2024 Beach Bash:

Prior to COVID-19, our club hosted the Photo Beach Bash in late winter to early spring on one weekend day at a conference hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. For the past three years we have successfully gone virtual with past speakers Kristi Odom, Joe Brady, David duChemin, Colleen Miniuk, and Joe Edelman, attracting an audience of over 500 from around the world. 

We held our 2024 Virtual Beach Bash on the weekend of February 24th and 25th. Chuck Kimmerle https://www.chuckkimmerle.com/  spoke on Saturday afternoon about “Personal Expression in Black and White”. Through examples and anecdotes, we explored the creative processes of both field work and image editing, giving us the tools to make compelling and meaningful black and white photographs.

Then on Sunday afternoon Bob Coates http://bcphotography.com/ spoke on “Nature and Wildlife-From Pre-Capture to Post Production and Fine Art Photography”. Bob shared the thought process on how he captures and processes Wildlife and Nature images. Starting with the thinking before gathering images to the final output. He covered gear used and why. He then showed how to creatively process the images to make them uniquely your own.  

Both presentations were well attended and positively reviewed. The audience had an international flavor with attendees from Australia, Canada, UK along with numerous states. Each of the presenters donated one of their images to raffle winners.