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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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Thursday, August 1

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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
Theme: Open

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

Don Johnson:  You can see Don’s images and read his bio at  www.1-don-johnson.artistwebsites.com

Jerry Taylor:  Alfred Jerry Taylor – Maryland Photography Alliance – Certified Judge, Certificates from PSA include - Image Analysis, Creating Portfolios for Assessment, and Individualized Photography: Creating Competitive Images. Board member of Maryland Photography Alliance, Member of Harford County Photography Group, and Mountain Christian Church Photography Group (MC3). Jerry had solo exhibitions at Radley Run Country Club West Chester, PA and The Liriodendron Mansion Foundation Bel Air, MD. He also displayed images at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Gallery, the Columbia Art Center, and the House of Delegates in Annapolis. Published his own photography in "34 Days Across America."  Several articles written by Jerry Taylor, which include some of his images, can be found at http://photographystopstime.com/

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

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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
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


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
NO MEETING
Happy Holidays!