2019-2020 Schedule

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.

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* Opening Day Joe EdelmanOpening Day Joe Edelman

Time: 9:45 am

Join us for our Opening day festivities on Sept. 8th. Our presenter is Joe Edelman. We will also have a raffle and a light luncheon. Reminder, our meeting room is 327/399 at 9:45am

* Upload PhotosUpload Photos

Time: 11:59 am

Upload your photos by 11:59pm for Saturday's competition!

* Competition #1Competition #1

Time: 9:45 am

Theme is Eye Glasses. Judge is Chuck Pine


2019-2020 Schedule

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 Presentation TBD



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!.)

Saturday, January 18, 2020  Charles Needle “Impressionistic Photography: How to Use Your Camera as a Paintbrush”

More details to follow. Plus, Hunt’s Camera will be here so you can buy some new goodies.

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.

Website: www.charleschesslerphotography.com

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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:

Respectively, dusk occurs when the geometric center of the Sun is 18° below the horizon in the evening. Twilight refers to the periods between the dawn and sunrise and sunset and dusk, where sunrise and sunset are defined as the exact times when the upper edge of the disc of the Sun is at the horizon. – Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Dept. of Commerce
Dusk is the period of time between sunset and nightfall. Many parents allow their children to roam freely in their neighborhood as long as they are home by dusk. For some, dusk is seen as a mysterious, almost magical time, serving as the bridge between the brightness of day and the darkness of night. – Vocabulary.com
IS DUSK THE SAME AS SUNSET?  “Sunset” is the opposite. It occurs the moment the disc of sun completely disappears below the western horizon. Technically, “dusk” is the period of twilight between complete darkness and sunrise (or sunset). In common usage, “dawn” refers to morning, while “dusk” refers only to the evening twilight. – Tom Skilling, meteorologist for WGN in Chicago

Saturday, March 21 Presentation TBD

More details to follow!



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.

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2019-2020 Themes

Here are the themes for our 2019-2020 Season Theme competitions

  • September 2019: Two Colors
  •  October 2019: Dancers
  •  November 2019: Dog(s) Playing
  •  December 2018: Backlit (not Silhouette)
  •  January 2019: Street Scenes
  •  February 2019: Bad Weather
  •  March 2019: Dusk (see description)
  •  April 2019: Bridges at Night

Sept. 2019 Images of the Month