Meeting – Thursday August 3, 2017

The 8th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, August 3rd 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
7:15-7:30PM Open meeting
7:30-9:00PM Presentation, Competition

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, July 29, 2017

August’s competition is open themed and will be judged by Amy V. Cooper, our August speaker.

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.

A reminder – you must join NAPƒS to take part in 2017 competitions. The cost of membership is only $24 and your annual contribution is used 100% in support of club operations and activities.

Read the rules, then submit your competition images!

Speaker – Amy V. Cooper

Amy V. Cooper

Amy Cooper will give a presentation about her history and how she got started as a photographer and then photo editor, art buyer, and now image consultant, agency owner and artist representative. She will include a slideshow photos that she took while on staff at MTV as well as work from some of the artists she now represents.

About Amy V. Cooper

Amy Cooper was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she fell in love with photography while studying fashion design at Louisiana State University. She moved to New York City in 1997 to continue studies in photography at Parsons School of Design. While in New York, she worked as a photographer and editor for Elle Décor Magazine and MTV Networks. Cooper moved to Austin, Texas in 2008 to reunite with her family and began working as an art buyer and digital asset manager in the advertising industry. In 2016 Cooper opened her own artist representation agency, Trove Artist Management, with the mission of empowering women and culturally diverse artists.

Cooper also continues to provide image consulting services to businesses and emerging artists. She is excited to offer members of NAPFS $50 off of her consulting packages.

Editor/Art Buyer portfolio.

Results – July 2017

The July 2017 Member Competition theme was Moment of Impact and judged by Rick Kent. To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 26 Class 1 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Kapow by Chloe Hunter

kapow by ChloeHunter

2nd – Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

3rd – Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Honorable Mention – Heron Diving for Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Heron Diving For Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Class 2

There were 14 Class 2 submissions with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

2nd – Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

3rd – Wrecked by Bill Bunton

Wrecked by Bill Bunton

Meeting – Thursday July 6, 2017

Rick Kent

The 7th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, July 6 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, Ashley Piel will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Ashley will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, July 1, 2017

The theme for July’s competition is Moment of Impact and will be judged by Rick Kent, our speaker for the evening.

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.

A reminder – you must join NAPƒS to take part in 2017 competitions. The cost of membership is only $24 and your annual contribution is used 100% in support of club operations and activities.

Read the rules, then submit your competition images!

Speaker – Rick Kent

Rick Kent

As Rick shares images he’s made at sporting events around the globe, he’ll talk about his early life as an endurance athlete, then later in life as a professional photographer for some of the world’s greatest endurance events.

Rick will also speak about his adventures as a solo photographer traveling the world and give his reasons to avoid becoming a professional photographer.

About Rick Kent

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Rick spent his early years racing bicycles and competing in ultra endurance events. From running sub-3-hour marathons to literally racing across America on a bicycle in 8 days, Rick’s passion for pushing the limits is unparalleled.

The passion for endurance events led to photographing those events to capture the racers in new and interesting ways as a way to shine a light on the participants.

From the New York City Marathon to Hawaii’s Ultraman, Rick has photographed the world’s best ultra endurance athletes.

NAPƒS Membership

NAPƒS Membership

We’re a few weeks from halfway through 2017 and we’re up to 55 official members. That means we still need 45 folks to join up before year’s end to reach our goal of 100 NAPƒS members.

We’ve had really great speakers in the past year, local experts like Randy Kerr, Chris Sherman, Amy Jasek, and George Brainard plus member presentations from awesome, talented folks like Chris Cina and Bill Bunton. Not to mention the extremely informative Copyright/Contracts presentation by Eleanor Ruffner and Natalie Lynch just last week!

We have excellent speakers lined up in the months ahead, and we’re already getting our 2018 schedule in order.

It’s so cool that you’ve pitched in, not only by joining, but with your participation in the monthly member print exhibition, the quarterly field trips, and my favorite activity, the monthly photo competition. Thank you.

Now it’s time to step it up. If you know anyone that has as much fun with photography as we do, invite them to one of the 5 remaining 2017 meetings and encourage them to join and participate.

Let’s hit that 100 member goal!

Results – June 2017

The June 2017 Member Competition was open themed and judged by Josh Baker. To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. Be sure and review the photo competition rules if it is your first time submitting.

Class 1

There were 16 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention).

1st – Just Enough Snow the Head by Cynthia Stein

Just Enough Snow the Head by Cynthia Stein - North Austin Photo Club

2nd – Ghost Portrait by Brian Nixon

Ghost Portrait by Brian Nixon - Pflugerville Photo Club

3rd – Are You Listening by Patti Mitchell

Are You Listening by Patti Mitchell - Round Rock Photo Club

Honorable Mention – Summer Reflections by Stacy Wells

Summer Reflections by Stacy Wells - Austin Photo Club

 

Class 2

There were 10 Class 1 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where we once stood by Shawn Hutcherson - Austin Photo Competition

2nd – French Fries by Ashley Piel

FrenchFries by Ashley Piel - Taylor Photo Club

 

New! NAPƒS Logo T-shirt!

Show your colors!

Support the North Austin Pƒotographic Society by purchasing a NAPƒS logo T-shirt!

The shirt costs just $23.99 and it comes in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL and colors Charcoal, Black, Espresso, Maroon, and Storm.

The sale of this first edition ends June 11, 2017. Orders will be received between June 21st and June 30th.

Don’t delay!

Get your NAPƒS logo T-shirt here > http://bonfire.com/naps-logo-t-shirt

As with your annual membership, all proceeds from the sale of this shirt will be used 100% in support of club operations and activities.

Meeting – Thursday June 1, 2017

Georgetown Justice

The 6th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, June 1 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, Ashley Piel will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Ashley will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, May 27, 2017

June’s competition is open themed and will be judged by Josh Baker, professional photographer and founder of of AzulOx Visuals, LLC in Pflugerville, TX and co-founder of AzulOx Workshops.

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.

A reminder – you must join NAPƒS to take part in 2017 competitions. The cost of membership is only $24 and your annual contribution is used 100% in support of club operations and activities.

Read the rules, then submit your competition images!

Speakers – Natalie R. Lynch and Eleanor Ruffner

Natalie’s and Eleanor’s presentation is titled “A tale of Photographic Copyright Woe – A story of recovery based on true events.”

About Natalie R. Lynch

Natalie R. Lynch

Natalie R. Lynch began her legal career in Colorado, and she now practices in Austin, Texas. In Colorado, she was a two-term president of the Aurora Bar Association, the first recipient of the Colorado Bar Association’s Future Leaders award and a member of the Bar Association’s Executive Counsel. In Texas, she serves in leadership positions of the State Bar Associations, including the International Bar Section and the state’s Animal Law Section.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Natalie lived in the United States, Ghana, and Spain. As an attorney, Natalie has helped companies conduct business throughout Asia (particularly Japan and China) and the world. She has also conducted hundreds of workplace discrimination investigations as well as other workplace investigations.

Natalie’s business background enables her to excel at business formation, employment law, workplace discrimination matters, contracts, and employer litigation avoidance. Natalie currently lives in and loves Austin, Texas. Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn.

Education
  • South Texas College of Law, JD
  • Texas A&M University, BA in International Studies
  • Universidad de Granada, Foreign Alumna
Training & Certifications
  • Convercent and Gene Ferrero Investigations Training
  • FEMA and CERT, certified
  • Dispute Mediation Center, trained
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, member
About Eleanor Ruffner

Eleanor Ruffner

Eleanor Ruffner earned her B.A. summa cum laude in English and Philosophy from Ole Miss and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law with honors in 2004.  She has litigated a variety of matters in state and federal court, handling disputes from pre-suit investigation and counseling through exhaustive appeals.  Over the course of her career, she has represented and advised individuals, small businesses, and international companies on a broad range of subjects, including commercial and contract disputes, fiduciary obligations, business divorces, securities law violations, intellectual property claims, antitrust regulations, personal injury defense (including toxic tort, premises, and products liability), professional malpractice, and constitutional rights.

Eleanor is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Austin Bar Foundation, and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation.  She co-chairs the Austin Bar Association’s CLE committee, serves on the board of the Mother-Attorney Mentoring Association and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation.  She is a member of the Texas Bar College, has authored legal articles on venue and federal administrative policies, and has been selected by her peers as a Texas Rising Star in business litigation for the last three years.

In addition to her private law practice, Eleanor also serves as an adjunct at the University of Texas School of Law.  In the Fall Semester, she teaches Intensive Trial Skills and serves as an instructor for the UT Law Advocacy Program’s Fall Litigation Institute.  In the spring, she serves as an instructor for the UT Law Advocacy Program’s Spring Trial Academy and teaches Advocacy Outside the Courtroom.  

Eleanor and her husband, Tom (also an attorney in Austin), have two young children and one rescue dog, and in her recreational time she practices yoga with more enthusiasm than skill.