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