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Inspired by Christine Milleker’s presentation last night on Macro Photography.. A Macro Photo Assignment! You have two weeks to complete the next photo assignment if you choose to accept it. On our live stream at 7pm EST, Wednesday May 6th we will showcase all entries and a panel of photographers will discuss with positive critique, each photograph. Please read and understand the rules! Failing to adhere to these guidelines may result in your image not being featured. Submit no more than THREE macro shots by Tuesday May 5th at 5pm EST as a reply to the Facebook assignment thread and as a backup, send a copy in e-mail to email@example.com. If you do not use Facebook, you are welcome to just send the images via E-Mail. Stick to our standard sizing guidelines for entry submissions, 72 DPI and no larger than 1024 pixels on the largest side. You do not need to be a paid member of the Arundel Camera Club to participate.. For each shot include what the subject is (if it’s not apparent), how it was shot and what equipment you used. Remember you do not need anything special to create something for this assignment. Crop the image from a standard lens, use a macro lens, close up filters, extension tubes or more. I wouldn’t even be surprised if we see someone shooting through a magnifying glass or a microscope. Really let your imagination run wild and learn to look at the small details in the ordinary around your home. Once you do, you’ll never run out of photo subjects!
Update on my correspondence with AACo public Schools and AACo Parks and Rec and how it impacts upcoming meetings.
First and foremost, access to indoor and outdoor facilities at both schools and parks has been revoked until further notice, and specifically at least through March 27th. So at the **very least** there will not be a physical meeting on either March 18th or March 25th.
Secondly, we were never given a room reservation for April 8th. That date was blacked out due to Easter/Spring break when Chip signed up through Parks and Recreation in November. Chip received email from AACo public schools last night indicating that students will now have school on April 9th, 10th, and 13th. And while facilities should be available that week, Chip checked with Parks and Rec this morning and they are not approving any new reservations at this time. So we should plan on not having a physical meeting on April 8th.
As to the idea of physically meeting socially, the official position of the club should be to discourage doing so at this time. We are trying to strike a balance between over-reacting to fear of the unknown and under-reacting to the seriousness of the threat. At this time we think it prudent to not meet in person as a club for at least a couple of weeks.
We can certainly look at ways to meet online. John Milleker, Jr. is working on holding next week’s digital contest via live-streaming and we are open to doing something similar with programs, though it might not be the programs or with the speakers we have scheduled over the next couple of weeks. If anyone has a topic suggestion that you think might work as a virtual meeting, let the officers know and we will see what we can come up with.
Since the school will be closed on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – It’s a good chance for us to get together, have some food and drinks and of course bring our cameras to hopefully grab a few shots throughout the night. (Take some pics as this counts as club event for end of year club events contest!!)
We will be meeting at Rams Head Dockside at 6pm. (Sunset is 6:37pm that day) – hopefully will be able to grab a couple sunset photos – they do have a small pier and a little sand area.
You are responsible for your own food and drink purchases.
Hope to see many of you come out for a time of gathering and chatting!
Rams Head Dockside – 1702 Furnace Dr, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Source: Rams Head Dockside
Local alternative process photographer and instructor Christine Milleker will be bringing the historic 1842 Cyanotype process to the Arundel Camera Club on Wednesday April 17, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm which meets at the Severna Park High School in Severna Park Maryland.
Christine will be presenting the history of the process, it’s importance in the 19th century photographic movement as well as modern, contemporary interpretations in the 21st century.
As always , club meetings are free to the public. However, after the presentation everyone in attendance will be invited to coat, expose and develop their own Cyanotype to take home for a small donation to the club of $5 for club members and $10 for non-members. Payment may be made via cash the night of. Attendants will learn the methods of from-scratch coating, exposing, development and toning. Everyone that attends will take home a pamphlet on the chemicals, recipes, toning techniques and finishes to continue this creative, artistic process at home.
Because this is a contact print process, we recommend bringing flat, opaque objects to contact print on Cynotype paper. Examples are leaves, lace, feathers, and jewelry to name a few. There will be loaner items available for you to use if you are unable to find a suitable item. We also recommend participants bring clothing that they wouldn’t mind getting stained.
Alternatively, Christine is offering to print your photos to a Cyanotype specific curved PiezoDN Digital Negative for you to use to make cyanotypes from at a price of $5 per 4×6. The deadline to e-mail an image to make a digital negative is Wednesday April 10th, a week prior. We recommend converting the photo to a black and white before sending.
For more information, or to order a custom digital negative please e-mail Christine at the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting cancelled tonight due to weather.
We have rescheduled Kelly Schneider – Low light Portrait Photography for March 20th.
Stay warm and safe
On Wednesday January 30th we will gather for a portrait night. Club members will bring in lights, backdrops, reflectors, light meters and cameras to learn and practice our portrait photography.
Club members will serve as volunteer models.
Experienced club photographers demonstrate lighting setups and posing techniques giving people a chance to play with and use lighting equipment including studio strobes and light meters.
Remember we have a low-key/high-key contests coming up so this is a great opportunity to learn and practice.
Next week our very own Brian Flynn will give a talk on “The Why Of Photography.”
I thought it might be helpful to describe the program I have prepared for our next ACC meeting entitled The Why Of Photography. Last year, I was asked to do a program based on my books that blend photography and text (there are now three). Several years ago, I did such a presentation following the release of the first book. We have many new members since that time but still I did not want to repeat the same program/content. So, while I will talk about the nature and rational for the books, I plan to make that one of several elements in a discussion about why so many of us find photography, and the projects and activities stemming from it, such a passion. While I will use my experience as examples, I envision the program as having lots of discussion that encouraging members to consider their own motivations and explore new opportunities.
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