Odyssey of Light Seminar and Equipment for Sale

Odyssey of Light Seminar and Equipment for Sale

“Odyssey of Light” Seminar

A limited number of tickets have become available for the “Odyssey of Light” Seminar on Saturday, April 27.  They are on a first come basis!This seminar is being hosted by the Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) and is one you will not want to miss.  Join 45-year award winning professional Ken Sklute and a Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Essdras Suarez – for a refreshing, fast-paced, information-packed ONE-DAY seminar.  Spend the day learning Landscape Photography and Street Photography from two of the best.The ticket price is $99, however, MPA members pay only $79.  The cost is virtually free when you consider you will receive a $50 gift card from Nations Photo Lab and a free lunch.

Sponsors of the event include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Tamron, Service Photo, Nations Photo Lab, Road Runner Photography Tours, and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

Contact me (jkeasternshore@gmail.com) for the club code prior to purchasing tickets at  https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/odyssey.

Equipment for Sale

Sigma SD14 14 megapixel DSLR camera, 4 lenses, flash, more! Condition is Used, but in Very Good to Excellent condition. $800 for everything. Nearly $4,000 when new. All lenses have Sigma’s proprietary SA mount that is not compatible with any other manufacturer’s cameras.

Sigma SD14 14 megapixel DSLR body, black (est. <3000 shutter clicks)

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens w/Tiffen UV Protector filter, front and rear lens caps, sun shade
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens, front and rear lens caps, sun shade
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM lens, front and rear lens cap, sun shade
Sigma 150-500mm F5.6-6.3 APO DG OS lens w/Tiffen UV Protector filter, front and rear lens caps, sun shade, carry case

Sigma EF-500 DG Super flash, case
Travel Charger battery charger w/ three lithium-ion batteries
Sigma RS-21 remote infrared shutter release
Ten Compact Flash memory cards:
4 Kingston 2GB Elite Pro 50x, 3 Kingston 4GB Elite Pro 133X, 3 SanDisk 4GB 30MB/s

Members may contact me at club meetings, by phone (410-443-7031) or email (rmaki@goeaston.net)

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 nikonusa.com/live, with select presentations also being streamed to Nikon USA’s Facebook page (facebook.com/NikonUSA) and YouTube channel (YouTube.com/NikonUSA). https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/wppi/

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. https://www.coastalcameraclub.com/activities/photo-beach-bash/

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). https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/odyssey

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, jscottbruce@me.com
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- cfjewett50@gmail.com
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- jcamsr@gmail.com

Members’ Workshops-

David Blecman’s “Encore: The Fantastic Florida Dead of Winter Photography Workshop Get-Away”. March 2-3.  http://posneg.com/florida/

David Blecman’s“The Charming Charleston Photographic Workshop”. May 18-19.  $200 discount if you book by March 15. http://posneg.com/charleston/

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. https://academyartmuseum.org/event/creating-a-photo-project-with-stephen-walker/

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. https://tourtalbot.org/event/st-patricks-day-parade-2/

Annual Carpenter Street Saloon shopping cart races are held every year on St. Patrick’s Day at midnight in St. Michaels. https://tourtalbot.org/event/st-patricks-day-parade/


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:  jackson_cal@msn.com
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:  cfjewett50@gmail.com

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.  https://mdfedart.com/mfaentry/salesgallery/sales.php?event=138

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 http://dpsphoto.org/flyers/Langevin%20Flyer.pdf.
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. https://www.wardmuseum.org/museum-events/joe-scukanec-photoshop-beyond-basics-class/
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. https://academyartmuseum.org/class/photography-tame-your-camera-and-beyond-digital-2/

“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 year.lainiewrightson.pixels.com.Talbot 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. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/art.html
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. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/art.html

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. https://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/orchid-extravaganza

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 outings@tidewatercameraclub.org

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 workshops@tidewatercameraclub.org

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. https://tidewatercameraclub.org/exhibits-2/

November 7– Digital image submissions for the theme “Night Vision” are due at 11:45pm. Nikhil Bahl will be the judge. https://tidewatercameraclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TCC-2018-2019-theme-definitions-v5.pdf

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. https://tidewatercameraclub.org/speaker-ken-conger/

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. https://tidewatercameraclub.org/specialinterestgroup/

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 question@tidewatercameraclub.org. 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 workshops@tidewatercameraclub.org.  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.