Member Spotlight: Nancy Langer—meet Curiosa

Curiosa means “Curious Female” in Portuguese. I had the honor of officially naming the beautiful creature in the photo you see here. The Jaguar Identification Project, a non-profit conservation organization, collects data on individual jaguars in the Pantanal region of Brazil. After seeing my photograph from a recent trip and requesting additional information and imagesContinue reading “Member Spotlight: Nancy Langer—meet Curiosa”

Central Park Outing with Matt Hill November 15, 2018

Date: Thursday, November 15th (afternoon/evening)Location: New York City, Central ParkSubject: “Central Park at Night” workshop with Matt Hill.Meet: Corner of 110th St and Malcolm X Blvd at 3:30 pm (sunset at 4:38 pm)Note: there is a fee of $30 for this workshop.Leader: Harvey Kopel, 212-662-5272, harvey@kopel.us

Guest Speakers: Cindy Walpole and Chuck Fritsch, November 28, 2018

High-Speed Hummingbird Photography Hummingbirds were one of the first subjects of high-speed photography. Cindy Walpole and Chuck Fritsch will discuss the history of high-speed photography and its application to hummingbirds. They will share their methods for getting good images of hummingbirds in flight with minimal equipment and introduce some of the concepts that are theContinue reading “Guest Speakers: Cindy Walpole and Chuck Fritsch, November 28, 2018”

Date change for Shawangunk Sam’s Point outing

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018Location: The Shawangunks (Sam’s Point Preserve or other location)Photograph: Panoramic high vistas, dwarf pine forest, rocky trailsHike: Stony trails, wet rocks, for two miles or so, some uphillAdditional information: Plan for cool fall weather, bring hiking boots, lunch, snacks, & waterNYC Start: 8:30 am, long day, dinner afterward.NYC Return: 10:30—11:00 pmLeader:Continue reading “Date change for Shawangunk Sam’s Point outing”

Guest Speaker: Erin Babnik, October 24, 2018

The Seven Virtues of a Creative Landscape Photographer Landscape photographers who are committed to visual artistry share habits and values that enable them to produce personally rewarding landscape images on a regular basis. Erin Babnik will summarize seven “virtues” that any landscape photographer can nurture to facilitate the creative process. From curiosity to courage, theseContinue reading “Guest Speaker: Erin Babnik, October 24, 2018”

Member Spotlight: Stephen Feingold

“Nature photography is like Wall Street, previous activity is no guarantee of future results.” — Stephen Feingold Nature subjects are the focus of my photography. I look for dramatic or harmonious designs enhanced by backgrounds that are as impressive as the subject. We cannot exactly reproduce nature with photography, due to shortcomings of equipment andContinue reading “Member Spotlight: Stephen Feingold”

From the Chairs, September/October 2018

Try…Instagram! The mobile phone-based app Instagram has become one of the most popular ways to share photographs and connect with other photographers. We are eager to use this forum to expand our presence by attracting new members and showcasing our members’ best work. Find our Instagram page by entering sierraphotonyc in the Instagram search boxContinue reading “From the Chairs, September/October 2018”

Members’ Night, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Come show us your favorite summer nature images as we welcome the fall season. Bring up to 8 images in digital format, on a USB flash drive only (no CD/DVD/slides). Images should be sRGB, 72 ppi with 1920 pixels on the long side. Label each image with your name and a sequential number. Utilities suchContinue reading “Members’ Night, Wednesday, September 26, 2018”

Members’ Night and Raffle, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Come share some refreshments with fellow committee members as we celebrate the end of our spring season and the start of summer. You may present up to 8 images in digital format. Bring images on a flash drive only (no slides, CD, or DVD). Images should be sRGB, 72 ppi with 1920 pixels on theContinue reading “Members’ Night and Raffle, Wednesday, June 27, 2018”