Eastern Maine Camera Club

Developing Photographers

Opening Night! 

Presidents Welcome - 2018-2019

As of this writing, the summer has been lovely – almost enough rain, lots of sunshine. Enough fog to take photos on the coast, enough sunshine to ride the Sunrise Trail, taking photos of osprey. The old folks used to call Daylight Savings “Fast Time” and it seems that summer does go much faster than the winter months. That said, it is now time to think about the fall and semi-monthly meetings.


Our first meeting this fall will be held on Sept 6th, 2018. This meeting is for members and those who plan to join. This provides us an opportunity to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones. Members should have received a letter in the mail with details. If you are planning to join and would like to attend please contact us by sending an e-mail to info@eastermainecameraclub.org.


During the past year, in addition to our field trip schedule, with guidance from Kevin Doyle, we initiated an Instagram Challenge, where members can upload photos and choose favorites. We are looking forward to learning what our Field Trip Guru, Don Darling, will include for interesting and challenging trips this year.


Please send dues to Treasurer Larry Sherwood, using the form found at this link: Click here for Membership Form.  Keeping dues current enables you to compete in competitions.


Finally, I want to recognize the wonderful job that Jeanne Caron has done as President of the Club. Her personality, cheerfulness and patience are an example for all of us.

To a wonderful year.

Liz Champeon

Eastern Maine Camera Club President

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 11:48:00 AM Categories: Events News
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Baerbel LoSacco to Speak at Feb 1st Meeting  

Thursday, Feb 1st 2018, 6:30 PM

Copyright Baerbel LoSaccoBorn and raised in East Germany Baerbel came to the US in 1995 as an AuPair. She met her husband while working for a family in CT, and moved to the US permanently in 1997. She worked as research scientist for a large German based pharmaceutical company in CT. After falling in love with the state on their first visit over 20 years ago, in 2013 she and her family moved to Maine. Baerbel bought first camera with pocket money when she was 10 years old.

If you have ever visited the State of Maine Photographers FaceBook page you have undoughtedly seen and admired her work. She is a frequent contributer whos posts rival the top photographers in the group. Her photographs often come from her back yard right here in the State of Maine. She has a way of turning ordinary subjects into extrodinary images.

Thursday night Baerbel will be speaking to us about “Macro Photography in your own back yard". Please join us and bring a friend.

The meeting will be held in the Senior room at Bangor Parks and Rec, 647 Main Street, Bangor Maine. Start time; 6:30 PM. The public is invited. The cost; FREE.

Eastern Maine Camera Club organizes speakers the first Thursday of the month from October to May. The schedule is typically posted on http://easternmainecameraclub.org/events.aspx in September. We update the information throughout the season as speakers are confirmed. Please check often to get the latest information.

For more information about this event or Eastern Maine Camera Club send us an email at:  info@easternmainecameraclub.org

Posted by Admin Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:42:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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Holiday Party 2017 

Dinner and Pechakucha

Our annual Holiday Party is on for tomorrow night (December 7th, 2017 starting at 5:30 PM.  We'll be meeting at Dysarts on Broadway in Bangor.   Members and their guests are invited, no RSVP required....just come-on down!  Dinner will cost $12 per person (not including tips). 

The Holiday Party will feature a Pechakucha event.  5 club members will show 20 images for 20 seconds per image.  During the 20 seconds, the maker will offer  up a brief description of the story behind the image OR some other related commentary.  This should make for an interesting break from the normal slideshow!  You can learn more about PechaKucha here: http://www.pechakucha.org/

If you have any questions about this event feel free to call Don.  Haha...just kidding, you can email us: info@easternmainecameraclub.org. 

I'll look forward to seeing you all there.  ~Kevin

Posted by Admin Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:59:00 AM Categories: Events
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Guest Speakers John and Cynthia Orcutt 

Thursday November 2nd, 2017
Eastern Maine Camera Club’s guest lecture series is proud to present John and Cynthia Orcutt. John and Cynthia will share their story, their art and images from throughout their journey and from their new photo book ‘Enduring Heights - The High Peaks of Maine’. As always our Guest lectures are free and open to the public. So, join us at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building on Main Street Thursday night November 2nd at 6:30 PM

John and Cynthia Orcutt are fine-art nature photographers and avid outdoor enthusiasts. Following distinguished careers as an architect and landscape architect team, they have pursued their interest in highlighting the need for active preservation of fragile places. Exploring Maine’s High Peaks with camera in hand, their goal is to raise awareness that a place with much to give creates a cause for much to save. Through their photography, John and Cynthia illustrate the irreplaceable beauty and isolation of this rich and storied place. They express the inherent beauty of areas endangered by public access and frequent visitation. Their work is a call for us all to take a role in the stewardship of our natural heritage and to participate in ongoing conservation efforts in our daily lives. John and Cynthia’s work has been exhibited widely and appears in many public and private collections. www.johnorcuttnaturephoto.com

John is a past member of the board of directors of Maine Huts & Trails and the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation. Cynthia is a commissioner on the Maine Arts Commission, a member of the BikeMaine Steering Committee, and a director of the High Peaks Cultural Coalition. She is a trustee emeritus of Waynflete School. They live in Kingfield and Portland, Maine.
John Orcutt

Eastern Maine Camera Club organizes speakers the first Thursday of the month from October to May.  The schedule is typically posted on http://easternmainecameraclub.org/events.aspx in September.  We update the information throughout the season as speakers are confirmed.  Please check often to get the latest information.

For more information about this event or Eastern Maine Camera Club use the Contact Us form located here: http://easternmainecameraclub.org/contact-us.aspx


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:39:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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Vincent Lawrence to Speak at Oct. 5th Meeting 

Vincent Lawrence of Acadia Images Photography Workshops

On Thursday Oct 5th at 6:00 PM Eastern Maine Camera Club will be hosting Vincent Lawrence of Acadia Images Photography Workshops as our guest speaker at the Bangor Parks and Rec Building on Main Street in Bangor. Vincent's presentation is free and open to the public. So, please come and enjoy his presentation on Landscape and Panorama Photography.

Panoramas have long been a part of the photographer’s tool box. At their inception they required special cameras and film. In the digital age software has opened up a ton of new opportunities. Today panoramic photography is very accessible thanks to programs like Photoshop and Lightroom. As we look at the benefits and challenges of this age-old technique you will become excited to try it yourself. If you have already started shooting panoramas this is a chance to learn some of the nuances and pitfalls of the process. You’ll have a chance to look at the gear and processing required for high-quality images. Photographer Vincent Lawrence is a native of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Maine. An avid adventurer, he has taken his camera into remote wilderness areas around the world. Vincent has been a Photoshop user since 1999: post-processing ranks high on his priority list of photographic workflow and he thoroughly enjoys teaching on the topic. He owns and operates Acadia Images Photography Workshops, teaching nature and landscape photography in Acadia, including special classes on panoramas and night sky photography.

Follow this link to see Vincent's Facebook Page

Posted by Admin Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:46:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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Categories for 2017-2018 

The voting results

At our awards banquet this year we voted for the 2017-2018 Season competition categories.  Thanks to all who attended and voted.  With no further ado...the winners are:

  • Open
  • Nature
  • Abandoned in Maine
  • Seasons
  • Animals
  • Flowers
  • Open Again

They may not end up in this order.  I'm sure Joel will be publishing a new schedule for the 2017-2018 season well before we start in September. 

(Italicized items were decided by the vote, others are permanent categories) 

Posted by Admin Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:17:00 AM Categories: News
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Awards Banquet Agenda 

Thursday at Dysarts on Broadway

Awards Banquet Agenda


Welcome to the 2016-2017 Season Awards Banquet.  When you arrive be sure to see Larry to pay ($12 per person) and chose your meal.  Also pick up a Voting Sheet so you can vote for categories for next seasons competitions. We will tally the results and announce the categories before the meeting ends. 


Be sure you get a raffle ticket, we will be giving away two Eastern Maine Camera Club tee shirts at the end of the meeting.  You must be present to win. 


Following is the evening’s agenda. 




5:30 to 6:15 PM

  • Social Time
  • Voting for Categories

6:15 to 6:30 PM

  • Presidents Welcome
  • 2016-2017 Winning Images Show

6:30 to 7:30 PM

  • Dinner/Dessert

7:30 to 8:00 PM

  • Annual Awards

8:00 to 8:50 PM

  • PechaKucha Shows
  • Liz Champeon
  • Karen Littlefield
  • Sally Arata
  • Alice Frati

8:50 to 9:00 PM

  • 2017-2018 Categories Unveiled
  • Raffles


Thanks to everyone for participating in club competitions and events in the 2016-2017 season.  We hope to see you back next season and please, bring a friend (or two!). 



See you next season!

Posted by Admin Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:16:00 PM
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May 7th 2017 Outing on the Kenduskeg 

Meet on Valley Avenue in Bangor - 8 AM Sunday 5/7/2017

Posted by Admin Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:06:00 PM Categories: Events
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Kim Stone Scheduled to Speak at May 4th Meeting 

Open to the public, please bring a friend!

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4th, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Kim Stone. 

Thanks to club member John Edwards for providing the detailed info below:

On May 4th our guest speaker will be Kim Stone. I credit Kim for inspiring me to get back into photography for love of the art rather than just a way to record... my family and life events.

Kim Stone’s love of photography is inspired by her family and one other thing; horses. Kim is a Maine native who has been riding since age four. She began actively taking photographs in High School and worked as a sports photographer in college developing her own film. Many of her photos at Gordon College were selected for publication to include the

Over the years, family vacations in Maine created exciting photo opportunities and a great learning environment focusing the camera on her active family. More recently, Kim has been working summers in the saddle, roping, doctoring, and handling cattle on a large ranch in Oregon. Ranch life allowed her to continue developing her photography skills highlighting open spaces and the life of the cowboy. Her love of horses and working as a cowboy alongside them helped her create intensely dramatic images.

Kim ‘s photography has been featured nationally and internationally in several publications including, The Paint Horse Journal, Western Horseman, American Quarter Horse Journal, Eclectic Horseman, and Horseman of Czech Republic well as the following books: The Alvord Ranch Experience by Kim Stone, Cow Horse Confidence by Martin Black, Evidence Based Horsemanship by Martin Black and Dr. Steve Peters. Kim currently lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Please be sure to come to this special club meeting and listen to Kim tell her story and show us her beautiful images of the wide open spaces of the West and the people who work hard and live there.

You can view Kim's Photography by visiting her website at shinanatu.com

Kim Stone

Posted by Admin Monday, May 1, 2017 6:41:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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Speaker Noel Topping on Wedding Photography 

Open to the public, please bring a friend!

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 2nd, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Noel Topping, speaking on Wedding Photography. 

The following snippet comes directly from Noel's Web Site (http://noeltopping.zenfolio.com/):

"Noel and Melissa are primarily New England Wedding Photographers.

Noel has worked with Bangor Adult Education and Bangor Photo offering classes in Photoshop and Lightroom to beginner and experienced photographers.

Noel has offered Photo Restoration services from damaged photos all the way up to and including Insurance Fire Restorations of albums caught in a house fires.

Noel is an accomplished image maker and teacher. Please come prepared to ask questions and enjoy an evening of image making discussion."

Noel Topping - Wedding Photographer

The event is free and open to all. For information, call 207-318-9995 or email info@easternmainecameraclub.org.

Posted by Admin Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:56:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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