Sunday, January 24, 2021

Join the New Haven and North Haven Camera Clubs -- Monday Feb 1st at 6:30pm Sculpting with light; a Transformative Process by Harold Ross

Join the New Haven and North Haven Camera Clubs -- Monday Feb 1st at 6:30pm

Sculpting with light; a Transformative Process by Harold Ross

Join noted photographer Harold Ross for a presentation of his Sculpting with Light process, a technique that he has been perfecting for 30 years. (Yes, that's right! Harold used his light painting process on  transparency film, before Photoshop existed!) He will show you how his photographic methods using the technique of light painting can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. 

Harold is drawn to photograph things that have history; old machines, tools and various still life subjects. His goal is to elevate and monumentalize these subjects, which are often taken for granted. His transformational approach to photography can, in a way, breathe new life into his subjects.

In his landscape work, Harold is interested in the interplay between the real and the unreal. An unmistakably real scene, illuminated in a way that can’t happen in nature, creates a quandary in the mind of the viewer. In a more subtle way, this same interplay exists in Harold’s still life work. Harold will share his work, and he will explain the lighting tools he uses (simple and few), the advantages of light painting, and the Six Principles of Light that he feels are essential to mastering lighting.

He’ll also touch on the amazing power of enhancing dimension and depth through specialized (yet simple) masking techniques in Photoshop. These masking methods, which Harold teaches in his workshops, are akin to painting and drawing, and are not taught as photographic techniques anywhere else. Harold will be using his images to convey the transformative nature of his image-making process, which allows one to transform an ordinary subject into something remarkable! 

This will be an information-packed program. Be prepared to be inspired!

See Harold’s work at: www.haroldrossfineart.com

See Harold’s blog, with lots of technical information on Light Painting at: www.haroldrossfineart.wordpress.com and Harold’s Instagram: #haroldross_sculptingwithlight







BIO: Harold’s 40-year photographic career began in fine art (he has a degree in fine art photography from MICA) and as a teacher. He then owned (for 30 years) a commercial studio producing images for advertising. For the last decade, Harold has returned to his roots, now concentrating entirely on fine art photography as well as teaching.

For the last 30 years, he has specialized in Light Painting, a technique involving "painting" the light over a long time exposure. Harold refers to his image-making process as “Sculpting with Light”. His work mainly involves still life, but he also makes photographs of larger subjects as well as landscapes (shot at night of course). 

His large scale color work has been exhibited, collected, and published in the U.S. and internationally in Photo China Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico, Ukraine Photographer, and The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society in England, among others. Here at home, his work was featured in LensWork #93, #121 and #137, and Professional Photographer Magazine, Digital Photographer, and Popular Photography, among many others. Also, his work was recently featured in a LensWork Monograph. Digital publications include The New York Times LENS blog, Boing Boing, aCurator, LENSCRATCH, Colossal, Photigy, Luminous Landscape, Medium Format, and more. In 2011, Harold was invited to participate in an exhibition of landscape photography in Inner Mongolia, China along with 10 other American and 20 Chinese photographers. He was also chosen as one of four photographers to exhibit in the inaugural FRESH exhibition at the prestigious Klompching Gallery in New York.

Harold is influenced by the work of Wynn Bullock, W. Eugene Smith and Irving Penn. He is also influenced by the paintings of Rembrandt, Carravaggio, and Willem Kalf. Gallery representation: Susan Spiritus Gallery, CA., and High Noon Gallery, Beijing. Harold lives in Lancaster County, PA, with his wife Vera and their two Basenjis, where he produces images and teaches workshops in his image-making process. To see Harold’s work, please visit www.haroldrossfineart.com

Friday, January 22, 2021

ONE WEEK TO SHARE YOUR WINTER PHOTOS

 

 

 

Be a part of our upcoming presentation, “Winter at Gulf Beach”.

Your images are due January 29.

 

And there’s so much to discover at Gulf Beach on Gulf Street in Milford.

It will be lots of fun to see what each photographer finds interesting about the same stretch of land.

 

Everyone can go on their own schedule and take photos. There are lots of options such as the pier, sunrise shots, close ups of sand or other objects, sunsets with silhouettes of people or perhaps a boat going by. 

 

Then chose up to 4 pictures, do some post-processing and size them to our usual 1400 x 1050.  Be sure to name each one using this formatting example: ayost_01, ayost_02 etc.  And finally send to Colleen Reilly at colleen@halleycomm.netDeadline is January 29th.

 

The images will be put into a slideshow and shown at an upcoming meeting – just for fun. 

This isn’t a contest and there will be no judging.  So – dust off your camera, hop in the car and visit Gulf Beach. 

We hope to see you there!

Free parking is available off season. 

 

Click on each photo for a larger view.

 

 

Instagram Workshop February 4, 2021 7pm Via Zoom

 

Instagram Workshop

By

Cheri Bode

February 4, 2021

7pm

Cheri has been a member of the New Haven Camera Club for almost 2 years, and has dabbled in the world of social media

This workshop is open to the first 10 people to sign up

She will show you how to:

Create an Account

Make A Post

How to Search For People

How to Like a Post

A Q&A will follow

To be a part of this workshop you will need to download the app on your phone, it’s free in the app store. You can also go to Instagram.com

If interested in this workshop contact Jan Doyle At jmdteach@comcast.net

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Images are Due Friday for the January 25 Competition

January 25 Competition deadline is Friday, Jan. 22 at 11:59 PM

Images can be 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high.

Here are some examples of images which can be submitted:

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 January is "Three of a Kind."

Monday, January 18, 2021

Join us Feb 1st for Light Painting 6:30pm Sculpting with light; a Transformative Process by Harold Ross

Join the New Haven and North Haven Camera Clubs -- Monday Feb 1st at 6:30pm 

Sculpting with light; a Transformative Process by Harold Ross

Join noted photographer Harold Ross for a presentation of his Sculpting with Light process, a technique that he has been perfecting for 30 years. (Yes, that's right! Harold used his light painting process on  transparency film, before Photoshop existed!) He will show you how his photographic methods using the technique of light painting can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. 

Harold is drawn to photograph things that have history; old machines, tools and various still life subjects. His goal is to elevate and monumentalize these subjects, which are often taken for granted. His transformational approach to photography can, in a way, breathe new life into his subjects.

In his landscape work, Harold is interested in the interplay between the real and the unreal. An unmistakably real scene, illuminated in a way that can’t happen in nature, creates a quandary in the mind of the viewer. In a more subtle way, this same interplay exists in Harold’s still life work. Harold will share his work, and he will explain the lighting tools he uses (simple and few), the advantages of light painting, and the Six Principles of Light that he feels are essential to mastering lighting.

He’ll also touch on the amazing power of enhancing dimension and depth through specialized (yet simple) masking techniques in Photoshop. These masking methods, which Harold teaches in his workshops, are akin to painting and drawing, and are not taught as photographic techniques anywhere else. Harold will be using his images to convey the transformative nature of his image-making process, which allows one to transform an ordinary subject into something remarkable! 

This will be an information-packed program. Be prepared to be inspired!

See Harold’s work at: www.haroldrossfineart.com

See Harold’s blog, with lots of technical information on Light Painting at: www.haroldrossfineart.wordpress.com and Harold’s Instagram: #haroldross_sculptingwithlight







BIO: Harold’s 40-year photographic career began in fine art (he has a degree in fine art photography from MICA) and as a teacher. He then owned (for 30 years) a commercial studio producing images for advertising. For the last decade, Harold has returned to his roots, now concentrating entirely on fine art photography as well as teaching.

For the last 30 years, he has specialized in Light Painting, a technique involving "painting" the light over a long time exposure. Harold refers to his image-making process as “Sculpting with Light”. His work mainly involves still life, but he also makes photographs of larger subjects as well as landscapes (shot at night of course). 

His large scale color work has been exhibited, collected, and published in the U.S. and internationally in Photo China Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico, Ukraine Photographer, and The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society in England, among others. Here at home, his work was featured in LensWork #93, #121 and #137, and Professional Photographer Magazine, Digital Photographer, and Popular Photography, among many others. Also, his work was recently featured in a LensWork Monograph. Digital publications include The New York Times LENS blog, Boing Boing, aCurator, LENSCRATCH, Colossal, Photigy, Luminous Landscape, Medium Format, and more. In 2011, Harold was invited to participate in an exhibition of landscape photography in Inner Mongolia, China along with 10 other American and 20 Chinese photographers. He was also chosen as one of four photographers to exhibit in the inaugural FRESH exhibition at the prestigious Klompching Gallery in New York.

Harold is influenced by the work of Wynn Bullock, W. Eugene Smith and Irving Penn. He is also influenced by the paintings of Rembrandt, Carravaggio, and Willem Kalf. Gallery representation: Susan Spiritus Gallery, CA., and High Noon Gallery, Beijing. Harold lives in Lancaster County, PA, with his wife Vera and their two Basenjis, where he produces images and teaches workshops in his image-making process. To see Harold’s work, please visit www.haroldrossfineart.com

iPhoneography Workshop March 9, 2021 via Zoom

 

iPhoneography Workshop

 

March 9, 2021, 7:00  On ZOOM

 

Presenter:  Jerry Hug is an award-winning photographer and a retired fine arts educator and administrator from the Maine Township Illinois High Schools. Jerry lectures and teaches at photographic conferences and workshops throughout the country. He is considered one of the go-to iPhone photography experts and is published in national journals. His work has produced permanent photo exhibits funded by the Illinois Arts Council featuring historical places in Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Niles, Illinois. 

Visit his website at Jerryhug.com

In order to get the most from this workshop, you need two apps: Snapseed and Retouch. Retouch is sometimes called Touch/Retouch (Snapseed is free while Retouch has a small fee.)

Prior to the workshop, I will send workshop attendees  two photos from Jerry.  We will work on these photos, on our own phone, with Jerry guiding us.

We are so appreciative that Jerry is giving his time and talent to the New Haven Camera Club at no charge.  Notedly, this workshop is the result of efforts from Denise Salana and Stephen Brenner.

 

Zoom Outline for iPhoneography

 

1. Purchasing your iPhone and what you need when you upgrade.

2. Setting up your cellphone for both quality photos and videos and how to hold and shoot in Manual Mode.

3. Add on external hardware and equipment for Mobile use. (If time how to shoot Infrared on your cellphone.)

4. My favorite applications (apps)

5. Organizing images for viewing and ‘Slideshows”

6. Traveling with only Mobile devices by Photography (advantages and limitations)

7. How I use specialized app for getting better results. Camera and Editing apps.

8. Using textures both handmade and purchased.

9. How I store my images on the devices and use iCloud.

10. Printing directly from the Mobile device to the best Canon or Epson printer

Sign up with Jan Doyle.  Email her at jmdteach@comcast.net with iPhoneography in the subject line.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

LET'S GET OUTSIDE AND HAVE SOME FUN!!

LET’S GET OUTSIDE AND HAVE SOME FUN!!

January 2021

 

It’s cold, it’s gray and there are no green leaves anywhere.  What can I do until spring arrives? 

The New Haven Camera Club is proposing that we go to Gulf Beach on Gulf Street in Milford. 

Everyone can go on their own schedule and take photos. There are lots of options such as the pier, sunrise shots, close ups of sand or other objects, sunsets with silhouettes of people or perhaps a boat going by. 

Then chose up to 4 pictures, do some post-processing and size them to our usual 1400 x 1050.  Be sure to name each one using this formatting example: ayost_01, ayost_02 etc.  And finally send to Colleen Reilly at colleen@halleycomm.netDeadline is January 29th.

The images will be put into a slide show and shown at an upcoming meeting – just for fun.  This isn’t a contest and there will be no judging.  So – dust off your camera, hop in the car and visit Gulf Beach.  Maybe we’ll see each other there! Free parking is available off season. 

 

 

 

Friday, January 8, 2021

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.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Photo Contest Pro Now Open For January 25th Competition

 Photo Contest Pro now open for January 25 Competition

  • 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:
  • 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 January is "Three of a Kind."

Monday, January 4, 2021

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.