News & Notes

News and Events The Sierra Club NYC Group is sponsoring its Sustainability Series via Zoom and makes recordings available on the web. See for more details. Schedule (subject to change): December 9, 2020: Population and Land Use Impact on the Emergence of Zoonatic Epidemics January 13, 2021: Carbon Free, Nuclear Free: Challenges and SuccessesContinue reading “News & Notes”

Guest Speakers: Lisa and Tom Cuchara – Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 pm (via Zoom)

Highlights Lisa Cuchara, Ph.D. is very passionate about photography, both behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. From birds and flowers to babies and UrbEx/HDR, she embraces the challenge of interpreting what her eyes see and her heart feels through her work. Lisa is PPA Certified as Master-Photographic Craftsman as well as Master ofContinue reading “Guest Speakers: Lisa and Tom Cuchara – Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 pm (via Zoom)”

Visiting with Chuck and Helen Pine

Chuck and Helen Pine met at the Park West Camera Club in New York City and have been photographing together for more than 25 years. Both are eclectic photographers and have aimed their lenses at a wide variety of subjects over the last two and a half decades. Chuck and Helen share a passion forContinue reading “Visiting with Chuck and Helen Pine”

News and Notes

The Audubon Society has published its 2020 Photo Awards, in print and on a beautiful website. The California Academy of Sciences’ Big Picture Competition has posted its 2020 winners. The Nature Conservancy cancelled its 2020 photo competition, but 2019 winners are honored at: The Nature Conservancy, along with the NYC Parks Department, has introduced aContinue reading “News and Notes”

Mike Moats – Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 pm (via Zoom)

The Properly-Equipped Macro Photographer Being a properly-equipped macro photographer is not just about the equipment, but also equipping yourself with the how-to knowledge of macro photography. Mike will cover the most important equipment for macro photography, how to control depth of field, a little about composition, and subject matter. Mike Moats is an international award-winningContinue reading “Mike Moats – Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 pm (via Zoom)”

Members’ Night, Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 pm (via Zoom)

While we are unable to meet “live” at Lincoln Center, SierraPhoto NYC has planned a virtual meeting to begin the season. For this Members’ Night, all are invited to share their nature-themed photos. We will be utilizing the Zoom videoconferencing platform, a popular application, to present member photos and meet virtually. See our instructions below.Continue reading “Members’ Night, Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 pm (via Zoom)”

From The Chairs, May/June 2020

As these are the most unusual of times, the SierraPhoto NYC Group has had to adapt: the Board is trying new ways to provide safe activities and as much SierraPhoto spirit as possible. One of the ways we thought we could provide our members with an upbeat note and show our appreciation to three hard-workingContinue reading “From The Chairs, May/June 2020”

Members Spotlight: Visiting with 3 SierraPhoto NYC Members

Visiting with Claudia Schellenberg I’ve been a member of the Sierra Club organization for many years, I don’t recall exactly when I became active in the Photo Committee. I’ve been treasurer for about eight years.   I picked up a camera in earnest in the winter of 2006, with my cousin’s encouragement. I seek out natureContinue reading “Members Spotlight: Visiting with 3 SierraPhoto NYC Members”

Virtual Members Night on Instagram – Enter by May 27

Since we’ve had to cancel our popular Members’ Night in May because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re organizing a Virtual Members’ Night through Instagram. We are all confined to our homes, except for the occasional trip to the store or a walk in the park. As photographers, we may feel the need to use ourContinue reading “Virtual Members Night on Instagram – Enter by May 27”

Status of the Nature as Sanctuary Exhibit

As you know, our exhibit, Nature as Sanctuary, will not take place as originally scheduled this spring. The Church of the Heavenly Rest, our planned venue, has closed its facilities to the public for an unspecified period due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. However, the Program Administrator has told us that, if at allContinue reading “Status of the Nature as Sanctuary Exhibit”