The PAC Photographers Group was established as a membership organization dedicated to beginner, advanced amateur and professional photographers to foster growth and learning of the art of photography. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Brickhouse Brewery in the Shand Loft, 67 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
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Congratulations to Mavis Chaskin Mott for her winning entry in “Passages”. As winner, Mavis has selected “Springtime” for the next contest. Mavis requests that no Photoshop manipulation be used. You may adjust exposure and contrast. The deadline is Saturday, June 10 at midnight. Images must be taken between now and then. Send your 1200 pixel images with title in the file name to PacPhotoGroup@gmail.com.
View the submissions and see the scores for “Passages” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Interior Design” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Winter Blues” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Technology” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Shiny Things” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Natural Light and Shadow” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Clouds” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Sports” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Food” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Motion” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Music” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “A Walk in the Park” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Perspective” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Glass” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Romance” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Long Island Railroad” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Holiday Decorations” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Spectator” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Festival” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Tree Portrait” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Wildlife” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Show Your Patriotic Spirit” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Plastic Bag Filter” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Spring Awakening” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Architecture” here:
View the submissions for “Macro” here:
View all contest winning photos here:
View official contest rules here:
The next meeting is Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
CALL FOR PAC PHOTOGRAPHERS
July 23 – September 17, 2017
Reception: Saturday, July 30, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
The Patchogue Arts Council is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions from members of the PAC Photographers Group for a solo exhibition at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co.
The exhibition is tentatively scheduled for July 23 – September 17, 2017 with a reception tentatively set for Sunday, July 30, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Dates of the exhibition are subject to change, but the solo exhibition will take place during the 2017 calendar year.
The PAC Members Gallery at Roast is an alternative exhibition space dedicated to solely to the members of the Patchogue Arts Council. Members are given solo exhibitions at the discretion of Roast Coffee and Patchogue Arts Council.
All interested artists are encouraged to apply by following the below guidelines. Only one artist will be selected for an exhibition in 2017, but all other submissions will be placed on file for future exhibitions in 2018 and beyond. All members in good standing with the Patchogue Arts Council and PAC Photographers Group are welcome to submit, but preference will be given to those that have never had a solo exhibition at Roast.
Requirements & Restrictions
• Artists must be current members of the Patchogue Arts Council and PAC Photographers Group at the time of the exhibition
• Artwork should be a part of a uniform series of work. Connected by theme, subject matter, artistic style, etc.
• All works must be wired and ready for hanging
• Works must not exceed a height of 32 inches
• Only digital submissions sent by end of day Friday, June 2 will be considered Submissions set after this day will be put on file for potential future exhibitions
• Email submissions due by end of day June 2
• Submissions received AFTER Friday, June 2 will not be considered for this exhibition
• The accepted artist will be notified through email by Friday, June 16
• Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Subject line should be: PACPG_Roast_ArtistName
• Only submissions to this email address will be considered
• There is no fee to submit work
Email Submission Guidelines
• All artists should include the following attachments:
5 – 8 jpgs of artwork taken from one series of work
• All files should be labels with artist’s name and title of work.
• The body of your email must include the image details: Title, medium, size, and date
• Submissions that do not follow these above guidelines will not be considered
• June 2, Submission Deadline: Submissions must be sent to email@example.com by end of day on this date
• June 16, Artist Notifications: The accepted artist will be notified via EMAIL by a Patchogue Arts Council representative
• July 17 – 22, Artwork Drop Off: Artwork for the exhibition must be received by the Patchogue Arts Council
• July 23 – September 17, Exhibition Dates: The solo exhibition will be on view at Roast with an opening reception on July 30, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
• September 18 – 23, Artwork Pick Up: Artists will be expected to retrieve their artwork between these dates
ABOUT THE PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL – The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc., was formed to encourage, support, and promote the arts while aiding in the revitalization and sustainability of the community. The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to serve the greater south shore of the Town of Brookhaven. The Patchogue Arts Council is located at 20 Terry St., Suite 116, Patchogue NY and is open Thursdays and Fridays, 2:00 –7:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. For more information visit www.patchoguearts.org, call 631-627-8686, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT ROAST COFFEE & TEA TRADING COMPANY – Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co. is a small family owned, micro-roasting company located in the heart of Patchogue that roast beans from around the world. Roast offers single origin brews made from these beans allowing their customers to sample brews from different regions. For more information visit www.roast.coffee, call 631-627-3966, or email email@example.com
View the photos from the Summer Celebration 2016 here:
Photos from the field sailing trip on Aqua Libra here:
Photos from the demonstration of a coin spin here:
The format of each meeting will include:
PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS: gallery, exhibit, contest , job opportunities, field trip, announcements
BEGINNER LESSONS: camera operation, images, cropping, basic lighting
ADVANCED LESSONS: portrait lighting, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, advanced camera operation, printing, framing, color management
GUEST SPEAKERS: teacher, professional photographer, framer, printer, store owner
ASSIGNMENTS: monthly assignments and photo contest, vote on favorite photos online
CRITIQUES: review photos of monthly contest, diagnose disappointing photos due to bad lighting and camera function
DEMONSTRATIONS: past how-tos have included portrait lighting oil and water photography and eye drop photography
VIDEO TUTORIALS: View how-tos from Adobe and other photographic resources
TRIVIA: test your knowledge of photography
Field trips will be organized periodically and dependent on weather. Past field trips have included the Hummingbird Sanctuary in Baiting Hollow, Avalon State Park in Stony Brook, and the breach at Old Inlet, Fire Island.
Not sure if you want to join, but want to see what our meetings are like?
Come be our guest at a meeting.
Non-members are invited to send in their photos for the monthly assignment or to share on our Facebook page.
Please send jpegs to PACPhotoGroup@gmail.com at a size of 1200 pixels on the long side and title the image in the file name. Then, come to the next meeting and sign up to have your image critiqued and a chance to win the contest. There will be exhibits occasionally during the year. Watch for announcements.
Dues: Artists: $50 annually for PAC members, $80 annually for non-members and you become a member. Seniors (60+): $40 annually for PAC members, $60 for non-members. Students: $35 for PAC members, $55 for non-member and you become a member. Checks are made payable to the Patchogue Arts Council.
PAC Photographers Group Committee
Titus Kana – Chairman
Krystle DiNicola – Vice Chairman
Barbara Cittidino – Secretary
Pat Sweeney – PAC Liaison and Treasurer
Fill out this form to sign up for the Photographers Group newsletter only-the mailing list for PAC can be found on other pages.
I wish to send a special thank you to Titus and everyone on the Board who have made this group possible. I’ve always wanted to join a photography group but have been reluctant to do so, feeling I did not have enough knowledge or confidence to The formation of this group back in October was so inviting, encouraging all levels of expertise, I had no excuse but to join. I am so glad I did! Each meeting I walk away with new tips and tricks to experiment with while shooting my pictures and developing my photos. This group is wonderful!
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Great group of people! Diverse and talented with multi levels of experience with which to grow and learn from. Although a new group, our group leader and committee members are committed to keeping a friendly, open and fully participating atmosphere. I look forward to meeting each month as well as focusing on each new assignment. Happy picture taking, fellow members!