Teaneck Camera Club 2017 – 2018 Calendar

» Printable calendar

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

December 19 – The American Eagle DVD
Once on the brink of extinction, the bald eagle is one of America’s triumphant comeback stories. It’s the continent’s most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak, and penetrating eyes. Yet most people know little about the bald eagle beyond its distinctive appearance. Filmed in breathtaking high definition, this riveting program takes an unprecedented look at this remarkable bird and its surprisingly tough struggle to survive in the wild.

December 26 – No Meeting – Rodda Center Closed

January 2 – Holiday Party
Fun, food, tricky tray and raffles!
We ask that every member bring a food or drink item. Sign-up sheets are available at meetings in the weeks before.

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: – 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: – 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