Programs & Competitions

Calendar of Events
2016 – 2017

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September 6, 2016 Annual Awards
Program:                    Travel Photography
Speaker and Judge:    Ron Wyatt
Digital:                        Open
Prints:                         Action, Small Size
About our Speaker
Ron Wyatt gives a “don’t miss” program. His competition comments, alone, make him worth hearing.
Ron covered two Summer Olympic Games, the NBA, the NFL and MLB. His photos appeared in USA Today, Black Enterprise Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, TV Guide, ESPN, and others. He has done assignments for Eastman Kodak, Six Flags, Continental Airlines, CVS, PepsiCo, Verizon, and many others. Ron was also a cameraman for MSNBC, Comcast Sports, News12 and Court TV. His work has been widely seen, and you will immediately recognize his images.
For many years, Ron has conducted photography tours for other companies. Now he is starting his own travel company, Photo Adventures With Ron.

October 4, 2016
Program:                     Digital Processing Workshop (Part 2)
Leader                        Jim Foy
No competition tonight.
Membership is not required, and it is free, so bring a friend!
About the Program
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC to catalog and digitally process photos and print them.
We will use raw camera images, a laptop and a projector to demonstrate how to upload photos into Lightroom using the catalog features.
Next, we will show how to manage photo catalogs and digitally process them to make the images pop.
Finally, we will cover installing ICC printer profiles and printing digitally processed images.
You are encouraged to bring your laptop, so that you can complete the same photo file management, processing and printing steps as the class proceeds on a series of raw files that will be provided on USB drives.

November 1, 2016
Program:                    Cognitive Composition
Speaker and Judge:    Henry Rowan
Digital:                        Open
Prints:                         Open, Medium Size
About our Speaker
Henry Rowan is a national award-winning photographer who lives in Bucks County, PA. He is the Executive Director of the new Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown, Pa.
Professionally, his focus is on energy and environmental photography but, as an artist, his subject matter is eclectic. In addition to his commercial work, Henry gained a following for both his sports imagery and portrayal of “that special place where butterflies and bugs roam mostly unseen amongst colorful flowers”. Henry’s imagery has helped popularize The Treasures of Pennsylvania website and his work may be also seen at his own web site.

December 6, 2016
Program:                    Penguins
Speaker and Judge:   Joanna Patterson
Digital:                       Flowers
Prints:                        Historic Buildings, Medium Size
About our Speaker
Joanna Patterson has won many awards in juried photography shows. She has a passion for travel and photography, and has practiced her craft on all seven continents. Her work hangs in both private and corporate collections, appears on several websites and in the book “Bears, the Last Frontier” by PBS’s “Nature” narrator, Chris Morgan. In her travels to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica she photographed seven species of penguins. This evening she will share those images and stories with us.and stories with us.

January 3, 2017
Program:                    Conquering the Fear of Flashing.
Speaker and Judge:    Bob Laramie, CPP
Digital:                        Action (note new allowable dimensions)
Prints:                        Portrait, Small Size
About our Speaker
Bob Laramie has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years. He was named a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by the Professional Photographers of America.
Bob’s work experience includes newspapers, wire services, studio and location portraiture.
In 2009, he retired as the Deputy Photo Director of the Philadelphia Daily News.
He now devotes his time to his business, producing high quality family and corporate portraits.
Bob is also a member of our camera club’s Board of Directors, and is responsible for print competitions.

February 7, 2017
Program:                   iPhoneography
Speaker and Judge:   Rich Lewis
Digital:                       Landscape
Prints:                       Open, Medium Size
About our Speaker
Rich Lewis has a passion for the landscape. He is a professional photographer, an artist, and an avid hiker. He believes that great landscape art expresses the artist’s impression of a place in a way that is more important than what the scene actually looks like. Rich has traveled widely, but says, “No place is more special to me than New Jersey.” He is well known in local photography circles.

March 7, 2017
Program:                    Hands-on Workshop on Smoke Photography
Leader                       Jim Foy
No competition tonight.

April 4, 2017
Program:                     Adobe Photoshop
Speaker and Judge:     Scott Lopert
Digital:                         Open
Prints:                         Open, Large Size
About our Speaker
Scott Lopert purchased his first 35mm camera in 1980. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CS2. He is a consultant and trainer in photography and Photoshop and does photography for special events. Scott also runs the monthly meeting of the Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography User’s Group in Medford, NJ. Scott emphasizes that it’s not the equipment that makes the picture, it’s the photographer.

May 2, 2017
Program:                    Developing a Personal Style
Speaker and Judge:    Hinde Schuman
Digital:                        Abstract
Prints:                        Monochrome, Small Size
About our Speaker
Hinde Schuman is an international award winning photographer based in Philadelphia. Five of her images from “A True Story” were selected as first place winners in the open category of the International PRIDE PHOTO Competition, which took place in Amsterdam in 2011.
Hinde was a staff photographer at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and covered features, sports, and breaking news. Now she teaches photojournalism, night & lowlight, travel and street photgraphy at the University of the Arts, Continuing Education Division. She instructs individuals, and conducts workshops in digital photography from her Philadelphia studio and does assignments for news media and local institutions.
Hinde’s true passion is photography, which she believes has the power to enrich and enlighten people’s lives.

Membership is required to enter competitions.
Click here for our Membership Form

Digital entries must be submitted by midnight the Saturday prior to the meeting.

Print entries must be registered before 7:30pm the night of the competition. Digital copies of all print entries must be sent to:
digital@msmcameraclub.org
by midnight the Saturday prior to the meeting.

All images are the property of the artists and are used on this site with their permission. Images on this site may not be downloaded, copied, or used in any way by any person or organization without the written permission of the artist.