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.

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

November Reminders

November 1– TCC Print Exhibit at Talbot County Free Library St. Michaels Branch- Delivery of prints is Thursday, November 1, from 10am-noon. Contact Chris if you are interested in exhibiting at the library- there is space for 5 more prints.

November 7– Digital image submissions for the theme “Night Vision” are due at 11:45pm. Nikhil Bahl will be the judge.

November 9– November Speaker Meeting change of date and venue- Our speaker meeting will be held on Friday, November 9, from 7pm-9pm, at Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center.

November 19– The competition meeting will be held in the Wye Oak Room from 7pm-9pm.  A review of the scoring and judge’s comments is scheduled for the first half of the meeting. Landscape, Wildlife, and Post-Processing Special Interest Groups will meet during the second half.

Special Interest Group Announcements– While we ask that you sign up for a particular Special Interest Group, all are welcome to participate in any scheduled SIG activity.

November 3– If you are a TCC member and interested in photographing wildlife or scenics along a refuge, the Wildlife SIG will be meeting at the Bombay Hook NWR Visitor Center at 8am prior to entering the drive.

November 19– The Post-Processing SIG will be meeting during the second half of the Competition Meeting.  If you have a particular image that you want assistance in editing, send a high resolution image with your question(s) to ANY TCC member is invited to submit questions about post processing at least a week or so in advance of the meeting.  This lead time provides Mutt and Jack the opportunity to review your image and question(s), and determine appropriate editing techniques to discuss at the meeting.

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.

July 7th Outing at Ocean City, MD

If anyone is interested in practicing street photography or capturing motion (freezing motion, blurring, panning, zooming) along the Ocean City Inlet boardwalk and amusement park, let’s meet at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum on the boardwalk around 6:30pm.  Golden hour begins around 7:25pm and sunset is around 8:26 pm.  There are lots of opportunities to photograph the crowd, the colorful store fronts, and the rides (carousel, roller coaster, ferris wheel, bumper cars, etc.).  Payment for parking at the Inlet is via kiosk and is $3.00 per hour.  I have included links to boardwalk and parking information.


Please register at

Wishing you a happy and safe 4thof July!