News Article List


Sunday, April 30, 2017


Pictured are ribbon winners from the April Competition.



Mira Room ~ Chester County Hospital



Meeting ~ Bob Kelly called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Chester County Camera Club.   Bob asked everyone to please silence their cell phones.



Cool magnets available ~ Bob Kelly announced that the club has beautiful Chester County Camera Club magnets available for sale.  They will be the perfect addition to everyone’s car at the bargain price of $5 each.



New members and guests ~ There was 1 guest/new member at tonight’s meeting.  Bob Kelly described how the club operates every month  (speaker vs. competition nights).



Competition winners ~ Bob Kelly asked all winners to stay after the meeting ends to have a group photo taken by Betsy Wilson.



After the meeting ~ Bob Kelly asked everyone to please leave the room as they found it.  Dispose of all trash and push chairs back under the tables.



Important news from Committee Chairs ~


          * Richard Donham- The next speaker will be Danielle Austin on May 9, 2017.  Danielle will present the “Art of Seeing”.


          * Nancy Cordaro - Nancy announced that the last Members Forum of the year will be on May 9.  The theme is “Show us your best shot”.  A maximum of 15 images will be accepted; interested members should submit their images ASAP.  Bob Lott will set up the gallery for members to post a single image.  A maximum of 3 minutes per person will be allowed for the member to present their image and tell the club how they achieved the shot.


          * Howard Sundwall - There will be an outing to Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia this weekend, Sunday, April 30.  Car poolers should plan on meeting at Panara Bread in Exton at 6:00 pm.  Those traveling on their own should arrive at the cemetery before 7:00 pm so everyone can enter as a group.  For more information, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=220c0093-1075-4d49-874b-3e33189f95d9


          The Yuengling Brewery tour on Friday, May 5, is sold out.  If anyone is interested in going, please contact Howard so that your name can be added to a waiting list.


          The spring bus trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor, Annapolis & the US Naval Academy on Sunday, June 4, is sold out.  If anyone is interested in going, please contact Howard so that your name can be added to a waiting list.


          * Peter Guman -  There are still some places available for members to take part in the Lighting Workshop with Joe Edelman on Sunday, June 11.  CCCC members may sign up exclusively until Friday, April 28; after that, the workshop will be advertised to outside camera clubs.  A maximum of 15 people may participate in the workshop.  For more information, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=a92a5178-6e73-4df2-a1aa-7846158008dc


          *  Betsy Wilson - The Nominating Committee has a wonderful slate of people who are willing to serve the CCCC in the 2017-2018 calendar year.  If there are any other members who are interested in serving in an official position within the club, please contact Betsy ASAP.  A formal vote will take place in May.

The candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee are:

President - Bob Kelly

Vice-President - Carol DeGuiseppi

Secretary - Stephanie Vacek

Treasurer - Helen Wagner

Members-at-Large: Jennifer Gidaro and Peter Guman


Competition ~ Richard Greenwood introduced tonight’s judge, Pam McClean Parker.  The assignment was Farms.  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

This website is hosted by Visual Pursuits, a service provided by Software Pursuits, Inc.