Kirk Johnson Biography
Since joining NVPS in August 2012, Kirk Johnson has been taking digital photographs of a variety of subjects, such as architecture, animal, street and urban, portrait, black-and-white, floral and abstract.
Utilizing the Nikon D7100 DSLR and LG G7 smartphone as well as a variety of post-processing tools (Photoshop CS6, NIK Collections, Topaz Studio, 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 2014 Great American Country (GAC) – Hunt for Americana Photo Contest – United States Southern Region Finalist; 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 resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Leslie. Presently, Kirk is a Principal Director working for the federal government in Washington, D.C.
For the January 2020 Member’s Forum Kirk will discuss his November 2019 trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe; and share some background information on a number of sites he and his wife, Leslie, visited along with photographs taken during the nearly two weeks stay.