Our first show in four years is wrapping up at the end of next week. We very much appreciate the opportunity and invitation from Kendal at Ithaca. Wonderful to see all the photographs together and be able to discuss in person. Images included grand landscapes, small scenes, wildlife, flowers and much more – showcasing the diverse subject matter of a talented group.
It’s a great show! If you haven’t had time to stop by, this week is your last chance.
Excited to have a member‘s show! We will be in person, meeting September 1st from 7 to 8:30pm in the Kendal at Ithaca Art Gallery space. The photographs will be up for the whole month of September, so please stop by and take a look. Expecting a range of excellent nature-based images. Should be an excellent show.
We are seeking the shade and refuge in ‘Glens and Gorges’ for the next meeting. Join us and share your perspective on narrow valleys both local and possibly distant! Lack of light, changing water flows and access can all make these challenging subjects.
Meeting – August 4th at 7pm on Zoom. Members and those interested in joining are all welcome! No need to share images in order to participate.
Our group meeting is next week – July 7 2022 at 7pm EDT – on Zoom. Make sure you fill out the contact form to join our group and get the login details.
We had a great presentation from Colleen Miniuk in May, and this month we are trying out one of her suggestions to create images with one color, using tone, light and shadow to provide interest. A challenging exercise that forces the photographer to think about the environment and how light creates complexity and contrast. Looking forward to seeing the results!
We are thrilled to be hosting a presentation by Colleen Miniuk on “Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography” at our next meeting.
MAY 12th, 7pm on Zoom. (note the change in week for this meeting)
Colleen is a professional based near Phoenix, AZ. She has published several books on photography, one on AZ wildflowers and another about Acadia NP where she was resident photographer for several years. Her presentations come highly recommended – we are looking forward to this one!
For new and returning members who are unsure of CNP’s status, we are having our monthly meetings via Zoom. These have been fun and productive, with members taking on artistically challenging topics and sharing images for feedback during our meetings.
The Zoom link for each meeting is distributed via the CNP email list. If you are not yet a member, please use our contact form or email Mike Goldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to get the link.
How to share photos for the meeting:
1. Please email up to three photos to Mike Goldstein at email@example.com 2. The long edge of your photos should be no bigger than 2048 pixels. If you don’t know how to downsample your photos, send them anyways and Mike will do it. 3. The filename of each photo should start with your last name, followed by your first name, e.g. Goldstein_Michael_CNPphoto_1 4. As the Zoom meeting host, Mike will present your images by sharing his screen with the group so everyone can see it. You will be able to discuss your images with the group.
Please let Mike know if you have questions about formatting your images or using Zoom.
Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm EST. We will hold the meeting online via Zoom. The link will be emailed to you closer to the meeting time.
The photo sharing theme will be “Natural Areas” with the objective of characterizing local natural areas. The Cornell Natural Areas websites (both on-campus and off-campus) has lots of suggestions for locations in the area.
1. Please email up to three photos to Mike Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The long edge of your photos should be no bigger than 2048 pixels. If you don’t know how to downsample your photos, send them anyways and I’ll do it.
3. The filename of each photo should start with your last name, followed by your first name, e.g. Goldstein_Michael_CNPphoto_1
4. As the meeting host, I will present your images by sharing my screen with the group so everyone can see it. You will be able to discuss your images with the group.
4. You will have a better experience if you use headphones or earbuds. Otherwise your computer microphone may pick up the sound from your computer speakers, creating echoes and a feedback loop.
I’ll start the Zoom meeting early, at 6:30pm, so you can log in and get help with video or audio issues before we start the main CNP meeting at 7:30. I’m also happy to have a Zoom meeting with you this weekend or during the week to help you get comfortable with the software. Email me at email@example.com to schedule a time.
From her bio: Wildlife photographer and author Marie Read is renowned for her exquisite bird photographs that combine beauty with impactful storytelling. Widely published during her 30-year career, her images have been featured nationally and internationally in magazines, books, calendars, websites, educational exhibits, and product packaging.
Marie’s articles and photo essays have appeared in such publications as Living Bird, Bird Watching, Nature’s Best, and Wild Planet. Her images have won awards in Share The View International Nature Photography Contest (Grand Prize 2017), Nature’s Best contests, North American Nature Photography Association Showcase, Audubon Photography Awards, and Festival de L’Oiseau. She has authored or co-authored several books about birds and their behavior, including Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds.
Marie lives with her husband in the Finger Lakes Region of central New York, where she has cultivated her own property for many years to create a haven for the local birds.
This Sunday, August 11, Paul Schmitt will lead a close-up and macro photography outing at the Cornell Botanic Gardens from 7:00am – about 9:30am. He’ll be at the Nevin Welcome Center and the adjacent herb garden. Everyone is welcome!