Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Paul Nguyen
One of the weather apps on my iPhone uses the slogan: “Know before you go” and it occured to me that it would be the perfect title for this workshop. In this workshop you will receive hands on demonstrations on how to pre-determine the exact locations for shooting different lighting situations. In the past, the only way for photographers to prepare for a sunrise or sunset shot was to scout locations in advance. Now we have tools such as Sun Surveyor and Starwalk which can save you time by enabling you to ‘virtually scout’ a shooting location for any time of day or night. Sun Surveyor predicts the path of the sun and moon for dawn and dusk shots, while StarWalk shows you where and when constellations and the Milky Way will enter the scene for your night shoots.

The first hour of this hands on workshop will be spend learning and practicing the apps in a real world setting. The second hour will be spent actually shooting with the help of the apps, under the guidance of the instructor. It would be helpful to download the two apps to your phone prior to the workshop. The apps are compatible on iPhones and Android.

To sign up for the workshop, please email me at beadnik2@gmail.com. Workshops are free but you must be a current member to attend.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

January's meeting: Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography

Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson pmjpeterson@sbcglobal.net

NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application

In the past, the only way for photographers to prepare for a sunrise or sunset shoot in a particular location was to show up in person and scout the terrain in advance.  But in the modern day, smartphone apps can save you time by enabling you to “virtually scout” a shooting location for any time of day or night, before you even arrive. This presentation covers the use of three different apps: Sun Surveyor predicts the path of the sun and moon for dawn and dusk shoots; StarWalk shows you where and when constellations and the Milky Way will enter the scene for your night shoots; and Depth of Field Calculator allows you to manually focus your lens to maximize depth of field, even when you can’t see the landscape in front of you.

Paul Nguyen
Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photography, Photography Tours & Workshops
617-838-5569 | paul@paulnguyenphoto.com


Sept 10 2018 "The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek" by David DesRochers
Sept 24 2018 Competition
Oct 8 2018 "KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa" by Peter Christoph
Oct 22 2018 Competition
Oct 29 Padma Inguva "Creative Flower Photography" 6th floor common area
Nov 12 2018 “Cuba: Real and Raw” by Laura Gingerich 
Nov 26 2018 Competition
Jan 14 2019 Paul Nguyen Virtually Scouting Locations for Photography
Jan 28 2019 Competition
Feb 11 2019 "The Elements of Nature" by Scott Dere
Feb 25 2019 Competition
March 11 2019 "52 Magic Mondays" by Megan Crandlemire  
March 25 2019 Competition
April 8 2019 by "Arizona" Gail Hansche
April 22 2019 Competition
April 29 2019 The Landscapes of Chile and Argentina by Ossian Lindholm 6th floor common area
May 13 2019  "Infrared photography" by Melvin Guante
May 20 2019 Competition 6th floor common area 
June 10, 2019 Annual year of year banquet and slide competition

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Charity -- NHCC holiday party

Charity -- NHCC holiday party

More than ten years ago we moved away from the grab bag gift exchange to donating to a charity and we have never looked back. It is a small something that the club can do for others.

If you want to participate please bring an unwrapped gift to our Holiday party, or a check made out to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that started in Bridgeport and is now statewide, focusing on working with families with children ages birth to six.  It is a home-based early intervention service which works with the most vulnerable young children in families experiencing poverty, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness.  Many of the children suffer from developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and past abuse/neglect. Child FIRST is seeking donations of toys, books or gift cards to make this year's holiday brighter.  Please consider getting toys geared to children from 2-7.

The New Haven Camera Club would like to support a statewide program called Child FIRST by collecting toys (or contributions) for children ages birth to 7 instead of having a grab bag.  Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home.  They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, homelessness.  If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party.  And thank you very much. Ann Yost

Saturday, December 1, 2018

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner

New Haven Camera Club Holiday Dinner
December 10, 2018       
      (Deadline December 5, 2018)
Pompeo’s Restaurant, 485 West Main Street, Branford, CT 203.488.3384
Doors Open @ 5:00: Buffet @ 6:00
Cost:  $35 per person, Cash Bar (Give/Send Checks to Jan Doyle)
Bring your family and Friends, Questions:  Call Jan Doyle @ 203.481.9531

Homemade Breads -  Stuffed Breads, Rolled Eggplant, Sausage & Peppers & Meatballs,       Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables, Roast Beef and Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Florentine, Stuffed Shells, Tortellini Genovese, and for desert:  Italian Pastries

Annual Slide Show
Deadline:  Saturday, December 7, 2018
NHCC is inviting members to present 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 (or drop off ahead of time) 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 form ProShow Gold on Windows 

The show file should be named as follows:  Last name-FirstName-Title.
Questions?  Ask Paul Peterson.  Not sure if your program will work – Ask Paul Peterson
203-488-0267  nhccwin@yahoo.com
Please:  Do not call the restaurant to add your name to the list.  Problems?  Call Jan Doyle

Number Attending
Make checks out to NHCC.  Give or send to Jan Doyle.  
Email Jan for home address:  jmdteach@comcast.net