Page 2 - Upcoming NOVACC Activities.
Page 3 - Critiquing Workshop; Smithsonian Contest; Image Re-
Page 4 - Notes About Resolution; October Challenge; Sponsor.
Page 5 - Call for Newsletter Items; I Am a Photographer; U.S.
Botanic Garden Workshop; Photo Competition.
Page 6 - Lessons from the Field; Sponsor.
Page 7 - Sponsors.
Page 8 - Directions to Monthly Meeting; Exec. Board Contacts.
Point of View
VOLUME 18 ISSUE 2 OCTOBER 2004 Page 1
Newsletter of the McLean Photography Club
by Bill Prosser
I believe we got the new program year started in
grand fashion. We had very good attendance (about 36
people) and a great slideshow. I believe the officers are
doing an excellent job in planning and executing a won-
derful set of programs and competitions.
I hope that you agree with me that Sunny Reynolds
showed beautiful images and spoke about her tech-
niques in a way that should encourage each of us to
approach our photography with new vision and excite-
ment. There were several things that she said that reso-
nate with me and seemed to reinforce the lessons from
the George Lepp article on page 6, “Photography is all
about light. Be prepared because you might have to
shoot fast, but also wait for the right moment.”
Each of us needs to practice our craft as much as
possible. Only with thoughtfulness and practice will we
get better. If I can do nothing else this year other than
encourage you to get out your camera and shoot more
often and thoughtfully, I will feel that I have had a very
successful year as your President. One of the reasons
for the Challenges is to encourage you to shoot more
often and then thoughtfully compare your work with oth-
I have noticed that the successful amateur photogra-
phers in our area often return to one or two places that
they enjoy “working”. I encourage you to think about
what you enjoy shooting and what locations give you
the most joy. Is it, for example, your yard, your family at
home or play, Teddy Roosevelt Island, the Monuments,
Meadowlark Park, Scott’s Run, or the DC streets at
night? Once you have diagnosed this, give your self-
assignments to practice and stretch your vision.
Remember, the answer to “How did you get that great
picture?” It is “f/8 and be there.”
Program: “Elegance of Glass,” Oct. 13 (Wed),
7:30 pm. (7:00 pm meet & greet) at McLean Com-
Critiquing Workshop: Oct. 27 (Wed), see pg. 3,
7:30 pm (7:00 pm meet & greet) at McLean Com-
The Elegance Of Glass by Dick Whitley
Our October program (October 13th), is for those who
want to know how to photograph clear glassware or maybe
for those who have tried it but were not happy the with the
results. In the “hands-on” presentation, Dick Whitley will
teach you how to use a four sided shadow box which pro-
tects the glass arrangements from unwanted light. You will
have an opportunity at the meeting to practice the tech-
niques he describes. For a fun, educational evening, please
bring a zoom lens that covers at least the 100 mm to 135
mm range; a sturdy tripod and a cable release; your film of
choice—for example, 100 or 200 ISO slide film; and an 80A
blue filter, if you have one. The blue filter is not necessary,
but it helps to overcome the yellow hue of tungsten light. I
use through-the-lens metering for my exposure. Flash
equipment will not be used. If you would like photograph
some of your own clear glassware, feel free to bring it.
By means of introduction, Dick Whitley joined the Bowie -
Crofton Camera Club (MD) after retirement in 1993. He
served as Membership Vice-president for two years and as
President for two years. In 1995, he joined the Photographic
Society Of America (PSA). He got involved in International
Slide Exhibitions in 1996 and now has four stars in Color
Slides and three each in Nature and Photojournalism Slides.
Dick was named Region Director (RD) of the Year in 2002.
He was recently named RD Operations Director and is
responsible for the every day concerns and problems of all
RD's throughout the United States and Canada. During his
tenure in PSA, he has been awarded various awards. In
September 2004, he was awarded the Honor of Associate.
This honor is bestowed for extensive and material contribu-
tions to the advancement of photography. Photographic
achievement or proficiency must be combined with ele-
ments of service.
Congratulations to Manuel Hernandez!
Manuel entered 3 prints in the PSA International
Exhibition of Photography this September in
Bloomington, Minnesota. Two of his prints received
McLean Photography Club OCTOBER 2004 Page 2
For the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs (NOVACC)
The “Alliance” is an informal organization started in the spring of 1997 by Joseph Miller with the assistance of Dave Carter and Ed Funk. Its purpose is
to promote communication and cooperation among camera clubs. Each Virginia member club agrees to publish in its newsletter a calendar of open-
events for the current month held at other Virginia member clubs. Check out the NOVACC site at http://www.nvps.org/NOVACC.html.
As a member of the McLean Photography Club, you may attend any of the activities listed below.
We have tried to insure the accuracy of the information below. However, if you plan to attend an event,
it may be best to verify its time and place beforehand.
Loudoun Photography Club
Contact: Lisa Carlson at (703) 725-2931 or [email protected] Website: http://www.loudounphoto.com.
Meetings are held at 7:00 pm at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, Va.
Program: Oct. 5 (Tue), John Sykes presents "Digital Photojournalism," 7 pm.
Field Trip: Oct. 15 (Fri), Balloon Festival field trip to Long Branch, 7 am .
Competition: Oct. 19 (Tue), Animal competition with Jan Carson.
Manassas Warrenton Camera Club
Contact: Andrew Jezioro (703) 361-8542 or [email protected] Website: http://www.mwcc-photo.org.
Meetings are held at 7:30 pm, Manassas City Hall, Old Town Manassas.
Program: Oct. 7 (Thu); Instruction Tips & Tricks in PhotoShop, pertaining to digital photography by, Anna Marie Morgan.
Competition: Oct. 21 (Thu); Nature.
Field Trip: Oct. 16 (Sat); Hot Air Balloons. Meet at Manassas City Hall, Old Town Manassas at 6:00 am or a little earlier.
McLean Photography Club
Contact: William Prosser at (703) 821-2670 or [email protected] Website: http://www.mcleanphoto.org.
Meetings are held at 7:30 pm (meet & greet at 7:00 pm), McLean Community Center.
Program: Oct. 13 (Wed), “The Elegance of Glass,” Dick Whitley.
Critiquing Workshop: Oct. 27 (Wed). See page 3 for more info.
Northern Virginia Photographic Society
Contact: Contact: Carl Zelman at (703) 404-4769 or [email protected] Website: http://www.nvps.org.
Meetings are held at 7:45 pm at Dunn Loring Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring, Va.
Program: Oct. 5 (Tue). TBA.
Competition: Oct. 19 (Tue), Judge, Susan Klemens.
Workshop: Oct. 23 (Sat), “Photography as Art,” Joe Miller. To be held at the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic
Arts. For further info contact Fred Chitty, 703-493-8530, or [email protected]
Field Trip: Oct. 15-17 (Fri-Sun), West Virginia Bridge Day and Fall Foliage. For further info contact Ralph Edwards, 703-
878-2882, or [email protected]
Forum: Oct. 26 (Tue). Joe Miller, “Seeing Images in a Chess Set.” Members Gallery: Mary Ann Setton will display prints
and Minnie Gallman will show slides.
Reston Photographic Society
Contact: Jerry Weisskohl at (703) 200-4134 or [email protected]; Jim Schlett at (703) 476-6538 or
[email protected] Website: http://www.leagueofrestonartists.org/.
Meetings are held at 7:30 pm at RCC Hunters Woods, rooms 3 & 4.
Program: Oct. 18 (Mon), Bill Prosser: A Digital Trip to Utah and the West.
Exhibition: Oct. 4 (Mon) - Oct. 31 (Sun), Annual Judged Photography Exhibit (members only), Jo Ann Rose Gallery,
Reston Community Center, Lake Anne.
Vienna Photographic Society
Contact: Bill Graybeal at (703) 281-9619 or [email protected]; Warren Standley at (703) 979-3838 or
[email protected] Website: http://www.safeport.com/vps.
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wed. at 7:30 pm in the main lecture hall of the Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar
Lane, Vienna, VA.
Program: Oct. 6 (Wed), 7:30 pm; Bob and Raymond Leonard, “Sail Down to Australia: The Adventures of Kangaroo Ron
and the Tasmanian Devil .“
Competition: Oct. 20 (Wed), 7:30 pm; with our judge Olive Rosen, a long-time freelance, corporate, and wedding photog-
rapher who has taught at the Smithsonian and judged extensively in the DC area.
Field Trip: Oct. 16 (Sat), Fall Color 2004: The Middleburg & Aldie Ramble, departs the Vienna Metro Station, North Lot,
at 7:30 am. Contact Bill Kyburz at [email protected] or (703) 517-9568.
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