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

Directions

October 24 – Competition – Creative Digital – Judge Marjorie Forrest
This is an in-house competition and scores do not count toward your yearly total.
Submit up to 6 images via PhotoContest Pro. Images must be submitted by midnight Saturday, October 21.
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.
 

October 29 – Field Trip (Sunday) – Fall River Cruise
We’ll be taking a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River aboard the Pride of the Hudson, departing from Newburgh, NY.
From the ship we will see Bannerman’s Island, Cold Spring, Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Mountain and West Point.
Meet at the Rodda Center at 11 am, the cruise leaves at 1 pm.
It’s best to make reservations on the ship’s website ahead of time.
Pride of the Hudson

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. You must be registered with PhotoContest Pro before you can enter images.
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. You must be registered with PhotoContest Pro before you can enter images. See instructions for the competition: Rules of Competition and Digital Competition Rules. Images must be uploaded by midnight Saturday, November 18.

November 28 – Antique and Collectable Appraisal Night
Would you like to get some extra holiday cash????
Then come to our Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal night.
On hand we will have Antique and Collectible appraisers to look at your vintage and collectible items. 
There will be NO charge for the appraisals.  Bring in as many items that you can carry in a shopping bag, and the appraisers will give you the estimated value.  They are also interested in purchasing some items. 
The appraisers will be supplying us with a list of their most wanted items within the next couple of weeks. 

Once we have the list, it will be posted on our web site for your review.  A sample of some of the items they are looking for is as follows:
old toys and dolls
comic books
vinyl records
vintage jewelry
old watches
coins and stamps
WW1 and WW2 items
old cameras
sports cards
old photographs (no family portraits)
vintage advertising items
sports memorabilia 

MORE listings to come…….. 

Start searching your attics and basements.  You never know when you might have that gold mine buried in a box.

December 5 – Program
Details to be announced.

December 12 – Competition – Prints – Judge David Mills
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.

December 19 – Workshop
Details to be announced.

December 26 – No Meeting – Rodda Center Closed

January 2 – Holiday Party
Fun, food and games!

January 9 – Competition – Pictorial Digital – Judge Ron Wyatt
Submit 3 images for digitally projected pictorial competition via PhotoContestPro. The subject matter is open and allows for creative post-processing. You must be registered with PhotoContest Pro before you can enter images. See instructions for the competition: Rules of Competition and Digital Competition Rules. Images must be uploaded by midnight Saturday, January 6.

January 16 – Program
Details to be announced.

January 23 – Studio Night
Models to be announced.
Studio set ups will be provided.
Don’t forget to bring your camera!
1) Each participant must sign in. 
2) Please bring your cameras and if you are not familiar with the manual settings, please bring your owners manuals. No tripods please.
3) Feel free to bring your flash and modifiers (such as Fong or Stofen) to use while waiting for the studio lighting.
4) When you are using the studio lights, please take three or four images and pass it on to the next person.
5) Everyone participating must turn in a disc or flash drive with photos as “payment” to our models within four weeks. Please do not resize your photos like you do for competition. (Flash drives will be returned to you.)
 6) Your images may be used only non-commercially by you.

February 6 – Competition – Nature Digital Images
Submit 4 nature images via PhotoContestPro. Images must be uploaded by midnight, Saturday, September 23. You must be registered with PhotoContest Pro before you can enter images.
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.

February 13 – DVD Night

February 20 – Competition – Prints
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.

February 27 – Hosting the NJFCC Winter Digital Nature Competition
Come see some of the best digital Nature photos from New Jersey photographers.
The New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs (NJFCC) is an association of local camera clubs embracing a membership of more than eight hundred amateur photographers in New Jersey. njfcc.org
The NJFCC holds competitions throughout the year for camera club members. Teaneck Camera Club submits two images per person from our competitions to the NJFCC competitions. New Jersey camera clubs take turns hosting these competitions. Teaneck will be hosting the Winter Nature Competition.
There are three NJFCC Nature Competitions a year. We submit images from our Nature Competitions. The Board selects the images. So if you competed in the Nature Competitions this year you will have images in this competition.
Marie Kane, NJFCC Nature Chair, will preside.

March 6 – You Be The Judge
Details to be announced.

March 13 – Club Auction
Details to be announced. 

March 20 – Competition – Pictorial Digital
Submit 3 images for digitally projected pictorial competition via PhotoContestPro. The subject matter is open and allows for creative post-processing. You must be registered with PhotoContest Pro before you can enter images. See instructions for the competition: Rules of Competition and Digital Competition Rules. Images must be uploaded by midnight Saturday, March 17.

March 27 – Executive Board Meeting

April 3 – Studio Night – Table Top

April 10 – Program
Details to be announced.

April 17 – Competition – Prints
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.

April 24 – The Ridgewood International
The Ridgewood International is an international competition of digital projected images. It has been run by the members of the Ridgewood Camera Club since 1984, under guidelines that are prescribed by the Photographic Society of America (PSA).
After the judging is done, the accepted images are organized into a show. The show has 3 sections. 1st is Pictorial, which encompasses all general photography, 2nd is Nature which may include zoo and farm animals, and 3rd is Wildlife Nature where all animals and plants must be living in the wild.
Photographers from all over the world compete in this competition. Come and see some truly magnificent photography!

May 1 – Competition – Pictorial Digital
Submit 3 images for digitally projected pictorial competition via PhotoContestPro. The subject matter is open and allows for creative post-processing. You must be registered with PhotoContest Pro before you can enter images. See instructions for the competition: Rules of Competition and Digital Competition Rules. Images must be uploaded by midnight Saturday, April 28.

May 8 – Photo Editing Hands On
In round table discussion groups we will be demonstrating and sharing photo editing tips and techniques with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Lightroom.
This is always a fun night and everyone is bound to learn something new.
Bring some of your images with you on a flash drive, CD/DVD or SD card. Our photo editing experts will teach you how to improve or fix problems on the image. If you have no images to bring, watch the demonstrations of other club members’ images.
If you have a laptop with photo editing software please bring it.

May 15 – Program
To be announced.

May 22 – Program
To be announced.

May 29 – DVD Night

June 5 – Year End Competition
The Year End Competition is held to determine the best images in each class for Prints and Digital Pictorial Images. Instructions to be announced.

June 12 – Year End Dinner
Details to be announced.

June 19 – Executive Board Meeting