PSA Report for March 2016

PSA News


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. Tours will include the following:

An all day tour to the historic San Antonio missions will be offered as well as early morning and late day photo tours of the missions. There will also be an all day tour to the Texas Hill Country that will include a stop at the LBJ Ranch.  In addition, there will be a River Barge tour, a River Barge Dinner tour, a tour of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and Japanese Tea Garden, a King William District tour, a Double Decker Bus tour and walking tours.

Registration will begin April 1, 2016 at this website:

PSA Projected Image Division Interclub: The Lancaster Photography Association entered the third round of the Projected Image Division (PID) in Group A.  The following images and with their makers were entered: “Bristlecone Pine Star Trails” (Sue Craft), “Geisha” (Shirl Airov-Bieling), “Hummingbird Flight” (Kathy Newman), “Light up the Sky” (Dale Taft), “Mono Lake Yellow Sunrise” (Richard White), “Pixley Burrowing Owls” (Arliss Dawson).

PSA PID Creative Interclub: The Lancaster Photography Association entered the second round of the PSA PID Creative interclub. Entries are the following: “Flamingo Pose” (Darren Cole), “Geisha Descanso” (Shirl Airov-Bieling), “Hook and Ladder” (Terry Dickerson), “Lost Girl” (Helen Henry), and “Magical Egret” (Holly Peskin), and “Painted Peacock” (Sue Liberto).
PSA Projected Image Division Individual Portrait Competition: The Individual Portrait Competition is an annual competition organized by the Projected Image Division (PID).

The competition is open to Individual Members of The Photographic Society of America (PSA), and is free of charge.

The competition will have three Rounds.

Round 1 closes March 28

Round 2 closes May 9

Round 3 closes July 11

Each Round will award the following prizes: First, Second, and Third. Also, the following awards will be awarded: Best Male, Best Female, and Best Child, Best Monochrome, Best Indoor, and Best Environmental

The number of Honorable Mentions is dependent on the number of participants. For more information, please go to this website:

PSA Newsletter Contest: Doug Wade has entered the Lancaster Photography Association in the PSA Newsletter Contest. Good luck LPA.

PSA International Exhibitions:

Greek Circuit: Shirl Airov-Bieling entered some of her images in the Greek Circuit. She had acceptances in Nature (Pink Jellyfish), and PID-C (Gal Shooting). Shirl also received an acceptance in the Scenic City International Photographic Exhibition (SCIPE) with her image Gal Shooting Blown Away”. Shirl should have enough acceptances for her first PID-C star and will apply in a couple of months.

Coachella Valley International Exhibition: Entries are now closed for this exhibition. The medal round judging will be March 12th, 2016 and report cards will be emailed by March 19th. LPA members entering this exhibition are the following: Shirl Airov-Bieling, Nan Carder, Diana Edgel, Scott Shackelford, Chris and David Wilkins.  Good luck to all.

PSA Southern California Roundup Chapter Event: The Southern California Roundup Chapter of PSA held their 2016 Annual Photography Event on Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Gary Potts, GMPSA, from Las Vegas, NV, did a great job with his blog showing the different results with his image Old Salt with post processing software using Nik, On1, and Topaz software.

PSA-member pictures are now posted on from webpage:

Ocean State International Exhibition: The Lancaster Photography Association has had members participate in the Ocean State International Exhibition as a club the past couple of years. This exhibition has moved their date from October to March. LPA needs at least six of their members to participate. The top six scores will be used to determine the winners of this club competition. Acceptances go for PSA individual stars. Medals are given to individuals. Any LPA member is welcome to participate. LPA members who have already entered are the following: Shirl Airov-Bieling, Nan Carder, Diana Edgel, Helen Henry, Scott Shackelford, and Darren Cole will enter. More information can be found at this website:

For information on the Photographic Society of America, please contact Nan Carder, APSA, and MPSA, at

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