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    • 26 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Centennial Lake, Columbia, MD

    This month's theme is all about Landscape Photography.  Paul Biederman shared his work with us at the May General Meeting and will be returning on June 6th General Meeting, to critique our work!

    We will look at editing software and have an open forum discussion at the DSLR User Group meeting on Thursday, May 17th at the Robinson Nature Center, in Columbia, from 7-9 pm.

    Our May outing will be at Centennial Lake, in Columbia, to try out some new techniques or to give some tips to fellow members.  So whether you're new at landscapes, or a seasoned pro, come out and meet up with other members for some landscape work.  We’ll meet at the boat rental at 9AM Saturday, May 26th.  Bring a tripod if you have it!

    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Chapelgate Christian Academy, Marriottsville, MD

    The Central Maryland Photographers' Guild (CMPG)

    is pleased to announce a very special event!

    Renowned professional photographer and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens,

    Tony Sweet

    will be speaking on 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!  

    Tickets are $20 with advance online registration, or $25 at the door (cash only, please).   Doors will open at 6:30 PM, with light refreshments.  The program begins at 7:00 PM. A Q&A session will follow Tony’s presentation. 

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA

    Special Announcement - Tony Sweet Photo Workshop - FINAL.pdf 

    In addition to Tony Sweet's June 1st evening seminar, he's also running a special workshop for us.  It's at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, June 2nd, 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.

    Above, is a pdf with all of the details.   As you know, Tony is a fantastic photographer and educator so it's really a special opportunity!

    The link for the June 1st seminar:


    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chapelgate Christian Academy, Marriottsville, MD

    Paul Biederman shared his beautiful landscape photography and editing tips with us at the May meeting.  He will be returning this month to critique our images! 

    If you are an Active CMPG Member, and you've taken some landscape photographs, would like to share them with the club, and have Paul give some constructive criticism,  please bring them on a USB drive to the meeting.  Please limit images to no more than three per person and we'll do our best to get to everyone!  If you submit before editing" and "after editing" files, I'd count that as one image.  

    Get out there and try something new! 

Past events

17 May 2018 DSLR Users Group
02 May 2018 General Meeting: Landscape Photography with Paul Biederman
21 Apr 2018 April Outing #2: Sherwood Gardens
19 Apr 2018 DSLR User Group: Lightroom
14 Apr 2018 April Outing: Light City
04 Apr 2018 General Meeting: Peer Critique / Show & Tell
28 Mar 2018 General Meeting
17 Mar 2018 March Outing: Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
28 Feb 2018 General Meeting
03 Feb 2018 February Photo Outing
24 Jan 2018 General Meeting
18 Jan 2018 DSLR Users Group Meeting
13 Dec 2017 General Meeting: Holiday Party
17 Nov 2017 Snow Geese Outing to Prime Hook
15 Nov 2017 General Meeting - John Casper: "Social Media For Photographers"
11 Nov 2017 Alpaca Fleece Festival Outing 11th - 12th November
27 Oct 2017 October Outing: Sultana Downrigging Festival
25 Oct 2017 General Meeting: Panel Discussion of Member Websites
27 Sep 2017 General Meeting
23 Sep 2017 October Outing: Parade of Sails
23 Sep 2017 September Outing: Antique Steam Train
24 Aug 2017 General Meeting
27 Jul 2017 General Meeting
22 Jun 2017 General Meeting
24 May 2017 General Meeting
20 May 2017 REVISED May Outing:Battle of New Market reenactment
26 Apr 2017 General Meeting
09 Apr 2017 Susquehanna State Park photo outing
02 Apr 2017 Opening of the "Iconic Columbia" Exhibit Reception
22 Mar 2017 General Meeting
12 Mar 2017 Moon Over Washington
22 Feb 2017 General meeting
18 Feb 2017 National Gallery photo trip
25 Jan 2017 General meeting
21 Jan 2017 Blackwater NWR Photo Trip
19 Jan 2017 DSLR Users Group meeting
14 Dec 2016 General meeting
11 Dec 2016 National Portrait Gallery tour-CANCELLED
16 Nov 2016 General meeting
26 Oct 2016 General meeting
28 Sep 2016 General meeting
27 Jul 2016 CMPG Monthly Meeting


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