"Making Competitive Nature Images "
by Richard Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, HonNEC-MA
Monday, September 25, 7:15 PM

We close our first month of the club season with another superb program from a superb nature photographer and club member, Rick Cloran. In this program Rick will explore the key aspects of a successful competitive nature image and what separates them from an otherwise good nature image. Each of the key aspects is covered in short, easily remembered points. These points are then reinforced with multiple examples using images that have and have not been successful at local, interclub and international exhibition levels.

After the program we will have a short session on How to Compete in Projected Images.

Rick is a member of GLPA and our current Chairman of the Board of Directors and is a Vice President and the current treasurer of the New England Camera Club Council. He has lectured and judged photographic exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada and is an internationally recognized exhibitor who has had his work accepted over 2500 times in international exhibitions. His publication credits include Nature Photographer magazine and the PSA Journal..

In recognition of his extensive judging, lecturing, and administrative work he has received top honors from GLPA (Life Vice President), NECCC (Master Member) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA) as a Fellow (FPSA) and for his photographic proficiency, Master (MPSA). Along with his wife Marilyn, he has had the NECCC Conference dedicated to him. Affiliated with the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) he is also a member and past chairman of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (CamNats), past chairman of PSA's Nature Division, past chairman of the PSA Honors Committee and serves on PSA’s Investment and Endowment Committee.