Next Meeting: January 26 at 7PM via Zoom. Meeting invite will be sent out.


The presentation is by Nic Stover : "Technique, Vision and Processing of Landscape Scenes. "


Join professional landscape photographer Nic Stover as he leads attendees on a journey to talk about the Technique, Vision and Processing of Landscape Scenes.

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Sunset. Picture submitted by Steve Balkin.

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

2021 is here

We went through some hard times in 2020 but hope that the New Year will be much kinder to us. Support you club and your newsletter with active participation because we cannot survive without that.


The Housatonic Camera Club Landscape Book is finished. Thank you Jeff Breitman for your hard work on the project, selecting the pictures, putting it altogether, arranging the printing, etc. The book should be in your hands shortly ( if you paid for it) but meanwhile you can download and view a copy ( not the final version) of it here.

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: "Curves"

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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.

Greens



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

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Ned and Roger in green by Dawn Dingee
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The Green Man with a Chick on both shoulders by Ian Peters
Green_1.jpg

Green #1 by Bert Schmitz
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Brimstone by Ian Peters
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Green by Jane Rossman
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Hiding by Dawn Dingee
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Greens #1 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Greens #2 by Kaern Consolato
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Greens #4 by Steve Balkin
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Greens #3 by Steve Balkin
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Waiting for dinner by Nancy Zannini
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Beneath the surface by Nancy Zannini
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Greens #3 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Collecting dew by Jane Rossman
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Greens #3 by Kaern Consolato
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Grren with a touch of red by Dawn Dingee
Hiking.jpg

Hiking by Dawn Dingee
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Green Backed Heron by Ian Peters
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Nature is the best decorator. by Nancy Zannini
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Greens #2 by Steve Balkin
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Greens #4 by Karen Consolato
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Green #2 by Bert Schmitz
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Green #3 by Bert Schmitz
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Smithfield by Dawn Dingee
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The Minor Tree by Ian Peters
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Miles of green by Nancy Zannini
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Green Winged Orchid Anacamptis moro and Caterpillar by Ian Peters
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Greens #2 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Green Tipped Angel by Ian Peters
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Green lacewing by Ian Peters
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Greens #4 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Greens #5 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Greens #1 by Steve Balkin
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Green Hairstreak by Ian Peters
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Greens #1 by Kaern Consolato
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Garden grasses and shrubs by G.A.Mudge
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Greens by Jane Rossman
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Green tea by Ian Peters
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Forest floor greens by Jane Rossman
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Greens #6 by Lazlo Gyorsok
   

NECCC Pictorial Competition



P ictures from NECCC Nature Competition , January 2021. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Namibian_Desert_Witching_Hour.jpg
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There_s_something_strange_about_Sam21_-_Ian_Peters.jpg
Bird_Market_Shopper.jpg
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DucksTakingOff_LazloGyorsok.jpg
For_Fox_Sake_DawnDingee.jpg
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NH_Autumn_Leaves_DawnDingee.jpg
Mother_and_Child.jpg
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SparksAreFlying_LazloGyorsok.JPG
Housatonic_Falls_in_the_Fog.jpg

NECCC Nature Competition



P ictures from NECCC Nature Competition , January 2021. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Camouflaged.jpg
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The_Dipper_and_the_Mayfly_and_______-_-_Ian_Peters.jpg
The_Transfer_DawnDingee.jpg
FrozenPond_LazloGyorsok.jpg
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The_end_of_a_Tree_Life.jpg
The_last_leave_descent.jpg
The_Blackbird_and_the_Berry_-_Ian_Peters_281_of_129.jpg
Eating_for_Two_DawnDingee.jpg
GoodCatch_LazloGyorsok.jpg

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