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Sunday, March 4, 2018


Pictured are winners of the February Competition. 



Rhoads Building ~ Chester County Hospital

Meeting ~ Bob Kelly called the competition night meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Chester County Camera Club.   Tonight’s competition theme is “Motion”.  Bob asked everyone to please silence their cell phones.

New members and guests ~ There was 1 new guest at tonight’s meeting.

Parking ~ Bob asked the members if anyone had parked their car in front of the Rhoads Building.  If so, they need to move it immediately or it will be towed.

Committee Chair Reports

Workshops ~

Peter Gunman announced 2 upcoming workshops:


Saturday, April 7 ~ Harrisburg Camera Club’s 8th Annual Light & Creativity Workshop  - The Keynote Presentation will be Visual Depth by Ken Sklute, Canon Explorer of Light.  For more information, please click here:  http://www.lightandcreativity.org


Sunday, March 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm ~ Framing Workshop - Jim Samenan announced the upcoming framing workshop.  Participants will learn how to frame an image in this 2 hour workshop.  All interested members need to let Jim know if you will be coming by February 28.  Cost is $25 and each participant needs to bring a matted image with them.  They will go home with that image properly framed and ready to display!  For more information, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=affd42ae-7625-46a7-a1c7-130952ecbdd2


Outings ~

Saturday, March 10 ~ Nightshoot on South Broad Street, Philadelphia - Howard Sundwall announced that the next club outing will be a nightshoot in Philadelphia and will take place from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. on Saturday, March 10.  Center City Philadelphia is a vibrant exciting place to be and to make images, and this is especially true on a Saturday night. Join the club as we travel down to City Hall and South Broad Street after dark.  Travel into Philadelphia by SEPTA is recommended.  To learn more about this outing, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=9fa7d5f4-15a5-4fce-a27b-674786a01931


March Forum ~ Anita announced that there will not be a Member’s Forum at the next meeting on Tuesday, March 14 due to the meeting being moved to West Chester University.

Outreach Committee ~ Helen Wagner said that there is no new news.

Next Meeting ~ Tuesday, March 13, at 7:00 pm. at West Chester University, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, JP Adler Theater, 2 East Rosedale Ave, West Chester, PA 19383.  Our guest presenter this month is Jon Cox, National Geographic Explorer and no stranger to CCCC.  After our meeting and a presentation by Jon, we will have an exclusive, for CCCC only,  preview of his Ese'Eja Exhibit. You can learn more about the exhibit here.  Parking is available anywhere behind the building in the M Lot or in the M Lot Parking Garage.   Please note, there will not be a Forum’s Meeting this evening.


Carol DeGuiseppi introduced tonight’s judge, Pam Maclean Parker.  For over a quarter of a century since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rosemont College, Pam Mclean-Parker has exhibited her photography and photo-based artwork in galleries and art centers in the Philadelphia area and beyond.  Exhibiting in solo and group shows as well as in juried and invitational exhibitions, Pam has received numerous awards and recognition for her work.  Mixed in with her showing, she has worked offering free-lance photography services.


Pam is the current director for MCGOPA, the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, a non-profit artists’ co-operative group now in its 17th year, and serves on the board of directors for Philadelphia/Tri-States Artists Equity Association.  In Spring 2015 she served on an art advisory panel for the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Arts Alliance, and this fall she will be the newly appointed art-editor for Philadelphia Stories Magazine.  This quarterly publication features both creative writing and artwork from Philadelphia area authors, poets, and artists.


Asked what she looks for in a winning image, Pam states, “When serving as a photography juror I assess each work, measuring its success in formal and technical terms as well as connecting to the aesthetic sensibility and personal vision conveyed within a piece.”

If pressed to reveal what she sees as the most important things in an image, she responds, “In my eyes the most important things in an image are spark, intention, and execution.”  I ask, she continues,  “Does this image hold within it the power to keep a viewer’s attention?  How well has the execution of this image served the vision and intention of the photographer?  How does its presentation as a digital image or as a print further enhance and strengthen the image?”


You can view some of Pam’s work by going to www.pmpfinephotography.com



Minutes submitted by Stephanie Vacek, Secretary

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