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!
Saturday Meeting: Padma Inguva “Photographing Sacred Spaces” (April 20, 2019) -
Padma Inguva’s passion for photography goes beyond her incredible love for photographing flowers. It extends and encompasses the architectural world and all its wonders, which include photographing places of worship, especially interiors. As a photographer and a student of Civil Engineering, she has managed to incorporate the two disciplines into an art form. Her appreciation of Neoclassical Architecture has led her to travel the world to capture some of its magnificent religious structures.
Program Description While countless photographers attempt to photograph churches, few succeed in capturing images that are as breathtaking as the churches themselves. The reason is - photographing the inside of a church is hard. It takes an unusual skill-set to capture the three-dimensional beauty, found in reality with such high dynamic range, and convey the same level of emotion in the two-dimensional plane of a photograph. In this program, Padma Inguva showcases her portfolio of images of places of worship, the equipment she uses, how she plans her visits, the research she does, proper etiquette to be observed while photographing, what settings to use when using a tripod vs shooting handheld, how to process the images after the capture to bring life to the images etc. See her portfolio at https://www.padmasworld.com/religious-spaces
Saturday Meeting, Rich Isaacman ‘Travel Photography: A Sense of Place’ (March 16, 2019) -
Rich Isaacman, past President and current Vice-President of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis, will present Travel Photography: A Sense of Place. This is a general talk about using different aspects of travel photography — landscapes, street portraits, patterns and textures — to capture the emotional as well as the physical environments of our travel destinations. By breaking away from a narrow set of traditional "postcard" photos, we can recreate a rich set of memories and capture a fuller sense of our travels. The talk includes photos from about 15 countries.
Saturday Meeting ‘Leveraging Calvert Photography Club Social Media’ (February 16, 2019) -
At our February meeting CPC Social Media Coordinator Anik Sales will discuss CPC’s Instagram and Facebook sites, how to participate in club social media activities, the basic workings of FB and Instagram, using hashtags, etc. She will also discuss what is planned for the future to expand CPC’s social media presence. Bring questions and suggestions.
Calvert Photography Club Saturday Meeting (January 19, 2019) - The monthly meeting topic is “Show & Tell." Would you like some creative input? Do you have questions about improving your photos? Maybe you want to share your recent work with other photography enthusiasts?
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (December 15, 2018) - Battle Creek Cypress SwampFeatured Speaker: Jay Fleming
Saturday Monthly Meeting (October 20, 2018) - Location: CSM Prince Frederick in room 237. Sharon Shifflett will be running the meeting. This month’s subject/topic is going to be discussing the status/future of the Calvert Photography Club.
TOPIC: Jeff Smallwood (September 15, 2018) - ***WEATHER INFO***As of right now, the club meeting is still scheduled for this coming Saturday but I will continue to monitor the news about Hurricane Florence. If the meeting is canceled, I’ll let you know ASAP. MEETING 10:00am - 12:00pm Saturday, September 15, 2018 ***PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION*** College of Southern Maryland (Prince Frederick Campus), Meeting Room 236 115 Prince William Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Saturday Meeting: Steve Richardson (August 18, 2018) - ***PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION***Calvert County Library (Prince Frederick Branch), Meeting Room 2 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 TOPIC: Steve Richardson This month we welcome Steve Richardson. Steve is a new member of the CalvART Gallery. Steve currently lives in West River but only shows his work at the CalvART Gallery. Steve will share his photography experiences with film and digital photography.
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.
See calendar for event details
April 20, 2019 9:59 am
College of Southern Maryland, Bldg A Rm 236, 115 Prince William Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Speaker: Padma Inguva
See our calendar for more events.