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September 2020
September 2020
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Print Critique Group (2:00 PM EDT)
Intended for print photographers,  you are invited to join a small group of club members who gather in an informal setting via Zoom to show a few of their photographs and receive constructive feedback from fellow photographers. The meeting takes place once a month in a virtual setting in small groups so photographers can share their images and discuss their vision. This is a gentle and fun atmosphere that promotes friendship and learning for members only. Let Jim Samanen know if you would like to attend and he will coordinate groups and sign-in instructions. You can email Jim at
Sarah Marino - Beyond the Great Landscape: Expanding Your Vision to Include Nature’s Smaller Scenes (7:00 PM EDT)
Nature photography is about so much more than epic grand landscapes. In this session, Sarah will teach you how to see beyond the grand scenes to expand your photographic opportunities, improve your observational skills, work with any kind of light, and bring diversity to your photo portfolio. Sarah will share a lot of examples of intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, and portraits of plants and trees to inspire you to seek out small scenes next time you are outside with your camera.   Sarah Marino is a full-time nature photographer, photography educator, and writer who splits her time between a home base in rural southwestern Colorado and nomadic traveling in an Airstream trailer. Sarah’s portfolio features a diverse range of subjects including grand landscapes, intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of nature, and creative portraits of plants and trees.  Sarah’s teaching, through speaking and in-person workshops, ebooks, and video tutorials, focuses on personal expression, seeing opportunities in any landscape, photographing nature’s small scenes, and a slow style of photography focused on exploration and connecting with nature.  For additional information, please go to www.
Club Outing - Philadelphia Navy Yard (9:30 AM EDT)
“The coolest shipyard in America” - according to Politico and many industry observers. The Navy Yard is a combination of repurposed military and industrial assets along with beautiful parks, outdoor recreation and some surprising artwork pop-up installations. Join the fun for the first socially-distant safe outing of the year. Drive through the gates on S. Broad St. Turn left on Intrepid Ave and right on 13th St. Park in the lot at 13th and Normandy Place. We will meet there at 9:30am. Jim Wilson will have a brief overview of what to shoot, then you will be on your own to wander and enjoy the sights - from waterfront greenways to some funky windows in the Urban Outfitters buildings and some amazing new architecture too!  *Jim and Betsy visited to scout the location and were approached by a security guard who politely asked us to not photograph the ships. We don’t know if that is a new policy, but there are plenty of other great photo opportunities there to explore. Please, let Jim know if you plan to attend.
Mentor meeting - How to get ready for Competition (virtual) (7:00 PM EDT)
Everything you need to know about getting ready for a Competition!  CCCC president Ginia Apostolacus will provide advice and guide members through the process of uploading images into the monthly competition.  There will also be time for general questions and discussion on other topics.  The objective of the mentor/mentee  program is to help members to enjoy using their camera and post-processing programs in a stress free environment.    A team of experienced friendly photographers will be available to answer any questions mentees may have. This is a members-only event. If interested in participating, mentees (those who want to learn) should email Mike Keba at  Mentors (those interested in teaching) should email Buzz Mossholder at
Club Outing - FDR Skatepark - Philadelphia (3:00 PM EDT)
FDR Skatepark is part of the public 'FDR Park' located along Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia,.  The park has long been popular with notable local skaters such as Willy Akers, Chuck Treece, Bam Margera and various other local pro skaters.  In addition to being a popular spot for skateboarders there is also a lot of beautiful and gritty graffiti and there are often artists working on improving the large canvas. There is a lot of trash spread all over the site. Therefore take care avoiding injury from stepping on rusty nails or tripping and falling in the crumbling concrete. See wiki link here about the skatepark, and find information about the full FDR park here The park is accessible by car or from the Pattison Avenue stop of the Broad Street subway line. For gps navigate to 1500 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145.Once you enter FDR Park follow the park road as it meanders counter clock-wise  to run parallel with (but at a lower level than) I95.  Location is: FDR Skatepark, Broad and, Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145 There is a porta-potty close by. There will be no carpool for this event.
Competition. Theme - The World at Peace (6:30 PM EDT)
This month’s competition theme is ‘The World at Peace.' More info about the  theme can be found here. The morning of the competition all members will receive the link invitation to  the Zoom meeting.
Outing: Grounds For Sculpture, NJ
After having been closed during spring and early summer of 2020 due to covid-19 'Grounds For Sculpture' has now reopened the outdoor exhibits with some restrictions. Considering that nobody knows what the fall of 2020 will bring please join this photographic outing for this exquisite and intriguing collection of sculptures in Hamilton, NJ One of the important restrictions that have been put in place is that visitors have to buy timed tickets. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the date of the visit. Please secure your timed ticket by visiting around September 20. Adults: $18 Seniors: $15

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