The Optic 2021 virtual conference is being held on July 11 and 12.
MPA’s next FREE “Artist Spotlight” webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 7:00 PM. The speaker is Ibarionex Perello and the topic will be “Improve Your Photography by Getting Out of the Way”.
The Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) is looking for volunteers to serve on the following two (2) short-term ad hoc committees
Tim Grey will present the GreyLearning Virtual Photo Conference, which is a free all-day live online event with a variety of presentations on photography, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and more.
Roy Sewell is sharing his newletter with us
Old Bowie is having an arts and heritage themed festival.
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the C&O Canal National Historical Park joining the National Park Service.
From the organization that brings you "Artist Spotlight", MPA is incredibly pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2021 "Odyssey of Light" Webinar.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting sponsored by the Saint Mary's County Camera Club: Presentation by Chris Harris, photojournalist on February 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
To any film users out there who may be interested, two enlargers are available.
B-CCC member Janet Matthews is featured in an article in "On Landscape", an on-line magazine for landscape photographers.
The Maryland Photography Alliance’s (MPA) “Artist Spotlight” Webinar Series is back. Speakers are now scheduled for November and December.
November 14th, Stanley Turk will be leading the next field trip highlighting the Best of Bowie.
A link from Sigma: IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS: THE SIMPLE JOYS OF MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
The Maryland Photography Alliance is presenting a class on Milky Way post-processing.
On Thursday, October 8th, 7:00 p.m., SMCCC will feature Kerry Watson as the speaker on Becoming a Competent Photographer.
Come and join us to photograph covered bridges in Frederick County, Maryland.
Camera Club is about to begin and we all need the access code for the ZOOM meetings. Please click on this article for all the information you need to participate in our weekly meetings. The first club meeting will be September 14th. All meetings start at 7:30pm.
As we begin a new club year, it is time to renew your membership.
Webinar presented by The Coastal Camera Club featuring Nikhal Baal.
Full details below. Must register via Event brite. All info below.
The Baltimore Camera Club is hosting Cole Thompson this Thursday. The program will be "Why Black and White?"
An invitation from another Maryland Photography Alliance club! If you've never heard Tony...now's your chance! Zoom will be opened at 7:30 p.m. and the webinar starts at 8:00 p.m.. The first 100 will be able to attend.
Here is the actual Zoom link. No emailing required.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting sponsored by the St. Mary's County Camera Club on Thursday, June 11, at 7:00 p.m.
The MPA photo contest is in full swing. Please submit your images soon.
Please get your end of year images on to the website immediately. Had a little problem with the webpage today. Hopefully it is accepting images now.
You may have to add the images manually at the bottom of the competition webpage. Please remember to put them in the correct category (ie: NoviceBWprint, NoviceColorPrint, Novice Digital) Email Roz with a copy of all your images if you have questions or problems submitting to the website.
Join the program on Saturday, May 16.
Here is your link to get on the LIVE Judging of the April-"Nature" competition. Thanks to all of the members who got on the practice session on Saturday afternoon. CLICK on this article for all the information to get on the virtual competition. I will open the ZOOM session at 7pm. Please plan on getting on to Zoom before 7:25pm. For those that did not attend the Saturday session: you will need to get the Zoom app on your device (computer, cell phone, tablet or IPAD) before you can get on the meeting. Easy to do. The log-on address is below. Copy and paste it in your browser so you can get on the webpage. Follow the prompts to put the Zoom .exe file on your device.
Click on the link in this email "Join Zoom Meeting" at 2pm on Saturday 4/4/20 to learn about the upcoming online competition and learn about ZOOM- the virtual meeting link. You need to click on this blue title to see more info.
The Maryland Photography Alliance is sponsoring its 4th Annual Photography Contest.
Please pay close attention to the new changes.The April 6, 2020 B-CCC competition NATURE will still happen but please note some changes.
When you log-on to the club website, you will notice some changes. There is NO change when entering digital images. Do what you always do. Remember to set your class first. It is impossible to get your print entries for the competition so we are doing the next best thing. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to THESE CHANGES. Follow the steps carefully.
1. Print your images for competition (theme=NATURE) like you always do. Yes, you must still print them. You can still submit two images in Color Print and two in Black and White along with your two digital entries.
2. Find those digital files that you printed that Nature image from. This DIGITAL file will act as your print entries.
3. Name this digital file with that same unique name of your print. Make sure you resize them to 1024 X 768 just like the digital entries.
4. Now you must prove to me that you really did print images for competition SO you need to take a picture of the print that you made. No need to get fancy with this PROOF image. Snap a photo with your cell phone and save it as a small file. When saving this image Name it- PROOF PLUS the SAME TITLE AS THAT (DIGITAL) PRINT ENTRY. This proof image will prove to me that you really did print an image. The judge will judge the DIGITAL PRINT image only not the proof image.
5. Go to the webpage and enter all your images.Remember to set your class first. I would suggest you put in the digital first. You know how to do that. Pay close attention to the DATE of the competition- should be 4/6/2020- Nature.
6. You will notice that there are now 10 entry spots available with a new drop down section. Another place for you to pay attention. Why 10 options ? Good questions. You may submit a total of 6 images for our competitions and you need to submit PROOF images for any PRINT entries. Notice you have a few different options . The default is Digital Novice but there is also Advance BW Prints and Advanced BW PROOF.
7. NOW- browse for those digital PRINT files that you have uniquely named . Make sure they are in the 1024 X 768 file size. Make sure you have a matching PROOF file too that is named the same name as that PRINT image file and PROOF in the title. Take your time and put a print entry in as file 3- select from the drop down (PRINT novice or advance and color or BW) Remember to put the PROOF image below the matching Print.
8. Look at the top of the webpage to see if your images are there for the correct competition date.
Questions ???? I will be happy to help. ALL images are due on the webpage by Tuesday before midnight.
Roz 301 814-3760
Don't forget to send your entries for the Photographic Society of America Contest to Denise Hill.
Yes the competition will be happening but NOT the usual way. We are still quarantined and can not meet at church but creative ways are in process to get the judging done remotely. More details to follow.
Know that you will get to see the competition from the comfort of your home via ZOOM. So get your NATURE images ready. Read the rules carefully. Remember NATURE IS "No hand of man" in your images. No roads, bridges, "Contrails" in the sky, swings or plowed field. Every effort is being made to get prints judged also. So get printing too.
Call Roz 301 814-3760 if you have questions.
The church has closed for all outside activities for the month of March due to Covid-19. We will notify you about April meetings when information is available. Get your competition entries in by March 31st for April 6- Nature theme competition.
Field Trip: Something a little different from our usual photo shoots. We will be photographing the Charm City Rollers.
Our November speaker Don Rosenberger, is giving our group first chance for this April light painting workshop.
Several of our members will participate in this show and sale. If you're looking for a one of a kind gift, please stop by.
Display in the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg
Burke Seim, who was originally scheduled for the November Program meeting, has graciously moved his talk to October 21.
To the Historic Maxwell Hall Colonial Faire. Meet at 10:00am at The Historic Maxwell Hall Colonial Faire on 3939 Oyster House Road, Broomes Island, MD 20615. Contact Beth Fabey for more details. It will be a fabulous day !!!
The B-CCC Competition webpage is now ready for the 2019-2020 season.
Members may put entries in for all of the upcoming 8 competition if you paid your dues for 2019-2020. Special note for those folks that may already have put entries in to this year's competition-You must resubmit them. Sorry for this confusion.
David Luria, who will be one of our speakers this club year, is leading a Photo Safari with Viking Cruises on the Danube River.
Show us your skills! Enter the 2019 FoKAG Photography Contest
North Bethesda Camera Club presents speaker Leo Lubow for an all day seminar.
The Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) is a union of regional photography/camera clubs throughout the State of Maryland. This contest will be the largest digital-image, interclub photography contest of the year.
MPA will host its 3rd annual photography contest.
The theme of this exhibit will be "Seasons of Change". The exhibit will be up from September 14, 2019—November 16, 2019.
All B-CCC members are invited to join the Arundel Camera Club for a hands-on evening of food photography on June 27.
The 26th annual Howard County pow-wow and show will take place at the Howard County Fairgrounds on July 20 and 21, 2019.
The Nature Visions Photography Expo for 2019 will take place from November 1 to November 3 in Manassas, Virginia.
The Maryland Historical Society is presenting a photography exhibition that explores humankind's favorite subject - ourselves.
Three of our club members have work in the current exhibit at the Bowie City Hall.
The Maryland Photography Alliance will hold its 3rd annual photography contest.
The previously scheduled field trip to Old Luckett's Store is cancelled, due to a conflict with another event that day.
Due to severe weather predictions- the Winterthur part of the field trip is canceled. Go directly to Longwood Gardens. More info in this article.
Contact Beth Fabey if you are still planning on going to Longwood.
David Blecman is leading a photography tour to Cuba for January, 2020.
Moving to a Smaller Studio, Need to Reduce STUFF.
All Items for Quick Sale!
Frank will have his new book Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980 on sale for $45. at the next club meeting on March 4, 2019
Rob Trek, a local YouTube video blogger, has featured B-CCC's Gary Kohn, and his exhibit, "The World Through My Eyes".
You are invited to attend the artist's reception for the B-CCC gallery show at Bowie City Hall.
This year's Photo Beach Bash is coming up on Sunday, March 24, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Janet Matthews graciously supplied notes for our talk on Smartphone photography.
Gary is interviewed by "Woman Around Town" Magazine regarding his work and his current exhibit.
An amazing light show at the National Cathedral.
The deadline for entering the B-CCC Exhibit at Bowie City Hall is fast approaching.
Reception will be on Sunday, January 20.
The meeting for Monday, January 14 has been cancelled.
Photoworks is proud to host the first solo exhibition of work from Frank Van Riper's new book, "Recovered Memory: New York & Paris 1960 - 1980".
The Creative Photography Society of Baltimore has announced that tickets are now available for the 2019 :Odyssey of Light" Seminar on April 27.
Chestertown, Maryland, is hosting their 2nd Annual Dickens of a Christmas December 6 - 9.
You are invited to the Muddy Creek Artists Guild's Holiday Art Show and Sale! Please join us over 2 long weekends and get your holiday shopping underway without the mall traffic and supporting local artists.
Sixteen Photographers distinguished in their fields professionally and as educators. Each brings extensive experience in communicating their photographic knowledge and wisdom.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night is in need of photographers for the Northern Virginia Walk (October 12) at the Reston Town Center and October 13 at the Rockville Town Square.
The Maryland Photography Alliance just announced its 2nd Annual Photography Contest and we hope you will participate.
Join us on September 10 at 7:30 p.m. for a relaxing evening of photographs from near and far.
The Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland, is hosting their annual juried exhibit. You can enter!
The Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) is proud to present a seminar on “Classic Street Photography: "What the Masters Can Teach Us".
Artist's Reception on Sunday, July 22.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club and the City of Bowie Senior Center are hosting a photo exhibit.
The 15th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through Aug. 31, 2018. Winners will be featured in the department’s 2019 wall calendar and published in the winter 2019 edition of the magazine.
Join us on Monday, June 11, for the big celebration.
This survey will help us continue and improve what the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club provides. It is for both members and non-members.
Next club meeting is June 11, 2018. You have a few Mondays off.
End of Year Awards and Dessert meeting will happen on Monday June 11th.
Bring a dessert or two to share. Call Leslie if you need ideas on what to bring.
Election of officers will take place at this meeting
Just a reminder that Monday, May 7th will be our last competition for this club year. The theme is "Open". That means any photo can be entered with no theme.
See you Monday night.
On March 10 and 11, B-CCC will travel to Winchester, Virginia for a field trip that goes back into history.
National Geographic Photographer Bruce Dale, and Nikon USA Ambassador Tamara Lackey will present a one-day seminar.
Everyone has the chance to participate in a glassblowing project
in collaboration with an experienced glass artist. You will be directly involved in the glassblowing process to create your masterpiece, choosing shape, colors, size, and style of glass.
FotoWeekDC is just around the corner, November 11-19.
The Baltimore Camera Club, a co-member of the "Maryland Photography Alliance" is offering this outing. Only 30 people will be allowed to take advantage of this shoot opportunity.
B-CCC October's 5th Monday presentation, "Clicking the Shutter", will feature 4 of the clubs most winning competitors.
On Monday, October 16, B-CCC's own Zolt Levay will discuss his experience and techniques for photographing the solar eclipse this August.
Gary Jones, who spoke at B-CCC last club year on the subject of lighting, has an exhibit coming up in Rockville, Maryland.
This will be the largest digital image interclub photography contest of the year.
Photoworks has gathered together a group of Master Photographers to meet on a monthly basis with fellow artists and photographers, and engage in a photo portfolio critique.
Bring an appetizer and your photos!
Gary Kohn and Bill Conway are making news with their photography.
Our first field trip for the 2017-2018 club year will take place on September 2, at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium.
Experience the park in the evening by joining rangers for a tour of the ponds to see the night blooming Victoria Lilies and other things that come out at night.
Gary Kohn has two images that were selected to be in the current exhibit at Bowie City Hall.
The next Club Meeting will be the Awards Night on June 5th. Bring a dessert and come celebrate with all the winners. Need ideas on what to bring ? Call Leslie Ferrari. See you on Monday, June 5th.
Steve Rosenbach, who presented a program at our meeting on April 24, hosts a number of photo tours.
Janet Matthews has a new show at the Multiple Exposures Gallery entitled "Small Anxieties".
Betsy Hudson is looking for a wedding photographer. If you are interested in more information about photography her wedding, please give her a call at 410 997-1008
The Red Cross is looking for some volunteer photographers.
The speaker who was originally scheduled for the Program Meeting on January 16 could not be there, but Bob Peterson has graciously offered to fill the void. We are happy to have him.
Your photographs are requested for a new funding opportunity to help Herb with the Lonaconing Silk Mill repairs.
Don't forget to get yours in!
On January 22, the club will spend the day at Glen Echo.
On Saturday, December 17, we will trek down to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the gravestones of fallen military personnel.
There is a change of venue for this event.
Reminder that the next B-CCC meeting will be held at Bowie City Hall located at 15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie Maryland 20716. This is a different location than previously announced in our yearly calendar of events.
There is No B-CCC meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016 as the church is an election polling site. Next B-CCC meeting is on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Bowie City Hall located at 15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716 ROOM 243.
Jeanine Cummins has arranged a field trip to a candy factory in Washington, D.C., for November 5.
We'll be going to "Steam Into History" on Saturday, September 24.
Stop by between 10a and 2pm to talk to the Nikon Rep and see the new products.
The exhibit is at Bowie City Hall
Maryland Photography Alliance has announced a juried photography exhibit in Howard County. Any Maryland resident may submit up to two images for consideration free of charge by the May 31st deadline. If your digital images are selected, you must them have them printed, matted, framed and ready to hang. Full details to follow:
The Honor Flight group that Danni Downing shoots for is looking for a second volunteer photographer who would be willing to take photos of what's called the Flags of Our Heroes. Families of war veterans who were supposed to come to DC but who passed before they could make the trip send a photo of the veteran--or sometimes bring it themselves--so that we can take a picture of the veteran at his or her memorial. It's a service the Badger Honor Flight group provides that means so much to the veterans' families.
We currently have two scheduled dates : April 30th and May 21st to photograph. There are two families to photograph on April 30th and nine families to photograph on May 21st. This number may increase. Expected time that the photographer is needed is about two hours plus your travel time.
PLEASE contact Danni Downing if you can help or want more details at email@example.com
The Eberts will be presenting a slideshow of their recent trip to China on Sunday, May 22 at Riderwood.
Photo ’16, a national, juried photographic competition. Enties accepted through June 30, 2016. For pospectus and submission information please go to: http://www.multipleexposuresgallery.com/photo16-prospectus
A problem has occurred with the date changes on the competition page of the club website. Please go to the competition page and change the dates for your End Of Year entries ( 1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mentions) to May 11th. You may enter two images for the May 9th competition.
As of March 24, 2016, Google is now offering the NikSoftware Complete download for free. Yes, you read that right. Go to https://www.google.com/nikcollection/ and click on the top right for the free download.
A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Collington Life Center on 10450 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721.
The February 15th meeting is canceled due to snow, ice and an un-plowed parking lot. See you next week. Roz
Due to inclement weather, the meeting for Monday, January 25 is being cancelled.
Due to construction, the National Museum of the Marine Corps will be closed for a prolonged period of time.
12/30/2015 President's Comments
The Memorial Service for Dick Whitley will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 4-6pm at The Lee Funeral Home 6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton, MD.
Former B-CCC member Christine B Hunt has some book for sale.
On October 31 we will visit Chestertown, Maryland for the Downrigging Weekend.
Entries for the PSA photo contest are due.
Sign up for their newsletter to receive a 20% discount.
Due to weather concerns, we will not be going to the Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown.
B-CCC Club Members: Here is an opportunity to support our club members.
Please consider donating to the Annual Mini-golf Outing to benefit the Dena Kohn Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Theatre Lab is Sunday, September 20, 2015.
See flyer below or call Gary at 703 623-5488 for more details.
Sorry to say that there will be NO September Pig-Out this club year. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday September 21st for our first meeting of the year. You can pay club dues by mail. Send checks to B-CCC PO Box 515, Bowie, MD 20718
Best wishes are sent to Pat French and Dick Whitley.
The B-CCC Field Trip to Ladew Topiary Gardens is scheduled for September 12, 2015, led by Jessyca Stansbury- McCargo
Long time B-CCC member, Richard Rohlfing has died after a long illness.
B-CCC member Gary Kohn has had two photographic articles published in the on-line magazine "Woman Around Town".
Dena's new book, "North of Normal: notes from a rural town" is now available for purchase.
The Bloomwatch Twitter feed will keep you up to date on the latest news about this year's Cherry Blossoms.
The next PSA Competition is just days away. Please send your images to Denise Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday February 21st.
The Shoot the Milky Way field trip to Moorefield,WV scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 21015 is canceled due to bad weather.
B-CCC will visit the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center on Saturday, January 10. Here is an update for that trip.
Free trial download of ProShow available, and don't forget the monthly slideshow workshops!
Our meeting location for the November 17 meeting is changed!
A December Field Trip is scheduled for the club to visit the Christmas event at Williamsburg Village, Virginia, December 19, 20 & 21.
The Design4Kids and Fotokids projects in Guatemala are putting on a photo workshop during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in March - April of 2015.
Click this article for directions on how to get there!
On Oct. 8, Interested skywatchers should attempt to see the total eclipse of the moon and the rising sun simultaneously.
B-CCC will be exhibiting photographs at the Huntington Community Center in Old Bowie in November and December, 2014.
The Creative Photography Society is kicking off our Webinar Series on Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. (EDST) with Blake Rudis of Everyday HDR and HDR Insider.
A speaker of a past B-CCC program, Michelle Frankfurter has a Kickstarter campaign to get her book funded.
The B-CCC will be travelling to the Pittsburgh area on the weekend of JULY 26-27 to tour & photograph the CARRIE BLAST FURNACE & Mill plus the W.A. YOUNG MACHINE SHOP & FOUNDRY.
Our End of Year Awards Meeting will take place at the All Saints Lutheran Church on Monday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m.
We have an exciting and interesting group of competition topics for the next club year.
Dave Ebert reports from the shore that the weather conditions are good.
Janet's exhibit will run until June 1, with a reception on Sunday, April 13.
Due to the dire predictions of heavy rain for the entire day on Saturday, March 29, we are cancelling this field trip.
A B-CCC member is participating in "Ride for the Feast" on May 10 and 11. You can help!
The meeting for Monday March 3 is CANCELLED due to the weather, and the competiton will be postponed until next Monday, March 10.
Carl Lancaster is putting together a weekend-long photographic trip to New York City. The date is June 13-15, 2014.
David and Marketa Ebert will be presenting a collection of photographic slide shows from their traveling adventures.
Join us on March 29 for this great annual event.
An interesting piece involving photography and the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Join us on February 8 for some great photography and fun too.
The January field trip will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby, Maryland, is opening its gates at 6:45 a.m. on January 18, 2014 for artists.
Bill Conway will be in Washington, DC, early on the morning of December 17.
This is an update regarding the club's upcoming exhibit.
Registration is open for this great annual event.
If you plan to go on this November trip, please read the information contained in this article.
Here is some important and updated information for those wishing to join Don Andberg on this great field trip.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will be putting on an exhibition at Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery in Severna Park.
The Washington School of Photography offers both an affiliate and resident photographer program, offering studio and office space to photographers in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Bowie -Crofton Camera Club has been asked to submit digital photos for a new monthly publication called Bowie Life.
The "Capture the Heart of America" Photo Contest for 2013 is sponsored by the Silos and Smoke Stacks National Heritage Area.
Our annual cookout gathering, now known as B-CCC Members Day, will be held on Sunday, September 1, at the home of Clarence and Marti Carvell.
Clarence Carvell will be leading a club field trip to the Frontier Museum in Staunton, Virginia in November. Early reservations are recommended.
Peak spawning occurs this year on May 25. This is a rare and excellent opportunity for nature photography.
Stefan Kaben's resource information from his 22 April 2013 presentation is now available.
The club will visit the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 6.
The Carrie Murray Nature Center in Baltimore, Maryland is inviting photographers to a day of bird photography.
The club will host a field trip on March 9 to an abandoned silk mill in Western Maryland.
June 29, 1935 - February 12, 2013
This year's show will be on Sunday, March 10. B-CCC members and others are all welcome to attend.
Bob Matthews has arranged with Richard Pippin to offer a 2-day Lith Printing workshop.
Show at the Greater Reston Arts Center through Feb. 23. These two articles appearing in local media discuss the event.
One of our club members has a winning photo posted on PSA's web page.
Bill Conway's presentation of shooting star trails and light painting is available in the Resources tab.
There will be a field trip to Luray Caverns for a private photographic tour in January.
Update on Longwood Gardens Field Trip
This is an update of information for the upcoming field trip to Longwood Gardens on November 24.
Our annual Holiday Dinner will once again be at Hella's Restaurant.
The late October field trip date is Oct. 26.
This is a short bio on Bryan Ramsay, who will be the judge for our October 1 Open Competiton.
There is an updated for the field trip this Saturday to the Cowtown Rodeo in New Jersey.
Two of our members currently have their work being exhibited as part of juried shows.
Bill Conway will be leading a photowalk on Worldwide Photowalk Day, October 13, in Lusby, Maryland.
Our club newsletter, "The Viewfinder", has won two awards in the annual newsletter contest from the PSA.
The B-CCC Field Trip Committee is planning a field trip to the coast of Maine during the first week of October.
Save the Date for the Annual Pig-Out Dinner
The 2012 B-CCC Pig Out is planned for Sunday, Sept. 2.
B-CCC member George Smyth will present a demonstration on the making of bromoil prints on May 3 in Rockville.
Janet Matthews and George Smyth are featured in the "Alternative Visions" exhibition at Photoworks Photography School and Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland.
Dick Bond will be having a reception for his solo exhibit at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts on April 27.
The Aerodrome is a living museum of antique aviation in Rhinebeck, New York, and a great place to capture some terrific photographs.
Although you are aware of LensWork (our print magazine), we'd like to point your attention to our extensive and free Internet site on photography and the creative process, LensWork Daily.
Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) members now have the opportunity to join the FONZ Photo Club.
Due to a scheduling conflict involving the election on April 3, we are moving the date for the April (Nature) Competition to Monday, April 9.
Joe Campbell will be the judge for the March 5 competition.
We received word today that former club member Carl Balcerak has died. Visitation al will be held on Thursday March 1, 2012 at 10:00am at St. Pius X Church, Route 450, Bowie, Maryland. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00am.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will have an exhibit of photographs on display in the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland, from February 23 - April 8, 2012.
Marion Shipman has images on exhibit at the Bowie Center for Performing Arts.
The Baltimore Camera Club is sponsoring a seminar by John Paul Caponigro on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
There will be a change of speaker for Monday's meeting, but not a change of subject.
Penn Camera is filing for bankruptcy, and will be closing five stores immediately.
B-CCC member George Smyth was interviewed by "Fotosavant", a journal discussing and exhibiting the excellence and diversity that is handrafted photography.
The 2012 B-CCC Holiday Dinner/Party at Hellas Restaurant (in Millersville, MD) on January 8, 2012 will not start until 4:00 p.m.
Students from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Refugee Youth Project were mentored by National Geographic Photo Camp staff to produce a photo and multimedia exhibition about the disappearing islands of the Chesapeake Bay.
Long time B-CCC member Patricia Bress passed away on Sunday, November 6.
The Holiday Dinner has been set for Sunday, January 8, 2012. It will once again be at Hellas Restaurant in Millersville, MD from 3:00 p.m. until ?????
The judge for our November 7 "Leading Lines" competition has changed.
Nikhil Bahl, who offered a program on creating interpretations, has an eBook that expands upon the ideas on which he spoke.
Dates are available in the spring and fall of 2012.
Michelle Frankfurter offered her project, Destino, at the club's first meeting of the year.
Chip Bulgin to Judge October 3, 2011, OPEN Competition
Chip Bulgin is the judge for our �Open� competition on October 3, 2011.
A photograph taken by a club member will appear on the "Chesapeake 360" Guidebook to the Chesapeake region.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will be putting on an exhibition at the Galleries at
Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis from February 23-April 8, 2012.
Be sure to reserve your place for this annual feast and social event.
Coming - September 4, 2011
B-CCC member Theresa Harrison had a photograph accepted into the Laurel Art Guild
2011 Juried Art Show at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center.
What is the Best Monitor to Use for Photography? This question is answered on an informative website.
Our own Pat French will have photographs shown at the Waverly Street Gallery's Annual Invitational Show.
Remember that the B-CCC Holiday dinner Jan. 9. You can see the menu in this article.
There will be a special "How-To" meeting for novice photographers on Monday, Dec. 13.
This annual slide show workshop is open to any interested members.
B-CCC will travel to Frederick, Maryland this weekend for a field trip to the city's historic district.
On October 16, B-CCC will visit Tilghman Island, for the annual Tilghman Day races and contests, exhibits, auction, food, and music.
The club's annual holiday dinner is set for Sunday, January 9, 2011.
The NIH Camera Club has graciously invited B-CCC members to participate in the following activities. Check out the open competition on October 7th with cash prizes.
B-CCC memeber Janet Matthews currently has an exhibit of her work at an area gallery.
Presentation by Janet Matthews
On Monday evening, March 29th, B-CCC club members will present an evening of photographic slide shows.
There are two great field trips in April - one local, one far away.
A new book by club member Clarence Carvell is due to be released in April, 2010.
Our own Zolt Levay will give a presentation on pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope at U. of Md. on January 5, 2010.
On Nov. 7 and 8, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens near Tysons Corners, VA, is having a Fall Photography day as part of Foto Week.
Field Trip Nov. 1st to Potomac Eagle Railroad, in Romney, W.Va.
On Sunday, November 1st, B-CCC will visit the Potomac Eagle Railroad, in Romney, W.Va. to ride on the Railroad
Some great photographic opportunities will be found at this festival in Charlotte Hall, Md.
Join other photography and outdoor enthusiasts as we explore the marina area of Codorus State Park, located near Hanover, Pa.
The club's first field trip for the 2009-2010 year will take place right here in Bowie.
Disney's "A Christmas Carol Train" will be making two stops in our area, offering great photo opportunities for those who are interested.
The Baltimore Camera Club is presenting a photography seminar by Brenda Tharp, entitled "The Art of Photography". The date is March 6, 2010.
There is still time to get your framed work exhibited at The Bowie Senior Center.
Please contact Bob Matthews if you are interested.
Club members can get their photos hung and seen at these two upcoming exhibits.
The VisArts Center in Rockville will be participating in FotoWeek DC in November.
Explore Lewes, Delaware with Rolfe Photography on a Photo Walking tour July 25th, August 1st, and August 8th.
VisArts Center Photography Dept. in Rockville is offering a free 2-hour mini workshop on Monday evening, July 13, 7-9 p.m. on photographing sunflowers.
The Eastman Kodak Company is producing its last run of Kodachrome film on Monday, June 22nd.
The Maryland Federation of Art is holding its 9th annual American Landscapes Juried Exhibition.
VisArts is proud to present 57 artist booths for the 2009 Fine Arts Festival, on May 23 and 24, 2009.
Spend an enjoyable early-summer night in a lovely cabin along the C&O Canal Towpath with plenty of photographic opportunities nearby.
NBC News Anchor Ann Curry Exposes Darfur in Washington School of Photography Exhibit with Antoine Sanfuentes.
The Bear Branch Nature Center, in Carroll County, offers raptor shooting on Saturday, May 2nd.
The east coast Kinetic Sculpture Race championship will take place in Baltimore May 2, 2009 rain or shine.
The Maryland Historical House and Garden Pilgrimage starts April 25, 2009, and continues on selected weekend dates through May 17.
B-CCC has a special opportunity to get in early in the morning at Brookside Gardens to do a private photo session with the butterflies.
On Monday, April 27th, B-CCC will present its annual slide show evening.
On Monday, May 25, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens near Tyson's Corner, VA, is hosting a Photographer's Field Day.
On May 23 and 24, there will be an Air Expo at PAX River Naval Base, Lexington Park, MD.
Ginter Botanical Gardens offer high wheel bicycle demonstrations, costumed interpreters, Ragtime Music, tours of historic Bloemendaal House, and 40 acres of themed gardens.
There is no scheduled club meeting when there is a 5th Monday of the month.
The National Wildlife Federation is sponsoring its 39th annual wildlife photography competition.
Join club members for a waaaay-out-of-town field trip to the historic Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina.
"Three Days of Peace, Love, and Photography", at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
On Sunday, March 1st, B-CCC has an opportunity to take a private photo-tour of Luray Caverns, in Luray, Virginia.
B-CCC will visit the historic College Park Aviation Museum for its January field trip on Saturday, January 24th.
How You See It A Juried Photography Exhibition
The VisArts Center in Rockville is calling for entries for the second annual photography exhibition at the Kaplan Gallery.
The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts ("VisArts Center") in Rockville now has a Photography Department.
There will be a one-day workshop on HDR and Abstracts in Historic St. Michaels, January 28, 2009.
Images from the November 24 how-to are now available for viewing at Richard Chomitz's website.
The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation's capital.
Be sure to be at our "How To" meetings coming up in the near future.
A new section devoted to articles by members has been added to the website, starting with an interesting article by Janet Matthews called Use Your Scanner As A Camera.
On Saturday December 6th, B-CCC will be travelling to the Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland, to view and photograph the annual Memorial Illumination.
Take a walk along the Fells Point ArtLoop and enjoy art shows, openings, events & great food. And while you're there, visit the Robert McClintock Studio Gallery.
The Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour will make a stop in Baltimore, on Wednesday, November 19th, for an all-day class on CS-4.
B-CCC will host an inter-club competiton on November 15, 2008
Ships from across the mid-Atlantic make their way up the Chester River to participate in the schooner Sultana's eighth annual Downrigging Weekend, October 30th to November 2, 2008
Two upcoming workshops offer valuable information on legal and business issues that are of interest to photographers.
Janet Matthews teaches how to create photo montages using layer masks.
Clarence Carvell will be giving monthly classes in the use of Photoshop 9 (CS-3). Classes are free to B-CCC members. Class size is limited to 15.
B-CCC will travel to Cass, West Virginia, for its first "out-of-town" field trip of the new club year. Scenic views and fall foliage will be everywhere!
The Brunswick Railroad Museum and the Brunswick Photographers Guild are holding their first photography contest.
Please consider entering your digital images in the PSA International Club Image Competition. The competitions are held four times per year October, December, February and April. You may submit 2 images in each of these competitions.
Our first field trip of the new club year happens two days before our first meeting! Join us for a day (or two) on Smith Island.
An invitation to all club members and their guest to enjoy a pleasant and social Labor Day weekend picnic, on Sunday August 31st.
The Nature Conservancy's 2008 Photo Contest is open.
Please join us at the newly formed Flickr group.
The B-CCC is proud to present the 4th club exhibit for this year.
The exhibit will run from April 16th thru May 10th at The Bowie Center for Performing Arts. BCPA is located on Route 450 adjacent to Bowie High School.
Opening reception will be on April 29th from 6-8 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Two great field trips are lined up for the club in May. The first is a walk among the wild trillium, in the mountains of Virginia. The next is a repeat-performance of last year's final trip, to the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association in Pennsylvania.
John Shaw, a renowned and respected nature photographer, will be conducting a two-day seminar in Baltimore on April 12 and 13, 2008.
Post: Slate of Bowie-Crofton Club officers for club year 2008-09. Please note three of the five officers have agreed to remain on the executive board.
For B-CCC members who have gone on field trips this year, please bring in some photos for the back-of-the-room gallery on April 28th!
A NIK Software sponsored seminar is coming to our area in late April and May. It is called "Captivated by the Light".
An opportunity has presented itself for members of B-CCC to visit the headquarters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, in Annapolis.
On Wednesday, April 9th, the Washington Convention Center will be the venue for a day-long Photoshop workshop sponsored by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
B-CCC will travel to Washington, D.C. for the 42nd annual Smithsonian Kite Festival.
On the weekend of April 4th and 5th, B-CCC will be traveling to the beautiful Laurel Highlands of southwest Pennsylvania.
Susan Milestone, a professional nature and fine art photographer, will present our program for the B-CCC meeting on March 17th.
The annual celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day will happen again. It will be the traditional last Sunday in April.
The full moon is going to get totally eclipsed on the nights of February 20&21, putting on a gorgeous show, and giving photographers of the night sky a great opportunity.
A "PhotoWalk" is being organized in Washington, DC, during the month of March.
B-CCC will be hosting an Inter-Club Competition on March 31. The invited clubs include the Silver Spring Camera Club, the North Bethesda Camera Club, and the National Institutes of Health Camera Club.
Maryland Hall in Annapolis will be conducting a workshop entitled "Introduction to Studio Lighting" taught by Dick Bond and Chip Bulgin.
This exhibition is open to all amateur and professional photographers 18 years and older working in any photographic medium who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia.
On Saturday, February 2nd, the club will venture forth for a field trip to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center, next to Dulles Airport in northern Virginia.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club is pleased to announce a club photo exhibit at Huntington Community Center in "Olde" Bowie, Maryland. The exhibit will run from 12/29/07 thru 1/26/08. Opening reception on Thursday, January 10, 2008 from 6-8 pm. Please call Roz Kleffman 301 464-1867 for more details.
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Memorial to Charter Member Jonas Bassen
B-CCCC Charter Member, Jonas Bassen was fondly remembered at the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday April 14, 2007 at Acorn Park. This open area with a beautiful walkway for strolling and plenty of benches for relaxing is located just off the intersection of Route 450 and Stoneybrook Drive. The tree lined hill remains very reminiscent of historic Bowie, long before Levitt purchased the land for development. About 50 people attended the ceremony. Arbor Day was a perfect opportunity to memorialize Jonas.
The Photographic Society of America (PSA), established in 1936, is one of the largest associations of its kind, bringing together amateur and professional enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike. PSA has members in 73 countries.