Event Schedule

Schedule of events for the 2021-2022 season:

Date Meeting Type Presenter/Judge Description
2021 Jul 22 Summer N/A Topic: Freeform
August 26 Summer N/A Topic: Freeform
Meet at Rubino’s Pizzeria, Ashburn
September 9 Speaker Gwen Mehan Topic: “Capturing the Beauty of Monarch Butterflies”
September 23 Competition Jean-Pierre Plé Topic: “What I Did This Summer”
Open theme. Photo must be taken in June, July, or August 2021.
October 14 Speaker Kathy Kupka Topic: “Professional Pet Photography”
October 28 Competition Anand (AJ) Jayaraman Topic: “Circles”
Photo incorporating one or more circles as a prominent element of the composition.
November 5-7 MAPV Expo N/A Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions Expo
November 11 Speaker Geff Bourke Topic: “The Beauty of Africa”
November 25 No meeting – Thanksgiving N/A N/A
December 2
(Early date)
Speaker Mary Fisk-Taylor Topic: The Business of Photography
December 16
(Early date)
Competition Erum Rizvi Topic: “Doors & Windows”
Photo incorporating one or more doors or windows as a prominent element of the composition.
2022 Jan 13 Speaker Member Critique Facilitator: John Tabor Topic: Open
January 27 Competition Gary Faulkner Topic: “Household Items”
Photo where the main subject is one or more common household items.
February 10 Speaker Doug Mattice Topic: Photography Business Overview
February 24 Competition Roy Sewall Topic: “Street Photography/Street Scenes”
Photography that records everyday life in a public place.
March 10 Speaker Ben Greenberg Topic: My Favorite Photographs and the Stories Behind Them
March 24 Competition Jennifer King Topic: “National Parks”
Open theme. Photo must be taken within the physical boundary of one of the 63 defined national parks of the US.
April 14 Speaker Stanley Bysshe Topic: “Yellowstone in the Winter”
April 28 Competition Lori Lankford Topic: “Abstract”
Photo in which the portrayal of things from the visible world plays little or no part.
May 12 Speaker John Tabor Topic: Peer Critique
May 26 Competition Patt Wattanasupt Topic: “Food”
Still life image of food for humans.
June 9 End of Year N/A Awards; fun

The competition descriptions above are not intended to limit the photographer’s creativity and any examples given are in no way all inclusive. It is the judge’s discretion to determine how well the image works for the particular theme.

Samantha Marshall – Speaker Coordinator
Cheryl Guard – Competition Coordinator