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Blue Soul by Mavis Chaskin Mott

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 “Macro Face” titled “Blue Soul”. As winner, Mavis has selected “Abandoned Buildings” for the next contest. Restrictions: no people or animals, basic adjustments only. The deadline is Saturday, April 10 at midnight.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm on Zoom. Please email PacPhotoGroup@gmail.com if you want to join the meeting.

View the images and see the scores for “Macro Face” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Winter Trees” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Holiday Lights” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Creeks, Streams and Rivers” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Low Angle, Hight Angle”
here:
View the images and see the scores for “Night Scenes” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Vegetable and Fruit Still Life” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Bokeh” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Ocean View” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Texture” here:
View the images and see the scores for “Frame Within a Frame” here:
View and see the scores for “Ground Transportation” here:
View and see the scores for “Green” here:
View and see the scores for “B&W Main Street” here:
View and see the scores for “Comfort and Joy” here:

Click on the thumbnails below to view our archive of contests

Visual Focal Point
Autumn Harvest
Silhouette

 

Back to School
Summer Heat
Back in Time

 

Slow Shutter Speed
Multiple Exposure

 

Out of Focus

 

Homey

 

Circles

 

Glorious Food

 

Halloween B&W

 

Selfie
Primary Colors
At the Beach
Here Comes the Sun

 

The Great Outdoors

 

The Moon
Oh, That Face

 

Vintage

View the submissions and see the scores for “Precious” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Hygge – Winter Joy” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Common Object Abstract” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Fall Color” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Statues and Monuments” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Photographer’s Choice” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Reflections” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “My Favorite Toy” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Red, White and Blue” here:
View the submissions and see the scores for “Springtime” here:
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 on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm via zoom.

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 info@patchoguearts.org.

 

Photos from the field sailing trip on Aqua Libra here:

Sails up-9227 (1)
Photos from the demonstration of a coin spin here:

PAC Photographers Group Coin Spin

 

Contact: PACPhotoGroup@gmail.com

General Information
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, computer tech company
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, water photography, eye drop photography and macro photography using focus stacking
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, the Highline, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in NYC 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

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Our Mailing Address is:
Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group
20 Terry Street, Suite 116
Patchogue, NY 11772
PACPhotoGroup@gmail.com
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631-627-8686

Accolades
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!
Thanks for caring to share,
Maryanne Brandi

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!
Sonya Signorelli