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Meeting – Thursday April 6, 2017

Rogelio and Jeannie by George Brainard

The fourth NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, April 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, Cynthia Stein will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Cynthia will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer any questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, April 1, 2017

April’s competition is open themed and will be judged by George Brainard, our April 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 – George Brainard

George BrainardGeorge Brainard will give a presentation about his history, how he got his start in photography, and he’ll talk about the process of publishing a book.

About George Brainard

George Brainard is a sixth generation Texan whose photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Times of London and numerous other magazines, business publications and advertisements. A former working musician, Brainard has shot more than 50 CD covers. He specializes in portraits of ordinary people who, at ease and in their element, display surprising uniqueness.

George’s first book of photography, “All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits” was published by The University of Texas Press.

George will have copies of his book available for sale at the meeting.

Meeting – Thursday March 2, 2017

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The third NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, March 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, Emily Marie Crowell will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Emily will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer any questions.

Monthly Competition

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Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, February 25, 2017

March’s competition theme is “Colorful” and will be judged by Geoff Hammond of Hammondovi, an Austin area advertising and portrait photographer. Geoff gave his “Thoughts on Composition” presentation to the club in January 2016.

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.

Read the rules, then submit your competition images!

Speaker – Chris Davis Cina, NAPƒS Club Member

Chris Davis Cina will speak to the group about her passion for Landscape Photography.

Chris Davis CinaAbout Chris Davis Cina

A former writer, editor and graphic artist, Chris got to grow as a photographer while working for a daily newspaper (The Poughkeepsie Journal) and being tasked with shooting all of their advertising needs as well as photos for stories and covers for the 50 magazines she produced annually.

A lover of landscape photography, she participated in professional workshops in Vermont in 2007, in Acadia National Park, Maine in 2009 and in West Virginia in 2015. She loves traveling and writes a blog, “Travelin’ About” which offers photography and travel advice. Last year she got to Italy and this year she’s planning a trip to Alaska.

She’s won several awards and her images have been exhibited in galleries, coffee shops and juried shows. You can purchase her pictures at Prima Dora and The Old Bakery and Emporium, both on Congress Ave.

Chris is teaching a class on Landscape Photography on May 15 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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

 

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.

Year End Party – Thursday Dec 1st, 2016

NAPfS’s December 2016 meeting will be held on Dec 1st, 2016 from 7PM until 9PM.

We are at the end of our first year of NAPfS and to celebrate, our December meeting will be a social gathering. Come eat, drink and be marry. Bring a snack and drink to share. No glass containers. There is a play set immediately out front and the location is kid friendly. Bring a friend and your family.

LOCATION: Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660. More info.

 

Competition: People’s Choice Award

December will be our the club’s first choice awards. Members attending will vote for their favorite winning images from this years competitions. We’ll tally the votes and announce the winner at the meeting. Need a preview? Check out the winners below:

Meeting: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

NAPfS’s November 2016 meeting will be held on Nov 3rd, 2016 starting at 7PM.

LOCATION: United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, Tx. 78727.

The meeting schedule is:

7:00PM – Meet and Greet
7:30PM – Speaker: Greg Burger from Precision Camera
8:00PM – Monthly Competition

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Sunday Oct 30th.

November is an open competition. Any image from the last 2 years may be entered. Participants will be divided into two classes. Each club member will choose which class to enter. For more information, see this post.

Submit your images here.

Our guest judge for November’s competition will be Greg Burger and Rodger Backman of Precision Camera & Video.

Mirrorless Cameras and the new DJI Mavic Drone

With Speaker Greg Burger &  Robert Backman, Precision Camera & Video

Gregg Burger is the General Manager of Precision Camera.  He has been in the photo industry for over 35 years. He has owned Olympus, Minolta, Canon and Nikon.  His current cameras are the Nikon D750 and the Sony A7RII.  Both full frame and both are great cameras.  Which one does he use more now?

Robert Backman is the top sales person at Precision Camera and has been a Nikon shooter for many years, he shoots weddings and portraits, but is best known for sports.  He shoots for a national online sports site.  At the games he still brings his Nikon but lately his Olympus and Fuji have been used more and more.  Why?  Ask him at the meeting.

Mirrorless

Mirrorless cameras are not taking a backseat to normal size DSLR’s any more.  Mirrorless cameras have many advantages over their larger Nikon and Canon brethren.  Smaller and lighter, they are ideal or travel, but don’t stop there. Recent mirrorless have closed the quality gap too and are making spectacular images. Greg and Rodger will bring a selection of current mirrorless cameras from Olympus, Fuji and Sony for a little up close and personal Q&A.

Mavic Drone

And, as a bonus, Greg and Robert plan to bring along the new (and tiny) DJI Mavic drone. The Mavic is the newest and most compact professional level drone on the market. The best part? It is affordable and easy enough for anyone to use. Come see one up close and personal.

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Meeting: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

NAPfS’s October 2016 meeting will be held on Thursday October 6th, 2016 starting at 7PM. The meeting location is First Baptist Church, 306 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock, Texas 78664.

LOCATION CHANGE: First Baptist Church, 306 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock, Texas 78664.

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The meeting schedule is:

7:00PM – Meet and Greet
7:30PM – Speaker: Keith Mitchell
8:00PM – Monthly Competition with Judge Keith Mitchel

Monthly Competition with Judge Keith Mitchell

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Sunday October 2nd.

October is an open competition (no theme). Any image from the last 2 years may be entered. Image submission is open until midnight on Sunday October 2nd. Participants will be divided into two classes. Each club member will choose which class to enter. For more information, see this post.

Submit your images here.

Our guest judge for October’s competition will be Keith Mitchel.

Speaker – Keith Mitchell

keith-mitchellKeith Mitchell, Ph.D. is a retired University of Texas educator and former executive briefing specialist for Apple computer.  Keith began taking pictures as a part of his corporate education responsibilities at Apple computer. He was part of the team Apple used to roll out QuickTime VR panoramic tools to the education community nationwide. Keith continued to practice photography as a part of his career while working in UT’s department of education.

After retiring, Keith studied portrait photography formally at the Texas School of Photography. Kieth is an active Austin PPA guild member. He has won several local PPA guild print competitions. Keith currently manages a photography business, DigitalAspirations as well as managing a video interview studio for Apple at the Austin campus.

Find more of Keith’s work at DigitalAspirations.com.

Becoming a Civil War Photojournalist through Reenactments

Keith Mitchell, explains how you can  become a photo journalist embedded in the Civil War. Keith will share images, video, and photoshop composites that he has produced to capture Union and Confederate troops in action!  A field trip will be announced making it possible for you to get your press pass for a November re-enactment.