Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Images for February 24 Competition are due by Friday, February 21

Submit your images soon for the upcoming competition.

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.

Don't wait until the last minute to submit your images.

One last reminder - The assigned subject for February is Boats or Ships.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

March Join NHCC on Monday March 9th for “Creative Flower Photography” a presentation by Paul Peterson and Denise Saldaña

Creative Flower Photography --  Presentation by Paul Peterson and Denise Saldaña

Join NHCC on Monday March 9th for “Creative Flower Photography” a presentation by Paul Peterson and Denise Saldaña

Where: Unitarian Society of New Haven 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden
When: come at 6:45, programs start at 7:00

Presentation is free and open to the public

About the Program:
Creative Flower Photography: Paul will demonstrate how he takes close up flower photographs indoors, using diffused sunlight as a light source. He has previously presented a program on Easy Close Up Photography. The upcoming presentation will be a shortened version of that program, updated for the digital age in which so much can be done to enhance the photograph after it is first captured. Denise will discuss flowers as a photographic subject. She will emphasize the importance of the background in flower photography and share some of her tricks for making backgrounds more appealing. She will discuss manual shooting and creating a soft background using a wide aperture. You will be able to see some of her own homemade backgrounds used in her photography. Denise will also display her light tent and her light box and explain how she uses these for her photography.

Come to a NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Programs are free and open to the public

  

Denise Saldaña Biography

I was born and raised in bright, lush, tropical Puerto Rico. My father was an avid photographer and a gardener. I give him credit for both these interests. He gave me my first Brownie and, when I got older, his Leica camera. In my photography, I search for the light and color that I grew up with. They are important themes in my work. Many of my pieces are nature related, with a special interest in flowers, birds, and insects. My shots are composed both outdoors and inside in my studio. My particular interest is macro photography. I shoot very close to my subject and compose my photo with color, line, detail, lighting, and background in mind. In my presentation, I will discuss some ideas for shooting flowers and, hopefully, share my joy in creating them. www.denisesaldana.pixels.com

Paul Peterson joined the New Haven Camera Club in 1980. It was just a few years after joining that he first started taking close up photos. As a high school biology teacher, Paul appreciated the delicate details of wildflowers, insects, and other small animals. Not wanting to invest in a lot of expensive macro photography equipment, he developed a method of photographing small subjects indoors using diffused sunlight as a light source. Over the years, he expanded his subjects to include cultivated flowers, fruits and vegetables, and many other small subjects. With the advent of digital photography, Paul has added creativity to his work. He takes his basic images and then manipulates them in various ways to produce a more artistic image. At their core, however, Paul's images are simple compositions which are created with a very simple set up.



Sunday, February 9, 2020

Monday Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Come to a NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
programs are free and open to the public

About the Program:
"The Elements of Nature" Presented by: Scott Joshua Dere
Scott will discuss how to make the sharpest images possible while photographing nature and wildlife in the field. During this presentation, one will learn the proper use of a super telephoto lens, how to stabilize these oversized lenses and tune them so that they operate at their optimum, sharpest and quickest abilities. Scott will cover topics on Spot Metering as well as Servo modes for the best exposures and tracking modes while out in the wilderness.











Saturday, February 1, 2020

The monthly scores for the January competition have been posted

The monthly scores for the January 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 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Come to a NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517

About the Program:
"The Elements of Nature" Presented by: Scott Joshua Dere
Scott will discuss how to make the sharpest images possible while photographing nature and wildlife in the field. During this presentation, one will learn the proper use of a super telephoto lens, how to stabilize these oversized lenses and tune them so that they operate at their optimum, sharpest and quickest abilities. Scott will cover topics on Spot Metering as well as Servo modes for the best exposures and tracking modes while out in the wilderness.











Saturday, January 25, 2020

NECCC CONFERENCE COURTESY ENROLLMENT

NECCC CONFERENCE COURTESY ENROLLMENT

If you've never been to the New England Camera Club Council annual conference, here's your opportunity to sign up for the chance to to win a free registration.  NECCC offers each camera club member of the Council the opportunity to enroll one of their members for a courtesy registration (value is $205).  The person is still responsible for the cost of housing, transportation and meals.  The Conference is held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA from July 17 - 19, 2020.  This is a fabulous chance to experience informative workshops as well as photo opportunities.  And this year is the 75th anniversary of this conference so there will be even more exciting speakers and events.  Further details can be found at NECCC.org.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please let Ann Yost know (ayost4@aol.com) by January 30th.  If there is more than one person, names will be drawn from a "hat".  Check your calendar!  This is wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills as well as to share in fellowship with your camera club friends!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Photoshop Workshop Rescheduled to Feb 11

Paul's Photoshop Sign-up

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Time:  6:45 pm – 8:45 PM

Location:  Jan's Studio, 250 West Main Street, Unit #226 West

Branford, CT

 

                                          Paul will be using Photoshop CC for his workshop. ( NOT ELEMENTS)

Topics for Workshop

 

Improving Color – Color Saturation

Contrast and Brightness

Resizing and Cropping

Cloning

Sharpening

Before and After Comparison

 

If Time Allows

Replacing the sky

Layers

Masking


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January Competition Entries due Friday

January 27 Competition Entries are due Friday, January 24

Photo Contest Pro has been set up to accept entries for our first competition of  2020.

The competition will be on Monday, January 27. Entries are due by Friday, January 24,

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.

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.

One last reminder - The assigned subject for January is Zoo Photography.

Scores to be put on the Blog soon after the Competition

In response to members who would like scores to be posted as soon as possible, Paul Peterson has agreed
to try to post scores within a day or two after each competition. These will be the raw scores in each category.
They will NOT include cumulative scores for the year which will need to be calculated.

If you have signed up to have the Blog sent to your email address, you will receive these scores automatically.

The scores will appear as in this example from the October Class A Assigned Subject competition:

Inline image


Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Come to a NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
programs are free and open to the public

About the Program:
"The Elements of Nature" Presented by: Scott Joshua Dere
Scott will discuss how to make the sharpest images possible while photographing nature and wildlife in the field. During this presentation, one will learn the proper use of a super telephoto lens, how to stabilize these oversized lenses and tune them so that they operate at their optimum, sharpest and quickest abilities. Scott will cover topics on Spot Metering as well as Servo modes for the best exposures and tracking modes while out in the wilderness.











Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Printing from the NHCC Blog


Yes, you can print from the NHCC Blog....there are two options (#1 is easier)

(1) We all subscribe to the blog -- so you get an email for each blog post -- then just print the email (or control P on a PC to bring up the print dialog box) -- it is just like printing any other email, prints just fine...


(2) go to the blog (on the internet using your browser: Chrome, Safari, etc etc) ). The blog posts are in reverse chronological order, click on the title of the blogpost that you want to print, then

just print (or control P on a PC) like printing any other email, prints just fine

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Creative Projects with Your Photos

Creative Projects with Your Photos
Jan Doyle
www.wyseworks.net
From neckties to jeans, your photos can be exhibited in unusual ways for family fun and or the beginning of a small business.  Learn strategies and techniques to get you started.   

 

Photo printed on fabric and thread painted.

 

Biography


Jan is a national speaker, immediate past president of the New Haven Camera Club and the Co-Rep for SAQA-CT.  
Jan Doyle writes, hosts and produces a national, award - winning show on local cable called Wyse Talk.  It can a be found on YOURTUBE channel, also.  For easy access to some of the videos go to the Jan's website:  wwwwyseworks.net.
Jan's favorite saying is "Photography is my life."



Friday, January 10, 2020

NHCC DOOR GREETERS

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. 






door greeters



Creative Projects with Your Photos

Creative Projects with Your Photos
Jan Doyle
www.wyseworks.net
From neckties to jeans, your photos can be exhibited in unusual ways for family fun and or the beginning of a small business.  Learn strategies and techniques to get you started.   

 

Photo printed on fabric and thread painted.

 

Biography


Jan is a national speaker, immediate past president of the New Haven Camera Club and the Co-Rep for SAQA-CT.  
Jan Doyle writes, hosts and produces a national, award - winning show on local cable called Wyse Talk.  It can a be found on YOURTUBE channel, also.  For easy access to some of the videos go to the Jan's website:  wwwwyseworks.net.
Jan's favorite saying is "Photography is my life."



Thursday, January 9, 2020

Monday Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Monday Feb 10 2020 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere

Come to a NHCC Meeting!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm (September thru May).
Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
programs are free and open to the public

About the Program:
"The Elements of Nature" Presented by: Scott Joshua Dere
Scott will discuss how to make the sharpest images possible while photographing nature and wildlife in the field. During this presentation, one will learn the proper use of a super telephoto lens, how to stabilize these oversized lenses and tune them so that they operate at their optimum, sharpest and quickest abilities. Scott will cover topics on Spot Metering as well as Servo modes for the best exposures and tracking modes while out in the wilderness.