1998 awards and honors recipients.The Photographic Society of America bestows honors upon selected individuals each year in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of the arts and sciences of photography through personal achievement and/or service. These honors may take the form of an Honorary Fellowship (Hon. FPSA FPSA Free Prostate-Specific Antigen
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FPSA Florida Pool and Spa Association ), Honorary Membership (Hon. PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. ), Fellowship (FPSA), Associateship (APSA APSA American Political Science Association
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APSA Asian Pacific Student Association
APSA Australian Peak Shippers Association ), or a special memorial or service award. Honorees commonly append To add to the end of an existing structure. their names with the abbreviation abbreviation, in writing, arbitrary shortening of a word, usually by cutting off letters from the end, as in U.S. and Gen. (General). Contraction serves the same purpose but is understood strictly to be the shortening of a word by cutting out letters in the middle, of their status. The following dedicated people were honored at the 1998 PSA International Conference of Photography in Orlando, Florida The city of Orlando is a major city in central Florida and is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. According to the 2000 census, the city population was 185,951. A 2006 U.S. .
For twenty-eight years of making practical photographic information, especially in the nature realm, available to all who chose to pursue it,
For presentation of many seminars and workshops to promote the skills of the nature photographer in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Canada, and Singapore,
For publishing informative books that go beyond the basics to enhance photographic documentation of our natural environment,
For dedicating thirteen years to a monthly column in a photographic magazine to guide readers toward innovative and practical ways to enhance nature slides and prints,
For successful development and availability of user friendly accessories to extend the photographer's ability,
And for substantial support and participation in the formation and development of the North American North American
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The Photographic Society of America, Inc. is proud to present its highest award, the Progress Medal for 1998, to George D. Lepp.
I am very honored to be the recipient of the Photographic Society of America's Progress Medal. To me this award validates my work in sending the message that photographing nature is a worthwhile and important endeavor. Photographing the natural world brings us all closer to the source of life and allows us to share the details with those around us. Many members of PSA have shared in my programs and implemented the techniques I've been privileged to have published and I look forward to continuing my association with all of you in the years to come.
These are exciting times. I've been involved in photography for over 40 years and the improvements in the field we're seeing today in both the traditional and digital fronts are unprecedented. Cameras have sophisticated metering systems and autofocusing that is activated by where the photographer looks. Lenses have better sharpness and zoom ranges that solve nearly any creative effort. Image stabilization Image stabilization (IS) is a family of techniques to increase the stability of an image. It is used in image-stabilized binoculars, photography, videography, and astronomical telescopes. extends the ability of the user to photograph in lower light as do the new films that are faster, sharper and truer in colon All these advancements ask us to take better and more significant images.
Should we fear the digital revolution in photography? Not if we see it as a tool to improve and expand our traditional photography. We now have more control over the final image than ever before, and the resulting images are clearer and more vivid than ever before. Expanding our view, like the stitching of numerous images in the computer into a panorama that better represents the scene before us, is another way digital is an exciting addition to our hobby and livelihoods. It is a positive sign to see the amount of interest in digital photography here at this annual meeting. It's obvious that many members of PSA have embraced this exciting direction for imaging.
With all the new processes before us and the needed techniques to keep up with advancing equipment, I look forward to spending many more years disseminating the information and trying to live up to the award that you have bestowed on me.
So much to photograph, so many ways to do it.
George Lepp is a professional natural science photographer who has made a life career of providing practical information available for all photographers who want to gain from it. In this sense the published information, with photographs, the designed practical equipment, the seminars plus workshops can lead users of them to further their skills, and therefore expand their know-how. This is within the realm of personal progress for many followers followers
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From early school days George Lepp was a photographic enthusiast. As a grade school student he learned to handle a Grown Graphic camera to make pictures for the school's annual book. He received a degree in photography from Brooks School Overview
Brooks School is a private co-educational preparatory secondary school in North Andover, Massachusetts on the shore of Lake Cochichewick.
The school was founded in 1926 by the Rev. of Photography, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara (săn'tə bär`brə, –bərə), city (1990 pop. 85,571), seat of Santa Barbara co., S Calif., on the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1850. ; then went on to assist instructors at University of California, Davis The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, and was established as the University Farm in 1905. . With photographic skills to enhance scientific images in agricultural media, his career led to publication of two books describing nature photography know-how. Their guidance goes beyond the basics to improve photodocumentation of our natural environment. The scope of Mr. Lepp's creativity is described in the Progress Medal Citation printed herewith here·with
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George Lepp, his wife, Arlie, and son Tor are the major part of Lepp Associates, Los Osos, California Los Osos is an unincorporated community located in western San Luis Obispo County, California. The community is combined with Baywood Park to form the Census Designated Place of Baywood-Los Osos. , on the Pacific Coast almost 200 miles north of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.
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Certain Society Awards
The Certain Society Awards (PSA Appreciation, John Doscher, Victor Scales, and Harold Lorimor) were presented at the 1998 Photographic Society of America International Conference at Orlando, Florida. There were no nominees for the 1998 Stuyvesant Peabody Award The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. .
John Doscher Memorial Award
The John Doscher Memorial Award was established in 1981 by Barbara Doscher and Arthur P. Henricks Jr., Hon. PSA, FPSA, in memory of a husband, friend, and longtime member of the Society. The award is presented annually to the PSA member who has made an outstanding or unique contribution to classical photography.
The 1998 recipient of this award is Aftab Ahmad, FPSA. Aftab has been involved in printing using the Tone Separation Technique since 1962, having received more than 1000 acceptances in prints made by this process. He has subsequently introduced this technique to color printing “colour separation” redirects here. For other uses, see colour-separation overlay.
Color printing is the reproduction of an image or text in color (as opposed to simpler black and white or monochrome printing). as well. Having command over many darkroom darkroom,
n a completely lightproof room or cubicle that is used in the processing of photographic, medical, and dental films. See also safe light. techniques (including high contrast, screen textures, solarization solarization
exposure to sunlight and the effects produced thereby. , bas refief, dye-toning and multiple printing), Aftab has been in the Top 24 monochrome Also called "mono." Refers to display screens that use one foreground and one background color; for example, black on white, white on black or green on black. The first terminals connected to mainframes and minicomputers were monochrome, and monochrome screens were widely used on early print exhibitors since 1992. He has won more than 400 international awards including the "Pride of Performance" medal presented by the President of Pakistan The President of Pakistan (Urdū: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mamlikat) is Head of State of Pakistan. Pakistan has a semi-presidential system of government. . In addition to judging in and outside Pakistan, lecturing and organizing photographic workshops and demonstrations in collaboration with the Pakistan National Council of the Arts, he has published photographic books in Urdu and English. These are but some of the contributions to classical photography for which he has received this award.
Victor Scales Memorial Award
The Victor Scales Memorial Award was initiated in 1962 and is presented to the Society member who has provided service to PSA over an extensive period. Victor Scales epitomized the conditions of this award through the many positions he held in PSA.
The 1998 recipient of this award is James H. Parsons Parsons, city (1990 pop. 11,924), Labette co., SE Kans.; inc. 1871. It is a shipping point for dairy products, grain, and livestock. Manufactures include ammunition, wire and paper products, plastics, and appliances. , FPSA. Since joining PSA in 1963, Jim has provided a multitude of services to the organization including Area Representative, District Representative and Zone Director. He has chaired the Photo Travel Division, served as Program Director ICC ICC
See: International Chamber of Commerce at seven PSA Conferences and Program Director PTD PTD Property Tax Division
PTD Painted (architectural)
PTD Power Transmission and Distribution
PTD Permanent Total Disability (insurance term)
PTD Participatory Technology Development for four conferences. Jim has been on the PSA Nominating Committee A nominating committee is a group formed usually from inside the membership of an organization for the purpose of nominating candidates for office within the organization. It works similarly to an electoral college, the main difference being that the available candidates, either , and is currently serving as the Director of the CSD CSD Commission on Sustainable Development
CSD Serbian Dinar (ISO currency code)
CSD Christopher Street Day
CSD Circuit Switched Data (Sprint)
CSD Computer Science Department
CSD Community School District Photo Essay Contests and Vice-Chair of the PSA National Honors Committee. Jim is a major presence in New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. through his active participation in the New England Camera Club Council and other local club activities. He is an excellent writer, lecturer, and color slide program presenter. Because of his enthusiasm, dedication, and many past contributions and continuing service to PSA, Jim Parsons has been honored with this distinguished award.
PSA Appreciation Award
The PSA Appreciation Award was founded in 1972 by Drs. Samuel and Evelyn Ross, former students of Helen Manzer, FPSA, in recognition of their admiration of her teaching and as a continuing tribute to others who have given freely of their time and talents in the field of teaching. This award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding service in the advancement of photography through teaching with no financial compensation.
The 1998 recipient of this award is M. Craig Carver, FPSA, for sharing knowledge with others through extensive lectures, programs and articles. Craig's list See craigslist. of subjects include flower, glassware, black light and rock slab photography presented as full slide presentations in addition to instructional slide sets donated to the PSA Color Slide and Techniques Divisions. Through his lectures at PSA Regional Conventions and International Conferences and his articles in the PSA Journal, he has further shared his photographic expertise with others. These endeavors have made him most deserving of this prestigious award.
Harold D. Lorimor Memorial Award
The Harold D. Lorimor Memorial Award was established to recognize a person who has been a member of PSA for between five and ten years who, by both enthusiasm and initiative, has benefited the Society to an exceptional degree over a consistent period of time through teaching, enlisting new PSA members, creating photographic programs, demonstrating photographic competency COMPETENCY, evidence. The legal fitness or ability of a witness to be heard on the trial of a cause. This term is also applied to written or other evidence which may be legally given on such trial, as, depositions, letters, account-books, and the like.
2. and leadership.
The 1998 recipient of this award is Sharp Todd. Since joining PSA in 1988, Sharp has amassed a Three-Star rating in Color Prints and Four Stars in Color Slides. He has been a frequent presenter at various conventions and conferences including those of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs, PSA Gem State Chapter, New England Camera Club Council and PSA International. Sharp has been a contributor to the PSA Journal and a frequent judge of both slide and print competitions at the local club, regional and PSA International salon levels. He has been active in Boise Camera Club serving two years as president and eight years as a board member, as well as on the board of directors of Gem State Chapter. Sharp is also an active recruiter for PSA within his local club. For these numerous activities performed within a ten-year span, this prestigious award is being made.
Charles Keaton Memorial Award
Kenneth M. Deitcher, MD, FPSA, is this year's recipient of the Charles Keaton Memorial Award. This award is in recognition for long term and extensive contributions of feature articles to the ISA (1) (Instruction Set Architecture) See instruction set.
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(3) (Internet Security and Acceleration) See .NET. Journal.
Ken's contributions cover a span of at least seventeen years and it includes twenty-nine articles. His writing covers a wide span of photographic interests. Some articles have been of the "how to" variety. Techniques such as derivations and creative copying are part of the mix. Travel articles, including those that deal with nature subjects, are also regular elements of his contributions.
His latest article published in the July 1998 issue is "Good Sports" which touches on photojournalism, community service, Photo Society and PSA member activity. His writing is well done and appeals to many of the membership on a regular basis.
This award is presented in memory of Charles Keaton, FPSA. Charles was active over an extended number of years in various Society activities and was particularly well known in the Mid Atlantic Mid Atlantic can mean:
Byron Hindman. FPSA
Elmore R. Chatham Memorial Award
DC Belanger is the recipient of this year's award for the best feature article in the PSA Journal in 1997. The winning article appeared in the January issue. "Backgrounds on a Budget" is an easy to follow "how to" article that can be utilized by beginner and experienced photographer alike. The information can be applied inside or outdoors and, perhaps making it even more valuable, it opens the door to an almost infinite number infinite number
a number so large as to be uncountable. Represented by 8, frequently obtained by 'dividing' by zero. of possibilities for background options. Add the concept of minimal expense and it fits the budget requirements for everyone.
The winner is a relative newcomer to the craft but has studied well and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. She is also involved with several PSA portfolios and serves as an Assistant Director. She has also written other material for the PSAJ.
This award was established in memory of a very popular program presenter and Mid Atlantic Zone Director. His contributions of time, energy and effort in so many ways is greatly appreciated.
Byron Hindman, FPSA
Country Representative of the Year
The lone "CR of the Year" awardee for 1998 is Tan Lip Seng, APSA, EPSA EPSA Electric Power Supply Association
EPSA European Pharmaceutical Students Association
EPSA Exploration & Production Sharing Agreement
EPSa Elektronik & Präzisionsbau Saalfeld GmbH (German electronics manufacturer) . As chairman of the first "PSA's Best of Singapore," Tan Lip Seng has worked with other CRs for nearly a year collecting slides from PSA members in Singapore, arranging meetings, helping with the selection of top entries, single handedly duplicating all entries, and making title slides for two audio/visual sets. The first show was presented at PSA's 1998 International Conference of Plotography in Orlando, Florida, with sets to be scheduled for worldwide showing.
As one of the world's top slide exhibitors, he lectured at the 1998 Orlandk Conference, as well as in several Southeast Asian countries Noun 1. Asian country - any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" . He also has judged in the Northern County International in the United Kingdom and a few other competitions locally and in the Far East.
As a CR, Mr. Tan has continued to recruit members for the Society in Singapore.
Greg Tansiongkun, FPSA, EPSA, Chairman International Affairs Noun 1. international affairs - affairs between nations; "you can't really keep up with world affairs by watching television"
affairs - transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state" Committee
The Fellowship is awarded for outstanding contributions to the advancement of photography involving a high degree of proficiency and achievement, combined with such elements of service as the dissemination dissemination Medtalk The spread of a pernicious process–eg, CA, acute infection Oncology Metastasis, see there of acquired knowledge through lecturing, judging and publishing articles and papers. Personal achievement alone does not qualify a candidate for this honor. A three-fourths vote of the Honors Committee is required for the Fellowship.
Stanley B. Ashbrook, APSA
For his many positions in the Society and the Central Florida
Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. Chapter and for his excellent lecturing and judging, covering all of the Southeastern part of the United States.
Fran Cox, APSA
For her unselfish, tireless and energetic PSA activities, items published, and her unending practice of helping others with her judging and lecturing in the Santa Clara Valley
The Santa Clara Valley is a valley just south of the San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States. of California.
Laura Jane Davies, APSA
For her untiring work in the Color Slide Division, and for her seemingly endless activity as judge and lecturer in the North Central States branching out from the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Robert B. Deen Jr., APSA, EPSA
For his excellent work as PSA Secretary of the Executive Committee, for judging, lecturing and writing, and for excelling as a Star exhibitor in Color, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism.
B. S. Sundaram, APSA
For his outstanding contribution and services to photography in and around Bangalore, India, with excellence in monochrome photography.
The Associate Honor is awarded for material contributions to the Advancement of photography, whether resulting primarily from proficiency and achievement or service alone. As with the Fellowship, photographic achievement must be combined with elements of service. The Associate may be awarded by a majority vote of the Honors Committee.
James A. Baker
For the numerous positions held in the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs, for his prominent record of PSA jobs held, including newsletter editor, his work in motion pictures, monochrome prints and instructional services in public schools.
For her extensive work for the Society, running the Stereo Slide Circuits, with the distribution of programs, pictures exhibited by invitation, Star ratings and international liaison with the French Stereoscopic stereoscopic /ster·eo·scop·ic/ (ster?e-o-skop´ik) having the effect of a stereoscope; giving objects a solid or three-dimensional appearance.
James E. Carr
For his many positions held in the Society's Pictorial Print Division, editorial Stars earned and for his gracious performance as a judge and lecturer in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
Barbara A. Covey cov·ey
n. pl. cov·eys
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2. A small group, as of persons.
For her noteworthy services in promoting, judging, and publishing of papers, for travel programs tendered, and her successful exhibition record in Stereo Photography.
Robert W. Ehrhart
For his appreciative and considerate con·sid·er·ate
1. Having or marked by regard for the needs or feelings of others. See Synonyms at thoughtful.
2. Characterized by careful thought; deliberate. sharing of his technical expertise in solving the audio-visual photography problems of others, for his colossal co·los·sal
Of a size, extent, or degree that elicits awe or taxes belief; immense. See Synonyms at enormous.
[French, from Latin colossus, colossus; see colossus. number of workshops and travel programs presented in and out of Sacramento, California “Sacramento” redirects here. For other uses, see Sacramento (disambiguation).
Sacramento is the capital of the State of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. .
For her devotion to photography and service through teaching and judging, with leadership in administration, for her competition activity both locally and nationally, working from the area of the Connecticut Chapter.
Marjorie T. Forrest
For her abundance of positions held in the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs, with extensive service in judging, for her achievements and Stars earned in Color, Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel Slides in the international exhibitions.
Eric Goh Wee-Seng
For his dynamic work as lecturer, judge, and writer of photographic articles, his Star ratings in Color Slides, his achievement of many worldwide photographic titles, and his photographic activities in and around Singapore.
Claude Hennart, EPSA
For having held an abundance of positions in the French Regional Federation, for earning a considerable number of worldwide honors, for writing articles, giving lectures and holding a remarkable exhibition record, with Stars in Nature, Photo Travel and Color Slides.
For his top-quality lectures, judging assignments, articles written for the journal and books published on photography, working out of India.
Jim Kingwill, PPSA PPSA Personal Property Security Act (Canada)
PPSA Pulp and Paper Safety Association
PPSA Power Plant Siting Act
PPSA Philippine Practical Shooting Association
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For his numerous positions held in many camera clubs, for the immense number of awards earned in international competitions, and for achieving Stars in Photojournalism, Nature and Color Slides.
David R. Laronde
For his extensive work in PSA's Color Slide Division, with a sizable number of judging jobs performed, and for the numerous articles written, with plenty of awards and honors received, working in Southwestern Canada.
Edgar R. Lower
By being involved in all aspects of photography by judging, teaching and lecturing in both the North Central Camera Clubs Council and the Central Illinois Central Illinois is a region of the U.S. state of Illinois that consists of the entire central section of the state, divided in thirds from north to south. It is an area of mostly flat prairie. Camera Club Association, excelling in Color, Nature and Stereo Slides.
James R. Martin
An industrious worker in all phases of photography with his judging, lecturing and presenting of workshops in the Great Northwest section of the United States, his competition earning him Stars in Nature and Color Slide.
Don E. Pederson
For serving as director of the International Club Competition for the Color Slide Division, and for his judging, publishing and newsletter writing, advancing photography from the Houston, Texas “Houston” redirects here. For other uses, see Houston (disambiguation).
Houston (pronounced /'hjuːstən/) is the largest city in the state of Texas and the , area.
Vivean J. Peller
For her splendid record as judge, for lectures submitted, programs presented, papers written, and success in the international exhibitions in Photojournalism, Nature and Color Slides.
Peter Phoon Yiew-Kwong
For photographic work in Singapore, earning a vast number of foreign honors, taking on judging assignments, presenting an abundance of quality lectures, and excelling in Stars earned in Color Slide.
Abraham J. Reisman
For his tireless work in all phases of photography, for his judging, and for his many lectures presented for all in the New England Camera Club Council area.
Dr. Russell A. Rohde, PPSA
For his sizable coverage of all scopes of photography, helping others with his numerous lectures, Journal articles and published papers, and for his personal achievements in Nature, Color Slide and Large Color Print exhibitions.
Roland E. Smith, Ph.D.
For his many Society positions held, the overall manner of lectures tendered, for an abundance of photographic papers published and for excelling in the international exhibitions in Color Slides and Photojournalism.
For his prodigious pro·di·gious
1. Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous: a prodigious storm.
2. Extraordinary; marvelous: a prodigious talent.
3. teaching and lectures presented, his judging record, and articles written and earning Stars in Color, Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism, working out of Belgium.
Donald P. Wratten
For his considerable work in stereo photography, predominantly in the United Kingdom, helping others by issuing many lectures and invitational in·vi·ta·tion·al
Restricted to invited participants: an invitational golf tournament.
An event, especially a sports tournament, restricted to invited participants.
Adj. 1. programs, and for his top-quality record in stereo international exhibitions.
T. Y. Wu
For his judging, with a great number of lectures and programs submitted to various organizations in the Michigan area, with many Stars earned in Monochrome and Color Prints and in Nature Slides and Prints.
RELATED ARTICLE: Honorary Membership
The Honorary Membership (Hon. PSA) is awarded for outstanding service to photography, particularly through organizational or similar work. It may be recommended by a three-fourths vote of the Honors Committee and requires a majority vote of the PSA Executive Committee for approval. Proficiency in the use of the photographic medium is not a requirement, and the candidate need not be a member of the Society.
Russel A. Kriete, FPSA
For his energetic, enthusiastic service and leadership in a broad range of varied organizational, executive and administrative skills with extensive lecturing, writing and community service activity to photographers of the Society and the Chicago area.