About Us

Both Bill and Sue Cassidy are retired teachers (Bill as a second career after working for the government for thirty years) , and both have a passion for photography, particularly nature photography.  Bill has a degree in professional photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, making him the true photographer of the pair.  Sue has been involved in picture-taking only since the digital revolution. 
Both love to travel and to see beautiful places, and also love to capture  the things they see in photographs. 

 
They have had two successful shows of their photos in a small gallery in Baltimore, and participated in many art and craft shows in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia with their work. 
When, after retirement, they decided to put their thousands of photos to some use, their daughter suggested they turn it into functional art--and their small business, Teachers With Cameras, was born.  They now put their creative talents into creating ceramic and glass coasters, trivets, cutting boards and other objects that can be used daily, and also appreciated for their uniqueness and beauty.


Bill and Sue Cassidy
7545 Serenity Drive
Hughesville, MD 20637

email us at billc@drix.net
or
cassidy@drix.net
or
sue@teacherswithcam-eras.com

Teachers With Cameras

Traveling and photography just seem to go together--at least for Bill and Sue Cassidy. Wherever we go, our cameras go with us, and we have thousands of shots to show for it! We have photo galleries with some of our best shots to share with others. We also offer comments on the more recent spots we have visited.

Craft Show Season 2014

Spring is here, and so is our 2014 show season. This listing is tentative, since there are some shows that we are waiting for confirmation, so some will probably be added later. We hope to see you this year at some of our shows.

World Wildfowl Carving Competition April 25 - 28 Ocean City, MD
Calvert Arts Festival May 10 All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland, MD
Waterfowl Show May 23, 24 St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
Arts Fest June 7 La Plata, MD
Beer Fest June 21 Historic St. Mary's City, MD
Art in Nature Competition Aug 8 - Aug 10 Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD
Annapolis Craft Beer Festival September 13 Annapolis, MD
Bel Air Festival of the Arts September 21 Bel Air, MD
Crofton Festival on the Green September 27 Crofton, MD
Bay Harvestfest October 4 North Beach, MD
Catoctin Colorfest Oct 11, 12 Thurmont, MD
Oyster Festival Oct 18, 19 St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD
Unique Boutique Nov 8, 9 Hollywood, MD Firehouse
Kris Kringle Market Dec 5, 6 Charles County Fairgrounds, LaPlata, MD
All Saints Christmas Market December 13 All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland, MD

Remember that you can view our work and order from us--either our photos or yours--by going to the Photo Products Page on this site. Also, most of the photos in our other galleries can also be made into tiles or other items. We have added a gallery of jar lid openers to make ordering them easier. They are $2.50 each.

Glacier National Park 2014

In July we set off again (by train) to visit Glacier National Park for the second time. This time, the train was on time and we arrived at the Mountain Pine Motel to join our friends in exploring this beautivul national park once more. A big difference in the park was readily apparent--much more snow and ice on the mountains and trails. We saw many more bears munching on berries and digging for grubs and ants right along the roadside. We also saw more deer, goats, and ground squirrels, but only one moose and no big horn sheep. The wildflowers were gorgeous. We drove to Waterton Lakes, Glacier's sister-park in Canada for a day, and got a look at the Canadian Rockies and a small herd of bison. We had a wonderful time and brought back thousands of photos, only a few of which we are sharing in our gallery.

Bethany Hummingbirds 2014

Once again we journeyed to Bethany Beach to spend a few days photographing hummingbirds on Marilyn's and Ray's porch, where they have created a haven for these lovely little fliers. Please click here to see this year's hummingbird gallery.

Spring Wildflower Workshop

On the weekend of April 11, we made our first--but certainly not our last--trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  This is a perfectly beautiful national park--and a perfectly beautiful place.  We participated in a photography workshop led by Wilson Reynolds, April Love, and Brett Wells.  Sponsored by f32 Photography in Knoxville, Tennessee, the workshop's subjects were the spring wildflowers the Smokies are famous for.  The forest floor was literally carpeted with flowers of all kinds, with trilliums the stars of the show.  We also photographed the night sky, flowing water, all kinds of scenery, and a few critters on the side.    Many thanks also go out to the Tremont Outdoor Resort for a pleasant stay in Cabin 1. Visit our GALLERY to see some of our photos.

Mid-Atlantic Fireworks Festival

This year's MAFF show was great, as usual. We took 700-plus photos between us, and we chose a group of the highlights to put in the gallery. The weather was excellent, if a bit chilly, and the sunset over Allen's Fresh was awesome. The fireworks were like great flowers blossoming in the black sky. We shot a lot of our photos from a distance, and then we moved up to the front row for the final program. That is the closest I have ever been to fireworks, and I loved it! Bill was busy shooting some great photos, but I just enjoyed.

Zootastic!

We recently had the opportunity to visit Zootastic, a facility dedicated to educating people about the world of animals by encouraging hands-on and up-close experiences. Please click here to view our gallery. Thanks to the hospitality of owner Scotty Brown and his staff, we were able to photograph many animals "up close and personal".  This was an excellent experience, and we want to thank everyone who helped us, and particularly Kortney for her assistance with the baby lemurs, goats, kangaroo, wolf cub Dakota, and the two tiger cubs, Jafar and Geni.  If you are ever in the Charlotte, NC area, or even somewhere close, visit Zootastic.  It is definitely worth the trip!

Tile Galleries

We have created a whole series of new galleries that represent the photos now available on our tiles. We hope you enjoy checking them out.

Birds in Captivity
Butterflies 1
Costa Rican Birds
Fish and Water Critters
Flowers
Insects
Mammals 1
Mammals 2
Raptors (in Wild)
Reptiles and Amphibians
Winter Birds 2
Swallowtail Butterflies

Travel Pages

Costa Rica 2008
China Gallery 4
Southwest USA
Hummingbirds at Bethany
Florida's Gulf Coast
Brookside Butterflies
Maine and Nova Scotia
Glacier National Park Gallery 1
Chincoteague NWR
Glacier National Park Gallery 2
Alaska
Glacier National Park Gallery 3
Costa Rica 2009
Fireworks Gallery 1
China Gallery 1
Fireworks Gallery 2
China Gallery 2
Snow Days 2010
China Gallery 3
Glacier National Park 2014
Bethany Hummingbirds 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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