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NAPƒS Membership

NAPƒS Membership

We’re a few weeks from halfway through 2017 and we’re up to 55 official members. That means we still need 45 folks to join up before year’s end to reach our goal of 100 NAPƒS members.

We’ve had really great speakers in the past year, local experts like Randy Kerr, Chris Sherman, Amy Jasek, and George Brainard plus member presentations from awesome, talented folks like Chris Cina and Bill Bunton. Not to mention the extremely informative Copyright/Contracts presentation by Eleanor Ruffner and Natalie Lynch just last week!

We have excellent speakers lined up in the months ahead, and we’re already getting our 2018 schedule in order.

It’s so cool that you’ve pitched in, not only by joining, but with your participation in the monthly member print exhibition, the quarterly field trips, and my favorite activity, the monthly photo competition. Thank you.

Now it’s time to step it up. If you know anyone that has as much fun with photography as we do, invite them to one of the 5 remaining 2017 meetings and encourage them to join and participate.

Let’s hit that 100 member goal!

Meeting – Thursday May 4, 2017

The fifth NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, May 4 starting at 7PM.

The photography club 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 Presentation, Competition

Member Print Exhibition

During the Meet & Greet, Ann Tarleton will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Ann will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer any questions.

Monthly Competition

April’s competition theme is Spring Explosion and will be judged by Tani James, our May speaker.

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Submissions are divided into two classes and each club member is free to choose which class to enter. For more info, read this post about classes.

The monthly NAPƒS competition is meant to be fun, inspirational, and educational. The judging and associated critiques are positive, supportive, and a useful learning tool.

A reminder – you must join NAPƒS to take part in 2017 competitions. The cost of membership is only $24 and your annual contribution is used 100% in support of club operations and activities.

Read the rules, then submit your competition images!
Tani

Speaker – Tani James, President, NAPƒS

Tani James will give a presentation about the process of printing your photos – from pre to post to print. She’ll use colorful examples to encourage members to print their work and she’ll share her personal workflow in Photoshop to help you get started.

About Tani James

Tani James is a professional photographer, specializing in portraiture and weddings. Her images have a carefree, playful and spontaneous quality. Whether shooting in her home studio or on location, Tani creates an environment where clients feel comfortable being themselves. She seeks out genuine moments, not staged performances. A photo shoot with Tani is pure fun, start to finish.

Tani has been in business since 2009. Tani started out her professional career as a Corporate Information Technology Project Manager, so she is familiar with gathering requirements, working with deadlines and keeping within budget constraints. During her tenure as an Operations Project Manager, she has honed her skills in problem solving which is key in helping her obtain results during her photography projects.

Tani is a 2013 graduate of the Art Institute of Austin where she expanded her knowledge of photography through classes in Lighting, Digital Retouching, advanced Photoshop and film photography. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M Commerce.

 

Meeting – Thursday April 6, 2017

Rogelio and Jeannie by George Brainard

The fourth NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, April 6 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 Presentation, Competition

Member Print Exhibition

During the Meet & Greet, Cynthia Stein will exhibit a selection of her printed photographs. Once the meeting starts, Cynthia will speak for a few minutes about her work and answer any questions.

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, April 1, 2017

April’s competition is open themed and will be judged by George Brainard, our April speaker.

Submissions are divided into two classes and each club member is free to choose which class to enter. For more info, read this post about classes.

The monthly NAPƒS competition is meant to be fun, inspirational, and educational. The judging and associated critiques are positive, supportive, and a useful learning tool.

A reminder – you must join NAPƒS to take part in 2017 competitions. The cost of membership is only $24 and your annual contribution is used 100% in support of club operations and activities.

Read the rules, then submit your competition images!

Speaker – George Brainard

George BrainardGeorge Brainard will give a presentation about his history, how he got his start in photography, and he’ll talk about the process of publishing a book.

About George Brainard

George Brainard is a sixth generation Texan whose photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Times of London and numerous other magazines, business publications and advertisements. A former working musician, Brainard has shot more than 50 CD covers. He specializes in portraits of ordinary people who, at ease and in their element, display surprising uniqueness.

George’s first book of photography, “All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits” was published by The University of Texas Press.

George will have copies of his book available for sale at the meeting.

Results – February 2017

Class 1

We had 28 Class 1 entries with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 4 honorable mentions).

1st – Mountain Wild Flowers by Carol McAllen

Mountain Wild Flowers by Carol McAllen

2nd – Rainy Day in Reykjavik by Cynthia Stein

Rainy Day in Reykjavik by Cynthia Stein

3rd – Firey Words by Chloe Hunter

Firey Words by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – House on the Plains by Cynthia Stein

House on the Plains by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Family by Jasper Yuen

Family by Jasper Yuen

Honorable Mention – Light Rain by Joshua Guenther

Light Rain by Joshua Guenther

Honorable Mention – TEX by Katie Lewis

TEX by Katie Lewis

Class 2

We had 18 Class 2 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, plus 1 honorable mention).

1st – Golf on the Edge, 2011 by Josh Baker

Golf on the Edge, 2011 by Josh Baker

2nd – Ste Rural by Kimberly Fore

Ste Rural by Kimberly Fore

3rd – A Quiet Moment by Stephanie Sharif

A Quiet Moment by Stephanie Sharif

Honorable Mention – Smooch by Russ Morris

Smooch by Russ Morris

Results – January 2017

Class 1

We had 20 Class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, plus 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Forsaken by Joshua Guenther

Forsaken, Joshua Guenther

2nd – Skimmers take flight! by Dennis Eisenberg

Skimmers take flight!, Dennis Eisenberg

3rd – Leaf by Russ Morris

Leaf, Russ Morris

Honorable Mention – Hey, There by Vickie Flaugher

Hey, There, Vickie Flaugher

Honorable Mention – Super Moon by Shawn Hutcherson

Super Moon, Shawn Hutcherson

Class 2

We had 10 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Screw by Bill Bunton

Screw, Bill Bunton

2nd – Turning In by Bill Bunton

Turning In, Bill Bunton

Results – November 2016

November’s competition was open (no theme). Our guest judges were Greg Burger & Robert Backman from Precision Camera.

Class 1

We had 17 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, honorable mention).

1st – Ginger on Track by Brian Nixon

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2nd – The Barber by Brian Nixon

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3rd – Knock Out by Russ Morris

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Honorable Mention – Rae by Malinda Baum

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Class 2

We had 8 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Moon Light Canyon by Andrew Fritz

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2nd – Shirley by Joshua Guenther

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Meeting: Thursday, Feb 4th 2016

NAPfS’s February 2016 meeting will be held on Feb 4th, 2016 starting at 7PM. The club meets at Lone Oak Barn in Round Rock.

The meeting schedule is:

7:00PM – Meet and Greet
7:30PM – Monthly Competition
8:00PM – Member Presentation

If you can’t arrive at 7, don’t sweat it. The competition doesn’t start until 7:30PM and the speaker doesn’t start until 8:00PM.

Monthly Competition

This month’s competition is Oldies Night with an open theme. Images of any age (not just from the last 2 years) are allowed. Image submission will open on 1/26/2016 and close on 2/2/2016 at midnight. Club member Andrew Fritz will be judging.

Participants will be divided into two classes. Each club member will choose which class to enter. For more information, see this post.

Submit your competition images here.

Speaker – Emily Crowell-Stevens

About Emily

DSC_5166Emily Crowell-Stevens is exited to be sharing with us about her summer 2015 travels at the February meeting. She is studying mechanical engineering at The University of Texas and is a photography director for the engineering magazine Vector. Being technically-minded, yet also creative, she gravitated towards photography, where the two skill sets can be applied. Over the past year, she has been exploring astrophotography and learning to manipulate lighting in her photographs. To see her travel blog go to www.emilycrowell.wordpress.com and for more of her work visit www.emilymariephotography.org.

Two Months and Eleven Countries: Photos of Europe

This February we will hear from our own NAPfS member, Emily Crowell-Stevens, about her summer adventure traveling to 11 countries over a span of two months. Join us as she shares her photographs from the unique places visited. She will be discussing the excitements and challenges she faced in photographing her trip.

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