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NVPC 2018 Year-End Social - June, 2018

View It Again and Again: 2017-18 Photo Year Video!

Created by Darcy and Phil Robinson

Here it is, the culmination of all the great creative endeavers of our club members over the past year, in a single 17 minute video.  Grab some popcorn, a fine beverage and your favorite spouse, child or pet, and prepare to be mystified.  You had a hunch our club had a lot of talent, and this video proves it!  Thanks to Darcy and Phil for a superb job!


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Member Presentations - May 16, 2018

1. Planning an African Safari

Presented by Norm Beaudette

The presentation began with a 20 minute video of Norm's trip to Tanzania in June 2017.
A PowerPoint presentation followed, providing information to consider when planning an African safari, including safety concerns, immunizations, visas, best safari countries and national parks, as well as where the wildlife can be found.  An introduction to Tanzania focusing on a safari taken by the author in June 2017 includes notes on photographic equipment taken, better known safari operators and comparative costs, things to keep in mind when planning, and weather and temperatures in Tanzania.

Members may request a link to the video by sending an email to nbeaudette@comcast.net. (Members only.)

Click on the links below to view the PDF file or download the PowerPoint presentation.

View and/or Download the PDF File (2MB)

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2. Journey Through the Emerald Isle

Presented by Tom Briere

Tom used Adobe Spark to create a presentation of the two journeys he and his wife took through the Emerald Isle.  To open the presentation, click the link below.  After the web page opens up, slowly scroll down with the mouse or down arrow to follow the presentation.


Click here to view Tom's story via Adobe Spark.



NVPC 2017 Holiday Social - Dec 20, 2017

Images from the Holiday Social 2017

Courtesy of Karen Johnson

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Harry's Round Table - Oct 11, 2017

A Few Ideas from Tom Briere to Stimulate your Creativity

For our December and May salons

The Assigned Topic for our December salon is:



The word “wabi-sabi” is derived from two Japanese words:

  • “Wabi” refers to an austere, natural state.
  • “Sabi” refers to a lonely, melancholic sense of impermanence in life.
So the concept of “wabi-sabi” has slightly sad undertones, but in recent years has been made more positive – the beauty of imperfection, the beauty of things that are in flux, and the beauty that nothing will last forever. So how can we apply this concept of “wabi-sabi” to our photography and life?
First of all, realize these “3 simple realities”:
  1. Nothing lasts
  2. Nothing is finished
  3. Nothing is perfect
Furthermore, the beauty of things that are:
  1. Modest
  2. Humble
  3. Unconventional
Another view:
Wabi-sabi refers to an elusive and elegant beauty.  Wabi suggests a beauty of elegant imperfection.  Sabi means loneliness or rather aloneness.  Together, they suggest the beauty of ‘the withered, weathered, tarnished, scarred, intimate, coarse, earthly, evanescent, tentative, ephemeral.’ ~ Crispin Sartwell

And for our May salon, the Assigned Topic is: CREATIVE (PSA definition)


PSA definition of creative ( from their website):

CREATIVE DEFINITION
The PSA definition of Creative is “Altered Reality.”  The image may be of any subject matter and must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three.  All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else.  Artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated if the original photographic content predominates.  Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered “Altered Reality.”