Category Archives: Meetings

2017 Sep. 6: First Meeting of the Year

Next week is our first meeting of the year. We will be meeting in the new Severna Park High school (60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146-2899) in room 156. It’s easiest to park on the left side of the school in the Teacher Parking lot. You can find directions on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/about-2/#directions

The doors are locked so we will man the door from around 7:00PM until the meeting starts at 7:30PM. There is no cell reception in the school.

I know we discussed changing the meeting location and times but in the end, we had to stick with the same location and times.

The subject of our first meeting will be an overview of the coming year and a “What I did over the Summer” Slideshow.

For the slideshow, submit three digital images by Tuesday evening to contests@arundelcameraclub.org. Please size them 1024px on the long side and make sure to send them as an attachment to your email.

Also note dues are now $35.00/year. Please bring a check made out to Arundel Camera Club.

See you Wednesday.

2017 February 1: Severna Park High School

This Wednesday we start meeting at the new Severna Park high school. The school has given us room 156 on the first floor of the new high school in which to meet.

2017 Jan. 18: Tabletop Night

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Tabletop Night: On January 18th, we will have a tabletop night. 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. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to improve their still life and macro photography. You may want to consider shooting images for the February contest theme of “From the Kitchen (not food)”.

From the Kitchen (not food) – We all have a kitchen. This theme can be basically any photo taken in a kitchen or a photo of anything that can be found in a kitchen. For example people cooking or washing dishes or seated around the kitchen table enjoying a meal. Although the image may include food, it should complement the scene and not be the primary subject of the photograph. Click here for examples.

Meeting Location: Severna Park Middle School (450 Jumpers Hole Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146)

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January Meeting Location

I have submitted a reservation for the Media Center at Severna Park Middle School for Jan 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. The chairs are adult-sized, unlike Severna Park Elementary, and they can accommodate us for at least the 4th, 11th, and 18th. The building manager wasn’t sure about the 25th. due to a PTA meeting, but we can change the room if need be. The address is:

450 Jumpers Hole Rd.
Severna Park, MD
21146

-Chip

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2016 Sep. 7: Year Intro/What I did over the Summer Slide show

We made some significant changes at the business meeting, it will be important for members to attend, so they can hear about the changes.

We will also hold a digital sideshow of club member photographs “What you did this summer?”. Submit three digital images by Tuesday evening to contests@arundelcameraclub.org. Please size them 1024px on the long side and make sure to send them as an attachment to your email. Mac users may need to compress their images into a zip file before emailing.

Also note dues are now $35.00/year. Please bring a check made out to Arundel Camera Club.

2016 May 11: Business Meeting

On May 11 we will host our business meeting to elect officers, discuss changes to our rules and charter, discuss dues, and select themes for next year’s contests.

For the election, we could really use your help. This is an all volunteer run club. We have the following positions: president, program chairman, contests chairman, secretary/treasurer, newsletter editor, field trip chairman, refreshments chairman, and webmaster.

It’s best for program and contests if we have co-chairman. So please consider serving in one of these positions. We especially need new program as well as contest chairman and co-chairman.

If you would like to serve in one of these positions, email the officers at officers@arundelcameraclub.org.

Start brainstorming ideas for themes, field trips, and other activities.

2016 March 2: Tabletop Night – Geometric Shapes

Geometric Shapes

On March 2nd, we will have a tabletop night. Last year we had two very successful tabletop nights. We had another one in January. You may want to consider shooting images for the April contest theme of Geometric Shapes.

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. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to improve their macro photography.

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2016 Jan. 27: Meeting Cancelled

According to the aacps.org website School is closed tomorrow thus our meeting/contests are cancelled as well.

STATUS for 1-27-16 – All school and administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 27 due to ongoing weather-related issues. A Code Red is in effect for employees. Unit III personnel will receive a separate message with reporting instructions for tomorrow as required by their negotiated agreement. The January 27 closing again moves the teacher workday to Thursday, January 28, and means that schools will be closed for students on Thursday. At this time, the third marking period will begin for students on Friday, January 29, and will be an A Day for high school and middle school students. AACPS has now used two of the five days built into the calendar for inclement weather closings.”

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.

Also posted in Contest, Exhibit, Field Trip, How To, Programs, Tips, Tutorials

2015 Dec. 16: Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 PM
Hosts: Bob and Susan Webber

The club via our host will provide drinks, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils. It’s pot luck so please bring a dish to share. It’s Bring Your Own Beer & wine.

As usual, we will have a gift exchange with the party. Please bring a gift for the exchange under $20.00. Everyone who brings a gift draws a number. The person who draws #1 then picks a gift, opens it, and shows it to the rest of the company. Then, in ascending numerical order, the participants choose to either pick and unwrap a new gift from the gift pile or “steal” a previously unwrapped gift. If a gift is “stolen”, the person who had their gift taken from them gets to pick from the gift pile or “steal” a gift from someone else. The turn then passes to the next number (if a gift was chosen from the pile) or to the person who was just robbed (if a gift was stolen). Gifts can only be stolen two times (the third owner is the final owner), and a gift can not be immediately re-stolen. When all the gifts have been opened, the game is over.

Camera club folklore tells of a gift so bad that it has been re gifted at our Christmas party for ~30 years. It disappears and is lost for years at a time, then suddenly reappears. That gift is the Pretty Neat Cosmetic Organizer.