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February 2020
February 2020
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Indoor Creativity Workshop (10:00 AM EST)
This Event is SOLD OUT. Want to keep those creative juices flowing during the dark and cold winter months? You don't need to be outdoors enjoying a beautiful landscape to practice your photography skills and get some unique shots.  Join us at the Indoor Creativity Workshop to try out a variety of interesting and fun ways that you can then do inside the comfort of your own warm home. Led by Jim and Betsy Wilson and club member Mark Bergkvist of The Photography Workshop, this will be a hands-on workshop where you will have the opportunity to experiment with lighting and try out some fun scenarios. This is a members-only event. Registration $10 per person and limited  to 30 people.  A lottery of those interested will take place.  If interested in participating, email Jim Wilson at   As we expect this to fill up, we will compile a list of everyone who signs up by December 31st.  If there are more than thirty people on the list, we will draw names out of a hat and inform everyone by January 2 if you are in the workshop or not. Contact: Jim Wilson 610-937-6947
Print Critique Meeting (2:00 PM EST)
Join a small group of club members who gather in an informal setting to show a few of their printed photographs and receive constructive feedback from fellow photographers. The meeting takes place once a month at a member's house where participants enjoy some light snacks while sharing their images and discussing their vision. This is a gentle and fun atmosphere that promotes friendship and learning. Let Jim Samanen know if you would like to attend and he will let you know the location and directions. You can email Jim at
Bryn Athyn Cathedral and maybe some horse racing at Parx (11:00 AM EST)
Bryn Athyn Cathedral is the episcopal seat of The General Church of the New Jerusalem, a denomination of Swedenborgianism. The main building is of the Early Gothic style. Photographic opportunities both inside the cathedral and on the beautiful grounds. For more information click here Tripods allowed. Admission: $5 per person For those with interest in horse racing it is a short 6-mile drive to visit Parx racing where there (weather permitting) will be racing in the afternoon. No tickets required. Carpool from Panera in Exton (Panera Bread, 151 East Swedesford Rd, Exton, PA 19341) : 10.00am. Please confirm to Svenne Juul ( in advance whether you are interested in car-pooling, and if you would be willing to drive if additional vehicles are required. Also please confirm if you have interest in visiting Parx racing after visiting the cathedral
Members' Forum: Photo Essay by Ted Goldman (6:30 PM EST)
Club member Ted Goldman creates photo essays to tell important stories with pictures and words. In the past six years he has produced almost forty stories. For Members' Forum, Ted will present one of his favorites- "Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney: Leadership from the Heart”. This is not a story about a leader’s politics. It’s a story about a leader's humanity.
Monthly Meeting Guest Speaker: Harold Ross--Sculpting with Light (7:30 PM EST)
Sculpting with Light Join photographer Harold Ross for an information-packed presentation on Sculpting with Light, a technique that he has been perfecting for almost 30 years. Harold will show you how his vision and his method of light painting can transform the ordinary subject into something extraordinary. His lighting technique reveals remarkable detail, shape and dimension in his subjects. This lighting cannot normally be “seen”, as it involves a building up of light over time and over multiple captures. The photographing of one image can take minutes or even hours to record. Harold’s goal is to elevate and monumentalize his subjects, which are often taken for granted, and his transformational approach to photography can, in a way, breathe new life into these subjects. During his talk, Harold will explain what he means by Sculpting with Light, the advantages of light painting in still life and other kinds of photography, the tools needed (which are very few and quite inexpensive) and his Six Principles of Lighting. He will explain how these principles work in practice and he'll show why his process is so transformative. His work will serve as illustrations to these themes. This will be an information-packed program. Be prepared to be inspired! See Harold’s work at: See Harold’s blog, with lots of technical information at: BIO for Harold Ross: Born into a military family, Harold grew up in New Mexico and Germany. His parents were adventurous, and took the family on outings almost every weekend... hiking in the desert, horseback riding and camping in the mountains, exploring castles and old gardens in Germany and camping in Italy. These outings, of course, left many lasting impressions. After moving back with his family to the U.S., Harold began photographing. As a young teenager, he bought his first camera, a GAF Instamatic. He still has the camera today. Harold is deeply
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area to see Snow Geese (4:00 PM EST)
PLEASE NOTE:  DATE CHANGE TO SUNDAY, FEB 16TH   The annual migration of thousands of snow geese is taking place a few weeks earlier than usual this year.  Amounts vary according to temperature changes in the weather, but we expect a sizable number of birds to photograph on Feb 16th. We will watch the postings of official numbers and keep this listing updated. The Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is a 6,000-acre Wildlife Management Area located in Lancaster and Lebanon counties, Pennsylvania. It is managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The area lakes seasonally get up to 100,000 migrating snow geese You can either carpool with others, or join us directly at the Visitor Center . Carpool from Panera in Exton leaving at 3:00pm.  Please let Jim Wilson  know if you want to carpool at Meetup at the Middle Creek Visitor Center at 4:00pm.  Enjoy the interpretive displays at the Visitor Center, and enjoy the comfort of indoor bathrooms!  We will then drive a short drive from the Visitor Center to to Willow Point.  There will be about a 1/3 mile walk from the parking area to the point, which is where we will hang out and wait for birds which may arrive anytime, but usually around sunset.  There are porta-potties at the parking area, but not at the point.  Please dress for the weather.  It can be quite breezy at the point, and you will be there for a few hours.  Hand warmers are a good idea, along with a thermos of a hot beverage. Suggested camera equipment - A tripod is helpful, even for action shots, as your camera may get heavy after awhile, and the point is quite crowded with visitors and photographers.  A tripod helps to secure your spot!  A zoom lens is good to allow you to capture both the spectacular landscape of thousands of snow geese circling over the lake, while giving you the ability to zoom in for a closer shot of just a few birds in flight.  For close-up shots, the longer the lens the better. The Middle Creek Wildl
Mentor Meeting (7:00 PM EST)
The objective of the mentor/mentee  program is to help members to enjoy using their camera to their full potential and team up with a mentor that is familiar with their camera in a stress free environment.  Mentors will also try to answer any questions that mentees have expressed on annual membership form.  Mentors and Mentees will gather to address Mentee questions.  We will begin with a short presentation on a basic camera technique or photographic skill.  Then we will break out into one-to-one or small groups to address individual needs such as: Camera questions Photo techniques (e.g. portrait questions, sports, landscape, etc.) Post Processing questions Mentors and Mentees should bring their camera, camera manual, and laptop with their post-processing software (if you use a laptop for editing).  This is a members-only event.
Monthly Competition: Topic - The Sky's the Limit (6:30 PM EST)
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HAROLD ROSS LIGHT PAINTING DEMONSTRATION Mark your calendar for a unique and exciting photographic opportunity! After you have seen Harold Ross talk about his photographic art at our first meeting in February, we have invited him back for a FULL demonstration of his Light painting techniques. He will show how he sculpts light to create his incredibly detailed and dramatic images. Bring your notepad and curiosity. This will be an information packed afternoon. Be prepared to be inspired. You don't want to miss this event. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Price $40 Location: Messiah Lutheran Church  46 W. Lancaster Ave Downingtown, PA 19335  There will be brief intermission midway. Water and a small snack will be available. You may bring something more substantial to eat if you’d like, as this is a long demonstration. Registration is now open for club members and non-club members To sign up, email Ginia at (bring payment to any Club meeting) or mail your check to: Chester County Camera Club PO Box 5 Exton, PA 19341 (Be sure to mark your Check “Harold Ross Demonstration”) To see more of Harold's work go to:

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