Northern Virginia Photographic Society
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NVPS is on summer vacation and meetings will resume on September 4th, 2012. Information on summer field trips will be posted soon!  Have a wonderful summer!... more
NVPS annual dues will remain unchanged: $45 for individual and $65 for a family membership. You may pay your dues by check [to "NVPS"] or cash given to Beth Morris [our Membership chair] at an NVPS meeting or through PayPal,... more
Willa Siegel and I are resurrecting the Self Improvement Field trip for the 2012-2013 NVPS year. Paul Simmons created this project for the 2006-2007 year. He said: "The objective of these field trips is to improve our photographic vision by... more
The new gallery for summer photos is now up on the website.  Please share one photo taken between June 15 and Sept. 3.  Include your name and location.  InstructionsGallery: What Did You Do This Summer (2012)?URL: http://nvps.org/gallery/v/wdydts/•   Upload only... more
Images from the 2nd Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Exhibit can be seen here:  http://www.nvacc.org/Gallery/Gallery.htmlAlso a video of the images can be seen at the following link: http://www.nvacc.org/Gallery/Pages/Videos.htmlCongratulations to the NVPS members who participated in this exhibit and thank you to Joseph... more
End of Year Banquet  It is never too early to plan for a wonderful evening. There will be your fellow photographers, eye-popping award winning photographs from every competition, the end-of-year competition winners and awards, an excellent buffet, a chance to... more
Dennis Govoni and Roger Lancaster, co-chairs of the NVPS Education and Training, have designed a survey to help them plan and organize programs for next year (September through May.) It would be extremely helpful to them if you could complete the survey at your earliest convenience. more
If you have submitted images (novice or advanced; mono or color prints or digital) and have won any award (1'st, 2'nd, 3'rd or Honorable Mention) in the NVPS monthly competition this 2011-2012 club year, you are eligible to submit those images into the End-of-Year competition. more
It is time to start thinking of Spring. We have created a new gallery to celebrate Spring 2012. Images must be taken between the first day of Spring, March 20th and Easter Sunday, April 8th. There is a limit of... more
The NVPS Constitution and By-Laws require the appointment of a Nominating Committee to prepare a roster of proposed officers, in support of the required annual election. Nominees must agree to serve, if elected. The list of nominees is below and... more
Responding to a request for proposals, Bill and Linda Lane are holding a workshop near Marlinton, West Virginia from June 20-23 and are offering a $100 discount to NVPS members. They plan to  shoot along the Greenbrier River Trail, the... more
Responding to a request for proposals, Nikhil Bahl has plans to offer three workshops to NVPS members at a reduced rate.  The three workshops are:1.  MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOTCAMP, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VADates and Schedule: April 21-22, 2012The workshop will... more
A new gallery has been set up to share a holiday photo with club members. Rules are simple. Photograph has to be taken from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day, this year. Only post one photo. more
For those who stayed around, the November competition lasted longer then usual. I heard some comments that there were too many images. In fact, there were only 15 more then last year. Below is a chart summarizing the number of entries from 2010 and 2011. more
NVPS now has a Facebook page. A subset of information will be posted on Facebook that is posted on the NVPS Website. Like us on Facebook and get convenient reminders of upcoming meetings and events.
A album has been created in our photo gallery to show pictures taken at NVPS club meetings and events. Thanks to member, Mike Kane, for volunteering to be our resident event photographer for the year. Recent photos can be viewed here: more
Two NVPS  members won top honors at the Nature Visions 2011 Expo, November 12-13, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason University. Susan Phillips' image "White Peacock Display" was awarded Best in Show honors and Tom Brett's "Single Beach Grass"... more
There is a lot going on in November. Freeman Patterson is speaking on November 4 and 5. Freeman is an inspiration and a motivator and we are very fortunate to have him visit Northern Virginia. Tickets are still available more
Please check the gallery to view the "What did you Do This Summer?" images.  Seems like we are a very diverse group. http://nvps.org/gallery/v/thissummer/  No rush, but another gallery is planned for December.  "What did you do during the Winter Holiday?".  Details... more
The NVPS Board decided to keep the dues at the same level for the 2011-2012 year: $45 for an individual & $65 for a family membership. You may pay your dues through PayPal, by way of the NVPS website, or... more
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From the President to beJust a quick note to Sandi Croan.  Thank you and a job well done.Bob FriedmanPresident, 2011-2012 Remember when...Remember when you were in elementary school and your teacher asked you to write about what you did this summer.... more
Please find the minutes to the NVPS Transition Board Meeting in the attached pdf.... more
As I write my final Message from the President I am reflecting on these past two years as your President. It has been an amazing journey for me personally. I have been continually amazed by the generosity and talent of... more
Don't Miss It!The NVPS End-of-Year banquet will be held on Friday, June 10th, 2011 at the Westpark Hotel in Tyson's Corner at the intersection of Rt. 7 and Westpark Drive. Cocktails at 6.   Buffet dinner at 7. See all... more
NVPS will hold its last meeting of the 2010-2011 club year on Tuesday, May 24th. There will be no meeting on May 31st. Our next meeting will on September 6th, 2011... more
See the NVPS final portfolios in the NVPS image gallery, the direct link to the gallery is http://nvps.org/gallery/v/Portfolio+Project/2010-2011/... more
Dennis Govoni and Roger Lancaster will be organizing the workshop sessions at our meetings next year. To help them plan and organize the workshops they are asking NVPS members to complete a short survey. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VY77NDKThe... more
Voting on proposed competition rules changes and the elected slate of officers for the 2011-2012 club year will be held before the program on Tuesday, May 3rd. Please plan on coming as we need a quorum. Information on the election... more
The NVPS Constitution and By-Laws require the appointment of a Nominating Committee to prepare a roster of proposed officers, in support of the required annual election. Nominees must agree to serve, if elected. The list of nominees is below and... more
As we begin our last month in this club year, I think I can speak for everyone in saying that it has been an amazing year. The programs; workshops, education and training; competitions; members gallery and forums; field trips; exhibits;... more
On February 8th the NVPS board met and discussed how our current rules were serving the membership.  Many members of the board agreed that there had been a lot of confusion for members, judges and Competition VP's concerning the restricted... more
Please find the approved board meeting minutes in the attached PDF from the Tuesday, March 8, 2011 NVPS Board Meeting.PDF Link... more
The rules committee will present the board's proposed rules changes at the program meeting in April (April 5th) and allow a few minutes of Q & A. Please plan on being there to hear about the proposed changes that the... more
George W. Glennie Nature Competition. This is a premier, international all-nature club competition of digital images sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club of Andover, Massachusetts. The competition is known for its diversity of subjects which range from animals to... more
Spring has arrived and I can't wait to see all of nature's wonders waking from their winter rest. We have had a very busy March at NVPS. more
Please find the approved board meeting minutes in the attached PDF from the February 8th, 2011 NVPS Board Meeting.PDF Attachment... more
Are we done with the snow cancellations yet? It is 60 degrees and we still have another month of winter left. Part of me is still looking for another "snomaggedon", the other is wanting to see what survived the winter... more
Joe Atchison Award - for Outstanding ServiceI am now accepting nominations for NVPS' most distinguished service award - the Joe Atchison Award for Outstanding Service. This award is given very rarely and is not an annual award as very few... more
It's Tuesday, January 18th and NVPS is cancelled for the second time in two weeks - yawn! I know, I know - it was fine tonight!  Unfortunately, in order to avoid total chaos and in the interests of everyone's safety,... more
In case of snowy and icy conditions, NVPS follows the closing schedule for Fairfax County Public Schools & Fairfax County Evening Classes and Activities as announced on TV and radio stations. On the web, you can try wtopnews.com or Fairfax... more
There will be no Members' Gallery or Forum in December as there will be no meeting on Dec 28th, 2010. Members Gallery & Forum will return in January. Happy New Year!... more
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and will have a healthy, happy and photographically excellent 2011.  As I write this, I am packing to head off to San Francisco to visit with our kids and spend a few... more
It's time to get the portfolio project in gear and to support that we are creating the new private NVPS Portfolio Photo Gallery that only members of the Portfolio project have access to until you have completed your portfolio. ... more
November is a month with five Tuesdays, and in keeping with NVPS tradition, we will have a fifth meeting. So on Tuesday, 30 November, members are encouraged to bring unneeded and unwanted camera equipment and/or supplies to the meeting for... more
Joseph Miller became the first recipient of the NVPS David E. Carter Education Award in recognition of his continuous contributions to the photography education of DC area people. His many photography contributions, encouragement and advice have led many of his... more
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As I write this, my newly married children are on an airplane from San Francisco to spend the holiday with us.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It is a time... more
The Portfolio Project is a nine month project starting in September 2010 and running through May 2011. All club members of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in this project. The goal of the portfolio project is to conceive... more
Did your image win in a competition this year? Would you like your  image displayed in a gallery of NVPS competition winners on the NVPS  web site?  Just send an email to competitionwinners@nvps.org and we'll upload your image to the... more
The annual reunion, hosted by me, of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Association [Army, Combat Infantry unit] was a great success, due to the generosity and willingness of many NVPS photographers.Approximately 35 NVPS members had responded to my request and... more
Fall is my favorite season. I love Mother Nature's show of changing colors, the children all dressed up for Halloween, the smell of burning leaves, and the wind blowing through my hair. As of this writing, it is still too... more
It was wonderful seeing everyone back from summer vacation and welcoming so many new folks.Gayle Dennis, our Membership coordinator launched our new Member Welcoming Program with the assistance of Emi Wallace and a host of volunteer welcomers. The program was... more
At the NVPS board meeting on July 18, 2010, the Board approved a new service program to begin in September. more
NVPS is establishing a Welcome Program to facilitate the integration of potential and new members into the club. more
NVPS invites you to join us for the beginning of another exciting club year! New members, old members and guests are all welcome as we kick off the first meeting of the year on September 7th with Program Night. The... more
Every year NVPS takes a summer vacation where the members take the opportunity to test out the skills they've learned during the previous club year. Don't forget the competition themes for the coming year, you might want to think about some... more
First the good news.  The NVPS Board voted to keep dues at their current level,  $45 for individuals and $65 for family membership.  Dues can be paid of the NVPS web site using PayPal, or by check or cash at... more
The following attachment contains the meeting minutes from the NVPS Board Member's Meeting held on July 18th, 2010. Link to Minutes... more
Welcome to the NVPS's 46th year! I hope you all had a terrific summer, survived this unusually hot weather and had the opportunity to take many great photos. more
It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I was elected as President of NVPS. It has been an amazing year for me personally. I have grown because of all of you. I have had a terrific board,... more
Come one, come all! This year's NVPS End-of-Year banquet will be held on Friday, June 11th, 2010 at the Westpark Hotel in Tyson's Corner at the intersection of Rt. 7 and Westpark Drive. Cocktails at 6. Buffet dinner at 7.... more
There is no meeting on June 1st for NVPS, the next activity is the NVPS End of Year Banquet on June 11th, 2010.  We hope to see you there!... more
The cherry blossoms have come and gone and all that pink and white has turned to green. I went to Meadowlark yesterday and couldn't believe how everywhere I looked it was just GREEN!!!  I also noticed that the log that... more
On June 11th, NVPS will hold its End of Year Banquet and Competition. The following are special named awards that will be awarded to qualifying individuals. Below is information about the three former members that NVPS will be honoring with... more
On May 4th, 2010 we will vote on the proposed rules changes found in this article more
Our President, Sandi Croan, appointed a special committee to review the size and structure of the NVPS Board for optimal efficiency, and to generally review our Bylaws and Constitution for any necessary updates.  The committee (Mary O'Neill, Fred Chitty, John... more
The NVPS Constitution and By-Laws require the appointment of a Nominating Committee to prepare a roster of proposed officers, in support of the required annual election. Nominees must agree to serve, if elected. The list of nominees is below and... more
Attached are the minutes of the Jan 31st, 2010 NVPS Board MeetingMinutesoftheNVPSBoardMeetingonJanuary_31.pdf... more
An (NVPS) nature exhibit is now on display at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibit is in the Visitor' s  Center and will be available for viewing through April. The Visitor's Center is open Monday through... more
The proposed change to the Constitution and By-Laws as described in March Fotofax to add the position of Vice President for Operations to the elected NVPS board was passed unanimously by the membership on March 2nd, 2010. This change will... more
Community Dinner Tuesday, April 13th at 5:30PM Bertucci's at Tysons Corner more
NVPS members submitted thirty-six images for consideration for the Glennie Digital Photo Competition, a nature  photo competition sponsored annually by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club of Andover, Massachusetts. Each club is permitted to enter up to ten images. A panel... more
As I sit here contemplating my column for this month, I am listening to the beautiful serenade of the spring peepers from the pond out back. Their song heralds the end of this very long and snowy winter. Welcome to... more
There is only one word to describe February - SNOW! I can't remember a time that NVPS meetings were cancelled two weeks in a row. I hope you took advantage of these historic weather events to get some great images.... more
Tuesday, March 9th after the scheduled programNo more than 3 images each.  At the Program meeting on March 1st, I announced that we would hold an impromptu critique after the scheduled workshop on March 9th. This is designed for the benefit... more
The NVPS nature exhibit at Huntley Meadows will go up on Monday March 1 and remain in place through the months of March and April. There will be a reception at the Visitor's Center from 2 - 4 pm on... more
It is hard to believe that we are more than halfway through this club year. It has been an amazing year so far and by the time this goes to print, I wouldn't be surprised if we hit the 250... more
On January 5th, 2010 during an NVPS meeting, Tom Hady long time NVPS member, ex-President and many other board positions, was awarded a certificate from PSA (Photographic Society of America.) Tom was awarded 1st Place for North America, Large Monochrome... more
There will be no NVPS meeting on Tuesday December 29th, 2009 due to the proximity of this date to the holiday season.  Please drive safely and and have a warm and happy holiday season with your friends and family.NVPS meetings will resume... more
HAPPY NEW YEAR!It is hard for me to believe that 10 years have passed since we all worried about whether our computers would explode when the date changed from 1999 to 2000 (Y2K). Harder still to wrap my head around... more
In our continuing effort to improve the experience at NVPS for our members, we are going to test the concept of projecting prints during competition.  We hope that this will make it easier for the audience to view the prints... more
Thanksgiving is the most important holiday to me and my family. It is a time to give thanks for the many blessings that we have. One of my many blessings has been NVPS. In the fall of 2003 I took... more
NVPS has the opportunity to hold an exhibit at the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor's Center, Alexandria, during the months of March and April 2010. The Visitor's Center is located on Lockheed Blvd. off Route 1 south of Alexandria. In keeping with... more
PurposeTo provide guidance for club response and acknowledgement of member's (and/or immediate family) serious illnesses and death.Guidance:1. When the NVPS board becomes aware of a serious illness or death of an active NVPS member, death of immediate family of an... more
Fall is definitely my favorite season. As I look out my windows each day I am in awe of the changing colors and hope you have been taking advantage of the many photographic opportunities that nature is providing us. One of... more
Some of you are new and wonder what you should be doing? First you might read the overview in the "Portfolio Project" section of "Club Activities" section of the  NVPS website: http://nvps.org/main/meetings/portfolio/2009_-_2010_portfolio_project/. Hopefully, this will give you a good overview... more
It was very exciting to kick off the 2009 - 2010 NVPS club year on September 1.  Many of us met early in the morning at USGS in Reston to bring our photographs for our exhibit that will be up... more
It is being predicted that with the cooler weather, the swine flu and other influenza viruses will be rampant this year. It is hard to predict how hard we will be hit and when. We each have a responsibility to... more
A Photography exhibit by NVPS members is now on display through the month of September in the Art Hallway of the U S Geological Survey Building in Reston, Virginia. The Hallway is open to visitors from 8:00 am to 5:00... more
For your convenience you can now pay your membership dues on line with PayPal. Of course you can still pay with cash or check in person or by mailing a membership application to our Membership Coordinator.... more
Welcome to the NVPS's 45th year! I hope you all had a wonderful summer with lots of great photo opportunities. I am very excited about the coming year. We have a terrific board of both experienced and new members who have... more
The Portfolio Project is a nine month project starting in September 2009 and running through May 2010. All club members of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in this project. The goal of the portfolio project is to conceive... more
As Field Trip Coordinators, Tuan and I are very excited to announce this year's field trip schedule.  As you can see below, there will be 3 overnight field trips. Those who are interested in any of these trips, contact me... more
Opposites: the image must present an opposite combination such as large/small, old/young, straight/crooked, round/square, animal/vegetable, dark/light, sharp/blunt, etc. etc. (Members Choice Theme) Competition Date: Nov 17th, 2009 Image capture must have occurred after Nov 16th, 2007 to be eligible for competition.... more
We want to prepare everyone for a change in the way that images will be entered into competition for next year. In a continuing effort to keep our members making new photographs for use in competition, an additional field will... more
NVPS invites you to join us for the beginning of another exciting club year! New members, old members and guests are all welcome as we kick off the first meeting of the year on September 1st with Program Night. The... more
NVPS Election ResultsOn May 5th, 2009 NVPS held its annual election of officers. The current Secretary and History Willa Friedman confirmed that we established a quorum which is 15% of the paying membership according to the current By-Laws of NVPS.... more
Come one, come all!  This year's NVPS End-of-Year banquet will be held on Friday, June 5th at the Westpark Hotel in Tyson's Corner at the intersection of Rt. 7 and Westpark Drive. Cocktails at 6. Buffet dinner at 7. See all the... more
The NVPS Executive Board has proposed a number of changes to the Rules of Competition for the 2009 - 2010 Club Year. There are two (2) types of changes proposed: changes to the language of the rules that simply standardize... more
In accordance with the By-Laws of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society, the annual election of officers will occur on Tuesday May 5th, 2009. The following are the candidates for the elected offices:President: Sandi CroanVP Programs: Mary O'Neil Co-VP Competition: Gerry AbbottCo-VP... more
We've had a few people mention that they were not getting some of the emails the NVPS has been sending out. After a little investigation it turns out that some people have not been signed up both of the NVPS email... more
NVPS has been invited by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club of North Andover, MA, to participate in a digital nature photo exhibition. The competition will be held on March 28 and the images must be submitted to Merrimack Valley by... more
There will be no Members' Gallery or Forum in December as there will be no meeting on Dec 23rd, 2008. Members Gallery & Forum will return in January. See you in the New Year! more
Did you know that you can have your photography website linked to the NVPS web site? Just send your request to webadmin@nvps.org and we'll add your web site to the Members Web site section. Please note that you must be... more
A ballot vote was taken on the evening of Sept 16th, 2008 considering the proposal to change the By-Laws of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. During the NVPS summer transition board meeting, there was a motion to modify the definition... more
At the NVPS Board meeting on July 28, 2008, the board reviewed the annual dues structure. While dues have remained flat for at least the past 5 years, the costs of other items (including facility rental for the 4 monthly... more
NVPS is starting its 44th year as a club. Sil Horwitz was the first President and founder of NVPS. He's now 92 years old, is still very active, altho he has been slowed by some medical challenges, and thrives in... more
We welcome you to NVPS '08-'09. This will be an exciting and active NVPS year. We will be treated to wonderful speakers, competitions, photographic presentations, field trips, education sessions, exhibits, and other learning experiences. You will be encouraged, provided with... more
Long time member David E Carter passed away at home on Sunday June 29th, 2008 from stroke related complications. His remaining family lives in Iowa. The following are reflections of David Carter and his importance to NVPS and its membership... more
The NVPS organization can only function because of the dedicated service of the members serving in elected and appointed positions. In an attempt to provide some recognition to these deserving individuals, NVPS has established the Joe Atchison Service Award. It... more
Scott Musson has prepared the results of the 2007 NVPS Survey. You will need a PDF viewer to read these files.Summary of resultsWritten in answersThanks for everyone who participated in the survey. The board will use this information to make... more
In Remembrance of Ralph EdwardsIt is with deep sadness that we must inform the NVPS membership that past President Ralph Edwards has succumbed to his two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer and passed away on the morning of September 3rd, 2007.Ralph... more
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