Teaneck Camera Club 2016 – 2017 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


Feb 28 – Hosting the NJFCC Winter Nature Competition
Come see some of the best Nature images 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 images from our monthly competitions to the NJFCC competitions. New Jersey camera clubs take turns hosting these competitions. Teaneck will be hosting the NJFCC Winter Nature Competition.
Mar 4 – Field Trip (Saturday) – Burlington County Prison Museum, Mount Holly, NJ (It’s proven to be haunted!!)
128 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060
Built in 1811, Burlington County Prison was in operation until 1966. At the time of its closing it was the oldest continually used prison in the United States.
We will meet in the Rodda Center parking lot and leave at 8:30 am. Museum opens at 10 am.
The Haunted Burlington Prison
Historic Burlington County Prison

Mar 7 – Studio Night – Rockin’ Soul Band
Our models for this night will be the Rockin’ Soul Band. Their music provides covers of some current artists as well as 60’s & 70’s funk, soul, Motown and R&B artists.  
The band was formed in 2013 and consists of 6 members. They are Eddie Abraham – lead/rhythm guitarist, Mea – lead/background vocalist, Birrel Smith – lead/background vocalist, David Richardson – keyboardist, Doug Smith – electric bassist, and J.C. Richards – drummer/percussionist.
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.

Mar 14 – Workshop – Photo Editing – Hands On
Bring your laptop or images on a flash drive or CD. In round table discussion groups we will be demonstrating and sharing Photo Editing tips and techniques.

Mar 21 – Competition –  Pictorial Digital Images – Judge David DesRochers
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, March 18.

Mar 28 – Board Meeting

Apr 2 – Field Trip (Sunday) – Thomas Edison Estate, West Orange, NJ
211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052
Thomas Edison has been described as America’s greatest inventor. We will be visiting his laboratory complex and Glenmont, his home.
Thomas Edison Estate
Meet at the Rodda Center at 9:15 am to leave by 9:30. Opens at 10am.

Apr 4 – Program – “Navigating Nature Photography” by Jim Wright
Jim Wright, the long-time birding columnist for The Record, has been a writer for as long as he can remember, but in recent years he has come to appreciate how much photography complements and augments what he does — whether he’s doing his column, writing articles for magazines or posts for nature blogs, or doing e-books and large format books (The Nature of the Meadowlands) .  In this presentation, Jim will share what he has learned about nature photography the hard way, and hopes it spurs a lively discussion. He concedes up-front that you are probably a better photographer than he is. In addition to his writing, Jim is a deputy marsh warden of the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale and a trustee for The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey. His nature blog is celeryfarm.net.

Apr 11 – Competition – Prints – Judge Jerry Fornarotto
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 Joe Giordano – Joegrdano@aol.com and Tom Babich – 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.

Apr 18 – Program – “Nineteenth-Century New Jersey Photographers” by Gary Saretzky
A slide lecture identifying the leading photographers in the state before 1900 with numerous examples of portraits and views taken by both men and women.
NJ Council for the Humanities

Apr 23 – Field Trip (Saturday) -Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA
400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd, Morrisville, PA 19067
Situated along the Delaware River in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, this 43-acre country estate was the summer home of William Penn, founder and first governor of Pennsylvania. Built in 1683 the estate was, “a country life and estate I like best for my children”.
Pennsbury Manor
Meet at the Rodda Center at 9:15 am to leave by 9:30. First tour is 11:30 am.

Apr 25 – Ridgewood International Show
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 2 – Program

May 7 – Field Trip (Sunday) Discovering Princeton, NJ
Princeton was founded before the American Revolution and is best known as the location of Princeton University, located in the community since 1756.
Leave the Rodda Center at 9am.

May 9 – Workshop

May 16 – Competition – Pictorial Digital Images – Judge Joe 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, May 13.

May 23 – Program by Dan Kingkaid

May 27 – Field Trip (Sunday) – Old Westbury Gardens, NY
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children.  Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.
Old Westbury Gardens
Meet at the Rodda at 8:45 am to leave at 9 am. Opens at 10 am.

May 30 – Program

June 6 – Year End Competition – Judges Jerry Fornarotto, Rich Despins, George Hall
The Year End Competition is held to determine which are the best of the images submitted in monthly competitions within the past club year. (September 2016 to May 2017)

Year End Competitions will be held for the following categories: Pictorial Digital Images, Color Prints and Black & White Prints. A three judge panel will choose a Best of Year image from each category and class (Beginner, Advanced and Salon).

Club members who qualify may submit up to 4 images in each category.
To qualify you must have entered a total of 8 NEW entries in each of the Pictorial, Color prints and B&W prints categories you wish to enter. Images must be from the September to May competitions of the current club year (2016-2017).

There is not a separate year end competition for Nature images, but you may submit Nature images which were submitted in Nature competitions during the past year in the Year End Pictorial Digital competition if you are eligible to compete having had 8 new pictorial digital images. (For example, once you qualify with 8 new pictorial digital images and you think your nature images are better, you can submit 4 nature shots instead of pictorial digital images or any combination of pictorial digital and nature but still a total of 4.)

Contact the Scorekeeper (Joe Giordano, joegrdano@aol.com) if you are unsure if you qualify.

Images submitted must be exactly the same as when entered in the past year’s monthly competitions. They cannot be altered or changed in any way.

Prints must be presented as they were entered in print competition with the original label on the back (no need for a new label unless the original is no longer on the back). Also you do not need to email the print titles to Marjorie or Tom since scoring is done differently for this competition.

Awards will be presented the following week at the Year End Dinner.

June 13 – Year End Dinner – Awards Presented

June 20 – Board Meeting