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St. Mary's County Camera Club had its first meeting on November 2nd, 1998 in St. Mary's City Maryland. The club's purpose is to "...promote photography as a hobby, providing a forum for exchanging knowledge of the subject and inspiring amateur photographers toward improving their art."

NEW MEETING SCHEDULE (corrected): We will normally meet Thursdays starting in July 2019, as follows:

First Thursday of the Month:

Photo critique at the Pax River Naval Air Museum in the back building conference room, at 7PM.

Alternating Second Thursday of the month:

Lecture or workshop at the Pax River Naval Air Museum in the back building conference room, at 7PM.

-OR-

Competition at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, at 7PM, usually in the back building, with the room number for the SMCCC meeting posted on the outside door.


Check the Upcoming Events column for details and any date or location changes.


Annual membership dues are $25 per individual, or $30 family. Membership is required for participation in competition and elections. Visitors are welcome for free at all meetings.

SEPTEMBER IS COUNTY FAIR MONTH!

Therefore, there will be a critique on the first Thursday, but no program or competition.


Thursday Sep 5th, 2019, 7PM: CRITIQUE

Location: Pax River Naval Air Museum (back building conference room).

Bring several photos in .jpg format on a memory stick for open, fair discussion, and ideas to improve the shot through cropping and advanced editing methods


Thursday Sep 12th, 2019, 7 PM: NO MEETING


ST. MARY'S COUNTY FAIR EVENTS

See the Fair Guide on page 16 for detailed information on how to enter photos in the County Fair. Rules for the Photography Department are on pages 79-80. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Note especially, NO FRAMES, BUT MUST BE MATTED.

Wednesday Sep 18th, 2019, 1 PM - 8 PM: ENTRY OF PHOTOS

Go to the Fair office to register, then to the Arts and Crafts building to enter. We strongly recommend filling out your entry cards BEFORE entry. At least, bring address labels to speed the process!

WE WILL NEED PEOPLE TO HELP OUT!

Thursday Sep 19th, 2019, 10 AM - 3 PM: JUDGING

WE WILL NEED PEOPLE TO HELP HANG PHOTOS! Helpers get free lunch across the street at the Forrest Technology Center, and a t-shirt.

Thursday Sep 19th, 4-9 PM: FAIR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Friday Sep 20th, 9 AM-9 PM: FAIR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday Sep 21st, 9-9 PM: FAIR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday Sep 22nd, 4-6 PM: FAIR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday Sep 22nd, 6-8 PM: PICK UP ENTRIES

WE WILL NEED PEOPLE TO HELP OUT!

Monday Sep 22nd, 1-6 PM: LAST CHANCE TO PICK UP ENTRIES

MEETING CHANGES with corrections
(posted Aug 25th, 2019)

At a board meeting on April 22nd, we agreed on cutting back our meeting schedule. These changes will be effective immediately:

• TWO meetings per month! First week critique, second week lecture/workshop OR competition.
• Competition every OTHER month.
• For now, we'll meet at the Pax River Naval Air Museum for critiques, lectures and workshops. Competitions will be held at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (formerly Southern Maryland Higher Education Center)

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Updated August 26th, 2019