The Garden Club of Princeton

Founded in 1911


Smile! We're focused on having an artistic year of photography.

* Penny Thomas, * Leigh Bartlett,  * Fina Raccuia-Behling

Helena Bienstock, Susan Broeker, Barbie Bromley, Mary Bryson,  Millena Coffey,

Katie Cutler, Nora Decker, Kathy Enquist, Alix Gerry, Robin Gosnell, Trudy Healy,
Anna Horner, Cecilia Mathews, Charlotte McLaughlin, Meg Michael, Cheryl Mooney,
Barbara Morrison, Maureen Stellato, Stephanie Wedeking

Sep. 16               10:00 a.m.          Photography: Walk in the Woods for                          Watershed
                                                           Parents and Children

Oct. 5                 10:00 a.m.          Photography: Coffee                                                         Bartlett

Oct. 12              8:15 a.m.             Photography: Canoe Trip in the Pinelands   Farm View Fields

Oct. 19              9:30 a.m.             Photography: Fall Nature Walk                                   Mtn. Lakes

Nov. 16            10:00 a.m.           Photography: first of 2-part series w/                           Watershed
                                                          Avery Brighton

Nov. 30            10:00 a.m.           Photography Speaker: John Barclay                             Watershed

Dec. 7               10:00 a.m.           Photography: Workshop                                                  Watershed

Feb. 1               10:00 a.m.          Photography: Avery Brighton cont’d                              Watershed

Feb. 11             Day Photography: Show Submissions Due                                               Thomas

Feb. 21             TBD                    Photography Show: Judging                                            Watershed

Feb. 23            5-7:00 p.m.         Cocktails: Photography Open House                            Watershed

Apr. 12            11:00 a.m.          Photography: Planning Mtg.                                            Thomas

Apr. 25              6:30 p.m.          Photography Speaker: Rick Wright                                Watershed

Photography Committee 10:00 a.m. - noon Watershed
Walk in the Woods for Parents and Children
Nature Photographer and Master Gardener Linda Park will give the basics of how to take a good photograph followed by a guided walk in the Watershed Reserve. Meet at the Watershed Center with your cameras of any kind. Juniors are invited to exhibit in our February Show for the first time!
Cost: $20 per child, adults free. Minimum of 10 children, maximum of 15.
RSVP to Leigh Bartlett at

Photography Committee 10:00 a.m. Leigh Bartlett
Informational Coffee
Come learn about the activities and educational opportunities offered by the Photography Committee. All members welcome.
RSVP to Leigh Bartlett at

Photography Committee 8:15 a.m. Farm View Playing Fields
Canoe trip in the Pinelands
Meet at the Farm View Playing Fields parking lot on the Great Road to car pool to the Pinelands. Canoe/kayak on the Batsto River with a guide, making stops along the way to photograph the fall color in beautiful and interesting places that you probably have not seen before. Bring your camera in a zip lock bag, and your lunch. We hope to create images that will be accepted in a juried show cosponsored by the Pineland Preservation Alliance (PPA) and the Princeton Photography Club that will create a compelling call to action to preserve the Pinelands. We will be the guests of the PPA, but we are asking that each person contribute $35, which will go into our Photography Workshop Fund.
This will be an all-day event. We plan to return by 5:30 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 26. Limited to 12. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Fina Raccuia-Behling by Oct. 5 will reserve your place.

Meeting and luncheon 10:30 a.m. *Leigh Bartlett, Fina Raccuia-Behling
D&R Greenway 
Photography Program:
Larry Zink, avid photographer and Group Vice President of Creative Services for Macy’s, will show a selection of his amazing landscape photographs and describe how to set up a successful image.

Photography Committee 9:30 a.m. Mountain Lakes
Fall Photography Walk: Capturing the Colors of Nature
Landscape Photographer and Master Gardner Linda Park will lead us on a walking tour of Mountain Lakes Preserve as we explore natural light photography and the secrets for capturing the beauty of nature in the fall, including how to use natural light, frame a photograph and find the right vantage point at optimal times of the day and year.
Cost: $20 per person. Minimum 10 people, maximum 16. A check made out to The Garden Club Princeton and received by Leigh Bartlett by Oct. 12 will reserve your place.

Photography Committee 10:00 a.m. - noon Watershed
First of a two-part series with Avery Brighton
Participants will submit 3 images on a thumb drive (committee help provided) for an evaluation of what is good about each photograph and what could be improved to make a more successful image. Elements of a good photograph will be discussed as well as tips on making a macro image. An assignment for the second workshop will be given.
Cost for the two-part series is $75, even if you only can make one meeting. Your submitted homework for the missed workshop will be critiqued, and you will receive notes of that critique. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Penny Thomas by Nov. 10 will reserve your place.

Photography Committee 10:00 a.m. - noon Watershed
John Barclay, well known photographer, lecturer and leader of workshops all over the world will treat us to an inspirational and uplifting talk for all photographers, no matter where they are in their journey, skill or camera choice. Don’t miss this!
Cost: $35 per person. Minimum of 10 people. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Penny Thomas by Nov. 15 will reserve your place.

Photography Committee 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm Watershed
The kind of paper that you print your photos on makes a difference. Learn the qualities of 5 to 10 fine arts papers and the labs that use them. Even if you print your own photos, you will observe the difference the choice of paper makes. Andrew Darlow, professional photographer and workshop leader, will take an image from each participant and prepare it for printing in Lightroom so that you can see how it is done. You will receive an 8” x 11” print from one of the labs he suggests - a possible entry in the PPA juried show!
Cost: $50 per person. Limited to 8. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Leigh Bartlett by Nov. 20 will reserve your place. If spaces remain, the Committee would like time to offer them to Stony Brook and Trenton.

Photography Committee 10:00 a.m. - noon Watershed
Second of the two-part series with Avery Brighton
Avery returns to lead a workshop with the same format as the one on Nov. 16. Although ^ the due date for show entries is close, Avery will include motion in her lesson.
RSVP to Penny Thomas at

Photographs for the upcoming show are due on, or any time before, Feb. 11, at the Thomas home, unless prior arrangements have been made. Please review the Photography Guidelines in the Green Book prior to printing and mounting your photographs

Photography Show: TBD Watershed
“^Return of the Roving Eye”
There have been a few important changes to the Guidelines. Please review the GCP rules for photography classes in the Green Book. Show entries are due at the Thomas home on or before February 11, 2019. Please note that the show will be judged today and opened to the Club at the party on Saturday, February 23, 2018.

Clerks: Clerk-in-training:
Susan Broeker Gillian Reeder
Leigh Bartlett
Meg Michael
Penny Thomas

Class I: Still Life
A photograph of an arrangement of elements, natural and/or man-made. For more on Still Life Photography, refer to the Glossary at the end of the Yellow Book, aka The Flower Show and Judging Guide, on the GCA website.
An image that contains things related to the kitchen:
a. Color
b. Black and white

Class II: Mini Macro Photographs (plant material required) – Color
4” x 4” macro (no landscapes) photographs, flush mounted on black foam core:
a. one image
b. a group of four clearly related images, to be hung as you direct (include a diagram with your entry). Counts as one entry.

Class III: One Landscape Photograph printed twice (counts as one entry) – Color
Two identical prints with each print on a different kind of paper:
This is an experiment to see what using different kinds of photographic paper can do for identical prints. Judges will judge the photograph and comment on the impact of different papers.
a. photographed in the Watershed Reserve
b. photographed in the Pine Barrens
c. photographed in another location to be named

Class IV: Species of the Year, the Dahlia – Color
a. a single bloom
b. more than one bloom
c. any part or parts of a dahlia

Class V: Motion
An image depicting motion:
a. Color
b. Black and white

Class VI: Junior Photography Show: open to children of or relatives of members – Color
Your favorite nature photograph:
Maximum size of print - 60” perimeter; no minimum size. Prints must be flush mounted on black foam core.
a. 11 years old and under
b. 12 to 18 years old

Cocktail Party 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Watershed
Join us for the opening of the Photography Show, “Return of the Roving Eye,” and celebrate our many talented photographers in The Garden Club of Princeton Gallery. All members and friends welcome. There will be a separate Children’s Party for entrants 11 years old and under. Details will follow.
Cost per guest TBD.
RSVP to Wendy Mager at

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
Photography Committee 11:00 a.m. Penny Thomas
Planning meeting
The Photography Committee will discuss ideas, plans and activities for 2019–2020. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Penny Thomas at

Photography Committee 6:30 p.m. Watershed
Rick Wright, a Philadelphia-area photographer specializing in architecture and fine art, presents “Life of the Architectural Photographer” including photographs of the Watershed. Rick brings his background in painting and design to every structure he shoots. He likes to locate a narrative in every shot and then push that idea with lighting, precise vantage points, subtle styling^ and welcome “accidents.” Additional details will be forthcoming.