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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. We are a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the art and science of photography in all of its diverse aspects. As you’ll soon find out, the website is under constant development, but have patience – we’re getting there.

Fall Happenings at the PCP

First off, don’t forget the deadline to enter the TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is September 26! Scroll down this page a bit for full details.

Photographers from the PCP’s Anything Goes Group will be displaying their images at the Doylestown Arts Festival on September 10 and 11. We are in booth 74 on East State Street near the County Theater. This is a great show and it comes complete with a super cool professional bike race thru the streets of Doylestown on Sunday. Please stop in to say hello!

We have four workshops currently scheduled for the fall. Please click on the links below for details about each.

Foundations of Photography

(Level: Beginning) –   Tuesdays 7-9 PM: 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1 (no session on 10/18)

Lightroom for Pragmatic People

(Level: Any) – Thursdays 7-9 PM: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

Concepts of Cognitive Composition (or how to stop taking bad pictures!)

(Level: Any) – Saturday: October 8th 9:30 AM – 12:00

It’s a Wrap! Studio and Fashion Photography

(Level: Intermediate) Tuesday 9/27, Saturday 10/1, third session TBD by group consensus.

Workshops make Great Presents!

Did someone special just get their first serious camera? If so, check out our workshops because photography is a lot more fun when you know what you’re doing!

The PCP Photograph of the Week

This week we are very pleased to be showing “Garden of the Gods” by Mara Elizabeth of Philadelphia Pa. She works extensively in alternative processes and shares a key vision with the PCP, that being… that the photograph creates its own reality.  “My goal as a photographer is to form an image that could not be seen without the use of a camera, to stretch and bend a slice of recorded “reality” into a reality unique to the photographic medium.” You can find out more about Mara Elizabeth’s vision and see more of her work by clicking here or visiting her Flickr site.

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 Since we have the Call for Art out for our TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition, we will stay on that theme with our Photograph of the Week through the end of the show and then open it up to any type of photography.We are looking for great images to showcase! If you would like to have your images considered for Photograph of the Week, please send them to [email protected]. We are looking forward to seeing them and showing the best of the best!

!!!!!!!!!!     Call for Art     !!!!!!!!!!

TRANSFORMATIONS 

An Exhibition of Imagination

November 4th – November 20th, 2016

The debate about purity in photography is a longstanding one and has a rich history. However, it has reached new levels of voracity as the use of the transformative graphics software has exploded. Many shows, and even more judges, as well as members of the viewing public have been dismissive of photographs whose basic nature has been altered by the photographer in post production. Well, not anymore!

The TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition was conceived and is designed to be a showcase solely for the exceptional imagery being created by innovative photographers who use all of the tools available to them. Consider TRANSFORMATIONS to be a home base for your imagination. The entry requirements are simple: if your image was born in a camera, and you have created an image that only existed in your mind’s eye, you can enter it. Long or multiple exposures, pans, infrared, or other techniques are just as welcome as images that took hours in post to create.  

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What TRANSFORMATIONS seeks to do is give the many talented artists creating enhanced imagery a venue to have their work seen by people who applaud and respect the creativity involved. We fully expect this to be one of the most visually stunning shows ever mounted! Following the huge success of our AMERICANA show, we will once again be hosting both a print and a digital exhibition running side-by-side, as well as having our on-line galleries of the successful entrants – so even if you are far away, TRANSFORMATIONS will be a great show to enter.  

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 Click on this link to go to the show’s Common Questions page, but remember the prospectus has all the info and is the controlling document for the Transformations Exhibition. 

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The AMERICANA Exhibition is returning!

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OK, so it was crowded – but everyone had a really good time!

With the huge success of last year’s show we would be foolish not to try to make it even better this year! We are going to run AMERICANA in March of 2017 to hopefully avoid another 30″ snowstorm hitting us the week before we open. Same theme, same Camera Club Challenge, same Saturday discussions, but all made better from experience and some new ideas! 

The PCP’s Flickr Page

♦  The PCP has had a Flickr Group for a bit, but we really hadn’t made the most of it. That’s changing and we’ve had a lot of folks join over the last month. People are really beginning to use it to provide a platform where Pennsylvania photographers can come together to share their images, knowledge, and experiences with like-minded people. Please click on this link to our Flickr page to join the group, post images, critique, and start discussions on any photographic topic. Obviously, its success is totally dependent on what we all make of it, so feel free to share the link with friends and members of other photographic groups to which you may belong. Everyone is welcome except Trolls and not-nice people so please join us! 

 

  

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