Photo Beach Bash 2017

April 2,  2017 - Sunday


The Art that Inspires You


What is the Beach Bash?

How to Attend?

Join over 250 fellow photogragraphy enthusiasts for a day of learning and inspiration as renowned photographers present their photography and answer your questions.

Talk, mingle and talk photography with attendees and share knowledge and interests. Learn about the local photography scene, and the best photography club in Delaware!

We also will have a photographic display of winning images, as well as personalized critiques  and commentary from some of the  speakers, local professionals and club-trained judges.  

  Photo Critique and Image Feedback

We are very pleased to announce that our 2017 Beach Bash presenters have agreed to join our club judges in offering Image critiques to Beach Bash program participants before the Bash program begins at:

8-8:45 AM and 12:45-1:45

Participants are invited to bring 2-3 images in either print (preferred) or digital format. Prints should be at least 8x10” and digital images should be shared on a tablet sized device to allow the image to be adequately shown.

8:00-8:45 Karen Messick

12:45-1:45 Ken Sklute, Nikhil Bahl, Denise Ippolito

This is a unique opportunity to get personalized feedback on one’s work that shouldn’t be missed.

Sunday, April 2

Doors Open 8 AM

for a full day of photography programs.  

Scenes from Photo Beach Bash 2016

Buy Tickets Here

This will open the EventBright page

EarlyBird discount Tickets until March 15.  

You will also be able to purchase tickets at the door (Cash or Check).

The Beach Bash will be held at the Atlantic Sands Hotel , on the Boardwalk, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware .  This site provides a beautiful beach setting in a nationally-known beach resort area.  Photographic opportunities abound, if you wish extend your stay.

If you wish to come early or extend your stay, the  Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center  has reserved a block of rooms for this event. Please contact the Atlantic Sands directly for  reservations.

Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center 


101 N Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


(302) 227-2511 

Speakers  April 2, 2017


       Keynote Speaker

Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light.

Presentation: Visual Depth

Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute will share with you his thoughts as well as his tips and tricks about creating very strong landscape images  in an informative and inspirational program called Visual Depth. Ken will share ideas about capturing the nighttime sky, landscapes, seascapes and images that often seem very difficult to capture. Ken prides himself on capturing the unseen.

Ken creates images that viewers like to stay looking at without a need to move on to the next image. He will discuss in depth the thought process in making that happen. He will explain in detail about having 2-5 secondary subjects that compliment your primary subject through compositional alignment or layers of light.

Pre-visualizing the finished image and a little simple research will prove to be the key of improving your imagery to the highest of standards. Come join Ken to learn how to improve your images and your vision.

Click on name to go to photographer's website.

Karen Messick, Photographer, Educator

Presentation: “The Art Of Seeing Or NOT”

Following a distinguished career as a senior manager in major retail stores,
Karen Messick turned her hobby of photography into her full-time work. She
quickly became recognized as both an outstanding photographer and
photographic educator. In addition to her traditional photography, she has
embraced the use of high dynamic range and plug-in software for creating artistic
adaptations of her images. Her work has been featured in a variety of magazines
and she has exhibited widely.
She is a frequent lecturer on composition, design, macro photography,
photographic Impressionism and iPhone photography. Karen has written articles
and had portfolio images published in iPhoneLife Magazine and Nature
Photographer Magazine. Currently she is a field contributor for Nature
Photographer magazine and the iPhone Photography (on line) School. She has
led workshops in locations across the United States and Europe and teaches in
the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University and at the Capital
Photography Center in Washington, DC. Her iPhone stock images are available
through the Aurora agency. She lives in Baltimore where, for four years, she
served as president of the Baltimore Camera Club.

 Click on name to go to photographer's website.

Nikhil Bahl, a nature, landscape and fine art photographer

Presentation: "From Inspiration to Interpretation"

Nikhil Bahl is a full time professional photographer, author, educator and and environmentalist residing in the Washington D.C. area.  Drawing continuous inspiration from nature, Nikhil adopts novel approaches and seeks meaningful interpretations:  to create photographs that transcend the commonplace, reflect deeper insights, and convey an enchantment of the subject’s beauty.
An offshoot of Nikhil's fine art photography and love of nature is his documentation of wildlife behaviors and habitats.  As a volunteer with the National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, his goal is to portray environmental stories with an artistic appeal, so his photographs educate and motivate about the imperative of conservation.

Each year Nikhil leads numerous photography tours and instructional workshops in the United States and abroad. His teaching encourages participants to advance beyond ordinary photos and develop their own style and vision. Nikhil is a popular speaker at photography clubs, expos and industry events. He authored the acclaimed ebook, Creative Interpretations and writes articles on the creative and technical aspects of photography. His work can be viewed at

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Denise Ippolitois a full time professional photographer, international workshop leader, and creative artist living in New Jersey.

Presentation: “Visual Expressions”

Denise Ippolito is a full time professional photographer, international workshop leader, and creative artist living in New Jersey. Most recently one of Denise’s images was selected as the "Birds" Category Winner in the prestigious Nature's Best 2016 Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition. In 2015 she also won the Category for "Art in Nature" in the Nature's Best 2015 International Awards Competition.

In 2010 and again in 2014 Denise received a Highly Honored award in the same Nature's Best competition. Also in 2014 one of her images was selected as part of the People's Choice Awards Top 50 Images in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. She has also won several PSA (Photographic Society of America) awards. Her images have been published in magazines and text books, sold as greeting cards, calendars and most recently featured in a Sierra Club Documentary. Six of her images hung in the distinguished Birds of the World Exhibit featured at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Denise travels extensively presenting slide shows, lectures and seminars and teaching photography and Photoshop. Her workshops feature a variety of subjects including: avian, flower, landscape and urbex (urban-exploration) photography.

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The best collection of Vendors ever!!!!!

Raffle Prize Donated by:


Tamron USA


Tamron SP 70-300 mm

F/4-5.6   Di VC USD Lens

Available in Canon, Nikon or Sony A mount (no substitutions)
value $449
 Tamron USA  They will have a table for a sample of their lenses.   


Unique Photo Buyback!

 Bring your old gear.. Unique Photo will have a Buy Back Table!  They will evaluate your equipment and make an offer to you on-site 

FUJIFILM X" combines traditional styling with cutting edge innovative technology. The line-up will further expand in line with Fujifilm's aim that the X series should "make you fall in love with photography all over again". LIVE Demonstrations of the X-Series Digital mirrorless camera line

 They offer  store discounts for CCC Member. Find out the the services they offer!  
See the latest get from one of the best on-line and store retailers.  They offer anything you might need for photography.    
Photo Flea Market Where  you can sell your gently-used gear and/or pick up some real bargains from other photo enthusiasts. The Market opens at 8am.