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October Photo Newsletter

Compact Cameras


October Two-Part Photo Workshop

Small is Good: The Joy of Compact Photography

Wednesdays  October 18 and 25   7:00 -  8:30

Point-and-Shoot and cell phone cameras are getting more sophisticated and capable everyday. And, they offer some advantages that the trusty DSLR just can't provide:  They can go with you everywhere and be ever-ready for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.  They are light and nimble. They are quick and simple.  And they are inconspicuous for great candids! 

First session: discuss technique and look at some truly spectacular work done with small cameras.

Second session:  Share your work from the intervening week.




October Photo Field Trip

We offer a field trip this month to concentrate on getting the most out of your of compact and cell phone photography as we get out and capture shots of people enjoying the fall.

Linvilla Orchards

Sunday,  October 22  3:30 - 5:30

A kid friendly location that also has plenty of subject matter for the adults.  Get great pictures of the farm animals, as well as deer and beautiful pheasants, the temptingly colorful food stands, and people enjoying the country environment.


October  Photo Salon 












Sunday 3:00 - 4:30  October 29

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!

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Owen Biddle Photo School


Some of our finest photographers have gotten together  to document the events of 2017, capturing major themes and expressing personal responses. Photographers include Jose Garcia, Mark Furgeson, Brette Huser, Alan Simpson and Owen Biddle.  And our featured photographer will be Kitty Kono who will share with us "A Wildlife Photographer's Love Story" .  Those who know Kitty or have seen her incredible images from Valley Forge to Africa to Just North of Antarctica realize we are in for a real treat. Kitty is traveling to the Pantanal in Central Brazil to photograph the jaguars in September - just before our October presentation. She says she may be able to include a few of those images as well. You don't want to miss this - put it on your calendar.

Sunday, Oct 8  2:00 - 4:00

Vinyl Revival Theater

35 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050

Tickets $10 - proceeds will be donated to EQAT

Space is limited.  RSVP required at (610) 626-7854 or











  photo by Brette Husar         photo by Kitty Kono



Fall 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.                  

Fridays  7:00 - 8:30  11/10,  11/17,  12/1,  12/8,  12/15

(note no class 11/24)

Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 11/11, 11/18,  12/2,  12/9,  12/16

(note no class 11/25)


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 10:00 - 11:30 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Saturdays 2:00 - 3:30  11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

(note no class 11/25)


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!

Saturdays 12:30 - 2:00  11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

(note no class 11/25)

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


Photographer of the Month:  Charles Eustace


Here's what Charles has to say "A few of these photos were taken with a 3.2 megapixel camera and the rest with an iPhone. When film went out of photography, so did I, for years.   I started up again when I got a small digital camera.  I took photos for fun and when I liked them, I would print them small and frame them.


If someone takes a liking to a photo, despite being unfamiliar with the subject or location, I think that something worthwhile has been achieved. There is no reason that a phone camera cannot do this. I still think of them as sketches sometimes, with the idea that I will bring a more versatile camera back to an area to shoot again, but often, especially with people, this cannot happen. "

Charles brings a quirky sensibility to his work. His ability to see both the humor and, at times, the alienation that surround us is remarkable.  His trusty point-and-shoot and phone are perfect for capturing the spontaneity of the moment - sometimes odd, but always intriguing and worth savoring. 

Click on thumbnails to see full images.

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