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


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

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

October 16th Meeting’s 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


  • 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.  Stay tuned for ways to increase your chances on winning one of these prizes!
Snow Monkeys-Japan

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


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.

Club hiatus and prorated memberships for new members

Please note we will not be having regular club meetings in July and August.  Our next regular meeting will be on September 18th.  We will have our club picnic in August.  More details to come on that.

If you are looking at joining the club, you can now pay a prorated amount (half the yearly rate).  This means $15 for a regular membership, $10 for seniors and students, and $22.50 for families.  If you were on the fence about joining, doesn’t that sound like a good deal to try it out?

June Meeting: Elections and Club Competition

Our next club meeting will be held on June 19th at 7pm at the Banana Factory.  We will be having our annual club photo competition, which will also serve as the selection of works for our club exhibition in the fall.  We will also be holding elections for club officers.

Club Competition/Exhibition Selection

The competition will also serve as the basis for selecting works for the Club Exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery in Bethlehem in September.  There is no theme for the competition/exhibition.

  • You may submit 2 photo samples to be considered.
  • Photos do not have to matted or framed.
  • Minimum size to be viewed 8×10.
  • Sorry, no nudes.
  • Forms will be available to fill out at the meeting.

For the exhibition:

  • 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)

More details to follow.

Club Officer Elections

The June meeting will also be our club officer elections.  Please consider helping the club as an executive board member or committee member.  The following are the executive board positions and committee positions that club members can serve in:

Executive Board Positions:

Vice President
Program/Education Chairperson
Internet/Technologies Chairperson
Event Coordinator
Gallery/Competition Chairperson

You can read more about the positions here:  Executive Board Positions



If you haven’t read it, see Buddy’s Note Regarding 2014 LVPC Officer Elections.