May Print Competition – “Gardens”

The next Print competition meeting of the Houston Photographic Society is coming soon, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Tracy Gee Community Center starting at 7:00 pm.

The special Assignment for this meeting is ”Gardens”.

The judge for the meeting is Matt Adams, a Fine Art photographer, a digital graphic artist, a lecturer, a Bayou City Art Festival judge member, he is the President of Visual Arts Alliance and Curator of Total Plaza Gallery for Brookfield Office Properties, Houston. His art works won numerous competition awards and were exhibited on solo and group shows. His photographic and digital graphic imagery represents that he makes his art from his whole heart and soul.  His website: http://www.

We will handle your pictures with a great respect as we do on any art show. Please prepare, label and present your work neatly.

See you there.

Note you must be a paid member to participate.

You may bring up to 2 matted prints to the competition and enter them into one of the seven categories.

May 13 Program – Panoramas, Photospheres, and Photo Multiplicities

Come join us to learn about new and rediscover old techniques as we dive into these “Three P’s”. Panoramas, Photospheres, and Photo Multiplicities.

May 13, 2014. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Tracey Gee Community Center. 3599 Westcenter Dr, Houston, TX



April Print Competition Results

April Photo Critique Judge –Jerry Brown
Special Category Topic: “Smile”
Placing Photographer Title
1 Owen Fisher Mother And Child
2 George Phile Laughing Girls
3 Laura Rossi I like Water
Category: Gold Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 Tom Foster School House
2 Owen Fisher Ballet Folklorico
3 Geoffrey Koslov I.C.U.
HM Lexi Nemeth Backlit
HM Robert Davis Prayers at Wailing Wall
Category:Gold Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
1 Michael Sanderson Fog on Pilant Slough
2 Laszlo Perlaky Reeds Window Curtain
3 Tom Foster Mother’s Child
HM Michael Sanderson Tempest
HM Bernie Levy A Different Perspective
Category: Silver Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 Michael Devereux Abstract 414
Category: Silver Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
combined with Gold
Category: Bronze Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 Henry Peterman Winter Forest
2 Darby Donaho Peek-a-Boo
3 Thejas Rajaram Calm Before The Storm
HM Dwayne Fortier That Ball is Mine
Category: Bronze Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
1 Darby Donaho Irish Song
2 Alfred Fontier Free Parking
3 April M. Frazier Smiling on the Job
HM Thejas Rajaram Old Oil Town

Laszlo Perlaky “San Simeon Shore”


Photographer Laszlo Perlaky
Title San Simeon Shore
Category Mar 2014 / Gold / Black and White /  Second Place
Reason For Making the Image
Camera 4×5 film
Shutter Speed

William Banik “Sweet As Honey”

Photographer William Banik
Title Sweet As Honey
Category March 2014 / Bronze / Color / First Place
Location Buffalo Bayou Feeder Ditch
Reason For Making the Image European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) shot at 3:1 magnification, DIY diffused flash, handheld shot.
Camera Canon 5D-MkIII
Lens Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
f-stop f/13
Shutter Speed 1/250
ISO 100