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 _____________

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Photo Contest Pro is now open

Photo Contest Pro is open for the 2018-19 Season
 
Photo Contest Pro is now set up for the new season and you can already enter images for the September 24 competition. The deadline for submitting to this competition is Friday, Sept 21, at 11:59 PM. Here are a couple of suggestions for submitting images. Photo Contest Pro has two methods for submitting images. A number of people have had issues with Method 1. Therefore you may just want to use Method 2 which seems to work very well.
 
Remember that you should be resizing your images so that they are no more than 1024 on ANY side. So, 1024 by 768 would be fine. A vertical image 800 by 1024 would be fine. A square image 1024 by 1024 would be fine. The program has the ability to handle slightly larger images and shrink them down. For example, if you forget to resize and you submit an image which is 2000 by 1500, the program will probably accept it. If, however, you try to enter a full size image (5000 by 3500 for example), the program will not accept it. If you don't know how to resize your images, check with other club members or email Paul Peterson.
 
The assigned subject for September is "Street Photography." That goes for Assigned Subject Class A and Assigned Subject Class B. In other categories (Open, Monochrome, Image Artistry, Image Critique), you can submit images on any subject matter.
 
You've had the whole summer to hopefully take lots of photos. Let's now share them by entering the New Haven Camera Club competitions during the 2018-19 season.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Images from the 2018 End of Year Competition


2018 End of Year Competition Results

 
Image of the Year "Tulip Interior #5" by Mary Ellen O'Donnell


 Open Class A
 
Open Class A
First Place
"Tulip Interior #5"
by Mary Ellen O'Donnell
 
Open Class A
2nd Place
"Delicate Dragon"
by Denise Saldana

Open Class A
HM
"Bald Eagle"
by Harold Sisken

Open Class B
 
Open Class B
First Place
"Trinidad Street Girl"
by Scott Hudkins

Open Class B
2nd Place
"Dahlia In Pink & Yellow"
by Beverley Byer
 
Open Class B
HM
"Hilltop Tree"
by Phil Atiyeh

Landscape / Seascape
 
Landscape / Seascape
First Place
"Unsettled Sky Over Eastern Sierras"
by Tom Cuchara

 Landscape / Seascape
2nd Place
"An Unusual Beach"
by Barbara Vietzke
 
Landscape / Seascape
HM
"Milky Way Over The Mill"

by Lisa Cuchara

Nature
 
Nature
First Place
"Bull Elk From Rocky Mountain"
by Alice Liang
 
Nature
2nd Place
"Dewy Morning Dragonfly"
by Denise Saldana

Nature
HM
"Morning Feeding"
by Alice Liang

Image Artistry Class A
 
Image Artistry Class A
First Place
"All Lit Up"
by Barbara Vietzke

 Image Artistry Class A
2nd Place
"Translucent Blue Chiffon"
by Denise Saldana

 Image Artistry Class A
HM
"Not Quite Wine"
by Joan Balen

Image Artistry Class B
 
Image Artistry Class B
First Place
"Alice in Wonderful Land"
by Margreta Montanaro

 Image Artistry Class B
2nd Place
"Mount Rundle Canada"
by Art Yost
 Image Artistry Class B
HM
"Doorway To A Dream"
by Patricia Benham

Monochrome Class A
 
Monochrome Class A
First Place
"Sydney"
by David Liang

 Monochrome Class A
2nd Place
"Dragonfly and Grass Seeds"
by Denise Saldana

 Monochrome Class A
HM
"BFF"
by Joan Balen

Monochrome Class B
 
Monochrome Class B
First Place
"Dream Walk"
by Phil Atiyeh

 Monochrome Class B
2nd Place
"Jazz Player"
by Patricia Benham

 Monochrome Class B
HM
"Perseverance"
by Jim Maresca

Open Class A Judge's Choices

"Puffin Got Fishes"
by Alice Liang

 "A Golden Ranunculus"
by Mary Ellen O'Donnell

"Going For The Finish Line"

by Harold Sisken

Open Class B Judge's Choices

"Inspiration"
by Jim Maresca

"Lunch At The Shore"
by Colleen Reilly

 "Pretty Purple Flower"

by Patricia Benham

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Assigned Subject 2018-19

Assigned Subject 2018-19 
The assigned subject electronic competition is in addition to our regular open subject competition, and our monochrome and our creative category competitions.
    Sept - Street Photography 
    Oct - Cemetery & grave stones
    Nov - Faces
    Jan - Stairs
    Feb - Front Doors
    March - Buildings
    April- Reptiles (not amphibians)


    May - Butterflie(s) and/or Insect(s)

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    The Magic of Silver Salmon Creek by David DesRochers Sept 10th

    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.