Eastern Maine Camera Club

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Bangor State Fair Photo Contest Results 

The Bangor State Fair Photo Contest has wrapped up  for 2019.  If you'd like to see the results you can find them here: 

2019 Bangor State Fair Photo Contest Winner

We had a great turnout this year in our new venue; 237 entries!  Thank you all for participating! 

 

 

Posted by Admin Monday, August 12, 2019 7:30:00 PM Categories: Events News
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Bangor State Fair 2019 Photo Contest & Exhibit 

It’s time to prepare your photos for the 2019 Photo Contest and Exhibit at the Bangor State Fair! The official rules can be downloaded from the fair’s web site at the following address:

2019 Photo Contest Rules, Entry Form and Photo Tickets

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 available to accept entries at the South East Entry of the Cross Insurance Center on Monday, July 22nd from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. There will be signs to guide you. You can also mail your entries, details for that can be found in the Contest Rules (link above). 

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 200 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. 

2019 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. Panoramas— Subject matter is completely open, but this category will pose a unique challenge. You may create a panoramic image, either horizontal or vertical, of any dimensions, up to a maximum width or height of 40 inches, but the challenging part is, the total image area, Height X Width, must not exceed 320 inches (the area of a standard 16 X 20 print). This means you will have to carefully plan your photo's composition so the image will fit within an aspect ratio that conforms to the above width and area, rather than width and height. Please study the following description of what we will consider an acceptable panorama to be. A "panorama" is defined as an image having at least a 1 to 2 (1/2) aspect ratio (twice as wide as it is high) though the most common ratio is 1/3. For example, a 1/2 ratio panoramic landscape photo could be printed to 20 inches wide, but would be limited to a 10 inch height, and would have an area of 200 inches. Similarly, if your photo can be composed in a 1/3 format, you could print it 30 inches wide, but the height would still be 10 inches, and the area would be 300 inches. As a final example, if you wanted to utilize the maximum 40 inch width allowed, you would have to compose your photo in a 1/5 ratio, making the height 8 inches to get the maximum area of 320 inches.

Prize money and ribbons in all the above categories include: First Place, $20.00; Second Place, $15.00; Third Place, $10.00; Ribbons only will be awarded for Honorable Mention.

The only category for Youth entries this year is Open, which is “any subject matter in good taste.” Any Youth photographer (16 and under) may enter up to two color AND two black and white prints. Please indicate on your registration form how many prints of each type you are entering.

Prize money and ribbons the Youth categories include: First Place, $20.00; Second Place, $15.00; Third Place, $10.00; Ribbons only for Honorable Mention.

Good luck, but most of all, have fun!

Posted by Admin Friday, June 28, 2019 4:26:00 PM Categories: Events News
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May Speaker - Rob Sylvan 

Light Room Development Module - Thursday, May 2 2019, 6:30 PM

May 2nd is our next meeting and we have an amazing educational opportunity. Rob Sylvan will be working in the Development Module of Lightroom to show us how to process our images in the preeminent image processing software. Rob Sylvan is a freelance photographer, author, educator, and aspiring beekeeper. He is also the Lightroom Help Desk Specialist for KelbyOne, and an adjunct faculty in the Visual Arts department of NHTI. Rob answers all of the Lightroom questions on the KelbyOne Help Desk and contributes to Lightroom Magazine and lightroomkillertips.com. He is the author of many Lightroom and photography related books, eBooks, videos, and the soon to be released “Lightroom Classic for Dummies." Rob has been a guest presenter at the New England Camera Club Counsel Conference, Photoshop World, and PhotoPlus Expo speaking on Lightroom, Photoshop, and Wacom tablets.
To see more on Rob please visit these sites:

https://www.facebook.com/Sylvanworks/
https://www.facebook.com/RobSylvan
https://www.stocksy.com/sylvanworks
https://robsylvan.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.

Friday, April 26, 2019 7:09:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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October Speaker - Colleen Miniuk-Sperry 

Wild About Wildflower Photography. Thursday, Oct 18th 2018, 6:30 PM

Colleen 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. Colleen will share her insights on wildflower photography. You can learn more about Colleen and see her work at www.cms-photo.com 

 

Colleen Miniuk-Sperry

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

 

Posted by Admin Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:07:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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Opening Night! 

Presidents Welcome - 2018-2019

As of this writing, the summer has been lovely – almost enough rain, lots of sunshine. Enough fog to take photos on the coast, enough sunshine to ride the Sunrise Trail, taking photos of osprey. The old folks used to call Daylight Savings “Fast Time” and it seems that summer does go much faster than the winter months. That said, it is now time to think about the fall and semi-monthly meetings.

 

Our first meeting this fall will be held on Sept 6th, 2018. This meeting is for members and those who plan to join. This provides us an opportunity to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones. Members should have received a letter in the mail with details. If you are planning to join and would like to attend please contact us by sending an e-mail to info@eastermainecameraclub.org.

 

During the past year, in addition to our field trip schedule, with guidance from Kevin Doyle, we initiated an Instagram Challenge, where members can upload photos and choose favorites. We are looking forward to learning what our Field Trip Guru, Don Darling, will include for interesting and challenging trips this year.

 

Please send dues to Treasurer Larry Sherwood, using the form found at this link: Click here for Membership Form.  Keeping dues current enables you to compete in competitions.

 

Finally, I want to recognize the wonderful job that Jeanne Caron has done as President of the Club. Her personality, cheerfulness and patience are an example for all of us.

To a wonderful year.

Liz Champeon

Eastern Maine Camera Club President

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 11:48:00 AM Categories: Events News
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Baerbel LoSacco to Speak at Feb 1st Meeting  

Thursday, Feb 1st 2018, 6:30 PM

Copyright Baerbel LoSaccoBorn and raised in East Germany Baerbel came to the US in 1995 as an AuPair. She met her husband while working for a family in CT, and moved to the US permanently in 1997. She worked as research scientist for a large German based pharmaceutical company in CT. After falling in love with the state on their first visit over 20 years ago, in 2013 she and her family moved to Maine. Baerbel bought first camera with pocket money when she was 10 years old.

If you have ever visited the State of Maine Photographers FaceBook page you have undoughtedly seen and admired her work. She is a frequent contributer whos posts rival the top photographers in the group. Her photographs often come from her back yard right here in the State of Maine. She has a way of turning ordinary subjects into extrodinary images.

Thursday night Baerbel will be speaking to us about “Macro Photography in your own back yard". Please join us and bring a friend.

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 send us an email at:  info@easternmainecameraclub.org

 
Posted by Admin Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:42:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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Holiday Party 2017 

Dinner and Pechakucha

Our annual Holiday Party is on for tomorrow night (December 7th, 2017 starting at 5:30 PM.  We'll be meeting at Dysarts on Broadway in Bangor.   Members and their guests are invited, no RSVP required....just come-on down!  Dinner will cost $12 per person (not including tips). 

The Holiday Party will feature a Pechakucha event.  5 club members will show 20 images for 20 seconds per image.  During the 20 seconds, the maker will offer  up a brief description of the story behind the image OR some other related commentary.  This should make for an interesting break from the normal slideshow!  You can learn more about PechaKucha here: http://www.pechakucha.org/

If you have any questions about this event feel free to call Don.  Haha...just kidding, you can email us: info@easternmainecameraclub.org. 

I'll look forward to seeing you all there.  ~Kevin

 
Posted by Admin Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:59:00 AM Categories: Events
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Guest Speakers John and Cynthia Orcutt 

Thursday November 2nd, 2017
Eastern Maine Camera Club’s guest lecture series is proud to present John and Cynthia Orcutt. John and Cynthia will share their story, their art and images from throughout their journey and from their new photo book ‘Enduring Heights - The High Peaks of Maine’. As always our Guest lectures are free and open to the public. So, join us at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building on Main Street Thursday night November 2nd at 6:30 PM

John and Cynthia Orcutt are fine-art nature photographers and avid outdoor enthusiasts. Following distinguished careers as an architect and landscape architect team, they have pursued their interest in highlighting the need for active preservation of fragile places. Exploring Maine’s High Peaks with camera in hand, their goal is to raise awareness that a place with much to give creates a cause for much to save. Through their photography, John and Cynthia illustrate the irreplaceable beauty and isolation of this rich and storied place. They express the inherent beauty of areas endangered by public access and frequent visitation. Their work is a call for us all to take a role in the stewardship of our natural heritage and to participate in ongoing conservation efforts in our daily lives. John and Cynthia’s work has been exhibited widely and appears in many public and private collections. www.johnorcuttnaturephoto.com

John is a past member of the board of directors of Maine Huts & Trails and the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation. Cynthia is a commissioner on the Maine Arts Commission, a member of the BikeMaine Steering Committee, and a director of the High Peaks Cultural Coalition. She is a trustee emeritus of Waynflete School. They live in Kingfield and Portland, Maine.
 
John Orcutt

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 the Contact Us form located here: http://easternmainecameraclub.org/contact-us.aspx

 

 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:39:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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Vincent Lawrence to Speak at Oct. 5th Meeting 

Vincent Lawrence of Acadia Images Photography Workshops

On Thursday Oct 5th at 6:00 PM Eastern Maine Camera Club will be hosting Vincent Lawrence of Acadia Images Photography Workshops as our guest speaker at the Bangor Parks and Rec Building on Main Street in Bangor. Vincent's presentation is free and open to the public. So, please come and enjoy his presentation on Landscape and Panorama Photography.

Panoramas have long been a part of the photographer’s tool box. At their inception they required special cameras and film. In the digital age software has opened up a ton of new opportunities. Today panoramic photography is very accessible thanks to programs like Photoshop and Lightroom. As we look at the benefits and challenges of this age-old technique you will become excited to try it yourself. If you have already started shooting panoramas this is a chance to learn some of the nuances and pitfalls of the process. You’ll have a chance to look at the gear and processing required for high-quality images. Photographer Vincent Lawrence is a native of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Maine. An avid adventurer, he has taken his camera into remote wilderness areas around the world. Vincent has been a Photoshop user since 1999: post-processing ranks high on his priority list of photographic workflow and he thoroughly enjoys teaching on the topic. He owns and operates Acadia Images Photography Workshops, teaching nature and landscape photography in Acadia, including special classes on panoramas and night sky photography.

Follow this link to see Vincent's Facebook Page

 
Posted by Admin Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:46:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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May 7th 2017 Outing on the Kenduskeg 

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

Posted by Admin Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:06:00 PM Categories: Events
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