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,
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 PM
Semi-Annual Member Images Night
Summer Catch is the theme for this member
images night. Please bring in up to 5 images you have made over this
summer to share with others. Members will comment on images. One
approach to reviewing images is to consider three aspects: technical,
impact, and composition. Is the image technically correct (sharp and
properly exposed), does the image have impact (not just a snapshot),
and is the composition appropriate (support the subject, etc.)?
You may bring
digital images, prints or slides. If you are bringing prints or slides,
please notify Wayne Hall so we can be prepared to show them.
A brief technical presentation by Russ Kirby will show us
how to create our own ring light using commonly found items around the
home. His results shown last month attracted a lot of comment.
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.
WE HAVE SPACE
AVAILABLE IN OUR ROTATING GALLERY AT TRADITIONS!
We are in need of some additional prints to hang in our rotating
collection at Traditions. At present, we have five open spots
that we would like to fill. If you aren't currently exhibiting
any of your work there, please consider bringing a print or two to our
next meeting. All prints should be framed with a wire for hanging
on the back, and should have a business card -sized label in the lower
right corner of the frame with the title, your name, contact
information, and price (if for sale).
If you currently have some of your work on display, please consider
replacing it with something different; we (and the residents) like to
keep the exhibit "fresh"!
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.
Meetings are held at Traditions of Wayland, 10 Green Way,
July Meeting Review
Images from Newbury and Plum Island Spring
Spring on the marsh and around Newbury...Sue Abrahamsen,
Betsy Moyer, Marilyn Tromer and Carol Walsh showed images from
their field trip to Newbury. The images ran the gamut from water, sand,
and driftwood to people and animals, ending with sunset shots.
Other Meeting Notes
You might like 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.
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.
Needed for October - December
Please step forward with program
ideas or contributions for the last quarter of the year. We are looking
for technical presentations as well as for topical image presentations
by members or others in the photographic community. Please contact Wayne Hall with
CALL FOR EXHIBITORS - SVNP WAYLAND LIBRARY EXHIBIT
Our fall group exhibit in the Raytheon Room of the Wayland Library
will take place this year from September 2 through October 29.
This will nominally be an "open" exhibit (i.e. any
However, this year we strongly encourage images with a "wildlife"
(animals, birds, bugs, fish, (badly-behaved children don't
If you would like to hang one or more prints in the show, please reply
Wayne Hall (email@example.com or 978-443-9226) NO LATER THAN
FRIDAY, JULY 24. The number of prints per exhibitor will depend
many members are interested in exhibiting. If we receive more
than the room will accommodate, we'll use our usual rule of one print
from any first-time exhibitors first, then a lottery for the remaining
Maximum (framed) size will be 30 inches on the horizontal dimension.
Drop-off at the Raytheon Room will be Tuesday, September 1, between 4
PM. We'll hang the exhibit atarting at 7 or sooner; a few
help with the job will be needed. A reception will be held Sunday,
13, 2:30 - 4:30. (We have the room from 2 to 5.) Take-down
Thursday, October 29, 4:00-8:00.
Individual Member Exhibits
SVNP members - please notify Wayne Hall of
your upcoming individual exhibits for posting on the SVNP website.
Harvey Wheeler Senior Center
West Concord, MA
Wayland Library Foyer
Framingham Public Library
Other Group Exhibits
Sept.2 - Oct.
Wayland Library (Raytheon Room)--Wildlife & More
Special Website Exhibit
"Reflections and Shadows"
Green Way, Wayland, MA
FROM PAUL SMITH, Pres, Gateway Camera Club
Dear SVNP Members:
I am trying to gauge the level of interest of hosting a Tony Sweet day
long seminar on November 21st, running from approx 9 AM to 4 PM.
There is an opportunity to learn from a great photographic artist and
educator. His program will include information on: light,
composition, HDR, and creative techniques/software that can help bring
your photographs to the artistic level.
If you are not familiar with Tony and his work, I suggest checking his
website: www.tonysweet.com. If
you do go to his website, I suggest checking out his blog, and his
gallery. If you check his "Events" page and his
"Workshop" page, you will get an ideas of how busy and in
demand this photographic artist is.
He is the author of 4 books and several training DVD's. All of
his offerings are educationally oriented and will be available for
purchase at the seminar.
The ticket price is $50.00 which includes a buffet deli lunch.
Any club that buys 10 or more tickets will receive a 10% discount,
making the price $45.00. The seminar will either be at the
Holiday Inn in Marlboro, located on Route 20 at the intersection of
Route 495 or at Framingham State College.
I would appreciate hearing back from as many people as possible as soon
as possible. Thanks,
Paul Smith, President
Gateway Camera Club
Phone: 508-485-0935; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Portland Camera Club is presenting a Photography
Seminar with widely published professional photographer and instructor
Brenda Tharp on the weekend of October 9-10. Members of your club
are invited to attend the Friday night presentation, the all-day
Saturday seminar, or both!
For all the details, please visit our website:
With best wishes,
Portland Camera Club