November 17, 2015 By Charles Gattis
Please bring your winning prints to one of the next two HPS meetings, Nov. 23 or Nov. 30th so they can be entered into the End of Year Judging. For new members, any print that has won 1st, 2nd, 3rd place or Honorable Mention during the year is resubmitted for Best of Year judging at the end of the year. Winners will be announced at the banquet on Dec. 14. If for some reason you cannot come to one of those meetings, you can drop them off at Trinity United Methodist Church on Airport Rd., and ask that the print be held for Charles Gattis. Mollianne Massey would be the contact person there. All prints must be in my possession by midnight Nov. 30th.
November 11, 2015 By admin
New this year you can pay on-line!
Sign up now for the Dusty Doddridge workshop on printing:
End of Year Banquet:
October 8, 2015 By admin
Nationally known wildlife and prizewinning nature photographer, Larry Perry, will be presenting a special program at the Huntsville Photographic Society meeting to be held at the Huntsville-Madison County Library on Monroe Street in Huntsville on Monday evening October 12. Larry’s programs have material in them for everyone, regardless of their photography skill level. The program entitled, “An Evening with Larry Perry” promises to be one the most talked about programs of the year for area photographers. His programs are entertaining, educational and often controversial.
The audience will experience wildlife photographed up close and personal as well as some neat tricks that any photographer can use to really enhance their images to make them “Pop”. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join the speaker and the club members for this special presentation at 7 pm at the Huntsville-Madison County Library for an evening you won’t forget! (Larry)
If you have ever attended one of Larry’s presentations in the past, you already know that you’re in for a treat. If you have not been to one of Larry’s presentations, then make plans now to attend. You don’t want to be left out because everyone will be talking about this program for a long time. (Roger)
September 26, 2015 By Charles Gattis
This month is an open competition, so present your best images. Patrick Oden will be our judge, and you can find information about Patrick as well as a link to his work on our website under “Judges Corner” in the Gallery section.
September 24, 2015 By cesewall
Due to a scheduling conflict with the Library, we have to move our September competition meeting. Our meeting will now be on TUESDAY, 9/29, still at 7:00PM. I apologize for this inconvenience, but it could not be avoided. See you TUESDAY evening!
August 28, 2015 By Charles Gattis
It’s the time of year for us to begin thinking about competition topics for 2016. If you have a topic you want the board to consider, please send it to Charles Gattis – firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 28, 2015 By Charles Gattis
We a glad to have Barry Jackson to judge our competition on September 28. Many of our HPS members know Barry well since he has been part of our photographic community since the late ’80″s, but perhaps you are not familiar with all that he has done or accomplished over the years.
Barry was born and currently lives in the hills of southern middle Tennessee but he feels a strong connection to Alabama. His dad was from Ragland, Alabama where the Jackson families had resided since before Alabama became a state. He studied photography at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Harold Baldwin and the Photographic Gallery Mr. Baldwin started inspired Barry to pursue photography as art.
He sold his photographs at art shows for 30 years before taking a break in 2011. Since then he spent three years as an apple care technical advisor. Barry plans to return to the art show circuit next spring.
Barry has received numerous awards for his photography, but he says that some of the awards he is most proud of are his HPS ones. He became a fellow in 1991. Bronze, Silver and Gold status was awarded in 1992 and Master’s status was awarded in 1993. He received the President’s Award in 1992, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. Barry received black and white print of the year awards in 1991, 1994, 2000, and 2002; and color print of the year awards in 1994, 1999, and 2001. In 2011 Barry received the HPS Lifetime Honorary Member award.
In his art show career he won several Best of Show and other awards.
His photographs are in the permanent collection at The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, MTSU Photographic gallery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the Tennessee Valley Art Museum in Tuscumbia. The most prestigious recognitions are probably his photographs that are in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Houston. The Harry Ransom Center has one of the largest collections in the world, including the first photograph ever made.
Barry says, “With my photography as artwork I am trying to share with you my wonderment with life. My subjects are as varied as life itself. I love the animate or the inanimate, nature or industrial, new or old, action or rest, day or night. I love to extend time or to freeze it. I love that we can hold in our hand and view a moment in time.”
Barry feels honored to be asked to judge and will make comments while he is judging about the thought processes behind his decisions.
For more information and a chance to see a sample of Barry’s photographs, his website is www.barryjacksonphotography.com
July 28, 2015 By Charles Gattis
Monica Martin began her career as a professional photographer in 1988. With her studio located in Guntersville, she has supported clients all across Northern Alabama. She has varied experiences and expertise in portrait, commercial, and architectural photography. Monica was our judge in 2012 on the subject of “Barns” and in 2010 for “Reflections.” She is excited about our August competition and especially the subject, “Faces in Objects.”
July 5, 2015 By admin
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
Our July program is going to be one that everyone can participate in. This is an opportunity to showcase some of your best work. All you have to do is pick out some of your favorite photos and share them during our meeting on July 13th. There is no category or any limitations at all. Photoshop or any other post processing creativity is encouraged. Anything goes!
Your photos will appear in a slide show during our meeting for all to enjoy.
I would like you to discuss:
Camera type, Lens Type, f-stop, Shutter speed, Tripod, Filters, Etc.
What were your thoughts about the photo that you were about to create? Did you use any special equipment (fill flash, diffusers, etc.)? Did you use a certain depth-of-field, selective focus, shutter speed to stop the action, etc.?
Did you use Photoshop, Lightroom or other post processing software? If so, what did you apply to this photo and why?
I need lots of people to participate to make this program a success. It doesn’t matter if you are
a pro or a beginner. Everyone has a few favorite photos and now is the time to share them. I would like everyone to share at least 2-3 photos. This is not a competition. It is just for fun!
Please submit your digital photos to email@example.com no later than July 10th. Use the same method that you use to submit a competition photo.
*You may submit more than three photos if you wish, and we will show those at the end of the presentation if time permits.
May 15, 2015 By admin