Art League of Ocean City Exhibit

Art League of Ocean City Exhibit

Just a reminder, the photos you have on exhibit at the Art League of Ocean City must be removed on Tuesday May 26 between 10am and 12noon.

The safe removal procedure at the gallery is:

1. Chris Jewett will be inside the gallery.

2. As you approach the gallery contact, Chris by text or phone 410.739.9990 so he knows to expect you.

3. When you arrive at the gallery, come up to the door. Remain outside.

4. When Chris sees you, he will bring your photographs outside to you.

If you cannot make it, please arrange for one of our other members to help you out and pick up your printsThanks. Neither the gallery nor Tidewater Camera Club will be held responsible for the safekeeping of any images that are left behind.

FYI- Member News, Call for Entries, Workshops

FYI- Member News, Call for Entries, Workshops

Member News-
Congrats to Wayne Zussman whose photos, “Thank You” and “Having a Beer”, were featured in the cover story of the May issue of What’s Up? Eastern Shore.
Congrats to Carol Ward whose photo, “Milky Way at Arches”, was awarded a Merit Award from Berkeley Arts Works in the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit.

Call for Entries-
The Frederick Camera Clique is looking to showcase the full range of subject matter that photographers in the region capture with their cameras. There are no exclusions as to the type of photography that may be entered. Submissions are accepted through May 24. The exhibition will be held July 13 to September 3, 2019, at the Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD.

The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art competition and exhibit to be presented during the month of July at the WCAC Gallery located at 6 Jefferson Street in Berlin. The exhibition is open to all artists (18 years old and older), professional or amateur with work in any media. All work must be original and completed within the last three years. The subject is “Hot Stuff” and is open to the artist’s individual expression and interpretation.  For more information, e-mail or contact Joe Scukanec at

Fine Art and Fine Junk Workshop with Fred Silber and David Blecman.  The June 8thworkshop at a Baltimore City architectural salvage yard will focus on learning to achieve tack sharpness, the importance of proper exposure and white balance, how to effectively utilize your camera’s live view, how to properly use an incident meter and more, including how to photograph textures, lines, shapes, patterns, intricate details, etc. The TCC members only morning session is sold out.  Several TCC members have signed up for the afternoon session from 2:30pm-5:30pm. This is the last call to register for the afternoon session before it is opened up to non-members on May 10th

The Harrisburg Camera Club will hold its 9th Annual Light & Creativity workshop Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Central Penn College Conference Center, Valley Road and B Street, Enola PA 17025. Speakers include Keynote Speaker, Kevin Holliday, who will discuss and show why we do things in photography rather than how we do them. Learn what it means to produce with vision and how to tell your stories through light and dark. Paula Chamlee will present The Art of Seeing: How to Make Better Photographs regardless of subject matter or materials used. Mark Bowie will take you beyond making traditional images of the Milky Way to expand your nocturnal repertoire and create heavenly nightscapes, and Penelope Taylor will cover the basics of infrared photography including the spectrum of light, the language of infrared, your gear options to capture infrared light, and good-practice capture tips and techniques.  As always, a continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch are included in your registration. Total registration is limited to 150. For more information and registration visit:

Maine – Autumn In Acadia / Acadia National Park / October 12 – 15, 2019 with Bob Fawcett. Photography Workshop / Autumn is a great time to visit Maine. Some of the areas we will shoot, based on weather and best light, include Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, Great Head, Sand Beach, Otter Cliffs, Sieur De Monts Spring, The Bubbles, Eagle Lake and even Schoodic Peninsula. Hands-on field instruction will include using various techniques with Neutral Density filters for Long Exposures, Proper HDR Capture, Exposure Stacking, Focus Stacking, and Panoramas.  We will cover all the necessary skill sets based on time of day and light quality for image capture. Whatever it takes to get your best creative shot! Our hands-on classroom instruction includes step-by- step post processing techniques using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and DXO NIK Plug-Ins. Bring your laptop with these programs installed and improve your own post processing workflow. Email Bob at for more details and how to register. Cost for this workshop is $1050 and will be limited to 8 participants.

Odyssey of Light Seminar and Equipment for Sale

Odyssey of Light Seminar and Equipment for Sale

“Odyssey of Light” Seminar

A limited number of tickets have become available for the “Odyssey of Light” Seminar on Saturday, April 27.  They are on a first come basis!This seminar is being hosted by the Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) and is one you will not want to miss.  Join 45-year award winning professional Ken Sklute and a Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Essdras Suarez – for a refreshing, fast-paced, information-packed ONE-DAY seminar.  Spend the day learning Landscape Photography and Street Photography from two of the best.The ticket price is $99, however, MPA members pay only $79.  The cost is virtually free when you consider you will receive a $50 gift card from Nations Photo Lab and a free lunch.

Sponsors of the event include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Tamron, Service Photo, Nations Photo Lab, Road Runner Photography Tours, and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

Contact me ( for the club code prior to purchasing tickets at

Equipment for Sale

Sigma SD14 14 megapixel DSLR camera, 4 lenses, flash, more! Condition is Used, but in Very Good to Excellent condition. $800 for everything. Nearly $4,000 when new. All lenses have Sigma’s proprietary SA mount that is not compatible with any other manufacturer’s cameras.

Sigma SD14 14 megapixel DSLR body, black (est. <3000 shutter clicks)

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens w/Tiffen UV Protector filter, front and rear lens caps, sun shade
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens, front and rear lens caps, sun shade
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM lens, front and rear lens cap, sun shade
Sigma 150-500mm F5.6-6.3 APO DG OS lens w/Tiffen UV Protector filter, front and rear lens caps, sun shade, carry case

Sigma EF-500 DG Super flash, case
Travel Charger battery charger w/ three lithium-ion batteries
Sigma RS-21 remote infrared shutter release
Ten Compact Flash memory cards:
4 Kingston 2GB Elite Pro 50x, 3 Kingston 4GB Elite Pro 133X, 3 SanDisk 4GB 30MB/s

Members may contact me at club meetings, by phone (410-443-7031) or email (

Cityscape/Townscape Photo Outing

Cityscape/Townscape Photo Outing

Hi everyone,

Next Wednesday (April 3) is the deadline for the digital image submissions.  The theme is “Cityscapes/Townscapes” and/or “Open with Two Year Time Limit”.  You can submit two Cityscapes/Townscapes images, or two Open with Time Limit images, or you can submit one of each.

If you’re interested in a Cityscape/Townscape Photo Outing in Easton this Saturday (March 30), let me know.  The plan is to meet at the Talbot County Courthouse located at 11 North Washington Street at 3:00pm and shoot until 5:00-5:30pm.  We can grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant and capture some night images afterwards.


P.S.  This will be our last theme-oriented photo outing for the club season.

March 18 Competition Meeting: Room Change

Hi everyone,

We were just notified that our meeting room was changed from the Wye Oak Room to the Chesapeake Room.   Steve Dembo will critique the images during the first half of the meeting.   The Post Processing SIG meeting will be held during the second half.


See you tonight!



Equipment for Sale & Workshops

Equipment for Sale & Workshops

Sorry- I forgot to include this information in the last post…

Equipment for Sale-
Canon 600 EX-RT speedlight……$200
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT….$175
Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L lens……$500

Contact Charles Bilconish at  or 410-228-5818


Testrite Gallery Wall – Aluminum with 12” top extender and carry bag Dick Blick – $221.88. Asking $120.

Contact Fran Saunders at

April 11-15: Outer Banks II Photography Workshop with Carol Ward and Robert Fawcett
The focus will be to capture the Milky Way along with additional photography concepts and advanced techniques to improve your work.  As part of this workshop, hands-on Post Processing will be covered using Adobe Cloud products that include Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Bridge.  In addition, NIK will be demonstrated within the workflow along with other Apps for stacking and blending of images.


April 6: Digital Photography – The Basics (Art League of Ocean City) with Joe Scukanec

April 27: Digital Photography – The Basics (Ward Museum – at the OC convention Center) with Joe Scukanec

Description – Bring your own interchangeable lens/DSLR camera and manual to class. Learn basic photographic principles beyond “Auto/Program” settings including shutter speed, aperture, flash and lens selection. The class will include a field session where all students will practice their newly acquired photography skills from image capture to download. A review of popular photo editing software is also included. The day will conclude with a review and critique of student images. Prerequisites – Students must bring their own interchangeable lens/DSLR camera, manual, fully charged camera batteries and laptop computer. Additional lenses and tripod (if you have them). Students are encouraged to bring a power strip or extension cord and extra batteries for wireless mouse.

SIGs, TCC Exhibit, Workshops, Photo Ops, Info Sharing

SIGs, TCC Exhibit, Workshops, Photo Ops, Info Sharing

Special Interest Group Meetings-

February 28- Wildlife/Nature from 7-8pm and Landscape from 8-9pm in the Wye Oak Room. Bring a print or digital image on flash drive for discussion.

TCC Print Exhibit at Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College

March 1- Deliver your registered prints to the lobby of TPAC between 10am-12pm. Ned Egan and Chris Jewett will be installing the exhibit (if you can arrive closer to 10am, that would be appreciated).  The exhibit will run from March 1 through April 29.

Lectures & Live Streaming-

Beginning today, a live stream of wedding and portrait photography presentations will be available at, with select presentations also being streamed to Nikon USA’s Facebook page ( and YouTube channel (

Coastal Camera Club Photo Beach Bash- March 24. Topics include “Visual Storytelling, Creating a Photo Essay” by Jay Fleming, “A New Frontier: Creating Extra Ordinary Images On Your Mobile Phone” by Rad Drew, “The Art of the Street Portrait” by Derek “Chase” Fahsbender and “Producing Images With Impact” by Keynote Speaker, Joe Brady.

Odyssey of Light Seminar sponsored by Maryland Photography Alliance- April 27.  Former Canon Explorer of Light, Ken Sklute, will be discussing “Landscape and Night Photography”, and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Essdrass Suarez, will be discussing “Street Photography”. As a club member of MPA, TCC member ticket price is $79 (includes a $50 Nations Photo Lab Gift Card, free parking and free lunch).

Equipment for Sale-

Canon 5D MkIII (5D3) plus extras – $1300. Pristine condition, 17,688 clicks. Original owner. Includes box, battery, charger, manual, small carrying bag and 3 X 8GB CF cards.
Canon 1D MkIV (1D4) – $750 firm. Excellent+ condition, 189,250 clicks, regularly serviced, recently cleaned sensor. Includes Canon battery and Canon charger, and six 1000x 16 GB CF cards.
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L AF Macro – $850 firm. Like new, glass is pristine. Includes tripod ring mount, Wimberly lens plate and Canon zippered zoom case. Non-IS, great for focus stacking.
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.L – $350 firm. Excellent condition, original owner.  Zoom ring turns effortlessly. Includes box and pouch if I can find them.
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC for Canon – $500 firm. Scarcely used. Note: the zoom ring on these is tighter than on a Canon 24-70mm, and it zooms in the opposite direction. Includes original box and pouch if I can find them.
Contact Scotty Bruce – 410-829-0606,
Nikon D4 — $2200, 9831 shutter actuations.Excellent condition, original packaging and User’s Manuals, 2 batteries, 32GB UDMA7 CF Memory Card, Really Right Stuff tripod quick release plate, NikonD4/D4S by David Busch.
Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f4 ED VR lens– $700,excellent condition (rarely used), original packaging and User’s Manual, UV filter.
Contact Chris Jewett-
Canon 3-in-1 model TS6120 designed to run with WIN 10 Needs replacement of a color cartridge the other four cartridges are about 1/2 full. Documentation and CD with drivers. Free. Contact Jim Campbell-

Members’ Workshops-

David Blecman’s “Encore: The Fantastic Florida Dead of Winter Photography Workshop Get-Away”. March 2-3.

David Blecman’s“The Charming Charleston Photographic Workshop”. May 18-19.  $200 discount if you book by March 15.

Around the Town-

Academy Art Museum Course- “Creating a Photo Project with Stephen Walker”. This is a four-week course for intermediate photographers who are looking for creative motivation. Students will brainstorm, plan, research and execute a series of images with emphasis on visual storytelling.4 weeks: March 9 – 30, 2019. Saturdays, 10 pm–12 noon.

Photo Ops-

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Potato Race, downtown Easton. The parade will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with over 40 floats, performers, and organizations, including Easton’s famous bagpipers.  The annual Potato Race on Washington Street will take place immediately after the parade.

Annual Carpenter Street Saloon shopping cart races are held every year on St. Patrick’s Day at midnight in St. Michaels.


SIG Meetings
Post-Processing SIG– Monday, January 21 during the Competition Meeting, Wye Oak Room.  Topics for discussion include “What is the primary difference between Lightroom and Photoshop?” and if time permits, a discussion on ‘Curves’ in Photoshop.
Wildlife/Nature SIG– Monday, January 28, 7-8pm, Wye Oak Room.  Review of printed or digital images (bring your flash drive).  One image per person, more if time permits.
Landscape SIG– Monday, January 28, 8-9pm, Wye Oak Room.  Review of prints members had planned on discussing during the last meeting.

Equipment for Sale
-Sigma 100-400mm, F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, for Nikon.  Also, included front and rear lens cap, lens hood, lens pouch, original box, USB Dock UD-01, and Multi Coated Protector Filter.  Like new, August 2018, still under 3-year USA Warranty.  $800 value asking $550.
-Really Right Stuff Macro Focusing Rail B150-B, with pouch.  Like new.  $345 value asking $175.
-Canon Pro 9000, Mark II 13-inch Color Printer.  Needs ink cartridges.  Free.
Contact Cal Jackson at:
Nikon D4 – $2200.  Excellent condition, original packaging and User’s Manuals, shutter actuations = 9831, 2 batteries, 32GB UDMA7 CF Memory Card, Really Right Stuff tripod quick release plate, NikonD4/D4S by David Busch (hardcopy).
Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f4 ED VR lens – $700. Excellent condition (rarely used due to overlap of lens), original packaging and User’s Manual, UV filter.
Contact Chris Jewett at:

Member News
Cal Jackson’s digital photograph, “Faultless”, has been juried into MFA’s Visual Harmony Exhibit. The juror, Yumi Hogan, from the Maryland Institute College of Art, selected 49 artists from 319 entries for exhibit at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  The exhibit will run through March 2.  Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD.

Classes & Seminars
January 28– Award-winning photographer and DPS member, DEE LANGEVIN, presents her program “Photographing Wildlife in Our National Parks” on Monday, January 28 at a meeting of the Delaware Photographic Society. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in Cokesbury’s Auditorium C, 726 Loveville Road, Hockessin, DE 19707. The meeting is Free and Open to the Public. For more information see the flyer at
February 2– Adobe Photoshop – Beyond the Basics
Join accomplished photographer Joe Scukanec as he guides you through perfecting your Photoshop techniques. This intermediate level class will cover topics ranging from image sizing, editing, adjustment layers, layer blend modes, adding effects to layers, brush selection, and creating custom brushes. Students must bring their own computer with Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Bridge already loaded.
February 13-27– Beyond Digital-The Art of Seeing Creatively with Sahm Doherty-Sefton. Seeing is the first step in learning to take great photographs. Demystify photographic jargon and add new energy to your images through understanding exposure, lighting, composition, and the shutter effects of non-automatic shooting modes. Sharpen your power of observation and utilize color as language to capture the sense and emotion of place. Translate your ideas into a personal photographic style. Explore basic techniques from past masters of photography and design. Widen your repertoire of approaches and you can effectively make the photographs you envision.Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Please bring your camera and the manual.

“A Glimpse of Provence” Photography Exhibition by Lainie Wrightson.
Lainie has worked for the last two decades as an International Feng Shui Practitioner and that along with a passion for travel, takes her to many wonderful places in this amazing world … one being Provence where she lives part of each County Free LibrarySt. Michaels Branch. Through January 30, 2019.
“Small Worlds” Photography Exhibition by Paige Billin-Frye.
Strikingly elegant, the seedpods and dried leaves and petals in Washington artist Paige Billin-Frye’s photographs reveal and celebrate the end stages of the life cycles of individual plants. For this show, she printed gentle, sepia-toned close-up studies of fading botanical specimens onto softly textured paper. Some are digitally printed, while others use historical printing processes such as cyanotype or gum bichromate. Each image is a distinctive portrait of an individual plant, as well as a meditation on discovering the ravishing beauty of imperfection and decay.  Adkins Arboretum. Through February 2, 2019.
Adkins Arboretum Juried Art Show
Now in its 20th year, this annual show draws entries in a wide variety of mediums—from painting and sculpture to photography and crafts—by artists from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This year’s juror, Julie Wills, is an interdisciplinary artist and assistant professor of studio art at Washington College.  She will discuss her choices for the show at a reception Saturday, February 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Adkins Arboretum. February 5–March 29, 2019.

Super Blood Moon Wolf Eclipse– The eclipse will run from 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019, until 2:45 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Beautiful Inside and Out- Orchid Extravaganza-Connect with nature at its most serene and experience the peaceful beauty of winter—inside and out. Step outside and into a world of solace and subtlety. Take a quiet stroll through our outdoor gardens and reflect amid the stillness. Inside, embrace the exuberance of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids. Lavish Cymbidium dramatically spill from basins, grand Phalaenopsis float overhead, and tiny orchid species make a big impact, among other show-stopping arrangements.   On view January 19–March 24.

SIGs, TCC Exhibit, Workshops, Photo Ops, Info Sharing

SIGs, Info Sharing, and Local Exhibits


Special Interest Groups Update-

When the program was initiated, members were asked to select a specific Special Interest Group to join to determine the level of interest in the three groups.   The feedback received has been favorable, and many members have requested a means for attending all group discussions.   It was decided that the Post-Processing SIG will continue meeting during the second half of the Competition Meeting, i.e., the third Monday of the month from 8pm-9pm.  The Wildlife/Nature and Landscape SIGs will meet on the 4thMonday of the month (beginning January 28th) from 7pm-8pm and from 8pm-9pm, respectively.  The specific meeting room will be announced at the January 7th Speaker Meeting. I am requesting that all members of the SIGs donate $10 which will cover the cost of a room rental in the Talbot County Community Center for the remainder of the season and a month or so into the new season.  SIG members can attend any of the group discussions and outings.

Information Sharing-

Here are links which some members thought would be of interest and wished to share:  podcast #1104 The Ordinary in Photography posted 8/7/18

Local Exhibits-

Joan Orme’s one-person exhibit at the Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, will continue through the end of December.

Ned Egan, John Ellsworth, Kevan Full, Cal Jackson, Steve Lingeman, Ted Mueller and Joe Soares are exhibiting in the Members’ Show at the Academy Art Museum through mid-January.

John Ellsworth and Steve Lingeman were juried into the Maryland Federation of Art “Light and Shadow” online Curve Gallery exhibit which can be viewed through January 30, 2019.

Returning member Joe Scukanec will be offering the following workshops at the Ward Museum:

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp (January 12, 2019)

Adobe Photoshop – Beyond the Basics (February 2, 2019)

Digital Photography – The Basics (April 27, 2019)


Wishing You All a Joyful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!