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Baltimore Camera Club meets every Thursday night
Mount Washington United Methodist Church
5800 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209

Meetings start at 8:00pm.  Please arrive at 7:30pm for socializing and club business. 

Weather Cancellation Policy
When Baltimore County Schools are closed, close early or cancel evening activities we will not have the scheduled meeting.

Visitors are always welcome!

2018 - 2019 Calendar

Event Information
Wednesday, August 1
Start of 2018/2019 Club Year

2018/2019 dues are due

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Thursday, February 14
Digital Competition 6
Theme: Open

The January 17, 2019 digital competition was cancelled due to weather.  All images submitted to January 17, 2019 competition have been automatically entered in the February 14, 2019 digital competition.  The February 14 competition will be open for modifications or new entries until 11PM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.


Kevin Weber is an Architectural Photographer, although he has done all kinds of photography in the past. https://kevinweber.com/

Mike Thomas is a member of both the Arundel Camera Club and the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club. He has been shooting since he was in high school, and loves to shoot wildlife, cars, and trains.  https://mikethomas.photos/blog

Janet Little Jeffers specializes in fine art photography; travel; nature; macro.    www.janetjeffers.com

Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  - All are welcome

Thursday, February 21
Program 14
John Nelson of Actinic Studio, specializing in large format fine art and portraiture.

John Nelson, PhD, will present a history of Wet Plate Collodion, including a brief discussion of the process’s hazards and limitations. He will bring a large format camera, a couple of lenses, and finished tintypes he has made. John has been making images for nearly 10 years. In addition to shooting 35mm, medium format, and large format film, he particularly is interested in the Wet Plate Collodion technique. He credits Wet Plate with improving his digital work, although he rarely has occasion to shoot digital work now. Through the use of 8x10 cameras and vintage lenses, he strives to create images that evoke emotional responses in the viewer. He enjoys talking about the process and hopes to convince other photographers to make the process part of their overall photographic practice.

Thursday, February 28
Print Competition 6

Judge:  Ron Peiffer   www.ronpeiffer.com

Thursday, March 7
Program 5

Janet Little Jeffers: Janet is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in digital photography. After working in the fields of graphic design, interior design and broadcasting she committed to a full-time career as a graphic artist in 2009. Her work explores intimate and abstract details in the natural and abstract world, and she thrives on exploration, whether in her hometown or a remote destination. Some of her recent projects include work from Cuba, Greenland and Antarctica.  https://www.janetjeffers.com/index

Thursday, March 14
Digital Competition 7
Theme:  Long Exposure
(In this competition, we are defining the length of the exposure as being at least ˝ second, up to as many minutes the photographer chooses.)  Here is a link to some tips by Vancouver based photographer Sharon Tenenbaum: https://www.popphoto.com/discover-magic-long-exposure-photography

Bonnie Schupp   Getty Photographer  http://bonnieschupp.com    https://www.instagram.com/bonnieschupp/

David Ettlin  Blogger and retired Baltimore Sun reporter and editor whose main job of late is carrying Bonnie's stuff. His blog, The Real Muck, often illustrated by Bonnie's photos, can be found at ettlin.blogspot.com.

Brion McCarthy  brionmccarthyphoto.com

Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  - All are welcome

Thursday, March 21
Program 16

Member Critique #4 - Two images per member.  Place in Visual Pursuits "Member Programs - Critiques" Gallery/ "Member Critique March 21 2018"

Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Thursday, March 28
Print Competition 7
Theme: Open

Judge:  Howard Korn  Howard Korn Photography

Thursday, April 4
Program 17

Irene Hinke-Sacilotto: Life in the Chesapeake Bay - Tangier Island, a Visual Journey.

Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lies Tangier Island, VA.  It is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal creeks, that can only be reached by boat or small plane. On its narrow roads, golf carts and bicycles replace cars as the primary mode of transportation.  It is a charming community of shop owners and waterman, with many inhabitants making their living on the water as did their ancestors, oystering and crabbing. Recently, Tangier Island has been the focus of news stories as a possible casualty of climate change and sea level rise as each year flooding on the island becomes more frequent and erosion increases. This presentation is a visual journey, exploring life on Tangier and painting a picture of the island, waterman community, and the wildlife that inhabits its marshes, lagoons, and tidal guts.  Included are tips for visitors and photographing the waterman community and wildlife.

Since 1979, Irene has shared her photographic experiences and love of nature with thousands of individuals through more than 200 photo classes, workshops, lectures, and tours in both the U.S. and abroad including the Brazilian Pantanal, Newfoundland, Falkland Islands, Iceland, Argentina, Chincoteague NWR, Assateague, the Florida Coast, South Texas, South Dakota Badlands, Bosque del Apache NWR, etc.   Sponsors have included zoos, nature centers, camera clubs, and conservation organizations such as National Wildlife Federation. For more than 20 years, she has taught photography classes at Johns Hopkins University and other educational institutions and has written “How To” articles on nature photography for national publications such as Outdoor Photographer and Birding. Her images have appeared in magazines, calendars, and books published by National Wildlife Federation, Natural History Society, National Geographic, Audubon, and Sierra Club.  Her book, “Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, an Ecological Treasure,” is sold in bookstores nationwide.


Thursday, April 11
Digital Competition 8
Theme: Open

Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  - All are welcome

Thursday, April 18
No Meeting
Easter Thursday

Thursday, April 25
Program 18
Erin Douglas: From Finance to Photographer. 

Erin Douglas will present images from throughout her career while discussing her journey as a photographer.  Erin will go into details on her travels, such as a solo trip to the Philippines which lead to her love to travel photography and will talk about her biggest challenges, why she left New York, and what she loves most about photography.  Erin is also excited to talk about her experience at Burning Man and what lead to her current project photographing people of color at Burning Man.

Erin Douglas is a travel and lifestyle documentary photographer. After discovering her love for traveling on a solo trip to the Philippines, she has placed travel at the center of her photography practice. She strives to capture the essence of  life around her and share genuine and authentic stories. Her work has been featured in photography exhibitions, the NY Times listed book “Shut Up and Run”, Travel Noire, Essence, Black Enterprise and the Baltimore Sun. Currently, Erin continues to work on her ongoing project which focuses on images and stories of diversity at Burning Man, stemming from her desire to compel more people of diverse backgrounds to see the importance of travel when it comes to travel. In sharing the personal interviews of her subjects along side the images, Erin hopes the stories will evoke a deeper connection to the photography, to inspire and stimulate the audience's’ desire to learn more (about Burning Man, the stories, and travel)

website: www.erin-sha.com
IG: @aphotochick

Thursday, May 2
Print Competition 10
Theme: Open

Judge: Leo Howard Lubow   http://lubowphotography.com/
Thursday, May 9
Program 19

Thursday, May 16
Digital Competition 9 Theme:  Still Life: Pictures with a Common Denominator

Judge:  Jerry Taylor   jerrytaylorphoto.comhttp://photographystopstime.com/

Thursday, May 23
Program 20

Les Picker, Digital printing.

Les has photographed for National Geographic Society publications and many other consumer and corporate magazines an d newspapers. He has had more than 600 published articles in major national publications. He was a monthly columnist and features contributor to Oceans Magazine and a weekly columnist, Op-Ed contributor and features travel writer and photographer for The Baltimore Sun. Les shoots Fuji medium format and Nikon systems and is a member of Nikon Professional Services and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. https://lesterpickerphoto.com/#home

Thursday, May 30
Print Competition 9 Theme:  Action/Motion

Judge:  Matthew Mahlstedt

Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2
Spring Trip
Spring Trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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Thursday, June 6
Feedback Night

Saturday, June 8
Year End Competition
Closed Competition at Church

Thursday, June 20
Program 21
David Blecman, Food/ Product Photography.

David will demonstrate a simple way to light and photograph food and products. He will do one food setup and one product setup, showing how to style the shot, how to light, meter, white balance, and how to create a custom color profile, and then how to post process the shot.


Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  - All are welcome

Saturday, June 22
Year End Banquet