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Baltimore Camera Club Meetings
Thursday Nights at 8:00 p.m.

Mount Washington United Methodist Church
5800 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209


Meetings start at 8:00 p.m.  Please arrive at 7:30 p.m. 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.






2020 Calendar



Meetings at the church are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
Program meetings will be held on Zoom or by webinar. 


Gallery of Zoom Presentations


Tony Sweet: Compelling Composition - June 18, 2020
Member Image Processing Demonstrations - June 25, 2020 - Coming Soon
Jerry Taylor - People, Places and Portions - July 2, 2020 - Coming Soon


Date Event
Information
Thursday, July  9
Program - Zoom Meeting

A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to all Baltimore Camera Club members.  Join in beginning at 7:30pm to socialize.  The program will begin promptly at 8:00pm.

Speaker: Cole Thompson - “Why Black and White?
 
Cole Thompson will, in 75 minutes, make the case that black and white is the perfect medium for any subject - except for one. He will show work from his various portfolios including:
 
•    The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau
•    Harbinger
•    Ceiling Lamps
•    Moai, Sitting for Portrait
•    The Lone Man
•    And others
 
Interspersed between the images, Cole will share his photographic philosophies, such as:
 
•    Never listen to others
•    Photographic Celibacy
•    Coles Rule of Thirds
•    Equipment is overrated
•    Vision is the most important tool in my toolbox
•    And many others!
 
At the end of his presentation Cole will answer questions and give away a print of The Angel Gabriel.

Cole Thompson is uniquely unqualified to speak on photography. “I’ve never taken a photography class or a workshop. I don’t have a degree in art. I’ve never worked as a photographer. I don’t have gallery representation. I’m not a Canon Explorer of Light. I have only three lenses and none of them are primes. Do I have any qualifications? Just one…my images. Nothing else matters.”

Thursday, July 16
Program 21 - Zoom Meeting

A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to all Baltimore Camera Club members.  Join in beginning at 7:30pm to socialize.  The program will begin promptly at 8:00pm.

Speaker: Jon Meyer -“The Composite Image:  Why, What, and How?" 

This presentation will address questions about why one would do composites, what story one might want to tell with what materials, and then how one would put those materials together into a portfolio. Jon will illustrate these issues with his 15-image series called “Inner Darkness.” His talk will be part PowerPoint presentation, part live demonstration of image assembly, and part engaging members to think about their own life narratives.

Jon Meyer is a practicing psychoanalyst, a past-president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and a retired training and supervising analyst in the Washington-Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. 

“Given my profession, I am always interested in photography as a medium to express human emotions.  My "In the Mind's Eye" portfolio was exhibited at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and is scheduled for a solo show this fall in Durham if not completely knocked on its head by the Coronavirus.  One of the images from that series won first place in the monochrome category in the Cary Photographic Artists National Photography competition.  I

Jon has been published in Black and White Magazine and received a spotlight award.  He also has been published in PDN, has received two first places in the International Color Awards competitions, and was named 2019 amateur photographer of the year by the ICA.  His images have been juried into shows in Berlin, Barcelona, and many venues in the United States (including currently in the Allegany National Photography Competition in Cumberland) where he has won or placed in the judging.

“And, of course,” Jon says, “I’m very proud of my Graham Crowell Award for the Best Color Print of 2014-15 and all the other images that have been recognized over the years by the BCC.”

Jon’s website: http://www.jonmeyerphotographicart.com

Board Meeting

Thursday, July 23
Program - MPA Webinar

All Baltimore Camera Club members will receive an MPA email invitation.

Speaker: Charles Needle - “Impressionistic Photography” 


Charles will present a program on crafting painterly images in-camera. 

Charles Needle is an award-winning, Colorado-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide. 

Please note: This is a webinar in the MPA’s Artistic Spotlight webinar series. Invitations will be sent by MPA to all members.


More information can be found on the MPA website: https://www.mdphotoalliance.org


Thursday, July 30
Program 22 - Zoom Meeting

A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to all Baltimore Camera Club members.  Join in beginning at 7:30pm to socialize.  The program will begin promptly at 8:00pm.

“Anything Goes” Night

This is an opportunity to share your creative work using approaches typically not allowed in competitions. Some examples are diptychs and triptychs, photos sizes larger or smaller, panos, use of stock, historical or NASA images, created graphic work with use of photographic elements as a part, photo books, and multimedia projects, including video and slideshows. 


Although it’s a “no rules” event, photography must be a part, major or minor, of the work shared, and it must also be appropriate for our BCC audience.


Saturday, August 1
New Club Year Begins
Join Now.  Pay Dues.
 
Thursday, August 6
Program 1 - Zoom Meeting

A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to all Baltimore Camera Club members.  Join in beginning at 7:30pm to socialize.  The program will begin promptly at 8:00pm.

Speaker: Essdras Suarez -“Street Photography”




Thursday, August 13
Bonus Program 1a - Zoom Meeting

A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to all Baltimore Camera Club members.  Join in beginning at 7:30pm to socialize.  The program will begin promptly at 8:00pm.

Speaker: Charles Needle -“Creative Macro Photography”

 

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to create unusual and striking close-up images both in the field and in your own backyard and/or home studio. Award-winning fine art photographer and workshop leader, Charles Needle, will guide you through all the necessary steps to take your macro photography to the next level. In this webinar, Charles will discuss specific methods for shooting water droplets, reflections on iridescent glass, mylar, and everyday household objects. He will also cover more advanced topics, such as selective-focus macro, “shooting through” with a telephoto lens, close-up lenses/diopters, artistic macro with Lensbaby and Kaleidoscopic lenses, Soft-Glow Montage macro, and wide-angle macro.

Charles Needle is an award-winning, Colorado-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide. 

In 2018, Charles earned an honorable mention in the Macro category of the 8th Annual International Mobile Photography Awards Contest. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Winland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest. In 2011, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom. 

A popular conference and camera club speaker for more than two decades, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills (Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011).

An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet's Garden (Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner nine years in a row. 

Charles’ photographs have been selected for publication in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer magazine, Nature Photographer magazine, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, The Chicago Tribune, SELF Magazine and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad. 

To learn more about Charles' work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.

Thursday, August 20
Program 2
Speaker: Steve Dembo

Thursday, August 27
Bonus Program 2a - Webinar

Webinar link will be emailed in advance of meeting.
Speaker: Steve Gettle - “The Art of Visual Language”

One of the greatest things about photography is its ability to communicate something to the viewer. Your images are immensely powerful tools which can reach out and touch people, crossing all language and age barriers. Every color, line and shape you choose to include in your final image has an emotional effect on the viewer. During this presentation, Steve will talk about how all these different elements within your image can more effectively communicate your chosen message to your audience. 

Steve, along with his wife Nicole Sudduth, lead nature photography tours to exciting destinations around the world. They enjoy sharing their knowledge of the natural world and helping people capture amazing images of our planet. Steve has over 30 years of nature photography experience and has been recognized through numerous awards. These include being a multi-award winner of the BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year and recognized in the prestigious Nature’s Best photography contest. His images are often featured in National Geographic and other nation-wide publications. Nicole has over 15 years of nature photography experience and enjoys discovering and sharing wild connections with others.

Website: https://stevegettle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steve.gettle

Steve Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevegettle

Nicole Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolesudduth


Thursday, September 3
Welcome Back Night