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August 3rd SPS Club Meeting - Wild Animals

The theme for August is "Wild Animals" (not domestic) and this competition will be "vintage" which means that submitted images may be older than 12 months prior to the competition but must not have been used in an SPS competition before.

Our guest judge and speaker for tonight will be Marvin Price.

Marvin's photography habit started when he become interested in travel & nature photography. In order to feed his NAS (Nikon Acquisition Syndrome) Marvin began photographing weddings and has continued doing so professionally for over 20 years. Until the past 5 years, most of Marvin's professional work has been event photography where he was photographing up to 30 events a year along with maintaining a full time law practice. Being a true Gemini, Marvin wasn't satisfied just sticking with any one particular aspect of photography and soon became certified as an underwater photographer with the Nikon School of Underwater Photography on Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands and later studied professional nature photography with David Middleton through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana, taking numerous workshops through them.

Marvin has a wonderful body of work on his website www.MarvinPricePhotography.com which I'm sure you'll find inspiring. While there also check out his upcoming workshops!

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  • Harriet D.

    Great job by Marvin! I learned so much about photographing at the aquarium from the excellent presentation and seeing his images. Plus my hat's off to him for doing such a wonderful, positive job on the critiques, especially given the huge number of photographs.

    August 8, 2012

  • Cheryl T.

    This was my first meetup, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The presentation was interesting and thorough. The competition submissions had some really very nice entries. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

    The whole thing ran a bit long, but I heard later that was unusual and was because of having so many entries.

    August 4, 2012

  • Diana M.

    Very good information about taking photos at the Aquarium. Hope there will be an opportunity for me to put them into practice soon.

    August 4, 2012

  • Mikki Root D.

    Very interesting program and wonderful work shown, both by our presenter and by our members. Sure glad I didn't have to judge it!

    August 4, 2012

  • ray d.

    qutstanding program and competition

    August 4, 2012

  • Christina D.

    Excellent - many fantastic photos.

    August 4, 2012

  • victor

    Great presentation and comments on the photo submissions.

    August 4, 2012

  • Jeff M.

    Marvin presented some great tips and example images for getting the most out of your aquarium photography. He also did a yeoman's job of judging the marathon competition -- lots of images to critique and he had constructive comments for each. Well done!

    August 3, 2012

  • Marvin P.

    Cathy just saw your older post. Will be setting up additional trips through Meetup and various camera clubs starting in the late fall.

    July 30, 2012

  • Carl F.

    Kannan, we don't have any specific rules on post processing. It's up to the judge to consider if an image is over-processed. When submitting a digital image, make sure to pay attention to the optimal resolution.

    July 29, 2012

  • Kannan

    Are there any specific rules about post processing of images. Can't find this in the rule from the above link

    July 29, 2012

  • Ken R.

    Entries come in three categories; digital [projected], B&W Print and Color Print. For the two print categories you bring in a printed and mounted [to foam core, matt board, etc.] print of pretty much any size (recommend 8x10-13x19). Print entries need to be registered at competition desk prior to the 7:30 start time. For digital, a JPG of the image (sized roughly 1920x1080) should be emailed to [masked] by Thursday before the meeting. Get all the details here: http://bit.ly/MriRg1

    July 14, 2012

  • Serenity (.

    When you do these competitions, are people bringing printed photos, how are they submitted?

    June 28, 2012

  • Serenity (.

    would love to attend the workshop you set up at the aquarium. Will you be posting it?

    June 28, 2012

  • Marvin P.

    Many of you have been able to join me for photography meetups where we had early access to the Ga Aquarium. I have been asked to speak about the difficulties in shooting through the acrylic windows found at most aquariums. I will also be talking about underwater photography which has similar problems due to refraction and back scatter.

    The aquarium has given me permission to bring additional groups for early admission which I will be setting up soon. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon

    June 27, 2012

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