Valley Nature Photographers
are an informal
group of more than one hundred talented advanced amateur and professional
photographers from the western suburbs of Boston, brought together by
their passion for capturing the beauty and power of nature through
The group was
established in 1995, and regularly exhibits its members' work throughout
eastern Massachusetts and on the Internet.
Meetings are held
the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Great Room in the
Main House at Traditions Senior Living Facility in Wayland,
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Thursday, July 9, 7:00 PM
Newbury/Plum Island Field Trip
the marsh and around Newbury...Sue Abrahamsen, Betsy Moyer, Marilyn
Tromer and Carol Walsh will show images from their field trip to
Members are also
invited to bring several images for viewing and comment. The
subject matter is "open."
Come early and
enjoy snacks and conversation at 6:30 pm. We need volunteers to bring a
few nibblies and some beverages. If you are able to help, please
call Wayne Hall 978-443-9226 or Betsy Moyer.
You can view the
club's ongoing exhibit at Traditions prior to the meeting. If you have
print(s) for hanging at Traditions (and we would like more) please
contact Wayne Hall (978-443-9226) or Betsy Moyer (508-358-2939). Or
simply bring them to the meeting. We welcome new additions and
replacements for the Traditions Exhibit.
held at Traditions of Wayland, 10 Green Way, Wayland.
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Panoramic Images Presented &
Creating Photo Coffee Table Books Discussed
Charlie Lowell dazzled the group with some
stunning panorama shots he has made over a number of years featuring sailboat
races off Cotuit. In addition to a comprehensive slide show, he brought
a number of framed and mounted images of his work. Many of the
panoramic shots required extensive merging of up to 5 separate images.
A challenge with blending multiple images of moving sailboats is
handling the fact that they move between shots.
Bob Diefenbacher presented screen shots of the
user software from Blurb and MyPublisher to explain how
photographers can use them to design publications to showcase
their work. Several members brought in sample books they have
published. A lively discussion followed on the options and
relative merits of the two publishers covered.
is presenting its Spring Show through June 29th at the Wayland
Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland. The show is open during
Weisenberger mentioned that there is a special opportunity to observe the
judging of the Photographic Society of America International
Convention Nature Exhibition Judging with Dan Charbonnett FPSA, MNEC at
the Greater Lynn Photographic
Association, 564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA 01905, Saturday,
August 15, beginning at 9:00 am. This is an opportunity to see images
made by photographers from around the world.
Member Images Night is scheduled for August . No subject
has been announced. Watch the July newsletter for more information.
10 we will host noted photographer Neil Tischler in a special
showing of his work with flowers, foliage, birds and insects. His work
shows a mastery of composition and a sensitivity to light and detail.
If you are interested in exploring the "hot
topic" of creating High Dynamic Range images, please email Bob
Diefenbacher by July 15 if you would like to participate in a DIY
workshop. He is ready to host a workshop to shoot and then process HDR
images. The purpose will be to learn the techniques together rather
than to shoot particularly beautiful images. Because computer software
such as Photomatix (free trial
download) is needed to merge the shots into one image with tone
mapping, the location and date will be decided by those interested in
If you have an idea for future field trips please
email Carol Walsh at
is keeping a "running list" to see which places are
appropriate for the season and how many members are interested.
What Programs Would You Like
Is there a technical topic you would like to learn
about? Can you present a show of your work or images from a
Do you know a photographer you would like to invite to
present? Please submit your suggestions to Wayne Hall.
Individual Member Exhibits
SVNP members - please notify Wayne Hall of
your upcoming individual exhibits for posting on the SVNP website.
We have no information on current
individual member exhibits in the area.
Other Group Exhibits
Special Website Exhibit
"Reflections and Shadows"
Wayland Public Library
Green Way, Wayland, MA
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