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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

Date
Event Information
Thursday, August 1

Start of 2019/2020 Club Year - Pay Dues Now
Thursday, November 14
Program 7
Speaker: Norm Barker - “Can Scientific Photographs Exist as Art?"

Description: Ironically, photography was invented by a scientist and an artist. Early on, it was the scientists who realized the importance of this new and novel process to document and to elucidate their scientific activities. The idea of having objects draw themselves on a plate without the aid of an artist’s hand is a concept foreign to us now, but that’s exactly how one of the early inventors, William Henry Fox Talbot, described his Calotype process. 
 
Scientific photography, especially microscopic subjects, is very rarely held with the artistic respect as other areas of Fine Art Photography. This is because the subject matter often seems alien to most and, therefore, the viewer lacks a common visual reference. For the individuals who have scientific training, these images are often appreciated with wonder and awe. If it’s the aim of the fine arts to give insight or inspiration, then the scientific image is worthy of consideration as an artistic medium.
 
Norm Barker, 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
Theme: Open

Judges:  
Edwin Remsberg: Edwin Remsberg began his career as a photographer at the age of 15, combining his visual talents, interest in photography, and generations of farming heritage to document Maryland's agricultural community. These early experiences laid the groundwork for themes and relationships that remain central to him as a mature photographer. Remsberg started out by traveling around the state of Maryland as a photographer for the Baltimore Sun. Today, Remsberg runs his own visual communications company, Remsberg Inc., that collaborates on projects with organizations such as Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland State Arts Council and National Council for the Traditional Arts. He has and co-authored several books, including, Dishing Up Maryland with Lucie Snodgrass, Maryland’s Vanishing Lives with John Sherwood, Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City with Cindy Kelly and more. Remsberg is best known for his images celebrating Maryland's people, places and culture. Though, his passion for storytelling has brought him to 40 countries and all 50 states. He uses his camera as a tool to bring incredibly rich and interesting worlds to people who would not otherwise have such an opportunity.
 
Remsberg’s images continue to exist and develop in these various realms:, documentary, commercial, lifestyle and exhibited fine art works and his inspiration remains in the creation of images that explore the components that make up individual identity. Remsberg currently lives the life of an agrarian artist on his sheep farm in Harford County, Maryland, the eighth generation of his family to live and farm in this community.
www.remsberg.com
 
Lena McBean: Lena McBean’s affinity for photography began with her parents giving her a polaroid camera at the age of six. Since then, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photo Imaging at Towson University and has been working along-side Edwin Remsberg at Remsberg INC.  Lena takes on a variety of roles at Remsberg INC including photographer, managing studio operations, overseeing digital production workflow, and maintaining a 30,000 image stock photo archive. Her first published book was released at the end of 2018, "Taking Stock," which catalogues the stories and photos of the livestock farmers in southern Maryland.
www.mcbeanphotography.com


Mary Braman: Mary Braman, a Baltimore-based photographer, provides leadership for Baltimore regional photography groups, including positions on the Creative Exposure of Baltimore Meetup steering committee and the executive council of the Maryland Photography Alliance. Mary’s images have been selected for display at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and she has been published twice in the Baltimore National Heritage Area Calendar. Her photos have been juried into the Maryland Photography Alliance annual gallery show at the Maryland House of Delegates for two consecutive years. You can see some of Mary’s work at https://marybraman.smugmug.com

Thursday, November 28
No Meeting
Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 5
Program 8
Speaker:  Baltimore Camera Club member, Kenny Epps - “My Journey as a Church Portrait and Event Photographer Here and Abroad, Ministry Photography”
 
Kenny Epps, a certified professional photographer, graduated from the Washington School of Photography and has a studio located in Owings Mills, Maryland.  Kenny has always been interested in the field of Photography since his earlier studies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore College. 
 
In 2005, Kenny, while sitting in his home church service, received a spiritual awakening and a call to get involved in world missionary work. Within 60 days of that call to missionary work, Kenny found himself serving on a team of 19 halfway around the world on the shores Indonesia helping the Tsunami victims.  From this first step of faith Kenny has been led on over 17 missionary trips all over the world. He has worked and capture images in countries such as El Salvador, Kiva, Hatti, Cuba, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Honduras, and more. His most recent trip this past September has taken him to the providence of Addis in Ethiopia Africa.   
 
Along with photographing Internationally, Kenny specializes in church and event photography.  He is currently the lead photographer at Trinity Life Church in Lutherville, Md which serves a congregation of about 3000. Kenny is their go-to photographer for all of their most important event, including street photography.  
 
In his talk, Kenny will present an array of his photo work, and what it takes to be a missionary/church/event photographer. Kenny will also give you an honest talk on his approaches and gear used to shoot in churches, on location, in events, and on the streets anywhere.  Kenny says that his purpose of photography is to use God’s eyes to show us the plight and joy of mankind. Sit back and enjoy this spiritual eye capturing journey with him.

Thursday, December 12
Digital Competition 4

Theme:   Images inspired by Edgar Allan Poe or His Writings


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
NO MEETING
Happy Holidays!