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  1. Announcements
  2. October meeting Recap
  3. Tribute to Judy Becker By Dawn Dingee
  4. Tips
  5. Videos from our show opening at the Housatonic Art
  6. Pictures from the Housatonic Frame Shop Show 2019
  7. PSA, NECC competition rule changes
  8. PSA Newsletter competition results
  9. Program schedule
  10. HCC Enrollment form
  11. Visit and participate on our Facebook site
  12. Autumn Colors assignment pictures
  13. PSA competition Pictorial pictures
  14. PSA Travel Competition Oct 2019
  15. Our Flickr site pictures
  16. Latest Photography News


“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange






Kirkjufell by John Landon

“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Elliott Erwitt

Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok lazlo1@optonline.net

HOUSATONIC CAMERA CLUB REPRESENTATIVES for 2019/2020 season

President: TBD

Vice-President: TBD

Treasurer: Dawn Dingee
Membership/Dues: Dawn Dingee
d1295@aol.com

Publicity: Jeff Breitman
Special Events Coordinator: Jeff Breitman
Program Director: Jeff Breitman
sylvan4570©comcast.net

Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok
lazlo1@optonline.net

Newsletter: Lazlo Gyorsok
lazlo1@optonline.net

Hospitality: Karen Consolago
consolago8@aol.com

Secretary: Denise Rueger
rrueger2roadrunner.com

Competitions: Bert Schmitz
bschmitz@att.net

Salon Committee:
Brian Wilcox
ctphoto@comcast.net
Lazlo Gyorsok
lazlo1@optonline.net
Bill Devoti
abundancehill8@gmail.com

Projector Coordinator: Brian Wilcox
ctphoto@comcast.net


Liaison Representatives: PSA - Jane Rossman
jrossman222@gmail.com NECCC - Bert Schmitz
bschmitz@att.net

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Show at the Housatonic Frame Shop

Our show opening at the Housatonic Frame Shop in Cornwall Bridge was a great success. We had live music, lots of food, good wine and beer, lots of fun. The police came only one arrested only two....so it wasn't all that bad. Check out these videos that were done by Richard Griggs , a friend of mine. He does the video recording for the Town of Cornwall website. Unfortunately the audio is less than desirable, she was much better live.
First part


Second one with the entertainment


Our Next show

Our next show will be in Lakeville in the back building at the intersection of Rt44 and RT41, across from the Boathouse Restaurant. Opening reception Nov 23rd 5-8pm.Three-four pictures maximum by participants. More details later. The show will on display until the end of the year .
Let Lazlo know if interested.
Download Entry Form


HELP WANTED (!)

Both Jeff and Dawn are stepping down as Co-presidents of the camera club. The club is currently looking for one or more of our members to step in as President. There are several other committee positions open such as VP and Salon Committee. If interested in any of these positions, please let Jeff or Lazlo know


Assigned Topic

Assigned Topic for the next month will be: "Birds"

Tribute to Judi Becker By Dawn Dingee

Ansel Adams


Photography Tips







“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange



Two short videos and a few pictures from our show opening at the Housatonic Art and Frame shop







“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”

Garry Winogrand



Changes for the NECCC and PSA competitions by Bert Schmitz

I hope all members had a good summer with lots of great photographs that you will submit for the NECCC and PSA competitions this year. There are some changes for the competitions in this new season, the most important one is the bigger size of the images we can now submit.
Please read the changes below and start preparing your images. For NECCC and PSA competitions, images can now be 1400 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1050 pixels in the vertical direction. Photographs must fit within those dimensions.
Unless your photograph’s proportions are in the exact ratio of 4 to 3, one of these dimensions will be less than the maximum. For example, if you have a vertical photograph, the height will be 1050 pixels, but the width will be significantly less than 1400 pixels. A square photograph will be 1050 pixels by 1050 pixels under these rules. It is suggested (though not a requirement) that entries be saved with the proper amount of compression so that the file size does not exceed 800-1000 KB. If saving from Photoshop, a quality setting of between 7 and 9 is usually sufficient to produce a high quality file. Keeping the file size small makes e-mailing and handling easier. It is strongly suggested that all photographs be converted to the sRGB color space. That color space most closely approximates the capability of monitors and projectors to display color and usually results in the best presentation of your image.
By entering these competitions you give NECCC/PSA permission to reproduce your photographs in connection with the activities and publicity of the NECCC/PSA including display on the NECCC/PSA Internet site. The copyright, however, remains with the photographer and the photographer will receive credit when his/her photograph is used. If you object to this stipulation, please do not enter your photographs.
Once a photograph has been entered by the Housatonic Camera Club into a NECCC Interclub Competition (either pictorial or nature), it may never be entered again. Entering a photograph into the NECCC pictorial category means it may never be entered in the NECCC nature category; also, a photograph entered in the NECCC nature category may never be entered in the NECCC pictorial category. (Note: This rule is for photographs the Housatonic Camera Club sends out to the NECCC competitions, not for the in-house club competition.)
Photographs entered by the Housatonic Camera Club in the NECCC competition, can be also entered in the PSA competition.

Read the instructions how to resize for the web

Here is a short instructions on how to login and vote on the website.

PSA Newsletter competition results

Congratulations Dawn !


Small Clubs Division (7 Entries)

First: Cameraderie, National Institutes of Health Camera Club, Diane J. Poole, Editor
Second: The Shutterbug, Cockade City Camera Club, Inc., Ken Cox, Editor
Third: Housatonic Camera Club Newsletter, Housatonic Camera Club, Dawn Dingee, Editor

Special Highlight Awards

Best Use of Photography: Housatonic Camera Club Newsletter, Housatonic Camera Club, Dawn Dingee, Editor
Best Short Article: Tips for Street Photography, by Jeff Breitman, p 14, Housatonic Camera Club Newsletter, Housatonic Camera Club, Dawn Dingee, Editor

Autumn Colors



A few pictures from the "Autumn Colors" assignment. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Down the road by Dawn Dingee
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Fall Colors by Brain Wilcox #1
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #6
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Changing colors by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Autumn Suite #2 by Steve Balkin
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #1
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #7
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #3
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Autumn Suite #3 by Steve Balkin
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Fall Colors by Brain Wilcox #2
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Morning Fog by Lazlo Gyorsok
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FallColors #2 by SteveBalkin
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Fall Leaves by John Landon
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Reflections of the Fall by Steve Balkin
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Sea of Autumn Grass by Steve Balkin
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Along RT9 , New Hampshire by Bert Schmitz
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #5
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Autumn Tapestry by Steve Balkin
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Fall by John Landon
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Peak Color by Dawn Dingee
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Autumn view at Quechee Gorge by Bert Schmitz
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #1
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Corn is gone by Steve Balkin
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Fall leaves by Dawn Dingee
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #3
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #2
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #4
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Fall Colors by Brain Wilcox #3
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Autumn colors #2 by Dawn Dingee
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #4
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #2
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Fall Colors by Brain Wilcox #4
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A little cascade by Bert Schmitz

PSA Travel Competition Entries



P ictures from PSA Travel Competition , October 2019. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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PSA Pictorial Competition Entries



P ictures from PSA Pictorial Competition , October 2019. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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HCC October 2019 Meeting Recap by Dawn Dingee



A t our October meeting, Marsden Epworth gave a presentation on “Still Life….My Way”. Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. It requires an artistic style to do it well.
Marsden worked as a newspaper photographer for 40 years. She described her created process from gathering props, arranging them, photographing them and finally – coming up with a title which is often very clever for the scene at hand. In terms of equipment, it’s not complicated and almost anyone can come up with the supplies necessary – clips, tripod, wire, lights, glue gun, wire, props - that is not the hard part. The hard part is coming up with the creativity to make inanimate objects come to life or tell a story. This part Marsden has mastered.
Marsden typically shoots with a 100mm lens. She shoots wide open and stands very close to her subject but by doing this, she loses depth of field. So to compensate, she will take multiple images, often only a few centimeters or inches apart, and then stacks them using a stacking software. This technique allows for a greater depth of field.

Housatonic Frame Shop show 2019



P ictures from Housatonic Frame Shop show 2019. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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From our Flickr site

Please, click on the images to see the bigger sizes and the slideshow !



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