Author: Russ Morris

Results – February 2017

Class 1

We had 28 Class 1 entries with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 4 honorable mentions).

1st – Mountain Wild Flowers by Carol McAllen

Mountain Wild Flowers by Carol McAllen

2nd – Rainy Day in Reykjavik by Cynthia Stein

Rainy Day in Reykjavik by Cynthia Stein

3rd – Firey Words by Chloe Hunter

Firey Words by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – House on the Plains by Cynthia Stein

House on the Plains by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Family by Jasper Yuen

Family by Jasper Yuen

Honorable Mention – Light Rain by Joshua Guenther

Light Rain by Joshua Guenther

Honorable Mention – TEX by Katie Lewis

TEX by Katie Lewis

Class 2

We had 18 Class 2 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, plus 1 honorable mention).

1st – Golf on the Edge, 2011 by Josh Baker

Golf on the Edge, 2011 by Josh Baker

2nd – Ste Rural by Kimberly Fore

Ste Rural by Kimberly Fore

3rd – A Quiet Moment by Stephanie Sharif

A Quiet Moment by Stephanie Sharif

Honorable Mention – Smooch by Russ Morris

Smooch by Russ Morris

Meeting: Thursday, February 2, 2017

The second NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, February 2 starting at 7PM.

The meeting location is United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, Tx. 78727 – MAP

Agenda

7:00-7:15PM Meet & Greet, Member Print Exhibition
7:15-7:30PM Open meeting, Member Print Exhibition Q&A
7:30-9:00PM Presentation, Competition

Member Print Exhibition

During the Meet & Greet, Vickie Flaugher will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Vickie will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer any questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 28, 2017

February’s competition is Oldies Night, which is open themed, and will be judged by Chris Sherman of Over Austin. Submissions are divided into two classes and each club member is free to choose which class to enter. For more info, read this post about classes.

The monthly NAPƒS competition is meant to be fun, inspirational, and educational. The judging and associated critiques are positive, supportive, and a useful learning tool.

Read the rules, then submit your competition images!

Chris Sherman of Over Austin

Chris will speak to the group about aerial and aerial 360 photography.

About Chris Sherman

Christopher V. Sherman is a fine art photographer specializing in Austin, Texas and the Texas Hill Country. He primarily shoots under the brand name Over Austin.

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Photo by Rice Jackson

Most of Chris’ work is shot from a flying camera (also known as a drone) but he also has been known to shoot long exposures from the ground with his Nikon. Chris began flying small consumer camera drones in 2010. Since that time likely logged close to 1,000 drone flights but honestly hasn’t counted them all.

His work has been featured in the Austin American Statesman as well as numerous online outlets. His photos and videos are frequently aired on KXAN, KVUE, Fox 7 Austin and KEYE and more than 45,000 people follow his work on social media. He posts photos daily to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Chris holds an FAA Remote Pilot License, allowing him to legally shoot commercial aerial photography in the United States. You can also view his work at photos.overaustin.com

 

Results – January 2017

Class 1

We had 20 Class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, plus 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Forsaken by Joshua Guenther

Forsaken, Joshua Guenther

2nd – Skimmers take flight! by Dennis Eisenberg

Skimmers take flight!, Dennis Eisenberg

3rd – Leaf by Russ Morris

Leaf, Russ Morris

Honorable Mention – Hey, There by Vickie Flaugher

Hey, There, Vickie Flaugher

Honorable Mention – Super Moon by Shawn Hutcherson

Super Moon, Shawn Hutcherson

Class 2

We had 10 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Screw by Bill Bunton

Screw, Bill Bunton

2nd – Turning In by Bill Bunton

Turning In, Bill Bunton

Meeting: Thursday, January 5, 2017

NAPfS’s first meeting of the new year will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017 starting at 7PM.

The meeting location is United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, Tx. 78727

Agenda

7:00-7:30PM Meet & Greet, Member Print Exhibition
7:30-7:45PM Open meeting, Member Print Exhibition Q&A
7:45-9:00PM Presentation, Competition

Member Print Exhibition

During the Meet & Greet, Russ Morris will exhibit 20 TtVs printed on Kodak Endura metallic paper, recent shots from the Kelby ATX Photowalk in early October and the Taylor Main Street Car show late October. Once the meeting starts, Russ will speak for a few minutes about his work and answer questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Friday, December 30, 2016

January’s competition is open themed and will be judged by Josh Baker. Submissions are divided into two classes and each club member is free to choose which class to enter. For more info, read this post about classes.

The monthly NAPƒS competition is meant to be fun, inspirational, and educational. The judging and associated critiques are positive, supportive, and a useful learning tool.

Speaker – Josh Baker

Josh will give a presentation about editing photos in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop module. His goal for the evening will be to help club members learn how to produce files suitable for submission to NAPƒS’ monthly competition using Lightroom.

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About Josh Baker

Josh is a working professional photographer and founder of of AzulOx Visuals, LLC in Pflugerville, TX and co-founder of AzulOx Workshops.. He began his photography career to escape the 9 to 5 office world and is often heard saying “Do I have a camera in my hand? Then I’m happy!”

Josh has a degree in corporate communications and studied video and broadcast production in college at the University of Texas. Josh works in a variety of genres including wedding, portrait, fashion, and commercial photography.

His passion is storytelling and any type of photography where he gets to interact with people. His working style could be described as “get it done” and he focuses on efficiency and quality, two requirements for a working professional shooting 5+ times a week.

2016 NAPƒS People’s Choice Awards

The December 1, 2016 meeting at The Green Red Barn celebrated our club’s inaugural People’s Choice Awards. Members in attendance voted for 6 of their favorite images from 82 competition winners selected at meetings throughout the past year.

Congratulations to all, and thank you to those attending and voting.

This year’s award for top photograph was split between two members, Chris Cina for her shot titled “I Hear the Train A Coming,” and Dennis Eisenberg for his shot titled “Sunset at the Fishing Pier.” They each received 7 votes.

Chris Cina, I Hear the Train A Coming

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Dennis Eisenberg, Sunset at the Fishing Pier

Catgrams

“Proud Fella,” by Travis Johnson received 6 votes.

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“Red on Red” by Andrew Fritz, “Palacious Shrimper” by Dennis Isenberg, and “Maty” by Elizabeth Zimmerman each received 5 votes.

Red on Red by Andrew Fritz

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Palacious Shrimper by Dennis Isenberg

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Maty by Elizabeth Zimmerman

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Results – November 2016

November’s competition was open (no theme). Our guest judges were Greg Burger & Robert Backman from Precision Camera.

Class 1

We had 17 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, honorable mention).

1st – Ginger on Track by Brian Nixon

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2nd – The Barber by Brian Nixon

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3rd – Knock Out by Russ Morris

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Honorable Mention – Rae by Malinda Baum

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Class 2

We had 8 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Moon Light Canyon by Andrew Fritz

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2nd – Shirley by Joshua Guenther

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