Member Musings

Member Rebecca Samler Gets Inside Back Cover

First SnowThe Winter 2015 edition of the IN Harborcreek Community Magazine is a quarterly publication that is mailed to all Harborcreek residents.

Avid PASNWPA Member Rebecca Samler sent in her image titled First Snow for consideration and made the inside back cover that the magazine calls “IN Focus.” She had no idea it was chosen until her friends told her it was. What a nice surprise with an image so worthy to be published. Congratulations, Rebecca!

You can view more of Rebecca’s work at her website: Rebecca Samler Photo.



The Land O’ Lakes Photo Walk Gallery

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 12.11.47 PMOn Sunday, October 19th, nine PASNWPA members and two prospective members gathered at State Game Lands Number 277 otherwise known as Land O’ Lakes due to the number of small lakes and ponds on the property. The parking area is located directly across the street from Hole 2 tee box on the north end of Riverside Golf Course (Rt 19 just north of Cambridge Springs. We started out about 3:45PM.

We took advantage of wonderful weather, great clouds, fall color, fading light, and terrific company. It was good fun, we learned from each other, and created a lot of images.

Once the light left us, we headed to the Riverside Inn for food and brew and to keep the engines running. We talked about photo trips, places to shoot, and we got to know one other a little better, too. One concept we talked about was how different photographers see the same area. When you have eleven photographers shooting the same area, it’s great to see everyone’s visions, their “photographer’s eye.”

Below is a gallery of images taken on our photo walk and each image is marked with the photographer’s name. If you haven’t taken part in a photo walk (this was my first), join us! It’s a great way to learn and create images!

The Best Photography Course I Ever Took

I ran across this excellent article about the real life of commercial photographers. It chronicles his summer at nearby RIT which has a highly regarded Photography School. As you will see, the lessons learned apply to every photographer, including fine art photographers.

It’s a great, short read that I hope all photographers can not only relate to but learn from. His bullet points at the end really hit home. It was written by Steven Giralt, a commercial photographer in NYC. The original post can be found here.