Sunday, March 7, 2021

Photo Contest Pro is open for March 22 Competition Images

March 22 Competition deadline is Friday, Mar 19, at 11:59 PM

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 March is "Happiness Is"

Friday, March 5, 2021

"Lensball Photography" by Marie Altenburg March 8th via Zoom

  Using a crystal ball is not just for fairy tale princesses.  Many photographers use such a device to capture an inverted version of a scene that's in the background.  But in this presentation, you’ll learn how to create unique graphic designs that will almost pop off the page.  And they can be created indoors in your home or office.




    Marie Altenburg’s Bio, in her own words:

When I left classroom teaching, my career did not end. Photography, which I have always enjoyed, has now become a major part of my life. Photography is a wonderful way to continue teaching while expressing my artistic side using all the new tools available to photographers. Not only do I create photographic art but I also teach and give presentations on the techniques I use. I have given these presentations in various locales around the country - on both the eastern and western coasts of the United States and from the north to the south. I look forward to each one and to the photographers I meet – either in person or virtually. Camera clubs, photographic conventions, and other organizations of interest to photographers are always welcome to contact me for this purpose. I enjoy meeting people and sharing my photographic techniques. I also judge camera club competitions and offer positive critiques to help others improve their photography. I am considered a master photographer although that term seems daunting because I am always learning new techniques and expanding my photographic vision.

I have volunteered my services in various venues, including a summer camp for children experiencing the devastation of cancer.

My photographs have received awards in salons and galleries throughout the country, have appeared in magazines, and have been sold in museum gift shops.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Gulf Beach Photo Challenge Video

 There have been requests from members,  to have the video from the Gulf Beach Photo Challenge posted to the website because they either missed it or just wanted to see it again. We decided to create a YouTube channel so that these videos can be easily shared with club members and so that they can share with their friends and family if they so choose. You can watch the Gulf Beach Video by clicking on the image.


The video for the Boothe Memorial Park Photo Challenge will be shown at Monday's Club Meeting, (March 8th) and the video will be available on the YouTube channel either Monday night or Tuesday morning and a link will be sent via the blog. 

Monday, March 1, 2021

 


Starting February 1st and continuing through February 28th, club members (on their own) took a ride to Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main Street, Stratford CT to see what attracts your artistic vision.

They sent up to 4 photos to Colleen Reilly, who then put the images together into a slideshow. This slideshow will be shown at our next meeting on March 8th.  No judging or comments.  Just for fun and to share with your NHCC colleagues!! Tune in to see everyone's awesome visions.

 


OUR NEXT PHOTO  CHALLENGE…

STONY CREEK (BRANFORD)

MARCH 1ST  - 31ST

Join with your camera club friends and colleagues and take a trip on your own to the charming coastal village of Stony Creek, known as the Thimble Islands Historic District.  Stony Creek offers shoreline vistas including beautiful sunsets with plenty of boats and islands in the foreground.  The small marina holds personal boats and also the well-known “Sea Mist” which offers cruises to and through the Thimble Islands.  This maritime area has examples of architecture from the late 19th to early 20th century.  Take your photos between now and the end of March.  The deadline for submission is March 31st. 

You may submit up to 4 photos.  The images will be put together in a slide show and shown at one of our monthly meetings.  No judging or comments – just a chance to go safely on our own and share our images with our NHCC colleagues. 

Each photographer should send Colleen Reilly no more than 4 images, sized as usual for competition 1400 x 1050 px.  Please name them using this format: abyost_01, abyost_02 etc.  Colleen’s email address is: colleen@halleycomm.net.

Get up and get out and have fun!!  Remember the deadline is March 31st.

"Lensball Photography" by Marie Altenburg March 8th via Zoom

  Using a crystal ball is not just for fairy tale princesses.  Many photographers use such a device to capture an inverted version of a scene that's in the background.  But in this presentation, you’ll learn how to create unique graphic designs that will almost pop off the page.  And they can be created indoors in your home or office.




    Marie Altenburg’s Bio, in her own words:

When I left classroom teaching, my career did not end. Photography, which I have always enjoyed, has now become a major part of my life. Photography is a wonderful way to continue teaching while expressing my artistic side using all the new tools available to photographers. Not only do I create photographic art but I also teach and give presentations on the techniques I use. I have given these presentations in various locales around the country - on both the eastern and western coasts of the United States and from the north to the south. I look forward to each one and to the photographers I meet – either in person or virtually. Camera clubs, photographic conventions, and other organizations of interest to photographers are always welcome to contact me for this purpose. I enjoy meeting people and sharing my photographic techniques. I also judge camera club competitions and offer positive critiques to help others improve their photography. I am considered a master photographer although that term seems daunting because I am always learning new techniques and expanding my photographic vision.

I have volunteered my services in various venues, including a summer camp for children experiencing the devastation of cancer.

My photographs have received awards in salons and galleries throughout the country, have appeared in magazines, and have been sold in museum gift shops.