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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In Wayne, PA (just west of Philadelphia)
Light Rain or Shine on Saturday May 4TH
Leaving from the Camp Hill Arby’s at 8:30 A.M.
The Harrisburg Camera Club will be travelling to Chanticleer Gardens on Saturday May 4th. Photography would be of a landscape and floral nature. Chanticleer’s many gardens include Bells’ creek and woodlands, an Oriental garden, ruin and gravel garden, an orchard and pond garden, among others. The admission fee for the Gardens is $10.00. Tripods are allowed and you will need to sign a photography waiver. The wavier is available on their website: chanticleergarden.org. Photographers are asked to follow these etiquette guidelines:
1. Set up tripods on lawns or terraces, not in the garden beds, and allow for movement around you.
2. Follow the requests of gardeners and other Chanticleer staff
3. Respect the wishes of other guests
4. Leave the garden as you found it
The drive is about 97 miles and will take about 90 minutes according to Google maps. We will be car pooling from our usual location at the Arby’s side of the Camp Hill Giant Grocery Store, at 8:30 AM in the morning. 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 will be leaving at 8:15. To contact Randal call 713-3185. Those leaving from the East Shore, we can carpool from Harrisburg Mall. Please park at the Toy’s R Us lot across from the Dauphin County Prison. I will need to know if we are picking anybody up in advance otherwise we will not stop in! We expect to be at the Gardens when they open at 10:00. We will take 581 to the PA Turnpike East. We will stop on the way down for a short bathroom break and coffee. We will be photographing until lunch, say 12 Noon. After lunch we will be making images until around 5:00 when we will return to Camp Hill. Expect a return around 7:00.
What you should bring: the usual; water, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a macro lens for close-ups, possibly a flash for darkening backgrounds and/ or reflectors to throw additional light in dark places and money for lunch and dinner and to pay your driver for gas and tolls if you are carpooling. This event is a go rain or shine. It will only be cancelled in the event of an all day heavy rain.
If you have any questions contact Andrew Hoff at 592-9304 or email@example.com
BERKS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE
JUNE 7, 8 & 9, 2013
AT ACADEMIC FORUM BUILDING, KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, KUTZTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
MICHAEL MOATS, Friday Featured Speaker
ADAM JONES Saturday Evening Featured Speaker sponsored by
LOU JONES, Sunday Morning Featured Speaker
Plus programs by Marty Malgieri and Phil Magistro
SAME PLACE: KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY– NEW BUILDING
ALL PROGRAMS IN THE ACADEMIC FORUM BUILDING
DOOR PRIZES DONATED BY: Wacom & Photodex
You can also download the registration form from our website: www.berkscamera.org Should you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Tumolo at firstname.lastname@example.org
In East Stroudsburg PA
Rain or Shine on Saturday April 20TH
Leaving from the Camp Hill Arby’s at 7:00 A.M.
The Harrisburg Camera Club will be travelling to International Boiler Works Abandoned Industrial Site on Saturday April 20th. Photography would be of an architectural nature. We would be photographing mostly interiors and details. There are also items to photograph around the grounds of the buildings which sit next to the railroad tracks. The company and the main building, as well as smaller buildings, were abandoned in 1992. Since that time it has become a victim of decay, weather, graffiti artist, paint ball and general teenage angst. Expect broken glass, broken windows, holes in the roof, rust, some machinery and general debris. The site is about a mile and a half north of the ESU. The drive is about 145 miles and will take about two hours and ten minutes according to Google maps.
We will be car pooling from our usual location at the Arby’s side of the Camp Hill Giant Grocery Store, at 7:00 AM in the morning. 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 will be leaving at 6:45. To contact Randal call 713-3185. Those leaving from the East Shore, we can meet up with you at the Holiday Inn in Grantville at about 7:30. Just let Andy know in advance, otherwise we won’t stop. We expect to be at the site around 9:30. We will travel up I-81 to I-78 to Allentown and then head north on Route 33 North merging into Rt. 209 North to East Stroudsburg. We will stop on the way up for a short bathroom break and coffee. We will be photographing until lunch, say 12 Noon. After lunch we will be making images until around 5:00 when we will return to Camp Hill. Expect a stop on the way back for dinner.
What you should bring: the usual; water, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a macro lens for close-ups, possibly a flash or reflectors to throw additional light in dark places and money for lunch and dinner and to pay your driver if you are carpooling. This event is rain or shine.
If you have any questions contact Andrew Hoff 592-9304 or at email@example.com
For those interested in Dinene’s PowerPoint presentation on Photoshop follow trhe link below to open and save to your own hard drive.
Harrisburg Camera Club Photo Fieldtrip
SPECIAL – SMALL GROUP TEACHING
Saturday March 23rd
Negley Park in Lemoyne for Sunrise (6:30 A.M.)
Fort Hunter Park at 8:15 A.M.
This workshop will start off bright and early at 6:30 with photographers gathering at Negley Park in Lemoyne for a 7:10 sunrise.
The leading photographers in the HCC will be giving hands-on lessons and mentoring to other members of the club related to their brand of camera. What we will do is have members that use Nikons work with lead Nikon photographers and Canon photographers work with lead Canon photographers. Starting at 6:30 we will gather at Negley park for sunrise which is at 7:10. Negley Park offers a view, high above the river, the bridges and the city of Harrisburg. This is a prime location to photograph the sun rising over the city. For those using GPS the address you should use is 224 Cumberland Road, Lemoyne. We will be meeting at the picnic pavilion along Cumberland Rd. at the eastern end of the park. Look for where the cars are parked along the road.
After sunrise we will leave Negley Park at around 8:00 and head for Fort Hunter.
If you don’t want to get up early, you can meet us at Fort Hunter between 8:15 and 8:30. We will be photographing at Fort Hunter along the Susquehanna River in Dauphin County. Fort Hunter is at 5300 North Front St. about 2 miles north I-81 and 1/2 mile north of the Rockville Bridge. There is plenty of parking. Fort Hunter has a variety of subjects to photograph. From the architecture of the mansion and the barn to flowers, bridges and the river you will find plenty to shoot. This is why the location was chosen. We will not be photographing in the mansion. That does not open to the public until the first weekend in April.
The goal is to have a more personal hands-on teaching session for those members that are unfamiliar or want help. With this kind of set-up you will be working with someone familiar with your brand of camera. Not only will they be help you with the technical issues and the handling of your camera, but also with the visual aspects of photography. This is not restricted to only Nikon or Canon brands or to DSLR photographers; if you another brand or have a point & shoot we can help you.
We will not be car pooling from Camp Hill or Carlisle since both locations are easy to find and very close. This is a half -day event. We plan to finish around 12:00.
This is a really important fieldtrip for those members that need help. If you come please wear comfortable shoe, warm attire, bring extra batteries, a memory card, a tripod if you have one, water or snacks and most importantly your INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
Any questions contact Randal Lathrop at firstname.lastname@example.org