2015-2016 End of Year Banquet Slideshow

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The Digital Printing Quick Start Guide by John Paul Caponigro

The Digital Printing Quick Start GuideFind out what you need to know to make great quality digital prints quickly.Topics include media, color management, software, light and more.56 pages fully illustratedNormally a $15 value … Enjoy this ebook free for a limited time only.It’s my gift to you.

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The nation’s largest and best known historic commemoration of the life and times of America’s “Greatest Generation”…

The 26th Annual WWII Weekend airshow will feature many familiar friends as well as some exciting new additions.  Among the returnees are FIFI, the only flying B-29 Boeing Superfortress in the world, leading a squadron of a dozen bombers.  Nine fighters will scream around the Reading sky including two first-timers: the rare Messerschmitt Bf-109 and the De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito, the fastest  piston-driven aircraft of the war, both from the Military Aviation Museum.  A bevy of transports, trainers, utilities, and “L-birds” round out the roster of airshow performers.

For the second year, The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team will be jumping from the Curtiss C-46 “Tinker Belle”  on Saturday and Sunday.  Don’t miss this opportunity to witness an authentic WWII paratroop drop right before your eyes on the KRDG mid-field.


Gates open at 8:30 AM* each day RAIN or SHINE!


ADULTS: $26  ($28 AT THE GATE)
CHILDREN 6-12: $10  ($12 AT THE GATE)



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2016 June 11: Photo Opportunity – Frederick County Barnstormers

The Barns Of South Mountain

Nine barns in the scenic foothills of the South Mountain Region will be featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 10th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, rain or shine.

This popular annual self-guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. The tour provides a rare opportunity to gain access to some of our most scenic and private farm properties.

This event has three components, a ticketed barn tour, an art show/sale, and various educational demos and displays. Tickets (guide books with map) are $15 dollars per adult. Children 16 and under are free. Using the map, tour-goers may drive their vehicles to as many of the farm locations as they wish to visit. The farms are only open to visitors on that day. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On the day of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., tickets will be sold at the Tour Host Farm. Host farm address is 8926 Mt. Tabor Rd., Middletown, Md.

Source: Welcome to the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation Website!

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Published 2016 May “Lens Line” Newsletter

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Documentary Reflections in Photoworks’ “Mirror to the World” | Washington City Paper

In case you haven’t had a chance to go and see it for yourself, here is a review of the gallery show that features our very own Brian Flynn at Glen Echo Park’s Photoworks.

The images in “Mirror to the World”—the eighth annual documentary photography exhibit curated by District photographer Frank Van Riper at Glen Echo’s Photoworks—are worthy successors to the franchise. But the degree to which the exhibit owes its success to the accompanying captions—rather than just the images—shouldn’t be underestimated.

Source: Documentary Reflections in Photoworks’ “Mirror to the World” | Washington City Paper

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2016 May 6-7: Photo Opportunity – National Cathedral Flower Mart

The 77th annual Flower MartMay 6th and 7th, 2016 Celebrating the Centennial of the All Hallows Guild


Get Ready for Flower Mart 2016

Take a look at all of the activities: Flower Mart 2016 Map  and view our latest preview video: on YouTube

Shop at Flower Mart!

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day follows Flower Mart.  You can shop for Mom, kids, yourself and even your pet at Flower Mart.  CLICK HERE to see our vendor list for 2016, and don’t miss our own Herb Cottage Gifts booth – adjacent to the Centennial Tent at the Northwest corner of the Cathedral.  For more information about Herb Cottage Gifts CLICK HERE

Flower Mart 2016 International Floral Display

Countries and Representative Offices Participating in the  Flower Mart 2016 International Floral Display: Embassy of Australia, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ambassador Peter Wittig and Mrs. Huberta von Voss-Wittig of Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,  Embassy of Jamaica, Embassy of Japan, Embassy of Switzerland, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of New Zealand, Embassy of Armenia, Embassy of Columbia, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, the Royal Thai Embassy, and the United States of America.

Admission to the Cathedral is FREE during Flower Mart.  For more information about the International Floral Display click HERE

Source: All Hallows Guild: Flower Mart Home

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2016 May 19-21: Maryland Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival

The Long Running Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival is one of many events planned during the week-long series of special events celebrating the annual running of the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore’s “Super Bowl” and the 2nd jewel in thoroughbred racing’s prestigious Triple Crown. The Hot Air Balloon Festival has a long and colorful tradition going back 40 years.

We are looking at going to the balloon Glow Friday evening.

Source: Maryland Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival at Turf Valley Howard County Maryland

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2016 May 25: End of Year Club Banquet

Our end of year club banquet will be on May 25th at Cafe Mezzanotte. This is where we present our best of the best images for the year and give awards to the best monochrome print, digital, and color print photographers for the year as well as present the results of the end of year competition. This is also the last chance to get together and socialize before our summer break.

25 May 2016
7:00 for drinks, 7:30 for dinner
Cafe Mezzanotte
760 Ritchie Highway (Rt. 2)
Severna Park Maryland 21146

Dinners are $27 and the club will pay for the tax and tip. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

Please RSVP by May 4th with your dinner selection. Make checks payable to the Arundel Camera Club.

For those who might not be able to make a meeting, your check and dinner selection can be mailed to Jackie Colestock, 1335 Old Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122.

Dinner Selections:

  • Eggplant Parmigiana – capellini pasta, tomato sauce, mozzarella
  • Penne Meatball – beef and pork meatball, parmesan, marinara sauce
  • Chicken Marsala – mushroom, marsala reduction, pot & veg
  • Shrimp Scampi – jumbo gulf shrimp, garlic lemon, linguine pasta
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2016 May 14: End of Year Competition

Any photograph which has won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place in a monthly contest is eligible to be entered in the year-end judging of that program year in the class in which it was originally entered, regardless of the contestant’s current class standing. It shall be the responsibility of the maker to return any eligible photograph to the Contest Chairman by the date designated for the year-end judging.

The year-end competitions will be held off site on May 14th and general attendance by club members will not be allowed. Typically three judges will be used to judge the year-end competition. Voting shall be done electronically using the club voting box.

No reprints will be allowed in the year-end contest. Thus, the maker should take precautions to ensure the preservation of the original photograph if he/she wishes to enter the picture in exhibitions or competitions outside the club and fears the original may be damaged in the process.

Based on the final year-end judging, awards will be presented as follows:

ALL CLASSES (color and monochrome prints and digital imagery): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th in each class.

From among all of the 1st place winners of the year-end judging a single Photograph of the Year shall be chosen.

The member accruing the highest total points in a category (monochrome, color, digital) shall receive the following Photographer of the Year Awards:

  • Monochrome The Margaret H. Bevan Award
  • Color The John R Boykin Award
  • Digital The Howard L. Penn Award
  • Novice of the Year The Frederick R. Kelley Award

The end of year competition awards will be awarded at the yearly club banquet in May 25th.

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