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MONTHLY MEETINGS

 
Regular monthly Pocono Photo Club meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at
Northampton Community College - Monroe Campus at 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Meetings are located in room 201 of Keystone Hall.
 
Prospective members are welcome to attend their first meeting for free to check it out.
 



JULY PROGRAM:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Bonnie McCaffery - 
Photo To Fantasy Lecture

Magical portraits are created with a variety of different techniques. Bonnie will share what takes her photos to the creative fantasy level. You'll see the parts and pieces that go into the art. There will also be a mini Photoshop demonstration to see a few of the techniques used in these Fantasy Photos. 

Curtain Raiser: Laurinda Rubin

AUGUST PROGRAM: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Long Exposure in Nature with Danielle Austen


Danielle Austen is an award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment.

Danielle received her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer for seven years before attending the master’s program at the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in photojournalism.

Working for newspapers and magazines, her editorial work has been published locally, regionally and nationally, including “Life’s, The Year in Pictures.” Returning to her fine art roots, she has combined her skills and training and has participated in over three dozen national and international juried exhibits, two group shows and two solo exhibits. She was recently had a solo exhibit as part of the “NJ Emerging Artist Series” at the Monmouth Museum in March 2016.

She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Rocky Mountaint National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, twice at Acadia National Park, the Everglades National Park and was a Fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center.

Curtain Raiser: Ray Roper



SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Ken Volpe - 
“Soup to Nuts:  The A-Z Execution of a Group Photoshoot”


We will have the task of creating a group photo of the camera club members.  Since most members presumably shoot wildlife, landscapes and portraits, this would fit in their wheelhouse.  We will talk about the planning of the shoot, the equipment to be used, creative considerations and camera settings.  We will look at lighting the photo with either Speedlites or studio strobes. We will make the decisions as a group and then set up the lighting and camera and walk through the does and don’t of camera settings and lighting setups.  We will identify each decision made and why it was made.  
Members can participate if they wish.

We will then discuss posing the group and the does and don’ts of that. We will shoot a series of shots with different arrangements of people. We will then import the shots into Lightroom with a discussion of best practices and workflow for that. We will identify the keeper shot and post-process it in Photoshop into a finished photo.

The club will then have that photo for posterity.

Curtain Raiser: Angelo Pacheco


OCTOBER PROGRAM:
Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Arthur Ransome "Discover yourself through photography" 




Photography has the capacity to convey both subject and emotion. Whether we are photographing a friend or stranger, our pets, our backyard or a grand vista at a national park, we want our photographs to capture not only what we saw but what we felt. These feelings are personal-we are all individuals with our own thoughts, experiences and imagination-so each of us has different emotional responses to the subjects in front of our lenses. Expressing these inner feelings through photography can be a profoundly satisfying activity, one that adds depth and meaning to our lives. If our images stimulate feelings in others, our efforts even more satisfying. We want viewers (and ourselves, too) to feel an emotional relationship to the characters, places and events we photograph, and to hear the wind rustling through the leaves of the trees and feel the cold of a winter’s day. How can we get in touch with our own emotions and infuse our images with those emotions? Departing from the colorful world we live in, Arthur takes you into his black and white world to show you how he expresses his emotions photographically. And he discusses how photographic style evolves as you cultivate and grow your emotional intelligence…and “discover yourself.”



Curtain Raiser: Stephanie Masgula


NOVEMBER PROGRAM:
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Dave Butler - "Your Christmas Wish List"

Join Dave Butler and our friends from Stroudsburg Photo to discover this year's best photo gadgets, gizmos and gift ideas for yourself or that special photographer you love.  Members will have a chance to ask questions about products and check out everything from tripods and filters to lighting and camera bags plus everything in between.  

Bring a pen and paper- you'll want to write up your Christmas Wish List at this meeting! 

 

Curtain Raiser: Bob Cook








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