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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, Polly Chandler.

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 – Polly Chandler

Polly will talk about how she got her start, share samples of her work while explaining how she and her work has changed over time, and share where she’s at now with her photography.

About Polly Chandler

Polly Chandler

Polly Chandler is a fine art photographer based in Austin, Texas who had her beginnings as an art student at Southern Illinois University before moving to Austin where she remains today.

Her work is largely done on a large format 4×5 Toyo 45CX film camera, and while digital photography is an available part of her equipment “arsenal,” her love and passion for photography will always be film.

Polly has exhibited her work nationally and her photographs have been published in magazines such as Photo District News, American Photo and B&W Magazine.

About her body of work, she says “There are those occurrences that sit with us and settle into who we are. Some are more forceful than others. I am seeking to explore those identifiable instances that seem to slow time, and through my photographs, share the understanding of these moments.”

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. <link>

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.

NAPƒS Field Trip – Cars and Coffee Austin, The Oasis on Lake Travis

Sunday, August 13 @ 9 a.m. 

The Oasis on Lake Travis
6550 Comanche Trail
Austin, Texas 78732
Map

More info from the source – https://www.facebook.com/CarsAndCoffeeAustin/

The Cars and Coffee Austin “cruise-in” is open to all car types, but you’ll typically find more late model muscle cars, sports cars, and exotics at this meet-up. Happening the second Sunday of each month at The OASIS On Lake Travis, Cars and Coffee Austin is a charity based show with all proceeds benefitting the Central Texas Food Bank.

Mid-August in Central Texas means HOT! Dress accordingly – sunscreen, shorts, hat – keep hydrated, too.

Afterwards we’ll gather for lunch at the Tap Room (3rd floor of the Oasis complex) 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 in the September 2017 Pedal to the Metal theme competition.

The August 2017 Cars and Coffee Field Trip is being lead by Andrew Fritz.

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

Meeting – Thursday August 3, 2017

The 8th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, August 3rd 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, Kimberly Fore will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Kimberly will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, July 29, 2017

August’s competition is open themed and will be judged by Amy V. Cooper, our August speaker.

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 – Amy V. Cooper

Amy V. Cooper

Amy Cooper will give a presentation about her history and how she got started as a photographer and then photo editor, art buyer, and now image consultant, agency owner and artist representative. She will include a slideshow photos that she took while on staff at MTV as well as work from some of the artists she now represents.

About Amy V. Cooper

Amy Cooper was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she fell in love with photography while studying fashion design at Louisiana State University. She moved to New York City in 1997 to continue studies in photography at Parsons School of Design. While in New York, she worked as a photographer and editor for Elle Décor Magazine and MTV Networks. Cooper moved to Austin, Texas in 2008 to reunite with her family and began working as an art buyer and digital asset manager in the advertising industry. In 2016 Cooper opened her own artist representation agency, Trove Artist Management, with the mission of empowering women and culturally diverse artists.

Cooper also continues to provide image consulting services to businesses and emerging artists. She is excited to offer members of NAPFS $50 off of her consulting packages.

Editor/Art Buyer portfolio.

Meeting – Thursday July 6, 2017

Rick Kent

The 7th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, July 6 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, Ashley Piel will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Ashley will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, July 1, 2017

The theme for July’s competition is Moment of Impact and will be judged by Rick Kent, our speaker for the evening.

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 – Rick Kent

Rick Kent

As Rick shares images he’s made at sporting events around the globe, he’ll talk about his early life as an endurance athlete, then later in life as a professional photographer for some of the world’s greatest endurance events.

Rick will also speak about his adventures as a solo photographer traveling the world and give his reasons to avoid becoming a professional photographer.

About Rick Kent

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Rick spent his early years racing bicycles and competing in ultra endurance events. From running sub-3-hour marathons to literally racing across America on a bicycle in 8 days, Rick’s passion for pushing the limits is unparalleled.

The passion for endurance events led to photographing those events to capture the racers in new and interesting ways as a way to shine a light on the participants.

From the New York City Marathon to Hawaii’s Ultraman, Rick has photographed the world’s best ultra endurance athletes.

NAPƒS Membership

NAPƒS Membership

We’re a few weeks from halfway through 2017 and we’re up to 55 official members. That means we still need 45 folks to join up before year’s end to reach our goal of 100 NAPƒS members.

We’ve had really great speakers in the past year, local experts like Randy Kerr, Chris Sherman, Amy Jasek, and George Brainard plus member presentations from awesome, talented folks like Chris Cina and Bill Bunton. Not to mention the extremely informative Copyright/Contracts presentation by Eleanor Ruffner and Natalie Lynch just last week!

We have excellent speakers lined up in the months ahead, and we’re already getting our 2018 schedule in order.

It’s so cool that you’ve pitched in, not only by joining, but with your participation in the monthly member print exhibition, the quarterly field trips, and my favorite activity, the monthly photo competition. Thank you.

Now it’s time to step it up. If you know anyone that has as much fun with photography as we do, invite them to one of the 5 remaining 2017 meetings and encourage them to join and participate.

Let’s hit that 100 member goal!