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2018 Dec. 19: Contests – Digital – Street

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 19 December 2018. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Street. Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places.Framing and timing can be key aspects of the craft with the aim of some street photography being to create images at a decisive or poignant moment. Street photography can focus on emotions displayed, thereby also recording people’s history from an emotional point of view. Click here for examples of Street Photography. Click here for a Adobe Spark Presentation on Street 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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December Print Contests Results

Novice Color
1st Place – Ann Hickman Sabatino – Pulcinella, Naples
2nd Place – Cheryl Kerr – Sold
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – Worlds Smallest Diner
4th Place – Susan Webber – Man Merges with Bench
HM – Jackie Colestock – Blowing Eyeballs

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Louis Sapienza – Surf Fun
2nd Place – Donna Flynn – The Bread Maker
3rd Place – Cathy Hockel – Ready to Launch
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – Dancing in the Street
HM – Louis Sapienza – Walking Into The Mist
HM – Ron Peiffer – Sunday Afternoon Concert

Novice Mono
1st Place – Ann Hickman Sabatino – DC On The Streets
2nd Place – Ann Hickman Sabatino – Patterns
3rd Place – Ann Hickman Sabatino – Crosswalk
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Ignoring You
HM – Louis Sapienza – Laughing
HM – Louis Sapienza – Running

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Cathy Hockel – Naptime NY Style
2nd Place – Cathy Hockel – Bath Time In Combodia
3rd Place – Mike Thomas – Two Under the Umbrella
4th Place – Donna Flynn – Making Up Sugar Skull
HM – Ron Peiffer – Last Sale Of The Night

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2018 Dec. 5: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Street

Our next competitions will be Wednesday, 5 December 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Street. Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places.Framing and timing can be key aspects of the craft with the aim of some street photography being to create images at a decisive or poignant moment. Street photography can focus on emotions displayed, thereby also recording people’s history from an emotional point of view. Click here for examples of Street Photography. Click here for a Adobe Spark Presentation on Street 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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2018 Dec. 18: NYC Cyanotype Photography Exhibits

On Tuesday December 18th a few members will be traveling to New York City all day for two Cyanotype photography exhibits at the New York Public Library. One exhibit highlights the life and works of Anna Atkins, English botanist and photographer who is credited as publishing the first photo book and due to her friendship with Sir William Henry Fox Talbot she very well may be the first female photographer too. The other exhibit features 19 current practitioners of the Cyanotype process. Invented in 1842, the Cyanotype process uses two readily available and relatively safe chemicals to make a blue photogram/photograph. This process is widely still used today and safe enough that member Christine Milleker primarily uses it in her kids’ workshops to introduce them to alternative processes in photography.

Time permitting we hope to walk to Rockefeller Center, get dinner nearby and then head back. Everyone is invited, message us if interested. We may have one seat available and if there are more we’ll help get people together for car-pooling and directions to our favorite parking garage. If you are unable to make it this day but would still like to visit the exhibit, the Anna Atkins exhibit ends on February 17th while the Contemporary exhibit ends January 6th.
Typically we park near the Newark Airport in a garage for about $10 a car and take the bus into the city. The bus is $30 round trip per person and both drops off and picks up at the Library.

New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
New York, NY, 10018
Events Page: https://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/schwarzman-building

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November Digital Contests Results

Novice Digital
1st Place – Rich Stolarski – Eiffel Tower at Sunset
2nd Place – Rich Stolarski – San Francesco de Assisi
3rd Place – Christine Milleker – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
4th Place – Jim Mumper – Docktails
HM – Marilou Burleson – Trickle Down
HM – Cheryl Kerr – Storms Moving Through
HM – Rich Stolarski – Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Hand in Hand
2nd Place – Dick Chomitz – Washington Post Startup
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Afternoon Light
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – The Journey Home
HM – Brian Flynn – Jared
HM – Fred Venecia – Ms Rose
HM – Bob Webber – Under the Blue Dome
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Time to Mourn

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Published 2018 November “Lens Line” Newsletter

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Club Christmas Bulbs

Christmas bulbs. Limited number. $5 donation to Club. Bulbs were donated and lasered by John Milleker.

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2018 Nov. 28: Contests – Digital – Open

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 28 November 2018. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

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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November Print Contests Results

Novice Color
1st Place – Jackie Colestock – Thinking of You
2nd Place – Fred Venecia – Working Bee
3rd Place – Marilou Burleson – Yellow and Green
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Segovia Aquaducto
HM – Jackie Colestock – Peas and Tea
HM – Rich Stolarski – Monocacy Aquaduct

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Greg Hockel – Looking In
2nd Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Autumn Peaking Thru
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Forgotten Cell Block
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – Fireworks Flowers
HM – Ron Peiffer – The Lovers
HM – Cathy Hockel – Heron
HM – Dick Chomitz – Lotus Flowering on Mulberry Paper
HM – Chuck Gallegos – Cool View

Novice Mono
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Low Tide
2nd Place – Rich Stolarski – Beach Tree
3rd Place – Marilou Burleson – Happy Girl
4th Place – Marilou Burleson – Dancer
HM – Rich Stolarski – Watching Sailboats
HM – Ed Niehenke – Old Mill

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – November Winds
2nd Place – Greg Hockel – Run Aground
3rd Place – Greg Hockel – Acoma Pueblo
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – Merriment
HM – Dick Chomitz – House of Cards
HM – Cathaleen Ley – Forgotten Farmhouse
HM – Mike Thomas – Low Key Liz

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2018 Nov. 14: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next competitions will be Wednesday, 14 November 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

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

  • 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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