Here’s the tentative schedule for our 2019-2020 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 66th season which runs from September 2019 to June 2020! After each meeting, many club members head on over for some shooting at the Botanical Gardens (it’s just across the street!) or the Zoo, or to a local restaurant so consider joining us for that too! 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. All meetings unless otherwise specified start at 9:45am at the Fordham Preparatory School on the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University, Bronx.
Saturday, Sept. 7 Opening Day Presentation by Jennifer Khordi
Join us for our Opening day festivities on Sept. 7th. Our presenter will be landscape and night photographer Jennifer Khordi. We will also have a raffle and a light luncheon. Join us in Room 327/399 at 9:45am.
Jennifer Khordi is a semi-pro cityscape and landscape Nikon photographer based out of New Jersey and NYC. She is best known for her moon shots and Milky Way photography here in the tri-state area and out west. She has had international press including appearances on a French reality TV show and on Fox5 NY. She currently leads long exposure, Milky Way, moon rise and set workshops. Her favorite set up for shooting the moon is the Nikon d500 with the Nikkor 200-500 lens. She uses PhotoPills to plan her moon shots.
Saturday, Sept. 21 Competition #1
Our first competition of the season! The theme competition is Two Colors The judge is Chuck Pine. Upload your photos by Wednesday 9/18 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, Oct 5th Competition #2
Our second competition of the season! The theme competition is Dancers. The judge is Steve Morton. Upload your photos by Wednesday 10/2 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, Oct. 19 Presentation by Kathy Baca
We’re thrilled to present a talk by Kathy Baca.
Photography is a family affair at the Macpherson House. My great grandfather was Robert Turnbull Macpherson, who was a wonderful architectural photographer in the early 1800’s. My grandfather, Robert Macpherson, established a portrait photography studio in Lynbrook circa 1890. It was name “Inverurie” after his beloved country home in Scotland. I have had a passion for photography since I could hold a Brownie. I love all venues of photography, but particularly enjoy Nature and Macro.
Please feel free to visit, and view my work on Flickr under Kathy Macpherson Baca. I judge a worldwide group on Facebook called Reflections From the Camera. I was at the NECCC displaying insects for a macro workshop. As much as the art of photography – it is a immense pleasure to teach. This is the most enjoyable aspect of this craft for me. To see someone’s face light up seeing and learning more ……is priceless.
Photography should be fun. That .. is my mantra. If people are not having fun learning, and evolving – you’ve not given them a legacy.
Saturday, Nov. 2 Competition #3
Our third competition of the season! The theme competition is Dog(s) Playing. The judge is Nick Palmieri. Upload your photos by Wednesday 10/30 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, Nov. 16 Macro Shoot
We’re going to have a Macro and Flower shoot. The macro set ups will be slinkies, buttons, pocket watches, watch parts, bottle caps, gears and other shiny things setup at the teacher’s lounge (but come to the regular room first). Bring the following:
1. An empty bottle of water, a cup or something that can hold a flower. A 99 cent vase will do too.
2. A background. One of those tri fold project boards that can stand on its own would be best and they are about $4.00.
3. A light so you can light your own flowers and macro shots.
4. Your camera and lenses or your cell phone
5. Tripod if you want.
Saturday, Dec. 7 Competition #4
Our fourth competition of the season! The theme competition is Backlit (but not Silhouettes). The judge is Phil Echo. Upload your photos by Wednesday 12/4 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, Dec. 14 Holiday Party
Join us for our annual holiday party — it’s potluck so bring a favorite dish to share! Plus, we’ll be holding a business meeting giving you a chance to give the Club feedback on our activities. And we’ll have a raffle too!
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 Competition #5
Our fifth competition of the season! The theme competition is Street Scenes. The judge is Dennis Thornton. Upload your photos by Wednesday 1/1 at 11:59pm (or earlier if you’re celebrating the New Years!.)
CANCELLED! Saturday, January 18, 2020 Charles Needle “Impressionistic Photography: How to Use Your Camera as a Paintbrush”
Unfortunately, due to an electrical issue at Fordham Prep, we are going to have to cancel this meeting. You can see Charles Needle at the Westchester Photographic Society on Friday evening 1/17.
Charles Needle Biography
Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide. In 2011, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest.
A popular New England Camera Club Council speaker for several years, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills (Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011). An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner seven years in a row.
Charles’ photographs have selected for publication in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer magazine, Nature Photographer magazine, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, The Chicago Tribune, SELF Magazine and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.
To learn more about Charles’ work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.
In addition to the presentation, Hunt’s Photo & Video will be here along with all sorts of gear that you know you’ll want to buy! Give them a call in advance if there’s something you need and they’ll bring it down, or browse the selection they’ll bring with them. Hunt’s has been a long supporter of our club!
Saturday, Feb. 1 Competition #6
Our sixth competition of the season! The theme competition is Bad Weather. The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 1/29 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 This Photographer’s Journey: From Passionate Hobbyist to Working Pro with Charles Chessler
Join us for a presentation by Charles Chessler – “This Photographer’s Journey: From Passionate Hobbyist to Working Pro”.
Charles Chessler is a NYC based photographer doing headshots for actors, business people, musicians, and authors. He is also a passionate wildlife photographer and documenter of daily life. He teaches small workshops, offers private one-on-one lessons, and leads photo walks. You can also find him leading walks for B&H, Adorama, and The PhotoPlus Expo. He is thrilled to be an ambassador for, and partnering with, Wild Tomorrow Fund, a wildlife conservation non-profit doing work on the ground in South Africa. Personal projects include his ongoing Agreeable Strangers project and his ongoing Body Positive Project.
FB Agreeable Strangers: https://www.
Saturday, March 7 Competition #7
Our seventh competition of the season! The theme competition is Dusk The judge is Walter Kimmel. Upload your photos by Wednesday 3/4 at 11:59pm.
To clarify the definition of Dusk:
Saturday, April 4 Competition #8
Our eighth and final competition of the season! The theme competition is Bridges at Night. The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 4/1 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, April 18 Presentation TBD
More details to follow!
Saturday, May 9 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 6th. Judges are Steve Morton, TBD and TBD.
Saturday, June 13 Annual End of Year Party & Awards Luncheon!
Hard to believe the season is over, but it’s time for our 2019-2020 Members Awards. Join us for our End of Year Party and Awards celebration, our annual Slide Presentation: “Best of 2019-2020″, a raffle and more. Bring a dish if you wish.