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Meeting – Thursday August 3, 2017

The 8th NAPƒS meeting of 2017 will be held Thursday, August 3rd 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
7:15-7:30PM Open meeting
7:30-9:00PM Presentation, Competition

Monthly Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, July 29, 2017

August’s competition is open themed and will be judged by Amy V. Cooper, our August 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 – Amy V. Cooper

Amy V. Cooper

Amy Cooper will give a presentation about her history and how she got started as a photographer and then photo editor, art buyer, and now image consultant, agency owner and artist representative. She will include a slideshow photos that she took while on staff at MTV as well as work from some of the artists she now represents.

About Amy V. Cooper

Amy Cooper was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she fell in love with photography while studying fashion design at Louisiana State University. She moved to New York City in 1997 to continue studies in photography at Parsons School of Design. While in New York, she worked as a photographer and editor for Elle Décor Magazine and MTV Networks. Cooper moved to Austin, Texas in 2008 to reunite with her family and began working as an art buyer and digital asset manager in the advertising industry. In 2016 Cooper opened her own artist representation agency, Trove Artist Management, with the mission of empowering women and culturally diverse artists.

Cooper also continues to provide image consulting services to businesses and emerging artists. She is excited to offer members of NAPFS $50 off of her consulting packages.

Editor/Art Buyer portfolio.

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

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!

Results – June 2017

The June 2017 Member Competition was open themed and judged by Josh Baker. To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. Be sure and review the photo competition rules if it is your first time submitting.

Class 1

There were 16 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention).

1st – Just Enough Snow the Head by Cynthia Stein

Just Enough Snow the Head by Cynthia Stein - North Austin Photo Club

2nd – Ghost Portrait by Brian Nixon

Ghost Portrait by Brian Nixon - Pflugerville Photo Club

3rd – Are You Listening by Patti Mitchell

Are You Listening by Patti Mitchell - Round Rock Photo Club

Honorable Mention – Summer Reflections by Stacy Wells

Summer Reflections by Stacy Wells - Austin Photo Club

 

Class 2

There were 10 Class 1 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where we once stood by Shawn Hutcherson - Austin Photo Competition

2nd – French Fries by Ashley Piel

FrenchFries by Ashley Piel - Taylor Photo Club

 

Results – May 2017

The May 2017 Member Competition was judged by Tani James.

Our theme this month was Spring Explosion.

Class 1

We had 18 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention).

1st – The Collector by Patti Mitchell

2nd – Pink Drink by Chloe Hunter

3rd – Glitter Excitement by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – Color Explosion by Ken Brennan

Class 2

We had 13 Class 2 entries with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Christmas in San Antonio by Chris Cina

2nd – Sunny by Russ Morris

3rd – Flower Power by Emily Crowell Stevens

Results – April 2017

April’s North Austin Pƒotographic Society photo competition was open themed and judged by our speaker for the evening, George Brainard.

Class 1

We had 23 Class 1 entries with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

2nd – Curves in the Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

Curves in Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

3rd – Battleship Wisconsin by Shawn Hutcherson

Battleship Wisconsin by Shawn Hutcherson

Honorable Mention – Balcony Life by Cynthia Stein

Balcony Life by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Schwabacker’s Landing by Jerry Zerbst

Schwabacker's Landing by Jerry Zerbst

Honorable Mention – Georgetown Bluebird by Ken Brennan

Georgetown Bluebird by Ken Brennan

 

Class 2

We had 13 Class 2 entries with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Tracks in the Sands by Andrew Fritz

Tracks in the Sand by Andrew Fritz

2nd – Desert Queen by Josh Baker

Desert Queen by Josh Baker

3rd – Boxcar Girl by Josh Baker

Boxcar Girl by Josh Baker

Results – March 2017

The March 2017 Member Competition was judged by Geoff Hammond.

Our theme was “Colorful: Images that show your use of color in the most imaginative ways.”

Class 1

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

1st – Ecuadorian Jewel Long-Tailed Sylph by Patti Mitchell

Ecuadorian Jewel - Long-Tailed Sylph by Patti Mitchell

2nd – Pop by Chloe Hunter

Pop! by Chloe Hunter

3rd – Pie Town by Shawn Hutcherson

Pie Town by Shawn Hutcherson
Honorable Mention – A Long Walk Home by Cynthia Stein

A Long Walk Home by Cynthia Stein
Honorable Mention – Three Irises by Anthony Charles

Three Irises by Anthony Charles

Class 2

We had 11 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Vette by Andrew Fritz

Vette by Andrew Fritz

2nd – Pow! by Josh Baker

Pow by Josh Baker