||Henry Ng, PPSA
||14020 Wagon Way
Silver Spring, MD 20906
One of the responsibilities of a photo club Board of Directors or the person who has been designated as the "Program Director," is the planning for membership-appropriate programs during the club year.
PSA has programs and workshops available to PSA-member clubs on DVD or CD. Since clubs develop some unique programs (e.g., Scavenger Hunts, A to Z, etc.) a PSA-member club program exchange has been developed. Field trips usually become an important part of a club's program. PSA has a Travel Aide service available to PSA member clubs that may help in preparing for a club field trip.
The following documents will help the club Program Director to plan programs.
* Club Programs
* Guest Speakers
* Annual Show
Lightroom 3 Club Event
To celebrate the launch of Lightroom 3, Adobe is offering PSA-member Camera Clubs in North America an exclusive opportunity to host a Lightroom 3 Club Event by providing everything needed including software, prizes, and training to host a successful event.
To host a Lightroom 3 Club Event the club must:
1 ) Plan an event with 30 attendees or more.
If you don’t think your club can get thirty attendees, maybe your club can combine with a neighboring club for this event, run the event as a Council of Camera Clubs, or open your event to the public as an opportunity to gain new members.)
2) Designate a member to demonstrate Lightroom 3
3) Watch a 90-minute recorded training session during which Julieanne Kost provides tips on how PSA representatives can teach Lightroom 3 at club events:
4) Get started by completing a short participation form found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Lightroom3_Event_Form
Adobe will be sending your club a valuable Lightroom 3 Club Event Kit developed specifically for PSA-member Clubs containing these elements to raffle to attendees during your event:
• One copy of Lightroom 3
• One camera bag
• One t-shirt
• Five microfiber lens cloths
• Five luggage tags
Also included will be Lightroom 3 items for everyone:
• Lightroom 3 logo stickers
• Raffle cards
Lightroom 3 items for the demonstrator/presenter:
• Opportunity to attend online training with Julieanne Kost
• One t-shirt
• One Julieanne Kost DVD of Lightroom 3 tutorials designed for viewing on computer monitors, or projected from a computer
• One DVD that includes everything required for a Lightroom 3 demonstration
Great PSA-member discounts on Lightroom 3:
Individual PSA members get a 15% discount off Lightroom making the $99 upgrade just $84.15, or a full version only $254.15 instead of $299.
Start planning your Club Event today by completing a short participation form at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Lightroom3_Event_Form
If you have any questions, please contact Adobe’s PSA Liaison, Kathy Waite at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster Photgraphy Association Hosts Lightroom 3 Workshop by Helen Henry, February 2011, PSA Journal
PSA has various DVDs and CDs available from PSA Headquarters for PSA-member clubs to borrow. The Club Rep or an individual PSA member can order a program for the club at https://psamembership.wufoo.com/forms/psa-program-request/
The most popular of these programs is TOPS in Photography. Each year the top ranked exhibitors listed in the PSA Who's Who in Photography are invited to submit one of their top images for the annual TOPS program. The TOPS program runs on a PC.
* "A Thing Called Focus" by Jon Fishback ~ 20 minutes
This program is designed to help the viewer better understand the concept of focus, depth of field, and the shortcomings of lens optics. We may never see anything out of focus with the naked eye. This program may shed some light on why some photogra-phers abhor anything out of focus, while others embrace the use of selective focus and the inherent limitations of the camera's optics.
* "A Tribute to Wellington Lee" by Henry Ng, PPSA ~ 25 minutes
The year 2009 was the 60th anniversary of the Photographic Society of New York (PSNY) which was founded by the late Wellington Lee. His outstanding images are admired by people all over the world. This program was made as a tribute to the remarkable achievements of Wellington Lee by PSNY.
* "How to: Flash Photography" by Robert Griffith, FPSA, EPSA ~ 21 minutes
This program explains the fundamentals of flash photography and how to apply the flash for its maximum performance for different situations. It is an excellent program for those who want to learn about Flash Photography.
* "Making Panoramas using Photoshop" by Robert Griffith, FPSA, EPSA
This program describes the procedures to stitch several overlapped digital images to make a panorama image in Photoshop. It is an excellent how-to program for any level of photographer. This technique is especially useful for landscape photography.
* "Celebrating 75 Years of PSA" by Elena McTighe, APSA ~ 30 minutes
* “Dirty Secrets: Cleaning SLR Digital Sensors” by Steve Traudt, APSA ~ 1 hour
* “Desert Photography" by Fred Hankins, APSA produced by Herb Spencer
~ 45 minutes
* “2007 & 2008 CPID Best of the Best” by Kristina Kaye, APSA ~ 45 minutes each
* "2009 Best of the Best" by Kristina Kaye, APSA
* "2008 & 2009 EID Best of the Best"
|In order to keep clubs from "reinventing the wheel," a PSA member club program exchange has been developed. If your club prepares a unique photography experience and you are willing to share it with other PSA clubs, send a Word doc of the instructions to: Joanne Stolte. Make sure the program author's name; the club name; and the city, state, and country are included. If the author would not mind questions, please include their email address. These club programs are listed below:
|PSA members receive 20% off the registration fee for Popular Photography DigitalDays Workshops (write "PSA25" in code box): http://www.digitaldaysphoto.com/
If five members of a PSA-member club register for a DigitalDays workshop, a sixth club member can attend at no cost.
|National Geographic Traveler Seminars:
||PSA members receive 10% off the registration fee for National Geographic Traveler Seminars (check "PSA Member" box on registration form ): http://ngtravelerseminars.com/
||PSA has volunteers all over the world who are willing to assist any PSA member club with club field trip plans. These PSA members will provide your club with information as to where, what, and when to photograph in the area the club plans to travel. Do remember that these Travel Aids are volunteers; therefore, plan ahead and allow plenty of time for the contacts to take place.
* PSA Travel Aide in Action: Ridgewood Camera Club
* PSA Travel Aide Program