Monday, May 3, 2021

Create Still Life Images With Impact by Mark Battista May 10th Viz Zoom

Mark will share his approach for creating images that tell a story that express a mood and communicate an idea. Topics covered will include lighting tips, suggested gear, compositional strategies and working through a shot to get images that have a strong underlying compositional structure.

Mark Battista is a nationally recognized painter and fine art photographer who specializes in still life and portraiture. His still life images have a painterly, expressive quality. Symbols and metaphors are used to speak of memory, dreams and desires. 

Mark earned a BFA degree in Illustration from Paier College of Art and later continued his education to earn an MS Degree in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University.

In addition to working as a fine artist and photographer, Mark is a presenter of workshops related to painting and photography. Recently he was invited to present multiple workshops and presentations to members of the NECCC at UMASS College at Amherst for a 4 day photo conference.

Battista is an elected member of the historic Salmagundi Club and recently had work selected for an internationally photography exhibit that was mounted in Rome. He regularly exhibits in New York city with International and National juried exhibits.

Mark has been a featured artist for Ampersand Art Materials and has had his work featured on their website and promotional materials. In addition, he has recently completed an e book titled, “Still Life Photography: A Painterly Approach”. The book explores his approach to applying lessons learned as a painter to creating the photographic image.

Mark resides with his family in North Haven, CT.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

The Art of Landscape Photography by Dr. Kah-Wai Lin May 17th Via Zoom

In this seminar, Dr. Kah-Wai Lin will tell you the pro tips in seeing the unseen and crafting better images in landscape photography: how to use the lights to create visual emotion; how to use long exposure to create visual dynamism; how to use field of vision to create visual perspective; and how to use composition to create visual continuity and story.  


Dr. Kah-Wai Lin is a professional landscape photographer based in New Jersey. He is the Goodwill Ambassador and former Chapter, Clubs and Councils Vice President of Photographic Society of America (PSA). Dr. Lin is the official photographer of Phase One Camera, director of Global Elite Photographers, ambassador & education advisor of NiSi, ambassador & global marketing advisor of Fotopro, ambassador & global marketing advisor of Feiyu, pro team of Spiffy Gear, ambassador & international liaison officer of Studio of Masters, and panda ambassador, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He also operates a camera & telescope store, Stetinden Photo, in New Jersey. Over the past few years, he has been presenting over 200 seminars worldwide, and has received over 200 awards in photographic contests. Notably, he is the recipient of Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.    

Check him out here:


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Friday, April 30, 2021

The Monthly Scores for the April 2021 Competition Have Been Posted

  The monthly scores for the April competition have been posted. You can find them here: April Scores The current cumulative competition scores can be found here: Cumulative Scores

Here are the links for the September Scores

                                      October Scores

                                      November Scores

                                      January Scores

                                      February Scores

                                      March Scores

If you would like to view the images again Click Here: Competition Photos

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Guilford Town Green and Surrounding Historical Districts

New Haven Camera Club’s Photo Challenge for May

is a trip to the Guilford Town Green


The large, almost 12-acre rectangle in the center of town has several war memorials, including one from the Civil War. Framing the green are three unique churches, as well as a number of historic homes and businesses – perfect opportunity for architectural, landscape, street photography, and closeup photographs.

In fact, Guilford Historic Heritage ( states there are 450-plus historical homes from the 17th century to the 19th century, including two Historical Districts with 22 buildings downtown!

Parallel parking is permitted around the green’s perimeter except on Park Street.
You can also use the parking lot at the Guilford Public Library located across from the Green.

Remember – please send up to 4 images to Colleen Reilly ( by the deadline of May 31st. Please follow this format example for naming your images:  bbyer_01, bbyer_02, etc. They should be sized using the usual NHCC 1400 width x 1050 height.

The slide show will premiere on the NHCC Facebook page in early June.

So- Let’s get going to the Guilford Town Green. What will you capture? Hmm.

Monday, April 26, 2021

April Photo Challenge -ColorBlends House And Spring Garden ~ Deadline Approaching

ColorBlends House & Spring Garden

Colorblends House and Spring Garden

893 Clinton Ave, Bridgeport CT

[in the Stratfield Historic District]


The New Haven Camera Club’s Photo Challenge for the month of April is a trip to  Colorblends House and Spring Garden, a half-acre garden bursting with more than 50,000 spring bulb flowers of various types, including crocuses, daffodils, tulipsand other spring blooming bulbs.

Blooming in sequence, there will always be some flowers on display for the six- week period the garden is open (April 2 – May 16).  On the property is a 1903 Colonial Revival mansion which is being restored but is closed for the 2021 season due to covid.  There is no cost and the property is open from dawn to dusk. 

Located at 893 Clinton Avenue in Bridgeport’s  Stratfield Historic District., access is easy from I-95, the Merritt Parkway and US Route 1. Street parking is plentiful.

For more information, visit


Remember – please send up to 4 images to Colleen Reilly ( ) by the deadline of April 30th.  Please follow this format example for naming your images:  ayost_01, ayost_02, etc.  They must be sized the usual NHCC 1400 width x 1050 height.  The slide show will premiere on the NHCC Facebook page in early May. 

So -  get those cameras out and drive down to Bridgeport for an adventure in a unique place with gorgeous bulb flowers.  If you go more than once, you will see even more varieties of blossoms.