Category Archives: Programs
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.
On February 20th please join Kelly Schneider, professional portraiture photographer for a talk on “Low Light Portrait Photography.” Kelly is a 29 year US Navy veteran having traveled to 137 countries where he became aware of his passion for photography and “capturing” the life around him.
In 2010, Kelly his wife started the family photography business focusing on weddings and portraiture/Boudoir. Over time, he has become passionate about teaching others and he has earned a Masters Training Specialist designation from the US Navy and earned a Master’s degree in Human Systems Integration from the Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey California.
Kelly continues to develop his photography skills and strongly believes in constantly learning and invests in himself through attendance at 2-3 learning workshops/events each year.
Over the past few years, Kelly and his wife Kalina (also a gifted photographer and active PPA member/MDPPA member) has been hosting workshops both in the US and in Europe. The family photography business has recently changed its name to Kelly Schneider Fine Arts (ksfinearts.com) and focuses on Boudoir and Fine Art portraiture and workshops.
Kelly is currently writing his first book on “The Salient Portrait – the science behind it and how to achieve it” and is a core element of all his workshops and training events.
Kelly is married Mrs. Kalina Schneider from Katowice Poland. Kalina and Kelly currently call Accokeek MD with their two kids – a beagle and a terrier!
You can find some of Kelly’s work at
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.
Winter is NOT the time for nature photographers to hibernate! Discover some of the Mid-Atlantic’s winter nature photography hotspots and spectacles. Learn the best places to photograph eagles’ nests, flying squirrels with big eyes that can steal your hearts, winter-blooming flowers that smell sweeter than gardenias, colorful ducks that winter in the DMV, gobs of geese, and more.
Please join Barbara Saffir, nature photographer, author of “Walking Washington, DC,” and Virginia Master Naturalist for her slide talk on “Winter Nature Photography Hotspots in the Mid-Atlantic” at the Arundel Camera Club on Feb. 6 at 7 pm in Room 166 of the Severna Park High School. (60 Robinson Rd., Severna Park, MD. http://arundelcameraclub.org/ https://www.severnaparkhigh.org/ )
Saffir says “Winter is NOT the time for nature photographers to hibernate!” She’ll help you discover some of the mid-Atlantic’s winter nature photography hotspots and spectacles. She’ll show you some of the best places to photograph close-up eagles’ nests, flying squirrels with big eyes that can steal your hearts, winter-blooming flowers that smell sweeter than gardenias, colorful ducks that winter in the DMV, gobs of geese, and more. She’ll also address some of the challenges and many benefits of photographing outdoors in the winter.
Saffir is a former reporter, political researcher, and architectural critic who worked for the Washington Post, the Orlando Sentinel and other publications. She now leads Sierra Club hikes, conducts book talks, and runs photo excursions through the “Nature Photography DC/MD/VA Meetup” she founded. Saffir adores sharing her passions of trail running and hiking along with her love of nature — particularly photographing her beloved birds.
Her 92-page nature photo book, blank photo greeting cards, and signed copies of “Walking Washington, DC” will be on sale after her talk.
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.
Join us on 17 October for a program by Denise Silva on Street Photography. Out contest theme in December will be Street Photography.
Denise was the featured photographer in the Photoshop User Magazine Who’s Who in the KelbyOne Community Article. Additionally, Denise was recognized as one of the Top 200 Women Photographers Who Inspire by Nature Photo Guides and has had multiple articles published in Extraordinary Vision (EV) Magazine, and is a featured artist in Breakthrough Photography’s Guide to Night Sky Photography.
Denise finds every aspect of photography rewarding. From in-camera composition to post-processing, photography is meditative, creative, and challenging. Her passion is to capture images, from landscapes to urban decay and to share her experiences and knowledge with fellow photographers.
To this end, she and Don Rosenberger started Road Runner Photography Tours.
Denise looks forward to sharing her passion for photography with you and know that RRPT tours will not only take you to great places, but also give you an opportunity to build your network of photography friends while enhancing your photography skills through experience and knowledge sharing in a supportive environment. There is no better place to learn and develop your skills than in the field!
If you are passionate about photography, enjoy travel, and prefer learning new techniques in the field and not in the classroom…. then we have the photo tours for you!
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.
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