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  1. Announcements
  2. “Rain or Shine” by Steve Balkin
  3. Tips
  4. PSA, NECC competion rule changes
  5. Program schedule
  6. HCC Enrollement form
  7. Pictures from Hawaii by Kane Clawson
  8. Visit and participate on our Facebook site
  9. Early Spring Flowers assignment pictures
  10. PSA Pictorial pictures
  11. PSA Travel pictures
  12. Pictures from Rome by Nancy Zannini
  13. Our Flickr site pictures
  14. Latest Photography News


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

Dorothea Lange





Congratulations Dawn for the HM in NECCC Spring Pictorial competition


Congratulations John Landon for getting 21 points in NECCC Spring Pictorial competition


Hungry ~ by Peter Anstey


Millerton Diner just before the quarantine by Steven Goldberg

Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok lazlo1@optonline.net


“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

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

Our next show

Until further notice our monthly meetings at Noble Horizon are canceled . Hope to regroup with a new program for the Fall season. Our next show at the UCC Parish house has been posponed till the pandemic clears up. Till then, stay healthy and learn Photoshop:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7JpMMpENaD3KL_lvmw4eS5U5AD746yKB


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"

Some recent pictures of submitted by Steve Balkin


“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”


Ansel Adams


Photography Tips

The best Luminar tutorial I have seen so far. If you decide to get the program, get it at our honorary member, David's site with discount:DavroFx












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

Dorothea Lange



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.

Pictures from Hawaii by Kane Clawson



A travel story


In Mar/Apr I had the great fortune to go to 2 Hawaiian Islands, Maui and The Big Island, aka Hawaii. I spent the first week with some Improv singing buddies at a wonderful house swap in the tiny village of Hana, hiking the single track beach trails, boogie boarding in the juicy warm surf, marveling at the rich Botanical Garden, and (of course) singing. The four of us then caravanned over to the Big Island to celebrate the 75th Birthday of our maestra and join another 35+ singing souls in song but also island exploration! It poured bucketloads most days, but NOT the one day we had for sightseeing, Thank you Pele!!!











Pictures from Rome by Nancy Zannini



A nother travel story from Italy








Early Spring Flowers



A few pictures from the "Early Spring Flowers" assignment. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Snow daff by Jane Rossman
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Early Spring flowers by Lazlo Gyorsok #5
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Snow capped maple by Jane Rossman
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Brrrr.....by Joanne Valeo
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Spring crocus by Jane Rossman
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Spring flowers by Karen Consolato #1
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Early spring flower by Heidi Hoeller
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Early Spring flowers by Lazlo Gyorsok #1
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Early Spring flowers by Lazlo Gyorsok #3
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Ready to bloom despite the snow by Jane Rossman
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March crocus by Jane Rossman
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Spring Flower by Bert Schmitz
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Defying winter's grip by Jane Rossman
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Spring flowers by Karen Consolato #2
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Early Spring flowers by Lazlo Gyorsok #6
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Crocus close-up by Jane Rossman
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Crocuses by Dawn Dingee
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Early Spring flowers by Lazlo Gyorsok #4
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Blossoms and bugs by Jane Rossman
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Flowers by Dawn Dingee
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Spring flowers by Karen Consolato #3
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Hibiscus by G.A. Mudge
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Spring flower by John Landon
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Early Spring flowers by Lazlo Gyorsok #2

PSA Pictorial Competition



P ictures from PSA Pictorial Competition , April 2020. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Ready_to_Harvest_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
NY_Skyline_from_NJ_DawnDingee.jpg
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PSA Travel Competition



P ictures from PSA Travel Competition , April 2020. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Separating_the_Grain_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Glacial_Alaska_DawnDingee.jpg
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Discussion_at_the_Barber_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
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NYC_Under_Its_Wing_DawnDingee.jpg
Quebec_street_musician_by_Steve_Goldberg.jpg
   

From our Flickr site

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