The meeting for Monday March 3 is CANCELLED due to the weather, and the competiton will be postponed until next Monday, March 10.
This year's date is June 6, 7, and 8, 2014.
R.E.I. in College Park has a spring wildflower event on March 19.
2/25/2014 Field Trip
Carl Lancaster is putting together a weekend-long photographic trip to New York City. The date is June 13-15, 2014.
Join Joe Ordonez and Oliver Klink, who have over 30 years combined experience photographing eagles and the preserve in Haines, Alaska.
Save the date - March 9, 2014.
2/12/2014 Social Event
David and Marketa Ebert will be presenting a collection of photographic slide shows from their traveling adventures.
2/10/2014 Field Trip
Join us on March 29 for this great annual event.
An interesting piece involving photography and the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
2/4/2014 Field Trip
Join us on February 8 for some great photography and fun too.
12/28/2013 Field Trip
The January field trip will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby, Maryland, is opening its gates at 6:45 a.m. on January 18, 2014 for artists.
Bill Conway will be in Washington, DC, early on the morning of December 17.
This is an update regarding the club's upcoming exhibit.
Registration is open for this great annual event.
10/1/2013 Field Trip
If you plan to go on this November trip, please read the information contained in this article.
Here is some important and updated information for those wishing to join Don Andberg on this great field trip.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will be putting on an exhibition at Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery in Severna Park.
The Washington School of Photography offers both an affiliate and resident photographer program, offering studio and office space to photographers in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Bowie -Crofton Camera Club has been asked to submit digital photos for a new monthly publication called Bowie Life.
The "Capture the Heart of America" Photo Contest for 2013 is sponsored by the Silos and Smoke Stacks National Heritage Area.
7/16/2013 Field Trip
Clarence Carvell will be leading a club field trip to the Frontier Museum in Staunton, Virginia in November. Early reservations are recommended.
7/16/2013 Social Event
Our annual cookout gathering, now known as B-CCC Members Day, will be held on Sunday, September 1, at the home of Clarence and Marti Carvell.
Peak spawning occurs this year on May 25. This is a rare and excellent opportunity for nature photography.
Stefan Kaben's resource information from his 22 April 2013 presentation is now available.
3/27/2013 Field Trip
The club will visit the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 6.
The Carrie Murray Nature Center in Baltimore, Maryland is inviting photographers to a day of bird photography.
2/18/2013 Field Trip
The club will host a field trip on March 9 to an abandoned silk mill in Western Maryland.
June 29, 1935 - February 12, 2013
This year's show will be on Sunday, March 10. B-CCC members and others are all welcome to attend.
Bob Matthews has arranged with Richard Pippin to offer a 2-day Lith Printing workshop.
Show at the Greater Reston Arts Center through Feb. 23. These two articles appearing in local media discuss the event.
One of our club members has a winning photo posted on PSA's web page.
Bill Conway's presentation of shooting star trails and light painting is available in the Resources tab.
12/12/2012 Field Trip
There will be a field trip to Luray Caverns for a private photographic tour in January.
11/14/2012 Field Trip
This is an update of information for the upcoming field trip to Longwood Gardens on November 24.<<
10/25/2012 Social Event
Our annual Holiday Dinner will once again be at Hella's Restaurant.
9/30/2012 Field Trip
The late October field trip date is Oct. 26.
This is a short bio on Bryan Ramsay, who will be the judge for our October 1 Open Competiton.
9/12/2012 Field Trip
There is an updated for the field trip this Saturday to the Cowtown Rodeo in New Jersey.
Two of our members currently have their work being exhibited as part of juried shows.
Bill Conway will be leading a photowalk on Worldwide Photowalk Day, October 13, in Lusby, Maryland.
Our club newsletter, "The Viewfinder", has won two awards in the annual newsletter contest from the PSA.
7/21/2012 Field Trip
The B-CCC Field Trip Committee is planning a field trip to the coast of Maine during the first week of October.
7/21/2012 Social Event
The 2012 B-CCC Pig Out is planned for Sunday, Sept. 2.
B-CCC member George Smyth will present a demonstration on the making of bromoil prints on May 3 in Rockville.
Janet Matthews and George Smyth are featured in the "Alternative Visions" exhibition at Photoworks Photography School and Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland.
Dick Bond will be having a reception for his solo exhibit at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts on April 27.
The Aerodrome is a living museum of antique aviation in Rhinebeck, New York, and a great place to capture some terrific photographs.
Although you are aware of LensWork (our print magazine), we'd like to point your attention to our extensive and free Internet site on photography and the creative process, LensWork Daily.
Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) members now have the opportunity to join the FONZ Photo Club.
Due to a scheduling conflict involving the election on April 3, we are moving the date for the April (Nature) Competition to Monday, April 9.
Joe Campbell will be the judge for the March 5 competition.
We received word today that former club member Carl Balcerak has died. Visitation al will be held on Thursday March 1, 2012 at 10:00am at St. Pius X Church, Route 450, Bowie, Maryland. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00am.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will have an exhibit of photographs on display in the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland, from February 23 - April 8, 2012.
Marion Shipman has images on exhibit at the Bowie Center for Performing Arts.
The Baltimore Camera Club is sponsoring a seminar by John Paul Caponigro on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
There will be a change of speaker for Monday's meeting, but not a change of subject.
Penn Camera is filing for bankruptcy, and will be closing five stores immediately.
B-CCC member George Smyth was interviewed by "Fotosavant", a journal discussing and exhibiting the excellence and diversity that is handrafted photography.
The 2012 B-CCC Holiday Dinner/Party at Hellas Restaurant (in Millersville, MD) on January 8, 2012 will not start until 4:00 p.m.
Students from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Refugee Youth Project were mentored by National Geographic Photo Camp staff to produce a photo and multimedia exhibition about the disappearing islands of the Chesapeake Bay.
Long time B-CCC member Patricia Bress passed away on Sunday, November 6.
10/26/2011 Social Event
The Holiday Dinner has been set for Sunday, January 8, 2012. It will once again be at Hellas Restaurant in Millersville, MD from 3:00 p.m. until ?????
The judge for our November 7 "Leading Lines" competition has changed.
Nikhil Bahl, who offered a program on creating interpretations, has an eBook that expands upon the ideas on which he spoke.
Dates are available in the spring and fall of 2012.
Michelle Frankfurter offered her project, Destino, at the club's first meeting of the year.
Chip Bulgin is the judge for our “Open” competition on October 3, 2011.
A photograph taken by a club member will appear on the "Chesapeake 360" Guidebook to the Chesapeake region.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will be putting on an exhibition at the Galleries at
Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis from February 23-April 8, 2012.
8/23/2011 Social Event
Be sure to reserve your place for this annual feast and social event.
6/30/2011 Social Event
Coming - September 4, 2011
4/26/2011 Social Event
June 4 - Be There!
B-CCC member Theresa Harrison had a photograph accepted into the Laurel Art Guild
2011 Juried Art Show at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center.
What is the Best Monitor to Use for Photography? This question is answered on an informative website.
Our own Pat French will have photographs shown at the Waverly Street Gallery's Annual Invitational Show.
12/21/2010 Social Event
Remember that the B-CCC Holiday dinner Jan. 9. You can see the menu in this article.
There will be a special "How-To" meeting for novice photographers on Monday, Dec. 13.
This annual slide show workshop is open to any interested members.
11/3/2010 Field Trip
B-CCC will travel to Frederick, Maryland this weekend for a field trip to the city's historic district.
10/5/2010 Field Trip
On October 16, B-CCC will visit Tilghman Island, for the annual Tilghman Day races and contests, exhibits, auction, food, and music.
10/5/2010 Social Event
The club's annual holiday dinner is set for Sunday, January 9, 2011.
The NIH Camera Club has graciously invited B-CCC members to participate in the following activities. Check out the open competition on October 7th with cash prizes.
B-CCC memeber Janet Matthews currently has an exhibit of her work at an area gallery.
Presentation by Janet Matthews
On Monday evening, March 29th, B-CCC club members will present an evening of photographic slide shows.
3/11/2010 Field Trip
There are two great field trips in April - one local, one far away.
A new book by club member Clarence Carvell is due to be released in April, 2010.
Our own Zolt Levay will give a presentation on pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope at U. of Md. on January 5, 2010.
On Nov. 7 and 8, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens near Tysons Corners, VA, is having a Fall Photography day as part of Foto Week.
10/13/2009 Field Trip
On Sunday, November 1st, B-CCC will visit the Potomac Eagle Railroad, in Romney, W.Va. to ride on the “Railroad
Some great photographic opportunities will be found at this festival in Charlotte Hall, Md.
Join other photography and outdoor enthusiasts as we explore the marina area of Codorus State Park, located near Hanover, Pa.
9/8/2009 Field Trip
The club's first field trip for the 2009-2010 year will take place right here in Bowie.
Disney's "A Christmas Carol Train" will be making two stops in our area, offering great photo opportunities for those who are interested.
The Baltimore Camera Club is presenting a photography seminar by Brenda Tharp, entitled "The Art of Photography". The date is March 6, 2010.
There is still time to get your framed work exhibited at The Bowie Senior Center.
Please contact Bob Matthews if you are interested.
Club members can get their photos hung and seen at these two upcoming exhibits.
The VisArts Center in Rockville will be participating in FotoWeek DC in November.
Explore Lewes, Delaware with Rolfe Photography on a Photo Walking tour July 25th, August 1st, and August 8th.
VisArts Center Photography Dept. in Rockville is offering a free 2-hour mini workshop on Monday evening, July 13, 7-9 p.m. on photographing sunflowers.
The Eastman Kodak Company is producing its last run of Kodachrome film on Monday, June 22nd.
The Maryland Federation of Art is holding its 9th annual American Landscapes Juried Exhibition.
VisArts is proud to present 57 artist booths for the 2009 Fine Arts Festival, on May 23 and 24, 2009.
5/14/2009 Field Trip
Spend an enjoyable early-summer night in a lovely cabin along the C&O Canal Towpath with plenty of photographic opportunities nearby.
NBC News Anchor Ann Curry Exposes Darfur in Washington School of Photography Exhibit with Antoine Sanfuentes.
The Bear Branch Nature Center, in Carroll County, offers raptor shooting on Saturday, May 2nd.
The east coast Kinetic Sculpture Race championship will take place in Baltimore May 2, 2009 rain or shine.
The Maryland Historical House and Garden Pilgrimage starts April 25, 2009, and continues on selected weekend dates through May 17.
4/17/2009 Field Trip
B-CCC has a special opportunity to get in early in the morning at Brookside Gardens to do a private photo session with the butterflies.
On Monday, April 27th, B-CCC will present its annual slide show evening.
On May 23 and 24, there will be an Air Expo at PAX River Naval Base, Lexington Park, MD.
Ginter Botanical Gardens offer high wheel bicycle demonstrations, costumed interpreters, Ragtime Music, tours of historic Bloemendaal House, and 40 acres of themed gardens.
On Monday, May 25, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens near Tyson's Corner, VA, is hosting a Photographer's Field Day.
There is no scheduled club meeting when there is a 5th Monday of the month.
2/7/2009 Field Trip
Join club members for a waaaay-out-of-town field trip to the historic Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina.
"Three Days of Peace, Love, and Photography", at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The National Wildlife Federation is sponsoring its 39th annual wildlife photography competition.
1/25/2009 Field Trip
On Sunday, March 1st, B-CCC has an opportunity to take a private photo-tour of Luray Caverns, in Luray, Virginia.
12/22/2008 Field Trip
B-CCC will visit the historic College Park Aviation Museum for its January field trip on Saturday, January 24th.
The VisArts Center in Rockville is calling for entries for the second annual photography exhibition at the Kaplan Gallery.
The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts ("VisArts Center") in Rockville now has a Photography Department.
There will be a one-day workshop on HDR and Abstracts in Historic St. Michaels, January 28, 2009.
Images from the November 24 how-to are now available for viewing at Richard Chomitz's website.
The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation's capital.
Be sure to be at our "How To" meetings coming up in the near future.
A new section devoted to articles by members has been added to the website, starting with an interesting article by Janet Matthews called Use Your Scanner As A Camera.
11/5/2008 Field Trip
On Saturday December 6th, B-CCC will be travelling to the Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland, to view and photograph the annual Memorial Illumination.
Take a walk along the Fells Point ArtLoop and enjoy art shows, openings, events & great food. And while you're there, visit the Robert McClintock Studio Gallery.
The Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour will make a stop in Baltimore, on Wednesday, November 19th, for an all-day class on CS-4.
B-CCC will host an inter-club competiton on November 15, 2008
Ships from across the mid-Atlantic make their way up the Chester River to participate in the schooner Sultana's eighth annual Downrigging Weekend, October 30th to November 2, 2008
Two upcoming workshops offer valuable information on legal and business issues that are of interest to photographers.
Janet Matthews teaches how to create photo montages using layer masks.
Clarence Carvell will be giving monthly classes in the use of Photoshop 9 (CS-3). Classes are free to B-CCC members. Class size is limited to 15.
9/3/2008 Field Trip
B-CCC will travel to Cass, West Virginia, for its first "out-of-town" field trip of the new club year. Scenic views and fall foliage will be everywhere!
The Brunswick Railroad Museum and the Brunswick Photographers Guild are holding their first photography contest.
Please consider entering your digital images in the PSA International Club Image Competition. The competitions are held four times per year October, December, February and April. You may submit 2 images in each of these competitions.
7/31/2008 Field Trip
Our first field trip of the new club year happens two days before our first meeting! Join us for a day (or two) on Smith Island.
7/29/2008 Social Event
An invitation to all club members and their guest to enjoy a pleasant and social Labor Day weekend picnic, on Sunday August 31st.
Please join us at the newly formed Flickr group.
The Nature Conservancy's 2008 Photo Contest is open.
The B-CCC is proud to present the 4th club exhibit for this year.
The exhibit will run from April 16th thru May 10th at The Bowie Center for Performing Arts. BCPA is located on Route 450 adjacent to Bowie High School.
Opening reception will be on April 29th from 6-8 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
4/20/2008 Field Trip
Two great field trips are lined up for the club in May. The first is a walk among the wild trillium, in the mountains of Virginia. The next is a repeat-performance of last year's final trip, to the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association in Pennsylvania.
John Shaw, a renowned and respected nature photographer, will be conducting a two-day seminar in Baltimore on April 12 and 13, 2008.
Post: Slate of Bowie-Crofton Club officers for club year 2008-09. Please note three of the five officers have agreed to remain on the executive board.
For B-CCC members who have gone on field trips this year, please bring in some photos for the back-of-the-room gallery on April 28th!
A NIK Software sponsored seminar is coming to our area in late April and May. It is called "Captivated by the Light".
3/24/2008 Field Trip
An opportunity has presented itself for members of B-CCC to visit the headquarters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, in Annapolis.
On Wednesday, April 9th, the Washington Convention Center will be the venue for a day-long Photoshop workshop sponsored by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
3/12/2008 Field Trip
B-CCC will travel to Washington, D.C. for the 42nd annual Smithsonian Kite Festival.
3/8/2008 Field Trip
On the weekend of April 4th and 5th, B-CCC will be traveling to the beautiful Laurel Highlands of southwest Pennsylvania.
Susan Milestone, a professional nature and fine art photographer, will present our program for the B-CCC meeting on March 17th.
The annual celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day will happen again. It will be the traditional last Sunday in April.
The full moon is going to get totally eclipsed on the nights of February 20&21, putting on a gorgeous show, and giving photographers of the night sky a great opportunity.
A "PhotoWalk" is being organized in Washington, DC, during the month of March.
B-CCC will be hosting an Inter-Club Competition on March 31. The invited clubs include the Silver Spring Camera Club, the North Bethesda Camera Club, and the National Institutes of Health Camera Club.
Maryland Hall in Annapolis will be conducting a workshop entitled "Introduction to Studio Lighting" taught by Dick Bond and Chip Bulgin.
This exhibition is open to all amateur and professional photographers 18 years and older working in any photographic medium who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia.
1/15/2008 Field Trip
On Saturday, February 2nd, the club will venture forth for a field trip to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center, next to Dulles Airport in northern Virginia.
The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club is pleased to announce a club photo exhibit at Huntington Community Center in "Olde" Bowie, Maryland. The exhibit will run from 12/29/07 thru 1/26/08. Opening reception on Thursday, January 10, 2008 from 6-8 pm. Please call Roz Kleffman 301 464-1867 for more details.
RSS can help the photographer find new content for knowledge and inspiration.
B-CCCC Charter Member, Jonas Bassen was fondly remembered at the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday April 14, 2007 at Acorn Park. This open area with a beautiful walkway for strolling and plenty of benches for relaxing is located just off the intersection of Route 450 and Stoneybrook Drive. The tree lined hill remains very reminiscent of historic Bowie, long before Levitt purchased the land for development. About 50 people attended the ceremony. Arbor Day was a perfect opportunity to memorialize Jonas.
The Photographic Society of America (PSA), established in 1936, is one of the largest associations of its kind, bringing together amateur and professional enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike. PSA has members in 73 countries.