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9/4/19 – Projection Competition – Hands and Feet

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the September 4, 2019 meeting.  The projection competition was Hands and Feet. The winners were:

First Place – Randy Knauf – “Hands”

Second Place – Ravi Patel – “A Decorative Hand Frame”

Third Place – Tom Devlin – “Instrument Hands #1”

Fourth Place – Tom Devlin – “Instrument Hands #2”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be September 18, 2019. The program will be a projection competition – “Street Photography”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

8/21/19 – Projection Competition – Macro Photography

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the August 21, 2019 meeting.  The projection competition was Marco Photography

The winners were:

First Place (Tie) – Stan Bolton – Morning Glory

First Place (Tie) – Tom Devlin – “Dragonfly Hanging Out”

Third Place – Lisa Moore – “Just Resting”

Fourth Place – Tom Devlin – “Flower Shines”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be September 4, 2019. The program will be a projection competition – “Feet and Hands”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

7/17/19 – Projection Competition – Open This Year

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the July 17, 2019 meeting.  The projection competition was Open This Year . The winners were:

First Place – Judy Young – “Young Great Horned Owl”:

Second Place – Phil Echerd – “Utah Night”:

Third Place – Ravi Patel – “Capturing a Sunset”:

Fourth Place– Ravi Patel – “Ridges at Sunset”:

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be August 21, 2019. The program will be a projection competition – “Macro Photography”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

6/19/19 – Print Competition – “Black and White”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the June 19, 2019 meeting.  The print competition was Black and White from the current year. The winners were:

First Place – John Hildebran – “Evening Ride”

Second Place – Randy Knauf – “Prom”

Third Place – John Hildebran – “Pretty Woman”

Fourth Place – Chip Young – “White Thoroughbred”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be July 17, 2019. The program will be a projection competition – “Open”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

5/15/19 – Projection Competition – “Seeing Red”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the May 15, 2019 meeting.  The projection competition was “Seeing Red”.

The winners were:

1st Place – Mitzi Gellman – Winter’s Reminder


2nd Place – Dan Kiser – Flag to the Fore


3rd Place – Stan Bolton – Payton in Red

4th Place – Chip Young – Chihuly Glass

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be June 5, 2019. The program will be a presentation by Ed Lane about wildlife photography.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

4/17/19 – Print competition, open, lifetime.

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the April 17, 2019 meeting.  The competition was a print competition, open subject, lifetime. The winners were:

First Place – John Pascone – Sunrise at Mesa Arch
Second Place -Donny Teague – All A Flutter
Third Place – Chip Young – Curious and Innocent
Fourth Place (tie) – Stan Bolton – Double Arch
Fourth Place (tie) – Doreen Sugierski – Roseate Spoonbill

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures.

Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  

The next meeting will be May 15, 2019. The program will be a projection competition – “Seeing Red”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

3/20/19 Projection Competition “Transportation”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the March 20, 2019 meeting.  The projection competition was “Transportation”

The winners were:

First Place –  Mitzi Gellman – “Bike Atlanta “

Second Place – Randy Knauf – “Model A “

Third Place –  Donny Teague – “GMS Steam Engine 4705”

Tie Fourth Place – Tom Devlin – “Troop Transport”

Tie Fourth Place – John Pascone – “All Aboard”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be April 3, 2019. The program will be teaching session – “The Business of Photography”, presented by Robert Dant.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

2/6/19 Projection Competition “Holiday Images”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the February 6, 2019 meeting.  The projection competition was Holiday Images.
The winners were:
1st Place - Ravi Patel Holiday Lights
First Place – Ravi Patel – “Holiday Lights”
2nd Place - GRIFFIN, RICHARD XMAS ORNIMENT 2
Second Place – Richard Griggin – “Xmas Ornament 2”

LIMESTONE, TN, USA-9/30/18: An early 50s Ford pickup is displayed with pumpkins, showing of its elaborate paint job.

Third Place – Michael Jones – “Thanksgiving Pickup”
4th Place - GRIFFIN, RICHARD, XMAS ORNIMENT
Fourth Place– Richard Griffin – “Xmas Ornament 2”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be Ferbuary 20, 2019. The program will be a presentation by Randy Knauf and will be Photoshop Techniques & Practices..  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

1/16/19 Projection Competition “Open Lifetime”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for January 16, 2019. The projection competition was open lifetime images. The winners were:

1st Place - Phil Echerd Milky Way over Lake_James

First Place – Phil Echerd – Milky Way over Lake James

2nd Place - Mitzi Gellman- Autumn in San Juan Mountains

2nd Place – Mitzi Gellman – Autumn in San Juan Mountains

3rd Place - Doreen Sugierski Air Force Academy Chapel

3rd Place – Doreen Sugierski – Air Force Academy Chapel

 

Eyes of the Elephants

4th Place – Ravi Patel – Eyes of the Elephants

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be February 6, 2019. The program will be a projection competition – “Holidays”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

2018 Year End Awards

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced their year end winners for 2018

Print Image of the Year – Phil Echerd – Quiet Morning

Print Image of the year 2018 - Phil Echardt - Quiet Morning

Printed Image 1st Place – Randy Knauf – Tidal Rhythm

Print Image 1st Place - Randy Knauf - Tidal Rhythm

Printed Image 2nd Place – Randy Knauf – Under the Ferris Wheel

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Printed Image 3rd Place – Paul Van Breeman – White Palace

Print Image 3rd Place - Paul VanBreemen - White Palace

Printed Image 4th Place – Richard Griffin – White Egret

Print Image 4th Place - Richard Griffin - White Egret

Projected Image of the Year – Mitzi Gellman – The Millers Window

Projected Image of the year 2018 - Mitzi Gellman - The Millers Window

Projected Image 1st Place – Dean Powell – Driftwood

Projected Image 1st Place - Dean Powell - Driftwood

Projected Image 2nd Place – Randy Knauf – Chilhuly

Projected Image 2nd Place - Randy Knauf - Chihuly

Projected Image 3rd Place – Ed Lane – White Sands

Projected Image 3rd Place - Ed Lane - White Sands

Projected Image 4th Place – Doreen Sugierski – Train Hand Brake Triptych

Projected Image 4th Place - Doreen Sugierski - Train Hand Brake Triptych

Winner of the Frank J. Miller – Artistic Photographer 2018 – Stan Bolton – Fire & Ice

Winner of the 2018 Frank Miller Artistic Photographer - Stan Bolton Compete Fire and Ice

Every year a photographer who has not only placed in competitions throughout the year but has also consistently participated in meetings, field trips, and other club functions is awarded as the photographer of the year.
The Photographer of the Year for 2018 is: Randy Knauf
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be January 2, 2019. The program will be a presentation by Ed Lane on “Landscape Photography”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.