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April 2019

“Review My Image” with Fran Bastress

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fran Bastress Review My Image:  On April 23, 2019 Fran Bastress will be available to critique your image on your tablet or laptop, or you can bring a print. (Note - images presented on cell phones will not be reviewed.)  You’ll receive valuable feedback without entering a competition, and have the opportunity to converse with the reviewer to better understand the suggestions for improvement. Fran will be available at the back table, left of entrance at 7:00 PM.

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Member’s Gallery: “Prints” with Roger Lancaster; “Digital” with Chuck Campbell

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Member: Roger Lancaster -  "Scene From My Eyes" Bio for Roger Lancaster A native of Western Canada, Roger first handled a camera when he was 6 years old when his grandfather, a photo journalist, let him use his old fold up camera. But it was not until he retired as an association executive 10 years ago that he took a serious interest in the craft. He sees photography, not just as a record of events in life, but an opportunity…

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Member’s Forum: “Wingtip to Wingtip: Aviation Photography from Planning to Post Processing” with Jeff Hancock

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wingtip to Wingtip: Aviation Photography from Planning to Post Processing Jeff Hancock Biography Wingtip to Wingtip: Aviation Photography from Planning to Post Processing   Jeff Hancock will discuss researching air shows, useful equipment, positioning,  tips and techniques for shooting, post-processing (mainly with Adobe Lightroom), and sharing images.    Jeff's has been an SLR photographer for 30+ years.   His initial training was from a photojournalist.  Jeff has been on the staff at the newspapers of Hawaii’s Punahou School and Duke University. …

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Swap Night – Bring in your Used Gear for Sale/Trade

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

Once a year NVPS has a mini event called "Swap-Night" (or something like that). Members can bring in their used/unused photo gear to sell or trade with other members. This will happen between 7:00 - 7:30 PM,  and again during a break so come early if you wish to participate either as a seller or a buyer. At 7:30 we will start our usual meeting:  Shooting Under Crappy Conditions with Stan Bysshe. Setup your gear on the back tables.

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Education & Training: “Shooting Under Crappy Conditions” with Stan Bysshe

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

Details Forthcoming.

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May 2019

May 3-5, 2019 – Field Trip: Chincoteague Island, Virginia

May 3 - May 5

Stan Bysshe Plan a fun weekend shooting images in Chincoteague on the Eastern Shore of Virginia under the guidance of our President and Bird Photography extraordinaire Stan Bysshe. The drive will take between 3 and 4 hours depending on your starting point. Ten rooms have been reserved at the Comfort Suites in Chincoteague (757-336-3700/5452). Rooms should be reserved by April 3rd to get discounted rates. May 3rd is the Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival from 10 AM to 4 PM. Here’s…

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Programs: “Low Light Photography” with Brian Zwit

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

Brian Zwit is a nature and outdoor photographer and educator based in northern Virginia. He loves to photograph the elegance and majesty of nature and he especially likes to photograph landscapes but avoids the well-known locations, preferring instead the solitude of the backcountry. He looks for new and creative ways of presenting landscapes, including photographing them on real and instant film and post-processing them in new ways While focusing on fine art nature photography, Brian also enjoys other genres of…

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Competitions: “Oldies (No Date Restriction)” with judge David Blecman

May 14 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

David Blecman David Blecman, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, started his photographic career in 1978, and started Positive Negatives in 1997.  He is now an internationally recognized photographer and instructor, having taught in over a dozen countries to photographers, models, and makeup artists. His personal mentoring programs for photographers and commercial models continues to grow in popularity.  David has photographed projects for such clientele as Sears, Color Me Beautiful, JC Penney, Bath & Body Works, Foot Action,…

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Portfolio Project: “Final Review and Feedback” with Ginger Werz-Petricka and Colena Turner

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Details Forthcoming. Note: at Stan’s request, the May competition will be held on May 14 and the E & T night will be May 21, to accommodate the end-of-year banquet.

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Member’s Forum: “Baseball” with Frank Napoli

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Baseball Frank Napoli Biography I began my “career” in photography back in the mid ‘70s. Two close friends were photographers (one of them a young lady with whom I definitely wanted to spend more time), so I decided to get a camera and become “a photographer”.  I bought a used Nikkormat FT2 body (which I still have) and one of the aforementioned friends gave me a 50mm lens, so I was set! We spent time together shooting a lot of…

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