Photography Exhibit at the Bethlehem Rotunda; Tracy Bodeo and other local photographers of the Hillcrest Camera Club exhibit their work this April.

A new photography exhibit featuring the work of the Hillcrest Camera Club ( ) will be opening at the Bethlehem Rotunda (next to the Bethlehem Public Library) starting this Sunday, April 3rd, 2011.  There will be an artists’ reception from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon, where you can meet some of the photographers and ask questions about their art.  The show will contain a diversity of photographic subjects, ranging from portraiture to nature to the abstract.  The photographs will also be presented in a variety of ways– traditional framed prints, canvas wraps, panoramas….  It is wonderful to be a part of this exhibit as well as be a member of the Hillcrest Camera Club and I encourage anyone who loves photography to join or  visit our group.  I also hope to see you at the artists’ reception for this exhibit this Sunday, April 3rd.  If you can’t make it to the reception, please feel free to view the exhibit anytime during regular Bethlehem Town Hall hours.  The exhibit runs through the end of April.

Photography Exhibit featuring work by Tracy Bodeo and the Hillcrest Camera Club is now open at the Gallery at St. John’s

The photography exhibit by the Hillcrest Camera Club is now open at the Gallery at St. John’s.  The exhibit is open on Sundays from noon to 3:00 pm through June 6th, 2010 and from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm June 13th thru June 27th, 2010.

There will be an “Artist’s Talk” at 12:00 pm on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010.  Come out and meet some of the featured photographers while browsing their beautiful and award-winning artwork.  Learn more about the artists and their photographic techniques.

“Artist’s talk” at photography exhibit on June 7th, 2009

A photography exhibit featuring the work of the Hillcrest Camera Club including photographer Tracy Bodeo, is being held at the Art Gallery at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Easton, PA.  The Art Gallery is open every Sunday and the photography of the HCC will be exhibited until the end of June.  At 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 7th, 2009 there will be an “artist’s talk” at the gallery.   Several photographers from the Hillcrest Camera Club will be there to share the inspiration behind their work.  Come out and meet the photographers and learn something about a wonderful form of art!

The Art Gallery at St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 330 Ferry Street Easton, PA 18042


Waiting for Sheep

Last month I was invited to watch and photograph a friend’s sheep get their annual shearing.  It was very interesting to watch.  The whole process involved four people.  Three sets of hands were used to move the un-sheared sheep from their main pen, into the holding pen, then to the sheep-shearer, while the sheep that was just clipped was moved from the sheep-shearing area, through the holding pen and out into the field with the rest of those who were finished.  The sheep’s wool was collected, tagged and placed on a large collection tarp.  The most difficult job was that of the sheep-shearer.  It required a great deal of strength and stamina to grab the sheep by the horns and flip them into a position where the sheep would not move while being sheared.  This was done over and over, sheep after sheep.  I took many photos of the process, but my favorite was one I captured of the sheep-shearer (below) as he momentarily stood back against the stone wall of the barn waiting for the next set of sheep to be brought in to him.



“Discovery” chosen as a NWF Magazine photo group finalist!

Several weeks ago I entered my photo “Discovery” into the National Wildlife Federation Magazine’s first online photo competition.  The photo was taken on a trail in the woods near our house.  My kids were running up and down the path picking up and showing each other all the neat insects, worms and other bugs they were finding.  I was ahead of them on the path and stopped to watch what they were doing.  I loved the way the light was coming through the trees and hitting their blonde hair.  It was perfect when they both leaned in to see a very interesting little creature they had found, and the light illuminated their hair as well as their hands and what they were holding (although we will never know what it was exactly!).  They had made a golden, glowing discovery.

Over 1700 photos were entered into this “Nature in my Neighborhood” competition, and my “Discovery” was chosen as one of 6 finalists.  The public can now vote to determine the winner of the NWF Magazine’s first themed photo contest.  If you would like to vote for my photo, please visit the following link: .  (If the link doesn’t work directly, copy and paste it into your browser).  Then click the dot next to Photo #6 (Discovery) and submit your vote.  Thank you so much for your consideration!



Bethlehem Rotunda Photo Exhibit Now Open

The Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda has just opened a new exhibit featuring the photography of the Hillcrest Camera Club including Tracy Bodeo Photography.   The exhibit will be open until the end of March during regular business hours– Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Rotunda is located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  The show is made up all all types of photography– portraiture, nature, landscape photography, architecture and “creative”/abstract work.  Please stop by to see some beautiful and diverse photography!


Tracy Bodeo Photography in New Exhibit – Open Now

The Eagle’s Nest Gallery at the Nazereth Area High School has just opened a new photography exhibit featuring the photographers of the Hillcrest Camera Club.  I have been a member of the Hillcrest Camera Club for the past few years, and I am very excited to be participating in one of their exhibits.  The exhibit is open until February 26th, 2009.  There will be an artists’ reception on Thursday evening, February 12th from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Come out to meet some of the artists, learn more about the club and see some wonderful photography!


The Hillcrest Camera Club is made up of many talented, interesting and diverse members.  It has been a real pleasure to be a part of this group.  If you are a photographer, would like to learn more about photography or just enjoy viewing this type of artwork, feel free to come to a meeting and visit the club.   To learn more about the HCC, visit their website at