Past Meetup

Competition Night - OPEN: Judge is Robb Hill

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Silver Spring United Methodist Church

8900 Georgia Ave · Silver Spring

How to find us

We meet in the Fellowship Hall below the main sanctuary.

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Competition Category: OPEN -- Judged by Robb Hill

In college Robb Hill combined journalism, art, and anthropology classes to create his degree in Documentary Photography. Then he worked at a small paper while saving money to move to Budapest, Hungary. Based in Budapest, he worked on stories from the Balkans for American magazines, newspapers, and NGOs.

In 2000, Robb returned to the U.S. and worked with CITY 2000, on a year-long project documenting Chicago. For the next eight years Robb shot for editorial assignments and commercial work.

After meeting a priest in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago’s Southside, Robb also produced a project about at-risk kids. This project was awarded grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Puffin Foundation, and the Chicago Arts Council.

In 2008 Robb moved to Washington D.C. where he now covers politics and regional issues for major news organizations.

Robb Hill also teaches workshops and classes at Photoworks in Glen Echo. He combines landscape and documentary traditions, and challenges the student as a photographer to make a series of photographs with an emotional narrative at its core. He wants the student to expand their notion of landscape photography.

Robb asks students to consider two soul-searching questions: “Who am I in this landscape?” and “Why is it important to me?” These questions are answered by photographing emotively, editing rationally, and developing a method of storytelling Robb calls creative nonfiction.

Through discussion, individual and group critiques, and examining the best work from both photographic traditions, Robb helps his students push past the literal to photograph with instinct and an educated eye. He also works with them to develop a post-processing method that supports their personal visions.

Images may be entered in Advanced or Novice classes, in categories of print or projected digital images.

Visitors to the Club are always welcome to attend meetings.

You must be a dues paying member of the Club in order to compete in competitions.

The deadline for entering digital projected images is midnight, one week prior to the competition. Printed and matted images may be brought to the competition on the day of the meeting.

The rules for competition and how to submit images can be found on the Silver Spring Camera Club website. (


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 ( 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.

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