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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

Slideshow
Featured Members November 2020

Featured Members November 2020

More Fall colors, some artistic renderings, B&W, architecture, history and even a Bison!  Go to Member Photos for the rest of the story.

Member Photos





The Executive Committee Election for 2021 Officers Is Underway

Current Vote Count

25 Ballots 

The Executive Committee Members Election is going well so far.  The election officially ends on Dec. 13th, but please take the brief time to vote as soon as possible.  While the EC elected positions are not contended, we need to make the minimum member vote participation to meet our Bylaws requirements.  Online voting at the link below only takes a minute.  You must sign in to vote.

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MONTHLY MEETINGS

SHOOT OUTS

 
 
In
December's Meeting
You're the Star
PPC!


December 15, 2020
7-9 PM


  Bring your holiday goodies to the computer
and join us for a retrospective look at
our year.
Members are also invited to share up to 3 pictures (past or present) by sending them
to our webmaster: stopway@gmail.com.
(Please label your photos- Name-2020Favorites-#.  Ex. Photo Phil-2020Favorites-1)



Need Inspiration?For more information on selecting your favorites of 2020, please see the Monthly Meetings page or check the Club News Photo Call notice in the Items of Note section below.









For more information about this and previous PPC Meetings:

Monthly Meetings


November Meeting Follow Up

See the Club News below for additional information from our November Club
Meeting with John Barclay or go to the Members Only Materials page.




 

Shoot Out
at Skytop Lodge



Date: December 13, 2020
Time: 3 pm

Join us at the beautiful Skytop Lodge to capture the holiday spirit and their life-size gingerbread house!
More info to follow...


Virtual Shoot Out

December 19, 2020!
 
For those of you who are still staying close to home while Corona Virus restrictions are starting to relax we've come up with some "safe haven" shoot outs to keep you "snapping" while you're home.  Our virtual Shoot Outs are designed to keep you safe and healthy at a comfort level that's best for you and we hope you'll join in the fun.




Theme:  Holiday Lights

Between Hanukkah and Christmas, outdoor decorations and candles on the mantle, there's no shortage of light during the month of December, so this month we'll embrace the light and shoot as much of it as we can!
 

You choose the time of day, the location, the subject and whether or not you'll post-process your shot.  Then...

After the Shoot Out share your photos with the club!
Email 1-5 shots to Ann at
Olivetreeann@mail.com
for the newsletter and monthly meeting slideshow.


Click on the Shoot Outs and Workshops link below for a detailed description.

  
Shoot Outs & Workshops



Mike Moats Macro Presentation 
Video is now available
from the Members Only page

Members Only





Items of Note


Club News
Events & News

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November Photographer of the Month
November Photographer of the Month


PPC Photographer of the Month: Laurinda Faye


Photographer of the Month - November 2020

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See Your Images As A Website Banner
See Your Images As A Website Banner

Create a new PPC Website Banner from some of your existing images. Images must be suitable for cropping to 1900 px by 310 px. See the guidance featured in the October PPC Newsletter, page 100 for instructions for doing this by Ray Roper. Additional instructions may be found in our website Documents area in the "How To Info Sheets" section. To find this document, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight and follow this link:


Making A Lightroom Website Banner Crop




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November Meeting Announcements
November Meeting Announcements
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John Barclay Presentation Notes & Offers
John Barclay Presentation Notes & Offers

Image by John Barclay


In November's Pocono Photo Club meeting, professional photographer John Barclay returned to us to present an inspirational talk about how to "photograph what makes your heart sing". With the current health conditions and winter weather approaching, his presentation was well presented and well received. John not only photographs from the heart - he speaks from the heart!


John asked us to add this comment:


“Thank you for coming and listening tonight. You made me feel very welcome and I appreciate that."


Meeting Recording: John graciously permitted us to record his presentation. The meeting recording is currently available at: Members Only Materials


Additional Presentation Materials: In addition, John provided us with the presentation notes for his talk, and an inspirational ebook fittingly entitled: Photograph What Makes Your Heart Sing providing further explanation of his philosophy of photography with many compelling images.


John's Speaker Notes (1.2mb pdf download): Discovery & the Creative Choice - John Barclay Lecture Notes


John's eBook (8.5mb pdf download): Photograph What Makes Your Heart Sing


Book: Photography and the Creative Life by Nancy Rotenberg can be found for sale at: Natural Tapestries




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Photo Call: Favorite Pictures - Past & Present
Photo Call: Favorite Pictures - Past & Present

PPC Holiday Party


December 15th


Sharing Your Favorite 1 To 3 Pictures - Past or Present



This year as we celebrate the Holiday Season on Zoom, we are going to ask you to submit your all-time favorite one-to-three pictures to share with your fellow Pocono Photo Club members in a group picture showing during our annual holiday meeting.


Are there three pictures that mean something special to you?


  • 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?


Share your stories and experiences so that we may all learn from them and get to know you better.


How to submit your one to three 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): 2020 Favorite Pictures


Remember, your images do not have to have been taken in 2020 - 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 "2020 Favorites" and a number to sequence the pictures in the order that you desire.


Example: "Sam Shutter-2020 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 Sunday, December 13th. Due to workloads, images submitted after that date may not be included in the event. Earlier is better than later.


Okay - here's the hard part! I will display each member's photographs in turn, probably in member alphabetical order. We want you to un-mute your mike and tell your fellow members what the images mean to you. It would be very helpful if you could send Bob an email (address above) with a brief description of each picture and what meaning it holds to you. This is in case you are unable to attend the meeting, so that your images will still be shared to PPC members with their significance described. A brief explanation is all that is needed.


If you don't submit thumbnail descriptions and are not present, Bob reserves the right to make up a story. You are warned!


This is a new activity for the club. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please send them to Bob at the email above.

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Transformations Exhibition Now Open
Transformations Exhibition Now Open


Welcome to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. We are a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the art and science of photography in all of its diverse aspects.


The judging is finished and the TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is now open! Please go to the PCP website and enjoy some exquisite photography such as the winning images above!


http://www.pacenterforphotography.org/

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Adobe MAX—350+ Presentations Available For Streaming!
Adobe MAX—350+ Presentations Available For Streaming!

Adobe MAX — The Creativity Conference

Watch MAX on demand

With 350+ sessions and hundreds of inspiring speakers, MAX 2020 was an amazing event. You can still experience this global celebration of creativity by viewing the best of the sessions on demand.



Join the mailing list to stay informed about all things MAX.


https://www.adobe.com/max/2020/sessions.html


The Session Tracks 


3D and AR

Discover how to push the boundaries of creativity with 3D design and Augmented Reality. Learn how to take your first step in 3D with Adobe Dimension, a 3D scene design tool that lets you integrate work from Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for product and brand visualizations, creative storytelling, illustration, and more. Bring your content into the Adobe Aero app and explore the new medium of Augmented Reality to create interactive experiences. Take your 3D skills to the next level with the Substance suite of texturing tools to create realistic materials for 3D models. 


Business Productivity

Now more than ever, it’s essential to keep your business moving while empowering remote work. This track will inspire you to become even more productive while digitizing your workflows with Document Cloud apps and services. Learn how to accelerate workflows with e-signatures, collaborate across teams and devices with Acrobat, embed PDF capabilities into Google and Microsoft apps, build seamless digital experiences with Document Cloud SDKs, and leverage Adobe’s latest PDF innovations powered by AI. 


Creativity and Design in Business 

The Creativity and Design in Business track focuses on how to grow your creative career and build strong businesses that are focused on design and creativity. Learn how to step up and lead a team, overcome setbacks, and get inspired to tackle personal passion projects. Hear from leaders from top brands and agencies who will share how they’re driving business success and advancing the cause of design through unique strategies and techniques, creative campaigns, and innovation.  

Education


The Education track will inspire educators and leaders in K12 or Higher Education as they support creative literacy and prepare students for their futures. Hear from leaders in the field engaging students in the classroom and beyond. Learn about best practices in distance learning. Join this track to explore how to prepare the next generation with job skills for a changing world. 


Graphic Design

Make the most of Creative Cloud by learning key techniques, time saving tips and tricks, and innovative ways of working across multiple design disciplines. Topics include image compositing, retouching, photo modification, print design, digital publishing and, of course, spectacular graphic designs. This track will be led by pioneers and thought leaders in the design space who will inspire you by sharing their strategies and techniques.


Illustration and Digital Painting 

If you’re a beginner looking to learn from creative experts who draw, paint, and illustrate, this track teaches you tactical skillsets and insider tips you can use right away. If you’re an experienced professional, you’ll learn industry secrets and discover new specialties from the top names working today. Either way, join this track for ideas, inspiration, and skill building from leading digital artists who will share their insights, trade secrets, and processes.


Photography

Spark your passion for photography with sessions that will help you improve your photography skills and create great photos with your smartphone camera or DSLR. Learn how to transform your photos to look exactly as you imagined and create different looks from a single photograph. See how you can easily shoot, edit, and share your photos from anywhere, and effortlessly move your images, along with your edits, between your mobile devices and desktop. Gain ideas, inspiration, and hands-on practice with leading photographers and Adobe experts in sessions, hands-on labs, and experiential workshops.


Social Media

Learn how to express yourself, connect with your audience, and create standout social media content. You’ll get simple tips for making photos and graphics that pop, find out how to shoot and edit videos like a pro, and learn how to get the most out of platforms like Instagram and TikTok using just the smartphone in your pocket. The sessions in the Social Media track will cover practical tutorials and best practices to help you own your social presence. 


UI and UX 

Learn how to design, prototype, and share rich user experiences. Whether you're new to UI/UX or an experienced designer, these sessions and labs will guide you to the future of experience design with tips and tricks, skills, and best practices. Learn the secrets of web and mobile design and mock-up layouts, add objects, components and navigation, and wire up multiple artboards to create interactive prototypes. Discover the power of sharing and collaboration with shared links, design specs, design systems, and more.


Video

Learn how to bring your ideas to life and develop the skills for editing video, designing motion graphics, creating animations, applying visual effects, and more. From shooting and editing social videos to producing full-scale productions, you’ll understand how to capture, edit, and finesse your clips with the video tools available in Creative Cloud.

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Photography Exhibition For PoconoArts
Photography Exhibition For PoconoArts

Ice Swirls

Photographer: Laurinda Faye


6th Annual Photography Exhibition For PoconoArts



Here’s the link to the information about the 6th Annual Photography Exhibition for PoconoArts.


https://poconoarts.org/opportunities/photo-2020/


Splat

Photographer: Eric Goins

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Friends of the DWG Calendar Ordering Information
Friends of the DWG Calendar Ordering Information

How to Buy a 2021 FDWGNRA Calendar During a Pandemic


There are 3 options for getting your 2021 FDWGNRA calendars this year. Calendars for PPC members are $15 each. They are $20 to the general public. 


Option 1) Send a check made out to FDWGNRA to FDWGNRA, P.O. Box 98, Bushkill, PA. 18324. ($15 for PPC members per calendar). Indicate that you are from PPC. Include your email address (for notification purposes) and street address if you wish to have them sent to you OR you can pick up your calendars at Regina Farms, 5181 Milford Rd. (Rt. 209), East Stroudsburg, PA. 18302. If you choose to pick your calendar (s) up, you will receive an email when it is/they are at Regina Farms. It/they will be in an envelope with your name on it when you go to pick them up.


Option 2) Pay for your calendar (s) as a donation on the FDWGNRA website (friendsofdewanps.org). In the “Contact Us” option send an email informing the "Friends" of your order and how you’d like to receive your calendar (see mail or pick up options in #1). If you choose to pick up your calendar (s), you will receive and email to inform you when it is/they are at Regina Farms. It/they will be in an envelope with your name on it when you go to pick them up. If you choose to have them sent to you please include your street address as well.


Option 3) Reserve your calendar (s) through Karen Keenan by emailing her at karen@friendsofdewanps.org with all the information listed in #1 and a note that you will be paying for them when you pick them up. You will be notified via email when they are ready for pick up. They will be in an envelope with your name on it when you go to pick them up. You will still be charged the exclusive PPC price of $15 this way even though you are not pre-paying as in the methods above.



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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.




2020 PSA Website Honorable Mention

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