Category Archives: Programs

2018 Oct. 17: Denise Silva – Street Photography

Join us on 17 October for a program by Denise Silva on Street Photography. Out contest theme in December will be Street Photography.

Denise was the featured photographer in the Photoshop User Magazine Who’s Who in the KelbyOne Community Article. Additionally, Denise was recognized as one of the Top 200 Women Photographers Who Inspire by Nature Photo Guides and has had multiple articles published in Extraordinary Vision (EV) Magazine, and is a featured artist in Breakthrough Photography’s Guide to Night Sky Photography.

Denise finds every aspect of photography rewarding. From in-camera composition to post-processing, photography is meditative, creative, and challenging. Her passion is to capture images, from landscapes to urban decay and to share her experiences and knowledge with fellow photographers.

To this end, she and Don Rosenberger started Road Runner Photography Tours.

Denise looks forward to sharing her passion for photography with you and know that RRPT tours will not only take you to great places, but also give you an opportunity to build your network of photography friends while enhancing your photography skills through experience and knowledge sharing in a supportive environment. There is no better place to learn and develop your skills than in the field!

If you are passionate about photography, enjoy travel, and prefer learning new techniques in the field and not in the classroom…. then we have the photo tours for you!

2018 Oct. 3: Program – Jan I. Berlage – Copyright Attorney

On October 3rd Jan I. Berlage will give a talk to the club titled “: From Stem Cells to Garden Plants: Registering and Protecting Your Photographs Through Copyright Law.”

From photographs of stem cells to those of garden plants, copyright attorney Jan I. Berlage will discuss how to register and protect your photographic work through our Country’s copyright system. As a jumping-off point, Mr. Berlage will discuss two of his larger copyright cases, one of which led to a jury verdict in the amount of $1.6 million for the infringement of stem cell photographs and the other of which led to a verdict in the amount of $900,000 for pictures of pathway plants. Mr. Berlage will discuss why these awards were so high as well as the nature of copyright litigation. He will then explain how to best position yourself to avoid litigation if possible, and, if not, how to maximize your chances for success.

Jan I. Berlage is a partner with Gohn Hankey & Berlage LLP, based in Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Berlage’s practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from commercial disputes to bankruptcy to copyright and other intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings, including arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits. He has secured major verdicts and large settlements, including $1.6 million and $900,000 verdicts for two of his copyright clients. He has also successfully defended against multimillion dollar claims in both state and federal courts. Prior to private practice, Mr. Berlage served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. Stephen Derby, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. Mr. Berlage has taught pretrial litigation practice at the University of Maryland School of Law, and served on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State Action Committee. Mr. Berlage is a fellow with Litigation Counsel of America, and both the American and Maryland State Bar Associations Bar Foundations. He presents regularly at Continuing Legal Education courses, and he has chaired numerous committees at both the national and state level. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as executive editor of The Journal of Law & Politics. Mr. Berlage is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Click here to download Copyrights handout.

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2018 Mar. 21: Program – Leon Johnson – Portrait Photographer

Leon Johnson has agreed to come talk to the
club about his portrait photography on March 21st.

Setting Up A Home Studio by Reb Orrell

Matt Schmidt’s Everyday Abstracts

Here are the slides from Matt Schmidt’s presentation on “Everyday Abstracts” last week.

You can find more of his work at his website

2016 January 6: Tabletop Night

Macro Lemon

On January 6th, we will have a tabletop night. Last year we had two very successful tabletop nights. One on abstract and another on food photography. Since the contest theme for February is macro and close up photography, the theme for this tabletop night will be macro photography.

Club members will bring their cameras and stuff to photograph. Flowers and food are always popular. If you have strobes bring them. Also backdrops and tablecloths can be useful. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to improve their macro photography.

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2016 January Schedule

There are still openings in our 2015-16 schedule. If you have any suggestions for 2016, please send Ron Peiffer and Chuck Gallegos an email at

January 2: Exhibit Setup – At 10:00 AM we will meet at the Glen Burnie Regional Library to setup our annual exhibit. Each member can bring three to four images matted, framed, ready to hang with wire on the back. We will need a ladder and t-pins or drapery hooks to hang the art work. Work cannot be listed for sale. Business cards may not be displayed with the exhibits. It is appropriate to display the photograph’s title, the name of the photographer, and their town of residence. (For example: “Still Life” by Janet Jones of Crofton.)

January 6: Program: Macro Tabletop Night – Club members will bring their cameras and stuff to photograph. The challenge will be macro photography. Good items to bring include anything but flowers are always popular. If you have strobes bring them. Also backdrops and tablecloths can be useful. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to macro photography.

January 13: Contest – We will hold our January Digital contest for both novice and unlimited members. Only paid members may compete. Members may submit up to three digital images. The theme will be “Open” so anything goes. The rules for competitions are available at

January 20: Program: How Did You Do That? Part II – Part I went so well back in November, we have decided to give it another go letting other photographers show us how they post processed their images to get the final works of art.

January 23: Field Trip – Smithsonian Insect Zoo – We will drive down to D.C. to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, O. Orkin Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion. The museum is open from 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM daily. Tarantula Feeding Demonstrations Sat-Sun 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30

January 27: Contest – Color/Monochrome – We will hold our January color and monochrome print contests for both novice and unlimited members. Only paid members may compete. Members may submit up to three color prints and up to three monochrome prints. The theme will be “Open” so anything goes. The rules for competitions are available at

January 31: Exhibit Take Down – At 1:00 PM we will meet at the Glen Burnie Regional Library to take down our exhibit. Each exhibitor is expected to come and pick up their photographs.

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2015 Nov. 4: Program – Kanayo Adibe, Baltimore Street Photographer

We will have a special program featuring Kanayo Abibe. Click here to see video featured on Baltimore Sun on Kanayo Adibe.

I am Kanayo Adibe, I was born in Washington DC and live in the DMV area but spent most of my formative years in Nigeria. As a child I would always draw, I spent most of my time drawing comics, dreaming up stories as I went. I would also draw a lot of imaginary scenery, usually with lots of detail so in every corner of the picture, each character had their own story, their own journey.My interest in photography started with the iPhone and the introduction of the App Store. I learned the basics on my phone, composition and post processing. With each new photography app I downloaded, I developed a new skill and understanding of the craft and was a self proclaimed iPhoneographer. Some of my favorite shots till date are pictures taken on my iPhone.Professionally I love to do portraits (family, maternity, engagements etc), events and for fun street/candid photography. My approach to weddings is photo-journalistic, while posed portraits are great and I will do them, I love to capture real moments as they occur, with real genuine emotions being displayed, telling the story of how the day went. I also believe in drama, my artistic background allows me to create images that are not only visually striking and dramatic but also emotional. Outside of photography, my interests include fitness, fashion and technology. I workout 5 days a week, love to shop and I bleed in six colors (Apple fanboy). So that’s a little about me, I look forward to hearing everything about you, I’ve been told I’m a great listener. You can find some reviews of my work HERE. You can also find more of my published work HERE and awards HERE.

Source: Profile — Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Kanayo Adibe

2015 Sep. 16: Program Greg Holden

We will have a special program featuring Greg Holden, a Washington area photographer who is known for his website, www.

Greg travels widely and has a variety of creative photographs in his portfolio from many of his outdoor adventures. He has exhibited his work across the Washington and Northern Virginia areas and has won many awards for his macro, abstract, and landscape photographs. He has spoken before many photo groups in the area.

About Greg Holden

Photography is my way of sharing with others how I see the world around me. With all my photography, I am always looking beyond the obvious and photographing the little things that others might not even notice – like an acorn planting itself into the ground, a child with an odd expression or some detail of a building that goes overlooked by others.  Sometimes the most amazing things are right there under your feet.Most of my photos are from my adventures traveling and hiking in various parks.  I love the challenges that nature photography offers since you have to make the best of the situations that you discover.  But I also enjoy photographing people and places and I’ve even helped to photograph a few weddings. Any chance I get to take a picture and impart my creative vision, is a good day for me.Photography provides me with an artistic escape from my day job as an aerospace engineer.  I enjoy teaching others and sharing my passion, which is why I often include comments with my pictures so I can share with you what I was thinking or trying to achieve and how I did it.  I live in Maryland and am a member of the North Bethesda Camera Club.Follow me on Flickr.

Source: Greg Holden BIO & Contact