The September 2018 Digital Competition theme was ‘After Dark’ and judged by NAPfS co-founder Josh Baker. Josh was kind enough to document his thoughts and critique of each submission, viewable here. Class 1 – Novice There were 29 Class 1 submissions with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4 honorable mentions). 1st Place – Gridlock by Calvin Poole 2nd Place – Austin City Lights by … Continue reading September 2018 Digital Competition Results
The August 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Nell Carroll, our speaker for the evening.
Class 1 – Novice
There were 27 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).
1st Place – Brenham Spike by Joshua Guenther
2nd Place – Courage under the Falls by Cathy Smith
3rd Place – Mount Olive Milky Way by Allen Irby
Honorable Mention – Look at those peepers by Roberto White
Honorable Mention – Fresh Brew by Ruth Masciarelli
Honorable Mention – A Mothers Love by David Pine
Class 2 – Advanced
There were 26 Class 2 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).
1st Place – Contemplating by Bri Thatcher
2nd Place – Pounce by Patti Mitchell
3rd Place – Sunny Side Up by Bri Thatcher
Honorable Mention – It Got Bloody by Brian Nixon
Honorable Mention – DarkHollow by Steve Coyle
Honorable Mention – Falling by Joshua Baker
The July 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Liz Moskowitz, our speaker for the evening.
Class 1 – Novice
There were 32 Class 1 submissions with 8 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5 honorable mentions).
1st Place – Eye of the Tigress by Miguel Ortiz
2nd Place – Glass Corner by Cat Smith
3rd Place – Look Behind You by Dave Devore
Honorable Mention – Wells Branch Fog by Roberto White
Honorable Mention – Darkly Passionate by Billy Wills
Honorable Mention – Cast a Net by Allen Irby
Honorable Mention – The Crossing by Calvin Poole
Honorable Mention – Hummer by Allen Irby
Class 2 – Advanced
There were 18 Class 2 submissions with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1 honorable mention).
1st Place – Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law by Patti Mitchell
2nd Place – La Jolla Pier by Andrew Fritz
3rd Place – Shadows by Russ Morris
Honorable Mention – White Sands Formation by Andrew Fritz
The June 2018 Digital Competition theme was “Oh, So Close” and judged by Max Kelly, our speaker for the evening. Class 1 – Novice There were 24 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions). 1st Place – Other side of the Sun by Roberto White 2nd Place – Tied In by Calvin Poole 3rd Place – Hiding in the … Continue reading June 2018 Competition Results
The May 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Casey Holder, our speaker for the evening. There were 44 Class 1 – Novice submissions with 10 awards and 20 Class 2 – Advanced submissions with 5 awards.
The April 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Geoff Hammond, our speaker for the evening. There were 37 Class 1 submissions with 9 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6 honorable mentions) and 22 Class 2 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions).
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
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.
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.
There were 26 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).
1st – Smiling on the Inside by Brian Nixon
2nd – Melodrama by Malik Whitaker
3rd – Eye for Details by Brian Nixon
Honorable Mention – Feather by Chloe Hunter
Honorable Mention – Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell
Honorable Mention – Sisters by Allen Irby
There were 9 Class 2 submissions with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).
1st – New Yorkers by Peter Livadas
2nd – Henry by Chris Cina