Meeting Tuesday November 17th 7:00PM
Digital Image Competition Review and Critique
Meeting Tuesday November 17th 7:00PM
Digital Image Competition Review and Critique
Camp Hill Giant -- Cooking Room
This Saturday November 14th
Leaving Camp Hill at 9:00 am
This is our next to last scheduled fieldtrip for 2015. We will be traveling to the Lehigh Valley to photograph and see several photography exhibitions. November is Photography Month in the Lehigh Valley with several photography exhibitions at various locations in Bethlehem. This will mark the fourth year for this trip. The weather is for sunny, breezy and cold with a temperature of 49 and colder after sunset.
Here is the schedule
9:00 Depart Camp Hill for Bethlehem
11:00 Arrive at the Banana Factory to see the “InVision 2015 Pennsylvania Photographer’s Competition”. HCC members Jim Crowley, Chip Cain, Karen Commings, Andrew Hoff and George Reitbauer were juried into this prestigious exhibition. The Banana Factory also has an exhibition by Rick Smolan http://www.bananafactory.org/event/1851/inside-tracks-alone-across-the-outback-by-rick-smolan/.
This exhibition by the former Time, Life and National Geography photographer records a trek across the Outback. The Santa Bannon /Fine Art Gallery has a collection of images by Tom Shillea and David Moser http://www.bananafactory.org/event/1854/masquerade-photographs-by-thomas-shillea-and-the-american-housewife-by-dave-moser/.
The InVision College Competition images are in the center hallway and you are free to explore the different artist studios on the second and third floors of the Banana Factory. These four exhibitions in one building will save us some time and walking.
12:30 Lunch at the College at the eclectic Pandini's on the college grounds. Unique food at reasonable p
1:30 Short photo walk in Bethlehem
2:30 to 7:00 Off to the steel mill to photograph. Sunset is at 4:44 PM. New this year is the Howard Mason Trestle. An elevated promenade towering 46 feet above the ground, similar to the Highline in New York City, that is now open. This walkway is about 3/10ths of a mile long running parallel to the blast furnaces and steel stacks. After dark the area is light by colored floodlights.
What should you bring:
Water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a longer lens and/or a wide angle for the buildings, a ladder for getting up higher and money for dinner and gas money for your driver.
We are leaving from the Camp Hill Giant promptly at 9:00AM, park on the Arby’s side. We hope to return no later than 9:00.
For those members on the East Shore the designated pick-up location is the Holiday Inn in Grantville. We should be there about 9:45, but you must let Andy know if we are meeting you there, otherwise we will not stop and keep going!
Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ 592-9304 or at email@example.com
Next Harrisburg Camera Club Meeting
Tuesday November 3rd at 7:00
Members SHOW and SHARE Educational Meeting
Images Taken by Harrisburg Camera Club Members
Time is running out to prepare your images for the Show and Share meeting coming up on Tuesday November 3rd. We will be meeting in the cooking school room on the ground floor of the Giant across from the stairway to the second floor.
This meeting is to show and share with the members of the club, photos you have taken over the last year. Because of the limited number of photos that we can show during the competitive year, this is your chance to share with members of the club, photos you have taken and to get feed back about them. Bring vacation photos, landscape, people, abstract photos, photos taken on our two field trips or photos that you are working on as a project. You can get feedback about them at the meeting. Please show us the photos that you have taken that you have not shown during our competitions.
This meeting is, in reality, an educational meeting on how photographic opportunities are rendered. This is a chance for membership to see the expanded portfolio of the HCC members. If time permits, you can question the maker on how the image was made and or modified.
The time allotment is based on the number of presenters and divided by the time available. Less presenters more time, more presenters less time. This is a great opportunity for you to show your work to the other members of the club without the constraints of competition. For those that are not showing, you have an opportunity to see more of our member's work and understand their visual philosophy.
TUESDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 20th AT 7:00
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON
PHOTOSHOP CS and ELEMENTS
Topics, Questions and Answers with Bryson Leidich
On Tuesday night October 20th at 7:00PM, long time friend of the Harrisburg Camera Club and professional photographer, Bryson Leidich, will lead a question and answer session on Adobe Photoshop CS and Elements.
Bryson will touch on re-sizing files for digital uploads and printing, chromatic aberration, preparing images for competition by club and internet competitions and of course layers and histograms. We are meeting in the cooking school class room with the four flat screen monitors. If time permits we will have an open discussion with questions coming from the members about Photoshop instead of concentrating on one subject. Bring a notebook and pencil to take notes.
Don't forget dues are due to participate in the show and share, first digital competition and digital upload starting on November 3rd.
Nov. 3 - HCC Members Show and Share
Nov. 4 - Digital uploads due for Nov. 17 competition
Nov. 17 - Digital Competition and Critique
Come to the class, share and learn. See you this Tuesday the 20th.
Photo Field Trip to the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark
This Saturday October 17th
Leaving from the Camp Hill Giant Parking lot next to Arby’s at 8:00 am
Join us for a Fall field trip to East Broad Top Railroad this Saturday, October 17, 2015. The hosts are fantastic! We will have access to the round house with five intact steam engines and the machine shop with a ton of turn of the century artifacts. You could spend a week in there and not see everything. Plus, we can walk the grounds and shoot outside as long as you want. The fall colors should be near their peak this weekend.
The railroad suspended operations in 1956 and was purchased by the Kovalchick family, which kept it operational as a tourist line until 2012. Liability issues have kept the EBTRR from operating the engines, excursions and the rail line. The Kovalchick family is now considering auctioning or scrapping the site. The East Broad Top Preservation Association is currently working to acquire and preserve the railroad. The site is currently considered private property and it is against the law to loiter and photograph there wit
This is the first time the camera club will be going as a group to the East Broad Top RR. We are very fortunate to hook-up with other groups of photographers. The roundhouse and several shops will be opened by the caretaker of the property. The fee per person to get into the shops and for the caretakers time and travel is $20 cash per person. This will allow us access from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We will be carpooling from our usual location; the Giant Grocery Store parking lot next to Arby’s and Route 15. The museum is a 90 minute drive from Camp Hill west on the turnpike exiting at Willow Hill then on to Obsonia/Rockhill PA. We will leave at 8:00 A.M. with an estimated arrival at the museum of 9:30. More details below:
1. Trip leader: Candy Delany. She will be driving a black BMW 318i
2. Although it is not mandatory, if you are planning to go it would be greatly appreciated to contact Candy, your trip leader, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her cell phone # is 717-649-4326.
3. Access Fee to the shops $20.00 CASH ONLY.
4. Leaving from the Camp Hill Giant at 8:00 returning, probably after 7:00 p.m. Those members leaving from Carlisle will leave at 8:15 from the parking lot of the Carlisle Shopping Center (850 E. High St., Rt. 641) across from the Pizza Hut.
5. What will you be photographing? The workshop starts at 10:00 and meets at the roundhouse. We will have access to the roundhouse (six steam locomotives, a 1924 gas-electric unit), the main machine shop building, and probably the blacksmith’s shop. The interior buildings will close around 2 or so. Here is some more info: http://www.spikesys.com/EBT/Shops/top.html.
6. Food: The station will not be open, but the adjoining Rockhill Trolley Museum will be (very useful, since they have public bathrooms - they also have some nifty trolleys to ride). I think they’ll also be selling lunch, or you can eat at the Pizza Star, in Orbisonia, or the Subway in the Sandy Ridge market at the north edge of town. The Trolley museum is having a special fall weekend event and will be operating their rail line that day. The Trolley Museum is a separate fee and is not affiliated with the EBTRR. The Trolley Museum website is: http://www.rockhilltrolley.org/.
7. What to bring: water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a macro lens for close-ups, possibly a flash for interiors to light dark areas or as fill flash and/or reflector to throw additional light in dark places, a medium lens and/or a wide angle lens will work well indoors and a longer lens and polarizing filter would be helpful outside, a ladder and cash for your workshop fee, lunch and toll and gas money for your driver.
Submitted by Andrew Hoff
Harrisburg Camera Club Educational Program on Composition
From Basic to Better Composition
Tuesday night October 6th at 7:00 the Harrisburg Camera Club will present an educational program on "Photographic Composition." The program, given by HCC president Andrew Hoff, will concentrate on the elements of composition, starting from basic composition towards more advanced composition techniques. The application of singular and multiple geometric designs form the basis of his compositional theory.
Andrew Hoff 's prints and digital images have been accepted in regional and state-wide exhibitions as well as in national and international competitions.
HCC Meeting on
Tuesday September 22nd at 7:00
in the cooking school room on the first floor
This is one of the most important meetings of the year; especially for new members or members that have questions. Every year I get questions on the operation of the club, its functions and benefits and I usually reply back, "Were you at the September meeting when this was discussed?" Invariably the answer is no. So this is the meeting to ask questions.
We will also be accepting dues for the 2015-2016 season at the meeting. Single membership is $30.00 and family membership is $40.00. Please make checks made payable to the Harrisburg Camera Club. No cash please.
Topics to be covered:
President - Andrew Hoff email@example.com
Vice-President - Randal Lathrop firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - William Rowe email@example.com
Membership Chair - Bob Glasscock firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Andy Hayter email@example.com
Fund Raising - Chip Cain
Exhibitions Chair - Open
Publicity Chair - Open
The weather looks great! So it's a go for Sunday September 13th at 3:00 PM