The Dorothy Hart Community Center is closed until further notice due to the Corona (COVID-19) Virus outbreak. 

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August  10         Critique              ( Update a photo from at least five years ago using new knowledge and software. Submit up to three pairs of before and after.)


September 14    Presentation   "Getting the most from your i-Phone when Travelling "   with Cynthia Whelan   

Cynthia Whelan will be sharing her iPhone photographs from her 2019 pilgrimage along the Way of Saint Francis, from Assisi to Rome, Italy.  If you have wondered about what camera you want to take on your next trip to Europe, Cynthia will be showing what can be done with an iPhone and the Lightroom mobile phone application. "I am an amateur photographer, travel blogger, and active member of the Olympia Camera Club in Washington.  I have been an armature travel blogger for four years, and my blog is non-commercial, with no advertisements, no endorsements, and no affiliate links. I am retired, and I do this for fun."


October  12      Critique                 Bridges  -  Guest  critic will be Master Photographer April Holliday from our "Sister" club in Myrtle Beach, SC

                                                       Submit up to 3 images to    (No more than one of the Fredericksburg Railway Bridge please)


November  9    Presentation           Photo Journaling - by Norma Woodward

Longtime club member Norma Woodward travels coast to coast across America, and occasionally  internationally.  As she visits new places she maintains a journal of her travels which she shares via e-mail with anyone who has requested to be added to her mailing list. If you've ever found yourself wishing you had recorded your thoughts and impressions on similar journeys, Learning about Norma's methods could be very informative.


December  14   Holiday "party"   (Let's hope by then it can be a "real" party!)

 Schedule and dates subject to change

Please contact the Program Coordinator, Helen Schwartz, if you are willing to moderate a critique or present a topic.  

Where & When we meet:

​Meetings will usually be held on the second Tuesday of the month at the  Dorothy Hart Community Center in  downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia Due to conflicts with events at  the meeting venue, meetings will occasionally be scheduled on alternate days. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM and end at or before 9:00 PM.


The Dorothy Hart Community Center is located at 408 Canal Street, Convenient parking is located in a large lot behind the building.


As a courtesy to fellow club members as well as guest critics and presenters, please silence cell phones and leave the room when holding a conversation.


  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are closed our meeting will not be held.

  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are on delayed opening our meeting will probably be held as scheduled.

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If a meeting is to be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be notified by email no later than 4:00 p.m., or you may call 540-498-0620 any time after 4:00 p.m. to find out if there is a meeting.

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Meeting Format


The format for the meetings alternates monthly between Instructional Presentations and Assigned Subjects (Critiques). Critiques will normally be moderated by individuals who are not members of the club. Meetings are designed to exhibit members’ work and to help further photographic skills and knowledge by the sharing of information and expertise. Presentations and Critique subjects are scheduled in areas of interest determined by vote of the membership. Presenters with expertise in these specific areas are sought to provide interesting and informative presentations throughout the club year. Meeting content will be determined and announced prior to each meeting date.

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