2022-2023 Schedule

We were hoping to be back in person for the 2022-2023 season however the first several months we will still be conducting meetings online. Hopefully that will change by 2023. 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 2022-2023 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 69th season which runs from September 2022 to June 2023! 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.

2022-2023 Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 17 Opening Day Presentation “Photographers: Be Bigger Than You Think You Are!” with Peter Alessandria, Meeting 10am, Presentation 10:30am

Please join us Saturday Sept. 17, 2022, at 10:30AM for a live online discussion with author, photographer and speaker Peter Alessandria. Peter will talk about his career as a professional photographer, including the challenges he faced when he was starting out. How he overcame those challenges is the subject of his book, “Be Bigger Than You Think You Are: Overcoming Our Self-Imposed Limits to Have the Life We Want.” Peter will also be showing some of his photos and discussing how he got his work published in the newspaper.

Peter started his career as an entertainment attorney in Los Angeles. While he studied law and business in school, working in Hollywood sparked his creative interests and he soon became an amateur photographer and filmmaker as well as attorney. After losing his law practice in 2008 in the Global Financial Crisis, Peter made the leap to pursue his creative passions full-time. Today, he is an award-winning, internationally-published photographer, author, TEDx speaker and filmmaker based in the New York City area. You can find out more about Peter’s work on his websites and social media pages: www.bebiggertoday.com, www.peteralessandriaphotography.com, Facebook, Instagram (@peteralessandria). Copies of “Be Bigger Than You Think You Are!” and Peter’s photography book “New York Cityscapes” can be purchased on his website.

Saturday, Sept. 24 Competition #1

Our first competition of the season! The theme competition is “Roadscapes.” The judge is Chuck Pine. Upload your photos by Wednesday 9/21 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Oct. 8 Competition #2

Our second competition of the season! The theme competition is “Weathered Wood.” The judge is Lila Pollinger. Upload your photos by Wednesday 10/5 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Oct. 22 Presentation – “Composing with Intent” with Mark Battista

Mark BattistaMark Battista, Artist and Fine Art Photographer, will share his insight on composition to create images that tell a story, effectively communicate an idea and express an emotion. Come explore ways of taking your photography to a whole new level through the use of compositional strategies to create more visually impactful images. Mark’s years of training and working as a painter has influenced how he arranges elements in his photographic images. Discover ways of composing inspired by master painters of the past and learn how to apply those skills to your photographic imagery.
Topics covered include:

Mark Battista Iris and Teapot• THE ELEMENTS OF ART
• Line
• Shape
• Color
• Value
• Creating a focal point through contrast of tone, color or area of focus
• Point of view/ framing a subject
• Balance and visual weight vs. “Rules”

Mark Battista is a painter and fine art photographer specializing in portrait and still life photography. He graduated from Paier College of with a B.F.A. After working for several years as a fine artist and illustrator, Mark received a M.S. in Art Education degree from S.C.S.U and has served in the West Haven School System as an art teacher for the past 35 years. He continues to work as a fine artist and photographer and teaches workshops and one on one tutoring throughout the U.S. He recently presented several days of workshops at the New England Camera Club Council’s Annual Conference at UMASS College at Amherst and the Booth Museum in Cartersville, GA.

Mark’s artwork and photography has been internationally recognized and has won awards from organizations such as the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, the New York Center For Photographic Arts, the American Artists Professional League and the CT Watercolor Society. He recently won the Grand Prize and Second Place in an international exhibit through nyc4pa.

Mark is an elected member of the Salmagundi Club, as well as the American Artist Professional League, and the American Watercolor Society. He is represented by the Salmagundi Club in NYC and the Niantic Bay Gallery in Niantic, CT. Feel free to visit his website at www.markbattista.com for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 5 Competition #3

Our third competition of the season! The theme competition is “Neon Lights”. The judge is Phil Echo. Upload your photos by Wednesday 11/2 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Nov. 19 “Bridging the Creative and Technical Aspects of Photography” with Nick Palmieri

Join us for a presentation from Nick Palmieri on “Bridging the Creative and Technical Aspects of Photography”.

This program looks at the technical facets of taking a photograph and the exciting and challenging creative aspects of photography. This program is filled with ideas and motivation to bridge creative and technical matters related to taking a photograph and reviews everything from pre-visualization to post-processing skills.

Nick Palmieri is an award-winning photographer, who enjoys the creative aspects of many different types of photography. From wildlife to landscapes to portraits and macros, he has spent countless hours exploring a wide range of genres. Since 2009, Nick has been presenting programs and workshops on various aspect of photography throughout New Jersey and beyond. Nick currently serves as a Trustee for the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs and is a past President of both the Cranford-Millburn Camera Club and Camera Naturalists Camera Club. In 2015, the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs awarded him their Citation, recognizing his contributions to photography in New Jersey.

Within the world of social media, he is a moderator for the very popular Facebook page, “Photography Help, Tips, Techniques, and Critiques.” Nick believes that the art of photography should be fully explored utilizing all the developments in modern technology while maintaining great respect for its deep historical roots.

To learn more, visit his website at www.docnickphotos.com.


Saturday, Dec. 3 Competition #4

Our fourth competition of the season! The theme competition is”Food Photography”. The judge is Anastasia Tompkins. Upload your photos by Wednesday 11/30 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Dec. 17 Holiday Party

Join us for our annual holiday pot luck celebration. Bring your favorite dish!

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 Competition #5

Our fifth competition of the season! The theme competition is “Clocks and Watches. The judge is Rick Kent. Upload your photos by Wednesday 1/4 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 Presentation TBD

Join us for a presentation. More details coming soon.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 Competition #6

Our sixth competition of the season! The theme competition is “Graceful Curves”. The judge is Tom Cuchara Upload your photos by Wednesday 2/1 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, February 18, 2023 Presentation TBD

More information soon on February’s presentation.

Saturday, March 4 Competition #7

Our seventh competition of the season! The theme competition is “The Color Purple”. The judge is Gillian Greenhill Hannum. Upload your photos by Wednesday 3/1 at 11:59pm.

Saturday,March 18, 2023 Presentation TBD

Join us for a presentation. More details coming soon.

Saturday, April 1, 2023 Competition #8

Our eighth competition of the season! The theme competition is “Bees”.  The judge is Andrew Kurchey. Upload your photos by Wednesday 3/29 at 11:59pm.

Saturday, April 23, 2023 Presentation 

More info soon on April’s presentation.

Saturday, May 13, 2023 TBD

More info soon

Saturday, June 110 Awards and Party

Hard to believe the season is over. Join us for our end of season party and awards presentation.

Next Meeting

For now, all Competitions and Presentations will be held online.

Saturday, Jan. 7 - Competition #5, Theme: Clocks and Watches, Judge: Rick Kent

Saturday, Jan. 21 – TBD

2022-2023 Themes

Here are the themes for our 2022-2023 Season Theme competitions

  •  September 2022: Roadscapes
  •  October 2022: Weathered Wood
  •  November 2022: Neon Signs
  •  December 2022: Food Photography
  •  January 2023: Clocks & Watches
  •  February 2023: Graceful Curves
  •  March 2023: The Color Purple
  •  April 2023: Bees