February 26, 2019 – Member’s Forum: “Once in a Lifetime Trip to Israel” with Kirk Johnson

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 including: 2017 International Fine Arts Photography Award (FAPA) – Nominee Award for Abstract photography; the Great American Country  (GAC) – Hunt for Americana Photo Contest – United States Southern Region Finalist – in 2014; numerous NVPS monthly competition awards.  Additionally, his photographs have appeared in Bliss Magazine and twice in Shutterbug.com “Photo of the Day.”

Kirk, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 1999 as a Lieutenant Commander, currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Leslie and their dog, Orville.   Presently, Kirk is a Principal Director working for the federal government in Washington, D.C.

For the February 2019 Member’s Forum Kirk will discuss his October 2018 trip to the Holy Land and share some background information on a number of sites he and his wife, Leslie, visited along with photographs taken during the one week stay.

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