Digital Photography Classes, Hudson Valley, Goshen, NY
Mid-March 2014
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Our Photo Show was a success. We had a great time meeting people and showing off our work. We didn't have a sign-in sheet this time so I don't know how many people came through. I now have a checklist that I will refer to in the future. Each time we do this we learn a little more.

Thank you to all those who participated.

Our next show will be at the Town of Wallkill Town Hall. There is room for about 35 prints. If you are interested in displaying your work at the Wallkill Town Hall, please contact Jeff Montanye (

We will be taking our work down after the Wednesday meeting on March 19th. If you can't make it then you may come to the library any time during business hours through Saturday March 22nd.


The next photography class will start on April 22nd. It is a beginner's class. for more information visit Assistacomp

Library Meeting
Using Photoshop Elements

Wednesday, March 19th, 6pm - 7:30pm.
How does Photoshop Elements stand up to the full version of Photoshop? You'll be surprised. At our next meeting you'll learn the basics about Photoshop Elements and how to use it for some whimsical fun as well as some serious photo editing.
Sign-up on Photoshop Techniques.

March Meetup
Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Sunday, March 23rd, 10am.

We are looking forward to our visit to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum this weekend. We have enough people to go into the mine as our own group so bring those tripods. Don't forget that the cost to enter the mine is $10.00 a person. Be there a little early as we will be all entering the mine together as a single group.

Sterling Hill Mine was suggested as a photo trip by some of our members. The mine is an interesting place to take photographs of phosphorous rocks under UV light. The mine is in New Jersey but not far. Visit their website for more information. A tripod is a must if you want to take photographs under the UV light. A remote control will also be helpful but you can use the 2 second self-timer. For more information and to sign up visit: Sterling Hill Mining Museum.

Professional Photo Competition Observation
Frank Dispensa has invited us to attend the Dutchess Regional Professional Photographers print competition at the Fishkill Ramada Inn. I noticed that not many people have signed up for this event yet. We will be observing the competition, not entering our work. We can learn a lot about photography just by watching professional judges at work. Normally there is a $15.00 fee to attend but because we are Frank's guests, there will be no charge. The date is Thursday, April 10th at 7:30pm. You can sign up on DRPP Print Competition.

Historical Society of Newburgh Art Auction
The Historical Society of Newburgh Invites you to participate in the Feast of the Arts Biennial Fine Art Auction on April 27th, 2014. A live, a silent, and a Chinese Auction. Artists split the selling price 50/50. For full details visit the society's website. If you want to donate some of your photography contact them soon.

Hudson Valley Photography Network Spring Conference
Photographers, from beginners to professionals, will benefit from this full day workshop from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Nationally known presenters include Rick Sammon, and Frank Dispensa. Sammon's presentation will be titled "Exploring the Light," while Dispensa will be discussing "Exposure Essentials."

The price of the workshop is $35 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required.

The Hudson Valley Photography Network was formed in 2012 by area photography groups to enable them to share resources and present educational programs and conferences about photography.

For further information on the HVPN, the Spring 2014 Conference and registration, please visit us online:

Hudson Valley Photography Network
Spring 2014 Photography Conference
Saturday May 17, 9:30-5:00
Hilton Garden Inn, 15 Crossroads Ct., Newburgh, NY
(near intersection of I-84 and I-87)
Registration - $35 includes lunch (Deadline: May 10)
Frank Dispensa and Rick Sammon

For details and to register visit their website.

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Digital World of Photography is now on Flickr. Don't forget to visit our Flickr account for Digital World of Photography. Feel free to post your photos. Digital World of Photography on Flickr.

Fund Raiser
March 19th will be your last chance to sign up with Viridian on our website: Viridian/JMontanye. The site will be taken down on this date because our free trial period will be ending. Orange and Rockland rates are going up. They have almost doubled this year. I was able to lock in my electric in at 10 cents a kilowatt hour for a year. I just thought that I would pass this information along. My hopes are that we can generate a little income with this program and keep the club free. Viridian gets much of their electric from green energy sources such as solar and wind. If you'd like to help the environment, possibly save some cost on your electric bill and help fund Digital World of Photography then sign up here: Viridian/JMontanye. There is no fee to sign up and you can cancel at any time with no cancelation fee. There is also the option to lock in your rates for 6 months to a year. You have to purchase electric from someone. Why not try this one out and help support the group?

Start Your Own Photo Club
We are looking for a few good men and women. Digital World of Photography is looking for volunteers to lead photography clubs in some of our local libraries. If you have a passion for photography and would like to lead a Digital World of Photography club at your local library, please contact me. There is a strong interest brewing amongst the local libraries but we need people. The Florida Library is very interested in starting a photography club. You will have all the resources, power point presentations, flyers and more from Digital World of Photography. Let me know if you are interested.