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2018 Feb. 14: February Print Contests Results – Reflections

Thanks to Zoltan Levay for judging.
Thanks to Michelle Barkdoll for record keeping.

Novice Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Ed Niehenke – Crystal Cathedral Reflection
2nd Place – Julie Bennett – Tire Conversion
3rd Place – Cathaleen Ley – Tree Reflected in Office Building in Lahaina, Maui
4th Place – Laura Lindsay – Kailua Times Three
HM – Ann Heckman – Balance

Unlimited Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Chuck Gallegos – Lilly White
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – Pocket Watch
3rd Place – Greg Hockel – El Loco
4th Place – Christine Milleker – Glassy Pondering
HM – Mike Thomas – Puddle
HM – Mike Thomas – Mill
HM – John Milleker Jr – I Spot You

Novice Color Prints
1st Place – Julie Bennett – Fox Hunt
2nd Place – Laura Lindsay – Bathing Beauty
3rd Place – Fred Venecia- Annapolis Waterfront
4th Place – Ann Heckman – City Watch
HM – Julie Bennett – Mom and Me

Unlimited Color Prints
1st Place – Cathy Hockel – Ibis
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – Super Ego and The ID
3rd Place – Chuck Gallegos – November
4th Place – Greg Hockel – Special Delivery
HM – Ron Peiffer – Summer Afternoon
HM – Mike Thomas – Sarah

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2018 Feb. 14: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Reflections

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 14 February 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints contests. You may enter three in each. The theme this month is Reflections, You got it. Reflections in water, mirrors, in windows, on buildings, etc.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print 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 photographer’s name, print 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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Published 2018 January “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2018 Jan. 24: January Digital Contests Results – Open

Novice Digital
1st Place – Jeremy Smith – Egg Hill Church
2nd Place – Zoe Zmith – Utopia
3rd Place – Jeremy Smith – A Walk in the Woods
4th Place – Cheryl Kerr – Streetside Carols
HM – Christine Milleker – Through The Glass
HM – Elaine Hambley – Early Morning Fruits
HM – Julie Bennett – Crusin

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Greg Hockel – Himalyan Rooftops
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – F Market Ferries
3rd Place – Louis Sapianza – Leaf Abstract
4th Place – Chuck Gallegos – Looking Up
HM – Fred Venecia -Violesia
HM – Greg Hockel – Smile
HM – Mike Thomas – Chesapeake Runner
HM – Mike Thomas – Crabs

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2018 Jan. 24: Digital Contest – Open

Our next Digital competition will be Wednesday, 24 January 2018. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Open so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your digital 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).
    • 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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“Odyssey of Light”

 Maryland Photography Alliance

Presents

“Odyssey of Light”

Seminar Series
Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm

Join a National Geographic Legend and a Nikon® USA Ambassador
for a refreshing, fast-paced, information-packed ONE-DAY seminar

BRUCE DALE – A National Geographic staff photographer for 30 years. Twice named National Geographic “Magazine Photographer of the Year” and named “White House Photographer of the Year” in 1989. Over 2,000 of his images have appeared in Nat Geo’s publications. Bruce’s assignments ranged from undersea to aerial and from people to complex science subjects while working in over 75 countries. Bruce will discuss his years at National Geographic, where ideas come from, the stories behind the stories, and the techniques he used to capture the images.

TAMARA LACKEY – A Nikon USA Ambassador, Profoto Legend of Light, and ON1 Guru, Tamara is a renowned photographer, speaker, author, show host and humanitarian award winner. Tamara has taught multiple Creative Live courses, has presented on the Google Stage, and is the co-founder of Beautiful Together, a non-profit working to improve the lives of children waiting for families through photography and social outreach. Tamara knows how to photograph people, and she will share her expertise shooting different types of portraits with different types of subjects, as well as covering, lighting, posing, and post-processing techniques. She will also conduct a live shoot on stage, as well!

“REGISTER TODAY” for this remarkable LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

$79

Special Alliance Member Price
Limited Seating

Includes
$50 Nations Photo Lab Gift Card
– Free Lunch
– Free Parking

Seminar Location:
Notre Dame of Maryland University – Knott Auditorium – 4701 N. Charles St – Baltimore, MD 21210

Sponsored by
www.OdysseyOfLight.org/mpa

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2018 Jan. 10: January Print Contests Results – Open

Novice Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Cathaleen Ley “Osprey on the Move”
2nd Place – Cathaleen Ley “Moody Blue Tree”
3rd Place – Laura Lindsay “Wet Willie”
4th Place – Paul Ekstrom “Elakala Falls”
HM – Fred Venecia “Francis Street”
HM – Cathaleen Ley “Beer Vats”

Unlimited Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Mike Thomas “Top Hat”
2nd Place – Donna Flynn “Havana”
3rd Place – Cathy Hockel “Juvinile Bald Eagle”
4th Place – Mike Thomas “Stormy Skiess”
HM – Dawn Grannas “Electric Leaves”
HM – Ron Peiffer “Off the Highline”
HM – John Milleker “Do a Flip”

Novice ColorPrints
1st Place – Louis Sapienza “Orange Leaf Abstract”
2nd Place – Cathaleen Ley “Paradise”
3rd Place – Fred Venecia “Blue Jay”
4th Place – Paul Ekstrom “Great Falls Virginia”
HM – Fred Venecia “Audrey”
HM – Laura Lindsay “Taste of Summer”

Unlimited Color Prints
1st Place – John Milleker “Speed Bump”
2nd Place – Chuck Gallegos “True Grit”
3rd Place – Mike Thomas “Balloon Flower”
4th Place – Brian Flynn “Dawn’s First Light”
HM – Greg Hockel “Blast off to Sunrise”
HM – Bob Webber “Sorta Spider Web”
HM – Greg Hockel “Chic Hotel”

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2018 Jan. 10: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 10 January 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints contests. You may enter three in each. The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print 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 photographer’s name, print 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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Published 2017 December “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2017 Dec. 6 – December Contest Results – ScapeStracts

Thanks to our Judge James Lubitz.
Thank you to Jackie Colestock for recording the results.
Thank you to Susan Webber for handing out ribbons.

Novice Color Prints
1st Place – Cathaleen Ley – “Paper Sunrise”
2nd Place – Ann Hickman – “New York”
3rd Place – Cathaleen Ley – “Carolina Pines”
4th Place – Julie Bennett – “Evening Glow”

Unlimited Color Prints
1st Place – Chuck Gallegos – “The Meadow Path”
2nd Place – Cathy Hockel – “Cades Cove”
3rd Place – John Millerker, Jr. – “Spherical”
4th Place – Chuck Gallegos – “Blueberries and Beech”
HM – Chuck Gallegos – “Water Colors”
HM – Dawn Grannas – “Stained Glass Village”
HM – Mike Thomas – “Walt Disney Music Hall”

Novice Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Ann Hickman – “Naples”
2nd Place – Julie Bennett – “Atlantic Sunrise”
3rd Place – Ann Hickman – “Baltimore”
4th Place – Cheryl Kerr – “Compound Vision”

Unlimited Monochrome Prints
1st Place – John Milleker, Jr. – “Columns”
2nd Place – Greg Hockel – “Alaska from 35,000 feet”
3rd Place – Chuck Gallegos – “Winter Wonder Wetland”
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – “Modern Building”
HM – Mike Thomas – “Forrest”
HM – Ron Peiffer – “Soho Fire Escape”
HM – Ron Peiffer – “Ferris Unwinding”

Novice Digital
1st Place – Bob Webber – “Night Scape”
2nd Place Susan Webber – “5479”
3rd Place – Christine Milleker – “Foggy New York Morning”
4th Place – Zoe Smith – “Wires and Nerve”
HM – David Joyner – “Washington DC bldgs2”
HM – Julie Bennett – “Welcome to Mars”

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – “Night Dance of the Snake Plants”
2nd Place Ron Peiffer – “Maze Up”
3rd Place – Chuck Gallegos – “Chrisfield Sunset”
4th Place – Donna Flynn – “Spring”
HM – Greg Hockel – “Is it Raining”
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – “Prints Into Ocean”
HM – Ron Peiffer – “Beckoning Air Stacks”

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