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.

Dee Zunker’s “Esperson Reflection”

Photographer Dee Zunker
Website www.deezunkerphotography.com
Title Esperson Reflection
Category May 2013 / Gold / Color / Second Place
Location Downtown Houston, TX
Reason For Making the Image I had walked around the Neils Esperson Building making images of reflections on several occasions trying to capture the old charm of the architecture. I walked to the front door to peak inside, turned around and saw the framing of the reflection by the columns. The sun was in teh right spot to make the reflection pop.
Camera Nikon D7000
Lens Nikkor 18-200mm 3.4-5.6 at 18mm
f-stop f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/5000 sec
ISO 160

George Phile’s “Statues”

Photographer George Phile
Title Statues
Category May 2013 / Special Assignment “Beyond Appearances”/ Third Place
Location Dublin, Ireland
Reason For Making the Image My wife and I were on a Transatlantic Cruise from Harwich, England to Boston with our daughter and her family and we saw these people in Dublin, Ireland.  I thought it was an interesting picture of fake statues and a real dog.  I didn’t have but a moment to take this picture because of the crowds of people shopping and had no way to set it up so there was a great background.  So I had to take some of the good with some of the bad and the picture turned out fine.
Camera Nikon D700
Lens and focal length Nikkor 28-300mm at 34mm
f-stop f/ 8.0
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
ISO 400

Google+ Second Anniversary Photowalk Hosted by HPS Members

+Alexandru Zaharia and +Dee Zunker are hosting the G+ photowalk this year.


You are welcome to come and participate in the walk, and also maybe take the opportunity to dabble with G+.

Here is the event on G+!

Tonight’s Print Competition – Special Assignment: “Nocturnal Exposure”

Just a reminder about tonight’s print competition. Come out to see everyone’s images, and hear critique from this month’s judge: Kathy Adams Clark.




You can see more details on Meetup: