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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+)

Program: ABSTRACTS: AN OPTION TO COVID PROOF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, Barbara Warren

First Baptist Church of Decatur

The last year has been a difficult year for camera club photographers. Many of our favorite photography subjects--travel, nature, architecture, landscapes, people--have been very limited. Abstracts offer an opportunity to continue to photograph and hone our skills despite the pandemic. I will be covering a wide variety of abstract photography ideas and techniques that are Covid proof. My definition of abstracts is broad and inclusive--we’ve had enough limitations this past year! If you are new to abstracts, or haven’t considered abstracts interesting in the past, I hope you can walk away with some new techniques or inspiration to pick up your camera again.

Barbara Warren is a Philadelphia based photographer with a wide range of photographic interests. Her images have taken numerous awards in local juried art shows over the years, including Best Body of Work twice and Best of Show in the Phillips Mill Annual Juried Photography Show, the Curator’s award in the Perkins Center of the Arts Photography show, and the Chairman’s Award at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. She does private tutoring, and judges camera club and other photography contests regularly. Her work can be seen at www.barbarawarren.com. She is a member of Gallery 14, a fine arts photography gallery located in Hopewell, NJ. Visit the gallery at www.gallery14.org

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 September 21 to insure that you get a timely email/invite/link.

Important to Know -
About Membership in APS
http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/membership/

All About the Atlanta Photographic Society -
http://atlantaphotographic.org

Open Competition

First Baptist Church of Decatur

Open Competition

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:

Open Competitions - 6 images maximum per member (3 images maximum per category - Monochrome and Color.)

Open competition means that members can enter images of any subject matter such as Portrait, Nature, People, Animals, Buildings, Landscape, Abstracts etc. Ribbons are awarded to the winning entries. The images can be plain or manipulated but must be in good taste and must conform to all club rules and regulations.

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 October 12 to insure that you get a timely email/invite/link.

• What to bring
Mounted color and mono prints. 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: Building and Using a 3-Axis Camera Slider - Jim Harrison

First Baptist Church of Decatur

During late 2020 APS Master Photographer Jim Harrison undertook a very complex, technical photography equipment project - building a 3-axis camera slider. (It helped maintain sanity during the pandemic social distancing!)

He'll share his experiences through all phases of the project, show examples of images and video illustrating what the 3-axis slider can do, and give participants some hands-on time with the equipment. Here's what we'll cover.

The Project Experience:
Building on previous designs
Learning the electronics and programing
Building and testing the electronics and programing
Designing and building the physical mechanism
Designing the printed circuit board
Designing the 3-D printed electronics box
Integrating and testing all components
Optimizing operation

Capabilities (and limitations) of the Slider Equipment:
Time Lapse (and "Hyper" Lapse)
Smooth Video Camera Moves

Next Steps:
Refining the designs
New Capabilities - Panoramas
Software rewrite & electronics improvements to expand capabilities

Psychological Project Stages:
Inspiration
Preparation
Perspiration
Desperation
Determination
Satisfaction

Hands On With the Slider

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 October 26 to insure that you get a timely email/invite/link.

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

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

Masters Competition Image Viewing & Plans for Next Year

First Baptist Church of Decatur

Join us for the most special competition of the year - our Masters Competition. We will view all the winning images from the first 10 months of 2021, and voting will be done on-line with no "rush to judgement!" Members will have 1 week to vote for their favorites.

We also get member input and ideas for our 2022 plans.

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 November 9 to insure that you get a timely email/invite/link.

Important to Know -
About Membership in APS
http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/membership/

All About the Atlanta Photographic Society -
http://atlantaphotographic.org

Past events (146)

Primary Colors - Theme Competition

First Baptist Church of Decatur

Photos (263)