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.

Lectures/Workshops/Call for Entry

TCC-Sponsored Workshops & Outings
Photographing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge with David Blecman
Terrapin Park, Sunday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register at

Lighting and Posing with Charles Bilconish
Talbot County Community Center, Wye Oak Room, Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register at

December 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kittredge-Wilson Lecture: Sarah Greenough
Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art
The Altering Eye: Photography at the National Gallery of Art
Academy Art Museum, tickets required

Call for Entry
A Smith Gallery Photographic Arts- “she”
she:  girl, daughter, mother, lady, matron, gentlewoman, gal, sister, feminine, madam, miss, grandmother, damsel, mademoiselle, lassie, princess, female, femme ……
Entries due:  Entries due January 7, 2019

Workshops Offered by TCC Members & Speakers
December 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
David Blecman: Learn Post-Processing Tips and Tricks & All Kinds of Stuff

January 5, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Robert Fawcett: D.C. At Night/HDR Capture

January 19-20, 2019
David Blecman: The Fantastic Florida Dead of WinterPhotography Workshop Get-Away

January 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Joe Scukanec: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp

February 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Joe Scukanec: Photoshop Beyond Basics

March 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Joe Scukanec: Adobe Photoshop CC Beyond The Basics

April 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Joe Scukanec: Digital Photography – The Basics

April 11-15, 2019
Carol Ward/Robert Fawcett: Outer Banks II – Nags Head/Cape Hatteras – Maryland NightScapers

June 11-19th, 2019
David Blecman: The Western Mediterranean Photography Workshop & Cruise

August 1-4, 2019
Robert Fawcett: Maine – Photo Vacation – Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park

FYI- Exhibits, Workshops & Meetups, Photo Ops

FYI- Exhibits, Workshops & Meetups, Photo Ops

Exhibit Opportunities

Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge, MD

Dorchester Center for the Arts Annual Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition-The exhibit will run from October 5 – November 9 and the Reception and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for October 13, 5pm-7:30pm.  Registration forms are due at DCA by September 21.

Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

If you have ever wanted to have a featured show at a respected gallery, here is your chance.  Main Street Gallery in Cambridge, MD can provide you with that opportunity.Main Street Gallery has been operating since 2008, and has a wonderful reputation in the Eastern Shore art world.  A recent international guest sold about a thousand worth or art.The price for a guest artist to show is $75 a month with a two month minimum. Wall artists get an 8 foot feature wall and two panels which are 3 feet wide by 8 feet tall. Three-dimensional artist will have the use of an 8 foot high by 4 foot wide book case with four shelves. There is also room on a 9 foot  x 14 inch bookcase. Floor space is also available for larger work. This is a great chance to get exposure for your work.  Contact Theresa McFadden at, if you are interested.

Maryland Federaton of Art, Annapolis, MD

Introducing Small Wonders: MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any original 2-D work 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1-23, 2017.

Workshops & Meetups

Maryland NightScapers: A Smith Island and Lighthouse Sunset Cruise is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, from 11:15am-8:00pm. Departure is at Rippons Marina, Fishing Creek, MD.

Horizon Photography Summit: The Summit, directed by Steve Gottlieb, will be held from Nov. 2-Nov. 4 in Newark, DE. There will be 16 photographers, 31 presentations and 5 workshops.  Register by September 26th for Early Bird Prices.

Photo Ops

22ndAnnual Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race: Saturday, September 22. The grounds open at 8:30am, the parade of boats starts at 9am and the race begins at 10am.  Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD.

Harold Schuster Star Regatta: September 22-23 at the Miles River Yacht Club, St. Michaels, MD.

2018 Star World Championship regatta at Tred Avon Yacht Club:  The races will be held from Monday, October 8 through Saturday, October 13. A  practice race is scheduled for Sunday, October 7. TAYC, Oxford, MD.


Erratum: September Newsletter-  Barbara Gilbert received a 2ndplace award (not 1st) for her entry “Baltimore Lighthouse with Bay Bridge with painting effect” at the Kent Island Federation of Arts Photography Show.

FYI- Call for Artists

Introducing Water Works: MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 3rd annual Water Works competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work in which water is depicted as the primary force, object, or consequence is eligible. Works selected will be on exhibit online in MFA’s Curve Gallery from October 15 through November 30, 2018. The exhibition chairs are Richard Neiwerth and Wil Scott.  Entry deadline is September 15, 2018.

Introducing Small Wonders: MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any original 2-D work 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1-23, 2018. Entry deadline is September 25, 2018.

Pinelands 2nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition: The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is announcing its second annual juried photographic exhibit. Black and white color images taken with the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people will be accepted. Within the one million plus acres of the Pinelands are streams, rivers, old cranberry bogs, wildlife, Batsto Village and opportunities to kayak the rivers to capture a prize-winning photograph. Works selected will be on exhibit at the PPA Headquarters in Southampton, NJ from November 3 to December 7, 2018. Entry deadline is September 14, 2018.

The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum at 60: The Academy Art Museum is celebrating its 60thAnniversary and is suggesting the theme of “60” for the 2018 Members’ Exhibition.  The Museum is inviting members to get creative, imaginative, and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. Works will be on exhibit from November 16, 2018 to January 13, 2019.  A reception will be held on November 16, 2018 from 5:30pm-7pm.  Online submissions will be open from October 1 through November 1, 2018.

Maryland Natural Resources: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its 15thannual photo contest.  Contest categories include birds, flora, insects, outdoor recreation, nature in action, scenic landscapes and wildlife. Entry deadline is August 31, 2018.

Dorchester Center for the Arts Showcase: The 42nd Annual DCA Showcase will be held Sunday, September 23 from 12pm-5pm.  This is an art walk and street festival along historic High Street in Cambridge. If you wish to be a vendor at the Showcase, please complete a vendor application and space reservation form asap; space is still available.

Dorchester Center for the Arts Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition: Members and non-members may enter up to three works at this annual photography show to be held from October 5-November 4, 2018.  Registration deadline is September 21, 2018. The application form is not available online at this time. Check the DCA website periodically for updates.

FYI- Outings, Equipment for Sale, Congrats & Call for Entries

Salisbury Zoo Outing-Thursday, June 28, 8:30am

We have been invited to a behind-the-scenes photography opportunity at the Salisbury Zoo. If you are interested in attending this outing, please contact me by June 25th.

Save the dates and stay tuned for more info- 

July 7th, evening shoot at Ocean City, MD.

August 11th, evening shoot around Easton using flash or other lighting source. Led by Charles Bilconish.

Equipment for Sale-

Canon 16-35mm 2.8 ultrasonic ($750), Canon 1.4xIII teleconverter ($250), Canon 600 EX-RT speedlight ($250), Canon speedlight transmitter ST-E3-RT ($200), Canon 5D MKII ($500).  Contact Charles Bilconish at 443-359-6312 or

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L  (1149 at B&H) Asking $750, Canon MpE (1049 new)  Asking $700, Canon 15mm Fisheye 2.8 (610 new)  Asking $400, Canon MT-24 EX Macro Twin Light w/2 stofens and Canon Microlite Adapter 72 C (for 100mm lens) (829+ new) Asking $500, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (377 new) includes optional lens hood (38 new)  Asking $150, Really Right Stuff Focusing Rail (345 new)  Asking $250, Spyder 3 Elite Monitor Calibrator $35, Spyder 4 Elite Monitor Calibrator $50, Spyder 3 Print SR Printer Calibrator $75.  Contact Fran Saunders at


Cal Jackson had two photos accepted for the Maryland Federation of Art “Writing on the Wall” Exhibit.  There were 183 entries and Cal was one of 38 artists selected.  The exhibit is online from June 15th to July 31st

Call for Entries-

WHCP 101.5  Radio in Cambridge is putting together another fine art wall calendar for 2019 featuring photos of the Dorchester County area. Photographs that showcase and celebrate the Dorchester area (Cambridge, Blackwater, Hoopers Island, etc.), including compelling photos of landscapes, nature, community events, etc. from all seasons or that relate to a particular month (e.g., fireworks in July, holiday theme in December, etc.) are welcome.  Each photographer can submit up to four photographs for consideration. Submission deadline is June 22 and selections will be made by July 1st.  If interested,  email me at and I will send you a pdf with details and contact information.

FYI- Exhibits, Call for Entries, Seminars & Workshops


December 7, 2017:  You are invited to attend the Small Wonders Exhibit at the Maryland Federation of Art on December 7 from 6pm-8pm at Circle Gallery.  The Exhibit will be on display from December 1-23, 11am-5pm, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.  Click on the link for more information and to view Chris Jewett’s juried artwork.


Call for Entries:

“There’s No Place Like Home” is an upcoming online exhibit sponsored by Maryland Federation of Art. The selected artworks will be available for viewing on MFA’s Curve Gallery from February 15-March 31. Submission deadline is January 9.



December 7, 2017: Hunter Harris will be giving a presentation entitled “The Bay From Above” at the Oxford Community Center from 5:30pm-7:00pm.



January 6, 2018:  Friends of Blackwater Photography Workshop with Jim Clark

The photography workshop, led by Jim Clark, will consist of two sessions- a morning classroom instructional session covering field techniques (limited to 45 registrants) and an afternoon session shooting in the field along Wildlife Drive, BNWR (limited to 12 registrants).  Since the afternoon session is limited to 12 registrants, Jim will have the opportunity to work with each photographer providing guidance with techniques and skills.  Lunch is included for all registrants.