Chester County photographers to share work and expertise on April 5

MALVERN, Pa. — Amateur photographers and art-enthusiasts alike can enjoy an evening with the Chester County Camera Club on Wednesday, April 5 at Penn State Great Valley.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. where members will informally share their knowledge and expertise with the audience and answer questions. At 7 p.m., Chester County Camera Club President Bob Kelly will present an overview of the history of photography and then illustrate the beauty of the area with images taken by club members.

Next, past president Betsy Wilson will focus on Valley Forge National Park. She will share images from several members to demonstrate a variety of photographic techniques — all while taking the audience on a visual tour of some of the park’s more unusual features.

Fiona Keyes will conclude the evening with a photography lesson. Keyes will reveal her secrets to creating dazzling pictures with a camera that almost everyone carries — a smartphone — and discuss a variety of applications useful in creating artistic images.

“We’re thrilled to host members from the Chester County Camera Club and discover how photography can be so accessible,” said Suzanne Cruit, associate director of corporate and community relations. “Southeastern Pennsylvania boasts beautiful scenery and a deep history. I hope guests are inspired to use their phones to capture light and subjects in extraordinary ways.”

Associated with the Photographic Society of America, the Chester County Camera Club has over 100 active members who range from beginners to professionals.

Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the club’s photography exhibit “Photography as Art… Through the Lenses of Chester County Photographers,” which is currently on display in the campus’ Henry Gallery. The display features works from 34 members and will be open through Monday, May 8.

Since its opening in 2010, the Henry Gallery is a cultural asset for both Penn State Great Valley and the Chester County community. Exhibits focus on group shows of local and regional artists. Located on the second floor of the Conference Center Building, the gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Admission to the event is free, but advanced registration is required. For more information, visit the Penn State Great Valley website.