Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.
We will have a special presentation by Sony Camera Representative Victor Green. Victor will be talking about Sony’s new A7 line of cameras and lens, other Sony cameras and will be open to questions about photography in general.
Sony has recently released the new A7 and the A7R. These two cameras have re-defined the landscape of digital photography. Both the A7 and the A7R are full-frame, mirrorless cameras. The A7 has a 24mp sensor and the A7R has a 36mp sensor. These cameras have many unique and different features compared to their non-full frame and mirrored competitors. They are also adaptable to Canon and Nikon lens.
The meeting will start at 7:00 in our 3300 Trindle Road, Camp Hill Giant location in the large meeting room.
Green fell in love with photography at age 14 and it has remained his primary interest, both as a profession and a hobby. He has been photographing retail stores, weddings/events and products for more than 12 years, sold cameras, run labs, photographed people and products, using just about every major brand of camera. “I jumped at the opportunity to work with Sony,” says Green, “because they makesome of the most innovative and functional, not to mention cool, equipment I have ever used and it is my pleasure to show it off to everyone.”
Saturday, March 22nd
This trip will feature two photographic exhibitions and your personal photography. We will start at the National Gallery of Art in the Mall to see the Garry Winogrand retrospective show that opens at 10:00. Winogrand is one of the pillars of American Street photography. This very large landmark exhibition will be only be up until June 8th, it then leaves the country to go to Europe.
The other exhibition is in the AfricanArt Museum also in the Mall. It is call titled Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon showcases the African photography of celebrated Life magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon and explores the intricate relationships between his photographic archives and art collection at the National Museum of African Art. It was Elisofon’s images-perhaps more than any other American photographer’s-that framed America’s perceptions of Africa and its diverse arts and cultures during the 20th century.
The rest of the afternoon can be devoted to your own personal photography or roaming through the museums or the Mall.
Cost: $13 per car
What should you bring: Driver’s License/Photo I.D.
Carpooling/Departure & Arrival:
We will be leaving from the Camp Hill Giant grocery store from the Arby’s side parking lot, on the East side of the store, at 8:00 in the morning. Members leaving from the Carlisle area; the parking lot of the CarlisleShopping Center (850 E. High St., Rt. 641) across from the Pizza Hut as the designated departure location. The Carlisle group will be leaving at 7:30. The Carlisle members will need to organize themselves via e-mail and designate a trip leader. Otherwise you can meet us in Camp Hill or at Baker’s Restaurant in Dillsburg. Call Andy on his cell if you are meeting up with the carpool in Dillsburg (592-9304). We will stop in either Thurmont or Frederick to take a bathroom break and grab some refreshment. We will eat lunch at one of the museums. We are looking to leave D.C. around 5:00 with a return to Camp Hill around 7:00.
Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ 592-9304 or at president@harrisburg cameraclub.org
Las Vegas, photograph by Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand (1928 –1984), a New Yorker who roamed the United States during the postwar decades, left behind a sweeping portrait of American life. His photographs powerfully combine the hope and exhilaration as well as the anxiety and turbulence that characterized America during these vital years, revealing a country that glitters with possibility but threatens to spin out of control. From Fifth Avenue to Sunset Boulevard, from Cape Kennedy to the Texas State Fair, he made the American middle class the primary subject of his pictures. Endlessly curious, Winogrand scrutinized both cities and suburbs, always on the lookout for those instants when happenstance and optics might join to make a good picture that exposes some deep current in American culture.
Surveying Winogrand’s career from its inception in 1950 to his death in 1984, this exhibition is divided into three sections: “Down from the Bronx” presents photographs made in New York City from 1950 through 1971; “A Student of America” includes work from the same period made mostly outside New York; and “Boom and Bust” shows photographs taken largely in Texas and Los Angeles from 1971 until his death.
Plunging headlong into his work, Winogrand preferred shooting film to editing his pictures or producing books and exhibitions. As a result, many of his strongest early photographs fell into obscurity as he matured, while numerous later ones remained unprocessed at his death. Winogrand never published or exhibited approximately one-third of the photographs presented here, and more than sixty have been printed for this exhibition and are being shown in public for the first time. By presenting such discoveries alongside his celebrated pictures, Garry Winogrand reinterprets a career that was, like the artist’s America, both epic and unresolved.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.
On Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00pm the Harrisburg Camera Club will present photographer and Photoshop instructor Dinene Quick. Dinene has worked teaching Photoshop through Carlisle Camera and through private tutoring. She will be discussing the Quick Selection Tools, Refining Mask and the Quick Mask Mode. This will be the second year in a row that she will be providing Photoshop instruction to the club.
All members and guests are urged not to miss this educational program. The program will be held in the second-floor, large community room in the Giant grocery store at the CampHillShopping Center located at Rt11/15 and Trindle Road in Camp Hill. The program is free and will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. The community room is the home meeting location of the Harrisburg Camera Club and is located just past the WIFI lounge and above the cooking school.
Saturday, February 22nd
This trip will feature multiple photographic exhibitions from B&W to color, daguerreotypes to digital and portraits to modern landscapes. This series of exhibitions will encompass a wide variety of styles and work. I can’t stress enough to our members that looking at other images will help your photographic imaging in a subliminal way. Please join us. Yes it will be a long day and yes you will be on your feet, but not much distance walking, only about 12 blocks all day. You will be rewarded with world class work.
Cost: $13 per car
What should you bring: Driver’s License/Photo I.D.
Carpooling/Departure & Arrival:
We will be leaving from the Camp Hill Giant grocery store from the Arby’s side parking lot, on the East side of the store, at 8:00 in the morning. Members leaving from the Carlisle area; the parking lot of the Carlisle Shopping Center (850 E. High St., Rt. 641) across from the Pizza Hut as the designated departure location. The Carlisle group will be leaving at 7:30. The Carlisle members will need to organize themselves via e-mail and designate a trip leader. Otherwise you can meet us in Camp Hill or at Baker’s Restaurant in Dillsburg. Call Andy on his cell if you are meeting up with the carpool in Dillsburg (592-9304). We will stop in either Thurmont or Frederick to take a bathroom break and grab some refreshment. We will eat lunch at one of the museums. We are looking to leave D.C. around 5:00 with a return to Camp Hill around 7:00.
Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ 592-9304 or at president@harrisburg cameraclub.org
The first gallery we will visit opens at 10:00. It is the Museum of Natural History to see the best images from the Windland Smith Rice International Awards for Nature Photography. This popular print exhibition features the best images from the yearly international competition. The images are printed very large and are accompanied by HD videos on large-screen TVs. Simply put, the wildlife, nature and landscape photographs in this show are spectacular.
After we see that exhibit it is off to the National Portrait Gallery for the bulk of the exhibitions. The main exhibition is from one of the world’s greatest portrait photographers, Yousuf Karsh. This exhibition features a collection of more than 100 portraits created by renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002), the National Portrait Gallery presents the exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits.” This exhibition will be displayed in two phases; the first from Nov. 1, 2013, to Apr. 27, 2014, and the second from May 2 to Nov. 2, 2014. These installations feature iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics and the arts. Among the portraits to included are those of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marian Anderson, actress Grace Kelly, businesswoman Elizabeth Arden, architect I. M. Pei and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits” is the museum’s first exhibition devoted entirely to the work of this internationally recognized portrait photographer.
Also at the National Portrait Gallery is a show explores the lives and careers of the Charles R. Meade and Henry W. M. Meade brothers who, along with their contemporaries such as Mathew Brady and Southworth and Hawes, are recognized as leading members of the first generation of American studio photographers. The National Portrait Gallery’s substantial collection of Meade Brothers daguerreotypes will serve as the core of the exhibition. In addition, loans of Meade Brothers objects from public institutions and private collections, including large-format daguerreotype of Sam Houston and two daguerreotypes of Louis Daguerre, will be featured. This exhibition is thought to be the first dedicated solely to the work of the 19th-century American photographers. The National Portrait Gallery also has an ongoing exhibition of Civil War era Photography.
The final exhibition we will see is one of modern American landscape photographers. This is the last weekend that this exhibit will be up. This exhibition at the American Art Museum, next to the National Portrait Gallery, features the works of Stephen Fitch, Robbert Flick and Elaine Mayes. The American landscape has inspired generations of artists, but the 48 photographs in this presentation— by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick and Elaine Mayes— are a far cry from traditional representations of the subject. Where painters of the Hudson River School saw the sublime and survey photographers of the 19th century discerned supernatural majesty in America’s landscapes, Fitch, Flick and Mayes find evidence of civilization’s rapid expansion into suburbs and exurbs. This view updated the idyllic portrayal of the American landscape that had persisted into the 20th century, notably in photographs by Ansel Adams. Informed by the reality of the interstate highway system and the increasingly mediated culture of 1970s America, these photographers depict the country in passing, as drive-through scenery rather than entrancing wilderness. Their images, created between 1971 and 1980, foreshadow today’s even more media-saturated environment and the telegraphic relationship to the natural world that it encourages.
The photographs by Fitch, from his series Diesels and Dinosaurs, capture the typical sights and attractions that defined roadside America. Flick’s photographs, drawn from his series Sequential Views, consist of grids of images made in Los Angeles in 1980 as he traversed the streets, stopping at prescribed temporal or geographical intervals. Mayes’s photographs, from her Autolandscapes series, present America as seen from a moving car window. The installation is part of a series that highlights objects from the museum’s collection that are rarely on public display.
TO SPEAK AT THE HARRISBURG CAMERA CLUB
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th at 7:00pm
Free to the public
Community Room at the Giant grocery store located at 3300 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
The Harrisburg Camera Club (HCC) continues its education mission by bringing nationally and regionally known high level photographers/speakers to the area. The HCC is pleased to announce that Tillman Crane, a Camden Maine based large format photographer, will present a PowerPoint program on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00pm.
This is a great program that you will not want to miss!
Mr. Crane is a large format photographer specializing in platinum prints. As an artist, teacher and photojournalist, Crane has been professionally involved with photography for over 30 years. Known for his beautiful, luminescent prints of the quiet corners of life that most of us simply pass by, his images pull us in for a closer look. Whether the subject is man-made or God-made, each contains a quality of light and detail that provides both a sense of the real and that of spirit.
Beginning his career as a photojournalist with
The Maryville Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee. Mr. Crane later worked for the State of Tennessee as a photographer before joining the Resident faculty of the Maine Photographic Workshops in 1987. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Delaware in 1990 and later became Director of the Photography program at the Waterford School, in Sandy, Utah where he taught. While in Utah, he organized and directed the weeklong Mammoth Camera Workshop. He returned to Maine with his family in 2001 after the release of his first monograph, Tillman Crane/STRUCTURE. Tillman Crane has been making new images, publishing new books and teaching workshops throughout the U.S. and U.K.
Mr. Crane is known for his exquisite fine art prints, his photographic workshops for all types of cameras, speaking on photography and his published books. Tillman’s website is: http://www.tillmancrane.com
Tillman Crane’s 90 minute program will touch on the following:
• Black and White architectural and landscape photography.
• Video on preparing the prints for the platinum/palladium process and how these prints are made.
• Mr. Crane will explain his photographic philosophy.
• He will bring his 8×10 and 5×12 cameras and share a video presentation of how he does his field work with these large format cameras.
• Explanation of how he approaches special book projects.
• Discussion on book design and the importance of flow in books and exhibitions.
• Presentation and narrative of images from his three books “Structure”, “Odin Stone” and “A Walk Along the Jordan”.
• Discussion on what you can do to make your photography better.
The Harrisburg Camera Club meets in the Community Room at the Giant grocery store. The store is in the Camp Hill Shopping Center that parallels Rt.15 in Camp Hill. The meeting room is on the second floor. To access the room, enter the store and go to the extreme left past the Wi-Fi Cafe. The stairway is across from the cooking school.
Facility is handicap-accessible.
The Harrisburg Camera Club is thrilled to have Tillman make a return stop in Central PA to present this outstanding program.
Gallery Hopping at the Allentown Art Museum
to see “Hidden Treasures” photo exhibition and to
Bethlehem for photography and other photography exhibitions.
This Saturday November 16th
Leaving Camp Hill at 7:00
This is our last scheduled fieldtrip for 2013. We will be traveling to the Lehigh Valley to photograph and see several photography exhibitions. November is Photography Month in the Lehigh Valley with several photography exhibitions at various locations in Allentown and in Bethlehem. The weather is for mixed sun and clouds and a high of warm 58 degrees.
Here is the schedule:
7:00 Depart Camp Hill
9:00 Arrive in Bethlehem – Photograph the remaining blast furnaces and stacks from the cemetery overlooking the remains of the original mill or split the group with some photographing at the furnaces in the morning light.
10:30 Leave for the Allentown Art Museum – The doors open at 11:00 and general admission is $12.00, Seniors $10.00. The exhibition “Hidden Treasures” are photographic images from the archives of the museum. Mostly silver gelatin prints from the 20th century featuring Ansel Adams, Bernice Abbot, Margaret Bourke-White, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand and Larry Fink.
12:30 Return to Bethlehem for lunch
1:30 To the Leigh University’s DuBois Gallery to see “Time & Place” Photographs from Garry Winogrand, Danny Lyon, Laurence Salzmann and Robert Doisneau. From Parisians to motorcycle gangs, each photographer uses photography to create a distinctive narrative or time capsule, evoking the atmosphere and texture of a particular time.
2:15 Go to the Banana Factory to see the “In Vision Pennsylvania Photographer’s Competition”, which HCC member Jim Crowley has two images in. The Banana Factory also has an exhibition by Eugene Richards and the In Vision “College Competition” as well as open studios of the artist’s in- residence. There will be three exhibitions in one building will save us some time and walking.
3:30 Leave for the Steel Mill -Well known photographer Steve Wilkes is showing at Steel Stacks next to the steel mill. His work features the physical demise of Bethlehem Steel. After that we will photograph the buildings and furnaces surrounding the Steel Stacks area. Sun set is at 4:44 PM.
5:00 Leave for Camp Hill – Possible stop at Cabello’s or dinner on the way back.
All exhibitions in Bethlehem are free.
I can’t emphasis enough how important it is to see other photographers work, whether it be classic or modern. It will be a long day of photographing and looking at photography, but it will be very fulfilling. This will be the third year in a row we have made this trip. We did a similar trip to the Allentown Art Museum, the Banana Factory and the remains of the steel plant last year at this time and it was very good.
What should you bring:
Water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a fill flash and/or reflector to throw additional light in dark places, a longer lens and/or a wide angle for landscapes and buildings, a ladder for getting up higher and money for admission to the art museum, lunch, dinner and gas money for your driver.
We are leaving from the Camp Hill Giant promptly at 7:00 AM, park on the Arby’s side.
Those members leaving from the Carlisle area; Randal Lathrop has designated the parking lot of the Carlisle Shopping Center (850 E. High St., Rt. 641) across from the Pizza Hut as the departure location. The Carlisle group should be leaving at 7:45. Randal will not be a point of contact for the Carlisle group!
For those members on the East Shore the designated pick-up location is the Holiday Inn in Grantville. We should be there about 7:30, but you must let Andy know if we are meeting you there, otherwise we will keep going.
Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ 592-9304 or at president@harrisburg cameraclub.org
HARRISBURG CAMERA CLUB OPENS THE 2013-2014 YEAR with
CULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER and COLLEGE PROFESSOR
Catherine Jansen – Images from India
Tuesday September 10th at 7:00 at the Giant Grocery Stores
Community Room in the Camp Hill Shopping Center.
The Harrisburg Camera Club is proud to announce that Catherine Jansen of Wyncote, in the Philadelphia suburbs, will be presenting a program on her cultural photographic travels in India.
Catherine Jansen has earned an MFA in photography from Temple’s Tyler School of Art. Ms. Jansen has been making images for over twenty years, has exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Grant, and two Pennsylvania Council of the Arts grants and two Cultural Incentive Grants. Ms. Jansen’s work is represented in numerable museum, corporate and private collections. Her works are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Michener Museum of Art, Doyelstown, PA and the Photographic Resource Center in Tuscon, AZ. She is currently a professor at Drexel University. In addition to her cultural travel photography in India she has been inventing, exploring and creating photographic processes that merge state of the art technology with traditional photography since the late 1960s. She even has a Wikipedia page.
Catherine travels to India every year for a three month period photographing. “No longer bound by family and duty, I became a wanderer, traveling in many countries, often times alone, just touching with eyes, heart, gut, and camera the great mystery of each moment. I worked on a daily basis, taking photographs as an ongoing interior dialogue and a celebration of the unnamable embedded in each experience.
Ms. Jansen has a unique perspective and view of photography. Her work is generally made in a unusual 1 x 4 wide angle format and many of her images are of the people of India. I have learned that the hungry eye is always rewarded. I take multitudes of photographs, which I later weave together into more complex images. I have found that photographing and then merging images taken from several angles and perspectives gives a closer echo of the experience then a single recording of it.
It has been both necessary and also challenging for me to take time off over the last few years to work with and refine this new direction in my image making, as well as to learn the new technology needed so that it could become an intuitive tool.
She also works with children at “The Little Star” school in Varanasi. “Over the years that friendship has deepened as well as my commitment to help her and to be closely connected with the children. For the past three years I have been living and volunteering at the school for three months out of the year. With financial help from my American friends, I was able to begin a health and nutrition program for the children. In light of all the work I do for them I have always felt that my only real value is being an emotional support for Asha and a loving presence for the children.”
The program will be held in the second floor large community room in the Giant grocery store at the Camp Hill Shopping Center located at Rt11/15 and Trindle Road in Camp Hill. The program is free and will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.. The community room is the home meeting location of the Harrisburg Camera Club and is located on the second floor, just past the WIFI lounge and above the cooking school. If you would like to join the Harrisburg Camera Club; membership of $30.00/yr will also be collected that night.
This program is free and open to the public and especially to photographers. Please join the members and photographers of the Harrisburg Camera Club for Catherine Jansen’s presentation and her unique perspective on photography. This program will be educational as well as inspiring.
R. Andrew Hoff – President of the Harrisburg Camera Club
In the Giant Community Room at the Giant Grocery store
at 3300 Trindle Rd. in Camp Hill
We are going to critiquing prints in this session.
It should be fun!
On Tuesday night August 20th, the Harrisburg Camera Club will be holding a Summer print critique night at 7:00. We used this format a year ago and it went very well. All participants that bring prints will spread them out on tables. Everyone, whether you bring a print or not, will be taking part in the critiques. All those attending the meeting will be asked to critique the images anonymously with colored golf tees. Participants will be judging the prints by placing colored golf tees next to the prints. After the images are marked we will discuss the merits of the prints. We will have detailed instructions printed out when you arrive. Come to the meeting and let’s try something different.
Here are the Print critique guidelines for this meeting only.
1. Only paid HCC members will get their prints critiqued. Non-members or HCC members that did not bring prints will be encouraged to participate in the critique process.
2. Only two (2) Monochromatic/B&W prints per person and two color prints per person. A member is allowed to bring a maximum of four prints.
3. These prints do not need to be mounted or matted. That will be at the discretion of the maker. Minimum size is 8 x 10 maximum 20 x 30
4. Prints that are framed or framed and under glass will not be critiqued.
5. If you have any questions call Andrew Hoff at 975-0630 or 592-9304
HARRISBURG CAMERA CLUB MEMBERS:
HERE IS AN TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY
TO SELL OR SWAP
CAMERA EQUIPMENT & GEAR
The Harrisburg Camera Club has been invited to participate in the Baltimore Camera Club’s “Camera Swap”.
Saturday, August 10th from 9am to 1pm at the Baltimore Camera Club’s meeting location at the:
Mount Washington United Methodist Church
5800 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
The meet will be held rain or shine in the parking lot of their meeting site. The bathrooms will be open in the building. Members will be able to sell, trade or swap camera gear and equipment. This is a free event open to all members of any valid camera club in the MD-DEL-PA-VA area.
This event is only open to camera Club members and not to the general public and the Baltimore Camera club has invited over 20 camera clubs to participate.
If you are interested in participating here is how it will be handled by the Harrisburg Camera Club.
1) We will be car pooling and leaving from the usual location in Camp Hill at 7:30 AM. Even if you do not plan to sell and want to attend just to buy something, you can car pool with us.
2) If you want to sell you must attend. We will not be selling anything by consignment!
3) I strongly suggest a 4’ or 6’ folding table or a card table to sell your items from. If you have a pickup truck you can sell from the tailgate or you could sell from the hatch or trunk of your car. If need be, just spread out a blanket on the ground. Clearly tag your items for sale or have a price sheet prominently displayed. Sellers may want to bring a folding chair.
4) This is not an art sale; please do not bring photos for sale and don’t bring junk. Remember these are camera club people and they will know the good stuff.
6) If you plan to sell contact Andy by August 3rd. I want to give advance notice to the Baltimore Camera Club on the size of our group.
Here is a chance to meet fellow photographers, trade ideas, tips, and swap or sell your unwanted or extra gear. The Baltimore Camera Club has had internal camera swaps in the past, however we decided to open this to all camera club members. If this works well it may turn into an annual event where photo club members can get together to exchange ideas and gear.
You can find information about the swap on the BCC website at
Submitted by Andrew Hoff –President HCC – 975-0630 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain or Shine on SATURDAY JUNE 22nd
Leaving from the Camp Hill Arby’s at 9:00 A.M.
The Harrisburg Camera Club will be making a trip to the Hanover Koi Farms on Saturday June 22nd. We will be car pooling from our usual location at the Arby’s side of the Camp Hill Giant Grocery Store, at 9:00 AM in the morning. We expect to be at the Koi Farm when they open at 10:00. This is one of the premier Koi farms in the United States with large and exotic Koi fish. We plan to photograph around 3 hours, then have a group lunch sometime after 1:00 P.M.
Our primary goal is to photograph individual or schools of Koi fish. There are several ways that it can be accomplished with large apertures and short shutter speeds or with small apertures and long shutter speeds and everything in between. I do not know if fill flash will help. I know that fill flash will freeze movement and using second curtain flash could make some strange, unusual and abstract images.
You should bring are extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a macro lens, and a medium to long lens for close-ups. A hat to keep you cool and money to pay your driver and for lunch. Other items to consider bringing are a ladder to get higher, bug spray and a scrim or diffuser to cut harsh light. One very important item is a polarizing filter. It is a very important tool to cut glare and darken the water. There is no entrance fee or shooting fee. This event is rain or shine.
If you have any questions contact Andrew Hoff 592-9304 4PM-9PM M-F 10Am-9PM Sat-Sun or at email@example.com