Welcome

Founded in 1933, The Harrisburg Camera Club welcomes all photographers from the newest beginner to the most experienced.

Membership Benefits
• Fellowship and fun in learning to take better pictures.
• Constructive evaluations of every member’s prints and images by experienced photographers/artists.
• Recognition for quality and merit achievement in photography.
• Field Trips and Education
• Discount on purchases at local camera shops and picture framing shops

Go to the Become a Member page for more details

Image Competitions

We have two (2) competitions coming up.

Print Competition - Tuesday, December 6th.  Remember to also upload the images that you will be bringing to the print competition. They should be uploaded by Monday, December 5th at 11:59 PM.  Follow the same size specifications as the Digital Image uploads.

Judges are Mike Donovan and Don Giles

2nd Digital Image Competition Upload Date -  Wednesday, December 7th at 11:59 PM.
Judge is Steve Miller

Below is the information for both.  This information can also be found on the web site.

Printed Image Competition Guidelines

  • Two categories
    • Color
    • Monochromatic
      • 1 color, but many shades of that color
      • Examples:
        • Black and white
        • Sepia toned
  • Members may submit 1 printed image in each category
  • Must be matted
    • Images printed on canvas or metal are excluded
    • Image must be mounted on a backing board
  • Image cannot be framed or under glass
  • Single window (no triptychs, etc.)
  • Minimum Matted Size – 80 square inches (i.e. – 8” x 10”)
  • Maximum Matted Size – 40” x 32”

 

Printed Image Competition Scoring

  • 30 points awarded per image, per category, in each competition
    • 4 points for technical skill
    • 4 points for composition
    • 4 points for artistry
    • 8 points for image transcendence / wow factor
    • 10 points for presentation

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Digital Image Competition upload is due on WednesdayDecember 7th.

Digital Image 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 12/7//2016 @ 11:59PM.
3.  Image size limits:  2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB.
4.  The website has excellent tutorials for exporting your images as JPEGs.  Also there are plenty videos online explaining the process.

Digital Image Competition Scoring

  • 60 points awarded per image in each competition
    • 10 points for technical skill
    • 10 points for composition
    • 10 points for artistry
    • 30 points for image transcendence / wow factor

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact me.

Irene VanBuskirk
VP, Harrisburg Camera Club
vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Dec 20th Digital Competition

REMINDER

December 2016 Digital Competition

Don't forget to submit your Digital Image for the Competition!
Digital Image Competition Upload Date - Wednesday, December 7th at 11:59 PM.
Digital Image Competition Meeting is December 20th

Digital Image 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 12/7//2016 @ 11:59PM.
3.  Image size limits:  2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB.
4.  The website has excellent tutorials for exporting your images as JPEGs.  Also there are plenty videos online explaining the process.

Digital Image Competition Scoring

  • 60 points awarded per image in each competition
    • 10 points for technical skill
    • 10 points for composition
    • 10 points for artistry
    • 30 points for image transcendence / wow factor

Nov 22nd Digital Competition

Winners

The winners of the First Digital Image Competition

First Place - Jim Crowley          "Boxes"                            59 points
Second Place - Elaine Schuch "Textures and Molds"        58 points
Third Place - Sue Blosser         "A Predator's Eye"            58 points

The judges are told that they need to choose a first, second, and third place, even if the scores are the same.

Field Trip Nov 19th Revised

Photographing in Bethlehem, at Steel Stacks

and gallery hopping at the Banana Factory and

Lehigh University

 

Saturday November 19th

Leaving Camp Hill at 9:00 

 

Revised 11-16-2016

 

This is our traditional last scheduled fieldtrip for fall of 2016.  We will be traveling to the Bethlehem 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 fifth year for this trip.   The weather looks great this Saturday and several members have expressed interest in participating.

Here is the schedule:

9:00 - Depart Camp Hill for Bethlehem

11:00 - Arrive at the Banana Factory to see the “InVision 2016 Pennsylvania Photographer’s Competition” and the Santa Bannon /Fine Art Gallery.  There will be four exhibitions in one building will save us some time and walking.

12:00 - Leave for the DuBois Gallery at Lehigh University to see Robert Frank exhibition.  http://www.luag.org/event/frank/

12:30 - Lunch at the College at the eclectic Pandini's on the college grounds on the second floor of the University Center.. Unique food at reasonable prices.

1:30 - Photo walk in Bethlehem

2:30 to 7:00 - It’s off to the steel mill to photograph from the Howard Mason Trestle, an elevated promenade towering 46 feet above the ground, similar to the Highline in New York City.  This walkway is about 3/10ths of a mile long running parallel to the blast furnaces.  After dark the area is light by colored floodlights. Sunset is at 4:40 PM.

 

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, quarters for the parking meters, money for lunch and dinner and gas money for your driver.

 

Carpooling:

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 PM.  The weather looks good for evening photography.

 

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 we will keep going!

 

Trip Leader Andrew Hoff - Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ andrewhoffphotography@gmail.org  Cell # 717-592-9304

Meeting Nov 8th

Harrisburg Camera Club Meeting
November 8th at 7:00

Members SHOW and SHARE Educational Meeting

Images Taken This Summer and on Harrisburg Camera Club Photo Field Trips

This meeting is to show and share with the members of the club, photos you have taken during the summer and on our HCC field trips.  HCC members are invited to show their photos taken during the summer and from HCC field trips..

This meeting is very important to those members whom have not gone on these trips.  First of all, you can see where we have been as a group, but more importantly you will notice how each member interprets the same scene that others saw or sees something that the other members walked by and failed to notice.  This meeting is, in reality, an educational meeting on how photographic opportunities are rendered.  This is a chance for the membership to see an expanded portfolio of some of the members.  If time permits, you can question the maker on how the image was made and or modified.

  • If you want to show and share your best or most interesting images taken on these fieldtrips with the members of the camera club, please place your images on a flash drive or CD and bring it with you to the meeting.
  • Please title the file: “2016 November HCC Show and Share”.   This way Randal can find the file quickly.  We expect you to have all of your images under one file name.
  • Please; all images needed to be reduced to the following parameters: Maximum length on the longest side 1920 pixels as a baseline jpeg.  Just like the camera club competition file size.  PSD and RAW files will not be accepted.
  • Previous Show & Share’s have had an issue with downloading exceeding large files from flash drives or CD's into the computer.  Please try to keep each of your images under 3MB.
  • Members images will be loaded onto the club's computer  and we expect the maker to be present.  Each member will have about 6 minutes to present and comment on their images.  You, as the presenter, have the option of commenting about your work.   We expect you to answer questions about your work, if asked.
  • If you have the skill, a Powerpoint file would be best and if you’re fancy or have the software available you may add music within the file as part of your presentation.

The time allotment is based on the number of presenters and divided by the time available.  Less presenters more time, more presenters less time.  I will bring a timer to keep members from going over the time allotted.  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, this is a good example of what happens on our fieldtrips and you have an opportunity to see more of our members work and understand their visual philosophy.

Any questions contact Randal Lathrop at president@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Submitted by Randal Lathrop

Competitions

ATTENTION

Print Competition // Digital Image Upload Deadline

The first Digital Image Competition is just around the corner on Nov. 22nd, and the image upload deadline is Nov. 9th.

The following is a re-post of the schedule, guidelines, and scoring for Harrisburg Camera Club competitions.

Send questions concerning Digital Image and Printed Image Competitions to Irene VanBuskirk - vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Competition Schedules

Digital Image Competitions

  1. Open Competition – Nov. 22, 2016 (uploads due by Nov. 9th)
  2. Open Competition – Dec 20, 2016 (uploads due by Dec. 7th)
  3. Open competition – Jan 24, 2017 (uploads due by Jan 11th)
  4. Open Competition – March 21, 2017 (uploads due by March 8th)

Printed Image Competitions

  1. Color & Monochromatic – Dec 6, 2016
  2. Color & Monochromatic – Feb. 21, 2017

Digital Image of the Year

  • Apr. 18, 2017 (uploads due by Apr. 5th)
  • Submit 1 image from images submitted for Digital Image Competitions
  • Image can be corrected, based on critiques from judges
  • Images will be reviewed on Apr. 18, 2017
  • Winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet

Printed Image of the Year

  • Apr. 4, 2017
  • Color
  • Monochromatic

Digital Photographer of the Year

  • Cumulative total score for all 4 Digital Image Competitions
  • Winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet

Print Photographer of the Year

  • Cumulative total score for all 2 Printed Image Competitions
  • Winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet

Photographer of the Year

  • Cumulative total for all 8 image competitions
    • 4 Digital Image Competitions
    • 2 Printed Image Competitions (2 categories)
  • Winner will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet

Image Submission Guidelines

Digital Image Competition Guidelines

Printed Image Competition Guidelines

  • Two categories
    • Color
    • Monochromatic
      • 1 color, but many shades of that color
      • Examples:
        • Black and white
        • Sepia toned
  • Members may submit 1 printed image in each category
  • Must be matted
    • Images printed on canvas or metal are excluded
    • Image must be mounted on a backing board
  • Image cannot be framed or under glass
  • Single window (no triptychs, etc.)
  • Minimum Matted Size – 80 square inches (i.e. – 8” x 10”)
  • Maximum Matted Size – 40” x 32”

Image Scoring

Digital Image Competition Scoring

  • 60 points awarded per image in each competition
    • 10 points for technical skill
    • 10 points for composition
    • 10 points for artistry
    • 30 points for image transcendence / wow factor

Printed Image Competition Scoring

  • 30 points awarded per image, per category, in each competition
    • 4 points for technical skill
    • 4 points for composition
    • 4 points for artistry
    • 8 points for image transcendence / wow factor
    • 10 points for presentation

Competitions

Important Information for
Upcoming Image Competitions

There are two competition deadlines approaching:

Printed Image Competition - December 6th, 2016 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.

Digital Image Competition - November 22, 2016 at the Giant Store in Camp Hill at the regular meeting.  Uploads are due by November 9th, @ 11:59PM.  See below for image size limits.

Printed Image Competition Guidelines for 2016-2017:
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.
3.  Bring a form for each image submitted with the following information.  Click here to download the form (as JPEG).

Digital Image 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 11/9/2016 @ 11:59PM.
3.  Image size limits:  2560x1700, max. file size is 4 MB.
4.  The website has excellent tutorials for exporting your images as JPEGs.  Also there are plenty of videos online explaining the process.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact me.

Irene VanBuskirk
VP, Harrisburg Camera Club
vicepresident@harrisburgcameraclub.org

Field Trip Oct. 30th

Photography Field Trip to
Great Falls of the Potomac
and the C&O Canal in Maryland
Sunday October 30th

The big trip this fall season is to the Maryland side of the Great Falls of the Potomac/C&O Canal.  The club has been to this location before.  We will carpool from the Camp Hill Giant grocery store parking lot nearest the Arby’s.  We need to leave no later than 6:00 in the morning, since sunrise is around 7:30.  We won’t make it by sunrise, but we will have good light for the morning shoot.

The Maryland side is the best side for photographing the falls.  A look at the Google satellite map reveals a boardwalk with connecting bridges over two islands that ends at a photography platform overlooking the largest section of falls, total length about a half mile.  Access to the Virginia side of the falls is approx. 15-minute drive.  There may be good light in the afternoon to photograph the falls from the Virginia side.

There are several smaller falls to photograph that slot between the islands in the river.  There are many other trails that branch out from the destination and they are varied and most are level.   One follows the river south (that is a strenuous hike) and one north, another follows the canal, one climbs to a higher viewpoint and some are tree-lined paths in the woods bathed in fall colors.

If you get bored with the falls, The Great Falls Tavern built in 1831 sits beside the C&O canal acting as the visitor’s center.  There are several locks and buildings to photograph or you can take a rest on a mule-pulled canal boat ride that lasts one hour and departs at 11, 1:30 and 3:00 for a fee of $5.00/person.

This will be an all day trip with a return to Camp Hill after dark around 9:00.  Suggested items to bring are extra cards for your camera, extra batteries, a polarizing filter, tripod, flash unit, comfortable shoes or hiking boots.  There is a snack bar near the visitor’s center that will be open in October for lunch and refreshments and restrooms at the visitor’s center. The National Park Service fee is $20.00 per car load.  Don’t forget to contribute gas money/park service fee to your driver.

Field Trip Leader - Randal Lathrop (president@harrisburgcameraclub.org)

Meeting Oct 18th

Oct. 18th Education Meeting
Editing Your Images
with Lightroom and Photoshop

 

The October 18th meeting will be an educational meeting, showing how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to edit your photographs.

This educational meeting will focus on using the Camera Raw engine in both Lightroom and Photoshop to improve your images.  Topics will include:

  • Camera Raw dialog
  • global adjustments
    • exposure
    • setting white and black points
    • adjusting contrast
    • color adjustment
    • correcting white balance
    • noise removal
    • sharpening
  • local adjustments
    • adjustment brush
    • gradients
    • spot removal
    • noise removal
    • sharpening

Members are asked to bring unprocessed RAW images that Chip and Randal will process in Lightroom and Photoshop.  Members images will be selected at random for processing.

Chip Cain will demonstrate Lightroom and Randal Lathrop will demonstrate Photoshop.  Each will demonstrate how to accomplish editing tasks with Lightroom and Photoshop.  Editing will be limited to 5-minutes per image to maximize the number of member images processed.

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and end no later than 9:00 pm.

submitted by Randal Lathrop, Oct. 16th, 2016

Field Trip Oct 23rd

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HCC Field Trip to

TUCQUAN GLEN NATURE PRESERVE
North of Holtwood in Lancaster County

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23rd
Leaving Camp Hill at 1:00 PM

 

The Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve in Lancaster County is a forested ravine encompassing the area along Tucquan Creek.  This preserve feature the Tucquan Creek, cascades, woods and rhododendron forest.  The upper two-thirds of the glen are beautiful and peaceful and the lower third is wild and rugged with cascades of water rushing down to the Susquehanna River. The north and south side trails are canopied with hemlock trees, deciduous trees, and rhododendron that follow Tucquan Creek from River Road to the Susquehanna River.  This pristine environment is similar to the Tumbling Run in Pine Grove S.P.; but unlike Tumbling Run, the stream is much larger and wider with a gentle elevation change until you get closer to the Susquehanna River where the creek is filled with large boulders and a steep elevation drop.  Sunset is about 6:20, but it will be getting darker earlier in the woods.  We should be returning to Camp Hill no later than 8:00 PM.

This trip is schedule for fall color. We will carpool from the Giant Grocery Store parking lot next to Arby’s and Rt.15 on Sunday October 23rd, leaving at 1:00.  We will head down I-83 past York and then take Rt. 74 down to Rt. 372 going east over the Susquehanna River.  After crossing the river we head north up River Rd. for a short period.  The drive is about 60 mi., but will take about 1hr. and 20 min.  Sunset is listed at 6:15 and since we will be in the woods, expect it to be dark earlier than 6:15.  We should have about a solid 3+ hrs to photograph in the preserve.

To photograph here I would strongly suggest wearing substantial shoes and dressing for the weather and temperatures.  You may want a second pair of shunnamed-1oes for the ride home if you plan to stand in the creek or accidently get your feet wet.  What else should you bring: water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, a tripod, possibly a flash for fill flash and/or reflector to throw additional light in dark places, a longer lens and/or a wide angle, a polarizer for cutting glare and reflections and gas money for your driver.

See you on Sunday at 1:00.

Trip Leader - Andrew Hoff  -  andrewhoffphotography@gmail.com

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