Eastern Maine Camera Club

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2017 Bangor State Fair Photography Competition 

Do you have the eye to be our Best of Show winner?

The Bangor State Fair Photography Competition will showcase the talents of both youth and adult photography enthusiasts. Cash prizes and/or ribbons will be awarded to winning entries, with an esteemed panel of professional photographers as judges.

With a tradition of celebrating the best of the best, this photo contest is a way for the Bangor State Fair to recognize the emerging visual talents of many Maine photographers who have captured the beauty of Maine, as well as the beauty of the ordinary and extraordinary from around the globe.

The judges will recognize individual photos in several categories, including:

  • People
  • Children
  • Nature—the “hand of man” cannot be evident in the picture.
  • Animals
  • Flowers
  • Open—Any subject matter in good taste.
  • Maine—Photos that symbolize Maine and were taken in Maine.
  • Maine Colleges and High Schools.  Photos must be of architecture or events on Maine High School or College campuses.

All entries will be judged on:

  • Creativity — originality, does the image inspire or evoke a feeling?
  • Composition — framing, perspective, leading lines, etc. 
  • Theme — adherence to division/class. 
  • Quality — exposure, white balance, focus, depth of field, lighting, resolution, etc.

Prize money and ribbons in all of the above categories include: Adult Best in Show, $100; Youth Best in Show, $100; First Place, $20.00; Second Place, $15.00; Third Place, $10.00; Ribbons only will be awarded for Honorable Mention.

Entries may be mailed or delivered in person. Mailed entries are due July 21st or deliver in person on July 24th at Bass Park.  Check the web site for details.

A complete listing of the rules with divisions and classes can be found at this link to the Photo Contest 2017 entry package on the Bangor State Fair web site.

A lot of great photographers are out there. But to get a great photo, sometimes it just takes being in the right place at the right time, and knowing how to get the most out of your image. Good Luck!

Bangor State Fair Photo Contest

Posted by Admin Monday, June 26, 2017 7:06:00 AM Categories: Events News
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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 04, 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 01, 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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Speaker Peter Jones on Cave Photography 

Something for everyone!

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov 3rd, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Peter Jones, speaking on Cave Photography. 

Peter has put together a show that will have something for everyone. How often have you seen photos from deep inside the earth?! In his own words...

"It is a mix of some of my better images over the years, some history of work that I have done at Carlsbad Caverns NP, some of the more complicated images I’ve made and details of how the images were created. There’s also a very brief introduction as to how I got into caving, cave photography and being a potter (my full time career for 43 years). At the end of the presentation, I chose one image that I took a couple of years ago to illustrate all the post capture processing I did on it to become the final image. I will also bring along a lot of gear I use to take my images. The final thing I will do during the presentation is to take questions from people."  "...I don’t want to overwhelm with technical detail, but I also do want to show that some of what I do requires advanced knowledge and techniques to make it appear easy and seamless. In short, it should provide something for everyone. Certainly what I do is likely to be very different from what most photographers do, so it should be a nice sidetrack for people to learn about."

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

Peter Jones Cave Photography




Posted by Admin Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:52:00 PM Categories: Events Speaker
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The Art of Seeing Differently 

Presented by Colleen Miniuk-Sperry of Chandler, Arizona

The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Colleen Miniuk-Sperry of Chandler, Arizona, speaking on ” The Art of Seeing Differently.” Chandler has been the Artist in Residence with Acadia National Park three times, which enabled her to publish “Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where and How” in February 2014. She will share her insights on how to see and connect with subjects on a deeper level. The event is free and open to all. For information, call 207-318-9995 or email info@easternmainecameraclub.org.


Posted by Admin Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:41:00 AM Categories: Events Speaker
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Photography With A Message 

An Exhibit Worth Seeing

Photography is a medium for depicting the human condition. Scenes capturing every day life on urban streets provide momentary reflection of ourselves in the act of living.  The AW@3Fish Gallery in Portland has such an exhibit with images from one of our upcoming speakers. The exhibit will be open until September 20.

"Urban Street Shots"

These are street shots taken in several cities around the world, commenting on the human landscape.

The presentation is in the square format because I feel it makes the portraits more intimate, closer up. For a preview of these photographs go to the "Urban Street Shots" gallery on my website: vanvoorstvanbeestfinefoto.com

You can get a look at the gallery web site here:  http://www.addisonwoolley.com/

Take the opportunity to see this fine work if you are in the vicinity of Portland.



Posted by Don (Vaguely) Darling Wednesday, September 07, 2016 9:10:00 PM Categories: News
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Bangor State Fair 2016 Photo Contest Wrap Up 

2016 results have been posted

The Bangor State Fair 2016 Photo Contest has wrapped up.  The results have been posted here: http://easternmainecameraclub.org/bangor-fair.aspx.

To get more information click here for our Contact Us form.

Posted by Admin Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:44:00 AM Categories: News
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