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February Recap: Guest Speaker Rebecca Drobis

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Our guest photographer and judge was Rebecca Drobis. Rebecca, a commercial photographer and a born-and-bred Washingtonian presented her work that focuses on the following thematic areas: health, education, kids/young adults, family and portraits. She  showed a special video entitled “The Ice Cream Man” shot while doing a photo project on the Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation. Rebecca…

January Recap: Guest Speaker Ron Aira

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Ron presented his Matador photographs in video format (https://vimeo.com/199953980). Recording videos is a growing trend among commercial photographers who use them to showcase their work to potential clients. Ron also spoke about the types of images that usually catch his attention (including in judging) – something: i) not done/seen before; ii) risky and/or “weird”; and…

An Interview with IPS member Peter Allum

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Peter Allum is Assistant Director at the IMF. He joined the IPS in 2015 and has delivered strong visual images in many of the monthly competitions. What’s the secret behind his great photos? Here’s a brief interview. Qn: When did you discover your passion for photography? Ans: I caught the photography bug only recently. I’ve…

Message from the president

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Dear members, Hope you are all ready for the Holiday Season! As each December, at this month’s meeting we will have our Annual Potluck and Gift Exchange! We ask everyone to bring a dish (preferably a national dish), and a 4×6 print of one of their favorite images in a sealed envelope. We will set…

365 photographs a year. Why?

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Michele Egan This is a time of the year when we reflect on what we’ve accomplished over the past year and start making resolutions for the coming year. What might that mean in terms of photography? For me, reflecting back is an easy proposition: I just turn to my daily photo blog and, for any…

“IPS Turned 50”

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by Ji Won Park On a crisp, late October evening, nearly 200 IPS members and our family and friends gathered at the newly renovated IMF HQ1 Atrium Gallery to celebrate the opening of “Dialogue through Time | 50 Years, 50 Photos,” a special exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of IPS’ founding in 1966. Among…

Evolution of IPS competition in the digital era: Easier imagery, formidable competition

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By Bill Katzenstein The International Photographic Society (IPS) celebrates its 50th Anniversary this season. Having been a longstanding member of IPS has enabled me to witness how the introduction of digital technology over the past decade resulted in major changes in IPS photographic competition after some forty years. Specifically, the introduction of digital photography and…

September 2016 Speaker: Geoff Livingston

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SHutter Release – September 2016 Geoff Livingston: “Lessons from Cuba: Seven in 10” Geoff Livingston will discuss his recent trip to Havana with six other DC photographers that helped produce the book, Cuba: Seven in 10 (www.facebook.com/cuba7in10/). He’ll discuss how he was able to produce the large amount of quality images in just five days, including:…

IPS Turns 50! – A Photo Finish

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by Shannon Turkewitz, Member of IPS Executive Council and Project Director, 50th Anniversary Committee   Bang! The planning of the 50th Anniversary of IPS burst off the starting line in late 2015. The ‘photo finish’ will be a Special Exhibition at the newly renovated IMF HQ-1, by a club whose members have already shared captivating…

May 2016 “Shutter Release”

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