Moravian Gallery Show Information

Dear Photographers,

Here is the latest information on the Moravian Gallery Show:

***See updated pickup information below.

LOCATION: Paty Eiffe Gallery Haupert Union Building (HUB)
Monocacy St. Bethlehem, PA 18018

This is located on Moravian’s North Campus off Elizabeth Ave. See the campus map at the bottom of this post.
DATES of EXHIBIT:  July 7th through Aug. 21st
OPENING RECEPTION: Thurs. July 16th 5-8pm.  A $5 donation is requested, not required, to help defer the costs of the reception, since we are required to use the caterer at Moravian College.
Drop off work and installation: Tuesday, July 7th 9am – 1pm (drop off), 1-4pm (installation). Volunteers needed!
****PICKUP – Monday, Aug. 17th. from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Here are some guidelines to keep in mind as you complete your framing for the exhibit.
I am available for your framing needs/questions and have some frames on hand and regular glass at a really good price!
All photos must be matted and framed with glass or plexiglass, with the exception of images printed on canvas or metal, etc.
Frames should be either metal or wood. All pieces must be wired and ready to hang. Please, no plastic, clip, poster or similar frames that doesn’t have sufficient/sturdy wiring on the back.
Also, damaged frames, poorly cut mats, etc. will not be shown unless corrected and resubmitted before public opening.
Mats must be at least 4 ply thickness. (normal mat thickness) Please keep to neutral shades, such as white, grays or black. You can use a color as an inside “reveal” on a double mat.
If you are planning to offer your piece for sale, please remember that the Lehigh Valley Photography Club will be retaining a 20% commission based on the selling price.  Take that into consideration when setting the price.  You are not required to sell your image.  If it is not for sale, simply mark it NFS (not for sale).
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Janet Dean
Exhibition chair


Ryan Hulvat – June 18, 2015 Speaker

Ryan Hulvat will talk about the business and art of making a living as a photographer in this challenging market. In the 25 years Hulvat has been in business he has survived the death of film, newspapers and the use for fee model.

CH_AOWAlways adapting, Hulvat has fought hard to make a living as both an artist and commercial photographer. Each year Hulvat has, through hard work and an insatiable hunger, reinvented himself in order to continue his avocation. Case studies of Hulvat’s reinvention will be discussed along with some of the relevant and irrelevant images created.

Find out what it takes to make a living and stay hungry.


Ryan Hulvat is a versatile photographer who brings his 25 years of experience and mastery over light to every job with an unmatched enthusiasm.

The camera is always at his side and the images lining the walls of his expansive Bethlehem, Pa., studio offer a glimpse of his breadth and depth of perspective; azure aerial vistas captured while ballooning; smiling children; heroic roustabouts, a silver-haired woman with vibrantly dancing eyes. Each project whether in the studio or on location is always a unique experience working in close collaboration with his clients and resourceful team to get exceptional images appearing effortless.

RJH_2334Hulvat has studied multiple professional disciplines and learned that being prepared for anything affords real adaptation and variation whether his clients are retail producers, restaurants, hospitals or the wedding-bound. He’s worked the commercial realm, been published in regional and national magazines and served top corporate clients.

Hulvat-4058-2In addition to his commercial photography Hulvat believes in giving back to the art and community which has enriched his life. He has taught programs in partnership with the Pasela Arts Program, Career Link, ArtsQuest, Dan’s Camera City, The City of Allentown, Northampton Community College and been a guest speaker at the Google Works, Olympus Cameras and local camera clubs.

Hulvat_-115Photography is a deceptively simple medium, Hulvat says, especially in a digital age when competent pictures are a snap. “But to take a photograph that is exceptional and deep – and to be able to do that on a consistent basis – often takes a lifetime of experience,” he says. “That’s awesome because photography is more than mastery over a physical and technological medium. Great photography draws upon who we are and the life views that we hold. It is a mirror to what we love and fear, and provides opportunities to explore subjects one might be too timid to explore without the excuse of a camera.”

Hulvat-5874-2Hulvat’s many longtime clients include: Lehigh University, Crayola, Rodale Inc., RUnner’s World, New Jersey Monthly, Lehigh Valley Good Taste, Potomac Communications, Coordinated Health, PPL Utilities.


RJH_8839From Ryan: Always looking for a new perspective, I’ve flown in a helicopter, hot air balloon, hang glider, small planes, climbed lots of trees and been on too many shaky ladders to count. I’ve seen the Eastern Shore before it was all gone. Watermen, artists, politicians, people who did things, people who made things, people who are history. Europe changed everything. Art, food, love. Yet every day is new. I’ve loved in the earth. I’ve touched a goddess. I’m nothing, I only watch, and show you what I’ve seen. I’ve drunk pirate rum and faced down racists and police horses with only a camera. I’m just lucky.

Ryan Hulvat’s studio is located on Broad Street in Bethlehem, Pa., a comfortable home away from home for any clients. We are known for personalized service and careful attention to detail. Contact us for details and availability. 610.509.8332


Malcolm W. Gross Memorial Rose Garden

Upcoming Photo Shoot at Allentown Rose Garden
Saturday, May 30th @ 8:00 a.m.

The buds are blooming and the baby birds are hatching. There are lots of photo opportunities there. Bring your macro, wide angle, & zoom as you might use them all. A tripod will be an asset when composing your shots.


Photo Competition and 5 Minutes of Fame – May 21, 2015

The May meeting will serve as the basis for selecting works for the Club’s Exhibition at the Moravian College Gallery in Bethlehem, PA July/August exhibition. Exact
dates of the exhibit TBA and will be posted ASAP.  Guidelines for the competition are shown at the end of this post.

In addition to judging for the upcoming competition, we are bringing back the infamous LVPC “Five Minutes of Fame.“  This is when we give any willing member five minutes in front of the group, to do whatever you want, as long as it relates to photography.  Show us some of your work, teach us a technique, demonstrate a cool piece of equipment – just do it in five minutes, because that’s all you get.  (We hope to bring back timekeeper Ed Vatza, who’s got the strictest stopwatch on the east coast.)  Sign up at the meeting – first come, first served!  Spaces are limited!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!


■ Entrant must be a paid members of Lehigh Valley Photography Club.
■ Entrant must have captured and created the original exposure.
■ Digital editing and manipulation are allowed; however, final product
must originate from a photographic image by you.
■ You may submit 2 photo samples to be considered.
■ Minimum print size for jurying submissions: 8×10.
■ Photos do not have to be matted or framed
■ There is no theme for the competition/exhibition. Sorry, no nudes.
■ Forms will be available to fill out at the meeting

■ Minimum size, 11×14 Framed. (You can have a smaller photo
matted to an 11×14, or have a 11×14 canvas, unframed)
■ Maximum size 24×30 Framed. (smaller photo matted to 24×30, or
24×30 canvas unframed)

*ANY QUESTIONS can be addressed to Janet Dean at
Check here and on Face Book for updates.


PSA Travel Division Round #3 Entries Due by Midnight, on Sunday, April 26, 2015

PSA Travel Division Round #3 Entries Due by Midnight, on Sunday, April 26, 2015
We are now accepting entries for the 3rd and final round of the club’s participation in this year’s Photographic Society of America Travel Division competition. All 2015 paid members are eligible to submit 3 images for consideration, including members who have entered previous rounds. A total of 6 photographs will be entered on the club’s behalf, only one per photographer.
For full entry details on the theme and specifications for your submissions, please refer to the directions listed here:

Philadelphia Zoo + Photo Shoot

Contact Person: Jeffry Grim
3400 West Girard Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 243-1100

When: April 18, 2015
Time: Morning (tbd) The zoo is open 9:30am to 5pm.
Gathering Point: (tbd) Carpooling to the Zoo [possibly meet for breakfast…optional]
Distance: Approximately an hour from the LV Turnpike or Coopersburg
Entrance Fee: $20 entrance fee ($15 if we can commit to 15+ attendees two weeks ahead of time), $15 per vehicle for parking.
The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is a 42-acre Victorian garden that is home to more than 1300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
The zoo offers a wide variety of subjects (both animals and the people watching them), as well as challenges, making them a great place to practice your photography. Some of the obstacles you’ll need to overcome in getting great shots at a zoo include:
• Distance – the space between photographer and animal
• Moving Subjects – animals rarely stay in the one place for long
• Tricky Lighting – foliage and indoor/outdoor shooting can prove to be challenging
• Cages (fences) and Glass – while many zoos are providing natural surroundings the challenge of photographing them without the distractions of reflections off glass or grim looking bars both in the foreground and background add to the “fun” of zoo photography
• Patience
There are a number of online resources with tips on zoo photography. Provided below are links to several of the websites.
They have no restrictions regarding camera equipment (i.e.; tripod, monopods, or shooting other than for commercial purposes…they have their own camera club that does that).
Link to Interactive Trip Planner/Map
For those interested in extending the day, there are some nice places to shoot in Fairmount Park.

Paul Grecian – April 16, 2015 Speaker

Our April LVPC meeting will be in the Banko Gallery on Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm, at the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Our speaker will be Paul Grecian, and he will discuss “Creating a Photographic Biography.”Stars for the Trees

Paul is a full time fine art photographer specializing in nature subjects on
the East Coast. His work has appeared in various magazines, books, and
calendars but mostly is offered as prints to collectors at art and fine
craft shows. He is an artist member of Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ
and has been a regular contributing writer for Professional Artist magazine.

Red Fox, Bucks County, PA

My program will be a self-reflective summary of who I am as an artist and
serves as an example of an exercise I recommend to other photographers. It
represents an important practice of self discovery enabling one to more
effectively write and speak about who they are as artists. The practice
also helps in identifying where photographers and other artists may go next
in their creative lives while remaining authentic to who they are.

Hazy Shade of Winter


Brian Hineline – March 19, 2015 Speaker

Our March LVPC meeting will be in the Banko Gallery on Thursday, March 19  7:00 pm, at the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Members – Please note the link to an Events Committee Survey at the end of this meeting announcement.

Brian Hineline will be speaking to us about concert photography.  You can read his biography below.

Dave Matthews Band

For the past 15 years, I have photographed an average of 2-3 concerts each week at venues ranging from small clubs to arenas and festivals nationwide.

I have had no formal instruction in photography except for an Introduction to Photography course that I took at East Stroudsburg University for which I received the lowest grade in my college career.

After graduating, I worked for a small newspaper and discovered that attending concerts as a member of the press would get me in free. I bought an inexpensive 35 mm film camera and one lens and started trying to take pictures to go with my reviews.

For a long time, I took many bad photos. I knew nothing about camera settings or composition. Eventually the photos got a little better, and I became encouraged by the improvement. I enjoyed the challenge of capturing images under very restricted, and often chaotic, conditions.

The Rolling Stones in concert

Rolling Stone magazine called one day in 2002 needing to see photos I shot at a Dave Matthews Band concert in Philadelphia. Dave Matthews became sick right after the show and the tour cancelled. I was the only person who took pictures that night who could share their work with the magazine.

I got my film developed at a Wal-Mart and drove it into the Rolling Stone office in New York City. They liked a few of the shots, and I have done work for them ever since. The photo editors at Rolling Stone also contacted an international photography agency (Retna/Corbis) to recommend me. I still work with them as well.

Jay Z in concert

Since that time, I have traveled throughout the country to photograph major music festivals. MTV hosted an exhibit of my photos at its studios in New York City for nearly a year.  Recently I completed a show at the Sarah Street Grill in Stroudsburg.

Through ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, I teach concert photography classes several times a year.

Beale Street Music Festival Day One

My photos have appeared worldwide in most major entertainment magazines (Entertainment Weekly, Spin, People, etc.) as well as music magazines and major newspapers such as The New York Times, New York Post and The Wall Street Journal. I am a regular contributor to The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown.

I do not have a website; however, an online search of my name will produce samples of my work.

The Lehigh Valley Photography club Events committee would like to improve photo shoots for members of the club.  To better serve you we need your input. 
What types of photography activities do you enjoy the most?
Below is a LINK to a brief survey to find out what you like to shoot.  Your opinion is most important to us.  Please take the time and complete the survey.

Luke Wynne – February 19, 2015 Speaker

Our next LVPC meeting will be in the Banko Gallery on Thursday, February 19  7:00 pm, at the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Members – Please note the link to an Events Committee Survey at the end of this meeting announcement.

Luke Wynne Photography_Barnaby Ruhe (2)

During the 90′s Luke Wynne was the set photographer for over 20 motion pictures in the Los Angeles Area, which certainly gave him the opportunity to get up close and personal with the celebrities.  In addition, he worked for New West Magazine where his assignments enabled him to photograph celebrities in both their homes and in his studio.

In 1999, Luke moved to Italy where he taught master classes in photography and gave seminars on portrait photography.  He also had the opportunity to hold six shows of his work throughout the Veneto region during his 12 years in Italy.

Luke Wynne Photography_Lucy Gans

In 2011, Luke returned to the U.S. and took up residence in Easton.  His work photographing artists in their own environment has been an interesting portfolio project.  This portfolio will be the subject of his show Artists in Residence to be featured at the Banana Factory from March 21 to April 24.  We’re pleased to get a sneak preview.

Luke is a graduate with honors from the New England School of Photography in Boston, MA.  Following graduation, he moved to NYC where he was fortunate to work as an assistant for editorial photographer Arman Khachaturing.  Luke later joined famed portrait photographer Frederic Ohring as studio manager and photo printer.

Luke Wynne Photography_William Gothard

Luke’s images have appeared in such publications as Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Apartment Life, Esquire, Shape, WET, and New West.  His work was syndicated worldwide by Gamma-Liason photo agency.

You can learn more about Luke at his website:

The Lehigh Valley Photography club Events committee would like to improve photo shoots for members of the club.  To better serve you we need your input. 
What types of photography activities do you enjoy the most?
Below is a LINK to a brief survey to find out what you like to shoot.  Your opinion is most important to us.  Please take the time and complete the survey.


Reminder: PSA Travel Round #2 Submissions Due January 25, 2015

Our Sunday, January 25, 2015 submission due date is fast approaching for the club’s Round #2 entry to the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Photo Travel Division competition.

Full specifications for your photos can be found here:

If you need inspiration, here are the 6 photos submitted to PSA during Round #1:

Above the Fog, Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine by Ed VatzaAbove_the_Fog_Cadillac_Mountain_Acadia_NP_Maine_EdVatza

African Afternoon by P.B. EleazerAfrican_Afternoon_PBEleazer

Bucks County Playhouse by Jerry FuquaBucksCountyPlayhouse_Jerry Fuqua

Avenue of the Baobabs by Chris HornamanAvenue_of_The_Baobabs_Chris_Hornaman_©

Fall Colors on Taughannock Falls by R.S. BeckerFall Colors on Taughannock Falls_RSBecker

Night Vision in Valencia by Jeffry Grim  (2nd Place)Night Vision in Valencia_Jeffry Grim