Eastern Maine Camera Club

Developing Photographers

May 7th 2017 Outing on the Kenduskeg 

Meet on Valley Avenue in Bangor - 8 AM Sunday 5/7/2017

Posted by Admin Thursday, May 04, 2017 10:06:00 PM Categories: Events
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Kim Stone Scheduled to Speak at May 4th Meeting 

Open to the public, please bring a friend!

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4th, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Kim Stone. 

Thanks to club member John Edwards for providing the detailed info below:

On May 4th our guest speaker will be Kim Stone. I credit Kim for inspiring me to get back into photography for love of the art rather than just a way to record... my family and life events.

Kim Stone’s love of photography is inspired by her family and one other thing; horses. Kim is a Maine native who has been riding since age four. She began actively taking photographs in High School and worked as a sports photographer in college developing her own film. Many of her photos at Gordon College were selected for publication to include the
yearbook.

Over the years, family vacations in Maine created exciting photo opportunities and a great learning environment focusing the camera on her active family. More recently, Kim has been working summers in the saddle, roping, doctoring, and handling cattle on a large ranch in Oregon. Ranch life allowed her to continue developing her photography skills highlighting open spaces and the life of the cowboy. Her love of horses and working as a cowboy alongside them helped her create intensely dramatic images.

Kim ‘s photography has been featured nationally and internationally in several publications including, The Paint Horse Journal, Western Horseman, American Quarter Horse Journal, Eclectic Horseman, and Horseman of Czech Republic well as the following books: The Alvord Ranch Experience by Kim Stone, Cow Horse Confidence by Martin Black, Evidence Based Horsemanship by Martin Black and Dr. Steve Peters. Kim currently lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Please be sure to come to this special club meeting and listen to Kim tell her story and show us her beautiful images of the wide open spaces of the West and the people who work hard and live there.

You can view Kim's Photography by visiting her website at shinanatu.com

Kim Stone

Posted by Admin Monday, May 01, 2017 6:41:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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Speaker Noel Topping on Wedding Photography 

Open to the public, please bring a friend!

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 2nd, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Noel Topping, speaking on Wedding Photography. 

The following snippet comes directly from Noel's Web Site (http://noeltopping.zenfolio.com/):

"Noel and Melissa are primarily New England Wedding Photographers.

Noel has worked with Bangor Adult Education and Bangor Photo offering classes in Photoshop and Lightroom to beginner and experienced photographers.

Noel has offered Photo Restoration services from damaged photos all the way up to and including Insurance Fire Restorations of albums caught in a house fires.

Noel is an accomplished image maker and teacher. Please come prepared to ask questions and enjoy an evening of image making discussion."

Noel Topping - Wedding Photographer

The event is free and open to all. For information, call 207-318-9995 or email info@easternmainecameraclub.org.

Posted by Admin Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:56:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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Speaker Peter Jones on Cave Photography 

Something for everyone!

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov 3rd, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Peter Jones, speaking on Cave Photography. 

Peter has put together a show that will have something for everyone. How often have you seen photos from deep inside the earth?! In his own words...

"It is a mix of some of my better images over the years, some history of work that I have done at Carlsbad Caverns NP, some of the more complicated images I’ve made and details of how the images were created. There’s also a very brief introduction as to how I got into caving, cave photography and being a potter (my full time career for 43 years). At the end of the presentation, I chose one image that I took a couple of years ago to illustrate all the post capture processing I did on it to become the final image. I will also bring along a lot of gear I use to take my images. The final thing I will do during the presentation is to take questions from people."  "...I don’t want to overwhelm with technical detail, but I also do want to show that some of what I do requires advanced knowledge and techniques to make it appear easy and seamless. In short, it should provide something for everyone. Certainly what I do is likely to be very different from what most photographers do, so it should be a nice sidetrack for people to learn about."

The event is free and open to all. For information, call 207-318-9995 or email info@easternmainecameraclub.org.

Peter Jones Cave Photography

 

 

 

Posted by Admin Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:52:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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The Art of Seeing Differently 

Presented by Colleen Miniuk-Sperry of Chandler, Arizona

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Colleen Miniuk-Sperry of Chandler, Arizona, speaking on ” The Art of Seeing Differently.” Chandler has been the Artist in Residence with Acadia National Park three times, which enabled her to publish “Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where and How” in February 2014. She will share her insights on how to see and connect with subjects on a deeper level. The event is free and open to all. For information, call 207-318-9995 or email info@easternmainecameraclub.org.

 

Posted by Admin Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:41:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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Jim Nickelson to Speak at Eastern Maine Camera Club Meeting 

Thursday, April 7 2016

 Jim Nickelson will be speaking Thursday April 7, 2016 at Bangor Parks and Rec.  Science is the underpinning for all of Jim's photography.  Before he got into photography, he was a NASA engineer and a corporate lawyer.  He now teaches at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine.  More information and examples of his work can be found at jimnickelson.com.

The meeting will be held in the Senior room at Bangor Parks and Rec, 647 Main Street, Bangor Maine.  Start time; 6:30 PM. The public is invited. The cost; FREE.

Eastern Maine Camera Club organizes speakers the first Thursday of the month from October to May.  The schedule is typically posted on http://easternmainecameraclub.org/events.aspx in September.  We update the information throughout the season as speakers are confirmed.  Please check often to get the latest information. 

For more information about this event or Eastern Maine Camera Club use our Contact Us form by following this link

 
Posted by Admin Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:21:00 AM Categories: Events
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Robin Robinson to Speak at Eastern Maine Camera Club Meeting 

Thursday, March 3 2016

This coming Thursday March 3 is a speakers night.  Robin Robinson will share her work. Robin is from Maine, and specializes in Maine Nature photography.  As a writer, birder, and gardener, Robin's mind is always on the natural world.  Her work has been featured in "Downeast Magazine," the "Portland Press Herald," the "Bangor Daily News," and others.  Her photographs have been selected for the juried Maine Photography Show.  She is also a speaker and educator state-wide, and her work has been displayed in numerous galleries.   Her web site is: http://www.robinrobinsonmaine.com/.

The meeting will be held in the Senior room at Bangor Parks and Rec, 647 Main Street, Bangor Maine.  Start time; 6:30 PM. 

The public is invited.

Posted by Admin Saturday, February 27, 2016 4:15:00 PM Categories: Events
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Bangor State Fair 2015 Photo Contest 

It’s time to prepare your photos for the 2015 Photo Contest at the Bangor State Fair! The official rules can be downloaded from the fair’s web site at the following address:

2015 Photo Contest Rules, Entry Form and Photo Tickets

If you would like to have a hard copy of the rules for this or any other fair contest mailed to you, this can be requested by calling 207.561.8300 or emailing fair@bangormaine.gov with a name, address and list of competitions you are interested in.   More information regarding contests can be found on the fair’s web site at the following address:

http://www.bangorstatefair.com/contestspremiums

Eastern Maine Camera Club members will be at Fair Grandstand on Monday, July 27th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM to accept entries.  You can also mail your entries, details for that can be found in the Contest Rules. 

Every year we regretfully end up turning some entries away so please do take the time to read the rules.  The most common reason for photos being turned away is improper matting or size.  It’s really important for your photos to be matted according to the rules. Proper matting will help protect your images from damage, and facilitate the way we hang the photos. 

Photo tickets are very important and often misunderstood. We often have over 600 photos to process in one evening. This identifying system allows us to judge the photos anonymously, then quickly pull down the ticket for display, so the photographer can be recognized, without marking up your image or matt. 

Unfortunately tickets can sometimes fall off, making it impossible for us to know who the photo belongs too.  For that reason, your name and address must be on the back of the photo prior to entry in addition to the tickets mentioned above.  Missing this step causes a significant delay for everyone.

I’ve given you some key points but this is no substitute for reading the entire rules.  Please read the entire rules to help us make this an enjoyable experience for everyone.  I’ll post the link again so you don’t even have to scroll back up. 

2015 Photo Contest Rules, Entry Form and Photo Tickets

We at Eastern Maine Camera Club will do our best to answer any question and help you in any way we can.  You can reach us via email at: info@easternmainecameraclub.org

Now, in closing here’s a look at the adult categories for this year’s contest:

  1. People
  2. Children
  3. Nature – the “hand of man” cannot be evident in the picture
  4. Animals
  5. Flowers
  6. Open – any subject matter in good taste
  7. Maine  -- photos that symbolize Maine and were taken in Maine
  8. Maine State Parks – scenic photos taken in any Maine State Park

And, the High School and Youth categories:

  1. Open
  2. Maine

Good luck, but most of all, have fun!

Posted by Admin Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:19:00 PM Categories: Events
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March 5th Speaker - Michael Good 

Michael has over 25 years experience studying the birds of North America and brings a wealth of knowledge about Neotropical migrants and the avifauna of the Eastern United States. Michael has traveled extensively in the US, Alaska, Europe, Australia, South America and Cuba.  Michael is a regional business leader promoting sound ecologically practices in business and land development.

Michael maintains his own bird sanctuary on  MDI, and offers tours through his Downeast Nature Tours business.

The meeting will be held in the Senior room at Bangor Parks and Rec, 647 Main Street, Bangor Maine.  Start time; 6:30 PM. 

 
Posted by Admin Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:11:00 AM Categories: Events
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Survey for Macro Photography Weekend with Mark Warner 

Proposing Dates in September 2014.

The Eastern Maine Camera Club is setting up a Macro Photography Weekend with Mark Warner.  Mark is an accomplished professional photographer.  Though his expertise is with aerial and landscape photography, Mark is very skilled in the 'up close and personal world" of macro photography.  Mark is very articulate, and an excellent presenter.  He is also very skilled at image commentary and critique, which will be a part of the weekend experience.  Your participation in the commentary is voluntary.

 

There will be a fee for Mark's services.  That fee will be spread out among the participants.

 

We will be staying at Quoddy Head Station. There will be lodging cost for those who plan to spend one or more nights. You can come down for the day.

 

The proposed dates are either September 5 and 6 or September 12 and 13.

 

If you have an interest in participating, please go to our Member Survey page and vote your preference:

 

http://easternmainecameraclub.org/member-surveys.aspx

 

Feel free to contact Don with any questions or comments.

Posted by Admin Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:46:00 PM Categories: Events
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