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Upcoming events

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our June CMPG User Group meeting, on Thursday, the 17th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. 

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 07 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our July General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 2nd, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Larry Scherer.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 15 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our July CMPG User Group meeting, on Thursday, the 15th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. 

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 04 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our August General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 4th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Lewis Katz, "From Capture to Print : The Art of Black and White Photography". 

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    By first looking at some black and white images from iconic photographers we will discuss the reasons to convert to monochrome : timelessness, contrast, mood, pattern and emotion.  Using personal imagery the black and white conversion process will be demonstrated using both Lightroom as well as Nik software.  Why you should always shoot in color and then convert to monochrome and the importance of the color channels in the conversion process.  The emotional impact of black and white versus color will also be discussed.  How to create more dramatic and powerful images using contrast as well as creative composition.  This presentation is a unique combination of the “how to” with the “why and when” which sets it apart from other programs in regards to black and white photography.

    Practice what you'll learn, and come back for our September meeting, when Lewis will return to offer critiques!

    BIOGRAPHY

    Lewis had a camera in his hand from the age of 14.  Inspired by his father he began to explore photography more seriously in high school with a darkroom in the basement.  Fast forward many years to his life in Baltimore and his joining the Baltimore Camera Club.  Further inspired by his peers Lewis became an award winning photographer and photography teacher.  He currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University, the Community College of Baltimore Country, Capital Photography Center out of DC as well as at the Baltimore Camera Club.  He lives for the aha! moments which only teaching can provide.

    www.lewiskatzphotography.com

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our August CMPG User Group meeting, on Thursday, the 19th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. 

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 01 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our September General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 1st, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Lewis Katz will be returning for a critique on images we submit, after hearing his August talk on "From Capture to Print : The Art of Black and White Photography".  

    We will email a Dropbox link for submissions for the critique. Don't like to be critiqued? No problem! Join us to watch and learn!

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 06 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our October General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 6th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Eddie Kang will be returning to share his workflow methods. More details to follow!

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 7:47 AM (EDT)
    • 17 Oct 2021
    • 12:02 AM (EDT)
    • BWI Amtrak Station ---> NYP Penn Station
    Register

    It feels like a million years since we last went to New York City, on a CMPG Outing! Well, that's about to end! But this one will be a little different. Instead of chartering a bus, we'll be going by train!

    You will need to purchase your own tickets through the Amtrak* website. This will make it easier for us all, should there be any reason to cancel or change our plans! It also gives flexibility to tailor your outing to your own needs.

    As we've done in the past, we'll have a few options for group walks, but you are also free to go on your own. No rules! We'll have more details on that later. This is a FREE event, with non-members and guests welcome!

    Currently, the lowest fare is $52/Round Trip! As we get closer, the fares are sure to rise, and availability will drop, so don't delay! 

    Please register to receive future emails with added details for our Meet-Up. Ordering instructions for your Amtrak tickets will be in the email receipt of registration. If you have any questions, email cmpguild@gmail.com for help!

    *CMPG is not responsible for any Amtrak related issues. Participants are responsible for their own fares and safety.

    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our November General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 3rd, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Mel McNamera. She will be teaching us her methods for making photo books, just in time for holiday gift giving! More information to follow!

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

    • 05 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our January General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 5th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Lumix Ambassador, Kevin Gilbert, and will be sharing "From My House to the White House: How to pick the right lens for the right assignment."

    Kevin T Gilbert is an award-winning photojournalist, teacher, entrepreneur, and digital photography evangelist based in Washington State.   For over 30 years, Kevin has been shooting news and features of the world, from the White House to halls of Capitol Hill, Super Bowls to Superpower Summits, to the back lot sets of TV’s biggest reality shows.   

    Kevin has been elected 5 times as President of the White House News Photographers Association and won over 40 awards in the annual Eyes of History photo contests.  During his time on the streets of DC, he has photographed four sitting Presidents, as well as two fictional Presidents during a stint shooting on The West Wing television show for NBC. 

    In 1997, Kevin teamed up with reality television super-producer Mark Burnett, and has shot over 20 television productions including The Apprentice, Eco-Challenge, The Contender, Rock Star INXS, and others.   He complimented his reality television work, becoming the first contract still photographer for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC, shooting stills all around the world. 

    Kevin has shot over two million digital files since his early days in digital on the Presidential campaign of 1996.  He has shot in 81 countries and 7 continents and shot and tested over 150 digital cameras. A leading voice for the power and emotion of photography, Kevin is the founder, of Blue Pixel, one of the country’s most influential digital creative groups, and consults for the biggest names in retail, computers, software and camera manufacturing.  He also leads a national initiative called PhotoCoaches™, teaching people to take better pictures, tell interesting stories, and enjoy the happiness of taking pictures!   Kevin has been a recurring speaker and teacher at TED, The Lobby, Google, Sony, B&H, Creative Live, KelbyOne and others. 

    Kevin can always be found having fun with cameras, helping others to achieve success in photography, chasing the light, and enjoying the moment, one frame at a time.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

Past events

05 Jun 2021 CMPG Outing: Evening in Annapolis
02 Jun 2021 June General Meeting: Robert Fawcett, "Chasing The Stars" - Capturing The Night Sky"
22 May 2021 May Meetup at Brookside Gardens
20 May 2021 May CMPG User Group: Virtual Exhibit & Open Discussion
05 May 2021 May General Meeting: Wayne Wolfersberger - Our National Parks
15 Apr 2021 April CMPG User Group:
10 Apr 2021 Outing to Trolley Trail #9
07 Apr 2021 April General Meeting: Cole Thompson - Why Black & White?
18 Mar 2021 March CMPG User Group: Virtual Gallery, Getting Started
03 Mar 2021 March General Meeting: Michael Oberman - Nature Photography
18 Feb 2021 February CMPG User Group:
12 Feb 2021 CMPG Happy Hour
03 Feb 2021 February General Meeting: Jamie Turner - Spirit Photography
21 Jan 2021 January CMPG User Group:
06 Jan 2021 January General Meeting: Kelly Schneider - Dodging & Burning in Portraits
02 Dec 2020 December General Meeting: Annual Holiday Party Happy Hour
04 Nov 2020 November General Meeting: Matt Hanson - Food Photography and Cookbook Creation
15 Oct 2020 October CMPG User Group Meeting: TBD
07 Oct 2020 October General Meeting: Cam Miller - Masking in Photoshop
17 Sep 2020 September CMPG User Group Meeting: Frequency Separation, and more!
02 Sep 2020 September General Meeting: Geoffrey Baker - "Inside the World's Toughest Endurance Event You've Never Heard Of: The Barkley Marathons"
20 Aug 2020 August CMPG User Group Meeting: Open Forum
05 Aug 2020 August General Meeting: Irene Hinke-Sacilotto - A Passion for Wildlife Photography
16 Jul 2020 July CMPG User Group Meeting: Share Your Work
01 Jul 2020 July General Meeting: Eddie Kang - Making Your Mobile Phone Photos Stand Out
25 Jun 2020 CMPG Social
18 Jun 2020 June CMPG User Group Meeting: What is Your Workflow?
12 Jun 2020 Trip to Cascade Falls
03 Jun 2020 June General Meeting: Janet Little Jeffers, "Frame of Mind - Creativity, Perception, and Mental Focus"
21 May 2020 May DSLR User Group Meeting: Tips & Tricks You've Learned During Covid-19
13 May 2020 Tony Sweet: Shoot Where You Live - Finding Inspiration At Home
06 May 2020 May General Meeting: Paul Biederman - Flowers to Floral Images
23 Apr 2020 Matt Kloskowski: "How to Edit Photos Like A Pro In Lightroom & Photoshop"
16 Apr 2020 Online Meeting!: April DSLR User Group Meeting
13 Apr 2020 CMPG Virtual Happy Hour
01 Apr 2020 CANCELLED: April General Meeting: Paul Biederman - Transforming Flower to Floral Images
19 Mar 2020 CANCELLED: March DSLR User Group Meeting: Lightroom Q&A
04 Mar 2020 March General Meeting: Ginny Robertson - "Getting Out of Your Own Way?"
20 Feb 2020 February DSLR User Group Meeting: Introduction to Water Droplet Photography
05 Feb 2020 CANCELED February General Meeting: Nick Hanyok - Finding Your Style
16 Jan 2020 January DSLR User Group Meeting: TBD
11 Jan 2020 Fashion Photo Shoot Workshop
08 Jan 2020 January General Meeting: Les Picker - Photographic Printing
04 Dec 2019 December General Meeting: Annual Holiday Party & Pop-Up Gallery
23 Nov 2019 November Outing: Bird Photography at Conowingo Dam
06 Nov 2019 November General Meeting: Steve Talabac - Photographing Birds-in-Flight
02 Nov 2019 November 2nd Outing: Sultana Downrigging Festival
24 Oct 2019 Photo Plus Expo via Service Photo Bus
17 Oct 2019 October DSLR User Group Meeting: Speedlights & Strobes
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 September Outing: Antique Steam Train
23 Sep 2017 October Outing: Parade of Sails
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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