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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📷 FALL COLORS PHOTO CONTEST OPPORTUNITY - Closed
Thanks to all of you who participated in this pop-up opportunity.  We will provide follow-up information about this event as we receive it.

📷
 TNC Pocono Mountains Fall Colors Contest Closed Thanks to all of you who participated in this pop-up opportunity.  We will provide follow-up information about this event as we receive it.

📷 All of the past PPC Monthly Meeting videos, have been edited and released.  Find it in the Members Menu (you must be signed in to access this page.) 

📷 New Monthly Photo Opportunities.  Our thanks to Sam Prynda for his local event contributions!  See the list below.


Slideshow
Featured Members August 2022

Featured Members Photos

Why did you join a photo club? 

To learn and be stimulated by fellow club members work?  Well class is in session!  Sample the work of ten fellow members from ten different albums submitted over the last month.

Want more?  You only have to click here:
Photo Album List


Do you have some inspiration to share?
How to Upload Photos (PDF)


 

PPC Monthly Activities

Monthly Meetings

July Shoot Out

August Meeting


Celebrate the talent and creativeness of this year's Scavenger Hunt participants.  Creativity, talent, technical chops - this contest brings all of this out.

Whether you participated or were too busy with vacation and yardwork - we all have much to learn and inspiration to gain by participating in the August Pocono Photo Club meeting Scavenger Hunt review! 



August 16, 2022

7:00 pm

A Zoom Meeting Link Will Be Sent To Members on the Friday preceding the meeting.

Not a member? - Email webmaster@poconophotoclub.com to
attend one free meeting as a non-member.


Watch an inspirational review of the categories and photo submissions set to music.

To be followed by a discussion of our 2022 judge, Ron Gower's observations and remarks.  Ron, a Times News photographer, isn't able to attend, but he passed his thoughts on to us.


There will not be a guest speaker at this meeting - this will be an in-house visit, review of club news and discussion of the Scavenger Hunt results.

  
For more information about this meeting please see
our Monthly Meetings page.



Archive Diving

Why look at your old photographic work?

Your old photographic work, even snapshots of the kids growing up - or especially snapshots of the kids growing up - show the strata of your life in frozen moments of time and place.   Going back and reviewing your older work is not only a journey into your past.  It is an opportunity to see how your vision and photographic skills have progressed with time.  And it offers the opportunity to improve your current skills.

Ted Forbes, professional Dallas, Texas fine arts photographer recently offered this interesting advice in his photographic newsletter: 

"Be a good student of your own work. 

Look at your work. Slowly. Over time. 
Editing and cataloging your images is not looking at them.
Spend time simply looking. 

Look for dialogue and resonance between early and later photographs. What can you learn about your development and growth as a photographer? How does your eye see?

Have a friend or family member look at the photographs with you. What do they notice?

We can pause at any point in our practice to do this--whether we are new to photography or have pursued the craft for decades. If the latter, we simply have more images to view (and perhaps more to learn). 

Look, then look again for points of departure that you may not have realized in the moment of taking a certain photograph. Let your own work be the inspiration for the next photograph."

The Art of Photography Website:  tedforbes.com

YouTube:  The Art of Photography



 Hike the Two Ponds Trail

Saturday, July 23 at 8:30 at the Welcome Center


PEEC Pond


 


For More Information:  PEEC Website

Shoot Outs & Workshops


Google Map

Coordinates:  41.1715, -74.9143


Add your favorite shoot out images from all Shoot Outs here for recognition within the club! 
The filename should contain your name and the photo shoot out name.



August 2022 Photo Theme of the Month

 Lost In the Cloud 

Lurking within every photographer's photo collection are forgotten gems, important memories and evidences of how far you have progressed as a photographer.

 
 
Put on your dust mask and venture into your archive in search of old cherished images and forgotten gems.

Want more bang for your buck? Find some pictures taken on or near Brodhead Creek and submit them to The Nature Conservancy for possible use in an upcoming article.  Last entries on August 8th.  

Or, find pictures to submit to The Nature Conservancy 2022 Photo Contest that runs through the month of August.

Closer to home, we hope to collect these cherished images for a future in-house meeting to view and discuss these classic images.  

Stay tuned for a Dropbox link to submit your photos.



    

August Photo Opportunities

August Shoot Out


August Photo opportunities!
 
Get out in this great summer weather and take some opportunities to capture some great photos!
 
Butterfly and Floral Photography NEW!

August 13th, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Horn Farm Center
4945 Horn Road
York, PA 17406

Join photographer George Kurzik for an adventure into the world of nature photography. Explore a variety of ways to capture the abundant insects and blossoms on display at the Horn Farm Center in August. The topics covered in class span a variety of macro photographic techniques that can be used for shooting florals, butterflies, and other insects in your own garden.

Mobile: (717) 757-6441
Email: education@hornfarmcenter.org
Event Fee: Butterfly and Floral Photography Class - $30.00

Register Now  For more information, see Non-Club News and Events section below.



Heritage Craft Day
Quiet Valley Farm
When: August 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Price: Included in historic farm tour admission: $15/adults; $8/ages 3-12

Quiet Valley


10th Annual Canal Festival
Hosted By:  Wayne County Historical Society & Museum
When:  August 20, 2022
Time:  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Price:  Free!

Canal Festival


Wally Lake Fest
Hosted By:  The Chamber of the Northern Poconos
When:  August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Recurrence:  Recurring daily
Price:  Varies

Wally Lake Fest


Pocono State Craft Festival
Hosted By:  Pocono Arts Council
When:  August 27, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Recurrence:  Recurring daily
Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price:  $6/adults; free 12 and under

Pocono State Craft Fair


Sunflower Festival
Yenser's Tree Farm
1910 Mahoning Drive East,
Lehighton, PA 18235
570-386-2073
 yenserstreefarm@gmail.com

When: August 5, 2022 - August 14, 2022
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Purchase tickets online.

Yenser's Tree Farm


First Saturday Art Walk
Hosted By: Downtown Stroudsburg Business Association
When: April 2, 2022 - October 1, 2022
Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: Free!

Art Walk

 



Zimmermann Farm Estate Shootout
Saturday August 20th, 2022
10:00 A.M.
Join us for a great Day at this beautiful estate along the Delaware River. 

Zimmermann Farm, the historic farm estate of acclaimed artist and metalworker Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972), sits perched above the wild and scenic Delaware River in the DEWA National Recreation Area. Built in 1912, the stone mansion of Marie’s design was the country getaway of the Brooklyn based Zimmermann family and eventually the full-time home of the artist and her partner Ruth Allen. Surrounded by forest, waterfalls & gardens and steeped in history, the 9-bedroom home is a private sanctuary now available for exclusive private events. Minutes from the charming village of Milford, the storybook Dingmans Bridge, and the area’s many hiking trails and waterfalls there is much to see and do both on and off the property.

Zimmermann Farm

Route 209 & Zimmermann Farm Road
Milford. Pike County. PA

Google Map Location

Are you planning on attending?
Please RSVP to Sam Prynda at:
sprynda@ptd.net


 

Pasold Farm
Brodhead Creek - Pasold Farm Nature Preserve
Image by Sam Prynda

 




SnapShots


  Pocono Photo Club News

  Non-Club News and Events

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View All PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings!
View All PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings!

All Recorded Zoom Monthly Meetings Are Available in the Members Only Materials Section.


If you missed any of these meetings or if you want to view the meeting content again, this is a wonderful resource for you. Watch past meetings at your convenience. Each monthly meeting is broken down into two recordings - one covering PPC news and recent activities and the second containing the featured presentation.


Discover or rediscover what has been happening in the Pocono Photo Club over the late summer period.




All previous regular Pocono Photo Club Meetings conducted on Zoom are available to watch. Find them in:


PPC Monthly Meeting Videos

 

All videos have been edited to make them flow more enjoyably. 


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2022 TNC Annual Photo Contest - Until August 31st
2022 TNC Annual Photo Contest - Until August 31st

A dragon fly with seemingly crystalline wings with amber pigmentation sits on a shepherd's purse plant. Text reads 2022 Photo Contest nature.org/photocontest © undefined


The Global Photo Contest is Back!


We're thrilled to announce that the 2022 Global Photo Contest is underway! Now through August 31, 2022, enter your best images for a chance to win some incredible prizes!


This year’s categories are Wildlife, People and Nature, Water, Plants and Fungi, Landscape, and Climate.

No professional experience required—every moment captured in nature is special.


Enter Your Nature Photo Today

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TNC Brodhead Creek Pictures - Event Closed
TNC Brodhead Creek Pictures - Event Closed

An Opportunity To Have Your Photo Used On The Nature Conservancy Website!

Closed for Submissions


Fishing the Brodhead

Fishing the Brodhead - Photo By Bob Hare


The Nature Conservancy has made a request for pictures of the Brodhead Creek area of the Poconos for possible use by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in an upcoming web article on their website in the Global Insights section. They are doing an article about a piece of land that is in the Poconos that is owned by a family and managed through a program called Family Forest Carbon Program that was started by TNC and American Forest Foundation. The family gets compensated for protecting and restoring the forest. TNC is looking for pictures representative of the Brodhead Creek area to accompany the article. We do not have the location of this property beyond the fact that it is located on the Brodhead. Submitted pictures could include close-up detail shots, animal shots, landscape shots, etc to be representative of the area.

 

Brodhead Creek runs from north of Canadensis, through Cresco, past ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, along the Stroud Township Greenway and past Dansbury Park to discharge into the Delaware River north of the Water Gap. We all have photos taken on or near the Brodhead Creek! Review yours for images that give a feel for life on the Brodhead.


There is no compensation for submitted photos, but if your photo is selected for use in the article, you will be credited as the photographer and retain all rights to the image(s), A photo release (pdf) will be required for use of any pictures selected.

 

Unfortunately, time is short for this project. Images must be submitted no later than August 8th (ten days from the date of this email). If you think that you might have photos of this nature (no pun intended) contained within your archive, dig them out, dust them off and send them in the Dropbox drop off site for consideration. Or spend a pleasant day on the Brodhead with your camera. Include your name in the submitted picture(s) filename(s). TNC will credit the photographer, but has requested that no photographer watermark be used.  Submit as many images as you wish and include one signed release (print it out, fill it in and rescan/photograph the form) so that TNC may contact you if your masterpiece is selected. Drag or drop your submissions to:

 

Brodhead Creek Area Photos Drop Site

 

While there is no compensation for pictures used, it would be a very significant honor to have one of your photos included on a TNC publication. Check out the TNC Website and look at the quality of the images used by TNC. To my mind, the image quality is on the same level as found in the National Geographic Magazine. You might also note the 2022 TNC Photo Contest beginning on August 1st.

 

If you have problems or questions, please contact me, Bob Hare (stopway@gmail.com or mobile: 570-801-6080)

 

While we are very familiar with the work of the Brodhead Watershed Association and the Pocono Heritage Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy is also active in PA and in our area: The Nature Conservancy In Pennsylvania.

 

If we get enough pictures submitted for consideration by TNC, our PPC Club Website will feature a slideshow of all submissions to recognize the participants and celebrate the beauty of our area.

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National Media Fall Colors Photo Competition - Event Closed
National Media Fall Colors Photo Competition - Event Closed

Last Minute Non-PPC Contest Opportunity


Event Closed

A major media company is soliciting Pocono area fall color photos. They need not be recent. The contest details are not available to the public.


If you are interested in learning more - for contest details.


Pocono Mountains Fall Colors Contest

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Butterfly and Floral Photography Class - August 13
Butterfly and Floral Photography Class - August 13

Butterfly and Floral Photography


 


Join photographer George Kurzik for an adventure into the world of nature photography. Explore a variety of ways to capture the abundant insects and blossoms on display at the Horn Farm Center in August. The topics covered in class span a variety of macro photographic techniques that can be used for shooting florals, butterflies, and other insects in your own garden. Students should bring their own digital camera and accessories.



About the Instructor: 


George Kurzik is a resident of Hellam and an accomplished photographer having won numerous competitions and having in published in several magazines to include Pennsylvania Magazine.


Health and Safety


The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.


In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, the Horn Farm Center if following current CDC Guidelines. Please contact us at info@hornfarmcenter.org for questions or concerns.


*All programs are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email and phone call if there are any program changes or cancellations.  


*Parking is along the field above the farmhouse. 


*All payments for single day classes & workshops are non-refundable. Canceled registrations or no-shows will be considered donations unless Horn Farm Center cancels the program. Thank you for supporting regenerative farming and educational programs at the Horn Farm Center.

When

August 13th, 2022 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM

Location

Horn Farm Center

4945 Horn Road

York, PA 17406

United States

Contact

Mobile: (717) 757-6441

Email: education@hornfarmcenter.org

Event Fee(s)

Butterfly and Floral Photography Class $30.00


Register Now



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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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