Rochester Conference Update

You asked and we listened.

(POSTED 12/1/21) For the past few conferences, we normally have scheduled dates during the week. However, we have a number of requests from members who cannot schedule as much time off from work. So, we have come up with a solution.  We are moving our 2022 Spring conference dates up a few days to include the weekend.     Our new dates are March 31st through April 3rd 2022.

                Thursday March 31st – Visit the campus of The Rochester Institute of Technology where members can tour and photograph the campus.  Learn about the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences  https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-photographic-arts-and-sciences and https://www.rit.edu/study/photography-film-and-animation  Also, we are strongly encouraging our members to bring their old as well as new panoramic cameras to set up, show and spend time talking with current students about how panoramic equipment works. We would like to see a wide cross section of this equipment (film and digital). Who knows, it may be worth shooting a panoramic of this collection.  We are also in the works arranging to meet with The Photographic Historical Society (TPHS) http://www.tphs.org/ in Rochester while on the campus to exchange some history and ideas.

Friday April 1st  – Involves panoramic field photography at Letchworth State Park https://parks.ny.gov/parks/79/details.aspx.  Late afternoon and evening at the hotel, will be filled by members sharing projects and techniques for improving your panoramic photos. Judging the photo contest will take place at that time.

                Saturday April 2nd – Morning will be tour time at the George Eastman Museum of Photography. https://www.eastman.org/  showing of the mansion, galleries, gardens, and the newly constructed outdoor display wall that will show the Kodak Colorama photos collection that graced the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal in NYC from 1950 through 1990.  Following the museum, a trip downtown for lunch and a view of the Genesee Falls.  https://uncoveringnewyork.com/high-falls-rochester/ or  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Falls_(Rochester,_New_York) . Followed by our business meeting and announcement of photo contest winners.

                We welcome all members and those interested in becoming members to attend the conference.  We hope to see you there!

Hotel information:

We have a block of 20 rooms reserved (reserved rate cut off date is March 1, 2022 )

Holiday Inn Express

717 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, New York 14623   United States

1-585 272-7800

Our contact person:  Angel Vazquez

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April 2022 Conference Tentative Schedule

Rochester, NY USA

Update 12/1/2021

Thursday March 31st

            -8:30am – Head to RIT 3rd floor gallery (tentative area outside cage space) for panoramic equipment show and demo time with students. (Members are encouraged to bring their Cirkut, Wide lux, Hulcher, Wide format (6×17, 6×24, 7×17), Gig pan and other panoramic gear to set up and demo to students).

            – Lunch break and tour and photograph campus

            – Meet with TPHS for presentations at RIT.

Friday April 1st

            Morning to early afternoon – Photo trip to Letchworth State Park and other scenic  

            3:30 to 5:30 Presentations at hotel.

            Dinner break

            7:00 to 8:30 Presentations at hotel.  Judging for photo contest.

Saturday April 2nd

            -9:30am Head to George Eastman Museum

             Lunch break

-Afternoon- Photo trips:  Downtown Rochester and falls, Lake Ontario region

             -5:00pm-6:30pm Member business meeting and announce winners of photo contest.

            -6:30pm-? Banquet

Sunday April 3rd

-Optional day – Finger Lakes area (winery tour, Curtis air museum, Watkins Glen area)

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Posted 5/4/19 — The Board of Directors to serve for the next 18 months are as follows:   (terms extended to 10/21/21 due to Covid restrictions)

President – David Kutz

Vice President/President Elect – Kay Larkin

Treasurer – D John McCarthy

Secretary – David Berg

Past President – Fran Gardino

Director – Chris Gjevre

Director – Tom Bleich

Director – Tom Sheckels

Director – Vacant

There is still one vacancy on the Board; if you are a Regular Member and would like to serve on the Board, please notify Dave Kutz.

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