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Columbia Camera Club - Monthly Club Meeting - February 2017

Tuesday - FEBRUARY 7, 2017 
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

NOTICE: Some members meet for a pre-meeting snack at Yesterday’s in Five Points at 5:00 p.m.

Show'N'tell theme for this month:   ABANDONED

This month's club meeting will feature:  Speaker - Mike Baker

Let’s Get To Know Mike Baker! - Mike Baker enjoyed a challenging and rewarding 25-year career in law enforcement; after retiring at a relatively young age in 2012, Mike served as a consultant for the Washington, DC based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Retirement from most of his law enforcement responsibility has allowed him to further immerse himself in his photography pursuits. Mike began photography using a  film SLR in 1983. The switch to using primarily digital camera bodies occurred around 2001, but he continues to use a variety of  film cameras and he has a  film darkroom in his home. Mike has won a number of local and regional awards for photography and other artistic disciplines. In 2011 Mike became the first person to win the Grand Father Mountain Nature Photography Hugh Morton Award two years in a row; in 2012 he won the award a third time. Mike’s work is in private collections and some his documentary work has been archived by Duke University.

Mike sits on the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of York County, he’s a former member of the leadership board for the Charlotte Photography Group and he is a member of Nikon Professional Services. Mike writes a monthly photography column for a local magazine and he is an occasional guest blogger. Mike was a member of the Flaming Chicken Studio in Charlotte, NC, a photography studio but now maintains an Artist in Residence Studio at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC. Mike shoots a variety of paid assignments that include weddings, concerts, sporting events, products and portraits. Mike claims his favorite subjects to photograph are puppies, kittens and the nude female form, but not necessarily in that order.

Be reminded also that our annual family membership dues of $35 are due.

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