Teaneck Camera Club 2017 – 2018 Calendar

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All events occur at Tuesday night meetings at 8 PM, except where noted.

Meetings are held at the Richard Rodda Community Center, 250 Colonial Court, Teaneck, NJ 07666

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August 15 – Board Meeting

August 20 – Field Trip (Sunday) – Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, NY
The Renaissance Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century costumed actors, games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance – set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo Park, New York.
Renaissance Faire 
Meet at the Rodda Center at 9 am.

September 5 – Program – “Crime Scene Photography” by Detective Lieutenant Mike Stallone
Detective Lieutenant Mike Stallone, Bergen County Sheriff’s Dept, Crime Scene Unit, will be showing crime scene photos and discussing what it takes to get the photos. Subjects of interest include recent jet crash near Teterboro Airport.

September 12 – Workshop – Photo Editing Hands On
In small groups we will be demonstrating and sharing photo editing tips and techniques. Let our Photoshop experts answer your questions. Bring your laptop or images on a flash drive or CD.

September 17 – Field Trip – Whippany Railway Museum & Train Excursion
On display are restored, vintage locomotives, rail cars and cabooses. There is a 10-mile round trip Train Ride through Whippany, East Hanover, Livingston and Roseland in Morris and Essex Counties. The train passes through the remnants of pre-historic Glacial Lake Passaic, a natural swamp which supports abundant wildlife, and over a historic bridge.
Whippany Railway Museum
Meet at the Rodda Center at 10:45 am to arrange car pools and leave at 11 am. The museum opens at noon.

September 19 – Competition – Pictorial Digital Images – Judge Robert Thomas
Submit 3 images for digitally projected pictorial competition via PhotoContestPro. The subject matter is open and allows for creative post-processing. See instructions for the competition: Rules of Competition and Digital Competition Rules. Images must be uploaded by midnight Saturday, September 16.

September 26 – Competition – Nature Digital Images – Judge Marie Kane
Submit 4 nature images via PhotoContestPro. Images must be uploaded by midnight, Saturday, September 23.
A Nature image is defined as:
The image may include landscapes/seascapes, geology, the animal kingdom and plants.  Animal kingdom includes mammals, reptiles, marsupials, birds and insects.
What it excludes is any evidences of mankind. For example, in landscapes there can be no structures, wires, roads, etc. For the animal kingdom, no domestic animals can be used. No manipulations are allowed like over saturation, over sharpening and obvious digital manipulation. Zoo photos must minimize backgrounds. All images must look as natural as possible.
As with the Photographic Society of America (our worldwide organization), cultivated plants are not acceptable in Teaneck Camera Club contests. Fungi are suitable.
Also see the Photographic Society of America site for information on what qualifies as a Nature Image.

September 30 – Field Trip (Saturday) – The Barnyard Sanctuary
The Barnyard Sanctuary rescues pet farm animals that have lost their homes. There are over 700 animals at the sanctuary, among them alpacas, cats, chickens, cows, dogs, donkeys, doves, ducks, geese, goats, horses, llamas, ostrich/emus, peacocks, pheasants, pigs, rabbits, sheep and turkeys.
The Barnyard Sanctuary is setting aside two hours just for us to photograph the animals.
Meet at the Rodda Center. Leave time to be determined.
The Barnyard Sanctuary

October 3 – Portfolio Review
In small groups members share and discuss their images with fellow club members.

October 10 – Program – “Cross Country Adventure to Oregon & Shooting the Solar Eclipse” by Brien Szabo.
Brien Szabo recounts his cross country trip and shares his images of the solar eclipse.

October 17 – Competition – Prints – Judge George Hall
Print Competition – Each club member may enter up to 3 Color prints and 3 Black and White prints. Prints must be submitted by 7:45 and must be mounted and labeled correctly. See instructions for Competition Rules and Print Competitions.
On the Saturday prior to the competition the following information must be emailed to the Score Keeper Joe Giordano at Joegrdano@aol.com and Tom Babich at t.babich@verizon.net: – Your name. – Titles of the prints you will be submitting. – What class you are in – Beginner, Advanced or Salon. – Whether the prints are Color or Monochrome. – If the print is a make-up or resubmission.

October 24 – Competition – Creative Digital – Judge Marjorie Forrest
This is an in-house competition and scores do not count toward your yearly total.
The Photographic Society of America’s definition of creative is “altered reality”.  The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of the 3.  High Dynamic Range (HDR) without further changes is not considered “altered reality”.
Use or show the use of imagination to create new ideas through images.
  One must allow one’s mind’s eye to run wild and free.  Do not be afraid to experiment.
There are many filters within Adobe Photoshop which can effect changes to images making them appear “creative”.
  There are also plugins that can alter images further like Topaz, Flaming Pear and Corel.
Realize, of course, that everyone’s opinion of creativity may and will differ. Creativity by its very nature causes it to become subjective.
Jumping right into the creativity pool is a worthy way to get started.
  Time, practice and experience are good bedfellows for this unique experience.
Submit 4 images via PhotoContest Pro.

October 29 – Field Trip (Sunday) – Fall River Cruise
Departing Newburgh, NY

October 31 – Board Meeting

November 7 – Competition – Nature Digital – Judge Greg DeAngelis
Submit 4 nature images via PhotoContestPro. Images must be uploaded by midnight, Saturday, September 23.
A Nature image is defined as:
The image may include landscapes/seascapes, geology, the animal kingdom and plants.  Animal kingdom includes mammals, reptiles, marsupials, birds and insects.
What it excludes is any evidences of mankind. For example, in landscapes there can be no structures, wires, roads, etc. For the animal kingdom, no domestic animals can be used. No manipulations are allowed like over saturation, over sharpening and obvious digital manipulation. Zoo photos must minimize backgrounds. All images must look as natural as possible.
As with the Photographic Society of America (our worldwide organization), cultivated plants are not acceptable in Teaneck Camera Club contests. Fungi are suitable.
Also see the Photographic Society of America site for information on what qualifies as a Nature Image.

November 14 – Program – “Photo Tour of Cuba” by Ron Wyatt
Ron, a self-taught photographer has covered the NBA, NFL, MLB, and two Summer Olympic Games. His photos have appeared in various publications such as: USA Today, Black Enterprise Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, TV Guide, ESPN, and others.
He has covered corporate assignments for; Six Flags, Eastman Kodak, Continental Airlines, CVS, PepsiCo, Verizon, and many others. His Photography has allowed him to travel to various parts of the world.
Ron Wyatt Photography
Ron Wyatt Photo Adventures

November 21 – Competition – Pictorial Digital – Judge Jordan Basem
Submit 3 images for digitally projected pictorial competition via PhotoContestPro. The subject matter is open and allows for creative post-processing. See instructions for the competition: Rules of Competition and Digital Competition Rules. Images must be uploaded by midnight Saturday, November 18.