The Gaithersburg Camera Club primarily serves upper Montgomery County, though members come from all over.  The club is meant for camera enthusiasts of varying skills and interests.  Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography.  Our programs and activities provide information and instruction for all skill levels. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.
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Annual Awards Banquet
Monday, June 15, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Asbury Methodist Village, Community Room B/C, Rosborough Center
Reception:  6:30 pm - Dinner Buffet:  7:15 pm
Awards Presentation:  9:00 pm
Guests are welcome

Reservations must be made by Friday, June 5th
$35.00 per person

Make checks payable to Gaithersburg Camera Club (or GCC).
Please indicate if a vegetarian meal is desired.
Mail to: Alan Zipp, 932 Hungerford Dr., Suite 13, Rockville, MD 20850 or pay Alan at a May meeting.

Please click here for more details.

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Our Meetings
Camera Club Meetings are held twice per month!

Please note that we are now back to our regular meeting room - Asbury's Parker Hall Bldg (#7 on Asbury's official map).  Click Asbury Official Map for an Asbury's official map.

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Speaker Night: Brian McEntire - 5/11/2015
Topic: “Drone Aerial Photography”

He will speak on where drone technology is headed along with some capabilities of camera-equipped drones and flying them using pre-defined routes by GPS units. He will also comment the challenges as well as responsibilities of photographers when deploying drones. Brian will demonstrate the operation of his drone as part of his presentation. Brian McEntire is a wedding,  commercial and portrait photographer who owns B. Scott Photography (BScottPhoto.com). Please click here for his full biography.

 ***And that’s not all!  After the break, selected members of our camera club will share ways you can archive your images on hard drives and preserve them in “Photo Books.” The day of storing picture prints with the attaching corners in “photo albums” is old technology. The new technology -- using photo books and other print formats -- will preserve your pictures for family and friends to view generations in the future (long after you and your computers are no longer here). The club members participating in this informal presentation will provide answers to questions dealing with the many ways to develop photo books. They will also provide examples of different photo books and other print formats that may meet your needs. Please plan to stay and participate in this important portion of your club meeting.
 
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Competition Night: Theme: "Up/Down" - 5/18/2015
Judge:
Matthew Schmidt
As an amateur photographer, Matthew Schmidt covers a wide variety of subjects. In colder months, he often shoots indoors, mostly macro and still life, while in the warmer seasons he shoots landscapes, action, and motor sports. Over the last several years,he’s been developing his skills with more artistic photographic interpretations, incorporating panning, multiple exposures, and montages into his portfolio. Even though Matt works in a technical field, he’s taken quite an interest in art, studying the masters in both painting and photography. Matt has attended the PSA Image Analysis course and gone through the extensive training in judging given by the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts.
Please click here for his full biography.

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Single Day Photography Field Trips
The Gaithersburg Camera Club has launched a series of single day photography field trips that are within an easy drive from our hometown. Members with any level of experience are free to join us at a variety of locations.

Tour of Private Downtown Frederick Gardens - 5/16/2015
Beyond the Garden Gates, an annual tour of private and public gardens in downtown Frederick, promises opportunity to capture “pictures mile on mile” painted across secluded urban nooks. Join fellow GCC members on a field trip to experience this event. The tour takes place from 1 to 5 p.m., and includes 10 gardens, most of which are private residential retreats. The gardens vary from country to formal in style. One features whimsical painted bird houses and tiny fairy houses. Another is home to a 200-year-old Ginko tree, the largest in the United States, according to the Garden Tour website. All will have abundant photo opportunities.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Tickets are good for both May 16 and 17. To carpool, meet at the Park & Ride Lot at I-270 and Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road at 11:45 a.m., May 16. We will depart promptly at noon. If you want to meet us at the field trip location, go directly to the Garden Tour Hospitality Center at Frederick City Hall, 101 N. Court Street.
Sign up for this field trip at this link. Please indicate whether you will meet at the carpool lot or at the Garden Tour Hospitality Center. Please also indicate whether you are interested in having an early dinner in Frederick after the tour. And don’t forget to provide both your email address and cell phone number in case it is necessary to contact you about the event or during the event. Click here for full trip announcement.
General Garden Tour information: http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/garden-tour
Garden Tour Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zUtVcSzhLoR4.khOe_TYS6gaQ
Ticket information: http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/garden-tour/tickets/


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GCC Meet-Up
It’s a new concept to provide club members with more opportunities to shoot together without counting on a GCC field trip coordinator to accompany the group.

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Click HERE to see our Planned Field Trips and Sign Up Sheet.
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