Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Join us on Oct 29th as Padma Inguva presents "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area 7pm Fee and open to the public

Join us on Oct 29th as  Padma Inguva presents "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area 7pm Fee and open to the public



NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net. NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application

Meet Padma -- our NHCC Oct 29th program presenter
Jan Doyle recently interviewed Padma, you can watch the show here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5FMey20R9A&t=10s





Emigrated from India, Padma Inguva made a home in New Jersey for 21/2 decades. She inherited the love of gardening from her father; Made a humongous garden and spends many hours every spring taking care of the plants bringing them back from hibernation. Photography followed as a natural progression as a way to capture the fruits of her labor with her camera making them permanent. From flowers and foliage in her own garden, Padma's photography playground extended into neighborhood gardens, nurseries and botanical gardens. She enjoys telling a story thru her images as she captures flowers thru all stages... from buds to decay. Although her photography has expanded to include architectural and travel photography,  she remains an avid floral photographer. Padma teaches individual and group workshops in person and online. 



Sept 10 2018 "The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek" by David DesRochers
Sept 24 2018 Competition
Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph
Oct 22 2018 Competition
Oct 29 Padma Inguva "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area
Nov 12 2018 “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich 
Nov 26 2018 Competition
Jan 14 2019 Paul Nguyen Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography
Jan 28 2019 Competition
Feb 11 2019 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere
Feb 25 2019 Competition
March 11 2019 "52 Magic Mondays" by Megan Crandlemire  
March 25 2019 Competition
April 8 2019 by "Arizona" Gail Hansche
April 22 2019 Competition
April 29 2019 Image Critique 6th floor common area
May 13 2019  "Infrared photography" by Melvin Guante
May 20 2019 EOY Competition 6th floor common area 

WORKSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHING FLOWERS FOR TRANSPARENCY USING A LIGHTBOX, presented by Padma Inguva Monday, Oct. 29,2018, from 1-5 PM.

WORKSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHING FLOWERS FOR TRANSPARENCY USING A LIGHTBOX, presented by Padma Inguva
Monday, Oct. 29,2018, from 1-5 PM.

Have you ever seen striking images of flowers that look transparent, and wondered how they did that? Padma Inguva, from East Windsor NJ will show us her techniques using a Lightbox to photograph flowers. You will have an opportunity to photograph blooms on the Lightbox and then Padma will demonstrate her post-processing techniques using Lightroom. If time permits, she will also show how she blends images using photoshop.






Equipment needed: You will need a camera (of course), a lens not longer than 50mm (macro not required), a tripod, a cable release for your camera (or you could use its self-timer), pen/paper to take notes. This workshop is limited to the first 12 people who sign up.

To see the amazing effects Padma creates using this technique, click here: https://www.padmasworld.com/lightbox/

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

To sign up for this workshop, either sign up at a meeting or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com.




You can view Jan Doyle's interview with Padma on Wyse Talk 

Emigrated from India, Padma Inguva made a home in New Jersey for 21/2 decades. She inherited the love of gardening from her father; Made a humongous garden and spends many hours every spring taking care of the plants bringing them back from hibernation. Photography followed as a natural progression as a way to capture the fruits of her labor with her camera making them permanent. From flowers and foliage in her own garden, Padma's photography playground extended into neighborhood gardens, nurseries and botanical gardens. She enjoys telling a story thru her images as she captures flowers thru all stages... from buds to decay. Although her photography has expanded to include architectural and travel photography,  she remains an avid floral photographer. Padma teaches individual and group workshops in person and online.


Monday, October 15, 2018

NHCC - photo competition images due Friday.

NHCC - photo competition images due the Friday before competition.

  • Sept 24 2018 Competition
  • Oct 22 2018 Competition
  • Nov 26 2018 Competition
  • Jan 28 2019 Competition
  • Feb 25 2019 Competition
  • March 25 2019 Competition
  • April 22 2019 Competition
  • May 20 2019 Competition 6th floor common area 
  • June 10, 2019 Annual year of year banquet and slide competition

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 and you have to enter thru the main doors, not the doors near the CAC auditorium like we used to.

Please refer to the NHCC handbook for questions, please download it from the NHCC website and read it, it is your responsibility to know the rules. The New Haven Camera Club expects that its members 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:

  • Mark a C next to any competition image that you would like critiqued
  • All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (Clipart, Textures, etc. are NOT permitted) (Except in the image artistry category where anything goes but the main image must have started with a photograph taken bby the photographer).
  • 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

The NHCC has competitions in the following categories once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month).

  • digital (open category) (2 entries per maker)
    • class A 
    • class B
  • digital (assigned subject) (1 entry per maker)
    • class A
    • class B
  • creative/image artistry (1 entry per maker)
    • class A
    • class B
  • Monochrome (1 entry per maker)
    • class A
    • class B
  • Image Critique (no scores, just feedback, especially useful for new members, or new techniques, open to ALL members) (1 entry per maker)
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.
For more information or questions contact Paul Peterson 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:

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.
FYI, there is no need (and even a slight disadvantage) to choosing an assigned subject image for the monthly OPEN category. OPEN means anything goes.

ASSIGNED SUBJECT Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into the Assigned Subject category in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.
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

CREATIVE 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 open, 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 open, 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, monochrome and/or Assigned Subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM
Limited to 10 participants

Back by popular demand, our own Bill Barnett will once again present the Image Critique Workshop.

Margo Bury attended this workshop a few years ago, and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

“One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award-winning photographers. He is once again offering to to provide individual critiques for images that each attendee of this workshop provides. Bill loads images each participant sent him into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example, when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image, the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation. There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                 -Margo Bury

So, start going through your images and pick some you would like some help with. You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop as well as directions on how to submit your images to Bill.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member to attend.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Monthly Competition Scores

Monthly Competition Scores

We have two meetings per month, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays (Sept. to May). One meeting per month is devoted to competition, while the other meeting is a program (a presentation, lecture and/or workshop). All competitions include: color slide, print (B/W and color) and electronic contests.

Each month we have the following image competitions: 
(1) Electronic class A
(2) Electronic class B (entry level, top scorer gets promoted to A at end of the year)
(3) Prints
(4) Image Artistry = Creative (Electronic) 
(5) Assigned subject (Electronic)  

The CURRENT competition score files are added here after each competition (2018-19 season)

ArchivesPrevious Lists of Winning Images (name, score, maker) and Year to Date Cumulative Scores can be found here:

Saturday, October 6, 2018

EXCITING FIELD TRIP TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 9-13, 2018

EXCITING FIELD TRIP TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 9-13, 2018

Join your New Haven Camera Club friends on a 5-day field trip to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor Maine.  There will be an overnight stop in the beautiful Camden area for dinner, rest and some photography.  Then on to Bar Harbor in the morning where we'll explore the scenic sights along the Loop Road, with a stop at Jordan Pond for shooting and lunch including their iconic popovers! We plan to take sunset shots in Bar Harbor itself as well as at Bass Light. And an early morning sunrise trip to Cadillac Mountain will get us up and going for another day of photography. On the last day, we'll drive to Schoodic Peninsula which has waves crashing on the rocks, close up opportunities of flowers, roots, mushrooms etc.  We'll have lunch there and may even find a winery!!

If you are interested, contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo.com.  And remember you must be a member of New Haven CC in order to participate in field trips and workshops.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM
Limited to 10 participants

Back by popular demand, our own Bill Barnett will once again present the Image Critique Workshop.

Margo Bury attended this workshop a few years ago, and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

“One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award-winning photographers. He is once again offering to to provide individual critiques for images that each attendee of this workshop provides. Bill loads images each participant sent him into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example, when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image, the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation. There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                 -Margo Bury

So, start going through your images and pick some you would like some help with. You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop as well as directions on how to submit your images to Bill.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member to attend.

Join us Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph

Join us Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph

KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa. Join Peter as he takes you on a photographic journey through 5 climate zones from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions in his quest for the summit of 19,340 foot high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Peter provides commentary throughout the entire slideshow, and includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure!

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net. NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application








Bio: Peter Christoph is a well-known adventure and nature photographer based in Lancaster, MA. Peter has presented for a variety of organizations, including the Photographic Society of America (PSA), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC,) and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Peter is a member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, and past president of the Camera Club of Central New England. He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards and medals recognizing his photographic talent. Peter is also responsible for publishing three photography books, including his latest “The Art of Bird Photography.”

Peter Christoph
Wildlife Photographer and Speaker
www.peterchristoph.com


NHCC 2018-19 schedule

Sept 10 2018 "The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek" by David DesRochers
Sept 24 2018 Competition
Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph
Oct 22 2018 Competition
Oct 29 Padma Inguva "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area
Nov 12 2018 “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich 
Nov 26 2018 Competition
Jan 14 2019 Paul Nguyen Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography
Jan 28 2019 Competition
Feb 11 2019 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere
Feb 25 2019 Competition
March 11 2019 "52 Magic Mondays" by Megan Crandlemire  
March 25 2019 Competition
April 8 2019 by "Arizona" Gail Hansche
April 22 2019 Competition
April 29 2019 Image Critique 6th floor common area
May 13 2019  "Infrared photography" by Melvin Guante
May 20 2019 EOY Competition 6th floor common area 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Join us Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph

Join us Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph

KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa. Join Peter as he takes you on a photographic journey through 5 climate zones from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions in his quest for the summit of 19,340 foot high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Peter provides commentary throughout the entire slideshow, and includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure!

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net. NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application








Bio: Peter Christoph is a well-known adventure and nature photographer based in Lancaster, MA. Peter has presented for a variety of organizations, including the Photographic Society of America (PSA), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC,) and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Peter is a member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, and past president of the Camera Club of Central New England. He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards and medals recognizing his photographic talent. Peter is also responsible for publishing three photography books, including his latest “The Art of Bird Photography.”

Peter Christoph
Wildlife Photographer and Speaker
www.peterchristoph.com


NHCC 2018-19 schedule

Sept 10 2018 "The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek" by David DesRochers
Sept 24 2018 Competition
Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph
Oct 22 2018 Competition
Oct 29 Padma Inguva "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area
Nov 12 2018 “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich 
Nov 26 2018 Competition
Jan 14 2019 Paul Nguyen Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography
Jan 28 2019 Competition
Feb 11 2019 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere
Feb 25 2019 Competition
March 11 2019 "52 Magic Mondays" by Megan Crandlemire  
March 25 2019 Competition
April 8 2019 by "Arizona" Gail Hansche
April 22 2019 Competition
April 29 2019 Image Critique 6th floor common area
May 13 2019  "Infrared photography" by Melvin Guante
May 20 2019 EOY Competition 6th floor common area 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

EXCITING FIELD TRIP TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 9-13, 2018

EXCITING FIELD TRIP TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 9-13, 2018

Join your New Haven Camera Club friends on a 5-day field trip to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor Maine.  There will be an overnight stop in the beautiful Camden area for dinner, rest and some photography.  Then on to Bar Harbor in the morning where we'll explore the scenic sights along the Loop Road, with a stop at Jordan Pond for shooting and lunch including their iconic popovers! We plan to take sunset shots in Bar Harbor itself as well as at Bass Light. And an early morning sunrise trip to Cadillac Mountain will get us up and going for another day of photography. On the last day, we'll drive to Schoodic Peninsula which has waves crashing on the rocks, close up opportunities of flowers, roots, mushrooms etc.  We'll have lunch there and may even find a winery!!

If you are interested, contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo.com.  And remember you must be a member of New Haven CC in order to participate in field trips and workshops.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM
Limited to 10 participants

Back by popular demand, our own Bill Barnett will once again present the Image Critique Workshop.

Margo Bury attended this workshop a few years ago, and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

“One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award-winning photographers. He is once again offering to to provide individual critiques for images that each attendee of this workshop provides. Bill loads images each participant sent him into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example, when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image, the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation. There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                 -Margo Bury

So, start going through your images and pick some you would like some help with. You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop as well as directions on how to submit your images to Bill.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member to attend.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Field Trip: In and Around Yale and New Haven Saturday September 22

Field Trip: In and Around Yale and New Haven Saturday September 22

Time 7 A.M.-10 A.M. (end time might be extended based on interest and lighting)

Meeting in front of Yale Rep Theater

We should be able to park on the street free for first hour of walking around Yale University and then car pool to some other sites around the campus and New Haven. Focus will be on architecture, old cemetery and other buildings. Contact Art Yost at email arty43@comcast.net for further details. No rain date available.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NHCC Dues are overdue. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

NHCC Dues are past due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

Remember you must be paid member before the first competition in order to compete images, you must also be a paid member to attend workshops and/or field trips too.

Come to a  NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

New members are always wanted!! For more information contact Paul Peterson

Note: You must be a CT resident (or a student) in order to become a NEW member

  • Guests are always welcome!
  • Membership is open to everyone who enjoys photography at any skill level.  
  • Programs are always free, but you must be a paid member in order to attend field trips, workshops and to enter photo competitions.
  • The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. 
  • Workshops are also a great learning tool. 
  • Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application
    • 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.. 
    • Bring your membership form to a meeting or mail your membership form 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 season membership as well. 

Please check out our NHCC BLOG http://www.nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com Our Blog contains relevant and timely information and you can subscribe to our blog to receive an email when the blog is updated. Members should subscribe to our Blog in order to stay informed.

We have Friendly Photography Competitions (monthly). We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject), monochrome, creative, and critique only once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). You may also bring an unframed print for a member's vote competition. Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.


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 _________________

Send application and check to: NHCC c/o Ann Yost 163 Woodvale Rd West Haven, CT 06516

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 _____________

Thursday, September 13, 2018

EXCITING FIELD TRIP TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 9-13, 2018

EXCITING FIELD TRIP TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 9-13, 2018

Join your New Haven Camera Club friends on a 5-day field trip to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor Maine.  There will be an overnight stop in the beautiful Camden area for dinner, rest and some photography.  Then on to Bar Harbor in the morning where we'll explore the scenic sights along the Loop Road, with a stop at Jordan Pond for shooting and lunch including their iconic popovers! We plan to take sunset shots in Bar Harbor itself as well as at Bass Light. And an early morning sunrise trip to Cadillac Mountain will get us up and going for another day of photography. On the last day, we'll drive to Schoodic Peninsula which has waves crashing on the rocks, close up opportunities of flowers, roots, mushrooms etc.  We'll have lunch there and may even find a winery!!

If you are interested, contact Linda Thomas at humbrd001@yahoo.com.  And remember you must be a member of New Haven CC in order to participate in field trips and workshops.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Field Trip: In and Around Yale and New Haven Saturday September 22

Field Trip: In and Around Yale and New Haven Saturday September 22

Time 7 A.M.-10 A.M. (end time might be extended based on interest and lighting)

Meeting in front of Yale Rep Theater

We should be able to park on the street free for first hour of walking around Yale University and then car pool to some other sites around the campus and New Haven. Focus will be on architecture, old cemetery and other buildings. Contact Art Yost at email arty43@comcast.net for further details. No rain date available.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Join us for our September NHCC meeting: The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek by David DesRochers

Join us for our September NHCC meeting

The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek by David DesRochers
www.desrochersphography.com

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application


Located in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Silver Salmon Creek offers exceptional opportunities to photograph coastal brown bears in their natural environment. David’s program “The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek” will include a selection of his favorite photos and a discussion on the techniques he used to capture them. Some of the topics covered will be equipment, light, composition, and moment. David will also share tips on planning your own visit to this magnificent wilderness area.



 



David DesRochers Bio
David DesRochers began his journey as a nature photographer on a trip to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2000. Since then, he and his wife Cathy have traveled the world to witness and photograph the wonders of our natural world. David is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and is a Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine. He is an accomplished public speaker and instructor and has appeared at events such as the New England Camera Club Council Annual Conference, Connecticut Association of Photographers Annual Seminar, and the New Jersey Audubon's Birding Festival. He is the 2014 recipient of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs Citation, the highest individual honor bestowed by the Federation. His photographs have appeared in books and magazines and have won several awards in local, regional and national competitions.



NHCC 2018-19 schedule
Sept 10 2018 "The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek" by David DesRochers
Sept 24 2018 Competition
Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph
Oct 22 2018 Competition
Oct 29 Padma Inguva "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area
Nov 12 2018 “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich 
Nov 26 2018 Competition
Jan 14 2019 Paul Nguyen Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography
Jan 28 2019 Competition
Feb 11 2019 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere
Feb 25 2019 Competition
March 11 2019 "52 Magic Mondays" by Megan Crandlemire  
March 25 2019 Competition
April 8 2019 by "Arizona" Gail Hansche
April 22 2019 Competition
April 29 2019 Image Critique 6th floor common area
May 13 2019  "Infrared photography" by Melvin Guante
May 20 2019 EOY Competition 6th floor common area 

This beautiful winning image is being donated to the Whitney Center on 9/10/18

End of Year Winner
Mary Ellen O'Donnell

This beautiful winning image was being printed and framed and will be donated to the Whitney Center as a token of our appreciation for being able to meet at the Whitney Center


Friday, September 7, 2018

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM

Image Critique Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM
Limited to 10 participants

Back by popular demand, our own Bill Barnett will once again present the Image Critique Workshop.

Margo Bury attended this workshop a few years ago, and wrote a testimonial about her experience. She did a much better job of describing it than I could, so it appears here:

“One of the best benefits of the New Haven Camera Club is the opportunity to become a better photographer.  There are many ways that the club provides these opportunities, and attending workshops to learn new skills or enhance existing ones is one of the best.

The best part of our highly qualified membership is their willingness to share their knowledge. Bill Barnett is one of those generous top rated award-winning photographers. He is once again offering to to provide individual critiques for images that each attendee of this workshop provides. Bill loads images each participant sent him into his computer to be projected onto a large monitor.  He opens the discussion by stating what he likes about each photo, what could have been done to have taken a better image, and what could be done to process the image to improve it.

That by itself is instructive enough, but, as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words!  He proceeds to SHOW you what it looks like.  For example, when he says the image should be brighter, he brightens it.  If cropping would be the improvement, he crops it.  The original image is retained and he switches back and forth so you can see the change in the image.  By this time on the first image, the group is starting to get pretty excited about the improvement in the image and chimes into the conversation. There are valuable lessons to be learned from your own work and the work of the others.  This is a workshop not to be missed.”
                                                                 -Margo Bury

So, start going through your images and pick some you would like some help with. You can sign up for this workshop at a Camera Club meeting, or email Joan at beadnik2@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Directions will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop as well as directions on how to submit your images to Bill.

The workshop is free, but you must be a NHCC member to attend.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

Remember you must be paid member before the first competition in order to compete images, you must also be a paid member to attend workshops and/or field trips too.

Come to a  NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

New members are always wanted!! For more information contact Paul Peterson

Note: You must be a CT resident (or a student) in order to become a NEW member

  • Guests are always welcome!
  • Membership is open to everyone who enjoys photography at any skill level.  
  • Programs are always free, but you must be a paid member in order to attend field trips, workshops and to enter photo competitions.
  • The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. 
  • Workshops are also a great learning tool. 
  • Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application
    • 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.. 
    • Bring your membership form to a meeting or mail your membership form 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 season membership as well. 

Please check out our NHCC BLOG http://www.nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com Our Blog contains relevant and timely information and you can subscribe to our blog to receive an email when the blog is updated. Members should subscribe to our Blog in order to stay informed.

We have Friendly Photography Competitions (monthly). We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject), monochrome, creative, and critique only once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). You may also bring an unframed print for a member's vote competition. Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.


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 $30 ___ Family $50 ___ Student $10 ___
New __ Renewal __ Year 1st Joined ______
New Members: How did you find us?
Internet __ Word of mouth ___ Friend ___ Other _________________

Send application and check to: NHCC c/o Ann Yost 163 Woodvale Rd West Haven, CT 06516

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 _____________

Join us for our September NHCC meeting The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek by David DesRochers

Join us for our September NHCC meeting

The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek by David DesRochers
www.desrochersphography.com

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application


Located in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Silver Salmon Creek offers exceptional opportunities to photograph coastal brown bears in their natural environment. David’s program “The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek” will include a selection of his favorite photos and a discussion on the techniques he used to capture them. Some of the topics covered will be equipment, light, composition, and moment. David will also share tips on planning your own visit to this magnificent wilderness area.



 





David DesRochers Bio
David DesRochers began his journey as a nature photographer on a trip to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2000. Since then, he and his wife Cathy have traveled the world to witness and photograph the wonders of our natural world. David is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and is a Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine. He is an accomplished public speaker and instructor and has appeared at events such as the New England Camera Club Council Annual Conference, Connecticut Association of Photographers Annual Seminar, and the New Jersey Audubon's Birding Festival. He is the 2014 recipient of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs Citation, the highest individual honor bestowed by the Federation. His photographs have appeared in books and magazines and have won several awards in local, regional and national competitions.



NHCC 2018-19 schedule
Sept 10 2018 "The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek" by David DesRochers
Sept 24 2018 Competition
Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph
Oct 22 2018 Competition
Oct 29 Padma Inguva "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area
Nov 12 2018 “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich 
Nov 26 2018 Competition
Jan 14 2019 Paul Nguyen Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography
Jan 28 2019 Competition
Feb 11 2019 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere
Feb 25 2019 Competition
March 11 2019 "52 Magic Mondays" by Megan Crandlemire  
March 25 2019 Competition
April 8 2019 by "Arizona" Gail Hansche
April 22 2019 Competition
April 29 2019 Image Critique 6th floor common area
May 13 2019  "Infrared photography" by Melvin Guante
May 20 2019 EOY Competition 6th floor common area 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

Remember you must be paid member before the first competition in order to compete images, you must also be a paid member to attend workshops and/or field trips too.

Come to a  NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

New members are always wanted!! For more information contact Paul Peterson

Note: You must be a CT resident (or a student) in order to become a NEW member
  • Guests are always welcome!
  • Membership is open to everyone who enjoys photography at any skill level.  
  • Programs are always free, but you must be a paid member in order to attend field trips, workshops and to enter photo competitions.
  • The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. 
  • Workshops are also a great learning tool. 
  • Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application
    • 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.. 
    • Bring your membership form to a meeting or mail your membership form 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 season membership as well. 

Please check out our NHCC BLOG http://www.nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com Our Blog contains relevant and timely information and you can subscribe to our blog to receive an email when the blog is updated. Members should subscribe to our Blog in order to stay informed.

We have Friendly Photography Competitions (monthly). We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject), monochrome, creative, and critique only once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). You may also bring an unframed print for a member's vote competition. Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.


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 $30 ___ Family $50 ___ Student $10 ___
New __ Renewal __ Year 1st Joined ______
New Members: How did you find us?
Internet __ Word of mouth ___ Friend ___ Other _________________

Send application and check to: NHCC c/o Ann Yost 163 Woodvale Rd West Haven, CT 06516

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 27, 2018

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

NHCC Dues are due. Please mail your dues for the 2018-19 season

Remember you must be paid member before the first competition in order to compete images, you must also be a paid member to attend workshops and/or field trips too.

Come to a  NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.

New members are always wanted!! For more information contact Paul Peterson

Note: You must be a CT resident (or a student) in order to become a NEW member

  • Guests are always welcome!
  • Membership is open to everyone who enjoys photography at any skill level.  
  • Programs are always free, but you must be a paid member in order to attend field trips, workshops and to enter photo competitions.
  • The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. 
  • Workshops are also a great learning tool. 
  • Click here for the NHCC MEMBERSHIP Application
    • 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.. 
    • Bring your membership form to a meeting or mail your membership form 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 season membership as well. 

Please check out our NHCC BLOG http://www.nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com Our Blog contains relevant and timely information and you can subscribe to our blog to receive an email when the blog is updated. Members should subscribe to our Blog in order to stay informed.

We have Friendly Photography Competitions (monthly). We compete images: digital (open category), digital (assigned subject), monochrome, creative, and critique only once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). You may also bring an unframed print for a member's vote competition. Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.


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 $30 ___ Family $50 ___ Student $10 ___
New __ Renewal __ Year 1st Joined ______
New Members: How did you find us?
Internet __ Word of mouth ___ Friend ___ Other _________________

Send application and check to: NHCC c/o Ann Yost 163 Woodvale Rd West Haven, CT 06516

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 _____________