Photo Ops-

July 12 -Cape Henlopen State Park: This coming Thursday, July 12, Mike Hemming, Cal Jackson, and Roger Maki are going on a photo shoot to the Fort Miles Historical Area ( in Delaware’s Cape Henlopen State Park. The plan is to tour and photograph Battery 519 (pre-registration required), attend the artillery firing demonstration at 12:30 p.m., and photograph anything else within the park that attracts our attention. TCC members who would like to meet Mike, Cal and Roger at the park are more than welcome. Planned arrival time is 8:30 a.m. with no established departure time.

July 20th-21st Regatta Event: Nancy M. Johnson, the Rear Commodore at the Cambridge Yacht Club, is looking for a photographer to cover the 2018 CYC 103rd  Admiral Byrd Regatta event Friday afternoon and Saturday.  Payment is not available but CYC will advertise you in the program.  If you provide your website, participants can view images and submit requests to purchase them. Please contact Nancy at or (202) 365-7770 if you are interested in photographing this event.

July 28th– Thunder on the Choptank:  TCC member, Barbara Gilbert, is hosting a meetup at Great Marsh Park, Somerset Ave., Cambridge.  The objective is to practice photographing fast moving objects using techniques such as panning or taking rapid fire static shots to freeze the action.

July 27th– October 12th– Sunset Seabird Safaris:  Delmarva Birding Weekends’ Dave Wilson and Jim Rapp have joined seasoned boat Captain Brad McCabe to offer trips in the bays behind Ocean City and Assateague to see nesting herons, egrets and glossy ibis, as well as migrating shorebirds and state-endangered Royal Terns and Black Skimmers.  The three-hour evening tours begin with the northern bays which include Skimmer Island, and two other unnamed islands rife with seabirds, shorebirds and waders.The aquatic safari then heads south past the gauntlet of nesting Ospreys for a jaunt behind Assateague. There, amidst the wild horses of Assateague Island, seabirds are doing some feathered embracing on newly restored islands north of Assateague’s Verrazano Bridge. The 28-mile trip ends in Chincoteague Bay with great looks at the full complement of colonial nesting wading birds at South Point Spoils.

Equipment for Sale-

If anyone is interested in purchasing a Leica or Hasselblad camera, please email me ( and I will provide the contact information.

Lecture at the Avalon-

July 15-  Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D., Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum, will give a presentation on “Impressionism and Plein Air”. Sunday, July 15, 2–3 p.m. at the Avalon Theater. Open to the public.