MPA Club News & Events February and March 2019

News & Events – February & March

Baltimore Camera Club (

1/24, Norm Barker, MS, MA, RBP, FRPS, Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine “Patent Medicine: Selling the Cure.” Norm will present trade card images from the turn of the 20th century and explore several major themes in advertising patent medicines. Many of the images were beautiful examples of the printing technology “Chromolithography,” and were produced locally at the A. Hoen Lithography Company in Baltimore.

1/31, Print Competition. Open Theme; Judge: Ron Peiffer

2/7, Robert James Leonard, HonPSA, MPSA, AFIAP is the Chairman and Treasurer, of the 3D Division of the Photographic Society of America. How to do “3D Stereophotography.” While known primarily for his sports and 3-dimension stereo photography, Bob works in all photographic areas. Bob's photographs have received over 900 awards in juried exhibitions, including two PPD Color Print of the Year awards and a Stereo Photograph of the Year award. In 2007, Bob was PSAs top 3D slide.

2/14, Digital Competition; Open Theme; Judge: TBD.

2/21, John Nelson of Actinic Studio; specializing in large format fine art and portraiture.

3/7, Program: Janet Little Jeffers: Janet is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in digital photography. After working in the fields of graphic design, interior design and broadcasting she committed to a full-time career as a graphic artist in 2009. Her work explores intimate and abstract details in the natural and abstract world, and she thrives on exploration, whether in her hometown or a remote destination. Some of her recent projects include work from Cuba, Greenland and Antarctica.

3/14, Theme: Long Exposure Digital Competition; Judge: Bonnie Schupp, Getty Photographer

3/21, Member Critique #4 - Two images per member. Place in Visual Pursuits "Member Programs - Critiques" Gallery/ "Member Critique March 21, 2018."

3/28, Print Competition Theme: Open; Judge: Howard Korn, Howard Korn Photography.

Bowie-Crofton Camera Club (

2/4, The meeting is a Competition — Theme: Travel, Judge: David Blecman.

2/9, The club is having a Field Trip to Congressional Cemetery.

2/11, The Photo Talk is on Beauty in Photography.

2/18, Program: George Smyth, “Why Monochrome?”

2/25, How-To meeting is presented by George Sass, “Photographing People.”

2/27, Exhibit Reception, B-CCC Members Show at Bowie City Hall

3/4, Competition Meeting, Theme: People, Not Portraits - Judge: Frank Van Riper.

3/11, The Photo Talk meeting is on Breaking the Rules.

3/18, Program meeting speaker is Geffrard Bourke on Fine Art photography.

3/23, The club is having a Field Trip to Calvert Cliffs & Swamp.

3/25, How-To meeting is about Flower Photography inside Ice by Steve Bruza.

Carroll County Camera Club (

2/4, Workshop

2/18, Dylan Slagle

Creative Exposure Baltimore (

2/5, Our guests will be representatives from Service Photo, the Baltimore region’s ONLY full-service camera dealer. There are many new mirrorless applications that they will show & discuss – and the lens makers are bringing out great stuff, too!

The assignment topic is: “Tiny (Macro).” The Deadline for submission is February 3, 2019, 11:59PM.

Harford County Photography Group (

2/13 – Presentation – Improving Imagery from Viewfinder to Computer w/R. Andrew Hoff

3/13 – Presentation – Landscape Photography with David Blecman

Mountain Christian Church Camera Group (MC3)

Meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month at Mountain Christian Church 1824 Mountain Road, Joppa, Maryland from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (We currently do not have a website) You can reach us through Jerry Taylor @ 410-459-2891 or email @

2/17, Photo Challenges: Symmetry. Also, group critiques of 7 of your favorite images from (Feb, Jerry). Topic Presentation: Jerry – Lightroom Workflow,

3/17, Anything with Wheels. Also, group critiques of 7 of your favorite images from (Mar, Doug). Topic Presentation: Dawn – Best Practice for Bird Shots

NIH Camera Club (

2/12, The meeting is a Competition – Theme: Architecture, Judge: Dick Sprott.

2/19, Travelogue, “Beauty, Adventure and Photography on the Chesapeake Bay” presented by Jordan Snyder - Adventurer, Sailor, Photographer and Published Writer.

3/12, The meeting is a Competition – Theme: Photojournalism, Judge: Frank van Riper.

3/19, Travelogue, “Borneo/Malaysia” presented by Gosia Klosek.

North Bethesda Camera Club (

2/6, Competition-Print and Electronic Topic: Hometown D.C.- A Very Different Perspective.

2/13, Program: Color in Photography: Concepts and Visual Perceptions

Speaker: Don Becker.

2/27, Program: Master Photographers Present.

3/10, NBCC Photo Essay. Place:Asbury, Time: 3:00pm

3/13, Competition-Print and Electronic. Topic: At Play

3/27, Program: Wild Things and Wild Places: Photo Tips from Back and Beyond.

Speaker: Jeff Mauritzen.

Photographers of the Washington/Baltimore Metro Area

2/9, Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, Md.

2/24 Movie and Discussion - Coco

Silver Spring Camera Club (

2/9, A field trip to Montpelier Mansion Historic Site, Laurel, Md.