It’s been raining all week causing severe flooding in the Hill Country, so it was a pleasant surprise to have 17 members attend on a chilly, damp night. Plus, the scheduled speaker couldn’t come. So the meeting was billed as “social networking, slide show, gear swap, and meet & greet.” The socializing was aided by ample snacks including chips, veggies, sweet rolls, cookies, spicy chili, … Continue reading October 18th Hands-On Meeting Recap
Join us for speaker and judge Geoff Hammond. Geoff will be talking about travel photography and his experience with numerous international trips to eastern Europe.
Our first “3rd Thursday” meeting on March 15th was attended by about 28 persons including 5 guests at United Christian Church. These new educational meetings are designed to be tutorials or demos by skilled photographers. Tonight we focused on quality printing and matting photographs to enter competitions. Club President Andrew Fritz of Azulox.com spoke about printing your own work using professional quality ink jet printers. … Continue reading Printing & Matting Demo Recap
The March 2018 competition was judged by Mark Heaps.
Class 1 First Place Winner Allen Irby. (Out of 29 submissions)
First Place: “Pretty Lady” by Allen Irby
Class 1 Award Winners:
Second Place: “redfinder” by Chloe Hunter and Third Place: “PaddleSteamer” by Carol McAllen
“Still Life” by David Margulis, “Capture the Light” by Ruth Ann, “Untitled” by Jerry Zerbst, and “Diamond Red Dazzle” by Ruth Ann
Redfinder by Chloe Hunter
PaddleSteamer by Carol McAllen
Untitled by Jerry Zerbst
Still Life by David Margulis
Diamond Red Dazzle by Ruth Ann Masciarelli
Capture the Light by Ruth Ann Masciarelli
Class 2 First Place Winner by Steve Coyle (Out of 25 submissions)
First Place: Stand-Out by Steve Coyle
Class 2 Award Winners
Second Place: “Lets Bloom Red” by Veachel S Dixon and Third Place: “Glamour” by Josh Baker
“Red Leaf” by Russ Morris, “Sugar Fix” by Patti Mitchell, “Conflicted” by Josh Baker, and “Strawberry is the jam” by Ashley Piel
Lets Bloom Red by Veachel Dixon
Glamour by Josh Baker
Sugar Fix by Patti Mitchell
Strawberry is the Jam by Ashley Piel
Red Leaf by Russ Morris
Conflicted by Josh Baker
Hey, it’s our 3rd 2018 meeting with about 40 members and 8 guests attending at United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727. Welcome to our newest club members: Casey Holder and Lauren Vega. All it takes is a $24 check at a meeting or PayPal at our web site https://napfs.club/joining-napfs/. Thank you to the 61 members who have paid your 2018 … Continue reading March 2018 NAPfS Meeting Recap
Join us for speaker and judge Mark Heaps. Mark is a Adobe Max instructor and contributor to Photoshop Magazine. Join us as Mark talks about some of his favorite time saving tricks in Lightroom and Photoshop.
This month’s contest theme “Oldies” was Judged by Andrew Fritz, NAPfS President and professional doing wedding, commercial, and nature photography. Members were allowed to submit any two images that were older than two years. The club’s usual rule is that images must be new, taken within two years. You can read submission guidelines and other rules here. February set a record for total submissions.
While critiquing the images Andrew’s advice included “bad weather makes for good photographs.” He praised images that drew him in visually, told a story, and had portraits with strong facial expressions. Although there were several “cute” cat and dog pictures, they would be improved he said by showing a relationship between owners and their pets or striking animal behaviors. Sharp focus on animal eyes is critical too. He also liked several building, beach, and tree images with strong geometric composition. Click an image to see a slide show.
Class 1 – Novice – 39 submissions
First Place Class 1: Allen Irby, Boot Hill
Untitled by Jerry Zerbst
Easter Buddy by Allen Irby
Dog Jog Beach by Anthony Charles
On Town Lake by Will Varley
Colleen by Patti Mitchell
Dollyrama by Marsha Robinson
Sunlight Duchess by Chloe Hunter
Beach Nomad by Bri Thatcher
Second Place: “Untitled” by Jerry Zerbst. Third Place: “Easter Buddy” by Allen Irby. Honorable Mention: “sunlight duchess” by Chloe Hunter. Honorable Mention: “On Town Lake” by Will Varley. Honorable Mention: “Colleen” by Patti Mitchell. Honorable Mention: “Dollyrama” by Marsha Robinson. Honorable Mention: “Beach Nomad” by Bri Thatcher. Honorable Mention: “dog jog beach” by Anthony Charles
Class 2 – Advanced – 21 submissions
First Place, Class 2: Peter Livadas, “Say the Word”
Canopy by Veachel Dixon
Looking Glass by Veachel Dixon
Waiting by Vance Strickland
Butterfly Beauty by Ashley Piel
First Place: “Say the word” by Peter Livadas. Second Place: “Canopy” by Veachel S Dixon. Third Place: “Looking Glass” by Veachel S Dixon. Honorable Mention: “Waiting” by Vance Strickland. Honorable Mention: “Butterfly Beauty” by Ashley Piel.
We had a great 2018 2nd meeting February 1st with over 40 people attending at United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727.Welcome to our newest club members: Dianne Kline, Avinash Naidu Suvvari, Steve Coyle, Sylvia D Anchia, Riss Estes, Arlie Pfeifer, Bruce Jones, Ed Wilts, and Trevor Lemoine. Club President Andrew Fritz announced that the club will sponsor a second monthly … Continue reading February Meeting Recap
The 2nd NAPƒS meeting of 2018 will be held Thursday, February 1st 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 Q & A 7:15-7:30PM Announcements, New member introductions 7:30-9:00PM Guest Speaker/ Judge Introductions, Club Competition, Presentation Member Print Exhibition During the meet and greet, NAPƒS Club … Continue reading February 1 – Meeting Announcement
We had a great first meeting in 2018 Thursday with 40 people attending at United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane.
Welcome back all 2017 NAPfS members. Just a reminder that its time to renew for 2018 by bringing a $24 check to a meeting or PayPal at our web site https://napfs.club/joining-napfs/. Thank you to the 37 members who have already paid for 2018.
Tonight persons who signed in as guests were Rodney Almodoyar, David Margulis, Juan Hedtler, Mark Wilson, Sylvia Anchia, Mary Kay Schamburech, Arlie Pfeifer, Bruce Jones, Michael Sunderman, Mayra Travino, and Amy Cooper. Two joined on the spot. (My apologies for misspelled names.) There were another 28 members who signed in. Continue reading