The Pocono Photo Club hosts various Shoot Outs and Workshops to get members out of their comfort zones, learn or improve upon particular skills and interact with fellow club members. Shoot Outs are free to all members and Workshops have a nominal fee.
Shoot Out Policy
Guidelines for Public Presentations
September Shoot Outs
Early Fall on the McDade Trail
Saturday, September 22, 2018- 2 pm
There's no question about it. Fall brings out the best of nature in the Poconos. This month's Shoot Out will get us out and about, discovering the early signs of this beautiful season. We'll meet up at the Egypt Mills Parking area on Rt. 209 N (on the right just past Egypt Mills Rd.) and wander along McDade Trail capturing the fading glory of wildflowers and other signs of the season. A short excursion from the trail brings us to a babbling brook to capture reflections and the gracefully floating leaves upon the water.
Directions to McDade Trail Shoot Out September 22, 2018
CRANBERRY CREEK/HENRY'S CROSSING
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Pocono Photo Club will be taking its fourth Pocono Heritage and Land Trust excursion to the 511 acre preserve of Cranberry Creek/Henry's Crossing to explore its high quality coldwater wild trout fishing waters and wander its trails. Acquired in 2012-2013 the preserve features the best of the "Old Poconos" with its step waterfalls, braided creek, hemlock ravines, Rhododendron stands and open woodlands. The preserve is located at 590 Henry's Crossing Rd. in Cresco PA. GPS co-ordinates 41.132403, -75.263501
Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve
With naturalist Don Miller
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Devil's Hole Rd., Mt. Pocono (off of Rt. 940)
Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserves consists of 400 acres intersected by Rt. 940 in the Mt. Pocono area. A mixture of Hemlocks, Rhododendrons, Mountain Laurel and Oaks with vernal pools and two waterways, Kurmes offers beautiful photo opportunities for all photographers. Walking sticks are not necessary but helpful, but you will definitely want to wear wet-weather footwear after all the rain we've been having. We'll have the unique advantage of learning more about the fauna and flora with naturalist Don Miller along as our personal guide. To get to the Devil's Hole parking area for our meet-up you will want to take Rt. 940 to Devil's Hole Rd. The entrance to the parking area is well-marked with a PHLT kiosk and sign. Follow the gravel road to the parking area. Limited spaces so car pooling is advised.
Columcille Megalith Park
Saturday, August 25, 2018
2155 Fox Gap Rd., Bangor, PA. 18013
Come and wander among the interesting stones, peaceful clearings, outdoor chapels and pleasant woods with your camera ready to go. You won't be lacking in photo opportunities. The question will be, "What should I take first?" Columcille's Celtic flavor was inspired by the beautiful Isle of Iona off the coast of Scotland.
A small donation of your choosing is requested at the entrance gate.
For directions and a description of Columcille, visit their website at
Golden Hour Shoot Out at Holy Cow Farm
PPC will head down to Bangor for this month's Shoot Out to wander through the fields of flowers at Holy Cow Farm. Owners Jenn and Bryan McAtee bought the 45 acre farm in 2016, fulfilling a long-time dream of theirs. We'll enjoy photographing the flowers while the sun is casting a golden glow across the fields. Please be advised the driveway to the farm is bumpy and rocky- after all it's a farm! We'll also be parking in a grassy field so be prepared for that as well. As with all our Shoot Outs photographers are responsible for themselves and their equipment.
Shoot Out date- SUNDAY, July 29, 2018
Time- 5 pm
Location- Holy Cow Farm, 1515 Ridge Rd., Bangor, PA. 18013
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Saturday, June 30, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 pm
690 Clubhouse Dr., East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18302
Join Ann at her home for some light writing fun with gadgets, gizmos and assorted light makers.
Please RSVP to Ann at Olivetreeann@mail.com if you plan to attend.
SHOOT OUT AT
GLEN RUN NATURE PRESERVE
Let's help the Pocono Heritage Land Trust prepare for the grand opening of their Glen Run Nature Preserve by collecting photos of the natural beauty of Glen Run's hiking trails and the exciting action of the Mountain Bike paths.
June 13, 2013, 6-8:30 PM
For more information and directions see:
Glen Run Shoot Out
May Shoot Out
Monroe County Farmer's Market
Saturday, May 5, 2018
PPC will be setting up "shop" at the opening day of the Monroe County Farmer's Market. Along with our pop-up art gallery and display tent, we'll have a small set-up for portraiture. We'll be collecting both formal and candid shots of patrons and vendors for the Market website. The market is also a great place to shoot still-lifes, street shots and buy the best local produce. And don't forget the Scavenger Hunt will still be on so you may find a few photos for some of those categories too. It's a win-win of a Shoot Out so we hope to see you there at any time during market hours- 8 AM to 12 Noon. The market is located in Court House Square on 7th Street in Stroudsburg, PA.
Presenting ~ Danielle Austen
“The Art of Seeing” – Seeking Your Vision
May 12, 2018
2 to 4 pm
Whispering Pines Banquet Hall, Country Club of the Poconos
1445 Big Ridge Dr., East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18302
How do you see the world around you? Do you just see what others see, or do you see something different? One of the greatest challenges for photographers is discovering their unique vision. To do this we must learn to observe, imagine, and express.
In Danielle’s presentation she will discuss how taking an in-depth look at your surroundings through light, perspective, design and mood, can help you discover a new viewpoint and get more from your creative experience.
There is no charge for this presentation and it is open to the public.
Spring is in the air!
Saturday, April 21, 2018
It's time to get out and enjoy the sunshine on the April Shoot Out. We're heading over to Aspen Ridge Farm to photograph lambs, chicks and pigs. Aspen Ridge is located on Jonestown Rd. in Oxford, NJ. If you're interested in car-pooling, meet Ann at Minisink Park on River Rd. at 1:15 pm. We'll head over to the farm for a 2 PM Shoot Out at 1:30 pm. You can read more about the farm here:
Jump Start Your Creativity!
It's time for some fun to get those creative juices flowing. Meet up with Ann at 2 pm on March 24th at Minisink Park just past the PA Welcome Center in Smithfield for some fun and games you can use when you find yourself in a shooting slump. Please take note that we'll be shooting outside and you may need to bundle up.
AMERICA ON WHEELS
Saturday, February 24, 2018
5 North Front Street, Allentown, Pa. 18102
Admission fee: $10
Rain is in the forecast for the next four days. But we're not building an ark! We're headed to Allentown instead to check out some cool cars, awesome motorcycles and other wheeled vehicles that have been a part of America's cultural history. Even if you're not into cars, this museum's a fun and photo friendly place with 2 floors of well-lit displays.
CRYSTAL CAGIN FEVER
UNDER THE BIG TOP!
CANCELLED DUE TO WARM WEATHER
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Shake off the cold by bundling up and touring Crystal Cabin Fever's Ice
Sculpted Circus. An ice sculpting contest will be taking place from 12 noon
to 4 pm, hot chocolate and goodies available, and a 50 foot ice slide make for a fun afternoon. The cost of admission is $15 (cash only). A factory tour is available for an additional fee (visit their website for further details- www.crystalcabinfever.com).
Crystal Cabin Sculpted Ice Works is located at
311 Purdytown Tpke. (Rt. 590 East), Lakeville, PA 18438
The Circus is open from 11 AM to 5 PM. PPC will meet up at 1 PM.
If you're interested in car pooling, contact Ann at Olivetreeann@mail.com
GPS coordinates are: Lat.: N41.435995, Long.: W75.279114--
Blue Ridge Estate Winery & Vineyards
Wine Cellar Tour
Saturday, January 20, 2018
239 Blue Ridge Rd., Saylorsburg, PA. 18353
Discover the art of wine making with the lens of your camera on this month's Shoot Out at Blue Ridge Winery. The tour starts at 2pm with continued photo opps afterwards with live music and an optional wine tasting session. The tour is free and photographs are welcome; especially if you share a few for Blue Ridge to use in their emails. There is a $5.00 fee for the wine tasting where you will be served 5 wines and given the glass as Blue Ridge Winery's way of saying "Thanks for stopping by!" Can't make the 2 pm time slot? A second tour takes place at 4 pm. Dinner is also being served from 6 to 9 pm on the 20th and is catered by ACES Gourmet Catering. It's a delicious way to end your day!
Interested in car pooling? Meet Ann at the old K-Mart parking lot in East Stroudsburg at 1 pm.
For more info see: https://www.blueridgeestatewinery.com/
Wreaths Across America
Wreath Laying Ceremony sponsored by the Patriot Guard Riders
Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:30 AM to 12 Noon
Cedar Hill Cemetery
1700 Airport Rd., Allentown, PA. 18109
To carpool, meet at Lowe's in Bartonsville at 8:30 AM
Wreaths Across America is observed annually on the third Saturday of December. It was begun in 1992 by Morrill Worcester of Harrington, Me. and in 2007 it became a non-profit organization. What started in Arlington National Cemetery now takes places at cemeteries in all 50 states. Christmas wreaths are placed at the graves of all veterans so that they will be remembered and honored for the sacrifices they made to preserve our freedoms. This event is being sponsored by the Patriot Guard Riders, a U. S. based internet organization whose members attend the funerals of fallen soldiers, fire fighters and police when invited by the deceased's family, serve in honor guards at military funerals, fill in the ranks at burials of indigent and homeless veterans, greet returning troops, and volunteer in different veterans' organizations. This will be a very moving experience for us to see and photograph.
Middle Smithfield Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 25, 6 PM
Echo Lake Park, Middle Smithfield
(5206 Milford Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA 18302)
Echo Lake Park is located on the right hand side of Rt. 209 North just past the intersection with the Wawa, MacDonald's, Taco Bell and CVS Pharmacy. Parking is limited on 209 so we suggest parking in the shopping plaza across from Pocono Palace and taking the short walk to the park from there.
Light the Night Shoot Out
Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Join us and have some fun with light orbs and other light writing gadgets
at the Steele's house
6706 Cherry Valley Rd.
Stroudsburg, PA., 18360
Questions? Contact Ann at Olivetreeann@mail.com
LONG EXPOSURE WORKSHOP with Danielle Austen
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1-6 PM
(Rain date October 8, 2017)
George W. Child's Park,
Silver Lake Rd., Dingmans Ferry, PA. 18328
Cost: $50 per member
Payable to Danielle Austen on site
Space is limited; registration is required
Email Ann at Olivetreeann@mail.com to register