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December Announcements

Nature Visions Expo

Friday, November 1, 2019 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Nature Visions Photography Expo is an annual event that is held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA and is the premier photography expo in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is composed of a juried exhibit of nature photography, lectures and classes on all aspects of photography, vendors, a Friday all-day seminar by renowned photographer Thomas Heaton, and our Saturday keynote address by Cole Thompson.

We have over 300 winning nature photographs on display plus an exhibit of over 125 Fine Art photographs. We also have over twenty local and national vendors selling all manner of photographic supplies and equipment.

This year we have several distinct types of training

  • All Day Friday Seminar (included if you buy a 3-day Merchant Hall pass).
  • One-hour Lectures (included if you buy a Merchant Hall pass, also available separately).
  • Multiple hands-on workshops for macro/flower and bird photography (purchased separately).
  • 90-minute Lectures on a wide range of photography topics (purchased separately).
  • Keynote Address (included in the multi-day passes; also available separately).
  • Two 90-minute FREE sessions of Lightroom instruction (registration required).
  • Multiple FREE one-hour sessions for the beginning photographer (registration required).
  • 20-minute Photographic Portfolio Review sessions (registration required).

Source: Nature Visions Expo

Also posted in Seminar, Training, Tutorials, Workshop

Elizabeth Gauld

Elizabeth Gauld

Elizabeth Gauld passed away on February 25? Her memorial service will be at Our Shepard Lutheran Church on March 16th , Saturday at 11:00 AM. Camera Club members that are interested in attending will be welcome.

Club Christmas Bulbs

Christmas bulbs. Limited number. $5 donation to Club. Bulbs were donated and lasered by John Milleker.

Margaret (Holly) Bevan (20 March 2016 – 9 December 2017)

Mike Bevan, Holly’s son, contacted us this morning. Holly died this morning (12/09/2017) about 0700. She was 101 years old. She had been in an assisted living for the last three weeks because her condition had deteriorated to where she needed assistance available on a 24 hour basis. Prior to that she had been living at home.

Holly was born March 20, 1916 and turned 101 last March.

In 1942, she signed up to join the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Holly recalled her first night in the Navy. “There were eight women in the room and four of them were named Margaret,” she said. The WAVES nicknamed her Holly.

She met her husband Wilbur Bevan at a USO dance when they were both stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. The couple got married Oct. 27, 1944.

Holly earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1951. She aspired to be a writer – she wrote a column for her high school newspaper, and used her writing skills to publicize and write newsletters for the clubs she belongs to. She earned her teaching certificate at the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in education from Johns Hopkins.

Holly and her husband Wilbur shared a love of photography; both belonged to the Arundel Camera Club. Until last year, Holly continued to coordinate publicity for the Arundel Camera Club. If you found your way to ACC via a classified in the newspaper, that was from Holly.

You may also have noticed we have two end of year awards named after Holly and Wilbur. The Margaret H. Bevan Award for the Monochrome Prints Photographer of the Year and The Wilbur R. Bevan Award for the Slide Photographer of the year.

As we approach Christmas, you may also be interested to know the following trivia. 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.  The Pretty Neat Cosmetic Organizer sold for $3.99 in 1983. Wilbur was the first recipient of that gift. Here is a photo of him the night he received it. Our annual Christmas party is next week and you have been warned.

God bless you Holly.