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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!




2020 Calendar

Date
Event Information
Thursday, January 16
Digital Competition 5
Theme: Open

Judge:  Matthew Mahlstedt     website: http://www.thatbaltimorephotographer.com

Thursday, January 23
Program 10
Speaker: Beth Saunders, "An Incomplete History of Time Travel"

Beth is Curator and Head of Special Collections at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library. A specialist in the history of photography, she holds a PhD and MPhil in Art History from The CUNY Graduate Center and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she was Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and has taught Art History courses at Baruch College, Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Beth has contributed essays to exhibition catalogues and edited volumes, and her writing has appeared in Photography and Culture, Exposure, CAA.Reviews, and Rivista di Studi di Fotografia. She is co-author of the exhibition catalogue Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography (The Met, 2019.) She has received grants and fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, and the CUNY Graduate Center. 
 
In her presentation, Beth will begin by briefly discussing her background and vision for UMBC's photography collections. She will then provide a preview of the fall 2020 exhibition she is curating for UMBC's Library Gallery. Tentatively titled An Incomplete History of Time Travel, the display brings together photographs and science fiction books and fanzines to explore the connection of photography to the passage of time. Photographs are often spoken of in terms of memory and nostalgia: they capture time, stop time, or make the past present. Meanwhile, within works of Science Fiction, time travelers can just as easily journey into the future as they can the past. With the advent of quantum physics in the early twentieth century, new concepts of time emerged that inspired speculation about how alternative futures might be conceived through time travel. By pairing science fiction and photography, this show will ask whether photography as a medium is inherently stuck in the past or whether it can carry us into the future.

Thursday, January 30
Print Competition 5
Theme: Open



Thursday, February 6
Program 11
"Macro Night" Activity at the Church 

This is an opportunity for club members to engage in an activity with cameras and equipment at the church for macro and close-up photography. Based on our previous experience with a macro night, it’s an opportunity to: play with capturing macro and close-up images; share ideas about the genre; learn by practicing; mentor new photographers, demonstrate a specific technique or equipment; and let’s not forget - to socialize a bit. 
 
For those who are new to macro photography, here are some helpful websites:
Everything You Need to Know About Macro Photography
The Complete Guide to Macro Photography
Examples of Macro Photography [by subject]

Thursday, February 13
Digital Competition 6
Theme: Open

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

Thursday, February 20
Program 12
Speaker: Charles W. Bowers, “Topaz Studio 2”

Charles will begin with a brief overview of his photographic career, including his experience with a wide range of equipment choices. He will then focus on the all-new Topaz Studio 2 designed for creative editing. He will demonstrate its potential in post processing “straight” images, color, B&W, or infrared. In his demonstration, he will use numerous images, including images of layers for creating transfers, as described below. Charles’ presentation style is engaging by encouraging questions as he proceeds through his demonstrations.

Nature’s Patterns - Artist's Statement
Growing up in the mountains of West Virginia provided me opportunities to experience the wonders and bounty of the natural world. During my junior year in college, I discovered my calling. Landscape Architecture and Horticulture became my passion. Combining the elements of design and the natural world was a perfect career choice. 
 
My interest in design and natural colors, patterns, shapes and textures has always influenced my art and photography. The images in this exhibition are a result of the melding of my passions. Each of these hand -pulled image transfers is a unique, one of a kind, solo piece of art. Additionally prints on watercolor paper and canvas are available in a limited edition in various sizes. 
 
Hand-pulled pigment ink image transfers, by the nature of the process used for their creation, means that no two hand pulls of the same image will ever match. Each image pull develops its own personality and individual look. The original base image starts with a photograph. Additional images are then collaged onto the base image. The image is digitally painted, and textures are added to produce the final image version. The final image is printed on to film with pigment inks. The pigments are then transferred from the film to paper, wood, glass, metal, plastic or any substrate desired. 
 
To learn more details about Charles Bowers' award-winning photographic work, including his recent “Nature’s Patterns” collection, check out his website.
www.cwbowers.com

Thursday, February 27
Print Competition 6
Theme: Open

Thursday, March 5
Program 13
Member Critique Night: Theme, Macro Photography. This is an opportunity to get feedback on the images you took during our February 6th Macro Night, or elsewhere.
 
Two images per member. Upload your images to Visual Pursuits/”Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique March 5, 2020. Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Thursday, March 12
Digital Competition  7
Theme: Open

Judge: Denise Silva    Roadrunnerphotographytours.com

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

Thursday, March 19
Program 14
Speaker: Sarah Hood Salomon,"The Play of Light and Shadow." 
 
Sarah’s presentation will focus on nature and garden photography. Developing your instinct and sense of anticipation are critical elements of modern photography. Sarah will review some basic techniques, and then move onto more advanced applications, stressing how the choices we make affect the outcome. The emphasis will be on developing strong images using the tools available, and adapting to the ever-changing conditions around us.

Sarah Hood Salomon is a fine art photographer whose work explores the emotional aspects of the world around her.  Sarah’s award-winning photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the U.S. She is also a photography judge, curator, and author. 
 
Sarah work is represented by Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, MD, and by Multiple Exposures Gallery in Alexandria, VA. 
 
Further images and information are available on her website: www.sarahhoodsalomon.com

Thursday, March 26
Print Competition 7
Theme: Open

Thursday, April 2
Program 15
Speaker: Joseph Rossbach, “Creative Landscape Photography: Composition, Light and Perspective”
 
In this presentation, Joe will discuss how he uses composition, natural light, and unique perspectives to create amazing landscape images with power, emotion and balance, illustrated with many of Joe's most famous images from over 15 years of travel to locations such as Death Valley, Patagonia, Iceland, the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau and beyond.
 
Joseph Rossbach is a full-time photographer based out of Maryland, although Joe's assignments and workshops take him all over the country and internationally. 

Joe has co-written two books on Landscape Photography (The Ultimate Guide to Digital Landscape Photography & 50 Amazing Things You Must See and Do in the Greater D.C. Area: The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Guide), been published in some of the world’s leading magazines, books and calendars such as Outdoor Photographer, Natures Best, Backpacker, Nat Geo and Popular Photography. 

In 2006, Joe launched Photography Workshops and has been educating and inspiring thousands of photographers since.  

Thank you for being a part of my journey as a photographer, artist and explorer. You can follow my work and sign up for photo workshops at www.josephrossbach.com

Thursday, April 9
Easter Thursday
No Meeting at Church

Thursday, April 16
Digital Competition 8
Theme: Macro Photography

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

Thursday, April 23
Program 16
Speaker: Arthur Ransom,“Seeing Beyond Seeing”
 
The expression of emotion was perceived as a sign of weak character in the working-class North East of England where Arthur grew up.  Motivated by a desire to share his emotions and life experiences Arthur pursued photography as his outlet.
 
A relative latecomer to fine art photography, Arthur began his photographic life when scuba diving in Puerto Rico during the six years that he lived there. Scuba diving introduced Arthur to sights that he could only describe through the photographs that he made. Although moving to the Washington DC / Baltimore area in 2005 stopped the scuba diving, Arthur continued to seek imagery above sea level. Working mainly with 35mm format cameras and sometimes large format, 4×5 view cameras (slowly using up his stock of very out of date Polaroid PN 55 film), Arthur photographs the black and white world that he sees around him. Although his subject matter is varied, he chooses subjects that express emotion and a sense of time, place and being.
 
Amongst others, Arthur’s work has been featured in Lenswork, B&W and Silvershotz Magazine and has been included in several exhibitions around the United States. Arthur has published two books of his work, Lonaconing Silk Mill: Portrait of a Place and Iceland, A Journey Into Dreams.
 
Arthur is an active speaker at national and international photography events as well as camera clubs.
 
Arthur’s website: http://aransomephoto.com

A description of Arthur’s presentation will be provided shortly.

Thursday, April 30
Print Competition 8
Theme: Open

Thursday, May 7
Program 17
Speaker: Don Rosenberger, “Night Photography and Light Painting”
 
Light Painting, or as it is sometimes called Painting with Light, offers the artist a unique way to showcase their subject.  
Don will share his influences on this art form and show how to accomplish this type of photography ranging from the small workbench shots to the grand landscape.   He will discuss the planning that goes into a successful photograph as well as processing options to achieve your creative vision.
 
Don Rosenberger describes himself as just a guy who loves to make images.  His love of photography began when he was a teenager. Along with his passion for cars, Don would often be seen at the starting line photographing drag races on the weekends. 
 
After a while, the cost of photography grew to be too much and Don stopped taking pictures.  Fortunately, the arrival of digital photography re-ignited his love for photography and it has been his driving passion ever since.  It is the constant desire to improve his craft and elevate the quality of his work that keeps Don growing as an artist. 
 
In 2013, Don co-founded the very successful Road Runners Photography Tours. Leading photo tours domestically and internationally with RRPT was an incredible experience. In 2019, Don decided to leave RRPT to spend more time working on his art and building his own brand. He also runs the Fairfax (& DC Metro Area) Photography Meetup group where he organizes different photography opportunities where photographers of all skill levels can get together and explore new places, develop skills and meet other photographers. 
 
Don’s impressive body of work, his blog and current workshop offerings can be found on his personal website: http://donrosenberger.com

Thursday, May 14
Digital Competition 9
Theme: Open

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

Thursday, May 21
Program 18
Member Critique Night

Two images per member. Upload your images to Visual Pursuits/”Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique May 21, 2020. Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Thursday, May 28
Print Competition 9
Theme: Open

Thursday, June 4
Feedback Night
Ice Cream Social, Feedback Night and 20/21 Board Elections
Saturday, June 6
Year End Competition


Thursday, June 18
Program 19
Speaker: Tony Sweet

Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens. After successful careers as a jazz musician/ educator, and professional magician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Over the last 30 years, Tony has become an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on Photography and creativity.

Tony and Susan Milestone conduct Visual Artistry photography location workshops in the United States, Canada, and Iceland. Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows and PPA schools across the continental United States and Canada. He also conducts Visual Artistry Creativity Seminars.

Tony's photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. Tony’s images are also used by Nikon, Exposure Software, Singh Ray, Topaz, Lensbaby and others for national ad campaigns.
An interview with Tony on macro photography was published in The New York Times.

Tony has authored five books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography ('02), Fine Art Flower Photography ('05) Fine Art Nature Photography: Water, Ice, Fog ('07), Fine Art Digital Photography (’09) and HDR Photography (2011). He and Master Photo Workshops have co-produced four photography DVDs: Visual Artistry, HDR Made Easy, Visual Literacy and Flower Photography Artistry, as well as an iPhone instructional video series.

The first book in his Fine Art Nature Photography eBook series, "Creative Techniques and the Art of Self Expression,"was just released.
Tony Sweet Photography website: https://tonysweet.com


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

Saturday, June 20
Annual Banquet


Thursday, July 2
Program 20


Thursday, July 16
Program 21
Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. - All are welcome

Thursday, July 30
Program 22