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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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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PHOTO WALK : Meandering With Mike K ……. Port Richmond Edition

To Meander : following a winding course: a meandering lane. Proceeding in a convoluted or indirect fashion

By popular request a return to Port Richmond. {rescheduled due to rain prediction which fooled me}. weather apps not to be trusted

Come on out this Saturday evening for the second “Meandering with Mike K” street photo walk.  This time we will explore Port Richmond, where I live and have been photographing for years now. 

Port Richmond, occupying the Delaware River front to the north and northeast of Old Kensington, was brought into prominence by the establishment at that point of the tidewater terminus of the Reading R.R. Co. For its immense coal traffic by sea. 

For MORE Port Richmond History CLICK HERE

We will meet at the wonderfully friendly Green Rock Tavern. There is plenty of angled parking on Lehigh Ave,  a very wide street. We will then “meander” around this historic part of our fair city. Not just a photo op but some history lessons too and will stop inside some places to experience the vibe of the neighborhood. First we will check out the beautifully adorned PortSide Art Center. (Blue fish and other reef creatures). If this was in center city it would be on the tourist maps. Then we will go under the Lehigh Viaduct via Belgrade St. Maybe we will catch a softball game in progress at Cohox Rec Center. Then we will be amazed at the architecture of the three churches on Allegheny Ave. There is a hidden mural to discover. Then we will explore Campbell Square Park, a smaller version of Rittenhouse Square in my opinion. It has a tree carved into a NW Indian type totem pole. And the fanciest wrought iron entrance arch around. A true work of art. You will be blown away. Rittenhouse can’t compete. 

Part 2 will be the return trip. We will walk down Thompson St. and check out a still functioning yarn mill. Nearby is a used bookstore in a old theatre. If it is open we will take a walk inside. It is huge. If you want to peruse the photos in old National Geographic Magazines, this is the place. We will swing by the PR Library: the building was build in 1910 by Andrew Carnegie. We will see another beautiful church  And there we are back at Green Rock thirsty for a beer. 

You don’t want to miss this meander.  See you then.

DIRECTIONS: 

MEETING TIME:

Let’s meet Saturday 6:00 pm. Lets avoid the afternoon heat and catch some sunset shots. Allocate a few hours and wear comfortable shoes.

Fee is $5 each.

This is a guaranteed good time. Your camera will thank you. 

Any questions: post them below

Meandering with Mike K – Fitler Square Edition

To Meander : following a winding course: a meandering lane. Proceeding in a convoluted or undirected fashion.

To mix it up a bit this will be an early evening trek. Gotta get the golden hour skyscraper shot from the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk. 

Come on out this Saturday afternoon for a “Meandering with Mike K” street photo walk. This time we will explore the Filter Square area of West Center City, my favorite part of the city; so much Victorian architecture and laid back places.

Meet at the Good Karma Cafe at 331 S 22 St at 6:00 pm and get coffe-ed up if you want.  With a name like that you can’t go wrong. 

We will plan on checking out some lovely side streets like Rittenhouse St and Delancey Place. Those Victorians really built with style. Then we will head to Fitler Square, a quaint little park with the bronze goat and more. To Gavin’s Cafe for an Argentinean empanadas. Then to Taney Park, home of the Little League champs. Check out the playground and dog park. Up and over the train tracks. Maybe there will be Baken crude oil tankers on the tracks. Then onto the trail and over the boardwalk for fantastic views. 

We will get off the boardwalk at South St and head east. Past the Children’s Hospital massive construction site and other condos going up further down. Then north on 22nd to Lombard and to the famous Doobie’s Bar. The classiest dive bar around. Good beer, food and conversation. Don’t be surprised if you hear people talking about poetry. The place looks like a dive but the people are not. 

Fee is $5 each. Seen you then.

Preparing for the DNC: Right to Photograph & Record in Public

THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT

The National Press Photographers Association Sponsored by the SDX Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists, in association with the Temple University School of Media and Communication Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, presents a Panel Discussion on Preparing for the DNC: Right to Photograph & Record in Public.

An expert panel discussion regarding First Amendment rights: 

- What are the rights of the people and the press to photograph and record in public? 

- Can police seize and view those images or order them to be deleted? -What is some of the most recent case law regarding these issues? 

- How can we foster a better understanding of our respective rights and responsibilities in order to have a greater respect for the roles that everyone plays in newsgathering and free speech?

Moderator: Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association

Panelists: – Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press – Gayle C. Sproul, Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP – David Boardman, Dean, Temple University, School of Media and Communication – Representative(s) from the Philadelphia Police Department, TBA – Photojournalists TBA

Register before July 11, 2016: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-for-the-dnc-right-to-photograph-record-in-public-tickets-26352291413