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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. 

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Slideshow
Color Play

Color Play
This month we are featuring the work of one artist: Eric Goins.

Member Photos



MONTHLY MEETINGS

SHOOT OUTS





May Meeting

From Capture
to Print:


The Art of
Black and White
Photography

with Lewis Katz

May 18, 2021
7-9 pm

Lewis will bring us a unique presentation that
looks at Black and White photography
from start to finish by answering
the questions, "How to?, Why? and When?"
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The April Meeting Video Is Now Available!

Members Only Materials




To see in color is a delight
for the eyes,
but to see in
black and white
is a delight
for the soul.


Andri Cauldwell

Color is everything.
Black and white is more


Dominic Rouse



Van Campen Inn

Shoot out at Van Campen Inn
May 8, 2021 - 2 PM to 4 PM

Van Campen Inn is in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the New Jersey side of the park. 

The Inn (or more accurately the old "yaugh" house (look it up: https://www.noonmarkantiques.com/blog/2020/5/26/what-is-a-laugh) is located on Old Mine Road (great history here) right next to the Old Military Road (yet more history).  The Inn is maintained by the Walpack Historical Society and would have a docent on duty in the Inn but for the pandemic.  But hopefully soon.  But we cannot go in while we are there this time.  The Inn is a beautiful stone house dating back to the 1740's. Nearby is the Military Road Trail and the Shapanack Cemetery, which date back to the 1700's as well. The area of the river is known as the Shapanack Flats.

I will have a homemade map of the area for those who want to explore further this area, too.  You should be able to find some Scavenger Hunt shots and some Friends of DWGNRA calendar contest shots!  

I hope to see you there!!

See More Detailed Instructions Here

Google Map Location

Coordinates:  41.164739432651736, -74.89212073776949



The Scavenger Hunt is on!




The 2021 Scavenger Hunt has begun!


We're excited about this year's categories and our judge.  The hunt runs from April 1st to June 4th with 7 categories total.  You can submit one photo for all 7 categories or one photo per category for as many as you choose.  Here is the link for the official rules and regulations.


Our judge this year, Jim LaSala, comes to us via the NJFCC.  He specializes in Fine Art and Documentary Photography and will speak at our July meeting about the Scavenger Hunt results.
So grab your camera and get going!  The Scavenger Hunt is always a fun exercise to energize your creativity.

Drop your Scavenger Hunt submissions

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Items of Note


Pocono Photo Club News


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Where To Find PPC Meeting Zoom Videos
Where To Find PPC Meeting Zoom Videos

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


Stream them from the Members Only Materials page linked to below (members logon required).


Members Only Materials

 

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

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Main Street In March - POSTPONED!
Main Street In March - POSTPONED!

SHOOT IN

Main Street in March

A Bi-coastal

Shoot Out Review.


John


Photo by John Anzivino


It's a Shoot In that spans the country!


The Review Meeting Has Been Postponed


Watch for the new time &

Zoom link in your email.


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

  

Shoot Outs & Workshops

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Scavenger Hunt Target Items - Submissions End June 4th
Scavenger Hunt Target Items - Submissions End June 4th

Scavenger Hunt 2021 Targets


Categories are as follows:


1. Black and White Architecture

2. Macro Flowers

3. ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)

4. A Still Life with Glass

5. A Frame Within A Frame

6. Silhouette

7. Structures that Have Seen Better Days

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PPC April Photographer of the Month
PPC April Photographer of the Month

Kathie Baker is our PPC Photographer of the Month for April. Follow this link to view her biography and work.


Photographer of the Month - April 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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Great Shawnee Shoot Out Pictures? Share Them!
Great Shawnee Shoot Out Pictures? Share Them!


Did you take some great Spring pictures at the Shawnee Shoot Out?


> Share them with our members through a Member Album.


> Send some in for a Shawnee Shoot Out slideshow at our May Meeting.


> Share some of your pictures with Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort to thank them for hosting our Shoot Out.


Send pictures in to PPC for viewing at the May Meeting and forwarding to Shawnee

PPC Shoot Out Picture Drop Site


Create you own Member Album on the PPC Website - PDF Instructions:

Create A Member Album On Our Website


We need your participation to make this a vibrant photography community!


Note: Please limit image sizes to 2,000 pixels on the longest edge and include your name and "Shawnee" in the filename.


Non-Club News and Events


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The Spring Nature Competition, Hosted by the HUB Camera Club
The Spring Nature Competition, Hosted by the HUB Camera Club

The Spring Nature Competition, hosted by the HUB Camera Club, is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.


You can register in Eventbrite to view the competition live on Zoom.


The Eventbrite link is https://njfcc-spring-nature-competition.eventbrite.com


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Free Virtual Program Entitled "Images Right in Front of You"
Free Virtual Program Entitled "Images Right in Front of You"

On Saturday, May 1st, from 2:00pm - 3:30pm, NJFCC will be hosting a free virtual program entitled


"Images Right in Front of You" with Joe and Mary Ann McDonald.


Tickets will be available through Eventbrite - Details to be Announced.



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The 2022 Friends of the DWGNRA Calendar Contest
The 2022 Friends of the DWGNRA Calendar Contest


2022 Calendar Photo Contest is underway!


The contest for the 2022 Friends calendar is underway! Gather your favorite photos of the DWGNRA now for submission. The submission page is found on the Friends Website under Events/Annual Calendar Photo Contest, or click Contest Page. Final submission date will be May 31, 2021.



The photos should be in one of three categories and be from any season of the year. The photos do not have to be taken in any particular timeframe, so check your photos archives for ones that would qualify. 


The three categories are:


  1. Landscapes and buildings

  2. Wildlife

  3. People enjoying the Park


The cost to submit is $10 for up to 3 photos. You may submit multiple groups of 3 if you like. There will be 3 winners announced for: 1st prize is $100, 2nd prize is $75, and third prize is $50. You must be a member of either the Friends or of the Pocono Photo Club to participate. 


If you are not already, you can join either – for the Friends go to Friends Membership or for the Pocono Photo Club go to Pocono Photo Club Membership.


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NJFCC Spring Pictorial Contests
NJFCC Spring Pictorial Contests

The NJFCC 2021 spring pictorial contests are now open and on the server. The final entry date is 5/7/2021, with the contests being held on 5/17/2021.


The rules for pictorial are listed below. Please be sure to enter images in the appropriate category otherwise they risk being disqualified by the judges. Please forward this to your competition chairs or club members as you see fit. All entrees must be entered through the Photo Contest Pro server by the end of May 7th 2021.


Pictorial Competition Rules (Projected)


1. Images may not be created from scratch by drawing or any other non-photographic means.

2. There is no maximum number of entries per club. The limit per maker is TWO (2).

3. Image sizing

a. Image files must be converted to sRGB color space.

b. The maximum file size is 1.5 megabytes.

c. Image size must be 1050 pixels along the longest edge. Square images,

where both height and width are 1050 pixels, are acceptable.

d. The photographer’s name, trademark and/or copyright may not appear

on an image

4. There are two (2) separate Contests in each Pictorial Competition. 


The Contest Categories are:


1) Pictorial-Creative: Images presented in such a manner that post processing or in-camera manipulation is obvious to the average viewer. 


2) Pictorial Open: Images where the subject matter precludes it from being included in any other NJFCC contest.


If an image qualifies as a nature image (no hand of man) it is not able to be placed in Pictorial.


Definitions, Awards, Scores


Competition Rules


Competition Procedures


New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs


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Photorama 2021 Has Been Rescheduled
Photorama 2021 Has Been Rescheduled

Photorama 2021 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 10, 2021


Please save the date!


We are monitoring the latest COVID-19 recommendations and will be making decisions based on those recommendations - stay tuned for the latest developments.



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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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James Maher - Street Photography Video & Free E-Books UPDATE
James Maher - Street Photography Video & Free E-Books UPDATE

James Maher to Offer Free Webinar on Zoom



“From Cities to Suburbs: How to Do Street Photography No Matter Where You Live”


James gave a great webinar discussing and broadening the definition of street photography. While the webinar is finished, it lives on as a free recording. If you have any interest in the genre of street photography, please consider downloading the three impressive, FREE e-books being offered by James.


In his own words:


Thanks so much for those who could attend last Wednesday, and thanks for the great questions at the end. If anyone has further questions, please feel free to email me anytime.


For those who couldn’t attend or want to re-watch, here is the recording of From Cities to Suburbs: How to Do Street Photography No Matter Where You Arehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXomxiOpPWY


Please feel free to share.


In addition, I mentioned an offer during the class to download my Essentials of Street Photography and New York Photographer’s Travel Guide for free here: https://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/bundle/


And hope to see some of you in the city. If you are interested in a private or group street photography workshop at any point as the pandemic wanes, I will be starting them back up by the end of May: https://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/workshops/


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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

Quick Links:



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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