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.

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- Upcoming Workshops

September 14-16, 2018- “The Art of Seeing Photographically- A Workshop for Digital and Analog Photographers”

Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee have been photographing for a combined 85 years. Their photographs have been collected by 140 art museums worldwide. They conduct occasional workshops at home and abroad to share their experience and knowledge. They have no secrets.  Only 3 spaces left.  For a complete workshop description, see Note: “A Day in the Darkroom” has been added for analog photographers on the 17thof September.

October 4-8, 2018- “The Spectacular Sedona & Grand Canyon Photography Workshop”

David Blecman’s workshop will teach you how to create amazing landscape images, utilize filters to improve your captures, achieve proper exposures, use Live View, and process your RAW files.  Only one space left. For a complete workshop description, see

November 15-18, 2018- Delmarva Nature & Wildlife Photography Summit

This three-day conference presents full days of creative and professional education providing an exciting line up of workshops, comprehensive field sessions, photo tours, portfolio critiques, and social and networking opportunities. Summit participants will have opportunities to photograph at the Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and local coastal fishing communities and boat landings.  The instructors for this summit are Jim Clark, Nikhil Bahl, Brian Zwit, Michael Traubel, and Jamie Konarski Davidson. For a complete workshop description, see

December 8-15, 2018- “Contemplative Photography Retreat”

Join John Barclay and Flint Sparks on the magic island of Molokai for a 7-day retreat as they teach both the technique and the practice of contemplative photography. The goals are to (1) explore both the spirit and the spirituality of photography, (2) train and enhance your technique, and (3) inspire your creativity.  For a complete workshop description, see

May 17-19, 2019- “Chincoteague Island Spring Workshop (Virginia)”

Nikhil Bahl’s workshop will cover how to think conceptually and create abstracts of common subjects to challenge the viewer’s perceptions.  The workshop includes classroom presentations, in-the-field instruction and breakfast buffet. Nikhil is offering a $100 discount to TCC members.  For a complete workshop description, see  If you are interested in this workshop, please let Nikhil know asap as space is limited.

TCC Members Only Workshop-

“Wildlife Photography 101”– Ken Conger has offered to lead a workshop on wildlife photography for TCC members. Class segments will concentrate on wildlife photography by teaching the fundamentals and advanced techniques of digital photography. Specific concentration will portray “how to get the shot” using different wildlife photo scenarios.  This workshop is best suited for upper beginners or serious hobbyists, who wish to take their wildlife/nature photography to the next level and own something more than a point and shoot camera. Requirements: Digital camera and camera manual.  Prior to the class, knowing what the camera buttons do and where they are located prior to the class would be helpful.For a complete workshop description, see The fee is $150 per person. To schedule this workshop, we will need ten participants.  If you are interested, please let me know and I will schedule it when we hit the magic number.

The Photographic Garden Seminar & Workshop

FYI- This announcement is from the Talbot County Garden Club. There are still a few spaces available if you are interested in attending the workshop.

Renowned Photographer Matthew Benson will be speaking on THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN

The Talbot County Garden Club welcomes Matthew Benson to speak at the Talbot County Free Library at 100 W Dover St in Easton MD on March 28, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. The one-hour event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a brief Q and A and book signing. Doors open at 12:45 following the Talbot County Garden Club business meeting.

With an emphasis on creative technique and technical literacy, The Photographic Garden is a comprehensive introduction to creating powerful, beautiful, dynamic images in the garden. Professional photographer Matthew Benson helps you foster a deeper understanding of design and aesthetics and encourages you to develop your own visual sensibility – through hundreds of his own thought-provoking garden images.

Following the program, we are excited to offer a very unique opportunity to a handful of budding photographers. Matthew has offered to provide a hands-on workshop where you will learn to apply the fundamentals of composition, light and color to image making. It is being offered at $75 per person. We need to cap off the class size at 25 people so we are offering this on a first come first serve basis. Please respond to Dede Hoopes @ with your RSVP. Here are a few additional details about the workshop: The location will be at the Talbot County Free Library. If the weather permits we may walk over to The Talbot County Historical Garden. The garden is next door but please wear appropriate clothing just in case. The workshop will run from approximately 3:00-6:00 PM. Please note that this time will most likely vary. The workshop is being held after the program and book signing and we hope to start the workshop as soon as we are able. The Library has a hard close at 6:00 so we will need to begin to clean up around 5:30. Matthew has suggested that people just use their smartphones for the class. You will learn how to use the digital technology to enhance your image taking. The images are easily seen and feedback can be provided as well.

Matthew Benson’s photography is in the permanent collection of the International Center for Photography, New York, as well as numerous private and gallery collections. His work has been awarded both DESI and Society of Publication Designers Awards and appears regularly in magazines, books, catalogs and folios. He is on the National Speakers Tour for the Garden Clubs of America, and lectures widely on Garden and Landscape Photography. For more information, please visit his website at

FYI- Workshops and Lectures

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum:

Family Photography Workshop– “Explore the work of Robert de Gast to learn some of the photographic principles that make his images so captivating. Then, take your own de Gast-inspired pictures using your smartphone or camera on CBMM’s campus. This workshop is perfect for families of all sizes.”  January 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Van Lennep Auditorium.  Registration required.  

David Blecman

Cuba Beyond Belief, A Photographic Workshop and Cultural Experience of a Lifetime. February 8-15.     The Phenomenal Ireland Photographic Tour. July 17-25.

Jay Fleming

Annapolis (One day workshops: July 26, 27, 28; August 2, 3, 4, 23, 24) Hoopers Island (September 14-16 and September 21-23).

Sean McCormick

Photographing Art with Sean McCormick– learn to photograph 2D and 3D works of art. April 7 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Registration required; class size limited to 15 students.

Jim Clark

Nature Photography Lecture- Getting it right in the field: Twenty-five field techniques for elevating your nature photography.  Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, January 13 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Registration required.

FYI- Exhibits, Call for Entries, Seminars & Workshops


December 7, 2017:  You are invited to attend the Small Wonders Exhibit at the Maryland Federation of Art on December 7 from 6pm-8pm at Circle Gallery.  The Exhibit will be on display from December 1-23, 11am-5pm, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.  Click on the link for more information and to view Chris Jewett’s juried artwork.


Call for Entries:

“There’s No Place Like Home” is an upcoming online exhibit sponsored by Maryland Federation of Art. The selected artworks will be available for viewing on MFA’s Curve Gallery from February 15-March 31. Submission deadline is January 9.



December 7, 2017: Hunter Harris will be giving a presentation entitled “The Bay From Above” at the Oxford Community Center from 5:30pm-7:00pm.



January 6, 2018:  Friends of Blackwater Photography Workshop with Jim Clark

The photography workshop, led by Jim Clark, will consist of two sessions- a morning classroom instructional session covering field techniques (limited to 45 registrants) and an afternoon session shooting in the field along Wildlife Drive, BNWR (limited to 12 registrants).  Since the afternoon session is limited to 12 registrants, Jim will have the opportunity to work with each photographer providing guidance with techniques and skills.  Lunch is included for all registrants.