2019 MAC Annual Meeting Report
PSA Mid -Atlantic Chapter, Established 1997
Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Place: Clubhouse Two, Activity Room, Leisure World, 15,000 Georgia Avenue, North, Silver Spring MD 20906
09:00 – 09:45 am — Mid-Atlantic Chapter & PSA business
10:00 – 11:00 am — Morning Feature Presentation “The Call of the North – Canadian Rockies” by Bernard Chen
11:00 – 11:45 am — About PSA: “What is a Photo Travel and NOT a Photo Travel Image”
11:45 – 12:45 pm — Lunch
01:00 – 02:00 pm — Afternoon Program: “Zambia, South Africa wildlife and Kenya migration adventures” by Henry NG
02:15 — 02:45 pm – The showing of the 2018 PSA Chapter Showcase Competition Images
03:00 – 04:30 pm — Members’ Images Critique
Morning Feature Program Description “The Call of the North – Canadian Rockies “: Bernard Chen discussed his two recent trips to the magnificent Canadian Rockies in September and January. In addition to presenting his outstanding images and videos captured during these trips, he also discussed photos tips, trip preparation and trail details that might be of interest to those wanting to visit the Canadian Rockies.
Bernard Chen Bio: Bernard is an award-winning landscape photographer who has found his passion with a camera in his hands. He has a heart of an artist and is an aspiring nature photographer based out of Northern Virginia. Besides his passion for capturing beautiful images, Bernard’s dedication with his camera has also extended to other artistic elements, broadening his talents into time-lapse photography and nature cinematography. Bernard said “I never stop imagining how I can inspire others to see Mother Nature at her finest moments”.
Afternoon Program Description: “Zambia, South Africa wildlife and Kenya migration adventures”: Africa is the photographers’ paradise. Henry presented the images captured during his 21-days photo trips to three African countries (Zambia, South Africa and Kenya) in July 2018. He discussed the different subjects available in these countries including the trip preparation, equipment and transportation needs, living conditions, and photo tips.
Henry Ng Bio: Henry is an internationally recognized photographer. He was ranked among the Worldwide Top 10 Exhibitors in 5 different Divisions (Pictorial Color Slides, Digital Imaging, Photojournalism, Photo Travel and Small Color Prints) of the “Who’s Who in Photography” published by Photographic Society of America (PSA) numerous times, including ranked first in the World in both Pictorial Color Slides (now is called Projected Images) in 2005 and Photo Travel Projected Images in 2005 and 2006. In November 2018, the Chinese Art Golden Horse Award Organization in China awarded Henry the Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award. He has served as the PSA Image Collections Vice President and a member of PSA Board of Directors (BOD). After serving the maximum allowable three terms as the PSA Vice President (2007-2013), PSA BOD appointed Henry as the PSA Ambassador in 2013 and the PSA Goodwill Ambassador for Asia in 2016.
Members’ Images Critique session: Anyone was welcome to bring his/her images to the panel for critique.
LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE: Bernard Chen
Bernard Chen is an award-winning landscape photographer who has found his passion with a camera in his hands. He has a heart of an artist and is an aspiring nature photographer based out of Northern Virginia. Besides capturing beautiful landscapes, he has a passion for creating videos to inspire others to explore our world.
“When I picked up my first camera in 2009, I had no idea what I wanted to do. What I am doing today seemed like a far-fetched dream at the time, but I fell in love with photography and it became a passion that has carried me through many doors and to many friendships. I started teaching several years ago and have successfully instructed my own workshops from West Virginia to Maine, South Carolina to Montana, and thoroughly enjoy passing my knowledge to fellow photographers! I consider myself an adventure photographer, meaning I love to seek unique images that you wouldn’t see everyday. If I have to rock climb, I’ll do it. If I have to drop 200 feet into a cave, I’ll do it. If I have to backpack for days to get a shot, I’ll do it. The feeling of accomplishment after capturing that perfect image is well worth the risk for me. My ultimate goal is to give photographers a chance to have this kind of experience, to come out of their comfort zone to capture images they could only dreamed of before.”
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