Category Archives: Meetings

2018 Sep/ 19: Club Meeting – Photoshop / LightRoom at Brian Boru Pub

Just a reminder, next week there will be no meeting at the High School since the school is closed for Yom Kippur. For those that are interested, we will be meeting at 7pm at Brian Boru. We will have a couple laptops with us to sit and discuss any photoshop or lightroom questions or problems you maybe having. Of course they have food/drink to order. If you are interested in coming, please message Michelle ( and let me know so that I can reserve a table a head of time. Hope to see a few of you there.

Brian Boru – 489 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146

2018 Sep. 5: 2018-2019 Club Kickoff Meeting

The summer is coming to a close. The good news is that we are starting the 2018-2019 club year which marks the 62nd year for the Arundel Camera Club.


Location: We will meet at the Severna Park High School (60 Robinson Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146).
Time: We voted to start our meetings this year at 7:00PM. So we will man the door from 6:30Pm-7:00PM. We will probably need someone to check the door again at 7:30 just in case. Hopefully someone has informed the custodian.
Room: We are still waiting to find out if we are in the same room or in a new room this year. Be patient.
Parking: We park in the teachers parking lot on the left of the school and come in a side door.


  • Dues (Pay Jackie)
  • Review Club Calendar
  • Discuss Photo Challenges / Photo Talks
  • Discuss Field Trips
    • Discuss overnight Field Trip to Historic Penn’s Cave, Spring Mills, PA Nov. 3rd – 4th.
  • Photo Sharing – What you did this summer
    • Please submit 5 digital photos to share and discuss.
    • Email your digital photos by Tuesday, at noon to
    • 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).
    • Name your files any way you want but I suggest “name (n).jpg”
      • For examples “Mike Thomas (1).jpg”, “Mike Thomas (2).jpg”, …, “Mike Thomas (5).jpg”
    • I will send you an email to confirm we have received your images.
    • If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact me at
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive and try to show up early so I have a chance to load them on computer.

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.

2018 Mar. 21: Meeting Cancelled

Anne Arundel County Public Schools have been closed today due to weather. The meeting for 21 March has been cancelled. Stay home and safe.

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

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 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


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



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 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

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