Monday, April 30, 2018

Join us on Monday May 14th for Joe LeFevre's "25 Field Tips to Improve Your Landscape and Nature Photographs"

Join us on Monday May 14th for Joe LeFevre's "25 Field Tips to Improve Your Landscape and Nature Photographs"

**This program will be in the 6th floor common area, not in our regular room

Legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, "The landscape is possibly the most difficult subject material to work with; it offers the minimum control of point of view in reference to composition and confronts the photographer with extremes of light and shadow..." In this program I will present 25 field tips to help you overcome the inherent challenges in producing effective landscape and nature photographs.
Examples include:
• The importance of working close to home
• Scouting potential locations and returning at a favorable time
• Matching the available light with an appropriate landscape
• Shooting a time-lapse sequence.

Please join Joe for an engaging and educational session as he demystifies the process of producing dynamic landscape images.

This program is sponsored by the New Haven Camera Club. It is free and open to the public, so come and bring a friend. 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. 

Joe LeFevre joe@joelefevrephoto.com is a professional landscape and nature photographer from Upstate New York with over 35 years of experience. His work has received international recognition. In 2015 and 2011 Joe captured one of four first place prizes in the Share the View photography contest sponsored by the Audubon Society of Greater Denver. In 2014 Joe won the “Most Inspirational Moment” category, professional division, in the Wilderness Forever photography contest sponsored by the Smithsonian, Nature’s Best Photography, and the Wilderness50 Coalition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Joe’s work has appeared in Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, and Adirondack Life magazines, and numerous other publications. A popular teacher and convention speaker, Joe has captivated audiences at major photographic venues throughout the United States with his beautiful imagery and passion for teaching. He is a staff instructor at the Adirondack Photography Institute (www.adkpi.org), which offers photographic workshops and tours throughout the spectacular Adirondack region of Upstate New York, and in other select locations. Joe and his wife Linda have three grown children and live in Oswego, NY. To see more of Joe’s work go to
www.joelefevrephoto.com.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Time to pick next year's categories for the assigned subject competition.

Time to pick next year's categories for the assigned subject competition. The board voted this year to get rid of the rule that said that the same topic could not be used again. We had 17 years work of topics that used to be off-limits, but now they are eligible.

Vote by May 27th. Topics announced by the EOY dinner meeting

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHCCtopics2018-19

NHCC May Field Trip

NHCC May Field Trip

Our NHCC club has a field trip scheduled for Wednesday, May 16th  to The MET Cloisters located at 99 Margaret Corbin Dr at Fort Tryon Park, NY and Untermeyer Gardens at 945 North Broadway in Yonkers, NY.

 The Cloisters is located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, and is the branch of the MET Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West. The Untermeyer Gardens is a nonprofit and has many acres of grounds with flowers, some architecture and beautiful grounds located on the Hudson River. It is a beautiful park to explore.

Both locations are great treasures for photographers. All NHCC members are invited to both locations. If you want to just go to one location, we would still love to have you join us.  We will start out at the Cloisters which is located right off the Henry Hudson Parkway in the morning and then stop by the Untermeyer Gardens on the way home.  Our time will be announced when we get a little closer to the trip.

There is no cost for the Untermeyer Gardens but there is a cost for the Cloisters. At the Cloisters the amount you pay is up to you. Ticket includes same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

The suggested amount for admission is Adults $25 Seniors $17 for students.

Please signup for this trip at the NHCC meetings or contact any member of the trip committee. $25

NHCC meetings are free and open to the public, BUT you must be a paid member in order to attend field trips, workshops, compete in image competitions, etc.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

New Haven Camera Club Dinner Buffet and End of the Year Competition June 11, 2018

New Haven Camera Club Dinner
Buffet and End of the Year Competition
June 11, 2018
      (Deadline June 3, 2018)

Bellini’s Restaurant
2 Broadway, North Haven, CT 06473
203-234-2221

Doors Open @ 5:30; Buffet @ 6:15
Cost:  $32 per person, Cash Bar (Give/Send Checks to Jan Doyle)
60 Peddlers Drive, Branford, CT 06405
Bring your family and Friends!
Questions:  Call Jan Doyle @ 203.481.9531

MENU
Mixed greens, Penne Pomodoro, Chicken Francese, Roast Beef au jus, oven roasted potatoes, green beans, coffee, tea, and dessert
$32 per person


Name:
Number Attending
Phone:
Make checks out to  NHCC.   Send to Jan Doyle, 60 Peddlers Drive, Branford, CT 06405


Thursday, April 19, 2018

NHCC Field Trip Saturday, April 28 Connecticut Antique Machinery Association

NHCC Field Trip
DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018 [no rain date]
PLACE: CAMA – Connecticut Antique Machinery Association 31 Kent Cornwall Rd (Route 7), Kent, CT 06757
TIME: 10 am – 12 pm [morning session] Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm 2 pm – 4 pm [optional afternoon session]
ADMISSION: Recommended $5 pp donation This is an all-volunteer organization. They are very accommodating there and a nice bunch of guys who love to talk about what they do, so it should be a very good day, and well worth the money.
TO BRING: Tripod, Flash/Light if desired for indoor shooting
MEET UP: 10 am at small, welcome hut at end of long entrance road [between railroad tracks and Industrial Hall]
CAMA - The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Address: CAMA is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit museum dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of antique machinery from America's rich industrial past. Their mission is to educate the general public about the impact, use and operation of antique machinery that proliferated as the Industrial Revolution took hold in the mid-1800s.
• There are 10 areas of focus: industrial steam, large internal combustion engines, small internal combustion engines, agricultural/farm machinery and implements, Cream Hill Agricultural School, CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science, narrow gauge railroad, construction equipment, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.
• The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association is located in Kent, CT on U.S. Rt. 7, less than a mile north of the center of town. Kent is located in the scenic Litchfield Hills in the Northwest portion of the state. As you head north on Rt. 7 out of town, CAMA is on the left or west side of the road.
• CAMA is located directly adjacent and to the north of the Sloane-Stanley Museum near historic Kent Furnace. They share a common driveway.
• Admission fee is by donation during normal hours of operation. CAMA is a 100% all-volunteer organization and a small admission donation helps to offset the considerable cost of maintaining and powering the museum.
Villager Restaurant & Catering 28 N. Main St., Kent, CT 860-927-1555

Tuesday, April 17, 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).

Friday, April 13, 2018

NHCC May Field Trip

NHCC May Field Trip

Our NHCC club has a field trip scheduled for Wednesday, May 16th  to The MET Cloisters located at 99 Margaret Corbin Dr at Fort Tryon Park, NY and Untermeyer Gardens at 945 North Broadway in Yonkers, NY.

 The Cloisters is located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, and is the branch of the MET Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West. The Untermeyer Gardens is a nonprofit and has many acres of grounds with flowers, some architecture and beautiful grounds located on the Hudson River. It is a beautiful park to explore.

Both locations are great treasures for photographers. All NHCC members are invited to both locations. If you want to just go to one location, we would still love to have you join us.  We will start out at the Cloisters which is located right off the Henry Hudson Parkway in the morning and then stop by the Untermeyer Gardens on the way home.  Our time will be announced when we get a little closer to the trip.

There is no cost for the Untermeyer Gardens but there is a cost for the Cloisters. At the Cloisters the amount you pay is up to you. Ticket includes same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

The suggested amount for admission is Adults $25 Seniors $17 for students.

Please signup for this trip at the NHCC meetings or contact any member of the trip committee. $25

NHCC meetings are free and open to the public, BUT you must be a paid member in order to attend field trips, workshops, compete in image competitions, etc.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time to pick next year's categories for the assigned subject competition.

Time to pick next year's categories for the assigned subject competition. The board voted this year to get rid of the rule that said that the same topic could not be used again. We had 17 years work of topics that used to be off-limits, but now they are eligible.

Vote by May 27th. Topics announced by the EOY dinner meeting

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHCCtopics2018-19

Join us on Monday April 9th for "Bella Italia" by Paul Peterson

Join us on Monday April 9th for "Bella Italia" by Paul Peterson

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. FYI, You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips. Come at 6:45, programs start at 7:00.

Travel to beautiful Italy with Paul and Carmel Peterson who have visited this wonderful country in each of the past three years. Cities and areas visited include Rome, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, and of course Venice, including the islands of Murano and Burano.


Besides presenting lots of photos which show the incredible beauty of Italy, Paul will offer some Photo Tips which hopefully will help you with your own photography.


Paul Peterson, who is the New Haven Camera Club's VP for Inside Competitions, is actually best known for his close-ups of flowers and nature subjects. However, ever since Paul and Carmel first visited Italy in 2013, they have been drawn to the sights, people, and culture of this beautiful country.


So join us April 9 at 7 PM to visit Bella Italia (Beautiful Italy) presented by Paul Peterson. Visitors are always welcome, so bring a friend.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Join us on Monday April 9th for "Bella Italia" by Paul Peterson

Join us on Monday April 9th for "Bella Italia" by Paul Peterson

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. FYI, You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips. Come at 6:45, programs start at 7:00.

Travel to beautiful Italy with Paul and Carmel Peterson who have visited this wonderful country in each of the past three years. Cities and areas visited include Rome, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, and of course Venice, including the islands of Murano and Burano.


Besides presenting lots of photos which show the incredible beauty of Italy, Paul will offer some Photo Tips which hopefully will help you with your own photography.


Paul Peterson, who is the New Haven Camera Club's VP for Inside Competitions, is actually best known for his close-ups of flowers and nature subjects. However, ever since Paul and Carmel first visited Italy in 2013, they have been drawn to the sights, people, and culture of this beautiful country.


So join us April 9 at 7 PM to visit Bella Italia (Beautiful Italy) presented by Paul Peterson. Visitors are always welcome, so bring a friend.