Monday, January 11, 2016

HPS Announcements

Place: Makiki Recreational Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building.
Date: January 12, 2016 Tuesday
Time: 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Guest Speaker:  Mr. Gerry Emmerich
Presentation: Landscape and Sports Photography

The first half of the program will present images of some of the most photogenic landscapes in the lower 48 – the mountains and wildlife of Colorado, the Pacific Coast of Oregon, lighthouses along the coast of Maine, desert landscapes of Monument Valley, and the natural wonders and wildlife of Yellowstone.  The second half of the program will present action photos, including paragliding in the grand landscape of the Palouse, kayaking the Wisconsin River, and surfing in the big waves of Oahu’s North Shore, as well bike racing in East Troy and college basketball in Hawaii.  The presentation will provide information on where and how the images were made, with emphasis on composition, lighting, and photo equipment used.

Bio:  Gerry has been a member of the Image Makers Camera Club since 1975.  He served as the chairman for the Image Makers International Exhibition (Wisconsin Circuit) from 1996 until 2013, and he presented all of the shows for the Wisconsin Circuit.  He is also a charter member of the East Troy Viewfinders and has served as chairman for the Viewfinders International Exhibition (North Star Circuit) since 2001.

Gerry joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1979, and his service to the Society has covered many positions, including Chapters Committee Chair; International Conference Committee Equipment Chair, Chapters Showcase Director, Photo Travel TOPS Director, PSA Wisconsin Chapter Chair, and Region Director for PSA Region 21.  In 2001 Gerry was awarded PSA’s Region Director of the Year award; in 2003 he was the recipient of PSA’s Stuyvestant Peabody Memorial Award; and in 2012 he received the prestigious PSA President’s Award.  Gerry served on the PSA Board of Directors as PSA Conventions Vice President from 2003 to 2009 and as PSA Secretary and member of the PSA Executive and Finance Committees from 2009 to 2013.  He was awarded HonPSA honors in 2013.

Gerry is a multiple-galaxy exhibitor in four PSA Divisions – Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, and Photo Travel, and he has been a TOPS contributor in four Divisions since 2003.  He has over 6,300 acceptances in international exhibitions, including 35 best of show awards.  Since 2000 Gerry has been listed in PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography as a top exhibitor in North America, often in four divisions, and was first in the world in projected photojournalism in 2011.  He was also awarded the GMPSA distinction in 2011.  His photos of Hawaii were featured in the “Distinctive Image” article in the September 2004 PSA Journal, and his photos of unique natural areas in Wisconsin were featured in The Nature Conservancy calendars from 1992 through 2009.


The results of the Fourth Quarter Print Contest
Congratulations! 1st Erick Tsukiyama, 2nd Don Rostow, and tied for 3rd Lytha Conquest
and Michelle Kono

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