Traditionally the purpose of field activities were twofold.
- The events provide a chance to meet fellow club members in our informal workshop settings.
- The Committee identifies local events and locations of interest for group photography.
Beginning with our Fall 2015 schedule, The Lehigh Valley Photography Club is excited to announce an exciting new addition to our traditional Club Activity of Group Photo Shoots. We will be offering 5 to 6 professionally taught workshops during the year.
THESE WILL GENERALLY BE FREE EVENT TO ALL DUES PAID MEMBERS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB. Some workshops may include a small park or transportation fee, but these costs will be kept to a minimum. If you would like to attend this and future workshops, please join our club. Membership and dues information can be found here: http://lvphotographyclub.org/membership/
Scheduled Workshops for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
- October 8, 2016; “Long Exposure Workshop with Bob Becker”. 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. Variations of 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 members only class will provide instruction and discussion of these long exposure techniques, and the various photographic accessories used to make these photographs under different conditions. This workshop will be held at Dan’s Camera, Allentown store. Here is a link to lean more and to sign up.
- Oct/Nov 2016 timeframe – “Flowing Water Workshop with Bob Becker” – As a follow on to our classroom workshop on slow shutter speed technique we are planning a field workshop at a Pocono waterfall. Details will be announced shortly.
- Nov. 27 and Dec 18, 2016, – “Workshops at Fonthill Castle with John Barclay ” The LVPC regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 17 will feature a talk by John Barclay. In conjunction with that event, John will lead photo workshops at Fonthil Castle. There will be two workshops dates to choose from, each with a maximum attendance of 8 participants. The cost of the work will be $200. Details and a link for payment will be posted shortly.
- Date to be Announced – Night Photography with lead instructor Buddy Eleazer. Weather did not permit this workshop last year, but we plan to give this another attempt. This workshop will build on skills learned in our October ‘slow shutter classroom workshop’; however, you do not need to have attened that workshop to attend this one. The workshop will take place when the weather is cooler, allowing lower humidity in the sky for maximum viability. The location for this event will be about 15 miles west of Allentown and will begin as dusk and continue into the night. Discussions and shooting will include lens choice, shutter speeds, handling higher ISO. In addition to learning how to shoot the ‘blue hour’, milky way and star trails, we will also have a ‘light painting mini-workshop’. Participants will need a tripod and cable release. While many lens choices can work, make sure you bring your fastest (f-stop 4.5 or less) and also our widest angle lens.
- Other Workshops under consideration – We are working on several additional workshops including, but not limited to a ‘pet photography’ workshop and a ‘Motion’ workshop at the Valley Preffered Cycling Center in Trexlertown. We are also looking at a landscape/macro workshop at Lockridge Furnace in May 2017.
In addition to these formal workshops, additional workshops are being evaluated as well as general meet-ups. Examples include:
- November meet-up for bald eagles at Conowingo Dam, MD – Late November. This will be similar to our last year event. Info on this past event can be found at this link.
- February meet-up at Middle Creek near Reading, PA for snow geese
- Springtime Workshop at Chaticleer Gardens – Club member, Don Schroder is investigating details in leading a landscape and macro workshop at Chanticleer. Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. The London’s Financial Times calls Chanticleer “planted to perfection”.
Past Photo Shoots:
Google Map of past LVPC Photo Shoot Locations – Still Under Construction