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February 2020

Programs: Experiences with Championship Games with John McDonnell

February 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Washington Post photographer Jonathan Newton, had to cancel because the Post needs him to cover the President’s State of the Union  Address.  Luckily, Jonathan has found a colleague, veteran Post photographer, John McDonnell to take his place at NVPS.  According to Jonathan, John is a master sports photographer whose skill set is second to none in the industry.   WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: during the Washington Wizards' Media Day on Monday, September 30, 2019. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The…

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March 2020

Programs: Frank Van Riper – Recovered Memory: New York & Paris 1960-1980

March 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Frank Van Riper is an award-winning documentary and fine art photographer, journalist, author and lecturer whose work has been published internationally. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC) as well as in the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, Maine.) His 1998 book of photography and essays, Down East Maine/A World Apart, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won the silver award for photography from the Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington. A…

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April 2020

Programs: Being a NASA Photographer with Aubrey Gemignani

April 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bio:  Aubrey Gemignani is a Documentary, Reportage, and Event Photographer. She is currently a full-time photographer and photo archivist at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in Washington, DC., where she has had the opportunity to photograph a diverse range of events at the White House, the Vice President’s residence, Capitol Hill, Kennedy Space Center, Wallops Flight Facility, and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (to cover manned launches to the International Space Station). Her documentary and reportage work has been…

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May 2020

Programs: Creative Camera Techniques for Storytelling with Kristi Odom

May 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Learn from Nikon Ambassador, Kristi Odom, different creative camera techniques that will improve your narrative. She will teach how she uses techniques like multiple exposure, slow motion video, macro, and infrared photography to tell different stories. Bio: Kristi Odom is an internationally acclaimed photographer, a Nikon Ambassador, and a motivational speaker. She makes her home in the Washington DC area and travels the world shooting, teaching, and sharing her insights so she can help make our planet a better, more…

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September 2020

Programs: Photographic Voice and Vision with Nikhil Bahl

September 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 define photographic voice and vision and share his thoughts on how you can develop your photography to speak about who you are as a photographer and what you want to express. This presentation will help you…

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October 2020

Programs: – Lightroom Unleashed with Mollie Isaacs

October 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lightroom is the most powerful post-processing software available. It is simple to use and easy to learn, BUT often photographers find it complicated or confusing. This program will clear up many misconceptions and show you how easy, fast, and foolproof using Lightroom can be. If you have tried Lightroom but found it difficult or time-consuming, OR if you have been reluctant to use it because you thought it would be hard to learn OR if you erroneously thought you would…

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November 2020

Programs: Make the Ordinary Extraordinary with Joe Rossbach

November 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this presentation, Joseph Rossbach will present one image only and take us on a deep dive into the production of the image. From planning and travel to scouting on location, Joe will discuss how he found a shot like this, what it takes to get there and how you can use tools like the Photographers Ephemeris and google maps to help you be in the right place at the right time. Then Joe will discuss what he did in…

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

November 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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December 2020

Programs: How to Shoot the Moon, Fireworks, Waterfalls, and Snow with Marie Joabar

December 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Marie Joabar from the Capital Photography Center will present How to shoot the Moon, Fireworks, Waterfalls and Snow at NVPS’s December 1st program meeting. Marie Joabar has been immersed in photography and photography education for more than 20 years and is passionate about sharing her knowledge about photography, cameras and digital technology with others. Whether she’s teaching photography, helping one better understand their camera or “see” better compositions, she works to build one’s confidence and take away the intimidation and…

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January 2021

Programs: Unique and Creative Techniques to Photography with Emily Carter Mitchell

January 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 to create something with a different feeling and unique perspective using tools in your ‘creative kit.’ We will discuss what might be included in this creative kit from in-camera techniques, Lensbaby lenses, and additional toys one can play with for any camera system. Let’s all…

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