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  1. Announcements
  2. "Animals" assignment pictures
  3. Guide for Judges and Chairs of PSA-recognized Exhibitions with Photo Travel Sections
  4. Understanding The Photo Travel Definition
  5. Tips
  6. PSA, NECC competion rule changes
  7. Program schedule
  8. HCC Enrollement form
  9. Visit and participate on our Facebook site
  10. Latest Photography News


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

Dorothea Lange






Congratulations Dawn Dingee !

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
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Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok
lazlo1@optonline.net

Newsletter: Lazlo Gyorsok
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Hospitality:Karen Consolato
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Secretary:Denise Rueger
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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
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Liaison Representatives: PSA - Jane Rossman
jrossman222@gmail.com NECCC - Bert Schmitz
bschmitz@att.net

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

New season for HCC begins September 15, 2020. Due to current conditions, meetings will be held virtually using Zoom each 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning at 7:00 pm. Till then, you can join our weekly Monday morning 10 o'clock Zoom meetings with David Rowley that are getting very popular. Please let Lazlo know if you are interested.

Link to the latest videos ( I will provide password on request):
Zoom meeting videos( hosted by David Rowley)


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: "Reds"

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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.

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"Animals" Assignment pictures

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A big Bug by Birgitt Pajarola
Spider_and_Lunch.jpg

Spider and Lunch by G.A.Mudge
IMG_2630_Snail_Feeding_Frenzy.jpg

Snail feeding frenzy by Jane Rossman
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Definitely this dog’s Best Summer by Nancy Zannini
Who_re_you_looking_at.jpg

Who are you looking at ? by Ian Peters
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Relaxing evening! by Birgitt Pajarola
Buck_DawnDingee.jpg

Buck by Dawn Dingee
Chipmunk_1.jpg

Chipmunk by Dawn Dingee
Bunny.jpg

Bunny by Dawn Dingee
IMG_1103_Alert_Fox_28229.jpg

Alert fox by Jane Rossman
IMG_4181.jpg

Homosapien Walking by Mary Jean Winkler
IMG_2060.jpg

A very strong Message poster by Birgitt Pajarola
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Morning at the pond by Steve Balkin
Arctic_fox_DSCF0837.jpg

Artic Fox by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Buffalos by Lazlo Gyorsok
Moist_Mink.jpg

Moist mink by Jane Rossman
Peacock_on_Plum_Blossom.jpg

Peacock on plum blossom by Ian Peters
IMG_3132.jpg

Uninvited Japanese Traveller by Birgitt Pajarola
DSCN9840_Crab_Trio.jpg

Crab trio by Jane Rossman
IMG_1119__Tree_Hugger.jpg

Tree hugger by Jane Rossman
Puppy.jpg

Puppy by Dawn Dingee
Bison_in_the_Morning_Mist.jpg

Bison in the morning mist by Bert Schmitz
22d_P1010352_Lobstah.jpg

Lobstah by Jane Rossman
Street_Cats.jpg

Street Cats by Bert Schmitz
IMG_1102x_Golden_Lion_Tamarin.jpg

Golden Lion Tamarin by Jane Rossman
IMG_1590_Butterfly.jpg

Butterfly by Jane Rossman
Ruddy_Darters_mating.jpg

Ruddy Darters mating by Ian Peters
Snake_in_the_grass.jpg

Snake in the grass by Bert Schmitz
IMG_8032__Garden_Visiter.jpg

Garden visitor by Jane Rossman
Bobcat_in_snow.jpg

Bobcat in the snow by Bert Schmitz
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Exhausted! by Birgitt Pajarola
Push_off.jpg

Push off by Ian Peters
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horses #2 by Steve Balkin
Heron.jpg

Heron by Steven Goldberg
Bee_on_Clover.jpg

Bee on Clover by Jane Rossman
IMG_0548.jpg

Rosie by Nancy Zannini
IMG_2569.JPG

horses #1 by Steve Balkin
cats_both_color_and_BW.jpg

Cats by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Ibis by Jane Rossman
Damn_flies.jpg

Damn flies by Ian Peters
IMG_7426_Face_Off_28229.jpg

Face off by Jane Rossman
bear2.jpg

Bear by Lazlo Gyorsok
Stissing_Sunrise.jpg

Stissing sunrise by Steven Goldberg
IMG_3046.jpg

Equus at a Fence by Mary Jean Winkler
 


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


Ansel Adams


Pictures from the outing at Bartolomew's Cobble



We had an excellent outing on July 25 at Bartolomew's Cobble in Ashley Falls, Mass. It had to be postponed two times but thanks to Dawn's for persistence we managed to get together on a truly beautiful day. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.



Heidi Hoeller and Dawn Dingee won the Scavenger Hunt with a total of 50 points
The runner ups were:
Lazlo and Bert - 39 points
Rick and Erik - 37 points

Something_Orange.jpg

Something Orange by Bert Schmitz
Dragonfly~0.jpg

Dragonfly by Erisel Matus
Helen_Baldwin_-_7-25-20_-_HCC_-_Insect_-_Grasshopper.jpg

Insect, Grasshopper by Helen Baldwin
spider.jpg

Spider by Erisel Matus
Butterfly.jpg

Butterfly by Bert Schmitz
Up_Close~0.jpg

Up close by Erisel Matus
Red_Salamander.jpg

Red Salamander by Dawn Dingee
Something_that_starts_with_C_28Cow_Dung29.jpg

Something that starts with C by Bert Schmitz
Bird_Nest.jpg

Bird nest by Erisel Matus
Something_that_starts_with_a_T__28Trees29.jpg

Something that starts with T by Bert Schmitz
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Spider by Heidi Hoeller
funny.jpg

Funny by Lazlo Gyorsok
Shadow.jpg

Shadow by Bert Schmitz
Helen_Baldwin_-_7-25-20_-_HCC_-_Silver-spotted_Skipper_Butterfly_on_Monardo.jpg

Silver spotted Skipper butterfly on Monardo by Helen Baldwin
Birds_Nest.jpg

Birds nest by Bert Schmitz
eyes.jpg

Eyes by Lazlo Gyorsok
Something_Pointy.jpg

Something pointy by Bert Schmitz
Cricket.jpg

Grasshopper by Lazlo Gyorsok
Butterfly~0.jpg

Butterfly 2 by Erisel Matus
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Butterflies by Rick Pauline
Insect~0.jpg

Insect by Erisel Matus
manoftheforest.jpg

Man of the Forest by Lazlo Gyorsok
wildlowers.jpg

Wildflowers by Lazlo Gyorsok
Helen_Baldwin_-_7-25-20_-_HCC_-_Silver-spotted_Skipper_Butterfly_on_Echinacea.jpg

Silver spotted Skipper butterfly on Echinacea by Helen Baldwin
Yellow_Breasted_Chat.jpg

Yellow brested chat by Dawn Dingee
nest.jpg

Bird nest by Lazlo Gyorsok
reflections.jpg

Reflections by Lazlo Gyorsok
Spiderweb.jpg

Spiderweb by Bert Schmitz
pointy.jpg

Pointy by Lazlo Gyorsok
mushrooms.jpg

Mushrooms by Lazlo Gyorsok
Something_that_starts_with_C_28Crack_in_Wall29.jpg

Something that starts with C by Erisel Matus
Wildflowers.jpg

Wildflowers by Bert Schmitz
Insect.jpg

Insect by Bert Schmitz
Panorama.jpg

Panorama by Bert Schmitz
Spider_Web_with_Spider.jpg

Spider web with spider by Dawn Dingee
Leading_Lines.jpg

Leading lines by Bert Schmitz
072520_02.jpg

insect by Rick Pauline
Dragonfly.jpg

Dragonfly by Bert Schmitz
Dragonfly~1.jpg

Dragonfly by Dawn Dingee
infrared.jpg

Infrared by Lazlo Gyorsok
Butterfly1.jpg

Butterfly 1 by Erisel Matus
something_Pointy.jpg

Pointy by Erisel Matus
Reflections.jpg

Reflections by Dawn Dingee
geese.jpg

Geese by Lazlo Gyorsok
cows.jpg

Cows by Lazlo Gyorsok
A_Reflection.jpg

Reflection by Bert Schmitz
Helen_Baldwin_-_7-25-20_-_HCC_-_Landscape.jpg

Landscape by Helen Baldwin
Unexpected.jpg

Unexpected by Lazlo Gyorsok
072520_01.jpg

Unexpected by Rick Pauline
Houstonic.jpg

Housatonic by Lazlo Gyorsok
072520_03.jpg

Panorama by Rick Pauline


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


Ansel Adams


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