Posts: Activities


February 2, 2021: Programs: The Joy of the Little Things: Macro Photography with Colleen Miniuk

Colleen Miniuk will present The Joy of the Little Things: Macro Photography at NVPS’s February 2nd program meeting. Colleen Miniuk is an ex-software engineer who fled Intel Corporation in 2007 to pursue a meaningful life […]


January 26, 2021: Member’s Forum – Photography Thru the Eyes of a Biologist – Lessons Learned with Dennis Govoni

Dennis’ presentation is really a journey of how he became a photographer purely through “desperation” and how this affected him over the years in taking photographs. The journey starts with recognition that there is diversity […]


January 26, 2021: Member’s Gallery – Prints (Virtually): Retrospective 2019 with Sid Stone & Digital: Geometrical Shapes with Kathryn Mohrman

Retrospective 2019 with Sid Stone 2019 was a busy travel and photography year for Sidney and his partner Joanna. During 2019 they traveled to Nova Scotia, Palm Springs, Vermont, Australia and Philadelphia. Some of the […]


January 19, 2021: Competition with Judge Mary Louise Ravese – No Theme

Mary Louise is founder and owner of Bella Vista Photography in Raleigh, NC. For over 25 years, Mary Louise has specialized in photography from locations across the U.S. and throughout the world. Her favorite subject […]


January 12, 2021: Education & Training – Abstract Photography with Mike Whalen

Program Most photography is based on capturing real, easily recognizable subjects such as a people, places, or things. Abstract photography is different. Instead, the objective is to look for simpler visual elements such as: shapes […]


January 5, 2021: Programs: Unique and Creative Techniques to Photography with Emily Carter Mitchell

PRESENTATION Emily Carter Mitchell will introduce the concepts of “Unique and Creative Techniques to Photography” using a variety of methods to capturing an image that is beyond what the eye naturally sees. The idea is […]


December 22, 2020: Member’s Forum – Cruising the Southern Caribbean with Kevin Linde

Kevin Linde will be discussing and presenting images from a time when he cruised the southern Caribbean. Kevin was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Canada in 1992 where he met […]


December 22, 2020: Member’s Gallery – Prints (Virtually): Memories of Greenland with Judy Graham & Digital Travels in Postwar Cambodia & Vietnam – Part II Vietnam with Bill Corbett

Prints (Virtually) Memories of Greenland with Judy Graham Judy has been fortunate to do some amazing things in her life, but the week she spent in Greenland aboard the 100-foot schooner, the Opal, remains one […]


November 2020: Portfolio Project Update – The Artist Statement

The Portfolio Project is moving along, and some participants have started to upload images.  This year is going to be another treat for the membership when we have our reviews. For our portfolio participants, once […]


Portfolio Article and Information on “The Artist Statement”

(Reprinted with permission from Issue #103, Nov-Dec 2012 )* The Artist Statement The first thing I ever wrote was with a crayon — Crayola Burnt Sienna, as I recall. [I see you stifling a […]