• Making Your Own Photo Book and Members' & Guests' Critique

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    APS Program Event: Making Your Own Photography Book, and Members' & Guests' Critique Jim Harrison APS Master Photographer Jim Harrison will give us the low-down on how to design, draft, edit, produce and print your own photography book. Jim will illustrate the process with his own recently published example, Available Light by Jim Harrison, produced using the BookWright book design tool by Blurb. [ http://www.blurb.com/b/8968757-available-light ] Harrison will also discuss a new book project for 2020 - The Atlanta Photographic Society's 50th Anniversary! Members' and Guests' Critique The second half of this program night will be for members' critiques of images that you bring. (Mono or color prints, unmounted (we'll use the magnet board), up to three images per person.) Both members and guests are encouraged to bring their images. Our members' critiques are a great opportunity to get expert feedback on your images, in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressures of a competition.

  • Shadows - Theme Competition

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    Shadows - Theme Competition 9 entries (Monochrome prints, Color prints, Digital) Shadows will be the theme for April’s Competition. Shadows, both subtle and dramatic will always have an impact on the mood, composition and overall flow of our images. From the sublime to the dramatic they have also long been a critical part of many of the world’s most recognized images. Shadows Can Enhance an Image Shadows can enhance the relationships of subjects in an image - they give definition and dimension. Photographers have used dramatic shadows and patterns in black and white images and have also explored using ethereal and moody shadows and textures in color photography. One can also appreciate the use of shadows in the world of cinema. For example, the classic black and white movie The Third Man (1949) uses shadows very effectively. By watching these types of movies, you will better appreciate the creative use of shadows in photography. Neither hard or soft shadows are 'best'. Which is right for a particular image entirely depends on the subject. Photography is often more fun when rules are being broken, so there's nothing wrong with experimenting to see what works in a particular shooting situation. Emphasize Shapes Shadows cast by an object reflect the shape of that object and show the direction of light. If the shape is recognizable, the shadow can make an intriguing image in its own right. The key is to keep it simple. Try to avoid Shadows with ambiguous shapes. Use shadows to enhance your message. Shadows also help show to the direction of light. Shadows raking across the landscape help to define shape and texture in the landscape. Create Moods Shadows are great for creating a particular mood too. For example, an image dominated by darker tones where the shadows possess little detail typically have a mystery to them. An off camera flashgun is a great light source for creating these types of images. Be Creative! So show us your best frames and moments captured and presented using the power of the Shadow! Winning images will be selected based on creativity, quality of execution and uniqueness of vision. The work can be expressed from realism to abstraction. Special Rules All submitted images must be your own work. Using Photoshop or any other similar application to create shadows during post processing is not allowed and will be disqualified. So grab your camera and be creative! What to Bring - Mounted color and mono prints. Upload your digital entries through the members' page on our website. 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 6 entries (Monochrome prints, Color prints, Digital) 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 rules and regulation. What to Bring – Mounted color and mono prints. Upload your digital entries through the members’ page on our website. Important to Know – About membership in APS http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/membership/ All About the Atlanta Photographic Society – http://atlantaphotographic.org

  • Delicate - Theme Competion

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    Delicate - Theme Competition 9 entries (Monochrome prints, Color prints, Digital) Delicate will be our theme for June's competition. You can interpret the theme in multiple ways. Of all the themed competitions we will be having this year, the Delicate theme offers the photographer the most flexibility. For example, photographic opportunities can even be found in your home or backyard. Examples of Delicate Subjects A newborn (human or animal). The delicacy of food. A person who is in a fragile state. A single delicate flower. Objects requiring careful handling. All submitted images must be your own work. Using Photoshop or any other similar application to create a sense of delicacy during post processing is not allowed and will be disqualified. So grab your camera and be creative and discover the meaning of delicate through photography. What to Bring – Mounted color and mono prints. Upload your digital entries through the members’ page on our website. Important to Know – About membership in APS http://atlantaphotographic.org/about/membership/ All About the Atlanta Photographic Society – http://atlantaphotographic.org

  • Open Competition - Recent Images

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    Open Competition - Recent Images 6 Entries (Monochrome prints, Color prints, Digital) Recent images: Only images captured during 2017 & 2018 are eligible. 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 rules and regulation. What to Bring – Mounted color and mono prints. Upload your digital entries through the members’ page on our website. 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 - 6 Entries Max (Monochrome prints, Color prints, Digital) 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. • 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

  • Open Competition

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    Open Competition - 6 Entries Max (Monochrome prints, Color prints, Digital) 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. • 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