Category Archives: Field Trip

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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2016 Feb. 27: Field Trip – Fire Museum of Maryland

Fire Museum of Maryland

Address
1301 York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093

The Fire Museum of Maryland is one of the largest fire museums in America.  Located in Lutherville, just north of Baltimore City, the Museum is a leading institution in preserving, restoring, and interpreting the history of the urban fire service in the U.S.

The Museum, which was founded in 1971, houses a world-class collection, comprising more than 40 pieces of fire fighting apparatus, dating from 1806 to 1957. The collection also includes over 1,700 smaller 3-dimensional objects, an extensive working telegraph system,  and a large archive and library with over 13,000 documents, catalogues, photographs, negatives and books. These objects are used for research in order to help tell a more complete story of the history of the fire service.

The non-profit 501(c)(3) Fire Museum of Maryland grew from a collection of fire engines, apparatus and fire related materials that had been amassed over more than 40 years by the Stephen G. Heaver family. It now exists to tell the complete story of the history of the urban fire service in America. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has expanded the depth of its collections to become a professionally run institution that is open to the public 4 days a week during the summer, and on weekends during the rest of the year. It is also available year round for both school and adult tour programs.

Meet to the at the Fire Museum at 10 AM when they Open.

Admission Prices: $14 = Adults, $12 = Seniors & Firefighters, $6 = Children (Ages 2-18), Free = Children (Under Age 2).

Tripods and Flash Ok.

Lots of shiny Brass for interesting reflection from curved surfaces.

2016 Jan. 23: Field Trip Orkin Insect Zoo CANCELLED

Just in case it’s not obvious, our field trip to the Orkin Insect Zoo Saturday has been CANCELLED due to incoming blizzard.

Turns out it was closed for maintenance anyway.

“The Live Butterfly Pavilion and the O. Orkin Insect Zoo will temporarily be closed for maintenance January 11 thru January 31 and will re-open February 1.”

2016 January Schedule

There are still openings in our 2015-16 schedule. If you have any suggestions for 2016, please send Ron Peiffer and Chuck Gallegos an email at programs@arundelcameraclub.org.

January 2: Exhibit Setup – At 10:00 AM we will meet at the Glen Burnie Regional Library to setup our annual exhibit. Each member can bring three to four images matted, framed, ready to hang with wire on the back. We will need a ladder and t-pins or drapery hooks to hang the art work. Work cannot be listed for sale. Business cards may not be displayed with the exhibits. It is appropriate to display the photograph’s title, the name of the photographer, and their town of residence. (For example: “Still Life” by Janet Jones of Crofton.)

January 6: Program: Macro Tabletop Night – Club members will bring their cameras and stuff to photograph. The challenge will be macro photography. Good items to bring include anything but flowers are always popular. If you have strobes bring them. Also backdrops and tablecloths can be useful. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to macro photography.

January 13: Contest – We will hold our January Digital contest for both novice and unlimited members. Only paid members may compete. Members may submit up to three digital images. The theme will be “Open” so anything goes. The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

January 20: Program: How Did You Do That? Part II – Part I went so well back in November, we have decided to give it another go letting other photographers show us how they post processed their images to get the final works of art.

January 23: Field Trip – Smithsonian Insect Zoo – We will drive down to D.C. to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, O. Orkin Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion. The museum is open from 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM daily. Tarantula Feeding Demonstrations Sat-Sun 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30

January 27: Contest – Color/Monochrome – We will hold our January color and monochrome print contests for both novice and unlimited members. Only paid members may compete. Members may submit up to three color prints and up to three monochrome prints. The theme will be “Open” so anything goes. The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

January 31: Exhibit Take Down – At 1:00 PM we will meet at the Glen Burnie Regional Library to take down our exhibit. Each exhibitor is expected to come and pick up their photographs.

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2015 Oct. 3: Worldwide Photo Walk

social_blog_banner_850x213Welcome to the 8th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk! Each year, photographers around the world gather together on the same day to explore an area, photograph, share those photos with one another, and hopefully make some new friends! …

Source: Worldwide Photo Walk – Worldwide Photo Walk

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