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August 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

Brenham Spike by Joshua Guenther

2nd Place – Courage under the Falls by Cathy Smith

Courage under the Falls by Cathy Smith

3rd Place – Mount Olive Milky Way by Allen Irby

Mount Olive Milky Way by Allen Irby

Honorable Mention – Look at those peepers by Roberto White

Look at those peepers by Roberto White

Honorable Mention – Fresh Brew by Ruth Masciarelli

Fresh Brew by Ruth Masciarelli

Honorable Mention – A Mothers Love by David Pine

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

Contemplating by Bri Thatcher

2nd Place – Pounce by Patti Mitchell

Pounce by Patti Mitchell

3rd Place – Sunny Side Up by Bri Thatcher

Sunny Side Up by Bri Thatcher

Honorable Mention – It Got Bloody by Brian Nixon

It Got Bloody by Brian Nixon

Honorable Mention – DarkHollow by Steve Coyle

Dark Hollow by Steve Coyle

Honorable Mention – Falling by Joshua Baker

Falling by Joshua Baker

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

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 »

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 Competition Results

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

First Place: “Pretty Lady” by Allen Irby

Class 1 Award Winners:

Second Place: “redfinder” by Chloe Hunter and Third Place: “PaddleSteamer” by Carol McAllen

Honorable Mentions:

“Still Life” by David Margulis, “Capture the Light” by Ruth Ann,  “Untitled” by Jerry Zerbst, and “Diamond Red Dazzle” by Ruth Ann

Class 2 First Place Winner by Steve Coyle (Out of 25 submissions)
First Place: Stand-Out by Steve Coyle

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

Honorable Mentions

“Red Leaf” by Russ Morris, “Sugar Fix” by Patti Mitchell, “Conflicted” by Josh Baker, and “Strawberry is the jam” by Ashley Piel

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.

NAPƒS 2017 Pƒotographer of the Year

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.

Congratulations, Patti!

Empty Nesters

Honorable Mention
November 2, 2017

Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell

Full Steam Ahead

2nd Place
September 7, 2017

Full Steam Ahead by Patti Mitchell

Turn About

3rd Place
September 7, 2017

Turn About by Patti Mitchell

Flap

Honorable Mention
August 3, 2017

Flap by Patti Mitchell

Overlook

Honorable Mention
August 3, 2017

Overlook by Patti Mitchell

Heron Diving For Dinner

Honorable Mention
July 6, 2017

Heron Diving For Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Are You Listening

3rd Place
June 1, 2017

Are You Listening by Patti Mitchell

The Collector

1st Place
May 4, 2017

The Collector by Patti Mitchell

Ecuadorian Jewel – Long-Tailed Sylph

1st Place
March 2, 2017

Ecuadorian Jewel - Long-Tailed Sylph by Patti Mitchell

NAPƒS 2017 People’s Choice Award Winners

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 by Patti Mitchell

Full Steam Ahead, Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Curves in Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

Curves in Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

Curves in Dunes, Shawn Hutcherson

Honorable Mention – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where we once stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where We Once Stood, Shawn Hutcherson

NAPƒS 2017 Critic’s Choice Award Winners

Our Critic’s Choice judge for 2017 was Randy Kerr, legendary Texas photographer and past NAPƒS speaker.

Randy’s comments…

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 by Russ Morris

Gary, Russ Morris

2nd Place – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

Galveston Tern, Ken Brennan

3rd Place – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where we once stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where We Once Stood, Shawn Hutcherson