Category Archives: Programs

Setting Up A Home Studio by Reb Orrell

Matt Schmidt’s Everyday Abstracts

Here are the slides from Matt Schmidt’s presentation on “Everyday Abstracts” last week.

You can find more of his work at his website loreleistudios.com.

2016 January 6: Tabletop Night

Macro Lemon

On January 6th, we will have a tabletop night. Last year we had two very successful tabletop nights. One on abstract and another on food photography. Since the contest theme for February is macro and close up photography, the theme for this tabletop night will be macro photography.

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.

Also posted in Photo Opportunity

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, Meetings, Tips, Tutorials

2015 Nov. 4: Program – Kanayo Adibe, Baltimore Street Photographer

We will have a special program featuring Kanayo Abibe. Click here to see video featured on Baltimore Sun on Kanayo Adibe.

I am Kanayo Adibe, I was born in Washington DC and live in the DMV area but spent most of my formative years in Nigeria. As a child I would always draw, I spent most of my time drawing comics, dreaming up stories as I went. I would also draw a lot of imaginary scenery, usually with lots of detail so in every corner of the picture, each character had their own story, their own journey.My interest in photography started with the iPhone and the introduction of the App Store. I learned the basics on my phone, composition and post processing. With each new photography app I downloaded, I developed a new skill and understanding of the craft and was a self proclaimed iPhoneographer. Some of my favorite shots till date are pictures taken on my iPhone.Professionally I love to do portraits (family, maternity, engagements etc), events and for fun street/candid photography. My approach to weddings is photo-journalistic, while posed portraits are great and I will do them, I love to capture real moments as they occur, with real genuine emotions being displayed, telling the story of how the day went. I also believe in drama, my artistic background allows me to create images that are not only visually striking and dramatic but also emotional. Outside of photography, my interests include fitness, fashion and technology. I workout 5 days a week, love to shop and I bleed in six colors (Apple fanboy). So that’s a little about me, I look forward to hearing everything about you, I’ve been told I’m a great listener. You can find some reviews of my work HERE. You can also find more of my published work HERE and awards HERE.

Source: Profile — Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Kanayo Adibe

October Schedule

October 3: Photo Opportunity – Scott Kelby Photo Walk

October 7: Program – Bill Conway – Bill, a Maryland photographer who is well known for his creative techniques, recently leading local groups participating in national Kelby Photo Walk events. The October 7 topic is How to Photograph Panoramas. Bill will walk through the technical steps needed to plan and photograph a panoramic image, including the post processing steps needed to prepare the final product and make it appealing to viewers.

October 12: Photo Opportunity – Photographing the Library of Congress Reading Room

October 14: Competition – We will have our monthly competition for digital images. The theme is Street Photography.  Paid members may participate in the competition. The public is welcome to attend and observe the judging to learn from the judge’s critiques. During judging, the individual identities of the photographers are kept secret to allow the judge to give helpful feedback without embarrassing the photographer. These contests are particularly good learning experiences for all photographers on composition and exposure and is useful for photographers at all skill levels.  The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

October 17: Field Trip – Renaissance Festival – Currently we are planning a field trip for Saturday October 17th. Rain date Sunday October 18th. The Festival opens at 10 AM runs till 7 PM. We can meet at the gate at 10 AM. The address is 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Tickets are: Free Little ones 6 or younger, $10 Children 7 to 15, $24 Adults 16 to 61, $20 Seniors 62+. If we have 20 or more we could get a group rate for $20 a head.

October 21: Program – Middleton Evans – Middleton will talk about his most recent project, The Miracle Pond, a study of the broad range of wildlife found in a rather unexpected urban oasis, Baltimore’s Patterson Park. He has published several books and pictorial calendars in recent years on topics from wildlife to landscapes.

October 24: PhotoPlus Expo

October 28: Competition – We will have our monthly competition for monochrome and color prints. The theme is Street Photography. The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

October 30-31: Photo Opportunity – Downrigging Weekend Fireworks & Ship Illumination, Chestertown

Note the North County Library Exhibit has been postponed until the spring.

Also posted in Contest, Field Trip, Photo Opportunity, Photowalk

2015 Sep. 16: Program Greg Holden

We will have a special program featuring Greg Holden, a Washington area photographer who is known for his website, www. imagesunderfoot.com.

Greg travels widely and has a variety of creative photographs in his portfolio from many of his outdoor adventures. He has exhibited his work across the Washington and Northern Virginia areas and has won many awards for his macro, abstract, and landscape photographs. He has spoken before many photo groups in the area.

About Greg Holden

Photography is my way of sharing with others how I see the world around me. With all my photography, I am always looking beyond the obvious and photographing the little things that others might not even notice – like an acorn planting itself into the ground, a child with an odd expression or some detail of a building that goes overlooked by others.  Sometimes the most amazing things are right there under your feet.Most of my photos are from my adventures traveling and hiking in various parks.  I love the challenges that nature photography offers since you have to make the best of the situations that you discover.  But I also enjoy photographing people and places and I’ve even helped to photograph a few weddings. Any chance I get to take a picture and impart my creative vision, is a good day for me.Photography provides me with an artistic escape from my day job as an aerospace engineer.  I enjoy teaching others and sharing my passion, which is why I often include comments with my pictures so I can share with you what I was thinking or trying to achieve and how I did it.  I live in Maryland and am a member of the North Bethesda Camera Club.Follow me on Flickr.

Source: Greg Holden BIO & Contact

September Schedule

Sep. 4: Photo Opportunity – S.S. JOHN W. BROWN, Calling All Photographers

Sep. 5: Photo Opportunity – Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours

Sep. 7: Photo Opportunity –  Skipjack Race & Festival | Deal Island

Sep. 9: Competition – This is the first contest of the new year. The theme is open so anything goes. Paid members may participate in the competition. The public is welcome to attend and observe the judging to learn from the judge’s critiques. During judging, the individual identities of the photographers are kept secret to allow the judge to give helpful feedback without embarrassing the photographer. These contests are particularly good learning experiences for all photographers on composition and exposure and is useful for photographers at all skill levels.  The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

Sep. 12: Photo Opportunity – Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours

Sep. 13: Field Trip Lonaconing Silk Mill On September 13 2:00pm we will be meeting at the Lonaconing Silk Mill. It is like a time capsule located about 6 miles south of Frostburg in Western Maryland. Cost is $100 person. Session lasts 4 hours. Tripods are Ok. You will need to sign a release. Ok to pay cash on the day. Next we will figure out a place to Dinner in the area after the trip.

Sep. 16: Program Greg Holden We will have a special program featuring Greg Holden, a Washington area photographer who is known for his website, www. imagesunderfoot.com. Greg travels widely and has a variety of creative photographs in his portfolio from many of his outdoor adventures. He has exhibited his work across the Washington and Northern Virginia areas and has won many awards for his macro, abstract, and landscape photographs. He has spoken before many photo groups in the area.

Sep. 18-19: Photo Opportunity – Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Sep. 19: Photo Opportunity -Watch Log Canoe Races Aboard Winnie Estelle

Sep. 19: Photo Opportunity – Andrews Air Force Base Air Show

Sep. 23: Photo Walk – Since the school will be closed for Yom Kipper, we will meet in Annapolis for a photo walk. We should be able to catch the sunset.

Sep. 26: Photo Opportunity – Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours

Sep. 30: Competition – We will have our second competition of the year. The category is open. Club members may submit three monochrome prints and three color prints. The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

Also posted in Contest, Field Trip, Photo Opportunity

2015 April 22: Program – Terry & Belinda Kilby – Drone Photography

Local Marylanders Terry & Belinda Kilby will be giving a talk on Drone Photography. They design, build, and fly copters. They literally wrote the book on Drone Art Photography in Baltimore.

Drone Art: Baltimore - Elevated Element

Drone Art: Baltimore – Elevated Element
After a year of effort, we are proud to finally announce the release of our first book, Drone Art: Baltimore. The work brings together the background story of Elevated Element as well as a large portion of our Baltimore area photos. You can currently find Drone Art on Amazon as well as better brick and …

 

2015 April 8: Program – Matt Schmidt

About - Lorelei Studios

About – Lorelei Studioshttp://loreleistudios.com/about/About Matthew G. Schmidt As an amateur photographer, Matt covers a wide variety of subjects. In colder months, he often shoots indoors, mostly macro and still life, while in the warmer seasons he shoots landscapes, action, and motor sports. Over the last several years, he’s been developing his skills with more artistic photographic interpretations, incorporating …