Volume 53 – No. 3

Founded 1965 – our 52th Year

November 2017


The Newsletter of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society

Editor: Alan Goldstein – Email: editor" at "nvps.org

Table of Contents

President's Message
2017-2018 Board
Monthly Program
Education and Training
    October Competition Results
Members' Gallery
Field Trips
   Exhibition Opportunities
   Workshop Offerings

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11/7 Monthly Program: Creative Use of WB and
with E. David Luria
11/12 Field Trip: Colvin Run
11/14 Education & Training: Creating Cards,         Calendars, and Photo Books
        with Georgette Grossman
11/21 Competition: Judging by Don Becker
Forum: The St. Lawrence River with
          Alan Goldstein
11/28 Members Gallery:
          Digital Images by Willa Friedman
          Prints by Bob Friedman

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. (The more that you read, the more things you will know - Dr. Seuss )

To protect our members from email spam, personal email addresses in this newsletter have "@" replaced with " at " Please remember to substitute the "@" when attempting to contact any of the people.

All meetings for the club year start at 7:30 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Fire Station. The doors open at 6:45 p.m. for a "meet and greet" with meetings on non-competition nights beginning at 7:30 p.m. Note for Competition Nights only (Third Tuesday): Competition begins at 7:15p.m. All prints must be checked in no later than 7:30 p.m. 

Although we have not had any problems for many years, do remember to lock your car and place valuables out of sight, as we should in any public parking area. Come early and visit, but when the meeting starts, PLEASE take seats immediately and silence your cell phone, pager or any other device that might make noise and distract listeners or interrupt speakers.

Please check the website and FotoFax for the club's policy on weather closings. Check WTOP www.wtop.com or Fairfax County School systems web site for closings. You can also sign up for emails or cell phone alerts: http://www.fcps.edu/news/emerg.shtml

President's Message

We start out the month of November with the Nature Visions Photo Expo, November 3-5, at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts at the George Mason University Manassas Campus.  Please see their website, http://naturevisions.org, for a complete list of speakers, workshops and vendors.  And while you are enjoying this wonderful event, please don’t forget to talk-up NVPS with photographers you may run into. This is great way to bring new members to the Club.

Out of doors, we see the progression of the fall season in our region as fall colors peak in the Piedmont plain. Our region also has spectacular indoor shooting opportunities at such as the National Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, Longwood Gardens, and the Library of Congress.

 It is also time to think about indoor photos opportunities at home such as shooting close-ups in your basement using that under utilized tool, your tripod, and studio lights and exploring the fantastic world of focus stacking. 

For November we have another great line up of club activities as described below. And for those who were looking forward to Alan Goldstein’s presentation on drone photography “ Into the Wild Blue Yonder,” originally scheduled for Halloween night, we will be rescheduling his presentation in the Spring of 2018.

Bill Millhouser
2017-2018 NVPS President

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Board of Directors

2017-2018 NVPS Board

Elected Board    
President Bill Millhouser president@nvps.org
VP Programs Willa Siegel programs@nvps.org
VP Operations Frank Napoli operations@nvps.org
Co-VP Competition Chuck Campbell competition@nvps.org
Co-VP Competition Stan Bysshe competition@nvps.org
Treasurer Tom Brett treasurer@nvps.org
Secretary/Historian Kathryn Mohrman secretary@nvps.org
Appointed Board    
Past President Kevin Egan pastpresident@nvps.org
Education & Training Coordinator Ron Taylor education@nvps.org
Exhibits Coordinator (Nature Visions) Roger Lancaster naturevisions@nvps.org
Field Trips Coordinator Jim McDermott field-trips@nvps.org
Member’s Gallery Coordinator Laurie Kuyk membersgallery@nvps.org
Forum Coordinator Kirk Johnson forum@nvps.org
Membership Coordinator Kacy Turner membership@nvps.org
Newsletter & NVACC Representative Alan Goldstein editor@nvps.org
Website Manager David Crooks webadmin@nvps.org
Meeting Facilities Dale Nelson facilities@nvps.org
Special Board Member Mike Whalen specialboardmember@nvps.org
Special Board Member Bob Friedman specialboardmember@nvps.org
Special Board Member Willa Friedman specialboardmember@nvps.org
Special Board Member Georgette Grossman specialboardmember@nvps.org
Special Board Member Jamie Kiechlin specialboardmember@nvps.org

A full list of all current NVPS Board members and their club contact information also can be found at: http://nvps.org/home/?page_id=23

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Monthly Program

November 7th: Creative use of WB and Color Temp
        with E. David Luria

A founding member of the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers and member of the American Society of Media Photographers, E. David Luria has had his images appear in over 100 publications, including Time magazine, Travel and Leisure magazine, Prevention, Washingtonian, Washington Flyer, Washington Spaces, “Food and Wineand “Cuccina Italiana” in The Washington Post, the Hamburg Abendblatt, and the Tokyo Shinbum newspapers. He is also a Contributing Photographer to Where magazine and the NOW Guide, and since 1997 he has done over 3,000 property shoots for The Washington Post’s Apartment Showcase Magazine.

He has also been a frequent speaker and competition judge at local camera clubs in the D.C. area, including the Photography Committee of the National Press Club.

David is also a teacher of photography. A member of the Society of Photographic Education, he is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, through which he and his team of eleven professional photographers have trained over 32,000 clients on 4,700 photo safaris since 1999 in the techniques of travel and architectural photography. This program, annual winner of Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence, is now one of the country’s largest providers of photography training field excursions. Prior to becoming a professional photographer, David had a long career in the U.S. and abroad as a senior executive with several international non-profit development aid and citizen exchange organizations, such as CARE, Partners of the Americas, Friendship Force, and Delphi International. An honors graduate of Amherst College and an Army veteran, David is fluent in Spanish, French, and German. David has also done work for most of the apartment management companies in the DC area. His work can be viewed at www.edavidluriaphotography.smugmug. com. He can be reached at 202-537-0937 and at edavidluria@juno.com.

The Presentation
Why do all of us enjoy photography so much?  Because it is interesting, it is satisfying, it is creative, and it is fun.  We feel satisfaction and pride when we have created a great image. So in this presentation David will give us examples of the many opportunities that exist in the D.C. area to have creative fun with our cameras. He will talk about the where, when, what, why, and how to get these pictures.

Among the themes of David's presentation are the use of techniques like creative white balance, the use of neutral density filters making people disappear or turning them into ghosts in graveyards, shooting the same scene in different seasons of the year, sunrise and nighttime photography, fun-filled fleeting moments like pillow fights, snowball fights, World War II airplane flyovers , presidential inaugurations, and folklore festivals, capturing abstract images in Adams Morgan and stained glass light projected on to the walls of Washington National Cathedral, or finding iconic “Paris on the Potomac” attractions in DC that have their counterparts in Paris!

The purpose of this presentation is to inspire us to get out there and have fun with our cameras.

Examples of David's work:

D.C. Skyline in Full Moon

Georgetown at Dawn

Potomac Sunrise

Monthly Programs for 2017-2018

Date Speaker Subject
December 5, 2017 Jonathan Newton Sports photography, The Washington Post 
January 2, 2018 TBA TBA
February 6, 2018 Renee Comet Food Photography
March 6, 2018 TBA TBA
April 3, 2018 TBA TBA
May 1, 2018 TBA TBA

The VP for Programs for 2017-2018 is Willa Siegel.

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Education & Training

November 14th: Creating Cards, Calendars, and
            Photo Books
with Georgette Grossman

Georgette’s journey in photography began 11 years ago when her granddaughter, Ava, was born. Not capturing the cute smiles she wanted, she switched from a point’n’shoot to a DSLR (Nikon D80). She attended her first Nature Visions show at Meadowlark in 2007 and discovered there were camera clubs in the area! She joined NVPS in January 2008 and was hooked on photography as a hobby. She was the president of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS) from 2014 to 2015.

Georgette advanced her photography skills by taking hands-on classes. Some of her instructors included John Gonsalves, Eliot Cohen, Corey Hilz, Nikhil Bahr, Josh Taylor, Mike Moats, and Denise Silva. By attending NVPS lectures, workshops, and field trips she believes her photography has evolved to a higher level. Participation in competition has helped to give her a critical eye when capturing and post-processing her images. She reads online columns daily to keep “up to date” on new camera equipment and software tips. Recently Georgette switched from a Nikon D7200 camera to a Fuji X-Pro2 to lighten her load.

Georgette captures moments she wants to remember. Her subjects include abstracts, people, places, and nature, but her favorite subject is flower close-ups and macros. Lately she is dabbling more with B/W images.

Seeing her images in print completes the photography journey. Georgette has shown her images at

  • The Art League in Alexandria
  • the Glen Echo Annual Labor Day Art Show,
  • the ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography Exhibit,
  • Nature Visions annual exhibit,
  • the Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit,
  • Beanetics Coffee Roasters coffee shop in Annandale and
  • The 2016 and 2017 volumes of The Northern Virginia Review.

Georgette’s images can be seen at http://pixels.com/profiles/georgette-grossman. Georgette believes that part of photography is sharing your work beyond competition night. So many wonderful images are stuck in computers, note pads, and cells phones crying to get out.

In her program, she will demonstrate creating note cards using Red River card stock. Their website contains online tutorials and Lightroom templates for card making. They also provide printer profiles for common printers and the various paper types they sell. Red River is mailing her card stock samples and flyers to distribute to audience members!!!

Georgette also will explore creating your own calendars using VistaPrint. Sign up on their website to receive their discount announcements (Google VistaPrint.com for the most current information). Then select 12 of your favorite images and prepare them to send to VisaPrint when the “rock bottom” discount is announced; last year it was around Thanksgiving.

For members who do not print their own images, Georgette will provide a resource list for a variety of items that you can order online. These include books, canvas prints, mugs, mouse pads, playing cards, luggage tags, tee shirts, tote bags, ornaments, and iPhone covers.

Join Georgette on November 14th and give your images a new life outside your computer!

Education and Training Programs for 2017-2018

Date Topic Presenter
12 December 2017 Anonymous Critique TBD
9 January 2018 Lightboxes and Portfolio Announcement Kieulan Nguyen
30 January 2018 Portfolio Project Review Kieulan Nguyen
13 February 2018 I'll Fix It In Post Mike Whalen
13 March 2018 Anonymous Critique TBD
10 April 2018 Portfolio Project Review Kieulan Nguyen
8 May 2018 Creativity Freeman Patterson
29 May 2018 Vendor Show and Swap Meet District Camera

The Education and Training Coordinator for 2017-2018 is Ron Taylor.

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November 21st: Judging by Don Becker

No theme.

Don Becker started his photography business in 1976, and is still operating as Don Becker Photography  (www.donbeckerphotography.com). He has had a number of one person and group gallery shows of his fine art photography images, and his fine art photographs reside in an art museum and numerous private collections all over the world. After the unfortunate demise of Washington School of Photography in 2016, where he taught for over 30 years, he and several partners started Maryland Photographic Workshops, a premier photographic educational organization dedicated to high quality classes and workshops (www.marylandphotographicworkshops.com). Don’s current primary photographic interests include: studio lighting techniques, beauty, fashion, dance (particularly ballet), macro photography, and scientific and technical photography.

Examples of Don's work:


Competition Themes for 2017-2018

Note: The Board reaffirmed that there will be three themed competitions per program year, but there will be no theme competitions in the months of December, January, and February. 

The themes for 2017-2018 are:

  • Faceless Self Portrait - December 2017:
    This is not your normal selfie. Be creative and express your identity by taking a photo of yourself without your face.
  • The American Experience –Americans at Work - March 2018:
    For this month's themed contest, show us your best photos of Americans at Work. This may be of a single person, or multiple people, at work. The person or persons and the work being performed must both be clearly evident in the photo. Let’s showcase Americans at Work by demonstrating their emotions, determination, strength and pride!

Competition Themes for 2018-2019

  • Geometry:
    Images where the predominant elements are geometric shapes — circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, etc. The compositional elements may be specific [subject-based], such as a wall with a door and doorknob and windows, or implied [design-based], where the photographer searches for designs, such as rectangles, circles, etc. without concern for the names of the objects. For example, subject-based could consider a scene with land, ocean and sky, whereas, design-based could see the same scene as three rectangles of different tones and sizes.
  •  Reflections:
    Images which include reflections in water, buildings, mirrors, glass or any other reflective material.
  •  Trains, Planes, Automobiles, and Trucks:
    Images of these subjects can be of new or old ones—ones in mint condition or in a state of ruin. Photos can be of the entire vehicle or parts, such as hood ornaments. Subjects can be in motion or at rest.

Competition Judges for 2017-2018

Date Judge Theme
December 19, 2016 Denise Silva Faceless Portrait
January 16, 2018 Josh Taylor none
February 20, 2018 Roy Sewall none
March 20, 2018 Denise Silva Americans At Work
April 17, 2018 TBA none
May 15, 2018 TBA Oldies
End-of-Year Banquet Corey Hilz none

October Competition Results

Digital - Class 1
1st Place – Sidney Stone – Girl With Chicken
2nd Place – John Olsen - Remembering
3rd Place – John Murray - Despair

Digital – Class 2
1st Place – Ron Petricka – The Happy Musher
2nd Place – Lee Halvorsen - Tired
3rd Place – Kacy Turner – Far Away Wonder

Digital – Class 3
1st Place – Wayne Guenther – Blow Hard
2nd Place – Ginger Werz-Petricka – Sweet Nothings
3rd Place – Bob Friedman – Surprise!

Color Prints – Class 1
No Awards

Color Prints – Class 2
1st Place – Eva Lanyi – Hi Mom!

Color Prints – Class 3
1st Place – Kieu-Hanh Vu – Mommy Wipes Away My Tears
2nd Place – Bill Vanderpool – Masai Smile
3rd Place – Wayne Guenther – Proud Poppa

Monochrome Prints – Class 1
No Awards

Monochrome Prints – Class 2
1st Place – Jim McDermott - Elation
2nd Place – Ron Taylor – Save Me From Those Dust Spots

Monochrome Prints – Class 3
1st Place – Kevin Egan - Splashdown
2nd Place – Bill Corbett – My Kids Won’t Appreciate This

Digital Class 1
Sidney Stone
Girl With Chicken

Digital Class 2
Ron Petricka
The Happy Musher

Digital Class 3
Wayne Guenther
Blow Hard

Color Print Class 2
Eva Lanyi
Hi Mom!

Color Print Class 3
Kieu-Hanh Vu
Mommy Wipes Away My Tears

Monochrome Class 2
Jim McDermott

Monochrome Class 3
Kevin Egan


The Co-VPs Competition for 2017-2018 are Stan Bysshe and Chuck Campbell (competitions@nvps.org)

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Competition Image Use

The NVPS Website has a gallery of past Competition winning images at http://nvps.org/gallery/v/competitions/. If your image placed first, second, third or received an honorable mention in a club competition, it is eligible for this gallery.  Images are not posted automatically, you must specifically provide consent for your image to be included in the gallery.

To have your winning image included in the gallery, email editor "at" nvps.org and provide the following information:

Your name
Image Category
(digital, color print, monochrome print)
Image Class
(1, 2, or 3)
Competition Date

Digital Winners: When you upload your image for the competition, you can check the box to grant permission for it to be posted if it wins.  

Print Winners: send a digital version of your print, sized as if it were for digital competition.

The FotoFax newsletter is usually finalized during the weekend immediately following the monthly club competitions.  If your image is a first place winner and you send it in before the Friday following competition, your image will be forwarded to the editor for inclusion in FotoFaxIf you have not provided permission before that deadline, another winning entry may be used.

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November 28th: The St. Lawrence River with
                     Alan Goldstein

A member of NVPS since 2012, Alan has been involved in some way or other with photography for the past 55 years.  It all began with a science teacher instructing him on the art of film developing.  At that time, he was using a Kodak Brownie.  Veering off during his teen-age years to using an 8mm movie camera, he returned to still photography during his college years and while working as a reporter for his hometown newspaper.

After graduating from college, Alan enlisted in the Navy, becoming a Navy Journalist and later a Public Affairs Officer.  His high school girlfriend had a Nikon SLR, and that became Alan's Holy Grail.  As a low-ranking Navy man, Alan scraped up the money and bought his first true SLR — a Minolta SRT-101.  As he progressed up the Navy ranks, he upgraded to a Minolta X700.

Fast forward to 2003.  Alan's brother-in-law was getting married and Alan was the photographer.  An acquaintance who was a Nikon rep loaned Alan a D100.   It was love at first click!  Since then, Alan has had a D100, D200, D300, D800 and now a D810, with a D850 on order.

Alan has also branched out to photography with a drone, and he'll be speaking about that at a meeting in 2018.

Alan is happy to spend his time making images.  He loves photographing just about everything, but really likes night scenes and landscapes. His photos have been used for greeting cards by non-profits, used for proposals by environmental entities, have been used by sports web sites, have appeared in newspapers, and even hang in a gas station.

Alan says he loves being a member of NVPS.  He has gained some great friends, enjoys the camaraderie, and has learned something new nearly every meeting.

Examples of Alan's work:

The Forum Coordinator for 2017-2018 is Kirk Johnson.

Upcoming Forum Presentations:

Date Presenter Title
23 January 2018   Bill Corbett
27 February 2018 Iceland David Heagy
27 March 2018   Michael Aarons
24 April 2018   Bill Millhouser
22 May 2018   Ginger Werz-Petricka


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Members Gallery

November 28th: Digital images: Willa Friedman
                             Print images: Bob Friedman

Bob and Willa Friedman. As a teenager, Bob started his photography journey with a darkroom in his parent’s basement, which he inherited from his brother.  The first thing he did when we bought our house was to build a darkroom in the basement.

Willa first became involved in photography as an instructor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where she photographed wildlife in city parks for the NYC schools, and her images were published in a fourth grade text book. 

“If selling a few photos makes us pros, then we are pros.  Otherwise we are advanced amateurs. We have taken courses and workshops at Photoworks at Glen Echo, and with Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant in New Brunswick, Canada, We have also had extensive courses in Photoshop. We have been members of NVPS for 12 years.

Our subjects are varied, but Bob does street photography and Willa finds reflections everywhere.  Both use a Fuji X-Pro2 with various lenses.”

Willa’s work is currently on display at the Art League in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria and Alexandria City Hall.  She also has an image in the permanent collection in the Joseph Miller Center for Photographic Arts and had an image published in the Northern Virginia Review in the spring of 2015.

“Our current job is retirement – doesn't pay very well but it is a lot more fun then the “W” word. We have multiple images in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and have prints on display in various professional offices in the Metro D.C. area.”

Examples of Bob’s work:

Examples of Willa’s work:


Dates Digital Print
January 23, 2018 Len Johnson Kieulan Nguyen
February 27, 2018 Joy Braithwaite Jim Williams
March 27, 2018 Bill Millhouser Stan Bysshe
April 24, 2018 Kristine Tan David Crooks
May 22, 2018 Sam Schaen Kacy Turner

The Member's Gallery Coordinator for this 2016-2017 is Laurie Kuyk.

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Field Trips

November 12th: Colvin Mill Park

November may be a hectic month for NVPS members, Nature Visions and Thanksgiving are both November events, so we are going to keep the November field trip a low-key affair. We’ll be going to Colvin Mill Park, at the intersection of Colvin Mill Rd and Route 7 (west of Tysons) on November 12.

Colvin Mill (https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvinrunmill/), which dates to the early 19th century, has been on the National Register of Historic Places for 40 years. The park also has a general store which displays some articles that would have been sold there in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as grain that was ground in the mill and “sundries” – mostly candy and soda. Barn exhibits include farm and trade tools that would have been found in the area when the mill operated commercially.

On Sunday, November 12, the park will host the Ship’s Company, re-enactors who interpret life in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps between 1775 and 1865. At the park, the group will portray Navy life during the War of 1812, presenting “Eating and Fighting Live a Sailor.” The presentation will include canon fire.

The re-enactors will be at the park between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Since so many NVPS members have busy schedules during the month, we won’t have a formal “meeting time,” but encourage you to stop by during the Ship’s Company presentation and also tour the mill grounds and the mill itself. Admission to the park is free; mill tours are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors.

The mill was built circa 1811. It is the sole surviving operational 19th-century water-powered mill in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and its restored mechanism is a nationally significant example of automated technologies pioneered in milling and later adopted across American industry. The mill was abandoned in 1934, and highway development caused the mill to be cut off from any near-by water source. The mill was later acquired by the Fairfax County Park Authority, repaired, and made open to the public.

Please email us for questions and to let us know that you will be going: field-trips@nvps.org

Field Trip Coordinators for 2017-2018 are Jim and Jerri McDermott

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2017-2018 Membership Dues

We now have NVPS business cards for you to hand out. Stop by the membership table and pick some up to keep in your camera bag! They are FREE for you to spread the word about our club.  Be sure to write your name on the back of the cards that you hand out; let’s see who brings in the most prospects!

Remember, in order to participate in the monthly competitions your membership dues must be current. The grace period has expired.

Membership dues for the 2017-2018 year are as follows:

Class of Membership: Dues:
Individual   $55
Family   $75
 Student         $20.00 (must be full-time student)

There are three forms of payment. Checks and cash are preferred by NVPS:

Questions, please email membership at membership@nvps.org.
We look forward to seeing you at upcoming club meetings and events!

Stay Connected with NVPS

Email: If you are not already receiving NVPS emails, there are two ways you can sign up to join the list. Click on the following link and sign up by entering your name and email address. Click on join the list. http://nvps.org/home/?page_id=31. Or you may stop by the Membership desk at the next meeting and they will be happy to assist you. It's important to note, you will receive an "opt-in" email from nvps.org. If you do not receive it, check your spam folder. Please respond to this email within 72 hours or the verification link will expire.

Facebook: If you are on Facebook, please join the NVPS private group. Search on Northern Virginia Photographic Society Social Group and request to join. Members post everything from their photos to interesting articles on photography to requests for recommendations. You will find the group informative and fun!

Kacy Turner
Membership Coordinator

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Notice: The information about workshops and events not sponsored by or affiliated with NVPS are provided as an informational courtesy to Members. Individuals should review the detailed rules and conditions for contests and gallery shows to determine what impact entering an image has on the photographer's rights and ownership of the submitted images. Review the descriptions of workshops to see whether participation in a particular workshop would actually meet your personal learning goals. NVPS attempts to screen events for legitimacy and quality; however NVPS does not recommend these events and cannot assume responsibility for their ultimate quality. We recommend due diligence and encourage you to share your experience with other club members.

Exhibition Opportunities

Announcements of workshops, exhibitions or contests are provided for information purposes only. There is no actual or implied endorsement by the Northern Virginia Photographic Society.

Eighth Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit

May 5 – May 28, 2018

The Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts takes great pride in announcing its eighth annual juried abstract exhibit. ALL interested photographers are invited to submit entries for this much anticipated spring event. Submissions to the First Annual JM Abstract Exhibit were limited to local NVACC-related clubs; however, over the years, because of the influence these exhibits have had in encouraging and promoting abstract photography and due to their reputation, recent JM Abstract Exhibits have been attracting entries from national as well as international photographic artists.

The Joseph Miller Center will begin accepting entries for the upcoming Eighth Annual Exhibit on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

The deadline for submissions will be Friday, February 23, 2018.
A detailed prospectus containing all relevant information regarding the exhibit can be found on the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs website at nvacc.org

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Workshop Offerings

Speakers and competition judges for NVPS are offered the opportunity to have notices about up-coming tours and workshops in FotoFax for two years after the date of their NVPS program.

E. David Luria

A member of the Society of Photographic Education, E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, through which he and his team of eleven professional photographers have trained over 32,000 clients on 4,700 photo safaris since 1999 in the techniques of travel and architectural photography. Washington Photo Safari is offering more than 25 technical skills initiatives this year.  For more information on their various offerings, check their web site at www.WashingtonPhotoSafari.com David is this month’s Program presenter.

Denise Silva

Denise Silva was our November 2016 and October 2017 judge. She and Don Rosenberg operate Road Runner Photography Tours. For information on their latest tours and workshops, please visit their web site at http://roadrunnerphotographytours.com/

Nikhil Bahl Photography Workshops

Nikhil Bahl was our End-of-Year judge for 2016-2017 as well as Program Speaker in November 2015 and November 2016. He offers a variety of workshops and coaching events. For more details with his latest workshop updates, visit: www.NikhilBahl.com

Alan DeFelice

Alan DeFelice the January 2017 judge and was our 2016 End-of-the-Year judge. He is a professional photographer who has done raptor photo workshops at Nature Visions. For several years Alan has been a partner with Virginia Digital Photo Safaris. Learn more at: http://www.virginiaphotosafari.com

Corey Hilz

Corey Hilz was our February 2016 judge and was our October 2015 Education and Training speaker. He regularly offers software workshops as well as photo workshops and international tours. Spring/summer photo workshop locations include Longwood Gardens, the National Zoo, Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. His international destinations include Cuba, Ireland, Czech Republic and Morocco. Full schedule of events is listed at: http://www.coreyhilz.com

Joshua Taylor, Jr.

Joshua Taylor is a past NVPS president and was our September 2017 speaker. His goal in photography is to help you create, capture and refine your vision. Josh is offering fall photography workshops and classes, including Canon camera classes. For a complete listing and registration, visit his website: joshuataylorphotography.com

Roy Sewall

Roy Sewall was our Judge in December 2016 and Program speaker in May 2017. Roy offers both private and group instruction to novice and intermediate photographers, and in 2014 became an instructor for the Capital Photography Center. Find out more on Roy's website: http://www.roysewallphotography.com/iWeb/Home.html

David Blecman

David Blecman, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, is an internationally recognized photographer and instructor, having taught in over a dozen countries to photographers, models, and makeup artists. He was our judge in October 2015 and April 2017 and a Program speaker in April 2016. David's website: http://posneg.com/

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Want Ads

Canon Body and Lenses

6D – 45,000 shutter activations and should be good for 100,000 more. Includes Really Right Stuff L bracket ($160 new), extra battery, charger, manual, never-used Canon strap. $800 OBO.
17-40mm f4 L lens: lovingly used: $475 OBO.
24-105mm f4 L lens: lovingly used: $525 OBO.
85mm f1.8 lens. Nearly new and super sharp: $300.
72mm 500D close-up lens. Nearly new: $100.
Flashpoint R2 E-TTL Wireless 2.4 G Flash Remote Trigger Transmitter and Receiver for Canon. Like new. $50 for the set.

Converting to Fuji. Contact Don Smith at wdsmith3@yahoo.co.jp or 703-881-2715.

Spudz Microfiber in Flip Pouch

The club has a supply of Spudz.  Great for cleaning your lens and camera. These are a large size, 10x10 inches, and are emblazoned with the club logo!  Don't be fooled by other cheaper models.  These are in the flip pouch. I will be selling them at club meetings for the amazing price of $10/each or $20 for two. See Bob Friedman

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Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs (NVACC)

The Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs (NVACC) is an informal entity started in 1997 by Joseph Miller with the assistance of Dave Carter and Ed Funk. Its purpose is to promote communication and cooperation among area camera clubs. NVACC is made up of Member Clubs and Associated Member Clubs.

NVACC publishes a calendar of area member club events that can be found at http://www.nvacc.org/Calendars.html

NVACC has a free, downloadable series of 25 guidebooks for photographers, which provide information about nearby areas that camera clubs might wish to visit. See their booklets at:

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Editor's Notes

Please note that the deadline for each month's FotoFax is the Friday following Tuesday of Competition Night. Contributions from members are always welcomed. This especially includes news of the individual members. Photos should be submitted in the same format as they are for competition.

Alan Goldstein
FotoFax Editor

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Copyright 2017 by the Northern Virginia Photographic Society and its Contributors. The contents of this FotoFax are copyrighted. No material herein may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the Editor or the material's contributor. All photographs are copyrighted by the photographers who have granted permission for NVPS to use their image in FotoFax and/or on the NVPS website, but otherwise retain all rights to their image.