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September 2019
September 2019
September 2019
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Town of Vienna Submissions (12:00 AM EDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Monday, September 2, 2019 12:00 AM Competition Type: Open Digital
Begin uploading theme (Nature, Steps/Stairways) and open digital images 10 pm
Alan Sislen will talk about "THe Art of Self Critique and Evaluation (7:30 PM EDT)
Field Trip to National Arboretum (10:00 AM EDT)
The  field trip will be to the US National Arboretum (; See email for details.  *Must be VPS member to attend.
September Theme: Nature (12:00 AM EDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:59 PM Competition Type: Monthly Theme 2016
September Theme: Steps/stairways (12:00 AM EDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:59 PM Competition Type: Monthly Theme 2016
September: Open Digital (12:00 AM EDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:59 PM
Competition Judge: Brian Zwit (7:30 PM EDT)
Brian J Zwit   Over 40 years ago, Brian discovered that photography provided a powerful means for expressing his vision of the world. Over the years, his love of the outdoors and photography as well as an aptitude for computer technology have morphed into a passion (some would say obsession) for capturing the elegance and majesty of the unique landscapes, wildlife, and flora of the United States. While the pursuit of nature takes him all over the country, he favors the west, northwest, northeast, and mid-Atlantic and, wherever he is, his love of hiking and backpacking takes him far beyond populated areas into settings which few people visit. Brian’s images are in private residences and corporate offices and have appeared in regional magazines such as Wonderful West Virginia. Corporate clients have also used his images for promotional and internal publications. Brian has been teaching workshops, field trips, and classes and speaking to camera clubs, schools, and other non-profits as well as for profit entities for over ten years. He recently reached a milestone: He taught Lightroom to his 500th student. Brian is well-known for his ability to distill complex topics to their essence and explain them in simple, easy to understand ways and is a recognized expert in digital workflow with Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik software, and other editing applications. He generally uses Nikon cameras, Nikon and Sigma lenses, Induro tripods and ballheads, and a variety of accessories. Brian's favorite camera is the full-frame Nikon D750, a great compromise of resolution, noise, and speed, and favorite lens is the Sigma 20mm f/1.4. However, when you see him headed downtown or into the backcountry, he carries a Sony a7r, a mirrorless, 36-megapixel camera, which is much lighter to carry and whose image quality matches that of the Nikon. The occasional use of Zero Image pinhole, Holga, and Lomographic cameras provides him with an expanded array of ways to express himself and a res
Open Prints (7:00 PM EDT)
Status: Open Closes: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Geoff Livingston, "The Value of a Personal Project: How the National Parks Help My Photography Evolve" (7:30 PM EDT)

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