Here you will find links to past Guest Speakers web sites and sites related to their presentations.
You will also find additional Photography-Related Web sites, blogs and pod casts. Finally, we include links to club member recommended Equipment, Books and Software.
|Photographic Contest Opportunities|
Our members have compiled the list of photo contests. They are organized into two groups: Regional/State/Local Contests and National Contests. Here's the list. (Last updated 7 May 2016).
|Past Guest Speakers|
Shannon Ayres - is an editorial and commercial photographer. He is also an instructor with the Smithsonian.
Dave Blecman - "One Light Portraiture in a Home Studio"
Jennifer Bodine - Artist, and Daughter of A. Aubrey Bodine
Skip Brown - "Action Photography"
Steve Buchanan - Professional Food and Restaurant Photographer
JD Cantu - discussed Photographing Corporate Events.
Enoch Chan - "Figures of Light"
Kirsten Elstner - Director of VisionWorkshops
Kevin Gilbert - photojournalist, Discovery Channel photographer, CEO and Founder of BluePixel
Paul W. Gillespie - Evening Capital photographer's Photo Monkeys blog
Lori Gross - Wildlife Photographer
John Hanou - Cemetery Photography
Hunter Harris - Aerial Photography
David Hartcorn - Professional Photography
John Horm - Spoke about Wildlife photography
Christine Hunt - Commercial and Fine Art Photographer
Michael Land - Spoke about shooting wildlife from kayak
Bob Madden - National Geographic Photographer
Ferrell McCollough - Photographer and Author of The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range
Karen Messick - Discussed winning photography contests and also the 2009 Governor's Cup Sailboat Race
Lauren Preller - Digital Art: The Photographic Purist vs. the Photographic Artist
Rich Riggins - Professional Sports and Wedding Photographer
Tony Sweet - Discussed the art of photographic interpretation
|Photography-Related Web sites|
Four Rivers Photo Workshops - started by club members Laurie Brice and Chris Edwards.
Lynda.com - On-line training website.
Photoshop User TV - weekly video tutorials
Michael Rather's - Digital Photography Connection - video tutorials on photography, Photoshop & Lightroom
Scott Kelby's Blog - President of NAPP and prolific author of many books
Joe McNally's Web site - Internationally acclaimed photographer and author of "The Moment It Clicks"
Falcon Digital Studio - Local (Edgewater, MD) photo studio
|Photographic Equipment Sites|
|Photographic Books (recommended by members)|
Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Digital Photography - by Ferrell McCollough
The Moment It Clicks - by Joe McNally
|Software (recommended by members)|
Photomatix - HDR software discussed by Ferrell McCollough
Picasa - free image organizing and sharing software from Google.
FastStone - a free, fast image viewer, converter and editor demonstrated by Don Dement.