2021 Meeting and Event Calendar

 

All meetings are held on Zoom except for print competitions which are held in person at the church.

  Zoom invitations will be sent to all active members prior to the Zoom meetings. 

 

New members are always welcome!

If you would like a courtesy invitation to attend selected Zoom meetings in order to learn more about us, please email club president Jim Voeglein (jvoeglein@gmail.com) to request a Zoom link. 

 

The health and safety of all meeting participants is a top priority.

The following COVID-19 requirements apply to all in person meetings at the church:

1. Masks must be worn

2. Attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the CDC definition of "fully" vaccinated

3. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented at the door

  

Date
Event
Information

Thursday, May 12

Program

Speaker: Elena Volkova - “Anacostia Portraits”

Description: Elena Volkova will present Anacostia Portraits, a participatory arts project using a historic photographic process to create a visual archive celebrating the people who make up the Anacostia region of the District of Columbia. Using 19th century tintype, Elena made portraits of people with a connection to this community, as a way to shape their own representations and to encourage a dialogue between past and present. The tintype, or wet plate collodion, process makes exposures on metal plates coated with wet silver nitrate, each taking about 15 minutes to create, giving time to collaborate with participants to learn enough about each person to reveal their internal stories in a final portrait. The Anacostia community began as a Native American settlement, grew into a center for DC’s African American community, and now grapples with the push and pull of gentrification.

Bio: Elena Volkova is a Ukrainian-born interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator, based in Baltimore, MD. Her creative work is focused on bringing attention to the everyday, liminality, and the poetry of domestic spaces. She has been a fellow at Hamiltonian Artists, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.  Elena received several grants in support of her creative practice, including Corcoran Women’s Committee Grant which made possible Volkova’s latest community arts project, Anacostia Portraits.  She also teaches photography at Stevenson University.

Artist Website: http://elenavolkova.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinstring/

https://www.instagram.com/anacostia_portraits/

Thursday, May 19

Digital Competition

Theme: Nature

Judge: Gregory Holden

Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22

Spring Trip

Starlight, Pennsylvania

See Spring Trip Details

Thursday, May 26

Program

Speaker: Lloyd Fox: “Black and White photography with an iPhone”

Description: A look at how to use your iPhone to capture compelling black and white imagery. A camera is just a tool, whether it’s a Nikon, Canon, Sony or just an iPhone, it’s all about how you fill your frame. I try to layer dramatic light, shapes and focus on the composition. I edit each image individually to control even the finest of details. I am not worried about the camera quality, just the challenge to find something interesting.

Bio: Lloyd Fox has been a photo editor at The Baltimore Sun for the last few years and began working as a staff photographer for The Sun in 1990. Before joining The Sun, he worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer as a stringer and contract photographer. He also freelanced for United Press International at that time. Lloyd graduated from the University of Delaware in 1988.

InstagramLloyd Fox (@lloyd1fox) • Instagram photos and videos

Saturday, May 28

Field Shoot

Greenmount Cemetery Spring Field Shoot:  

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 1501 Green Mount Ave. Baltimore, Md 21202.

There will be 15 slots available for this shoot. These slots have already been reserved for us by the Green Mount Administrator. This field shoot is the first of two shoot that we will have at this location. We will also shoot again in the Fall months to get a variation of looks from Spring to Fall. This shoot will give photographers a chance to dust off their cameras and get some creative images in this well-known and historical cemetery.  This will be a great time to get some mentoring with some of the more experience photographers in the club.  Feel free to visit Green Mounts website at: https://www.greenmountcemetery.com/index.html.

Contact Kenny Epps (Ken@kennyeppsphotography.com) to sign-up. 

Thursday, June 2

Print Competition

Theme: Open

Judge: Tracey Brown

Thursday, June 9

Feedback Night Feedback night and election of board members for the 2022/23 club year

Saturday, June 11

Field Shoot

How to Shoot a Professional Model on Location

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Cylburn Arboretum

This field shoot is designed for those photographers who are interested in the proper way to light and pose a model for stunning imagery. You will be taught on how to use your existing environment to get creative images, how to look for compositional angles to bring impact to your images that say wow!!! This will be an instructional field shoot with hands on training and plenty of shooting.  This field shoot will be limited to 5 participants only.  This is a first come signup.  To help with the cost of the model fee, each participant is asked to contribute $25.00 for the model fee.  The location shoot will be held on the grounds of Cylburn Arboretum Park located at 4915 Greenspring Ave. Baltimore MD 21209.  See Kenny Epps' website link of my previous shoot with Model Rebecca Luo at Cylburn Arboretum Park.

GALLERY LINK:  https://kennye.smugmug.com/Portfolio/REBECCA-L

Contact Kenny Epps (Ken@kennyeppsphotography.com) to sign-up. 

Thursday, June 23

Program

Speaker: Rick Hulbert -“The Power and Benefits of a Creative Image Series”

Thursday, July 7

Program

Member Critique Night: One image per member. Upload image to Visual Pursuits/ “Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique, July 7. 

Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Thursday, July 9 

Field Shoot

Street Photography in the heart of Fells Point

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting

Location Fells Point Pier, 800 South Broadway at, Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231. 

This time was chosen so that we may be able to catch the market shoppers and vendors in the area.  This shoot will not only concentrate on the vendors and people onsite, but compositional elements of photography that help give your photos more impact when being viewed.  We will also concentrate and practice when is the decisive moment to take a photo. Finally, we will also look at and practice using the environment and elements around us to frame the perfect shot.  Come out and enjoy the fun and learning with your fellow photography club members. 

Contact Kenny Epps (Ken@kennyeppsphotography.com) to sign-up. 

Thursday, July 21

Program

Speaker: Phyllis Berger - "Truth in Documentary Photography"

Monday, August 1

New Club Year Begins

Pay 2022/23 Dues

Thursday, August 4

Program

Speaker: Karen Klinedinst - “iPhone Photography”

Thursday, August 6

Field Shoot

The Beauty of Longwood Gardens

Time: 2 p.m. until closing.

Location: Longwood Gardens; Kennett Square, PA

There is no limit on participation!  By popular demand we will be returning to the beautiful Longwood Gardens. Located at 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Phone Reservation number 1-610-388-1000.  Many of the photographers on our last visit to Longwood Gardens came back with some stunning images of the Flower Gardens, Water Garden and their unique Water fountains. Some of the photographers stayed later to catch the musical fountain light show during the evening.  This year starting in June, Longwood Gardens added a special light show in the evening with millions of lights in the meadows and around the site.  This lighting was artistically designed for Longwood Gardens.  You do not want to miss the evening shoot.  Kenny Epps has scheduled the field shoot later in the afternoon so that the photographer could catch some day light photography and evening as well.  See the links provided for information on Longwood Gardens and the evening light displays. As we get closer to the shooting date, Kenny will let people know when to start ordering their 2 p.m. tickets for Longwood Gardens.  Tickets must be ordered online. We need to order tickets for the same entry time to the Garden.

Website links:  Longwood general website: https://longwoodgardens.org/

The Light Show: https://longwoodgardens.org/light-installations-bruce-munro

Thursday, August 18

Program

 Speaker: Rich Eskin - “Share Your Photography in a Book”
     


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