Founded in 1933, The Harrisburg Camera Club welcomes all photographers from the newest beginner to the most experienced.
Our members have had photographs published in local and regional publications as well as regional and national magazines. Members have also taken top awards in local, regional and national photographic contests. All bring with them their knowledge of, and unique approach to, photography. Our members are always ready to share their knowledge.
• 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
Come join us and see what all the buzz is about!
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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
Saturday January 26th meeting at 1:00 at Lebanon Valley College
Gordon Parks Exhibition
Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture
Hosted by Gallery Director Barbara McNulty
On Saturday January 26th we will meet at Lebanon Valley College’s Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery in Annville for the Arnold Newman exhibition hosted and lead by Gallery Director Barbara McNulty. Barbara has agreed to give the Harrisburg Camera Club an exclusive walk through of the exhibition. This will give us the opportunity to discuss Gordon Park’s work with her. The Gallery is in a church one block north of the light at the intersection of Rt.422 and 934 on the left hand side. Parking is on the street or in a lot one block west of the Gallery. The street address is listed as 101 N. College Avenue, Annville.
This exhibition represents a retrospective of the photography of Gordon Parks, one of the first African American photographers to break the color barrier at a major magazine. Parks began his career working for the New Deal’s Farm Security Administration photography project under Roy Stryker with celebrated documentary photographers, such as Dorothea Lange. He was witness to vast social change over his lifetime and these images provide a survey of those changes. Beginning in 1949, when he went to work for Life magazine, he completed photo essays for over 300 assignments. These assignments included such topics as gang warfare, a Rio slum, a poverty stricken family in Harlem, and also covered fashion and celebrities.
The Park’s Exhibition has many of his iconic social documentary images. These images have great balance, tonal range and depth. This exhibition should not be missed and is a rare opportunity to see historically significant photography without leaving the area.
For those of you that live on the East Shore we will meet you there. For those members that live on the west side of the river we will car pool from the our usual location next to Arby’s at the Giant grocery store in Camp Hill at 12:00 Noon, those in the Carlisle area will be leaving at 11:45 from the usual Carlisle location or you can go on your own. If you have any questions contact Andrew Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 592-9304.
Other events in conjunction with the Exhibition:
Lecture: Painter and photographer Adger Cowans worked with Gordon Parks and will host the lecture “A Personal View of Gordon Parks by Adger Cowans.”
Thursday, February 7, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Photography Workshop: Professional photographer and recipient of the 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography, Carl Socolow, will host a workshop titled “Photographing Our Times: The Lyrical in the Banal.”
Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Participants must pre-register and pay a registration fee. $30 gallery members; $35 non-members; $15 LVC students. For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-867-6445 or email@example.com.
The Harrisburg Camera Club Presents:
An Evening with Large Format, Fine Art Photographer Joel AndersonTuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:15 P.M.
On Tuesday, January 8th at 7:15pm the Harrisburg Camera Club will present guest speaker and photographer Joel Anderson to discuss the vanishing art and skill required to use and print large format cameras. All members and guests are urged not to miss this educational program. Joel uses three different cameras; a hand-built Richard Phillips 8×16” ultra-large-format view camera, a 1940s-era 4×5” field view camera outfitted with modern lenses, and a medium-format Hasselblad 203FE. Below you can see Joel’s photographic accolades speak volumes about his skill, passion and craftsmanship for making stunning prints. This is a very rare opportunity to see Joel’s work and hear him speakabout his stewardship to the art. Joel does very few speaking engagements because he is on the road most of the time doing exhibitions at art festivals or photographing. Mr. Anderson is based in Lykens and works in classic film and darkroom techniques. His themes vary, but his goal is always the same: cutting to the essence of the subject.
Joel will talk about his work and bring examples of his darkroom crafted prints. When he is not photographing or in the darkroom; he is selling his work across the country.
Mr. Anderson was an aerospace engineer and mathematician by training. He still prefers using film over digital capture. His images are printed in his traditional wet darkroom using archival methods and materials which produce vivid, long-lasting prints.
His affinity for rural scenes comes from growing up on a farm surrounded by Amish neighbors. Joel went on to get university degrees and worked in the aerospace industry in California and New Mexico before resigning in 1992 to pursue photography full-time. After a four-year stint living & photographing near Yosemite, California, he returned to the same farm to photograph the changes in rural life which were occurring.
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 7:30 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.
On December 5, 2012, Thomas (Tom) George Mulder passed away at home after a five year battle with multiple cancers.
Tom was a real lover of life and had a passion for photography, joining the Harrisburg Camera and Hershey Camera Clubs. He has received several awards from both clubs for his excellent photographs.
Tom’s family wishes to thank all of Tom’s friends for their tremendous support. In lieu of flowers, Tom’s family is asking that donations be sent to Celtic Healthcare Hospice, at 220 Wilson St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
A memorial service for Tom will be held on January 5, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church, 1155 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, with Steve Osborn leading the service.
A slide show is being put together for the memorial service and the Harrisburg Camera Club has been asked to help put the slide show together. If you have experience putting together a slide show with accompanying music and would like to help, please contact Randal Lathrop (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have pictures of Tom Mulder from any of the club’s functions or field trips that could go into the slide show, please send them to Randal Lathrop – JPEG files only, 1920×1920.
Although this is not a club sponsored function we felt this may be of interest to many in the club.
Horizon Photography Summit
Fourteen exceptional photographer/instructors lead classes on a range of subjects: Flash…Digital Printing…Glamour…Street Photography…iPhone Applications…Travel Photography… Recent Developments in Cameras…and much more.
Feb. 23-24 (Sat/Sun) • U. of Delaware Wilmington Campus
(same time/location as the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography)
$120 for one day, $220 for both (for registration by Jan. 15)
Images Taken This Summer and Fall onHarrisburg Camera Club Fieldtrips
It is now time to prepare your images for the Show and Share meeting coming up next.
The meeting is to show and share with the members of the club, photos you have taken on our fieldtrips. HCC members that have participated in the fieldtrips this season are invited to show their photos taken on the summer and fall 2012 Harrisburg Camera Club fieldtrips. This season we started with two field trips in July, One lead by photographer Phil Lloyd at Wildwood Park and the other to Lilypon Gardens and in August we went to J.W. Cooper High School in Shenandoah and held the King’s Gap Teaching/Mentoring Fieldtrip in September. We went to the Steamtown National Hist. Park in Scranton and Concrete City as well as the Grist Mill in the Mercersburg area in October. In November Bethlehem Steel and the Lonaconing Silk Mill as well as the well attended walking photography trip in City Island Harrisburg. We have had good attendance on these fieldtrips, so those of you that attended the photo events, please show the members your work.
If you want to show and share your best or most interesting images taken on these fieldtrips 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. All images should 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. Randal will load each members file into his computer and we expect the maker to present and speak about their work.
Each member will have about 5 minutes to present their images and if you want to, talk about them. This is based on the number of presenters and divided by the time available. Less presenters more time, more presenters less time. I will bring a timer to keep members from going over the time allotted. This is a great opportunity for you to show your work to the other members of the club without the restraints of competition. For those that are not showing, this is a good example of what happens on our fieldtrips and an opportunity to see more of our members work.
Chip Cain – Saint Stephens Episcopal Cathedral (Front St)
Sunday November 11th – City Island, Bridges and Riverfront Park 1:00 till Sunset
This is an educational photography workshopstyled fieldtrip around City Island, the bridges and Riverfront Park. This will be similar to previous programs done in the ‘Burg over the last three years. This is the most popular photo fieldtrip of the year. Last year’s walking fieldtrip was the highest attended fieldtrip with over 18 members. Please note that this year we will meet at City Island. This is a different location. Please park on the lot nearest the Baseball field (North Lot). This is also the day of the Harrisburg Marathon. No need to worry about the runners or crowds. I don’t expect much interference since the marathon starts at 8:30 and only the stragglers will be coming through after 1:00. We will be photographing the buildings, close-ups and views from City Island, we may even photograph from the top of the City Island parking garage. We plan to photograph the many bridges over the river and from the Walnut Street Bridge and if time permits, in Riverfront Park. We are meeting in the afternoon in an effort to catch the softer light and strong shadows. Andrew Hoff will be mentoring and leading this trip and hopefully other seasoned veterans of the club will help some of the newer members. This trip will be geared more towards an outdoor classroom experience. Emphasis will be placed on how to approach visual ideas, working with a tripod, getting the most from your lenses and what is the proper or best exposure. Parking should be free on the Island. At this time the weather looks very promising. As usual expect a lot of walking.
What to bring: Extra digital cards, extra batteries, flash unit, tripod, a wide angle lens, a macro lens, and a medium to long telephoto lens, comfortable shoes and water. There will be more walking this your than last year. This is a rain or shine trip. In the event of steady rain the fieldtrip will not be rescheduled. Any questions contact Andrew Hoff at email@example.com.
Visiting the Allentown Art Museum to see the Walker Evans exhibition and to Bethlehem for Joyce Tenneson and other various photography exhibitions.
Saturday November 17thLeaving only from Camp Hill at 9:00amRevised 11/13/12
We will be traveling to the Lehigh Valley to see several photography exhibitions. November is Photography Month in the Lehigh Valley with many photography exhibitions at various locations in Allentown and in Bethlehem. The two biggest names are Walker Evans and Joyce Tenneson.
We will start at the Allentown Museum of Art for one of the premier photographers in American Photography, Walker Evans. His portfolio of B&W images made in the surrounding Lehigh Valley area titled “Walker Evans and the American Social Landscape” will be on display. The doors open at 11:00 and general admission is $12.00, Seniors $10.00.
We will grab some lunch between cities.
From there we will head to 3rd Street in Bethlehem to the Banana Factory to see four photography exhibitions. The main one is Joyce Tenneson’s exhibition-“A Life in Photography”. Also at the Banana Factory is the Pennsylvania Photographer’s Competition, which HCC member Chip Cain was accepted into, John Issac, Olympus Camera’s signature photographer, will have an exhibition titled “Faces of the South Side” and the In Vision “College Competition” will also be on display at the Banana Factory. These four exhibitions in one building will save us some time and walking.
Photo Review editor Stephen Perloff is showing at Steel Stacks. Paula Chamlee, Michael A.Smith and other photographers are exhibiting on 3rd Street at various venues. There are two exhibitions at Lehigh University. All exhibitions in Bethlehem are free.
For those on the West Shore and the Carlisle area we are carpooling from the Camp Hill Giant leaving promptly at 9:00, park on the Arby’s side. There will be no carpooling from Carlisle!! For those members on the East Shore the designated pick-up location is the Holiday Inn in Grantville. We should be there about 9:30, but you must let Andy know if we are meeting you there, otherwise we will keep going. The Allentown Art Museum opens at 11:00 and it is about 2hrs from Camp Hill. We want to be there when the doors open. Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ 592-9304 or at president@harrisburg cameraclub.org
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 looking at photography, but it will be very fulfilling. We did a similar trip to the Banana Factory and Lehigh University last year at this time and it was very good.
When: Black Friday November 23rd leaving Camp Hill at 6:00 AM
HCC Members sign-up deadline is Sunday November11th
Dinene Wolf again gets credit for setting up this second trip. She has procured a reservation for the camera club with the owner of the mill to photograph in one of the premier abandoned factory locations in the United States. The Lanoconing Silk Mill in Cumberland, Maryland is were the photo opportunity is located. This site is the amalgamation of J.W. Cooper School, Eastern State Penitentiary, the mill the club photographed at in Mercersburg and Bethlehem Steel all rolled up in one. Tony Sweet, Arthur Ransome and Denise Ippolito have held photography workshops there recently. We need a minimum of 10 members and no more that 20 to get in. Access to the site will be ours exclusively from 9:00-1:00 (four hours). The cost is $75.00 for the four hours per person. The money goes towards restoration of the mill and the security system that protects the site. The workshop fee of $75.00 will be paid at the Silk Mill in cash only, no credit cards, no money orders or no checks.
Currently this fieldtrip will be only for Harrisburg Camera Club members. The deadline for signing up is Sunday November 11th. After that any openings will be given to photographers that have worked with the club in the past, i.e. our judges and presenters. If they don’t respond then it goes to other camera clubs on November 12th. If you are looking for images from the mill just Google Lanoconing Silk Mill or drop in on Arthur Ransome’s, Tony Sweet’s or Denise Ippolito’s web pages to start; there are other site that have images too. You won’t be disappointed. This is a rain or shine event. Be aware that there is no heat in the mill and we will be in early, so it may not be that warn. The mill is naturally dark inside and lit only by natural light. A mandatory piece of equipment is a flashlight. The mill is also relatively clean; free of debris, but there is a natural film of grease and ground dirt on the floor from the years that the mill was in running operation. If you are on your knees a lot, your pants will get dirty. I strongly suggest wearing clothing that will keep you warm without bulk. Long exposures will also be common and with chilly conditions batteries will expire sooner, so bring a back-up pair.
Lanoconing is located about 10 minutes southwest of Cumberland Maryland. The drive there according to Google maps is about 2hrs.and 40 min. After we photograph there we will have lunch in Cumberland then return to Camp Hill.
If you are interested, please sign-up for the trip by contacting Dinene Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography Fieldtrip to the West side of the Great Falls of the Potomac in Virginia (AM) and the C&O Canal/Great Falls on the East side in Maryland (PM)
This Saturday October 27th Leaving at 6:00 a.m. from Camp Hill – Leaving at 6:30 from Carlisle
Unfortunately Andrew Hoff will be unable to participate as the Camp Hill trip leader and Randal Lathrop will be unable to lead the Carlisle group. Both of us have prior commitments. Because of this we will need trip leaders for the Camp Hill group and for the Carlisle group. If you are willing to help please call Andy Hoff at 592-9304 (C) and leave a message if you plan to leave from Camp Hill or call Randal at 713-3185 if you plan to leave from Carlisle. Please let us know ASAP.
Description of the Trip:
This is our last big photography trip this fall season and we are going to the Virginia side of the Great Falls of the Potomac. This is the first time the club has gone to West location as a group.We will carpool from the Camp Hill Giant grocery store parking lot nearest the Arby’s. We need to leave no later than 6:00 in the morning, since sunrise is around 7:30. 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 6:30. Contact Randal call 713-3185. We won’t make it by sunrise, but we will have good light for the morning shoot. I’ve been told that the Virginia side is the best in the morning. We will visit the Great Falls of the Potomac/C&O Canal on theMaryland side in the afternoon. A look at the Google satellite map reveals a boardwalk with connecting bridges over two islands that ends at a photography platform overlooking the largest section of falls, total length about a half mile. There are several smaller falls to photograph that slot between the islands in the river. There are many other trails that branch out from the destination and they are varied and most are level. One follows the river south (that is a strenuous hike) and one north, another follows the canal, one climbs to a higher viewpoint and some are tree-lined paths in the woods bathed in fall colors. If you get bored with the falls and fall color, The Great Falls Tavern built in 1831, sits beside the C&O canal acting as the visitor’s center and museum. There will be people in period costume, several locks and buildings to photograph or you can take a rest on a mule-pulled canal boat ride that last one hour and departs at 11, 1:30 and 3:00 for a fee of $5.00/person.
This will be an all day trip with a return to Camp Hill after dark around 9:00. Suggested items to bring are extra cards for your camera, extra batteries, a polarizing filter, tripod, flash unit for candid’s, water, comfortable shoes or hiking boots. There is a snack bar at the Maryland side visitor’s center that will be open in October for lunch and refreshments and restrooms at the visitor’s center. The National Park Service fee is $20.00 per car load. Don’t forget to pay your driver gas money.
Join us for an opportunity to photograph many different subjects in a historical location. If you have any questions contact Andrew Hoff at email@example.com or 952-9304