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East Stroudsburg's Dansbury Depot
Music On Mondays
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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 July 2021

This has been a productive month, dominated by the Cresco Train Station Shoot Out, birds, flowers and life! Check out our member albums!

Member Photos




Monthly Meetings


Shoot Outs


July Meeting


Jim LaSala

Scavenger Hunt Results
with
Jim LaSala


July 20, 2021
7-9 pm
via Zoom

Join us for a
REVEALING evening
as Jim discusses the
thought process behind
the winners he chose
and why.




Who will take home
the Shutterbug Trophy?
Pocono or Palmerton?
Join us and find out!

Monthly Meetings


 
Photography
is the art
of frozen time...
the ability
to store emotion and feelings
within a frame.


Unknown


 


VIRTUAL SHOOT OUT!
JUNE 30-JULY 26
High-key Lighting

Have some fun ~ Try a new technique

Send 3-5 of your favorites to Ann
Olivetreeann@mail.com
by July 26 for the August newsletter
and monthly meeting.

For More Information



 
East Stroudsburg 150th Anniversary Events

To follow the schedule of events for the East Stroudsburg Anniversary events being covered through-out the Summer by our Club, please see the green pull-down notice below in the Snap Shots - Pocono Photo Club News area below.

If any of you has taken pictures at any of the East Stroudsburg festivities and would like to share them, please drop or paste them at this link:


Next EventMonday, July 26th

East Stroudsburg's
Music On Mondays

Dansbury Depot
7:00 to 8:30 pm




The photographs
are there.
You just have to
take them.

Robert Capra


SnapShots


Pocono Photo Club News

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PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings - June Meeting Added!
PPC Monthly Meeting Recordings - June Meeting Added!

The June Monthly Meeting recording featuring Kate Garibaldi's excellent presentation about wildlife photograph (and more) is now available.


Your patience is appreciated - the May Meeting is still being edited with Lewis Katz's presentation about the why's and how's of B&W photography. Thank you for your patience.


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


Find the meeting recording links in 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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PPC Participation In the East Stroudsburg Anniversary Celebrations.
PPC Participation In the East Stroudsburg Anniversary Celebrations.


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.


While this is not the photography that most of us gravitate to, it is a good opportunity to practice event/photojournalism/street photography in a very forgiving and close to home situation. The events are not breath-taking and attendance is limited. This is a small town American event! But it is a chance to get to know a portion of our area better and to give back to the community.


What's involved? Not too much - just check the published schedules or look at our website Calendar to find an up-coming event that might be of interest to you (sorry, the Ice Cream Social has passed). There's "Dancing Through the Decades" this Sunday, June 27th. Every Monday features Music On Mondays. Fireworks on Friday, July 2nd! Fun & Games, a good old fashion Hoedown, a Pool Splash and if you like track racing, you might want to keep an eye open for the "NJ Track Cars" event.


Don't like to do those things? Do you like to take pictures of kids liking to do those things? Families having fun? Kids Carnival Games?


East Stroudsburg Borough Website Anniversary Coverage


Facebook


The good news: You don't have to get up before sunrise or stay up all night to catch those magic shots. You don't even have to stay for the whole event. Come, capture the essence of neighbors having fun and celebrating civic pride and leave when you want. And for most of us, there isn't even much driving required.


See the pull-down notice entitled "150th Anniversary - PPC Photographer Badge Templates" in the right column.



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. Feel the power of wearing one of Karen Ludwig's professionally designed "PPC Official Photographer" badges. Feel the power of the press and the appreciation of the East Stroudsburg Anniversary officials.


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.


Drop Off All Shared Anniversary Pictures Here

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PPC May Photographer of the Month
PPC May Photographer of the Month

Terry Flatt is our PPC Photographer of the Month for May. Follow this link to view his biography and work.


Photographer of the Month - May 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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150th Anniversary - PPC Photographer Badge Templates
150th Anniversary - PPC Photographer Badge Templates

Go to the website Documents Section (you must be logged on as a member) to find templates and instructions to create "official" East Stroudsburg 150th Anniversary Celebration photographer ID cards.


150th Anniversary PPC Photographer ID Print Instructions


150 E-Burg PPC ID Jpeg 8x10


150 E-Burg PPC ID Jpeg Letter


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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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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