About

Mission Statement:

The Lehigh Valley Photography Club is dedicated to help cultivate and broaden the photographic interests of our membership in the greater Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley Photography Club’s aim is to promote photography as an activity for professionals, advanced amateurs, amateurs, and beginners alike through education, guidance, competition and social interaction in a relaxed and inviting environment.

 

Within the LVPC, there are 2 basic monthLy families of events:

  • “Regular” meetings: The 3rd Thursday of each month we have a presentation with a feature speaker.  During this meeting, we also review key information such as club competitions and exhibitions.
  • “Field Activities or Group Shoots”:  The purpose of field activities is twofold.  a)The events provide a chance to meet fellow club members in our informal workshop settings. b) The Committee identifies local events and locations of interest for group photography.

 

The Lehigh Valley Photography Club is proud to be a member of the Photographic Society of America.

What is PSA ?

PSA is Worldwide
The opportunity to enjoy your hobby with members in 60 countries throughout the world. Established in 1934, it is the largest association of its kind, bringing together professional and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike.

PSA is People
The opportunity to meet folks from around the globe, to make new friends who share your interests, to reunite at our conference in exciting locations around the country. This annual “homecoming” offers total submersion in our shared craft where members and famous professionals present tutorials, shows, and workshops over four days with one- to five-day field trips before and after.

PSA is Sharing
The opportunity to teach through slide shows circulated to member clubs, councils, and chapters around the country. The opportunity to publish articles in our monthly PSA Journal, a quality magazine filled with stimulating and educational articles and features written by and for members. The opportunity to present shows and workshops at local, regional, and national meetings.

PSA is Learning
The opportunity for your images to be critiqued by experts via Personal Evaluation Services, accessed by fellow photographers in Slide and Print Study Groups, and evaluated around the country using Interclub Competitions. The opportunity to use Recorded Lecture Programs as well as Study Sets through PSA Divisions.

PSA is Recognition
The opportunity to have your work displayed on the PSA Website, in the PSA Journal , and in International Exhibitions throughout the year. The opportunity to earn exhibition achievement ratings — which can lead to PSA Distinctions for proficiency and excellence (PPSA , EPSA). The opportunity to volunteer your services on a local, regional, or international level which may lead to being elected an Associate or Fellow of the Society (APSA, FPSA) and other awards.