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.

June Foto Feedback – June 4th

Our last Foto Feedback until Fall will be on Tuesday June 4th at 7 pm at the Banana Factory.   While we were sharing our flower images during the May Foto Feedback, we selected a few member images to compare everyone’s interpretation of for the June Foto Feedback.  Let’s see what you can do with the images below.  We’ll compare them and share the adjustments we made.

The rest of the agenda will be posted here shortly.  Check back for the details.

Link to Image 1
Link to Image 2
Link to Image 3

May FotoFeedback – May 7th

Our next Foto Feedback is May 7 at 7pm at the Banana Factory.  The May meeting will have a two part agenda:

  • Portfolio Review: “The Manhattan Project” by Ed Vatza.  As many of you know, Ed has been working hard on his New York City street photography.  Last Fall, Ed had a formal portfolio review by several curators as part of the InVision Photo Festival.  Ed will share his works, discuss feedback he’s received by others and how it’s influencing his current work.  Ed looks forward from further growing from the feedback of attendees, so come ready to comment.
  • We’ve Had April Showers, Where’s Your Flowers?  There are many ways to shoot flowers from landscapes of sunflower fields, to portraits to macros of flower details … and even further through digital manipulation.  How do you like to show your work? In the second portion of the Foto Feedback, we are asking you, the participants to either email 2 images to: submitphoto.lvpc@gmail.com  by May 3rd or, if it’s more convenient, bring your prints or digital images on a thumb drive or CD. (Our preference is the email submission as we can group images for compare and contrast discussions and feedback.)  Ralph Lindgren will moderate discussions of the images.

April Foto Feedback – April 2nd

Foto Feedback will be held at the Banana Factory on April 2 at 7pm.

1. Alternative Seeings. Each club member is asked to submit one image that shows unusual AND unusually effective ways of CAPTURING AN IMAGE. The submission should be in jpeg format. Send it to registerprint.lvpc@gmail.com by Friday March 29th.
This could involve the way you oriented the camera, the perspective from which you took the shot, the lens selected, the focal length, weather conditions, or lots of other factors.

2. Alternative Interpretations. Each club member is invited to submit one image that puzzles them or that they just want to see how others would bring out a different aspect. Submit the image right out of the camera, but flattened and converted to jpg format to: submitphoto.lvpc.gmail.com on or before Monday, March 25th.
These will then be posted to this website for other club members to prepare will submit their suggested alternative interpretations. All of these will be gathered together and, as many as time permits, shown at the FotoFeedback meeting.

3. Alternative Groupings. During the entire month of April, a collection of photographs by Club member Ralph Lindgren will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery of the Bethlehem Town Hall. Beside arranging for a special reception for Club members at the Gallery on Sunday, April 21st from 2 to 4, Ralph will help us grasp what is distinctive about this collection and the various themes that unite it at the April 2nd meeting of FotoFeedback.

Foto Feedback returns on March 5th

The new format for FotoFeedback has four parts, each lasting about 30 minutes.

1. Alternative Seeings 
The idea here is to expand the ways that we take in and sort through the photo opportunities presented by a scene. We’ll do this by comparing the images that our members shot either at the same or comparable locations. For March, the location that has been chosen is the Tony Sweet Workshop that took place in December at the National Museum of Industrial History and St. Michaels Cemetery in Bethlehem.

2. Alternative Interpretations 
The idea here is to help each other recognize different ways of interpreting the same capture. Captures (right from the camera, jpg or raw) are submitted that members find puzzling or just would like to see how others would bring out a different aspect. Others send in their digital files together with a brief list of adjustment applied. We’ll select as many as we can, comparing and discussing each variation on the original capture.

3. Break and Refreshments

4. Alternative Groupings
The idea here is to learn how to recognize the theme that unifies a group of images in a collection. Each month one photographer who has fully worked through a collection will introduce us to the process he or she followed in developing that collection. For March, club member Lee Levin-Friend will be sharing her photos taken during an African safari last year.