Category Archives: Photo Opportunity

Photo Beach Bash 2019 » Coastal Camera Club

The is the 6th year the Coastal Camera Club is hosting this exciting event. As in past years, the highlight will be presentations by four nationally-known photographers:

JOE BRADY: a photographer, educator, author and workshop leader speaking about an approach to creating images that make you smile. Joe is our keynote speaker,
RAD DREW: a well-known expert in the growing field of Smartphone Photography, talking about how to use your smartphone to create images with impact,
CHASE FAHSBENDER: a specialist in street photography from NYC, sharing his story on how street photography invigorated his passion for his art, and
JAY FLEMING: a local photographer who has achieved national recognition through his passion for the Chesapeake Bay and photographing people who make their living on and around the Bay. He’ll share that with us.

The event will be held again at the Atlantic Sands Hotel, right on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. The doors will open at 8:00am when you’ll be able to have a beverage while you visit our Photo Flea Market and stop by and chat with any of our exhibitors. So far B&H, Fujifilm, Parcel Plus, Cameras,etc., and Tamron will be on hand with more to come. You can also peruse a selection of winning images from CCC members in the Gallery on the 4th Floor.

I am happy to announce that the host hotel for the Photo Beach Bash, the Atlantic Sands, has reduced their block room rate from $130 to $105/night and moved the deadline out to February 28th. This is a great deal for those of you coming to the Bash from a little bit farther away, or for anyone just wanting to take advantage of the boardwalk location to, e.g., be around for some sunrise shots over the Atlantic Ocean. So if you are interested in taking advantage of this great offer, call the Sands at 1-800-422-0600 and ask for the room rate for the Photo Beach Bash.

The program starts at 9am and will conclude with a drawing for a wonderful selection of door prizes around 6:30. We’ll take a 2-hr. lunch break at 12, and this year we’re happy to say that in addition to nearby eateries, the hotel’s restaurant will be open. You’ll have plenty of time to revisit the exhibitors, and, if you’d like, get one or two of your images that you brought along critiqued by our presenters in the 4th Floor Gallery.

Tickets are now on sale, same prices as the last time; $25 ‘til then end of February, $30 after that including at the door (but cash only).

Visit our website at www.coastalcameraclub.com, go to our Photo Beach Bash page, and click through to the Eventbrite page to sign up. There are other useful links on our site which will enable you to learn more about our presenters.

Source: Photo Beach Bash 2019 » Coastal Camera Club

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2019 Jan 30: Portrait Night

Fred Photographing Cathaleen by Alan Hamerstrom

On Wednesday January 30th we will gather for a portrait night. Club members will bring in lights, backdrops, reflectors, light meters and cameras to learn and practice our portrait photography.

Club members will serve as volunteer models.

Experienced club photographers demonstrate lighting setups and posing techniques giving people a chance to play with and use lighting equipment including studio strobes and light meters.

Remember we have a low-key/high-key contests coming up so this is a great opportunity to learn and practice.

Also posted in Meetings, Programs, Training, Tutorials

Carnival Out YouTube Video by Ed niehenke

McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Sunflower Fields

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers each spring on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The primary purpose for planting sunflowers on wildlife management areas is to provide a food source for wildlife.

These fields are located on River Road, east of Hunting Quarter Road, and on the corner of River Road and Sycamore Landing Road.

In addition to mourning doves, sunflowers and sunflower seeds are a favorite food source for a host of other songbirds, mammals and pollinators. Sunflowers require pollination by insects, usually bees, to produce a seed crop. In turn, honey bees and many species of native bees, benefit from the abundant nectar and pollen that sunflowers produce.

The many benefits of sunflowers are lost when they are cut or trampled by people. These sunflowers are planted for the benefit of wildlife and regulations prohibit the cutting, destruction or removal of any plants from these areas. The public is welcome to visit, admire and photograph the sunflowers in bloom. However, visitors must be responsible and ensure that their actions don’t have negative consequences.

Source: McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Sunflower Fields

2018 Jul. 11: Photo Opportunity – Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Ritchie Highway & Magothy Bridge Road
Featureing Over 40 Attractions
Rides – Games – Foods
Midway Admission is Free
Every Night
is a “Wristband Night”
Ride all you want from 6 PM to Closing
For only $27.00 Per Person
Hours: 6 PM to 11 PM
Compliments of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company

Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to have some fun. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Meeting at the Earleigh Heights Carnival for some Light Painting. Bring your camera and tripods! We will meet at 6pm when the carnival opens, plenty of food, games and rides to part take in before it starts to get dark. If you are a beginner and/or have never done light painting before, our own club member, John Milleker Jr, will be on hand to help and to answer any questions. I’ve only done this a couple times and know it’s fun and a way to practice a different technique that I don’t do too often. Hope to see a few of you there!

Happy Summer and Happy Shooting!

– Michelle

Doors Open Baltimore  ·  October 28—29, 2017.

Doors Open Baltimore is expanding to the full weekend! On October 28 – 29, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, in partnership with AIABaltimore, will present the fourth annual Doors Open Baltimore. Learn about Charm City’s fascinating history through its architecture and the people who design and preserve it.

Saturday, October 28th will be the open house day when over 50 buildings across Baltimore will open their doors for exploration. Most of the special events, such as walking tours, that require free registration will occur on Sunday, October 29.

Doors Open Baltimore is a self-guided event, and sites can be enjoyed by foot, bicycle, public transit, or car. Sites are organized into neighborhood clusters to minimize the amount of time you have to spend in transit. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of transit services such as the light rail, metro, Charm City Circulator, and the Baltimore Bike Share.

Source: Doors Open Baltimore  ·  October 28—29, 2017.

 Oct. 25-28: 2017PhotoPlus International Expo + Conference Trade Show

Registration is now open for PPE 2017! Free Expo Pass ends July 11.

The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by nearly 20,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, special Filmmaking and Drone sessions, the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews sponsored by WordPress.com & FUJIFILM, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare.

Source: PhotoPlus International Expo + Conference Trade Show

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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!