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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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Field Trips: Old Town Alexandria Holiday Lights Street Photography

December 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*** Rescheduled to December 5th due to rain *** Please join us for an evening of holiday lights and street photography in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1749, the city boasts an array of historic homes, churches, businesses and museums. They are especially lovely in the holiday season. When: Friday, December 4, 2020 from 7 PM to 9 PM Rain Date on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 7 PM to 9 PM Where: We will meet at the…

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Education & Training – Bird Photography with Bill Corbett

December 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bird photography is for everyone interested in the wildlife, beauty, and light that can be found just outside your kitchen window or far beyond.  Bill’s presentation will detail photography of birds at rest and in flight, for all levels of interest and expertise, from beginner to advanced. Bill’s illustrated presentation will cover five topics, with each discussed in terms of the basics and how to move up a learning curve. Equipment:  From using a point and shoot superzoom to handling…

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Competition with Judge Jennifer King – Theme: “Fall Harvest”

December 15, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Competition Theme: Fall Harvest: Farms to Farmers Markets. A colorful time of year when produce is being farmed and sold. Land crops only, to reflect the colors and/or work gathering and selling the fall harvest. Jennifer King will join us to judge the competition. Jennifer King is an internationally acclaimed landscape and nature photographer with a passion for teaching and inspiring photographers around the world. Jennifer draws on her fine art and design background to bring a fresh perspective to nature…

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Member’s Gallery – Prints (Virtually): Memories of Greenland with Judy Graham & Digital Travels in Postwar Cambodia & Vietnam – Part II Vietnam with Bill Corbett

December 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Prints (Virtually) Memories of Greenland with Judy Graham Judy has been fortunate to do some amazing things in her life, but the week she spent in Greenland aboard the 100-foot schooner, the Opal, remains one at the top of her list. Judy’s presentation is a compilation of photos taken on her journey around Scoresby Sound, located on the eastern side of Greenland above the Arctic Circle. Her photos also include a stop at a Greenlandic Inuit village, Ittoqqortoomitt, inhabited by…

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Member’s Forum – Cruising the Southern Caribbean with Kevin Linde

December 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kevin Linde will be discussing and presenting images from a time when he cruised the southern Caribbean. Kevin was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Canada in 1992 where he met his wonderful wife, Debby. In 1998 they moved to Northern Virginia with their 2-year-old son, Ryan. Their second son, Jared, was born in 1999 when they moved into their current house in Fairfax. The boys are now in college, with one at the University of…

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No Meeting – Holiday Week

December 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Education & Training – Abstract Photography with Mike Whalen

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

  Program Curves by Mike Whalen Most photography is based on capturing real, easily recognizable subjects such as a people, places, or things. Abstract photography is different. Instead, the objective is to look for simpler visual elements such as: shapes and colors; lines and curves; textures, tones, and patterns. These simple elements become the dominant points of interest in abstract photos.    The sources could be either naturally occurring or man-made, and of any size. Frequently, small areas of larger…

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Competition with Judge Mary Louise Ravese – No Theme

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

Mary Louise is founder and owner of Bella Vista Photography in Raleigh, NC. For over 25 years, Mary Louise has specialized in photography from locations across the U.S. and throughout the world. Her favorite subject matter includes country landscapes, nature close-ups, interesting architectural details and abstracts. She draws inspiration from a variety of visual arts to produce photographs often described as “painterly”. Her photographs are about intriguing juxtapositions of vibrant colors, contrasting tones, distinctive shapes, and unique textures. Her ambition…

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