November Club Events

The member exhibition at the Sigal Museum is open now and goes until December 15th.  The opening reception will be held on November 8th from 5-8 p.m.
View Exhibition Flyer

Foto Feedback will be held on Tuesday November 5th at 7pm at the Banana Factory with a subject of low light photography.

On Thursday, November 21st at 7pm at the Banana Factory, we will have our November club meeting with guest speaker Thomas Shillea.

On November 30th at 5pm, there will be a club photo shoot at Koziar’s Christmas Village.

Sigal Museum Exhibition Reception Food/Drink Request

The upcoming club exhibition at the Sigal Museum in Easton will be held from November 2nd to December 15th.  Works are to be delivered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 1st and the opening reception will be held on November 8th from 5-8 p.m.  Volunteers are requested to help with hanging and/or by bringing food/beverages.  If you can assist with either of these, please comment on this post along with what you would be bringing if you are helping with refreshments.

Additional information for the exhibiton can be found in the earlier post here:


Submission Instructions for Club Members Photographic Exhibition at Sigal Museum

The Lehigh Valley Photography Club (LVPC) Members Photographic Exhibition, November 2nd thru December 15th at the Sigal Museum, located at 342 Northampton Street, Easton, PA

Northampton County: Shaped by the Hand of Man


The theme exhibit entries should be of or similar to photos that could be from our region. Northampton County is being defined by the ORIGINAL boundaries of PA, thus eastern PA. It is not a requirement that the images be taken in Northampton County; however the images should represent something that one could expect in our region and must include at least one element caused by the ‘hand of man’.   Subject matter could include artifacts from local native Americans, architecture of our region, fields cultivated in rows via the local farmers, images of local produce at the market, even people or products from our region, etc.  Feel free to be creative.

Each Lehigh Photography Club Member with up to date dues is allowed to submit Three (3) images. Due to the anticipated number of entries, the contest will have a two-step process.   The first step process is a “selection step” by the which the total number of entries will be down-selected to approximately 50 images.  For this step, images should be submitted as digital entries to:

It’s requested that you size the image to:

  • 1080 pixels on the short size
  • a resolution of 92 pixels/inch and
  • convert the images to the sRGB color space.
  • Name files with: Members name and Image title.  Anticipated size of completed piece would be helpful too.
  • This will decrease file size and make handling easier.  If these directions are confusing to you, upload your image as you see best and we’ll do our best to make the conversion correct.

The goal is to showcase as many member’s works as possible in this event and generally at least one work will be accepted from each member entry prior to a second selection for any member.  The images will be selected by a committee nominated by our Exhibition Chair.  The decision of this committee is final.

The owners of those ‘top images’, will be notified by October 16th that their images have been selected for the show.


  1. Paid members of Lehigh Valley Photography Club
  2. Entrant must have captured and created the original exposure.
  3. Entrant may submit a maximum of 3 entries.
  4. Digital editing and manipulation is allowed; however, final product must originate from a photographic image by you.


  1. Registration will open on October 1, 2013 (Tuesday).
  2. No Entry Fee is required but dues should be current.
  3. Digital images must be uploaded by Monday October 14, 2013, 5:00 PM.  

Please note: Due to the time constraints at this time, and if your dues are not current, or if you would like to join and enter this exhibit, you may do so.  Please note this in your submissions including a note as to how you are handling dues payment in your submission email.

then send your dues ASAP, via mail to:

Lehigh Valley Photography Club
PO Box 325
Hellertown, PA 18055

Or pay via Paypal at: THIS LINK.


All entrants with images accepted for exhibition will be notified via email.

Works should be should be hand delivered to the Sigal Museum, Easton, PA, Friday, November 1 between 10AM and 1PMThe club recognizes that this window is very tight and that some have jobs that preclude their delivering works to the museum.  To help this problem, we will also accept ready works at our regular club meeting on October 17, 2013.  We recognize this alternate date is an even shorter window for delivery, so we recommend printing to standard sizes such as 11×14 and using standard pre-cut mats and frames such as a 16×20 frame.


The selected images should be printed, matted and framed as noted below for inclusion in the gallery show.  During the Gallery showing period, works will be offered for sale to the public at a price determined by the photograph owner.  Entrant name or affiliation may be displayed on the photographic work submitted for exhibition.

  • A completed Entry Label (sent with results) must be attached to the back of each photographic work prior to delivery.
  • Outside dimension of finished work (including mount, frame, etc.) shall           not exceed 32 inches in width or height.
  • Eligible entries must be printed, mounted/framed and securely wired for hanging.  No clips or “fast frames” will be accepted.  No other forms of hanging options will be accepted.  With that, creative presentations including: framed with or without glass, framing in plexiglass, canvas prints,etc. are up to the maker’s discretion.  Works mounted on hardboard or other materials can be accepted if it can accommodate secure wiring, and also have a finished look. Mats should be white, black or neutral shades only.
  • The exhibition committee reserves the right to not accept any work not following exhibit guide lines or professional standards.


  1. The top (approximately) 50 images will be displayed from November 2 to December 15, 2013.
  2. Artist reception, November 8 from 5 until 8pm. This will be in conjunction with a downtown Easton Gallery Walk.
  3. Sales of the photographic work during the exhibition will be allowed.  Selling price of works should be determined by the image owner.  When determining pricing, please note that all sales proceeds generated during or as a result of the exhibition will be subject to a 20% commission on sales. Offering the work for sale is totally at the option of the artist.
  4. All works, whether purchased or not must remain for the duration of the exhibition and cannot be removed for any reason. No exceptions.


For those with pieces in the exhibition, pick-up of your works after the show will be on Thursday, December 19th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


  1. Although the utmost care will be taken, LVPC, its members or affiliates assume no responsibility for any damage to or loss of any prints or photographic work during this event.
  2. Your entry acknowledges permission to have your work photographed for promotional use by InVision or LVPC.

There will be limited space and we are giving you limited time so start picking your best!

If you have any questions or concerns, email them to:  Janet Dean at 


Saturday, October 26th Photo Shoot – Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge

Update:  Meeting time revised to 10:30 a.m.

The month of Halloween is the perfect time to visit a cemetery. Tom, Carol, and I learned about the 600 year old White Oak located in the Old Yard cemetery from someone we met at Victorian Days. Carol found this Walking Tour to go along with our visit to the cemetery. We hope to see you there.

Our Starting Point:
The Brick Academy
15 W. Oak Street
Basking Ridge, NJ
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – ?
There is free parking near the Academy and also along S. Finley Ave.

Google Maps “Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge” – Created by a historical society highlights all kinds of homes, as well as the 600 year old White Oak in the “Old Yard” cemetery.
There are several places to eat lunch along Finley Ave: Bella’s Burgers, Ridge Tavern, Copper Kettle Deli, & Mockingbird Café to name a few.

October Speaker: Joe Edelman

On Thursday, October 17th at 7pm at the Banana Factory, we will have guest speaker Joe Edelman.   Joe is an Allentown-based photographer.  His work may be viewed on his website:
Joe Edelman is an award winning commercial, advertising, fine art, fashion photographer and author.  His career has spanned three decades, from his start as a newspaper photojournalist to his work today photographing all types of people for commercial clients such as magazines, colleges, corporations and advertising agencies.  He has received both state and national awards for fashion photography as well as photojournalism in the categories of News, Feature and Sports photography.  His work has appeared in magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Get Fit and Shape to name but a few. He has completed assignments for both the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and serviced commercial advertising markets from all over the United States.
He will be presenting:
The Art of Seeing – Success In Photography Is In The Details

Most photographers, both amateur and professional, want to take great photographs. Yet most of us feel our best efforts usually fall short of our aspirations. We followed the rules, lit it right, exposed it right, posed it right, composed it right, processed it right…but too often something is missing. Joe presents an innovative and entertaining look at what often separates great images from the others. Using a combination of science, psychology, art and humor, Joe explains how personal perspective and attention to details, as opposed to formal RULES, often separate the good from the great. Joe focuses on people photography—his primary specialty—but also looks at other genres, including nature and still life, sports and travel. The presentation includes videos as well as a demonstration that will show how you can dramatically improve your photographs, whatever the subject matter, by improving your ability to “see.”

Martin Guitar Photo Shoot/Tour – Thur. Oct 17th

There will be one more Martin Guitar Photo Shoot this fall on Thursday, October 17th.  The tour will begin at 8:30 a.m.  As with the previous shoots, this is limited to four photographers with priority given to club members.  On the tour, no tripods, monopods, flash or videotaping will be allowed.

If you are interested, please respond by commenting on this post.

October Foto Feedback – Tues. Oct 1st

Foto Feedback will resume on Tuesday October 1st at the Banana Factory at 7pm.  We will be sharing images to be potentially submitted for the club exhibition in November.  The theme for the exhibition will be the hand of man.  Images may be posted to the LVPC Foto Feedback group here:

to receive some feedback prior to the meeting and allow for some editing prior to the Foto Feedback session. The Facegroup is open to club members. Please request access if it has not already been given to you. Images that have been edited after receiving feedback from other members on the Facebook group or were not submitted to the Facebook group may be brought on a flash drive on the 1st.

The Hand of Man Fotofeedback

For those wanting to discuss software, Ruth will have Lightroom, Photoshop, and Nik/Topaz plugins on-hand from 6:30-7pm.

October Club Events

The deadline for Photo submission for club exhibition at Sigal Museum is Monday October 14th at 5pm.  Works will be displayed beginning in November.  Don’t forget to submit images to be part of this.

On October 17th at 7pm at the Banana Factory, we’ll have our October meeting with speaker Joe Edelman.

There is still one spot left on the Martin Guitar tour for club members on October 17th.  Comment on the post to attend.

And on October 26th, there will be a club photo shoot.  It will be a walking tour of historic Basking Ridge, NJ.