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DCOS Members' Meeting - January 11, 2022

Out of an abundance of caution due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the January meeting will be virtual.

A meeting invitation with the ZOOM link will be emailed to all DCOS members.


Meeting Topic: "Myths and Secrets of Orchid Photography"
Speaker: Maurice Garvey


Maurice will talk about photographing with today’s mobile devices (phones and tablets), more sophisticated point and shoot cameras, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Included are graphs, do & don’t practices, parameters for good photo prints, photograph resolution & size and determining if a photograph is good or poor before printing.



He also points out that spending more money may not be an answer to getting better photographs. He will teach us a more practical use of our current equipment. In addition to all of the aforementioned, Maurice will also provide a two-page handout. He hopes this will give the members what they need to be more successful when photographing orchids.



Speaker Bio: Maurice Garvey has been photographing since his middle school days (1958). At that time he was photographing during vacations and in his neighborhood. After entering the army (1967) he became interested in architecture and night photography. While in the army he studied and practiced black & white and color darkroom techniques. After he was discharged from the Armed Services, Maurice continued his study of photography. After college graduation and becoming a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Maurice became employed in the communications industry. Having grown orchids for over 42 years, Maurice always photographed his blooming orchids and thus became more interested in graphic arts and horticultural photography. He was appointed as a photographer of the American Orchid Society’s Northeast Judging Center in 2009 and functioned as the Center’s standby photographer. In July 2014 he was appointed to the position of primary photographer in the Tri-state area. In addition, Maurice has been the show photographer for the North Jersey Orchid Society since 2013.


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