Category Archives: Programs

2020 April 29: The Psychology of Photography

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2020 April 15: Quinn Jacobson

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2020 Mar. 25: Program – Design Principles in Photography by David Joyner

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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:

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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

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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.

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2019 Feb. 20: Program – Kelly Schneider – Low light Portrait Photography

Kelly Schneider

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 ( 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

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.


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2019 Feb. 6: Program – Barbara Saffir – Winter Nature Photography Hotspots

Barbara Saffir

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. )

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.



2018 Oct. 31: Table Top Night


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.


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