Next Meeting: November 17th at 7PM via Zoom. Meeting invite will be sent out.


The presentation is by Kah-Wai Lin : "The Art of Landscape Photography "
In this seminar, Dr. Kah-Wai Lin will tell you the pro tips in seeing the unseen and crafting better images in landscape photography: how to use the lights to create visual emotion; how to use long exposure to create visual dynamism; how to use field of vision to create visual perspective; and how to use composition to create visual continuity and story.

Dr. Kah-Wai Lin is a professional landscape photographer based in New Jersey. He is the Goodwill Ambassador and former Chapter, Clubs and Councils Vice President of Photographic Society of America (PSA). Dr. Lin is the director of Global Elite Photographer, ambassador and education advisor of NiSi, ambassador and global marketing advisor of Fotopro, ambassador and global marketing advisor of Feiyu, pro team of Spiffy Gear, ambassador and international liaison officer of Studio of Masters, and panda ambassador, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He also operates a camera and telescope store, Stetinden Photo, in New Jersey. Over the past few years, he has been presenting over 200 seminars worldwide, and has received over 200 awards in photographic contests. Notably, he is the recipient of Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.

His website:https://kahwailin.com/


Triptych created by Ian Peters.

New Hampshire . Picture by Dawn Dingee

Weathercock Farm Sharon CT. Picture by Brian Wilcox

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

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: "Your four Best Pictures"

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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.

"Fall Colors"



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

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Twin Lakes colors by Jane Rossman
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #8
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #3
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #3
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Fall colors by Lazlo Gyorsok #3
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #6
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Blue house by Jane Rossman
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Fall colors by Nancy Zannini #2
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Fall Colors by Ian Peters #5
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Fall Colors by Ian Peters #2
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #6
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #5
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Fall colors by Lazlo Gyorsok #5
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Fall colors by Lazlo Gyorsok #2
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Autumn corn by Jane Rossman
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #5
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #1
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #9
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #2
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Autumn #1 by Bert Schmitz
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Garrett Garden , Washington by Birgitt Pajarola
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #4
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Autumn Grazing by Jane Rossman
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Magical boat infuses landscape with colors! by Kane Clawson
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #10
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Fall Colors by Ian Peters #4
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #7
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Maple Leaf on Blue Spruce by G.A.Mudge
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #9
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Burst of colors by Jane Rossman
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Fall colors by Nancy Zannini #5
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Roadside Gold by Jane Rossman
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Autumn #4 by Bert Schmitz
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Autumn on Twin lakes by Jane Rossman
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Fall colors by Nancy Zannini #3
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Fall Colors by Ian Peters #1
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Rudd Pond Fall colors by Jane Rossman
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Fall colors by Lazlo Gyorsok #1
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Fall Colors by Ian Peters #3
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Fall colors by Nancy Zannini #4
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #1
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Fall colors by Nancy Zannini #1
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Autumn #2 by Bert Schmitz
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Fall colors by Lazlo Gyorsok #4
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #8
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Fall Farm Scene by Jane Rossman
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #4
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Autumn #3 by Bert Schmitz
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #1
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #11
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Kaaterskill Falls by Bert Schmitz
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Fall colors by Steve Balkin #7
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Birch leaves by G.A.Mudge
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Fall colors by Birgitt Pajarola
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Fall colors by Karen Consolato #2
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Kaaterskill Fall by Bert Schmitz
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Fall colors by Kane Clawson #2
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Golden Ferns by Jane Rossman
   

PSA Pictorial Competition



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

Stanway_-_Tallest_Gravity_Fountain_in_the_World_0561-2.jpg
Birds_by_SteveBalkin.jpg
Fall_in_New_England_2020_DawnDingee.jpg
Keel_Billed_Toucan_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Pecks_Pond_BWilcox.jpg
Solitude_Hoanib_Namibia.jpg
Growing_Rice_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Diskit_Gompa_Ladakh_India.jpg
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Entwined_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Hollister_Spring_-_Raphael_Swift.jpg
FallColors_by_SteveBalkin.jpg
Hillaroius_LazloGYorsok.jpg
The_Forgotten_Farm_BWilcox.jpg
Bennett_College_Decay_-_Raphael_Swift.jpg
Red_Foxx_DawnDingee.jpg
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The_Ice_Field_Ian_Peters.jpg

PSA Travel Competition



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

Band_on_Horse_and_Cart___Ian_Peters.jpg
Karakorum_Mtn_border_India_Ladakh.jpg
Cast_Net_Fishing_DawnDingee.jpg
A_Woman_s_work_is_never_done___Ian_Peters.jpg
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Oblong_Valley_by_Brian_Wilcox.jpg
Bathing_after_Earthquake_Nepal.jpg
Opening_Meet_BWilcox.jpg
Carrying_Rice_Stalks_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Chinatown_NYC_2020_DawnDingee.jpg
Selling_Sunglasses_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
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