Every month we'll be getting together at location in the Alexandria area to share tips about technique and gear, (gently) critique each other's work, listen to presentations by professionals and to just enjoy the company of other folks who are into photography, regardless of whether its done through film, digital, or some other technology we haven't come considered yet. The group has a wide range of experience levels, from folks just starting out to professionals who've worked in the field and are happy to share their knowledge of it with others. It's always a relaxed gathering, and whether you're from Alexandria, the DC area, or just here on vacation...you're welcome to stop by and share.
We also are affiliated with several other photography meetup groups which you may wish to join and with which we will cross-list events:
The Carriage House Studio and Gallery in the historic Logan Circle Arts district of Washington DC features a fully equipped studio run as a cooperative, and intended to support free lance, art or serious hobbyist photographers. Each month the studio also offers a variety of workshops in the areas of studio lighting, fashion, figurative/fine art nude and portrait photography.
The Cattail Studio (CTS) offers a totally different setting and appeal than workshops and studio in the DC Metro area. Located in a waterfront setting on the Chesapeake Bay south of Annapolis, surrounded by 30 acres of woodlands and marshes, this is really a great escape for those who want to have the option of either shooting indoors in a staged on-location setting with all the equipment in a regular studio, or with the assistance of the studio staff, visit nearby rural settings in the area.
Finally, you can find more information about photography activities in the DC/Virgina/Maryland metro area at the our Blog - www.dcphotocoop.com.
We hope you will find these links to be of interest, and that they will stimulate you to get your camera out and develop a passion for photography!