PPL Movie Night – More Than the Rainbow

If you are a “Street Photographer” or simply interested in that Genre check out this film ……. “More Than the Rainbow”.

This film chronicles the life and times of street photographer and former cabbie Matt Weber, More Than The Rainbow becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression and NYC. Set to wonderful jazz and drenched in evocative images, the film is bittersweet and nostalgic from beginning to end.

Philadelphia Veterans Parade

The Philadelphia Veterans Parade on Nov. 8 promises to be a spectacular event with a jump by a parachute team, cadets from the Naval and Military academies, the Philadelphia City Troop Calvary, Buffalo Soldiers, a 30-by-60-foot flag, military vehicles and several junior ROTC groups.

A total of 175 organizations and individuals have registered for the parade. The actual number of participants could range as high as 2,400, depending on how many show up with various groups on parade day. Registration has closed.

The parade, which starts at noon at S. Broad and Walnut streets, will focus on veterans of all eras from the tri-state region (PA/NJ/DE). It will also commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II, the 50th Anniversary of Vietnam and the 25th Anniversary of Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Special recognition will be accorded for individual representatives of all Armed Services from all wars, including Tuskegee airmen, Montford Point Marines and Pearl Harbor survivors.

DATE/TIME: The parade will occur on Sunday, November 8 2015, rain or shine. It starts at 12:00 PM and concludes at approximately 3:30pm.

PPL Monthly Meetup – NEW LOCATION !

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each month.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT A NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH !

All members are highly encouraged to attend, as this is where we set direction and make announcements about upcoming activities and classes.

The monthly meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on PPL accomplishments and upcoming events …… PLUS …….. see the work of fellow PPL’ers and / or share your work, get questions answered, network and socialize.

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The Intimate Portrait – Workshop

To help with this you are encouraged to invite your own subject to accompany you to the workshop.

There are many elements that go into creating a memorable portrait. The starting point is actually the photographer rather than with the subject. This two-day workshop is designed to guide you in exploring a style that is consistent with your own personality and interests. Throughout the workshop we will explore many of the inhibitions photographers typically experience when working on portraits of people and learn how to manage and overcome those inhibitions leading to the creation of great portraits.

In addition to working in the studio on Day 1 we will venture out to the field on Day 2and explore natural light portraiture. We will work with our models, and each other, to create images that delve below the surface to sensitively reveal your subject’s character. For anyone looking to improve their creativity as a portrait photographer—from composition to styling to making use of available light—this workshop will give you the confidence you need to overcome your inhibitions and truly connect with your subjects.

This will be a hands on workshop. You will leave with the knowledge to pursue the creation of meaningful portraits. You will also leave with actual portraits created with your digital camera and printed on an Epson printer OR an 8×10 Polaroid that you create with a large format camera. (To help with this you are encouraged to invite your own subject to accompany you to the workshop.)

What to bring to the workshop: 

• Your Digital Camera

• Tripod (optional)

• Cable Release (optional)

• A Model (friend) that you wish to photograph (optional for Day 1)

Workshop Cost: $200 for non-members $175 for current contributors $150 for Benefactors …….. this includes hands on instruction, lunch and materials to make digital prints. 


Images made with film cameras and / or Polaroid are an additional $40 for materials.

Informal Group Critique

This is a free event for all Contributor / Benefactor Members. Admission is $15 for everyone else, payable at the door.

NOTE: It is OK to present your work electronically …… website, iPad, etc is fine. Of course we have a “preference” for printed work and will encourage you to PRINT your best work …….. BUT come on out and show your work in the medium that is most effective for you.

There is no better way to develop as a photographer than to receive constructive criticism.

The PPL is giving members the opportunity to do just that at our informal group critiques. Share your work with other PPL members, and see what others are shooting, in this casual yet constructive atmosphere.

Participants are required to bring approximately ten images in print form, and each person will have 15 to 20 minutes dedicated to presenting and discussing his/her work.

Be prepared to receive and give input, as everyone is invited to take part in the discussion. If you do not have work ready, but would like to participate, please do not RSVP on MeetUp, but email Mike with your intentions. Priority will be given to those who have work, and those without will be allowed to participate only if space allows. Space is limited to 6 participants.


Please RSVP via Meetup and CLICK HERE to pay for the workshop. 

(Note: After clicking the link go to the drop down menu in the upper left corner and select the class you wish to pay for.)