What we're about

Our mission is to share information about the art and science of photography and to educate our members and the general public to bring about a greater appreciation for the art of photography in the valley with an emphasis on the urban communities. The Valley Photo Center is a 501c3 not for profit corporation located on the mezzanine level of Tower Square at 1500 Main St. in Springfield MA. All of our gallery exhibits, receptions, and noon time programs are open to the general public and are free. We also want to offer photography workshops, trips, and shoots in various places of various subjects!

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Matt Cutting Workshop

Valley Photo Center

Learn how to cut mats for you photographs and art work

About this event

Ron Rosenstock, internationally known photographer, is conducting a one-day workshop. on how to prepare your art work for an exhibition. Learn how to cut mats and frame your art work to museum standards. Everyone will have a hands-on experience with a 32-inch, classic Logan mat cutter. All materials needed will be supplied. The workshop is limited to ten participants.
Topics to be covered include: choosing a theme for your exhibit, effective editing, pricing your work, and finding a venue in which to exhibit.

Date: October 09, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $60 payable to the Valley Photo Center, plus a materials fee of $25 payable directly to Ron Rosenstock at the time of the workshop.

Guy your tickets early as space is limited:


2021 Fall IAPP Conference in Rochester, NY

Holiday Inn Express Rochester - University Area

Tick tock, tick tock, so goes the clock, counting down the time left to register and attend the IAPP conference in Rochester, NY. Beginning October 18th through the 21st. Arrival and sign in are Monday the 18th from 3pm to 7pm. Those who brought panoramic photos for the print competition will turn them in at this time. Tuesday the 19th 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.

Wednesday 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) A few other highlights of Rochester will be covered before returning to the hotel for more lecture time and voting for the print competition.

Thursday’s plan is to gather and 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.

Thursday evening, we gather for our business meeting and then breaking for dinner and announcing the winners of the print competition. We welcome all members and those interested in becoming members to attend the conference. We hope to see you there!

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