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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 awards ceremony and potluck.

Come eat, drink, and be merry. Bring a snack and drink to share. Bring a friend, bring your family!

Thursday, December 7, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 PM

The Commons at Rowe Lane Amenity Center
20601 Commons Parkway
Pflugerville, TX 78660
MAP

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 setting.
    No nudity in photos is permitted. Images depicting violence or other non-PG topics may also be excluded. The final decision rests with the library in any case and their decisions are final.
  • Photos must hang for the entire show period (Saturday, December 30, 2017 through Friday, February 2, 2018).
    All work must be hung on November 18th, 2016 and no works may be removed before tear down on February 2nd, 2018 for any reason.
  • Each photographer is limited to a maximum of 5 photos.
  • All photos must be at least 8×10.
    This dimension does not include the matte or frame. The library has space for large works (up to 4′ wide) however, only a small number of such larger works can be accommodated.
  • Sale of displayed photos is permitted.
    The Pflugerville library can not and will not facilitate sales. However, photographer can include prices and contact information with their work and handle the transaction directly. Also, remember that no works may be removed prior to February 3, 2018 regardless of any sale.
  • Photos must be delivered and hung on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
    The library uses a wire based system. Traditional hanging wire on the back of frames works best. Saw tooth hangers do not work well. Photographers are responsible of preparing and hanging their own work. Hours are from 10AM-6PM.
  • Photographers may submit up to 5 photos.
    Each photographer may submit up to 5 photos.
  • Submit only your own work. Third parties may not submit photos from other photographers.
  • Photographers are solely responsible for work they submit.
    The Pflugerville Library 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.
  • Online Submission deadline is Sunday, November 12, 2017.
  • Photographers will be notified of acceptance of their work no later than Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Schedule

Online Submission deadline

11/19/2017 (Extended)
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Acceptance notification

11/20/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Drop Off/Hang Date

12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017 – 10AM-6PM

Pflugerville Library
1008 West Pfluger St
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
MAP

Pick-up date
2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018 – 1PM-6PM

Submit Photos

Submissions will open soon. Please stay tuned for information about acceptance of your images and for hanging details.

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.


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 Sunday, December 3, 2017.
  • Photographers will be notified of the maximum number of pieces they may hang no later than Thursday, December 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

Meeting – Thursday 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.

Meeting – Thursday 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.


 

 

NAPƒS Field Trip – Viva la Vida, Day of the Dead Festival & Parade

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

5th Street, between I-35 Northbound Frontage Road and Waller Street
Downtown Austin Map

Sponsored by Mexic-Arte Museum, the annual Viva la Vida Festival – Austin’s largest and longest-running Dia de los Muertos event – features a parade, a street festival, education activities, and art exhibits.

More info – http://mexic-artemuseumevents.org/viva-la-vida-2017/

The set-up time for the parade will be from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., with the parade running from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Costumed participants will gather on 5th Street between I-35 Northbound Frontage Road and Waller Street.

The procession will march down 6th Street and end at 4th Street and Congress Avenue.

For the best opportunity to take portraits BEFORE the parade starts, the NAPfS club will meet-up at the staging location between 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Afterwards, we’ll gather for lunch to relax, share stories, and check out everyone’s images.

This NAPfS Field Trip is an excellent opportunity for you to make photos to submit to the November 2017 Faces of Man theme competition.

Paid parking is available at nearby garages and lots.

The October 2017 Viva la Vida Field Trip is being lead by Russ Morris.

Ask questions and please RSVP via the NAPƒS Facebook event page.

Please check back for details as the parade route and staging area are subject to change.

Meeting – Thursday September 7, 2017

The 9th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, September 7th 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, Chris Davis Cina will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Chris will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, September 2, 2017

September’s themed competition is Pedal to the Metal and will be judged by NAPƒS member and motor sports photographer, Bill Bunton.

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!

Bill Bunton – ‘Pedal to the Metal’ Competition Judge

Bill BuntonBill Bunton is a North Austin Pƒotographic Society member, an Austin area electrical engineer, and a committed photographer.

Bill rarely passes an opportunity to learn or to share what he has learned.  He is comfortable applying complex techniques to get a unique image.

Bill’s photography interests vary widely, covering landscape, macro, and the Austin music scene, but his favorite subjects are motor-sports and action.

Bill presented about motor sports photography for the August 2016 NAPƒS meeting.

Speaker – Charlotte Wright, Program Director, NAPfS

Charlotte Wright will give a presentation on the basics of Photoshop, focusing primarily on the repair of older and/or damaged images.

About Charlotte Wright

Charlotte Wright

Charlotte Wright is a professional photographer who started out in the commercial printing business before going into teaching.  She has a BS in Secondary Education and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction.  After teaching high school English for 13 years, she finished her teaching career with another 13 years teaching yearbook, newspaper, journalism, photography, and photojournalism classes. During her high school teaching career, she taught Photoshop to her photography students and first Adobe PageMaker and then Adobe InDesign to yearbook and newspaper students.

In addition, she has been an independent contractor for eleven years, doing layout and design – including preparing photographs for publication – for Action!, the monthly publication of World Bible School.

Charlotte served as videographer for Come before Winter – an organization specializing in conducting “renewals” for women in the mission field – for five years. She wielded her video camera to record renewals in Canada, Kenya, Paraguay, South Africa, and Ukraine.