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

July Meeting

Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00

 PRINT CRITIQUES

in the Giant Community Room at the Giant Grocery store at 3300 Trindle Rd. in Camp Hill

 We are going to hold our Summer group print critique

 

It's time to prepare your prints and get them made.

On Tuesday night July 26th,  at 7:00 the Harrisburg Camera Club will hold its Summer print critique night.  We have run this program the last few years and it was very successful.  All participants that bring prints will lay them out on tables spread out in the room.  Everyone, whether you bring a print or not, will be a part of 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 tees next to the prints.  After the images are tagged 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 imaged size is 8 x 10 maximum 20 x 24.

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

Field Trip July 17th


Sunflower Field Photography Fieldtrip

at the Sunflower fields in Poolesville, MD

at the 

Mckee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Sunday July 17th at 3:00 PM

 

imageThis is one of the most popular and well-attended field trips the Harrisburg Camera Club takes.  This year we are traveling two months earlier than normal and going to a different location.  We will be going to the commercially grown sunflower fields at the Mckee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area near Poolesville, Maryland.  We will travel down Rt.15 to I-270 then head towards Washington D.C. and get off I-270 at the Barnesville Exit (maps provided).  It is about an hour and a three-quarters from our meeting location at the Camp Hill Giant.

We will be car pooling from our usual location on the Arby’s side of the Camp Hill Giant Grocery Store, at 3:00 PM in the afternoon.

For those closer to Carlisle, there is an alternate starting place in Carlisle (parking lot across from Pizza Hut near Lowes) for those south of Camp Hill.  Departure time is still 3:00 PM.  Contact Randal Lathrop if you plan to leave from Carlisle.

Here is a link to the site http://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/publiclands/central/mckeebeshers.aspx

 We plan to leave Camp Hill at 3:00 and arrive at about 5:45 which should give us 3 hours to photograph the fields since sunset is around 8:30.  Expect to return at about 10:00 or later. We will need to car pool.  The sunflowers should be in full bloom when we get there and expect to see bees and butGetAttachment-2.aspxterflies on the sunflowers. At this site you can use all of your lenses.  For insects you may want to bring a macro lens.  A long lens is also useful for compressing distance.  This location is very good for those photographers that have short telephotos or wide angle lens.  The soil in the sunflower fields is river silt and it is a reddish clay.  If it is damp it will stick to your shoes.  There are no buildings here and very few, if any power lines.  There is a parking lot so having cars in the photo will not be an issue.  Your trip leader is Andrew Hoff.

 

What to bring:  Extra digital cards, extra batteries, polarizing filter, a reflector or white foamcore, black foamcore, an umbrella that is translucent white or solid white if you have one, flash unit, tripod, a tripod clamp, comfortable shoes, long pants, a ladder to photograph from above and drinking water.  We will hold this field trip unless we are looking at an all day rain event.

Banquet May 24th

AWARDS BANQUET

 

Tuesday May 24th
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Park Inn, Mechanicsburg

 

 The Harrisburg Camera Club’s Year-End Celebration and Awards banquet will be held at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg on May 24th, 2016.  The banquet is open to Camera Club members, spouses, guests and friends of the Camera Club.   The arrival time is 6:00 PM. Dinner service will start at 6:30 PM.  The cost of the banquet is $24.00 for club members and $29.00 for guests and friends of the Camera Club.

Dinner Menu

Appetizer - Fresh Chilled Fruit Cup
Salad - Tossed Garden Salad

Entrée (choose one)
Tuscan Style Chicken – served in a wild mushroom and Marsala wine sauce
Island Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Vegetarian Lasagna – served with garlic toast

Dessert
New York Cheesecake

All entrées include a fresh vegetable medley, Chef’s choice of rice, pasta, or potato, fresh rolls with creamy butter, freshly brewed coffee, assorted hot teas, iced tea, and water.

Soft drinks and adult beverages will be available for purchase in the upstairs restaurant/bar and are not included in the cost of the dinner.

Following dinner will be the Awards presentations.

Please join us as we celebrate the end of another successful season of image making with food, camaraderie, entertainment, and awards.

DON’T DELAY.  The deadline for reservations is Thursday, May 19th. Checks should be made payable to the Harrisburg Camera Club.  Please include a contact phone number I can reach you with your payment.  Please indicate your choice of entrée.  It would be best if you would pay in advance by mailing the checks to:

Randal Lathrop
80 Meade Drive
Carlisle, PA  17013

I will accept checks (no cash) at the banquet, but I will need to know by Thursday May 19th if you are planning to attend!

Directions:
Park Inn is located off exit 3 (US-11/Carlisle Pike) on Hwy 581.

From Carlisle and points south, take Interstate 81-N to Hwy-581 E and proceed to exit 3. At the light, turn right and Park Inn is immediately on your right.

From Harrisburg and points north, take Interstate I-83/Hwy-581 W towards Mechanicsburg and proceed to exit 3.  At the light, turn right and Park Inn is immediately on your right.

From Lancaster and points East, take I-83N to Hwy-581 W towards Carlisle and proceed to exit 3.  At the light, turn right and Park Inn is immediately on your right.

Dress Code:
Business casual –no jeans, no sneakers and no shorts.

Any questions or reservations please e-mail Randal Lathrop at vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Submitted by Randal Lathrop – Vice President

Print of the Year Competition Apr 26

2015-2016
Printed Image of the Year Competition
April 26th, 2016

The Printed Image of the Year Competition is being help April 26th, 2016 at Giant in Camp Hill at 7pm.  This is the last image competition of the club calendar year.

Who is Eligible? Any paid-in-full member of the Harrisburg Camera Club is eligible.

What Prints am I allowed to enter? You may enter any print that has not been entered in a previous Print Of the Year Competition or in a digital image competition during 2015-2016..  Prints that have been critiqued in the Camera Club’s open forum are eligible.Please have all prints in place and ready for judging by 7:15pm.  If you are entering the competition please be there early!  Images will not be accepted after 7:15pm.

Competition Guidelines

Upload a JPEG copy of your printed image to http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com.  This is for display purposes only.

Remember to bring your printed image to the meeting to have it judged and scored.

Print out, complete and bring the following form to the meeting along with your image.

Click here to download the form (JPEG image).

One color print and one monochromatic print per paid member. 

1. For Images printed on photo paper
  a. Prints must be single or double-matted.
  b. Minimum IMAGE size is 5"x7".  Minimum MAT size is 8”x10” - or 80 sq. inches.
  c. Maximum MAT size is 40”x32”.
  d. No restriction on mat colors.

2. The Images must be mounted to a backer board (mat board, foam core, etc.).

3. For Images that are printed on canvas or metal
  a. Minimum size is 8”x10” - or 80 sq. inches.
  b. Maximum size is 40”x32”.

4. NO GLASS or FRAMED PRINTS ALLOWED

5. Scoring - each judge scores on the criteria below
  a. The scoring is the same as with digital image competitions
    i. Technical – 1-4 points awarded for technical skill
    ii. Composition – 1-4 points awarded for image composition
    iii. Artistic – 1-4 points awarded for image artistry
    iv. Image Transcendence – 1-8 points awarded for image transcendence, wow
        factor
  b. An additional scoring category has been added for prints only
    v. Presentation – 1-10 points awarded for image presentation
  c. A Maximum of 30 points awarded per judge

Any questions contact Randal Lathrop at vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Workshop Apr 9th

Time is running out...
But it’s not too late to register…

for the Harrisburg Camera Club’s 6th Annual “Light and Creativity” workshop.

 

Saturday April 9, 2016 (doors open at 8:00am) at the Central Penn College Conference Center.

The 2016 Light and Creativity Workshop is four days away and you still have time to register for this event. Our three presenters are ready, the vendors are ready, the door prizes are ready ...and waiting.

Have you registered?  Time is running out.  Register today. Seating is limited.

Three great speakers...

  • Parish Kohanim, "Canon Explorer of Light" photographer who will speak on "Twelve Tips on Taking Powerful Photographs"

  • Denise Silva, will present her program on "Why to Choose What When: Lightroom or Photoshop"

  • Ivan Rothman, a wildlife photographer will present "Practical Advice from an Experienced Wildlife Photographer"

  • Keynote Presentation by Parish Kohanim

Each workshop will be given multiple times so you can take advantage of all speakers.  Visit the workshop web page (http://www.lightandcreativity.org) for complete workshop information.

Online registration ends at 11:59pm, Thursday, April 7th.
Payment may be made online http://www.lightandcreativity.org/registration-2016/.
Checks must be received by Wednesday, April 6.

$70.00 Non-members

$60.00 Harrisburg Camera Club members

$45.00 Students with ID must be 21 or under & present their student ID card at the registration desk

Tickets sold at the door, as available, for an additional $5.00 to the prices listed above and in the brochure. Credit cards accepted at the door.

I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Thank you,

R. Andrew Hoff
President, Harrisburg Camera Club

Next Digital Competition

2015-2016 Digital Image of the Year
Competition

UPLOAD DEADLINE March 30, 2016 @1159pm

 

Image uploads for the 2015-2016 Digital Image of the Year Competion are due by 11:59PM on March 30, 2016.  Images will be reviewed by judges on April 12th, 2016, and winners announced at the year-end Awards Banquet.

Digital Image of the Year 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 3/30/2016 2 11:59 pm
3.  Image size limits:  2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB
4.  *** NOTE: To be eligible, you must have competed in at least one of the four Digital Image competitions held during the 2015-2016 club year
5.  Members may upload one their images previously uploaded to this year's Digital Image competitions Members are allowed to modify their image, based on judges comments during the competition reviews

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

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

Meeting Mar. 15th

Educational Program on Tuesday March 15th

David Adams on Framing your photographs

Professional framer and friend of the camera club Dave Adams will present a program on how to frame your photography.  This program is time to coincide with the upcoming “Print of the Year” Competition and our exhibition of work at ArtsFest over Memorial Day.  Dave will discuss mats (colored and archival), cutting of the mats and better ways to mat.  Dave will talk about wood and metal framing options and which glass to use.  He will touch on proper wiring techniques to hang your work.  This is a very important meeting if you plan to sell your work at ArtsFest.

Submitted by Andrew Hoff

Field Trip

Photography Field Trip
Saturday March 19th
Leaving Camp Hill at 7:00
for the J & D Salvage Yard near Mt. Hope Estate

I have made arrangements for the club to photograph at the J&D Auto Salvage Yard just off the Rt.72 exit of the turnpike, just north of Mt. Hope Estate and Winery. This is a trip that has a lot of promise. We have not gone to a salvage yard as a club before. The salvage yard opens at 8 AM and closes at 12 Noon. We will meet and carpool from the Camp Hill Giant at 7:00 sharp. We will not wait if you are late! We need to be at the salvage yard by 7:55. If you are going directly to J&D Auto Salvage on your own you need to be there by 7:55. Sunrise is at 7:11, so we should have soft light for a while. We will be there for four hours and will leave the yard and return to Camp Hill when it closes at Noon. I will take a count of those that plan to go at the meeting Tuesday night the 15th, because the owners would like an estimate of how many photographers will be there. We can talk about the fieldtrip experience at the Central Penn reception that night.

What should you bring:
Water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a long lens for compression and details and/or a wide angle lens and don't forget a macro for extreme details. Possibly a ladder or stool for getting up higher, a reflector and flash for filling in shadow areas, gas and toll money for your driver.

Announcements

HARRISBURG CAMERA CLUB
ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOR MARCH 4
TH THROUGH MARCH 20TH 2016


Important Announcement #1 

The Harrisburg Camera Club will be holding a “Meet the Photographers” reception to celebrate their current exhibition at the ATEC Building on the Central Penn College Campus.  The exhibition of 22 photographs fills the atrium of the ATEC building located at Valley Rd. and “B” St. in Summerdale.  The reception will be held Saturday evening March 19th from 6PM to 8PM.  Everyone with an interest in photography or in the Harrisburg Camera Club is welcome to come.  There is free parking at the building and refreshments will be served.

To all HCC members this announcement is going out late so please, if you have a facebook page or webpage spread the word on the exhibition and reception ASAP.  I would love a big electronic blast from all our members to any photographers or artist they know.  I will need volunteers to help with the reception… more on that to follow.

 

Important Announcement #2  Photography Field Trip March 19th Saturday morning

I have made arrangements for the club to photograph at the J&D Auto Salvage Yard just off the Rt.72 exit of the turnpike, just north of Mt. Hope Estate and Winery.  This is a trip that has a lot of promise.  The salvage yard opens at 8 AM and closes at 12 Noon.  We will meet and carpool from the Camp Hill Giant at 7:15 sharp.  We need to be at the salvage yard by 7:55.  If you want to go directly to J&D be there by 7:55.   Sunrise is at 7:11, so we should have soft light for a while.  I will take a count at the meeting Tuesday night the 15th, because the owners would like an estimate of how many photographers will be there.  We can talk about the field trip experience at the Central Penn reception that night.

 

Educational Program on Tuesday March 15th David Adams on Framing your Photographs

Professional framer and friend of the camera club Dave Adams will present a program on how to frame your photography.  This program is time to coincide with the upcoming “Print of the Year” Competition and our exhibition of work at ArtsFest over Memorial Day.  Dave will discuss mats (colored and archival), cutting of the mats and better ways to mat.  Dave will talk about wood and metal framing options and which glass to use.  He will touch on proper wiring techniques to hang your work.  This is a really important meeting if you plan to sell your work at ArtsFest.

The Light and Creativity Workshop page is open for registrations
http://www.lightandcreativity.org/

Submitted by Andrew Hoff

Competition Mar. 1st

Uploads due for
Mar. 1st, 2016 Digital Image Competition

The next Digital Image Competition is fast approaching.  This is the last regular digital competition for the year and will be held on Mar. 1st, 2016 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.

Uploads are due by February 17th, 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 2/17/16 @ 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

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