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General Meeting

  • 26 Apr 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Chapelgate Christian Academy, 2600 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104

Cortney Jackson, a professional photographer and photography instructor, will be doing a critique of member photos.  She will be giving us feedback on ways that we can improve our work, and all of us can learn from her expertise, even when she is talking about photographs other than yours.

When considering what images to choose, consider your own needs.  Have you ventured in a new area, such as flash or portrait photography, and want some feedback on how it’s going?  Are you entering a photo competition and want to know if your images are ready to show?  Are you struggling with sharp focus and want some insight on how you can better achieve it?  Whatever your needs, select images that will help you learn from Cortney’s comments.  Not everyone brings their best work to a critique; sometimes they bring problematic images, to get the advice of an expert on how to achieve their goals.

To make this an engaging and meaningful session, please select 3-5 images of your work, and save them on a flash drive in a folder with your name.  Cam Miller will collect the flash drives at the beginning of the meeting and copy all of the images into one location for use during the critique.  Your flash drive will be returned to you.

We look forward to seeing you — and your images — at the meeting on the 26th!


Cortney Jackson surrounds herself with art and culture. She lives in a world filled with innovative business and creative concepts.  Her advertising and photography have won awards and gained world-wide recognition. She recently opened a solo exhibit based in mixed media in Miami, Florida.

As a creative with more than 15 years experience, she’s worked for a variety of media agencies, including the Washington School of Photography, teaching photography, graphic design, creative business and advertising. 

Currently she’s developing an afterschool program for K-12 in the DMV area focused on Digital Imagery, Traditional Photography, Presentation, Self Confidence & Creative Expression.

When she's not teaching, Cortney is inspired by live music, food, world travel, and hiking in Rock Creek Park. 

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