Memorial Rose Garden Shoot – May 19th

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


Camp Geiger Civil War Days – Sat May 18 & Sun May 19

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:

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!

May Speaker: Henry Rowan

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.

HRowan-flower_43G1278-print-1The 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.

HRowan-uk_oxford-9During 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,, or

May FotoFeedback – May 7th

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:  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.

Chanticleer Gardens Photo Shoot – May 5th

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.

Chanticleer Gardens
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.