Christos Karfakis – January 21, 2016 Speaker

The January meeting will take place on the 21st at 7 pm at the Banana Factory. Our speaker will be Christos Karfakis. Read on to see what this meeting has in store for you.

When Chris Karfakis was a little boy, a favorite uncle would thrust a camera in his hands and tell him to take the family pictures. That same uncle would encourage him to delve into how things function and why. Mr. Karfakis’s underlying love of photography eventually fueled a massive collection of cameras and images that have allowed him to further understand the history of an art form and the turning points in world events that are documented by photography. His fascination about how photography actually was “invented” fuels his desire to reach and inform people how photography impacts our daily lives.  Many rare and unusual cameras and images have passed through his hands over the years and he has studied them religiously to garner each speck of evolution.

Mr. Karfakis, along with some of these amazing cameras and other photographic ephemera, including daguerrotypes, tintypes, glass negatives, and other early items, will be at our next meeting on January 21, 7 PM, at the Banana Factory in Southside Bethlehem.  That DSLR you use today has quite a history behind it!  Come to our January meeting and learn more!

PSA Travel Competition Round 1 Club Entries

******** Results Update *********

The results of PSA Travel Competition Round #1 have been received. Thanks to all those who have submitted work!    Overall, LVPC came in at 11th out of 19 competing clubs in the “B” section.   Our total score was 57 points with the top club at 65!  So you can see it was a very tight field.  In order to get a sense of how the photographs scored, here are the entries with the score received:

Alone in  a  Crowd – Pooja Dhar – Score 8

Alone in a Crowd at Sonnenkopf

Dog Days of Summer – Buddy Eleazer – Score 10

Dog Days in Monument Valley

Evening Portland HeadBob Becker – Score 11

Maine Fall 2015

Shanghai Motorbikes- Howard Sherer – Score 8


Passing Rain In Bryce Canyon – Russell Heller – Score 8

Passing Rain In Bryce Canyon

Water Town Vendor – Karen Campbell – Score 12

WaterTownVendor Zhujiajiao China

What can be learned from entering competitions is that subject, light, composition, and that “wow” factor all must be present in high scoring images.  For Travel competitions, a sense of place is certainly a critical feature along with “an image that expresses the characteristic features of culture of a land as they are found naturally.”

If you have any questions regarding your potential entries, please feel free to ask!  Experienced members will be more than happy to provide some feedback.

PSA Travel Competition Round #2 are due February  7 .

PSA Nature Competition Round #2 are due January 3.