DIY Photography | Assignment: Green

Presenter: Joel Bischoff

Joel will discuss his penchant for taking photos and making some of the equipment that helps him achieve those shots, without breaking breaking his bank account to do so.

The original Lancaster County Photography Do It Yourselfer, Joel will demonstrate that with a little time, patience, creativity, and access to copious amounts of duct tape you too can generate the same kind of results without thousands of dollars of equipment!

Assignment: Green

From Wikipedia:

"Green is the color of emeralds, jade, and growing grass.[5] In the continuum of colors of visible light it is located between yellow and blue. Green is the color most commonly associated with nature and the environmental movement, Ireland, Islam, spring, hope and envy."

(NEW) A few reminders about some of the basic rules of the assignment:

  • Members may submit 2 photos.
  • Photos should be emailed to us the Wednesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

If you have any additional questions about submitting photos or the monthly assignment in general, consult the Assignment FAQ or the Upload Instructions by clicking on the links below:

Monthly Photo Assignment FAQ

Monthly Assignment Upload Instructions

Remember to get your shots to us (as jpg's, 3mb or less, at least 1600 pixels on the long edge) at [masked].


Millersville Student Memorial Center
Millersville University
1 South George Street, Millersville, PA
Room 24 (Parking in the rear of the building)

We will be handing out parking permits on site for this meetup which you will then place in your car.  You will need the one day permit to park in the the parking lot directly behind the SMC on Shenks Lane.

To see a map of the parking lot in question click on the following link:

To see the entrance you will be using from that parking lot to the SMC click on the following link:

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  • Karen R

    Perhaps a new assignment suggestion...creature feature

    September 6, 2013

  • Sarah D.

    Awesome presentation. I'm regretting spending $60 on a rapid strap last week. There were some really breathtaking photos in the mix this month, but I did have a few dreams about spiders!

    September 6, 2013

  • John F.

    I have so many notes on little projects to undertake and raw materials to acquire! Thanks Joel. At least talking to you is much cheaper than talking to Benoit about studio strobes.

    September 6, 2013

  • Karen R

    Great talent!

    September 6, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Great presentation covering a variety of goodies.

    September 6, 2013

  • greG

    Very informative. Thanks!

    September 6, 2013

  • Ken P.

    Very inspiring presentation. Interesting ways to use ordinary, low cost materials and objects to create useful photography items. Thanks Joel !

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Lynn G.

    Interesting stuff. I plan to try some of what Joel showed. Thanks!

    September 5, 2013

  • Sarah D.

    Does [masked] go into Drop Box or is there a new e-mail for submissions?

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't' go. Long day. gotta save gas

    September 5, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Parking passes will be available starting at 6:30. Classes are back in session at MU.

    September 5, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Sorry I'm out also due to work. Budgets.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, my daughter is not feeling well so I'm staying home with her today.

    September 5, 2013

  • Kyle S.

    Can't make it again. I have not been able to get to a meeting in a while

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds wonderful, thank you for offering this class.

    July 31, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    This sounds fantastic!!

    July 27, 2013

  • Linda K.

    think the day works for me

    July 25, 2013

  • John W.

    DIY question: I was recently on a trip and had the need of a copy stand to make reproductions of family documents (quite a few). I didn't end up doing anything but will be returning at a future date.

    So I've been thinking about some sort of a portable solution - some of my thoughts:
    - would need to be portable, easily managed
    - I could use any camera, dslr, mirrorless, (or iphone for ease of use)
    - quality of finished work is important but does not need to be museum quality reproductions. Primary purpose is to document and backup.
    - wondering about small LED panel lights as lighting source
    - documents are fairly universal in size. Approx 8.5x11"

    Here's a couple of things I've found (but both would need a light source)

    Any wisdom (at the meetup or before) appreciated.

    July 23, 2013

    • Charles S.

      John, How large is portable? The first idea shown will work well w/iphone but to get 9X12 you need about 14" ht. Any plastic box made of clear or lightly frosted will work and only needs a small opening for the lens, not needed to be a set position holder as shown but that would be nice in available. Lighting could be any small plug in fixture or more portable an led strip light as now carried by Lowes. Have used and can recommend; Utilitech Plug-In Cabinet LED Light Bar Kit
      Item #:[masked] | Model #: 7613S-C35
      Lots of light in small space and could be laid on top of box next to phone to light paper.

      July 23, 2013

    • Charles S.

      one other suggestion; cut out 1 side of box to load and adjust paper for shot.

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im Stormchaser441. I hope I can come.

    July 22, 2013

  • Charles S.

    Shooting "green" for a lecture concerning the potential conservation of our "green"backs is most appropriate.

    July 18, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Where are the meetings held at?

    July 3, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Mark,

      Our regular monthly Thursday night meetings are held at Millersville Student Memorial Center on the campus of Millersville University.

      1 South George Street, Millersville, PA
      Room 24 (Parking in the rear of the building)

      In the summertime you can park without a permit in the the parking lot directly behind the SMC on Shenks Lane.

      To see a map of the parking lot in question click on the following link:­

      To see the entrance you will be using from that parking lot to the SMC click on the following link:­

      Hope this helps.

      1 · July 3, 2013

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