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
2nd Place Redfinder by Chloe Hunter
Third Place PaddleSteamer by Carol McAllen
Hon. Mention Untitled by Jerry Zerbst
Hon. Mention Still Life by David Margulis
Hon. Mention Diamond Red Dazzle by Ruth Ann Masciarelli
Hon. Mention 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
Second Place: Lets Bloom Red by Veachel S Dixon
Third Place: Glamour by Josh Baker
Hon. Mention Sugar Fix by Patti Mitchell
Hon. Mention Strawberry is the Jam by Ashley Piel
Hon. Mention Red Leaf by Russ Morris
Hon. Mention 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
Second Place Class-1: Jerry Zerbst, Untitled
Third Place Class 1: Easter Buddy by Allen Irby
Honorable Mention Class 1, Anthony Charles, Dog Jog Beach
Honorable Mention Class-1: Will Varley. On-Town Lake
Honorable Mention Class 1: Patti Mitchell, Colleen
Honorable Mention Class 1: Marsha Robinson, Dollyrama
Honorable Mention Class 1: Chloe Hunter, Sunlight Duchess
Honorable Mention Class 1:-Bri Thatcher, Beach Nomad
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”
Second Place, Class 2:, Veachel S Dixon, Canopy
Third Place, Class 2: Veachel S Dixon, Looking Glass
Honorable Mention, Class 2: Vance Strickland, Waiting
Honorable Mention, Class 2, Ashley Piel, Butterfly Beauty
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 North Austin Pƒotograhic Society 2017 ‘Pƒotographer of the Year’ is Patti Mitchell!
As evidenced below, Patti’s dominance throughout the year put her way ahead of all other Class 1 and Class 2 photographers when competition points were tallied in early November.
Patti joined the club and attended her first meeting in January 2017, immediately establishing her presence with a 1st place in Class 1 with her gorgeous picture, “Ecuadorian Jewel – Long-Tailed Sylph.”
Great photography is easily recognizable and Patti’s strong sense of composition, her love of nature, bold subject matter, and wonderful sense of humor all consistently helped sway judges in her favor.
As part of her Pfotographer of the Year Award, Patti received a $50 gift card from Precision Camera, a free framed fine art print, and a free 1 year Zenfolio membership.
November 2, 2017
Full Steam Ahead
September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017
August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017
Heron Diving For Dinner
July 6, 2017
Are You Listening
June 1, 2017
May 4, 2017
Ecuadorian Jewel – Long-Tailed Sylph
March 2, 2017
The 2017 NAPƒS People’s Choice Awards were chosen by members attending the December 7th Award Ceremony and Potluck.
Members voted for their 5 favorite pictures via paper ballot.
The monthly competition winners were arranged and numbered on a printed poster and displayed on a big-screen TV in a numbered slide show. The top 3 vote getters were awarded.
Congratulations Patti and Shawn!
1st place – Full Steam Ahead by Patti Mitchell
Full Steam Ahead, Patti Mitchell
Honorable Mention – Curves in Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson
Curves in Dunes, Shawn Hutcherson
Honorable Mention – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson
Where We Once Stood, Shawn Hutcherson
Our Critic’s Choice judge for 2017 was Randy Kerr, legendary Texas photographer and past NAPƒS speaker.
This was really tough! So many many really nice images. I was left to go beyond what makes a great photograph because there were so many great ones. With that said, I made my choices based on three elements: storytelling, emotional transformation, and cultural purpose.
As I age, as time moves on and artists grow, those of us who influence others are responsible to educate the cultural necessity to be better storytellers of the human experience in culture and our fragile eco-systems. The selected images do this needed work on behalf of our world’s future.
1st place – Gary by Russ Morris
Gary, Russ Morris
2nd Place – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan
Galveston Tern, Ken Brennan
3rd Place – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson
Where We Once Stood, Shawn Hutcherson