The Creative Photography Society of Baltimore was established in 2011 as the Baltimore HDR Club. As club members explored a broader pallet of creative photographic techniques it became evident that the membership would be well served by evolving the organization into one that focused on a broad range of educational pursuits aimed at feeding members’ creativity with the camera.
The Creative Photography Society now has a substantial membership of both accomplished and beginning photographers from across the greater Baltimore-Washington D.C. region. It provides an ongoing agenda of educational experiences to members so they can improve techniques with the camera in image capture, in post-processing, and in image presentation. The Society seeks to improve member skills with the basics, but it also gives them the knowledge to produce exceptional images with fine artistic qualities.
Recent topics have included texture blending in Photoshop with Roadrunner Photography Tour’s Denise Silva, stellar landscape photography with Pennsylvania’s Ed Heaton, and Maryland’s Corey Hilz on capturing more effective travel photography images. Regionally and nationally respected photographers share their skills with members in a variety of programs and workshops throughout the year. While High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR), focus stacking, and panoramas are but a few of the specific techniques members can learn, the intent is to help members move from technically good images all the way to impactful, fine art images.
Membership is open to enthusiasts of all skill levels committed to expanding and improving their craft and open to creative expression through their photographic images. Recent learning experiences provided to members have included evening and all-day seminars and workshops with nationally respected photographers such as Tony Sweet and Bryan Peterson. In Spring 2016, an all-day seminar is planned for April 24 with Rick Sammon on Creative Visualition for Photographers.
For more information on the group’s schedule of educational activities, check the organization’s website calendar.