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February 2019

Members Gallery: “Prints” with Stan Bysshe; “Digital” with Tom Schum

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stay Photographically Nimble, Find Your Go To Place By Stan Bysshe We all love to take pictures. I’d like to think that over the last forty years I have learned something about photography but I keep finding new ways to improve. Traveling to far off photogenic destinations can be inspiring, but those trips, for me, are often separated by long time gaps. So the challenge becomes how to stay photographically nimble. When I was photographing primarily underwater, I loved to visit…

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Member’s Forum: “A Once in a Lifetime Trip to Israel” with Kirk Johnson

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A Once in a Lifetime trip to Israel Kirk Johnson Biography Since joining NVPS in August 2012, Kirk Johnson has been taking digital photographs of a variety of subjects, such as architecture, street and urban, portrait, black-and-white, floral and abstract. Armed with his trusty Nikon D5300 and LG G6 smartphone and a variety of post-processing tools (Photoshop CS6, NIK Collections, Topaz, Portrait Professional 18, and Photomatix), Kirk has been recognized internationally, nationally, and locally with a variety of photographic awards…

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March 2019

Programs: “Portraits” with Catherine Simmons

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

Presentation Description Catherine is going to be sharing on the topic of Family and Child Photography. This is a broad topic ranging from formal family portraits to candid snapshots for the family album. Catherine will present information and ideas on how to capture images that embody both sentiment and artistry. You’ll learn how to improve your technical and artistic approach to photographing children of all ages. Catherine will break down the differences among portraiture, lifestyle, and snapshots and how to…

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Education & Training: “Multiple Exposure Techniques” with KieuLan Nguyen

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On March 12, 2019, KieuLan Nguyen will give a presentation on her multiple exposure techniques.  She has shown her multiple exposure prints and digital images on Members’ Gallery and Competition nights, winning recognition for their beauty and creativity.  Using several of her own images, KieuLan will show how she captures multiple exposures in camera, how she assembles them, and how she does her post-processing.  There will be plenty of time for questions.      

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Competition: “No Theme” with Judge John Hoover

March 19 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

John Hoover John is the Instructional lab Coordinator for Photography at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and is an assignment photographer specializing in portraits, travel, and architectural photography. Before that he served as the director of Photography at the Metropolitan Center for the visual arts, a nonprofit community arts Center located in Rockville Maryland. He is the recipient of the 2007 excellence in the Arts and Humanities Award, given by the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council, for the contribution…

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Member’s Gallery: “Prints” with Clark & Joan Barker; “Digital” with Judy McGuire

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

NEAR AND FAR (Clark and Joan Barker) Clark Barker Clark’s photographic experience has mostly been as a tourist taking snapshots of interesting places visited and photos of his son and daughter when they were children.  After retirement as a staff analyst from the Navy Comptroller Clark and wife Joan have taken several overseas trips with organized tour groups. The use of tripods was not an option and the lighting was “as is” during bus stops and city tours. A fair…

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Member’s Forum: “Papua New Guinea” with Kathryn Mohrman

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kathryn Mohrman will be the speaker for our March Member’s Forum She will talk about a recent trip to Papua New Guinea.  After more than 40 years as a teacher, administrator, and college president, she has turned to photography as her main focus in retirement. Her love of travel allows her to explore cultures across five continents and to share observations with the viewers of her images.  Since most people will not have an opportunity to travel to Bhutan or Kenya…

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April 2019

Programs: “Self Critiquing & Developing Your Style” by Alan Sislen

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

Alan Silen Bio As photographers, we often find ourselves in the role of self-critiquer and evaluator. It’s clearly a case of learning by doing, but there are many skills and techniques that can help us become better self-critiquers and evaluators of our own images, and ultimately, we will even become better photographers. Frequently you find yourself in situations where you will be evaluating and self-critiquing your images – making choices of images to submit to a competition or an exhibit;…

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Education & Training: “Anonymous Critique” with Charles Campbell and Ron Taylor

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

Take this opportunity to get feedback on your images. Submit images you are experimenting on with new software; images that need just a little help, and/or images you may consider for a competition. The sole purpose of anonymous critique is to help you grow as a photographer.  You will not be identified unless you choose to make comments or ask questions about your images. The firm deadline for image submission is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, to allow time…

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Competitions: Theme – “Trains, Planes, Automobiles and Trucks” with judge Steve Gottlieb

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

Steve Gottlieb Thousands of Steve Gottlieb’s photographs—ranging from architecture to people to landscapes—have been published worldwide. His images have been featured in Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Rangefinder, and Photo District News, among others. He is the photographer—as well as author and designer—of six books, including American Icons, Washington: Portrait of a City, FLUSH: Celebrating Bathrooms Past & Present, and Abandoned America. Abandoned America was selected by both People Magazine and USA Today as "Gift Book of the Year." Shutterbug…

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