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    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Our last DSLR User Group meeting of 2019 will be all about flash lighting.  

    Bring your camera for this hands-on opportunity.  We will cover the basics of good lighting. We will have two lighting set ups to experiment with .  If you own a speed light or triggers for your camera, bring that along too!


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    As we discussed at our August General Meeting, Service Photo is running a few buses to Photo Plus Expo, at the Javits Center, in New York City, Thursday, October 24th. The buses leave from Timonium at 6am   They are charging $60/seat, but then give back a $25 store credit! Their buses fill quickly, so don't delay!   

    Entrance to the main exhibit hall for PPE is FREE, but you need to register in advance! They also offer seminars and photo walks, for a fee, that you can add on, however many of those speakers will do presentations on the exhibit stages, in the free area.  If you've never been, it's a lot of fun!  If you have questions about it, just let me know!

    If you are planning on going, you can click on the "register" button here so we can create an email list, and possibly coordinate carpools.  This DOES NOT register you for the bus!



    Hope to see many of you on the bus!

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    Join us for the 2019 Sultana Downrigging Festival, in ! The event runs from November 1st-3rd.

    We will go as a group on November 2nd, but if you can't go then, be sure and go another day, during the festival, as it's sure to offer amazing photo opportunities, including Tall Ships, music and fireworks!



    We'll have more information on hours and carpool options, so check back!

    If you are interested, please register, so we know what to plan for!

    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join us for our November 6th, General meeting, 7-9pm, at Chapelgate Academy, Marriottsville. Stephen Talabac will be giving us an excellent program that you won't want to miss! 

    "Photographing Birds-in-Flight: Technical Overview and In-the-Field Considerations"

    The mid-Atlantic region offers nature photographers many venues and year-round opportunities to photograph resident and migratory birds: Bald Eagles and Ospreys fishing in the Delmarva watershed; thousands of overwintering Snow Geese that explosively lift-off the marsh at dusk; or a solitary Great Blue heron, or its smaller relative, the Green heron, patiently stalking prey in wetland shallows.

    Stephen will present an overview of DSLR burst mode shooting, representative menu configurations, and recommended camera settings. Suggestions will be offered to help you plan a BIF photography outing and apply in-the field techniques to help you successfully track your subject, maintain focus, and capture this challenging yet rewarding form of wildlife action.

    About Stephen Talabac

    Having retired from a rewarding aerospace engineering career, Stephen devotes some of his free time to his hobby of 40 years: landscape and nature photography. He has served as the Director, Assistant Director, and Education Coordinator of the Central Maryland Photographer's Guild, and formed and led its DSLR Users Group. He’s given classroom and hands-on instruction for Canon DSLR equipment and practical in-the-field techniques for landscape, flower, and birds-in-flight (BIF) photography. He has also given technical presentations on DSLR burst mode buffering, digital data processing, and optics.

    Stephen is an invited instructor at Longwood Gardens as part of their Continuing Education Program where he has led workshops (Photographing Fantastic Foliage) on how to compose and photograph foliage that captures their diverse patterns, forms, and textures.

    Diana, his wife and photography partner, catalogs and post processes their photographs; she is far better at it than he is (Steve's words)! Diana’s post processing knowledge was entirely self-taught. She initially honed her skills using Photoshop CS3 to restore vintage 35 mm prints and slides. She currently uses Adobe's Photoshop-CC and Lightroom-CC supplemented with creative products available from ON1, Topaz Labs, and HDRsoft.

    Stephen and Diana’s work has been published in Outdoor Photographer magazine’s 2015

    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chapelgate Christian Academy, 2600 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD

    Join us for our Annual Holiday Party!  

    Come and socialize with fellow members, and enjoy showing off your work while having some good food and drink.

    We will have our 2nd Annual "Pop-Up Gallery"! Bring up to 3 unframed prints, preferably mounted, to hang.  A suggested size is 16x20, but it's entirely up to you. We'll supply the adhesive Command Strips for hanging. If you need advice on selecting your work, or with printing just ask!  

    Nations Photo Lab has generously offered us a print credit, so you have no reason not to participate!  The promo code will be emailed when you register!  Please be respectful of their generosity and not share the code outside of CMPG, as we want to maintain our good partnership with them.  

    Please register so we have an idea of how many will attend, and to receive the promo code for Nations.

Past events

02 Oct 2019 October General Meeting: Let's See Your Travel Photos
28 Sep 2019 September Outing: New York City
19 Sep 2019 September DSLR User Group: NYC Outing Info
04 Sep 2019 September General Meeting: Bruce Press, Portrait Photography
15 Aug 2019 August DSLR User Group: Photographing NYC
08 Aug 2019 August General Meeting: Sean Simmons, Wildlife & Landscape Photographer
27 Jul 2019 A CMPG Wildlife and Nature Photography Outing
18 Jul 2019 July DSLR User Group Meeting
16 Jul 2019 July Photography Outing
11 Jul 2019 July General Meeting: NOTE Date Change!!!
29 Jun 2019 June Outing to Covered Bridges of Fredrick County
20 Jun 2019 June DSLR Users Group: Matting & Framing Images
05 Jun 2019 June General Meeting: Kelly Schneider - Fine Art Photography
16 May 2019 CANCELLED: May DSLR Users Group
01 May 2019 May General Meeting: Padma Inguva - Floral Photography
27 Apr 2019 in Need of Volunteer Photographers for RTHC
18 Apr 2019 April DSLR User Group Meeting - Printing your images
13 Apr 2019 All Day Annapolis Photo Walk
03 Apr 2019 April General Meeting: Chris Paulis - Product Photography
30 Mar 2019 March Outing to Cascade Falls and Thomas Viaduct.
21 Mar 2019 March DSLR Users Group: Image Review
06 Mar 2019 March General Meeting: Board Elections and Headshots!
23 Feb 2019 February Outing to the Rawlings Conservatory
21 Feb 2019 February DSLR User Group Meeting: What makes a great photo?
06 Feb 2019 General Meeting: Emulating the Masters with Anne Looney and Steve Clark
17 Jan 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER January DSLR User Group Meeting
17 Jan 2019 Nations Photo Lab Field Trip
12 Jan 2019 January Outing to B&O Museum
02 Jan 2019 January General Meeting: Walter Calahan - Innovation: The Myth of Thinking Outside the Box
05 Dec 2018 December General Meeting: Annual Holiday Party with Pop-Up Gallery
23 Nov 2018 November Outing: Conowingo Dam
07 Nov 2018 November General Meeting: Eddie Kang - Creative Lighting
20 Oct 2018 October 20th Outing: New York City
18 Oct 2018 October DSLR User Group: Developing FILM with Caffenol
03 Oct 2018 October 3rd General Meeting: Chris Spielmann, Architectural Photography
20 Sep 2018 September 20th DSLR User Group: Photographing NYC
05 Sep 2018 September General Meeting: Landscape Photography with Vincent Ferrari
25 Aug 2018 August 25th Outing: Baltimore Basilica and Eutaw Place
16 Aug 2018 August DSLR Users Group: Topaz Labs Image Editing Demo
08 Aug 2018 August 8th Outing: Howard County Fair
02 Aug 2018 August General Meeting: Street Photography with Larry Cohen
19 Jul 2018 July DSLR Users Group: Photo Editing with the Eye of an Artist
05 Jul 2018 July General Meeting: Patty Hankins on Adding Depth to Your Photos
21 Jun 2018 June DSLR Users Group: Wacom Tablet, Monitor Calibration, Tripods and more!
06 Jun 2018 General Meeting: Paul Biederman Landscape Critique
02 Jun 2018 Tony Sweet Workshop: Compelling Composition
01 Jun 2018 Tony Sweet: Compelling Composition: Creating Visual Pathways
26 May 2018 May Outing: Landscapes at Centennial Lake
17 May 2018 DSLR Users Group
02 May 2018 General Meeting: Landscape Photography with Paul Biederman
21 Apr 2018 April Outing #2: Sherwood Gardens
19 Apr 2018 DSLR User Group: Lightroom
14 Apr 2018 April Outing: Light City
04 Apr 2018 General Meeting: Peer Critique / Show & Tell
28 Mar 2018 General Meeting
17 Mar 2018 March Outing: Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
28 Feb 2018 General Meeting
03 Feb 2018 February Photo Outing
24 Jan 2018 General Meeting
18 Jan 2018 DSLR Users Group Meeting
13 Dec 2017 General Meeting: Holiday Party
17 Nov 2017 Snow Geese Outing to Prime Hook
15 Nov 2017 General Meeting - John Casper: "Social Media For Photographers"
11 Nov 2017 Alpaca Fleece Festival Outing 11th - 12th November
27 Oct 2017 October Outing: Sultana Downrigging Festival
25 Oct 2017 General Meeting: Panel Discussion of Member Websites
27 Sep 2017 General Meeting
23 Sep 2017 October Outing: Parade of Sails
23 Sep 2017 September Outing: Antique Steam Train
24 Aug 2017 General Meeting
27 Jul 2017 General Meeting
22 Jun 2017 General Meeting
24 May 2017 General Meeting
20 May 2017 REVISED May Outing:Battle of New Market reenactment
26 Apr 2017 General Meeting
09 Apr 2017 Susquehanna State Park photo outing
02 Apr 2017 Opening of the "Iconic Columbia" Exhibit Reception
22 Mar 2017 General Meeting
12 Mar 2017 Moon Over Washington
22 Feb 2017 General meeting
18 Feb 2017 National Gallery photo trip
25 Jan 2017 General meeting
21 Jan 2017 Blackwater NWR Photo Trip
19 Jan 2017 DSLR Users Group meeting
14 Dec 2016 General meeting
11 Dec 2016 National Portrait Gallery tour-CANCELLED
16 Nov 2016 General meeting
26 Oct 2016 General meeting
28 Sep 2016 General meeting
27 Jul 2016 CMPG Monthly Meeting


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