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.

Equipment for Sale & Workshops

Equipment for Sale & Workshops

Sorry- I forgot to include this information in the last post…

Equipment for Sale-
Canon 600 EX-RT speedlight……$200
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT….$175
Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L lens……$500

Contact Charles Bilconish at  or 410-228-5818


Testrite Gallery Wall – Aluminum with 12” top extender and carry bag Dick Blick – $221.88. Asking $120.

Contact Fran Saunders at

April 11-15: Outer Banks II Photography Workshop with Carol Ward and Robert Fawcett
The focus will be to capture the Milky Way along with additional photography concepts and advanced techniques to improve your work.  As part of this workshop, hands-on Post Processing will be covered using Adobe Cloud products that include Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Bridge.  In addition, NIK will be demonstrated within the workflow along with other Apps for stacking and blending of images.


April 6: Digital Photography – The Basics (Art League of Ocean City) with Joe Scukanec

April 27: Digital Photography – The Basics (Ward Museum – at the OC convention Center) with Joe Scukanec

Description – Bring your own interchangeable lens/DSLR camera and manual to class. Learn basic photographic principles beyond “Auto/Program” settings including shutter speed, aperture, flash and lens selection. The class will include a field session where all students will practice their newly acquired photography skills from image capture to download. A review of popular photo editing software is also included. The day will conclude with a review and critique of student images. Prerequisites – Students must bring their own interchangeable lens/DSLR camera, manual, fully charged camera batteries and laptop computer. Additional lenses and tripod (if you have them). Students are encouraged to bring a power strip or extension cord and extra batteries for wireless mouse.

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.

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!


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

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.