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Cuba: Culture, Cars, & Cigars

Our February show will be "Cuba: Culture, Cars, & Cigars, photo by Barb Krawczyk and Diane Ravioli-Chase. Join them at the Artist's Reception on Thursday, February 2 from 6 to 8 PM. Remember the exhibit, reception, and refreshments are free and open to the public, but we are a not for profit and donations are always welcome and appreciated. Sponsors by Friendly Planet 

Monthly Meeting

We are holding monthly meetings at the Valley Photo Center, Upper Level, Tower Square, 1500 Main St, Springfield, MA on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. The special Christmas Party meetings start on Wednesday, January 18,  2017 with a bring your photos and have a discussion meeting. For more information about monthly and other meetings check out our MeetUp page.

February Monthly Meeting - Free Workshop - February 22, 2017 from 7-9 PM at the VPC Gallery

It's a good time of year to do photography indoors, but most of us don't have a studio or expensive studio lighting. For our February meeting we'll have a special workshop to learn how to electronic flash units.

This workshop specifically illustrates and teaches students to understand and use flash both on and off the camera. The workshop be an in-depth description of how flashes work, including internal remote triggering using photo cells and radio remotes. Any brand-flash is welcomed and can be discussed, but I'll demonstrate with some affordable inexpensive electronic flash units. 

Bonus: I'll also cover how to use polarized light to photograph art without reflections!

Parking is free at metered parking in Springfield after 6 PM or you can park in the Tower Square Garage for a fee.

Photo Contest

Enter our new monthly Photo Contest! Each month we'll feature your photographs on our web site and talk about them at our monthly meeting and we'll  have a people's choice award. Winners will get a VPC tee shirt and free print entry for our next Open Submission Show.

The first contest deadline will be January 18, 2017 and the theme will be "Christmas and Holiday Lights". 

Contests for 2017:

January       Snow

February     Begins with T or P

March         Glass or Ordinary

April           Chairs or Ordinary

May            May Celebration

June            Color

July             Heat Wave

August         Agriculture

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 Valley Photo Center Membership Drive 2017

 The Valley Photo Center is a 501c3 not for profit and we rely on donations to offer our exhibits, programs, and receptions. All of the staff our non paid volunteers, but we still have overhead costs to pay for including utilities, refreshments for receptions, mailings, etc. Please consider doing the Valley Photo Center. Your membership donation is tax deductible and you can enter two prints in or next open submission show at no charge. To join and see other membership options: Click Here


 Support the Valley Photo Center

We are a 501(c)3 - All Donations are Taxt Exemptible.  Please donate to help his provide free exhibits and programs. Are board and staff are all volunteers and all of your donations will go to support the Valley Photo Center. Just click on the contribute button below to donate or join.

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