2017 Jan. 25: Digital Competition – Open

Our next competition will be this coming Wednesday, January 25, 2017. We will be holding our digital competition. You may enter three images. The theme is Open.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print entries are also posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

  • Digital
    • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • 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).
    • Files should be named according to the following convention:
      • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
      • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
      • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
      • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
      • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
        • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
        • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
        • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
        • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.
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The Best Locations in Maryland for Photography

Despite being a smaller state Maryland has quite a bit of diversity in its landscape. Much of state is on or near the Chesapeake Bay, and the eastern state also includes beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Maryland also has rugged mountains and flowing waterfalls, as well as fields of sunflowers.

In 2016 Loaded Landscapes put together a list of the best places to photograph in each state (mostly from a landscape/nature perspective). They are looking to continually add to these pages and are hoping out members would have some suggestions for them in Maryland. Why don’t you visit the Loaded Landscapes and leave some suggestions in the comments page.

Source: The Best Locations in Maryland for Photography | Loaded Landscapes

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Photo Opportunity: Visit Ellis Island “Hard Hat Tour”

A New Adventure on Ellis Island! See Ellis Island’s other side – Visit the un-restored Ellis Island Hospital Complex on a 90-minute “Hard Hat Tour”.

Guided 90-minute tours will take you to select areas of the 750-bed Ellis Island Hospital. Visit the Laundry Building, with much of its original equipment still in place, where over 3000 pieces of laundry were washed and sanitized daily, infectious and contagious disease wards, kitchen, staff housing, autopsy room and more. As part of the tour opening, an art exhibit, “Unframed – Ellis Island,” by renowned artist JR will be on display throughout the hospital complex. The exhibit features life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants installed on 16 interior walls. JR, the recipient of the prestigious TED Prize, is known throughout the world for his “Pervasive Art” exhibitions which are designed to raise questions. Don’t forget to bring your camera. You may even catch a ghostly image looking back. This experience is one you won’t want to miss! The “Hard Hat Tour” is a program developed and administered by Save Ellis Island, Inc. All proceeds from the tour will go to the restoration and preservation of the unrestored historic south side buildings.

Photography

  • Still photography is allowed as long as it does not delay the tour, at the Save Ellis Island tour guide’s discretion. Additional camera gear such as tripods, unipods and additional lighting is not permitted.

Source: Visit Ellis Island

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2017 Jan. 18: Tabletop Night

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Tabletop Night: On January 18th, 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 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. You may want to consider shooting images for the February contest theme of “From the Kitchen (not food)”.

From the Kitchen (not food) – We all have a kitchen. This theme can be basically any photo taken in a kitchen or a photo of anything that can be found in a kitchen. For example people cooking or washing dishes or seated around the kitchen table enjoying a meal. Although the image may include food, it should complement the scene and not be the primary subject of the photograph. Click here for examples.

Meeting Location: Severna Park Middle School (450 Jumpers Hole Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146)

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Published 2016 December “Lens Line” Newsletter

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January Meeting Location

I have submitted a reservation for the Media Center at Severna Park Middle School for Jan 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. The chairs are adult-sized, unlike Severna Park Elementary, and they can accommodate us for at least the 4th, 11th, and 18th. The building manager wasn’t sure about the 25th. due to a PTA meeting, but we can change the room if need be. The address is:

450 Jumpers Hole Rd.
Severna Park, MD
21146

-Chip

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2016 Dec. 18: Studio Outing Cancelled

Greetings all,

I just received a message from my studio partner. We have no power in the building where our studio is located. The landlords don’t expect it to be back on until Monday afternoon, so we’ll need to cancel our outing tomorrow. We’ll reschedule at our earliest opportunity.

-Chip

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Published 2016 November “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2016 Dec. 7: Competition – Decay

Our next competition will be this Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Due to Christmas holiday we will have all three contests (e.g., digital, color prints, and monochrome prints). You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Decay. Decay can be defined as to decline from a sound or prosperous condition, to fall into ruin, or to decline in health, strength, or vigor. Your challenge is to create images that document or convey the sense of decay. Click here to find examples of images of decay here.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print entries are also posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

  • Mono and Color Prints– Prints must be matted. The print and mat assembly may not exceed 20”in size on the longest edge. The contestant’s name, picture title, category, class, and contest date (month/year) must appear on the back of each print.  PLEASE include an arrow on the back of the image to reflect orientation.
  • Digital
    • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • 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).
    • Files should be named according to the following convention:
      • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
      • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
      • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
      • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
      • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
        • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
        • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
        • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
        • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.

 

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2016 Nov. 16: Digital Contest – OPEN

Our next competition will be this Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

  • We will have our DIGITAL
  • The theme this month is OPEN, so anything goes.
  • You may enter three digital images.
  • Competition rules, which include how to prepare your digital entries; are posted on our websitehttp://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/
  • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to iscontests@arundelcameraclub.org.
  • 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).
  • Files should be named according to the following convention:
    • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
    • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
    • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
    • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
    • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
      • jpg
      • jpg
      • jpg
      • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman atcontests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.
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