Activities

Meetings

Membership meetings are currently held the third Saturday of each month and usually at the College of Southern Maryland Campus 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!

July Photo Trip - Chincoteague/Assateague (July 07, 2018) - We hope you can join us on Saturday, July 7th for our July photo trip to Chincoteague and Assateague. We plan to meet at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational and Administrative Center at 1:00 pm to get our bearings and plan out the rest of the day. There is a Lighthouse we can visit and may even get a magnificent sunset.

At Herbert H. Bateman Educational and Administrative Center there are a variety of exhibits, displays, brochures and wildlife-oriented programs. Refuge staff and volunteers are available to answer questions and help plan activities.

David Blecman, Photo Composition (June 16, 2018) - ***PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION***

Calvert County Library (Fairview Branch), Large Room 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd, Owings, MD 20736
TOPIC: David Blecman, Photo Composition
We are excited to welcome back David Blecman of Positive Negatives to speak to our club.
At this VERY informative meeting, David will explain to you in detail how he created the images you are about to see.
You will hear his thought process on the location he picked, on the composition he chose, on the post-processing, on the post-processing techniques he used, and much much more.
THIS IS THE MEETING FOR YOU if you want to learn more about determining location, positioning, perspectives, etc.
THIS IS THE MEETING FOR YOU if you want to learn more about post-processing a raw image with several tools available to you, such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik, Topaz, and more.
THIS IS THE MEETING FOR YOU if you want to get better!

TOPIC:  Nick Lascone, Macro Photography Using Focus Stacking (May 19, 2018) - Club member Nick Lascone will be speaking about macro photography using focus stacking along with providing a demo. He’ll also talk about the equipment used.

Saturday Meeting: Speaker Irene Sacilotto “A Passion for Wildlife Photography” (April 21, 2018) - "A Passion for Wildlife Photography: the Stories Behind the Images", a delightfully illustrated presentation by renowned wildlife photographer Irene Hinke-Sacilotto. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by the Calvert Photography Club. It will take place at the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary auditorium, 2880 Grays Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, (410) 535-5327 about 5 miles south of Prince Frederick, just off Sixes Rd (MD 506).

4th Wednesday Meeting (March 28, 2018) - Fairview Library (Small Room), Owings, MD

Saturday Meeting - TOPIC:  Danny Douglas, Portrait Photography (March 17, 2018) - MEETING 10:00am - 12:00pm Saturday, March 17, 2018 College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 236 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

4th WEDNESDAY MEETING (February 28, 2018) - 4th WEDNESDAY MEETING - Wednesday, February 28th, Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach, MD 7 PM to 9 PM

Forensic Photography with Matt Simontom (February 17, 2018) - MEETING

10:00am - 12:00pm Saturday, February 17, 2018
College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 236
115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
TOPIC: Matthew Simontom, Forensic Photography
New club member, Matthew Simontom will be talking about his experience with forensic photography.
PHOTO THEME: “Abstract”
Photos will be shared as we vote for February's top 3 images. - Please see the below guidelines and send your entries via email to me on or before 6 PM on Wednesday, February 14th.

January Wednesday Meeting - Club Update / What’s Happening in 2018? (January 24, 2018) - Our Wednesday meeting is a follow-up to the September 2017 meeting. In that meeting club members discussed ways to improve the club and attract more members. Our Wednesday meeting will provide an update on the club. The meeting is open to all club members and visitors.

January Photo Assignment: Selfie (January 20, 2018) - The January photo assignment is "Selfie". The goal of the assignment is to go out and take pictures with your interpretation of "Selfie". Be creative!

January Meeting: Swirls, Twirls, Actions, and Orbs; Creating Abstract Art (Hands-on) (January 20, 2018) - Club member, Sue Cassidy, will demonstrate how to create abstract art using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This will be a hands on meeting. Members/visitors are encouraged to bring their laptop with Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements installed.

January Photo Trip: Who, What, When, Where? (January 06, 2018) - Join us on for our annual “Who, What, When, and Where” event. The goal of this event is to learn from fellow club members. Several of our members will be presenting various photography related topics. Please be sure to bring your camera. There will be some hands-on activities. Feel free to bring a guest or someone who maybe interested in joining the club. If you are interested in our club please feel free to attend. Members will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

See calendar for event details