KI Photo Club ex­plores pic­ture pos­si­bil­i­ties

Record Observer - - News - By DOUG BISHOP dbishop@kibay­times.com

STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Is­land Photo Club was formed in May 2012 by a small group of di­verse peo­ple in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing what they can do with their cam­eras.

Begin­ners, hob­by­ists with sim­ple “point and shoot” cam­eras, and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers from the club have been on a great many lo­cal field trips over the past six years to a va­ri­ety of places with cam­eras in-hand, tak­ing pic­tures. They have been twice to the Queen Anne’s County Fair, lo­cal wildlife sanc­tu­ar­ies, in­clud­ing Ch­e­sa­peake Bay En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­ter in Gra­sonville, along with monthly vis­its to a wide va­ri­ety of places of in­ter­est, such as the Na­tional Aquar­ium in Bal­ti­more, Wye Grist Mill, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Mu­seum, Na­ture’s Best Pho­tog­ra­phy Ex­hibit at the Smith­so­nian’s Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory, Col­lege Park Avi­a­tion Mu­seum and Air­port, Ft. McHenry, Mary­land Re­nais­sance Fes­ti­val, and Paul Reed Smith Gui­tars in Stevensville.

Many of the mem­bers of the club have also en­tered lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phy shows with their pic­tures — Kent Is­land Fed­er­a­tion of Art’s an­nual Photo Show, Queen Anne’s County Fair, Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mag­a­zine Photo Con­test, I Love Queen Anne’s County Photo Con­test, and many more. Most re­cently, the club vis­ited Sunny Days Horse Farm, owned by Karen Mar x, in Cen­tre­ville.

KI Photo Club meets twice a month at a mem­ber’s stu­dio in his­toric Stevensville and once a month takes a field trip for photo op­por­tu­ni­ties. The club also hosts a great num­ber of guest speak­ers, who share their pho­tog­ra­phy ex­pe­ri­ences and givenex­am­ples of how to take bet­ter and more in­ter­est­ing pho­tographs.

The club has mem­ber­ship dues of $15 per year. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Rebecca Placek at 410643-2817, or email her at pj placek@ver­i­zon.net.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

KI Photo Club vis­ited Sunny Days Horse Farm in Cen­tre­ville on Satur­day, April 8. The club vis­its a new lo­ca­tion each month to pro­vide for a va­ri­ety of photo op­por­tu­ni­ties. From left are Sunny Days Farm owner Karen Marx, and club mem­bers Cindy Gold­ing, Diane Olinger, Sandy Thurber, Rebecca Placek, Su­san Hale, Rita My­ers, Cather­ine Honigs­berg, Art Grube and Carol For­don­ski.

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