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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) Temporarily postponed! To be rescheduled.

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 pleased to be highlighting an image created by the British-born visual artist, Christopher Kennedy. Christopher’s brilliant photographic work is often expressed as very large abstracts that he calls Photo Luminism. 

“I’ve always been fascinated by those wonderful luminescent apparitions we so often see inhabiting the depths of the ocean on nature programs and enjoy trying to find them myself. This jellyfish was about the size of a side plate and the array of colors it produced were simply mind boggling. After observing it for a while and noticing a regularity to its color changes, I was able to capture this in a one second exposure, handheld of course… while it lay upon a special mat atop my coffee table. No post was utilized in the creation of the picture. This image is from the Bioluminescent series.” You can see more of Christopher’s work at http://www.photoluminism.com/  

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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. From looking at the entries, we can tell you that it is going to be REALLY good show so mark your calendars and come take a look! 

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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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