February 3 – The Seeing Lens Project

Lebanon Valley College will present their innovative program known as “The Seeing Lens” at the Lancaster Camera Club February meeting on February 3, 2020 at 7pm.

The program is a ten-week therapeutic program that fuses therapy and art together to assist Veterans in recovery and focuses on mindfulness. Each week focuses on a different aspect of recovery and ties it to photography. For example the recovery topic of clarity and attention is tied to the lecture on aperture and depth of field. Each Veteran is issued a camera and a textbook for duration of the program.

The presentation will be held in the Mellinger Mennonite Church fellowship hall at 1916 Lincoln Highway East. Please enter under the car port at the rear of the church.

For more information about The Seeing Lens, see the web site at the following address https://www.lebanon.va.gov/features/Therapeutic_photography_program_helps_Veterans.asp

2019 Holiday Party

Save the date! We will hold our annual holiday gathering on Monday, December 2. This year we will be meeting in our normal Fieldcrest room at Brethren Village. We will not be having a banquet but there will be a light supper (sandwiches, veggies, cookies & such) after which we will enjoy a presentation by Blake Ziegler on his photo trip to Antarctica! This is also the time when we hand out the awards to club members who have accumulated the most points throughout the year.

Don’t forget to bring your Scavenger Hunt photo boards. (see details for the scavenger hunt here.) There is no cost (to you) for this event! You are welcome to bring a guest.

2019 Scavenger Hunt

It’s not too early to get ready for December 2nd!   That’s when we’ll have our year-end banquet… and when we will show off our 2019 Scavenger Hunt images!

Here’s a chance to be creative and have some fun.  These may be images you capture in your travels, or images you “set up” on location or in a studio.  Here are the details:

  • Between now and our banquet in December, make pictures for the subjects below.  Then choose your best six picture for each of six different subjects on the list.
  • Your images must have been taken during 2019.
  • Make 4” x 6” prints of your six pictures.  You may also have them printed as a collage.
  • Mount your prints on a 16” x 20” board – any color.  Use a good stiff board that will stand up well when on display.  (See the note below.)
  • Label the six images with the subjects chosen.  Don’t title them otherwise.
  • Print your name on the rear of the poster board.
  • Bring your completed project to the year-end banquet.
  • You must be a Lancaster Camera Club member to enter.
  • Each person attending the dinner—both members and guests—will be able to vote for what they feel is the best set of Scavenger Hunt pictures.
  • Awards will be presented to those whose pictures receive the most votes.

    Note: The night of the party, if available, bring an easel to display your picture board.


1.   Paper

2.   Matches

3.   Meditation

4.   Three colors

5.   Ice cream cone

6.   Mail

7.   Weather

8.   Balloon

9.   Determination

10.  Lancaster County

11. Transportation

12. Money

Wonderful Images With a “Toy” Camera

Tom Debiec, who is the invited speaker for the LCC’s next meeting this Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00pm, writes:

“Toy cameras are simple, inexpensive film cameras.  Unlike the latest digital cameras that feature almost unlimited control to the photographer, the simplicity and design of toy cameras cause distortion, vignetting and light leaks.  These defects are embraced by the users of these cameras who are able to use them to their creative advantage.

“For the past seven years, I have been using toy cameras almost exclusively.  In this presentation, I will explore the capabilities of these cameras and expose you to the work of the photographers that love them.

“Several of  my photographs are featured in the Expanded Visions show currently taking place at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster.  My series, “The Kruger Deception” was featured in the Lancaster Lens show at the Lancaster Museum of Art and at the Infrantree Gallery.  My photos have also been featured nationally and internationally.”

–Tom Debiec

Be there or be square (as Charles would say!)