Epic Shoot Out: GH4 & A7S

Michael the MavenFrom my friend Michael  the Maven:  Who is ready for a little Epic Shootout Between the Sony A7s and the Panasonic GH4?

If you are considering either camera this will tell you what the main differences are and what kind of performance you can expect.

I (Nick) am featured in the video at 23:30 – speaking about PAC and what we do! Then I got to test out and play with these two awesome cameras and give my results to Mike.

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Joel Grimes: Speaking for PAC at Photoshop World 2014

Joel GrimesDo not miss this epic opportunity to see Joel Grimes Speak for the PAC Las Vegas & PAC National Meeting At Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas!

Sponsored by: KelbyOne, ThinkTank Gear, Bay Photo, and more!PAC Meeting with Julieanne Kost-0019

Here is the link to sign up and be eligible for the free prizes!

Sign up for FREE:  http://bit.ly/JoelGrimesVegas

This WILL Sell out!

The Becker System – 6 Steps to Successful Client Relationships

The BeckerBecker offered this quote to begin the meeting –

“The greatest gap in the world is between knowing and doing.”

All of his key points bear repeating but, more importantly, he challenged that everyone there take action and incorporate his suggestions into their business models. Each point represents a letter of his name B-E-C-K-E-R. Most of the audience has heard this advice in one form or another, so I’ve simplified provided the bullet points of each section below as an outline for success. Continue reading »

August PAC Newsletter

Connect, Explore, Create and Improve…

Welcome to the largest camera club in Arizona! So far we have over 900 members and we are growing in numbers everyday! Our objective is to create a sense of community and fun amongst photographers of all skill levels so we have something for everyone.

August 2014

Photography Adventure Club Blog
Welcome to the largest and most FUN photography community in North America!  Today, we have more than 25,000 members in 35 chapters in the United States and Canada.  Growing in membership every day, PAC is a collaborative network inspiring and empowering every level of photographer to Connect, Explore, Create and Improve. Join and support your local chapter!
Thanks to everyone from PAC who donated photographs, volunteers, PAC Sponsor Vivyx Printing, and Value Art Framing
PAC hosted a silent auction benefit for Down Syndrome Network at this year’s Maricopa County Home and Garden show! Every photograph was bid on and sold! It was an amazing three days.
PAC Members’ images were professionally printed by Vivyx Printing, beautifully framed by Value Art, and displayed throughout the three day show at the University of Phoenix Stadium from July 18th through the 20th. American Furniture, a vendor that saw PAC setting up, even donated furniture so there would be a rest area for people to relax and enjoy the photos! Thank you to everyone who donated their services, merchandise, and time.
This was an amazing event and we hope you’ll participate with us next time as PAC Gives Back!!
Lisa Langell Wildlife Photography
Phoenix PAC presents:How to Avoid the 7 Key Mistakes Wildlife Photographers MakeSpeaker: Lisa Langell
Thursday, August 14, 2014
When you know better, you do better!  Do you enjoy photographing wildlife and need a helpful “fast track” to advance your craft?  Want to know what would instantly help you take far better wildlife images? More info…
Tucson PAC Meet and Greet
Tucson PAC presents:Tucson PAC Meet and GreetAugust 24, 2014, 7:00 pmPanera Bread
4362 North Oracle Road, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85705
Sign up HERE  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonPAC/
Save $50 on Photoshop World
Save $50 on Photoshop WorldSeptember 3-5, 2014Learn more in 3 days than you thought possible, from the world’s best photography and design teachers. PAC members get $50 off the registration cost.  Attend the free seminar below and get access to the Expo floor too! Read more…The Photoshop World logo is a registered trademark of Adobe and KelbyOne
Save $50 on Photoshop World
Joel Grimes: Free Seminar at Photoshop World  – September 4, 2014

Las Vegas PAC & National PAC Meeting – OPEN to ALL
Joel Grimes is an award-winning master who merges the technical with the artistic in his own unique, world renowned styles. He believes that when photographers shift their mindset and go beyond the traditions established by others, it will radically change the final outcome of their work.
During his presentation, Joel will encourage, inspire and motivate you to progress beyond the norm!
Meeting attendees will also be given access to the Photoshop World Expo floor!  Read more…
Joshua Tree

Star Photography & Light Painting Workshop at Joshua Tree National ParkSeptember 19-21, 2014There are few places as stunning as Joshua Tree,  one of the most photographed locations in the world. Take a step away from the crowds to photograph it at night, an incredible experience only enjoyed by a fraction of the visitors.. Read more…Photograph from Google Images
Alburquerque International Balloon Fiesta
New Mexico PAC presents:Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2014Friday, October 3-Monday, October 6, 2014The Alburquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and the premier ballooning event destination for all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October has brought the smell of roasting chilis and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.  Read more…
QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Las Vegas PAC:Welcome New Leaders and Thank You to Outgoing Leaders
Las Vegas PAC has new leaders working with their chapter. Many thanks to outgoing leaders Yasmin Tajik and Adam Silversmith. Please extend a warm welcome to Larry Clay and Timothy Denehy as they work with you to grow the Las Vegas PAC Chapter.

Visit the PAC Blog. Just a few of the fun, informative, and fascinating blog posts:

Old School PhotographyWhen I was learning black and white photography, my instructors always emphasized the following two ideas.  Always do as much composing as possible in the camera viewfinder, and be prepared to make adjustments in the darkroom to make up for our human errors. Read more…
How To Do Long Exposure Photography and Get Awesome Photographs!The water tumbles in a moderate flow over the bedrock into a small sandy pool before bubbling through some large pocked boulders on its continuing journey down the creek…I am a sucker for the averaged dynamics of milky, smoky, flowing water and mirrored pools in a long exposure shot. Unfortunately to get a truly milky look, it takes a really long exposure. I am talking about minutes, even in mid-day sun…How do you accomplish this without blowing out your image or burning out your sensor as it sits exposed to the light for minutes at a time? Read more…

PAC Has a YouTube Channel!

Check out PAC’s YouTube Channel. Among other videos is the introductory video for a new series of video tips, a short welcome to Photographers Adventure Club and some new Video Tips Nicholas Pappagallo will be doing in 2014

If you are interested in submitting recording content for PAC, please send an email to  info@PhotoAdvClub.com.

PAC has over 30 chapters and 10,000 Members!
A big thank you to our PAC members for helping grow PAC!We thank those behind the scenes, including our Leaders all across the country and our Sponsors, both local and national. PAC membership keeps growing and we could not do it without our volunteers!This was shown once again by the volunteers in the Phoenix area who helped with the DS Network fundraiser in July. From setting up to manning the booth to breaking down, it would not have happened without  volunteers.
PLEASE JOIN US! Find a PAC Chapter in your area!
Find your connection to your local PAC Chapter on Facebook. Join your group and connect with your fellow photographers!Don’t have a Chapter in your area? Consider becoming a PAC Chapter:

  • What do PAC Chapters/Communities mean for you?
  • Things to expect from PAC
  • How to bring PAC to your area
  • Making PAC your own!

Photograph by Marcy Burgis and banner photograph by Laura Bavetz.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHTVisit the Member Spotlight PAC page to see just a few of the wonderful photos made by PAC members!





PAC National can be found all over the web! We want to connect with you!


Vivyx Printing
Vivyx Printing is conveniently located in Tempe, AZ! Please be sure to visit them online or in person! Make sure to take advantage of our PAC special offer! Get your awesome photos printed up to 36″ x 120″ – affordably!  Photo lab quality.  Premium papers, mounting, lamination available.  Order easily online, get it shipped or ready for pick up in 1 business day.

Bay Photo - PAC sponsor
Bay Photo offers complete professional lab services to photographers throughout the United States and around the world. Whether you specialize in wedding, portrait, sport, school, landscape or other style of photograph, our approach is to provide you with a large variety of professional printing and photo finishing solutions to help you maximize your efficiency and excel at your business.

PAC members get 25% off their first orderBe sure to choose Photographer’s Adventure Club in the “How did you hear about Bay Photo” section!

Mandarich Studio in Scottsdale, AZ provides a beautiful studio, spacious private model dressing room, professional lobby area, and equipment available to rent. They offer PAC members great hourly rental and studio membership discounts. If you weren’t able to attend a recent open house, make a point to check them out and book them for your next studio session!


The Photographer’s Adventure Club appreciates the generous support of our sponsors! PAC members please check out these great deals!

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Adobe Updates Lightroom to 5.6 for the Nikon D810

Lightroom 5.6

Get Lightroom 5 Now!


Just released is the new Adobe Lightroom 5.6 Update to support the Nikon D810 – make sure to update today!

Need to purchase Lightroom 5.6?  http://bit.ly/Adobe_Lightroom_5 

Need to Update for Mac or PC? http://bit.ly/LightroomUpdate

Looking to buy a new Nikon D810 Click HERE