Call for Speakers and Judges!

The Silver Spring Camera Club is accepting proposals to present a program or judge an image competition one evening during our 2017-2018 season.  The SSCC season starts September 2017 and ends May 2018.

Founded in 1950, the Silver Spring Camera Club offers a diverse group of photographers stimulating photography themed programs on a monthly basis that are presented by photographers, artists and other creative types. In addition to programs, SSCC hosts a monthly image competition open to all members.  Competitions are judged by qualified photographers able to critique an image in a positive constructive fashion.

If you would like to present a program or judge for SSCC please email a brief biography, web site links and preference for program or judge to   Programs are held on the 1st Thursday and competitions are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, September through May.  SSCC is happy to offer a modest stipend to those selected.

Email now to lock in your time slot!  Or, for questions email, we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Harrisburg Camera Club 7th Annual Light & Creativity Workshop

Harrisburg Camera Club

7th Annual Light & Creativity Workshop


Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm

The Conference Center at Central Penn College

Valley Road and B Street, Enola PA 17025

          Speakers this year include Olympus Trailblazer, Frank T. Smith, who will present “More than Saying Cheese – The Art of Photographing People” as well as the keynote address,  “For the Love of It –the Gap between Vocation and Avocation”  – a unique perspective on how he has managed to reignite his passion for photography over the past 20+ years.

          Albert Horner will discuss how to build a monologue with your artwork – deciding what the message is and choosing artwork that speaks to your audience with a common theme, including stories about his 10 years photographing the Pinelands Nature Preserve.

          Awake the Light photographer, Mollie Isaacs, will focus on Abstract Photography using  shape, line, color and texture to create unique and compelling images.


          The advanced registration fee for the one-day workshop including a breakfast bar and hot lunch buffet is: $80 and $50 for students. Registration at the door is $5 higher. Payment may be made from the website or by sending a check to:

                    Harrisburg Camera Club

                    c/o Randal Lathrop – President

                   80 Meade Drive

                   Carlisle, PA  17013


Coastal Camera Club Announces Photo Beach Bash 2017

The Coastal Camera Club [CCC] is proud to announce an impressive list of nationally renowned photographers to speak at its Photo Beach Bash 2017 on April 2, 2017 at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center, 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This year’s theme, “Photography: The Art That Inspires You” will be evident in the presentations by these outstanding professionals:

Ken Sklute, Canon Explorer of Light and keynote speaker—”Visual Depth”
Nikhil Bahl—”From Inspiration To Interpretation”
Karen Messick—”The Art Of Seeing Or NOT”
Denise Ippolito—”Visual Expressions”

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for a full day of photography programs, demonstrations, photo exhibits, and more. Attendees can register on the Photo Beach Bash 2017 page at where tickets will be available from February 15 through March 4 at $25, and $30 at the door for the full day. There will be no charge for the evening’s keynote address. This will be an exciting opportunity to meet and learn from those who are the best at what they do.

The Coastal Camera Club is dedicated to promoting an interest in photography and advancing the skills of members through learning and sharing of photographic knowledge and experiences. This year marks the fifth annual Photo Beach Bash, a full-day of learning and sharing, which Coastal Camera Club makes available to camera clubs and individuals from the surrounding areas who share our passion for photography.

Silver Spring Camera Club, Nora School and Wider Circle partner for Help Portraits

The Silver Spring Camera Club collaborated with Nora School to participate in shooting Help Portraits at a Wider Circle in Silver Spring.  Help Portrait is an international organization ( that offers free family portraits to families that are unable to afford a professionally produced photograph.  Along with staff and students from Nora School, SSCC members came out in force to support this worthwhile community event.  We provided two photo studio setups, photographers, image retouch services and an onsite photo booth so the families could leave with a small fun picture before receiving their family portrait.

Thanks to SSCC members Jack Dunham, David Blass, Catherine Honigsberg, Gene Luttenburg, Dave Powell, Tanya Riseman and Mark Paster for all the help they provided shooting, setting up and helping each other.  Special thanks to Dave Mullen for organizing the entire event!

See behind the scene images from the day here.