We have been recognized for our 70 years of membership in the Photographic Society of America.  Only two other clubs are at the 70 year milestone.  In the fall of 2018, we will celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Club.

Please join us at our next meeting and banquet on November 15, 6:30 pm, 

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071.  

November's speaker:


Photography Made Difficult

A title stolen from Gene Smith, but is a lesson in always struggling for more with your photography. Always growing. The technique is not the end, the technique is a tool for your vision. I have been on fire for 3o years constantly challenging myself to produce impeccably crafted images that convey a powerful message. I will be discussing both the need for growth with concrete examples for transformation.

Ryan Hulvat is a versatile photographer who brings his 30 years of experience and mastery over light to every job with an unmatched enthusiasm.

The camera is always at his side and the images lining the walls of his expansive Bethlehem, Pa., studio offer a glimpse of his breadth and depth of perspective; azure aerial vistas captured while ballooning; smiling children; heroic roustabouts, a silver-haired woman with vibrantly dancing eyes. Each project wether in the studio or on location is always a unique experience working in close collaboration with with his clients and resourceful team to get exceptional images appearing effortless.

Hulvat has studied multiple professional disciplines and learned that being prepared for anything affords real adaptation and variation whether his clients are retail producers, restaurants, hospitals or the wedding-bound. He’s worked the commercial realm, been published in regional and national magazines and served top corporate clients.

In addition to his commercial photography Hulvat believes in giving back to the art and community which has enriched his life. He as taught programs in partnership with the Pasela Arts Program,Career Link, ArtsQuest, Dan’s Camera City, The City of Allentown, Northampton Community College and been a guest speaker at the Google Works, Olympus Cameras and local camera clubs.

Photography is a deceptively simple medium, Hulvat says, especially in a digital age when competent pictures are a snap. “But to take a photograph that is exceptional and deep – and to be able to do that on a consistent basis – often takes a lifetime of experience,” he says. “That’s awesome because photography is more than mastery over a physical and technological medium. Great photography draws upon who we are and the life views that we hold. It is a mirror to what we love and fear, and provides opportunities to explore subjects one might be too timid to explore without the excuse of a camera.”

November's challenge is Food

​Send ONE image to photographersrus247@yahoo.com

Don't forget to include your full name!

​One image per member, please!

Photographer of the Month

 We would like to highlight the work of our members with a Photographer of the Month.

Your images will be shown before the meeting and then featured on our website.

It is a great opportunity to show everyone your work and get some feedback.

All you have to do is sign up for a specific month and bring 10-12 of your favorite photos to that month‟s meeting on a USB drive. 

We would prefer to have current work - but any of your favorite photos will do. Look for the signup sheet at the meeting!

Palmerton Camera​ Club

Nanse Wolfington - October Photographer of the Month