Author Archives: mike whalen


November 12, 2019: Education & Training – Image Critique: Assessing Your Own, and Others’, Images with Willa, Ginger and Mike

Speakers’ Panel for Education and Training: The panel will include members: Willa Friedman, Ginger Werz-Petricka and Mike Whalen The November 12th E & T panel discussion will offer a basic methodology of assessing images, whether […]


January 7, 2020: Programs – Photographic Voice and Vision with Nikhil Bahl

Photographic Voice and Vision Every photographer should think about how they can find their photographic voice. Once a photographer has found their voice they can then start to develop their vision. It takes time, but both these aspects are essential to the growth of any photographer. Nikhil will […]


October 15, 2019 – Competition Results with judge Kristi Odom – Theme: Low-Perspective

The winning images for 2019-2020 can be seen in the NVPS Gallery here: A slide show of this month’s winning images can be seen here:   Competition Results for October 15, 2019 with […]


October 26, 2019 – Nature Visions Update: Lunch Ordering

Good morning: A quick note to let you know that the deadline for ordering lunches for Nature Visions has been extended to midnight, Sunday, Oct. 27. To order lunch go to, Best Roger Lancaster […]


October 22, 2019 – Member’s Gallery: “Prints” with Curtis Gibbens; “Digital” with Jim Sinsheimer

“Prints” with Curtis Gibbens Title: The Wild Side Curtis Gibbens has been taking outdoor photography for over 20 years. His interest sparked the first time he stepped on the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park. He […]


October 29, 2019: 5th Tuesday – Navigating the NVPS Website and Gallery with Mike Whalen; Portfolio Project Update with Ginger Werz-Petricka; Also, The Annual Swap Meet

This year, October is one of those months with 5 Tuesdays, so for the October 29 meeting, we will have a special presentation by former club president, Mike Whalen on navigating the club’s website. Last […]


September 24, 2019: Education & Training – Matting with Bob and Willa Friedman

At this month’s Education and Training session, Bob and Willa will present a how-to/hands-on matting seminar to help members prepare their images for print competition, exhibits or for personal use.  They will present how they cut […]


September 17, 2019 – Competition Results with judge Sandi Croan – No Theme

The winning images for 2019-2020 can be seen in the NVPS Gallery here: Competition Results for September 17, 2019 with judge Sandi Croan No Theme Color Prints – Class 3 AWARD NAME IMAGE TITLE […]


November 5, 2019 – Programs: Andrew Sentipal – Photographing Shenandoah

Andrew Sentipal will be entertaining us in November with a talk on photographing Shenandoah National Park. Andrew has been interested in photography most of his life. He started back in the film days and transitioned […]


September 19, 2019 – Portfolio Project: Posting for September/October

There is a good article in the magazine “Shoot Like A Pro”, issue 01, titled ‘Pro Ways to Shoot Photo Projects’.  And what is the Portfolio Project if not exactly that.  The author, Lee Frost […]