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March 2021

Education & Training – Anonymous Critique with Lynn Cates and Willa Friedman

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Willa Friedman Lynn Cates Take this opportunity to get feedback on your images. Submit images you are using new software to process; images you like but feel may need just a little help, and/or images you may consider for a competition. The sole purpose of anonymous critique is to help you grow as a photographer.  You will not be identified unless you choose to make comments or ask questions about your images.   You can also ask questions a bit more…

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April 2021

Programs: Psychology of Photography with Nic Stover

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nic Stover created the Psychology of Photography as a way to help photographers think of ways to think beyond the basics of taking pictures and into the world of creating images. The Psychology of Photography explores 5 different areas that encompass the bigger part of the artistic and creative process. First, we will look at Sensations and Perceptions which is how do we perceive the world and make order out of it, we will also look at Beliefs and Creativity,…

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Field Trip: Enid A. Haupt Garden / Smithsonian Castle

April 10 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

The Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden sits at the center of the city block framed between 12th St. and 7th St. SW and Independence Ave and Jefferson Dr SW.  Included in this block are a number of iconic and unique structures including (but not limited to) the Smithsonian Castle, Arts and Industries Building, and Hirshhorn Museum.  Between these structures, the Smithsonian maintains a variety of gardens and outdoor vignettes including the Haupt Garden, Moongate Garden, Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, and…

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Education & Training – Portfolio Project: 1st Final Review With Brian Zwit

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Education & Training – Portfolio Project: First Final Review with Brian Zwit as our guest reviewer.

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Competition with Judge Denise Silva – Theme: Fountains

April 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Competition Theme: Fountains: A man-made ornamental structure, that pumps water. No shortage of fountains locally but anywhere in the world is fine. Rain or shine, day or night, literal or abstract. DENISE SILVA - WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER IN VIRGINIA Denise’s interest in photography started when her grandmother would share images from her travels to Egypt and Africa for safari. The evenings watching slideshows set the seed. 35 years later those seeds took root and inspired Denise to embrace photography and…

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Member’s Gallery – Prints (Virtually): Maine with Mike Kane & Digital: Passion for Architecture with Judy Guenther

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Maine with Michael Kane Mike Kane will present a sampling of images from his explorations of the mid-coast of Maine. Photography started early for Mike, while in high school he picked up an Argus C3 rangefinder and began teaching himself how to make images. He moved onto using a Minolta SRT-101 during his college years while dabbling in his own darkroom but life soon brought a career and children which left little time for exploring with his camera. Following a…

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Member’s Forum – The Soul of Southern Spain with Mike Whalen

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Program In this presentation, Mike will show images from his 2017 two-week driving adventure around southern Spain. Photos from the following areas will be shown: Barcelona: Street photos along La Rambla; Also, several buildings designed by architect, Antoni Gaudi, including his home, and the Sagrada Familia cathedral will be displayed. Malaga: The medieval Moorish palace, Alcazaba, and views of the city from the hilltop ruins of Castillo Gibralfaro. Grenada: The Alhambra Palace. Cordoba: The Roman Bridge, The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba.…

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May 2021

Programs: Artistic Expression through Smartphone Photography with Michael Koren

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Presentation Description: This presentation will help you express your artistic vision through smartphone photography.  Learning to better use the camera that’s always with you, you’ll be exposed to techniques which go beyond taking simple snapshots and allow you to start creating photographs which artistically express your unique vision. You will learn the powerful features of the smart phone’s camera and the settings for optimal image capture including professional tips and techniques of adjusting exposure and focus which will help you…

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Competition with Judge Nicol Hockett – Theme: Oldies

May 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Competition Theme: Oldies: Three-year time limit is waived.   Nicol Hockett will be our May judge for an open competition. Nicol specializes in portrait photography with an approach that balances authenticity in studio craft with a refined finishing style to bring out and preserve the beauty of the subject's character. Her photographs have been published in the Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Annual, The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society, and numerous exhibition books. She has exhibited work at the National…

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Field Trip: Brookside Gardens

May 15 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Brookside Gardens is part of the Wheaton Regional Park and is operated by Montgomery Parks. This award-winning 50-acre public display garden has a wide array of subjects to satisfy the landscape and garden photographer. The location boasts excellent water features such as a small pond with reflection terrace and a Japanese tea house, a brook connecting the pond to Pine Lake (further south), and an aquatic garden. May and early June are especially colorful months for Maryland and Virginia so…

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