May and June News 2018

May and June News 2018

Carroll County Camera Club

Susan Williamson from the Carroll County Arts Council will present on June 18 at 7:30. The club meets at the Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. 

Central Maryland Photographers' Guild (CMPG)

Friday. June 1, 2018

“Compelling Composition: Creating Visual Pathways”

There is nothing more important than clean, direct, compelling composition. Through numerous image examples, various compositional techniques will be illustrated and discussed. From the basics of composition to more creative ideas, Tony’s presentation is intended to fine tune the vision and jump start the creativity of the attendees. Whether you are just starting out, or are a seasoned pro, this is a program not to be missed!  

Saturday, June 2

Tony Sweet is running a special workshop for us. It's at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, June 2, from 10am-4pm. Cost is $150, which covers the workshop and admission to ESP.

The workshop is limited to 12 photographers, and we have spaces still available, so MPA club members are invited to sign up. If we still have spaces by May 15th, registration will be open to the general public, so it's important for interested people to act soon.

Creative Exposure Baltimore

The CEB June Meeting is on Tuesday, June 5. The Topic is "Composition Rules," presented by Steve Buza, and the assignment is "Environmental Portrait."

 In this assignment, choose to shoot something about a person, which tells you all about the person, but there is no person in the photo!

 The deadline for the submission is June 3, 2018 11:59PM. Upload 2 (only) images at:

 Creative Photography Society (CPS)

After the successful completion of its extensive series on Black & White photography, the Creative Photography Society (CPS) has begun its summer recess. Although no formal meetings will take place, CPS will have special field shoots. The first shoot will be on June 2, in New York City, led by NY photographer Lew Rothman, who presented "Photographing Architecture in BxW" in January. This workshop is now sold out, and over $300 will be raised for charity from this trip.

Harford County Photography Group (HCPG)

Starting in June, the Harford County Photography Group will use its monthly meetings for field shoots. 

The first one will be on Wednesday, June 13, in Havre De Grace. Two models will be available for capturing shots throughout town. In July, the shoot will take place at the Loch Raven Reservoir, and the theme will be panoramas. In August, the shoot will be in Port Deposit. 

There is no cost to participate in any of these shoots, but registration is required through

North Bethesda Camera Club

May 23 - Street Photography: Four Views. 7:30 P.M., Faith United Methodist Church, Rockville, MD

May 30 - SoFoBoMo Project with Matthew Schmidt.  SoFoBoMo is short for solo photo book a month. See how to get creative and challenge your photography skills without a lot of peer pressure. 7:30 P.M, Faith United Methodist Church, Rockville, MD

June 10 - Annual End of Year Event, 5:00 P.M., Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD. Dinner will be followed by a program featuring two amazing photographic essays

-Tom Lowe's award winning movie "Timescapes"

-Tom Field's exciting drone video photography

Programs and Field trips will resume in September

 Silver Spring Camera Club

The Silver Spring Camera Club concludes its season at the end of May. It would like to share a short list of field trips it scheduled this year, which MPA member clubs may be interested in pursuing. They were Patuxent Research Refuge South in Laurel; Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, typically a May event; Glen Echo Park; Denizens Brew Pub; Battle Creek Cypress Swamp in Calvert County; Forest Glen National Seminary; and The Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. Happy summer shooting.


Service Photo is presenting an exciting event, with two exciting photographers speaking on Thursday night June 7. Full information is available by clicking a banner on our homepage –, but even this information cannot fully explain the varied expertise & inspiration that these 2 photographers will bring.  

Mike Corrado is the creator of the Nikon Ambassador program, and his presentation is all about the power & passion of photography. Mike has worked in different capacities at Nikon USA for over 25 years and is a really fantastic nature photographer. He also does a great deal of photography for various charities throughout the New York area – and he’s got great examples of his work + lots of information to share about how photography can change the lives of many. However, his favorite subject is the dynamic world of rock & roll concert photography. His work is really different, and it is striking! Mike will discuss the cameras and lenses he chooses for the various subjects he encounters, the best camera and exposure settings to make, recognizing amazing light and many of the pro tips and techniques he has learned along the way. He'll also share some of the behind the scenes stories, experiences and insight on many of the pictures he has made - and those in attendance are bound to be inspired & motivated to make the best photographs possible!  

Kristi Odom is an, award winning photographer who is most at home when traveling & in nature – and making lots of images along the way. Kristi is also a motivational speaker, and one of Nikon’s newest ambassadors. Kristi photographs weddings & events all over the world, and she captures the many emotions & personalities that make each event unique & special. She also photographs nature & wildlife, teaches related workshops around the globe, and is active in several charities. If you want to be motivated & encouraged to follow your passion, then you’ll want to see Kristi’s images and hear the inspiring stories.

Yes, Mike & Kristi are both Nikon photographers, but this event is truly for all types of photographers who use ALL brands of gear.  

  • Wedding Photographers
  • Travel Photographers
  • Nature & Wildlife Photographers 
  • Documentary Photographers   
  • This who use Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony, Olympus, & Others!
  • And, MUCH MORE!

This event is being held at The Notre Dame of Maryland University, Knott Hall auditorium (same place as the MD Photo Alliance Presentation in March). More formal information is available at And, tickets can be purchased at here.

Service Photo is preparing EXCLUSIVE offers to those who attend this event, valued at up to $250 per person. As Maryland’s ONLY specialty camera store, we’re doing whatever we can to support photographers throughout the region. We appreciate your sharing of this event with your members, and we look forward to seeing your club members at the event!