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Cresco, PA

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. 

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New On the Website

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The Featured Members Slideshow is back on the homepage.  View this image sampler of our member talent.
  

Slideshow
Featured Members September 2021

Featured Members Photos Are Back

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




Monthly Meetings


Shoot Outs




MUMBAI'S
DHOBI GHAT

with

Michael
Chinnici

September 21, 2021
7-9 pm

via Zoom

What if you were given access few were allowed to photograph but only be there for one hour and bring only one camera?

Michael will share with us what he did when he was given just such an opportunity.


 
The Zoom link for this meeting will be sent
out prior to our monthly meeting.
https://www.michaelchinnici.com/
Monthly Meetings


 





VIRTUAL SHOOT OUT!
SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2021

What's Outside Your Window?


Introduce us to the sights you see when you glance outside.  Is it the garden shed, the neighbor's mailbox, a friendly critter, or the changing leaves?

The creative controls are in your hands with this month's shoot out.


Send 3-5 of your favorites to Ann
Olivetreeann@mail.com
by October 5, 2021 for the
October newsletter
and monthly meeting.



If you can't find something to photograph within 40 feet of where you are standing you are not SEEING.

Ruth Bernhard


A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Ansel Adams

If you do not see what is around you everyday, what will you see when you go to Tangiers?

Freeman Patterson

As much as an image speaks
of the things seen,
it speaks also of
the person who
photographs it.


Jan Phillips





SnapShots


Pocono Photo Club News

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NEW! July PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings Added!
NEW! July PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings Added!

The July Monthly Meeting recordings are available in the Members Only Materials section.


If you missed either of the meetings or if you want to review the many good ideas presented, this is a wonderful resource to see the meeting at your convenience.


The July Meeting has this year's judge, Jim LaSala's discussion of the Scavenger Hunt results. Jim's discussion of the winning pictures includes some very valuable ideas about why some photographs stand out and capture attention, when others seem routine.


All previous regular Pocono Photo Club Meetings conducted on Zoom are available to watch.


Members Only Materials

 

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


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PPC Participation In the East Stroudsburg Anniversary Celebrations - New Activities!
PPC Participation In the East Stroudsburg Anniversary Celebrations - New Activities!


East Stroudsburg's Summer long anniversary celebration continues through October. PPC was asked to help document the festivities and civic spirit by providing member photographers to capture the human moments in the events.



East Stroudsburg Borough Website Anniversary Coverage


Facebook


Select your best shots, polish them to a fine sheen and drop them in the drop-off site link included below, to be used internally within the Pocono Photo Club and to be shared with the Anniversary organizers to document their events.


There is one Dropbox drop off link for all Anniversary events (like comingled recycling). Please title your image files with your name, the ES Anniversary event and a sequential number or the original file name. Ex: [Name] - ES [Event] - ###.jpg. Picture quality should be of moderate to high resolution.


Share Your Anniversary Pictures Here

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PPC September Photographer of the Month
PPC September Photographer of the Month

Nancy Spencer is our September Photographer of the Month. Follow this link to view a feast of zoo animals that can't possibly be in the zoo!


Photographer of the Month - September 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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Friends Calendar Contest 2022 Results Coming!
Friends Calendar Contest 2022 Results Coming!


2022 Calendar Photo Contest Picture results will be revealed in our July Newsletter.



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James Maher "Streets of New York" Video
James Maher "Streets of New York" Video

A video of James Maher shot by Nick Taylor.


James Maher is a street photographer, photojournalist and lifelong New Yorker. He takes us through some of his favourite neighbourhoods and discusses street photography tips and methods.


Check out his work at https://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/


Originally published on the Luminous Landscape (https://luminous-landscape.com/)


Directed, shot, edited and scored by Nick Taylor


"It is very well done and provides a very good understanding of how James goes about his photography. I think members, certainly those who saw his presentation would really like to see this video of James in action."


Dick Ludwig



https://youtu.be/ni_EYcODUVQ

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August BWA Ramble Event
August BWA Ramble Event

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

BWA will hold its annual Ramble

on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.





Spend an afternoon exploring the beautiful lands of Skytop Lodge – usually not open to the public – with Brodhead Watershed Association. BWA will hold its annual Ramble there on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021


The event begins at noon at Skytop's Streamside Lodge.


Naturalists, wildlife experts and other outdoor enthusiasts will lead hikes and offer insight. Participants will be able to choose two of these excursions as they complete their online registration:


FIRST HIKE runs 1 to 2:30 p.m. Choose one:

  • Choice A: Indian Ladder Falls with Rick Koval (moderate)
  • Choice B: Leavitt Falls with Carol Hillestad (strenuous)
  • Choice C: Skytop Lake Loop with Darryl and Jackie Speicher (easy)
  • Choice D: Stable to Gazebo with Rich and Mary Ellen Cramer and Brittney Coleman (strenuous)


SECOND HIKE runs 2:30 to 4 p.m. Choose one:

  • Choice A: Indian Ladder Falls with Alex Jackson (moderate)
  • Choice B: Leavitt Falls with Carol Hillestad (strenuous)
  • Choice C: Skytop Lake Loop with Darryl and Jackie Speicher (easy)
  • Choice D: Stable to Gazebo with Rich and Mary Ellen Cramer and Brittney Coleman (strenuous)
  • Choice E: Tour of Skytop's wildflower garden with Rick Koval (easy)



AFTER THE HIKES, we'll celebrate together at the traditional after-Ramble social hour, 4 to 5 p.m. at Skytop’s Streamside Lodge. Refreshments provided.


Skytop Lodge's naturalist, Rick Koval, and BWA Executive Director Alex Jackson will speak.


REGISTRATION will be limited (maintaining COVID safety procedures) and pre-paid online only. Deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.


TICKETS are a $25 donation from members, $30 donation from non-members. Children 12 and younger attend for free.


The ticket cost of the Ramble is considered a donation to BWA, an environmental nonprofit. These donations are not refundable. The event will take place rain or shine, but if unusually severe weather prevents the event, donors will be notified of a new date and location.

Register for Ramble


For online registration: https://shop.brodheadwatershed.org/product/2021-ramble/


For information, call 570-839-1120 or email info@brodheadwatershed.org.


Please note that BWA’s participants may not use Skytop facilities other than those set aside for the Ramble.

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Middle Smithfield Township Community Center Ribbon Cutting
Middle Smithfield Township Community Center Ribbon Cutting

Grand Opening!

Join us 0n Wednesday, August 25th at 12 noon, as we celebrate the grand opening of the new Library of the Smithfields branch in Echo Lake Park at 5200 Milford Road (Rt. 209) in Middle Smithfield Township. The new library shares the building with the Middle Smithfield Community and Cultural Center. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be part of a full day of programs and activities for community members including:

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am – The Trees of Echo Lake Park: Tree expert Joe Resch will lead a walk along the forest trail and introduce the many varieties of trees in the park.(pre-registration recommended. Call 570-223-1881)
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am Musical Storytime with the Bookmobile Crew
  • 12 noon – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Library of the Smithfields
  • 12 noon to 2 pm – Music in the pavilion with Pete Taney and the Juggernaut Band
  • 1 pm to 2 pm – Outdoor programs for kids: Origami, Coloring, Bubble Wands!


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Photorama 2021 Has Been Rescheduled to April 2022
Photorama 2021 Has Been Rescheduled to April 2022


Photorama 2021 has been rescheduled April 2022

Details Will Be Posted When Available

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

Adobe MAX — The Creativity Conference


Save the date


A free virtual event Oct 26–28, 2021


Join us for an amazing online event chock full of inspiring ideas, the latest tools, and practical tips and tricks — everything you need to nourish your creativity.


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


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Watch the 2020 MAX Sessions 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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National Geographic Seine River Photo Cruise
National Geographic Seine River Photo Cruise



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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Have Your Pictures Shown By the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau! (UPDATED)
Have Your Pictures Shown By the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau! (UPDATED)

PPC Member and Poconos Visitor Bureau Social Media Manager, Kevin Furst has shared an opportunity for members who want a little more exposure for their photography.


The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is sharing images from people’s adventures in the Poconos on their Facebook and Instagram pages.


If anyone is interested in being featured on Instagram or Facebook, add the hashtag “YesPMVB” to their images when they share them on their own Facebook or Instagram accounts.


"A photographer that we recently featured said they received over 12,000 profile views since last month on Instagram."


Anyone who uses the hashtag “YesPMVB” will get full credit and linked back to their social media account(s).


See example photographs on the Pocono Mountains Visitors Board website:


Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Website


Facebook Example Image


For the purposes of this program, the Pocono Mountains is Carbon, Pike, Wayne, and Monroe Counties. Below is a map from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau website. 




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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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