Printing & Matting Demo Recap

make the mat

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 »

March 2018 Competition Results

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

First Place: “Pretty Lady” by Allen Irby

Class 1 Award Winners:

Second Place: “redfinder” by Chloe Hunter and Third Place: “PaddleSteamer” by Carol McAllen

Honorable Mentions:

“Still Life” by David Margulis, “Capture the Light” by Ruth Ann,  “Untitled” by Jerry Zerbst, and “Diamond Red Dazzle” by Ruth Ann

Class 2 First Place Winner by Steve Coyle (Out of 25 submissions)
First Place: Stand-Out by Steve Coyle

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

Honorable Mentions

“Red Leaf” by Russ Morris, “Sugar Fix” by Patti Mitchell, “Conflicted” by Josh Baker, and “Strawberry is the jam” by Ashley Piel

March 2018 NAPfS Meeting Recap

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 »

February 2018 Contest Results

Congratulations!

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

1st Class 1

First Place Class 1: Allen Irby, Boot Hill

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

1st Class 2

First Place, Class 2: Peter Livadas, “Say the Word”

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.

February Meeting Recap

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 »

February 1 – Meeting Announcement

Lion - Dave DeVore

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 »

January Meeting Recap

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 »

January 2018 Contest Winners

Congratulations! January 2018 Winners

The contest judge was Laura DiMeo, RTF teacher at ACC, and also our guest speaker.

Class 1 – Novice – 29 submissions

Class 1 First Place: “The Hunter” by Cynthia Stein

Class 1 Winners: First Place: “The Hunter” by Cynthia Stein, Second Place: “Dragonfly at Rest” by Dave DeVore, Third Place: “Crystal Ball” by Cynthia Stein, Honorable Mention: “Frosted Decline” by Calvin Poole, Honorable Mention: “Double” by Stacy Wells, Honorable Mention: “Its been a long morning” by Calvin Poole, Honorable Mention: “What’s for Lunch” by Dave DeVore. [Click on image to see a slide show]

Class 2 – Advanced – 15 submissions

winner class 2

Class 2 First Place: “Leap” by Patti Mitchell

Class 2 Winners: First Place: “Leap” by Patti Mitchell, Second Place: “Scientist” by Andrew Fritz, Third Place: “Spider Caught a Fly” by Mark Donnell, Honorable Mention: “Shadows at Night” by Peter Livadas. [Click on image to see a slide show]