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Photographer: John Anzivino
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Welcome to the Pocono Photo Club...

Our mission is to encourage knowledge, skills and enjoyment of photography through monthly meetings, workshops, lectures and demonstrations encompassing all phases of photography.

The Pocono Photo Club consists of area professionals, advanced amateurs and those just beginning their journey into photography. Our members photograph a wide range of subjects including nature, landscape, macro, portraiture, sports and much more. 

Learn more about us:

Our Meetings | Shoot Outs & Workshops

New On the Website
📣 Heads up for the PPC upcoming photo exhibit "Nature Through Our Lenses" at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in June. Hanging will be June 3rd from 1 PM - 4 PM and there will be an artist's reception on June 8th 11 AM - 1 PM so be sure to get your photos ready!

📣 Also on June 8th from 3 PM - 8 PM COME ONE COME ALL to the annual PPC Summer Picnic! Hope to see everyone there (Brodhead Creek Park under the pavilion)!! A sign-up sheet will be available in the KW meeting room at our upcoming meeting on May 21st, but if you will not be attending the in-person meeting, you can use this link to sign-up to bring something: PPC Picnic Sign-up Sheet

📣 The 2024 Scavenger Hunt is still on! Deadline is Midnight May 23rd!! Check out the categories and instructions here: 2024 Scavenger Hunt Rules and Instructions (pdf file)

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Featured Members 2024-05-16

Featured Members Photos
This week some dramatic bird shots among other great pictures.  Enjoy!

New images will be selected soon from our most recent member submitted website picture albums. 

Enjoy - and check out the full albums in
 Member  Galleries,  Photo Album List.  

How to Upload Photo Albums

Enjoy - and check out the full albums in
Member  Galleries,  Photo Album List.  

How to Upload Photo Albums

Photo by Joe Li Marzi
Image by Joe Li Marzi

PPC Monthly Activities


Pocono Photo Club
May 21st Meeting
Special In-House Presentation
Dave Butler and Sam Prynda
7:00 PM Hybrid Meeting - Attend In Person At the Keller Williams Office
Or Via Zoom

For the presentation portion of our May Meeting, Dave Butler from Stroudsburg Foto and Sam Prynda, PPC Activities Director will lead a discussion about their love of photography, to include some of their favorite photos, their history, equipment preferences and how they have changed over the years. Cameras, techniques, editing preferences are some of the discussion items. They will then ask for members to add their own backgrounds and preferences, as well as ask for questions.

Dave Butler has had very interesting and diverse life experiences that I guarantee you will find interesting and perhaps surprising! Dave's knowledge of photography is broad and deep and he is a natural teacher and story teller. You don't want to miss this event. 

Dave Butler at the Table Top Shoot Out

Dave Butler at the Table Top Shoot Out

Sam Prynda with Susan Field

Sam Prynda with Susan Field

In person meeting site:
Keller Williams Real Estate Office Training Room
404 Park Avenue
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Zoom Meeting Link:
Topic: PPC Monthly Member Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 07:00 PM

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Camera 101: Part 3
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

"Practice What We Have Learned"!

At the Camera 101 class we put into practice what we learned in our previous two classes.  We walked around the Pocono Heritage Trail At ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, taking pictures of plants, birds, nature, and hopefully the nesting Eagles!

Well, it was a drizzly evening, but we had a pretty good turnout.  Unfortunately, the eagles have left the area.  If any of you hardy souls captured some inspiring images of nature during this even, please consider sharing your inspiration with your fellow PPC members by uploading your best 1 to 5 images for a future meeting slideshow presentation.

ForEvergreen Preserve
Dave Trainer & John Anzivino

Theme of the Month
Flowers and/or Transportation

Tulip for Apr-May TOTM
Transportation for Apr-May TOTM

Photos by Steen Jensen

For the remainder of the month of April and most of May, we are looking for your images of Flowers and/or Transportation.
Please send in 3 - 5 of your best images so that we can present them at our May monthly meeting.
Keep those cameras going and show off your best!
Format - TOTM.Name.file.jpg
example. TOTM.samprynda.bench.jpg
Please upload to link below by Sunday May 19, 2024, midnight.





Fresh On the Heels Of the Last PPC Photo Exhibition
(still hanging at Middle Smithfield Community Center until April 29th)

Our next exhibit will be in June at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center (EEC)!!!

"Nature Through Our Lenses"

Kettle Creek building exterior

Kettle Creek logo

The guidelines for the Exhibit are as follows:
  • Date of Hanging will be June 3rd 2024, between 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
  • No frame Size Limits.
  • 3 - 5 images per member.
  • Must have hanging wire on back.
  • Submission form must be completed for each picture.
  • Name Tag on Each photo.
  • Pick Up date is before 4:30 p.m. June 28th 2024.
  • Volunteers to help hang would be appreciated.
  • Please contact Eric, Steen, or Sam if you have any questions.
  • Meet the artist date is June 8th from 11 - 1.

Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center
8050 Running Valley Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570)629-3061

Kettle Creek
Photo Exhibit Submission Form
Eric email
Sam email
Steen email


PPC Summer Picnic!

Brodhead Creek at the Hosko Pavilion
(near the Pond)

Saturday June 8th 2024
From 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

PPC Summer Picnic June 2024

Our annual summer picnic will be June 8th at the Brodhead Creek Park in East Stroudsburg (the same pavilion as last year).

Please bring a covered dish, refreshments or something special. We will have a signup sheet available at the next in-person meeting. Otherwise please see the link where everyone can input what they are bringing: PPC Picnic Sign Up Sheet

Also please bring a bag chair, your camera, and a lot of great stories.

Hope to see everyone there!

Please RSVP to Sam Prynda by June 5th
Brodhead Creek Parking Lot
RT 191
East Stroudsburg, Pa  18301
From Stroudsburg, the park is on your right just past the Big Wheel Skating Rink

Google Map



Scavenger Hunt Graphic from Bob


1. Mystery – an element of mystery – don’t tell the whole story by leaving something out!
2. Candlelight – embrace the darkness – the photograph must be lit by candlelight only
3. Love – interpret the subject BUT no kids, pets, parents, or partners – go DEEPER
4. Classic Still Life – gather two pieces of fruit and one object of your own choice to create a
classic still life but in a modern, unexpected context
5. Negative Space – use this with “wild and reckless abandon” – making your main subject a
very small part of the composition
6. Textures – photograph a juxtaposition of texture: put smooth against rough or rough
against smooth BUT – don’t just stop with those two textures!
7. Foregrounds – your foreground subject must be out of focus with the background in focus

The 2024 Scavenger Hunt began March 1st 2024.
Check the following link for the Categories and Instructions and upload your entries.
Images must be taken between the dates of March 1 and May 23, 2024.


Link to Scavenger Hunt Categories and Instructions:

Final 2024 Scavenger Hunt Rules and Instructions (pdf)


Pocono Photo Club News

  Non-Club News and Events

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Pocono Living Magazine - Dec 2023 / Jan 2024
Pocono Living Magazine - Dec 2023 / Jan 2024
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Pocono Family Magazine - Jan-Feb 2024
Pocono Family Magazine - Jan-Feb 2024

Image by Maurie Harmon

Image by member Maurie Harmon in the January - February 2024 issue of Pocono Family Magazine

Image by Vinton Lee

Image by former PPC member Vinton Lee in the Pocono Family Magazine January - February 2024 Issue

Pocono Family Magazine - Jan - Feb Issue

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2023 Photographer of the Year - Landscape Photography Category
2023 Photographer of the Year - Landscape Photography Category

UCP Golden Camera Award 2023 - Ray Roper

Dear Photographer, with great pride and joy are we sending you your 'Photographer of the Year' Award. Your work was awarded with 'The Golden Camera Award 2023'. This is the highest achievement of UCP. "The Photographer of the Year" Award is a grand title and Hall of Fame - Book #2 is a powerful collection of prestigious photography. It showcases the finest work of many international photographers, both amateurs and professionals.

The "Photographer of the Year" Awards were chosen by a panel of international judges and curators. We have been in the search of talent and creativity in the thousands of images submitted to during the second year. Your team of curators have looked at the technical skills, the artistic freedom and the narrative excellence each photograph represents. We have re-curated thousands of submissions and that was not an easy task!

Together, we are creating an international photo platform, constantly in search of talent and creativity. UCP is designed to elevate, promote and honor incredible photo talent at all levels in the Photography World.

Best regards,

Your UCP Team, Staff and Curators

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Pocono Living Magazine - Apr-May 2024
Pocono Living Magazine - Apr-May 2024

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Photo by Ray Caswell

Pocono Living Apr-May 2024_Trainer

Photo by Dave Trainer

Pocono Living Magazine Apr-May 2024

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Kettle Creek EEC 2024 Calendar Photo Contest Winners
Kettle Creek EEC 2024 Calendar Photo Contest Winners

Here is the link to the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 2024 Calendar Photo Contest winners:

Kettle Creek Calendar Winners

You will see the picture above at that link. Click on each one to find the name of the artist.

Quick Links

Countdown to Scavenger Hunt Deadline
Countdown to Scavenger Hunt Deadline

The Pocono Photo Club would like to thank Stroudsburg Foto
for the continued support and participation in club events and programs.

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