2022 Meeting and Event Calendar

 

During the summer months of June, July and August, all meetings will be Zoom only.  Zoom invitations will be sent to all active members prior to the Zoom meetings. 

Starting on September 1, in-person meetings will resume with a hybrid option for members that can not be present. 

New members are always welcome! 

If you would like a courtesy invitation to attend selected Zoom meetings in order to learn more about us, please email club president Diane Bovenkamp (d_bovenkamp@yahoo.com) to request a Zoom link. 

 

The health and safety of all meeting participants is a top priority.

The following COVID-19 requirements apply to all in person meetings at the church:

1. Masks must be worn

2. Attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the CDC definition of "fully" vaccinated

3. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented at the door

  

Date
Event
Information

August

New Club Year Begins

Pay 2022/23 Dues

Thursday, August 18

Program

Member Critique Night:     

One image per member. Upload image to Visual Pursuits/ “Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique, August 18. 

Although this is an open-themed Critique Night, it is a great opportunity to receive feedback on images taken during Kenny Epps' Longwood Gardens field trip on August 6th.

Critique Gallery Upload Instructions       

Saturday, August 20

Field Trip

Please join the Baltimore Camera Club on a field trip (not a field shoot!) to the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore to take in Jon Kolkin's exhibit on "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the lack thereof)." Jon gave an extremely inspiring presentation this winter to the BCC, as well as one this past week to the Maryland Photography Alliance; this exhibit runs until early Sept. What better way to spend a morning during the dog days of August? Plus, this exhibit closes Labor Day weekend.
Adult tickets are $15.95, and it looks as if 56 are still available (as of 4:30 PM today) for the 10 AM time block on Aug 20. Everyone should plan on getting their own tickets. https://www.avam.org/exhibitions/healing-and-the-art-of-compassion-(and-the-lack-thereof!) "
Plus: anyone interested could all get together afterwards to have lunch at Vaccaro's in Little Italy. I've only ever had their pastries, but they're to die for! According to their menu, they do have panini as well as pastries (and gelato - I've never tried their gelato). I gather from their website that their sit-down section reopened in late May (thanks to Diane Brunetti for this suggestion!). https://www.vaccarospastry.com/cafe-menu/
  • Proposed date and time: Sat. Aug 20 AVAM field trip - buy tickets for 10 AM time slot
  • lunch (or just go straight to dessert; life is short) thereafter at Vaccaro's. 
Let me know if you think you'd be interested - and put it on your calendar! And if anyone needs to reach me - you can email me or text me at 410-299-0486
Thursday, September 1 Welcome Back Night  
Thursday, September 8 Digital Competition  
Saturday, September 10  Workshop Indoor & Outdoor Studio Lighting - Instructors: Kenny Epps & Tommy Alexander.  

This workshop will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about indoor studio lighting and outdoor portraits in this hands-on workshop course. You will explore the master patterns of lighting and how to create dramatic portraits that your clients will love and cherish forever. The workshop will also focus on a fashion look, color gels, and the use of different modifiers to give your photos a powerful and dramatic look. Weather permitted, the class will take the studio outdoors and see how to get the same professional studio look with off camera lighting. While working in this hands-on workshop, you will be taught on how to use a light meter and why it matters in the studio. This class is for beginners as well as advanced photographers who would like to create more dramatic portraits. There will be professional models for the class to photograph. This is a great way to add too or start building your personal portfolio. At the close of the class (time permitted), Kenny will share his secret of post processing his images for a professional dramatic look for your clients. We will look at few of the industry leading software used by professional photographers such as Portraiture, Portraiture Pro, Neo Luminar, and On One to post process images to give your clients amazing results. You don’t want to miss this fun and highly impactful workshop. The signup for the PPA workshop can be made by clicking on the signup link to follow: https://ppa.com/events/photography-workshops/find-a-workshop/

Remember to look at the Maryland workshops and the date for September 10th.

Items to bring: Bring your camera that has a flash hotshoe, plenty of memory cards and batteries. Good lens choice to bring if you have them: 50 mm, 24-70mm, 85mm, 70-200mm, or a telephoto lens. Most importantly, bring a willingness to learn, your creativity, and a mind set to have much fun.

Workshop location: 10302 Grand Central Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Instructors Contact Info: Thomas j. Alexander Jr. Email: Thomas.j.alexanderjr@gmail.com Phone: 443-676-5231

Kenny A. Epps Sr. Email: ken@kennyeppsphotography.com Phone: 410-978-8828

Thursday, September 15 Program  Speaker: Rich Eskin - "Share Your Photography in a Book"
Thursday, September 22 Print Competition  
Thursday, September 29 Program

Greg Holden: “Abstracts All Around Us

Description: Abstracts are one of Greg’s favorite things to photograph. To Greg, an abstract is capturing a small part of a larger scene and attempting to offer an alternate perspective. Both natural and manmade objects can form the basis for an abstract image. It really is about learning to see things in different or unusual ways.

As a child, Greg’s art teacher father showed him a set of French curve stencils to which his father explained could be used to draw every possible curve. It was this early understanding that shapes can be reduced to a series of lines and curves that stuck with Greg and later influenced his photography.

This presentation will showcase Greg’s continuing quest the see the world around him not as people, places, or things, but as a series of shapes, lines, and curves.

Bio: Greg Holden is a photographer from Longmont, Co who uses his photography to share with others how he sees the world. He enjoys creative photos of little scenes often overlooked by others rather than postcard landscapes. Although he won’t pass by a chance to photograph a beautiful landscape or a tranquil sunset, he’d rather be exploring abandoned places and capturing the details of the layers of paint and rust on a discarded automobile. He finds inspiration from master photographers and a wide range of subjects, such as: the close-up beach studies by Minor White, the early portraiture of Steichen and Stieglitz, and street scenes by Andre Kertesz. He enjoys teaching others and sharing his passion for photography and continues to speak and judge, virtually, at clubs throughout the MD and VA areas.

You can see Greg’s work on his website imagesunderfoot.com


Thursday, October 6  Digital Competition  
Thursday, October 13  Program

Kenny Epps: “A Working Missionary Photographer in the Fields of Africa

Thursday, October 20  Print Competition  
Thursday, October 27  Program

Phyllis Berger: "Truth in Documentary Photography"

 


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