The October 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Lesley Nowlin Blessing, our speaker for the evening. Class 1 – Novice There were 20 Class 1 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions). 1st Place – Eyes by Allen Irby 2nd Place – Three Tiny Flowers in Vials by Ruth Masciarelli 3rd Place – Peekin Around Pedro by Dennis … Continue reading October 2018 Digital Competition Results
The September 2018 Digital Competition theme was ‘After Dark’ and judged by NAPfS co-founder Josh Baker. Josh was kind enough to document his thoughts and critique of each submission, viewable here. Class 1 – Novice There were 29 Class 1 submissions with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4 honorable mentions). 1st Place – Gridlock by Calvin Poole 2nd Place – Austin City Lights by … Continue reading September 2018 Digital Competition Results
The August 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Nell Carroll, our speaker for the evening.
Class 1 – Novice
There were 27 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).
1st Place – Brenham Spike by Joshua Guenther
2nd Place – Courage under the Falls by Cathy Smith
3rd Place – Mount Olive Milky Way by Allen Irby
Honorable Mention – Look at those peepers by Roberto White
Honorable Mention – Fresh Brew by Ruth Masciarelli
Honorable Mention – A Mothers Love by David Pine
Class 2 – Advanced
There were 26 Class 2 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).
1st Place – Contemplating by Bri Thatcher
2nd Place – Pounce by Patti Mitchell
3rd Place – Sunny Side Up by Bri Thatcher
Honorable Mention – It Got Bloody by Brian Nixon
Honorable Mention – DarkHollow by Steve Coyle
Honorable Mention – Falling by Joshua Baker
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
Redfinder by Chloe Hunter
PaddleSteamer by Carol McAllen
Untitled by Jerry Zerbst
Still Life by David Margulis
Diamond Red Dazzle by Ruth Ann Masciarelli
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
Lets Bloom Red by Veachel Dixon
Glamour by Josh Baker
Sugar Fix by Patti Mitchell
Strawberry is the Jam by Ashley Piel
Red Leaf by Russ Morris
Conflicted by Josh Baker
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