Category Archives: Meetings

Update on AACo Public Schools

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First and foremost, access to indoor and outdoor facilities at both schools and parks has been revoked until further notice, and specifically at least through March 27th.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.

2019 Oct. 9: Rams Head Dockside Sunset (6pm-8pm)

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

2019 Apr. 17: Cyanotype Night by Christine Milleker

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: christine@johnmilleker.com.

Also posted in How To, Printing, Programs, Tips, Tutorials, Workshop

2019 Feb. 20: Meeting Cancelled due to Weather

Meeting cancelled tonight due to weather.

We have rescheduled Kelly Schneider – Low light Portrait Photography for March 20th.

Stay warm and safe

Also posted in Programs

2019 Jan 30: Portrait Night

Fred Photographing Cathaleen by Alan Hamerstrom

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.

Also posted in Photo Opportunity, Programs, Training, Tutorials

2019 Jan 16: Brian Flynn – The Why Of Photography

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.

Brian

Also posted in Programs

2018 Oct. 31: Table Top Night

Forks

Tabletop Night: On October 31st, we will have a tabletop night. Club members will bring their cameras and stuff to photograph. Flowers and food are always popular. If you have strobes/lights bring them. Also backdrops and tablecloths can be useful. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to improve their still life and macro photography.

 

Also posted in Programs

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

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.

Meeting

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.

Agenda

  • 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.

Photo Challenges/Talks

Based on club member feedback, we are going to try something new this club year. A number of club members wanted the opportunity to just come share and talk about their photographs. No competition, just talk.

So we are going to have photography challenges throughout the club year and meetings where we talk about the photos we took during those challenges. In the months of October, December, February, and April we will have photo challenges. In the months of November, January, March, and May we will have a meeting dedicated to discussing the photos taken by club members during the previous month’s challenge.

Monthly Photo Challenges

October Take photos of fall colors
December Take photos that celebrate the holidays
February Take photos with the primary color being RED or PINK
April Photograph your favorite food and or Restaurant

Monthly Photo Talks

7 November Fall Colors
2 January Holidays
6 March Red or Pink
1 May Food or Restaurant

Challenge photographs will be submitted digitally using the same processes used during digital competitions. Each club member may submit two digital images for each challenge. The images should have been taking during the challenge month. Photographers may not use older photographs from taken before these months.