March 2020 Meeting

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Roy Sewall
Abstracts and Altered Reality

Note Late Breaking Location Change - We will be meeting at the Center at 1180 Pepsi Place

Entries may be created by one or more of the following methods:

  1.     Camera movement. (Does not include panning to capture moving objects.)
  2.     The use of software, in which a photograph is altered to the point that it no longer reflects reality.
  3.     Photographing a subject in such a way that it becomes isolated from its context and where shapes, colors, lines, patterns, and textures predominate and provide primary interest. The context becomes unrecognizable and irrelevant.


Note Location Changes

  • Our meeting will at the Center at 1180 Pepsi Place
  • Dinner with the judge and the presenter - CANCELLED

Meet & Greet - 6:00-6:30

The judge for our competition will be Roy Sewall who is from Bethesda, MD.  Roy is one of the leading photographers of the Potomac River and the C&O Canal.  He has published two books: Our Potomac, from Great Falls to Washington, DC (2005) and Great Falls and Mather Gorge (2009).  He has served as president of the North Bethesda Camera Club and was the first Chair of the Board of the C&O Canal Trust.  Since 2018, Roy has conducted a training program to train photography judges for the Maryland Photography Alliance.  He offers photography instruction and local field trips as an instructor for the Capital Photography Center.  You can view galleries of Roy's photos at

The presentation will be made by Tom Field, who recently moved to western Albemarle County from Arlington, VA.  Tom will update us briefly on the state of aerial photography using drones. Then he will demonstrate ways to display our photographic work as slideshows and essays for HDTV. Tom has been a shutterbug for decades, and has extensively photographed the landscapes of the American West and Iceland.  He developed the competition software used for the past 15 years by North Bethesda Camera Club and others. He was NBCC’s Photographer of the Year and has presented often at camera clubs, as well at Nature Visions Expo.  His work is on display in public spaces and in private collections, as well as in books (including Roy Sewall’s first two books).