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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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Featured Members February 2021

Featured Members February 2021

Winter beauty continues to be featured in this month's collection of Featured Member Pictures.

Member Photos



MONTHLY MEETINGS

SHOOT OUTS



Mah-wai Lin 
 
March
Meeting


Crafting Better
Landscape Images


with
Kah-Wai Lin


March 16, 2020
7-9 PM


  International, award-winning photographer, goodwill ambassador of the PSA, and Fuji film lecturer Kah-wai Linn will share 4 tips on seeing the "unseen" and crafting better landscape images using visual elements such as perspective, long exposure and lighting.




February Meeting VideosThe recordings of the February PPC Meeting are presented in two videos:

PPC February Meeting Part 1
[0:17]  A presentation of PPC Club business news and a review the last months Shoot Outs and Photographer of the Month portfolio.

PPC February Meeting Part 2
[1:19]  Marie Altenburg's  discussion about creatively modifying images using textures.

Both videos may be linked to from the Members Only Materials page.


 
"For more information about this and previous PPC Meetings:

Monthly Meetings





"What I like about photographs is that they
capture a moment
that’s gone forever,
impossible to reproduce."

     Karl Lagerfeld





"When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes.
But when you photograph people in Black and white,
you photograph their souls!"

Ted Grant

 












March Shoot Out
Opportunities

A VIRTUAL
SHOOT OUT

With a Twist!!

It's an East Coat-West Coast
Shoot Out this month
as we explore the theme:


Main Street in March

We're joining the Shutterbug
Camera Club of Roseville CA.
and sharing our shots
at the end of the month.

When to take pictures:


Anytime in March!

  Our virtual Shoot Outs are designed to keep you safe and healthy at a comfort level that's best for you and we hope you'll join in the fun.  You can take part in this Shoot Out by using archive shots or taking shots from your car- just make sure it's "Main Street USA".

OR

If you'd like some inspiration from fellow PPC members,
meet up with Ann this Saturday at 2 pm in front of
Stroud Foto for a walk along Main Street Stroudsburg.


March 6, 2021
2 pm


Main Street
 
Once you've taken your shots...

  Share your photos with both clubs!
Email 1-5 shots to Ann at
Olivetreeann@mail.com
for the newsletter and monthly meeting slideshow.


SHOOT IN

Bird Talk with
Terry Flatt



Join one or our consummate
bird photographers
Terry Flatt
for an informal lesson
on capturing birds
and time to share ONE
of your most recent shots
(birds or nature preferred).

Wednesday, March 10th
6:45 pm


Watch for the Zoom link in your
email.

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







Items of Note


Pocono Photo Club News


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PPC February Meeting Videos
PPC February Meeting Videos

The PPC February 2021 Meeting is presented in two videos.


Part 1 - Club Business, Shoot Out Results and the Photographer of the Month Portfolio

Part 2 - A presentation about the use of textures in photo processing


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


Members Only Materials

 

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

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Pictures Of Bills Old Bike Barn?
Pictures Of Bills Old Bike Barn?

MEMBERS!!

 

If you took part in the Shoot Out at Bill's Old Bike Barn and Museum and haven't sent a picture or two to Bill, please do it!

 

It's a small way to say thanks for allowing us to roam the museum and photograph at will with lights, tripods and our imaginations. Bill and his staff are so grateful for the pictures and look forward to receiving them. So far only 3 of us have done this- but it would look so much better if all 14 members who participated that day sent photos in!

 

Please consider sending off some of your pictures from that day to:


billsoldbikebarn@gmail.com

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PPC February Photographer of the Month
PPC February Photographer of the Month

Candace Roper is our PPC Photographer of the Month for February! Follow this link to view her biography and view her work.


Photographer of the Month - February 2021

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Find Image Inspiration
Find Image Inspiration

Find Inspiration At the Following Sites


Compiled by Ann LeFevre


Download PDF Version


Non-Club News and Events


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BWA "Water In Winter" Photo Contest
BWA "Water In Winter" Photo Contest

From the Brodhead Watershed Association's February "Streamlines" Newsletter




Marietta Sciulara's photo of Austin T. Blakeslee Preserve


Brodhead Watershed Association’s “Water in Winter” photo contest continues!


We’ve received many beautiful images depicting water in winter – frozen waterfalls, ice formations, and more. There are countless possibilities when the weather is right, so bundle up, get outside, and get creative!


All submitted photos will have a chance to be featured in BWA’s Get Outdoors Poconos campaign, across BWA’s social media and on BWA’s website with proper credit given to the photographer.


All ages and families are encouraged to participate. For information and submission guidelines, click here. Contest ends March 15.


Special thanks to these photographers who have contributed their work to the contest: Lisa Wayland, Kathy Borie, Patricia Santoro, Richard Townsend, Joe Cunsolo, Issam Alnaham, Jason Philibotte, Louise Edwards, Paul W. Albert, Peter Luck, Matthew Beck, Marietta Sciulara


You can see submitted photos at our homepage.

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Lenses On the Pinelands Online Presentation
Lenses On the Pinelands Online Presentation

In lieu of holding our exhibit this year, we are planning a special Zoom event, “Lenses on the Pinelands - A Journey of Discovery" on Friday, February 26, 2021 (7pm – 8pm). During our event, we will highlight some beautiful places to visit and photograph in the Pinelands.


Please check our exhibit webpage in early February for more information:


Lenses On the Pinelands Information

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PA COVID-19 Experience Photo Contest
PA COVID-19 Experience Photo Contest

Statewide Virtual Photo Exhibit to Document Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Experience


First Lady Frances Wolf announced One Lens: Sharing Our Common Views, a statewide virtual photo exhibit she is launching to document the story of Pennsylvania throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The exhibit will celebrate the hard work and commitment of all Pennsylvanians as we continue our fight against COVID-19.


By using photography as the medium to tell these stories, One Lens also emphasizes using art as a tool for Pennsylvanians to cope and to heal. The exhibit covers three themes:



  • Our Heroes, paying homage to the pandemic heroes who cannot stay home
  • Our Lives, looking at how we spend our time when no one is watching
  • Our Communities, showcasing Pennsylvanians uniting in the face of a global health crisis


The photo submission period will open on Monday, February 8, 2021, and remain open until Monday, March 8, 2021.


The full exhibit will be released on Friday, March 19, 2021.


One Lens highlights the importance of preserving history by encouraging Pennsylvanians to share their experiences during COVID-19 through photography. The submitted images will be displayed for public viewing and saved as visual documentation of the pandemic.


Details

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Pocono Arts Council Winter Wonderland Show
Pocono Arts Council Winter Wonderland Show




POCONO ARTS COUNCIL FEBRUARY 2021: WINTER WONDERLAND


Now Showing at the Pocono Cinema


Including images by Pocono Photo Club Members


Winter Wonderland Exhibit

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Free Presentation Offered By Lehigh Valley Photography Club
Free Presentation Offered By Lehigh Valley Photography Club

View in your browser

YOU'RE INVITED!

March Virtual Meeting with CANON Explorer of Light

CHAS GLATZER


Thu, Mar 18, 7:00 PM

In Your Home, At Your Computer, Via Zoom



YOU'RE INVITED TO THIS VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

BY CANON EXPLORER OF LIGHT, CHAS GLATZER


The Comprehensive Wildlife Photographer:

Enhance Your Technical Ability and Visual Sense


The ultimate goal of Chas Glatzer’s presentation is to put creative control back into the hands of you, the photographer, by sharing his five key ingredients to producing wildlife images with visual impact:

•   Mastering the fundamentals like metering and exposure

•   Becoming familiar with your equipment, including useful settings for wildlife photography

•   Employing a proactive methodology to assess conditions quickly so you can make informed decisions in the field

•   Knowing your subject through an understanding of animal behavior to approach wildlife and capture decisive moments

•   Proper use of post-processing techniques in the digital darkroom


Chas will discuss how to simplify the scene through subject placement, shooting angle and the use of compositional elements like leading lines, negative space and symmetry. He’ll touch on tips and techniques for handling your gear in the field including advice for shooting in inclement weather.


Questions are welcomed and encouraged. You’ll walk away from this program with a renewed sense of confidence and a new mindset that will enable you to consistently produce creative, well-exposed and provocative storytelling images.

 


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All MUST register in advance for this meeting


Click here to register for meeting


 

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 


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Transformations Exhibition Now Open
Transformations Exhibition Now Open


Welcome to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. We are a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the art and science of photography in all of its diverse aspects.


The judging is finished and the TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is now open! Please go to the PCP website and enjoy some exquisite photography such as the winning images above!


http://www.pacenterforphotography.org/

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

Adobe MAX — The Creativity Conference

Watch MAX 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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Photography Exhibition For PoconoArts
Photography Exhibition For PoconoArts

Ice Swirls

Photographer: Laurinda Faye


6th Annual Photography Exhibition For PoconoArts



Here’s the link to the information about the 6th Annual Photography Exhibition for PoconoArts.


https://poconoarts.org/opportunities/photo-2020/


Splat

Photographer: Eric Goins

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DWG Calendar Ordering Information
DWG Calendar Ordering Information

How to Buy a 2021 FDWGNRA Calendar During a Pandemic


There are 3 options for getting your 2021 FDWGNRA calendars this year. Calendars for PPC members are $15 each. They are $20 to the general public. 


Option 1) Send a check made out to FDWGNRA to FDWGNRA, P.O. Box 98, Bushkill, PA. 18324. ($15 for PPC members per calendar). Indicate that you are from PPC. Include your email address (for notification purposes) and street address if you wish to have them sent to you OR you can pick up your calendars at Regina Farms, 5181 Milford Rd. (Rt. 209), East Stroudsburg, PA. 18302. If you choose to pick your calendar (s) up, you will receive an email when it is/they are at Regina Farms. It/they will be in an envelope with your name on it when you go to pick them up.


Option 2) Pay for your calendar (s) as a donation on the FDWGNRA website (friendsofdewanps.org). In the “Contact Us” option send an email informing the "Friends" of your order and how you’d like to receive your calendar (see mail or pick up options in #1). If you choose to pick up your calendar (s), you will receive and email to inform you when it is/they are at Regina Farms. It/they will be in an envelope with your name on it when you go to pick them up. If you choose to have them sent to you please include your street address as well.


Option 3) Reserve your calendar (s) through Karen Keenan by emailing her at karen@friendsofdewanps.org with all the information listed in #1 and a note that you will be paying for them when you pick them up. You will be notified via email when they are ready for pick up. They will be in an envelope with your name on it when you go to pick them up. You will still be charged the exclusive PPC price of $15 this way even though you are not pre-paying as in the methods above.


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Pennsylvania Magazine Photo Contest
Pennsylvania Magazine Photo Contest

THE CATEGORIES:

  • Black and White 
  • Wildlife (animals, plants and other items of the natural world)
  • Scenics Views and Vistas


We want you to be able to enter the contest with a minimum of hassle or confusion.

If you need help, don’t hesitate the call the editor at 717-697-4660 or email to editor@pa-mag.com


For Information and Registration


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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