The Photography Show – AIPAD NYC

• What we’ll do
We will take our annual trip to the FANTASTIC photo show called AIPAD in NYC. They have moved from the Armory to Pier 94 …… check out

Exceptional photography from the world’s top fine art photography galleries, book dealers, and publishers.

4 PPL members can join us for the trip up and back ….. plan to spend the entire day including dinner in NYC. First come, first serve !

• What to bring
Money for entry to AIPAD and Dinner

• Important to know
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Introduction to Lightroom

This is an introductory workshop that will cover a range of inexpensive photo editing software tools. The class will survey several solutions but we will focus in on Adobe “Lightroom” including add-in software such as Silver Efex Pro.

INSTRUCTOR : Mike Browna
FEE : $45.00 ……… (25.00 for current paid Members FREE for Current Paid Contributors and Benefactors)

Please keep your RSVP up to date to help us with event planning and costs

We will cover using Lightroom to organize, edit, adjust, and output images. This hands on workshop will start with students importing digital images, organizing them using Lightroom’s easy file catalog system. From there, we will utilize Lightroom’s developing capabilities to make basic adjustments like color balance, exposure, contrast, and basic retouching. we will even cover my favorite – converting to Black and White.

As the final step in our workflow, we will learn to output images for various purposes such as printing, emails, slide shows, and websites.

NOTE: We will not cover Photoshop …… we most definitely have an “agenda” which is to introduce digital photographers to easy and accessible tool so we will focus on the incredible Adobe Lightroom software.


========== TOPICS COVERED =========

• Overview of simple, affordable photo editing tools

• Overview of Lightroom (why it is “the best” :-) )

• Details on Each major Module we will learn about:

• LIBRARY – import, organize, edit your work

• DEVELOP – basic adjustment + Black and White conversion

• SLIDESHOW – make and export basic slideshows

• PRINT – export for fine art printing

• Q&A plus on-going support

Materials Required:

• bring your camera and USB cables to the workshop and have 5 images that you would like to work on in the class.

• bring your laptop computer with Lightroom installed.

PPL Monthly Meetup – At Culture Works 1315 Walnut st

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each 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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NEW! EXHIBIT OPENING THIS WEEK! PPL Member Patrick Brennan’s Exhibit at UARTS!

• What we’ll do
Let’s celebrate PPL Member Patrick Brennan’s Capstone Solo Exhibit at UARTS! Patrick will be showing work from two photography projects in this show. Patrick has just completed his Digital Photography Certificate in the Continuing Studies Dept. and this show will highlight work completed during his studies. All are welcome for wine and light refreshments! Bring a friend!

• What to bring
Photo ID will be checked at the front desk in the lobby of the Terra Building. Take the elevator to the 9th Floor. The event will be right off the lobby!

• Important to know

Martin Luther King Day of Service – Girard College – 23rd Anniversary

This year is the 23rd Anniversary of MLK Day of Service in Philadelphia. It will be PPL’s 6th year as photo volunteers. We look forward to working together as a group. All participants will be tasked to capture the spirit of the event being held at Girard College (plus others locations in Philly to be announced), in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Global Citizen organizes the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and runs MLK365, a year-round program that promotes sustainable civic engagement, ongoing volunteer opportunities, and educational programs.

We will separate into groups and cover the event, lead photographers will be assisting those seeking instruction.

This will be a great opportunity to begin learning the art of candid photography.

All members are highly encouraged to participate, especially those who are experienced and willing to take on the role of lead photographers.