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."

We normally meet Wednesdays as follows:

• First Wednesday: Lecture or workshop at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, at 7PM.
• Second Wednesday: Photo critique at the Pax River Naval Air Museum in the back building, at 7PM.
• Third Wednesday: Competition at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, at 7PM.

Here's a map to the Higher Education Center, with the rooms we most often use.

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

PRESENTATION: Jun 6th 2018, 7 PM,

Photographing Hummingbirds - Bill and Sue Cassidy, Teachers With Cameras

Location: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, building 1, room 119.

Bill and Sue became interested in photographing hummingbirds after a trip to Costa Rica where they learned techniques from nature photographer Greg Basco. Every year since, they have travelled to Bethany Beach to photograph hummingbirds at their friends' beach house. Then they developed a workshop that includes both how to photograph the hummingbirds most effectively and how to prepare a habitat that both will attract hummers and keep them in the area.

CRITIQUE: Jun 13th, 2018, 7 PM

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.

COMPETITION: Jun 20th, 2018, 7 PM

Location: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, building 2, room TBA.

Digital images must be submitted by the previous Sunday. Prints may be brought to the venue no later than 7PM. The theme this month (for the themed category only) is "Weather". It is the competitor's responsibility to read and adhere to the COMPETITION RULES!


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