Field Trip

Green Paint-01-webPhotographing in Bethlehem and gallery hopping at the Banana Factory and Lehigh University

 This Saturday November 14th

Leaving Camp Hill at 9:00 am


This is our next to last scheduled fieldtrip for 2015.  We will be traveling to the Lehigh Valley to photograph and see several photography exhibitions.  November is Photography Month in the Lehigh Valley with several photography exhibitions at various locations in Bethlehem. This will mark the fourth year for this trip.  The weather is for sunny, breezy and cold with a temperature of 49 and colder after sunset.


Here is the schedule

9:00  Depart Camp Hill for Bethlehem

11:00  Arrive at the Banana Factory to see the “InVision 2015 Pennsylvania Photographer’s Competition”. HCC members Jim Crowley, Chip Cain, Karen Commings, Andrew Hoff  and George Reitbauer were juried into this prestigious exhibition.  The Banana Factory also has an exhibition by Rick Smolan

This exhibition by the former Time, Life and National Geography photographer records a trek across the Outback. The Santa Bannon /Fine Art Gallery has a collection of images by Tom Shillea and David Moser Beth Steel Stairways-04-web

The InVision College Competition images are in the center hallway and you are free to explore the different artist studios on the second and third floors of the Banana Factory.  These four exhibitions in one building will save us some time and walking.

Leave for the DuBois Gallery at Lehigh University to see "Re-Visiting South Bethlehem - 150 Years of Photography"

12:30  Lunch at the College at the eclectic Pandini's on the college grounds. Unique food at reasonable p

1:30 Short photo walk in Bethlehem

2:30 to 7:00 Off to the steel mill to photograph.  Sunset is at 4:44 PM.  New this year is the Howard Mason Trestle. An elevated promenade towering 46 feet above the ground, similar to the Highline in New York City, that is now open.  This walkway is about  3/10ths of a mile long running parallel to the blast furnaces and steel stacks.  After dark the area is light by colored floodlights.


What should you bring:

Water, a fully charged battery, extra batteries, extra digital cards, comfortable shoes, a tripod, a longer lens and/or a wide angle for the buildings, a ladder for getting up higher and money for dinner and gas money for your driver.



We are leaving from the Camp Hill Giant promptly at  9:00AM, park on the Arby’s side.  We hope to return no later than 9:00.


For those members on the East Shore the designated pick-up location is the Holiday Inn in Grantville.  We should be there about 9:45, but you must let Andy know if we are meeting you there, otherwise we will not stop and keep going!


Any questions contact Andrew Hoff @ 592-9304 or at