Reston Photographic Society will meet on Feb 27, 2023 at the Reston Community center at Hunters Woods beginning at 7:30 PM.  We are excited to have Sandi Croan as our guest speaker.  Masks will be required for this meeting.

 “Seeing Creatively – Before and After” with Sandi Croan

 Have you ever thought about how many individual decisions, both conscious and unconscious, you make to produce a single photographic image? By breaking down the process using her images and stories, Sandi’s presentation, “Seeing Creatively Before and After,” will take you through the potentially hundreds of steps and decisions that we, as photographers, all make from the moment we decide to take a picture to the final photographic image.  This presentation is geared for all photographers from novices to advanced and will get you to think about your creative process, reinforce what you already know, and hopefully give you some new ideas or approaches to your photography – all in a light-hearted and humorous manner.

Sandi Croan

Sandi Croan is a Northern Virginia photographer specializing in landscape, nature, and travel photography with an eye for capturing the unique and creating fine art for homes and offices.

Sandi has won numerous competitions and awards for her fine art photographs including: 2021 Finalist in Outdoor Photographer’s Natures Colors Contest; Photographer of the Year and Print of the Year numerous times as well as Versatile Photographer of the Year at Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS); Best Landscape and People’s Choice awards at Nature Visions Photography Expo; and Best in Show and 2nd Place at the juried Meadowlark Photo Expo in Vienna, VA, as well as awards at Art Space Herndon Fine Art Photography Exhibit, Reston Artists PhotoArt, and many more.

Her images have been selected to be put on permanent display at the Fair Oaks Hospital Cancer Center, Inova Schar Cancer Center, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts. She has also been juried into numerous art shows. Sandi was a featured artist in Elan Magazine, and her photograph “Blue Lagoon” was on the cover. She has also had photographs published in other local and national magazines.

Sandi has sold many of her photographs to private, corporate and government clients, and does shows for businesses and other local events.

Sandi has been a member of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS) since 2004 and has served in a variety of board positions since 2005. She served as President of NVPS for two terms from 2009-2011. She also is a speaker and serves as a judge for area photographic clubs, competitions and exhibitions, as well as mentoring high school photography enthusiasts.

You can see a sample of Sandi’s work on