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North Texas Asian Photographer’s Association (NTAPA) was established in 2003 by a group of people who share the same passion for photography, personal well-being, and environmental stewardship. We aim to promote the art and science of photography through educational experiences, informational sessions, inspiration, and opportunity for self-growth and camaraderie for all persons interested in photography. NTAPA is a Section 501©3 nonprofit organization.

Every year we organize various field trips, near and far, led by our experienced members in order to exchange photographic knowledge and promote fellowship. In our monthly meeting we regularly hold art critique sessions and photograph contests. Our members are encouraged to participate in all forms of professional seminars and competitions. We host multiple local photograph exhibitions at major art centers every year. NTAPA offers public photography education programs, publishes weekly newspaper column, and provides community photography services.

Our members range from dedicated amateurs to devoted dedicated professionals. Our Special Interest Groups (SIG) includes Canon/Nikon camera system, tripod/lenses/lighting equipment discussion, Photoshop / Lightroom postprocessing, hiking for personal well-being groups, and is growing continuously. We welcome you to join us. Membership fee is $40 annually.

2018 June Contest Results

Thank you all for participating this month’s contest and congratulations to the following winners.

Results

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Honorable Mentions

References

Judge’s Bio

Bill Buchanan, HonPSA, FGDC has been involved with photography almost his entire life. His passion for teaching photography has been fostered by being chairman of the Photo Guild of Detroit’s Annual Photographic Seminar. Bill has presented many instructional programs in the Detroit area as well as at NECCC (New England Camera Club Council), SWMCC and PSA conferences. He has been a major supporter of the electronic capture photography both in his own club and the PSA. Bill served as the Chairman of the Electronic Imaging division. In 2012 at the San Francisco PSA International Conference he was awarded the Stanley B. Ashbrook, Jr. Memorial Award and the PSA Service Award for his contributions to digital photography and PSA. He has also served as guest accessor for the new PSA Portfolios Distinction program. Bill received one of PSA’s highest honors, Honorary Member, (HonPSA) in September of 2016.

Grading sheet

All participating photos

link

2018 May Contest Results

Thank you all for participating this month’s contest and congratulations to the following winners.

Best of Show

Advanced Group

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Beginner Group

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

References

Judge’s Bio

Grading sheet

All participating photos

Advanced Group
Beginner Group

Special announcement for June’s monthly meeting

Please be reminded, June’s monthly meeting, we will have joint event with DCAA (达拉斯书画协会) and Art Center of Plano to have artist Stephen Zhang as our speaker. The event will be hosted at Art Center of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

请大家注意,明天的月会与以往不同,我们摄影学会与DCAA (达拉斯书画协会) ,Art Center of Plano 联合邀请画家Stephen Zhang作讲座。Stephen的水彩画结合了西方油画的特点,是很好的突破传统以形成自我风格的范例,相信对大家在构图,审美,突破上会有所启示。我们五月的摄影月赛结果会在Stephen讲座之后揭晓。

请大家注意如下时间和地点的改变:

时间:6/12 6:30-8:30pm
地点:Art Center of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074

2018 April Contest Results

Thank you all for participating this month’s contest and congratulations to the following winners.

Best of Show

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Honorable Mentions

Beginner Group

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Honorable Mentions

References

Judge’s Bio

Grading sheet

All participating photos

Advanced Group
Beginner Group

 

2018 March Contest Results

Thank you all for participating this month’s contest and congratulations to the following winners as critiqued by Jeff Dunn, Certified Judge of Northern California Council of Camera Clubs. His commentary to each winning photo and document on how to choose photo titles are also attached here for your reference.

Advanced Group

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Honorable Mentions

Beginner Group

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Honorable Mentions

 

References

Jeff Dunn’s commentary on the winning photos

Jeff Dunn’s document on choosing photo titles

All participating photos

Advanced Group
Beginner Group

Photography exhibition in North Texas Performance Art Center

As co-organizer of Eastern Impression (东方印象), NTAPA will host photography exhibition in Willowbend Mall North Texas Performance Art Center from May 1st to May 30th. If you would like to participate, please submit no more than 5 photos to Megan (mjane0110@gmail.com) by Friday 4/13 11:59pm for selection. NTAPA art Committee will make the final selection. Printing, framing, picture hanging will all be taken care of by NTAPA. The individuals whose photograph is selected will be responsible for the actual cost of printing and framing, which may vary time to time depending on how deep the discount we can get from the sale of frames. When you submit your photo, please give it a title, and price in the size of our standard framing if you would like to take an offer in case anyone is interested in purchasing.

Photography Trips

Dear all,

The followings are tentative plans for 2018 group trips. Since the planning is always prospective, sometime it is hard to predict one’s schedule in the future. We are grateful to those who are willing to lead. As we are soliciting more trip planners we surely will continue to add more trips to the plan.

The following trip categories are suggested, but not limited to:

A. Flowers and foliage
1. Dallas Arboretum, Mid-March (planner: Paul Wang)
2.

B. Wildlife and nature
1. Texas coastal birding, Shangri-la Botanical Garden, March 9-11 (planner: Lei Zhang)
2. Caddo Lake, late Oct. or early Nov., 3 days (planner: Wenchi)
3. Birding, UT Southwester campus, May 19 (planner: Mike He)
4. Birding, Bosque del Apache, NM, Nov 21-25 (planner: Mike He)

C. City architecture and urban life
1. Dallas skyline, Feb. 8 (closed. planner: Guangming Li)
2. Tennis photography, May or June, Frisco (planner: Xiaopeng Li)

D. Wild, wild West
1. Location TBA, Fall, 7-10 days (planner: Robin Lee)

E. Performances and shows

F. People and Studio
1. Model-shoot, Downtown Plano, Jan. 28 (closed, planner: Shirley and executive committee)

G. Night
1. Milky way, Ft. Griffin, West Texas, July (planner: Wenchi)
2.

Questions can be directed to Lei Zhang 210-834-3508 or Yipin Wu 734-214-1271

Thank you. Happy releasing!
Zhang, Lei

2017焰火摄影比赛结果

一等奖一名

1  Jin Li  (File name: 10_Firework)

二等奖三名
2  Li Xiang Peng (File name: 01_Firework)
3  John Shi (File name: 02_Firework)
4  Lijuan Jing  (File name: 13_Firework)
三等奖五名
5 Jean Zhao (File name: 06_Firework)
6 Alice Yang   (File name: 33_Firework)
7 Lei Zhang  (File name: 07_Firework)
8 Li Xiang Peng (File name: 36_Firework)
9 Lijuan Jing  (File name: 31_Firework)
鼓励奖六名
10 Serena  (File name: 16_Firework)
11 Ricky Han (File name: 21_Firework)
12 Yun Xia (File name: 11_Firework)
13 Karen Wang (File name: 32_Firework)
14 Jin Li  (File name: 44_Firework)
15 Karen Wang (File name: 14_Firework)

Utah photo trip

One of NTAPA 2017 activity is a week long New Mexico/Utah photo trip in May led by president Dan Tian. It is a big success. There are more than 20 people participated. Everyone enjoyed the trip and took home a lot of good memories. Please see some of their photos.