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2019 May 22: End of Year Banquet

Our end of year club banquet will be on May 22nd at Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park. 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.

Drinks at 7:00 PM, Dinner to be served at 7:30 PM

Cafe Mezzanotte
www.cafemezzanotte.com
760 Ritchie Highway (Rt. 2)
Severna Park Maryland 21146
410.647.1100

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2019 May 15: Club Events Contest

Don’t forget that this Wednesday is club events contest!!! A chance to win a free membership for next year!

Remember, you can enter 1 photo per category, per event .

Example #1 – If you only attended the End of Year Picnic – you can have 1 digital, 1 monochrome print and 1 color print.  Total of 3 entries. 

Example #2 – if you attended 4 events – you can have 4 digital, 4 monochrome, 4 color – 1 image per event – 12 total entries. 

If anyone one needs help understanding the rules for the contest, please let me know.  

  • 2018 End of Year Banquet
  • Ocean City Maryland Air Show
  • 155th Gettysburg – A Living History Event
  • July 4th Fireworks (In the state of Maryland)
  • Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show
  • Kenilworth Lotus and Lily Festival
  • Club August Picnic
  • Maryland State Fair
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival 
  • Marley Station Car Show
  • Antietam Battlefield/Cemetery
  • Fall Colors
  • Library of Congress
  • Cunningham Falls
  • Penn’s Cave
  • December Holiday Photos
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Pink or Red Photos
  • Chip’s Studio Outing 
  • Bull Riding – Westminster
  • March – Favorite Food or Restaurant
  • Anita Leight Estuary Center
  • Sherwood Gardens
  • Historic Jerusalem Mill Village and Jericho Covered Bridge
  • Table Top Night / Studio Night at club meeting
  • Earliegh Heights carnival
  • and any photos from meetings or programs

Remember to send all your photos to the contest email contests@arundelcameraclub.org. I will be pulling them from there for Wednesday night. Looking forward to seeing all of your field trip photos from this year.

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Banquet Fundraisers Update!

Multi Use Cards – Not only will they tell servers what food you ordered but for those that want to participate in door prizes you can use the back of your card.

During the Business Meeting, it was agreed that more fundraising events would be great to have.  During our banquet this year – there will be 3 different fundraising opportunities to take part in!  I have recruited some volunteers to help me, and we will be selling 3 different types of raffle tickets. One for each fundraiser (each fundraiser will have it’s own colored ticket).  We will have a 50/50 raffle,  Multiple Drawings for Single Raffle items,  and One Special Drawing for a themed basket to help you with one of the contests for next year. 

I wanted to give you the pricing for each of the tickets ahead of time:

  • $1 – 1 Ticket
  • $10 – 12 Tickets
  • $20 – Double Arm Length!

Of course – the $20 is the best deal! So bring some cash and let’s have some fun in raising money for our club!

I have had a couple people donate some more items and that’s great! There’s still time to donate if you would like. Donations are accepted through Wednesday, May 15th, 2019.  We have photography and non-photography related items for the fundraiser!  

We will also have a couple door prizes to give out – your dinner name tag is your entry for those prizes!!

Looking forward to see everyone at the banquet!

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May 1st Photo Talk

Baltimore Market – Bread

In April the photo challenge was to photograph food or your favorite restaurant. On May 1st we will have our last photo talk of the club year discussing member photos from the April photo challenge.

restaurant. On May 1st we will have our last photo talk of the club year discussing member photos from the April photo challenge.

Challenge photographs will be submitted digitally using the same processes used during digital competitions. Each club member may submit three digital images for each challenge. The images should have been taking during the challenge month. Photographers may not use photographs taken before these months.

  • Digital –
    • Email your digital images in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • Send your images as email attachments. Mac users need to put their images in a zip file and attach the zip file to the email.
    • Resize your images to 1024 pixels on the long side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024) and 72 DPI.
    • Unlike contests, you can name your images any way you would like.
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.
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Published 2019 April “Lens Line” Newsletter

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April 2019 Digital Contest Results – Triptych

Novice Digital
1st Place – Cheryl Kerr – Assateague Nights
2nd Place – Christine Milleker – STS 134 Last Flight of Endeavour
3rd Place – Cheryl Kerr – Butterfly Jamboree
4th Place – Ed Niehenke – Triptych Birds
HM – Cheryl Kerr – GoldenBeeches
HM – Marilou Burleson – Red and Yellow
HM – Paul Wilcox – Pacific Ocean

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Mike Thomas – Sunflower Triptych
2nd Place – Louis Sapienza – Eco Prints
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – Chrome
4th Place – Jackie Colestock – Blackwater Pier
HM – Fred Venecia – Bahnhof
HM – John Milleker Jr. – Machinery
HM – John Milleker Jr. – Marina

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2019 Apr. 24: Contests – Digital – Triptych

Our next competition will be thisWednesday, 24 April 2019. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Triptych. Photographers use triptychs to arrange three of their images within one frame with clear borders between them, or by using a separate frame for each photo and mounting them on the wall next to each other. Triptych photography might involve taking one picture and splitting it into three different parts or shooting three separate photos that are related. The artistic works complement each other with similar subjects or a relatable message. Click here for examples of Triptych Photography.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your entries are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

  • Digital –
    • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • Send your images as email attachments. Mac users need to put their images in a zip file and attach the zip file to the email.
    • Resize your images to 1024 pixels on the long side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024) and 72 DPI.
    • Files should be named according to the following convention:
      • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
      • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
      • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
      • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
      • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
        • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
        • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
        • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
        • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.



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Winners April Print Contests – Triptych

Novice Color
1st Place – Theresa Terry Jackson – Starfish Collage
2nd Place – Delaney Peiffer – Nine Donuts
3rd Place – Susan Webber – My Son Growing Up
4th Place – Jill Carter – Corona
HM – Marilou Burleson – One Tulip
HM – Marilou Burleson – Summer Sunshine

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Mardi Gras World
2nd Place – Louis Sapienza – French Dolls
3rd Place – Louis Sapienza – Squirrels
4th Place – Fred Venecia – Sam
HM – Louis Sapienza – Tulip Abstract
HM – John Milleker, Jr. – Fair

Novice Mono
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – Tulips in a Pitcher
2nd Place – Louis Sapienza – Mia
3rd Place – Paul Wilcox – Soprano Saxophone Serenade
4th Place – Jackie Colestock – Passages to Possibilities
HM – Paul Wilcox – Springtime at the Pond

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Southwest Missions
2nd Place – Bob Webber – And So It Goes
3rd Place – Mike Thomas – Farmstead
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – New York Skyline
HM – Ron Peiffer – Tugboat

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2019 Apr. 10: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Triptych

Our next competitions will be Wednesday, 10 April 2019. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Triptych. Photographers use triptychs to arrange three of their images within one frame with clear borders between them, or by using a separate frame for each photo and mounting them on the wall next to each other. Triptych photography might involve taking one picture and splitting it into three different parts or shooting three separate photos that are related. The artistic works complement each other with similar subjects or a relatable message. Click here for examples of Triptych Photography.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your entries are posted on our website.

  • Monochrome and Color Prints– Prints must be matted. The print and mat assembly may not exceed 20” size on the longest edge. The contestant’s name, picture title, category, class, and contest date (month/year) must appear on the back of each print.  PLEASE include an arrow on the back of the image to reflect orientation. For example

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2019 Apr. 17: Cyanotype Night by Christine Milleker

Local alternative process photographer and instructor Christine Milleker will be bringing the historic 1842 Cyanotype process to the Arundel Camera Club on Wednesday April 17, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm which meets at the Severna Park High School in Severna Park Maryland.

Christine will be presenting the history of the process, it’s importance in the 19th century photographic movement as well as modern, contemporary interpretations in the 21st century.

As always , club meetings are free to the public. However, after the presentation everyone in attendance will be invited to coat, expose and develop their own Cyanotype to take home for a small donation to the club of $5 for club members and $10 for non-members. Payment may be made via cash the night of. Attendants will learn the methods of from-scratch coating, exposing, development and toning. Everyone that attends will take home a pamphlet on the chemicals, recipes, toning techniques and finishes to continue this creative, artistic process at home.

Because this is a contact print process, we recommend bringing flat, opaque objects to contact print on Cynotype paper. Examples are leaves, lace, feathers, and jewelry to name a few. There will be loaner items available for you to use if you are unable to find a suitable item. We also recommend participants bring clothing that they wouldn’t mind getting stained.

Alternatively, Christine is offering to print your photos to a Cyanotype specific curved PiezoDN Digital Negative for you to use to make cyanotypes from at a price of $5 per 4×6. The deadline to e-mail an image to make a digital negative is Wednesday April 10th, a week prior. We recommend converting the photo to a black and white before sending.

For more information, or to order a custom digital negative please e-mail Christine at the address: christine@johnmilleker.com.

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