Henry Rowan- How To See – February 16, 2017 Speaker

The February 16 club meeting features Henry Rowan and his concept of “Non-Existent Imagery”.  The meeting will be held in the Crayola Gallery at the Banana Factory at 7:00PM.  Non-members will be asked to pay $10.00 to attend LVPC meetings with featured speakers.

With the advent of digital technologies, billions of “pictures” are being taken every day and that number is growing daily. What isn’t growing in anywhere near the same proportion is the number of “photographs” being taken. So what’s the difference between a picture and a photograph and what does it take to elevate your own work?  We’ll be examining the issue and discussing two very key components that may well change the way you approach your photography on a very fundamental level. Henryrowan_headshot

The evening will use lots of images to blend Gestalt principles of composition, the thoughts of a quirky French philosopher, and Henry’s concept of “Non-Existent Imagery” into a light bulb moment that you can use immediately to make better images. The best part? You don’t have to buy anything new! Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro, this presentation will really give you something to think about and, hopefully, help make you a better photographer. (Oh, and if you are afraid that this is just going to be a boring technical talk you should know that not even Henry’s family thinks he’s sane so it should be fun!)

Henry is a national award-winning photographer who lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he heads the Pennsylvania Center for Photography (PCP) in Doylestown. His subject matter tends to be very eclectic and he has gained a following for his distinctive style of portraiture as well as his CameraGraphs™ which offer a unique portrayal of manscapes, nature and sports. In addition to being a working, professional photographer, Henry is a frequent lecturer throughout the region and teaches a variety of workshops.

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Photographically, Henry’s style is well defined but somewhat difficult to describe. He plays with movement, light, and color in unison to create images that are easy to identify as his. The driving theme of his work is his concept of Non-Existent Imagery:

“The images I create never existed and never will exist. They are combinations of angles, colors, light, time, lenses, sensors and more, which produce images that the human eye can’t see and the human mind can’t process in real life. Unlike the photojournalist, I am not trying to capture a moment in time, but rather I am hoping to create a feeling in space that conveys the essence of the subject.”

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Many of his images are the result of hours of work and are part of his CameraGraph™ series in which post-processing plays a major role to visually construct his “reality”. After years of working with a variety of film sizes from large format to 35mm, Henry is now solely shooting digital images and utilizes Nikon professional equipment.

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Joe Edelman- The Simple Approach to Portraits that Flatter – January 19, 2017 Speaker

The January 19 club meeting features Joe Edelman and The Simple Approach to Portraits that Flatter.  The meeting will be held in the Crayola Gallery at the Banana Factory at 7:00PM.  Non-members will be asked to pay $10.00 to attend LVPC meetings with featured speakers.

This is not your parent’s portrait class!  Using his KISS IT (Keep It Simple Stupid) techniques, Joe Edelman will show us how he creates flattering portraits with simple lighting and posing techniques.  Joe will cover everything from camera and lens selection, depth of field, camera angles, composition, posing, lighting, backgrounds and more!  His talk will include a demonstration using a model and real-time video projected for the audience so that you can see these simple techniques through the camera lens.    edelman Here’s a little bit of information about Joe Edelman.  Joe Edelman “Shoots People!

He is an award winning advertising and editorial photographer, author, educator and model mentor and takes great pride in sharing his knowledge via his popular YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/PhotoJoeEdelman

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Joe’s career has spanned four decades, from his start as a newspaper photojournalist to his work today photographing all types of people for commercial clients and working as an educator and mentor to young talented photographers.

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His work has been published in magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Get Fit and Shape to name but a few. Joe has been called upon to complete assignments for both the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and has serviced commercial advertising clients from all over the United States.

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In addition to his role as photographer and YouTuber Joe is a popular instructor and lecturer at camera clubs, photography events, PPA events and photography workshops across the United States.  He is also an adjunct professor teaching about “The Art of Seeing” at Muhlenberg College in Allentown.

Additionally, Joe has been nationally recognized as an innovator in shaping models portfolios and careers.  Simply put he advise serious models (both new and experienced) about how to market themselves.

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He is often used as a source for television stories as well as newspaper and magazine articles on the subject.

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Joe is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 

Axel Hildebrandt- Bird Photography – December 15, 2016 Speaker

The December 15 meeting features Bird Photography by Axel Hildebrandt.  The meeting will be held in the Banko Room at the Banana Factory at 7:00PM.  Non-members will be asked to pay $10.00 to attend LVPC meetings with featured speakers.130578072.sVUKo1LG.BaldEagle51c0049   \. Axel Hildebrandt is one of the few bird photographers who is particularly interested in taking pictures of birds in flight. Axel grew up in East Germany. After the fall of the Berlin Wall he studied in at the Humboldt University Berlin and moved to Massachusetts in the late nineties where he completed his Ph.D. in German Studies. He has been teaching at the college level at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and since 2008 at Moravian College in Bethlehem where he is an Associate Professor of German.

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Axel learned photography when he was a young man, and rekindled his enthusiasm after purchasing his first DSLR in 2005 to photograph his favorite subjects, birds near his home in Northampton, Massachusetts. He quickly rose through the ranks learning from and working with other bird photographers. Axel also spent several years moderating the Birds Forum on Bird Photographers Net. You can often find him very early in the morning working along the coastline of New Jersey and Long Island looking for that perfect bird shot.

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Fonthill Castle Interior Workshop

Fonthill Castle Interior Workshop

Cost: $200 per person

Maximum Group Size: 9 participants per session   (EDIT NOTE: Both the November  and December 18 is full.  We have started a ‘WAIT LIST’. If interested we highly recommend you sign up with an email stating your interest to info.LVPC@gmail.com as soon as possible.)

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When: We have two session dates confirmed – Sunday, Nov 27 and Sunday, Dec 18. Each workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 AM and conclude at 12:30 PM.

Where: Fonthill Castle, 525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Who can attend: Due to space, this workshop will have limited participation and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for paid members of the Lehigh Valley Photography Club.  Find out more about joining the club at this link.

Recommended Equipment:

  • Camera with wide angle lens (approximately 12mm to 35mm full frame equivalent) and macro lens
  • Tripod
  • Cable release

About the Workshop:

Fonthill Castle is a museum in Doylestown, PA.  While many have photographed the exterior of this famous landmark, photographs of the interior are normally not allowed.  Our November speaker, John Barclay, has exclusive access to the interior for photography.

John has agreed to lead two workshops for club members at a specially discounted price of $200 per person. These limited-availability workshops normally cost $300 per person, but we will be gaining access for a savings of $100 per person. For your information, a large portion of the fee covers bringing in docents who are available to tell you about the castle as well as making sure we follow the rules. Docents will be on each of the three levels of the building.

For this workshop, we are allowed to photograph from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM in small groups of three on each level of which there are three. Tripods are allowed as long as we follow the rules with regard to moving between rooms and totally collapsing them.

Each group will have 1 hour and 15 minutes per level after which  we rotate so each group gets to photograph each level. John Barclay will move throughout the house to point out potential photographs and help with things like exposure, HDR capture and composition.

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How to sign up for the event:

Since space is limited for this event,  we will fill the sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Once both dates are filled with a maximum of 9 participants, we will create a waiting list for additional people.

If you would like to attend, please email your confirmation and the date you prefer (Nov 27 or Dec 18) to: info.LVPC@gmail.com. Once you have received confirmation that space is available, you must promptly make payment. Payment can be made at our regular club meeting, via mail (please mail to: Lehigh Valley Photography Club, PO Box 1703, Bethlehem, PA 18016) or by PayPal at this link.

About our workshop leader – John Barclay

John is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. He is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader. His inspirational program “Dream – Believe – Create” is a favorite of audiences around the country. For more, visit John’s website at http://johnbarclayphotography.com/.

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December Exhibit Opportunity for Previous LVPC Exhibitors

December Exhibit Opportunity for Previous LVPC Exhibitors

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, November 13, 2016

Are you an LVPC member who has exhibited in juried events through the club, ArtsQuest or InVision?
If so, you are being invited to enter your previously shown works for a week-long Lehigh Valley Photography Club exhibit, “The Best of Show—Lehigh Valley Photography Club Through the Years,” opening Monday, December 5, 2016 and closing Saturday, December 10th, 2016.
LVPC member and past board member Ruth Dennison has recently accepted a position as Curator for the Saucon Conservancy Gallery in the Michael Heller Home in Hellertown and needs 20-30 quality pieces within a very short timeframe. She has presented the club with this exhibit opportunity that will hopefully grow into broader events open to the entire membership in the future.
 
Number of entries permitted: 1 to 2 per paid member of LVPC.
 Entry requirements:
·      Only pieces that have previously been juried and shown will be accepted for this exhibit
·      Only current paid members of LVPC are eligible to enter
How to enter: Send an e-mail to Michael Heller Gallery Curator Ruth Dennison at ruth@ruthdennisonrn.com by midnight on Sunday, November 13, 2016 with the following information:
  • Your name and address
  • The title of your work(s)
  • A jpg file of each entry
  • The sale price or Not for sale (NFS) status
  • Name of gallery and show that your work was presented (e.g., 2014 InVision Photo Festival, Banana Factory)
Notification: Notification of participation in the show will be made via e-mail by November 16, 2016. Participation will be on a first-come basis with notification. All efforts will be made to accept quality framed work until the gallery space is filled. There is no guarantee that all pieces will be accepted.
 
Theme & Framing guidelines:
  • There is no theme requirement
  • Nudes are not permitted for this show
  • All pieces must be framed and wired. (No saw tooth hangers are     allowed.)
Delivery deadlines: 
•         Thursday, November 17, 2016 before or after the LVPC meeting. (Ruth will be available at 6:30 PM before the meeting.)
•         Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Conservancy Gallery at Michael Heller Gallery, Water Street, Hellertown, PA.  This will be the final drop off of previously juried works accepted or notified from 9am to noon.
 
 Fees, Commission & Prizes: 
  • There are no fees for entry, but a 35% commission fee of the sale price before taxes will be taken for each sale
  • Promotion and reception costs are being generously provided by the Saucon Conservancy Michael Heller Gallery
  • Best in Show ribbons will be presented by the Saucon Conservancy Board.
Reception: Monday, December 5, 2016 from 7 PM to 9 PM, and is open to all LVPC members in good standing, artists, and their families and friends, as well as members of the Conservancy. In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Artwork pick up: Artwork must be picked up on Sunday, December 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to noon, unless other arrangements have been made.
 For more information: If you have any questions, contact Ruth Dennison at ruth@ruthdennisonrn.com.
 

2016 Lehigh Valley Photography Club Juried Exhibition

Please note that there have been some changes regarding delivery and hanging.  They have been noted with ***.

LOCATION: The Art Establishment, 945 Broadway, Fountain Hill, PA 18015

***EXHIBIT DATES:   Thursday, October 27, 2016 to Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ENTRY CRITERIA:

  • Each paid LVPC member may submit two or three images for jurying.
  • Digital editing and manipulation is allowed, however the final product must originate from a photographic image by member.
  • There is no theme. Nudes are permitted.
  • Image cannot have previously been exhibited in any other LVPC exhibit.
  • Submission fee, $10 for up to 3 entries.  Payment can be made at our September 15, 2016 meeting, via PayPal on our Payments page, or by mailing a check to: 

Lehigh Valley Photography Club
PO Box 1703
Bethlehem, PA 18016

DEADLINE:   Sunday, September 18, 2016 by midnight

*Members will be notified with jurying results along with further  instructions starting Wednesday, September 21st, allowing 4 weeks to prepare works for exhibit. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibit.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Requested size: 1080 pixels on the short side with a resolution of 92 pixels/inch
  • File format: JPEG and sRGB color space
  • Email submissions to: contest.lvpc@gmail.com
  • Subject line of email: Art Establishment
  • Naming Files Include: Member Name, Image Title
  • Member contact info: E-mail and phone numbers(s) Intended enlargement/print size. (Important!)

Please Note:  Each submission constitutes an agreement to use selected entries for promotional purposes. If you do NOT want your image used you MUST state that with submission.

***DELIVERY:   It has been arranged that you may drop off your framed work at the October 20th club meeting.  Simply bring it to the Banana Factory and it will be transported to the Art Establishment.  If you use this option, be sure to attach your entry form to the back of your work.   In order to provide safe transport to the venue, please make sure your work is wrapped, and/or cover the glass with a piece of cardboard.   If you cannot attend the meeting, you may still drop off your work at the Art Establishment per the original schedule:                                     

  • Friday, October 21st, 5 PM – 8PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10AM – 2PM.

***INSTALLATION: Tuesday & Wednesday, October 25th & 26th (Email Janet Dean if you wish to help.)

RECEPTION: Friday, November 4th, 7PM – 10PM

PICK-UP: Thursday, December 1st, 10 AM – 8PM

FRAMING GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTED WORK:

  • All photos must be matted and framed with glass or Plexiglas, with the exception of images printed on canvas, metal or board substrates.
  • Finished  size (outside  dimension) cannot be smaller than 11×14 or larger than
  • 24” x 30”. (Image no smaller than 8×10).
  • Mats must be of at least 4-ply thickness (no paper mats) and neutral shades, such as white, ivory, gray or black. (Color and textured mats are allowed in the mat core or inside reveal of double mats only.)
  • All pieces must be wired and ready to hang.
  • Frames must be a simple style of sturdy metal or wood. No plastic, clip, poster or similar frames will be allowed. Damaged frames, cracked or broken glass or poorly cut mats, etc. will not be accepted/shown unless corrected and resubmitted before the public opening.
  • A copy of the registration form must be attached to the back upper left of the work. (Registration forms will be sent with acceptance letter and also available at drop-off.)

Please contact  Exhibition Chairperson, Janet Dean, preferably at artistjdean@gmail.com or 610-739-1468 if interested in serving  on the exhibition committee or if you have any questions regarding exhibition, instructions, guidelines, framing  or presentation of your work. Please do not call the Art Establishment with your questions.

The exhibition committee reserves the right to refuse any submissions that do not follow guidelines or professional standards, and we cannot guarantee that all members will be accepted into the exhibit.

PSA Nature Photography Competition Guidelines

Lehigh Valley Photography Club & Photographic Society of America (PSA)  2016-2017 Interclub Nature Photography Contest Guidelines

The PSA Interclub competitions pit us against other PSA member clubs and are open to all paid LVPC members.  Lee Levin-Friend is serving as our PSA Club Rep & Competition Chairperson.

Member Deadlines

  • Round 1: Midnight, Sunday, October 2, 2016
  • Round 2: Midnight, Sunday, January 1, 2017
  • Round 3: Midnight, Sunday, April 3, 2017

 PSA Nature Definition

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of nature history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighted more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans or where those human elements are in situations depicting nature forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

 Nature Entry Highlights

  • Submissions: Three images can be entered per round and should be e-mailed to Contest.LVPC@gmail.com by midnight on the Member Submissions Due date shown above
  • Reprint permission: Entry assumes we have your permission to feature your photo with credit on our website, closed Facebook group, club e-mail messages or press releases. If you do not approve of one or more of these uses, please notify us at the time of your entry. Entry also assumes that PSA scores for your work can be shared with fellow club competitors and members
  • Format & size: JPG only with Adobe RGB or sRGB color space. Maximum allowed dimensions are 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels high. Images should not exceed 1.7 MB
  • Camera type: Photos may be taken digitally, or on film and scanned
  • Filenames: Should include your first and last name and title. Titles of photos that make it through LVPC judging will be read aloud during PSA judging, so make them descriptive and stay away from “cute” titles. “Micronesian Kingfisher” is better than “Orange and Blue Bird.”
  • Allowable post processing: Enhancements and modifications that improve the presentation of the image, but don’t change the truth of the original natural story. Natural-looking HDR, focus stacking, dodging and burning, cropping.
  • Unacceptable post processing: Removing pictorial elements other than by cropping, combining pictorial elements from separate images or rearranging elements.

For examples of past winning images, see: http://www.psa-photo.org/index.php?nature-interclub-images-of-the-year

PSA Travel Photography Competition Guidelines

2016-2017 PSA Travel Photography Competition Guidelines

Photographic Society of America (PSA) Inter-Club competitions pit us against other PSA member clubs and are open to all paid LVPC members. Lee Levin-Friend is serving as our PSA Club Rep & Competition Chairperson.

 LVPC Member Entry Due Dates

  • Travel Round 1:  Midnight, Sun, November 6, 2016
  • Travel Round 2:  Midnight, Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Travel Round 3:  Midnight, Sunday, May 7, 2017

PSA Travel Definition

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Travel Entry Highlights

  • Submissions: Three travel images can be entered per round and should be e-mailed to Contest.LVPC@gmail.com by midnight on the Member Submissions Due date shown above. Please include “PSA Travel” or a similar wording in your subject line
  • Reprint permission: Entry assumes we have your permission to feature your photo with credit on our website, closed Facebook group, club e-mail messages or press releases. If you do not approve of one or more of these uses, notify us at the time of your entry. It also assumes that PSA scores awarded to your work can be shared with fellow club competitors and members
  • Format & size: JPG in sRGB color space. Maximum dimensions are 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels high. Portrait-oriented images cannot exceed 768 pixels high.  File size should be 1.5 MB or less
  • Filenames: Should include your first and last name and unique descriptive title.
  • Portraits: Images of people which do not include sufficient environment are liable to be disqualified as not meeting the concept of “place” with “distinguishable environment.”
  • Post processing: Images which have been too “worked” or “processed” are liable to be disqualified or receive low scores as not “appearing natural”
  • Age of photo: Photos can be of any age. They do NOT need to have been taken in the past year.
  • Locations/Subjects: Don’t forget Pennsylvania’s special charms! “Travel” images need not be limited to far away or exotic locations; suitable local and regional attractions are welcome
  • Examples of Prize Winning PSA Entries in Years Past

For links to top-scoring PSA Travel photos from previous years and other information, see: http://psa-photo.org/index.php?divisions-photo-travel-interclub-competition

Classroom Workhop: Long Exposure Techniques, Equipment and Applications – Oct. 8, 2016

Time:               October 8, 2016, 10 am – 1pm

Location:        Dan’s Camera City, 1439 W Fairmont St, Allentown, PA

   Note: The shop is off 15th Street, just south of the Route 22 junction

 Skill Level Required Attendance:  This class is amenable to photographers at all skill levels 

Long exposure photography is essential to photographing subjects in low light conditions; so, understanding and practicing the skills used for crafting long exposures is useful to all photographers.

These same skills and techniques are also applicable to creating photographic images that capture the flow and experience of moving objects, even in lighted conditions. This LVPC class will provide instruction and discussion of these long exposure techniques, and the various photographic accessories used to make these photographs under different conditions.

We’ll further discuss the application of these techniques for photographing waterfalls and moving water, as well as other subjects in both well-lit and darkly-lit conditions.  We believe that students will find this class instructional and that it will motivate them to use these techniques and skills in making a broad range of photographic artwork.

Photographers joining us for this class should bring along their camera and the following accessories, if they have them:

  • Tripod
  • Cable Release
  • Polarized and/or Neutral Density Filters

If you don’t have these accessories, however, please don’t miss the class; they’re useful but not essential for the class. The class will include classroom exercises where we use our camera equipment in long exposure techniques for photographing moving objects. Please note, the class is being held at Dan’s Camera City, Allentown, so if during or following the class you may want to learn more about the purchase a polarizer, neutral density filter, cable release of tripod, you will be at the right place to talk to experts and/or to make that purchase.

We anticipate that the classroom can accommodate 30-35 students; sign up is on a first come, first served basis. Please email Bob Becker, who will be organizing and instructing the class, at RSBeckerPhoto@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the class.  This class is FREE for and open to all LVPC club members.  If a non-member is interested in attending, they can join the club before the class, see http://lvphotographyclub.org/payments/ for a half year membership.

Please note that this class is also organized to prepare club members interested in subsequent LVPC activities being scheduled later this year, where long exposure photography will useful, if not essential. These activities include a photography trip(s) to waterfalls in the Poconos area, the first of which is being planned in early November. More details for those photographic activities to be published soon.

We look forward to seeing you at the class and subsequent LVPC activities.

 Examples of long exposure photography

Low Light: Early Morning/Late Afternoon Low Light Photography:

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Low Light: Night Cityscape and Landscape Photography

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Conveying Motion: Moving, flowing water:

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Landscapes of Maine in Fall

Low Light and also Conveying Motion: Night Scenes with moving subjects/car lights

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Conveying Motion: Pan action shots of subjects including cars, airplanes, bicycles, runners and wildlife

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Conveying Motion: Night Sky Photography Star Trails

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Low Light: Night Sky/Milky Way

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Waterfalls and Fall Colors Workshop – October 22, 2016

Dingman Falls

Dingman Falls

Join us on a photographic day trip to the Dingmans Ferry to see and photograph waterfalls and Fall colors in the Delaware River National Recreation Area on Saturday, October 22nd.

Club members are invited to join us at no fee.  This event is closed to non-members.

The club will be going to the Dingmans Falls Visitor’s Center (https://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm)  to see Dingmans Falls, Silver Thread Falls and the woods in Fall colors.  We hope that those that attend the Lehigh Valley Photography Club long exposure class on October 8th will have the opportunity to use their freshly practiced skills in photographing flowing water.

Recommended Meeting Point: Club Members can meet us at the Park and Ride parking lot at the junction of Route 33 and William Penn Highway for potential carpooling; we will depart the Park and Ride  at 7 am and should be at the Dingmans Falls Visitor’s Center by 8:30 pm.  If you drive on your own and meet us there, the group will begin walking to the falls from the Visitor’s Center building at 9 am.  The entrance to the Visitor Center is very near the junction of PA-739 and US Route-209. Note the parking at the Center is limited and this is the Fall colors season being there early and carpooling is advised.

We plan to spend about 2 hours at this site.  Afterwards, members that are interested can go to a Café in Dingmans Ferry (http://www.forkliftcafe.com/) for lunch or pack their own lunch. Members should also consider going on their own to the nearby George W Childs Recreation Area (http://www.poconomountains.com/listings/george-w-childs-recreation-site/1677/) for hiking trails, Factory Falls and Fulmer Falls on their own.

If you plan to join us for the photography trip or if you have questions, please contact Bob Becker at RSBeckerPhoto@gmail.com. We hope that about 30 people will join us.  Please let us know if you’re planning to join us so that we can plan carpooling, lunch and opportunities for some to go to the Childs Recreation Area. We hope that you’ll join us.

Recommended Equipment includes camera, wide angle lenses, tripod, cable release, neutral density or polarizing filters.

Physical Requirements: We have selected this location partially due to the ease of access, however, it is Fall and you are near water spray, so caution should be taken and appropriate footwear worn to avoid slipping on leaves or wet surfaces. Please note: All participants will be required to sign a Liability Release Form. A copy can be found at this link: LVPC Acknowledgement of Risk form-Waterfall-2016

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Factory Falls

 

Silver Thread Falls

Silver Thread Falls