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January 2021

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

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 travel was related to Jo’s job and Sidney got to tag along getting a lot of free time to explore the locals and take pictures. Sidney will take us back to the “normal” days of 2019 and perhaps add a few shots from his younger…

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Member’s Forum – Photography Thru the Eyes of a Biologist – Lessons Learned with Dennis Govoni

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 in nature, that there are discernible patterns and that details are important. Then you have to determine how to best photograph it to create an image that reflects the elements of that subject. While documenting nature is part of this, you have to find a…

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February 2021

Programs: The Joy of the Little Things: Macro Photography with Colleen Miniuk

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Close-up detail of a yellow salsify seed head 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 as a full-time outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and speaker. Her credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways, AAA Via, National Parks Traveler, On Landscape, and a broad variety of other publications. She has served three times…

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Education & Training – Portfolio Project: 1st Preliminary Review

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

First Preliminary Review, Portfolio Project – Details coming…

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Competition with Judge Max Waugh – No Theme

February 16 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

For nearly two decades, Max has been photographing wildlife, travel and sports professionally. He has received honors in the last two Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions (including a win in the Black and White category in 2019), has received multiple commendations in the Nature’s Best/Windland Smith Rice Awards, and is a two-time winner of the MalaMala Photographer of the Year competition. Max's work has appeared in such publications as Africa Geographic and ESPN the Magazine, and has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural…

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Member’s Gallery – Prints (Virtually): Canadian Rockies with Jack Ledgerwood & Digital: Abandoned Places, Abandoned Spaces with Karol and John Murray

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gems of the Canadian Rockies Photo Credit: Rena Schild Over 20 years ago, Jack had watched a PBS show on some of the great lodges from around the world where he first saw images of the beauty surrounding Chateau Lake Louise, thus creating an entry to his world travels bucket list. So, in 2019, he and his wife Susy made plans to stay at the Chateau and to further explore the Canadian Rockies. Their plans centered around bus tour to…

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Member’s Forum –Planning Travel for Photography with Wayne & Judy Guenther

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Travel Planning Wayne and Judy Guenther found their love of travel when stationed in Germany with the Army in the early 1980’s and subsequently squeezed in trips around work requirement and singing engagements.  In 2009 Judy retired and joined the already-retired Wayne, and since then they have visited 47 countries, Antarctica, and have taken three trans-USA and one Canadian Maritimes road trips. In 2019 they travelled a total of 22 weeks.  Their favorite destination is a toss-up between New Zealand…

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March 2021

Programs: Chasing The Stars – Capturing The Night Sky with Robert Fawcett

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chasing the Stars - Capturing the Night Sky - a visual presentation of capturing the Milky Way month by month highlighting the season from January to October. Emphasis is placed on the importance of planning to capture in camera a perceived nightscape for a star filled sky (composition). As part of the planning aspect, Robert will discuss the apps for scouting locations, positioning and time of day. He will also discuss choosing the right camera equipment, lenses for a night…

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Education & Training – Portfolio Project: 2nd Preliminary Review

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Second Preliminary Review, Portfolio Project – Details coming…

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Competition with Judge Mark Van Bergh – No Theme

March 16 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Mark Van Bergh is a Washington, D.C. area attorney and photographer.  His photographic interests are varied, ranging from a passion for nature and wildlife photography, to travel, people, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other events.  Beyond the Washington beltway, Mark’s photographic pursuits have taken him throughout the United States, including many of our National Parks and wildlife refuges, to Canada, Costa Rica, Europe (east and west), many sub-Sahara African nations (Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia), Japan, China,…

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