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  • Apr 6, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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A "$25.00 Photography Workshop Fee" must be paid to attend this Photography Workshop. To avoid an online payment fee, the $25.00 "Photography Workshop Fee" can be made to the Event Organizer/Photographer the day of the Photography Workshop.

- This "Photography Workshop" is open to beginners who have a digital camera (preferably an SLR where settings can be adjusted accordingly) to create an outstanding shot and who wish to learn more about taking photographs.

- Please bring any filters and lenses you have to create desired shots.

- Please bring the manual to your camera and it will be incredibly beneficial if you can learn how you can change your settings, so I can instruct you which settings work best to obtain the type of desired shot you wish to accomplish.

- Please bring your Tripod if you have one.

- Please wear "COMFORTABLE" shoes; we could be at Oakland Cemetery for a few hours.

- There is a "10" person limit with no guests, no children and no pets permitted for this Photography Workshop. However, I am bringing two other photographers with me who are not a member of G.A.G. yet.

- If this Photography Workshop fills to the "10" person limit, RSVP's will be closed.

- Any member showing up to an event which they are NOT on the attendance list for will have their membership revoked without warning. The same goes for bringing dogs when dogs are NOT permitted or bringing an unregistered guest - per #2 of the G.A.G. Club Rules. 

- Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch after the Photography Workshop. 

Suggestions of items to bring with you:

- Water or Gatorade – no alcohol please
- High Energy Snacks
- First Aid Kit; Benadryl for bee stings and allergic reactions, aspirin, and sun block
- Please bring anything else “YOU” will need to help make this photography workshop for a few hours more enjoyable for “YOU!”

Please do not hesitate to ask questions on this event page.

Please call me at [masked] if you are running late. We will only wait 10 minutes at the gate.

Thank you for reading the details of this Photography Workshop.

I hope to see you at Oakland Cemetery and hope you have a very blessed day!

Warm regards,



About your Event Organizer/Photographer

Please visit "Behind the Lens" at

to view MaryAnne's biography.





Discussions on angle, lighting, shadows, settings, etc. throughout the workshop.

 An opportunity to learn more about photography as well as view and capture digital images of impressive art and gardens, architecture, botanicals and sculpture photography to include:

Victorian, Greek Revival, Gothic, Neo-classical, Egyptian and Exotic Revival

Several mausoleums feature stained glass windows from Tiffany Studios

Victorian Garden

Sculpture Garden

Botanical Garden

Gravesites of Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, Maynard Jackson, etc.

Jewish Grounds

Historic African American section

Final resting places of nearly 7,000 Civil War soldiers

Based on the Lion of Lucerne Confederate Monument – the Lion of Atlanta Statue

Oakland Cemetery is also the place to see some of Atlanta’s finest tree and plant specimens. Magnificent oak, magnolia, and dogwood complement delightful antique roses and seasonal bulbs (if they are blooming during our visit). Oakland Cemetery's cherry laurel is recognized as the most outstanding in the city.







Description of Oakland Cemetery


Oakland Cemetery’s funerary art is unequaled in the area. Elaborate mausoleums, soaring sculptures and effusive inscriptions speak of an age when the bereaved found consolation in extravagant expression.

Figures carved from stone droop in sorrow, gaze pensively or reach to the heavens. The best known is the massive “Lion of Atlanta,” marking an estimated 3,000 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers disinterred from the battlefield. Icons are everywhere, employing symbols that speak a language of grief unknown in contemporary culture. The expertise of Historic Oakland Foundation plays an important role in preserving knowledge of 19th Century funerary symbolism and communicating its meaning.

Important Atlanta milestones are represented, from early builders, to Civil War soldiers, to leaders of industry, to Civil Rights pioneers. Oakland is also poetry, art, architecture, nature, and personal stories of 70,000 souls. 




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  • Kristin

    MaryAnne was wonderful - I learned quite a bit about my camera. Her patience and knowledge enabled this photo newbie to take a couple great shots!

    1 · April 8, 2013


    God truly blessed us with some beautiful weather today. I had a great time with the all the ladies who joined me today at Oakland Cemetery! Thank you so very much once again to each of you who took the time out of your day to spend it with me. Lunch was awesome too!

    April 6, 2013

  • Richard

    Would have loved to make it, but The Color Run is this morning. :(

    April 5, 2013

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