Tuesday May 24th
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Park Inn, Mechanicsburg
The Harrisburg Camera Club’s Year-End Celebration and Awards banquet will be held at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg on May 24th, 2016. The banquet is open to Camera Club members, spouses, guests and friends of the Camera Club. The arrival time is 6:00 PM. Dinner service will start at 6:30 PM. The cost of the banquet is $24.00 for club members and $29.00 for guests and friends of the Camera Club.
Appetizer - Fresh Chilled Fruit Cup
Salad - Tossed Garden Salad
Entrée (choose one)
Tuscan Style Chicken – served in a wild mushroom and Marsala wine sauce
Island Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Vegetarian Lasagna – served with garlic toast
New York Cheesecake
All entrées include a fresh vegetable medley, Chef’s choice of rice, pasta, or potato, fresh rolls with creamy butter, freshly brewed coffee, assorted hot teas, iced tea, and water.
Soft drinks and adult beverages will be available for purchase in the upstairs restaurant/bar and are not included in the cost of the dinner.
Following dinner will be the Awards presentations.
Please join us as we celebrate the end of another successful season of image making with food, camaraderie, entertainment, and awards.
DON’T DELAY. The deadline for reservations is Thursday, May 19th. Checks should be made payable to the Harrisburg Camera Club. Please include a contact phone number I can reach you with your payment. Please indicate your choice of entrée. It would be best if you would pay in advance by mailing the checks to:
80 Meade Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013
I will accept checks (no cash) at the banquet, but I will need to know by Thursday May 19th if you are planning to attend!
Park Inn is located off exit 3 (US-11/Carlisle Pike) on Hwy 581.
From Carlisle and points south, take Interstate 81-N to Hwy-581 E and proceed to exit 3. At the light, turn right and Park Inn is immediately on your right.
From Harrisburg and points north, take Interstate I-83/Hwy-581 W towards Mechanicsburg and proceed to exit 3. At the light, turn right and Park Inn is immediately on your right.
From Lancaster and points East, take I-83N to Hwy-581 W towards Carlisle and proceed to exit 3. At the light, turn right and Park Inn is immediately on your right.
Business casual –no jeans, no sneakers and no shorts.
Any questions or reservations please e-mail Randal Lathrop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Randal Lathrop – Vice President
Printed Image of the Year Competition
April 26th, 2016
The Printed Image of the Year Competition is being help April 26th, 2016 at Giant in Camp Hill at 7pm. This is the last image competition of the club calendar year.
Who is Eligible? Any paid-in-full member of the Harrisburg Camera Club is eligible.
What Prints am I allowed to enter? You may enter any print that has not been entered in a previous Print Of the Year Competition or in a digital image competition during 2015-2016.. Prints that have been critiqued in the Camera Club’s open forum are eligible.Please have all prints in place and ready for judging by 7:15pm. If you are entering the competition please be there early! Images will not be accepted after 7:15pm.
Upload a JPEG copy of your printed image to http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com. This is for display purposes only.
Remember to bring your printed image to the meeting to have it judged and scored.
Print out, complete and bring the following form to the meeting along with your image.
Click here to download the form (JPEG image).
One color print and one monochromatic print per paid member.
1. For Images printed on photo paper
a. Prints must be single or double-matted.
b. Minimum IMAGE size is 5"x7". Minimum MAT size is 8”x10” - or 80 sq. inches.
c. Maximum MAT size is 40”x32”.
d. No restriction on mat colors.
2. The Images must be mounted to a backer board (mat board, foam core, etc.).
3. For Images that are printed on canvas or metal
a. Minimum size is 8”x10” - or 80 sq. inches.
b. Maximum size is 40”x32”.
4. NO GLASS or FRAMED PRINTS ALLOWED
5. Scoring - each judge scores on the criteria below
a. The scoring is the same as with digital image competitions
i. Technical – 1-4 points awarded for technical skill
ii. Composition – 1-4 points awarded for image composition
iii. Artistic – 1-4 points awarded for image artistry
iv. Image Transcendence – 1-8 points awarded for image transcendence, wow
b. An additional scoring category has been added for prints only
v. Presentation – 1-10 points awarded for image presentation
c. A Maximum of 30 points awarded per judge
Any questions contact Randal Lathrop at email@example.com
Time is running out...
But it’s not too late to register…
for the Harrisburg Camera Club’s 6th Annual “Light and Creativity” workshop.
Saturday April 9, 2016 (doors open at 8:00am) at the Central Penn College Conference Center.
The 2016 Light and Creativity Workshop is four days away and you still have time to register for this event. Our three presenters are ready, the vendors are ready, the door prizes are ready ...and waiting.
Have you registered? Time is running out. Register today. Seating is limited.
Three great speakers...
Parish Kohanim, "Canon Explorer of Light" photographer who will speak on "Twelve Tips on Taking Powerful Photographs"
Denise Silva, will present her program on "Why to Choose What When: Lightroom or Photoshop"
Ivan Rothman, a wildlife photographer will present "Practical Advice from an Experienced Wildlife Photographer"
Keynote Presentation by Parish Kohanim
Each workshop will be given multiple times so you can take advantage of all speakers. Visit the workshop web page (http://www.lightandcreativity.org) for complete workshop information.
Online registration ends at 11:59pm, Thursday, April 7th.
Payment may be made online http://www.lightandcreativity.org/registration-2016/.
Checks must be received by Wednesday, April 6.
$60.00 Harrisburg Camera Club members
$45.00 Students with ID must be 21 or under & present their student ID card at the registration desk
Tickets sold at the door, as available, for an additional $5.00 to the prices listed above and in the brochure. Credit cards accepted at the door.
I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.
R. Andrew Hoff
President, Harrisburg Camera Club
2015-2016 Digital Image of the Year
UPLOAD DEADLINE March 30, 2016 @1159pm
Image uploads for the 2015-2016 Digital Image of the Year Competion are due by 11:59PM on March 30, 2016. Images will be reviewed by judges on April 12th, 2016, and winners announced at the year-end Awards Banquet.
Digital Image of the Year Competition notes:
1. The competition folder has been created on the club's new image upload website: http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com
2. Image submission deadline is 3/30/2016 2 11:59 pm
3. Image size limits: 2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB
4. *** NOTE: To be eligible, you must have competed in at least one of the four Digital Image competitions held during the 2015-2016 club year
5. Members may upload one their images previously uploaded to this year's Digital Image competitions Members are allowed to modify their image, based on judges comments during the competition reviews
If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact me.
Educational Program on Tuesday March 15th
David Adams on Framing your photographs
Professional framer and friend of the camera club Dave Adams will present a program on how to frame your photography. This program is time to coincide with the upcoming “Print of the Year” Competition and our exhibition of work at ArtsFest over Memorial Day. Dave will discuss mats (colored and archival), cutting of the mats and better ways to mat. Dave will talk about wood and metal framing options and which glass to use. He will touch on proper wiring techniques to hang your work. This is a very important meeting if you plan to sell your work at ArtsFest.
Submitted by Andrew Hoff
Photography Field Trip
Saturday March 19th
Leaving Camp Hill at 7:00
for the J & D Salvage Yard near Mt. Hope Estate
I have made arrangements for the club to photograph at the J&D Auto Salvage Yard just off the Rt.72 exit of the turnpike, just north of Mt. Hope Estate and Winery. This is a trip that has a lot of promise. We have not gone to a salvage yard as a club before. The salvage yard opens at 8 AM and closes at 12 Noon. We will meet and carpool from the Camp Hill Giant at 7:00 sharp. We will not wait if you are late! We need to be at the salvage yard by 7:55. If you are going directly to J&D Auto Salvage on your own you need to be there by 7:55. Sunrise is at 7:11, so we should have soft light for a while. We will be there for four hours and will leave the yard and return to Camp Hill when it closes at Noon. I will take a count of those that plan to go at the meeting Tuesday night the 15th, because the owners would like an estimate of how many photographers will be there. We can talk about the fieldtrip experience at the Central Penn reception that night.
What should you bring:
Water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a long lens for compression and details and/or a wide angle lens and don't forget a macro for extreme details. Possibly a ladder or stool for getting up higher, a reflector and flash for filling in shadow areas, gas and toll money for your driver.
HARRISBURG CAMERA CLUB
FOR MARCH 4TH THROUGH MARCH 20TH 2016
Important Announcement #1
The Harrisburg Camera Club will be holding a “Meet the Photographers” reception to celebrate their current exhibition at the ATEC Building on the Central Penn College Campus. The exhibition of 22 photographs fills the atrium of the ATEC building located at Valley Rd. and “B” St. in Summerdale. The reception will be held Saturday evening March 19th from 6PM to 8PM. Everyone with an interest in photography or in the Harrisburg Camera Club is welcome to come. There is free parking at the building and refreshments will be served.
To all HCC members this announcement is going out late so please, if you have a facebook page or webpage spread the word on the exhibition and reception ASAP. I would love a big electronic blast from all our members to any photographers or artist they know. I will need volunteers to help with the reception… more on that to follow.
Important Announcement #2 Photography Field Trip March 19th Saturday morning
I have made arrangements for the club to photograph at the J&D Auto Salvage Yard just off the Rt.72 exit of the turnpike, just north of Mt. Hope Estate and Winery. This is a trip that has a lot of promise. The salvage yard opens at 8 AM and closes at 12 Noon. We will meet and carpool from the Camp Hill Giant at 7:15 sharp. We need to be at the salvage yard by 7:55. If you want to go directly to J&D be there by 7:55. Sunrise is at 7:11, so we should have soft light for a while. I will take a count at the meeting Tuesday night the 15th, because the owners would like an estimate of how many photographers will be there. We can talk about the field trip experience at the Central Penn reception that night.
Educational Program on Tuesday March 15th David Adams on Framing your Photographs
Professional framer and friend of the camera club Dave Adams will present a program on how to frame your photography. This program is time to coincide with the upcoming “Print of the Year” Competition and our exhibition of work at ArtsFest over Memorial Day. Dave will discuss mats (colored and archival), cutting of the mats and better ways to mat. Dave will talk about wood and metal framing options and which glass to use. He will touch on proper wiring techniques to hang your work. This is a really important meeting if you plan to sell your work at ArtsFest.
The Light and Creativity Workshop page is open for registrations
Submitted by Andrew Hoff
Uploads due for
Mar. 1st, 2016 Digital Image Competition
The next Digital Image Competition is fast approaching. This is the last regular digital competition for the year and will be held on Mar. 1st, 2016 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.
Uploads are due by February 17th, 2016, @ 11:59PM.
Digital Image Competition notes:
1. The competition folder has been created on the club's new image upload website:
2. Image submission deadline is 2/17/16 @ 11:59PM.
3. Image size limits: 2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB.
4. The website has excellent tutorials for uploading your images.
If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact me.
VP, Harrisburg Camera Club
Important Information for
Upcoming Printed Image Competition
The next Printed Image Competition is Feb. 2nd, 2016 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.
Printed Image Competition changes for 2015-2016:
1. Images submitted to past competitions are not allowed. This includes any image submitted for digital competitions.
2. Request all competitors upload a JPEG of their print to the club's new image upload website: http://harrisburgcameraclub.visualpursuits.com. There are separate competition folders for Color and Monochrome.
- Members are asked to upload a JPEG of their printed images for competition. "Competitions" have been created on the upload web site for this purpose.
- These "competitions" are for displaying image scores only. Your JPEG image is a place holder used to maintain the scores for printed image competitions.
- This place holder allows members to see the competition images and their scores.
3. Bring a submission form for each image submitted with the following information. Click here to download the form (as JPEG).
Printed image competitions are still judged at club meetings. Be sure to bring your matted printed image and submission form to the meeting to be judged and scored. Comments will be provided at the club meeting when the image is judged/scored.
VP, Harrisburg Camera Club
Harrisburg Camera Club Fieldtrip to Gettysburg College to see the Paul Strand and Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photography Exhibition and Winter Photography at the Battlefield
This Saturday January 30th, leaving at 1:00 from the Camp Hill Arby’s
The Harrisburg Camera Club will be car pooling to see the Strand/Bravo photography exhibition at Gettysburg College on Saturday, January 30th. We will be leaving at 1:00 and plan to return by 6:30. I strongly encourage HCC members to attend this exhibition to see two of the pioneers of photography. Exhibitions of photographers of this caliber are generally found in NYC, Washington D.C. or Baltimore; rarely do they come this close to Harrisburg. Here is the link to information about the exhibition:
We will be at the art gallery from about 2:00 to 2:30. After the exhibition we will head out to the Gettysburg Battlefield to photograph it in the snow. We will photograph in the park until sunset at 5:12. The weather forecast is for partly cloudy and 42. For those of you meeting us in Gettysburg, our first stop will be at Sachs Covered Bridge, just outside the park’s Southwestern corner park limits. Here is my best way of telling you how to get there. Look for the Observation Tower on West Confederate Ave. near the Eisenhower Historic Site (some maps have it as SW Confederate Ave). This is your reference point. From the observation tower go North to Millerstown Road, this should be within sight of exiting the Tower parking lot. Go west on Millerstown Road. Millerstown road becomes Pumping Station Road. Cross the creek and take an immediate left onto Waterworks Road (may not have a sign post). The parking area is about 200 yards down the road next to the covered bridge. We plan to be there about 2:45. My cell phone number is 592-9304 if you get lost.
What should you bring: a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes or snow boots, gloves, a tripod, a longer lens and/or a wide angle lens, polarizing filter to cut glare, a ladder, cash for gas for your driver.
On another note: Hunt's Photo in New England is running a close-out web special dropping the prices on tripods and camera bags, quantities are limited here is the link: http://www.wbhunt.com/specials/
Judging and points this coming Tuesday February 2nd - last regular print competition.