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Meet amateur photographers from in and around the Decatur area! Come to a Photography Meetup to share tips and techniques, attend photo shoots, share your images and stories -- and have fun. At least once a month we'll organize a photo shoot around a subject, or at an interesting spot in or around Atlanta. Other meetings will be planned around instructional tips to help you get the most out of your equipment. This group is primarily for amateurs. You should have a basic understanding of photography and a digital camera, but have a passion for improving both artistically and technically. If you are an experienced photo hobbyist, please be willing to assist those are still learning how to create high quality images.

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Astrophotography Workshop, Part 2 - Post processing

Oakhurst Baptist Church

So you stood out in a dark field and took hundreds of photos. Now what?! In this session, we will do a deep dive into post processing workflow. Using a set of sample images, we will stack and edit an image and learn Photoshop techniques to bring out details in your deep sky image! If you have a Windows laptop, please install this software and bring it with you- https://github.com/LucCoiffier/DSS/releases/download/4.1.1/DeepSkyStackerInstaller64-4.1.1.zip If you are a Mac user, I'll post a link to download a wine port of this software.

2019 Atlanta Jugglers' Festival

Yaarab Shrine

Want to see the best jugglers in the Southeast compete? Come to the 41st Annual Atlanta Jugglers' Festival to see all kinds of jugglers, unicyclists, live music and fun for all ages. Join us at noon on Saturday, January 26. Admission is FREE for all day time events. Follow the "Jugglers" sign around to the back of the recreation building. There will be juggling outside in the courtyard, and the main competition will be inside the gym. The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band opens the show Saturday at 12:45 PM. The juggling competition is free for spectators and lasts about an hour or so. The competition is inside the gymnasium, so be prepared by bringing your widest aperture lens and boosting your ISO setting. There is plenty of activity to photograph outside, in the daylight, as well. Here is a link for more information and the full schedule: http://atlantajugglers.org/schedule-and-cost The Light Extravaganza will be Saturday night at 8 pm at the Yaarab Shrine Center, outdoors in parking lot. There's a late night Cabaret at 9 pm (tickets required for admission.) Park for free in the Yaarab Shrine Center parking lot. The lot often fills up on Saturday afternoon before the competition/show so come early and allow time to find other parking. There is NO extra parking across the street this year because of building repairs.

Astrophotography Workshop, Part 3 - Field Trip

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This is it! Let's go take some photos. Take what we've learned and make a set of exposures of a deep sky object! There will be about 2 hours of milkyway visibility later in the night as well! Dress warm and bring your gear! I'll bring a couple of telescopes for viewing while your image sets are going. We'll meet in the parking lot at Brasstown Bald 30 minutes before sundown!

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Astrophotography Workshop, Part 1- Basics

Oakhurst Baptist Church

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