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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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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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This meeting is about photographing motion or portraying motion in a still photo. This will be another full "hands on" meeting so bring your cameras, tripods, and mobile model. Considering the weather, this will be an indoors event.
This will be another "all action" event.
Remember the doors open at 6:30 and the fun starts at 7:00. See you at the Viles Conference Room, Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital Street, Augusta,.
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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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The meeting on April 2nd will have as the main program high speed flash photography featuring water drops. The speaker will be Leah Haraden, She will be demonstrating High-Speed Water Drop Photography using speedlites and fast shutter speeds and high ISO's.
There will be some time set aside for "hands on" photos so bring your camera and a short tele or prime lens.
The meeting will be held at the Viles Conference Room, Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital Street, Augusta. The meeting is open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 for a social time followed at 7:00 with the main meeting.
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