Wednesday, August 26, 2020

NHCC Field Trip to Simsbury CT - 9/13/20

Saturday September 12  |  3:00 – 6:00 PM

(rain date September 13)


Let’s get together for an early fall Field Trip to the lovely town of Simsbury CT!


The town has been celebrating its 350th birthday by installing 36 life-sized bronze sculptures by Seward Johnson.  They are scattered around the town and reflect everyday life.  There are many other areas to explore and photograph.  Note the time which will allow us to take advantage of the afternoon/evening light. 


The following are some great locations we can photograph:

  • Drake Hill Bridge of Flowers
  • Tulmeadow Farm (fabulous farm made ice cream and several barns, equipment)
  • Rosedale Farm and Winery (grape vines, vegetables, barn)
  • The Pickin’ Patch Farm and vegetable stand
  • Downtown (interesting buildings, several life size bronze sculptures on the green)
  • Stratton Brook State Park (covered bridge, small pond, stream)

To see photos of these great places, visit

Further details will be provided to those who sign up. 
Deadline for signing up is September 10th

Please email or text Art Yost – put Simsbury Trip in the subject line. or 203-606-3894. 


·       PLEASE NOTE:

·       You must be a paid member and have signed a release waiver (part of the membership form) to attend any of the club field trips.

·       All current safety guidelines will be followed – Keeping 6 ft. apart and wearing masks.  


Friday, August 14, 2020

Ribbons Gone Virtual

Please check out the New Haven Camera Club Facebook page.

There is an album entitled “End of Year Ribbons” which contains virtual ribbons for all the award winners.

 You can find the ribbons here:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

NHCC Members


Welcome back to our 2020-2021 Camera Club year! As we get ready for this year, I wanted to update everyone about our plans. The club will continue to meet virtually this coming year until the Covid 19 situation is resolved. As you know our meeting room would not allow for social distancing and we feel it's unsafe to meet in person. In any case, the Unitarian Society is still closed for in-group activities. Hopefully we will be able to meet again inside by the spring since we all agree that we miss the wonderful social interactions of our club.  


Our first meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 14th at 7:00 pm, via Zoom, and will feature a presentation by Roie Galitz: "Nature and Conservation Photography".  


Our first competition of the year will be held on Monday, September 28th, at 7:00pm, via Zoom. The assigned topic is Sunrise/Sunset. 


Please continue to check the blog often. All of our Programs for the year are listed there as well as the Assigned Subjects.  


Hope you are all safe and taking lots of great images! 


Denise SaldaƱa, President NHCC 

NHCC 2020-21 dues are due

What a year 2020 has been so far!!  Between the Pandemic and the recent tropical storm, we have all been challenged in many ways.  However, we are beginning to look forward to the fall and the resumption of the New Haven Camera Club activities.  In order to participate in the competitions, workshops and field trips, you must be a paid member of the club.   

The membership application for 2020-21 can be found in the Blog under About Us or on the Website page ( under Membership. 

You can download the membership application here:

Remember that you must be a paid member in order to compete, attend workshops, attend field trips, etc. 

The dues remain the same as last year - $30 for an individual, $50 for a family and $10 for a student.  To renew your membership please print out the form, sign it and send along with your check to: 

Ann Yost, 163 Woodvale Road, West Haven, CT 06516.  

We are looking forward to some excellent programs and lively competitions this year.  Please join us!! 

Ann Yost,  Membership Chairperson 

NHCC Field Trip to Studio 80+

This past Monday, August 10, thirteen brave photographers from the New Haven Camera Club ventured out into the heat and humidity for a field trip to Studio 80+ in Old Lyme. And it was worth it. What a wonderful find!

There are wooded acres next to a flowing river with one-of-a-kind, creative sculptures of all sizes, shapes and materials that first grab your attention, and then make you want to capture and share the images. There are gardens with beautiful flowers, and even a “secret” garden.

Afterwards, we journeyed to nearby Florence Griswold Museum to take in the beautiful outdoor estate of gardens, barns, architecture and of course, the river. What a day!

Our next field trip is coming up on Saturday, September 12th to capture the Fall season in Simsbury, Connecticut. Check out the blog. More info to come.

Thanks, Jan for sharing your “Happy Places”!!

To see our trip photos, visit


Saturday, August 1, 2020



It’s time to get out and take some photos!


Outside sculptures at sunset

DATE & TIME:  Monday, August 10 @ 10:00 am 

PLACE:  Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Jan’s “Happy Place”!  This is an opportunity for close-ups, abstracts, B&W, and landscapes

With over 100 sculptures woven throughout different gardens and courtyards, this en plein air art experience allows visitors to enjoy incredible large-scale contemporary sculpture on 4.5 beautifully landscaped acres.  Visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds and interact with the works, perhaps turning kinetic elements or wandering through open pieces. 

The sculptures are located throughout the property - from the decks of the house down to the waterfront! Please do not be afraid to explore! Many of the sculptures are located in the "Secret Garden" and picnic area situated between the house and the pool.


Right next door are 12 acres of scenic beauty bounded by the picturesque Lieutenant River where you can walk all through the property and the old-fashioned gardens of Florence Griswold. She opened her home to artistic boarders who became known as the Old Lyme Art Colony and the grounds became the settings for many early American Impressionist painters.


Please email, text, or call Jan to reserve your spot, or for any trip questions.  |  203.314.3095

MEET:  Parking Lot of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 

Parking is at the next door, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. 

There is a banner and the Midsummer Arch which will lead us to Studio 80 + Sculpture Gardens.

Please see map below for a layout of the grounds.