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Photo Challenges/Talks

Based on club member feedback, we are going to try something new this club year. A number of club members wanted the opportunity to just come share and talk about their photographs. No competition, just talk.

So we are going to have photography challenges throughout the club year and meetings where we talk about the photos we took during those challenges. In the months of October, December, February, and April we will have photo challenges. In the months of November, January, March, and May we will have a meeting dedicated to discussing the photos taken by club members during the previous month’s challenge.

Monthly Photo Challenges

October Take photos of fall colors
December Take photos that celebrate the holidays
February Take photos with the primary color being RED or PINK
April Photograph your favorite food and or Restaurant

Monthly Photo Talks

7 November Fall Colors
2 January Holidays
6 March Red or Pink
1 May Food or Restaurant

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

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Complete Guide to Black and White Photography – Photography Life


Do you ever feel the need to shoot one of your photographs in black and white, even if you can’t pinpoint why? The art of black and white photography is surprisingly difficult to master, and most images don’t make the cut. This article explains why some B&W photos succeed and others fail, including the seven critical elements of the best black and white work. It also covers how to convert monochrome images properly in software like Lightroom and Photoshop.

Source: Complete Guide to Black and White Photography – Photography Life

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Published 2018 July “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2018 Aug. 11: Arundel Camera Club Summer Picnic


Come join us for an afternoon around the grill and by the pool, hosted by Bob and Jackie Colestock.

The club provides the hot dogs and hamburgers, and we have plenty of paper goods. Surprise us with your summer delights. Bring a dish to share. BYOB. Friends and family are welcome.

  • The pool will be open, bring your swim suits.
  • Good company, Good food, good fun.
  • Bring chairs.
  • Don’t forget your cameras.
  • Hope to see you there.

When: Saturday, August 11. 1pm – 4pm.

Where: 1335 Old Mountain Rd. Pasadena, MD 21122

Direction: Map

Please RSVP to Jackie Colestockwith the number of people in your party.

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Odyssey of Light – Ken Sklute / Essdras Suarez

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Carnival Out YouTube Video by Ed niehenke

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McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Sunflower Fields

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers each spring on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The primary purpose for planting sunflowers on wildlife management areas is to provide a food source for wildlife.

These fields are located on River Road, east of Hunting Quarter Road, and on the corner of River Road and Sycamore Landing Road.

In addition to mourning doves, sunflowers and sunflower seeds are a favorite food source for a host of other songbirds, mammals and pollinators. Sunflowers require pollination by insects, usually bees, to produce a seed crop. In turn, honey bees and many species of native bees, benefit from the abundant nectar and pollen that sunflowers produce.

The many benefits of sunflowers are lost when they are cut or trampled by people. These sunflowers are planted for the benefit of wildlife and regulations prohibit the cutting, destruction or removal of any plants from these areas. The public is welcome to visit, admire and photograph the sunflowers in bloom. However, visitors must be responsible and ensure that their actions don’t have negative consequences.

Source: McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Sunflower Fields

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Hi-Key / Low-Key March 2019 Contest Theme

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Flowers October 2018 Contest Theme

Adobe Spark Page

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Published 2018 June “Lens Line” Newsletter

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