Photo Trips

Photo by Lisa Snider

What's the best way to become a better photographer? Honestly it's really quite simple - take more pictures. The more photographs you make the better you will get as a photographer. There is no better way to get out and take picture than taking a photo trip. The Calvert Photography Club organizes photo trips to get members out taking pictures at many of the beautiful spots around the region. Photo trips provide an excellent opportunity for camera club members to find new subject matter to photograph, and perhaps even more important, to share with others their passion for making great photographs. After all the experience of a photo trip with other photographers in a picturesque setting should be stimulating as well as educational.

We are currently planning out our schedule of photo trips for the coming year. Many great ideas have been shared with the group and we will be posting our schedule here once it has been finalized.

Kenilworth Gardens (July 07, 2017) - JULY TRIP (7/8): Kenilworth Gardens - It’s Lily season! We’ve moved the trip back a week to account for the July 4th holiday. Learn more at June’s meeting and watch for your Whoozin invite!

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge (May 06, 2017) - Blackwater NWR is home to the largest natural population of formerly endangered Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrels and is also home to the largest breeding population of American bald eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. The refuge is renowned for its wildlife observation and photography opportunities. Wildlife Drive offers excellent views of local wildlife, including waterfowl, shorebirds, turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, and the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel. An observation platform (located at the first fork on Wildlife Drive) has spotting scopes that offer 360 views of the marsh, where you can see eagles as they hunt and feed nearby.

2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613

JOIN US ON DECEMBER 3RD AT SOLOMONS ISLAND, MD FOR THE ANNUAL LIGHTED BOAT PARADE (December 03, 2016) - December’s field trip takes in the holiday spirit at a local attraction in Solomons Island Maryland. In its 32nd year, Solomons celebrates its annual Christmas Walk celebration Thursday 12/1 through Saturday 12/3. Streets will be lit by luminaria, homes and businesses are decking their halls for the decorating contest, the lighted boat parade kicks off on Saturday evening, and Anne Marie Gardens has Garden Lights! Let’s get together for an early bite to eat, and then set up for the boat parade. Those wishing to visit Anne Marie Gardens will find its only a brief ride by car.

Truck Graveyard in Columbia, VA (November 05, 2016) - November’s field trip takes to a new adventure in southwestern Virginia. The antique truck graveyard owned and located on the property of P.L. Duncan Trucking. This is a great opportunity to photograph rustic vehicles and sheds, gas station signage, textures, colors, and patterns. It’s also a great opportunity to work on B/W, and HDR. The icing on the cake is that Fall colors should still be in tact as well. Join us on Saturday November 5th at the Truck Graveyard in Columbia, VA

NEXT PHOTO TRIP:  SATURDAY, October 1, 2016 - TBD - Look for your Whoozin Invitation (October 01, 2016) - NEXT PHOTO TRIP: SATURDAY, October 1, 2016 - TBD - Look for your Whoozin Invitation

JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 10TH AT KINGS LANDING PARK - Please RSVP by Monday September 5, 2016 (September 10, 2016) - Kings Landing Park, 3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown, MD, US 20639 Our 'official' meetup time will be at 12:00 Noon at Pavilion #1. Those wishing to come a little early and help set up are welcome.

August Trip - Great Chesapeake Balloon and Wine Festival (August 05, 2016) - Triple Creek Winery, 11138 Three Bridge Branch Road, Cordova, MD, US 21625 Our 'official' meetup time will be at 5:00 pm at the Walk About Balloon

Join us on July 2nd in Annapolis, MD for an Annapolis PhotoWalk and Sunset (July 02, 2016) - With the holiday upon us, we wanted to keep it somewhat local. It’s been a while since we’ve gone to Annapolis as a group, at least three years. Annapolis offers water views, historical buildings and architecture, the Maryland State House, quaint shops, beautiful gardens at the Paca House, great food and harbor life, people, and boats at the Dock and Ego Alley.

June Trip - Hillwood Museum, Estate and Gardens (June 04, 2016) - The Georgian-style Estate boasts 25 acres of gardens and natural woodlands, along with the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post that was converted to a museum now open to the public. It houses the most comprehensive collection of Russian Imperial art (outside of Russia) and an 18th Century French decorative art collection. Please be sure to review the photography guidelines in the attached flyer.

Next Photo Trip: 18th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race (May 07, 2016) - Baltimore, MD – Join us for a variety of color, motion, patterns, and subjects along the 15-mile route through roads, water, mud, and sand!

JOIN US ON APRIL 2ND IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AS WE TOUR THE BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE (April 02, 2016) - This month our club Vice President, Anik Sales, has procured a trip to the Shrine, the largest Catholic Church in the Americas. It is a Byzantine-Romanesque-style church that hosts over 70 chapels and oratories as well as the largest collection of contemporary ecclesiastical art on Earth. Open to the public for visitors and pilgrims alike for mass, confessions, guided tours, a book store, cafeteria, and gift shop, not to mention the lovely grounds.

JOIN US ON MARCH 5TH IN ALEXANDRIA VA FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE (March 05, 2016) - What better way to kick off March than to attend Alexandria’s 35th St. Patrick’s day Parade! March celebrates Irish-American Heritage Month, which was first celebrated in 1991 by Presidential Proclamation. Though not an annual event, the Office of the President has issued a proclamation each year since 1991 through 2015. Family fun events scheduled for the day include a classic car show, a dog show, and parade. Celebrities and persons of note in attendance include The Irish Ambassador, military commanders, scouts, marines, high school bands and other local celebrities. This year’s theme is A New republic Is Born, commemorating the centennial of the Easter Rising of 1916. (a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with approximately 1,600 followers, staged a rebellion against the British government in

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