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Atlanta Photographic Society - Learning, Fun and Artistic Expression

This is the official Meetup for the Atlanta Photographic Society (http://atlantaphotographic.org/) (APS), member of the Photographic Society of America. APS is a photography club established for the enjoyment of people sharing an interest in photography. APS is a non-profit organization established for photographers from the "Beginner to the Professional". Our Master Photographers (http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/master-photographers/) help mentor your learning and success.

Members participate in monthly and annual photo competitions and photo critiques, educational programs, field trips, exhibitions (Salon and Photographer's Theme Exhibitions) and the annual awards banquet. Established almost 50 years ago, we are likely Atlanta's first photography club. Learn all about us on APS's award winning web site. (http://atlantaphotographic.org/)

Visitors are always welcome. Look us over as many times as you wish. Joining is easy.

Membership

We have a $30 membership fee per year for individuals, $45 for a family, $10 for students and $25 for e-mail members.

Meeting location

Due to the continuing COVID-19 nationwide social distancing recommendations most meetings (except outdoor workshops) will be virtual meetings using ZOOM. All paid APS members will receive an email w/link to all meetings. Guests are always welcome. Please click the "Attend" button before 12 Midnight, Tuesday before a meeting to ensure that you get a timely email/invite/link.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DECATUR

308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, Georgia, 30030

First Baptist Decatur is conveniently located at the North West corner of Clairemont & Commerce in Downtown Decatur, GA. Map and full details (http://atlantaphotographic.org/apsblog/?permalink=new-meeting-location-for-2017). Parking is on the North side of the church off Clairemont. Enter through main entrance on the North side of church – under the covered drive. We will have a greeter at the door. Our meeting Room is on the 3rd Floor - the “Pilgrims” Conference Room. Take the elevator (or stairs) to the 3rd floor. We have signs to make it easy to find.

Visit the APS Website (http://www.atlantaphotographic.org) for more information.

Upcoming events (4+)

Workshop: Grant Park and the Farmer’s Market

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APS Distinguished Master Photographer Mike Shaefer will lead this workshop in Grant Park.

Located on the Atlanta’s Eastside, at the heart of one of Atlanta’s oldest areas, Grant Park provides a peaceful escape from city. Grant Park is Atlanta’s oldest city park. It is home to miles of walking and jogging path as well plenty of often missed photographic often opportunities.

We will meet 11 AM, just in time to photograph and enjoy Grant Park’s Farmers Market. We will reassemble around noon and begin our tour of Grant Park. The objective will be to discover easy to miss photographic opportunities and to create images using avant garde composition techniques.

If you have any questions about this workshop contact Mike using Meetup. You can also Email Mike at mike[masked]@gmail.com. RSVP is requested.

Program: From Minor League to the Olympics - Ronald Wyatt, and Image Critique

Widely acclaimed professional Ronald Wyatt will share his wide-ranging journey through the world of sports photography. Ron will discuss his approaches to capturing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in a diverse array of sports.

Whether you're an ambitious beginner, or a seasoned pro, Ron will cover equipment, camera set-up, and planning an awesome shooting strategy. Ron will also emphasize the importance of knowing the game, how to have fun photographing sports and what it's like to cover the Olympic Games.

Before you know it, "play ball" will resound in your neighborhood and ballparks across the land. Ron will help you prepare for capturing action on and around the field. This is the perfect seminar to learn the basics of sports photography, and see images of epic sporting events captured by a true pro

About Ronald Wyatt

Ron Wyatt’s first experience with photography was an unsuccessful photo documentation of his honeymoon. Armed with a borrowed instamatic camera, he learned that camera shake will not produce great photos.

Ron, a self-taught photographer, has covered the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball and two Summer Olympic Games. His photos have appeared in numerous publications such as: USA Today, Black Enterprise Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, TV Guide, ESPN and others.

He has covered corporate assignments for, Six Flags, Eastman Kodak, Continental Airlines, CVS, Pepsico, Verizon, MetLife, Capital One and many others.

Ron's photography has allowed him to travel all around the world including two Summer Olympic Games (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008) on assignment from Kodak. His Olympic work was featured in Studio Photography and a 7 page spread in the July 2009 issue of RangeFinder Magazine.

American Photo called Ron Wyatt, "A Modern Master Of The Olympics." His works have also been featured in Popular Photography and Digital Photographer UK.

He has also worked has a video cameramen for MSNBC, Comcast Sports, News12 and Court TV.

Image Critique

For the second half of our program evening APS Distinguished Master Photographer Jim Harrison (https://atlantaphotographic.org/about/master-photographers/post/jim-harrison )
will coordinate an informal critique of members' images.

We learn from showing our images, getting feedback and by striving to make stronger images, we can achieve more artistry and impact.

Important Information

Please click the 'Attend' button if you plan to attend. Guests will receive an email from Meetup containing the Zoom meeting link and password ~30 minutes prior to the event.

Due to the continuing Covid-19 virus this will be a virtual meeting.

• Important to know
About Membership
http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/membership/

All about the Atlanta Photographic Society
http://atlantaphotographic.org

Theme Competition - Speed

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Theme Competition - Speed

Due to Covid-19, monthly competitions will continue to be held online. This year, we are going to have only two categories - Color and B&W (Mono). The number of entries per member for open competitions is limited as follows:

Theme Competitions - 8 images maximum per member (4 images maximum per category - Monochrome and Color.)

More details on the "Speed" theme will be provided shortly. Please check back.

Due to the continuing Covid-19 virus nationwide social distancing recommendations this will be a virtual meeting using ZOOM. All paid APS members will receive an email w/link to the meeting. Guests are always welcome. Please click the "Attend" button before 12 Midnight, Tuesday January 11 to insure that you get a timely email/invite/link.

• What to bring
Upload your digital entries through the members' page on our website.

• Important to know
About Membership
http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/membership/

All about the Atlanta Photographic Society
http://atlantaphotographic.org

Program: My Life and Adventures in Photography - Mike Shaefer, and Critique

Bloopers, Blunders, and Stories: An Undistinguished Journey to Distinction

Presented by APS Distinguished Master Photographer Mike Shaefer

Every experienced photographer has stories to tell. Mike is no exception. In this special presentation Mike will share his many flips, flops, and ‘justa barely’ successes.

From his time as a High School yearbook photographer to the present, Mike will share with you tales from his years of worldwide travel. So be prepared to laugh, giggle, and come to understand the true meaning of ‘distinguished’.

If you have any questions about this program you contact Mike using Meetup. You can also Email Mike at mike[masked]@gmail.com. RSVP is kindly requested.

Image Critique
For the second half of our program evening APS Distinguished Master Photographer Jim Harrison (https://atlantaphotographic.org/about/master-photographers/post/jim-harrison )
will coordinate an informal critique of members' images.
We learn from showing our images, getting feedback and by striving to make stronger images, we can achieve more artistry and impact.
Important Information

Please click the 'Attend' button if you plan to attend. Guests will receive an email from Meetup containing the Zoom meeting link and password ~30 minutes prior to the event.

Due to the continuing Covid-19 virus this will be a virtual meeting.

• Important to know

About Membership
http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/membership/

All about the Atlanta Photographic Society
http://atlantaphotographic.org

Past events (161)

Theme Competition - Circles

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Photos (295)