June Meeting with Scott Dere – Photography in the Wild

Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, June 19th with guest speaker, Scott Dere “Photography in the Wild – Photographing Animals in Their Natural Habitat.”

Scott Joshua Dere began photography with his own darkroom at age 5, worked professionally at 13 for commercial and private studios in NY, and opened his
own studio at age 25. He has earned national recognition as being a true naturalist and
talented photographer, and his passion and enthusiasm sets Scott from all other
photographers. He is the recipient of both his Master of Photography and Master
Craftsman degrees. His new fine art company, “The Elements of Nature”, is
dedicated to intwining the elements of Environment, Weather, Lighting, Action
and Impact to create artistic photographs of wild animals in some of the most scenic,
rare locations on Earth.


La Casa Vicina
1015 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, NY 12553

5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Meeting Followed by Dinner

Members and 1st or 2nd Time Guests: $27
Non-members: $35
Please be sure to R.S.V.P. either:
on Facebook or via Email: info@hvppsny.org

You can Pre-Pay for the meeting here:

Members – $27 Pay with PayPal
1st and 2nd time guests are welcome at the member rate of $27.
Please pay at the door.

Non-members – $35 with PayPal

If you are new to the group, you can join as an aspiring member for only $95 the first year and then pay the regular member rate at each monthly meeting!

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May Print Competition Winners

Congratulations to our May Print Competition Winners:


Best in Show: “Wicked” by Sherrie Fryxell

Tattered and Endangered

1st Place: “Tattered and Endangered” by Mark Kovner

Pond Dwellers

2nd Place: “Pond Dwellers” by Mark Kovner



Heading Home

3rd Place: “Heading Home” Steve Moses

May Meeting and Print Competition

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Meeting and Print Competition
Reservations are Required
Prepare your images now…or just come to look and listen! It’s a great way to learn from the judges.
You must be a member and be present at the meeting for your images to be judged and/or critiqued.
Here are the rules:
Image Size: Longest dimension 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi) Color Profile: sRGB or Adobe 1998
Named as: Image Title.jpg (Sample: New York at Sunrise.jpg) Must be exact name of print
Saved as: JPG, quality 10
Total File Size: Not to exceed 3.5 MB
3 Categories: Portrait * Weddings/Events * Illustrative
Max Entries: 6 images
‘Print Submission Form’ will no longer be used!
In an email, identify each submission EXACTLY as follows:
Last Name,First Name,TITLE,Category Sample: Smith,Jennifer,NEW YORK AT SUNRISE,Illustrative (no space after commas) Repeat for each submission.
Send images as attachments to the email. Subject format for email -Month Year Print Comp (Sample: May 2019 Print Comp) Email to Eli Sloves, esp377@optonline.net.
DEADLINE: 9:00 A.M. SHARP, MONDAY MAY 13TH – NO EXCEPTIONS! Submit early to be safe. Eli will send you a confirmation via email by Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. If you do not receive the email by Tuesday morning, email him immediately.
1015 Little Britain Road, New Winsor, NY * 845-567-1890 Social Hour 5:30, Dinner/Meeting 6:30
Members: $27; Guests $27 (first two meetings)
Pay with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6QYLKBK24NJWG
R.S.V.P. by Sunday, May 12th.