Thursday, December 31, 2020

FIELD TRIPS TO TAKE IN 2021

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FUN FIELD TRIPS !!!

 

 

The Field Trips Committee can’t wait til we can all gather as club members to shoot interesting places together. Until then, here are some trips you can take that offer some exciting shooting opportunities:

 

Mystic – the downtown and Seaport areas

Supply Pond, Branford

Area Towns Christmas decorations/lights

Guilford Green and surrounding historic homes, Guilford

Castle Craig and Hubbard Park, Meriden

Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford

Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

Wadsworth Falls, Middletown

Southford Falls, Southbury

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Barnum Arboretum, Stamford

White Memorial Center, Litchfield

Enders Falls, Granby

Kent Falls State Park, Kent

Chatfield Hollow, Killingworth

Devil's Hopyard, East Haddam

Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam

Barkhamsted Reservoir/Saville Dam, Barkhamsted

Lighthouse Point Park, East Haven

Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse, Old Saybrook

Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford

West Cornwall Covered Bridge, West Cornwall

 

 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

January 11th "Components of an Excellent Photo" By Chane Cullens

 Join NHCC For a Program "Components Of An Excellent Photo" By Chane Cullens on January 11th at 7pm Via Zoom


How to create visually superior photos by understanding how people, including judges, connect with what they are viewing. Impact, Technical Excellence, Creativity, Style. The session ends with an interactive group discussion on evaluating a series of photos in relationship to the 12 elements.

 





Chane Cullens (CT) has been using Canon cameras since Canon introduced the Canon EOS autofocus single-lens reflex camera line in 1987.

Chane has delivered presentations to camera clubs on the “Elements of an Excellent Photo” which help photographers understand how judges look at photos as well as helping them become better judges. He has also created and delivered a follow up presentation titled, “It’s Not About Gear; Composition, Lighting, Technique and Center of Interest.” Chane is always willing to teach people new things and has delivered presentations on “Leveraging Your Camera’s Intelligence” and “The 5 Best Ways To Avoid Losing Your Photographs Our Digital World.” Three years ago, he created and continues to deliver an annual all-day hands-on photography workshop which not only covers many of the basics of photography, but also covers downloading and some post-processing of the photos. He also created and taught a class on Nature Photography for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Chane has taken many award-winning photos. In 2017 he won the NECCC Conference 1st Place Monochrome Print Portrait Award. The previous year two of his photos were accepted by the Connecticut Association of Photographers for their TOPS 100 selection. He also won the Best in Show Award at Flagpole Photographers’ annual competition last year and prior to that won the club’s annual Nature Award which earned his photo a permanent placement on the wall of the town library. Other award-winning photos of his can be found lining the walls of a local restaurant which were purchased after seeing them in one of the many exhibits Chane participates in.

Chane has been judging for regional camera clubs for years including both monthly competitions and annual competitions. He offers insightful critiques and suggestions to allow the maker to increase the strength of their photos.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

December 15th 7pm What is Mirrorless and Why we Chose Olympus Mirrorless

Dear NHCC members,

At the November NHCC meeting, Denise mentioned that she started an Olympus Camera share group. This would be a group for anyone who uses Olympus to share and talk about our cameras and lenses. If you are interested in joining this group please send her an email letting her know. 

December 15th 7pm (you can log on at 6:45). This first meeting is open to anyone who might be interested in mirrorless cameras in general and specifically why Tom and Lisa chose Olympus, talking about some of the unique features of the Olympus system. 

Also, if anyone would like to start a similar group for other camera models please let Denise or Jan Doyle know of your interest.

Please email Denise <denisesaldana@hotmail.com> for the zoom link

Friday, December 11, 2020

New Haven Camera Club Annual Holiday Party

 

New Haven Camera Club is Holding their Annual Holiday Party via Zoom This Year!

To make our holiday party even more festive, please use a festive image for your Zoom Background


When: December 14, 2020

Time: 7:00pm


Menu: Bring your own snacks and refreshments



Annual Slide Show

Deadline to submit your video is Friday December 11, 2020


Today is the last day to get your slide show in for the holiday party


NHCC is inviting members to present a 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 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 from ProShow Gold on Windows or Animoto for Mac. Please remember that Zoom does not show long transitions well. So, try to simplify the transitions between your slides. 

The show file should be named as follows: Last name-FirstName-Title


Any questions or concerns about if your program will work Ask Paul Peterson: 203-488-0267 or email: pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net 

Child First Donations For Our Holiday Zoom Party

 Child First is a state-wide intervention program which focuses on helping parents and children to learn to interact and play creatively in their own homes. The families are often struggling with poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse or cognitive issues. The goal is to improve the family functioning. This year, because of COVID 19, money donations are much preferred. The money will be used as holiday gifts and therapeutic interventions.

Mail your donation to:

Ann Yost

163 Woodvale Road

West Haven, CT 06516

Please make your check out to Child First

Thank you for your generosity!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Upcoming speakers for NHCC

  • Jan. 11 -- "Components of an Excellent Photo" by Chane Cullens 
  • Feb 1 -- "Light Painting" by Harold Ross (in coordination with NoHCC) 
  • Feb. 8 -- "Composite Photography: Capturing The Imagination" by Hannah Munroe 
  • March 8 -- "How to create dozens of colorful, abstract works of art from a single photograph" by Phil Atiyeh 
  • March 29 -- "Still Life Photography" Sandy Ballough 
  • April 12 -- "Create Still Life Images with Impact" by Mark Battista 
  • May 10 -- "Myanmar" by Bill Barnett

Monday, December 7, 2020

Child First Donations For Our Holiday Zoom Party

 

Child First is a state-wide intervention program which focuses on helping parents and children to learn to interact and play creatively in their own homes. The families are often struggling with poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse or cognitive issues. The goal is to improve the family functioning. This year, because of COVID 19, money donations are much preferred. The money will be used as holiday gifts and therapeutic interventions.

Mail your donation to:

Ann Yost

163 Woodvale Road

West Haven, CT 06516

Please make your check out to Child First

Thank you for your generosity!



New Haven Camera Club Holiday Party



New Haven Camera Club is Holding their Annual Holiday Party via Zoom This Year!


When: December 14, 2020

Time: 7:00pm


Menu: Bring your own snacks and refreshments


Annual Slide Show

Deadline to submit your video is Friday December 11, 2020


NHCC is inviting members to present a 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 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 from ProShow Gold on Windows or Animoto for Mac. Please remember that Zoom does not show long transitions well. So, try to simplify the transitions between your slides. 

The show file should be named as follows: Last name-FirstName-Title


Any questions or concerns about if your program will work Ask Paul Peterson: 203-488-0267 or email: pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net