Category Archives: Meeting Recaps

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

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 »

Printing & Matting Demo Recap

make the mat

Our first “3rd Thursday” meeting on March 15th was attended by about 28 persons including 5 guests at United Christian Church. These new educational meetings are designed to be tutorials or demos by skilled photographers. Tonight we focused on quality printing and matting photographs to enter competitions. Club President Andrew Fritz of Azulox.com spoke about printing your own work using professional quality ink jet printers. … Continue reading Printing & Matting Demo Recap »

March 2018 NAPfS Meeting Recap

Hey, it’s our 3rd 2018 meeting with about 40 members and 8 guests attending at United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727. Welcome to our newest club members: Casey Holder and Lauren Vega. All it takes is a $24 check at a meeting or PayPal at our web site https://napfs.club/joining-napfs/.  Thank you to the 61 members who have paid your 2018 … Continue reading March 2018 NAPfS Meeting Recap »

February Meeting Recap

We had a great 2018 2nd meeting February 1st with over 40 people attending at United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727.Welcome to our newest club members: Dianne Kline, Avinash Naidu Suvvari, Steve Coyle, Sylvia D Anchia, Riss Estes, Arlie Pfeifer, Bruce Jones, Ed Wilts, and Trevor Lemoine. Club President Andrew Fritz announced that the club will sponsor a second monthly … Continue reading February Meeting Recap »

January Meeting Recap

We had a great first meeting in 2018 Thursday with 40 people attending at United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane.

Welcome back all 2017 NAPfS members. Just a reminder that its time to renew for 2018 by bringing a $24 check to a meeting or PayPal at our web site https://napfs.club/joining-napfs/. Thank you to the 37 members who have already paid for 2018.

Tonight persons who signed in as guests were Rodney Almodoyar, David Margulis, Juan Hedtler, Mark Wilson, Sylvia Anchia, Mary Kay Schamburech, Arlie Pfeifer, Bruce Jones, Michael Sunderman, Mayra Travino, and Amy Cooper. Two joined on the spot. (My apologies for misspelled names.) There were another 28 members who signed in. Continue reading »