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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 Outs are informal “meet-ups” and are not an “official” club activity (such as our monthly meetings) organized by PPC. Participants assume any and all liability that might or may be connected with their participation in a Shoot Out.

January 2019 Shoot Outs

Pocono Land Heritage Land Trust - Cranberry Creek Preserve
A Special Visit to the Gorge and Middle Falls

This is a special nature walk led by Don Miller, PHLT Naturalist.  Don will lead us into the heart of our Cranberry Creek Preserve - specifically the gorge and middle falls area, a more remote, less visited area of the Preserve.  This is a hardier walk with steeper terrain and off trail walking that is best done with the leaves off of the trees.  While it can be done even with snow on the ground, deep snow makes it even more strenuous, but also far more beautiful.

Don is leading this walk for PHLT and PPC members into this area of the Preserve on:

Sunday, January 27th from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Note that this is a changed date

Cranberry Creek Middle Falls - Photo by Don Miller (PHLT)

A February PHLT Shoot Out

Is Proposed

Pocono Land Heritage Land Trust
Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve

PHLT recently closed on a 70+ acre tract on the McMichaels Creek in the vicinity of Stroud Township's Glenbrook Country Club.  This preserve is officially named the Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve which includes a very photogenic stretch of McMichaels Creek making it a beautiful property to explore and photograph with some easier winter access than our Cranberry Creek Preserve.

Details for this shoot out are still being determined.  Don Miller plans to lead this hike/shoot out.  
Tentative Shoot Out date is:

February 2nd (to be confirmed)

Mark your calendar to be one of the first into this "new land".  Details to follow.

Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve (PHLT Photo)
From the Pocono Heritage Land Trust Website:

The Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve, named in honor of the 3 generations of the Pomeroy family who owned the property, is a 70+ acre piece of land containing a pristine secion of the McMichaels Creek in Hamilton Township.


Located between Hickory Valley and Turkey Hill and connecting the Glenbrook/Hickory Valley and Turkey Hill/Quiet Valley greenway areas, a newly protected natural area has been added to this McMichaels Creek greenway corridor. With this recent acquisition that was decades in the making, Pocono Heritage Land Trust has added over 70 acres of newly preserved greenway landscape to this beautiful and interesting geologic ecotone of the McMichaels Creek valley.


This newly protected piece of a large scale ecotone, this transition zone between Pocono and Cherry Creeks watersheds,this wild natural landscape influenced by glacial till and limestone (calcareous) ledges, is now finally permanently protected piece of property along the beautiful McMichaels Creek.


December Shoot Out
Macros and More
Gamut Art Gallery
109-111 N. 8th Street, Stroudsburg, PA. 18360
This month's Shoot Out features beautiful art, vintage artifacts and more in one of Stroudsburg's finest galleries.  Members are welcome to wander about and photograph to their heart's content in a setting that's perfect for the beauty of macro photography. 
December 3, 2018 ~ 11 A. M.

at Stroudsburg Foto

Saturday, November 17, 2018
2-4 PM

November's Shoot Out promises to be fun as we take on the assignment of 3 random topics, one hour to find three shots for each, and then review our pictures to see what we've come up with.  Shoot and Shows are a great way to improve your photo skills and spark your creativity.  And there may even be a prize or two!
Stroudsburg Photo is located at 724 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA.

Classic Car Shoot Out

           We’re in for a treat at this month’s Shoot Out with an array of beautiful classic cars on display just for PPC!  Deborah and William Whitman’s collection includes an MG Midget, Morris Minor 1000 Traveler and a Fiat Roadster so be sure to mark your calendars for this one.  The Shoot Out will take place on Sunday, October 14, 2018 (rain date October 21).  Members will meet up at the home of Susan Field, 210 Beverly Lane, Stroudsburg, PA. 18360, at 2:30 pm for a shuttle to the Whitman’s home as parking is very limited there.

Please RSVP to Susan at so that we can have a headcount for the shuttle.


September Shoot Outs


Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 AM

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

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

Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve
With naturalist Don Miller

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5 PM

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
4 PM
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


Light Banner

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 if you plan to attend.


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
at the
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.


Saturday, February 24, 2018
1 PM

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.



Saturday, February 24, 2018
1 PM

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-
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
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:

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


Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1-6 PM
(Rain date October 8, 2017)

George W. Child's Park,
Silver Lake Rd., Dingmans Ferry, PA. 18328
41.237129, -74.919371

Cost: $50 per member
Payable to Danielle Austen on site

Space is limited; registration is required
Email Ann at to register

October Shoot-Out

Covered Bridges of Lehigh Valley
A Self-guided Tour

Meet at 9 AM in Lowe's Parking Lot
for car pooling

Did you know that America's first covered bridge was constructed in Pennsylvania?
It was built across the Schuykill River and connected Philadelphia with the west.

The tour covers 7 bridges: Bogert's Bridge, Manasses Guth Bridge, Wehr's Covered Bridge, Rex's Covered Bridge, Geiger's Covered Bridge, Schlicher's Covered Bridge, and Kreidersville Covered Bridge.  The route is approximately 50 miles long and is a leisurely 2 hour drive.  Once we divide ourselves among cars we'll proceed to the beginning of the tour at Center Square in Allentown.  There is a picnic area at Wehr's Bridge where we'll stop for lunch so bring a sandwich along.

Please RSVP to Ann at for a head count.  Thanks!

September Shoot Out

Lost River Caverns

726 Durham St.
Hellertown, PA. 18055

Admission- $13.25
Meet at Lost River Caverns at 10:30 AM
Lowe's in Tannersville at 9 AM to carpool

August Shoot Out
Pohopoco Creek Alpacas

Pohopoco Creek Alpacas: 
Saturday Aug 26th at 3pm for afternoon to evening lighting.
This is a great opportunity to take photos of adult and baby alpacas.
Here is Tuaca - 1 hr old. She is very friendly and will come to you. 
There will be more babies born between now and when we go. 
Some have won in shows. BTW they have a store.
You can thank the Baxters with your favorite photos.

Pohopoco Creek Alpacas
216 Merwinsburg Rd
Effort, PA 18330

Please note that "Shoot Outs" are informal "Meet Ups" and are not an official club activity organized by PPC.
Participants assume any and all liability that might/may be connected with their participation in a Shoot Out.
Baby Alpaca

Past Shoot Out
Tannersville Cranberry Bog

Saturday July 29th at 10:00 AM. there will be another Shoot Out at Tannersville Cranberry Bog.
Laurinda Rubin led the Shoot Out at Cranberry Bog.

Email Laurinda if you plan to come -

Remember there will be an exhibit this fall of photos members have taken at the bog, now's a good
opportunity to get some great images for the exhibit and maybe for the Arts Grant that we applied for, we won’t know the outcome of that until September.

Please note that "Shoot Outs" are informal "Meet Ups" and are not an official club activity organized by PPC.
Participants assume any and all liability that might/may be connected with their participation in a Shoot Out.

Last Shoot Out - July 15th
Light Writing

Susan Field 1
Susan Field 2
Susan Field 3
                       Susan Field                                     Susan Field                                   Susan Field

Bob Hare
                       Bob Hare                                   Bob Hare                                                         Bob Hare

Karen Keenan 1
Karen Keenan 2
Susan Field 4
                           Karen Keenan                                   Karen Keenan                         Susan Field                        

Light Writing July 15th at 8:00 PM Rain or Shine
The fireworks of 4th of July have inspired us to paint with light ourselves. 
We'll have a number of creative light sources and a nice open space to play around in.  

Please note that "Shoot Outs" are informal "Meet Ups" and are not an official club activity organized by PPC.
Participants assume any and all liability that might/may be connected with their participation in a Shoot Out. 

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