Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Monochrome
Judge: Stephen Hinchey
Stephen Hinchey began his photographic journey in the 1960’s when his brother built a darkroom in the basement of their house. He learned how to develop and expose black & white film. His focus at that time was on Architectural images, later adding both color
prints and color slides to his repertoire. In the early 2000’s, he purchased his first digital camera and pivoted to Nature photography. He took classes at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite and interspersed
trips to the Sierras. To address his fears of photographing people, he signed up for
sessions with models. This led him to shift more to studio work where he can control and experiment with lighting.
It is important to understand the message the creator of an image is trying to express. The title is a guide in this understanding, reinforcing what you have seen or guiding you to the true message. When talking about the impact and interest in an image Stephen strives to be judicious in suggesting alterations. Often it is better to explain what the creator did to make the image work.
Note: Due to Covid restrictions, Steele Ln Community Ctr will be closed from Jan. 12th until at least Feb. 12th.
Our exhibition, which runs from Dec. 3rd, 2021 thru Feb, 28th, 2022 includes landscape, abstract and creative photos. Finished photos, many of which are for sale, are printed on metal, canvas or paper. Any sales via our parallel SmugMug gallery benefit our club which, despite covid, has remained active through Zoom meetings and outdoor field trips. We welcome new members to our club which is now marking our 46th year.
To purchase prints, click here.
Pictorial, Journalism, Creative
Judge: Lisa Rigge
Bio: Lisa began taking photography courses at the MIT Photography Lab in Cambridge,MA. The lab had been founded by Minor White, and she studied both black and white printing and color slides. She studied at the lab for 2 years before moving to California. Once in CA, she continued her photography studies at Chabot College in Hayward and at UC Extension Santa Cruz. In addition, she took week-long workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and through the Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico. She’s been attending an annual meeting of about 30-40 photographers who meet in King City or at a CA Mission to view the attendees’ portfolios. She’s attended this group, started by Al Weber (a renowned photographer and friend of Ansel Adams), for almost 30 years.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 27, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
Be sure to save that email for your link to the meeting
Where Napa Downtown Waterfront
Dates Visit: February 2/17-2/23
Upload: 2/26 close
Zoom: 3/1 at 5:00
Description: The Napa Lighted Art Festival will run this year from 1/15- 3/13, mainly concentrated along the river. It is also fun to shoot the illuminated buildings at dusk, either up close or from across the river. The real photographic treat this year will be shooting giant lit dandelion sculptures at night.
– Parking should be pretty easy downtown around sunset on a week night.
– Try and get there by the blue hour; sunset that for that period is about 6 pm.
– We all know that weather can be iffy and you have other obligations, so there is a one-week window to shoot.
Dinner: Dinner is cancelled due to the number of conflicting events and the fact that we would have to eat inside during the continued Covid issue. As the weather warms, and we can eat outside, it will no longer be an issue.
Gear to bring There will be some walking so pack light. As a bare minimum, just bring your walk-around lens and a tele. Don’t forget a tripod because of the low light. Check the forecast before you leave home for clothing selection.
After the outing, please sort through your images that you will post for the Zoom meeting on 3/1; please have them uploaded by 2/26.
SAMPLE UPLOAD PROCESS
- Pick out a max of 5 processed images and upload them to the club’s competition site.
- .Prepare these images to the specs you use to upload images for competition; see detailed instructions in the email that was sent out announcing the event.
- All images must be uploaded by midnight September 15.
- The host (Tony) will arrange them in Lightroom to prepare them for a Zoom meeting at the address shown on the Zoom Meeting tab in the SRPS web site.
- Bill Stacy will set up the Zoom meeting and act as co-host. The meeting will start sharp at 5 pm on March 1st. There will be 15 minutes of social time first.
- The host/Tony will show all the images of one person at a time, and the maker will tersely narrate them. After that, there will be time for comments. Provisionally, each presenter gets a max of 10 minutes for presenting and getting comments.
Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Monochrome
Judge: Jane Postiglione