Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday Feb 12th join NHCC for for "photograph birds!" by Rhonda Cullens"

Monday Feb 12th join NHCC for "photograph birds!" by Rhonda Cullens"

We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for our programs and the fourth Monday of the month for our competitions. Meetings are usually 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. Meetings are free and open to the public. You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips. Come at 6:45, programs start at 7:00. 


Flagpole Photographers Camera Club member Rhonda Cullens love to photograph birds! Learn some of their tips on how you can take those award-winning photos of a wide variety of birds. She will also share tips on how to master your photography skills, what camera settings work best for different conditions and how to get some of those close up bird photos without even leaving your yard!





 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Assigned subject

The Assigned subject was implemented decades ago to challenge you to think outside the box, to photograph new things, to take new photographs with intent. NHCCC member vote on assigned subject categories every Spring and the 8 topics are announced so that members have all summer, and longer, to find and photograph subjects that fit the assigned subject.

For example, the Assigned subject for January was fisheye and some people interpreted that to mean a photograph taken with a fisheye lens and other interpreted it to literally mean a fish eye.

The next four Assigned subjects are as follows...how will you interpret them? NHCC challenges to you enter images into the assigned subject :-)

Feb - Diagonal Line (s)
March - Junkyard items
April - Light Painting (outside)
May - Abandoned Buildings

Light Painting basically means using a flashlight or a LED light to illuminate your subject
our favorite LED Light and a good flashlight for lightpainting

some tips and inspiration for light painting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgIXOdZukT0
https://layersmagazine.com/light-painting-tutorial.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaTHqR0mPCo
http://www.daveblackphotography.com/creative-lighting-portfolio/
http://www.johnhartmanlightpainting.com/food/
http://www.johnhartmanlightpainting.com/flowers/
flowers
https://digital-photography-school.com/25-spectacular-light-painting-images/
https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/10/100-stunning-demonstrations-of-light-painting/


from here https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e5/52/f5/e552f5f7639ce5fbe46e5823a6e072be--light-painting-sparklers.jpg

Image result for light painting
from here: https://i0.wp.com/digital-photography-school.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/light-painting-21.jpg?resize=600%2C356&ssl=1

Image by maistora
https://digital-photography-school.com/25-spectacular-light-painting-images/

Image by mikeleary83
https://digital-photography-school.com/25-spectacular-light-painting-images/


https://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/2010/07/43.jpg

Thursday, January 25, 2018

January RAW scores posted

We are going to try something different. Paul will send RAW scores to me to post. Jim will still send the final monthly scoresheet and the cumulative monthly scoresheets as usual.

Bottom line, you will have two version of the monthly scores, but one version will be posted faster, before the prettier more formatted version that comes with the cumulative scoresheet.

The CURRENT competition score files are added here after each competition (2017-18 season)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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 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 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:

  • Mark a C next to any competiton 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).

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Secrets to Photographing National Parks by Chris Nicholson January 8th

Secrets to Photographing National Parks by Chris Nicholson January 8th 

We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for our programs and the fourth Monday of the month for our competitions. Meetings are usually 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. Meetings are free and open to the public. You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips. Come at 6:45, programs start at 7:00. 

From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country’s most unique wilderness areas, and are a gift to nature photographers everywhere. In this presentation, Chris Nicholson delves into what the park system offers to the photographer, and shares secrets about photographing some of its gems. Topics will include the best times of year to photograph different parks, and how to travel safely and photograph in their various environments, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Many of the national parks will be touched upon, with special emphasis on Acadia, Death Valley, Everglades, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Shenandoah and Yellowstone.

Chris Nicholson is a photographer, instructor and writer based in the northeast. He is author of the very helpful manual/book "Photographing National Parks" published by Sidelight Books, 2015. Chris also organizes and leads workshops with the popular National Parks at Night program. A former magazine editor for 10 years, he has worked independently since 2004, with his cameras focused primarily on the travel and sports genres. His work has appeared in several books and over 30 magazines, and he is a book editor for National Parks Traveler. He is also a proud member of
the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association. www.photographingnationalparks.com

Monday, January 8, 2018

January 8 join us for Secrets to Photographing National Parks by Chris Nicholson

Secrets to Photographing National Parks by Chris Nicholson January 8th 

We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for our programs and the fourth Monday of the month for our competitions. Meetings are usually 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. Meetings are free and open to the public. You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips. Come at 6:45, programs start at 7:00. 

From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country’s most unique wilderness areas, and are a gift to nature photographers everywhere. In this presentation, Chris Nicholson delves into what the park system offers to the photographer, and shares secrets about photographing some of its gems. Topics will include the best times of year to photograph different parks, and how to travel safely and photograph in their various environments, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Many of the national parks will be touched upon, with special emphasis on Acadia, Death Valley, Everglades, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Shenandoah and Yellowstone.

Chris Nicholson is a photographer, instructor and writer based in the northeast. He is author of the very helpful manual/book "Photographing National Parks" published by Sidelight Books, 2015. Chris also organizes and leads workshops with the popular National Parks at Night program. A former magazine editor for 10 years, he has worked independently since 2004, with his cameras focused primarily on the travel and sports genres. His work has appeared in several books and over 30 magazines, and he is a book editor for National Parks Traveler. He is also a proud member of
the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association. www.photographingnationalparks.com