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July 2018 Digital Competition Results

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

Eye of the Tigress by Miguel Ortiz

2nd Place – Glass Corner by Cat Smith

Glass Corner by Cat Smith

3rd Place – Look Behind You by Dave Devore

Look Behind You by Dave Devore

Honorable Mention – Wells Branch Fog by Roberto White

Wells Branch Fog by Roberto White

Honorable Mention – Darkly Passionate by Billy Wills

Darkly Passionate by Billy Wills

Honorable Mention – Cast a Net by Allen Irby

Cast a Net by Allen Irby

Honorable Mention – The Crossing by Calvin Poole

The Crossing by Calvin Poole

Honorable Mention – Hummer by Allen Irby

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

Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law by Patti Mitchell

2nd Place – La Jolla Pier by Andrew Fritz

La Jolla Peir by Andrew Fritz

3rd Place – Shadows by Russ Morris

Shadows by Russ Morris

Honorable Mention – White Sands Formation by Andrew Fritz

White Sands Formation by Andrew Fritz

Liz Moskowitz on Visual Storytelling for Cause-driven Clients – July 5, 2018

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The 7th NAPƒS meeting of 2018 will be held Thursday, July 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 Competition, Presentation Member Print Exhibition During the Meet & Greet, Josh Baker will exhibit a selection of his … Continue reading Liz Moskowitz on Visual Storytelling for Cause-driven Clients – July 5, 2018 »

June 2018 Competition Results

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 »

Max Kelly on Food & Travel Photography – June 7, 2018

The 6th NAPƒS meeting of 2018 will be held Thursday, June 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 Competition, Presentation Member Print Exhibition During the Meet & Greet, Allen Irby will exhibit a selection of his … Continue reading Max Kelly on Food & Travel Photography – June 7, 2018 »

May 2018 Competition Results

I see you by Arlie Pfeifer

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.

April 2018 Competition Results

Vocholandia by Peter Livadas

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).

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 2018 Contest Results

Congratulations!

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

1st Class 1

First Place Class 1: Allen Irby, Boot Hill

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

1st Class 2

First Place, Class 2: Peter Livadas, “Say the Word”

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.

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 »