Eastern Maine Camera Club

Developing Photographers

Welcome to the Eastern Maine Camera Club!

August 19, 2022 — The executive committee met tonight to decide on activities in September. Details will be forthcoming.

September 1, 6:30 PM -  This will be a "Welcome to the new season" meeting, and will be held in-person and via Zoom, in our second hybrid meeting. The in-person part of the meeting will be in our usual room at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Center at 647 main St., Bangor.

If you are interested in joining EMCC you can get in touch with us using this link to the "Contact Us" form, or go directly to the member application form.

September 15 - EMCC Competition – Open  -

September 22 - 6:30-8:30 PM.  Tonight will be a special presentation entitled "Photograph What You Feel," put on by  Don Toothaker, Director of Photography Adventures at Hunt’s Photo and Video. Don will be presenting on Zoom, and the meeting will be held both in-person and on Zoom as a hybrid meeting. This is open to the public, and the Zoom link is : https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8725910204?pwd=bU9aaUdDMGU1ell0MFVXZWxTQ1Uwdz09
Don, a self taught photographer, has been professionally photographing a variety of subjects for the past 25 years while teaching others to do so as well. As the Director of Photo Adventures for Hunts Photo and Video in Massachusetts, Don leads numerous instructional photo walks in the greater Boston and New England area as well as a wide variety of photography workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. He is deeply committed to sharing the unique beauty of the world through his imagery, his writings, and his instructing. His work can be seen at http://www.toothakerphoto.com/

September 24 - There is a change in schedule for Saturday September 24th. We'll not be doing the Mt. Hope Cemetery Tour. Instead, some club members will head to Schoodic Point for crashing waves. Participants will meet behind the Leadbetter's Convenience store in Holden a short distance past Viking Lumber (Shell station - on the right-hand side of the road) at 8:30 to carpool/caravan up for the ride down. Contact info@easternmainecameraclub.org for more information.

October 6 – Speaker - Soubahn Phanthay - Lighting Workshop.
Soubahn is a photographer living in Brewer. Besides doing his own photography for events, portraits, weddings, etc., he teaches several photography classes for beginner to intermediate. His work can be seen at https://www.memorymakerphotographyme.com .

October  20 – EMCC Competition Nature

November 3 – Speaker - TBA -

November 17 – EMCC Competition – Animals -

December 1 - Christmas Party (Members only and their guests) -  THIS Thursday - December 1st is our annual holiday dinner. We'll be at Dysart's on Broadway, in the room behind the store, NOT the one next to the bar. Social time starting at 5:30 or so. Dinner at 6:30. We'll have meat lasagna, veggie lasagna and chicken pot pie. The bar will not be open, but non-alcoholic beverage will be available. The dinner fee is $15.00 not including gratuity.

January 5 – Speaker - TBA

January 19 – EMCC Competition – Small Town Maine

February 2 –  Speaker - TBA

February 16 – EMCC Competition – Portraits 

March 2 – Speaker - Cancelled due to snow.

March 16 – EMCC Competition Nature 

March 20 - NECCC Spring Competition Jury Session - Members Only please. Zoom meeting details will be provided in separate correspondence and on our Facebook Group page.

March 30 - Extra Meeting - Speaker - Roger Stevens jr. - Publishing & Photography - Roger will speak on his experiences with transitioning from a 21 year career working in a paper mill in Lincoln, Maine, to a business in nature photography. His bio can be viewed in Google Docs by clicking here.

April 6 – Speaker - John Edwards

April 20 – EMCC Competition – Open 

May 4 - Speaker - Don Powers - Don will give a presentation on Still Life Macro Photography.

May 18 – Awards Night – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.  Other details will be provided by the end of April.


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 scorekeeper@easternmainecameraclub.org before submitting your entry.

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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)

 Small Town Maine: Photos that typify any of the many small towns in Maine. They can be about the architecture, lifestyle, the people, jobs, anything you can think of in connection with small towns in Maine.

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 Portraits: Portraits of one or more people of any age, formal or informal, as long as it looks like a portrait, and not just a candid photo or snapshot..

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