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March 2019

Field-Trip: Truck Graveyard

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The “Truck Graveyard” is the destination for our March 23rd Field Trip. The Graveyard is situated on the property of the PL Duncan Company located at 2 Duncan Store Road in Columbia Virginia. Travel time from the Beltway is approximately 2 3⁄4 hours primarily on Routes 66, 29 and 15 South. About 60 vintage (mid 20th century) vehicles in various states of decay are scattered among the several acres of wooded area, open fields and under the roof of some…

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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

Deadline for submission of images for our next Anonymous Critique

April 2 @ 12:00 am

Note that April 2, 2019 is the deadline for submission of images for our next Anonymous Critique evening on April 9.  Willa Friedman and Ron Taylor will be our reviewers.  You can submit images without needing to enter a competition and you’ll remain anonymous unless you ask questions.  For details on submission format, please visit http://nvps.org/home/april-9-2019-education-training-anonymous-critique-with-charles-campbell-and-ron-taylor/, see Education and Training Coordinator Eva Lanyi at the next meeting, or email her at education@nvps.org."

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

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

Alan Sislen 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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“Review My Image” with Fran Bastress (7:00 PM)

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

Fran Bastress Review My Image:  On April 9, 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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Education & Training: “Anonymous Critique” with Willa Friedman 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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Dinner with judge Steve Gottlieb – Jason’s Deli at 5:30

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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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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Field-Trip: Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Updated: April 16, 2019 Field Trip: Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia PA April 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 1:00pm, Cost: $11 (seniors $10) + $5 for tripods 2027 Fairmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 This field trip provides an opportunity to photograph a haunting world of crumbling cell-blocks and empty guard towers of a famous prison. We will have an early admission at 9:30am and will enjoy a guided highlight tour from 9:30-10:00 am, before the facility opens to the public.…

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