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Don johnson presents flower photography (7:30 PM EDT)
Don Johnson has been a serious amateur photographer since the mid-1980s. He first learned the basic elements of photographic design, composition, and equipment taking a photography course while in college. After graduation in 1971, Don pursued other important activities such as career building and raising a family, but he always maintained an avid interest in photography. In the mid-1980’s, Don returned to his hobby of photography on a more serious basis. His wife reignited his interest in the activity after giving him a new camera one year for the holidays. Much to her chagrin, this stimulated further photography equipment purchases, but also helped Don produce much better images. Over the years, Don has had a number of his photographs published. He has been published in Natures Best, Popular Photography, Photoshop Elements Techniques, AOPA Pilot magazine, Ballooning: The Journal of the Balloon Federation of America, Zooger, and Hallowed Ground, the magazine for the Civil War Trust (now the American Battlefield Trust), among others. He has also been published in books and calendars and has been displayed in many galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution in DC. Don likes to photograph zoo animals, flowers, and almost anything that “catches his eye.” Don is a former President of the Frederick Camera Clique, a photography club located in Frederick Maryland, former President of the Gaithersburg Camera Club, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, as well as a member of the National Zoo FONZ Photo Club. Don uses Nikon equipment and is currently exploring the world of digital photography with a Nikon D610 digital camera. Don is retired and lives in Gaithersburg Maryland with his wife. He has three grown children and five grandchildren.
Field trip to River Farm (10:00 AM EDT)
The VPS May field trip will be on Saturday May 11th to River Farm, the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. It is situated on 25 landscaped acres overlooking the Potomac River, in Alexandria, VA. See email for details.  *Must be member to attend.
May Theme: Reflections in Buildings (7:30 PM EDT)
Status: Judged Competition Type: Monthly Theme 2016
May Theme: Town of Vienna (7:30 PM EDT)
Status: Judged Competition Type: Monthly Theme 2016
May: Open Digital (7:30 PM EDT)
Status: Judged
Competition Judge - Victoria Restrepo (7:30 PM EDT)
Victoria Restrepo www.vrestrepo.com Victoria is an accomplished professional photographer and artist, with over 30 years of experience. She specializes in fine art, nature and travel photography. She studied fine arts in both Colombia and photography at The New England School of Photography in Boston MA. She has worked as a Commercial Photographer and as a photography and Photoshop teacher. Born in Colombia, South America, a magical place where  pure nature and vibrant colors of her native country are always present in her work.  She works with light, her imagination and her own memories creating imaginary still life’s and landscapes, mixing photography, painting, and digital art for her unique perspective of life.   Photography has always been around her. Her grandfather, her great-grandfather and her great-great-grandfather were some of the earliest photographers in South America and the Caribbean. Along with teaching photography, Victoria is a speaker and judge for local camera clubs.  Her work has been exhibited in both public and private collections including The DC Arts and Humanities exhibit  Washington DC City Hall as well as museums in Medellin Colombia.  She has also been juried into various exhibitions across the U.S. Her work can be found at www.vrestrepo.com - John Padbury VP Judges
Open Prints-May (7:30 PM EDT)
Status: Open Closes: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:30 PM


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