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Upcoming events

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Our first CMPG User Group meeting will be held on Thursday, January 21st, at 7pm. As Lightroom and Photoshop have both had major updates recently, we will be taking a look at what's new. We'll start with Lightroom in January. 

    If you have ventured in and found some tips or tricks, please join in to share. This is a casual meeting, open for lots of discussion and plenty of time for questions! Feel free to email us at cmpguild@gmail.com if you have questions you’d like addressed, or something you’d like to share.

    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!

    • 03 Feb 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for February's General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 3rd, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Jamie Turner.  

    Jamie will be showing us "Spirit Photography", which is environmental portraits and visual story telling by capturing  a person's  life story through photographs using lighting, posing,  and props.

    http://www.turnerphotographystudio.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!

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our February CMPG User Group meeting, on Thursday, the 18th, 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!

    • 03 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our March General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 3rd, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Michael Oberman, on Nature Photography.

    Michaels's photographs are on permanent display in U.S. National Parks including Steigerwald and Modoc and in museums including the Utah Museum of Natural History and the Ontario Science Centre (Toronto). Six of his photos are on a five year tour of U.S. and Canadian museums in an exhibit called "Imaginate", under the auspices of the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto (where the same six photos are on permanent display).

    Before photography, he spent his life in the music business; he started as a music columnist for the Washington Star and a six year period interviewed more than 300 major recording artists, .including David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, James Brown...the list is too long for this page.  I later worked for a record company and managed artists.  Now he is back to his true love: Photography.

    In 2019, he was signed to a publishing contract for a book about his life in the music business.  He spent eight months writing "Fast Forward, Play, and Rewind". It was published on October 15th.  It is currently available on Amazon.com.

    Michaels's photographs have also appeared in publications including Parade Magazine, The London Daily Mirror, The Baltimore Sun, Motoring and Leisure (Great Britain), Why Men Make Bad Pets (book), The Lotus: Know It and Grow It (book), Middle School textbooks in Israel, and Elementary School textbooks in Malaysia

    He has exhibited at Circle Gallery (Annapolis), Slayton House Gallery (Columbia, MD), The Netherlands Pavilion (Expo 2009 in Spain), and The North American Museum (Zurich, Switzerland)

    https://www.michaelobermanphotography.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!

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our March CMPG User Group meeting, on Thursday, the 18th, 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 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our April General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 7th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Cole Thompson, on "Why Black & White?"

    "At 14 years of age, I knew I was destined to be a fine art photographer. While hiking in Rochester, NY I stumbled across the ruin of an old home that George Eastman had once owned. This piqued my interest and I read his biography. I was fascinated with photography and before I had completed the book, before I had even taken a photograph or seen a print develop in the darkroom, I knew that I was going to be a photographer. For the next 10 years photography was my complete existence, if I wasn’t taking pictures or working in the darkroom, I was reading every book and looking at every image I could find. There was nothing in my life but photography.

    Even at this early age I found myself drawn to a particular style of image, one that would literally cause a physical reaction in me. They were dark images created by Adams, Weston, Bullock and others. I knew that I was destined to create such images.

    I am often asked, “Why black and white?” I think it’s because I grew up in a black-and-white world. Television, movies and the news were all in black and white. My heroes were in black and white and even the nation was segregated into black and white. My images are an extension of the world in which I grew up.

    For me color records the image, but black and white captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface.

    My art has appeared in many exhibitions, publications and has received numerous awards. And yet my resume does not list those accomplishments, why?

    In the past I’ve considered those accolades as the evidence of my success, but I now think differently. My success is no longer measured by the length of my resume, but rather by how I feel about the art that I create. While I do enjoy exhibiting, seeing my work published and meeting people who appreciate my art, this is an extra benefit of creating, but not success itself.

    I believe that the best success is achieved internally, not externally.

    Some have asked about my qualifications given my non-traditional resume and I answer: “My images are my qualifications, nothing else matters.”

    https://colethompsonphotography.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!

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

    Join us for our April 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!

    • 05 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our May General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 5th, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Wayne Wolfersberger, on "Our National Parks".

    Photography and nature have always gone together while Wayne grew up in the Washington D.C. Area. He attended local universities and graduated with degrees in biology and conservation from the University of Maryland and George Mason University.

    The use of photography to teach concepts to his classes became second nature. Valuable experience was obtained while working for a commercial photographer and later with the US Navy Photo Laboratory and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wayne taught in Northern Virginia, Maryland and in the United Kingdom under the Fulbright Program. During his years of full time teaching the sciences of biology and earth science, Wayne found time to further expand upon his photographic skills which included wedding photography, school groups and craft shows. Having left full time science teaching, Wayne became an adjunct professor with Virginia Tech and George Mason, leaving time for the pursuit of his passion, nature photography.

    Wayne also taught evening photography classes during the fall, winter and spring which allows for a great deal of traveling to prime locations for nature photography during most of the year, but especially during the summer months. For fourteen years Wayne worked as a National Park Service ranger in Yellowstone. He recently moved to Frederick Maryland where he has found new photographic pursuits that include additional landscape scenes of the agricultural and rural scenery so typical of the area. He continues to concentrate on nature photography and most recently led a photo tour of Yellowstone National Park.

    https://www.waynewolfersberger.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!

    • 20 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Join us for our May CMPG User Group meeting, on Thursday, the 20th, 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!

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

    Join us for our May General Meeting, on Wednesday, the 2nd, 7-9 PM, via Zoom. Our speaker will be Bethany Grace Perkowski, on "Equine & Other Animals, Natural Light & Posing".

    https://www.bethanygracephoto.com/equine

    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!

    • 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 

    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 

    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!

Past events

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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