Upcoming Events for 2017
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Happy New Year!
Here's the scheduled meeting dates for the year. Small group meetings and shoots will be added as they evolve.
Check back for changes and additions and check the Blog Page for more details.
Watch for Dottie's HEADS UP! emails and check the Facebook page too.
January 9th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse Cuba, A Photograhper’s Perspective Our very own Craig Phillips and John Snidenbach will present some of their favorite shots from their recent trips to Cuba. This is a bucket list destination for most photographers! Rumor has it that we may see a few shots from Iceland too!
Thanks Craig and John for the great slideshows and narration.
January 25th, 6:30pm, Dottie Rogers House, 201 South Broadway Small Group Lightroom and computer Q&A. Assistance and sharing tips, tricks and techniques. Bring your computer or just look on and take notes. February 6th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse Macro/Closeup Workshop. Back by popular demand as a great winter thing to do. Roam the different stations set up and practice or learn to take masterpiece (at least fun!) macro shots. Details in our Club Blog. February 15th, NOTE TIME CHANGE-->1:00-8:30pm, Dottie Roger's House, 201 South Broadway (corner of Grant St) A chance to practice your closeup and macro skills in a small group setting. Wine and cheese and maybe pizza too! Come learn, share and relax in the afternoon and/or evening. Bring your own props, lights, tripod, etc. I'm going to have things here. If you can't make it in the evening come in the afternoon then. It's so much fun! Bring whatever you want to experiment with (as long as you don't mind sharing). For Dues Paying Members with creative minds! A good time to get a little coaching if you're new to macro shooting or photography in general. March 6th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse The very talented family and child photographer Nicole Albertson from Galloway will be giving a talk.
Thank you Nicki! Check out the beautiful photos at her website Images by Nicki.
And a big THANKS to Jim Dixon for leading us on a great photowalk on and under the Ben Franklin Bridge!
April 3rd, 1:00pm, Clubhouse Our own David Woeller will show a video he has made teaching steps in Lightroom, using the wonderful tool, the Brush. See how it makes dramatic differences in difficult to capture pictures and sections of pictures that need to pop. More info in Club Blog.
Thanks to Dave for the very informative presentation!
May 3rd, 7:00pm, Clubhouse and May 4th, Time(early morning) and locations tba DUE TO THE VERY CRITICAL ILLNESS OF TONY’S MOTHER, TONY HAD TO POSTPONE HIS TALK SCHEDULED FOR 6:30 THIS EVENING (MAY 3RD) AND THE “SWEET SHOOT” TOMORROW (MAY 4TH). HE/WE WILL RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH TONY AS HE GOES THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO FRIENDS AND CLUBS NEAR YOU.
THANK YOU AND TONY SAID “SO SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.”
The amazing photographer and teacher Tony Sweet will be giving a talk on In-Camera Creative Effects on Wednesday the 3rd and leading an early morning workshop on Thursday the 4th. The talk is free but there is a fee for the workshop. Check back and check the Blog page for more info as it develops. June 5th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse Noted local wildlife and nature photographer Kevin T. Carlson will be speaking on the topic of Shooting Outside the Box. Read more about Kevin and see some of his work here at Kevin's Gallery. He's sending me information to share with you and he wants audience participation. Toward the end, he'd like those who would like to bring 3 pictures on a thumb drive and we'll pull them up and gently make comments, as he said. A great opportunity to get personal tips from a pro! We are very lucky to have him with us! Please save the date.
Thanks to Kevin for a great presentation and the patient and honest critique of our member photos! We all learned a lot.
June 9th, 7:00am HEADS UP! CLUB SHOOT FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH, 7:00AM AT: THE OCEAN CITY VISITOR’S CENTER 300 WEST 9TH STREET, OCEAN CITY YELLOW CRESTED NIGHT HERONS ARE NESTING/HAVE A ROOKERY AND CHICKS. LOTS OF ACTIVITY. CAN BE SEEN WITH THE NAKED EYE, BUT BRING YOUR LONG LENSES OR ZOOMS- IPHONE ZOOM MAY WORK. COME AND PRACTICE, LEARN, ENJOY ……BEAUTIFUL BIRD. RATHER STILL IN THIS SETTING. BRING BUG SPRAY, SUGGEST LONG PANTS, LONG SLEEVES AS WELL. WE TUCK PANTS IN SOCKS. GO HOME HAPPY. July 17th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse (Note this is Third Monday due to Whale of a Day Street Fair.) We’ll talk about what we want to do this year. I get speakers and workshops and plan shoots and Field trips now. I’d appreciate ideas and input. If you have strong feelings about some area or about something you want to do, please email me and we’ll discuss it Monday. We’ve come a loooong way since our first year, about 10 years ago, and we need to recognize that and address different needs at this point. We also have to encourage and be helpful to members who are not so advanced. Please come and put on your creative hats! July 18th, 5:00pm We’re planning an evening social and shoot at Hawk Haven Vineyard, July 18th, an off day for them. The club will provide a couple nice trays of cheese and crackers. Beverages we have to buy there. They close at 7:00pm but we can stay and take pictures after for sunset. Please save the date. August 7th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse AND 7:15pm at the Cape May Lighthouse (small parking lot near entrance) JOHN LEVINS “Airshow in Florida, Capturing the Impossible!” and Craig Phillips "Atlantic City Airshow." John and Craig will share photos of planes in flight. John Levins will show us amazing photos he took at the Florida Airshow last year and comment on how he captured them. Craig Phillips will also show his photos from the Atlantic City Airshow. Both very different venues. They will help us understand how they captured jets in flight and formation. A most difficult task. Ask questions and learn! And don’t forget to bring items you want to sell at our “Yard Sale of Photography Related Equipment” you no longer want. We’ll set it up after the talk. “YARDSALE OF PHOTOGRAPHY RELATED ITEMS” Got things lying around you don’t want any more or never use? Want some cash to get a new lens? Maybe trade or barter for something you like. We will spread things out on several tables. Put a price on your items to sell or trade. Let’s see what happens. SHOOT THE FULL MOON, EVENING SHOOT WITH JIM DIXON - DETAILS SOON! Check your email for tips from Jim as well as some terrific example photos. We'll meet 7:15pm at the Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park. It will be a full moon with the sun setting in the west at 8:04pm and the moon rising in the east at 8:06pm.
Big THANKS to John and Craig for sharing their airshow photos and technique. Thanks also to Werner for sending in some of his great aircraft photos too! Nice job by Dottie putting together the slideshow. Jim Dixon led a stalwart group of true believers for a moonrise shoot on Tuesday after the Monday date was washed out and clouded over and Tuesday was mostly cloudy all day. Looks like the clouds parted just in time to get some great shots and learn more about night shooting. Thanks to Jim!
August 28th, (Monday, 6:00am), BUNS ON THE BEACH- AVALON PIER AT SUNRISE Sunrise 6:24 / Low tide 7:53 Coffee and Donuts (Buns) on the beach following September 16, 10:00am, (Saturday) SHOOT AT COLD SPRING VILLAGE (Civil War Renactors) Revolutionary War Encampment including people in authentic costumes willing to pose and in various activities. Skirmishes several times during the day. Lunch available at the Grange Restaurant or vendors, I’m sure. Bakery open, and Brewery open 12:00 to 8:00pm. Fee $12 for the day. Members of the Village Free. If photographers can get in early, I’ll let you know, but they are sleeping there and need to get up and dressed and ready for activities. Not sure they want us wandering around. Let’s meet at 10:00am near the gate near the Grange Building and go from there. September 11th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse (note this is Second Monday due to the holiday) SCOTT WHEATON PRESENTS HIS MAGIC WITH “SMOKE" Scott will demonstrate how he captures smoke and the variety of things he does with those images. This is a fun day. His images are amazing and we’ll all go home wanting to try it! Check out some samples at Scott's Flickr Page
Thanks Scott for a thoroughly amazing presentation!
October 2nd, NOTE THIS CHANGE IN SCHEDULE WAS PREVIOUSLY OUR MEMBERSHIP SHOWCASE. Bill Riches will be out of town that week so this will be December. Dottie is putting together a photowalk thru historic Dennisville. Please watch your email for details as they evolve.
We had a delightful, beautiful day in Dennisville on October 2nd. Thanks Dottie for organizing the photowalk and thanks to the residents of Dennisville for showing us around. See the Club Blog for details and some photos.
October 16, 6:00pm, (Monday) SHOOT AT THE COVE IN CAPE MAY.
Please check your email for updates as this is still in the planning stage!
I have contacted our world traveler, Werner, and asked about planning a Steel Wool Burn. He was hunting for the perfect spot and timing. I’ll pass that info on when it jells.
INCLUDES SUNSET, LIGHTHOUSE, AND SOME LIGHT PAINTING (STEEL WOOL BURN.)
Sun sets at 6:19. Should be there half hour early. Dynamic! Challenging! Exciting!! Evening full of fun!
November 6th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse
ANDREA PHOX WILL SHARE HER EXHIBIT “100 WOMEN”
Plans are evolving but it looks like she will be bringing a couple women who were featured with her and she’ll/they’ll share their experience with us all. This will be fascinating and informative. Andrea will tell us how she photographed these women, why she choose who she did, what they hoped to accomplish. Money gained went to a charity and we want to hear about that as well.
December 4th, 6:00pm, Clubhouse
Our annual Pot-Luck Supper with our spouses featuring fabulous member slideshows.
The theme this year is “The County You Live In”, about a 5 minute limit time wise, can be narrated or with music. Again Bill Riches will put it all together and help us with music if you need and want help. He always wants things a week or 2 before the show date. More details later. Thank you Bill!