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/

Focus on Photographing People by Haje Jan Kamps – Focal Press

I consider this book an excellent introduction for anyone who is starting to do serious photography and for the occasional serious photographer who may not have previously done portrait photography.

The author opens with basic information about equipment and camera settings. I like that he emphasizes that an expensive camera is not a requisite for successful imaging. He then discusses composition including how to direct a model, elements of lighting, and some basic rules of composition. There is a discussion of the merits and techniques of street photography. The last section discusses photo editing.

In addition to my opening comment, this would be a good text for an Introductory Course at the high school or college level.