LVPC Allentown Art Museum Juried Exhibition

Lehigh Valley Photography Club Juried Exhibition – ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

WHEN: Sunday, November 19 – Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Photography Club is proud to announce an exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum, November 19 through December 17, 2017. Our club will display up to 80 framed images for the event. What follows are important details regarding submission, selection, presentation guidelines, delivery, opening reception, and pickup. Please read carefully and note the dates and deadlines. We look forward to seeing your work!

WHERE: Community Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, 31 N 5th St, Allentown, PA    18101

SUBMISSION CRITERIA (Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 24)

  • Must be a Club member in good standing
  • Each up-to-date paid member may submit up to three images
  • Entry fee: $15.00
  • File size: 1080 pixels on the short side with a resolution of 92 pixels/inch
  • File format: JPG in sRGB color space
  • Digital editing and manipulation is allowed, however the final product must originate from your own photographic image
  • There is no theme for this exhibit. Tasteful nudes will be permitted

ENTRY DETAILS  

  • Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 24
  • Email your submissions to exhibits@lvphotographyclub.org
  • Each submission constitutes an agreement to use selected entries for promotional purposes. If you do NOT want your images used, you must state that at the time of your submission

Required information with EACH entry

  • File name for each submitted image should follow this convention: last name_first name_titleofwork (no spaces in filename)   Example: smith_john_winningphoto
  • Photographer
  • Title of work
  • Phone number
  • Contact email
  • Subject line: AAM Exhibition

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:Five factors will be considered in reviewing photo entries

  • Originality
  • Technical Excellence
  • Composition
  • Artistic Merit
  • Overall Impact

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

  • Members will be notified of acceptance by October 8, and will receive necessary forms with further details and information
  • Down-selecting of images will be done by the exhibition committee

JUDGING

  • Final judging will be done by a panel of non-members
  • Awards: First, Second, Third, and two Honorable Mentions

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

  • Outside frame dimensions cannot be smaller than 16” x 20” [or 320 sq. inches] or largerthan 24″ x 36″ (or 864 sq. inches)
  • Minimum printed image size: 8″ x 10″
  • All photos must be matted and framed with glass or Plexiglas, with the exception of images printed on canvas, acrylic or metal. Frames must be either metal or wood
  • No plastic, clip, poster, Gatorboard or similar frames will be allowed. Damaged frames, cracked or broken glass or poorly cut mats, etc. will not be shown unless corrected and resubmitted before the public opening
  • Mats must be of at least 4-ply thickness and neutral shades, such as white, ivory, grays, or black. Color is only allowed in the mat core or inside reveal of double mats
  • Minimum 2″ wide mat on all sides is recommended
  • All pieces must be wired and ready to hang

DELIVERY: Friday, November 17 between 9:00 AM and 1:00PM

  • Penn Street entrance of the museum (behind Museum)
  • Arrangements can be made in advance for LVPC Exhibition Committee members to deliver your work if you are unable to do so. More information will follow

HANGING: Saturday, November 18, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Volunteers are needed to assist with hanging

 RECEPTION: Sunday, November 19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Family and friends are welcome to attend
  • Volunteers are needed to set up before and clean up after the reception

 PICK-UP: Sunday, December 17 between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM

  • Monday, December 18 between 12:30 AM and 2:30 PM
  • Arrangements can be made in advance for LVPC Exhibition Committee members to pick up your work if you are unable to do so. More information will follow

 QUESTIONS: Please e-mail with any questions regarding entry guidelines.

Sight and Sound Multimedia Slideshow – June 15, 2017

Sight and Sound Multimedia Slideshow – Presentations by Members

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY JUNE 9 AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT

Our regular club meeting for the month of June will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  This will be a different type of meeting because LVPC will showcase our member’s work!

Here’s a terrific opportunity to put your photographs to music! At the next club meeting, June 15, we’re presenting member-produced slideshows. Every member is welcome, so submit your slideshow by Midnight, Thursday, June 1, 2017. You can “Dropbox” your slideshow to Info.LVPC@gmail.com noting your name and title and length of slideshow.

Here are some guidelines and suggestions to keep in mind when putting together your show:

  • Software: Lightroom has a slideshow module or Google slideshow software and find something that works for you. ProShow Gold ($70)is one of the best
  • Format should be MP4 or MOV
  • Keep the show approximately 2 – 3 minutes in length
  • Figure about 3 to 4 seconds per slide
  • For a total of 30 to 50 images
  • Include an opening slide with your name, title of the show and music credit
  • Sort out the order of your images before launching the slideshow software
  • Match the music to the images. In other words, have a clear relationship between what’s being heard with what’s being seen
  • To give your slideshow a strong, recognizable style, it’s important to be selective and consistent about the effects choices (and other style elements like fonts & colors) used in your slideshow.
  • Based on your images, pay attention to dark or light background effect styles
  • After you think the show is done, take a break and look at it again in a day or two. You may find it still needs tweaking
  • Use Dropbox to send your slideshow to Info.LVPC@gmail.com by midnight, Friday, June 9. Please note your name and the title and length of slideshow by midnight, Friday, June 9

We look forward to seeing your work!

Anita Bower- How I Use Textures – May 18, 2017 Speaker

Join us for our May 18 club meeting and learn about the use of textures during post processing.  Our speaker, Anita Bower will show you how the use of textures can transform your images.  She will demonstrate the use of textures on floral, nature, and landscape images using Photoshop and Lightroom.   The meeting will be held at the Banana Factory at 7:00PM.  Non-members will be asked to pay $10.00 to attend LVPC meetings with featured speakers.

Here is Anita’s biography.

I live in southwest Chester County with my husband, one cat, four hens and 15 acres. I have enjoyed photography since childhood, and took it up seriously when my homeschooled son went to college.

I am interested in photographing what is around me and what moves me emotionally: flowers, rural areas, buildings, details.

I discovered textures about eight years ago and instantly fell in love with them. I like how they change an image, add depth, focus attention on certain areas, and make the image more interesting, more painterly. They add another layer of creativity to photography—the first being taking the photo, the second being processing. Plus, they are fun to use. I enjoy the adventure of figuring out which textures will work and discovering the final image.

My work has been shown and sold at various venues in Chester and Lancaster Counties.

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Richard Lewis- Finding Your Creative Voice – April 20, 2017 Speaker

For our April 20 club meeting, we will welcome Richard Lewis.   His presentation is titled, “Finding Your Creative Voice.”  The meeting will be held at the Banana Factory at 7:00PM.  Non-members will be asked to pay $10.00 to attend LVPC meetings with featured speakers.

According to Richard, the challenge for the digital photographer is to find your own unique creative voice and to be able to stand out among the thousands of photographs that are created every day. This presentation will teach you four questions you should ask yourself that will help define your type and style of photography. It will also provide several tips to help your photography stand out and be more than just another pretty picture.

Richard Lewis has been a professional and fine art photographer since the 1970’s. His earliest exposure to art came from the great landscape painters. Because of that influence, he calls his photographic style “Painting with a Camera” which involves equal effort in both creating the original digital photograph and in post processing.

Although he is known for his work as a landscape photographer, he also photographs abandoned buildings and practices iPhoneography or the art of creating photographic art by using a smartphone camera and apps.

Richard is an active blogger and speaker. He provides individual photography instruction and conducts workshops. His work has appeared in print, on the web, and is in several corporate and private art collections. Over the years he has participated in group and individual exhibitions and has been honored with numerous awards and recognition.

Here is Richard’s website: RichardLewisPhotography.com

 

Night Photography Workshop- Spring 2017

Night Photography for Spring 2017 – Let’s Try One More Time!

Spring time is finicky when it comes to shooting the night skies. There is more moisture in the air and cooler nights leads to haze and/or cloud formations which prohibit clear shots of the Milky Way. As many of you know, we tried providing a night photography workshop last year and had some bad luck with weather on both the primary and make-up dates. Our first attempt this year on March 25 was cancelled due to cloud cover.

Open to paid members of the Lehigh Valley Photography Club

Limited Availability – sign-up for this event will be limited to ten (10) club members!

Date: Night of April 21 in early morning of April 22. In case of cloudy skies, an An alternate date of April 22 into the early hours of April 23 is planned.

Time: 10 pm. – 2:30 am. We will start with star trails and go into Milky Way after that since the galactic core does not appear until 12:30 am.

Location: Walter Dam Road @ the Francis Walter Dam, White Haven PA. We will meet on the main road, but there are multiple spots within 2-3 minutes drive that would work better.

How to sign up: The event is open to all dues paid members of the Lehigh Valley Photography Club. Please send your request to info.LVPC@gmail.com

Cost: Free. $5 to be paid to Tejus at the event

Club member Tejus Shah has a lot of experience shooting the night sky locally and has offered to lead a future workshop and to allow a small group of participants to join in on a ‘test run’ test run at Frances Walker Dam in White Haven, PA (about an hour north of Allentown). Fellow club member and Activities Chair, Buddy Eleazer plans to be there also to help fellow members get the shots.

Note: Due to the current position of the Milky Way relative to the earth, the Milky Way will not be visible until just past mid-night on April 21, which means the active Milky Way shooting is technically on April 22. We are not trying to talk you out of volunteering for this. We want you to attend. We just want you to sign-up with an awareness of the late, late start. Prior to mid-night on April 21 evening, we will shoot star trails and also review the set up basics you will be needing to capture the Milky Way.

 Night photography / astrophotography truly requires dedication to shoot. It can be difficult to find people to shoot with. For those of you that know what you are doing, this meet-up/workshop is about finding people to shoot the stars with, maybe see how others do things, and possibly even learn a new technique. For those that have little to no experience with astrophotography, our goal is to get your feet wet into the subject

 During the meet-up we will try to touch on the following:

  • Key points of planning for your adventure under the stars. I will provide you with the tools I use for planning my night sky shoots and the knowledge base to plan for future trips and shoots.
  • In depth knowledge of “The BIG 3”, ISO, Aperture and Exposure time and how they pertain to the broad array of night shots you may want to capture.
  • Composition: How to “see” and visualize a great composition. This is one of my favorite topics. There are so many tips & tricks that can help you achieve great composition. I will teach you everything I know about composition.
  • The 500/600 Rule: Selecting the optimal exposure time for different star photography scenarios.
  • How to capture great shots of the Milky Way.
  • How to photograph star trails while decreasing noise or light pollution.
  • The ability to capture a sharp foreground as well as the Milky Way or stars in the background.
  • Using multiple exposures, settings, and advanced tools to improve the level of your star photography.
  • Weather permitting, you will leave this workshop with an in depth understanding of all aspects of night sky, Milky Way and star photography along with some great photos.

Additional Information: What to Bring

  • A dSLR camera or mirrorless camera, any will do, but keep in mind star photography is one of the few fields where a better camera really does help to produce better results. A full frame sensor will really help you to capture the best of the stars, but is not required.
  • A wide angle lens gives best results. Any lens will work depending on your camera, however wide angle allows you to capture more sky and have longer exposures. You will also need an aperture of at least f/4 minimum speed.
  • A tripod. Any will work but the bigger/stronger the better.
  • A big memory card. Two 16-32 GB cards are preferable.
  • Batteries, batteries, batteries, I carry at least 2. Long exposures drain the battery quickly. Also consider bringing your charger as we may be able to ‘top off’ your batteries during breaks.
  • Camera Cable release or remote timer—Even a cheap knock off works, check reviews online before buying these brands to avoid disappointment in the field. We will be doing exposures as short as 15 seconds and as long as 3 hours.
  • Dress warm. While we have planned this for early spring, there will be long periods of inactivity during exposures and it’s easy to get cold standing around outside.
  • Gloves
  • It’s early spring so mosquitoes shouldn’t be out, but if you think they are by then then insect repellant.
  • A head lamp, it does not have to be anything expensive, but preferably one that has a RED light option. HomeDepot carries an ‘Energizer’ model for approximately $20 that works well (see link)
  • Tasty treats, snacks, food or anything you may like to eat or drink outside of the following: Water and soft drinks will be provided and, if we can come up with a grill, we will also cook some burgers and hot dogs.
  • Blanket (for low angle shots or relaxing in the grass during tutorials)
  • Lawn chair

Photography Trip to Cornwall Iron Furnace Museum- April 2, 2017

LVPC Photography Trip to Cornwall Iron Furnace Museum

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Photo Shoot: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Furnace Building

  • Cost: approximately $7.00 entry fee depending on the number attending
  • Capacity 15-30 LVPC members (Only current LVPC members can attend)

Cornwall Iron Furnace Museum  –  Website: http://www.cornwallironfurnace.org/

94 Rexmont Road
Cornwall, PA 17016
United States of America

Invitation to LVPC members:

We hope that you will take this opportunity to visit and photograph a colonial and early American charcoal fired iron furnace in Cornwall, PA with fellow LVPC photographers. This furnace ran from 1742-1883 near one of the richest iron ore deposits in colonial America. The Cornwall Furnace was built in Gothic style stone building and remained in operation until newer furnace operations fueled by anthracite coal made it obsolete. The furnace was then closed, and locked up by the owner’s family, leaving the building virtually untouched until it was given to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the family in 1932. The furnace is extremely well preserved and is like walking back into a 19th century industrial operation. Robert Vogel of the Smithsonian Institution described Cornwall Furnace as: “With the exception of a mere handful of similar preservations in Sweden and Germany — I doubt that elsewhere in the world is there a 19th century iron furnace complex with the degree of historical integrity to be found at Cornwall…”

Their website’s description: “Cornwall Iron Furnace is an extraordinary example of the furnaces that dotted the Pennsylvania countryside in the 18th and 19th centuries. Around it developed villages, artisans’ shops, stores, schools, churches, and the home of a wealthy ironmaster. All of the raw materials necessary for the smelting process — iron ore, limestone and wood for charcoal — were found in this self-contained iron plantation. Cornwall Iron Furnace, the only surviving intact charcoal cold blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere, attests to the once great iron industry that flourished in south central Pennsylvania.”

The LVPC photographers will have the opportunity to enter the furnace building (11:00 am – 12:30 pm) an hour and a half before for the usual visitor tours, giving us the time and independence to photograph the various rooms in this remarkable facility. The building is dimly lit by electric lights styled to the 19th century period and natural window light. Photographers should bring tripods and shutter releases for longer exposure shots and they can use HDR techniques in their camera work and post processing. Wide angle as well as standard lens should be useful in photographing the interior. The furnace includes rooms where the iron, limestone and charcoal were mixed and fed into the furnace, a waterwheel & steam engine room for the air pumps feeding air into the furnace, storage rooms for industrial operation ingredients and the furnace room where cannons, stoves, and pig iron were cast. During our visit a guide will describe the facility, its operations and history.

After photographing the furnace, we’ll tour the museum to see exhibits regarding iron furnace, its operations and a historic early American iron forge. We can also photograph other historic structures and buildings in or near the furnace complex.

For those interested, there will be an opportunity to join fellow LVPC members for a lunch in a local restaurant.

Travel:

The drive to Cornwall, PA from the Lehigh Valley should take about an hour and a half, approximately 75 miles, one way. It’s about 5 miles due south of Lebanon PA

Directions to Cornwall Iron Furnace from the Lehigh Valley:

  • Take US-22 west to I-78 west
  • Take I-78 west to PA-501 south in Bethel. Take exit 13 from I-78 west
  • Follow PA-501 south and PA-419 south to Rexmont Rd in Cornwall, PA
    • Cornwall Iron Furnace
      • 94 Rexmont Rd, Cornwall, PA 17016
      • Lat: 40°16’14.36″N, Long: 76°24’27.89″W

LVPC Car Pooling:

For those interested in carpooling, we are tentatively meeting at the Commuter Bus Parking at Route-33 and William Penn Highway and leaving no later than 9:00 am on Sunday, April 2, 2017. We will need some members, who are willing, to drive as a part of the pool and we’ll try to identify those members as we organize the trip. Those in the car pool will return to this same lot to pick up their cars.

Signing Up:

If you would like to join us on this trip, email Bob Becker at RSBeckerPhoto@gmail.com. Provide the names, email addresses and phone numbers you and those who plan to join you. Also indicate whether you are interested in carpooling or intend to drive on your own. This trip is on a first come, first serve basis. So please reserve your place for the trip as soon as possible. Reservations can only be secured for current LVPC members, so if you want attend but haven’t joined or paid this years dues, please do so first at: http://lvphotographyclub.org/payments/#membership.

Trip Agreement:

The Cornwall Iron Furnace Museum and Facilities are well designed, maintained and managed by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for families and adults. There are though, as with any trip, risks which participants must recognize and for which they accept responsibility. There are for example stairs within the iron furnace facility, and travelling to and from the location will also have recognized, associated risks. Those attending the trip must sign an Acknowledgement of Risk, Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement. A copy of the agreement will be sent to those who sign up for the trip for their review and execution.

We hope to see you there!

Harold Ross- Sculpting With Light – March 16, 2017 Speaker

On March 16, 2017, join noted photographer Harold Ross for a presentation on Sculpting with Light, a technique that he has been perfecting for almost 30 years.  The meeting will take place at 7:00PM at the Banana Factory.  Non-members will be asked to pay $10.00 to attend LVPC meetings with featured speakers.

Harold will show you how his photographic methods using light painting can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. Using very few and very inexpensive lighting tools, Harold reveals extraordinary detail, shape, and dimension in his subjects, and reveals aspects that can’t be seen in ordinary lighting.

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Harold will explain what Sculpting with Light means to him, as well as the advantages of light painting in still life and landscape photography. In reviewing some of his work, he will explain lighting theory with his Six Principles of Lighting and how these principles work in practice. Harold will also touch on the powerful yet simple post production techniques he employs.

Burnt Offerings #1 This will be an information-packed program. Be prepared to be inspired!

See Harold’s work at: www.haroldrossfineart.com

See Harold’s blog, with lots of technical information at: www.haroldrossfineart.wordpress.com

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After graduating from the Maryland Institute of College of Art (MICA) in 1978, Harold produced photographic fine art and taught photography at the college level for several years. He opened a studio 29 years ago, and for over 25 of those years, light painting has been the only method of lighting that he’s used. (He refers to his process as “Sculpting with Light.”) During that time, Harold has been creating distinctive work in the studio as well as in the night landscape.

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He also teaches workshops in light painting and regularly gives lectures on his process. In 2011, Harold was invited to participate in an exhibition of landscape photography in Inner Mongolia, China along with 10 other American and 20 Chinese photographers.  He was also chosen as one of four photographers to exhibit in the inaugural FRESH 2011, at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

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His large scale color work has been exhibited, collected  and published in the U.S. and internationally in Photo China Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico and the Ukrainian magazine Ukraine Photographer, as well as several other European magazines. Here at home, his work was featured in LensWork #93, LensWork #121 and Professional Photographer Magazine, among others. Digital publications include The New York Times LENS, Boing Boing, aCurator, LENSCRATCH, Colossal, Photigy, Luminous Landscape, and more.

Gallery representation: Susan Spiritus Gallery, CA., and High Noon Gallery, Beijing.

Harold lives in Lancaster County, PA, where he produces work and teaches workshops in his process.

2016 PSA Travel Competition Results

The results are in for the PSA Travel Competition Round #2.  We had very high scores in this round! The Club’s total score was 73 which put us in 2nd Place for Group B (out of 18 clubs competing in this round! The combined score for us for Round #1 and #2 is 134 points (61 and 73 respectively). So, we placed 3rd (out of 18). The leader is at 149 points and 2nd place is 145 points.

We are gaining momentum!! Yay, team!!

The next PSA Nature Round #3 due date is April 2Here are the nature submission guidelines.  PSA Travel Round #3 due date is May 7. Here are the travel submission guidelines.  Send us your best work!!  Take a look at the club entries for Round #2.

Don Schroder – Himba Woman and Child – Score 15 -1st place

Larry Bardawil – Morning Glow, Grand Canyon – Score 15 – Honorable Mention

Bob Becker – Pemaquid Light – Score 12

Lee Levin-Friend – Mt. Ranier Late Afternoon – Score 12

 

Howard Sherer – Midnight in Iceland – Score 10

Tejus Shah – Red Mill in Winter – Score 9


Here are the scores for our entries for Round #1.  As you know, the highest score is 15.  Our total for this round was 61 and we came in at 14th of 17 clubs in the competition.  Thank you to everyone who entered this round.  Travel Round #2 entries will be due by  February 5, 2017!  Please send your entries tocontest.lvpc@gmail.com with the subject line: PSA Travel Round #2The guidelines for PSA Travel can be found here.

Church Steps, San Cristobal, Mexico– Larry Bardawil Score – 10

Church Steps, San Cristobal, Mexico

Going Home– Lee Levin-Friend – Score 9

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Himba Woman, Namibia – Rob Haitmanek – Score 11

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Thai New Year Water Festival– Cheryl Lewis – Score  9

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The Long Walk Home– Howard Sherer – Score 10

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Village Life– Buddy Eleazer – Score 12

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2016 PSA Nature Competition Results

Here are the LVPC results for PSA Nature Round #2.  The club total was 61. There were 36 clubs competing and we were tied for #20. The high scoring club reached a score of 73. Once again, there were only 8 points separating 3rd place and our place in 20th position.

Our standing, to date, for PSA Nature Rounds #1 and #2 is 23 out of 39 clubs with total points of 119. The #1 Club scored 145 points to date.

Let’s see what we can do for Round #3! Click here to see the entry guidelines.  Entries for Round 3 are due by midnight, Sunday, April 3, 2017

Pileated Woodpecker – Heather Rodberg – Score 10

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Feeding at Nest – Jim Figlar – Score 11

Bumble Bee with Pollen – Jason Stewart – Score 11

Elephants Dusting – Buddy Eleazer – Score 10

Eye to Eye – Don Schroder – Score 10

Black Skimmer Leaving the Flock – Don Schroder – Score 9

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Here are the scores for our entries for Round #1.  As you know, the highest score is 15.  Our total for this round was 58 and we came in at 29th of 37 clubs in the competition.  Thank you to everyone who entered this round.  Nature Round #2 entries will be due by  January 1, 2017!  Please send your entries tocontest.lvpc@gmail.com with the subject line: PSA Nature Round #2The guidelines for PSA Nature can be found here.

Bison Braving WinterLarry Bardawil    Score 10 

Bison Braving Winter

Common Tern Feeding Baby – Don Schroder   Score 12

Common Tern Feeding baby

Fourth Lake – Laurinda Rubin    Score 10

Fourth Lake

Juvenile Male Lion – Buddy Eleazer    Score 9

Juvenile Male Lion

Resting Giraffe – Larry Bardawil   Score 8

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Spur Winged Goose Takeoff – Buddy Eleazer    Score  9

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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.”

copyright_henry_rowan_9209 Working within this framework provides a great deal of artistic freedom and fosters a worldview that is both individualistic and offers unlimited creative opportunities.

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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.

copyright_henry_rowan_6447 For additional information please see www.hrowan.com or contact him at henryrowan.pcp@gmail.com.