What we're about

The Silver Spring Camera Club comprises a diverse group of individuals passionately dedicated to the pursuit of photographic excellence. We believe the best method of understanding the art of photography is through education and the sharing of ideas.

For over 65 years SSCC has maintained a high standard of integrity and quality. Our reputation as the friendliest club in the metropolitan area is the basis of our success. We welcome new members of all ages and skill levels who share our interest in photography.

Visit our home on the web, you will find information on membership, club activities, including competitions, and upcoming events.

Silver Spring Camera Club (http://www.ssccphotography.org/)

We welcome visitors and new members to our meetings, which take place the first four Thursdays of every month, September through May.

Upcoming events (3)

Photo Forum – Sharing Photography ideas, images, questions, and inspirations

"Photo Forum" is our monthly opportunity to share ideas, images, questions, and inspirations on a wide variety of photographic topics.

This is an ONLINE EVENT!!
We will meet using Zoom. A link will be sent to all that RSVP yes.

Open Forum Discussions: Half an hour will be an open forum discussing your photography thoughts:
What’s on your mind?
What do you get out of competitions (whether you submit images or not)?

Presentations:
Pete Morton – “The Contest from the Other Side” – What are judges trained to look for?
Dennis Freeman – “The C&O Canal – 184.5 Miles on a Bike with my Camera”

Image Sharing:
We will have member image sharing. We have two categories to pick from:
Submit up to 3 color images with a black and white (monochrome) conversion of each. Tell us how you got to your final result!
Or, similar to last month, you can submit an image sequence. Provide a number of images (up to 10 images) to be shown in order as an automated slideshow. (We will build the slideshow from your images). Our slideshow setup will cut from image to image, dwelling for several seconds on each. Hint: use landscape format (4:3) for all images.

Your jpg images can be up to 1 MB size each. If doing the slideshow, number the image sequences in their titles. Send your images to Dennis Freeman before 5:00 p.m., WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (dennisfreeman4510 at msn.com).

This is expected to be a great evening of sharing and learning. What topics would you like to explore? Topics can be wide ranging, such as photo book reviews, an aspect of your own photography that you’d like to share, reviews or discussion of shows, photo gear, software, etc.

Please join us for a fun and educational evening!

This is an ONLINE EVENT!!
We will meet using Zoom. A link will be sent to all that RSVP yes.
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About the Silver Spring Camera Club

We meet the first three Thursdays of every month, September – May, and one day each month on a weekend for a field trip to an interesting photogenic location in the area.

More information about the Silver Spring Camera Club can be found on our website (http://www.ssccphotography.org/) regarding speakers, competition, education, open forum topics and even where we're going to meet on our field trip.

Don’t forget to read our PSA award winning newsletter the Cable Release for even more detailed information about all our activities and other items of photographic interest.

We hope to see you at a meeting soon.

Visitors to the Club are always welcome to attend meetings.

Membership remains a very reasonable $45 for individual members, $65 for family and only $35 for students. Please see the link to our membership application, below, for available discounts.

Why become a member of the Silver Spring Camera Club? We are a diverse group of photographers who love field trips, competitions, opportunities to see the world captured by other people's viewpoints, and sharing our knowledge, experience and love of photography.

Membership in the club gives you the opportunity to enter your photos in our monthly competitions, to receive our award-winning monthly newsletter the Cable Release, join our field trips without paying the $10 non-member fee, and more!

Here's a link to our printable Membership Application. http://www.ssccphotography.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Membership-Application-2017-18.pdf

Visit us on the web: http://www.ssccphotography.org/

Speaker: Arik Gorban - Infrared Photography

Online event

Silver Spring Camera Club welcomes our February speaker, Arik Gorban, who will present on the topic of Infrared Photography.

Arik’s presentation will provide a detailed introduction to Infrared (IR) photography with a brief demonstration of post processing of IR images. After sharing a short history and providing important definitions, Arik will discuss the reasons for using infrared for creative photography, talk about gear considerations, camera conversion options, characteristics of infrared images and post processing. The demonstration of post processing will be done in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. However, similar processes can be done using other tools.

About Arik Gorban:
Arik, a past president of the Somerset County Photography Club, is a photographer and photography instructor who focuses on the creative aspects of the photographic art form. He has over 40 years experience in the complete photographic process, including analog photography, darkroom work and extensive digital imaging. His digital imaging experience includes over 25 years of using Photoshop as well as other digital applications.

He frequently judges photo contests, including multiple international Salon competitions and juried exhibitions. Arik presents photography programs internationally and exhibits his fine art photography. Arik is the recipient of numerous awards and his work and articles have been published in the US and internationally.

Arik enjoys photographing both landscapes and abstracts. However, street photography, where he engages in conversation and photographs interesting people is his passion. In recent months, while spending more time at home and avoiding travel due to COVID-19, Arik focused more on creating images that he saw in his mind’s eye, using Photoshop and other digital photography tools.

Website: www.agphotoworks.com

This is an ONLINE EVENT!!
We will meet using Zoom. A link will be sent to all that RSVP yes.
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About the Silver Spring Camera Club:

We meet the first three Thursdays of every month, September – May, and one day on a weekend for a field trip to an interesting photogenic location in the area.

More information about the Silver Spring Camera Club can be found on our website (http://www.ssccphotography.org/) regarding speakers, competitions, field trips, our monthly "A Closer Focus" forums, and a link to our award winning newsletter the "Cable Release".

Visitors to the Club are always welcome to attend meetings, and we hope to see you soon!

Membership is $45 for individual members, $65 for family and only $35 for students.

Why become a member of the Silver Spring Camera Club?
We are a diverse group of photographers who love field trips, competitions, opportunities to see the world captured by other people's viewpoints, and sharing our knowledge, experience and love of photography.

Membership in the club gives you the opportunity to enter your photos in our monthly competitions, to receive our award-winning monthly newsletter the Cable Release, join our field trips without paying the $10 non-member fee, and more!

Here's a link to our printable Membership Application. http://www.ssccphotography.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Membership-Application-2017-18.pdf

Visit us on the web: http://www.ssccphotography.org/

Competition Night - HIGH/LOW KEY: Judge is Denise Silva

Online event

Competition Night - HIGH/LOW KEY: Judge is Denise Silva

This is an ONLINE EVENT!!
We will meet using Zoom. A link will be sent to all that RSVP yes.

Denise’s interest in photography started when her grandmother would share images from her travels to Egypt and Africa for safari. The evenings watching slideshows set the seed. 35-years later those seeds took root and inspired Denise to embrace photography and more specifically travel photography.
Denise has been recognized as one of the Top 200 Women Photographers Who Inspire by Nature Photo Guides and has had multiple articles published in Extraordinary Vision Magazine.

Her passion is to share her knowledge of photography, while introducing people to the amazing landscapes, wildlife, and people all over the world.
She has contributed multiple articles to Fujifilm X/GFX USA website and has been interviewed by Peggy Farren, of Understanding Photography, on Overcoming the Challenges of Street Photography
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Denise recently had three images published in Black & White Magazine, 2021, Smartphone issue. Denise is also featured in the 2021, Lenswork, Our Magnificent Planet 2021 edition, available in December 2021.

This is an ONLINE EVENT!!
We will meet using Zoom. A link will be sent to all that RSVP yes.
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The rules for competition and how to submit images can be found on the Silver Spring Camera Club website. (http://www.ssccphotography.org/official-competition-rules-and-awards/)

Competition topic definitions can be found on the Silver Spring Camera Club website. (https://www.ssccphotography.org/schedule-of-competition-topics-2021-2022/)

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About the Silver Spring Camera Club:

We meet the first three Thursdays of every month, September – May, and one day on a weekend for a field trip to an interesting photogenic location in the area.

More information about the Silver Spring Camera Club can be found on our website (http://www.ssccphotography.org/) regarding speakers, competitions, field trips, our monthly "A Closer Focus" forums, and a link to our award winning newsletter the "Cable Release".

Visitors to the Club are always welcome to attend meetings, and we hope to see you soon!

Membership is $45 for individual members, $65 for family and only $35 for students.
https://www.ssccphotography.org/online-membership-form/

Why become a member of the Silver Spring Camera Club?
We are a diverse group of photographers who love field trips, competitions, opportunities to see the world captured by other people's viewpoints, and sharing our knowledge, experience and love of photography.

Membership in the club gives you the opportunity to enter your photos in our monthly competitions, to receive our award-winning monthly newsletter the Cable Release, join our field trips without paying the $10 non-member fee, and more!

Visit us on the web: http://www.ssccphotography.org/

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