2018 Annual Model Shoot

It’s time for the Lancaster Camera Club’s Annual Model Shoot, quite
the opportunity to work with models in a rich and varied setting, trying
new things and sharpening your skills. All this for free!

Location: White Chimneys, 5117 Lincoln Hwy., Gap, PA 17527
Time: Monday, August 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

PHOTOGRAPHERS: You must be a current member of Lancaster Camera Club to participate. Please arrive at White Chimneys by 6:30 p.m.!
You will be required to provide digital copies of your images BEFORE LEAVING the event. You are encouraged, then, to edit your photos and provide your edited images to the club in a timely manner. Otherwise, the club will do the editing. Make these arrangements with the event leaders!
THE CLUB will ensure that the best images from all the photographers are provided to each model. This is their compensation for participating!

WHITE CHIMNEYS is a delightful venue for the event:
White Chimneys is an 18th century Pennsylvania manor house that began as a one room stone house. Over the centuries, the mansion has evolved through colonial and Federal time periods with many additions from successive generations.
White Chimneys loves to host your photo ops and events, especially weddings! From ceremonies in the Pergola Garden, to cocktail hours in the outdoor tent, to receptions in the refurbished tobacco barn, White Chimneys is the perfect setting for your unforgettable day. The Homestead is now ready for you to experience the wonders and simplicity of early American life. — adapted from http://whitechimneys.com/

An Invitation to SoFoBoMo 2015

In the Fall of 2012, a small group of Lancaster photographers decided to try a local “Solo Photo Book Month” project. Since then 10 photographers have published 19 PDF photo books at the LIPG SoFoBoMo Project website. Over half of the 19 SoFoBoMo books already published there have had more than 200 page views each.

For 2015 we’re expanding our local SoFoBoMo by inviting all interested photographers to participate. To learn more about how to participate, please visit:

http://sofobomo-lipg.blogspot.com/search/label/Welcome

The Solo Photo Book Month, commonly known as SoFoBoMo, is an experience designed to allow you to practice the skills you need to plan, execute, and publish photo projects. Inspired by the principle that “what we need to learn to do, we learn by doing,” Paul Butzi launched the first SoFoBoMo in 2008. After four successful years in which hundreds of participants, world-wide, produced over 900 PDF ebooks, Paul decided that he could no longer maintain the original SoFoBoMo web site and shut it down in late 2011. We are continuing what he started.

Please join us this year. We are all looking forward to seeing your photo ebook.

–Pat Cooney

Call for Photographs for Expanded Visions 2014

Lancaster Camera Club members and friends,

Here is the prospectus and entry form for this year’s Expanded Visions Exhibition. The show is at Millersville University’s Ware Center again this year. Photojournalist Richard Hertzler will be selecting the awards. The deadline for submissions is May 8th, 2014.

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Sincerely,

Shauna Frischkorn
Expanded Visions Coordinator

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Shauna Frischkorn
Professor of Art/Photography
314 Breidenstine Hall
Millersville University
Millersville, PA 17551
717-872-3310
www.shaunafrischkorn.com

SoFoBoMo Update II

Since my original “SoFoBoMo Update” at the end of May, the LIPG SoFoBoMo Project for 2013 now has added four more photo books to the three that were already there.

The four new books are:

  • Blake Ziegler – Visions Of The Southwest
  • Charles Smith – London By The Numbers
  • Blake Ziegler – Playing At War
  • Brian T. Evans – The Jersey Shore

You can check each of them out at the LIPG SoFoBoMo website.

Remember, you still have four months to publish your own LIPG SoFoBoMo book for 2013.

–Pat Cooney

An Invitation to SoFoBoMo 2013

Working on a photo project is a good way to take your photography to the next level. A natural endpoint for any such project is a sequence of thematically and stylistically related photos, often in the form of a photo book. As in many endeavors, the best way to master these skills is to practice them.

The Solo Photo Book Month, commonly known as SoFoBoMo, is an experience designed to allow you to hone the skills you’ll need to plan, execute, and publish photo projects. Inspired by the principle that “what we need to learn to do, we learn by doing,” Paul Butzi launched the Solo Photo Book Month in 2008. After four successful years in which hundreds of participants, world-wide, produced over 900 PDF ebooks, Paul decided that he could no longer maintain the original SoFoBoMo web site and shut it down in late 2011.

In the Fall of 2012, a small group of Lancaster photographers (the LIPG) who enjoyed past SoFoBoMo books decided to try a local SoFoBoMo project. Five photographers participated in this trial run. You can download any or all of their five SoFoBoMo ebooks here.

For 2013 we’ve decided to expand our local SoFoBoMo by inviting all interested photographers who live in South Central Pennsylvania to participate. To learn more about how to participate, please visit our SoFoBoMo 2013 web page.

–Pat Cooney

SoFoBoMo – The Solo Photo Book Month Project

If you’re like me, much of what you know about photography, photographers, and photographs has come from books. But few, if any, of these books directly address the skills and techniques needed to turn a group of photos into an effective, informative, and pleasing photo book.

Inspired by the principle that “what we need to learn to do, we learn by doing,” Paul Butzi launched the Solo Photo Book Month (SoFoBoMo) five years ago. After four successful years in which hundreds of participants, world-wide, produced over 900 PDF e-books, Paul decided that he could no longer maintain his SoFoBoMo web site and shut it down in late 2011.

As a participant in Paul’s original SoFoBoMo project, I produced three SoFoBoMo photo e-books, one each in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In the process, I learned a great deal about shooting, selecting, and sequencing a (hopefully) coherent set of photographs, writing supporting text, and producing and publishing a finished e-book.

This Fall, a small group of Lancaster photographers who enjoyed past SoFoBoMo books decided to try a local SoFoBoMo project. I volunteered to make a web home for the project. You can visit it at

http://sofobomo-lipg.blogspot.com

where you will find more background information on how SoFoBoMo works and links to download this year’s locally produced PDF e-books.

If you would be interested in participating in a local SoFoBoMo in 2013, let me know in an email to sofobomo (at) gmail (dot) com. With enough interest I hope we can have another local SoFoBoMo next year.

–Pat Cooney

Solo Photo Book Month 2011

Ever wanted to create a book of your images and have it published where anyone can view it? Well, grab your camera and get inspired. Solo Photo Book Month 2011 gives you the opportunity to do just that. It starts at the beginning of July and we’d love to have you join in to make your photo book in a month. Since 2008 hundreds of photographers have published over 350 books of their photography on the SoFoBoMo website. You are invited to join them this year. There is no charge to partcipate.

A lot of photographers have considered doing a book, but various concerns have stopped them. Heck, the same concerns stopped us. We worried that our photos weren’t good enough. We worried that we didn’t have enough photos. We worried that we couldn’t write decent text, or couldn’t do a decent job of layout, or that we didn’t have the time to do a good job.

SoFoBoMo gives us (and you) an end run around those fears. There’s no requirement that the photos be good (but we suspect you’ll be surprised by how good yours are if you participate.) There’s no requirement to have any text at all. And there is no requirement on quality of layout.

The requirements for SoFoBoMo 2011 are simple. Your book must:
– include at least 35 photos;
– be completed in a contiguous stretch of 31 days, start to finish, during July and August of 2011; and
– take the form of a PDF file, which can be uploaded to the SoFoBoMo website.

Visit the SoFoBoMo website to learn more, view past years’ books, and join in this year’s activities.

–Pat Cooney