Meeting Notes - February 13, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019




Choir Room ~ Westminster Presbyterian Church

Meeting ~ Howard Sundwall called the meeting to order.

Visitors ~ There were 3 new visitors/members at tonight’s meeting.

Workshops ~ Stephen Williams announced that there will be a Photo Journalism workshop coming up on Saturday’s, April 6 & April 27.  This will be a 2 session workshop with a maximum of 8 participants. If more people are interested in participating in the workshop, then a lottery will be done.  Registration will be open to members through next Wednesday, February 20. Registration forms can be found online.

Jim Wilson announced that there will be a workshop at the Brandywine Ballet Company in West Chester on Sunday, April 7.  Once all details have been finalized, Jim will send out an email to club members.

Outings ~ Dean Grantham ~

Saturday, February 23 - Strasburg Mud Sale ~ For anyone who hasn’t already attended an Amish Mud sale, this is a slice of Americana not to be missed.  Strasburg is a 40-minute drive from West Chester. Carpoolers will leave the Panera parking lot in Exton at 8:30 am; please get there at 10 -15 minutes earlier. If you are going on this outing, notify Dean Grantham via email, and indicate whether you are going direct or carpooling.  There is no entry fee. For more information about this outing, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=caf4aec8-d39f-46e8-80b0-2a61d9592421

Friday, April 12 - Possible outing to “Behind the Scenes at 30th Street Station” ~ Dean Grantham is trying to put together a special outing for the club.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 20 - Ryess Farm for Aged Equines - 10 am - 2 pm ~  PLEASE NOTE:  THE DATE FOR THIS OUTING HAS CHANGED.  In the latter half of the 19th century, Anne Waln-Ryerss and her husband John Ryerss created a refuge for abused horses.  The farm itself is beautiful, including iconic farm buildings and two areas of stables. We can photograph them alongside these pastures, as well in the stables (no flash photography in the stables); use of tripods in the stables is under consideration. Except for the horse pastures (and private homes) you are welcome to wander the farm, including the stables.  Carpoolers will leave the Panera parking lot in Exton at 9:30 am. If you drive directly the Ryerss Farm, the address is 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA. We will meet at the office (about 100 yards into the property, on the right—there’s a paved parking lot). Other parking options on the property will be provided/described to those who sign up.  (Please let Dean Grantham know if you plan to go, and indicate whether or not you’ll be carpooling.)

Members Forum ~ Anita Bower introduced Ginia Apostolacus who presented Elements of Portraiture & Natural Lighting.

Tonight’s speaker ~ Carol DeGiuseppi introduced Henry Rowan, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. Henry's presentation "Is it a 5 or is it a 9?" addressed the questions of why judges judge the way they do.  Henry is a frequent lecturer and judge throughout the region and teaches a variety of workshops at the PCP. Henry’s work is frequently on display at galleries and shows and he has gained a following for his distinctive style of portraiture as well as his unique portrayal of landscapes, nature, and sports.  You may see his work at contact him at

Henry also challenged our club to participate in the PCP (Pennsylvania Center for Photography) Odyssey Exhibition. It is a dual print and digital competition. There is also the "Camera Club Challenge", which is a competition within a competition. Which ever club earns the most total points, will be awarded its own exhibition in the form of up to 50 images scrolling on a high-def large screen during the show. The PCP is located in Doylestown PA, and the exhibition is scheduled for March 22 through April 7.  Click here to go to the PCP website to learn more and to enter.


Minutes submitted by Stephanie Vacek, Secretary

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