Author: Russ Morris

NAPƒS 2017 Critic’s Choice Award Winners

Our Critic’s Choice judge for 2017 was Randy Kerr, legendary Texas photographer and past NAPƒS speaker.

Randy’s comments…

This was really tough! So many many really nice images. I was left to go beyond what makes a great photograph because there were so many great ones. With that said, I made my choices based on three elements: storytelling, emotional transformation, and cultural purpose.

As I age, as time moves on and artists grow, those of us who influence others are responsible to educate the cultural necessity to be better storytellers of the human experience in culture and our fragile eco-systems. The selected images do this needed work on behalf of our world’s future.

1st place – Gary by Russ Morris

Gary by Russ Morris

Gary, Russ Morris

2nd Place – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

Galveston Tern, Ken Brennan

3rd Place – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where we once stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where We Once Stood, Shawn Hutcherson

A guided visit at the Blanton

Ed Ruscha Knox Less, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1962

Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1p.m. Join in an exclusive guided visit for NAPƒS members to see and learn about the Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip exhibit, currently on display at the Blanton Museum of Art. The Open Road explores the photographic road trip as a genre and America as an imaginative resource, presenting the stories … Continue reading A guided visit at the Blanton »

The 2nd Annual NAPƒS Awards Ceremony & Year-end Potluck

NAPƒS’s tweflth and last meeting of 2017 willl be held on December 7, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Commons at Rowe Lane Amenity Center in Pflugerville. 2017 Awards ~ Pfotographer of the Year Peoples Choice Award Critics Choice Award We are at the end of our second year of NAPƒS and to celebrate, our December meeting will be all about member achievements with an … Continue reading The 2nd Annual NAPƒS Awards Ceremony & Year-end Potluck »

Pflugerville Library/NAPƒS 2017 Photography Show

Pflugerville Library

The Pflugerville library has asked the club to organize a photography show to be displayed at the main Pflugerville Library from Saturday, December 30, 2017 until Friday, February 2, 2018. Photos will hang in the main entry way and adjoining conference room. Entry is free, but limited to NAPƒS members. Join the club! Rules All photos must be suitable for all ages in a public … Continue reading Pflugerville Library/NAPƒS 2017 Photography Show »

2017 Competition Award Winners Show


The North Austin Pƒotographic Society 2017 Competition Winners Show will run from Monday, January 29, 2018 until Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Precision Camera.


The reception will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  


Eligibility

The image must have been an a monthly NAPfS competition award winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention, in either class) during 2017  – check here to see if you were a winner!

Rules

  • Photos must hang for the entire show period (Monday, January 29, 2018 until Sunday, March 25, 201).
    Accommodations for late hanging of images also in the Pflugerville Library show will be made provided you get per-approval for the image.
  • Images must be framed and matted.
    Prints should be between 12″ and 18″ on the long side.
    Mats should be 2″ to 4″.
    Frame size will be between 16″ and 26″ on the long edge.
  • Frames must have wire hangers. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS.
  • Space is limited.
    To allow the maximum number of people to hang their images, and depending on participation, there may be a limit on the number of prints each club member can hang. If you have multiple winning images, plan on selecting 2 or 3 of your favorites.
  • Submit only winning images.
    Images hung during this show must have won an award during monthly competition in 2017.
  • Photographers submitting their work are solely responsible for it. Precision Camera & Video and NAPfS take no responsibility for damage that may occur to the prints or mounting. Remember, this is a show in a very public space.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, January 5th, 2017.
  • Photographers will be notified of the maximum number of pieces they may hang no later than Sunday, January 7, 2017.

Schedule

Drop Off

1/26/2018 – 1/27/2018
Friday, January 26 from 10AM to 7PM
Saturday, January 27 from 10AM to 6PM

Precision Camera
2438 W Anderson Ln B-4
Austin, TX 78757
MAP

Hang

1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28 – time TBD, and we’ll need 3 or 4 volunteers

Take Down

3/26/2018
Monday, March 26 – time TBD, and we’ll need 2 volunteers.

Pick up

3/26/2018 – 3/28/2018
Monday, March 26 through Wednesday March 28, 10AM to 7PM.

Submit

Results – November 2017

The November 2017 Member Competition theme was Faces of Man and judged by Kirk Marsh.

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 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – Smiling on the Inside by Brian Nixon

Smiling on the Inside by Brian Nixon

2nd – Melodrama by Malik Whitaker

Melodrama by Malik Whitaker

3rd – Eye for Details by Brian Nixon

Eye for Details by Brian Nixon

Honorable Mention – Feather by Chloe Hunter

Feathers by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell

Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Sisters by Allen Irby

Sister by Allen Irby

Class 2

There were 9 Class 2 submissions with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – New Yorkers by Peter Livadas

New Yorkers by Peter Livadas

2nd – Henry by Chris Cina

Henry by Chris Cina

Kirk Marsh on Crazy Self Portraits – November 2, 2017

The 11th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, November 2nd 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 Competition, Presentation

Member Print Exhibition

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

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, October 28, 2017

November’s competition theme is Faces of Man and will be judged by our speaker for the evening, Kirk Marsh.

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 – Kirk Marsh

Mind BlownKirk will speak about the importance of personal work and the joys of self portraiture for testing and art. He’ll also speak about the surreal and comedic portraits he creates for people and his use of Photoshop. Kirk will then open the floor to Q and A.

About Kirk Marsh

Kirk Marsh is an environmental portrait, editorial, and commercial photographer specializing in conceptual narratives.

His love of Photoshop and the surreal has been inspired by touring with circuses and production shows throughout the world over the last twenty years as a performer.

In 2007 he picked up a camera and fell in love with it immediately. For the past ten years he has been fortunate to photograph and perform in over 53 countries and see places he never dreamed he would growing up in Iowa.

A recent Texas transplant, Marsh has enjoyed living in both Austin and San Antonio. His work was featured on the cover of San Antonio Magazine in October 2017.

Results – October 2017

The October 2017 Member Competition was open themed and judged by Russ Morris.

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 25 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – DisownedTx by Brian Nixon

DisownedTx by Brian Nixon

2nd – Lockhart by Peter Livadas

Lockhart by Peter Livadas

3rd – BugLady by Michele Johnson

BugLady by Michele Johnson

Honorable Mention – Dancing with Dragons by Bri Thatcher

Dancing with Dragons by Bri Thatcher

Honorable Mention – La Merce by Cynthia Stein

La Merce by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Sun Sets On Bridge City by Brian Nixon

Sun Sets On Bridge City

Class 2

There were 13 Class 2 submissions with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Trip by Andrew Fritz

Trip by Andrew Fritz

2nd – Burning Gaze by Vance Strickland

Burning Gaze by Vance Strickland

3rd – HELP by Kimberly Fore

HELP by Kimberly Fore

Russ Morris on Through the Viewfinder Photography – October 5, 2017

The 10th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, October 5th 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, Russ Morris will exhibit a selection of his printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Russ will speak for a few minutes about his work and answer questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, September 30, 2017

September’s competition is open themed and will be judged by our speaker for the evening, Russ Morris.

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 – Russ Morris

Russ Morris
Russ will talk about Through the Viewfinder photography, what it is, the gear involved, and how and when TtV originated. He’ll also show 101 samples of his TtV shots, many with with commentary.

About Russ Morris

Russ Morris is an American who was born in Washington, D.C.

He’s been making pictures for over 50 years.

Russ’ work has been influenced by many photographers, past and present, known and unknown.

His work is a result of play, experimentation, serendipity, and kismet.

Curiosity, instinct, recognition, and patience are the forces behind Russ’ creativity.


 

 

Results – September 2017

The September 2017 Member Competition theme was Pedal to the Metal and judged by Bill Bunton.

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

1st – Pedal to the Medal by Mark Donnell

Pedal to the Medal by Mark Donnell

2nd – Full Steam Ahead by Patti Mitchell

Full Steam Ahead by Patti Mitchell

3rd – Turn About by Patti Mitchell

Turn About by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Petal to the Metal by Mark Donnell

Petal to the Metal by MarkDonnell-

Honorable Mention – Let it Blur by Cynthia Stein

Let it Blur by Cynthia Stein

 

Class 2

There were 6 Class 2 submissions with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – 71 Nova Yenko SCQuick by Josh Baker

71 Nova Yenko SCQuick byJoshBaker

2nd – Into the Sun by Joshua GuentherInto the Sun by Joshua Guenther