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.

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- Photo Ops

Photo Ops on the Water

Log Canoe Regatta Schedule:

Cambridge Yacht Club-August 18-19: Governor Hicks Trophy Weekend for Log Canoes.  Races start at 10am and 2pm on Saturday, August 18, and at 10am on August 19.

Tred Avon Yacht Club– August 25-26:

Miles River Yacht Club– September 8-9, 15-16, 22-23:

Skipjack Race Schedule

Deal Island 59thAnnual Skipjack Race– September 3:

Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race– September 22:

Norwegian viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre — August 22-29

The Draken, will be docked in Ocean City at 3rd Street and Chicago Avenue on the bay for eight days, from Aug. 22 – 29, beginning with an arrival ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing with seven days of ship tours and activities in the Draken Village. The Draken will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to relive history in a way never experienced before. The Draken will allow guests to not only marvel at this stunning Viking ship, but also to interact with the crew as they share their personal experiences of thrill, fear, and exhilaration while enduring the ship’s 2016 transatlantic crossing – reliving the Viking discovery of the New World more than 1,000 years ago.

Photo Ops on Land:

Emily’s Produce Sunflower Maze– Through August 26:

Easton Airport 10 Year Anniversary Day– September 15:


On the Internet:

B&H August Event Space– The B&H Event Space is providing access to photography lectures this month.

PetaPixel– Check out, recommended by one of our members as a source of interesting articles.

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 ( 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 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.

Equipment for Sale-

If anyone is interested in purchasing a Leica or Hasselblad camera, please email me ( 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.

FYI- June Photo Ops

6/15-6/17 (Fri-Sun) Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival @ Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

Tickets are $15, but this event is one of the summer’s best maritime photo ops! These pristinely-restored antique boats are incredible to see and photograph, and if that’s not enough, the grounds of the CBMM are filled with local maritime art and gift vendors.   Hint: get there early in the am or stay late (gates to CBMM are almost always open) for the best images of boats in great light, reflected in calm water, and with NO CROWDS!

6/23 (Sat) Log Canoe Racing Spectator Cruise aboard the Winnie Estelle

Have you always wanted a on-the-water photo opportunity during a Chesapeake Log Canoe regatta, but you don’thave a boat (or a friend with one)?? This unique cruise always sells out, so get tickets in advance! ($28 for members, $35 for non-members). Hint: There are 2 races that day, so come to St. Michaels early and shoot the morning racefrom a vantage point along the Miles River (like the waterfront park at the end of Seymour Ave), then head to CBMM to catch your ride for race #2.

Thanks for the CBMM photo ops info Scotty Bruce!

6/16-6/17- Ocean City Air Show 2018, Ocean City MD Beach & Boardwalk
The OC Air Show displays and exhibits located on 14th to 20th streets off the boardwalks will feature simulators, interactive exhibits, and much more. The displays will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Flight performances start at 12:00 noon. The 2018 performers include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and GEICO Skytypers.