2018 Sep. 22-23 – Field Trip – Antietam National Battlefield

Reminder there is a field trip this weekend. Here is the info. Happy Shooting! September 22-23, 2018 –  Antietam Battlefield – Aftermath weekend AND Antietam National Cemetery – Events around and inside the visitor center are free – along with activities next to Dunker’s Church provided by the Sanitary Commission out of NY. Antietam will also offer hikes through battlefield that weekend. Keep an eye on link as it will update.  If people want to drive through the driving tour – it is $10 per car load or $5 per person.

Source: Event Details – Antietam National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service)

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2018 Oct. 3: Program – Jan I. Berlage – Copyright Attorney

On October 3rd Jan I. Berlage will give a talk to the club titled “: From Stem Cells to Garden Plants: Registering and Protecting Your Photographs Through Copyright Law.”

From photographs of stem cells to those of garden plants, copyright attorney Jan I. Berlage will discuss how to register and protect your photographic work through our Country’s copyright system. As a jumping-off point, Mr. Berlage will discuss two of his larger copyright cases, one of which led to a jury verdict in the amount of $1.6 million for the infringement of stem cell photographs and the other of which led to a verdict in the amount of $900,000 for pictures of pathway plants. Mr. Berlage will discuss why these awards were so high as well as the nature of copyright litigation. He will then explain how to best position yourself to avoid litigation if possible, and, if not, how to maximize your chances for success.

Jan I. Berlage is a partner with Gohn Hankey & Berlage LLP, based in Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Berlage’s practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from commercial disputes to bankruptcy to copyright and other intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings, including arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits. He has secured major verdicts and large settlements, including $1.6 million and $900,000 verdicts for two of his copyright clients. He has also successfully defended against multimillion dollar claims in both state and federal courts. Prior to private practice, Mr. Berlage served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. Stephen Derby, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. Mr. Berlage has taught pretrial litigation practice at the University of Maryland School of Law, and served on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State Action Committee. Mr. Berlage is a fellow with Litigation Counsel of America, and both the American and Maryland State Bar Associations Bar Foundations. He presents regularly at Continuing Legal Education courses, and he has chaired numerous committees at both the national and state level. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as executive editor of The Journal of Law & Politics. Mr. Berlage is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Click here to download Copyrights handout.

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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 (field-trips@arundelcameraclub.org) 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

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Join us for a fun day of photography in The Big Apple!

We’ll depart from Long Gate Park & Ride promptly at 7:00 AM, and return around 11:30 PM, Saturday, October 20th.   Rain or shine, we’ll have plenty of great photo opportunities!  We’ll be dropped off in midtown Manhattan, start our day at Grand Central Station, and work our way downtown, through Times Square, the Highline, visit the Oculus & World Trade Center complex, head over the Brooklyn Bridge, and into DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), Brooklyn.  Our bus will pick us up there! We will have tentative itineraries for those that are up for an extensive walk, and one for those wishing to hop the subway or taxi.  Of course, you are welcome to peel off on your own too.

Cost is $50.00 per person.  Non-CMPG members are welcome, so bring a friend! Fee covers round trip motor-coach  transportation, snacks and beverages on the bus, and gratuity for the driver.  All other expenses are the responsibility of participants.

Should you decide to explore the city on your own, you are welcome to do so.

Anyone not back at the bus at departure time will be responsible for their own return transportation.

Locations subject to change, based on weather and circumstances outside of our control.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver to participate.

Due to the nature of this event, we cannot offer refunds, unless we are able to fill the seat with a paid waitlist participant.

Deadline to register is September 18th.  Should we not have enough paid participants by this date, the trip will be cancelled and fees refunded, so please book today!

Click here to REGISTER

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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 berlthomas@gmail.com
    • 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 berlthomas@gmail.com.
    • 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.
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Published 2018 August “Lens Line” Newsletter

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Street Photography December 2018 Contest Theme

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2018 Aug. 17: Scott Kelby Lightroom on Tour 2018

Lightroom On Tour, with Scott Kelby
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Meeting Room 146 ABC
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

Fri, August 17, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Spend a day with Scott Kelby and take your Lightroom skills to the next level. The entire day is designed to give you the maximum bang for your buck by focusing on the stuff today’s photographer’s really need to know in Lightroom (and by skipping the fluff you can leave behind). It’s a modern workflow, and way of learning, that will unlock a whole new way of working in Lightroom that you are going to absolutely love!

Click here to Register

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2018 Nov. 2-4: Horizon Photography Summit

The great Horizon Photography Summit is back…and better than ever. SIXTEEN exceptional photographers lead workshops and give presentations…plus a Keynote address by a living photographic legend. Landscapes to Lighting…Photoshop to Humor and much, much more. All packed into one memorable weekend of learning, inspiration and camaraderie. Nov. 2,3,4 Newark, DE (Embassy Suites Hotel, one mile off I-95)

Source: Horizon Photography Summit

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2018 Oct. 13: Classic Street Photography by Leo Howard Lubow

“What the Masters Can Teach Us”

by Leo Howard Lubow

A One-Day Seminar  //  Saturday, October 13, 2018  //  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Comfort Inn, & Suites BWI

6921 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21225

$99.00 with Discount Code

What makes a great street photograph? What techniques, equipment, compositional elements and psychology help elevate street shooting to a fine art? In this projector-driven seminar we’ll explore these questions and others as we view and deconstruct the work and general approach of a variety of street masters, including Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Elliot Erwitt, Diane Arbus, Sebastião Salgado, Garry Winogrand, Steve McCurry, Joel Meyerowitz, Vivian Maier, and a host of others whose work we promise you’ve never seen.  Along the way, we’ll also consider whether all great street photographers have at least one element in common:  an underlying vision or personal philosophy of the world.

Source: Leo Howard Lubow Seminar

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