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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:

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New On the Website🎥  The latest Oct. & Nov. PPC Monthly Meeting recordings are now available - see below in the SnapShots - Pocono Photo Club News area or visit the Members Only Materials page directly.

 

Slideshow
Featured Members October 2021

Featured Members Photos

We once again celebrate the diversity of our members' photography and our bountiful surroundings with selections from Member Albums submitted over the last month.  Visit the Member Galleries for the "rest of the story".




Monthly Meetings


Shoot Outs

NOVEMBER
MEETING
November 16, 2021
7-9 PM

via Zoom


Moonrise
with Jennifer Khordi

Join us for a breathtaking
look at the Moon and learn
how a master photographer
captures it.



Photo by Jennifer Khordi

Watch your email for
the Zoom link.







There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams

 



The eye should learn to listen before it looks.

Robert Frank


 


 
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SHOOT OUT

November 14, 2021
10 AM - 1 PM


Jim Thorpe Rails & Trails

Come out and join us for the last fall hike of the year.  We will explore the old Jim Thorpe Train Tunnel, Several trail and bike bridges, The Lehigh River, Old Train station, and one of the old Lehigh River Locks.   There are also several hiking trails that you can explore
 
Jim Thorpe Shoot Out Pictures to share with other club members?  Drop them here:

Shoot Out Pictures


VIRTUAL SHOOT OUT
November 16-30, 2021

"Just Leaf Autumn to Me"
It's time to get creative with one of
Autumn's more mundane subjects - a leaf.
Your virtual challenge this month is to
photograph one leaf in 3 to 5 different ways and email them to
Ann at Olivetreeann@mail.com
when you're done.

So get those creative juices flowing!
 
Shoot Outs & Workshops



SnapShots


Pocono Photo Club News

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NEW! October & November PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings Added!
NEW! October & November PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings Added!

The October & November Monthly Meeting Recordings Are Now Available in the Members Only Materials Section.


If you missed either 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.


October Meeting: Watch or re-watch outstanding presentations by in-house PPC Stars: Ann LeFevre, Dick Ludwig, Ray Roper & Eric Goins where they describe the photographic equipment and processing methods that they use.


November Meeting: Jennifer Khordi describes the art and science of capturing the Moon rising near well known points of interest such as the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline. She demonstrates the planning possible using the popular app, PhotoPills - the app that makes it possible to predict where and when celestial bodies will be at any date and time time in the future and determine their position relative to any ground location.


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


Members Only Materials

 

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


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Pocono Living Magazine Annual Photography Issue Winners Announced
Pocono Living Magazine Annual Photography Issue Winners Announced


And the winners are!


Pocono Living Magazine's October/November Annual Photography Issue is out and our club is well represented among the winners!


Congratulations to:


  • John Anzivino
  • Ray Caswell
  • Laurinda Faye
  • Maurie Harmon
  • Barbara Lewis
  • Stephanie Masgula
  • Regina Matarazzo
  • Ray Roper


Want to see some beautiful pictures?


October/November Magazine Issue

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Christmas Meeting Pictures Wanted!
Christmas Meeting Pictures Wanted!

HOW TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AT DECEMBER'S MEETING:


This year as we celebrate the Holiday Season on Zoom, we'd like you to submit one-to-three of your favorite pictures (past or present) to share with your fellow Pocono Photo Club members in a group picture showing during our annual holiday meeting. This is a great way to get to know your fellow members and for them to get to know you!

 

What kind of pictures should you submit? Here are some possibilities...


  • Pictures that show your evolution as a photographer
  • A personal or family event that that stands out in your life
  • Pictures that, for whatever reason, hold special meaning to you in your life
  • Pictures that tell a unique or interesting story
  • Pictures that have a funny or interesting story about how they came to be
  • A photo that turned out completely different from what you intended - for the better
  • One of those photos that occurred when the stars were aligned to result in a one-in-a-million result
  • Pictures that taught you something about technique - after you took them
  • Or, pictures that you just like and keep coming back to


There are two ways to submit your special pictures:

 

You may send them as email attachments to Bob Hare at stopway@gmail.com

 

OR

 

Drop them off at a private Dropbox site (no Dropbox membership required): Share December Meeting Pictures Here

 

Remember, your images do not have to have been taken in 2021 - they just have to be your favorites now. And they can be your favorites for your personal reasons - any reasons. As with all of our activities, please avoid pictures with political or other controversial topics.

 

Image Sizes: Please submit your images in a .jpg or .png format with the longest edge at least 2000 pixels so that they will look their best on Zoom. If your pride and joy is smaller than that size, submit the largest image you have. The total image file size should not exceed 10 megabytes, and will be downsized if it exceeds that.

 

Filename: Please create a filename that includes your name and "2021 Favorites" and a number to sequence the pictures in the order that you desire.

 

Example: "Sam Shutter-2021 Favorites-1" the final number will determine the order of presentation for your images. Spaces in the filename are fine.

 

Last Submission Date: Please submit your images no later than Saturday, December 18th. Due to workloads, images submitted after that date may not be included in the event. Earlier is better than later.


 


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PPC November Photographer of the Month
PPC November Photographer of the Month

Eric Goins is our November Photographer of the Month. Follow this link to view his compelling portfolio of images!


Photographer of the Month - November 2021

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Find Image Inspiration
Find Image Inspiration

Find Inspiration At the Following Sites


Compiled by Ann LeFevre


Download PDF Version

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PPC Members In the News!
PPC Members In the News!



The Transformations Exhibit is now on display in New Hope, PA. One of Ann LeFevre’s East Stroudsburg Photos was accepted into the Digital Gallery. Congratulations Ann!

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Have you seen the latest issue of Pocono Living Magazine? Our own Maurie Harmon’s picture is on the cover. Congratulations Maurie!

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Ray Roper will be opening a one-man show at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in September. Congratulations Ray!



“Focus on the Poconos (with a few ringers)” will be the title of my one-man exhibit that will make its debut September 1st at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve and will remain for the entire month of September.


Hanging (the photos, not me) will be on August 31st or September 1st, and the exhibit will be open to the public during the center’s normal operating hours of 9 to 5 weekdays. The opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, September 12th from 1 to 4 PM.


I will post that again when the event has been firmed up. I will be hanging roughly 30 images, most of which are new and never before displayed. All prints are framed and available for purchase. Please stop in and enjoy my work, and take a walk in the preserve while you are there!


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Member Terry Flatt currently has an exhibit up at the Kettle Creek Environmental Center featuring many of his bird photos and more.

 

Stop by the center during regular business hours (8 am to 4:30 pm) and take in his latest work. (Masks required)

 

While you're there, check out the center's trails too and capture your own piece of nature with camera in hand.

 

The Kettle Creek Environmental Center is located at 8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, PA. 18360


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At the Dansbury Depot:

 

Victory in the Pacific


by Laurinda Faye



Non-Club News and Events

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Who Wants Another Shot At the Pocono Heritage Rail Trail?
Who Wants Another Shot At the Pocono Heritage Rail Trail?


Exploring Rail Gap Nature Preserve Together

Join our friends BTU & BWA for these guided hikes at Rail Gap:


Saturday, November 13th at 1:00PM - join Brodhead Trout Unlimited for their monthly general meeting, open to the public. This month their meeting will be a guided hike and scouting for trout redds in the Pocono Creek.


Saturday, November 20th at 10:00AM - enjoy a leisurely hike led by Darryl Speicher of Brodhead Watershed Association. Deadline to register is 4:00PM on Friday, November 19th.


Read the Pocono Record article about the Rail Gap Preserve Here


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Also:

From the NOVEMBER 2021 STREAMLINES Newsletter

News and events from the Brodhead Water Association:



GET OUTDOORS POCONOS

Nov. 20: Get to know hidden Pocono Creek at Rail Gap


Come explore Rail Gap Pocono Creek Preserve near Bartonsville with a Brodhead Watershed Association guided hike on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.


This 61-acre preserve is valuable: not just to people — for fishing, gorgeous views, and peace – but especially to the health of this stretch of Pocono Creek and its Class A Wild Trout Waters.


Pocono Heritage Land Trust, which manages this preserve, is planning more trails for the far side of the creek. Get acquainted with this preserve now, on a leisurely exploration of less than a mile, with Darryl Speicher, naturalist and birder extraordinaire — and look forward to more to come!


WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 20, 2021

COST: Free

WHERE: Directions will be provided to registrants.

REGISTER: Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. To register, click here.

FOR INFORMATION about this and other events in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series, click here. The series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

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Lunar Photography
Lunar Photography

In honor of the partial lunar eclipse that occurred on Friday, November 19, and Jennifer Khordi's presentation about moonrise photography, I have rushed the editing of this month's PPC monthly meeting featuring Jennifer Khordi speaking about moonrise photography. An excellent time-lapse movie of the eclipse may be viewed here. In the meantime, if you would like to try your hand at moonrise photography, Rafael, founder of PhotoPills, the maker of the planning app that Jennifer uses, has published a how to video.


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Hi PhotoPillers,


Last week I shared with you a video on how to plan this Friday's partial lunar eclipse (November 19th).


So you know where to go and when to photograph it.


Well…


This week I’m sharing a video on how to photograph the eclipse step by step:

 

How to Photograph a Partial Lunar Eclipse - November 19, 2021 | Step by Step


I hope it helps :)


And as always, if you need help planning or photographing the Partial Lunar Eclipse, please, leave a comment in the video.


Thank you!


Rafael


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You can check out the PhotoPills website at: www.photopills.com/


Here are some moon related links provided by PhotoPills:


MOON PHOTOGRAPHY

- How to Plan a Photo of the Next Full Moon with a Building

https://youtu.be/u8OLTsKTDwY

- How to Photograph the Moon with Foreground

https://youtu.be/jeMRiWZBEAc​

- How to Get in Focus Both The Moon and The Subject

https://youtu.be/PxqyQtf7dWU

- Moon Photography Masterclass with Jennifer Khordi

https://youtu.be/vGn_ShntWtc

- Photographing a Full Moon Silhouette from Another Galaxy

https://youtu.be/02yaI-xZpJo

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National Geographic Seine River Photo Cruise - June/July 2022
National Geographic Seine River Photo Cruise - June/July 2022



This cruise opportunity is not a Pocono Photo Club event - we have no financial interest in this event. But we thought that it might be of interest to you as we start to crawl out of our pandemic cocoons and hidey-holes. It is far enough in the future (2022) to probably not be impacted by current travel restrictions.

 

Details are still being solidified, but here is some tentative information provided by Disney:

 

While each person's information will vary, here is some general information regarding this itinerary (which is spectacular, by the way!)


This is a 7 night/8 day trip. These sailings with a National Geographic Photographer are being offered for 3 sailings only.

 

~ June 9th - June 16th, 2022

~ June 23 - June 30th, 2022

~ July 14th - July 21, 2022


Prices for this cruise start at $4989 per person (Flights are not included, however transportation to and from the airport is included in this cost) . This cost can vary depending on the stateroom category and location on the ship. It includes most meals, and numerous opportunities for amazing photos depending on each days excursions. You will have the incredible access to no less than 2 adventure guides on your trip as well. The actual itinerary has not yet been released, due to the fact that THESE sailings are primarily photography based, and ports will include the best places to capture amazing photos.

 

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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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