The judge for our November 7 "Leading Lines" photo competition is now Stan Klem, an active member of the Silver Spring Camera Club. Below is his biography.
Stan Klem biography
Stan Klem has been an active and continuous member of the
Silver Spring Camera Club since 1981, and has served several times
as its president, director, newsletter editor, and program chair. In
the mid-1990’s Stan and fellow club member Jim Malaro launched
a digital imaging workshop, to introduce SSCC members to the art
of electronic image manipulation. Three years later Stan started a
separate digital workshop primarily for novices. He also introduced
the club to the concept of mini-portfolios--a 10-minute, two-dozen
image presentation and tribute of a senior club member’s work.
Its purpose was to provide the membership a fuller understanding
and appreciation of how their fellow photographers viewed, and the
techniques they used to capture, this visual world of ours.
In club competitions Stan’s forte was primarily color slides and
digital image capture, and his subject matter was predominantly
portraiture, followed by close-ups, nature, and experimental themes.
Within his first 10 years with the club, Stan was awarded SSCC’s
Photographer of the Year in Advanced Slides three times and later
achieved the honor of SSCC Master of Photography in 1991.
In the 80’s and early 90’s Stan specialized in weddings and
portraits in his spare time. And in the mid-90’s he joined the Great
Exposure Photo Gallery in Savage Mills, MD as one of its founding
For most of his 40-year professional career Stan worked as a
publications editor and manager with the U.S. Department of State in
Washington, DC. He retired in January 2008.