(All meetings at 6:30 PM at Bangor Recreation Center, unless otherwise noted.)
Welcome to the Eastern Maine Camera Club's 2018-2019 season!
Weather cancellations will be posted here and on our Facebook pages. We will attempt to reschedule any cancelled speakers or competitions.
September 6, 5:30 PM - We will have a welcoming get-together that will be for current members and those definitely planning to join the club. Details and an RSVP will be sent by email and snail-mail to all of last year's members, and any who contact us before the meeting. If you are interested in joining EMCC you can get in touch with us using this link to the "Contact Us" form.
September 13, 6:00 PM - Mini-workshop on preparing images for our club competitions. This is primarily for newer members who need to learn about resizing images for both digital projection and for making and matting prints. If you have a laptop with Lightroom and/or any version of Photoshop, you can bring it with you, and ask questions about workflow and using your software. We will meet at Dysart's, Broadway.
September 20 - EMCC Competition – Open
A brief class on judging images in the competition will be presented at 6:00 PM. You must be a member and have attended a judging class to judge in the competitions. The regular meeting and competition will begin at 6:30.
October 4 – Speaker - TBD
October 18 – EMCC Competition – Nature
A brief class on judging images in the competition will be presented at 6:00 PM. You must be a member and have attended a judging class to judge in the competitions. The regular meeting and competition will begin at 6:30. This will be the last judging class of the season, unless members request another one.
November 1 – Speaker - TBD
November 15 – EMCC Competition – Animals
November 29 - Potential Extra meeting - Agenda to be determined
December 6 – 5:30 PM – Holiday Party —For members and their guests only. Location is at Dysart's on Broadway. Social hour starts at 5:30, dinner at 6:15. We'll have a swap and sell table. So, if you have something you'd like to sell, bring it in! We'll also have door prizes. Speaking of door prizes, we'd welcome the donation of an item for use as a door prize. Bring it on in and see Jeanne!
January 3 – Speaker - TBD
January 17 – EMCC Competition – TBD
January 31 - Potential Extra Meeting - Agenda to be determined.
February 7 – Speaker - TBD
February 21 – EMCC Competition – Flowers
March 7 – Speaker - TBD
March 21 – EMCC Competition – TBD
April 4 – Speaker - TBD
April 18 – EMCC Competition – Open
May 2 – Speaker - TBD
May 16 – Dinner and Awards Night. Time, location, and other details will be provided by the end of April.
Thanks to John Edwards, Kathy Lena, and Sally Arata for all the hard work you do to arrange for our fabulous speakers.
Definitions of competition topics:
If you are not sure whether the photo you wish to enter into any competition will meet the topic definition, feel free to ask the firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your entry.
Open: Any subject matter in good taste is acceptable. (Back to Top)
Nature: Images submitted in the nature category should not show any evidence of "the hand of man." This includes, but is not limited to, such things as cut grass, cultivated flowers, bird feeders, roads, buildings, or jet contrails in the sky. Exceptions are banded birds and animals whose natural habitat are man-made structures; e.g. barn swallows. (Back to Top)
Animals: Photos of any animal or group of animals, either wild or domestic. Humans or other items may be included, but your photo must be composed so there is no question the subject is the animal or animals. Judges will be instructed to score lower or disqualify an image that does not adequately meet the topic definition. (Back to Top)
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Flowers: Photos of any type of flower, either natural or cultivated, in any setting. The flower(s) must be the obvious subject of the scene. Example 1 - any flower by itself, without people or animals visible, would be acceptable. Example 2 - a photo of a bride holding a bouquet of flowers would be disqualified or score lower, but a close-up of the flower bouquet showing only the bride's hands, or an out-of-focus bride, would be OK. (Back to Top)
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