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    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, MD

    At our second, in a series, the DSLR User Group meeting will continue to work on concepts of exhibiting your work.  Whether you are considering entering a gallery show, or just want to be able to display your best work in your home or office, come out and participate in this interactive, group discussion and photo review.

    Plan on bringing a few images on a USB drive to share for feedback.  You can bring images you're working on, or you have questions about, or those that you just want to share and show off!  We are a kind and respectful group, so if you feel intimidated or nervous about sharing, please don't!  It's all about learning and growing! 

    See you there!

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Long Gate Park and Ride

    The March outing will be to Patapsco State Park Cascade Falls and the Thomas Viaduct.  

    We'll meet at the Long Gate Park and Ride at 10AM  Saturday March 30th.  From there we'll travel to the park entrance at South St., off of RT1.  We'll stop at the Thomas Viaduct to take photos.  From there we will drive to the Cascade Falls parking lot and hike to the falls.  Side trips to the swinging bridge and the Saw Mill Branch/Train tunnel will be possible.  When finished, the group can stop to get lunch at Pasta Blitz to discus the day's shoot show their photos.  

    Hope to see many there. 

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chapelgate Academy, Marriottsville, MD

    Join us for our General Meeting on April 3rd!

    Chris Paulis will speak to us on the topic of Product Photography.

    Chris will share some concepts and approaches to product photography, along with images of his work, sharing a bit of his story as a “young” commercial photographer.

    Chris began learning photography as a member of CMPG in 2006. He is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer; has served as a CPP Liaison since 2013; and just finished a 4-year term on the MDPPA Board. He is also a grandfather of ten and living proof that one can begin and thrive in a new career after retirement, having begun his journey as a professional photographer after finishing a career in public education.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Register

    Every year, CMPG helps Rebuilding Together Howard County (RTHC) document their annual day of work, by providing photography.  RTHC helps those less fortunate with repairs to their homes, by offering volunteer labor and with help from generous sponsors. 

    On April 27th, they will be working on 20 homes in Howard County.  We are looking for volunteer photographers to go to a few of the sites, photograph "before" and then return later in the day for "after" shots.  RTHC uses these photographs throughout the year, as a way to show the work they've done, and to show their donors how their generosity has been used.

    If you are free on the 27th and would like to help out, please click on the "REGISTER" button, to be added to the contact list.  You will be contacted by CMPG coordinators with more information. 

    For more information on RTHC, click the link below.


Past events

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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