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,
12, 7:00 PM
- "Ancient Persia, Modern Iran"
Russ Kirby -
"Building Your Own Ring Light for Macro Photography"
Come early and
enjoy snacks and conversation at 6:30 pm. . We need volunteers
to bring a few nibblies and some beverages for our meetings.
If you are able to help, please call Wayne Hall 978-443-9226 or Betsy
Moyer at 508-358-2939.
We need your
prints to hang at Traditions of Wayland...
enjoy the SVNP exhibit, and we are in need of some fresh images to
show. Please contact Betsy Moyer if you can bring one or two new
images. If you already have images on display, perhaps it's time to
swap them out for some others. Call Betsy at 508-358-2939. Thank you!
Great Wildlife Photography
Greg Metzger presented images from his recent trips to
Africa. He said he "is a sometimes technically good but always
artistically challenged photographer," though his photographs
showed technical as well as artistic excellence. Based upon two photographic
trips to Africa within the past two years, Gregg captured images of
many rare and even almost extinct animals, birds, lizards, etc. He
missed a few, though -- namely the aardvark, which he never saw. He and
the small group -- 4 persons plus the very knowledgeable driver --
traveled in May, during the off season.
He uses a Canon 290 digital SLR camera and basically two lenses, the
600 and a 70-210 zoom. No tripod (he prefers a beanbag) and no
Carol Walsh, Field Trip Chairman, gave a brief report on the all-day
foliage tour of New Hampshire that took place on October 6. She,
Betsy Moyer, and Sue Abrahamsaon went as far
Reminder SVNP's Raytheon Room exhibit at
the Wayland Library is up until October 29. 23 photographers have
provided 33 prints for the exhibit. If you missed the Reception
September 13, please stop in soon to see the exhibit. Take-down will
be Thursday, October 29, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Please be sure to pick
up your images then!
December 10, Warren Bailey will demonstrate the use
of Adobe Lightroom software, a topic
that generated questions at the August meeting.
January 13, Susan Majors will present images
of Eastern Europe.
February will be a member images night.
In March Januce Guyer is tentatively scheduled to
present images of Oregon, and in April Amitava Gangulee
will present a show, "India--People, Customes and Rituals--a
Programs Needed for rest of 2010
Please step forward with program ideas or contributions
future meetings. 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 your
Individual Member Exhibits
SVNP members - please notify Wayne
Hall of your upcoming individual exhibits for posting on the SVNP
Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, MA
Wayland Library Foyer
Framingham Public Library
Other Group Exhibits
Sept.2 - Oct.
Wayland Library (Raytheon Room)--Wildlife & More
"Reflections and Shadows"
Green Way, Wayland, MA
The December 2009 newsletter will be my last one as
editor, since I am overcommitted for 2010 and must cut back some
activities. The club needs someone to step forward to compose the
newsletter. Input comes from several sources, particularly Betsy Moyer
and Wayne Hall, so the job involves putting it together. I have a
subscription to Constant Contact email services for business and piggy
back the newsletter on that. It can be as easily done with your own
email service. Please contact Betsy, Wayne, or me if you are able to
help with this. Thanks!-Bob Diefenbacher
Photographers Club Starting
A newly formed group called The Film
Photographers Association (FPA) is starting in the area, wrtites Mike
It is not our intention to steal members from other clubs
but rather to give anyone who has an interest in traditional
photography a place to supplement their needs. We value and
wish to sustain the long history of artistry and image quality that
the medium of film has brought to the visual arts. Since
NECCC and some local camera clubs have discontinued all programs and
competitions involving film, it is our hope that our efforts will help
support other film photographers in their desire to continue shooting
Therefore, we ask that you make the attached materials available
to your members should there be any 'closet' film photographers
in your club that wish to have a second place to go and meet
their needs and fulfill their interests. The first meeting was
Wed Oct 21st, 2009 at the Rev. Larson Senior Center, 25 South
Main Street in downtown Attleboro, MA 02703
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact either: Ray
Guillette, MNEC at email@example.com or Mike Di Stefano, MNEC
Photographer Neil Tischler!
I invite you to
see dozens of new nature images on my website - http://www.neiltischler.com/
and to see my work at these upcoming events:
STUDIOS Saturday & Sunday, Oct.24-25, 12-5 PM
This year 22 local artists have
joined to open their studios to the public. Come talk to the
artists and see their works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor,
pastels, photography, glass blowing, glass beads, blown and fused
glass, jewelry, pottery, creative paper and Judaica.
At http://actonopenstudios.org/ scroll down to see
thumbnails of each artist's works and a website link. Maps
showing all the Acton studio locations will be available at our sponsor
sites, at all studio locations, or by a download link on the website.
UMBRELLA WINTER MARKET a three-day show & sale the
first weekend in December
Friday, December 4, 1-6 PM
Saturday, December 5, 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, December 6, 1-5 PM
Dozens of resident artists and invited artists (like me) will be
displaying their work on all three floors of the building 40 Stow St,
Concord, MA. http://www.emersonumbrella.org/
I hope to see you at one of these events!