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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 South America by Birgitt Pajarola
  8. Visit and participate on our Facebook site
  9. Birds assignment pictures
  10. PSA Pictorial Top Rated pictures
  11. PSA Travel Top Rated pictures
  12. Our Flickr site pictures
  13. Latest Photography News


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

Dorothea Lange





Congratulations John Landon for the HM in NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition: Fall 2019, Nature A


Congratulations John Landon for the HM in NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition: Fall 2019, Pictorial B


Congratulations Bert Schmitz for the HM in NECCC Electronic Photograph Interclub Competition: Fall 2019, Pictorial B


"Put yourself into a picture ~ by Nancy Zannini

Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok


“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, you can join our weekly Monday morning 10 o'clock Zoom meetings. Please let Lazlo know if you are interested. 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: "Landscapes"

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


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“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 South America by Birgitt Pajarola



A travel story





Birds



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

Starlings_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg

Starlings by Bert Schmitz
Blue_Bird.jpg

Blue bird by Randy McKee
IMG_2453.jpg

Green Heron by Nancy Zannini
DSCN3149_Bad_Feather_Day.jpg

Bad feathered day by Jane Rossman
DSCN0064____Cardinal_Close-Up.jpg

Cardinal close-up by Jane Rossman
Snowy_Egret_Jane_Rossman.jpg

Snowy Egret by Jane Rossman
Eastern_Bluebird_3.jpg

Eastern bluebird By Dawn Dingee
AK_Trip_2012-8129.jpg

Birds by John Landon #6
Gulf_coast_gullery.JPG

Gulf coast gullery by Joanne Valeo
IMG_2221_Soaring_Red-Tail_Hawk.jpg

Soaring Red Tail Hawk by Jane Rossman
Warbler_05_20015-17.jpg

Birds by John Landon #1
DSCF4309.jpg

Duck by Lazlo Gyorsok
DSCF4057.jpg

Parrot #2 by Lazlo Gyorsok
Woodpecker_a_lunchtime_treat.jpg

Woodpecker at lunchtime by Karen Consolato
DSC_3090.jpg

Snowy Owl by Lazlo
DSCN5049_Sandpipers.jpg

Sandpipers by Jane Rossman
AK_Trip_2012-8943.jpg

Birds by John Landon #2
Blue_Jay_2_Cropped.jpg

Blue Jay By Dawn Dingee
heron.jpg

Heron by Randy McKee
DSC00238.jpg

Birds by Bert Schmitz
AK_Trip_2012-6401.jpg

Birds by John Landon #5
_Sunset_Eider.jpg

Sunset Eider by Jane Rossman
Roosevelt_Island00017.jpg

Birds by John Landon #3
AK_Trip_2012-8554.jpg

Birds by John Landon #4
TRY.jpg

Covid by Marsden
DSCF4110.jpg

Parrot #1 by Lazlo Gyorsok
squawk.jpg

Squawk By Dawn Dingee
Rose-breasted_Grosbeak_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg

Rose breasted Grosbeak by Bert Schmitz
Cardinal.jpg

Cardinal by Karen Consolato
IMG_5108.JPG

Northern Flicker by Nancy Zannini
DSC04662.jpg

Ok it’s my turn now! by Nancy Zannini
Cardinal_close_up.jpg

Cardinal close up by Karen Consolato
Sanibel_gull.JPG

Sanibel gull by Joanne Valeo
Cardinal_Mama.jpg

Cardinall Mama by Karen Consolato
   

PSA Pictorial Competition Top rated



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

NY_Skyline_from_NJ_DawnDingee.jpg
RedEaredTurtle_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Ready_to_Harvest_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Jamaican_Anole_DawnDingee.jpg
Willy_Lott_Cottage_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Look_at_Ewe_JLandon.jpg

PSA Travel Competition Top rated



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

Tuscan_Dawn_-_Joanne_Valeo.jpg
Bilbao_JLandon.jpg
Separating_the_Grain_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
NYC_Under_Its_Wing_DawnDingee.jpg
Glacial_Alaska_DawnDingee.jpg
Discussion_at_the_Barber_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg

From our Flickr site

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