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Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 23 - 6:30 pm
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
(Formerly Quail Botanical Gardens) Agenda & Directions.


Speaker: Jodie Hulden

Topic: An Artist-in-Residence Experience

More information about the program.

Member Share (Upload Images Here):

  • August's Topic: Energy

  • What is Energy? Where do you see it? Running, pushing, jumping, rolling, sunshine, a handshake, coffee? Energy is everywhere.
    Using your best compositional and storytelling skills, make a photo that depicts energy!

    “The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired. ”
    Gustave Courbet

    Helpful Techniques: Find something forceful or moving and return to it after making a plan to capture it in action.

    What story or vision will you share?

    Future Topics:
    September: Solar Eclipse- Wherever you are, get a photograph at the time of the eclipse on August 21.
    October: Over-The-Top

    Member Share is a club activity that was developed with hope it would encourage members to gain knowledge of photography and share their experiences of making photographs. We succeed if each month members make an effort to create a new photograph related to the topic or find an opportunity to make a photo related to the topic. In the spirit of Member Share, please make an attempt to create a new image each month. If you only make one or cannot make one, then you can go into your archive to find something for the topic. But try to make at least one. Two is the limit for sharing at the meetings, but you can put more images in your gallery to share them that way too.
    Most of all, Have Fun!
Please submit up to 2 images.   (Go to Member Share Uploader and submit your images there)

Click here for Member Share submission guidelines

Upcoming NCPS Photo Shoots:

Magnificent Hummingbirdsï¾ ©2008 Barbara Swanson
Taken from the Costa Rica gallery of Barbara Swanson


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Latest NCPS News . . .

For Your Immediate Attention:

The Volunteer Leadership Team is looking for two volunteers to take over the duties of Projectionist and Sponsor Liaison immediately. These are two very important positions in the club as you well know.

Duties of the Projectionist include preparing/coordinating material for the general meeting. It requires approximately 10 hours per month (including the general meeting).

Duties of the Sponsor Liaison involves approximately two hours per month maintaining relationships with existing sponsors and recruiting new sponsors for our annual member show.

Please contact Sandy president@nc-photo if you are interested. Full Job Descriptions are available upon request. Thank you for consideration.

Lost & Found:

Black Composition Notebook left at the July 26th meeting. Contact president@nc-photo to recover.


Once again it's time for our annual members' photographic exhibition. This year is number twenty-two and for five-and-a-half weeks (from September 20th _ October 28th, 2017), your images will hang in the Encinitas Library's Community Room.

The prospectus for the show can be found in this issue of our newsletter, The Lens Paper, and Click here for your copy of the 2017 Member Show Prospectus. We've made some changes this year so make sure to carefully read the prospectus for important dates & times, size limitations, category descriptions, and other pertinent submission guidelines.

Entries are due September 1, 2017. We are limiting the number of entries to 90 this year so get your entries in early. First come, first served.

Your main contact for questions about the show will be Nancy Jennings and she can be reached at treasurer@nc-photo.org or by calling 760-445-9596.

A note for our new members... our annual show is FREE for all members but dues must be current. You are allowed to enter two images in a choice of eight categories. Your image(s) are guaranteed to hang. All images will be professionally judged by two photo industry professionals and awarded ribbons (no cash awards).

Our Artist's Reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd from 1-4 PM. This is one party you won't want to miss! Click here for the electronic version of the post card for this year's member show. 2017 Member Show Postcard.

The member show is a great learning opportunity for those of you who have not entered a show before, and a great way to get involved. Whether you are new to photography or a seasoned enthusiast, we encourage you to share your talent! You will be surprised at the support and knowledge our club can offer!

Nancy Jennings
Mike McMahon
2017 Member Exhibition Coordinators

Calendar of Photographic Events

Member Announcements...

Members may submit small personal announcements of their shows or other events for publication in the newsletter and on this web site. Email newsletter@nc-photo.org and webmaster@nc-photo.org with your announcement. This can also be added to our events calendar. Email photoshoots@nc-photo.org

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