Category Archives: Photo Club Meetings

North Austin Pfotographic Society is a local photo club. The photo club meets on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7PM. Check the blog the location of upcoming photo club meetings.

Each meeting includes a meet and greet, a member print exhibition, an educational speaker and a live critique photo competition. We award and share winning images each and every month. For information on our upcoming photo club meetings see the blog posts below. We publish upcoming meeting information the week after the previous meeting.

More Photo Club Information

Anyone can attend the meeting without joining the club. Photo club membership has benefits and it’s really cheap. 100% of your dues go to fund club activities.

Interested in enter the monthly competition? Join and then enter your photos by the deadline. Be sure to follow the instructions on the submission page.

Want to learn more about the club’s history? Check out our photo club history page.

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.


 

 

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.

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.

Meeting – Thursday June 1, 2017

Georgetown Justice

The 6th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, June 1 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, May 27, 2017

June’s competition is open themed and will be judged by Josh Baker, professional photographer and founder of of AzulOx Visuals, LLC in Pflugerville, TX and co-founder of AzulOx Workshops.

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!

Speakers – Natalie R. Lynch and Eleanor Ruffner

Natalie’s and Eleanor’s presentation is titled “A tale of Photographic Copyright Woe – A story of recovery based on true events.”

About Natalie R. Lynch

Natalie R. Lynch

Natalie R. Lynch began her legal career in Colorado, and she now practices in Austin, Texas. In Colorado, she was a two-term president of the Aurora Bar Association, the first recipient of the Colorado Bar Association’s Future Leaders award and a member of the Bar Association’s Executive Counsel. In Texas, she serves in leadership positions of the State Bar Associations, including the International Bar Section and the state’s Animal Law Section.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Natalie lived in the United States, Ghana, and Spain. As an attorney, Natalie has helped companies conduct business throughout Asia (particularly Japan and China) and the world. She has also conducted hundreds of workplace discrimination investigations as well as other workplace investigations.

Natalie’s business background enables her to excel at business formation, employment law, workplace discrimination matters, contracts, and employer litigation avoidance. Natalie currently lives in and loves Austin, Texas. Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn.

Education
  • South Texas College of Law, JD
  • Texas A&M University, BA in International Studies
  • Universidad de Granada, Foreign Alumna
Training & Certifications
  • Convercent and Gene Ferrero Investigations Training
  • FEMA and CERT, certified
  • Dispute Mediation Center, trained
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, member
About Eleanor Ruffner

Eleanor Ruffner

Eleanor Ruffner earned her B.A. summa cum laude in English and Philosophy from Ole Miss and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law with honors in 2004.  She has litigated a variety of matters in state and federal court, handling disputes from pre-suit investigation and counseling through exhaustive appeals.  Over the course of her career, she has represented and advised individuals, small businesses, and international companies on a broad range of subjects, including commercial and contract disputes, fiduciary obligations, business divorces, securities law violations, intellectual property claims, antitrust regulations, personal injury defense (including toxic tort, premises, and products liability), professional malpractice, and constitutional rights.

Eleanor is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Austin Bar Foundation, and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation.  She co-chairs the Austin Bar Association’s CLE committee, serves on the board of the Mother-Attorney Mentoring Association and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation.  She is a member of the Texas Bar College, has authored legal articles on venue and federal administrative policies, and has been selected by her peers as a Texas Rising Star in business litigation for the last three years.

In addition to her private law practice, Eleanor also serves as an adjunct at the University of Texas School of Law.  In the Fall Semester, she teaches Intensive Trial Skills and serves as an instructor for the UT Law Advocacy Program’s Fall Litigation Institute.  In the spring, she serves as an instructor for the UT Law Advocacy Program’s Spring Trial Academy and teaches Advocacy Outside the Courtroom.  

Eleanor and her husband, Tom (also an attorney in Austin), have two young children and one rescue dog, and in her recreational time she practices yoga with more enthusiasm than skill.

Meeting – Thursday May 4, 2017

The fifth NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, May 4 starting at 7PM.

The photography club 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, Ann Tarleton will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Ann will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer any questions.

Monthly Competition

April’s competition theme is Spring Explosion and will be judged by Tani James, our May speaker.

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, April 29, 2017

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!
Tani

Speaker – Tani James, President, NAPƒS

Tani James will give a presentation about the process of printing your photos – from pre to post to print. She’ll use colorful examples to encourage members to print their work and she’ll share her personal workflow in Photoshop to help you get started.

About Tani James

Tani James is a professional photographer, specializing in portraiture and weddings. Her images have a carefree, playful and spontaneous quality. Whether shooting in her home studio or on location, Tani creates an environment where clients feel comfortable being themselves. She seeks out genuine moments, not staged performances. A photo shoot with Tani is pure fun, start to finish.

Tani has been in business since 2009. Tani started out her professional career as a Corporate Information Technology Project Manager, so she is familiar with gathering requirements, working with deadlines and keeping within budget constraints. During her tenure as an Operations Project Manager, she has honed her skills in problem solving which is key in helping her obtain results during her photography projects.

Tani is a 2013 graduate of the Art Institute of Austin where she expanded her knowledge of photography through classes in Lighting, Digital Retouching, advanced Photoshop and film photography. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M Commerce.

 

Meeting – Thursday April 6, 2017

Rogelio and Jeannie by George Brainard

The fourth NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, April 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, Cynthia Stein will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Cynthia will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer any questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, April 1, 2017

April’s competition is open themed and will be judged by George Brainard, our April 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 – George Brainard

George BrainardGeorge Brainard will give a presentation about his history, how he got his start in photography, and he’ll talk about the process of publishing a book.

About George Brainard

George Brainard is a sixth generation Texan whose photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Times of London and numerous other magazines, business publications and advertisements. A former working musician, Brainard has shot more than 50 CD covers. He specializes in portraits of ordinary people who, at ease and in their element, display surprising uniqueness.

George’s first book of photography, “All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits” was published by The University of Texas Press.

George will have copies of his book available for sale at the meeting.