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 (jkeasternshore@gmail.com) for the club code prior to purchasing tickets at  https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/odyssey.

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 (rmaki@goeaston.net)

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 cbilconish@gmail.com  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 franeasternshore@comcast.net

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. https://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Nightscapers/events/254986725/


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 nikonusa.com/live, with select presentations also being streamed to Nikon USA’s Facebook page (facebook.com/NikonUSA) and YouTube channel (YouTube.com/NikonUSA). https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/wppi/

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. https://www.coastalcameraclub.com/activities/photo-beach-bash/

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). https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/odyssey

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, jscottbruce@me.com
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- cfjewett50@gmail.com
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- jcamsr@gmail.com

Members’ Workshops-

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

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

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. https://academyartmuseum.org/event/creating-a-photo-project-with-stephen-walker/

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. https://tourtalbot.org/event/st-patricks-day-parade-2/

Annual Carpenter Street Saloon shopping cart races are held every year on St. Patrick’s Day at midnight in St. Michaels. https://tourtalbot.org/event/st-patricks-day-parade/


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:  jackson_cal@msn.com
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:  cfjewett50@gmail.com

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.  https://mdfedart.com/mfaentry/salesgallery/sales.php?event=138

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 http://dpsphoto.org/flyers/Langevin%20Flyer.pdf.
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. https://www.wardmuseum.org/museum-events/joe-scukanec-photoshop-beyond-basics-class/
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. https://academyartmuseum.org/class/photography-tame-your-camera-and-beyond-digital-2/

“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 year.lainiewrightson.pixels.com.Talbot 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. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/art.html
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. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/art.html

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. https://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/orchid-extravaganza

Equipment for Sale and FYI…

Equipment for Sale

Ball Head– Markins Q-ball Q10 with knob release, Excellent Condition, Retail: $369.99; Sell $150.00

Contact Bill McDonnell at 410.221.6234

Nikon D4 (body)– $2400, Excellent condition, Original packaging and User’s Manuals, Shutter Actuations = 9831, 2 batteries (good deal!), 32GB UDMA7 memory card (good deal!), Really Right Stuff tripod quick release plate * (good deal!), Book: NikonD4/D4S by David Busch (good deal!)

* Really Right Stuff plates work with a majority of tripod heads.

Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f4 ED VR lens — $900,  Excellent condition w/ case (rarely used due to overlap of lens), Original packaging and User’s Manual, UV filter (good deal).

Contact Chris Jewett at cfjewett50@gmail.com.

Epson 9800 44″ printer $950, This is the most reliable of Epson’s large format printers. Recently maintained with a new print head, dampers, pump caps, and cleaning.  120 days warranty on the print head and pump caps! Note: the printer will not automatically switch from photo ink to matte ink, this must be done manually. This printer comes loaded with ink worth over $850 (a savings of almost 75% on ink costs). Two rolls of canvas are also included.

Contact Steve Lingeman at nydigitalguy@gmail.com.


Below is a link to an article discussing the addition of creator and credit metadata (whenever present), as well as Copyright Notice metadata, to images on Google Images.


Thanks for sharing Wayne!

Free Luminosity Masking Panel for Photoshop CS6- If you are a user of the older Photoshop CS6 version, are comfortable working with layer masks and want to incorporate Luminosity Masking into your workflow please be aware the folks at ADP PRO have made an earlier version of their ADP Luminosity Mask Panel free for download. The big hitch is that it is compatible only with Photoshop CS6 – the last standalone version before Adobe went to subscription only Creative Cloud versions. There are also about two dozen videos on how to use the product on their site or on their YouTube channel.  https://www.adppro.com/free-downloads/

Thanks for sharing David T.!

Photo Ops, Equipment for Sale, Lecture

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 (http://www.destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen/fort-miles/index.asp) 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 nmjriverside@yahoo.com 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.   http://delmarvabirding.com/seabird-safaris/

Equipment for Sale-

If anyone is interested in purchasing a Leica or Hasselblad camera, please email me (jkeasternshore@gmail.com) 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.