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Results – July 2017

The July 2017 Member Competition theme was Moment of Impact and judged by Rick Kent. To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 26 Class 1 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Kapow by Chloe Hunter

kapow by ChloeHunter

2nd – Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

3rd – Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Honorable Mention – Heron Diving for Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Heron Diving For Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Class 2

There were 14 Class 2 submissions with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

2nd – Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

3rd – Wrecked by Bill Bunton

Wrecked by Bill Bunton

Meeting: Thursday, Aug 4th, 2016

NAPfS’s August 2016 meeting will be held on August 4th 2016 starting at 7PM. The meeting location is United Christian Church, 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, Tx. 78727.

LOCATION CHANGE: United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, Tx. 78727.

The meeting schedule is:

7:00PM – Meet and Greet
7:30PM – Speaker: Bill Bunton – Behind the Wire
8:00PM – Monthly Competition “After Dark” with Judge Andrew Fritz

Monthly Competition with Judge Andrew Fritz

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Sunday July 31st.

33dde9d4b5b311e38c270e01faf4e0e4_8August’s theme is “After Dark”. The world after dark is changed visually. Photographers have a special power to capture it in new and interesting ways. Photos must be made after dark or in a dark environment. Any image from the last 2 years may be entered. Image submission is open until midnight on Sunday July 31st. Participants will be divided into two classes. Each club member will choose which class to enter. For more information, see this post.

Submit your images here.

Our guest judge for August’s competition will be Andrew Fritz of AzulOx Visuals.

Speaker – Bill Bunton, Club Member

20160515__D4S9529Bill is an Austin area electrical engineer and committed photographer.   Bill started learning photography while stationed in Germany, where he purchased his first 35mm SLR camera – a Pentax Spotmatic at the Post Exchange.

Bill took advantage of the on-post darkroom facilities and inexpensive black-and white film; he shot and processed tens of rolls per month. Some of the exposures were demonstrations of shutter-speed and lens-aperture effects; others were experiments in pushing Tri-X to higher ISOs. Following weekends of travel, it was not unexpected to have 12 or 16 rolls of Tri-X film to develop. This effort brought him a second place and two third place trophies in the US Army in Europe photo contest.

After leaving the service and returning to Austin, the pace of photography slowed. Without easy access to a darkroom, processing was more expensive and required more time. He was able to upgrade to his first Nikon – an F2 with a 43-86 f3.5 lens. Photography continued to receive less and less attention, though the F2 was used occasionally.

His long dormant photography addiction returned in its full glory when he acquired Lightroom and his first DSLR – a Nikon D300. During this time, he found a way to make photography twice as expensive, by introducing his wife (Evelyn) to high quality cameras and lenses. Needless to say, the equipment list has grown longer with almost two of everything. You can’t expect two adult engineers to share expensive equipment.  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, the Austin music scene, but his favorite is motor-sports and action.

Behind the Wire – Auto Sports Photography

How do you photograph motor-sports without event promoter credentials? How do you shoot photographs as a simple spectator, without access to dedicated photographer locations between the track’s wire fences?

Bill will discuss his experience photographing at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) Austin. His presentation will cover choosing shooting locations, equipment, and camera settings. He will present images that are the result of good choices, bad choice, and simple good luck (right place, right time & right equipment).

Results – Feb 2016

Club founder Andrew Fritz was our judge tonight for our first competition with multiple classes.

Class 1

We had 25 class 1 entries with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – Misty Morning by Carol McAllen

Misty Morning_Carol McAllen

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

This is a great landscape photo. The photographer hit all the key elements. They were there at the right time of day (early morning presumably), during the right time of year (leaves changing) under the right conditions (mist rising over the creek). The composition is pleasingly broken into triangular elements.

2nd – Cambodian Mother and Child – Janet White

Cambodian Mother and Child_Janet White

3rd – Palacious Shrimper by Dennis Isenberg

Palacious Shrimper_Dennis Isenberg

Honorable Mentions

Class 2

We had 17 entries in class 2 with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1 honorable mention). The winning images are below.

1st – The Eyes Have It by Keith MitchellThe Eyes Have In_Keith Mitchell

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

Photos of babies are hard to make interesting to viewers beyond the friends and family context. This photo transcends that. While the lighting and post processing are good, what really makes the photo is the babies eyes. They are staring straight and intensely into the camera which creates a connection with the viewer.

2nd – Maty by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Maty_Elizabeth Zimmerman

3rd – A Gargoyles View by Travis Johnson

A Gargoyles View_Travis Johnson

Honorable Mention – Drowning in Love by Emily Crowell-Stevens

Drowning in Love_Emily Crowell-Stevens