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December 2011

inFocus

Newsletter of the Westchester Photographic Society


From the President’s Desk

G reetings my fellow members,

Whenever I talk to people about WPS, I love to introduce our club

as the friendliest photo club in Westchester. We are a happy bunch

indeed. Even though the photo competitions are keen and at times

furious, we excel in sharing our knowledge and experience to help

each other succeed. It is a great feeling to see that our club is growing

stronger with new members joining us every month.

Thanks to our strong team of volunteers, the backbone

of our club, who sacrifice their time and effort to serve

so that the club can function at its best. As the Ho, Ho,

Ho season of happiness and giving is upon us once

again, we would ask the new members to sign up as

volunteers for the new year. It is the best way to get

to know the club and your fellow members. Please

contact any member of the Board to sign up for a

variety of activities. Thanks.

Just a thought from your Pres.

Albert

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Dick Budnik, Web edition

WPS Board of Directors

Dick Budnik

Chairman of the Board

WebMaster

Albert Tang

President

Charles Koenig

Executive Vice President, Treasurer &

Corporate Secretary

Jonathan Kaplan

Recording Secretary, Field Trips

Lois Barker

Exhibits Chair, Guest Book, Host Chair

Ron Carran

Newsletter Editor

Walter Kimmel

Competition Chair

Joe Pollock

College Shooting Program, WCC Coordinator

Warren Rosenberg

Programs

Volunteers

Rose Ann Kimmel

Competitions

Jim Christensen, Deborah Cohen,

Liza Margulies, Bob Piro &

Elinor Stecker-Orel

WPS Official Photographers

Roger Chenault

Hiring Judges

Lewis Bogaty

Publicity

Janet King & Marty Bernstein

Hospitality

Tom Streppone, Joe Ferriera

Equipment Coordinators

Sherm Shiao

Competition Scores Reporting

Jonathan Kaplan

Equipment, Projectionist

Jim Christensen

Donations Coordinator,

Good Will Ambassador

Richard Kudelka

Outreach Program Coordinator

Committees

Host/Hostess Committee

Lois Barker, Deborah Cohen

Hospitality Coordinators

Janet King & Marty Bernstein

Competition Evaluation Committee

Dick Budnik, Lois Barker,

Elinor Stecker-Orel, Harvey Augenbraun

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Hostess for November:

Fleurlyse Debecki

Cover photo:

Mountain

by Albert Tang

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Unless specifically noted

herein, all images and articles are copyrighted by

their respective authors. Clip-art is used under license

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This publication is copyrighted property of the

Westchester Photographic Society (WPS) and may

not be reprinted in whole or in part without its

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Westchester Photographic Society

meets 12 months a year, on Friday evenings

at 8:00 pm (excepting school holidays) in the

Technology Building of Westchester Community

College, Valhalla, NY (across from parking lot #11).

Guests are welcome.

2 Dec 2011


WPS Bulletin Board

WPS Friday Evening

Program Schedule

December

2 Competition 3A

9 Rob Dublin, “...workflow...”

16 Holiday Party

23 No Meeting. Christmas

30 No Meeting. New Years

January

6 Competition 3B

13 Ron Landis, “Creativity”

20 TBD

27 Competition 4A

February

3 Don Toothacker

10 TBD

17 Competition 4B

24 TBD

March

2 Alan Cohen

9 Competition 5A

16 TBD

23 TBD

30 Competition 5B

April

6 No Meeting. Easter

13 TBD

20 Competition 6A

27 Joe DiMaggio

May

4 Annual Members Meeting

11 Alison Wachstein, “Children and

Family Portraiture—Pro-bono

Photography”

18 Competition 6B

25 No Meeting. Memorial Day

Please note:

Check the WPS website (wpsphoto.org) for recent changes.

Weather Notice

If driving conditions are hazardous, meetings

will be cancelled. Look for announcements

of Westchester Community College

(WCC) closings on the following media

outlets:

WFAS 103.9 FM / 1230 AM

WHUD 100.7 FM

WCBS 880 AM

TV News 12

www.wfasfm.com

Members are advised to check their email

for emergency weather notices from WPS.

Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD

By Jonathan Lawton

Wouldn’t it be great if you could capture the photographs you

wanted without having to carry around a camera bag full of lenses?

Well, Tamron, a Japanese Optics Manufacturer, has spent the past 20

years working to make that a reality. Tamron makes lenses of almost

every size, focal length, and category, but they are best known as the

pioneer of the All-in-One zoom lens. Their new 18-270mm PZD lens

is the world’s lightest and most compact 15x zoom.

The Tamron 18-270mm PZD lens is designed specifically for crop sensor Digital SLR’s

and gives users a 28-419mm zoom range (35mm equivalent). The lens exterior is made

of hardened plastic keeping the weight down to an impressive 15.9 oz. When zoomed to

the 18mm mark, the lens is only 3.8 inches long. Tamron improved on their previous 18-

270mm model by adding an ultrasonic Piezo Drive (PZD) auto-focus motor that provides

faster and quieter autofocus operation. It also features an enhanced image stabilization

mode (VC) that allows you to capture sharp images at shutter speeds as slow as 1/25th of

a second. It is a variable aperture lens that ranges from f/3.5 at 18mm to f/6.3 at 270mm.

While there is some barrel distortion visible at the wide-end, which is typical for lens with

such a large focal range, the image quality is very good. For a lens that could realistically

replace two or three lenses that you have in your camera bag, I think the Tamron 18-

270mm PZD is a solid performer.

I see the Tamron 18-270mm PZD being a great lens for travel photography or for

anyone needing a versatile one-lens kit that can handle nearly any photographic scenario

without having to swap-out lenses. The Tamron 18-270mm PZD is currently available in

the Canon EOS, Nikon-F, and Sony-A mount and sells for $649.00*. It comes with a petal

style lens hood, front and rear lens caps and is covered by a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.

*This lens currently has a $100 manufactures mail-in rebate that is valid until December

31st 2011

Jon Lawton is a sales associate at Hunt’s Photo and Video in Melrose, MA.

If you have any questions on the Datacolor SpyderCheckr or any other photo related topic, feel free to contact him at

jlawton@wbhunt.com or at the store at 1-800-221-1830.

FOR SALE

Panasonic lumix lx5 camera

Excellent condition

$ 265.00

Contact: rich3638@optonline.net

FOR SALE

Singhray Vari ND Duo Polariser

one piece, 77 mm thread

Purchase Price: $440

Asking Price: $200

Contact Dennis DiBrizzi

dennisdibrizzi@gmail.com

NIK Silver Efex Pro Software

Legal CD transfer $50

Call Dennis

dthornton24@optonline.net

Slik Pro 700DX W/ Case

Supports 15Lbs.

Condition: Only used twice (like new)

Purchase Price: $139.95 @ B&H Photo

Asking Price: $85.00

Contact Pat Spina

patspina@aol.com

(646) 261-1891 (cell)

Dec 2011 3


Museums, Exhibits and Events

WPS Group Exhibits

Cancer Treatment and

Wellness Center

Northern Westchester Hospital

“Land and Waterscapes”

June 6, 2011 - January 30, 2012

Hudson Valley Hospital

Courtlandt, NY

“Bringing Nature Inside”

Sept. 9 - Jan. 4, 2012

Greenburgh Library

Elmsford, NY

Oct. 17 - Dec. 13

Take down: Tues., Dec. 13, 1 - 5 PM

Cancer Treatment and

Wellness Center

Northern Westchester Hospital

“Bees, Birds and Butterflies”

Jan 30, 2012 - June, 2012

Pick up and drop off: Jan 30, 9:30-10:30 AM

Reception: Date to follow

Sampling of Adorama

Photo Workshops

http://www.adorama.com/catalog.

tpl?op=WS_List

Dec. 4 Photowalking with

Joe Dimmaggio : New York

Dec. 12

Dec. 14

Sampling of B&H Photo

Event Space Seminars

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/

EventSpace.jsp

Dec. 7 Canon Speedliting with

Multiple Flashes (Syl Arena)

Dec. 8 Wildlife with City Folk

The Elusive Grand Landscape

Dec. 11

City During the Holidays

To Be Enrivhrd, Famous and

Fabulously Successful...

(Doug Gordon)

An Evening with Joe McNally:

Sketching Light

(both with Moose Peterson)

The Passionate Photoghrapher...

(Steve Simon)

Calumet New York

Photo Events

http://www.calumetphotographic.com/

locations/us/new-york.html

Dec. 3 Lighting on the Edge

(Arlene Collins)

Dec. 4 Mixed Media Photo Workshop

(Andy Mars)

Dec. 6 Beginning Adobe Lightroom 3

(Eduardo Angel)

WPS Member Exhibits

Joseph Carbone

Exhibit at Somers Library

December, 2011

Reception: Sat., Dec. 10, 12 - 4 PM

Westchester Museums

Neuberger Museum of Art

(www.neuberger.org)

Photographs Collection

Hudson River Museum

(www.hrm.org)

Photographs Collection

Thank you

from Lois Barker

Did we ever enjoy all the

wonderful food you brought to

the reception and of course all the

companionship that went with it.

Thank you again for not only the

food but the cups, paper goods and

soft drinks. A special thank you to

Addie Boemio for helping at the

reception table. She has a special

talent for keeping us all happy.

Grapes: Mark

Brownies: Anastasia and Harvey

Nuts: Linda A

Cheese Ball and Ice: Lois

Crackers for cheese: Jackie

Crackers for cheese: Richie K

Guacamole: Joyce and Bob

Chips for Guacamole: Deborah

Cookies: Albert

Cookies & orange/black cookies:

Deborah

Wedge of Cheese: Jerry H

Wedge of cheese: Ron

Humus: Liza

Chocolates: Deborah

At least 40 party napkins: Lewis

At least 50 14 oz soda cups: Scott

25 additional cups for soda:

Elinor and Mano

2 bottles of Seltzer: Jane

2 bottles of Diet Pepsi:

Rose Ann and Walter

2 bottles of Ginger Ale: Zane

1 bottle of Cider: Warren

New York City Museums

Metropolitan Museum

(www.metmuseum.org)

Photographic Treasures from the

Collection of Alfred Stieglitz

Exhibit: Through Feb. 26, 2012

After the Gold Rush:

Contemporary Photographs

Exhibit: Through Jan 2, 2012

Museum of Modern Art

(www.moma.org)

Permanent Photo Collection

New Photography 2011

Exhibit: Through Jan. 16, 2012

International Center for Photography

(www.icp.org)

All Sept 9 to Jan 8, 2012

Remembering 9/11

Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style

Signs of Life:

Photographs by Peter Sekaer

Museum of the City of New York

(www.mcny.org)

Cecil Beaton: The New York Years

Exhibit: Through Feb. 209, 2012

aperture foundation

(www.aperture.org)

Various exhibitions

Gallery Guides/Info

Photography Galleries, NYC

http://art-support.com/galleries_ny.htm

The City of New York, Mayor’s Office of Film,

Theater and Broadcasting.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/index/

index.shtml

WPS Member

Information

Keep your contact information

up to date. Send updated email

addresses, telephone numbers and

mailing addresses to

Charlie@wpsphoto.org

WPS will post a link to your

personal photographic website.

See http://www.wpsphoto.org/Links.

htm and then contact

webmaster@wpsphoto.org

4 Dec 2011


Competition 2B

Anastasia Tompkins Robert Grambau Richard Kudelka

Robert Dublin Richard Kudelka Edie Rosenstrach

COMPETITION 2B

November 11, 2011 / Judge: Steve Morton

photo by Deborah Cohen

Prints: B&W

1st A. Breisblatt

2nd R. Kimmel, J. Macanello

3rd Z. Kuo

HM A. Tang, A. Tang

Prints: Color B

1st W. Rosenberg

2nd J. Ferreira

3rd A. Breisblatt

HM A. Breisblatt

Prints: Color A & Salon

1st J. Gordon, A. Tang

2nd R. Kudelka, A. Tang

3rd J. Gordon

HM W. Kimmel, Z. Kuo

Prints: Open Mind

1st J. Ferreira

2nd A. Tang

3rd J. Gordon

HM A. Tang

Digital: B&W

1st A. Tompkins

2nd R. Grambau, R. Kudelka

3rd R. Dublin

HM R. Kudelka, E. Rosenstrach

Dec 2011 5


Around the Club

Competition 2B

photos by Deborah Cohen

6 Dec 2011


Around the Club

Elinor Meeting

photos by Deborah Cohen

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Elinor’s Fun stuff

After my lecture on November 18th, several

of you asked where I got my Kodachrome

T-shirt and the mug that looked like a lens.

The T-shirt is available at

dwaynesphoto.com for $12.95.

I bought the lens-mug at photojojo.com.

They have them as both Canon and Nikon

lenses. The mugs are now available at many

places, and the best prices seem to be at

amazon.com.

photo by Jim Christensen

London Street Photography Festival

First prize is £2,000 ($3,189.20 USD),

a trip to London,

PLUS a solo exhibition in London.








Deadline is 5 January 2012





http://www.londonstreetphotographyfestival.org/

competitions/international-award-2012/international-award-2012-infohttp://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=FJH9F7Hcluo

THE LONDON STREET

PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

http://www.londonstreetphotographyfestival.org
































































Dec 2011 7


Steam in the

West Virginia Mountains

By Lewis Bogaty

Last May, six intrepid club members ventured into the

West Virginia mountains to participate in an annual

steam railroad photographers’ event held in Cass. To

break up the long drive, some of us spent a day at each

end of the trip photographing modern freight and passenger

trains on the historic Rockville Bridge and at the

nearby Enola train yard across the Susquehanna River

from Harrisburg PA.

The Rockville Bridge, at the time it was built, was the

longest stone arched railroad viaduct in the world, and apparently

still is. It is made up of 48 seventy-foot spans. It is

on the National Register of Historic Places. But mostly, it

is a great photo, or rather, it is many great photos waiting

to be taken.

Today, with heavy freight

traffic day and night, and

two Amtrak passenger

trains a day, the bridge

provides many angles

from both sides of the

river for photographs at

all times of the day. Perhaps the nicest is the sunset view of

the arches aglow.

Anyone with the inclination to climb and hike can view

the bridge and nearby train yard from above, though this

does require standing at the edge of a cliff on a narrow

strip of sloped ground on which your tripod will necessarily

lean, as will you.

We stayed at the Bridgeview Bed & Breakfast in Marysville,

run by Keith Latimer. His relaxed manner and warm

hospitality make these simple, no frills accommodations

among the most pleasant bed and breakfasts to be found,

and a photographer’s paradise. The property is set right on

the river, within yards of the bridge, making for easy photography

of trains and birds from the deck or shoreline.

Indeed, the property

is so well-situated

that you can be, quite

literally, an armchair

photographer, with a

viewing room fitted

with large windows at your disposal. In this safe environment,

I have often left my tripod set up outside overnight

so I could pop out of my room in the moonlight as a train

passed at 2 am or at dawn, and quickly set up for night

photography or sunrise over the river.

Meanwhile, in this day of official hysteria over photography,

the Enola yard, a two-minute drive from the B & B,

is an exemplar of friendliness to rail photographers. The

fence along the road overlooking the yard was built with

openings specifically for cameras. There’s always action

in the yard, and photographers can often be found on the

bridge.

After breakfast with Keith on Friday, it was off to Cass,

where most of us arrived somewhat queasy from the

“steep learning curves” of switchback mountain driving.

But eventually we learned. Ten miles per hour on

the turns seemed to be the maximum speed that would

permit us to arrive at our destination with our stomachs

settled. We did those curves often over the next days as we

drove from our hotel, the Inn at Snowshoe, to the Cass

Scenic Railroad

about

ten minutes

away (or it

would have

been ten

minutes

away at normal speed). Staying at the Inn provided a photographic

bonus -- buffalo and cows just outside the door.

The Cass Railroad was originally a mountain logging

8 Dec 2011


ailroad. The town

of Cass was founded

in 1900 by the WV

Pulp & Paper Company.

It was truly

a company town,

with houses and

schools built by the

company for workers. Today the railroad is a state park.

Many scenic railroads offer rides on vintage trains pulled

by steam engines. But it is not easy to photograph them

while riding them. And it is often difficult to chase

them in a car, since they don’t closely follow roads. And

who wants pictures of all those tourists hanging out the

windows? The Cass Scenic provided this weekend just for

photographers. With three operating steam engines, one

pulling us in the passenger train, one pulling a log train,

and one available for photo set ups, the weekend promised

and delivered great variety. And the engineers were

generous with their bellowing plumes of smoke. Those of

us who had hair were picking cinders out of it by the end

of the day.

On Friday night the trains

were steaming and smoking

in fixed locations at the

water tower, and we were

free to move around and

snap away from our choice

of angles. The session continued

until well after dark

with lights illuminating the trains.

Friday night was also a

good time to photograph

the strikingly

dilapidated saw mill

nearby, or check out

the train repair shop.

Throughout the weekend,

the event offered

the option of family-style breakfasts and dinners at various

locations around town, prepared by local civic groups.

Early

Saturday

morning,

we climbed

aboard the

passenger

train and

chugged our

way up the steep grade of the mountain. So far our trip

had been plagued by bad weather, but Saturday was picture

perfect with blue skies, bright sun and big puffy white

clouds above. I was, however, happy that I had thought to

wear my down jacket for the first several hours on Cheat

Mountain. From the train, as it wound its way up the

mountain, we viewed magnificent forest scenes with vast

pockets of mist rising through the trees. There are bears

on the mountain, but we saw only deer.

Over the course of the

long day, we stopped at

a number of pre-scouted

and prepared scenic

vantage points, some

involving climbing and

precarious footing. The

log train was run at least

three times at each location, so we had second, and even

third chances, or the chance to shoot both still and video.

At the top of the mountain we paused for box lunches and

hot soup on picnic tables, before heading down to our last

vantage points. Saturday evening, another session of night

photography was offered, this time at the depot.

The weather held up

Sunday morning for

the greatly anticipated

three-steam-engine

“race,” a truly rare

opportunity to shoot

three engines steaming

toward us side by side.

With the race over, and

the sky quickly darkening

and rain not far

off, we left Cass with

a variety of wonderful

digital images that

would take weeks to

sort through.

For anyone who might be interested in going to Cass, the

2012 event has already been scheduled. It will take place

from May 18 to May 20, with shoots expected to be at an

entirely different set of vantage points along the mountain.

Information at www.msrlha.org/rfw

Dec 2011 9


LET’S HAVE

photos by Bob Piro

Annual Dinner l N


A PARTY

photos by Liza Margulies

ovember 4, 2011


INDIA

By Al Sarnotsky

A

bout a year ago Midge and I visited the central portion

of India and Kathmandu, Nepal. From a photographer’s

point of view, (and also from a tourist’s point of

view) these are exciting places to visit.

When I got home, I thought that it would make for a

more interesting presentation of my photos if I grouped

them by category as opposed to putting them in chronological

order.

The main categories were people, crowds, buildings, occupations,

color and cows.

The people were only too glad

to have their photographs taken.

Frequently, they asked to pose

with our group. Only twice was I

asked for money. Upon the advice

of my guide, in most cases, I did

not pay anyone anything.

The streets of India were very

crowded. Traffic consisted of

busses, trucks, cars, motorcycles,

vehicles laden with people, bicycles, tuk-tuks,

rickshaws, animals and people. Sometimes we had

opposing traffic passing us—on both sides. At times

it was frightening to walk across the street. There are

very few traffic signals so car horns sounded a neverending

blast of noise. Trucks on the road even had

signs requesting passing vehicles to blow their horns as

a warning to the truck drivers.

Cows are sacred to Hindus. They are free to roam the

streets. Most are privately owned. No one would ever

steal a cow because of the bad karma that would fall on a

thief as a result of the theft. Pigs are seen, but not often.

The culture is matriarchal. When a son marries his wife

moves into his mother’s home. If there are four sons, five

families will live under one roof. The homes are multigenerational.

There may even be grandparents living

in the home. On our trip we visited the house of a rich

art dealer. In this person’s home each family has a few

rooms of their own, but kitchen facilities are shared. The

well-educated women took turns cooking for the entire

family. The dining room of the house was usually set for

24 people. We also visited the homes of a middle class

publisher and a poor farmer

I run every morning. I love to explore back alleys, side

roads and small neighborhoods. Frequently, I ran with

my camera and spent more time taking pictures than

running. Although, I was often in poor neighborhoods,

I was not concerned with the safety of my camera or

myself. In addition to photographing the fascinating

faces of the local people, I was able to photograph many

people at work, particularly in the mornings as the world

was waking up.

The sun is very bright there. When photographing, I

should have set my camera to low contrast.

One of the highlights of the trip was a town called Varanasi.

It is a holy city in Hinduism, and is one of the most

12 Dec 2011


sacred pilgrimage

places for Hindus.

Water is also

holy to Hindus

and the Ganges

River, which flows

through Veranasi

is the holiest of

all. Although the

Ganges is extremely polluted, the water is considered

ritually pure and people’s souls are ritually cleansed by

a dip in the river. For Hindus, no place in India is more

holy for a cremation than Varanasi’s Great Cremation

Ground. People buy wood for funeral pyres. Photographing

cremations up close is discouraged in Veranasi,

so some of my images were taken from a cremation

ground in Katmandu, Nepal. A son’s head is shaved

before a cremation.

As seeing these

funerals was one

of the things I

most wanted to

see, I was extremely

unhappy

that my camera

was broken at this

time and I could

not capture these scenes. However, the out of focus.

blurred images that I got were able to convey the excitement

and energy of the Veranasi cremation grounds

at night. After cremation, the ashes of the bodies are

dispersed in the river.

This part of the

world is a riot of

color. Women’s saris

are bright and

bold. Bright prayer

flags, are found

all over, particularly

at Buddhist

sites. These flags,

waving in the wind, bring prayers of people to heaven.

Fruits, vegetables and other foods at markets are rich in

their saturated colors.

The buildings of India are primarily religious in nature.

Most of the interesting buildings are, or were, mosques

and temples. The domes of temples are characteristic

of the major religions of the area, Hindu, Buddhist and

Sikh.

As far as I’m concerned the jewel of India is the Taj

Mahal. A Shaw built the perfectly symmetrical building

as a tomb for his Queen. It took 22 years and the labor

of 20,000 artisans to build the Taj Mahal. Unfortunately,

his son put the Shah under house arrest. He was able to

watch the construction from the windows of his prison,

but was never able to set foot on the grounds.

The Lakshmana Temple complex

is considered by some to be India’s

second jewel. This is an incredible

assemblage of temples with intricate

exterior carvings. Many people in

western cultures would consider them

pornographic. These carvings depict

the 74 normal positions of intercourse

and 14 special positions, which are all illustrated in the

Khama Sutra. It’s amazing that the prudish Victorian

English, who occupied the area, did not destroy these

hundreds of years old temples.

The tour agency with which we now travel is called

Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). We like this agency

because there are never more than 16 people in a group.

Also, we often visit some of the lesser-known but wonderful

sites. I vacillate between liking independent travel

and going with a group. The disadvantages of group

travel include waiting for people who are late for departures,

being unable to spend sufficient times at places of

interest and going to some places in which I have no interest.

On the other hand, a group will never spend a day

in Athens specifically to see the Acropolis, only to learn

that the day we are visiting is a bank holiday and that the

historical sites are closed (as I unfortunately once did).

Our small tour bus had two compartments: the main

cabin where we travelers usually stayed and the front

non-air-conditioned compartment for the driver and his

assistant. One of the advantages of traveling with a small

group was that I was able to sit up front with the driver

and photograph.

This article is derived from a showcase

that I presented to the club last summer.

The showcase has since been expanded

to a half-hour presentation. It has been

successfully shown to a number of

senior residences under the auspices

of the club’s Community Outreach

Program. Putting together a show such

as the one that I did, forced me to learn a whole new set

of skills, namely, those required to make a slide presentation

with bells and whistles. I strongly recommend that

club members, who have not yet done so, make a slide

presentation. It’s fun, not that difficult, and will expand

your horizons as photographers.

Dec 2011 13


inFocus

The Newsletter of the

Westchester Photographic Society

Ron Carran, editor

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132 Fisher Ave., Eastchester, NY 10709

Fuji Photo Film

555 Taxter Rd., Elmsford, NY 10523

Hunts Camera 1-800-924-8682

100 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176-6104

www.huntsphotoandvideo.com

Nikon, Inc

1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064

www.nikonusa.com

Thompson’s Art Supply*

184 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

PDK Labs 777-2477*

83 Calvert St., Harrison, NY 10528

Photo Pro 761-5205*

60 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

Photoworks 769-6425*

465 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570

*(restrictions apply)

LowePro USA

1003 Gravenstein Hwy. North

Sebastopol, CA 95472

www.lowepro.com

Mano Orel

Charlie Koenig

B&H Photo and Video

www.bhphotovideo.com

Mamiya America Corporation 347-3300

8 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523

www.mamiya.com

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