Churchville Photography Club

Churchville Photography Club
2014-15 Program Announcements and News

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Note: the images seen above in the "header" represent the 2011-12 club year contest winners. Normally the header would contain winner from the current year, but the website is undergoing an upgrade to WordPress, and should be unveiled by September.

The Club PICNIC was held June 22nd at Core Creek.  Good weather, excellent company, great food, and even our own private concert!  Here are a few images...


Reminds of old times...good times!  Thank you David Mendez for the music and company!

We can thank SIGMA for sponsoring the last program of the year !  The photographer was Roman Kurywczak; he gave us a inspiring lesson on Macro Photography.  I love close up and macro; it is challenging and the right lighting is essential.  Watching him work his magic makes me realize that if you want fantastic images, buy the right lens, use essential lighting and really work at it. 

Roman promoted his workshops.  He prefers to work in a small group to make the most of the the time he has with each photographer. Shown below is one of his best-selliing images - the back of a gerbera daisy.....

Links to his workshops and images.


To see the full 2013-14 CPC Schedule, please visit this link.


We are starting to work on the 2014/2015 schedule.  If you have suggestions for programs, please send them to the "contact us" link on the site. 

This year there were three hundred thirty-five images judged in eight categories, plus one children's entry, representing the work of eighty-nine photographers.  The seventy-three awards were announced at a reception at the Churchville Nature Center on Saturday evening, April 5th, before a crowded room.  All entries are on view the week of April 6th to April 13th.

Best of Show - Michael Hickey - Longwood Dreams

THE INTERCLUB CONTEST for 2014 took place April 28th and was hosted by the Doylestown Camera Club.  After the 150 images were judged, Doylestown won by a slim margin over Huntingdon Valley.  Results are now posted and the high point images from each club can be found HERE

Check out the new article by Michael Hickey titled "Embracing it", found HERE under the Club Library / Articles by Members...This chronicles the story of his first two years in the digital universe.  You are also welcome to create articles and submit them to the web committee to post.  Contact Dianne Rose, or Janet Hickey.

See the new SPOTLIGHT for June/July - Peter Funk  at the bottom of this page. There is a short bio with images!  The SPOTLIGHT article allows you to introduce yourself to the club and express how you became interested in photography.  Show your work on the website!  If you want to prepare an article and introduce yourself to the club, contact Janet Hickey through the CONTACT US link. You will prepare a short article, a head shot, and 20 images.  

The following Officers will serve the club for 2014-15 :

Congratulations...for a second term, our President is Alan Micklin.  Long-term members continue to fill the officer positions positions: Vice President: Marty Golin: Secretary: Dianne Rose and Treasurer: Gene Flanagan. Our Website Committee includes John Stritzinger is our Web Content Manager joining Janet Hickey and Dianne Rose on the Website Committee. Scott Petersen will need a volunteer to Co-chair the Annual Contest.  Let's all chip in and give the Board a helping hand by volunteering for one of our committee activities in the coming club year.

When considering refreshments, we realize that the meeting lasts about 1 hr to 1-1/2 hours.  We decided that if you have something you'd like to contribute to the table, you are welcome to bring it in.  We will supply bottled water and be healthier for it.  No more food waste!  Thank you!

GALLERY...images need to be refreshed and updated.  Send five (5) of your favorite photos to the Web Administrator, Janet Hickey.  If you already have images in the Gallery, feel free to change them. Just email your new images with a note. Gallery image sizes may be found under the Membership Info & Gallery link.  Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions link (item #6). If you need assistance re-sizing your images, please let Janet know.

Contact one of the web team using our CONTACT US link - Janet Hickey, or Dianne Rose, our Web Administrators, or John, Content Manager.  Provide your comments and suggestions.  Let us know if you have an idea for a photography related article or topic for the website.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 June 2014 13:45
Meeting Info:
The Churchville Photography Club meetings will resume mid-September (3rd Monday). During this recess, the Planning Committee will develop programs during July and August.  Keep your eyes open for emails asking for your suggestions and opinions. 

Meetings are held every first and third Monday of each month from mid-September and through the month of June:

Doors open at 7:00 pm with the meeting starting at 7:30pm 

Meeting Place:
Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville La.
Churchville PA 18966

Club Information Line (for weather related cancellation and trip info) 215-598-8447

Officers 2013-14:
Alan Micklin, President
Marty Golin, V. President
Dianne Rose, Secretary
Gene Flanagan, Treasurer

To contact the web team or officers, please use the CONTACT US link on the website.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 09:05
2014 Jun-July - Peter Funk



Though born in Bristol, PA, Peter Funk grew up in rural Burlington County NJ where he lived among family farms and feral woods.  With a few children his age nearby, and two brothers, play time was usually outside where boys truly could be boys and imaginations could run wild.  Even at that time, with a basic children’s camera, he occasionally played at photographer before moving on to the messier pursuits of the day.  It was also in this time as part of the “Country Crew” that Pete developed a fascination with nature that would follow him everywhere.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014 06:43