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"The Voyeur and Exhibitionist" Art Nude Workshop w. Miriam Chick
(Photo Credit: Studio PFP - Mika Lovey from previous workshop) Helmut Newton once said “Every photographer is a voyeur, if he says he’s not, he’s a liar.” Well, we are in luck because we have Miriam Chick visiting the Cattail Studio and she’s agreed to be our model for a workshop exploring "The Photographer as Voyeur." Miriam not only has a great look as model, but also brings great vitality and enthusiasm to her work! For full workshop description and to RSVP visit: [change]

The Cattail Studio and Gallery

1601 Neale Avenue · Shady Side, MD

What we're about

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of May 11, 2016 this meetup group will conform to new policies announced by HQ pertaining to photography.

These policies state that:

"Adult Photography
Adult photography groups that are primarily positioned for the creation, development, or sharing of pornographic or racy photographs are prohibited. This includes groups offering racy modeling opportunities, and those intending to create and distribute nude, racy, boudoir, or glamour photographic content.

Guiding principles

Meetup was not a platform created for the creation, development or distribution of racy or pornographic content. While we respect a wide diversity of human interests and content, there are other platforms that are more clearly intended for, and better at supporting those goals.

We also want to make it clear that Meetup is a place for safe and consensual community building. We identified that several of the communities being built around this interest and this content do not align with our platform and our community goals.

Groups with adult photography events scheduled

Groups not primarily intended for adult photography, but instead focused on a skill-set or photographing other diverse, and non-graphic subject matter are allowed on Meetup. However, groups that currently have upcoming events related to glamour, nude, racy, pin-up, and boudoir photography are required to remove them and refrain from hosting these events going forward in order to continue using Meetup.

In order to remove these events, please do the following: ...

​- Remove content ( in your group related to these Meetup activities. This includes topics, titles, description, and Meetup group photos"

Thank you for your understanding.

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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'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.

WORKSHOPS: A monthly series of photography workshops conducted by our photographers provide instruction on studio lighting, portrait, fashion and street photography photography, as well as digital workflow. We also have a registry of models and makeup artists that are users of the studio, to facilitate putting creative talent together for member's projects. For our current list of workshops visit:

PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY: We hold photography exhibits at our Chesapeake Bay PhotoWorks ( in the Annapolis Design District, featuring both photographers who are part of the Carriage House Studio, as well as other talented photographers. Recent exhibits have included fashion, figurative and urban/street photography and we have a on-going program of future exhibits.

PRINTER & PHOTOSHOP FACILITIES: Chesapeake Bay PhotoWorks ( in Annapolis also features a complete digital MAC workstation, with Photoshop CS4, iMovie, Garage Band and a 20" Cinemascope monitor, and 44" inch Epson 9900 and 24" Epson 3800 printers. We offer workshops on printing, as well as one on one sessions with photographers who want to print their color or black and white work on Hannemuelle, Ilford, Epson papers, as well as canvas and other materials.

SOCIAL MEDIA: We are continuously working to offer our community of photographers new and more powerful ways to promote, share and develop their photography skills.

Please visit us and sign up for information about our workshops, photography exhibits and social events at: (

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