Volume 44 - No. 5
Founded 1965 - our 44th Year
January 2009
The Newsletter of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society
Editor: Sam Schaen - Email: Editor@NVPS.org


Monthly Program
Next Competition Judge
Field Trips
Members' Gallery
Workshops, Education, and Training
Member News
NVPS Board


1/6 Program Meeting: Walter Calahan
1/13 Workshop:
1/20 Competition: Rhythm
1/27 Members Gallery/Forum
2/1 Field Trip: Longwood Gardens

All meetings for the club year will start at 7:30 PM at the Dunn Loring Fire Station. The doors will open at 7:00 PM for a "meet and greet".

As the weather becomes colder, there's a chance that a meeting may be cancelled due to snow or freezing rain. NVPS follows the Fairfax County school closing policy. Whenever evening activities in Fairfax County schools are cancelled on a meeting night [the activity cancellations are announced on TV and radio], the NVPS meeting will be cancelled as well. If you're unsure, you can call one of the Board members. We will also send out email to the membership list when a decision has been made.

Remember to lock your car and place valuables out of sight.

Please remember to take seats immediately when the meeting starts and to silence cell phones.

Note: You can click on the above links to go directly to the article; or you can scroll through the entire newsletter. You can also print the entire newsletter.


Monthly Program

Expanding Your Creative Vision
Walter Calahan
January 6, 2009

Speaker/photographer Walter Calahan is a freelance photographer, providing location, sports, and people photography for advertising, corporate, and editorial assignements worldwide. Walter's photographic career has taken him under the Atlantic Ocean in a Navy submarine, to lava caves in Idaho, to surgical clinics in Pakistan.

He teaches Photography for the Art Department of McDaniel College, "insuring a love for photography in the next generation of photographers to come". Walter speaks on Expanding Your Creative Vision, emphasizing creative problem solving in photography. Please join us for a memorable evening of unique images, and to learn to "Master the Box".

Mary O'Neill
VP for Programs
703-548-8669 (H)

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Workshops, Education, and Training

by the Audience
January 13, 2009

You and the audience will critique your photographic images January13. This will be an experimental approach, more later in this article. The workshop will begin at 7:30 PM at the Dunn Loring Fire Station. Critiques are designed to give you educational feedback on your photographic efforts. We encourage you to submit images that are eligible for the January themed-competition- -"Rhythm"-- or relate to recent field trips, programs or workshop topics. You are limited to three images per person. (To maintain educational integrity, if too many images are submitted, we may limit the critique to two images per person in order to ensure sufficient time for each image.) We hope you will be able to learn about visual design/composition and other aspects of good photography from observing this critique. You are encouraged to enter images as digital or film slides rather than prints, because they are easier for everyone in the viewing audience to see. You may, however, bring prints for critique if you wish. (Binoculars also help one to view prints.) 

Please designate your priority preferences -- one, two, or three--for each and all images entered. For images submitted for digital projection, please use the following labeling: A- (Advanced in at least one competition category) or N- (Novice in all competition categories); your priority -1, 2 or 3; followed by your name, and title (optional); e.g., A-2-Bill Prosser-(Senica Window.) (Please use 1, 2, or 3, not 01, 02, 03.) Email digital .jpg images no larger than 768 x 1024 pixels to Bill Prosser (prosserwm@aol.com no later than Sunday evening, January 11. We will critique all the 1's before moving the 2's. For film slides (and prints) we will have three trays (stacks) designated, 1, 2, and 3 for you to sort you pictures into. If you bring film slides or prints, please arrive several minutes early to get your images in the correct tray or stack. 

Regarding the judging, we will show all the images in a category once, like we do for judges, and then ask the audience to rank each image using the following categories: 1- Very possible ribbon winner, as is; 2-Has potential, but needs polishing; 3-Not competition quality because of technical, composition/visual design issues, or other reasons which cannot be corrected in the image as taken. Then for that image, we will ask at least one person who has recorded a 1, 2, and 3 to explain their rationale.

Notes From the Black Light Workshop

On Dec 9th Scott Musson presented a workshop on Black Light photography.  He handed out some abbreviated notes from the presentation and has uploaded them to our website for those who couldn’t attend or didn’t get a copy of the notes at the meeting.  You can find them at http://nvps.org/main/f_stop/notes_from_the_dec_9th_worksho/.

To the right and below are some samples from members Jan Ponder, Willa Friedman andVal Tepordei that were taken in the hands on section of the workshop.  Additionally Val Tepordei won an honorable mention for his image and Ed Ruggiero won 2nd place and an honorable mention, all in the advanced digital category in the December 2008 competition.

Congratulations to all of you on embracing an experimental and non-traditional art form!

Jan Ponder
Jan Ponder

Val Tepordei
Val Tepordei


Willa Friedman
Willa Friedman

If there are any questions, please contact one of the Workshop Coordinators:

  Bill Prosser
Melanie Marts

Ed Ruggiero


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Competition Judge
Steve Uzzell
Theme: Rhythm

January 20, 2009

Steve Uzzell is one of the top advertising and corporate photographers in the country. He started in the photography business 35 years ago as the assistant to the editor of National Geographic and a member of their photographic staff. He now shoots for a roster of clients that includes airlines and automobile manufacturers; travel, shelter, and fashion magazines; many of our United States; and even some foreign countries. His work has garnered international acclaim and won numerous awards, including 10 from Communication Arts. Along the way, he has published two books, Maryland, and The View from Sterling Bluff and had editorial work published in over 80 publications.

You can view Steve's work at his website: www.steveuzzell.com

Rhythm Definition and Guidelines

Rhythm is more than repetition. Rhythm is harmonious pattern characterized by the regular or predictable recurrence of strong and weak elements, usually lines and shapes. In rhythm, there exists some directional movement in the repetition, such as, undulating sand dunes, rolling hills, winding pathways and rushing water. Rhythm is soothing and our eyes beg to follow rhythmic patterns. Rhythm brings both order and a sense of dynamic to a photograph, just as it does to a musical piece.
Please remember that photographs entered into this competition must have been captured within 2 years of the competition date (on or after January 21, 2007).
NOTE: We are aware that Tuesday, January 20th is Inauguration Day. Please allow plenty of time to get to the meeting as there might be significant traffic delays.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandi Croan at pashli@aol.com or Matthew Schmidt at mgs@loreleistudios.com.

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December Competition Images

Below are some images that received a first place award in the December competition. Clicking on one of the pictures will display a larger version.

Will Haubert

Novice Monochrome
William Haubert
Column Detail

Novice Color Prints
Curtis Gibbens
Bashful Fawn

First place winners in future competitions may be submitted to editor@nvps.org. Submitted photos should have maximum width and height of 1024 pixels and 768 pixels respectively. Images should be sent to editor@nvps.org by the Friday following the competition.

December Competition Results

Award Photographer Title
Novice Monochrome Prints
1st Will Haubert Column Detail
2nd Tom Mangan Sitting Shiloh
Advanced Monochrome Prints
1st Chuck Bress Chair & Snow on Deck #4
2nd Oleg Volons Flamescapes – Agnus
Novice Color Prints
1st Curtis Gibbens Bashful Fawn
2nd Fred Gillis Nesting Tricolor Heron
3rd Maricruz Fugon Tapestry
HM Anna Gomez Runaway Train
HM Georgette Grossman Beijing Opera
HM Will Haubert The Wave
HM Ursy Potter Grandma's Little Baby
HM Bill Vanderpool The Face of Greece
Advanced Color Prints
1st Jorja Feldman Osprey Head On
2nd Farzin Emami Fall On The Rocks
3rd Oleg Volons Alone
HM Jorja Feldman Great Blue Over Ice
HM Willa Friedman Red and Gray
HM Bill Prosser Palouse Fenceline
Enhanced Prints
1st Jorja Feldman Hummingbird Wings Up
2nd Susan Breen Whale of A Tail
3rd Melanie Marts Nite Lites
HM Maricruz Fugon In the Breeze
HM Tom Mangan Enchanted Land
Advanced Slides
1st Chuck Bress Man & Broom
2nd Amie Tannenbaum Chandelle
3rd Tom Brett Vacation Shadows
Novice Digital Images
1st John Moore Rainy Night
2nd Curtis Gibbens Fog Fishing
3rd William Adams Tulip Line
HM Tuan Pham Passion
HM Tuan Pham Rain Drops
Advanced Digital Images
1st Emi Wallace Stick and Shadow
2nd Ed Ruggiero Bottle Light
3rd Bill Prosser Chincoteague Marsh
HM Valentin V Tepordei Reflections in Black Light
HM Judy McGuire Lady's Slipper Leaf
HM Ed Ruggiero Spring Rise
HM Evelyn Kuniyoshi Iguana


Sandi Croan
Co-VP Competitions
Matthew Schmidt
Co-VP Competitions

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Field Trips

Longwood Gardens Conservatory
Kennett Square , PA
Date: Sunday, Feb 1, 2009
Departure Time: 6:30 AM. (car pooling from Dunn Loring)

We will meet at the Longwood Ticket Office by 9:00 AM. The club photo shoot will last until Noon (however, you can stay until Garden closes at 5:00 PM). The Group discounted admission is $12  ($11 for seniors 62+)

As this field trip is being scheduled for mid-winter,  we  will focus almost entirely on the display areas of  Longwood’s Conservatory.   The conservatory is one of the world's great greenhouse structures. It shelters 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants. The Conservatory was built in 1919 and has been periodically expanded and renovated.

At present, there are 195,668 square feet—or 4.5 acres—of covered display, production, and research greenhouses.   During our visit, Longwood will be holding its Orchid extravaganza (from January 24th through March 31st).  During that time,   thousands of orchid blooms will fill the Conservatory. Innovative displays, including a spectacular Living Wall of Orchids will also be featured.

Visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org/default.html to learn more about the history of the garden as well information regarding the horticultural highlights.

Longwood’s regulations regarding photography are as follows: Personal photography and video are permitted at Longwood Gardens. All photographers must sign a permission form indicating that any photographs or video/film footage taken at Longwood will not be used for promoting commercial products or services. Sessions are limited to garden photography, not wedding photography, individual or family portraits, product photography, or portfolio photography for aspiring models. Photography sessions must not interfere with the enjoyment of Longwood's other guests. Tripods are allowed in the Gardens daily from 9:00 am-12:00 noon. You must fill out a permission form and receive a tripod tag from the information Desk. In an effort to accommodate all visitors safely at Longwood, tripods users are asked to remove their tripods by noon each day. If you have any questions or suggestions, please call or email:

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Photographs from Conowingo Dam Field Trip

Below is a sampling (selected by the editor) of photos from the Conowingo Dam field trip that have been posted on the NVPS website. These and the other posted images can be found at http://nvps.org/gallery/v/fieldtrips/2008_2009/Conowingo/

Polly Terriberry
Polly Terriberry


Gerry Abbott
Gerry Abbott

Judy McGuire
Judy McGuire

Bill Prosser
Bill Prosser

If you have any questions or suggestions about any of the field trips, please call or email:

Gerry Abbott
gerry.abbott "at" cox.net
703.967.9677 (mobile)

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Seeing Creatively Before and After
Sandi Croan
January 27, 2009

Come find out Sandi Croan's secrets to her success!! Please join Sandi for the Janury 2009 Forum evening as she discusses and illustrates with examples from her work the concepts that underlie her approach to photography from the moment she decides to shoot through the final product.

Notes from November Forum
International Competitions with Tom Hady

Notes from Tom Hady's forum on entering international competitions have been placed on the NVPS web site at: http://nvps.org/main/f_stop/entering_international_exhibit/.

Gayle Dennis

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Members' Gallery

Prints Gallery
Stephen Gawarecki
January 27, 2009

Stephen J. Gawarecki retired from the U.S. Geological Survey as a geologist and remote sensing specialist.  A camera always accompanied him on his travels throughout the world, so photography became a natural direction for Steve’s artistic talents.  Since becoming a serious photographer in 1975 he has specialized in evocative, moody landscapes; architectural abstracts; and still lifes.  He works mainly in color, employing subtle contrasts of light and shadow which range from the monochromatic to full-bodied color.

Steve has participated in the U.S. Geological Survey National Exhibitions in every year from l975 through the present, as well as exhibitions at the McLean Art Club, the Springfield Art Guild, and the Vienna Art Society.  He has also shown  in the annual Ellipse Gallery Regional Photography Show, the Shenandoah and Old Dominion Circuit Salons and received many equal awards from the Art League.   He has won awards in NVPS, the City of Vienna Annual Photographic Show, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Vienna Art Society, the Art League, and the Springfield Art Guild.

Steve has had two one-man shows at the Colorfax Galleries in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., has shown at Cudahy’s Gallery in Richmond, and had a two-person show in 1983 at the USGS with his wife, Carolyn Grossé Gawarecki, a noted Virginia watercolor artist and instructor. 

He has lectured for art and photographic organizations on artistic, scientific, and technical aspects of photography.  Steve is a member of the Art League, Vienna Arts Society, Springfield Art Guild,  USGS Camera Club, and the Northern Virginia Photographic Society.

Digital Projection
Bill Von Holle
January 27, 2009

Bill has been a member of NVPS for the last eight years. He has a Ph.D. and worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before coming to D. C. to work for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Only since joining NVPS has he begun to develop his photography as an art form, although he has made photographic records of family activities for many years.

He is now completely digital, using a Pentax DSLR and a Panasonic point-and-shoot camera. He loves to learn about photographic techniques and improve his skills. Although he enjoys travel and other forms of photography, nature is his first love.

Bill has had prints juried into the last two Meadowlark shows and recently made the top five in the NVPS portfolio project.

Luella Murri

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Member News


Photographers of Northern Virginia

Repeat programs of Photographers of Northern Virginia are now being shown on a regular basis on Fairfax Public Access Channel 30 every Monday at 3:30 p.m. and every Friday at 3 p.m.

The January schedule is as follows:

Dec 29 & Jan 2 Laurie Sand
Jan 5 & 9 Phillip Moore
Jan 12 & 16 Ursy Potter
Jan 19 & 23 Oscar Gutierrez
Jan 26 & 30 Evelyn Jacob

The schedule can also be found on the NVPS website: http://nvps.org/main/upcoming/tv_program_photographers_of_no/.

Luella Murri

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NVPS Executive Board 2008-2009

The elected and appointed board members for the 2008-2009 club year can be found at http://nvps.org/main/about/board-members/.

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Susan Breen
Hermitage Gallery, McLean

Susan Breen is a featured artist at the Hermitage Gallery in McLean. Please join Susan at the Hermitage Gallery for an artists reception on Friday, January 9 from 5 - 8 pm. Her work can also be seen at Art Masters Gallery and Damon Gallery in Vienna and at the Color Wheel Design Center in McLean.

Susan Breen

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Israel—Some Sights That Tourists Miss
Bob and Willa Friedman
Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church

Bob and Willa Friedman are having an exhibit of their images, Israel—Some Sights That Tourists Miss, at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, from January 7 until February 11, 2009.  Bob and Willa will be on hand to discuss their images on Sunday January 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00.  Refreshments will be served.

Everyone is invited.  Parking may be tight in the lot, but there is plenty of street parking.

Directions can be found at: http://www.templerodefshalom.org/trsmap.htm

Willa Friedman

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The Versatile Photographer
Lee Hopkins and Bob Krist
Grosvenor Auditorium

National Geographic Traveler will be holding a photography seminar titled The Versatile Photographer in DC next month. Attendees can learn how to add depth and local color to their travel photography by incorporating different elements.

National Geographic Traveler photographers Ralph Lee Hopkins and Bob Krist show tricks for using flash to expand when and where you can shoot. They will also discuss recording audio to produce multimedia slide shows. Attendees can meet the photographers and ask them questions at the seminar on Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM in the Grosvenor Auditorium.

Information about all of National Geographic Traveler's seminars can be found at http://ngtravelerseminars.com/.

Camy Geide

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Wounded Cities
Leo Rubinfien
Corcoran Gallery

After the tragedy of 9/11, photographer Leo Rubinfien set out on a six-year journey to over 20 cities to document what he called "the mental wound". The exhibit lasts through February 16. More information can be found at www.corcoran.org.

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Exhibition Opportunities

Meadowlark Photographic Expo

The 2009 Meadowlark Photographic Expo will be held March 7-8, 2009. Additional information, including a link to submission guidelines can be found at: www.meadowlarkphotoexpo.org

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Workhouse Art Guild

The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce the Workhouse Art Guild, WAG is now accepting artist and non-artist memberships.  WAG will begin January 1st 2009 with the first juried show receiving work January 12, 2009.  Those interested may email Marti Kirkpatrick directly with questions, and to receive a copy of the application, at   martikirkpatrick@lortonarts.org .

Marti Deppa Kirkpatrick
Lorton Arts Foundation
Studio Manager/Exhibition Coordinator
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

703 584-2946   fax 703 584-2947
www.lortonarts.org  www.workhousearts.org

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Friends of Banshee Reeks

Friends of Banshee Reeks, Inc., announces their first photo contest, Banshee Reeks: Nature’s Oasis.

Banshee Reeks is a 700-acre of nature preserve that is operated by Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. It is supported by the Friends of Banshee Reeks, Inc., a volunteer, nonprofit organization.

Photographic opportunities abound in forested, hillside, meadow, wetland and streamside landscapes. Banshee Reeks is open on weekends (8 am – 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday). This contest runs September 1, 2008 to April 16, 2009. Cash and gift certificate prizes will be awarded. Guidelines are available on-line at www.bansheereeks.org

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George W. Glennie Nature Interclub Exhibition

NVPS has been invited to participate in the 29th annual George W. Glennie Nature Interclub Exhibition, which will be held by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, North Andover, MA on March 28, 2009.   While this digital-only showcase event is conducted as an interclub activity, awards for individual images will be presented as well.
In 2008, the invitation area was expanded beyond the New England boundaries with great success; 52 clubs participated.    For the 2009 Exhibition, the invitation area will be enlarged again.  The intent is to provide many more clubs with the opportunity to participate in this premier event.  The increased spectrum of Nature specimen is a goal, as well.
For the first time, a Best Wildlife Award will be presented.  “Best Of” and Merit Awards will be presented in each the following categories: Amphibians, Birds, Botany, Insects, Land and Seascapes, Mammals, Marine Life, Reptiles.  
Each club may submit ten (10) images, which conform to the PSA Nature definition and guidelines for the manipulation of Nature images.  An individual may submit no more than two (2) images, even through more than club.  

Visit www.glennie-exhibition.com to view last year’s results. In order to participate, NVPS needs one or more volunteers to coordinate selection and submission of images. Please contact Tom Brett if you are willing to serve as the coordinator.

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Workshops and Tours

Corey Hilz Photography

January 4 Photographic Equipment
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 12:00pm, $50
This class is designed both for photographers who are starting to buy equipment and those looking to add to or upgrade their current equipment. Equipment discussed and demonstrated includes: lenses, filters, tripods, flash, camera bags and more.
January 11 Introduction to Digital Photography
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 12:00pm, $50
Learn the basic functions of your digital camera. Topics and camera functions that will be covered include white balance, ISO, memory cards, focusing, exposure modes, image quality and histograms.
January 18 Art and Science of Composition
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 12:00pm, $50
Take a comprehensive look at the elements used to create extraordinary photographs. This class focuses on teaching you how to see and compose by looking at subject placement, colors, shapes, patterns, lines and framing.
January 25 Introduction to Aperture, Shutter Speed & Exposure
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 12:00pm, $50
This class focuses on the settings fundamental to capturing a proper exposure, controlling how much of your subject is in to have in focus and learning how to freeze or blur a moving subject. Other functions discussed in this class include metering options, shooting modes, ISO and an in-depth look at histograms.
January 25 Nikon D300/D200
Location: Ashburn VA, 1:00 – 5:00pm, $99/$125
Learn about all the buttons, dials and menu options of the Nikon D300/D200 in an easy to understand manner. This class teaches you how to take advantage of what your camera’s capabilities and use it to capture the best pictures.
January 31 Nikon D60/D40x/D40
Location: Ashburn VA, 12:30 - 4:30pm, $99/$125
Learn about all the buttons, dials and menu options of the Nikon D60/D40x/D40 in an easy to understand manner. This class teaches you how to take advantage of what your camera’s capabilities and use it to capture the best pictures.
February 7 Introduction to Photoshop Elements
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 2:30pm, $100
Learn how to adjust, enhance and manipulate your photographs. From demonstrations and hands-on practice you’ll learn how to crop, straighten, selectively lighten and darken, remove unwanted elements, resize, make selections and more.
February 8 Macro & Close-up Photography
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 12:00pm, $50
This class teaches you about technical and creative aspects to successful close-ups. You’ll learn what equipment to use and when to use it; the class also spends time on choosing the best aperture, working with background elements, getting the most out of your depth of field and placing the focus right where you want it.
February 14 Introduction to Light & Lighting
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 12:00pm, $50
Understanding lighting makes a photographer uniquely creative; this class introduces you to different types of lighting and how they can be used to create more beautiful photographs. Time is spent on the basics of white balance, flash photography and using tungsten or strobe lights in a home studio.
February 28 Introduction to Digital Photography
Location: Vienna VA, 10:00am – 12:00pm, $50
Learn the basic functions of your digital camera. Topics and camera functions that will be covered include white balance, ISO, memory cards, focusing, exposure modes, image quality and histograms.
April 2-5 Charleston Workshop
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, $525
Charleston is rich with photographic material from historic architecture to vibrant flowers, even views of the ocean. It's a beautiful location in the spring with azaleas, irises and poppies blooming; historic downtown has colorful houses with photogenic details.
June 4-7 St. Michaels Workshop
Location: St. Michaels, Maryland, $525
St. Michael's and surrounding areas offer the opportunity to photograph marinas, boats, working harbors and marine scenics. The Maritime Museum, Tilghman Island and Oxford all offer great subjects for this workshop on Maryland's eastern shore.

Corey Hilz

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Taking Better Pictures
Lloyd Wolf

January 13- February 3 Noted Jewish documentary photojournalist and artist, Lloyd Wolf will help teach you to work with your camera and take better pictures. These hands-on, individualized problem-solving, picture-taking classes will improve both how you see the world and how you work your camera through confidence building and helpful critiques of your images. Cost $75

Jewish Community Center of Norther VA
Marcy Mandel

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Alaska Photography Cruise

Aug 7 - 14, 2009 Photography Cruise from Seattle, Washington to Alaska on. Stops include Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria BC. Rates start at $1,190 per person.

Lisa Glover

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Costa Rica Photo Tours

January 11-20, 2009 March 1-10, 2009 10 Day Costa Rica photo tour. $2495.00 per person double occupancy. $300.00 single supplement.
January 23-29, 2009 7 Day Panama photo tour $2549.00 per person double occupancy. $300.00 single supplement.
February 1-8, 2009 8 Day Cartagena, Columbia photo tour. $2549.00 per person double occupancy. $300.00 single supplement.
March 13-19, 2009 7 Day Costa Rica photo tour. $2495.00 per person double occupancy. $300.00 single supplement.

Additional information about itineraries can be obtained by contacting Frank Scott.

Frank Scott

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Loudoun Photography Club

Contact: Mary Austin-Keller at info@loudounphotoclub.com or 703-435-8907

Website: www.loudounphotoclub.com
: The George Washington University Virginia Campus, Ashburn (see website for directions)

Program: 1/8  Jim Clark: Career Perspective of a Professional Nature Photographer

Competition: 1/22 Official Competition: People and/or Places

Field Trip:  TBD, check Yahoo! Group


Manassas Warrenton Camera Club
Contact: Gene Wells (703) 330-5835 or ewellsjr@verizon.net
Website: www.mwcc-photo.org .
Meetings: Held on the 1st and 3rd Thur. at 7:30 pm, Manassas City Hall, Old Town Manassas, or as indicated.
Program:  Thursday, January 8th – Tom Stats presents Pro Show Gold

Competition:  January 22nd – Theme:  Wind, Water, Earth & Fire


McLean Photography Club
Contact: Bruce Copping at (703) 725-9331 or bcopping@gmail.com
Website: www.mcleanphoto.org
Meetings:  Held on the 2nd Wed. at 7:30 pm (meet & greet at 7:15 pm), at the McLean Community Center, or as indicated.

Program:  Jan. 14, Jim Clark will present: From the Mountains to the Sea: from the Highlands of West Virginia to the land between ocean the bay - The fabled Eastern Shore.  Jim will share with us his experiences and perspectives on nature photography, including his latest book project with his nine-year old son, Carson.

Competition:  Wed., Feb. 11

Reston Photographic Society
Ellis Rosenberg at 703-855-4008 or erosenberg@cox.net
: Held the 3rd Monday of the month 7:30-9:30 pm at the Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods Rooms 1&2.(Note location)

Program: On Monday Jan 19th 2009 at 7:30 pm we are delighted to have Jim Clark an award winning nationally renowned nature photographer giving a presentation.


Vienna Photographic Society
Contact: Mary Jane Fish at (703) 281-9743 or fishsfotos@aol.com or Mike Stevens at 703-619-1605 or mike@stevenslink.net
Website: www.vps-va.org
: Held on the 1st and 3rd Wed. at 7:30 pm in the main lecture hall of the Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna, VA.
Program:  Wed, 1/7 @ 7:30pm… Bill Conway presenting “Tutorial on Panoramas”
 Wed, 1/21 @ 7:30pm…  Open (unthemed) competition with Jim Steele judging

Field Trip:  Sat, 1/10 @ 9:30am… National Aquarium and the National Museum of Women in the Arts


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For Sale

Canon 75-300mm Image Stabilizer f4-5.6 telephoto lens. $300.00 Chuck Cecil 703-504-6956 cecilimages@comcast.net

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Digital Camera. Includes 2 batteries and one 256 MB memory card. Glenn Bernstein, 703-455-6053, gbernstein@aol.com.

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