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.
In 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:
Additionally your ideas and suggestions are always welcome - so please come join us!
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 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 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.
Saturday, December 16th - TOPIC: Hands-on: Setting up a Lightroom Catalog (December 16, 2017) - Our December Saturday meeting will be on December 16th in room 204. The club will be having a hands on meeting with setting up a Lightroom Catalog. If you have never setup a catalog or you need help with organizing it, Club President Karl Barth along with other members of the photography club will be on hand to help you. If you are planning to attend, please bring a laptop with Lightroom installed.
Saturday, November 18th - TOPIC: Mobile Phone Photography – Tammi Gorsak (November 18, 2017) - College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 204 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678*There are 2 buildings on this campus. There are letters (A and B) on the top corners of each building to identify them. Building A is the building you see as you enter the parking lot near the circle (round-a-bout).
PHOTO TRIP - Wintethur Museum, Garden, and Library in Winterthur, DE (November 04, 2017) - Join us on Saturday November 4th, 2017 for our trip to Winterthur, DE With nearly 1,000 acres and 10 miles of roads, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library located in Winterthur, Delaware offers landscape and architect photographers a wonderful opportunity this Fall. The property also boasts and "Enchanted Woods" which is a 3-acre plot magical landscape for children of all ages! The house at Winterthur contains 175 rooms where Henry du Pont entertained family and friends, and the ever changing Gallery is full of selections from Winterthur curators full of furniture, ceramics, glass, metals, textiles, paintings and prints.
4th Wednesday Meeting (October 25, 2017) - Sharon will introduce the Lightroom Develop module and the tools available for use. She'll also go over setting up a workflow
Saturday Meeting - TOPIC: Photo Composition - Making Compelling Images – Karl Barth (September 16, 2017) - College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 236 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678*There are 2 buildings on this campus. There are letters (A and B) on the top corners of each building to identify them. Building A is the building you see as you enter the parking lot near the circle (round-a-bout).
Saturday Meeting - Photography Best Practices – Gary Scribner (July 15, 2017) - Location: College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 236 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678TOPIC: Photography Best Practices – Gary Scribner Gary will talk about "best practices" when it comes to photography. He'll share his experience from his recent trip to the Dakotas along with other photo trips. Gary can be found online at ScribbleImages Photography and on Flickr at scribbleimages. PHOTO THEME: Motion Blur SLIDE SHOW: Sandy Carr
Wednesday Meeting - Photography Walk-In Clinic (June 28, 2017) - Have a question about your camera? Lighting? Posing? Gear? Maybe it's a question about your editing software, software you are interested in, or post processing tips. Whatever your question we are here to help you grow as a photographer regardless of where you are in your photography journey."Mentoring is a time honored method for passing on decades of learned information from one person to another. Not only can you learn a specific topic, finding a mentor can bring growth to other aspects of your art you were never aware of. It’s also great to know there is someone who has your best interest at heart and will give you candid, honest feedback while helping yor improve. " ....Martin Gommel Things to bring (but not required) Bring your Questions and... Your camera with a charged battery and cards Camera manual Laptop with editing software (lightroom or photoshop/pse) Card reader to copy images from your camera into your editing tool Any additional gear you might want help with
Saturday Meeting (June 17, 2017) - TOPIC: Understanding your Aperture and Shutter – Karl BarthLast month club president Karl Barth talked about taking control of your camera. This month, Karl will talk about controlling the aperture and shutter speed on your camera. Club members can bring their cameras but it’s not needed for the presentation.
Saturday Meeting - TOPIC: Understanding your camera and settings – Karl Barth (May 20, 2017) - M E E T I N G10:00am - 12:30pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 College of Southern Maryland, Building A Room 236 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 *There are 2 buildings on this campus. There are letters (A and B) on the top corners of each building to identify them. Building A is the building you see as you enter the parking lot near the circle (round-a-bout). TOPIC: Understanding your camera and settings – Karl Barth Are you a new photographer looking to get more out of your camera? Is there a setting on your camera you have questions about? In our May meeting, Club President Karl Barth will go over basic and advanced camera settings to help you get more out of your camera and become a better photographer. Club members are encouraged to bring their cameras along with their camera manual. You can see Karl’s work on Flickr PHOTO THEME: “Can You See Me?” Photos will be shared as we vote for May’s top 3 images. - Please send your entries via email to Karl Barth on or before noon on Wednesday, May 17th. Please attach your image to the email instead of copying and pasting your image into the body of the email. Guidelines: 2 Entries per member Image size: no more than 1500 pixels on the longest side. Email them as an attachment (not a copy and paste) SLIDE SHOW: TBA 4th WEDNESDAY MEETING: May 24th Fairview Library 7:00 p.m. Topic TBA JUNE TRIP (6/3): Boat Trip/Sunset - Evening Cruise out of St. Jerome’s Creek past Point-No-Point Lighthouse. Fee: $30/person. Learn more at May’s meeting and watch for your Whoozin invite! REMINDERS: 1. We are now accepting membership dues (check or cash) for the 2017 year. Individuals: $25.00; Families: $35.00 2. CPC HATS with EMBROIDERED LOGO ($18) are available for purchase at Saturday’s meeting!
Saturday Meeting - TOPIC: Using Off Camera Flash – Sharon Shifflett (April 15, 2017) - TOPIC: Using Off-Camera Flash – Sharon Shifflett Sharon’s love of photography started while documenting her family and friends lives. She made the leap to a DSLR shortly after her grandchildren were born when her current equipment couldn’t keep up with their fast movements. The DSLR gave her the ability to capture those candid shots, often in low light, where fast movements and expressions of joy and fun abound. Sharon believes that learning never stops and her work continues to evolve through her commitment to multiple learning outlets. Join us as she takes us through understanding off camera flash.
PHOTO THEME: Fairytale Moments - DUE DATE (April 12, 2017) - Photos will be shared as we vote for the top 3 images. Please forward them to Karl Barth on or before noon on Wednesday, April @email@example.com
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