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.

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!




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.

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

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


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.

Thanks for sharing David T.!

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.