2021 Meeting and Event Calendar

 

Due to changing circumstances, the Baltimore Camera Club board announced on September 7, 2021, that all meetings in 2021 will be held on Zoom Only. 

No in-person meetings are planned at the church for 2021.  Plans for 2022 will be considered and announced in the future. 

Zoom invitations will be sent to all active members prior to the Zoom meetings. 

New members are always welcome!

If you would like a courtesy invitation to attend selected programs or competitions in order to learn more about us, please email club president Jim Voeglein (jvoeglein@gmail.com) to request a Zoom link. 

  

Date
Event
Information

Thursday, September 16

 

Program 3

 

Member Critique Night:  This is your opportunity to share an image from Kenny Epp’s recent field shoots – Green Mount Cemetery and Longwood Gardens. If you didn’t attend, you can share an image relevant to either event.

One image per member. Upload image to Visual Pursuits/ “Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique, Sept. 16.

Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Saturday, September 18

Field Shoot

Edgar Allen Poe Field Shoot

Shooting at the Poe House is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  After 10:30 a.m., photographers are free to shoot the following Poe Sites;  LaTrobe House, Poe’s Monument at the grave site, and Poe’s statue.  There is no limit on participation.  The Director of the Poe House, Enrica, is especially interested in pictures of the original Poe monument at Westminster graveyard, the Poe statue at the University of Baltimore and The Latrobe House where Poe got his start as a professional writer.  Images from the Poe Field Shoot can be entered in the Poe Critique October 28th and digital competition on November 18th

The Poe house is located at 203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore Md. 

The LaTrobe House is located 11 West Mulberry St Baltimore.

The Poe Statue is sitting in the Gordon Plaza at University of Baltimore.

The Westminster Grave Yard is located at 515 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

This your time to be creative in your shooting.  Several of the images will be selected for the 2023 Poe Calendar.  This calendar will reach visitor all over the world that visits the Poe House.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on at the field shoot!

Thursday, September 23

 

Digital Competition 2

Theme: Black and White

Judge: Roz Kleffman

Submit only black and white images to this competition.

Thursday, September 30

Program 4

 

Speaker: Ranjan Ramchandani - "On Safari with an Olympus Visionary"

Ranjan Ramchandani, a PSA member, will take us on a virtual safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya. Ranjan, who has been conducting photography workshops and taking guests on safaris for almost two decades, will tell us how to plan for a safari trip, what to pack and take us into the wilderness on this virtual journey from start to finish, with slides and images. The Masai Mara, situated in south-west Kenya is one of Africa’s greatest Wildlife Reserves. It is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephants, buffa- los, giraffes, lions and cheetahs alongside the migratory wildebeest. Ranjan will conclude his presentation with some unique images from around the world. 

Ranjan Ramchandani (Olympus Visionary & Brand Ambassador) is a Singapore based published photographer focusing on travel and wildlife. He calls himself a lifelong student of photography who does not like being categorized in any one genre. Ranjan has recently accepted the position of Asia/Africa Editor for the recently launched magazine in the United States - The Wild Lens.

He has honed his skills through photography expeditions around the globe including major wildlife destinations. He is also a graduate from the New York Institute of Photography.

To Ranjan, photography is an art - a true medium of self-expression.  After his visits to Ladakh in India, he was inspired to do his first coffee table book, “Swades: Ladakh: The Land of Splendour'' in September 2010.

Ranjan has thereafter been covered and published in various media in India and the US –  Sanctuary Asia, Green Leaf, BanyoPran, Outdoor Photographer and recently The Wild Lens.

He’s got recognition and awards at competitions from MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards), PX3 (Paris), IPA (International photography Awards), OneEyeland awards, World Photo Gala Association, The Charles Dodgson Award and the Pollux Awards etc.

Thursday, October 7

Digital Competition 3

Theme: Open

 

Thursday, October 14

Program 5

 

Speaker: Denise Silva - “Life at 66˚ and North”

Explore the beauty and stark landscapes of Alaska, Iceland and Greenland. Learn about these amazing destinations, the vast landscapes, the people, the challenges, and the sheer beauty of traveling to these remote locations. This presentation will inspire you to brave the cold weather and breathe the fresh crisp air of the arctic. 

Denise Silva’s interest in photography started when her grandmother would share images from her travels to Egypt and Africa for safari. The evenings watching slideshows set the seed. 35-years later those seeds took root and inspired Denise to embrace photography and more specifically travel photography and Road Runner Photography Tours was born.

Denise has been 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

Her passion is to share her knowledge of photography, while introducing people to the amazing landscapes, wildlife, and people all over the world. 

She has contributed multiple articles to Fujifilm X/GFX USA website and has been interviewed by Peggy Farren, of Understanding Photography, on Overcoming the Challenges of Street Photography (Check the interview out here). 

Denise embraces the idea that everyday above ground is a good one, so get out and enjoy! Join her and her team for your next adventure

October 15 -17

Club Trip

Fall Trip to Davis, West Virginia - a club favorite

See details

Thursday, October 21

Digital Competition 4

Theme: People

Judge: Ron Ames

Thursday, October 28

Program 6

 

Member Critique Night:  This is an opportunity to share an image from the BCC Edgar Allan Poe field shoot for feedback. If you didn’t attend, you can share an image relevant to Poe’s life.

One image per member. Upload image to Visual Pursuits/ “Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique, Oct. 28.

 Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Thursday, November 4

Digital Competition 5

Theme: Open

 

Judge: Cynthia Keith

Thursday, November 11

Program 7

 

Speaker: Gary Faulkner - “Composite Imaging on the Digital Canvas”

[More information will be provided shortly.]

Thursday, November 18

Digital Competition 6

Theme: Edgar Allan Poe

        

Judge: Merry Plocki

Thursday, November 25

No Meeting

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, December 2

Program 8

 

 Speaker: Vickie Gray - “"Anatomy of a Headshot"

A great headshot is the workhorse of the photography world. It has to communicate your trustworthiness, competence, professionalism, and success. Join us as Vickie Gray presents an overview of the process she uses to create authentic, memorable, high-end headshots. 

Vickie will share how she prepares clients for their session, including tips on hair, makeup, and wardrobe; posing techniques and expression coaching; photo review and selection via tethered capture on her iPad; and basic retouching protocols for both volume and individual headshot sessions. She will offer pointers on how to improve your own headshot photography, whether you are taking a casual headshot for a friend or family member or offering headshots as part of your photography services. 

Vickie Gray is a headshot and portrait photographer with a studio in Hampden. She specializes in business photography that advances your career and enhances your brand. As of November 2021, Vickie has photographed more than 200 headshots, ranging from individuals who book appointments in her studio to on-site location volume headshot sessions for law firms, marketing agencies and manufacturing corporations. Her headshots are authentic, flattering and portrait-like, whether clients are actors, businesspeople, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs, realtors, or creatives. 

Check out examples of her work at www.vickiegrayimages.com

Thursday, December 9

Digital Competition 7

Theme: Open

Judge: Matthew Mahlstedt

Thursday, December 16

Holiday Zoom Party

 

Thursday, December 23

No Meeting

 

Thursday, December 30

No Meeting

 


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