RPS Announcements

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Juried Show Opportunity

posted Feb 28, 2011, 6:53 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Dear Fellow Photographers,
Grab your cameras and get ready for an exciting opportunity.  The 2011 BRMP National Juried Show is coming to The Art Center again this year!  We are sending you the prospectus so that you can read all the details, and start getting you application ready! We hope to hear from you soon! 

Download the BRMP Juried Show Prospectus  

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

RPS Annual PhotoArt Expo

posted Aug 20, 2010, 9:01 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Visit the LRA Exhibits page for more information about participating in this great annual photography event. 
Deadlines to enter are listed on the LRA website and you may contact Ellis Rosenberg for any questions or more information.
Dates and Location:
Monday October 4th - Monday November 1st, 2010
Reston Community Center 1609-A Washington Plaza Reston Va 20190
Judge: Nikhil Bahl
Nikhil likes to capture nature’s poetry via the art of photography. While his primary interest remains nature photography, he has photographed corporate events, award functions, weddings, and has even delved in portraiture and studio photography. His work has been published on post cards, greeting cards, posters, newsletters, magazines and web sites. His fine art prints are part of many private collections and have been in several exhibits in the Washington Metropolitan area. Nikhil leads location workshops and photo tours. He teaches photography at the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts) in Rockville, Maryland, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia, and the Digital Photo Academy. He believes that trying to impart a fresh perspective is the biggest challenge in photography. His instruction is focused on in-camera interpretation and developing personal vision rather than simply following “the rules.”
To view Nikhil's work please visit www.nikhilbahl.com.  

IMAGE 5 Exhibit

posted May 6, 2010, 11:10 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Please check out information for the next RPS exhibit opportunity - IMAGE 5 at the USGS starts in July!
Visit the LRA Exhibits page or click here for more information about the event, including how to enter.  Hope to see you there!

April 19th RPS Meeting

posted Mar 7, 2010, 5:44 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

April RPS Meeting: On April 19th at RCC Lake Anne we will have Roy Sewall giving a presentation of exciting images of Great Falls and Mather Gorge from his coffee table book.


May RPS Meeting: We will have a club competition with the theme of of street scenes.  More details to follow.


LRA has a new and improved web site with all the RPS activities shown. Please check it out .

March 15th RPS Meeting

posted Mar 7, 2010, 5:43 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Dear Member: For our meeting program on March 15th, 2010 7:30 -9:30 at RCC Lake Anne, we are honored to have professional photographer James Roy giving a presentation titled "The Art of Creating Fine Art Photos". James's impressive bio follows.


“There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, and there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow dot into the sun” (Picasso).  Photographer James Roy is such an artist.  His work provides viewers with glimpses of new meaning into everyday experiences and makes the ordinary extraordinary.


Photography Experience / Awards

James’ photographic work reflects over 25 years of professional and personal experience. His formal training is recognized through membership in the Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association (MDPPA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and American Society of Photographers (ASP).  He has received numerous MDPPA Best-In-Show prints, PPA loan collection prints and Fuji Masterpiece and Kodak Gallery Awards.  He holds the following internationally recognized PPA degrees: Masters, Craftsman.  He also holds the prestigious title of PPA International Photographer of the Year in 2008.  His wedding images have been published and featured on the covers of various regional wedding journals and in PPA’s “Professional Photographer” magazine.  His fine art images are part of many private and public collections in the United States and Europe.


Studio / Teaching

James’ studio in Laurel, Maryland caters to the wedding, portrait and fine art markets.  He has carved out a niche in the local and US destination-wedding markets as one of only a handful of true, fine art wedding photographic artists. James is a natural teacher, and has been sought after for the past 25 years as an instructor and personal mentor.  He is known for his simple and effective style of teaching.  He is especially effective at explaining complex concepts such as the art of previsualizing a composition, or finding and using natural light.  His workshop series (www.photosafariworkshop.com) is designed to teach his students the skills required to consistently create powerful, artistic images.


Formal Education / Exhibits

James is educated with a Masters degree in International Business, and a bachelor’s degree in business and finance.  After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1986, he served three years as a bilingual US Army NATO Liaison officer in northeastern Italy.  During this period, he began the first of a series of photographic fine art portfolios.  This body of work is entitled, “The Carnival of Venice, Italy”.  Over the past 25 years, he has had numerous solo fine art photo exhibits, including a 4-year exhibit in Venice, Italy.  He continues to make annual pilgrimages to Italy, the Caribbean, and the American west.  He has a rare talent of creating photographic art from diverse subject matter, and he has amassed numerous world class, eclectic fine art bodies of work including:

      -     “The Carnival of Venice, Italy”

-          “Staircases of the World”

-          “Landscapes of the American Southwest”

-          “ Reflections Around Us”

-          “Caribbeanscapes”

-           “Weddings as Fine Art”

-          “Cityscapes & Architecture of Italy”

-          “The Beauty of Butterflies”

-          “Flowers in the Wild”

-          “Dazzling DC”

-          “The Fine Art of Portraiture”



“The Art of Creating Fine Art Photos”


Course Description


How can one consistently create powerful photographic images from all types of subject matter?  Does it require raw talent or can it be learned?  James has a unique talent, but he also believes that this creative process is also learned and ultimately can be taught.  In this course, he will dissect photographs from each of his fine art portfolios, and explain the process he uses to create powerful images from diverse subject matter.

RPS Membership Meeting

posted Feb 1, 2010, 2:51 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 15, 2010, 11:38 AM ]

RPS Membership Meeting, February 15th - 7:30-9:30pm    Reston Community Center (RCC) at Hunter's Woods.  Featured Speaker: Joe Miller.  Hope to see you there!

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