PSA Report for December 2015


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PHOTOGRAHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PSA) REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2015

By Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C, PSA Club Representative

 

PSA Annual Conference, West Yellowstone: In 2016, the PSA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas from September 10-17.  The conference hotel will be the Wyndham, San Antonio Riverwalk. There will be an exciting lineup of photo tours, workshops, programs, featured speakers, and social activities.

http://www.psa-photo.org/index.php?2016-psa-conference

PSA Projected Image Division Interclub: The Projected Image Division (PID) judging results for the first round of the PID Division Group A were released. This year is the first year that the Lancaster Photography Association has participated in Group A (the top level of the five groups).

Congratulations go to Sharna Lee and her image Claudette, which received an Honorable Mention.  Other participants were Darren Cole (F16 Image), Bonnie Matthews-Franke (Tracy 1533), Wayne Staley (Vail Aspen), David Wilkins (Seattle Skyline at Sunset), and Ron Yagi (Ventura Harbor Village).

To see Sharna’s image, please go to this web page:
http://www.lpaphotography.org/mediagallery/album.php?aid=889&page=1

PSA PID Individual Creative: Here are the LPA results for the first PSA PID Individual Creative Competition.

The first Round of the 2015-16 PSA Individual Creative Competition has been judged and area members did well. Rock Myers of Lancaster, CA, received Third Place for his image “Prowler;” and Kathy Newman, also of Lancaster, was awarded a Judge’s Choice for “Hummingbird Flight” and an HM for “Thought.”  Congratulations!

Any PSA member can enter at no cost- the closing date for Round 2 is February 20. For information about this competition: http://psa-photo.org/index.php… and a gallery of the Round 1 Award images: http://psa-photo.org/index.php?2015-16-pid-icc-round-one

Entries will be due on February 20, 2016. Nancy Speaker, who also participates in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs, is the new PID Individual Creative Competition Director. Her email address is the following: pid-icc-director@psa-photo.org


PSA International Exhibitions:

Shirl Airov-Bieling had the following images accepted at the Grand Canyon Circuit: BW Flower (PID-M three acceptances) and Wingwalker (PID-C). BW Flower was also accepted at the Mississippi Valley International Exhibition (PID-M) and Shirl received an Honorable Mention with Chimp and Mother.

Scott Shackelford also had acceptances in the Grand Canyon Circuit, plus he had five acceptances and two Honorable Mentions (20-Mule Team Silhouette (PID-C) and ATV Scarred Sand Dune (PJ) from the Cal Pac International Exhibition.

PSA Southern California Roundup Chapter Event: The Southern California Roundup Chapter of PSA will hold their 2016 Annual Photography Event on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa (Orange County) during the Lunar New Year celebrations.

More Information about the PSA Southern California Roundup Chapter Event (the event is free for all PSA members):

Friday, February 5:
2:30 – 6:00 PM Two-Part Photo Walk-About: “Model Shoot” and “Sunset” at Huntington Pier

Saturday, February 6:
8:00 Registration Badge Pick-up

Several companies describing photo products, including photo books, offering discounts Signed Jeff Sullivan books for sale, workshops sign-up, schedule sign-up

8:30 Introductions: New members, long-time members, those traveling a distance, speaker Jeff Sullivan, "Little Known California Photo Opportunities"
(Break at an appropriate time) – 30 minutes

Several companies describing photo products, including photo books, offering discounts

Signed Jeff Sullivan books for sale, workshops sign-up, schedule sign-upJeff Sullivan, “Little Known California Photo Opportunities” Announcement: Night Photography Opportunity (must be present to sign-up)

11:30 Lunch: The Fireside, Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa
Several companies describing photo products, including photo books, offering discounts Signed Jeff Sullivan books for sale, workshops sign-up, schedule sign-up

1:00 Introductions: Photography Students, PSA Leaders, Chapter Officers

Joanne Stolte, “Using the Chapter Web Site and Facebook page”
Larry Cowles, "Ten Tips for Making Photo Books" 

Speaker to be announced, “Example Photo Book: Steps to Complete a Photo Book” (Break at an appropriate time) – 15 minutes

Several companies describing photo products, including photo books, offering discounts

Signed Jeff Sullivan books for sale, workshops sign-up, schedule sign-up

George “Hutch” Hutchison, “Example Photo Essay: Steps to Make a Photo Essay using Lightroom” Joanne Stolte, “Tips for Making a Photo Essay & the PSA Photo Essay Contest” 


4:00 Socialization
Drawing
for photography-related items (must be present to receive drawing item) All PSA Members: Create a PSA Member Gallery; submit items to the Chapter Blog New Members: Review of PSA Membership Benefits

Several companies describing photo products, including photo books, offering discountsSigned Jeff Sullivan books for sale, workshops sign-up, schedule sign-up

4:30 Event Concludes
Photo Shoot on hotel grounds: Models in traditional Vietnamese dress celebrating the New Year

For information on the Photographic Society of America, please contact Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA at nancarder310@msn.com

 

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