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March Photo Newsletter

The Trusty Tripod

March Workshop


Two-Session Workshop

 The Travels with My Tripod

Wednesday  3/21  7:00 - 8:30

Saturday  3/31  3:00 - 4:30

    This intensive, hands-on and very practical workshop will add a powerful new tool to your photographic repertoire.  The first session we will explore the many benefits of using tripods for all kinds of picture-taking, plus an in-depth discussion of the equipment possibilities, from heads to legs.  The second session will be in our own Pennock Woods, where you will discover how the tripod allows you to capture running water, wet rocks, and drifting clouds.


March Photo Field Trips

Haverford College Arboretum

          Sunday 10:00 - 12:00  3/18

Here's a pretty spot to get nature as she is emerging from her winter slumbers.  This arboretum offers a pond reflecting budding trees, spring flowers, a photogenic cabin, and lovely vistas.  It is a quiet place to work on those tripod skills too. But if you don't have a tripod, don't worry, it's not required - I will be bringing one for you to try out.



City Hall at Night

Saturday  7:00 - 8:30  3/24

Make a night of it!  A spectacular opportunity to put that tripod to use - capturing car lights, city lights, people in motion, all setting off our city hall in its nighttime splendor. You can't miss! If you don't have a tripod, don't worry, it's not required -

 I will be bringing one for you to try out.



Our student-of-the-month, Patrice Zinck, currently has work at the MAC Gallery in Media, PA.Check  it out!  609 W State St, Media, PA 19063


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.                  

Saturdays  10:00 - 11:30  3/10,  3/17,  3/24,  3/31

Thursdays  7:00 - 8:30  3/8,  3/15,  3/22,   3/29

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  2:00 - 3:30   3/3,  3/10,  3/17,  3/24


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   3/16,  3/23,  4/6,  4/13  (note: no class 3/30)

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.



Advanced Photography is designed to help advanced students define themselves as photographers

and to move towards independence with their picture-taking.  By the completion of

this class, students are ready to take on more professional photography projects


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Sunday 3:00 - 4:30  March 18

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 confirm your spot early!

Photographer of the Month:

Patrice Zinck

  Here's what Patrice has to say:“As a child, I remember being in an environment where creativity was encouraged.  My Dad always seemed to have a camera, but my Mom was my biggest influence and inspiration.  She always encouraged us to participate in something creative, so creativity was instilled in me from a young age.
As an adult, I was always the one documenting special moments with my camera.  Later in life, photography became my passion and satisfied my need to create.  I now feel Photography is an extension of my inner self, drawing in the connection or the story felt with the subject I am photographing, becoming more than just about the subject.  My intention is to capture the essence of subjects using the creative medium of photography.
As an artist, my work is constantly evolving and I consider myself a life long learner.  In 2017 my work was accepted and is on display at the MAC Gallery in Media, PA

   Patrice's images bring a sense of deep peace.  In her quiet celebration of the object Patrice chooses subject matter that is both timeless and immediate.  She invites us to pause and take in the simple beauty that we too often miss in our busy lives.  Thank you Patrice, for reminding us of the joy in what is all around.

Click on thumbnails to see full images.

Photo Tips of the Month: Tripods


Using tripods often get you to rethink composition in unexpected new ways!

Shutter speeds impossible for hand-held photos are suddenly available.

The stability offered by tripods will get you to try subjects and situations you never considered possible before.


Ball heads are great for  macro and portrait photography and platform heads are good for landscape and architecture.


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