March 6 Meeting

Liz Clayton specializes in flower and landscape photography. She is drawn to graceful lines, simple shapes, and bold colors. Her love for learning post-processing skills meshes well with her interest in trying new photography techniques. For the past two winters she has expanded her close-up and macro knowledge to include water drop and water drop collision photography.

Join us at the March meeting as Liz presents “Using Nik Color Efex Pro and Topaz Software to enhance your images?”

February 6th Meeting: Rob Sabatini

Rob Sabatini

From Rob: “I am an amateur photographer who resides in Richmond Virginia. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York I had little exposure to wildlife but fondly remember trips to the country and occasional encounters with deer, frogs and salamanders. For most of my life my interest in photography was limited to travel and family where I developed rudimentary skills with a variety of film cameras but was never satisfied with the results obtainable through commercial developing that lacked the opportunity to process and edit my photos. A collision of opportunities including the explosion of digital photography, the discovery of a heron rookery on the James River, and the gift of mentorship resulted in my avid interest in wildlife photography. It is an honor for me to discuss and share some of my experiences and photographs from both local and travel venues with photographers of all skill levels that range from the few I might be able to help to the many that I can learn from.” In his spare time, Rob Sabatini is a periodontist and retired Air Force colonel who received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1981 and returned to the School of Dentistry as a professor in the department of periodontics after his military retirement in 2005.

The meeting is at 6:30 at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg. It is free and open to the public.

The member photo theme is Silhouettes and Shadows.

January 9 Meeting CANCELLED

The January 9th CNPC meeting has been cancelled due to weather. Please continue to send your January (and February) theme images to Craig. They will be shown in February.

This is what we had been planning FYI:

CNPC Member Dave Reubush will be the guest speaker for the January meeting. Dave will give a slideshow of photos and details his two Dave is a retired NASA aerospace engineer and since retiring has taken up hobbies including scuba diving, travel, and photography. Dave and his wife made the first trip to Antarctica and enjoyed it so much they went a second time.

Please join us to hear his stories and see some great photos from his trips. Monday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kitzenger Room of the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg (the public library in Norge). Visitors welcome!

The member theme for photos this month is “Winter.”