Somerset County Photography Club
About the Club
Meetings are held at the Somerset County Library in Bridgewater, during construction at the library we had been meeting at Arbor Glen and at Fellowship Village, but we are now back to meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Somerset County Library in Bridgewater, NJ.
The Somerset County Photography Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of photography. Its programs include slide competitions (Advanced and Beginner classes), small-print competitions (4x6 or 5x7 formats), instructional and travelogue shows by outside presenters, and special programs. On occasion, the club also exhibits its work in local libraries and other venues. The club is affiliated with the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs (NJFCC). Annual dues are $25.
The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, September through May, at the Somerset County Library in Bridgewater, NJ. An annual Slide-of-the Year Competition is held the second Tuesday in June. Meetings begin at 8 P.M. (Competition slides should be submitted by 7:45.) Guests and visitors are welcome. For further information, please call David McRitchie at (732) 469-8481.
President: David McRitchie
First Vice President (Presentations): Nissim Shenova
Second Vice President : (Judges): John Considine
Treasurer: Emily Reynolds-Goodman
2001-2002 Somerset County Photography Club There are 10 Open competitions, 2 Nature competitions and 9 assigned topic competitions paired with an Open in our proposed line-up. . The 9 assigned topics are: Landscapes, Churches, Travel, Autumn, Still Life, Gardens & Flowers, Boats, Signs, Hands This departs from the usual alternation of competition on the first meeting, presentation on the second meeting of each month, since the competitions have always been better attended we have increased the number of competition nights. Some will have Assigned topics and some will not. We would like feedback that this is or is not what you would like before speakers and judges are actually contacted and the program is printed. Tue 09/11/2001 Competition: Open (judge: H. Otto) Tue 09/25/2001 Competition: Open and "Landscapes" (judge: C. Moore) Tue 10/09/2001 Presentation "Intro to Digital" by Alan Leckner Tue 10/23/2001 Competition: Nature (judge: B. Venezio) Tue 11/13/2001 Competition: Open and "Churches" (judge: D. Slobodien) Tue 11/27/2001 Member Night: Critique night Tue 12/11/2001 Competition: Open and "Travel" Tue 12/25/2001 No Meeting - Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year Tue 01/08/2002 Competition: Open and "Autumn: Tue 01/22/2002 Competition: Open and "Still Life" Tue 02/05/2002 Member Night: Critique night ****CHANGE OF SCHEDULE***** Tue 02/26/2002 Competition: Open; and "Gardens and Flowers" Tue 03/12/2002 Presentation "Guide to Better Pictures" by Heinz Otto Tue 03/26/2002 Competition: Open and "Boats" Tue 04/09/2002 Competition: Open and "Signs" Tue 04/23/2002 Presentation "Going Beyond the Basics" by James Stachecki Tue 05/14/2002 Competition: Nature Tue 05/28/2002 Competition: Open and "Hands" Tue 06/11/2002 Competition: Year End Competition Tue 06/25/2002 (planning meeting for the next year) Open Competition: Pictorial no restrictions. Nature Competition must not show the hand of man, no man made trails, roads, structures, power lines, cultivated plants. Assigned Topics: subject must fit the assigned topic. Member Nights: Even less formal than our other informal meetings, as always members, guests, and walk-ins welcome
(+) Four slides may be entered for each competition. If too few entrants for both
Advanced and Beginner competitions, the two events will be combined.
(#) Meeting at presenter’s studio.
Small Print Competitions…
In order to increase interest in the club and attract photo enthusiasts who are not taking slides, we decided to add a Small Print Competition to every competition. Small print competitions will be open to all members. Prints must be 7 inches in size or smaller, e.g., 4x6 or 5x7. Prints can be processed by the maker or by any commercial lab/photofinisher.
Somerset County Photo Club
c/o David McRitchie
410 West Maple Avenue
Bound Brook, NJ 08805-1209
From the North:
1-287 South to Exit 17 202/206 South (Somerville, Princeton), 1/2 mile to Commons Way/Garretson Road Exit (Bridgewater Commons Mall). Left at traffic light onto Commons Way. Left at third traffic light onto Prince Rodgers Avenue. 1/2 mile to traffic light at intersection of North Bridge Street, straight through light onto Vogt Drive, right into library parking lot.
From the East or South East:
1-287 North to Route 22 West (left lane exit). 1 1/2 mile on 22W to first overpass, make right (before overpass) onto North Bridge Street, Bridgewater (library sign). Bear right onto North Bridge Street, 1/2 mile to first traffic light, right onto Vogt Drive, right into library parking lot.
From the South:
206 North to Somerville Traffic Circle. Take Routes 202/206 North to Commons Way Exit (Bridgewater Commons Mall). Make right at light onto Commons Way. At second light make left onto Prince Rodgers Avenue. 1/2 mile to traffic light at intersection of North Bridge Street. Straight through light onto Vogt Drive, right into library parking lot.
From the West on Route 202:
Route 202 North to Somerville Traffic Circle. Take Routes 202/206 North to Commons Way Exit (Bridgewater Commons Mall). Make right at light onto Commons Way. At second light make left onto Prince Rodgers Avenue. 1/2 mile to traffic light at intersection of North Bridge Sweet. Straight Through light onto Vogt Drive, right into the library parking lot.
From the West on Route 22:
Route 22 East to Grove Street Exit. Bear right and proceed over over-pass. Bear right at stop sign onto North Bridge Street 1/2 mile to first traffic light, right onto Vogt Drive, right into library parking lot.
A two page club brochure with our 2001-2002 Program Schedule can be seen and printed from http://www.geocities.com/somersetcountyphotoclub/program.pdf
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