Thursday, September 26, 2019

Join the NHCC on Monday, October 14th, for a 


We will all participate in a discussion/critique of the images presented. We can all be judges tonight! Come share your insights and get inspired by everyone's ideas. 

Members please email images that you would like critiqued to 
Paul Peterson:

NHCC Meetings are held at : Unitarian Society of New Haven: 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden 
Please come at 6:45, the program starts at 7:00 pm.

P.S. More fans have been procured so the room should be more comfortable! 

(This program will be held instead of the Photo Gear Sale which has been cancelled.) 


The  New Haven Camera Club wishes to inform you that the 


that was scheduled for October 14, 2019 has been cancelled due to a lack of seller

participation. We anticipate rescheduling the event in 2020 and will post the details as 

they occur. 



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019 at the New Haven Camera Club's CAMERA GEAR and PHOTOGRAPHY SALE

Interested in buying or selling camera gear or other photographic items?
Join us on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the New Haven Camera Club's CAMERA GEAR and PHOTOGRAPHY SALE 
7-9 pm at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT
           Information for SELLERS:
  • Must be a camera club or PPA member.
  • Possible items: digital cameras, lenses, filters, other equipment & accessories, prints and other photographic art items.
  • Sellers will decide how payment will be accepted, with 20% of proceeds going to the New Haven Camera Club.
  • The deadline for reserving a space is October 1, 2019.
  • Contact Jan Doyle at 203-314-3095and/or jmdteach@comcast.netfor more information and/or make a reservation – [Jan needs to know your space requirements].
  • Sellers should arrive at 6:15 to set up for the 7 pm opening.  
Information for BUYERS:
Join us at 7 pm, complete your name tag, mingle with other camera club members, and possibly pick up some items to enhance your photographic capabilities.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Join NHCC on Monday September 9th for 'Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things'

Join NHCC on Monday September 9th for 'Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things' 

Where: Unitarian Universalist church in Hamden; 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Come at 6:45, programs start at 7:00.
Programs are FREE and open to the public (You must be a member to compete, attend workshops and field trips).
We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month for our programs and the fourth Monday of the month for our competitions.

'Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things' 
Lisa will discuss the love for RUST and her approach to and experience with photographing historic and abandoned buildings, urban decay, etc. She will show techniques for wide angle and close-up photography including the use of HDR (high dynamic range), EDR (extended dynamic range), HDR-panoramas, and light painting in this program. Equipment and techniques used to bring out the beauty and drama of these subjects will also be discussed as we show our fascination with RUST. She aims to inspire you: inspire you to visit new "old" places and to get to know them well enough to tell their story, inspire you to capture high dynamic range images and to light paint, and inspire you to create art from decay. 
Lisa sees the Beauty in Decay and Abandonment. Old, Historic, Grand, Dramatic, Unique -- these characteristics draw us to explore and capture the essence of these rusty, dusty subjects and locations. Urban exploration (UrbEx) is the art of finding and exploring abandoned locations. Not all locations are technically "urban" or even "abandoned". The term abandoned is used VERY loosely. It is not "being abandoned" that attracts us to a place, it is the history, beauty, decay, charm, and architectural details (which contrast so drastically with today’s vanilla architecture). Another definition of UrbEx is the investigation of seldom seen man-made structures, a definition more consistent with our quest, since our subjects may be FAR from abandoned (like the architectural grandeur of bustling Grand Central Terminal or the surprising drama of the [empty] neo-Gothic Eastern State Penitentiary), but these sites count as "unseen" because few people actually stop to appreciate beautiful prison architecture or the jaw-dropping details of Grand Central, a place that they might even rush through twice a day. 

Bio -- please post, but spoken version can be ad-libbed and shortened.

Tom and Lisa have published two books with Amherst Media. The first called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is about their HDR and light painted images; it can be ordered from Amazon and is also available at brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Their second, one year later, is called “The Frog Whisperer: Portraits and Stories”
They teach photography a variety of image capture and post-processing workshops and seminars, in the classroom and in the field. They have presented a variety of instructional programs and workshops (Photoshop, Digital Workflow, HDR, RAW processing, Macro photography, Travel photography, plus fun and interesting travelogue slideshows) at NECCC, PPA, PSA, plus many other camera clubs and other organizations. Check out their photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at They are excited to have an opportunity to inspire you with their "Creativity is contagious, pass it on" philosophy and their “Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like” approach.

Short Bio (Verbal version):
Tom and Lisa Cuchara are known throughout the Greater New England Area for their expertise in Photography, and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photo tours, classes, and workshops. They both have created numerous award winning photographic images and enjoy sharing their vision, passion and knowledge with other people. They have published two books with Amherst Media. The first called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is about their HDR and light painted images; it can be ordered from Amazon and is also available at brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Their second, one year later, is called “The Frog Whisperer” You can learn more about Lisa and Tom at and be sure to check out their workshops at

First meeting of the 2019-20 Season

First Meeting of the 2019-2020 Year

Welcome to our first meeting of the year this Monday, September 9th, at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517.

Our meetings start at 7:00pm but we ask that you arrive at 6:45pm. The front door of the church will have to be locked at 7:00pm. If you arrive after the doors are locked, you will have to text our 'greeter' who will then come open the door for you. The text number will be posted by the front door. 

This will be a fun year in a new location. We have a wonderful program by Lisa Cuchara. 

Hope to see all Monday evening,
Denise SaldaƱa, President NHCC

Sunday, September 1, 2019


September 23 Competition is now open for entries on Photo Contest Pro

Photo Contest Pro has been set up to accept entries for our first competition of the 2019-20 season. The competition will be on Monday, September 23. Entries are due by Friday, September 20, at 11:59 PM

This year the image size allowed has changed. In the past, images could be up to 1024 pixels in height or width.
Now 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 this year:

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.

Don't wait until the last minute to submit your images.

One last reminder - The assigned subject for September is Fences.