Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania & Strasburg Railroad Train Ride

Fall colors and steam engines … that sounds like a photographers dream!  Tom Snyder is leading our group on a photo shoot at the Railroad museum which is currently running it’s steam train every few hours on the weekends.  Here’s a chance to photograph vintage equipment, shoot the steam engine and even take a ride on one of the old trains.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Located on PA Route 741, Strasburg,
ten miles east of historic downtown Lancaster
in the heart of the beautiful, Pennsylvania Dutch Country
of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Contact: Tom Snyder
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.

GPS Coordinates:
39.982329, -76.161112

300 Gap Road (delivery address only)
PA Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579



Museum Prices:
Adult (ages 12 – 64) $10
Senior Citizen (65+) $ 9
Youth (3 – 11) $ 8
Age 2 and under FREE

We will be meeting at the Railroad Museum Entrance at 10:00 a.m.

Trains & Troops is the Museum’s annual tribute to the U. S. Armed Forces, American railroads and all those who served, and are serving, overseas and on the home front in defense of our nation.
Salute our veterans and active duty service personnel, along with the Lancaster Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard @ 11:00 a.m.

If you are interested in seeing the museum, and then joining Tom and me for a train ride there is a discount on the museum tickets. You must buy your pick up your tickets at the Train Station before going to the museum.
Order your ticket online for 4:00 p.m. First-Class Parlor Car Adult/Museum Pkg: $27.00
Surround yourself in Victorian splendor and air-conditioned comfort. Indulge yourself with our unique selection of confections and beverages available for purchase.



November 20th Meeting Speaker – Mike Moats

Meeting Date – Thursday, November 20, 2014                                                   Meeting Time – 7:00PM at the Banana Factory



Mike Moats is a pro macro photographer from Michigan.  His articles and images have been published in many major photo magazines and he has written several how-to macro and photo business eBooks.  Mike’s images have won local and international awards. He is one of Tamron’s Master Image Makers, and was a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team.  Mike offers three day Macro Boot Camps all across the USA, and an online Macro Mentoring Course.


Website www.tinylandscapes.com

Blog www.mikemoatsblog.com

Store www.macrostoreonline.com


How are we so lucky to get Mike, all the way from Michigan?  As luck would have it, he’ll be teaching his Mike Moats Macro Boot Camp, November 21-23:

Location of the workshop
Wyndham Garden Hotel
1110 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Dates and times,
November 21  5:30pm – 8:00pm
November 22  9:00am – 5:00pm
November 23  9:00am – 2:00pm

Sign up at, www.macrostoreonline.com

October 16th Meeting Speaker – Denise Ippolito

Meeting Date – Thursday, October 16, 2014
Meeting Time – 7:00PM at the Banana Factory

Travel around the world with Denise during this one hour lecture/slide program which will include a variety of images from the Galapagos, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, Japan, Torres del Paine in Chile, Alaska, Florida, Bosque del Apache New Mexico, Camargue France, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Keukenhof in Holland and more… This slide program is for nature lovers and contains a lot of bird photography. Denise will share some of her photography tips and techniques as well as some of her experiences at each location.


  • About the speaker: Denise is a full time professional photographer, workshop leader, and artist living in NJ. Her images have been featured in text books, magazines, calendars and most recently a Sierra Club Documentary. One of her most recent (of many) eBooks is Bloomin’ Ideas.  It features 55 of her evocative flower images that represent her unique way of blending art and nature.  Denise travels extensively presenting slide lectures and seminars and teaching photography and Photoshop. Her workshops feature a variety of subjects including: avian, flower, urbex and HDR photography. Learn more about Denise by visiting her website at www.deniseippolito.com.


  • Note from the Club President:  Denise’s talk kicks off our annual drive for membership for the upcoming 2015 calendar year.  Denise is eager to help the club and is offering several very nice door prizes that we’ll be giving away at this particular meeting.  Bring guests to the meeting and earn additional tickets to win door prizes.

Door Prize List

Door Prize Ticket Information

  • One ticket per attendee
  • Additional 2 tickets per member for each visitor you bring (spouse and your children excluded)
  • $5.00 meeting fee for non-members (waived if attendee joins LVPC within 3 months)
Snow Monkeys-Japan
At the beginning of this meeting, there will be an overview of the Olympus Invision Photo Festival (Nov 7-9, 1014).   Additional door prizes to be given away at the October meeting include:

Allentown Art Museum Gallery Event

The Lehigh Valley Photography Club and Hillcrest Camera Club will have a collaborative exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum from November 15 through December 18, 2014. Each club will provide 40 framed images to the event. While the framing and mounting guidelines will be the same for both clubs, the selection process for each club may be slightly different.  Click the link below to see the full information about the submission guidelines as they pertain to the Lehigh Valley Photography Club.  For those images that are selected, the display guidelines are outlined as well.  Please carefully note the dates and deadlines. Images selected will have approximately one month to get the works printed and framed for hanging. We look forward to seeing your work.

Please note that electronic submissions are due by midnight Sunday, October 5, 2014.  Enter your submissions via e-mail to contest.lvpc@gmail.com.


Allentown Art Museum Display Dates: NOVEMBER 15 to DECEMBER 19
Deliver and Hang – Thursday, November 13 (continue hanging on 14th if needed)
Reception – Sunday, November 16 from 1 to 3 PM
Removal – Saturday, December 20

Grounds for Sculpture Photo Shoot

Our next photo shoot will be at Grounds for Sculpture
Saturday, October 11th Rain Date Sun Oct 12th

126 Sculptors Way Hamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 586-0616

It is worth the drive to get there. We will be meeting in front of the big round mirror by the Arts Building at 10:00 a.m. This place has a lot of photo opportunities for a wide angle and/or zoom lens. You might even like to take some macro shots. It is very interesting to see works of art come to life in the sculptures.

September 2014 Meeting – speaker Jim DelGiudice

Thursday, September 18, 2014 Meeting – Speaker Jim DelGuidice

Meeting Time – 7:00PM at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.

Photographer Presenter:  Ernest Pile, Lehigh Valley Photography Club,

Jim DelGiudice Campbell House Detail

Jim DelGiudice Boulevard Haussman

A lifetime Morris County, New Jersey resident, Jim DelGiudice has used his eyes and voice to document the New Jersey scene for more than thirty years. His architectural photography for books, published by Rutgers University Press, and his participation in Drew University’s Historic Preservation Program have won him a share of the state’s Historic Preservation Award three times. In the millennium year,  Jim was cited by both the  NJ state and county legislatures for his lifetime contribution to the arts. In 2010, he provided both his literary and photographic skills by serving as photo editor of the book “A Lifetime with Shakespeare: Notes from an American Director of all 38 Plays,” by Paul Barry and published by McFarland & amp; Company.  He is currently, and has been for a number of years, an assistant professor (adjunct) at County College of Morris (NJ) in the Department of Fine Arts, and also lectures frequently at Columbia University (NYC), as well as at various prestigious adult and professional groups in and around the New York metropolitan area.

Jim DelGiudice Bird Logic

Program Committee Announcement from Joan Zachary

Got an idea for a meeting program, a speaker or activity that will propel people out from behind their computers or off their couches?  Why not join the Programs Committee and adopt a month?

The LVPC Programs Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 12, 7 PM, at the Perkins Restaurant next to the Banana Factory (if you’ve ever been to an LVPC Board meeting, it’s the same place).  Our goal is to fill the meeting schedule with great speakers and activities, all the way to June 2015 – and the good news is, we’re two-thirds of the way there!  Only four meetings remain open.  Interested?  Email me, or come to the meeting at Perkins.  Thanks!

Joan Zachary


Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda Gallery Show

The LVPC gallery show at the Bethlehem Rotunda runs from September 1 – 29, 2014.  Removal of the pieces is planned for Tuesday September 30.

Pick up from the Rotunda Exhibit. 11-2:30pm.

If you can’t make it for pick up, make arrangements with someone to do so.  Contact Janet Dean if you wish to have her take your photo home for pickup at a later time.





Blueberry Festival Photo Shoot

It’s almost time for the Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation from July 18-20, 2014. Hours are Friday, July 18 5:30-8:00PM,,Saturday, July 19 10am – 7pm, &Sunday, July 20 10am – 6pm.

Burnside Plantation
1461 Schoenersville Road
Parking in Martin Tower lot


We will be meeting on Saturday, July 19th @ 10:00 a.m in the Martin Tower Parking Lot near the stairs leading down to Burnside Plantation. The best lens to bring would be a wide angle lens, but there is also a garden for those of you who enjoy macro photography.

LVPC Picnic @ Monocacy Park

Our annual LVPC Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 17th at Monocacy Park on Illick’s Mill Rd., Bethlehem, PA. We would like to begin eating around 1:00 p.m. Please sign up on LVPC website when you decide what you will bring for the potluck. Please remember that the club always pays for the meat and drinks. We also do not need any paper goods, utensils, or condiments as Tom Snyder has graciously offered to provide them again this year.