Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NECCC Camera Club Spotlight features Photographic Society of Rhode Island

NECCC Camera Club Spotlight features Photographic Society of Rhode Island

Club Name: Photographic Society of Rhode Island

Club website: www.psri.us

Club contact: NECCC Rep. Mike Di Stefano, MNEC madmanmiked@hotmail.com

Club Meeting Location: Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888

Club Meeting Times: Second, Third & Fourth Tuesday of the month from Sept to May

Club Mission Statement: PSRI, the Photographic Society or Rhode Island has been in existence since 1927. During that time, it has changed its name and meeting location but never its spirit. PSRI is the premiere camera and photographic society in Rhode Island, dedicated to excellence in the art and craft of photography. The group arguably represents the best photographic talent in the state and the membership has been growing every year. You may enjoy reading the short document titled “A Brief History of PSRI “.

Number of members: 175

What is something about your club we might not know?: PSRI hosts the Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography, one of only two PSA sanctioned Internationals in New England.  PSRI has had many, many Pro Photographers, too many to mention without risking omitting anyone, who have visited PSRI to conduct local New England educational shooting workshops and special PSRI meeting presentations.  PSRI has a policy of opening our special shooting workshops & meeting presentations to any of NECCC associated camera club members.  PSRI is also about giving back to the community. In 2012 three PSRI members mentored a group of sixteen Girl Scouts. The organization were celebrating their 100th anniversary and wished to have a Photography Exhibit “Year in the Life of Girl Scouting” at their Waterfire event.  See more details at: http://www.psri.us/2012/09/3340/.

Three words that best describe your camera club: The 3 E’s - Education, Enjoyment, Encouragement.

Favorite subject matter of your members: PSRI’s greatest asset is the variety of subject matter it’s members enjoys photographing.

Favorite field trip: Long Weekend Workshops at Cape Cod, MA and Acadia, ME.

Each image file name contains; the image title, PSRI member’s name, NECCC Inter-Club Event it was entered and the ribbon it won.

After_the_Storm by Dena Janson_Pictorial_HM_Spring2012.jpg

 Spiders of Caratunk by Jaye Bliss_Nature_HM_Winter2014.jpg

Great Gray At Work by Kar; Zuzartes_Nature_2nd_Winter2014..jpg

First Light by Dan Spendolini_Pictorial_1st_Winter2012.jpg

Elk In Rain by David Uliss_Nature_HM_Fall2012.jpg

Blue Dasher Female Dragonfly by Holly Trahan_Nature_1st_Winter2012.jpg

His_mother_is_a_good_hunter by Natalya Pluzhnikov_Nature_2nd_Spring2012.jpg

 Los Cuernos by Marion Faria_Pictorial_HM_Winter2013.jpg

Merganser Getaway By Deb Page_Nature_HM_Spring2013.jpg

 Mirror Image by Mike Dooley_Pictorial_HM_Winter2013.jpg