Author Archives: Sam Schaen


July 8 2017: Field Trip to Kenilworth Gardens

This National Park Service location is best known for its lotus and summer waterlilies, but offers a wider array of photographic opportunities. These include birds (some herons are “commonly” seen), amphibians, and bugs, including dragon […]


End of Year Results by Judge Nikhil Bahl

Digital – Class 1 Image of the Year – Laurie Kuyk – Blue and Yellow 2nd Place – Kieulan Nguyen – Grand Central Terminal 3rd Place- Wendy Xu – Tianzi Mountain HM – Jerri McDermott […]


May 30 2017: Swap Meet

Our NVPS meeting on Tuesday, May 30th, is a 5th Tuesday. We have decided to make this our “Swap Meet” night, so if you have anything you want to sell or give away, bring it […]


Eclipse Presentation and Resources from Dan Ward

Here is information about Dan’s presentation: Presentation Slides Eclipse Resources


May 2017 Competition Results with Judge Mary Ann Setton

Digital – Class 1 1st Place – Kacy Elizabeth Turner – Electric 2nd Place – Laurie Kuyk – Blue and Yellow 3rd Place- Mary Paula Neumann – Awash with Color HM – Kieulan Nguyen – […]


Interpretation of the May 16, 2017 “Color” competition theme regarding monochrome prints

Interpretation of the May 16, 2017  “Color” competition theme regarding monochrome prints For the monochrome print category the theme states that, “instead of producing a black and white photo, show us a color other than […]


May 2 2017: Program – Roy Sewall

Program   Roy’s program will be about a self critique… how to make his own photos better…. Basically he will critique his own photos. He will take some of his photos and picking them apart […]


May 16 2017: Themed Competition with Judge Mary Ann Setton

Biography Mary Ann graduated from the Washington School of Photography a few years before retiring from her human resources management profession, proving that it’s never too late to follow your dream.  With a studio in […]


Field Trips for the 2017-18 NVPS Season

We’ve started gathering ideas for field trips for next year, hoping to revisit some of the tried and true locations that always deserve another visit, as well as a few new locations. However, we need […]


May 21 2017: Field Trip to Waterford Virginia

Waterford, located in northern Loudon County, is one of the most photogenic locations in our region. Founded in the early 1700s, it is today a National Historic Landmark District, with buildings dating back to the […]