Final Competition Instructions

I can’t believe it but that is a wrap!  We are all done with the 2016-17 season at the Milford Camera Club and it is now time to make your selections for the Final Competition which will be on Wednesday May 24th.

Below are instructions on how to access and fill out the form:

First click on the Final Competition Form link from the Competitions menu.

Next enter your credentials as you would for any monthly competition.
Once logged in you should see the following:

To fill out the form start out by filling in your Member Number and Name in the first to input boxes.
After that scroll the list on the right hand side down to your name so you can see all your images for each category.  You will see that each category is colored to match the fields for that category on the form.  Once you’ve decided on your entries, simply copy and paste the title into of each of your three selections for each category into the corresponding fields in the form.  If your image is of an animal, this includes insects, you can click the next to each entry to make that image eligible for the Conrad Palmer Award.

Your form should look something like this:

Once you have completed the form click on the submit button and your selections will be entered into the Final Competition.


If you make any mistakes feel free to fill out the form again and drop us an email to let us know that you’ve done so.

If you have any questions or issue with the form please feel free to contact me.
Keep in mind there is no need to send me any digital files as I have them already, you’ll just need to bring the prints you selected with you to the competition.

 

Good Luck to Everyone!

-Matt

Milford Photo Expo 2017

Milford Photo Expo 2017

Milford Photo Expo 2017

Show Dates: May 11th-June 22nd, 2017

Viewing Dates: Tues/Thurs 10AM-4PM, Wed/Fri, 12PM-4 PM

Reception: Thursday, May 11th, 5:30-7:00 PM

Receiving:  Friday, April 28th from 12PM-4PM & Saturday, April 29th from 10AM-12PM

Artist Entry Fee:  $10 per entry. 1-3 pieces per artist accepted

Location:  Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT  06460

Art Pick Up: Friday, June 23rd from 12PM-4PM, or Saturday, June 24th from 10AM-12PM

Theme: The Milford Arts Council and Milford Photo are pleased to announce Milford Photo Expo 2017. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work to this open themed show. All photographic mediums, styles and processes are welcome. Milford Photo will offer 10% off framing for pieces being submitted in the show. Please contact Milford Photo at 203-882-3415 for additional information. Please see Artist Eligibility for additional requirements.

Prizes: $1000 in Milford Photo gift certificates and cash prizes to be awarded in several categories

Artist Eligibility:

Only original, recent work will be accepted.

All work must be properly framed and wired for hanging or will not be received.

Items must not to be smaller than 8” x 10” or exceed 16” x 20” framed/outside dimension.

This is an open entry show.  Download Prospectus:   Milford Photo Expo 2017 prospectus

Milford Arts Council reserves the right to decline any entries.

For additional information please call the Milford Arts Council at: 203.878.6647 or

visit www.milfordarts.org  Or also visit: www.milfordphoto.com

 

 

Event Reminder: BIRDS OF THE NEW ENGLAND SWAMP -by Peter Christoph

This Wednesday we’ll be at the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club for a special program:
BIRDS OF THE NEW ENGLAND SWAMP -by Peter Christoph

BIRDS OF THE NEW ENGLAND SWAMP – Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow, sharing both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp. Peter provides an intimate look into the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, including ospreys and herons, shorebirds, woodpeckers, and other cavity dwellers. Sloshing and crawling through the swamp so you don’t have to, Peter captures the bird’s many activities including building the nest, feeding their young, and catching their prey. You’ll almost want to bring your own wading boots and bug spray for protection as you sit down to watch this captivating presentation.

Directions:
Greater Bridgeport Camera Club
First Congregational Church
2301 Main St, Stratford, CT 06615
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MCC Podcast of the Week (2/24/17)

Episode of the Week
This week’s episode comes from PhotoFocus and it is part of their Inspiration Show series:
February 14, 2017
The Inspiration Show | Photofocus Podcast February 14, 2017

Hosted by Scott Bourne and Marco Larousse the Inspiration Podcast at PhotoFocus is a wonderful podcast between two photographers who’s niches are quite contrasting but this helps provide great perspectives on the topics they discuss.  Here is their show description:


About this show:

On the monthly #Inspiration episode of the Photofocus podcast, Scott and Marco will discuss the art, history and motivation in photography that often gets lost in today’s media rich world. Slow down, look closer and put more intent into photography to increase your creativity and final results. And simply spread the pure love of photography.

 

What made this episode great is that it touched on the last podcast I recommended offering more examples on  the importance of printing your work.  I think the line was, “It’s not a photograph until it’s a print” and I couldn’t agree more.

I also enjoyed them going back and forth on bokeh and what they called, “The religion of shallow depth of field”.  In their discussion they offer some great examples of when and when not to use the shallow depth of field.

Also be sure to check out their selection for Inspirational Photographer of the Month as well as their pic for Book of the Month.

In addition to listening on the PhotoFocus website you can find them on iTunes or here on SOUNDCLOUD where you can also view the show notes:
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-inspiration-show-photofocus-podcast-february-14-2017?in=photofocus/sets/the-inspiration-show

 

 

Meredith Images Presents: Creative Photography Conference

Meredith Images Presents: Creative Photography Conference 

So what are you all doing May 20th and 21st?  I would double check your plans because one of our good friends from the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club is hosting a wonderful photography conference.  You all know Hazel Meredith.  Aside from judging many of our competitions she’s also done several programs for us ranging from texture overlays to plugins and even Adobe Lightroom.  Maybe some of you have seen her in Amherst at the NECCC Conference where she also has done many programs. But if you haven’t had the pleasure of attending one of her programs don’t worry because those of us that have will attest to the fact that they are fantastic and this is great opportunity to see her speak.

And as if this wasn’t enough to get you excited, check out the speakers she’s bringing along with her…

Tony Sweet, Nikon Legend Behind the Lens
Keli DeWaal
Gerri Jones
Linda Szabo
Sue and Michael Karchmer

 

Enough of me babbling, check out all the info below:

 

Register here:
http://www.meredithimages.com/product-category/creative-photography-conference/

MCC Podcast of the Week

Episode of the week:

This one comes from the TWIP Network and is part of their Inside the Lens series:

February 2, 2017
PRINTING WITH MARTIN BAILEY – ITL 06
https://thisweekinphoto.com/printing-martin-bailey-itl-06/

I found this to a be a fascinating discussion between Don Komarechka and his guest, Martin Bailey.  This certainly is not aimed at the first-time printing crowd as they’re using some high-end printers but it is chock full of inspiration and some tips that can be applied at any level.  The underlying emphasis on this podcast is … PRINT!  We are certainly missing a major aspect of photography if all we’re going to do is leave our pictures on our PC’s and Phones.

Cosplay and Steampunk shoot this Wednesday!

Please join us this Wednesday for the MCC Cosplay and Steampunk shoot.  All you need to bring is yourself and your camera … We’ll have everything else you need to get some great pictures.  Fellow members Rich C, Will and Josh will be setting up various setups that include lights, remotes and backdrops.

Check back later as we’ll put up a gallery for everyone to enjoy.
Be sure to see Wil before you leave as he’ll be collecting some pictures for the participants that they can bring home with them.

Here are a few shots from our last Cosplay shoot a couple years ago: