2020-2021 Schedule

Due to Covi-19 all meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Don’t let the Pandemic stop you from joining our monthly competitions and presentations on photography! Email us at bronxphotographicsociety@gmail.com for more info.

Here’s the tentative schedule for our 2020-2021 season. Stay tuned for more information on the season’s presentations, lectures, workshops, competitions shortly. We hope to see all of you back for our 67th season which runs from September 2020 to June 2021! Each month we have a monthly photo competition where members compete in their group (open to all subject matter) and can also compete in our monthly theme competition, black-and-white competition and our Altered Reality (manipulated image) competition.

2020-2021 Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 12 Opening Day Presentation by Laurie Klein 9:45am

Join us online for our Opening day presentation on Infrared Photography by Laurie Klein on Sept. 12th. Our presenter is Laurie Klein on Infrared Photography. Laurie is an award-winning, internationally recognized master of infrared photography and environmental portraiture. She is the author of Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared, Hand Coloring Black and White Photography, and the first and second editions of Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images. Her images have appeared in numerous national magazines. Laurie has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). A gifted photographic educator for over 40 years, Laurie teaches classes and presents workshops and photographic tours around the globe.

The soft, passionate style of Laurie’s landscapes and portraits in the landscape conveys the depth and richness of the feminine experience and the ethereal beauty of nature. Laurie began her infrared journey studying with Ansel Adams in the mid 1970s and continued to grow her love affair with the invisible spectrum throughout a career of commercial, fine art, and wedding photography. You can view a selection of her images, products, and educational opportunities on her website: https://laurieklein.com, Email us at bronxphotographicsociety@gmail.com for a link to the webinar.

Saturday, Sept. 26 Competition #1

Our first competition of the season! The theme competition is “I’m so bored I tried this( Photo experimentation).” The judge is Chuck Pine. Upload your photos by Wednesday 9/23 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Oct 10th – Light Studies with David Helfer Wells

© 2020 David Helfer Wells

Certain places call out to us to be contemplated and explored. Whether they are a big city or a small town, public or a private space. Bodies of work that explore the light and atmosphere of such places are sometimes called Light Studies. 

Light, shadow, night and twilight are the tools that David H. Wells uses as he makes his award winning “Light Studies.” Train stations, shrines, city centers, buildings and the like are just a few potential subjects for such “Light Studies.”

His finished “Light Studies” have been published in general interest magazines as well as photography magazines and have been exhibited around the world. Spend time with this master of light and shadow who will help you understand how to make your own “Light Studies.” 

“Wells uses light and dark like a surgeon… His dynamic compositions have an almost surreal quality that reshapes our expectations of space. (He) uses light, carefully, to explore interior human complexities.” 
Charles Biasiny-Rivera, a curator and critic

Image of David Helfer Wells by Annu Matthew used with her permission!

David Helfer Wells is an award-winning visual storyteller, based in Providence, Rhode Island. He initially worked as a newspaper photographer, then as a freelance magazine photographer, and most recently as a film-maker. He has worked on assignment for such magazines as Fortune, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Sunday New York Times, and Time, among others. One editor described him as a “…specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in the creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video.”  He is also a photo educator, with previous workshops at such institutions as the International Center for Photography in NYC and the Maine Media Workshop.

Learn more about David at https://about.me/thewellspoint and on his website http://davidhwells.com/



Saturday, Oct. 24 Competition #2

Our second competition of the season! The theme competition is The Color Purple. The judge is Nir Arieli. Upload your photos by Wednesday 10/21 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Nov. 7 Competition #3

Our third competition of the season! The theme competition is Tabletop Setups. The judge is Steve Morton. Upload your photos by Wednesday 11/4 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Nov. 21 Flower Photography with Linda Tommasulo

Join us for a wonderful presentation from former BPS President Linda Tommasulo. There will be a brief introduction on “Why Photograph Flowers?” ending with a  short photo essay, and, finally, “Tips on Photographing Flowers.”  Linda primarily shoot outdoors in natural light, with or without a tripod.  She uses macro lenses, extension tubes and long lenses.  Set-ups are great when you can’t get out, she prefers photographing flowers in their natural habitat. 

Linda’s Bio:

I can’t remember when I didn’t have a camera in my hands, from my little Brownie (yes, it was brown!) to my Kodak Instamatic and through many point-and-shoots to a Minolta X700 and Canon 5D and 40D.  It was really a shock when I downsized in 2015 to the micro 4/3 Olympus OM-D E-M1.  But I’ll never look back.
I became “serious” with my photography when I began taking workshops and joined the Westchester Photographic Society circa 1995.  A few years later I joined the New York Botanical/Zoological Photographic Society (now known as the Bronx Photographic Society…but will always be the NYBZPS to me!).  My early mentor, and the most influential on my craft, was the late Nancy Rotenberg.  Nancy was a master at macro, and and excellent teacher. She was truly a “photo evangelist.”  Her spirit and enthusiasm were infectious, and I still “hear her” in my head when I am composing my macro photographs.  Of course, there are many others from whom I learned and admired: my dear friend, Elinor Stecker-Orel, John Wazeter, Mark Bowie, Joe Brady, John Barclay…and many more since “lockdown” now that I am able to immerse myself in photography webinars and tutorials.  And, of course, my constant photo companion, Stanley Benerofe, whom many of you may remember.  
I believe starting with macro early has taught me to see differently: to notice the small things, or the photo within.  Although my photographic repertoire is varied, my first love is macro and flowers.  I am shooting now with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II and Mark III, and have converted an OM-D E-M10 Mark II to Infrared.  With macro, there’s always a subject you can shoot.  And flowers really pose beautifully!
Saturday, Dec. 5 Competition #4

Our fourth competition of the season! The theme competition is Wide Angles. The judge is Phil Echo. Upload your photos by Wednesday 12/2 at 11:59pm.)

Saturday, Dec. 19 Hunt’s Gear Show

Join us for a virtual presentation from Hunt’s on all sorts of cool gear – new cameras, Macro filters, Monitor Calibrators, Tabletop tripods, adapter rings, and more.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 Competition #5

Our fifth competition of the season! The theme competition is String Instruments. The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 1/6 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, January 23, 2021  TBD

Stay tuned to see who will be giving our next webinar.


Saturday, Feb. 6 Competition #6

Our sixth competition of the season! The theme competition is Industrial Decay. The judge is Nick Nick Palmieri. Upload your photos by Wednesday 2/3 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, February 20, 2021 TBD

Stay tuned to see our next presentation

Saturday, March 6 Competition #7

Our seventh competition of the season! The theme competition is Dot/Dashes/Diagonals,  The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 3/3 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, March 20 Presentation TBD

More details to follow!



Saturday, April 10 Competition #8

Our eighth and final competition of the season! The theme competition is Metal.  The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 4/7 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, April 24  Presentation TBD

More details to follow!

Saturday, May 1 EOY Competition

Compete in our End of Year Competitions with photos you’ve entered in our regular competitions. Photos will need to be uploaded by Wednesday, May 28th. Judges are TBD.

Saturday, June 12 TBD

Hard to believe the season is over.

Next Meeting

All Competitions and Presentations will be held virtually this year!

Saturday, Sept. 12th- Laurie Klein on Infrared Photography!

2020-2021 Themes

Here are the themes for our 2020-2021 Season Theme competitions

  • September 2020: I’m so bored I tried this( Photo experimentation)
  •  October 2020: Color Purple
  •  November 2020: Tabletop Setups
  •  December 2020: Wide Angles
  •  January 2021: String Instruments
  •  February 2021: Industrial Decay
  •  March 2021: Dot/Dashes/Diagonals
  •  April 2021: Metal