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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.

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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

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

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

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 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

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.

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

2015 April 8: Program – Matt Schmidt

About - Lorelei Studios

About – Lorelei Studios 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 …

2015 Mar. 18: Rescheduled Bill McAllen “The best stories in the world are just around the corner”

Speeding Along by Bill Mcallen

Since our meeting was cancelled this past week due to snow, Bill McAllen has been kind enough to reschedule to come talk to the club on March 18th. The title of his talk is “The best stories in the world are just around the corner.”

Bill McAllen has lived by the adage that the best stories in the world are just around the corner. You just have to know where to look and be ready when the moment arrives.

Since 1987 Bill has run his own photography business where he specializes in shooting portraits on location and the shipping industry.

When not shooting for clients like the Port of Baltimore and Brown Advisory, Bill pursues his own projects like the building and sailing of the Pride of Baltimore II on which he sailed all through Europe and Asia.

He documented the restoration of the USS Constellation over a two-year period and the creation of Maryland’s 9/11 Memorial.

In 1998 Bill and his publishing partner Sarah Achenbach produced and self-published the award winning “Spirit of Place / Baltimore’s Favorite Spaces”, which is a series of 58 portraits taken on location across the city from inside Peabody Library to the pond at Patterson Park.

Bill will speak about his experiences as a professional photographer, the importance of finding new projects to keep you excited and the rewards and pitfalls of self publishing.

2015 Feb. 4: RESCHEDULED Program – Steve Buchanan Food Photography

We were able to reschedule Steve Buchanan for February 4th to give his program on “Food Photography.” You will remember Steve as our December judge for night photography. Steve also gave us a program on “Food Photography” September 2010.

2015 Jan. 7: Program – Steve Sattler “Macro Photography and Focus Stacking”

January 7: For the first program of 2015 Steve Sattler will present a program on “Macro Photography and Focus Stacking.” You may remember Steve’s presentation to the club on travel photography last year.

2014 Nov. 19: Program – Scott Dine

Scott Dine, well known photojournalist will provide a special presentation on photojournalism and environmental portraits. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at Severna Park High School. Scott’s presentation will be particularly valuable to photographers looking for strategies for producing good quality environmental portraits. Because the club is planning a competition later in the spring for environmental portraiture, Scott’s presentation will be especially helpful for members planning to participate. Scott was awarded a lifetime membership to the Arundel Camera Club in May 2014.

2014 Oct. 29 – Table Top Night

This coming Wednesday night, August 29th we are having a Table Top Night. What is Table Top Night you ask? It’s an opportunity to bring your camera, lights if you have them, stuff to photograph (e.g., knickknacks, flowers, glass, tablecloths, etc.), and have some fun. See the photos below for an example. The setup photo below shows how the light, reflector, background, bottle, and glass were setup to get the photo on the bottom. If you don’t have lights, don’t worry about it, we will bring some to share. We will setup on several tables around the classroom and people can rotate between them.

The theme for this table top night will be abstract. This will help club members prepare for the abstract competitions in February.

TableTop-Setup TableTop-Bottle