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Help Needed For April 16 Meeting!

Please lend a hand if you can! We need members to provide refreshments, to setup the room at 6:45 pm, and for cleanup about 9:00 pm.


If you are able to help, please phone Betsy Moyer at




And remember to invite your friends to this special event!



About SVNP 


The Sudbury 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 photography.


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, Massachusetts.

Special Program April 16:

Photographer Karl Schanz, APSA, MNEC

My Passion: Travel and Nature


A presentation by renowned photographer Karl Schanz, APSA, MNEC, entitled, "My Passion: Travel and Nature." will be featured at an "open" meeting of SVNP to be held in the Wayland Town Building on Thursday, April 16 beginning with refreshments at 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 7:30. After the program there will be time for a Q&A with the photographer. Attendees may bring one or two images (slides, digital on CD or memory stick, or prints) for Karl's comments.Karl Schanz


Please note this meeting is on the third Thursday of the month, and the regular meeting normally scheduled April 9 is cancelled. The May meeting will be held on the second Thursday, May 14.


The meeting is open to all, and you are encouraged to forward this newsletter as an invitation to your friends who might like to see the work of this highly respected photographer. All are welcome and there is no charge.


Karl Schanz, APSA, MNEC is a master photographer specializing in nature who has been mesmerizing New England Council of Camera Club (NECCC) conferences for many years with his outstanding images. A judge, lecturer and exhibitor, he presents programs throughout the United States and Canada. A member of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, Lowell Camera Club, and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (a by-invitation-only nature organization), Karl's retirement has allowed him to travel and photograph extensively throughout the world.


Karl's presentation will include photographs he made in the Alaska wilderness and an audio-visual show that includes images from three trips to Africa, including songs in English and Swahili.


This program is supported in part by a generous grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Directions and parking: The meeting will be in the Public Hearing Room (look for signs to find it), and the building is at the junction of Routes 27, 126, and 20 in Wayland Center. Parking is in the rear.



Special Request

If you presented images at the February meeting, please submit two of them to Wayne Hall for inclusion in the current Club website exhibit, "Reflections and Shadows." The images should be in JPEG format with the longest dimension no more than 700 pixels. Include your name and image titles for use on the website. Send your images by February 27, or your questions, via email to Wayne Hall.

March Meeting Highlights


Program: Alaska's Denali National Park and Images from Greece


Club members were treated to two slide presentations developed with ProShow Gold that included background music and titles. Bob Diefenbacher's program featured images made during an 8-day photographic workshop living in Denali National Park. The group of 9 photographers was accompanied by noted nature photographer David Muench and was arranged by the Friends of Arizona Highways.


Maggie Hsu showed beautiful images made in the Greek islands featuring studies of passages, stairs, flowers, and the seaside. The colors were brightly captured and offset by the brilliant whites of the structures. Her photos maintained detail in the whites as well as in the deeper colors, making the show exceptionally beautiful.


 DSA LogoWe Need Meeting Topics and Presenters!

As of this newsletter, the Club is lacking programs for May, June, July, and August. Please submit your suggestions to Wayne Hall.


Have you collected a body of work you are willing to show? Do you know a photographer you would like to invite to present. Are there technical topics you would like to learn about? Let Wayne know now, please.


And we also need refreshments for the May 14th meeting. Please let Betsy Moyer know what you will bring. Thank you!


Field Trip Update 


Carol Walsh is arranging a spring field trip on Saturday, May 2 to Newburyport to photograph salt marshes and surrounding areas of Parker River, Pine Rive and Plum Island. This will be an all day trip. Mark your calendars now and look for an email with more details later.

DSA LogoIf you have an idea for future field trips please email Carol Walsh at  She is keeping a "running list" to see which places are appropriate for the season and how many members are interested


Exhibit Calendar

Individual Member Exhibits 
SVNP members - please notify
Wayne Hall of your upcoming individual exhibits for posting on the SVNP website.
Date                                     Member                          Exhibit Location
April 1-30                       Wayne Hall                    Goodnow Library, Sudbury -
                                                                                "On the Rails, in the Water"

April 15-June 15            Sue Abrahamsen            Emerson Hospital, Concord

                                                                                  Main corridor gallery


Other Group Exhibits in Which Members are Participating


March 5-27                    Carol Walsh                    Arts Alliance Annual Photography

                                                                              Exhibition at Citizens Bank

                                                                              17 Pope St., Hudson, MA
SVNP Group Exhibits
Date                                        Exhibit Information


Open Now!                             Special Website Exhibit          Member Images
                                                                                   "Reflections and Shadows"

Ongoing                      Traditions, 6 Green Way, Wayland, MA

Contact Info
Newsletter Editor: Bob Diefenbacher: 978-443-0014 or

Webmaster: Wayne Hall: 978-443-9226 or
SVNP Information: Betsy Moyer: 508-358-2939 or