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The following events and links are not sponsored by the Sparta Camera Club, but were compiled and submitted by active club members as fantastic opportunities to get involved in and some terrific online locations to continue learning the craft and art of photography. If you have an event or link that you'd like to contribute, please submit the request to info@spartacameraclub.org


 (Not sponsored by Sparta Camera Club)

Spring Fling Photo Shoot

Join Larry Zaback for his third annual trip to Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA (https://www.bhwp.org). Plan to walk their well designed trails (1.5 - 4.5 miles) for a great macro photography opportunity.  Fees are posted on their website; they offer a senior discount.

In late afternoon the trip moves 5.5 miles west to Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA (https://www.peddlersvillage.com), just 1 day after their Spring Fling Festival.  This is an opportunity to photograph a large array of colorful spring flowers, particularly tulips, tulips, tulips!

Dinner at the Buttonwood Grill is planned (https://www.peddlersvillage.com/dine/buttonwood-grill).

Trip Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Departure Time: 7:30am

Departure Site: Andover Diner commuter parking lot (193 Main St., Andover, NJ 07821)

RSVP to Larry Zaback: larryzaback@gmail.com

Individuals who desire flexibility in their schedule are encouraged to drive their own vehicle.  As many as 3 photographers can join Larry in his car.

Please note that BHWP does not sell food.  You are encouraged to bring a boxed lunch or snacks to get you through the day.

How To Shoot More Compelling Images: Free Classes Offered By Paul Michael Kane

A great friend of our Club, who so often judges our important photo contests, is offering free classes in Ogdensburg next month.

Paul is hoping to raise money for the Ogdensburg school his daughter is currently attending, Class of 2018.  Your thoughtful donation will be collected at the door prior to each lecture for this 2-day event.

Class 1: DSLR and Point & Shoot Cameras

Tuesday, January 16, 2016

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Class 2: Cell Phone Photography 

Wednesday, January 17, 2016

6:30pm -8:30pm

BONUS!!!  Every attendee receives a free deck of Paul's highly recognized LightBox Photography Cards!

Both classes take place at:

Ogdensburg School District

Ogdensburg School Library

100 Main Street

Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

Free Registration: https://paul-michael-kane-photography.ticketleap.com/photography-classes-with-paul-michael-kane/

Paul Michael Kane combines his extensive background in visual communication with traditional and alternative photographic processes utilizing the latest advances in digital media. Exhibited internationally, his works have been purchased for numerous private and public collections.  He has won several "Best-in-Show" awards, and continues to explore new technologies as the field of digital photography progresses.

Published widely as a photographer, designer and writer, Kane's award-winning photographic work has received 5-star ratings by Popular Photography's blog site.

Hands on Photo Workshop 

Wednesday, Oct 26th  11:00-3:00 

Speak Easy Art Gallery and Grace Lloyd Park

816 Main Street,  Boonton, NJ


"Clarke and Joy have a weekday workshop in Boonton this Wednesday

Using your own camera, in a local park, Hands on Photography Workshops will show you why your camera works the way it does. After a quick discussion at the Gallery, you’ll learn how to “see” over and under exposure in your shots, and how to adjust your Exposure Compensation to make them perfect. 

After students master the Exposure Compensation adjustment, we go right into Aperture and Shutter Speed Modes. We show you how to decide which mode is most important for your subject, and how to apply the Exposure Mode on Your Own Camera, so you can remember how to do it on your own. 

We'll be Shooting in Aperture Mode in a local park - learning to adjust the depth of Focus. Then we'll take a quick walk down to a VERY ANGRY river for some Shutter Mode practice to find that perfect shutter speed for moving water.

We end with another session in the gallery, editing on your laptop, Ipad, or other mobile device. You'll see how the adjustments you made affected your images, and we'll help you make them POP.

Fee $40 - PLEASE RSVP here in Meetup PLUS Register and pay with your card or Paypal through the Gallery:


(just click on the photo with the correct date)

For details check out our website:


Here's the website for Speakeasy Gallery:


Parking on the street. Please do NOT bring your tripods into the Gallery."

Do It Yourself Field Trips

Covered Bridge Photo Tour of Lehigh Valley

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 6:15 am

Meet: Andover Diner Commuter Parking Lot

Weather permitting, our group will car-pool from Andover to Allentown, PA.  In total we will visit seven covered bridges, each having some historical significance in the local Lehigh Valley.

e-brochure of the tour:


If you are interested contact Larry Zaback: larryzaback@gmail.com
















pon notification of acceptance, all work must be delivered to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition office no later than Wednesday, September 17th. They are located at 508 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Please call the New Jersey Highlands Coalition at (973) 588-7190(973) 588-7190 to arrange drop off.
pon notification of acceptance, all work must be delivered to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition office no later than Wednesday, September 17th. They are located at 508 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Please call the New Jersey Highlands Coalition at (973) 588-7190(973) 588-7190 to arrange drop off.

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