Welcome

Founded in 1933, The Harrisburg Camera Club welcomes all photographers from the newest beginner to the most experienced.

Membership Benefits
• Fellowship and fun in learning to take better pictures.
• Constructive evaluations of every member’s prints and images by experienced photographers/artists.
• Recognition for quality and merit achievement in photography.
• Field Trips and Education
• Discount on purchases at local camera shops and picture framing shops

Go to the Become a Member page for more details

Meeting Feb 2nd

Important Information for
Upcoming Printed Image Competition

The next Printed Image Competition is Feb. 2nd, 2016 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.

Printed Image Competition changes for 2015-2016:

1.  Images submitted to past competitions are not allowed.  This includes any image submitted for digital competitions.
2.  Request all competitors upload a JPEG of their print to the club's new image upload website:  http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com.  There are separate competition folders for Color and Monochrome.

  • Members are asked to upload a JPEG of their printed images for competition.  "Competitions" have been created on the upload web site for this purpose.
  • These "competitions" are for displaying image scores only.  Your JPEG image is a place holder used to maintain the scores for printed image competitions.
  • This place holder allows members to see the competition images and their scores.

3.  Bring a submission form for each image submitted with the following information.  Click here to download the form (as JPEG).

Printed image competitions are still judged at club meetings.  Be sure to bring your matted printed image and submission form to the meeting to be judged and scored.  Comments will be provided at the club meeting when the image is judged/scored.

Randal Lathrop
VP, Harrisburg Camera Club
vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Field Trip Jan 30th

Harrisburg Camera Club Fieldtrip to Gettysburg College to see the Paul Strand and Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photography Exhibition and Winter Photography at the Battlefield

This Saturday January 30th, leaving at 1:00 from the Camp Hill Arby’s

The Harrisburg Camera Club will be car pooling to see the Strand/Bravo photography exhibition at Gettysburg College on Saturday, January 30th.  We will be leaving at 1:00 and plan to return by 6:30.  I strongly encourage HCC members to attend this exhibition to see two of the pioneers of photography.  Exhibitions of photographers of this caliber are generally found in NYC, Washington D.C. or Baltimore;  rarely do they come this close to Harrisburg.   Here is the link to information about the exhibition:

http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/gallery/exhibitions/exhibition_details.dot?id=da6926db-5338-4798b7d9e9adebe163fc&crumbTitle=Paul%20Strand%20and%20Manuel%20%C3%81lvarez%20Bravo:%20Photography%20in%20Mexico

We will be at the art gallery from about 2:00 to 2:30.  After the exhibition we will head out to the Gettysburg Battlefield to photograph it in the snow.  We will photograph in the park until sunset at 5:12.  The weather forecast is for partly cloudy and 42.  For those of you meeting us in Gettysburg, our first stop will be at Sachs Covered Bridge, just outside the park’s Southwestern corner park limits.  Here is my best way of telling you how to get there.  Look for the Observation Tower on West Confederate Ave. near the Eisenhower Historic Site (some maps have it as SW Confederate Ave).  This is your reference point.  From the observation tower go North to Millerstown Road, this should be within sight of exiting the Tower parking lot.  Go west on Millerstown Road.  Millerstown road becomes Pumping Station Road.  Cross the creek and take an immediate left onto Waterworks Road (may not have a sign post).  The parking area is about 200 yards down the road next to the covered bridge.  We plan to be there about 2:45.  My cell phone number is 592-9304 if you get lost.

What should you bring: a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes or snow boots, gloves, a tripod, a longer lens and/or a wide angle lens, polarizing filter to cut glare, a ladder, cash for gas for your driver.

On another note:  Hunt's Photo in New England is running a close-out web special dropping the prices on tripods and camera bags, quantities are limited here is the link: http://www.wbhunt.com/specials/

 

Judging and points this coming Tuesday February 2nd - last regular print competition.

Updates

VARIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR HARRISBURG CAMERA CLUB MEMBERS

Mid-January 2016

 

Meeting  this Tuesday Night January 19th - Digital review 7:00

 

Upcoming HCC Schedule of Events:

January 19th                Tuesday           Digital Image Review & Critique                                Large room      7:00

February 2nd               Tuesday           Print Competition & Critique                                      Large room      7:00

February 16th              Tuesday           Educational Meeting (Computer)                                Large room      7:00

February 17th           Wednesday    Digital Uploads Due                                                 Midnight

 

We have confirmed our keynote speaker for the "Light and Creativity" photography workshop on April 9th.  He is Parish Kohanim, a Canon Explorer of Light.  Here is a link to his website: http://parishkohanim.com/

Our other two speakers are Denise Silva http://denisesilvaphotography.com/ who will cover technical issues in Photoshop and Lightroom and

Ivan Rothman http://www.ivanrothman.com/Wildlife_photography/Homepage.html who will discuss travel and wildlife photography.

 

We are going to have a field trip on January 30th.  We will be going to the Schmucker Gallery at Gettysburg College to see the exhibition of Paul Strand's and Manuel Alvarez Bravo's Mexican photographic prints and then to the Gettysburg Battlefield for Winter photography.  We will be leaving Camp Hill at 1:00 to see the exhibition at about 2:00, then to the battlefield.  Sunset is at 5:12.  If the weather is good expect a return time in Camp Hill around 6:30.

 

The executive committee is looking for volunteers from the HCC membership to work on the nomination committee for the up-coming elections in April.  We have an immediate need  for a Publicity Chairperson to help with the "Light and Creativity" workshop.  The executive committee is also looking for additional members to help with the workshop.  We have a lot going down in April and May and they are much closer than you think if you consider just three months ago we had the Kick-off meeting.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jan 5th Meeting

EDUCATIONAL MEETING

THIS TUESDAY JANUARY 5TH AT 7:00

 

 

We will be covering the following topics:

 

 

  1. We need to start with announcements of changes to the bylaws.

 

  1. Back-button focusing.

 

  1. A short demo of Trigger Trap, CamRanger, and qDslrDashboard, all remote triggering solutions.

 

  1. Exporting images in Lightroom and Photoshop.

 

  1. Any questions on uploading to the competition website.

 

  1. Minor items to correct in Photoshop Elements that have an exponential benefit in your images.

Jan 19th Image Competition

Uploads due for
Jan. 19th, 2016 Digital Image Competition

The next Digital Image Competition is fast approaching.  The third digital competition for the year will be held on Jan. 19th, 2016 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.

Uploads are due by January 6th, 2016, @ 11:59PM.

Digital Image Competition notes: 
1.  The competition folder has been created on the club's new image upload website:    http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com
2.  Image submission deadline is 1/6/16 @ 11:59PM.
3.  Image size limits:  2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB.

4.  The website has excellent tutorials for uploading your images.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact me.

Randal Lathrop
VP, Harrisburg Camera Club
vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Dec 1st Meeting

Important Information for
Upcoming Image Competitions

December 1st and 15th

There are two competition deadlines approaching:

Printed Image Competition - December 1st, 2015 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.  There are some minor changes for this year's printed image competitions.  See below for details.

Digital Image Competition - December 15th, 2015 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.  Uploads are due by December 2nd, @ 11:59PM.  See below for image size limits.

Printed Image Competition changes for 2015-2016:
1.  Images submitted to past competitions are not allowed.  This includes any image submitted for digital competitions.
2.  Request all competitors upload a JPEG of their print to the club's new image upload website: http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com.  There are separate competition folders for Color and Monochrome.
3.  Bring a form for each image submitted with the following information.  Click here to download the form (as JPEG).

Digital Image Competition notes:
1.  The competition folder has been created on the club's new image upload website: http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com
2.  Image submission deadline is 12/2/2015 @ 11:59PM.
3.  Image size limits:  2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB.
4.  The website has excellent tutorials for exporting your images as JPEGs.  Also there are plenty videos online explaining the process.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact me.

Randal Lathrop
VP, Harrisburg Camera Club
vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Nov 17th Meeting

Meeting Tuesday November 17th 7:00PM

 

Digital Image Competition Review and Critique

 

Camp Hill Giant -- Cooking Room

Field Trip

Green Paint-01-webPhotographing in Bethlehem and gallery hopping at the Banana Factory and Lehigh University

 This Saturday November 14th

Leaving Camp Hill at 9:00 am

 

This is our next to last scheduled fieldtrip for 2015.  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 Bethlehem. This will mark the fourth year for this trip.  The weather is for sunny, breezy and cold with a temperature of 49 and colder after sunset.

 

Here is the schedule

9:00  Depart Camp Hill for Bethlehem

11:00  Arrive at the Banana Factory to see the “InVision 2015 Pennsylvania Photographer’s Competition”. HCC members Jim Crowley, Chip Cain, Karen Commings, Andrew Hoff  and George Reitbauer were juried into this prestigious exhibition.  The Banana Factory also has an exhibition by Rick Smolan http://www.bananafactory.org/event/1851/inside-tracks-alone-across-the-outback-by-rick-smolan/.

This exhibition by the former Time, Life and National Geography photographer records a trek across the Outback. The Santa Bannon /Fine Art Gallery has a collection of images by Tom Shillea and David Moser  http://www.bananafactory.org/event/1854/masquerade-photographs-by-thomas-shillea-and-the-american-housewife-by-dave-moser/.B&W Beth Steel Stairways-04-web

The InVision College Competition images are in the center hallway and you are free to explore the different artist studios on the second and third floors of the Banana Factory.  These four exhibitions in one building will save us some time and walking.


12:00  
Leave for the DuBois Gallery at Lehigh University to see "Re-Visiting South Bethlehem - 150 Years of Photography"  www.luag.org

12:30  Lunch at the College at the eclectic Pandini's on the college grounds. Unique food at reasonable p
rices.

1:30 Short photo walk in Bethlehem

2:30 to 7:00 Off to the steel mill to photograph.  Sunset is at 4:44 PM.  New this year is the Howard Mason Trestle. An elevated promenade towering 46 feet above the ground, similar to the Highline in New York City, that is now open.  This walkway is about  3/10ths of a mile long running parallel to the blast furnaces and steel stacks.  After dark the area is light by colored floodlights.

 

What should you bring:

Water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a longer lens and/or a wide angle for the buildings, a ladder for getting up higher and money for dinner and gas money for your driver.

 

Carpooling:

We are leaving from the Camp Hill Giant promptly at  9:00AM, park on the Arby’s side.  We hope to return no later than 9:00.

 

For those members on the East Shore the designated pick-up location is the Holiday Inn in Grantville.  We should be there about 9:45, but you must let Andy know if we are meeting you there, otherwise we will not stop and keep going!

 

Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ 592-9304 or at president@harrisburgcameraclub.org

November 3rd Meeting

Next Harrisburg Camera Club Meeting

Tuesday November 3rd at 7:00

 

Members SHOW and SHARE Educational Meeting

Images Taken by Harrisburg Camera Club Members

 

Time is running out to prepare your images for the Show and Share meeting coming up on Tuesday November 3rd.  We will be meeting in the cooking school room on the ground floor of the Giant across from the stairway to the second floor.

This meeting is to show and share with the members of the club, photos you have taken over the last year. Because of the limited number of photos that we can show during the competitive year, this is your chance to share with members of the club, photos you have taken and to get feed back about them.  Bring vacation photos, landscape, people, abstract photos, photos taken on our two field trips or photos that you are working on as a project. You can get feedback about them at the meeting.  Please show us the photos that you have taken that you have not shown during our competitions.

This meeting is, in reality, an educational meeting on how photographic opportunities are rendered.  This is a chance for membership to see the expanded portfolio of the HCC members.  If time permits, you can question the maker on how the image was made and or modified.

  • If you want to show and share your best or most interesting images taken recently with the members of the camera club, please place your images on a flash drive or CD and bring it with you to the meeting.
  • Please title the file: “2015 November HCC Show and Share”.   This way we can find the file quickly.  We expect you to have all you your images under one file name.
  • Please; all images needed to be reduced to the following parameters: Maximum length on the longest side 1920 pixels as a baseline jpeg.  Just like the camera club competition file size.
  • Previous Show & Share’s have had an issue with downloading exceeding large files from flash drives or CD's into the computer.  Please try to keep each of your images under 3MB.   
  • We will load each members file into his computer and we expect the maker to be present.  Each member will have about 6 minutes to present and comment on their images.  You, as the presenter, have the option of commenting about your work.   We expect you to answer questions about your work, if asked.  Unlike last August's meeting, when we were squeezed for time at the end, there will be a set cut off time for each presenter.
  • If you have the skill, a Powerpoint file would be best and if you’re fancy or have the software available you may add music within the file as part of your presentation.

The time allotment is based on the number of presenters and divided by the time available.  Less presenters more time, more presenters less time.  This is a great opportunity for you to show your work to the other members of the club without the constraints of competition.  For those that are not showing, you have an opportunity to see more of our member's work and understand their visual philosophy.

October 20th Meeting

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EDUCATIONAL NIGHT

 TUESDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 20th AT 7:00

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON

 PHOTOSHOP CS and ELEMENTS

Topics, Questions and Answers with Bryson Leidich

 

On Tuesday night October 20th at 7:00PM, long time friend of the Harrisburg Camera Club and professional photographer, Bryson Leidich, will lead a question and answer session on Adobe Photoshop CS and Elements.

Bryson will touch on re-sizing files for digital uploads and printing, chromatic aberration, preparing images for competition by club and internet competitions and of course layers and histograms.  We are meeting in the cooking school class room with the four flat screen monitorsIf time permits we will have an open discussion with questions coming from the members about Photoshop instead of concentrating on one subject.  Bring a notebook and pencil to take notes.

Don't forget dues are due to participate in the show and share, first digital competition and digital upload starting on November 3rd.

Nov. 3 - HCC Members Show and Share

Nov. 4 - Digital uploads due for Nov. 17 competition

Nov. 17 - Digital Competition and Critique

Come to the class, share and learn.  See you this Tuesday the 20th.

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