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Here we are near the end of September and rapidly approching the splendor of the Autumn foliage season. We all will be out making photographs of the wonders of nature.
As we look at the photos we ask oueselves "How can I make my photos better"? In other words "How can it turn my snapshots into great shots"? Find about one of the keys to better photos, composition this week at our meeting Tuesday night Sept. 17th. Learn some of the rules of composition and when you can break them.
This presentation is being given by Linwood Riggs a well known bird photographer in the Augusta area. Join us at Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta. There is a social time beginning at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm. This is open to the public so join us. Hope to see there.
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Well summer is over. The kids are back in school so now it is time for the "adults" to go back to school. Our school season starts out with the familar show and tell on the subject of "What I did this summer." Bring in 5 images showcasing your photography activities this summer and be ready to answer questions related to the images.
We will also have a tribute to Steve Dunn on his passing away. This was a great loss to the club as Steve was an anchor to the functioning and ongoing direction of the CACC.
There will also be a discussion on several topics that will affect our schedule for the second half of our year.
There are several interesting program topics for this half of the year amoung others is a program on astro photography presented by Mike Taylor. Also a program on "Photography as a spiritual experience" given by Ron Rosenstock.
Their will be other programs providing help to improve composition skills and telling stories through photographs.
We are looking forward to an exciting year. So be sure to join us starting Sept. 3rd. We are still located at Viles Arbotetum 153 Hospital Street Augusta. The doors open by 6:30 for a social time with the meeting beginning at 7 pm.
I hope to see you there.
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The final meeting of the year, May 21st, is our “End of year party”. There will be a couple of large pizza’s provided by the club. but you can bring some “finger food” along with your image submissions for the club slide show “Along the Kennebec”. This will be a casual meeting with a discussion of the potential meeting subjects and overall direction the club should take in the future.
So have a great Summer. Make plenty of photographs and be ready to show of your photography September 5th in our “What I did last Summer” slide show.
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It is with heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of Steve Dunn on August 15th 2019. Steve was a founding member of the Capital Area Camera Club and the Maine Photography Show. Steve was actively involved in many art related activities including the All Maine Photo Competitions of the past, and acted as a sort of coordinator with the Portland Camera Club, the First Light Camera Club (Brunswick) and the Capital Area Camera Club.
Steve was always active in gently guiding the direction of the group to help advance the knowledge of the members. He was one of the founders of the “Core Group” within the Capital Area Camera Club to help and advance projects that the members were working on. He was always helping members with questions about photography either in the area of hardware or more importantly the creative aspects of making a photograph.
Steve would go to great lengths to bring in guest speakers for either workshops or as guest speakers for the club. He would also encourage members of other clubs to join in the workshops to help advance their knowledge and skills in photography.
Steve will be greatly missed by all who had come in contact with him. His calm and gentle demeanor and gentle encouragement to everyone he came in contact with was always present.
We will be accepting contributions to be donated to his favorite charity, Monhegan Associates (monheganassociates.org) where proceeds go to help maintain and preserve the natural beauty of the Monhegan Island.
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It finally looks like Spring has sprung at last. The trees are beginning to turn that luscious shade of green that you only see in fresh spring leaves. The lawns are beginning to recover from the past winter’s abuse. The flowers are beginning to sprout with a promise of colorful things to come. Even the spring / summer birds are coming back.
Speaking of the summer birds, The first meeting in May (5/7) we will have a presentation on “Bird Photography”. This presentation is being presented by the clubs premiere bird photographers, Linwood Riggs and Phil Downes. We can all learn some tips on photographing birds from this presentation.
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