Activities

Meetings

Membership meetings are currently held the third Saturday of each month and usually at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick. Feel free to drop in on a meeting - membership is not required to join us at a meeting.

What is a typical meeting like?

Meeting activitiesIn a typical meeting we may discuss club business, have a featured presentation and share photos. Generally there are one or two featured presentations each meeting. Presentations vary in topic and sometimes include guest speakers. Some past presentations have included:

Through membership surveys we have identified many future topics as well. Some of the things on our short list for future meetings include:

  • Panning
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Calibration
  • Aperture (Software)
  • RAW or JPG
  • Light Modifiers
  • Panoramic photography
  • Cleaning a DSLR Sensor

Additionally your ideas and suggestions are always welcome - so please come join us!

TOPIC:  Adding a Sense of Depth to Your Photos - Patti Hankins (February 18, 2017) - Patty primarily photographs flowers in their natural environments – parks, gardens, and conservatories and does her best to leave each flower as beautiful for the next person who sees it as it was when she first saw it. In 2002, after getting a Master’s Degrees in Public Policy and History and working for several years as a grassroots activist, Patti acquired a new digital camera and rediscovered her love of photography. For me, the flexibility and freedom of digital photography meant I could finally create the photographs I had always envisioned.

You can view Patti's Work at https://www.facebook.com/beautifulflowerpicutres
Event Location: College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 236 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Wednesday Meeting (January 25, 2017) - Presentation on Photoshop

Saturday Meeting - TOPIC:  Photoshop - Hands on with Carl Occhipinti (January 21, 2017) - Our 3rd in the series, we are pleased to announce that Carl will join us to help peel back the layers and learn more photoshop features. Bring your laptop with Photoshop installed. If you don’t have a laptop or one with PS installed, plan to buddy up with other members to learn. You may want to bring an extension cord with you, and if you have a power strip/power splitter, please bring that as well. You can view Carl’s Work on Flickr at Carl Occhipinti - LzGuy76

4th Annual Who? What? When? Mini Workshop (January 07, 2017) - Mini Workshop

Saturday Meeting - Travel Photography with David Blecman (December 17, 2016) - David, local photographer out of Annapolis, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, started his photographic career fresh out of high school in 1978, and before turning twenty, he was named Photo Editor of the county newspaper. After many years of shooting weddings and such, he started Positive Negatives in 1997, and concentrated more into the commercial photography arena. He is now an internationally recognized photographer and instructor, having taught in over a dozen countries to photographers, models, and makeup artists. David hosts workshops in the states and abroad. His international travel photography has taken him to Italy, Israel, Croatia, Egypt and Greece.

4th Wednesday Meeting (October 26, 2016) - Fall Critique

Saturday Meeting (October 15, 2016) - Be Flexible - Part II

4th WEDNESDAY MEETING (September 28, 2016) - Prince Frederick Library, Room 1

MEETING - NOTE NEW LOCATION (September 17, 2016) - College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 236* *There are two buildings on this campus. There are letters (A and B) on the top of each building to help identify them. Building A is the building you see as you enter the parking lot near the circle (round-a-bout). 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Photoshop Hands-On Session (August 20, 2016) - Our 2nd in the series, Carl and Gloria join us again and will focus on “selections” including hands-on exercises to apply what we learn. Bring your laptop with Photoshop installed. If you don’t have a laptop or one with PS installed, plan to buddy up with other members to learn. You may want to bring an extension cord with you, and if you have a power strip/power splitter, please bring that as well.

July Wednesday Meeting (July 27, 2016) - July Wednesday Meeting

Saturday July Meeting (July 16, 2016) - Speaker: Nate Bittinger is a professional photographer originally from Huntingtown that shoots mostly surreal/conceptual pieces. From Nate's FB page: I began shooting photos fairly recently, purchasing my first DSLR camera in December of 2012. Now, I am infatuated with photography and I love to photograph as much as possible. Currently, I own a Canon 5D MarkIII, 24-105 F/4L, 50mm f/1.4, 40mm f/2.8. I shoot, for the most part always by myself using a remote timer to be able to get in my shot. Most of the pictures you see are self-portraits!

See calendar for event details