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
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011-2012 Print of the Year Competition held on
April 17th, 2012. Mike Feldser participated as judge for the Competition. Twenty-five images
were submitted in the Color category and nineteen images were submitted in the Monochromatic
Color Print of The Year
1st Place – Diane Peresie – “Walking the Dog”
2nd Place – Jim Crowley – “Sunset in Sunset Key”
3rd Place – Randal Lathrop – “Deception Falls”
Tom Mulder – “Early Autumn Morning”
John Pittman – “Buoy Meets Gull” Monochromatic Print of the Year
1st Place – Larry Rankin – “St. James Street”
2nd Place – Tom Mulder – “A View from Lemoyne”
3rd Place – Diane Peresie – “The Purina Factory” Honorable Mention
George Shearer – “Alaska in Black and White”
John Pittman – “Retro Glam”
One of our members came across this on the web and asked us to share it with our members.
Using the historic town of Jim Thorpe as a backdrop, join professional photographer Tom Storm as he shares photographic tips while showing you the oft missed vistas and hidden perspectives that hold magic in every detail. At the end of the hour you will have a better grasp on both your camera’s function and how to compose a better image. BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) All digital cameras are welcome. Good walking shoes are recommended.
Tom Storm has spent the past 9 years traveling the USA, Europe, Central America and Asia capturing images of the people and the land. His current series “The World in a Bubble” finds major landmarks around the world captured in the brief reflection of a floating soap bubble. Visit TomStorm.net to see more of Tom’s work.
Sunday April 15th – 1:00 departure Photo Fieldtrip to the Hanover Shoe Farmsin Hanover, PA to photograph the horses, stables barns and details in the horse farm complex and orchard landscapes toward evening
On Sunday April 15th we will carpool and leave from the Arby’s parking lot at theCamp Hill Giant grocery store (our meeting site) at 1:00 PM. It will take about 60 minutes to get to the site of the Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, PA. For those of you coming from the Carlisle and points south we can meet you in Dillsburg in the back parking lot of Bakers Restaurant along Rt. 15 about 1:15.
The Camera Club had gone to this location once before, but that was back around 1998 I think. I was on that trip and I recall photographing the barns, horse stalls, horses and fences but mostly making images of small details and the contrasts of light and shadow. The barns and stalls are kept in immaculate condition. You may get to take close-ups of the horses or the interaction of the staff with the horses. If the weather holds up and time permits we will return up Route 94 and photograph in the orchards north of York Springs in the preferred later afternoon light. Andy will be heading straight back to Camp Hill after photographing at Hanover Farms. He needs to be back by 6:00.
I suggest that you bring the following water, comfortable shoes, extra batteries, a zoom lens for getting in tight or compressing distance, a wide angle lens, tripod, extra memory cards, gas and snack money.
If you are interested in going, be at the Arby’s side of the Giant parking lot by 1:00 PM.It should be another different photo fieldtrip than the normal.I expect challenging and changing lighting conditions throughout the day. Think about photographs that will incorporate light and shadow as well as shooting small items or photographing more with a wide-angle lens. Below is a page from their website.The web site is www.hanoverpa.com.Any questions call Andrew Hoff 975-0630 or e-mail email@example.com.
The farm is open to visits by the public, 7 days a week during daylight hours. All tours are self-guided. If you come between the hours of 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Monday-Sunday there may be someone around to answer some questions you may have regarding the farm and/or the horses.
We have 4 main barns which you may go through, 2 of the barns are our stallion barns and the other two house the mares and their foals.
The best time to see the mares and their foals up close is in the springtime.
Hanover Shoe Farms is located approximately 3 miles from the Hanover Square, halfway between Hanover and Littlestown on Route 194 South on the right hand side.
For those of you in the Harrisburg Camera Club that are interested in going to this presentation we will be car pooling from our meeting location at the Giant. As usual we will meet at the Arby’s side at 5:45 to carpool from there. Please e-mail Andrew Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org so we have an estimate for car pooling and so the Ned Smith Center also knows how many are planning to attend. If you do not plan to car pool, but go on your own, please inform the Ned Smith Center as outlined below. The Ned Smith Nature Center is located near Millersburg, Dauphin County. Google maps lists it as a 50 minute drive from the Giant meeting location.
Thursday, April 12 – 25 Years in Africa: A Photographic Journey Award winning authors and photographers, Joe and Mary Ann McDonald have been leading photo safaris to East Africa for over 25 years, and this program highlights the best and most exciting experiences. Gelada baboons in the Ethiopian Highlands, Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa, as well as the marsh and desert wildlife of Botswana and the incredible plains game of Kenya and Tanzania are just a few of the subjects covered, in a program that features interesting anecdotes and natural history facts. Sadly, much of Africa’s wildlife is threatened, by development and population increases, and conservation issues and potential solutions are discussed.
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Seraph Education Room, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
ADMISSION: Free to members and children, $3 otherwise. Pre-registration suggested.
If you purchased Lightroom 3 after February 6th then you should be eligible for a free upgrade to Lightroom 4.
Here are the steps as they were explained to one of our members from Adobe. LR3 purchases after Feb 6, 2012 are eligible. The best bet would be to call Adobe’s sales support number (800) 585-07741)
1) login to Adobe.COM with your Adobe ID and password
2) open a support case requesting a free upgrade
3) in the case description, mention that LR3 was purchased after Feb 6, 2012
4) include your LR3 serial number
5) attached the receipt to the case (scan it if you don’t have an electronic copy)
6) Adobe will contact you about how to get your free upgrade.Here are two links that might be of some help:
TUESDAY MAY 1ST TRIP TO
Dunn Loring Fire Station home base of the
Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs (NVACC)
Leaving at 3:15 for dinner and to see a program by
Canon Explorer of Light Photographer Lewis Kemper
Since the Harrisburg Camera Club is not meeting on Tuesday May 1st I thought that this would be a good opportunity for us to see Lewis Kemper’s photography program that is sponsored by the NVACC in Dunn Loring, Virginia. Dunn Loring is 6 miles south of the Potomac River along I-495 near Tysons Corner. Details about Lewis Kemper are listed below. We will be carpooling to Northern Virginia and leaving at 3:15 sharp. We intend to join the NVACC members for dinner at Chili’s at 5:45. The program will start at 7:30 and I suspect it will run until 9:30, so expect a return to the Harrisburg area around 11:30 or later. Yes, I know that makes a long day, but this will be unique chance to see Lewis who doesn’t get to the East Coast that often. If you want to go, take a half day off from work and go. If you have any questions or are signing up to go email Andy at email@example.com. or call 717-592-9304.
May 1st, 2012 – Program: “Light, Color and Composition” and “A Photographer’s Tibet”
Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 30 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books, and calendars worldwide. Lewis will be conducting a two part program for NVPS–the first part is entitled, “Light, Color and Composition”, and the second part is “A Photographer’s Tibet”.
Saturday March 24th 10:00 AM – 4:00PMConference Center at Central Penn College, Summerdale PA
The Harrisburg Camera Club is sponsoring seminars featuring Photographers Tim Cooper and Arthur Ransome. Both photographers will be giving the same 90-minute program twice so you can see both programs and not miss any instruction.
Sunday March 11th Leaving at 11:00 form Camp Hill Don’t forget we change to Daylight Savings Time – Spring Forward!
The Harrisburg Camera Club will be taking this March photography fieldtrip to the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory in the Druid Hill section of Baltimore. The club has never traveled to this location before, so this will be a new experience for everyone. We will carpool to the Conservatory leaving at 11:00 from the Arby’s side of the Giant Grocery Store parking lot in Camp Hill; our usual location. We plan to arrive at the Conservatory around 12:30. There is an admission fee of $5.00. We will be allowed to photograph with tripods. The conservatory closes at 4:00. That should give us about three and a half hours to photograph. We should return no later than 5:30.
Druid Hill Conservatory (officially known as the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore), a lovely architectural relic from the Victorian era, still blooms in Baltimore today. There are 35 flowerbeds in the 1½ acre garden that provide a kaleidoscope of color from early spring until late fall.
Its original structures, The Palm House (the distinctive arched structure) and Orchid Room, were built in 1888. Later additions include the three greenhouses that each mimic desert, tropic and Mediterranean habitats. Druid Hill Park’s Conservatory has not only survived but thrived. In 2004, a $4.8-million renovation linked its two oldest and most impressive structures with its more utilitarian greenhouses in back. The renovation’s two additions (similar in style to the Palm House) connect the four structures, making it more visitor-friendly and providing public meeting space.
What to bring: a macro lens (if you have one), tripod, extra batteries, off-camera flash or a diffuser for your on camera flash, your camera instruction book, cash for entrance fees and gas money for the driver
Any questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-592-9304.
For those of you that were not able to attend the meeting this past Tuesday you missed more than you expected to. Because the one judge that was scheduled to be there was late and because we had the time, Joe Ferrell was kind enough to share with the group many of his pictures taken while on a recent trip to Cuba.
Besides sharing his photos he generously provided the narration to go with his pictures. Click on the photo Joe has provided for this post and you will be taken to his Cuba pictures.