Monday, October 24, 2016

The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at 215 W. Union Street in Berrien Springs. Tom McDonough and Ted Post are going to present a photography blog-about.  It will include where to go, what to take and what and how to photograph your subject in an interesting and creative way. It will surely be very informative
and entertaining.

Each month we include a show-and-tell, if you have an idea, technique or something else, count on sharing with other members at our meetings.

Also we have been asked by Andrews University Library to present our best photographs, either framed or mounted on foam core. So bring in your favorites for display in January. 

Be sure to Visit us on our blog: or Facebook page: Berrien Springs Camera Club. 

Expand your interest in photography, learn to take better photos, meet with others who have the same interests, test your skills in competition with others, learn about composition and have fun with your hobby, attend interesting programs by experienced photographers. Join us the Wednesday. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BSCC New Season Begins Sept. 7:00 pm

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will open its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The club’s season runs from September through June each year, with programs alternating between an informative presentation about some aspect of photography, and a competition open to members. If you'd like to get a feel for what our camera club is like, this is the meeting to attend.
 The September meeting will be about improving our club, clarifying policies governing the club’s competitions, and improving our photography skills. Our President, Leroy Patterson, will lead the meeting and discuss BSCC improvements..Tom McDonough will review select topics, competition procedures and update members on a few changes.
Members are also invited to submit up to three digital images, taken this summer, for projection and critique. The critiquing will be a group activity by the other members, nonjudgmental but' thinking out' loud how each picture might be improved. We will view as many as time allows. Anyone who plans to join the club that evening may submit their three images, in jpg format not larger than 1024 x 768, the naming convention for the three digitals should be (please note this is different than the usual competition format)
1_title_yourname, 2_title_yourname, 3_title_yourname  (first initial and last name)
Attach and send your photos with 'September' in the subject line to:
 Programs for November, January, and March will be announced in later communications
In competition months members can submit up to 10 digitally projected images and up to 10 prints (mounted, at least 5" x 7") for judging. Awards are given for the top projected images and mounted prints. Acceptable topics always include Nature (nothing domesticated or showing evidence of mankind), Portraits, and Open (anything), plus two special topics each month. The special topics for each competition month this year are:
                Oct. 5: Rivers and Clouds
                Dec. 7: Churches and Stained Glass (sg)
                Feb. 1: Precipitation (precip) and Moonlight (moon)
                Apr. 5: Wild Animals and Angles
The May 3 meeting is for final judging of the year's acceptances, when 3 judges will select the top 10 projected images and prints of the year, and the June 7 end-of-season meeting will include a potluck meal at 6:30 and a show from the year's acceptances.
                Club officers for 2016-2017  are:
                President-Leroy Patterson
                Sec/Treasure-Ted Post
                Digital Projection/Web/PR–Suzanne and Tom McDonough
The public is welcome to attend and enjoy the competitions. To submit pictures, one must be a member. Other activities are being planned for members, such as outings, exhibits, and publication. Annual membership fees are $10 for students, $25 for other individuals, and $35 per family. Refreshments are served at each meeting.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

June 1, 2016 Potluck at 6:30

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will hold its final monthly meeting of the 2015-2016 season on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union in Berrien Springs. Meeting a half-hour earlier than usual this session begins with a potluck meal and features a Power Point show made up of all the prints and digital images that were accepted and/or honored by judges in the four competitions throughout the year.
Competition topics for this year have included: Water, What Is It?, 25+ Years of Age, Macro, Motion, Alphabet, Bridges and Mechanics and Industry as well as the standard Nature and Open. Thus a wide variety will be represented in the final show. Awards will be given out for top honors during the year.
Anyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share, make some new friends, enjoy the images taken from around the world, and consider joining next year.
2010-2011 BSCC

2011-2012 BSCC

2012-2013 BSCC

2013-2014 BSCC

2014-2015 BSCC