To find the Palenville Photography Group from Catskill take 23A heading west to Palenville/Hunter. Go straight uphill from the stop light at route 32. Continue straight through the light in Palenville and look for an old hotel on the left that has a bar. We meet in the library which is the next building on the left. If you go too far there is a gas station on the right.
From the Saugerties exit of the New York State Thruway head north on Route 32. At a Y in the road by a gas station/convenience store take the left on to route 32A. At the light in Palenville go left on to route 23A and look for an old hotel on the left that has a bar. We meet in the library which is the next building on the left. If you go too far there is a gas station on the right.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. This relaxed group reviews photos by members either from the "subject list" that follows or anything you want to show to the group. Contact the Palenville Club through these email addresses:
SUBJECTS AND PROGRAMS
JANUARY 8 SUBJECT -Wild and reckless in a small negative space (part of the composition JANUARY 15 Take photos of each other - Del will lead and provide equipment as needed. FEBRUARY 5 SUBJECT -Five emotions - pick one at random-Looking back to the January 15th meeting, print the photos taken during that exercise and use an emotion for critique FEBRUARY 19 Group interactive program on composition everyone bring in written information on composition followed by discussion MARCH 5 SUBJECT -Take 21 steps past your front door and photograph what you see, any angle. MARCH 19 Program - image editing on a shoestring - Dan Burkholder will lead = examples of image editing programs, including "Snapseed" APRIL 2 SUBJECT -Important object, treat as if it were a sacred relic - pay attention to lighting APRIL 16 Program - Learn about macro photography - Bob Stauffer to lead MAY 7 SUBJECT -Walk to an area you normally drive past and make a photo of something you would overlook. MAY 21 Program on Colorizing/texturizing photos - Group Discussion JUNE 4 SUBJECT -Texture - example rough against smooth JUNE 18 PM Field Trip to Rams Horn Sanctuary (time to be determined) JULY 2 SUBJECT -Red JULY 16 PM Field Trip to Saugerties Lighthouse (time to be determined) AUGUST 6 SUBJECT - Clouds as a metaphor - for a mood or feeling AUGUST 20 How to do portraits with various lighting techniques - Del will present SEPTEMBER 3 SUBJECT -Photograph an elderly couple or person SEPTEMBER 17 Field Trip how to photograph water OCTOBER 1 SUBJECT - Americana- and or photographing water OCTOBER 15 Class on enhancing fall foliage - a different twist NOVEMBER 5 SUBJECT -Fall Foliage NOVEMBER 19 Night Shot - with or without Tripod DECEMBER 3 SUBJECT -Interpret the subject darkness and how that effects the mood DECEMBER 17 Christmas Party - includes photo exchange and stories on Christmas past NOTE - Two photos per member - assigned subject or general subject or one of each, matted not framed, please put title on the back of the photo.