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  1. Announcements
  2. Pictures from our January meeting
  3. Tips
  4. PSA, NECC competion rule changes
  5. Program schedule
  6. HCC Enrollement form
  7. On Colors versus Black and White by Birgitt Pajarola
  8. Visit and participate on our Facebook site
  9. Winter Cold assignment pictures
  10. PSA competition Pictorial pictures
  11. PSA competition Travel pictures
  12. NECCC competition Pictorial pictures
  13. NECCC competition Nature pictures
  14. Pictures from the Housatonic Camera Club Noble Show2020
  15. Photography Articles site submitted by Karen Consolato
  16. Our Flickr site pictures
  17. Latest Photography News


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

Dorothea Lange





Picture submitted by Nancy Zannini.


Kirkjufell by John Landon
Congratulations John for honorable mention in the last PSA Pictorial competition.

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

Show at Noble Horizon

HCC Show........
Fresh on the heals of John Landon’s presentation two nights before. The club once again assembled at Noble Horizons for the Annual Winter Exhibit. See a few pictures from the Housatonic Camera Club Noble Show2020 courtesy of Steve Balkin
Our next show is coming up in Cornwall at the UCC Parish house.Dates for show: Opening Reception on Sunday, April 26th at 11:30 a.m., show closing on Monday, June 15th. Let Lazlo know if interested.
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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: "Winter blues ?"

Pictures from our January presentation by John Landon



January 21st marked the coldest night of the season, but atmosphere inside Wagner Hall was considerably warmer as John shared the images of his recent sojourn to East Africa. His exceptional studies of birdlife and smaller mammals brought the work of Darwin to life. ~ 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.

On Colors versus Black and White by Birgitt Pajarola



I respect and admire artful black and white photos. Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lang just to name a few. Lazlo, who is a master in editing them to a dreamlike state. Journalistic street photography can be dramatic but.....I see the world in color. I need the colorful images to make me feel happy and alive. Reflect my moods. I cannot picture a sundown in black and white, our special fall trees, meadows of flowers.. Or even travel photos: The colors of India, Morocco, Africa just to name a few. It's a full symphony compared to a chamber music in black and white. Here are just a few impressions of variety in colors:








Winter Cold



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

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Bleak Midwinter by G.A. Mudge
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Winter cold #4 by Lazlo
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Winter weeds by Jane Rossman
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New year's day at Noyes Pond by Joanne Valeo
Red_Barn_in_Snowy_Weather.jpg

Red barn in the snow by Bert Schmitz
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #12
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Winter cold #1 by Lazlo
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Winter light by Bert Schmitz
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #4
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Snowy tunnel by Jane Rossman
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Winter cold #3 by Lazlo
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Up from Durango by Joanne Valeo
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #11
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #6
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #10
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #7
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Winter morning dove by Jane Rossman
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #3
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winter cold by Jane Rossman
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Snow on window by John Landon
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #9
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Winter cold by Karen Consolato #2
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #16
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Winter ice by by John Landon
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #8
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #2
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #1
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #5
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Icey tree by Jane Rossman
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Winter cold by Karen Consolato #1
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Adirondack black ice by Joanne Valeo
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Winter cold #2 by Lazlo
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Winter Cold by Steve Balkin #15

NECCC Pictorial Competition



P ictures from NECCC Nature Competition , January 2020. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Wise_Owl_DawnDingee.jpg
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Kids-LazloGyorsok.jpg
Black_Cherry_on_Red_Rosin_-_Raphael_Swift.jpg
Santorini_Greece.jpg
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Conversation_Helen_Baldwin.jpg
Last_light_at_Canyonlands_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Peg___Pulley_-_Raphael_Swift.jpg
Last_of_the_Glaciers_DDingee.jpg
Bilbao_at_night_JLandon.jpg
Girl_dressedin_pink_Ao_Dai_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Neist_Point_lighthouse_JLandon.jpg
Not_lazy_just_tired.jpg
DrivingTipsy_LazloGyorsok.jpg
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NECCC Nature Competition



P ictures from NECCC Nature Competition , January 2020. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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IMG_5748__Crashing_Wave_JRossman.jpg
AfterThe_IceStorm_LazloGyorsok.jpg
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Late_Summer_Day_Helen_Baldwin.jpg
Frozen_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Macedonia_Fall_Reflection.jpg
Macricostas_Mist_-_Raphael_Swift.jpg
A_Curious_Fox_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Potato_Island_BWilcox_jpg.jpg
Macricostas_Blush_-_Raphael_Swift.jpg
Spoonbill_Joy__JLandon.jpg
Rough_Housatonic_River.jpg
Life_on_a_Rock__BWilcox-_389.jpg
Macaques_in_the_Rain_JLandon.jpg
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Foraging_in_the_leaves_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
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American_Tree_Sparrow_Helen_Baldwin.jpg
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PSA Pictorial Competition



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

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Quiver_Tree_Dawn_JLandon_PSA.jpg
Delicious_Dandelion_DawnDingee.jpg
Valley_Light_JLandon_PSA.jpg
At_the_Track.jpg
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White-Fern_Raphael-Swift.jpg
Molten__Raphael-Swift.jpg
Monarch_DawnDingee.jpg
Aztec_musicians_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
CountryRoadInFog_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Kayan_Girl_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Rides_Over_-_BWilcox.jpg
Ruins_LazloGyorsok.jpg
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PSA Travel Competition



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

CapeCodLighthouse_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Cao_Dai_Temple_Service_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Corea_MaineLobsterHouse_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Never_Melts21_JLandon_PSA.jpg
St_Augustine.jpg
Drying_the_fish_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Pinnacles_National_Park__Vista_DawnDingee.jpg
West-Fall__Raphael-Swift.jpg
Mainstreet_Gyltsan_Tibet.jpg
Nova_Scotia.jpg
Pinnacles_National_Park__CA_DawnDingee.jpg
Waterfall-Mist_Raphael-Swift.jpg
Bungamati2C_Nepal_copy.jpg
Sadhu2C_Nepal.jpg
Which_Way_JLandon_PSA.jpg

See a few pictures from the Housatonic Camera Club Noble Show2020



S ee a few pictures from the Housatonic Camera Club Noble Show2020. Courtesy of Steve Balkin.

From our Flickr site

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



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