Wednesday, April 21, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to two members of our club!

 CONGRATULATIONS to two members of our club! Lisa Cuchara and Denise Saldana received Merit Awards for their entries into the prestigious 2021 George W. Glennie Nature Salon.

 

Lisa’s entry, titled ‘Hangin On’ won First in Category (amphibian)



Denise’s image, titled ‘Crystalline Wings’ received a Merit Award in Invertebrate Dragonflies.



 CONGRATULATIONS to both of you.


*Images are copyrighted and cannot be used without the consent of the maker

Monday, April 19, 2021

Deadline for April 26 Competition is this Friday, April 23

April 26 Competition deadline is Friday, April 23 at 11:59 PM

Images can be 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high.

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 April is "Bottles."

Saturday, April 17, 2021

NECCC Spring Pandemic Photo Showcase

 

Get your cameras out!

 Upload your photos from April 5-21, then choose your favorite in each category from April 22-30. Fan favorites will be announced on May 4. 

All individual members of any of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) camera clubs are invited to participate in a fun and free Pandemic Inspired Photo Showcase! This event is designed so everyone can participate from their own homes. There are five categories and only one photo may be entered in each. You can enter photos in as many categories as you like, from just one to all five, however, you can’t enter the same photo in more than one category. All photos must have been taken in 2021.

 

Categories

  • Pandemic Partners
  • In the Safety Zone 
  • Mealtime
  • Games
  • My Life in Black and White

 

This is your chance to get creative! A category’s “meaning” is open to your interpretation! Let’s have some fun with this! Everyone who participates and enters at least one photo will then be eligible to select their top favorite in each category. The one catch is you can’t choose your own entry.

 

Even though this showcase is focused on individual participants, the NECCC camera club with the greatest percentage of members participating will be recognized. Encourage your fellow members to submit their photos too!

 

Find more details and the complete timeline at https://photo.NECCC.org

 

It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with!

 

NECCC Showcase Committee,

Showcase@NECCC.org


Thursday, April 15, 2021

April Photo Challenge -ColorBlends House And Spring Garden

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 https://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com

 

Remember – please send up to 4 images to Colleen Reilly (www.colleen@halleycomm.net ) 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.  

Friday, April 9, 2021

April 12 -- How to create dozens of colorful, abstract works of art from a single photograph by Phil Atiyeh

March 8 -- How to create dozens of colorful, abstract works of art from a single photograph by Phil Atiyeh


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Explore your artistic side by creating dozens of colorful, abstract images from a single photograph.  The presentation will take you step-by-step through the process where a select array of Photoshop tools are used to create a large, colorful master file – or tapestry – where images are ultimately extracted.


 

 

 

BIO: Phil joined the NHCC four years ago after seeing how much his wife, Colleen, enjoyed photography and being part of the club. His past life in helping companies develop and launch new products has offered a natural path into photography where similar technical and aesthetic elements must work together. Phil’s other interests include music and woodworking.



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Photo Contest Pro now open for April 26 Competition

April 26 Competition deadline is Friday, April 23, 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 April is "Bottles"

Monday, April 5, 2021

April 12 -- How to create dozens of colorful, abstract works of art from a single photograph by Phil Atiyeh

March 8 -- How to create dozens of colorful, abstract works of art from a single photograph by Phil Atiyeh


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Explore your artistic side by creating dozens of colorful, abstract images from a single photograph.  The presentation will take you step-by-step through the process where a select array of Photoshop tools are used to create a large, colorful master file – or tapestry – where images are ultimately extracted.


 

 

 

BIO: Phil joined the NHCC four years ago after seeing how much his wife, Colleen, enjoyed photography and being part of the club. His past life in helping companies develop and launch new products has offered a natural path into photography where similar technical and aesthetic elements must work together. Phil’s other interests include music and woodworking.



Friday, April 2, 2021

"Creative Choices for Close-Up Photography – Backgrounds and Lighting" by Dennis Goulet April 5th Via Zoom

 

Part of a more comprehensive program on close-up tools and techniques, this program explores techniques to manage how the background is captured to ensure that the subject is the most important element in the image. Seeing and eliminating distracting elements, taking advantage of local conditions, and even using studio techniques to completely control the environment behind the subject.

Many of our best subjects are either in too much light, or too little light, to capture the image we envision. Techniques for controlling the light we have and adding light will be discussed along with remedies for harsh lighting, and using LED lights and off camera flash to put light where we need it, or to solve motion blurring due to long exposures.

Dennis Goulet's Bio 

A member of Photographic Society of Rhode Island, Dennis Goulet concentrates his photographic endeavors on nature and landscape subjects. He is a past president and past chairman of the board of New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) and currently a vice president. He gives presentations on photographic technique at camera clubs, has presented seven times at NECCC annual photography conference, and was the General Chairman of the NECCC 2013 and 2014 annual photography conferences.

Dennis’ images have appeared in several magazines including Audubon, Nature’s Best Photography, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, Rhode Island Monthly, Outdoor Photographer and Sierra, as well as on the websites of Audubon and National Wildlife Magazine. His image of a Green-breasted Mango was selected Grand Prize Winner of Audubon magazine’s 2010 Birds-In-Focus photography contest.

Check him out at www.dennisgoulet.us


Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Photo Challenge -ColorBlends House And Spring Garden

APRIL PHOTO CHALLENGE

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 https://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com

 

Remember – please send up to 4 images to Colleen Reilly (www.colleen@halleycomm.net ) by the deadline of April 30thPlease 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.  

Stony Creek Photo Challenge Video

 

Click the image below to check out the new video for our March Photo Challenge to Stony Creek. Thank you to everyone that participated this month and to Colleen Reilly for putting it together for us.