Speaker Night 2019-05-09: Nikhal Bahl – From Inspiration to Interpretation

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
Theater Room (old Jefferson Room)
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for May 9th is Nikhal Bahl with his presentation “From Inspiration to Interpretation”.

(c) Nikhil Bahl

 

As photographers, when we are inspired by something, we are driven to photograph it. This can lead to a pretty photograph as we try and show the subject in the best light. However, it is possible to make your image more meaningful with personal interpretation. In this presentation, Nikhil will discuss how you can identify your inspiration and create images that communicate that personal connection, through interpretation.

Nikhil Bahl is a full time professional photographer, author, educator and and environmentalist residing in the Washington D.C. area. Drawing continuous inspiration from nature, Nikhil adopts novel approaches and seeks meaningful interpretations: to create photographs that transcend the commonplace, reflect deeper insights, and convey an enchantment of the subject’s beauty.

An offshoot of Nikhil’s fine art photography and love of nature is his documentation of wildlife behaviors and habitats. As a volunteer with the National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, his goal is to portray environmental stories with an artistic appeal, so his photographs educate and motivate about the imperative of conservation.

Each year Nikhil leads numerous photography tours and instructional workshops in the United States and abroad. His teaching encourages participants to advance beyond ordinary photos and develop their own style and vision. Nikhil is a popular speaker at photography clubs, expos and industry events. He authored the acclaimed ebook, Creative Interpretations and writes articles on the creative and technical aspects of photography. His work can be viewed at www.nikhilbahl.com.

Speaker Night 2019-04-11: Kristi Odom – “Adventures from Africa to Alaska: Finding a Unique Narrative”

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
Theater Room (old Jefferson Room)
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for April 11th is Nikon Ambassador, Kristi Odom.

The world is full of perfect moments and beautiful creatures, and Kristi loves nothing more than capturing them on camera. She has traveled to Thailand, Bolivia, Sydney, and domestically, for weddings, special projects, and speaking events.

In 2018, Kristi joined the elite Nikon Ambassador program. She has spent the last couple years as a motivational speaker presenting on stage for Nikon, WPPI, Fearless, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and others. She holds a Master’s accreditation from WPPI and over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards and 26 Fearless awards. Her work has been on exhibit in many different places which include the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Fearless, Rangefinder, Rollingstone.com, Outside Magazine, and even on a billboard in Times Square.

(Note: We will be in the renovated Theater (old Jefferson room) for this event. When you arrive go to the other side of the building, past the pool on the same level as the auditorium.)

Speaker Night 2019-03-14: Irene Hinke-Sacilotto – Tangier Island

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
Theatre (formerly Jefferson Room, at the other end of the hall from the Monroe Auditorium)
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for March is Irene Hinke-Sacilotto.

Since 1979, Irene Hinke-Sacilotto has led numerous tours under the auspices of Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours, and has conducted many photographic workshops for zoos, nature centers, and organizations like the National Wildlife Federation and the Assateague Island Alliance. She regularly lectures at Johns Hopkins University and conducts seminars for other educational institutions, retirement communities, and bird and photo clubs including the New England Council of Camera Clubs. Workshops and classes cover nature, wildlife, garden, and travel photography plus programs on locations such as the Brazilian Pantanal, Iceland, and Chincoteague. Irene’s “How To” articles have appeared in national publications, including:

  • Shutterbug’s Outdoor and Nature Photography
  • Outdoor Photographer
  • Birding

Her photography has appeared in numerous magazines, such as Birder’s World, Birding, Living Bird, National Wildlife Federation, Natural History, Outdoor Photographer, Weekly Reader, as well as many books, calendars, note cards, and posters produced by:

  • Audubon
  • National Geographic
  • National Park Service
  • Sierra Club

Irene has contributed more than 70 images to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge’s new Herbert H. Bateman Administrative and Education Center and other interpretive displays. Many images displayed in the exhibit appear in Irene’s new book Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, An Ecological Treasure. To order her book, look under the Book tab on this websites home page.

In the past 30 years, Irene has led over 200 programs in more than 80 locations in the United States and abroad. When developing workshops and tours, she researches locations thoroughly, creating itineraries that provide participants with optimal photo opportunities.

Competition Night 2019-02-28: Theme – “From Behind”, Judge – Stu Estler

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
Monroe Auditorium
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “From Behind
Judge: Stu Estler

Theme description: An image taken behind the subject. Just because the image is taken from behind doesn’t mean that there can be no face or front.

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

Competitions are held most months (usually the 4th Thursday of each month Sep through May) and are open to members only – but visitors are welcome to come watch, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Speaker Night: 2019-02-14, Kelly Schneider, Portraiture Demo (with Model)

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for February 14 is Kelly Schneider.

In 2010, Kelly and his wife started the family photography business focusing on weddings and portraiture/boudoir. Over time, he has become passionate about teaching others and he has earned a Masters Training Specialist designation from the US Navy and earned a Master’s degree in Human Systems Integration from the Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey California.

Kelly continues to develop his photography skills and strongly believes in constantly learning and invests in himself through attendance at 2-3 learning workshops/events each year.

Over the past few years, Kelly and his wife Kalina (also a gifted photographer and active PPA member/MDPPA member) has been hosting workshops both in the US and in Europe. The family photography business has recently changed its name to Kelly Schneider Fine Arts (ksfinearts.com) and focuses on Boudoir and Fine Art portraiture and workshops.

Kelly is currently writing his first book on “The Salient Portrait – the science behind it and how to achieve it” and is a core element of all his workshops and training events.

Competition Night 2019-01-24: Theme – “Geometry”, Judge – Matthew Schmidt

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “Geometry
Judge: Matthew Schmidt

“Geometry”: An image that contains the elements of geometric shapes. For example triangles, squares, circles etc.

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

Competitions are held most months (usually the 4th Thursday of each month Sep through May) and are open to members only – but visitors are welcome to come watch, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Speaker Night: 2019-01-10 – Mark Van Bergh, Winter Photography

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for January 10 is Mark Van Bergh.

Washington, D.C. photographer Mark Van Bergh pursues a wide variety of photographic subjects and interests. His event photography includes weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate events and other special events throughout metropolitan Washington D.C. Clients include individuals, corporations, trade associations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and a Washington area entertainment and life-style magazine.

Mark’s photographic interests in nature, wildlife, and travel photography have taken him to many destinations throughout the United States and abroad. Within the U.S. Mark has explored many of our National Parks and wildlife refuges.

International destinations include Canada; Antarctica; Europe (east and west); the sub-Sahara African nations of Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia; Japan and China. Mark’s photographs have been exhibited in several galleries in the Washington area. Publication credits include a variety of magazines and the coffee-table book Focus on Africa: Wildlife, Conservation and Man.

Learn more about Mark at http://www.markvanbergh.com

Speaker Night: 2018-12-13 – Frank V. Riper, How to Gather Photos & Signing

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for December 13 is Frank Van Riper.

Frank Van Riper’s award-winning career in journalism began in 1967 at the Daily News in New York where for 20 years he served as White House correspondent, national political correspondent and ultimately Washington Bureau news editor. But he also has been a photographer for as long as he has been a writer and now, with the publication of his sixth book, he offers a documentary-cum-memoir about two of the world’s great cities: New York and Paris.

"RECOVERED MEMORY" coverRecovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980 (Daylight Books, October 2018) is a meditation on time and place: before the internet and 24/7 news; when one could visit the Eiffel Tower without seeing police and automatic weapons, when a ride on the New York subway cost 15 cents, when the smell of fresh-baked baguettes wafted over nearly every Parisian neighborhood, and when the Coney Island parachute ride still thrilled thousands. Van Riper’s striking black and white photographs spanning twenty years, coupled with his eloquent texts, capture
the 20th-century romance and grit of New York more than a half century ago, and Paris, some forty years ago. It was a time when the pace of life was slower and somehow less threatening, people talked to each other instead of texting on their iPhones, and you literally had to stop and smell the coffee or freshly baked bagel.

Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman are husband and wife documentary and fine art photographers, whose work has been published internationally. Goodman’s photography has hung in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Baltimore Museum; she also is a widely exhibited sculptor. Van Riper’s photography is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC) as well as the Portland Gallery of Art (Portland, Maine.). His 1998 book of photography and essays, Down East Maine/A World Apart, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won the silver award for photography from the Art Director’s Club of Washington. They are the co-authors of Serenissima: Venice in Winter, a coffee table book of black and white photographs and essays that was published in the United States and in Italy. www.veniceinwinter.com

Books will be available for sale ($45 includes tax) – just in time for a unique holiday gift! Frank will also be signing copies per request!

Competition Night 2018-11-29: Theme – “Framed”, Judge – Mark Saylor

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “Framed
Judge: Mark Saylor

“Framed”: Elements within the image frame the subject. This can be done with trees, buildings, shadows, etc.

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

Competitions are held most months (usually the 4th Thursday of each month Sep through May) and are open to members only – but visitors are welcome to come watch, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Speaker Night: 2018-11-15 – David Luria; “Washington DC: A Photographer’s Paradise”

Our speaker this week is E. David Luria. His topic is “Washington DC: A Photographer’s Paradise”

David is a Washington DC-based photographer specializing in events, architecture, art/still life, restaurant, commercial, and landmark photography since 1995.  A member of the American Society of Media Photographers, Mr. Luria has had his images appear in over 100 publications, including TIME Magazine, Travel and Leisure Magazine, Prevention,  Washingtonian, Washington Flyer, Italian Cooking and Dining,  Food and Wine,  and Cuccina Italiana, in the Washington Post, the  Hamburger Abendblatt,  and the Tokyo Shinbum newspapers.  Mr. Luria is an official photographer for the National Cherry Blossom Festival . He is also a Contributing Photographer to WHERE-Washington  Magazine, . Washington Spaces Magazine, and  the Washington Post’s  Apartment Showcase Magazine, and he is a frequent speaker and judge at local camera clubs in the DC area.

See more about Mr. Luria

Dinner with the speaker will be at 5:30pm at Rubino’s Pizzeria in Ashburn.
Hope you can make it!

Competition Night 2018-10-25: Theme – “Communication”, Judge – Ellis Rosenberg

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “Communication
Judge: Ellis Rosenberg

As with most competition themes, “Communication” can be interpreted in many different ways, so be creative and use the theme to create something new and unique to share!

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

Competitions are held most months (usually the 4th Thursday of each month Sep through May) and are open to members only – but visitors are welcome to come watch, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Speaker Night: 2018-10-11 – Mitchell Layton; Sports Photography

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for October 11 is Mitchell Layton.

Layton has been part of the Washington, DC and Baltimore photography world for over 30 years. He has distinguished himself as an established and well-respected photographer known for his creativity, reliability, and dedication.

In addition to his work with schools and local sports teams, Layton has had the opportunity to cover three Olympic Games, as well as every major sporting event in the United States including, but not limited to Super Bowls, Stanley Cup finals, NCAA championships and World Series. Layton’s photographs have appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPN: the magazine, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and National Geographic. His work also appears regularly on sports web sites that include SportsIllustrated.com, ESPN.com, Yahoo.com and Fox.com, as well as in many print publications that are read worldwide.

To learn more about Mitchell Layton’s work, please visit his website at www.MitchellLayton.com

Competition Results: 2018-09-27 – “Summer 2018”

From last night’s “Summer” open theme competition. We had great member turn-out and some stunning images. We had a total of 99 entries across all categories: 31 in Novice Color, 25 in Novice Monochrome, 23 in Advanced Color, and 20 in Advanced Monochrome.

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the first-timers submitting in a competition. It’s common for different competition themes to have varying numbers of entries. You will get more chances to hear critiques from the judges and to win the ribbons. Keep submitting!

More at our Facebook home page.


All 1st Place Ribbon Winners ( L to R)
Advanced Monochrome: Niki Mutchler Halkedis
Novice Monochrome Lori Roll
Advanced Color: Katy Simmonds
Novice Monochrome: Karen Leh

 

“Best in Show”, Lori Roll

 

“Best in Show” Lori Roll (right) with judge Wayne Wolfersberger.

11th Annual Friends of Claude Moore Park Photo Expo – Submissions Deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018

Natural Spaces and Old Places

Claude Moore Park
September 22, 2018, 10am – 4pm

Call for Entries!

The Friends of Claude Moore Park (FCMP) invite you to participate in the 11thAnnual FCMP Photography Expo “Natural Spaces and Old Places” to be held on September 22, 2018. Photographers of all levels and ages are encouraged to enter their favorite photos into the juried competition in SEVEN categories:

Roots and Buds, Wild Creatures, A Bug’s Life, Winged Wonders, Natural Landscapes, History and Heritage, and (NEW!) Farm Life.

Awards include:

  • $100 Best in Show
  • $100 Paul Glascock Memorial People’s Choice
  • Friends Choice Award

The Paul Glascock Memorial People’s Choice Award ($100 prize) will be voted by the Photo Expo visitors. Ribbons and cash awards (another $100 for Best in Show!) will be presented to winners in the various categories. We have also added another special ribbon for Friends’ Choice award.  This winner is the featured photo on the next year’s postcard!

How to Enter

Entries due no later than Friday, September 14, 2018.

Visit the Friends of Claude Moore Park site where you will find an overview of the expo and the rules and entry information.

Also, check out the new Friends of Claude Moore Park Facebook page!

Competition Night 2018-09-27: Theme – “Summer 2018”, Judge – Wayne Wolfersberger

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

This competition’s theme: “Summer 2018

This is an open competition and the only requirement is that the image must have been captured by the photographer between May 25, 2018 and September 26, 2018 (the “summer” season for the club). You may submit up to 4 prints (2 monochrome plus 2 color). Good luck!

Competitions are held most months (usually the 4th Thursday of each month Sep through May) and are open to members only – but visitors are welcome to come watch! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Speaker Night: Sep 13, 2018 – Patty Hankins

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for September is Patty Hankins. She will share how she uses local adjustments when editing her photos to draw the view’s eye where she wants them to look.

Patty is a flower and landscape photographer in the Washington, DC area. She is the author of “Wildflower Meditations: A Gift for the Spirit”, which featres 90 of her photographs of wildflowers and 90 inspirational quotations. She leads several photography workshops and photo tours each year including flower photography, landscape photography, and photo editing. Visit her at BeautifulFlowerPictures.com for more information.

Speakers are invited monthly (usually the 2nd Thursday of each month) and are open to members, non-members and guests. Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events!