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    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, MD

    Join us at the September 19th DSLR User Group meeting for all things New York.

    In preparation for our September 28th outing to New York City, we'll be discussing the planned itinerary, various photo opportunities you may encounter throughout the day, gear you may (or may not) want to bring along, and everything in-between!  If you want to go on the trip, but don't know anyone and don't want to walk the streets alone, here's your chance to make new friends!!

    If you have questions, please email me at escalki@gmail.com and I'll do my best to have your answers presented at the meeting.  

    If you aren't going, but have experiences to share that would enhance the discussion, you are very welcome to join us too!

    If you haven't registered for the bus trip yet, please take a moment to do that now:


    Please RSVP if you are coming to this event, so we know how many to plan for!  

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 12:30 AM
    • Long Gate Park & Ride >>> New York, NY
    • 2

    Join Us For Our "2019 Trip to New York City"!

    We'll depart from Long Gate Park & Ride promptly at 8:00 AM, on Saturday, September 28th.  We'll depart NYC at 9:00 PM, and return to the Park & Ride around 12:30 AM.   Rain or shine, we'll have plenty of great photo opportunities!

    We'll be dropped off in Midtown Manhattan / Central Park. We will have tentative itineraries for those that are up for a more extensive walk, and for those wishing to hop the subway or taxi.  Of course, you are welcome to peel off on your own too!

    Cost is $50.00 per person for Active Members and their guests, and $60 per person for Non-Members.  

    Registration for Active members opens on Saturday, July 27th, and for Non-Members, August 3rd.  Now is a great time to join CMPG, to get member rate and early-bird registration!

    Fee covers round trip motor-coach transportation, snacks and beverages on the bus, and gratuity for the driver. All other expenses are the responsibility of participants.  

    Anyone not back at the bus at departure time will be responsible for their own return transportation. 

    Locations subject to change, based on weather and circumstances outside of our control.

    All participants will be required to sign a waiver to participate.

    Due to the nature of this event, we cannot offer refunds, unless we are able to fill the seat with a paid waitlist participant.

  • Register

    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!

Past events

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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