I have been interested in photography since I was in grade school. My both my Mother and Father are shutter bugs. My mother gave up photography several years ago due to some heath issues, but my father is still out there photographing, underwater as well as on land, and teaching Photoshop. There are people who come into my store that are interested in Photography from hobbyist to professionals. I have the opportunity to speak to many of them about photography. Some give me wonderful nuggets of information.
Many people ask me where are my favorite places to go shooting? There are so many wonderful spots to take pictures here on Delmarva If you like wildlife and nature here are just a few of my favorites.
- Bombay Hook,
- Prime Hook,
- Black Water Refuge
- Assateague Island
- Brandywine Zoo
- Salisbury Zoo
- Delaware State Parks
- Wilmington & Western Railroad
- Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge
If you like architecture, Delmarva has many historic and quaint little towns, that are great to go photographing in, a few of my favorites are.
- Lewes Delaware
- Easton Maryland
- St. Micheals, Maryland
- Chestertown, Maryland
Don’t forget that Delmarva Peninsula is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by Delaware and a small part of Maryland and Virginia. It’s also close to alot of other great places which are just a couple of hours away such as D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey.
May I suggest that you join a camera clubs in the area which you live, in Delaware we have two that I am aware of
- Coastal Camera Club in Lewes,
- Delaware Photographic Society
- Apogee Internet Photography Magazine Photography Clubs
Judy Rolde has been offering photography classes and workshops on Delmarva since 2004. Some of her class include Digital Photography 101, Digital Intermediate, Digital Workflow, and Digital One On One. Delmarva Photo Safari to unique locations in the Delmarva area where photographers learn new skills while enjoying and affordable getaway. She takes people on 2 hour/ less than a mile Photo Walks combine historic ommentary with creative photography tips. Digital Phtography Expeditions, and Photo Scavenger Hunts.
There are also photography workshop at the Ward Museum in January, Kevin Fleming will be doing a presentation. Art in Nature Photography Competition
August 12, 13 & 14, 2011 The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University
Just a few ideas. If we band together, you may be able to car port with each other, and some of the events offer discounted group rates. Go For it! I hope to see you there!
I have been asked many times if I have any of my photographs on-line? my reply has been no, scared of the right-click thing. I asked a professional photographer one day what he does to get his work to be seen? He told me about Zenfolio.