Photo Trips

Photo by Lisa Snider

What's the best way to become a better photographer? Honestly it's really quite simple - take more pictures. The more photographs you make the better you will get as a photographer. There is no better way to get out and take picture than taking a photo trip. The Calvert Photography Club organizes photo trips to get members out taking pictures at many of the beautiful spots around the region. Photo trips provide an excellent opportunity for camera club members to find new subject matter to photograph, and perhaps even more important, to share with others their passion for making great photographs. After all the experience of a photo trip with other photographers in a picturesque setting should be stimulating as well as educational.

We are currently planning out our schedule of photo trips for the coming year. Many great ideas have been shared with the group and we will be posting our schedule here once it has been finalized.

March Trip - Baltimore Inner Harbor (March 03, 2018) - Join us on Saturday, March 3 as we tour the Baltimore Inner Harbor for some street, landscape, and sunset photography.

The Inner Harbor is home to the National Aquarium, World Trade Center building, and Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. Baltimore is also a major port for ships.

Photo Trip: National Museum of the American Indian (February 03, 2018) -

Further details will be provided.

January Photo Trip: Who, What, When, Where? (January 06, 2018) - Join us on for our annual “Who, What, When, and Where” event. The goal of this event is to learn from fellow club members. Several of our members will be presenting various photography related topics. Please be sure to bring your camera. There will be some hands-on activities. Feel free to bring a guest or someone who maybe interested in joining the club. If you are interested in our club please feel free to attend. Members will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

December Photo Trip - Annapolis Chocolate Festival (December 03, 2017) - The December Photo Club trip will be going to the Annapolis Chocolate Festival. Club members should expect more information about the trip on the Whoozin invite.

PHOTO TRIP - Wintethur Museum, Garden, and Library in Winterthur, DE (November 04, 2017) - Join us on Saturday November 4th, 2017 for our trip to Winterthur, DE With nearly 1,000 acres and 10 miles of roads, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library located in Winterthur, Delaware offers landscape and architect photographers a wonderful opportunity this Fall. The property also boasts and "Enchanted Woods" which is a 3-acre plot magical landscape for children of all ages! The house at Winterthur contains 175 rooms where Henry du Pont entertained family and friends, and the ever changing Gallery is full of selections from Winterthur curators full of furniture, ceramics, glass, metals, textiles, paintings and prints.

8th Annual Potluck Picnic (September 09, 2017) - Join us as we gather in September for the Annual Potluck Picnic. This year’s celebration (our 8th!) will continue our tradition of fabulous food and photographic opportunities!

We will meet at Piney Point Lighthouse and Museum in Piney Point, Maryland where we will share each other's company, enjoy some great food, experience nature, and have an opportunity to have some photography fun!

August Trip - Sunflower Farm (Location to be determined) (July 29, 2017) - Learn more at July's meeting and watch for your Whoozin invite!

Kenilworth Gardens (July 07, 2017) - JULY TRIP (7/8): Kenilworth Gardens - It’s Lily season! We’ve moved the trip back a week to account for the July 4th holiday. Learn more at June’s meeting and watch for your Whoozin invite!

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge (May 06, 2017) - Blackwater NWR is home to the largest natural population of formerly endangered Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrels and is also home to the largest breeding population of American bald eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. The refuge is renowned for its wildlife observation and photography opportunities. Wildlife Drive offers excellent views of local wildlife, including waterfowl, shorebirds, turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, and the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel. An observation platform (located at the first fork on Wildlife Drive) has spotting scopes that offer 360 views of the marsh, where you can see eagles as they hunt and feed nearby.

2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613

Join us on July 2nd in Annapolis, MD for an Annapolis PhotoWalk and Sunset (July 02, 2016) - With the holiday upon us, we wanted to keep it somewhat local. It’s been a while since we’ve gone to Annapolis as a group, at least three years. Annapolis offers water views, historical buildings and architecture, the Maryland State House, quaint shops, beautiful gardens at the Paca House, great food and harbor life, people, and boats at the Dock and Ego Alley.

June Trip - Hillwood Museum, Estate and Gardens (June 04, 2016) - The Georgian-style Estate boasts 25 acres of gardens and natural woodlands, along with the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post that was converted to a museum now open to the public. It houses the most comprehensive collection of Russian Imperial art (outside of Russia) and an 18th Century French decorative art collection. Please be sure to review the photography guidelines in the attached flyer.

Next Photo Trip: 18th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race (May 07, 2016) - Baltimore, MD – Join us for a variety of color, motion, patterns, and subjects along the 15-mile route through roads, water, mud, and sand!

See calendar for event details