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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.
 


MAY MEETING



THE EVOLUTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY


What is a daguerreotype?  Who is Matthew Brady?  Steve Jobs?  And what does he have to do with photography?! 
Photographs are a direct link to our history. From the development process, to the context of iconic photos, there is so much to discover. Learn about the different forms and the evolution of this process throughout the years with the lecture, “The Evolution of Photography” by Chris Karfakis.

 

Born in Philadelphia, Chris developed his love for photography as a young child. A longtime resident of Easton, he attended Temple University as a chemistry major later serving in the US Navy. He ran his family business, eventually opening up his own natural food store. Throughout it all, he continued to pursue his love of photography, focusing on early photographic practices. He began collecting cameras and images, eventually realizing that all of his knowledge and experience could be used to create a lecture series.  PPC will benefit from Chris’ passion and knowledge at our May meeting.  Join us on May 15th from 7 to 9 pm in the Keystone Building of Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus, 2411 Rt. 715, Tannersville, Pa. 18372.


APRIL MEETING:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7 pm
How to Capture Stunning Dance and Performance Images On and Off the Stage



 
If you want to really up your game when it comes to photographing actors, dancers and other performers on and off the stage (whether at a Preschool or Carnegie Hall), this is a program you won’t want to miss. Ron Wyatt, International Photo Tour Leader and Two-Time Olympic Games Photographer, will cover a wide range of topics as he displays his inspiring work from two recent US tours with the Moscow Ballet.

During this program, these and other topics will be covered:
 - How to prepare for a shoot, including what camera and lenses to consider.
- What settings and focal lengths to use for your DSLR or Mirrorless cameras and lenses to help ensure sharp and striking photographs.
- How to anticipate action and capture “decisive moments” with the help of continuous (burst) shooting.
- A description of “Back Button Focus,” and why it can make a huge difference in your photography. 
- How to take portraits off-stage, with both on- and off-camera lighting.


Curtain Raiser:  TBA

MARCH MEETING:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7 pm
The Inspirational Photography of Padma Inguva



While countless photographers attemp to photograph churches, few succeed in capturing images that are as breathtaking as the churches themselves. The reasons are  - photographing the inside of a church is hard. It takes an unusual skill-set to capture the three-dimensional beauty, found in reality with such high dynamic range, and convey the same level of emotion in the two-dimensional plane of a photograph.


Padma Inguva’s passion for photography goes beyond her incredible love for photographing flowers. It extends and encompasses the architectural world and all its wonders which include photographing religious places especially interiors.  As a photographer and a student of Civil Engineering , she has managed to incorporate the two disciplines into an art form. Her appreciation of Neoclassical Architecture has led her to travel the world to capture some of its magnificent religious structures. 

Curtain Raiser:  The PPC Website

 

FEBRUARY MEETING:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:00 pm
Table Top Photography

February's meeting will offer our members an opportunity for hands-on table top photography with four different set-ups and a number of different subjects including water crowns!  Bring your camera and tripod (if you have one).  Hands-on meetings are a great way to learn new camera techniques, or share knowledge, questions and expertise with other members.   Curtain Raiser: Dave Trainer.  See you there!



DECEMBER MEETING:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017- 7:00 pm
Holiday Party!

It's time to celebrate the season with goodies and pictures at our December meeting.  We love to show and tell and this month we'll be sharing pictures that match the items of the acronym CHRISTMAS.  Here's the list!
C- Christmas
H- Happy
R- Relatives
I- Ice
S- Season
T- Tradition
M- Merry
A- Angelic
S- Snow

Members are encouraged to do all or as many of the words as they like.  For those who do all, names will be put in a drawing for a prize.  The pictures can be displayed in any PRINT format you choose.  Have fun!

We'll also be selecting photos for the Spring Show in Dunning Gallery.  The theme is American Identity: Art that Expresses Social, Historical, and Political Issues in American Culture.  Bring up to 3 framed or mounted photos that you would like considered for selection.  10 photos will be chosen by those present.

Holiday goodies and beverages will be served.

You can get a printable list here:
Holiday Acronym 2017



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


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




Ken showed us how to create a group photo of the photo club members. . . .  
And this is the result of Ken's GREAT presentation.
PPC thanks Ken for an exceptional presentation!












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