The Westmoreland Photographers Society

Established 1972 "Promoting The Art and Science of Photography"



Street Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Zone Focusing for Candid Street PhotographyA Post By: James Maher…Continue

Started by Michael Bashur Jr in Sample Title Aug 24.

Video Editing in Photoshop CC?

Photoshop CC users, or those of you still thinking about subscribing.  I took a look at this Scott Kelby video and thought enough about it to share it with you.  I think it's useful to know about, even if you don't use your DSLR for Video Clips.…Continue

Started by Rexford L. Moyer, Jr. in Sample Title Aug 20.

Silver Eye Center for Photography Call for Entries

Silver Eye Center for Photography Call for Entries:Fellowship 15 International Photography CompetitionAugust 8 @ 12:00 am - October 13 @ 11:55 pmSilver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 15 , our international…Continue

Started by Michael Bashur Jr in Sample Title Aug 16.

Photo Exhibit 'Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand' at Carnegie Museum of Art

Art Review: 'Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand' at Carnegie Museum of ArtBy Kurt Shaw Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014Corey Escoto is a name not well-known among Pittsburgh's art cognoscenti, but with his “Sleight of Hand” having recently opened in Gallery One…Continue

Started by Michael Bashur Jr in Sample Title Aug 14.

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

2014 Mr. Fred Rodgers Juried Art Exhibit

Two of our members have photos in the show:

Ann Geiger


Clare Kaczmarek

The opening reception will be on:

Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6pm-9pm

at the Latrobe Art Center



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



Special Interest Group for
Novice Photographers

The WPS will be holding monthly SIG

meetings specifically for those members who

want to learn or review the basics.

Margie Jenke has kindly volunteered

to manage these meetings.

The meetings will be held at the Ligonier Town Hall on the first
Thursday of each month, from 7-9PM in room A.

To register call Margie at 724-238-7766. She would prefer to talk
with you personally so that she can answer any questions you might have.

The next meeting will be on September 4, 2014


WPS Experienced SIG Meeting

Thursday August 28, 2014 at 7pm.

Location - Panera Bread, Greengate Plaza on Route 30 near Wal-Mart.

Discussion of photography news items, and attendee questions looking for

The main presentation topics and discussion will include...

  • Sharpening images in Photoshop
  • Creating Panos [with video], and follow-up discussion/demo from Lightroom to Photoshop and back
  • Architectural photography - Examples with process discussion



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


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 September 8, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Room: Alfred Hall room 31



"Light Painting"

with demonstrations and videos

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

Paul Valerio posted photos
13 hours ago
margie jenke commented on margie jenke's photo


"Bob I hope others will also help in critiquing them too. I am really new at this type of photography and I can use all the help I can get. In fact this is my first photo shoot like this. I would like members to tell me what they like about these…"
13 hours ago
Robert K. Gerstel Jr commented on margie jenke's photo


"Wow Margie, what a great set of images. you did a great job of holding all the highlight detail, nice catch lights in the eyes in most of the shots, and nice facial expressions. This shot could have been a lot nicer if she were just holding her…"
19 hours ago
Haley Romanko and Tricia L Scott are now friends
22 hours ago
margie jenke posted photos
Paul Valerio posted photos
David R Hiebert commented on Dorothy Pierini-Rodgers's blog post Great Photographic opportunities Carrie Blast Furnace
"That would be an hour's drive for me. Or 53 miles following the bike paths. But if I were biking I couldn't take my tripod. ): And might get distracted before I get there.  But looks like a great place. "
Brian Kloock posted an event

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival at West Newton, Pa

September 14, 2014 from 10:30am to 6:30pm
For our 2014 season, we take you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more. The WPS will pay a visit to a place lost in time on Sunday, September 14, 2014.  We will meet at the front…See More
Jonathan Nakles commented on Jonathan Nakles's photo

1939 Worlds Fair

"I'm sorry you didn't find family information. If anyone is interested in WPA or FSA images, this is a great resource."
Robert K. Gerstel Jr posted photos
Brian Kloock posted a photo


This is our friendly neighborhood vagrant. His name is skidmark and he is always polite and well mannered. LOL From my recent trip to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. Nikon D7100, 180mm f2.8 lens, 1/50 f4.5 at ISO200. Comments, Questions, and…
Aug 27
Paul Valerio posted photos
Aug 26

WPS 2014 Dues

Regular Dues: $25

Student Dues: $15

Corresponding Dues: $10

Family: $25 for adults $10 each additional person

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