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Founded by Vickie Lewis in 2003 as The Montgomery County Photography Meetup Group, our mission is to create a fun, supportive, light-hearted community of people who want to share their passion for photography. To provide fun and educational opportunities for photographers of all levels through social gatherings, classes, workshops and photo tours.

Upcoming events (3)

Photo Tour of the World's Plants at Rawlings Conservatory

Rawlings Conservatory

Take a horticultural photography tour around the world without leaving Baltimore. Our destination will be the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens. Built in 1888 the Conservatory is the second oldest steel frame and glass building still in use in the US. This unique location in the heart of the Druid Hill neighborhood, and next to the Maryland Zoo, displays flora from China to Africa as well as from rainforests to deserts. The Conservatory has several distinct areas that are climate controlled for the specific area’s plants it houses. There are four Houses: Mediterranean, Tropical, Desert, a Palm House and a separate Orchid Room. Translation, plenty of space to create pictures and a warm dry place to do it! Parking Ample free parking is available on the street around the Conservatory and throughout Druid Hill Park. Admission There is no charge for the Meetup but a $5 per person donation to the Conservatory is encouraged. The Conservatory will gladly accept cash, checks, and credit.

Movie & Discussion - Coco

The Nora School

We will watch a movie with photography as a prominent theme and have a discussion afterwards. Not a documentary but a good old fashioned story about the importance of a family photograph. The movie will be Coco, a Disney/Pixar film praised for its animation, voice acting, music, emotional story, and respect for Mexican culture. The film also won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. After the movie we'll have a discussion about the main photographic topics. PLEASE NOTE!! !!! This is intended to be an adult event - no one under 18 will be admitted !! Movie synopsis: "Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history." —Disney/Pixar Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided! A $5 voluntary contribution is requested to help support the cost of organizing this group. You can contribute what you wish in cash at the Meetup.

Odyssey of Light Seminar - Maryland Photography Alliance

Notre Dame of Maryland University

*** NOTE!! Before you RSVP to this event, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/oolsales MPA’s very first seminar took place in 2018 and was completely sold out. 2019's is expected to be a complete sell out too. And why not with Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute and 2-time Pulitzer Prize award winner Esdras Suarez. Two great speakers who will share their skills and knowledge. The date of the seminar is Saturday, April 27. Learn and be motivated in this action packed one-day seminar. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Since our club is a member of the Maryland Photography Alliance you’ll pay only $79, which is a savings of over 20% off the public price. To get this price you must use the following club discount code during checkout: PWBMA All seminar attendees will receive a $50 Gift Card from Nations Photo Lab, one of the seminar sponsors. Lunch is also included in the ticket price. If you purchase now and discover you are unable to attend there is a cancellation policy: Cancel eight (8) days or more before the seminar and you will receive a full refund less a $10 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellation seven (7) days or less before the seminar. To learn more or to register: https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/oolsales Should you have any questions: [masked] There is limited seating, so register today! Nations Photo Lab (NPL), Nikon and Road Runner Photography Tours are the sponsors. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/oolsales Use discount code PWBMA to save $20.00

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