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News of The Frederick Camera Clique

Monthly Meetings begin at 7:00 PM
at the Delaplaine Center for the Arts Officers
Terms E xpir e 12/ 31/0 7 Electi ons in Nov em ber! President – Peter Foiles Vice President – You! Treasurer – Stephen Hung f-stop Editor – Peter Foiles Membership – Natasha Kobran Publicity – Lee Permenter Webmaster – Brian McEntire

Camera Clique Meeting for March 14th: Costa Rica

Judy Reisman
We are fortunate to have a return visit from Judy Reisman who will bring us out of our Winter doldrums with a presentation of photographs of Costa Rica taken over a period of 25 years while living and traveling there. Here is Judy’s bioI have been taking photographs since childhood when I toted my Kodak Instamatic everywhere, gradually evolving from an avid shutterbug who sought to make a simple record to a more thoughtful photographer concerned equally with aesthetics and technique. With training in investigative journalism and conference interpretation, after a 20-year career as a technical translator converting documents from French, Spanish and Portuguese into English, I became enamored with the language of light and switched from writing with words to writing with light. An abiding love for animals and their welfare has had a major impact on my life and direction in photography. Because I find interacting with animals and understanding their behavior so fascinating, pet photography is a natural outlet for my skills and interests. My own family includes numerous and often-photographed four-legged creatures who were once abandoned treasures. Equally passionate about black-and-white and color photography, I also enjoy experimenting with alternative processes. In addition, I have found giving classes and workshops to others on the photographic journey to be enormously rewarding. For several years I was an instructor in the professional program at the Washington School of Photography in Bethesda, MD., from where I am currently on leave, but continue to lead photo workshops through the Washington photo safaris. My work has been exhibited locally and internationally and I work for private clients on a commission basis. All inquiries are welcome. One of the aspects of photography that I find most intriguing is problem-solving. In many ways I see photography a metaphor for life: coming across opportunities and deciding how to best handle them with the resources you have at hand. There are always tradeoffs and always risks. A defining moment for me was realizing that the camera lens could be used as a prism through which to distill and preserve visual information. Always a keen observer and propelled by lifelong wanderlust, I have explored the physical and cultural landscapes on five continents. For me, photography is a way of celebrating both the commonalities and diversities in the tapestry of the natural and man-made worlds. I relish preserving fleeting moments, making the banal memorable, creating something that brings pleasure to others, and letting the language of light speak for itself.

Clique Information
To contact any officer, ask questions about programs or membership, please e-mail; To ask questions about, or submit information for the website, please contact; webmaster@frederickcameraclique. org. For questions about or submissions to the newsletter, please contact; newsletter@frederickcameraclique. org.

Clique Calendar 2007
March 14, 7:00 pm Costa Rica by Judy Reisman April 11, 7:00pm Critique/Competition Don Coleman, Judge May 9, 7:00pm Open

Member Websites
Do you have a web site? Let us know! Palma Allen Traditional and Alternative Fine Art Photography John Clarke Marshall Dupuie Creative travel Images Melissa Jiron Here my images are made available to family & friends. Don Johnson Abstracts, animals, flowers, travel Jack Kramer John Kuhn Some of my favorite images. Brian McEntire Lee Permenter Black & white photography Daniel Weil Bill Wisecup m Remote areas of the world.

Photo Safari
Clique member Don Johnson Has graciously agreed to lead a Photo Safari to the National Zoo on Saturday, April 14. Meet Don at the Panda Exhibit at 8am (the animals are awake then even if you are not). There will be more details in the April Newsletter. Hope to see you all there.

Clique Members in the News
Palma Allen has a show entitled “NeedsaNude” at The Artists’ Gallery, 4 East Church Street, Frederick. Allusion of the nude melded into landscape, street and still photography resulting in quirky, fanciful and romantic imagery inspired by a comment figure photographers make; "It needs a nude". The show runs through April 1. Gallery hours are 12-5 Friday through Sunday. David Raimist has a Solo Show at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. The show runs April 7, 2007 - May 28, 2007. David will be present at the show during the "1st Saturday Gallery Walk" events in April and May. From Don Johnson: As many of you know, I recently had three of my images published in the fall issue of "Nature's Best" magazine. According to the magazine staff, there were over 25,000 images submitted for possible publication, of which 120 were published in the magazine. Three of the published images were mine. Two of my published images, along with many of the other images that appeared in the magazine, are now on display at the Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Museum. The "Nature's Best Photography Exhibit" at the museum, which will run through mid- to late March, is located on the second level of the museum, very close to the exhibit for the Hope diamond. Attached are a couple of photos that friends of mine took of the exhibit. Rumor has it... that the Clique is well represented among the winning images in the "Images of Frederick" Photo Contest, co-sponsored by the Clique and Frederick Magazine. Winners will appear in the April issue of Frederick Magazine. Stay tuned for more details. Also if we want the Clique to stay involved with this activity we need a volunteer to handle the coordination.

Do your part!
We Still Need a V.P. !
Walter Chalky

The positions are filling up but there is one glaring hole left to fill, Vice-President. There are 10 meetings that the new officers are responsible for. I will be there for most of them but I am sure the vagaries of life will prevent me from making one or two, who is going to fill in? Why not you? Clique Membership is both a pleasure and a responsibility. But NONE of our activities can occur without the efforts of volunteers. Whether you are a new or long-standing member, if you participate in Clique activities, please consider giving me a hand.

Peter Foiles


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Photography News You Can Use
The annual PMA show is opening on March 8 in Las Vegas so there have been lots of new products announced over the last few weeks. New cameras announced include the Canon 1D MkIII, Nikon D40x, Olympus E-410 and E-510 and a truckload of new P&S models from all of the major manufacturers. A harbinger of the future, Adobe has announced that a free online version of Photoshop will be made available sometime in 2007. Now you probably wouldn’t want to make complex edits using an online tool but for some who only need occasional access to PS this could be useful. Think your photos look a little distorted check out ImageIron from Natural Grafix:

Thanks to our February Refreshment Coordinator:
Debbie Kelly

March Coordinator:
Mike Swick

April Coordinator:
Beth/Bill Wisecup We need volunteers to coordinate refreshments each month. All that is required is a little shopping, bringing the food to the meeting and setting it out in platters, bowls, etc. that the Clique provides! The Treasurer reimburses you for your expenses on the spot. To volunteer, please e-mail;

Accidently reformat you memory card befor you saved your images, your memory card become corrupted, there is still hope. Lexar has announced Image Rescue 3. The software is included for free with some of Lexar’s high end cards or can be purchased separately. Works with any brand of memory card, not just Lexar.

It will be interesting to see if Image Rescue measures up to the Gold standard for recovering lost images, PhotoRescue. A free demo is available at If you think the color balance of your digital images leaves something to be desired there are a couple of tools that may help. The least expensive of the two options is the WhiBal card. The WhiBal card is a high quality grey card that is absolutely color neutral. Simply take a shot of the card and use that to set the custom white balance of your camera. A more sophisticated but expensive option is the ExpoDisc. The ExpoDisk is a neutral white translucent filter that you place in front of your lens when you take the exposure for the custom white balance feature of your camera. The Baltimore Camera Club is hosting a seminar to be led by noted nature photographer Rod Planck, on March 31st. It will take place in Towson, just north of Baltimore and close to the Baltimore beltway I695. Details are on our web site, near the bottom of the home page.

New Mem ber s –
The Clique meets on the 2nd Wed. of each month at 7:00 pm at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St Frederick MD. Programs feature a guest speaker and a competition/critique alternating every other month. Each December, the Clique has a member’s exhibit at DVAEC. In the summer the Clique sponsors an annual regional juried photographic exhibition.

Calls for Entry:
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center seeks proposals for Solo or Group Shows. The DVAEC has introduced a dedicated Photography Exhibition Space in the newly-renovated 2nd Floor of the Center, but proposals may be made for any exhibition space. For complete details, please visit their website at

The Frederick Camera Clique is an alliance group of The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

Frederick Camera Clique 40 S Carroll St Frederick MD 21701

Frederick County Arts Council seeks Photographers to Exhibit in New Gallery Space. For complete details, please contact Executive Director, Shaun Butcher at; The new downtown winery, Frederick Cellars, has terrific space for showing art. Their intention is to showcase the work of local artists, rotating the display every couple of months. They are currently interested in finding a photographer who has a body of work around Maryland landscapes. The contact is Emily Williams,

Your Guests are Welcome at Camera Clique Safaris!
Guests of members are welcome to join Camera Clique Safaris, but are reminded that non-members must be accompanied by the Sponsoring Member. They are also required to pay a $10.00 fee. Safaris are a benefit of paid membership in the Frederick Camera Clique. The exception is a safari where it has been announced in advance that the general public is invited as a Membership Recruitment Event. The $10.00 Guest Fee is only a fraction of what they would pay for a comparable tour through a commercial vendor. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Show Your Work on the Web!
A reminder for all members that the Clique provides members a free gallery page on our website. Please visit for instructions or contact our webmaster, Brian McEntire at

We want your news! Do you have an upcoming exhibit? Have your photos been accepted into an exhibit or juried competition? Don’t be shy, drop an e-mail to and share!

Lonny Gomes

Service Opportunity
The Frederick Department of Juvenile Services is looking for interested individuals to work with local girls to assist them in learning basic photographic skills to document their lives. This program has worked successfully in other communities, culminating in exhibitions of the girl’s work. The time commitment is variable based on your availability. If you are interested in participating, please contact; Megan Swindro, LGSW, Department of Juvenile Services, Frederick County, 240-629-3051

The Frederick Camera Clique is dedicated to actively and enthusiastically promoting the medium of photography. The underlying theme is for members to improve, enjoy, and share in the art and craft of photography. The Clique serves Frederick and surrounding counties, and is open to all skill levels. The Clique stresses enhancement of members' photographic skill and has a strong orientation toward instructional activities.

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