Category Archives: Meeting Recaps

NAPfS meeting summaries, with candid photos of members and activities, beyond announcing the digital photo competition results.

November 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results

The November 2019 Digital Competition’s theme was “Unusual Suspects“. Twenty-three members attended the November 7 “all critique” meeting. Judging Mark Laussade organized the judging by gathering experienced photographers who volunteered to judge.  Four judges were present, and Mark selected three of the judges for each photo.  One (or more) or the judges would critique the photo.  The judges were Carol Acurso, Mary Day Long, Carol … Continue reading November 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results »

Recap – Taylor Car Show Photo Walk

Michele Johnson hosted a photo walk in Taylor, Texas, on October 26, 2019. The weather was perfect – clear skies with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The only problem was that the sun was so bright that it was difficult taking photos where both sun and shade were involved. Seven participants took part in the photo walk. Five are shown in the photo above … Continue reading Recap – Taylor Car Show Photo Walk »

October 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results

The October 2019 Digital Competition’s theme was “Open”. Judging Mark Laussade organized the judging by gathering experienced photographers who volunteered to judge.  Each of the classes had three judges, and Mark supplied the judges with voting pads.  Each judge voted on each photo with a score from 1 to 10.  Mark’s software gathered the scores, combined them, and showed the total on the screen.  Thus, … Continue reading October 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results »

Recap – Stephen Brkich on Bear Photography in Alaska

Stephen and Pam Brkich gave an excellent presentation on photographing bears on Alaska. This presentation was at the regular “3rd Thursday” NAPfS meeting on October 17, 2019. This recap contains some of Stephen’s fascinating stories, but doesn’t do them justice. To hear his entire presentation, scroll to the bottom of this page. The four photos of bears below are examples of his work. The links … Continue reading Recap – Stephen Brkich on Bear Photography in Alaska »

Recap – Bri Thatcher On PPA

Bri Thatcher was our featured speaker on Thursday, September 19, 2019. She spoke about the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and why it is a good organization to join. 16 people attended this meeting. To see the original announcement for her talk, click here. See her wonderful work at her web site at https://www.brithatcher.com/ . PPA has three levels of guilds which are appropriate for Central … Continue reading Recap – Bri Thatcher On PPA »

September 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results

The September 2019 Digital Competition’s theme was “Seeing Double“. Judging This competition introduced a new judging method pioneered by Mark Laussade.  Judging was done by a four-member panel and was moderated by Mark.  For each photo, Mark chose three of the judges, and each one of them would rate the photo from 1 to 10 via a keypad.  Thus, the total score for each photo … Continue reading September 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results »

Recap August 29 Social Potluck Meeting

The August 5th Thursday meeting was a social potluck meeting with approximately 13 people attending. There was a slideshow of members’ photos, announcements by Clay Leben and Mark Laussade, and a raw development software comparison demonstration by Verlon Smith. We has lots of great food including three pizzas brought by Clay. Meeting Format Changes – Clay Leben Clay described the changes which are going to … Continue reading Recap August 29 Social Potluck Meeting »

Recap July 18 Meeting – Anthony Maddaloni

We all watched the high-contrast, black & white, square portraits stream across the screen in a continuous slide show while Anthony spoke about his personal project titled “68-Degrees.” Each one was a unique image of individuals and couples enjoying their experience of Austin’s Barton Springs’ 68-degree temperature water. Anthony Maddoloni started swimming there regularly almost every day in 2012 because the ice-cold water gave him … Continue reading Recap July 18 Meeting – Anthony Maddaloni »

Recap – John Acurso on Inside/Out Photography

April 4, 2019: United Christian Church, Austin, Texas After a lifetime of personal and commercial photography, John Acurso has enough advice to share that it would fill many meetings. An audience of 47 members and guests listened intently as Acurso first critiqued the April club competition entries in the first hour and then displayed images in the second hour from his personal projects coupled with … Continue reading Recap – John Acurso on Inside/Out Photography »

October 18th Hands-On Meeting Recap

October Hands-On Meeting

It’s been raining all week causing severe flooding in the Hill Country, so it was a pleasant surprise to have 17 members attend on a chilly, damp night. Plus, the scheduled speaker couldn’t come. So the meeting was billed as “social networking, slide show, gear swap, and meet & greet.” The socializing was aided by ample snacks including chips, veggies, sweet rolls, cookies, spicy chili, … Continue reading October 18th Hands-On Meeting Recap »