Category Archives: Photo Opportunity

2017 Apr. 22: Photo Opportunity – Discover Quest: World War I Commemoration |

The decaying steamships in Mallows Bay provide a porthole view of America’s role in World War I.  Kayak among the wrecks and feel the timbers of ships that came all the way from the Pacific Northwest, through the Panama Canal, to end up in a shallow bay of the Potomac River.  Surrounding sandy bluffs with towering trees provide magnificent roosts for bald eagles and osprey and a striking counterpart to the historic wreckage.

Guided tours include all equipment and a brief kayak lesson by a certified instructor, naturalist and certified interpretive guide.  We will use very stable, easy to use, two-person kayaks. Guided tours include all equipment and a brief kayak lesson by a certified instructor, naturalist and certified interpretive guide. We will use very stable, easy to use, two-person kayaks.

Guided Kayak Tours by Atlantic Kayak • $40 per person • 1 hour, 30 min tour • 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. • Register online (Mallows Bay Centennial Tour).

Source: Kayak Tour Mallows Bay

2017 Jun. 17-18: Photo Opportunity – Ocean City Air Show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 10th anniversary edition of the Ocean City Air Show on June 17-18, 2017! This year’s event will feature a wide variety of military demos including the F-22 Raptor, USMC MV-22 Osprey plus the return of the A-10 Warthog and civilian performers like the GEICO Skytypers.

Source: OC Air Show

2017 May 9 – June 11: Photo Opportunity – Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

This one-of-a-kind experience includes an all-new collection of larger-than-life, illuminated silk sculptures, acrobatics, dancers, authentic crafts and the return of a 200-foot-long dragon. Tickets $17. Days & Hours: Sunday – Thursday 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm -11:00 pm.

Source: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

2017 Jun. 10: Photo Opportunity – Frederick County Barnstormers

The Barnstormers 11th Anniversary Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. The Barns Of Linganore Valley. Nine barns in the rolling hills of Eastern Frederick County will be featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 11th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Source: Frederick County Landmarks Foundation Website!

2017 Jun. 2-4: Photo Opportunity – Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend

Everywhere you look there is living history before your eyes. Go back in time to learn about WW II from the brave men and women who lived it. Featuring the Commemorative Air Force B-29 Superfortress, “Fifi”. WWII Air Show: All types of famous WW II aircraft on the ground and in the air! Military Vehicle Show: See Allied and Axis vehicles placed in contextual display. WW II Battle Re-Creations: Skirmishes in a re-created French Village and a large scale demonstration battle take place. War Front Tent Displays: Allied, Axis, PTO, ETO, Mediterranean and Russian. Great American Home Front Displays: A 1940’s street re-creates the Home Front including the Victory Theater. Gates open at 8:30 AM. Tickets $26.


2017 May 18-20: Photo Opportunity – Preakness Balloon Festival

The Hot Air Balloon Festival has a long and colorful tradition going back 40 years. The Howard County Fairgrounds in Howard County, Maryland will brighten the skies this year as the Centerpiece Venue for the long running balloon festival. Spectators will enjoy the wonder of hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and good food during this family-friendly festival.

Source: Maryland Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds

2017 Mar. 31 – Apr. 8: Photo Opportunity – Light City Baltimore 2017

Light City transforms the city with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors.
Festival Hours: 7-11PM nightly; open until midnight on Friday and Saturday

Source: Light City Baltimore 2017 | A Festival of Light and Ideas

2017 Apr. 1: Spring Wild Images at Carrie Murray Nature Center

Spend the day with our birds of prey! Take pictures of our resident injured and orphaned birds in natural settings.Some of our other animals may also make an appearance! Whether you are a professional or a novice, take advantage of taking pictures of these beautiful animals up close.

$35 per photographer, $15 for photography classes and clubs.

11 am–3 pm
No Pets Please
No Open Toed Shoes
Please register

The Best Locations in Maryland for Photography

Despite being a smaller state Maryland has quite a bit of diversity in its landscape. Much of state is on or near the Chesapeake Bay, and the eastern state also includes beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Maryland also has rugged mountains and flowing waterfalls, as well as fields of sunflowers.

In 2016 Loaded Landscapes put together a list of the best places to photograph in each state (mostly from a landscape/nature perspective). They are looking to continually add to these pages and are hoping out members would have some suggestions for them in Maryland. Why don’t you visit the Loaded Landscapes and leave some suggestions in the comments page.

Source: The Best Locations in Maryland for Photography | Loaded Landscapes

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Photo Opportunity: Visit Ellis Island “Hard Hat Tour”

A New Adventure on Ellis Island! See Ellis Island’s other side – Visit the un-restored Ellis Island Hospital Complex on a 90-minute “Hard Hat Tour”.

Guided 90-minute tours will take you to select areas of the 750-bed Ellis Island Hospital. Visit the Laundry Building, with much of its original equipment still in place, where over 3000 pieces of laundry were washed and sanitized daily, infectious and contagious disease wards, kitchen, staff housing, autopsy room and more. As part of the tour opening, an art exhibit, “Unframed – Ellis Island,” by renowned artist JR will be on display throughout the hospital complex. The exhibit features life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants installed on 16 interior walls. JR, the recipient of the prestigious TED Prize, is known throughout the world for his “Pervasive Art” exhibitions which are designed to raise questions. Don’t forget to bring your camera. You may even catch a ghostly image looking back. This experience is one you won’t want to miss! The “Hard Hat Tour” is a program developed and administered by Save Ellis Island, Inc. All proceeds from the tour will go to the restoration and preservation of the unrestored historic south side buildings.


  • Still photography is allowed as long as it does not delay the tour, at the Save Ellis Island tour guide’s discretion. Additional camera gear such as tripods, unipods and additional lighting is not permitted.

Source: Visit Ellis Island

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