Category Archives: Photo Opportunity

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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2016 Oct. 12: School Closed – Fells Point Photo Walk

ACC Members,

Sunset is around 6:36 pm these days and ideal twilight is 6:53 pm So 6:30 pm would be a good time to meet. If you come later, no problem you can catch up to the rest of us.

Parking cost seems to be $9 for three hours.

FYI: On Weekends you can park there for about $5 all Day.

Note there are two garages on Caroline St. one further South i.e. closer to Fells point is more expensive and it not the one described here.

You will come to cheaper one (i.e. listed here) first if you head south on Caroline St.


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2016 Oct. 23: Photo Opportunity – Renaissance Festival – Day of Wrong

Fellow camera club members,

As many of you know I have been working at the Ren Fest this fall and I heard about something that I thought you might be interested in. Apparently the very last day of Ren Fest, which this year is Oct 23rd, is also known as the Day of Wrong. As if the Ren Fest wasn’t already a fabulous place to people watch, on  the Day of Wrong all bets are off. From what my coworkers have told me you’ll see all manner of silliness – from men dressed as women in elaborate ball gowns, to Star Wars Storm Troopers, to Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, the Joker, Furries and Plushies, and all manner of other ridiculousness alongside people dressed in traditional Ren Fair outfits. We do have a humor contest later on this year, I’m thinking a photo of a Storm Trooper having beers with a Furry would be pretty funny.


The Best Locations in Maryland for Photography – Loaded Landscapes

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.

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

Photographing Rocks State Park (Kilgore Falls) in Maryland – Loaded Landscapes

Rocks State Park in northern Maryland is just an hour’s drive outside of Baltimore, making it a great option for nature photographers living in, or visiting, the city. There are two main features in the park that will appeal to photographers. The first is Kilgore Falls, a beautiful 19-foot waterfall. The second is the King and Queen Seat, a 190-foot rock outcropping that rises about the surrounding forest.

Source: Photographing Rocks State Park (Kilgore Falls) in Maryland – Loaded Landscapes



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.


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


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



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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!

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


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