Thanks for Attending our Event!

The 2023 Expo was a great success!  Thanks go to our speakers Rad DrewTim GreyJulianne KostSimon d’Entremont and Colleen Miniuk, our sponsors Tamron, Singh Ray Filters, Luminar Neo and District Camera, our session moderators Tammy Tideswell and Mary O’Neill, our wonderful team of volunteers and over 350 people who registered for the event.

We hope to see you live and in person at MAPV 2024 next November, which will include an online element for those too far from the Metro Washington area. We hope to meet again at the Hylton Center in Manassas, Virginia, the home of the show since 2011. Please come and join us — it’s been too long!

If you bought your ticket and were not able to make it to a session or two this year, or want to watch them again, recordings will be available for six months. Information about the recordings will be sent to you if you purchased a ticket.

Thanks so much to our Sponsors!

The Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) is an association of Maryland-based photography clubs dedicated to enhancing photography as a hobby, making photographers aware of meetings and group-shooting opportunities, and providing mutual assistance to member clubs through pooling resources.
Find out more about MPA’s competition, gallery show, and one all-day seminar at their website,

While there, be sure to check out their 7th Annual Photo Contest!

Skylum makes world-renowned photo editing softwarethat helps elevate the creativity of photo artists. Capture your favorite moments and bring them to life with Luminar Neo — the cutting-edge photo editing software designed to make your creative vision a reality.

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Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. The Large Format Systems Division offers state-of-the-art large-format printing solutions designed with exceptional speed, flexibility, and quality. With a wide variety of printers, ranging in size from 24 to 98 inches, Canon has a large format solution to fit your needs.

Registrants will receive a code by email in mid-November for an exclusive mail-in Bonus Rebate of up to $100 off on select Tamron Lenses!!! Visit the Tamron website for all your lens needs.

Singh-Ray Filters:  Doing Business for over 50 years producing top quality camera filters, treating each customer as they are the best customer, and never compromising on quality.

District Camera strives to offer our customers the very latest in merchandise, at the very best prices, and all with the way we would want to be treated ourselves. They invite you to their family-owned business and hope that you will see for yourself what we mean. Visit their website at


The judges made their picks and members of our clubs voted for the People’s Choice awards. The winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 5.

Nature Competition

Best in Show:West Virginia Falls” by Robert Barkin, North Bethesda Camera Club

People’s Choice Award:  “Misty Morning” by Ruiqing Pamboukian, North Bethesda Camera Club

View all photos juried into the Nature Competition

Photo Art Competition

Best in Show:Popping the Bubble” by Damian Diccox, Manassas Warrenton Camera Club

People’s Choice Award:Many Pathways to Consciousness” by Nancy Kurokawa, Manassas Warrenton Camera Club

View all photos juried into the Photo Art Competition

Student Competition

The grand prize winner is Joseph Bloomfield from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, who won with his photo, “Fox”! Congratulations to Joseph and to all the finalists. All finalist photos can be viewed on our Student Competition web page.


Everyone who purchased an event ticket was automatically entered into our raffle.

Tamron generously donated a 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD GD lens for Sony and DSLR mounts. The winner of the Tamron lens is Stephanie Banks!

Singh-Ray Filters generously donated a 1B Warming Circular Polarizer Thin 77mm and 4 Ray-Vu Cleaner Packs. The winners of the Ray-Vu Cleaner Packs are Debra Payette, Frances Bastress, Kim Kowalewski, and Roland Fabio and the winner of the 77mm 1B Warming Circular Polarizer Thin filter is Karies Carter Singh!

Luminar Neo Software has generously donated 4 Lifetime subscriptions for Luminar Neo and an educational course by Albert Dros, Creative Photo Editing Techniques in Luminar Neo. The winners of the Luminar Neo subscriptions are Dennis Tarnat, Pete Reed, Chris Gattuso, and Robert Dettman!

2023 People’s Choice Award Nominees – Photo Art Categories

2023 People’s Choice Award Nominees – Photo Art Categories

Passing of John Tabor, President of Loudoun Photo Club

Loudoun Photo Club is sad to announce the sudden passing of John Tabor Jr., their esteemed club president. John was the cornerstone of the club for many years. Not only was he a dedicated photographer, but he also possessed an unwavering enthusiasm for imparting his wisdom to others. Over the past few years, John dedicated himself tirelessly to modernizing Loudoun Photo Club’s technological capabilities, enabling the club to navigate the challenges posed by the pandemic. Despite his demanding professional commitments, he consistently made time to mentor and offer guidance. Additionally, John was an accomplished pilot, navigating the skies with the same passion he brought to his photography. His absence leaves a void in our hearts, and he will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

In memory of John’s legacy, his family kindly suggests making contributions to the American Red Cross via

“The Flying Circus performing at the 2019 Leesburg Airshow” by John Tabor of LPC