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2018 Jun. 29 – Jul. 1: Field Trip – 155th Gettysburg – A Living History Event

155th Gettysburg

Join us at the 155th Gettysburg, “A Living History” event at the historic David Stewart Farm. This event is reenactor coordinated with all new historical presentations.

During this three-day event you can:

  • Meet the generals from both armies.
  • Visit the living history camps.
  • Hear civilians tell of their experiences – watch out for soldiers searching for food!
  • See the artillery, infantry and cavalry.
  • Check out the large tent of activities for kids of ALL ages.
  • Watch medical demonstrations.
  • Join us for a Saturday evening camp dance.
  • Attend education and preservation programs in the speakers tent.
  • Visit our Sutlers, food vendors and have your tintype photo taken by the one and only John Milliker!

Spectator admission fee is just $20 per carload and payable at the entrance.

ALL proceeds from this event will be donated to battlefield preservation. Backpacks and coolers are prohibited. All persons entering the event are subject to search for the safety of us all. For further Information: www.cwhi.org.

Michelle Barkdoll will be there all 3 days – if club members get in contact with her prior to coming – she will be able to get them to different photo advantages during the day along with the battle. Email Michelle at fieldtrips@arundelcameraclub.org.

 

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2018 June 16-18: Field Trip – Ocean City Maryland Air Show

ACC Members –

The first summer club field trip is just around the corner.   June 16-17, 2018 – Ocean City Maryland Air Show – You can purchase tickets to be at show center or shoot from the boardwalk or outside roped off area for free. Show center is 16th Street. There are shuttles that run from West OC park and ride straight to 16th St. http://ocairshow.com/  This year the Thunderbirds are the main headline.  A show you won’t want to miss.

-Michelle

2018 May 20: Field Trip – Baltimore Streetcar Museum

 

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Through a combination of exhibits, displays, tours, video and photographic presentations, archive materials and, of course, streetcar rides on authentic Baltimore streetcars, the museum gives visitors a compelling sense of how previous generations traveled throughout the growing metropolis of Baltimore. A permanent collection of Baltimore street railway vehicles and artifacts represents one of the most comprehensive histories of an American city’s transportation past to be found anywhere.

Normal hours of operation are noon until 5:00 p.m.

Museum admission is $10.00. The admission fee entitles visitors to unlimited streetcar rides, plus access to the visitors’ center with its displays and museum store, and, when possible, a carhouse tour.

Source: Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc

2018 Mar. 17: Field Trip – Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

Our Next Filed Trip is:

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
21 S. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
11:30AM ** Arrive at 11:15 AM **

Open every Saturday 11am- 4p. Admission is FREE! Tours $8.
Guests can enjoy the latest exhibitions in the galleries and view the artwork which lines the 15-floor staircase.

TOURS

A forty-five minute history presentation presents the colorful, well-known Baltimore figure, which is behind the iconic tower the clock and his famous headache remedy Bromo Seltzer. The Emerson Tower comes to life as we share humorous stories which highlight the forward thinking business and marketing strategies of Isaac Emerson. The presentation starts with a video and ends on a very high note as guests climb to the 16th floor via a “ships ladder”’ into the marvelous industrial mechanical room clock room, which houses the clock mechanism, the elevator switchboards and motors. Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the 24-foot clock dials as a backdrop. Visitors can also take in the recent reinstallation of the iconic clock hands by the Balzer Family Clock Works.

Tours cost $8. Access into the clock room is by ships ladder which requires that each guest sign a liability waiver stating they are aware of the danger of climbing the ladder.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour you wish to participate in.

TOUR TIMES:
11:30AM <= We plan to aime for this tour. ** Arrive at 11:15 AM **
12:30PM
1:30PM
2:30PM

Guests are encouraged to check out the history museum on the 15th floor and the artwork throughout the building before or after their tours.

Group & Educational Information.
We ask that groups of 8 or more, when possible, schedule during the week.

** If you are planning on coming Let me know so I can schedule us if our group is 8 or more.

There is art for the creative souls in your group, plenty of history that brings 1911 Baltimore back to life, and a behind-the-scenes look at the largest four dial gravity driven non-chiming clock in the world for the mechanical engineer or clock enthusiast.
Plus, treasure hunters and collectors are amazed at the collection of Bromo Seltzer glass and memorabilia and in the Emerson/Maryland Glass Museum. Some guidelines for groups:

The building is accessible to the 15th floor by elevator.
The clock is NOT handicapped accessible.
Just fill out the reservation form, return it to us, and we’ll do the rest.
We look forward to sharing our amazing tower.

2018 Feb. 24: Field Trip – Chip’s Studio

On Saturday February 24, starting at 9:30am club members will converge on Chip Bulgin’s studio in Baltimore where we can shoot table top still life, portraits of each other, models, discuss post processing, and do lighting tutorials.

Address: 3500 Parkdale Ave. Baltimore, MD 21211.

The building is on the right-hand side of the street. It’s an old 3 story brick building that used to be a mill. There is a parking lot just past the building up a concrete ramp that has approximately 10 spaces. There is also parking on the street.

We will be doing studio photography with strobe lighting.We will have have several stations/sets available for photographing both human and still-life type objects. Fred is bringing four models.

Feel free to bring your own lights if you have them. Also feel free to bring stuff and/or people to photograph. You will need a camera with a hot-shoe and a short prime (fixed) or telephoto lens. Something like an 18-55mm, 50mm, 85mm, 18-135mm, and the like should be perfect.

For tabletop club members will bring their cameras and stuff to photograph. Flowers and food are always popular. If you have strobes bring them. Also backdrops and tablecloths can be useful.

If you are attending or have any questions, please send an email to Bob and Susan Webber our field trip chairman at fieldtrips@arundelcameraclub.org.

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2018 Feb. 17: Field Trip – Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

Mike Thomas Photos: Architecture & Buildings &emdash; Mike BMT_2837_AuroraHDR2018-edit

On Saturday February 17, club members will go to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.

Located in Washington, DC, the historic Monastery is the U.S. home of the Holy Land Friars who, for 800 years, have cared for the sacred shrines and the Christians in the Holy Land. Visit the monastery to explore the full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines, beautiful church and contemplative gardens.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the main church and gardens on their own, but you can also go on a guided tour, which includes an introductory video, “behind the scenes” information and access to places not visible without a guide including the catacombs.

Reservations are not required for groups of 6 or less. You may take photos for personal use in church. You may take photos during the tours, but without tripods. (Tripods require advance permission.) When taking photos during tours, you may not disturb the tour guide or other visitors, or you will be asked to stop taking photos.

Plan to arrive about 10 AM get a the lay of the land and aim for the 11 AM tour. Click here for directions.

There are other tours as follows:
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

At all times, regardless of where you are in the Monastery, be respectful of others who might be praying and/or in confession. Eating and drinking are not allowed in church. Cell phones must be silenced, put on vibrate or turned off. Photography for personal use is allowed. Commercial photography, video recording and/or tape recording must request special permission. Personal belongings must remain with visitors at all times. No items may be left in the lobby, such as umbrellas, lunch bags, backpacks, strollers, etc. The Monastery is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings. There are no eating facilities on the premises. There are, however, several restaurants and an organic market located nearby on 12th St., N.E.

 

Russ has give us a selection of local eating places near the Franciscan Monastery

  • Monroe St between Michigan & 7th are a couple of fast food places:  Potbelly Sandwiches, &Pizza and Chipotle
  • Monroe St between 7th and 8th: Brookland Pint (great pub food)
  • 12th between Monroe & Newton: Wings to Go, Subway and Brookland Grill (there’s also a couple other places but I’ve never been to any of them)
  • 12th between Randolph & N Quincy: San Antonio Bar & Grill (great TexMex)

If you are attending or have any questions, please send an email to Bob and Susan Webber our field trip chairman at fieldtrips@arundelcameraclub.org.

2017 Mar. 18: Field Trip – Studio Outing

Photo of Brandon from last studio outing

Here are the details for the studio day on March 18th:

Date: Saturday, March 18th.
Time: 10am until ???
Address: 3500 Parkdale Ave. Baltimore, MD 21211 Studio M.

The building is on the right-hand side of the street. It’s an old 3 story brick building that used to be a mill. There is a parking lot just past the building up a concrete ramp that has approximately 10 spaces. There is also parking on the street.

We will be doing studio photography with strobe lighting.We will have have several stations/sets available for photographing both human and still-life type objects. Feel free to bring your own lights if you have them. Also feel free to bring stuff and/or people to photograph. You will need a camera with a hot-shoe and a short prime (fixed) or telephoto lens. Something like an 18-55mm, 50mm, 85mm, 18-135mm, and the like should be perfect. Email me if you have any questions regarding equipment.

2016 Dec. 18: Studio Outing Cancelled

Greetings all,

I just received a message from my studio partner. We have no power in the building where our studio is located. The landlords don’t expect it to be back on until Monday afternoon, so we’ll need to cancel our outing tomorrow. We’ll reschedule at our earliest opportunity.

-Chip

2016 Nov. 5: Field Trip – Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage

Our Saturday, November 5 our club  field trip is to a wildlife habitat located in Chester, MD about 40 minutes from Severna Park. My work colleague and her ecologist husband care for and reside on the property, living  in a home built in the 1600s.  Today my husband and I went to scout out the property for photo opportunities which include:

  • Waterfowl (especially at sunrise and sunset) – have waterfowl blinds
  • Ponds
  • At least 2 eagle nest on the property, we saw an eagle this morning
  • Beaver dam – To get a good shot will need a zoom
  • Old wooden working barn that we can shoot inside of – would work well with HDR photography. Only equipment in the barn, no animals
  • Small forest area  – although the leaves will be down in Nov
  • Fields – No blooming in Nov (they have sunflower fields which were in bloom last week)
  • Some old rusty farm equipment (decay shots)

The best time to shoot the wildfowl is either sunrise or sunset. I would recommend sunrise because of the lack of light after sun fall.

They have kindly requested that they have some copies of the photographs to post on their website.

Location: Chester, off of Parsons Road – Workman’s Hazard Road

Distance from Severna Park: 40 minutes

Source: Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage

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2016 June 4: Field Trip – MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM’S WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

2016 GATHERING OF WARBIRDS 

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.

HOURS

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

TICKET PRICES

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

ADMISSION TICKETS ARE VALID FOR ENTRY ON ANY SINGLE DAY OF THE EVENT;  FRIDAY – JUNE 3, SATURDAY – JUNE 4, OR SUNDAY – JUNE 5.

Source: WELCOME TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM’S WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

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