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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!

2019 Calendar

Fall Trip
New York Finger Lakes
October 11 -13, 2019
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Event Information
Thursday, August 1

Start of 2019/2020 Club Year - Pay Dues Now
Thursday, September 19
Program 3

Program by BCC Members: Gary Faulkner, Gordon Risk and John Davis - "Slides, Slides and More Slides!"

Do you remember the good old days when Buddy Dean was popular and slides were the go to method for high quality projected images? Well it is time to revisit that era. Three of our “veteran club members” will take us down memory lane and give us the “skinny” on what it was/is all about. Poodle skirts, saddle shoes and crew cuts will be allowed. 

Thursday, September 26
Print Competition 1

Theme: Open

Judge: Roz Kleffman - Roz was President of Bowie-Crofton Camera Club for 22 years, and she is active in PSA.  She is also a registered nurse.

Thursday, October 3
Program 4
Speaker: John Dean

John Dean, a graduate of MICA 1977, BFA photography, has worked as a commercial studio photographer, picture framer, Good Humor Man, and door-to-door insurance salesman before opening his studio in 1982.  He specializes in studio and location work for editorial, institutional and non-profit clients, providing still photography and video productions. When he’s not holding a camera, he’s happiest holding a microphone, singing jazz standards with his band, the Big Hearts. 
John will share his photography work, both professional and personal, from his 35+ year career, which includes the publication of two guides books on Baltimore and DC. John’s website: http://www.johndeanphoto.com

Thursday, October 10
Digital Competition 2
Theme: Open

Judge:  Martin Heavner

Frederick, MD, resident Martin Heavner has exhibited his work at the Maryland State House, Maryland Governor’s Mansion, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and galleries throughout the region.                                                                     
His work has been published in magazines, calendars and electronic greeting cards.  He enjoys photographing all subjects, but he favors landscapes, cityscapes, vintage cars and machinery, and abstracts of architectural and industrial scenes. He also loves capturing outdoor scenes with cameras modified for infrared photography.
Martin frequently judges photography competitions and was a juror for the multi-media Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, PA.   Martin is also a member and former president of the Frederick Camera Clique. Currently, he is co-chair of the Photography Committee of the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD, where he helps to organize the annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition each April.
More of Martin’s images can be seen at his website, www.HeavnerPhoto.com, and his Instagram account, @m.heavner

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

Thursday, October 17
Program 5
Speaker: Tom Beck - “The Creative Process in the Art of Robert W. Fichter.”
Robert W. Fichter, born 1939, is a photographer, painter, printmaker, and draughtsman whose work in retrospect gives viewers an inside look at his creative process.  Fichter was born and raised in rural Florida, a place he considered edenic until real estate developers began plundering the state’s many naturally beautiful places. Consequently, his life’s work became a personal response to humanity’s foibles. He has used wit, humor, and political critique in making his commentary on the human condition. The talk will show the development of Fichter’s work, comment on how the work was created, and give Fichter’s view of the human condition.
Tom Beck is Chief Curator Emeritus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Art.

Thursday, October 24
Print Competition 2

Thursday, October 31
Program 6
Member Critique Night, Two images per member. Upload your images to Visual Pursuits/”Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique October 31, 2019.  Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Thursday, November 7
Digital Competition 3
Judge:  Irene Sacilotto



Thursday, November 14
Program 7
Speaker: Norm Baker - “Can Scientific Photographs Exist as Art?"
Norm, Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, specializes in photomicroscopy, macro and natural science photography. Norm is Director of Pathology Photography and Graphic Arts Laboratory. His photographs, writing and design appear in textbooks, journals and museums worldwide. Norm’s work lies between the interface of art and science. He actively exhibits his work and his images are in the permanent collections of more than forty museums including The Smithsonian, The George Eastman House, The American Museum of Natural History and The Science Museum in London. His latest book collaboration entitled Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Disease is published by Shiffer Books.JHU website: http://medicalart.johnshopkins.edu/norman-j-barker-ms-professor/

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

Thursday, November 21
Print Competition 3

Thursday, November 28
No Meeting

Thursday, December 5
Program 8

Thursday, December 12
Digital Competition 4
Theme: Open

Judge:  Mike Thomas  

Mike is a member of the Arundel Camera Club and the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club.  You can find some of his work on his website: https://mikethomas.photos

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

Thursday, December 19
Holiday Party
Holiday Potluck at 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 26
Happy Holidays!