FocusNY Image Critique Meeting – Monday, February 13th

Hello, All,

Capital Champlain is dedicating an entire meeting to a critique of the images you plan to enter into the FocusNY Competition in March.  Master photographers will judge your images and give feedback to help you get that Merit.  Note: We will be at Moscatiello’s Restaurant in Troy for this meeting.  Be sure to r.s.v.p. to Joe no later than Friday, February 11th –

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“How to Get that Merit Image” – Monday, January 16, 2017

Hi, All,

Our next meeting is not to be missed!  Paul Bernstein and Owen Kassimir will speak to us about getting that ‘WOW’ image for competition.  This is the first in a series of meetings with a followup critique of your images in February timed for the upcoming FocusNY Image Competition at the end of March.

Hope you all can make it.  Note that the date is one week later than our normal meeting due to a conflict with the PPA convention.  Also we are meeting a different venue for January, Mexican Radio Restaurant in Schenectady.

Happy New Year to you and your families,









Christmas Party

Hope you will all be able to join us for this year’s Christmas party.  Please note that the party will be held at Albany Pump station this year, and will start an hour earlier.  We will also be continuing the tradition of our gift exchange, so if you would like to participate please bring a gift (~$20.00) and join the fun.  Please RSVP to me at

Summer Picnic

May Meeting

Scott Dere will be joining us again May on 9th!! His last presentation was fantastic, so don’t miss this one. He will be discussing “Studio Lighting on Location”. Please RSVP to Joe at


May Image Critique – Relationships


I hope to see you at our convention in April, and our May 9, 2016 meeting with Sandy O’Shea

Congratulations to Ray Paulsen, his image  ‘Escape Route’  was chosen as best ‘Reflections’ image.
Escape Route

I hope y’all can enter  1-2 images for our May critique- ‘Relationships’ is the theme

Your images should be sized:

4000px on the long edge in the sRGB color space

The filename is the image title

Anyone interested can email me 1-2 images the Sunday before our meeting, May 8

The critique will take place directly after dinner, 7ish

All images will be critiqued and voted on – the image with the most votes will pick next months theme

I hope everyone going to the meeting will send me an image or 2 – Image critique/competition makes you a better photographer.