Meeting: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

NAPfS’s July 2016 meeting will be held on July 7th 2016 starting at 7PM. The meeting location is Lone Oak Barn in Round Rock.

The meeting schedule is:

7:00PM – Meet and Greet
7:30PM – Andrew Fritz – Night Photography 101
8:00PM – Monthly Competition, Judge TBD

Monthly Competition with Judge Tani James

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday July 2nd.

TaniJuly is an open competition. Any image from the last 2 years may be entered. Image submission is open until midnight on Saturday July 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 July’s competition will be Precision Camera & Video Education Director Tani James.

Speaker – Andrew Fritz

33dde9d4b5b311e38c270e01faf4e0e4_8Andrew is a self taught photographer who learns through trial and error, and experimentation. His first love photographically was night landscape photography. On his first trip with his first camera to Quebec, Andrew spent long hours out after dark trying to make pictures. Not long after that he started experimenting with astrophotography.

Andrew is a full time professional photographer who practices many forms of photography including editorial & lifestyle portraiture, wedding photography, sports (in the form of lindy hop) photography and product photography. Andrew teaches night photography (and other) classes at Precision Camera & Video in Austin.

Night Photography 101

When the sun sets, the world changes visually. For a camera, time slows down and the photographer is able to choose to show much longer slices of time. The relationship of bright and dark areas shifts as well with shadowed structures glowing. While night photography has numerous challenges, it can be incredibly rewarding allowing the photographer to depict the world in ways far outside our human experience.

Andrew will present an introduction to night photography including tips and trips for focusing and determining exposure. He will also present various night time images and talk about how they were made and the complications night time photographers face.