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Club Events
Club events include education, visiting other photography clubs, field trips  and holiday parties. Information will be added here as events are scheduled.

2017

Jan 7  Club meeting – Awards for top 4 winners in 2016 

     Summary: 6 Selections, 6 judges (1 members),

     102 photos submitted by 27 members

     Number of photographers selected:  18 (12 were in the top 4)

     Top 4 winners (12) by placement & number of times in ( ):

         1st (4). Barbara Surman, Bill Smith, Craig Liddle (2),Dick Faucher (2)

         2nd (5). Andrew Carpenter (2), Barbara Surman, Dick Faucher, Janette Liddle (2),

                        Josee Micillo

         3rd (5). Andrew Carpenter, Craig Liddle, Dick Faucher, Janette Liddle, Suzi Owen

         4th (6). Bill Smith, Bruce Hazelzet, Lou Pina, Marge Comitto, Shirley Schirz,

                        Suzi Owen

Dec 13  Holiday luncheon for members & their guests at Tiffany’s (12-2 PM)

 

2016

Jan 6  Club meeting – Awards for top 4 winners in 2015 

     Summary: 6 Selections & 6 judges, 102 photos selected

     Number of photographers selected:  25

     Top 4 winners by placement & number of times in ( ):

         1st (5). Andrew Carpenter, Barbara Surman (2), Bill Smith, Jackie Lindberg,

                      Joe Todaro

         2nd (5). Andrew Carpenter (2), Barbara Surman, David Bozarth, Diane Hein, Marge Comitto

         3rd (5). Bill Smith, Bruce Hazelzet, Dick Faucher, Jackie Lindberg, Shirley Gorg (2)

         4th (5). Bill Smith, Dick Faucher, Marge Comitto (2), Marilyn Gall, Suzi Owen

 

Feb 23  Invitation by the Highland Lakes Photography Club

Stop in and view the photographs at 12:30. Meeting starts at 1:00 in the Great Room at the club house located at 3300 MacGregor Drive. The presentation will be by Marc Williams and is titled “The moment something changes into something else”.

To attend, please email hlphotographygrp@gmail.com

Dec 14  Holiday luncheon for members & their guests at Tiffany’s (12-2 PM)

2015

Jan 7  Club meeting – Awards for top 4 winners in 2014 

     Summary: 5 Selections,  83 photos selected

     Number of photographers selected:  22

     Top 4 winners in order of number of top 4 wins:

         3. (3) Bruce Hazelzet, Jackie Lindberg, Marge Comitto

         2. (3) Barbara Surman, Dick Faucher, Shirley Gorg

         1. (5) Andrew Carpenter, Carol Townsend, LeRoy Schreiner,  Lou  Pina, Mary Burke

Dec 9  Holiday luncheon for members & their guests at Tiffany’s (12-2 PM)

2014

Jan 8  Club meeting – Awards for top 4 winners in 2013 

  Summary: 6 Selections,  103 selected

  Number of photographer winners:  23

  Top 4 winners in order of number of top 4 wins:

         4. (2) Dick Faucher, Michael Copenhaver,

        3: (0)

        2. (3) Barbara Surman, Marge Comitto, Mary Burke,

        1. (10) Andrew Carpenter, Bess Lygnos, Bruce Hazelzet,

           Carol Townsend,  Dianna Suratt, Joe Todaro,   John Gall,

            LeRoy Schreiner, Shirley Gorg, Shirley Schirz

    Certificates for appreciation were also presented for their work to:

           Karl Nichter, Kathleen Nichter and Lisa Sibley

2013

Sept 26  Boat Cruise Photo Shoot on the Sun Cruz

You don’t have to be a gambler to enjoy the scenery and socialize with your fellow photographers. Please meet at 1:30 P.M. at Tiffany’s Restaurant to carpool.  The price is $5 and you get $10 to play at the tables or slots, free drinks while gambling and a meal voucher.  Please contact Joe Todaro to sign up at 727-421-0469 or 631-561-1901.  For more info on the cruise: http://www.portricheycasino.com/

Oct 4   Field Trip to Brooker Creek 8:30-10:30 A.M.

Karl & Kathleen Nichter will be presenting the topic at our PHCC meeting on Oct 2. Theme based photos on this topic will be selected at our Dec 4 meeting.

Time: 8:30-10:30 A.M. No need to register for Oct 2.

            Meet in the parking lot in front of the main entrance path

Rain date Oct 25

            Register on Brooker Creek web site, start in the visitor center/exhibit hall      
  
Info on the hike:    http://www.brookercreekpreserve.org/guided-tours.htm
What to bring: camera, an empty memory card, bug spray, optional tripod (monopod)
What to wear: comfortable clothes, sunglasses, closed-toe shoes and maybe a hat
Photography Hike
Multiple dates – Free Sponsored by our Volunteers 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 
Hike the Preserve in search of that perfect shot. This program provides opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills.In a brief classroom session,local photographers and master naturalists Karl and Kathleen Nichter highlight the seasonal features that help participants capture the natural beauty of Brooker Creek Preserve. Then hike the boardwalk and trails looking for those shots that reflect the season. Please note, this hike has been extended to 10:30; feel free to stay an extra 30 minutes if you’d like to learn EVEN MORE! .  registration required
  
Another event at Brooker Creek: Fall Wildflower Festival – October 26, 2013. 9:00am-4:00pm                                                                                                                                                           

Nov 9  PSA/SCC Seminar 10 AM-3PM 

The Central Florida Chapter of the Photographic Society of America and the
Suncoast Camera club of Clearwater will join forces to present a  day of
entertaining and informational programs at the CSA Palm Harbor, 1500 16th
Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683.  http://csapalmharbor.org/

The first presenter will be Joe Constantino.  Joe’s  program is called “Photo Subjects”.  Different Photo subjects will be illustrated, discussed and some techniques that are used in capturing various subjects will be explained.  The subjects include nature, portraits, photo journalism, street photography, solarization and infrared photography.
The second presenter will be Chris Urso, a staff photographer for the Tampa Tribune.  Chris will talk about his life as a photo journalist and explain what is involved with taking exceptional photojournalsm images.
Please contact PHCC (phcameraclub@yahoo.com) if you plan to attend.

December 5 Christmas party  5:30-9:00 P.M. at the Highland Lakes Lodge

Bring a dish to share with your fellow HLPC and PHPC members and their family & friends.

December 19 Field trip to the botanical gardens in Largo 7-9 PM

Meet at Tiffany’s parking lot to carpool. Cars leave the parking lot at 6:30 PM.

2012

Jan 16  Field trip to Ringling Museum in Sarasota

Feb 9    Free Seminar (open to all) – “Sense of Place” by Kathleen & Karl NIchter. The presentation  describes how to help the person viewing your photograph feel like they were standing next to you when you took the photo. Kathleen and Karl are professional nature photographers and are very knowledgeable about camera equipment, photography techniques, composing photographs and nature. This seminar will be interesting to all!

            Date:     Thursday, Feb 9
            Time:    6:45 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
             Where: Community Center at Suncoast Hospice
                             2675 Tampa Road., Palm Harbor, Fl
              web site:  http://www.thehospice.org/About-Us/Community-Locations
               map: click on  map
March 8  Free Seminar (open to all) – This is an interactive presentation on how to use your digital camera video mode. Dr Arthur Polin will be discussing tips and tricks to optimize lighting, sound and more for taking videos with your digital camera (bring your camera & manual). This is sure to expand your photographic skills beyond stills!
           Subject: Using Your Digital Camera for Videos
           Date: Thursday, March 8th
           Time: 6:45-8:00 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
           Where: Community Center at Suncoast Hospice
                        2675 Tampa Road., Palm Harbor, Fl
            web site:  http://www.thehospice.org/About-Us/Community-Locations
            Directions: click here on map
April 12  Free Seminar (open to all) – “How to take better pictures” by Len Lapka. This is an interactive presentation on how to take better pictures. Len Lapka will be discussing tips and composition that will enhance your photographic skills!
            Date: Thursday, April 12th
            Time: 6:45-8:00 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
            Where: Community Center at Suncoast Hospice
                        2675 Tampa Road., Palm Harbor, Fl
             web site:  http://www.thehospice.org/About-Us/Community-Locations
             Directions: click here on map
April 27  Field Trip to Brroker Creek 9:00-11:00 A.M.
                   Karl & Kathleen will be hosting this scavenger hunt. You’ll receive a list of items to photograph and then you’ll tour the preserve to find the items.
                   What to bring: camera, an empty memory card, bug spray, optional tripod (monopod)
                   What to wear: comfortable clothes, sunglasses, closed-toe shoes and maybe a hat
                   For more information & directions on Brooker Creek Preserve:
                   http://www.brookercreekpreserve.org/pagesHTM/about/abt3000.htm
May 17  Seminar (open to all) – “Landscape Photography; Creating Visual Eloquence” by Manny Pontoriero. Manny will be presenting a slightly shorter version of what is on his latest DVD set called “Landscape Photography; Creating Visual Eloquence”. This is a 2 DVD set consisting of 4 hours.  Manny will be speaking a little on composition and then on the 4 must have filters for Landscape photography and how to use them effectively.

Manny Pontoriero is a well recognized/accomplished photographer and teacher of photography. You can read more about Manny at:  http://getthepicture.tv/

           Subject: “Landscape Photography; Creating Visual Eloquence”

           Date: Thursday, May 17th

           Time: 6:45-8:00 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
           Where: Community Center at Suncoast Hospice
                        2675 Tampa Road., Palm Harbor, Fl
             web site:  http://www.thehospice.org/About-Us/Community-Locations
             Directions: click here on map

November 15  Field Trip on the SunCruz – Departs the Port Richey dock at 3:30 P.M.

Be at the dock at 3:00. If you’d like to carpool you can meet at Tiffany’s at 2:15, cars leave the parking lot       promtly at 2:30. Please call Vern at 727-773-9043 to sign up and arrange a ride. For more SunCruz info: http://www.portricheycasino.com/

December 12  Christmas party  5:00-9:00 P.M. at the Highland Lakes Lodge

Bring a dish to share with your fellow HLPC and PHCC members and their family & friends.

December 20  Field trip to the botanical gardens in Largo 7-9 PM

Meet at Tiffany’s parking lot to carpool. Cars leave the parking lot at 6:30 PM.

2011

Free seminars at the Palm Harbor Library
(2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, FL 34683)

August 9      6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Palm Room
“International Travel” slide show by Len Lapka

September 6   6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Palm Room
“Introduction to Portrait Photography with Inexpensive
Lighting and Props” by Al Messina & Joe Todaro

October 11    6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Large Conf Room
“Wildlife Photography” by Karl & Kathleen Nechter

November 8    6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Large Conf Room
“Photography & Technology” by Jim Lucadam

December 13   6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Large Conf Room
“China in Retrospect” slide show by Len Lapka

2012 Sponser News

Suncoast Hospice Expanding Community Libraries

Suncoast Hospice is expanding our community library resources with a new section of perinatal loss books and information for anyone who is touched by this unique circumstance. We are also expanding our multicultural and Spanish language books to ensure that helpful information is accessible to more people in our community.  Suncoast Hospice has created the only specialty libraries in the area dedicated to providing resources on end-of-life, caregiving, serious illness, grief & loss, inspiration, and related issues.

Library open house events will showcase new sections and titles, and promote upcoming book discussions and library events.  We want to be sure to invite our partners in PHCC to stop by our Palm Harbor Community Service Center on April 10th, have some refreshments and share their ideas on how the library can best serve our community.  For questions please call 727.586.4432 and ask to speak someone with the Library or call Kelly Siegel at 727-771-4505.

Library Open Houses:

Community Library Open House – Palm Harbor

Date: Tuesday April 10, 3pm-7pm

Address: 2675 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor

Community Library Open House – St Petersburg

Date: Thursday April 12, 3pm-7pm

Address: 3050 1st Ave S, St Petersburg

Community Library Open House – Clearwater

Date: Tuesday April 24, 3pm-7pm

Address: 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater

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