2016 Aug. 28: Summer Picnic and Reunion

When: Sunday, August 28 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Where: 1335 Old Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-5469
Host: Jackie Colestock

Well, its not snowing yet….but it will be soon! So before it does, while it is still hot and humid..Come for a dip in the pool! Join us as we start of our Club Year! Cool off! Have some fun! Reconnect with other members. Bring your camera! This event qualifies as for the Club Events Contest next May. We had a great quickie workshop last year and may even have one this year!

This is a pot luck event…so bring your favorite dish, salad, dessert, or drink to share! We will have Hamburgers, bratwurst, and condiments, as well as paper goods.

Bring chairs and swim suits.

Family and children are welcome.

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Enter the 2016 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program | Center for Railroad Photography & Art

In a sharp break with the past, the next John E. Gruber Creative Photography Award is being split into two categories:

  1. Exceptional images from mobile device cameras
  2. Most evocative images by living photographers

The deadline is October 31, 2016, for entries in both categories. Awards will be announced in December 2016.

Source: Enter the 2016 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program | Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest

The 13th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through Aug. 31, 2016. Winners will be featured in the department’s 2017 wall calendar and published in the winter 2017 edition of the magazine. Enter now—online or by mail—for your chance to win cash, state parks passports and other terrific prizes!

Winners will be notified in September before the announcement is made on our website, newsroom and social media outlets.

Categories

Photographers may enter photos featuring birds, insects, flora, outdoor recreation, nature in action, scenic landscapes, and/or wildlife. New this year, judges will select first, second and third place winners by season. (See Prizes section for more details.)

There will also be one “Fan Favorite” selected by popular vote on Facebook. The photo with the most “likes” will also be printed in the calendar and magazine.We remind all participants to be careful of their surroundings and always put safety first!

Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2016.

Source: Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest

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Published 2016 July “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2016 Oct. 20-22: PhotoPlus Expo

PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography event in North America, attended by over 21,000 professional photographers and enthusiasts.

Source: PhotoPlus International Expo + Conference Trade Show | October 19-22, 2016

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The Best Locations in Maryland for Photography – Loaded Landscapes

Despite being a smaller state Maryland has quite a bit of diversity in its landscape. Much of state is on or near the Chesapeake Bay, and the eastern state also includes beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Maryland also has rugged mountains and flowing waterfalls, as well as fields of sunflowers.

Source: The Best Locations in Maryland for Photography – Loaded Landscapes

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Photographing Rocks State Park (Kilgore Falls) in Maryland – Loaded Landscapes

Rocks State Park in northern Maryland is just an hour’s drive outside of Baltimore, making it a great option for nature photographers living in, or visiting, the city. There are two main features in the park that will appeal to photographers. The first is Kilgore Falls, a beautiful 19-foot waterfall. The second is the King and Queen Seat, a 190-foot rock outcropping that rises about the surrounding forest.

Source: Photographing Rocks State Park (Kilgore Falls) in Maryland – Loaded Landscapes

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2016 July 9: Field Trip – Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association Annual Show

Source: Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association – Home

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Published 2016 June “Lens Line” Newsletter

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Free Landscape eBook by Lester Picker 

In The Photographer’s Eye: Landscapes 1, you will go behind the scenes and learn inside secrets from master photographer Les Picker. You will gain insights into the photographic process as Les explains how each of these ten, specially chosen stunning images was made, what he had to overcome to get the shot and how he tackled familiar and unique lighting challenges to bring home these highly praised photos.Chock full of incredibly helpful insights and recommendations, the e-Book also includes an interactive section where Les gives readers ten useful tips for creating evocative landscape images. Called “Ten Tips For More Dramatic Landscapes,” Les shares tips and suggestions gained from more than 40 years of successful photography.

Source: Lester Picker Fine Art Photography

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