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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.

2015 Nov. 25: Brian Boru Resturant and Pub

Due to Thanksgiving we will not be holding a meeting at the Severna Park High School. For those that are interested, we will gather at Brian Boru’s at 7:00 PM for drinks and dinner.

Wednesdays are Ladies Night at the Boru. With specials like: $5 on selected appetizers like:• Shipwrecked Shrimp• Chicken Quesadilla• Irish Spring Rolls• Seared Tuna, $5.00 Martinis! Specials are available only in the Bar and Booths from 7:00–Close.

Source: Brian Boru Resturant and Pub: Specials and Events

Severna Park High School School Access

Last week you may have noticed the side door was locked to the Severna Park High School. We were notified that the side door has to remain locked. To gain entrance to the school, one of us must go through the front door and lobby. Once inside, none of our club members will have to man the front door to let club members in. We cannot prop he door open or get the custodial staff to unlock the door. If the door is closed and locked, we will tape a sign to the door with a cell phone number. Call the number and one of the club members will come out to open the door.

2015 Jan. 21: Tonight’s meeting Cancelled

Anne Arundel County has cancelled all evening activities due to weather. Therefore, our meeting is cancelled. We hope to see everyone next week for our next meeting.

2014 Dec. 3: Portrait Night

AnnMarie by Mike THomas.jpgApril by Mike Thomas.jpgJessica by Mike Thomas.jpgMiss Grace by Mike Thomas.jpg

On December 3rd we are going to have a portrait night. Similar to table top night, we will bring in lights and props and take portraits. We will have at least two sets of studio strobes and should be able to setup two shooting stations, maybe three. We will solicit club members as volunteer models, taking turns modeling and shooting. This will be hands on and should help club members with the basic skills needed for taking environmental portraits. We will cover one light and two light setups. So come prepared to have fun.

2014 Nov. 5: Annapolis Photo Walk

Mike Thomas Photos: Annapolis &emdash; Racing Skipjack

In lieu of a program on November 5th we will meet in Downtown Annapolis at 7:30PM for an evening photo walk. Although sunset is around 5:00PM, we can get some night shots of Annapolis. Again we will try to team up new with seasoned photographers. Bring a tripod. If you don’t have one, we will try to loan you one for the walk. We are looking for people to lead this walk.

I plan on attending. I will meet you at the the nautical double mast flagpole in Susan B Campbell Park at the city dock in downtown Annapolis at 7:30pm. Please let me know if you plan on attending. I have one spare tripod. We will walk around the docks, head up towards the capital and church.

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2014 Oct. 1 – Wednesday Night Program – Don Rosenberger

The club will host guest speaker Don Rosenberger, a well-known professional photographer from the Washington DC metro area. He will do a special presentation on night photography. Don is well known for his workshops on light painting, photographing star trails, nighttime landscape and cityscape photographs. He will explain the tools needed to take the photographs, the special techniques he uses, and the post processing approaches he uses to produce award winning images from those photographs.

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