Published 2016 June “Lens Line” Newsletter

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Free Landscape eBook by Lester Picker 

In The Photographer’s Eye: Landscapes 1, you will go behind the scenes and learn inside secrets from master photographer Les Picker. You will gain insights into the photographic process as Les explains how each of these ten, specially chosen stunning images was made, what he had to overcome to get the shot and how he tackled familiar and unique lighting challenges to bring home these highly praised photos.Chock full of incredibly helpful insights and recommendations, the e-Book also includes an interactive section where Les gives readers ten useful tips for creating evocative landscape images. Called “Ten Tips For More Dramatic Landscapes,” Les shares tips and suggestions gained from more than 40 years of successful photography.

Source: Lester Picker Fine Art Photography

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Demystifying Photoshop | Denise Silva | Road Runner Photography Tours

Demystifying Photoshop $9.99

By DENISE SILVA

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful post-production tool and was developed for graphic artists, designers, illustrators, and photographers alike. What does this mean? Well, it means that Photoshop has more features than any photographer is ever likely to use for processing photographs. But it also means that this is one of the best platforms to enhance your imagery.

The ability to use Camera Raw with Layers and Masks will enable you to take your images to the next level, whether you just want to enhance a single image or composite multiple images and textures to create an entirely unique piece of art.

The goal of this book is to introduce Photoshop and its features to photographers and to demonstrate how these tools may be used from the photographer’s perspective. Throughout this book, I will use images, and screenshots to demonstrate various techniques commonly used by photographers in Photoshop.

Source: Demystifying Photoshop | Road Runner Photography Tours

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2015-2016 End of Year Banquet Slideshow

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The Digital Printing Quick Start Guide by John Paul Caponigro

The Digital Printing Quick Start GuideFind out what you need to know to make great quality digital prints quickly.Topics include media, color management, software, light and more.56 pages fully illustratedNormally a $15 value … Enjoy this ebook free for a limited time only.It’s my gift to you.

Source: Download Your Free eBook Here Now

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2016 June 4: Field Trip – MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM’S WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

2016 GATHERING OF WARBIRDS 

The nation’s largest and best known historic commemoration of the life and times of America’s “Greatest Generation”…

The 26th Annual WWII Weekend airshow will feature many familiar friends as well as some exciting new additions.  Among the returnees are FIFI, the only flying B-29 Boeing Superfortress in the world, leading a squadron of a dozen bombers.  Nine fighters will scream around the Reading sky including two first-timers: the rare Messerschmitt Bf-109 and the De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito, the fastest  piston-driven aircraft of the war, both from the Military Aviation Museum.  A bevy of transports, trainers, utilities, and “L-birds” round out the roster of airshow performers.

For the second year, The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team will be jumping from the Curtiss C-46 “Tinker Belle”  on Saturday and Sunday.  Don’t miss this opportunity to witness an authentic WWII paratroop drop right before your eyes on the KRDG mid-field.

HOURS

Gates open at 8:30 AM* each day RAIN or SHINE!

TICKET PRICES

ADULTS: $26  ($28 AT THE GATE)
CHILDREN 6-12: $10  ($12 AT THE GATE)
6 and UNDER: FREE

ADMISSION TICKETS ARE VALID FOR ENTRY ON ANY SINGLE DAY OF THE EVENT;  FRIDAY – JUNE 3, SATURDAY – JUNE 4, OR SUNDAY – JUNE 5.

Source: WELCOME TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM’S WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

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2016 June 11: Photo Opportunity – Frederick County Barnstormers

The Barns Of South Mountain

Nine barns in the scenic foothills of the South Mountain Region will be featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 10th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, rain or shine.

This popular annual self-guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. The tour provides a rare opportunity to gain access to some of our most scenic and private farm properties.

This event has three components, a ticketed barn tour, an art show/sale, and various educational demos and displays. Tickets (guide books with map) are $15 dollars per adult. Children 16 and under are free. Using the map, tour-goers may drive their vehicles to as many of the farm locations as they wish to visit. The farms are only open to visitors on that day. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On the day of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., tickets will be sold at the Tour Host Farm. Host farm address is 8926 Mt. Tabor Rd., Middletown, Md.

Source: Welcome to the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation Website!

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Published 2016 May “Lens Line” Newsletter

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Documentary Reflections in Photoworks’ “Mirror to the World” | Washington City Paper

In case you haven’t had a chance to go and see it for yourself, here is a review of the gallery show that features our very own Brian Flynn at Glen Echo Park’s Photoworks.

The images in “Mirror to the World”—the eighth annual documentary photography exhibit curated by District photographer Frank Van Riper at Glen Echo’s Photoworks—are worthy successors to the franchise. But the degree to which the exhibit owes its success to the accompanying captions—rather than just the images—shouldn’t be underestimated.

Source: Documentary Reflections in Photoworks’ “Mirror to the World” | Washington City Paper

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2016 May 6-7: Photo Opportunity – National Cathedral Flower Mart

The 77th annual Flower MartMay 6th and 7th, 2016 Celebrating the Centennial of the All Hallows Guild

FLOWER MART NEWS

Get Ready for Flower Mart 2016

Take a look at all of the activities: Flower Mart 2016 Map  and view our latest preview video: on YouTube

Shop at Flower Mart!

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day follows Flower Mart.  You can shop for Mom, kids, yourself and even your pet at Flower Mart.  CLICK HERE to see our vendor list for 2016, and don’t miss our own Herb Cottage Gifts booth – adjacent to the Centennial Tent at the Northwest corner of the Cathedral.  For more information about Herb Cottage Gifts CLICK HERE

Flower Mart 2016 International Floral Display

Countries and Representative Offices Participating in the  Flower Mart 2016 International Floral Display: Embassy of Australia, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ambassador Peter Wittig and Mrs. Huberta von Voss-Wittig of Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,  Embassy of Jamaica, Embassy of Japan, Embassy of Switzerland, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of New Zealand, Embassy of Armenia, Embassy of Columbia, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, the Royal Thai Embassy, and the United States of America.

Admission to the Cathedral is FREE during Flower Mart.  For more information about the International Floral Display click HERE

Source: All Hallows Guild: Flower Mart Home

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