The Westmoreland Photographers Society

Established 1972 "Promoting The Art and Science of Photography"



Wedding Photography Contracts

If you are even considering wedding photography check out this link.  A written contract is critical no matter how well you know the couple.  Gary Fong has been one of our mentors for many years. and is considered one of the country's premier…Continue

Started by Carole Moyer in Sample Title Dec 10.

Fight Over Yahoo’s Use of Flickr Photos

Fight Over Yahoo’sUse of Flickr PhotosYahoo Starts Selling Canvas Prints From Free Pictures Uploaded to the Internet Sharing SiteBy DOUGLAS MACMILLANWall Street JournalUpdated Nov. 24, 2014About twice a week, someone asks Liz West ’s permission to…Continue

Started by Michael Bashur Jr in Sample Title Nov 29.

John Malkovich Recreated Iconic Photographs

   In an effort to, apparently, just blow everyone's mind, John Malkovich has recreated, in collaboration with photographer Sandro Miller, a whole bunch of iconic twentieth century portrait photographs. These include Malkovich standing in for…Continue

Started by Michael Bashur Jr in Sample Title Oct 14.

Still Photography and permits on National Park Service lands 3 Replies

Folks, This is an email I received from Terry Deglau - please read.  The image that Mr. Deglau refers to is at the end of this blog.Dear friends of Terry,I need your help….I am fighting mad, and after you read this, I hope you will be mad too. Our…Continue

Started by Clare J. Kaczmarek in Sample Title. Last reply by Clare J. Kaczmarek Sep 28.

Blog Posts

Leibovitz Book Review

Posted by Michael Bashur Jr on August 24, 2014 at 10:50pm

Creative Live

Posted by Carole Moyer on July 15, 2014 at 4:42pm


Posted by Dorothy Pierini-Rodgers on June 6, 2014 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Pittsburgh Art Festival

Posted by Michael Bashur Jr on June 5, 2014 at 7:37am

Pittsburgh Photo Fair

Posted by Michael Bashur Jr on May 8, 2014 at 5:38pm

Calumet Shuts Down All Stores

Posted by Michael Bashur Jr on March 13, 2014 at 4:45pm


Important Information

2015 Is Upon Us

Looking Forward

I just wanted to update everyone on whats coming in 2015.  The officers met on the 11th and we were able to work out the schedule for the year.  We will be changing the WPS meeting format a little and the newsletter will contain all of the meetings, major outings, and events that we have chosen for the year.  

I am looking forward to another amazing year for the WPS, with many workshops, outings, and opportunities to learn from.  I hope to see each of you at as many of the events as possible and I'm sure were going to have some fun along the way.



You can now follow the WPS on Twitter for up to date info about events, outings, and meeting.



2014 WPS Newsletters

You can download a copy here:

January 2014 Newsletter

February 2014 Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

June 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

August 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter


Meetings are held on the SECOND Monday of every month at 7:00 pm

on the campus of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.

The next meeting will be: Monday January 12, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Room: Alfred Hall room 31




Using your built in, external, and studio lights"


All are welcome to join the site and enjoy the
comments and photos. Although, it is expected that after
a period of (2) two months that you attend a Westmoreland Photographers meeting and join the group. Thanks for looking and enjoy.

2014 Officers

President: Fred Bruckman


Vice President: Ann Geiger


Secretary: Brian Kloock


Treasurer: Tom Vallana



Latest Activity

PM Lewis posted a photo


Mount Pleasent,PA. - 19 Dec 2014. Comments, Questions, and Critiques encouraged.
17 hours ago
Jonathan Nakles commented on PM Lewis's photo


"I dropped one off and they were tickled. I didn't have to touch your adjustments.  The print was good out of the box."
20 hours ago
PM Lewis commented on PM Lewis's photo


"Jonathan, please feel free to make a print or two.  Thank you for the compliment."
23 hours ago
Jonathan Nakles commented on PM Lewis's photo


"I'm a big dog portrait fan.  I think they're easier to shoot than humans.  I think they can't help but be honest. This image is a real winner. Would you mind if I made a print of this to give to a friend who owns a dog…"
margie jenke posted a photo

Lady In White

Nikon D7000,17x55mm lens,55mm, F2.8, 1/100 sec,ISO 100, Shutter PriorityPlease view full size
margie jenke posted photos
PM Lewis posted a photo


Doogie, 18 Dec 2014. Comments, Questions, and Critiques encouraged.
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Saltsburg-Canal Walk, 2012
Paul Valerio commented on Paul Valerio's photo
margie jenke commented on Paul Valerio's photo

Larry The Christmas Snail Dec14-14-1

"Oh yea Paul dream on to both the rush and the D750."
Paul Valerio commented on Paul Valerio's photo

Larry The Christmas Snail Dec14-14-1

"He's putting the rush on my presents and I can't wait to see what they are. Bet there's a D750 under that hat!!!"

WPS 2014 Dues

Regular Dues: $25

Student Dues: $15

Corresponding Dues: $10

Family: $25 for adults $10 each additional person

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