Mid Atlantic Region Aerial Show
Reading Regional Airport
Carl A. Spaetz Field
Sat Jun 8th, 3:00 p.m.
This event is held from Friday –Sunday with many events going on throughout the time period. I chose the afternoon on Saturday because I have a 5K in the morning. The last two years we have gone in the morning, and I thought it might be nice to see some of the activities that go on later in the day.
Our Bushkill Falls Photo Shoot will be on Saturday, June 29th. Everyone can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls because there are some located close to the parking lot. However, there are hiking trails for the more adventurous photographers.
Bushkill Falls Road
Bushkill, PA 18324
Phone: (570) 588-6682
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: Ticket Entrance
Adults: $12.50 / day
Seniors (Ages 62 and older): $11.50 / day
Children (Ages 4 through 10): $7 / day
Children (Ages 3 and younger): Free
Note: Please allow extra time for driving due to traffic congestion in that area. I have never been there without encountering bad traffic near 209. There is a snack bar where you can purchase lunch.
You will be carrying your camera gear up and down quite a few stairs and over some rocky so keep that in mind when deciding what gear to bring.
The “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State’s most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.
Our Peace Valley Lavender Farm/Peace Valley Nature Center Photo Shoot will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013. This should be the peak time for the lavender to be in bloom. We will visit the lavender farm first and then go to the Peace Valley Nature Center.
Peace Valley Lavender Farm
802 New Galena Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: 215. 249.8462
Time: 9:00 a.m
Meeting Place: Parking Lot
It is located in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania overlooking the verdant Peace Valley Park. With a beautiful view of Lake Galena and the sun warming our southern sloping fields, it is an ideal growing spot for one of nature’s most aromatic treasures, lavender
PEACE VALLEY NATURE CENTER
170 N. Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: 215.345.7860 Fax: 215.345.4529
Peace Valley Park (1500 acres)
230 Creek Road, New Britain Township, PA
Open 8 a.m. to sunset
Peace Valley offers 14 miles of nature trails in the woods and meadows at the eastern end of Lake Galena. The walking options vary from groomed foot paths near the Nature Center Solar Building to remote hiking trails in the mature woods. The foot paths are generally mowed or graveled and provided with bridges or stone steps at creek crossings. More than 250 species of birds have been sighted here. The bird blind near the Solar Building is frequented by cardinals, woodpeckers, finches, titmice, sparrows, and many other colorful species.
Lehigh Valley Sportsfest
Around Lehigh Valley
July 18-21, 2013
The purpose of LVSF is to promote sports in the Lehigh Valley by offering local athletes the opportunity to compete in the sport of their choice with athletes throughout the region. Proceeds benefit inner-city high schools in the Lehigh Valley. LVSF is held over a period of four days throughout the City of Allentown and over fields and other venues within the Lehigh Valley.
We do not have an official meeting for the LVSF. There are many sports events that you can attend to practice your sports photography. Go to their website to find an event. If you find an event that you like and would like someone to go with you, write a post either on here or on FB. There are always other photographers who might like to join in the fun.
Victorian Days Photo Shoot
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: TBA
Belvidere Victorian Days, in Warren County, New Jersey, is always held on the Saturday and Sunday after Labor Day. The 26th Belvidere Victorian Days will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. You will delight in strolling through a quaint town that evokes memories of a bygone era.
Belvidere Victorian Days is a celebration of the town’s Victorian heritage. Come join the festivities which include house tours, porch or garden parties, live entertainment, antique, craft and food vendors, antique/vintage car show, vintage fashion shows, Victorian era demonstrations, a picnic basket auction, and much more.
For those of you who would like to check out the blooms a bit closer to home, we will have another photo shoot on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at one of Rhonda’s favorite locations. The roses here are always beautiful, but there is so much more to see. We will meet near the large gazebo closest to the main entrance to the park at 9:00 a.m. (The Rose Garden is not that large, so even if you have never been there before you should be able to find the gazebo).
Malcolm W. Gross Memorial Rose Gardens
2700 Pkwy. Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18104
Hours: dawn to dusk
Important Notice! This has always been held in June, but was moved up to May for some reason. Sorry for the short notice.
Camp Geiger Civil War Days
Click here for a Map or check their website for directions.
Sat May 18th -Sun May 19th
Sat 9:00 a.m.-Sun 3:00 p.m.
The schedule of events for the weekend can be found here: http://www.campgeiger.org/files/2013%20CG%20Program.pdf
Camp Geiger: Lehigh Valley Civil War Days is a fun American Civil War Reenacting Event. Every year LVPC members attend the reenactment, and we make a DVD for them. If you enjoy history, this is a photo shoot for you!
On May 16, 2013 at 7pm at the Banana Factory, we will have speaker Henry Rowan presenting ‘Cognitive Composition’.
If you want to take your photography to the next level you have to really understand what you are shooting and why… and that’s what Cognitive Composition is all about. It’s about thinking, reasoning, relating, perceiving and, ultimately, creating art.
From pre-visualization through post-production, photography should be a thoughtful process and that will be the focus of our May speaker, Henry Rowan. Henry is a national award winning, professional photographer, who is currently heading up the recently formed non-profit Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown. He will discuss how his unique style has evolved by blending his concept of Non-Existent Imagery with the principles found in the Gestalt Theories of Visual Perception and how these ideas can be used to improve your images.
The integration of the two theories has led to what Henry refers to as Cognitive Composition. Though it may sound like a dry, narrow, technical topic, it is actually an expansive and liberating tool for the photographer. It helps one look at the world differently and allows you to create what you “see” more effectively.
During May’s meeting we are going to move far beyond the “Rule of Thirds” and leading lines and discuss composition from a whole new perspective. It should be fun, informative, and we look forward to seeing you there!
You can see more of Henry’s work at http://www.hrowan.com, http://www.treasuresofpa.com, or http://www.h.com
Our next Foto Feedback is May 7 at 7pm at the Banana Factory. The May meeting will have a two part agenda:
- Portfolio Review: “The Manhattan Project” by Ed Vatza. As many of you know, Ed has been working hard on his New York City street photography. Last Fall, Ed had a formal portfolio review by several curators as part of the InVision Photo Festival. Ed will share his works, discuss feedback he’s received by others and how it’s influencing his current work. Ed looks forward from further growing from the feedback of attendees, so come ready to comment.
- We’ve Had April Showers, Where’s Your Flowers? There are many ways to shoot flowers from landscapes of sunflower fields, to portraits to macros of flower details … and even further through digital manipulation. How do you like to show your work? In the second portion of the Foto Feedback, we are asking you, the participants to either email 2 images to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 3rd or, if it’s more convenient, bring your prints or digital images on a thumb drive or CD. (Our preference is the email submission as we can group images for compare and contrast discussions and feedback.) Ralph Lindgren will moderate discussions of the images.
Update: This shoot has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 5th.
Our first May Photo Shoot will be on Sunday, May 5, 2013. The flowers are blooming away, so it is time for us to make our way to Chanticleer Gardens. We will meet near admissions at 9:45 a.m.
786 Church Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Adults (13 years and over) – $10.00
Please check out the links for more information. They do require photographers to fill out a form if you wish to use a tripod, so it would be a good idea to print the form and complete it beforehand. There are several places where we can eat lunch.