Bowie-Crofton Camera Club 

Promoting Photographic Skill and Enjoyment
Throughout Central and Southern Maryland.

New Photography Department at Metropolitan Center for Visual Arts


     The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts ("VisArts Center") in Rockville now has a Photography Department.  They not only offer courses pertaining to photography (e.g., Photoshop, Studio Lighting, Traditional Black and White Photographs, Platinum/Palladium Printing, Van Dyke Printing, Cyanotype Printing, etc.), they also have a Digital Lab with 13 Mac computers equipped with Adobe CS 3 programs, scanners, and printers, as well as a community darkroom and a professional portrait studio available for use by the public (by appointment and at a cost, of course) .
 
     The VisArts Center also houses exhibitions of art work, including fine art photographs.  Check it out at
http://www.visartscenter.org/photography.html  or by contacting John Hoover, Director of the Photography, at 301-315-8200. 
 
     Susan Bloom has a 2-day workshop there on Feb. 21-22 re Collages and Digital Painting in Photoshop for $350.00.  See:   http://www.suebloom.com/.  Contact the VisArts Center to register.

   --  Beth Fabey

Background image by George Smyth