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                                              April Photo Newsletter

Dreaming About Travel

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April Workshop


Two-Session Photo Workshop

Travel Photography:

People, Places, Things

Tuesdays  7:00 - 8:30  4/23   4/30

Traveling to exciting new places (or favorite old places) offers opportunities for photographers, both new and experienced, to develop their technical and compositional skills while taking beautiful shots and preserving wonderful memories.  Travel photography combines the best of every kind of photography:  landscape, as you capture the unique scenery -  photojournalism, as you record different ways of life - portraiture, as you photograph new as well as old friends - still life, as you make compositions of the special objects, artifacts (even foods!) of a different country.  A traveler wants to bring home shots that are worthy of the trip, and with today's digital cameras this is more possible than ever.  In this workshop you will learn many tips for insuring you get the pictures you want.



photo by Denise Gallagher



April Photo Field Trips

Art Museum Inside/Outside  Sunday  4/14  2:00 - 4:00

Limited number of free-admissions to the museum - first come first serve

Bring your camera to our world class museum and explore the possibilities of photographing the vast array of artwork.  Especially intriguing for photographers are the collection of armor, the monumental statuary from India and the serene images of Cambodian Buddhas. The building from inside and out also makes for great photographs.  




Chinatown  Tuesday  4/23  10:30 - 12:30

The color, the bustle, the energy of Philadelphia's Chinatown offer endless opportunities for  pictures that reflect a special culture and a special mood.     


Owen Biddle Photo School's 

Advanced Photographers Present...

A group show at The Regency Cafe 

29 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050

Show is now up and should run until mid April.  

Come see!!


Photo Assignments from Art History Offered this Month!

 See below for dates and times.


Looking for a great professional photographer?  We are pleased to recommend Alan Simpson for head shots, portraits, events etc.  He also does printing!

Upcoming DSLR Fundamentals Classes


Please note:  Private individual classes are always another option. Call (610)-626-7854 for details and scheduling.

All classes held in Lansdowne

(click on links for more information)

Fundamentals 1:  Camera Operations   is for students who are just starting out, or want a
good review of the basic camera functions.                  

Wednesdays  7:00 - 8:30   4/3,  4/10,  4/17,   4/24


Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30  4/6,  4/13,  4/20,  4/27

Fundamentals 2:  Applications  is for students who have some comfort with the camera and want to start applying their skills to expand their photographic range.

Saturdays  1:00 - 2:30    4/6,  4/13,  4/20,  4/27

Fundamentals 3:  Composition  takes photography beyond the subject, and encourages you see the artistic and compositional opportunities in everyday life. Here is a chance for your right brain to come out and play!

Fridays  7:00 - 8:30  4/5,  4/12,  4/19,  4/26

Fundamentals 4:  Lighting Across the Genres is for students who are  ready for the next critical step: lighting.  Explore sophisticated means of controlling both natural and artificial light for portraits, landscape and still life to get just the mood and effects you want.

Thursdays  7:00 - 8:30  4/4,  4/11,  4/18,  4/25

Advanced Photography


Photo Assignments from Art History

An unusual class for advanced photographers looking for a real creative stretch!

Mondays  7:00 - 8:30  4/15,  4/22,  4/29,  5/6


Upcoming Photo Salons








Sunday 3:00 - 4:30 April 28

Sunday 3:00 4:30  May 19

These are very friendly, relaxed get-togethers at my apartment in Lansdowne. Photographers of all levels are welcome to share pictures, get photography tips, and discuss camera equipment. You can also get ideas for entering photography contests, submitting to photography magazines and having photo shows. Feedback from the group provides encouragement and inspiration to go out and take more pictures. These informal photography critiques offer an excellent opportunity to start identifying themes in your work and to get ideas for new directions. Group size is limited, so if you can come an RSVP is required by email or call (610) 626-7854. Cost is $10.  These Salons often fill-up,

so it's best to get your spot early!

Photographer of the Month:  Nancy Pasquier









Here is what Nancy has to say about herself:

"After moving to the city in 2017, I started thinking about new hobbies. My rooftop deck did not

engage my creativity to the same extent as my suburban backyard, and photography seemed

like a possibility. My experience to that point included taking photos during vacations and to

accompany garden lectures. Sometimes my pictures were good – but other times they weren’t,

and I was curious about the mechanics and the art of photography. As a beginner, I’m enjoying

learning lots of new things – depth of field, composition, lighting – and exploring the themes

that interest me. I am still enthusiastic about travel and garden photography but have enjoyed

experimenting with street photography, lines, and the contradictions between subjects. (I still

enjoying gardening but photography is definitely easier on my back!)"

If you didn't have the travel bug before, you will when you look at Nancy's exciting images from Thailand.  She has successfully applied the many photography skills she is learning to capture people, places, architecture, and bright details that allow us to see what she sees in this fascinating environment.  Her knowledge of her camera and the principles of photography elevate her pictures from travel shots to really stunning images.  Now, let's all grab our cameras and go somewhere!

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