ABOUT US UPCOMING EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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."


MEETING SCHEDULE:

We will normally meet virtually Thursdays as follows:


First Thursday of the Month:

Photo critique via Zoom at 7PM.

Alternating Second Thursday of the month:

Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Oct, Nov: Presentation via Zoom, at 7PM.

Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug: Competition via Zoom at 7PM.

Sep: St. Mary's County Fair.


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.

Please mouse over the red links below for explanations.

Thu 1/6/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE

Thu 1/13/22, 7 PM: COMPETITION "Backlit"


Thu 2/3/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 2/10/22, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: Cleaning Your Sensor, by John Hoyt of the Coastal Camera Club

February Facebook Challenge: "Panning" Themed FB challenges are not judged, but members' comments are encouraged. Submit your photos on the SMCCC FB page anytime during the month.


Thu 3/3/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 3/10/22, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Nature" The theme applies only to the themed category. All other categories are open.


Thu 4/7/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 4/14/22, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: Taking and Stitching Panoramas

April Facebook Challenge: "Travel" Themed FB challenges are not judged, but members' comments are encouraged. Submit your photos on the SMCCC FB page anytime during the month.


Thu 5/5/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 5/12/22, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "Reflections" The theme applies only to the themed category. All other categories are open.


Thu 6/2/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE REVISED CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 6/9/22, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: (TBA)

June Facebook Challenge: "Off Camera Flash" Themed FB challenges are not judged, but members' comments are encouraged. Submit your photos on the SMCCC FB page anytime during the month.


Thu 7/7/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 7/14/22, 7 PM: COMPETITION: "City Scape" The theme applies only to the themed category. All other categories are open.


Thu 8/4/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 8/11/22, 7 PM: PRESENTATION: (TBA)

August Facebook Challenge: "Flowers" Themed FB challenges are not judged, but members' comments are encouraged. Submit your photos on the SMCCC FB page anytime during the month.


Thu 9/1/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Wed 9/14/22 - Su 9/18/22: ST MARY'S COUNTY FAIR SMCCC organizes and officiates the St Mary's County Fair Photography Division. Club volunteers will be needed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday to check in and return entries. Please send an email to fair@smccc.org to volunteer.

Wed: Submit entries at the fairgrounds. Volunteers needed to assist check in process.
Thu Morning: Judging. Volunteers are needed to assist judges.
Thu Evening - Sun Afernoon: County Fair is open to the public.
Fri Evening: Volunteers needed to assist returning entries.


Thu 10/6/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 10/13/22, 7 PM: COMPETITION "A Tree" The theme applies only to the themed category. All other categories are open.


Thu 11/3/22, 7 PM: CRITIQUE CRITIQUE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
-Anyone may enter the critiques, with a limit of 4 images.
-Send images to smccc1998@gmail.com
-Resize images to approximately 2k pixels on the long edge
-Attach your images as files, please do not past them in the message.
-Please do not use the Apple mail app to send images as it makes
  them difficult to move to the disk drive for display.
-Make the subject line of your submission read: Your Name Images.
  This is important as when they get downloaded will go into a
  folder with a name that is the subject line so it is easy to
  track if your images have been downloaded.

Thu 11/10/22, 7 PM: END OF YEAR COMPETITION All photos which received First, Second or Third place honors during the past year's competition are elegible to enter the End of Year Competion. Digital Entries are automatically entered.


Thu 12/1/22, 7 PM: Holiday Gathering, if it is deemed safe.

2021 END OF YEAR WINNERS ARE HERE


ELECTION RESULTS
President: Vacant. LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER!
Vice President: Joanna Macaulay
Meetings: Vacant. LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER!
Image Reviews: Vacant. LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER!
Competition: Sam Lane
Publicity/Website: Jim Macaulay
Membership/Treasurer: Wayne Thomas
County Fair: John B Walker


ZOOM MEETINGS
Until further notice, we will hold our meetings with ZOOM, an app made for video conferencing. Following is the process:

In order to join a Zoom session, you'll need to request a link from the Club's board. Send an email to smcccONENINENINEEIGHT(at)gmail.com (replace the uppercase portion with the 4-digit number it represents, and (at) with the @ sign). We'll answer your email as soon as possible. Click on the link. If you haven't used Zoom before you will be taken to a site where you can download software. The meeting should then pop open. Meetings will begin at 7:00, but we suggest that you join the meeting a few minutes early.

When the Zoom window opens on your PC there should be a control bar for Zoom on the lower edge of the screen. In the left corner is a picture of a microphone, if you click on that you can mute your microphone. Please mute yourself as with a number of people online there could be significant noise. Obviously if you have a question or comment you can unmute to speak. Please be polite when trying to speak as it is pretty easy for us to talk over one another, and that doesn't work as well online as it does in a face to face meeting.


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Updated January 16th, 2022