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.

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!


FYI- Important Dates for October and November

October 13- Norm Bell’s Composition Workshop is scheduled from 10am-3pm in the Wye Oak Room at Talbot County Community Center.  If you haven’t registered yet, please do so at  You must be a member to attend.  There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of the room rental.

October 15- If you exhibited at Candleberry Gallery in St. Michaels, please pick up your prints between 10am-12pm.  Contact Chris if you have any questions.

October 15- If you plan on exhibiting a print at the Talbot County Library Branch in St. Michaels, this is the last day to register.  Check the “Exhibits” page of the website for more information.

October 15- The “Less is More” Competition Meeting is scheduled from 7pm-9pm in the Wye Oak Room. During the first part of the meeting, we will be reviewing the scores and feedback from Graham Scott-Taylor.  As you know, Graham puts in a fair amount of time and effort to provide constructive criticism.  Take advantage of this learning opportunity by attending the meeting and being a part of the discussion.   After a short break, we will be having our organizational meeting for the three Special Interest Groups- “Landscapes” with coordinator Norm Bell, “Wildlife/Nature” with coordinator Joe Soares, and “Post-Processing” with co-coordinators Mutt Meritt and Jack Upchurch.

November 7- Wednesday, November 7 at 11:45pm is the deadline for submitting up to two images for this month’s digital competition.  The theme is “Night Vision”; Nikhil Bahl will be our judge.  Check the “Calendar” for details.

November 9- Our next speaker meeting is Friday, November 9, from 7pm-9pm at Brookletts Place, Talbot County Senior Center.  Ken Conger will be presenting “Four Continents of Critters”.  You can see his work at the Academy Art Museum during the Waterfowl Festival.  Sorry for the change in date and venue…this was the only time and place available to host Ken. Check the “Calendar” for details.

November 17- Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge outing.  Details forthcoming.

November 19- The “Night Vision” Competition Meeting is scheduled from 7pm-9pm in the Wye Oak Room. During the first half of the meeting, we will be reviewing the scores and commentary from Nikhil Bahl.  The second half of the meeting will be dedicated to SIG discussions.

Club Updates & Reminders

Website Updates

Club Calendar-

The Candleberry Gallery Exhibit in St. Michael’s has been extended to Monday, October 15, 2018.   If you need your prints prior to the closing of the exhibit, please notify Chris Jewett.

For Members Only-

The judge’s scoring and comments for the September “Open with no time limit” digital image competition are available for viewing.

October 3 is the deadline for the next digital image competition “Less is More”; Graham Scott Taylor will be judging this competition.    Click on the Minimalism in Photography link for Graham’s thoughts on how to approach this theme.

A “Club Competition Entry Decision Checklist”, as well as a “Club Competition Entry Decision Flowchart”, both developed by Jack Upchurch, are available via the link. Consider working through this process before submitting your digital image competition entries to the monthly competitions.


October 1- Bob Fawcett will be giving a presentation on “Capturing the Night Sky and Milky Way”.

October 3- “Less is More” digital image competition deadline.

October 6- Milky Way Shoot outing on Taylors Island.  Click on the Club Calendar link for details. Register by sending an email to

October 13- Composition Lecture by Norm Bell at Talbot County Community Center. Click on the Club Calendar link for details.  Register by sending an email to

October 15- “Less is More” Competition and Special Interest Group meetings.