What we're about

This is a group of folks of all levels who enjoy getting out, exploring, and photographing the great nature around us by visiting local parks in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland around the I495 Beltway. We are planning to provide ways to get together to learn digital photography techniques and do some portrait and street photography.

Upcoming events (3)

Photograph Huntley Meadows

Huntley Meadow Park

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/ We will meet at the main entrance in the parking lot near the visitor's center off of Lockheed Blvd. The challenge is Reflections. Best shot of Reflections will be posted on the website and bragging rights.. Huntley Meadows is a great place not far off of the beltway with a wide variety of birds and wild life. I have seen deer, beaver, huge snapping turtles, and many types of birds in the this marshy wet lands. There is about 15 minute hike to the Heron trail boardwalk. Bring water and maybe a snack. Also don't forget: comfortable shoes, tripod, fully charged batteries and empty memory cards... At 9:00 AM, we will leave for Denny's at 7214 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306. Take a right out of the park on to Lockheed Blvd and take a left at the light at Fordson Road where the 7-11 is located. The Denny's parking lot is on the right after the Taco Bell. Share only your very best, most interesting shots after the field trip and keep it to between 5 and 10 photos. By sending in an RSVP and joining this meetup event hosted by the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I am also agreeing to the terms of the following release and waiver of liability, which shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. In consideration of my (and my child’s) participation in the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Organizer, its members, officers, directors, employees and the leader(s) of this event from any and all liability by reason of any damage, loss, expenses, or injury arising from my (and my child’s) participation in this event, including that caused solely or in part by the fault of any and all of the above-named parties.

Photograph One A Day (30 Day April Project)

This is a virtual meetup.

Rules are simple: Take photographs Each and Everyday and post your best ONE (1) shot of the day - EACH DAY for the month of April. If you happen to miss a day or two (life happens), it is OK to catch up and upload the photos for the days missed or just a skip those days. Please don't post over 2-3 at a time. This is part of the learning process. Towards the top/left of the page is a link to Add Photos for uploading your photo to the album. Remember to post your best photo (JUST ONE) you took every day each day on that day! DO NOT POST PHOTOS FROM ANY OTHER TIME! If you have time to post an older image, then you have time to take a new image and post it. Be creative. Please Add a Caption so you know how far you are in the process. After you upload your image you took that day, find your photo at the end of the album, edit the caption to state the day and total of days in the month like this: ?/30. You can add a title of the image if you wish. A good title can make a photo! So, your photo for January 1st caption would be "1/30 - My great photo!" ** Adding a caption helps you keep track of where you are in the month. It does help. The purpose is to have fun and get in the habit of shooting everyday. Learn your camera. Read your manual and test out a new feature you had never used before. Sometimes picking a theme can help focus (pun intended) like flowers, your pet(s), what ever is your passion. Or try something new... The End Date is 4/30/2019. Meetup.com does not allow events to be longer than 2 weeks. Other images that were not taken by you will be removed. Please keep the image family friendly. Folks need to be a member of the Virginia Beltway Photography Group. I look forward to see how far people go and grow as better photographers!

Photograph Burke Lake

Burke Lake Marina

Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Search for[masked], [masked] on GPS I will be in a red smart car in the parking lot towards the right from the booth near the marina. Let's go out and capture some images... We can also rent a boat for $45 for the day that fits 3 people, so it is $15 per person. Great local 888 acre park that is less than 10 miles from the beltway. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelakepark/ There is no charge for Fairfax County residents. Charge for non-county residents on weekends and holidays only (no charge on weekdays), April through late October: Vehicle Type Fee Car $10.00 Motorcycle $5.00 *** If you do not live in Fairfax Co., folks could corridinate with Kacy to meet at the mall near George Mason Universary. Might be able to get in for no charge if you get into the park before 7:00 AM as there will be no one at the gate.. Burke Lake is 888 Acres: A 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, camping, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, open fields, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, clubhouse with snack bar and driving range, disk golf, horse shoe pits, an ice cream parlor, picnic areas with grills, 3 playgrounds, trails, amphitheater, and miniature golf course. Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited. Bring: Tripod Comfortable shoes Water Fully charged batteries Empty memory cards Share only your very best, most interesting shots after the field trip and keep it to between 5 and 10 photos. By sending in an RSVP and joining this meetup event hosted by the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations (where applicable) of the event location and I am also agreeing to the terms of the following release and waiver of liability, which shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. In consideration of my (and my child’s) participation in the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Organizer, its members, officers, directors, employees and the leader(s) of this event from any and all liability by reason of any damage, loss, expenses, or injury arising from my (and my child’s) participation in this event, including that caused solely or in part by the fault of any and all of the above-named parties.

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Photograph Dyke Marsh

Belle Haven Park, Virginia

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