Reston Photographic Society will be having a meeting on Monday November 16th at 7:30 pm in room 6 at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, Reston.
Karen Messick will speak on iPhone Photography. Karen teaches Intro to digital photography and iPhone Photography at Johns Hopkins University,
in the Odyssey Program.

Here is a link to Karen’s website:

The presentation will be a slide show of images focusing on crafting photographic images using “composition basics” as a foundation for design.

There will be no RPS meeting in December. Please mark your calendars for the fourth Monday in January (Jan 25th) when Jim Guzel will speak on adult portraiture.

BIO: Karen L Messick: Photographer
President of Karen L Messick Photography 8/2007 – present
Past President of the Baltimore Camera Club 6/06-8/2010
Karen is an award-winning photographer. She has been capturing images for the last 18 years. Her
sense for design, color, composition and placement of subject elements is striking. The patterns
in her nature close ups are refreshing and energizing. In addition to traditional photography she
has embraced imaging with high dynamic range software, and artistic adaptations of her images
with plug-in software.
Karen has led photo workshops in Baltimore, Delaware, New Mexico, Virginia, Spain, France
and Ireland. She has lectured on composition and design during Photo Week in Washington, DC
and for Nature Vision’s Photo Expo in Virginia.
Karen has participated in photographic workshops and excursions with professional nature
photographers, John and Barbara Gerlach in Northern Michigan and Yellowstone as well as
workshops sponsored by The Rocky Mountain school of Photography, with Doug Johnson and
Tim Cooper in Glacier National Park. In addition, she has attended photographic seminars by
The Nikon School, Rod Plank, Brenda Tharp, Moose Peterson, Tony Sweet, Rick Sammons and
John Sexton.
Karen has written instructional articles and had portfolio pieces published in iPhoneLife
Magazine and Nature Photographer Magazine. Currently she is a field contributor for Nature
Photographer Magazine and on line for the iPhone Photography School.
Karen teaches Intro to digital photography and iPhone Photography at Johns Hopkins University,
in the Odyssey Program.
Karen leads her own workshops and has conducted workshops and lectures for Penn Camera,
Horizon Photography Workshops and Capital Photography Center.
She currently has images on Display at Baas Fine Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington and More
Than Fine Framing in Ruxton, Md.
Her work has been on display at:
The “Olympic River Festival” Olympic Peninsula, Washington State 2000
The “Towson Art Festival” Towson, Maryland 2001
The “Baltimore Gallery” Baltimore, Maryland 2003
Borders Book Store, Towson, Maryland 2007
Liganore Vineyards, Mt. Airy, Maryland 2007
Seaford Museum, Delaware 2008
Baltimore Museum of Art “Looking Through The Lens” 2008
Valley Frame and Fine Art, Cockeysville, Maryland 2008-2011
Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, Delaware 2005-2009
Baas Art Gallery , Seattle Washington 2011-2012
Her images are held in “The Photography Collections, of the University of Maryland Baltimore
County Campus.”