Tuesday, November 26, 2019

PlatyPod Black Friday Specials

PlatyPod, the makers of the world's best tripod alternative, is, for a limited time, offering NECCC clubs and club members a site wide discount.  This is to express our appreciation to our dedicated followers and New England Photographers.  
So, for a limited time only, take an additional 10% off everything at Platypod.com, including the already amazing Black Friday Specials! (Black Friday Specials are discounted 20% and you can get an additional 10% off).This offer is ONLY good from November 27 through Cyber Monday, December 2. 

Use the exclusive NECCC code in the discount box at checkout: "NECCC10"

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM PLATYPOD!

​Child First Donations for our Holiday Banquet

​Child First Donations for our Holiday Banquet

Child First is a state-wide early intervention program which focuses on helping parents and children learn to interact and play creatively in their own homes.  Clinically trained social workers and case managers make weekly home visits to help the child and parent(s) play and communicate positively.  The families are struggling with poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse or cognitive issues.  The goal is to improve family functioning overall.  The toys and money donations will be used both as holiday gifts and as part of the therapeutic interventions.  

The donations should be unwrapped and brought to our holiday party.  Checks can be made out to Child First.   

And thank you for your generosity.  

Friday, November 22, 2019

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner December 9, 2019

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner
December 9, 2019        
      (Deadline December 6, 2019)
Pompeo's Restaurant, 485 West Main Street, Branford, CT 203.488.3384
Doors Open @ 5:00: Buffet @ 6:00
Cost:  $35 per person, Cash Bar (Give/Send Checks to Denise Saldaña)
Bring your family and friends. Questions:  Call Denise Saldaña @ 203.314-8587
Menu
Homemade Breads - Stuffed Breads, Rolled Eggplant, Sausage & Peppers & Meatballs,     Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables, Roast Beef and Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Florentine, Stuffed Shells, Tortellini Genovese, and for desert:  Italian Pastries

Annual Slide Show
Deadline:  Friday, December 6, 2019
NHCC is inviting members to present five minute, mini-slide shows.  The topic is your choice - travel, humor, creative, etc., with or without narration, with or without music.
Please send the slide show to Paul Peterson (or drop off ahead of time) so he can load the shows onto the club computer.  You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. The shows must be in a format the computer can handle: example - .exe format form ProShow Gold on Windows or Animoto for Mac. 
The show file should be named as follows:  Last name-FirstName-Title.
Questions?  Ask Paul Peterson.  Not sure if your program will work – Ask Paul Peterson
203-488-0267  pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net


Please do not call the restaurant to add your name to list.
Problems: Call Denise Saldaña


Name:
Number Attending
Phone:
Make checks out to NHCC.   Send to Denise Saldaña. 
Email Denise for home address:  denisesaldana@hotmail.com.  Subject line on email: NHCC Holiday Dinner






Wednesday, November 20, 2019

November Competition

November 25 Competition deadline is this Friday, Nov 22 at 11:59 PM

This year the image size allowed has changed. In the past, images could be up to 1024 pixels in height or width.
Now images can be 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high. This change is in keeping with the New England Camera Club Council which has changed its image sizes for interclub competitions.

Here are some examples of images which can be submitted this year:


  • a landscape which is 1400 x 1050
  • a vertical which is 800 x 1050
  • a square image which is 1050 x 1050
  • Note that the vertical dimension cannot be more than 1050.
If you accidentally forget to resize your images, Photo Contest Pro may still accept them if they are not too far off.
However, everyone should strive to resize their images to conform to the guidelines.

The Assigned Subject for November is "Church Interiors."

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Celestial Nightscapes Presentation Web Links


Celestial Nightscapes Presentation Web Links
© Mark Bowie 2019

Websites & Products Mentioned
Workshops, Photography Info
markbowie.com – new website in production
adkpi.org - Adirondack Photography Institute workshops
Cape Cod Art CenterMark’s Cape Cod workshops

Stores

Research
Solunarforecast.com – moon’s daily trajectory
spaceflight1.nasa.gov – Int’l Space Shuttle schedules
blue-marble.de/nightlights/2012 _ - World at night maps
wunderground.comweather & satellite radar
Dofmaster.com – Hyperfocal distance charts
PhotoPills – lots of helpful assets, including night shooting planner
Clear Outside – weather & stargazing conditions
Dark Sky Map – light pollution map
Stellarium – free planetarium software

Equipment
singh-ray.com - filters
sunwayfoto.us – panorama equipment
reallyrightstuff.com – panorama equipment, tripods, heads, & more
hahnel.ie - hahnel Giga T Pro II intervalometer
Pelican Model 2720 – headlamp with hands free on & off
mkcontrols.com - Lightning Bug

Software
creative.adobe.com/plans/photography - Lightroom & Photoshop Subscription Plan
Ptgui.com – HDR panorama software
https://nikcollection.dxo.com - for HDR Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, & more
Stellarium.org – Free planetarium software
Topaz DeNoise – noise reduction software
markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html - StarStax - free star stacking program
itunes.apple.com/us/app/starry-landscape-stacker/id550326617?mt=12 - Starry Landscape Stacker star stacking program
Sequator - star stacking program for Windows
lrtimelapse.com - LR Timelapse - time lapse movie software
Time Lapse Assembler - time lapse movie software for Mac
iMovie – time lapse movie software for Mac
Moviemaker for Mac - time lapse movie software
Windows 10 Photos app – time lapse movie software (Movie Maker for Windows no longer supported)
VirtualDub – free time lapse movie software for PC
Final Cut Pro X – video processing

Friday, November 15, 2019

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner
December 9, 2019        
      (Deadline December 6, 2019)
Pompeo's Restaurant, 485 West Main Street, Branford, CT 203.488.3384
Doors Open @ 5:00: Buffet @ 6:00
Cost:  $35 per person, Cash Bar (Give/Send Checks to Denise Saldaña)
Bring your family and friends. Questions:  Call Denise Saldaña @ 203 314-8587

Menu
Homemade Breads - Stuffed Breads, Rolled Eggplant, Sausage & Peppers & Meatballs,     Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables, Roast Beef and Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Florentine, Stuffed Shells, Tortellini Genovese, and for desert:  Italian Pastries

Annual Slide Show
Deadline:  Friday, December 6, 2019
NHCC is inviting members to present five minute, mini-slide shows.  The topic is your choice - travel, humor, creative, etc., with or without narration, with or without music.
Please send the slide show to Paul Peterson (or drop off ahead of time) so he can load the shows onto the club computer.  You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. The shows must be in a format the computer can handle: example - .exe format form ProShow Gold on Windows or Animoto for Mac. 
The show file should be named as follows:  Last name-FirstName-Title.
Questions?  Ask Paul Peterson.  Not sure if your program will work – Ask Paul Peterson
203-488-0267  nhccwin@yahoo.com


Please do not call the restaurant to add your name to list.
Problems: Call Denise Saldaña


Name:
Number Attending
Phone:
Make checks out to NHCC.   Send to Denise Saldaña.  
Email Denise for home address:  denisesaldana@hotmail.com. Subject line on email: NHCC Holiday Dinner





Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SAVE THE DATE - WED., DEC. 11 FIELD TRIP

 

Our upcoming Field Trip in December is to 
The Silver Lights Festival at Hubbard Park in Meriden.

This is a spectacular display with over 300,000 lights and hundreds of lighted characters throughout the 1,800-acre park.
Lighted displays can be found decorating buildings, floating on the pond, in the trees, and nestled in the grassy hills.
It’s a great time to photograph these beautiful scenes, maybe use one for your holiday cards.
More details to come. Please save the date!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

SAVE THE DATE - WED., DEC. 11 FIELD TRIP

Our upcoming Field Trip in December is to The Silver Lights Festival at Hubbard Park in Meriden.

 

This is a spectacular display with over 300,000 lights and hundreds of lighted characters throughout the 1,800-acre park.

Lighted displays can be found decorating buildings, floating on the pond, in the trees, and nestled in the grassy hills.

 

It’s a great time to photograph these beautiful scenes, maybe use one for your holiday cards.

 

More details to come. Please save the date!

Monday, November 11, 2019

FIELD TRIP TO JOHN'S GARAGE

Here are some views of our upcoming field trip to John’s Garage.

It’s an event you don’t want to miss.

The place is truly magical!

(And so is the food)

Come, have fun creating unique images!

Here are some views of our upcoming field trip to John’s Garage.

It’s an event you don’t want to miss.

The place is truly magical!

(And so is the food)

Come, have fun creating unique images!

 

SIGN UP FOR THURSDAY FIELD TRIP

Here are some views of our upcoming field trip to John’s Garage.

It’s an event you don’t want to miss.

The place is truly magical!

(And so is the food)

Come, have fun creating unique images!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

FIELD TRIP BACK TO THE 50's on Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewHavenCameraClub/permalink/2553547578056882/

 

Join us for a retrospective tour of 1950s Americana and pop culture, housed in an old fire house in southern Massachusetts. Inside are rare Coca-Cola memorabilia, scale models, records, signs, a remake of a general store with candy, juke box, and a working marble bar, plus a rare automobile collection including the Lincoln limousine used by President Lyndon Johnson and the Cadillac from the first Godfather film. Opportunity for object, still life, and detail photography in a private indoor setting. The collector is Cliff's personal friend and a longtime radio personality on NPR's Car Talk.

 

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 
Address: 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Come at 6:45, the program starts at 7:00pm
Programs are FREE and open to the public 

(You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips).
We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for programs and the fourth Monday for competitions.


Program Description: Two years in the making... the debut of this stunning project will feature new still images, time-lapse sequences and night video — with the goal of exposing night photographers to the image-making potential of a variety of moonlit landscapes, during all phases of the moon.

In targeting the Milky Way, most night photographers avoid photographing under a large moon. Yet there’s so much more to discover under the light of the moon. Moonlight provides many benefits for photographing the earthbound landscape. It casts fill light, illuminating details and colors of both man-made structures and natural subjects. It theatrically interacts with clouds, fog and water, offering creative possibilities not only for shooting stills, but time-lapse and video. It can add ambience, mystery and a sense of wonder. The possibilities are limited only by our vision and imagination.

I’ll discuss using apps to put photographers in position to best take advantage of moonlit
subjects. I’ll present innovative field and processing techniques, and cover camera settings, how
to compose and focus, and determine exposure. I’ll cover artistic possibilities presented under
all phases, optical phenomena created by moonlight, photographing eclipses and long exposures
of the moon, shooting and blending multiple exposures to capture detail in the moon and
landscape, and shooting time interval and time lapse sequences to creatively present the moon’s
trajectory across the night sky.

Ultimately, my goal is to expose viewers to the artistic possibilities of this little-covered facet of
night photography while helping them discover more about the natural world — lit by the light
of the moon.

http://markbowie.com/

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Join NHCC on Monday November 11th for Mark Bowie's presentation MOONLIT: how to photograph by moonlight

Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 
Address: 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Come at 6:45, the program starts at 7:00pm
Programs are FREE and open to the public 

(You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips).
We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for programs and the fourth Monday for competitions.


Program Description: Two years in the making... the debut of this stunning project will feature new still images, time-lapse sequences and night video — with the goal of exposing night photographers to the image-making potential of a variety of moonlit landscapes, during all phases of the moon.

In targeting the Milky Way, most night photographers avoid photographing under a large moon. Yet there's so much more to discover under the light of the moon. Moonlight provides many benefits for photographing the earthbound landscape. It casts fill light, illuminating details and colors of both man-made structures and natural subjects. It theatrically interacts with clouds, fog and water, offering creative possibilities not only for shooting stills, but time-lapse and video. It can add ambience, mystery and a sense of wonder. The possibilities are limited only by our vision and imagination.

I'll discuss using apps to put photographers in position to best take advantage of moonlit
subjects. I'll present innovative field and processing techniques, and cover camera settings, how
to compose and focus, and determine exposure. I'll cover artistic possibilities presented under
all phases, optical phenomena created by moonlight, photographing eclipses and long exposures
of the moon, shooting and blending multiple exposures to capture detail in the moon and
landscape, and shooting time interval and time lapse sequences to creatively present the moon's
trajectory across the night sky.

Ultimately, my goal is to expose viewers to the artistic possibilities of this little-covered facet of
night photography while helping them discover more about the natural world — lit by the light
of the moon.

http://markbowie.com/



Friday, November 8, 2019

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner
December 9, 2019        
      (Deadline December 6, 2019)
Pompeo's Restaurant, 485 West Main Street, Branford, CT 203.488.3384
Doors Open @ 5:00: Buffet @ 6:00
Cost:  $35 per person, Cash Bar (Give/Send Checks to Denise Saldaña)
Bring your family and friends. Questions:  Call Denise Saldaña @ 203 314-8587

Menu
Homemade Breads - Stuffed Breads, Rolled Eggplant, Sausage & Peppers & Meatballs,     Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables, Roast Beef and Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Florentine, Stuffed Shells, Tortellini Genovese, and for desert:  Italian Pastries

Annual Slide Show
Deadline:  Friday, December 6, 2019
NHCC is inviting members to present five minute, mini-slide shows.  The topic is your choice - travel, humor, creative, etc., with or without narration, with or without music.
Please send the slide show to Paul Peterson (or drop off ahead of time) so he can load the shows onto the club computer.  You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. The shows must be in a format the computer can handle: example - .exe format form ProShow Gold on Windows or Animoto for Mac. 
The show file should be named as follows:  Last name-FirstName-Title.
Questions?  Ask Paul Peterson.  Not sure if your program will work – Ask Paul Peterson
203-488-0267  nhccwin@yahoo.com


Please do not call the restaurant to add your name to list.
Problems: Call Denise Saldaña


Name:
Number Attending
Phone:
Make checks out to NHCC.   Send to Denise Saldaña.  
Email Denise for home address:  denisesaldana@hotmail.com. Subject line on email: NHCC Holiday Dinner





Wednesday, November 6, 2019

NHCC DOOR GREETERS

October:  David Liang

November:  Fran Castiello

January:  John Knecht and Yvan Boulet

February:  Janice Ferrara and Cheri Bode

March:  Barbara Vietzke

April:  Jim Dionne

May:  Ann and Art Yost


Please arrive by 6:30 pm
Bring a sign with your cell phone number to post on door. 






The monthly scores for the October competition have been posted

The monthly scores for the October competition have been posted

The CURRENT competition score files are added here https://drive.google.com/open?id=19D4snXTUTtCKOyF4cQliDCSWHVb_KA9W after each competition (2019-20 season)

Just a reminder that you can view the monthly image scores
and the cumulative scores for the season here on our website:
http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-competition-scores.html