The Photography Center of the Capital District

The Photography Center of the Capital District The Photography Center of the Capital District LLC offers opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in all aspects of photographic activity.

The PhotoCenter is a membership-supported facility offering almost everything photographic under one roof. 1000s items in Photo Museum; members access to 15,000 photo books

The PhotoCenter is a membership-supported facility offering almost everything photographic under one roof. 1000s items in Photo Museum; members access to 15,000 photo books

Operating as usual

08/15/2021

The Photography Center of the Capital District is excited to announce The 2020 & 2021 Double Annual Member's Show!
This re-inauguration of the Members Show has been very gratifying, both because of the response and for the superb quality of the work and presentations.
The PhotoCenter's Members Shows have never had any specific theme -- All subjects are welcomed.
We have been fortunate for the past 3 years to have the extraordinary organizational talent of Associate Director Adam Putnam.
It is gratifying to see many of the traditional subjects so expertly represented - nature, abstracts, portraits, travel, as well as color or geometric patterns. Additionally, two other themes have also emerged:
1. How to create a sense of motion or time in a single flat image. #1, #36, #37
2.Works inspired by or affected by COVID constraints. #15, #20, #21, #34, #35, #36, #37, #38, #39

My gratitude to all participants for giving us their vision and images.

Exhibitors include:
Melissa Barr
David Brickman
Bob Coppola
Ed Evans
Jeanne Finley
Jay & Susan Freud
Connie Frisbee Houde
Ken Hamm
Moriah Hampton
Rosemary Heinegg
Dave Higgins
Peter Janecke
Tom Killips
Dave McCormack
Tom Miller
Gail Nadeau
Larry Rappoport
Ralph Rio
Ron Schubin
Darren Skotnes
Art Smith
John Sun
Margaret Weinland
Matthew Wierzbowski
Christine Zacher

Hello all!Today we are spotlighting the Minolta SR-T201. Minolta first introduced the SR-T series in 1966 and the SR-T20...
07/19/2021

Hello all!
Today we are spotlighting the Minolta SR-T201. Minolta first introduced the SR-T series in 1966 and the SR-T201 was introduced in 1975. This camera is fully mechanical and only requires a battery for metering. Additionally, this camera has shutter speeds up to 1/1000th of a second.

Hello all!
Today we are spotlighting the Minolta SR-T201. Minolta first introduced the SR-T series in 1966 and the SR-T201 was introduced in 1975. This camera is fully mechanical and only requires a battery for metering. Additionally, this camera has shutter speeds up to 1/1000th of a second.

Hello all!This week we are spotlighting the Mamiya C3. This twin lens reflex was one of few that offered interchangeable...
07/14/2021

Hello all!
This week we are spotlighting the Mamiya C3. This twin lens reflex was one of few that offered interchangeable lenses. This version has the 108mm telephoto lens used extensively for portraiture. This model was released in 1962 as a part of the Mamiya C series. This series being first developed geared towards the interest of professionals such as wedding photographers. This image here sports a telephoto lens and magnifying view finder.

Hello all!Today we are spotlighting the Polaroid Sun 600 Instant Film Camera. The Polaroid Sun 600 Instant Film Camera i...
07/09/2021

Hello all!
Today we are spotlighting the Polaroid Sun 600 Instant Film Camera. The Polaroid Sun 600 Instant Film Camera in 1981 along with the Sun Autofocus 660 and the Sun 640 camera with built-in and light-management. This camera is representative the 5th generation in instant film Polaroid technology.

Hello all!
Today we are spotlighting the Polaroid Sun 600 Instant Film Camera. The Polaroid Sun 600 Instant Film Camera in 1981 along with the Sun Autofocus 660 and the Sun 640 camera with built-in and light-management. This camera is representative the 5th generation in instant film Polaroid technology.

07/08/2021

The current exhibit "Oasis in Midtown" is receiving raves from all who view it!

Ben Palmeri has presented a loving photo essay of people and activities emblematic of New York's Bryant Park.

Come enjoy it while its up!
Thursday & Friday 5 to 9
Saturday & Sunday 12 to 6
or call ahead for other times
518-273-0100

The 2020 Student Photography Show!Exhibition is up until April 12th, viewing by appointment only.Student Awards:"Serious...
03/31/2020

The 2020 Student Photography Show!

Exhibition is up until April 12th, viewing by appointment only.

Student Awards:
"Serious" Kyle Klokiw Niskayuna Award.
"Chair 2" Jenna Paszek Union Award.
"One Step at a Time" Gianni Lomonoco Niskayuna Award.
"M&M" Orphenus Burger Niskayuna Award.
"Sisters" Nadene Becker FMCC Award.
"IT" Elaina Rose Brown St. Rose Award.
"Café" Stephen Nadler Union Award.
"Lettuce" Rosina Torres St. Rose Award.
"Deviated Contour" Kayla Diegan Sage Award.
"The Magician" Rachel Aulet Marist Award.

The 2020 Student Photography Show!

Exhibition is up until April 12th, viewing by appointment only.

Student Awards:
"Serious" Kyle Klokiw Niskayuna Award.
"Chair 2" Jenna Paszek Union Award.
"One Step at a Time" Gianni Lomonoco Niskayuna Award.
"M&M" Orphenus Burger Niskayuna Award.
"Sisters" Nadene Becker FMCC Award.
"IT" Elaina Rose Brown St. Rose Award.
"Café" Stephen Nadler Union Award.
"Lettuce" Rosina Torres St. Rose Award.
"Deviated Contour" Kayla Diegan Sage Award.
"The Magician" Rachel Aulet Marist Award.

he newest exhibit is up! "Kids" over 70 years of vernacular photographs of kids being kids! This is a smalls show with o...
07/20/2019

he newest exhibit is up! "Kids" over 70 years of vernacular photographs of kids being kids! This is a smalls show with over 100 prints! Pulled directly from the Photocenter archives. Up now through August. Come enjoy.

12/18/2018

SALON NIGHT *Tonight* Tuesday December 18, 7 to 8:30. Members are invited to bring 5 to 10 prints
for peer review and constructive feedback. Guests are welcomed. Come see the variety of
work created by members.

EXTENDED Hours for Ghana Exhibit. The Photocenter will now be open daily untill Nov 11th. So that is Mon-Fri(5-9) Sat-Su...
10/31/2018

EXTENDED Hours for Ghana Exhibit. The Photocenter will now be open daily untill Nov 11th. So that is Mon-Fri(5-9) Sat-Sun(12-6)

Visitors to the Photography Center tonight have a special event to enjoy -- The Troy Night Out opening of the breathtaki...
10/26/2018
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Visitors to the Photography Center tonight have a special event to enjoy -- The Troy Night Out opening of the

breathtaking exhibit Ghana's Spirit Children: Photographs by Carrie Brown.
Tonight the Okropion Dance and Drum Ensemble will perform at 7 P.M. (yes, live African drumming in the
Gallery).

With her images, Carrie has depicted a predominantly maternal world in the villages of Ghana. In the course
of working for the past ten years to better the lives of disabled children in a culture that often rejects them and
ignores their manifold needs, she has shown us intimate moments with sensitive perception.

Carrie's day-to-day interactions with these truncated families (fathers absent themselves from any association
with or responsibility for a disabled child) have allowed her to record these moments of happiness and love
amid the pathos of the circumstances.

The devotion of mother to child has rarely been photographed in more sensitive detail than in this collection
of images.

The Photography Center of the Capital District is pleased to assist in the 2018 fund-raising efforts of Carrie's
not-for-profit organization, Kekeli, Inc., with this exhibition and the publication of its catalog. During the exhibit,
signed books and signed photographs are available for very modest contributions to Kekeli, Inc.

Visit and follow -- www.kekeli-ghana.org

10/26/2018

Opening tonight! 5-9p, pop in for a little bit, check out the show! Check out the live music... 100% of Book & Print sales go to benefit kekeli-ghana.org/

10/13/2018
Come see the 2018 Members show Today, we are open at 5P! Also pick up some new gear from the Camera Shop!
10/11/2018

Come see the 2018 Members show Today, we are open at 5P! Also pick up some new gear from the Camera Shop!

10/10/2018
Kekeli Ghana

https://www.facebook.com/kekelighana/

Stay tuned in, as we will be hosting a benefit print sale / exhibition for Kekeli Ghana!

Kekeli-Ghana is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing human rights issues in Ghana, West Africa.

10/10/2018
Tintype, Ambrotype, and Daguerreotypes back on display at the Photocenter!
10/05/2018

Tintype, Ambrotype, and Daguerreotypes back on display at the Photocenter!

Members Show 2018 live! Up now through October 21st. -Be sure to contact Nick about the Members Show book!
10/04/2018

Members Show 2018 live! Up now through October 21st.
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Be sure to contact Nick about the Members Show book!

The Photography Center of the Capital District
10/04/2018

The Photography Center of the Capital District

10/21/2017

The Annual Members Show continues at the Photography Center Gallery until Sunday Nov 4.

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The next exhibit will open on Veterans Day, November 11.
"The Unknown Military" will honor the service of veterans through the years.
Drawing from the extensive archives of vintage images, curator and Associate Director Adam Putnam has assembled an unprecedented exhibition of photographs and artifacts representing every major U.S. conflict from the Civil War to the Iraq War.
From Daguerre (ironic name for this exhibit) to digital, this exhibit will offer uniquely personal photographic perspectives. Added art and
artifacts enhance the viewing experience. From the PhotoCenter Museum, vintage cameras will be paired with the types of photographs which would have been used to make the photographs of each period.

10/01/2017

Current exhibition is the 11th Annual Members Show. 43 great images from 20 of our expert photographers.

PhotoCenter Exhibits & Calls for Entries
12/07/2016
PhotoCenter Exhibits & Calls for Entries

PhotoCenter Exhibits & Calls for Entries

You can help ensure another year of interesting exhibitions in the PhotoCenter Gallery. Participate in the fund raising project called Fifty by Fifty for $50 (50-50-50). Donate $50 to the PhotoCenter and receive a numbered ticket which will entitle you to select from among more than one hundred ite...

The Photography Center of the Capital District is proud to present an exhibition of photographs by Elizabeth Opalenik.Re...
07/28/2016

The Photography Center of the Capital District is proud to present an exhibition of photographs by Elizabeth Opalenik.
Reflections on the Edge / Altered Egos
On view July 29 to September 25, 2016
Opening reception, Friday July 29, 5 to 9 p.m., artist talk and book signing
Free, open to the public
For this series of work, Elizabeth Opalenik transforms the body into images that evoke allegorical connections be it memory, a moment in time or a feeling vaguely recalled.
Elizabeth's innovative images are represented, collected and shown internationally and have been profiled in most major photographic
publications. From her base in Oakland California, for nearly 30 years, she has conducted photography workshops all over the world.
To view images from her monograph “Poetic Grace: Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs 1979-2007” please visit www.elizabethopalenik.com
Artist talk and book signing during the opening reception, Friday, July 29, 5 to 9 p.m. during Troy Night Out. Some of her work and books will
be available at special prices for the duration of the exhibit.

Hello Everyone! We just wanted to announce that Wednesday, January 27 2016, is the last day left in the Call for Entries...
01/26/2016

Hello Everyone!
We just wanted to announce that Wednesday, January 27 2016, is the last day left in the Call for Entries for the Photography Regional of the Capitol District!

All Entries will be taken in at the Fulton Street Gallery at 408 Fulton St,Troy NY between 12pm-5pm.

The PhotoCenter will not be taking entries.

The Regional is open to all Professionals and Non-Professionals residing within an 80 Mile Radius of Albany, ages 18+, using any photographic medium. Works should be completed no earlier than 2013 and not been a part of a prior Photo Regional.

The Salon Show will be held both at the Fulton Street Gallery and The Photo Center of the Capitol District, which is located at 404 River Street, Troy NY.

The Salon Show will be on view between January 29-February 12. The Select Show will be at the Fulton Street Gallery between February 20-April 2.

08/27/2015
Yard Sale

Huge PhotoCenter Yard Sale! Please come support

http://albany.craigslist.org/gms/5193856747.html

We will have a yard sale (or in the Gallery if raining) on Friday, Aug 28th from noon to 8:00 p.m and Saturday & Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm We are finding some fine treasures for your delectation....

The entry deadline is here. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
08/15/2015

The entry deadline is here. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Timeline Photos
08/09/2015

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
08/08/2015

Timeline Photos

08/07/2015

Beginning photographer? Interested in learning more about your camera and how to properly use it? Call the PhotoCenter at (518) 273 - 0100 or email us at [email protected] to set up an appointment. Also, we do tutorials regarding almost anything photographic and can work with any skill level! Hope to hear from you!

08/07/2015

The Photography Center of the Capital District LLC offers to those interested in the photographic arts opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in all aspects of photographic activity. Please check out our website at photocentertroy.org and look under Memberships & Benefits to learn more.

Timeline Photos
08/07/2015

Timeline Photos

Deadline for submissions: Aug 15th. Don't miss out!
08/07/2015

Deadline for submissions: Aug 15th. Don't miss out!

The Photography Center of the Capital District
08/06/2015

The Photography Center of the Capital District

Address

404 River St
Troy, NY
12180-2821

The PhotoCenter can be reached by most bus lines servicing Troy, NY. Most notable the 22 from Albany and the 370 from Schenectady. Located next door to the Salvation Army and King Venetian Blind & Drapery.

Opening Hours

Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

(518) 273-0100

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