February Print Competition Results are Posted

I would like to start off by congratulating the youngest member of our group, Bailee Bruce, who placed first in the Bronze Color category and second in the Bronze Monochrome category. Her first place image is shown above.

“Congratulations Bailee and a job well done in your first print competition! We look forward to seeing more of your work.”

We would also like to thank or judge for the evening, Chuck Thompson, who provided a very insightful critique and judging. Everyone appreciated his thorough review and comments.

The rest of the results from our February Print Competition are posted here.

Look for more about the winning images in our upcoming posts. The images that placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd will be featured in a post, and the photographer has a chance to tell us about his/her image.

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on our program night next Tuesday.

Dee Zunker

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!

You can find out more details and see who has RSVP’ed on .

Dee Zunker’s “I See You”

Dee Zunker’s image titled “I See You” won Third Place in the Gold Level Monochrome Category this month. More of Dee’s work can be found on her website.
Here is a little about the image:

Title I See You
Category January 2013 / Gold / Monochrome / Third Place
Location Washington Ave, Houston, TX
Reason For Making the Image I attended a photowalk with the Houston Center for Photography on Washington Avenue, and this was the first image I made. I saw this old sign, and when I looked up it reminded me of a scene from the movie “War of the World’s”. The sign seemed to have a character, and I felt I was being watched. I processed the image in Lightroom, and then in Silver Efex Pro to get the old, distressed look that added to the character of the sign and light starring down at me.
Camera Nikon D7000 with 18-200mm lens at 18mm
f-stop F/13
Shutter Speed 1/80
ISO 200
Flash no

Group Outing Tomorrow – Sheldon Lake State Park

Quick reminder about tomorrow morning’s outing at Sheldon Lake State Park. You can find out more details and see who has RSVP’ed on .

Humberto Lara’s “Erasing Footsteps”

Humberto Lara’s image titled “Erasing Footsteps” won First Place in the Gold Level Color Category this month. More of Humberto’s work can be found on hiswebsite.
Here is a little about the image:

Title Erasing Footprints
Website www.photographybyhalara.com
Category January 2013 / Gold/ Color/ First Place
Location Nazare, Portugal
Reason For Making the Image Bathers, sand and the see spray caught my attention to take this picture.
Camera Nikon D7000 with Nikon 28-300 f 3.5/5.6
f-stop F/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/640
ISO 100
Flash no