and well-being while attending any NHCC event.

BINDING ARBITRATION: I agree that any dispute relating to this Release and Assumption of Risk shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association in the state of Connecticut in which the NHCC operates.

KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION: I have carefully read and fully understand the contents and legal ramifications of this Liability Release, Assumption of Risk and Arbitration Agreement. I understand that this is a legally binding and enforceable contract and I sign it of my own free will. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Signed ______________________________________________________ Date _____________

Monday, August 28, 2017

India: A Different World by William B. Barnett

Join us at the New Haven Camera Club for our first program of the 2017-18 season. 7pm Sept 11th. Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Guests are ALWAYS welcome!!

India: A Different World by William B. Barnett

India is a country with visual stimulation everywhere: women in their colorful saris; temples; festivals; performances; historical buildings; and so much more. The program will: visit cities large and small; study the religions of India’s people; look at ancient archeological sites; attend several fairs; and visit with the people. Bill selected about 300 images and video clips for this show. These were blended with live narration, music, and local sounds to bring a visit to this wonderful country to life.



When Bill was in India the phrase “It’s a different world.” kept rattling around in his head. Most of you are probably thinking “different” in a negative sense. There are negative aspects of India. But, when you look beyond the problems India is a wonderful country to visit, particularly for a photographer. There is visual stimulation everywhere: women in their colorful saris; temples; festivals; performances; historical buildings; and so much more. The program will: visit cities large and small; study the religions of India’s people; look at ancient archeological sites; attend several fairs; and visit with the people. Bill captured more than 10,000 photographs and video clips
during two trips to India and selected about 300 for the show. These were blended with live narration, music, and local sounds to bring a visit to this wonderful country to life.



The NHCC meets on the 2nd Mondays (typically programs) and 4th Mondays (typically competition), 7:00 pm (September thru May).

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Competition Changes for 2017-18 Season

The NHCC board met and here are some Competition Changes for 2017-18 Season

  1. The Creative/Image Artistry category will now also have a class B and a Class A
    • This means that we have the following categories
      • Open Class B 
      • Open Class A 
      • Monochrome Class B 
      • Monochrome Class A
      • Assigned Subject Class B 
      • Assigned Subject Class A
      • Creative Class B
      • Creative Class A
      • Critique (no score, no ribbons, anonymous image critique)
      • This means that each maker can enter 1-6 images each month
  2. Since we have four categories, the rules were clarified as to promotions. Promotions are category dependent. That is, the maker with the highest cumulative score (best of) in class B moves up to class A -- in that category
    • Therefore a maker could be in class A in some categories and in class in other categories. 
    • FYI, a maker can petition the board for a vote to move them up or down a class in a particular category, see the handbook as this is a rare and complex request. For example, you are in class B in 3 categories and class A in one category and want to be considered in class A in all 4 categories -- or you are in class A creative and for a few years you are always at the bottom of the cumulative score for creative and do not want to continue in class A creative. A scenario unlikely to receive an affirmative vote would be a class A maker that receives ribbons/awards and/or finishes near the top of class A that wants to move down to class B, that would likely be construed as unfair to the class B makers.   
  3. The print competition has only had participation of one or two people so it has been discontinued :-(




Monday, August 21, 2017

New Haven Camera Club Trip Great Riverfront Park, East Hartford Saturday September 16th, 2017

New Haven Camera Club Trip

WHEN    Saturday September 16th, 2017

WHERE   Great Riverfront Park, East Hartford

COST      Free*

TIME       One hour prior to sunset.

Join New Haven Camera Club's first trip of the year. We start the season off with a local trip to shoot the Hartford skyline from Great River Park. The departure time will be determined closer to the date, but it will be approximately 90 minutes prior to sunset.  More details closer to the 16th. For those who wish to arrive much earlier and have a picnic, there are tables under the trees by the river along the parking area.

*You must be a paid member and have signed the Liability Release to attend. Please fill out the Application For Membership at our first meeting. There will also be a sign up sheet for this trip as well.

To sign up via email please email  Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@Yahoo.com.
Hope to see you there!

If you have an idea for a trip, please let us know.

The Trips Committee,
Art Yost
Jan Doyle
Pat Benham
Ann Yost
Linda Thomas
         

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

member's spotlight

New and existing members, let us spotlight you, send me the following, along with 3-4 images

Name:
Spouse:
Children:
Pets:
Profession:
Favorite comfort food:
Favorite childhood memory:
My other hobbies include:
Prized Possession:
I’ve never been able to:
I’d give anything to have met:
Major personal accomplishments:
Three words that best describe me:
My personal goals are:

My Camera:
Year that I joined NHCC:
I am also a member of (other photo clubs):
The reason I joined the NHCC:
Positions held (photography related):
Favorite Photography Subject matter:
Favorite photography trip:
The best part of being a photographer is:
I became interested in photography when…
My advice to other photographers is:

What is something about you that NHCC members do not know?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

India: A Different World by William B. Barnett

Join us at the New Haven Camera Club for our first program of the 2017-18 season. 7pm Sept 11th. Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Guests are ALWAYS welcome!!

India: A Different World by William B. Barnett

India is a country with visual stimulation everywhere: women in their colorful saris; temples; festivals; performances; historical buildings; and so much more. The program will: visit cities large and small; study the religions of India’s people; look at ancient archeological sites; attend several fairs; and visit with the people. Bill selected about 300 images and video clips for this show. These were blended with live narration, music, and local sounds to bring a visit to this wonderful country to life.




When Bill was in India the phrase “It’s a different world.” kept rattling around in his head. Most of you are probably thinking “different” in a negative sense. There are negative aspects of India. But, when you look beyond the problems India is a wonderful country to visit, particularly for a photographer. There is visual stimulation everywhere: women in their colorful saris; temples; festivals; performances; historical buildings; and so much more. The program will: visit cities large and small; study the religions of India’s people; look at ancient archeological sites; attend several fairs; and visit with the people. Bill captured more than 10,000 photographs and video clips during two trips to India and selected about 300 for the show. These were blended with live narration, music, and local sounds to bring a visit to this wonderful country to life.



The NHCC meets on the 2nd Mondays (typically programs) and 4th Mondays (typically competition), 7:00 pm (September thru May).

Friday, August 11, 2017

NHCC Dues are due

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2017-18 season

You can either mail your check to Colleen (email Colleen if you need to mail your check to her.
colleen@halleycomm.net or bring your check to the first meeting on 9/11

APPLICATION FOR NHCC MEMBERSHIP. To 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 fill out and sign your application and and mail it and your check to Colleen

New members (only first time members) ** New members, if you join after March 1st and your dues include the following year membership as well.

Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application. 

For those not able to download a pdf the application is copied and pasted below...

New Haven Camera Club -- APPLICATION FOR NHCC MEMBERSHIP

You must be a resident of Connecticut (or student) in order to become a NEW member

Membership: Individual $25 ___ Family $40 ___ Student $10  ___ New __ Renewal __

Year 1st Joined ______

New Members: How did you find us?
Internet __ Word of mouth ___ Friend ___ Other ________________________________________

Name (s)__________________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________________

City __________________________ State _______________ ZIP ___________

Telephone (H) ________________ (C) ______________________ (W) __________________

E-mail address (es):_________________________________________________________________

E-mail address (es):_________________________________________________________________

I am a member of another Camera Club _______________________________________________

Note that for interclub competitions only one club may use a particular photographer's images. Please let us know if NHCC may __ may not __ use your images for interclub competitions. Please note that the NHCC may use your images on its Blog, website, for image critiques, etc.

Please read and sign below. I am applying for membership in the New Haven Camera Club (NHCC). I understand that participation in the NHCC club's activities is voluntary. I waive all liability against the NHCC, and its officers and members and I assume any risk associated with my membership and/or participation in any activities or field trips.

LIABILITY RELEASE: By attending a photography event, workshop, meeting, and/or outing ["Events"]  sponsored by and/or organized with or by New Haven Camera Club (NHCC), I acknowledge that it is not without risk. I agree that NHCC and its directors, officers, agents, or assigns will not be held liable for injury, illness, accident, medical emergency, death or other related problems arising from the Event. I also agree to hold NHCC and its officers, members, or assigns harmless in the event I suffer equipment theft, damage or loss; memory card theft, damage or loss; data loss; and/or the loss of any other personal property or physical injury while attending any Event. I agree that NHCC and its officers, members, or assigns are not liable for acts by humans or of God that may occur during any Event, including, but not limited to: severe weather, earthquakes, volcanic activity, war, terrorism, riot or other civil unrest.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: As a participant in any Event, I acknowledge that I am expected to be in normal health and am willing to be responsible for my own actions. Although problems are extremely rare, photography events are not risk-free. I acknowledge that my participation in the events constitutes an awareness and acceptance of these risks. I assume complete and total responsibility for my own health, safety, and well-being while attending any NHCC event.

BINDING ARBITRATION: I agree that any dispute relating to this Release and Assumption of Risk shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association in the state of Connecticut in which the NHCC operates.

KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION: I have carefully read and fully understand the contents and legal ramifications of this Liability Release, Assumption of Risk and Arbitration Agreement. I understand that this is a legally binding and enforceable contract and I sign it of my own free will. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Signed ______________________________________________________ Date _____________

Friday, August 4, 2017

Assigned Subject 2017-18

Assigned Subject 2017-18

Sept - Waterfalls
Oct - Gears
Nov - Baseball
Jan - Fish Eye
Feb - Diagonal Line (s)
March - Junkyard items
April - Light Painting (outside)
May -Abandoned Buildings