Once again PPL will cover this important Philadelphia area event ….. the largest of its kind in the nation.

Check out our work from prior years !!


WHERE : Penn’s Landing and surrounding area

MEET LOCATION : Corner of 2nd and Market Streets (Continental Diner on the SE corner)

LOGISTICS : Please arrive by 7:45am. We will go to the registration area as a group to obtain our credentials ……. the Walk begins at 9:00 am but we have photos to take before the walk begins.

More Information will be shared at our monthly meeting. And I will send an email to all members as we get closer to the event.

+++++++++++ IMPORTANT TO DO ITEM +++++++++++
If you plan to photograph with the PPL Team please email me ([masked])  the information listed below (use the CONTACT BUTTON on the left side of the screen below “Organizers”) …….. we need your information no later than Friday at 6pm the day prior to the event …..

- Full Name
- Mailing Address
- Email Address
- Cell Phone for Contact on the 19th
- T-Shirt Size

This will be compiled and submitted to Pro-Act on the evening of the 3rd.

PPL Annual PARTY …… “This Year is our 5th Anniversary !!!!”

PPL is excited to continue the tradition of our annual “Anniversary” meetup at Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row.  This year is PPL’s 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY !!!

We will have a brief meeting to discuss PPL business and use the rest of the time to catch up with old friends and get to make new friends. 

Please bring PRINTS of photos you plan to submit to our annual PPL PHOTO BOOK. 

Look forward to seeing you all there!

A full menu catered by Cosmic Cafe will be provided in the beautiful upstairs room with outside deck overlooking the boathouses. Wine, Beer, Soda and Water will also be provided.

COST: $20 per person (includes appetizers, sandwiches, beverages, beer/wine, dessert and gratuity !!! )

RSVP: Please do 2 steps :

1) RSVP on this Meetup Site 

2) Pay in advance by CLICKING HERE  then select “PPL Annual Party” from the DROP DOWN menu in the upper left corner ….. click on ADD TO CART button and follow the instructions on the next screen.

** IMPORTANT NOTE : RSVP with payment must be received no later than 11pm on Wednesday, October 11 so that we can properly plan food quantities, seating, etc.

Street Photography Workshop – NYC Halloween Parade

Street photography is a challenging format. One of the best ways to begin learning is to put yourself in a situation with lots of opportunity. That is the NYC Halloween Parade in the Village ! Join us for an exciting workshop as we travel from Philly to NYC’s East Villlage. 

During the workshop you will learn the following:

• How to approach people on the street to photograph them with confidence

• Shooting in “manual mode” and the advantages of doing that

• Flash Photography and Night Shooting

• Processing you images in Lightroom

Photo : 2014 Halloween Parade Mike Browna

Please bring the following with you – Digital Camera, external flash, your walking shoes, enthusiasm for meeting interesting people.

PRICE: $125.00 with a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 4 participants

CLICK HERE to purchase a seat in the workshop

Note that the workshop fee includes Instruction before the event and guidance during the event, transportation to and from NYC including all tolls, lunch upon arrival in NYC  

You must RSVP and Pay the workshop fee by October 29th at 5pm est  

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.

This is a current image :

Check out Girard Estates in South Philly

It is named after Stephen Girard whose South Philadelphia property was developed in the 1920s by the City of Philadelphia.

Girard’s country home was on a plot of land he named Gentilhommiere in what was formerly called Passyunk Township of Philadelphia County. He was likely the richest man in the United States when he died in 1831, and he left most of his $6 million estate to the City of Philadelphia.

Girard’s will stated that the city must establish a school for poor orphaned white boys in his name, and that Gentilhommiere must not be sold. To meet the second stipulation, the Board of City Trusts, trustee of the Girard Estate, developed 481 rental homes which became the Girard Estate homes.

Most of the semi-detached homes were designed by architects John and James H. Windrim, and were built from 1906 to 1916. The architectural styles included Bungalow, Prairie, Mission, Jacobean Revival and Colonial Revival. They are a marked difference from the typical South Philly row homes.

In 1950, the city received permission to sell all 481 homes to private owners. All the homes were sold within two years.

In 1979, Girard Estates became a location for “Rocky II.” The crew filmed scenes on the 2300 block of S. Lambert Street for a week. In the film, the character Rocky Balboa bought 2313 S. Lambert St. with his winnings from the bout in the first film. (He even comments on the address, pointing out that the number “almost add up to nine!”) All exteriors were shot on the street; house interiors were shot on a soundstage. On March 15, 1981, Philadelphia organized crime boss Phillip Testa returned to his Girard Estates twin home at 2117 Porter Street and as he was opening the door a nail bomb exploded under his front porch killing him and doing extensive damage the house.[2]

Today, Girard Estates is a mostly Italian American neighborhood, with a smaller Irish population.


Come on out and get your architectural fix.

$10 paid at start and free if this is your first photowalk with us.


Get off at Snyder stop of Broad St Subway and walk south one block. Turn right and coffee shop is right there.

We will finish up at the Tap Room on 19th