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July Program Night – Portfolio Tune Up

At HPS we place strong value on the “portfolio”, a group of images which together present a theme or a story.  Every member has the opportunity to sign up for our October Portfolio review, where member portfolios are reviewed by industry professionals.  This program will be an opportunity to share your portfolio work in progress with other HPS members and get useful feedback for completing it.  Even if you are not planning on the October review, or are a new member, feel free to bring images that might represent a portfolio at sometime in the future.   Plan on bringing 3 – 5 images or so, matting is not necessary.  Depending on the participation, a small group of people will show their work while others at HPS provide feedback.  After a period of time we will change the group of people showing.  Please bring your artist statement for the portfolio as well.  If you are undecided between two themes, it’s ok to bring samples from each.  Please be prepared to both receive and give constructive criticism; this program will only work with good participation from the members.  The meeting will be held Tues, July 9, at the Tracey Gee Center.

June Program Night – 3D

For this program night we will be discussing 3D photography.  The Nature of 3D viewing, how to take 3D shots, and the processing required to present your 3D images to viewers in a variety of ways.  3D is fun and not as difficult as you may think, and you can get started with the equipment you already have.  Presented by Steve Balderrama.




June 11 at 7:00 pm, at the Tracey Gee center. Here is the meetup link.

May Program Meeting – Miksang Contemplative Photography

Miksang, or “good eye” in Tibetan, is a process of learning to synchronize mind and body, allowing one to open to the world without labeling or evaluation. The first level of training in Miksang contemplative photography purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements of the visual field: color, light, form, and space.  No previous photographic experience is necessary. Meet certified Miksang trainer, Denise Bossarte and see what this discipline is all about.

At the Tracy Gee center, May 14th at 7:00.  Hope to see everyone there!



Born in 1967 in the US Midwest, Denise has spent her life pursuing two loves – science and art. Denise has several advanced degrees in science: B.A. in Chemistry, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, and M.S. in Computer Science. Although science provides for a degree of creativity, Denise always found a need for deeper expression of her way of relating to and seeing the word through poetry, short stories, and most particularly photography. As a photographer, Denise has a passion for finding beauty in unique and unusual places and uses her photography to share those experiences with others. Denise’s abstract photographs are ones discovered in the world as created by nature rather than by her design. Denise is a Certified Miksang Contemplative Photography teacher and has been teaching Miksang in Houston since her arrrival in TX in 2012.

April Program Meeting – Studio lighting

External light heads, aka “Studio” lights, are more affordable and portable than ever and no longer the domain of only the professional photographer with a large studio.  This program will discuss how to use lights and light modifiers to create the lighting that you envision in your head.  Presented by professional photographer Tom Callins,  Tues, April 9, 7:00.

March Program Meeting – Building a portfolio

Take your photogrpahic works to the next level. Each of you works hard to produce great individual images and compositions, but how do you turn that into a “body of work”?  How do you entice strangers to want to spend time appreciating those efforts?  At the next Houston Photographic Society (HPS) meeting we will talk about creating a portfolio and artist statement to help you take advantage of HPS’ portfolio review in the fall, create a book, exhibit in a gallery or just want to do more with what you’ve done.
We look forward to seeing you on the 12th!

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