Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Workshop - How To Improve Your Photography

How To Improve Your Photography

And Impress The Judges


The New Haven Camera Club has now had its first competition of the 2020-2021 season and some of our members may be wondering how to impress the judges in future competitions. Paul Peterson is going to conduct a workshop on Monday, October 19, at 7 PM, via Zoom, to discuss how we can improve our photography. He will discuss how good composition, better  lighting, and creating dramatic impact can all work toward better photographs, the kind of photos that impress the judges.

Paul will present various types of photos to illustrate these points. He will also briefly discuss how the judges typically arrive at their scores. If individuals attending the workshop would like comments on some of their own images, they can attach them to an email and send the email to Paul prior to the workshop so he can organize them. This workshop should be especially helpful for our newer members but anyone can attend.

If you would like to attend, please contact Jan Doyle our workshop chairperson.



Phone:  203-481-9531

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Images from Field Trip to Cedar Hill Cemetery

Hello Everyone,


Please take a break from your busy day to enjoy some lovely images from the club’s most recent field trip!


And come to our upcoming trip to Branford Supply Pond (this place is beautiful in the fall) on Thursday, October 15th at 9:00 AM.

The colorful reflections in the water will knock your socks off!


Contact Jan Doyle to reserve your spot.  |  203.314.3095

"Infrared Connecticut" by William Barnett Oct 12th at 7pm

  Join NHCC for a program "Infrared Connecticut" by William Barnett Oct 12th at 7pm

Today there is a lot of interest in infrared photography. It is a way to explore new worlds and capture fine art images. It changes the appearance of an image by creating false tones or colors. It stimulates your creativity. In this program Bill will explore what infrared (actually near infrared) radiation is and how it renders photographs of the world. Pure infrared radiation produces only black and white images, but also including part of the visible spectrum allows colored images to be created. 

The images shown in this program are the result of an extended personal project where images from across Connecticut were captured using a series of filters. Filters included a normal visible filter and a variety of filters that admitted infrared radiation plus part of the visible spectrum. Each filter produced a different result. Bill will begin by briefly describing the Infrared Connecticut project and the reasons it was undertaken. He will describe the equipment used and compare the photographs that can be obtained using different filters. Finally, he will describe the post processing steps required for each type of filter. The presentation will conclude with a showcase selected from the many images captured during the project.


  • Our organization was established in 1911. 
  • We have been meeting via ‘Zoom’ since March 2020, but our regular meeting place is the Unitarian Society of New Haven at 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT, at 6:45 pm on the 2nd & 4th Mondays.
  • A camera club is where the learning of photography begins, continues, and never ends.
  • Involvement in a camera club is a sure way of improving, enjoying, and sharing your hobby.]
  • Our regular meetings are FREE and open to the public. NHCC members are eligible to participate in field trips, workshops, and friendly competitions. 
  • Guests may enjoy viewing the many competition images, as well as the presentations.
For more information:
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Link for Monday's Competition

An email with the link for Monday's Zoom Competition was just sent out to NHCC members. If you did not receive this email, please contact Paul Peterson

Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Please click on the link below to view some wonderful images from our members.


Deadline for the September 28 Competition is Friday

September 28 Competition deadline is Friday, Sept 25 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 September  is "Sunrise or Sunset."

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020


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