• Workshop: Grant Park and the Farmer’s Market

    Needs a location

    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

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    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

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    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

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    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

  • 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 July 12 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

  • Open Competition - Recent Images Only

    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.)

    Recent Images Only - captured on or after 1/1/2021.

    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 August 9 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

  • Theme Competition - Forms of Nature (In Camera)

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    Theme Competition - Forms of Nature (In Camera)

    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 "Forms of Nature (In Camera)" theme will be provided shortly. In Camera means "right out of the camera" jpg's. 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

  • Workshop: Krog Street Tunnel and Environs

    Needs a location

    Known for its fabulous street art, the Krog Street Tunnel is a great location for capturing some cool shots both in color and in black and white. It is one of Atlanta’s most unique landmarks and a favorite place to see amazing street art.
    The tunnel links the Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, and Inman Park neighborhoods. It is very popular among cyclists and pedestrians. The tunnel is updated so often with graffiti art that you could probably never take a picture of the same thing twice.

    In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to fine tune your compositional skills, learn how to photograph in low light, and how to adjust depth of field to your advantage.

    Our leader will be APS Distinguished Master Photographer Mike Shaefer.
    https://atlantaphotographic.org/about/master-photographers/post/mike-shaefer

    Additional details will be provided prior to the workshop. 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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 2022, 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 8 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