EPC submission to the 2022-2023 Grand Finale Competition       

Welcome! We are located in Erie, Pa. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, September through April. In May, we have a Grand Finale Competition and an Awards Picnic.  YOU MUST PAY DUES TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ERIE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB.  You must be a member of the club to enter into our monthly competition.

Our meeting space is in the JPT Event Center in the Lake Erie Plaza, 2319 West 38th St. Erie Pa 16506  The Plaza is on south side of the street between Pittsburgh Ave and Zuck Rd. The large parking lot is well lit. The building is easily accessible to those with disabilities.   The Lake Erie Plaza is easily reached from the south, via I-79 using the Kearsarge exit or accessible from the east or north side of Erie, using the W 26th St exit and then turning south on Zuck Rd.  All meetings start at 6:30 PM unless otherwise specified.  

For membership contact the Club Communication Director, Mary Kay Talarico, MaryKayeee@aol.com or 814-449-5936 (leave message) or the President, Patty Raydo epcraydo@yahoo.com  814-823-9005.

TO JOIN THE CLUB, 3 WAYS TO PAY. (1) Mail check (Payable to Erie Photography Club) to Membership - Adam Bennett,  4422 Cherry Street, Erie PA 16509.  Include name, address, phone number and email address (email required).   (2) Pay by PAYPAL or CREDIT CARD. Under ORGANIZATION > PAYPAL BUTTON and follow the instructions.   (3) Attend a meeting and pay by cash or check.  For new members, we must have an email address and a phone number.  If mailing your dues, please send an email to Geri Olszewski at geriols914@gmail.com to let her know you have renewed so she may update the membership list.

Cost-- $30 - first time members, $40 - returning members, $70 for household, $60 for first time households.  


Competitions include a General and an Assigned Subject competition. Only paid members may enter a competition.   

Rules for competition are under Competition Information, please review.


Sept. 12  6:30   Program meeting: Daniel Wolfe and Brenda Traffis - will explain "Light Painting" examples and techniques.

Sept. 26  6:30        Competition meeting:  Assigned subject - "Motion"  Images must be submitted by Tues, Sept. 19, 2023, 11:59 pm

Oct. 10  6:30        Program meeting: "How to Make Your Image a 15".  Jack Anon will advise on how to improve your images overall.  

Oct. 24  6:30         Competition meeting: Assigned subject - "Chairs"  Images must be submitted by Tues, October 17, 2023, 11:59 pm 

Nov. 14  6:30       Zoom Presentation by Mary Lou Frost. A lesson on Developing Creative Image Techniques, including Mirroring, Mandalas, Kaleidoscopes, and Tiny Planets.  

Nov. 28  6:30      Competition meeting: Assigned subject - "Sweets"  Images must be submitted by Tues, November 21, 2023, 11:59pm

Holiday Party  Dec.  12, Tuesday  6:00 Social, 6:30

Jan 9   5:30 to 6:30pm    Social hour. Come and visit with other members and friends

Jan 9     6:30pm     Infrared Photography-A conceptual and technical approach. Lecture by Thibault Roland. This lecture will be presented at the club via Zoom.

Jan. 13   10:00 am    Club Field Trip   ---On Saturday January 13 at 10:00 am we will be permitted to photograph the magnificent interior of the Church of the Nativity at 251 East Front street, Erie PA 16507

Jan 23  6:00pm   Photographing the upcoming eclipse safely by Tom Madura. Equipment and techniques.  

Jan. 23  6:30   Competition meeting: Assigned subject - "Toys"   Images must be submitted by Tues, January 16, 2024, 11:59 pm Judge is Joe Applebaum from Shaker Heights, OH

Feb. 13  6:30   Program meeting:  "Confessions of a Camera Nerd" By Frederick Fiedler.  Choosing and Purchasing Photographic Equipment. 

Feb. 27  6:30  Competition meeting: Assigned subject - "Dark and Moody"    Images must be submitted by Tues, February 20, 2024, 11:59 pm  

Mar 12 6:30    Program meeting:  Member participation gathering! Bring a 2-3 minute presentation (set to music preferably) on a flash drive of your work,  topic of your choice! 

Mar 26  6:30  Competition meeting: Assigned subject -  "Letters" Images must be submitted by Tues, March 19, 2024, 11:59 pm 

April 9  6:30   Mike Demeter   Black and White in the Digital Age

 April 23  6:30  Competition meeting: Assigned subject - "High Noon"  Images must be submitted by Tues, April 16, 2024, 11:59 pm   

May 14  6:30    Grand Finale Competition  - Images must be submitted by  May 12, 2024, 11:59 pm

June 4  5:00pm     ANNUAL AWARDS PICNIC  Presque Isle Rotory Pavilion, Beach 7  More info in newsletter.


To order CLOTHING WITH THE EPC LOGO, go to ORGANIZATION at top of this HOME PAGE, then to CLOTHING INFORMATION/LOGO. Details on ordering are there. 



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