July/August 2016


Letter from PSNWA Chairman Jay Stout

Greetings Photographers, I hope your Summer is going well.   I want to first of all thank those members who have volunteered their time to helped during our many events so far this year.  We couldn't do it without you! There will also be many other opportunities to volunteer as we go through the year. I would like to see if there's anyone interested in volunteering for our Professional Division leader.  It will be a great opportunity for someone to help make this organization even better.

Fayetteville's First Thursday is in full-swing and we are an active part of this wonderful celebration of community and the arts.  Please go to our website to see how you can possibly show your photos as part of our display.  I truly want to make sure that everyone knows about the wonderful work you are doing and how we, as an organization, are giving back to our communities. I hope you will stop by our booth during one of these events, we would love to see you.

Our Facebook pages are full of great photographs taken by our members in all areas of photography.  I hope you have taken a look to see what members are doing and I want to encourage you to take full advantage of these pages to display your work.  This is one of the ways we will evaluate who will be our “Featured” photographer in upcoming newsletters as well as potential galleries for local events.  Posting photos on the PNSWA Website under your gallery is also a great place to display your work and hope you have competed your profile page.

The Fall Fair competition deadline is fast approaching.  Please enter this Electronically Submitted competition to be displayed at the Benton Country Fair in August.  Deadline for submission is the 15th of July.  I am also seeing some great photos submitted for the Online Monthly Competition and it continues to grow.  What a great way to see how your photos will compare with other members.  I know it's significantly improved my photography skills.  So, come on, and enter online!

Lastly, I'd also like to re-emphasis the opportunity to take advantage of the Extended Membership plan for the use of our studio.  The board has agreed to offer a one-time package of 90-days to see how it will work for you.  For more information, please see any board.. 

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting or an upcoming event.  

Jay Stout

PSNWA Executive Chairman



Image by John Baltz

Call to Enter - Reflections

Reflections make for a very unique subject in photos.  Whether the reflection is in a mirror, water, glass window, or something else, it can add an element to a photo that makes it stand out.  Once again, this is not limited to a particular genre of photography, let’s see what you can come up with, let this be a “reflection” of your creative ability.

Photographs will be judged on Impact, Subject Matter / Creativity, Composition, Technical Quality, and Print Presentation. Black and White and Color photographs will be accepted. Deadline to enter is November 1, 2016 (General Meeting). Up to 3 prints can be submitted in either an 8 x 10 or 8 x 12 format with optional borders no more than maximum of quarter inch, at Bedford Camera & Video; by mail to PSNWA, PO Box 8837, Fayetteville AR 72703; or in person at PSNWA general meetings till the deadline. Prints must include Name, email, phone, and competition theme on the back lower right hand corner of each print. Photos with incomplete information will be disqualified.

More details about the Reflections photo competition are online at www.psnwa.org/ws/events/reflections/


Call to Enter - Fall Fair

Enter up to three images by July 15th in the annual PSNWA Fall Fair Competition.  This is an online competition.  The top 14 individual PSNWA member images will be displayed at the PSNWA Benton County Fair Booth.  

The PSNWA member with the first place image receives Tamrac Camera Bag.

The Fall Fair competition is open to members of PSNWA.  Submitted pictures should be deemed acceptable for public display for all ages.  Photographs will be judged on Impact, Submect Matter / Creativity, Composition, and Technical Quality.  Black and White and Color photographs will be accepted.

Images will be judged by a panel of three PSNWA members.  Members with winning images will need to have the image printed 8x10 and delivered to PSNWA, Fayetteville Bedford Camera or Rogers Bedford Camera for framing no later than July 22nd.

Details about the Fall Fair photo competition are online at www.psnwa.org/ws/2016-fall-fair-competition/


Image Provided by Chuck Davis

Photography Tour of Arkansas Tuberculous Sanatorium

July 9, 2016

Join PSNWA Saturday, July 9 at Arkansas’ largest facility on the National Register of Historic places for a photography only tour of the Arkansas Tuberculous Sanatorium in Booneville. Rachel Silva of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will be leading a tour and “re-photographic survey” of the facility – using historical postcards dating from the early 1900s. The facility has generously offered to help publicly display images which historically capture the exact vantage point from which the antique images were taken.

Our photography tour of two hours lasts from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., and will be followed by a public walk and historical discussion on the thousands of patients and residents who made “the Hill” their home. The combined activities conclude at noon. 

For historical background on the Sanatorium, read the fascinating article from the Arkansas Times, called “The Hill“ at www.arktimes.com/arkansas/every-day-was-a-tuesday/Content?oid=1205540.

Cost to register is $20 per PSNWA member and is tax deductible. All registration receipts by PSNWA will go to the Sanatorium Museum a 501c3 organization.

More information at www.psnwa.org/ws/events/arkansas-tuberculosis-sanatorium-booneville/


Images by Harold Hull

Featured Photographer

Harold Hull

Harold Hull is a semi-professional photographer living in Springdale, Arkansas. He began his journey into photography 45 years ago after observing a local professional portrait and wedding  photographer at work. His first SLR camera was a totally manual Russian Zenit; a lower than basic model SLR with a slowest shutter speed of only 1/30 sec! Eventually upgrading to brand name medium format equipment he shot weddings and portraits to pay for his hobby. His love for nature and the outdoors instilled in him the desire to focus nearly exclusively on landscape and nature photography. Perhaps his greatest joy in photography is being able to share his images of beautiful places with those who otherwise would never get to view such places in person.

Harold's photographic works hang in the offices of Beaver Water District, NACA Regional Treatment Plant, and other businesses and homes in the area. He has been published in four Capture Arkansas editions, having had the cover shot for the first edition, and the Journal of The Photographic Society of America. His image “Horsepasture River” was awarded bronze in the national/international competition sponsored by the Metro Photographic Society in New York City.

His image “In Tall Clover” was selected to hang in the world headquarters of The Photographic society of America in Oklahoma City. He has also supplied images to the local NRA in conjunction with their youth shooting and gun safety program. He is currently working on a second article for PSA.

You can view more of Harold's work on his PSNWA Profile at www.psnwa.org/ws/profile/40014/


Print Competition Reception

August 11, 2016

You are invited to a gallery reception Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the PSNWA Gallery & Studios.  The top images from the recent PSNWA print competition "Beat the Heat" will be on display from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy an afternoon break viewing the images and getting to know other PSNWA members.


Image by Bob Shaw

First Place

Image by Bob Shaw

First Runner-up

Image by Jeremy TenHaken

Second Runner-up


Images by Chuck Davis

PSNWA Missouri State Penitentiary Photo Tour

Thirteen PSNWA members and guests participated in a photography tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary. We saw the cells of "Pretty" Boy Floyd, Sonny Liston and James Earl Ray who were all incarcerated there. Everyone had a chance to sit in one of the last remaining gas chambers in North America, along with visiting the underground dungeon, and four floors of cell blocks.

The weekend started with a drive along Route 66 to Carthage and Red Oak II where town originator Lowell Davis greeted us. This has to be one of the most interesting curiosities along the Mother Road. We had lunch at the Hanger and watched sky divers making the plunge. We then continued along Route 66 to Springfield before turning north to Jefferson City and the Ha Ha Tonka Castle, a 30,000 square foot mansion over looking a lake - regretfully ravaged by two fires.

We hope you will join us when PSNWA takes another weekend tour.


Image by Nikki Lockett

Bikini Session at Lake Wilson

The Fashion/Glamour Division had a bikini photo session on June 4.  Division Coordinator Kim Barrett did a great job working with the models and wardrobe.  Original location was Lake Sequoyah, but due to the heavy rains earlier in the week, the spillway was gushing with water too strong to do the photo session at that location.  Jay Stout saved the day with a Plan B location at Lake Wilson in Fayetteville, which turned out to be a fabulous location with just the right amount of water flow.

Image by John Baltz


Image by Tim Johnson

Night Time at Natural Dam

The PSNWA Nature Division met at Natural Dam for a little Night Photography June 10. About 25 photographers filled the area and it was great to see everyone and make new friends. Light Painting was the main method used but others concentrated on the Moon while others waited for the Milky Way to show.

Image by Cleeo Wright


Upcoming Events

PSNWA General Meeting - Guest Photographer Stephen Ironside

Arvest Bank - Bentonville Square

July 5, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.



Fireworks at Arvest Ballpark

Arvest Ballpark - Springdale

July 1, 2016 - 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.



Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium 

Booneville, Arkansas

July 9, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Forties Pinup and Hollywood Glamour Session

PSNWA Gallery & Studios

July 15, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.



Nature Division Meeting - Wildlife theme

Whole Hog Cafe in Bentonville

July 26, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.



How to Critique and Edit Photographs

PSNWA Gallery & Studios

July 28, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



PSNWA General Meeting - Guest Photographer Amr El-Shafei

Whole Hog Cafe - Fayetteville

August 2, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.



Fashion/Glamour Division Meeting

Hog Haus - Fayetteville

August 9, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.



Post-Processing with Photoshop and Camera Raw

PSNWA Gallery & Studios

August 13, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Photoshop Study Group

PSNWA Gallery & Studios

August 18, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.



Fashion Session  (Fashion and Glamour Division)

Eureka Springs

August 20, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Nature Division Meeting - Night Skies theme

Whole Hog Cafe - Fayetteville

August 23, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.


Non-PSNWA Sponsored Events

Melissa Jones "Vanishing Past" Exhibit

Bank of Fayetteville - Fayetteville Square location

Month of July



PSNWA Board Members

Executive Chairperson    

Jay Stout                              jay.stout@psnwa.org



Ken Johnson                         ken.johnson@psnwa.org 



John Baltz                            john.baltz@psnwa.org



Michael Davis                       michael.davis@psnwa.org


Continuing Education

Cynthia Cooper                     cynthia.cooper@psnwa.org



Chuck Davis                         chuck.davis@psnwa.org


Facility Management

Bob Coleman                        bob.coleman@psnwa.org



Janie Blanchard                     janie.blanchard@psnwa.org



Kris Johnson                         kris.johnson@psnwa.org



Melissa Jones                        melissa.jones@psnwa.org



Nikki Lockett                        nikki.lockett@psnwa.org


Development & Community Service

Stephen Ironside                  stephen.ironside@psnwa.org 



Wendy Dunn                        wendy.dunn@psnwa.org