Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March competition winners class A

March competition winners class A
You can also view all of the images from the competitions, and scores from March here:   http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-photos.html




Saturday, March 28, 2020

The monthly scores for the March competition have been posted

The monthly scores for the March 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 

Friday, March 27, 2020

March Images Now on the NHCC Website

As you know, the March competition was conducted remotely. The outside judges were Josh and Loretta Goldin from Milford CC. The inside judge was Pat Benham. The images have now been posted on the club's website (newhavencameraclub.org) Go to the website and press the tab on the far right that says Photographs. Scroll down and you will see all the categories for the March competition.

Normally we only designate the winners (1st, 2nd, HM). All other photographs say None for award. This time, because no one was able to see the competition, we have listed the scores. The scores will also be posted on the website in the normal fashion as soon as possible.

In addition, Paul Peterson will be posting the winning images in each category on the blog. This will happen later today or tomorrow.

There were three images submitted for critiques. These were not critiqued during the competition. Instead, Paul Peterson will offer a critique of each and will post them on the blog.

We are trying to stay connected during this difficult time. There is still beauty outdoors. Next time you are out for a walk, look at all the flowers popping up and at all the buds on the trees. Better yet, take your camera (or phone) and shoot a few pics. You can then play with them on your computer.

Stay well.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

APRIL 18 AND APRIL 26 FIELD TRIPS CANCELLED

Sorry, Everyone, but it seems appropriate to do our part in limiting close contact with others until this coronavirus is contained. To that end, the next 2 field trips are cancelled, and we hope to reschedule them in the near future.

The two trips are April 18 to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and United House Wrecking, and April 26 to the Wadsworth Daffodil Festival in Middlefield.

Wishing you and your families stay healthy. We’ll all get together soon for more fun-filled photographic adventures!

The NNCC Trips Committee

 

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Competition Entries are due Friday, March 20


Entries are due by Friday, March 20, at 11:59 PM

 

Please Note: For the sake of everyone's health, we are not meeting at the Unitarian Church.

Instead we are conducting a remote competition. You will still submit your images to Photo Contest Pro as always. 
The images will then be sent to the judges who will judge them at their homes. Once the images are scored, the images 
and scores will be posted on the New Haven Camera Club website. This is the first time we have conducted a 
competition in this way. Paul Peterson will try to get the results posted as soon as possible but be patient.

 

Special Note for Image Critique: You can still submit images to be critiqued. These images, along with brief critiques, 
will be posted on the Blog

 

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.

 

One last reminder - The assigned subject for March is Cemeteries and/or Gravestones.

 

Please stay safe.


Friday, March 13, 2020

Important Notice

 

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 the New Haven Camera Club Board has decided to cancel the March Competition meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23rd. Please continue to submit your competition images as usual until the Friday, March 20th deadline. (See our blog for a reminder of deadlines, size of images and assigned subject.)  We will be conducting our competition online or through email, with each judge scoring images from their own computers. This is a first for us so we are not sure of the exact date when the results will be available. 

 

Our concerns for all our members' health and the need to slow down the spread of COVID-19 are the main factors motivating our decision to cancel our meeting. We hope everyone can stay healthy and safe. We will update you regarding future meetings as needed. Please check the blog periodically. 

 

Please contact me or any other board member if you have any questions or suggestions. I hope that we can meet again soon and continue our fun photography adventure together. 

 

But, in the meantime, thank you for your understanding,

 

Denise Saldaña

President New Haven Camera Club

 


Saturday, March 7, 2020

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.



Thursday, March 5, 2020



NHCC ​Monday, March 9th, Meeting
Call for help!

This Monday our usual meeting room is occupied with a church event. So we will be meeting in the "library" of the Unitarian Church.The library is the last door on the right before the 'Children's Chapel' (where we usually meet). 
I need some volunteers to please come a bit early (6:15) on Monday because we will need to move some tables into the hallway. 
Thank You Ahead of Time!

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS in APRIL - SAVE the DATE Sunday, April 26, 2020

Here are some of our upcoming field trips. We look forward to seeing everyone, creating beautiful images, and enjoying each other's company.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

1) Wadsworth Falls | Location: 751 Wadsworth St., Middletown CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Daffodil Day at the Wadsworth Mansion, event takes place from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and is free to the public. Live music, nature trails, A Place Called Hope Raptor presentation, food trucks, and of course, lots of daffodils.| Location: 421 Wadsworth St., Middletown CT

 

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS in APRIL - SAVE the DATE Saturday, April 18, 2020

Here are some of our upcoming field trips. We look forward to seeing everyone, creating beautiful images, and enjoying each other's company.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Here are two great places to visit in the southern part of our state.
1)  Stamford Museum and Nature Center  is an art, history nature and agricultural sciences museum. The 118-acres property was once the home of fashion designer and department store owner Henri Willis Bendel. Today it is home to a 10-acre working farm, a Tudor-style museum and art gallery, 80 acres of outdoor walking trails, outdoor sculptures, an observatory and planetarium, and an otter pond. There is a $10 - $12 admission fee. | Location: 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford CT

  
2)  United House Wrecking, a unique family business featuring 40,000 sq. ft. showroom of home décor, vintage, salvage and custom furniture. | Location: 535 Hope St., Stamford CT

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Photo Contest Pro Now Open for March 23 Competition

The competition will be on Monday, March 23. Entries are due by Friday, March 20,

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.

 

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

 

One last reminder - The assigned subject for March is Cemeteries and/or Gravestones.


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Action needed: please take the NHCC survey

NHCC has a new survey designed to ask questions of you the members, we hope that everyone will take it!

Click on the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHCC-SP20
or point your iPhone at the QR code to go to the survey.
You can take this survey on a computer, iPad, cell phone, etc.



Thank you to Bill Hoikala for designing this survey, our last one was May 2015.