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September
Mon Sept 12 7:00 The first meeting of the 2016-17 season – welcome!

We'll start with an introduction to the Portland Camera Club and our activities. The club's Executive Board will be introduced.

Summer Print Challenge: Interior Architecture  One print per person. Try to bring your print in by 6:45 PM. All prints will be displayed and voted on by anyone present before the meeting and during the break. After the break, the winner will be announced, and we will have an informal critique session on the winner and other prints as time allows.
 
The maker of the highest scoring print wins a free membership in the camera club for 2016-2017 season!
 
Mon Sept 19 7:00 Guest Speaker: Steve Bedell  Steve will speak on on Judging and Critiquing Images Using the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. A merit image is a concept defined by the Professional Photographers of America. Visit Steve's website: www.stevebedell.com.
 
Mon Sept 26 7:00 Mock Judging Session To follow up on Steve Bedell's presentation on merit images, we will have 2 groups of judges and 2 moderators (Al Borror & Eric Piscure) to lead the discussion.
 
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
October
Mon Oct 3 7:00 Projected Image Discussion & Critique Night
Open discussion and critique. Members may submit one image. Click here for image submission info. Submission deadline is midnight Wednesday, Sept 28.
 
Mon Oct 10 7:00 Print Discussion & Critique Night
Open discussion and critique. Bring your print to the meeting.
 
Mon Oct 17 7:00 Tech Night  Mike Cullivan will do some training on noise reduction, sharpening, and lighting adjustments in Photoshop. If there's time Mike will do a short demo on projected image presentation techniques. Mike has a couple of short videos that can be copied onto a member's flash drive so they may take the training video home. Here is a link to one of the videos: https://vimeo.com/185975393
  
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
Sat Oct 22 Full Day Seminar with Renowned Landscape Photographer Marc Muench
For all the details, go here.  Vist Marc's website: www.marcmuench.com.
 
Sun Oct 23 Sunrise to Sunset Shoot with Marc Muench
Please note: the Sunday shooting event, which was limited to 15 participants, is sold out. There are plenty of places left for the Saturday 10/22 all-day seminar.
 
Mon Oct 24 7:00 Guest Speaker: Felice Boucher  Visit Felice's website: www.feliceboucher.com
 
Mon Oct 31 7:00 PCC by-laws review and vote by the club membership.  Click here: By-laws revisions summarized (PDF) | Complete by-laws draft (PDF)
 
November
Mon Nov 7 7:00 Projected Image Competition
Open (no assigned category). Two images per member. Submission deadline is midnight Wednesday, Nov 2nd. Click here for image submission info.
Note: tonight is the last night to bring in prints for next week's Print Competition.
 
Mon Nov 14 7:00 Print Competition  Two prints per member. Deadline for entries is Nov 7th.
 
Mon Nov 21 7:00 Tech Night  Images that break the rules.
  
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
Mon Nov 28 7:00 Guest Speaker: Betty Wiley  Betty's presentation will be "Exploring Cape Cod: from site selection to processing the final image." Sharing many of her favorite locations and the best time to visit, Betty Wiley will take us from site selection through editing of the final images. Betty will show many of her favorite techniques in Lightroom, Photoshop as well as a variety of plug-ins she uses to achieve her particular vision. Visit Betty's website: bettywileyphotography.com
 
December
Mon Dec 5 7:00 Projected Image Competition
For this competition, the theme is Primary Colors Landscape, which is the special theme of the 2017 Maine Photography Show. Two images per member. Your images should be a landscape scene (either large or an "intimate landscape"), and include the colors red, blue and green. For example, a landscape shot with green trees, a blue sky and a person with a red coat would be a valid entry. Marc Muench, who is the 2017 MPS judge, says "red, green and blue must be represented in some location of the composition. Any one of the colors could be less saturated, or darker, but still the more dominant pixel value must be catering towards [red, blue or green]. This could be captured during the day or night and in any composition, vertical, horizontal, panoramic or square. Have fun!" Submission deadline is midnight Wednesday, Nov 30th. Images can be recent or older (no date requirement). Click here for image submission info.
 
Mon Dec 12 7:00 Print Discussion & Critique Night
Open discussion and critique. Bring your print to the meeting.
 
Mon Dec 19 7:00 Repeat Members Slide Shows & Holiday Open House Bring in a favorite slide show you've shown in the past and share your show again! Also, bring in a treat or beverage to share.
Slideshows: Mike Cempa advises "If you are producing your slide show on a Mac, either with Lightroom or iMovie or some other app, make sure you export as a movie/video file with one of the following extensions: .mov .mp4 or .m4v "
  
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
Mon Dec 26 Winter Break - No Meeting
 
January
Mon Jan 2 7:00 Projected Image Discussion & Critique Night
Open discussion and critique. Members may submit one image. Click here for image submission info. Special deadline for images is Saturday 12/31 at 5 PM.
Note: tonight is the last night to bring in prints for next week's Print Competition.
 
Mon Jan 9 7:00 Print Competition  Two prints per member. The deadline for bringing in your prints is Jan 2nd.
 
Mon Jan 16 7:00 Tech Night  Stitching multiple images together, demonstrations led by Mike Leonard. In another room, how to create borders in Lightroom and Photoshop. If time allows, working with textures also.
  
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
Mon Jan 23 7:00 Guest Speaker: Jim Nickelson  Professional fine art photographer and teacher Jim Nickelson's presentation is "The Art of Darkness: Photographing the Night."  Jim will explore photographs from years of photographing the night, including the night sky above iconic Maine landscapes, a long-term study of the full moon, as well as more conceptual projects based on darkness and the night sky. He will also discuss many of the techniques he uses to achieve his results throughout the talk. Jim's website is http://jimnickelson.com/ 
 
Mon Jan 30 7:00 Guest Speaker: David Draper from Hunts  Dave Draper, manager of Hunts Photo & Video in So. Portland, will give a presentation on photo printing. Dave's talk will cover differences between printer types (inkjet pigment vs. dye inks, dyesub, etc.), photo papers, and color management. Dave will demonstrate a method for reliable and consistent print quality. Paper samples from various manufacturers will be available, and there will be doorprizes from Ilford and Moab! Hunt's will offer discounts on printing inks and papers at the event.
 
 
February
Mon Feb 6 7:00 Projected Image Competition
For this competition, the assigned subject is Long Exposures. Note: the rule for competitions with an assigned subject is images must have been taken after June 1, 2016. Two images per member. Submission deadline is midnight Wednesday, Feb. 1st. Click here for image submission info.
Note: tonight is the last night to bring in prints for next week's Print Competition.
 
Mon Feb 13 CANCELLED Meeting cancelled due to the snowstorm. The February Print Competition has been rescheduled to March 13th.
 
Mon Feb 20 7:00 Tech Night – Slide Shows Ahead of the Member Slide Show meeting next month (3/27/17), tonight's Tech Night is about creating a slide show. Knapp Hudson will lead a group interested in using Lightroom to make a slide show on Macs. For Windows users, Mike Leonard will lead a group featuring PicturesToExe software.
  
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
Mon Feb 27 7:00 Guest Speaker: Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest  Jan Pieter's presentation is "The Art of Street Photography, What Is It?" an engaging talk about the history of street photography, how did it start and who did it, including his own work. Jan Pieter will also touch on photographers’ rights and what not to do when you are out shooting street work. A photographer for over 40 years, Jan Pieter's work has been exhibited in a number of galleries. He is the author of New Mainers, Portraits of our Immigrant Neighbors (2009, Tilbury House). Visit vanvoorstvanbeestfinefoto.com.
 
March
Mon Mar 6 7:00 Projected Image Competition
For this competition, the assigned subject is Low Point of View. Note: the rule for competitions with an assigned subject is images must have been taken after June 1, 2016. Two images per member. Submission deadline is midnight Wednesday, Mar. 1st. Click here for image submission info.
 
Special Note: prints will not be accepted tonight (3/6). Instead, prints will be accepted next week, Mar 13, for the March Print Competition which is on Mar 20th.
 
Mon Mar 13 7:00 Print Competition  Rescheduled from Feb 13th.  Note that there is another print competition next week, March 20th. Bring in your prints tonight (3/13) for the March 20 print competition.
 
Mon Mar 20 7:00 Print Competition  Print deadline is Mar 13.
  
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
Mon Mar 27 7:00 Member Slide Shows  Both Windows and Mac slide shows are welcome.
 
April
Mon Apr 3 7:00 Projected Image Competition
Open (no assigned category). Two images per member. Submission deadline is midnight Wednesday, Mar. 29th. Click here for image submission info.
 
Mon Apr 10 7:00 Print Competition  Deadline for entries is Apr 3rd.
Tonight is also the deadline for submissions for the One Shot Competition (4/24)
 
Mon Apr 17 7:00 Tech Night  (Topics to be announced)
  
(Executive Board meeting at 6 pm)
 
Mon Apr 24 7:00 The One Shot Competition  Please visit the One Shot page for details. Entries for the One Shot must be submitted by April 10th.
 
May
Mon May 1 7:00 (More information coming)
 
Mon May 8 7:00 (More information coming)
Important: Tonight is the Portland Camera Club's annual business meeting, including the election of Executive Board members and officers.
 
Mon May 15 7:00 Annual Camera Club Banquet
 
Summer
July 14, 15, 16, 2017 72nd Annual New England Camera Club Council Conference, UMass Amherst. Click here for all the details.

 
 
 
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