CNP September Show

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.

CNP Member‘s Show

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.

Glens and Gorges

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.

Filling the Frame with One Color

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!

Colleen Miniuk – Special Presentation

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!

http://www.cms-photo.com/

April Fool

Our April meeting is shaping up to be an entertaining one! Here is your chance to exercise your creativity on the theme of ‘April Fool’. Does the image fool us? Or is the subject foolish? Let your imagination run wild. All interpretations are welcome. Please join us and share in the fun.

Date – April 7, 2022 Time – 7pm EDT Online – Zoom

Are you interested in joining? 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.

2022 Planning

The CNP team is busy planning program for the next few months. Stay tuned for updates on invited speakers and special programs!

Our next meeting is this Thursday, March 3. Please join us and share photos on the theme of ‘Winter’. We will also be checking in on plans. New ideas and suggestions are very welcome.

Are you interested in joining? 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.

We are meeting via Zoom

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 (mhg26@cornell.edu ) to get the link.

How to share photos for the meeting:

1.  Please email up to three photos to Mike Goldstein at mhg26@cornell.edu  
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.

May 7 meeting info

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 mhg26@cornell.edu
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.

April 2 meeting online via Zoom

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm EST.  We will hold the meeting online via Zoom at the following link:  https://cornell.zoom.us/j/418818216
The photo sharing theme will be “signs of spring”.  Here’s how we are going to share photos:
1.  Please email up to three photos to Mike Goldstein at mhg26@cornell.edu
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.
Many of you are not familiar with Zoom but we have plenty of time to help you get comfortable with it before the meeting on Thursday.
1.  Go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac.  There you will find instructions to download the Zoom application and create a free account on Zoom.
2.  Don’t worry about learning how to start meetings if you are only using Zoom to attend our meeting.  After installing the application, watch the “joining a meeting” tutorial at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-.
3.  You can join a test meeting to assess your internet connection:  https://zoom.us/test
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 mhg26@cornell.edu to schedule a time.