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Photo above by Roger Easley.

The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) is an Atlanta-based community of photographers established in 1976 to help members learn the skills for creating great images and sharing them with others. Our monthly meetings are in the Toco Hills/Emory area of Atlanta. SPS has annual dues of $40 per individual to support the club’s expenses such as rent for meeting spaces, honoraria for speakers, supplies and other such expenses. Board members serve voluntarily.

By paying the SPS dues you become a member of SPS and may participate in activities available only to dues-paying members, including submitting images into our monthly First Friday competition/critique, and our annual juried exhibitions which occur two to three times a year. (There is also a fee associated with entering images into exhibitions.)

We hope that anyone learning of us on MeetUp will check out the SPS by attending a monthly meeting or participating in a MeetUp field event with members. We look forward to seeing you and hope you will support the club by becoming a dues-paying member.

It’s easy to join! Just click here (https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form).

The SPS has three standing meetings every month. Please note that we sometimes adjust meetings due to holidays so please check the schedule on Meetup.

· The First Friday Monthly Meeting at 7:30 pm at Clairmont Presbyterian Church. This meeting includes a guest speaker and member competition and critique. Competitions include color prints, black and white prints, and digital images.

· The Second Saturday Coffee and Critique at 9:00 AM at Emory Presbyterian Church. This is an informal meeting where members bring their own prints for open discussion. Check MeetUp for the format as we alternate between print and digital images.

· The Fourth Tuesday Learnshop at 7:00 PM at Clairmont Presbyterian Church. This meeting is a member-to-member presentation of techniques and special topics to advance the learning of our club members.

The SPS also has regular Meetup field events where members and guests get together to photograph an event or place. (Some Meetup field events are for members only.)

You will find much useful information on the monthly competition themes, competition rules, exhibitions, and other SPS information in the "Useful Links" sections of our Google Sites Page.

https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta/home

Upcoming events (4)

Demystifying Layers and Layer Masks

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Many of us know a little something about Photoshop. Tools like cloning, healing, and content aware have certainly made our lives a lot easier as photographers. The next step on your Photoshop journey: layers and layer masks.

Join Stephen Weiss and David Woolf as they share their insights in this Photoshop tutorial. They’ll start with a quick introduction to layers and move on to layer masks - one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop. Masks are not only used for compositing; they are basic to non-destructive editing and offer maximum editing flexibility for your image. If you can paint with black and white, then you can master layer masks!

Limited to the first 100 to sign up. The link will be sent to all RSVPs 24 hours before the meeting.

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SPS has three standing meetings each month for its members and guests. The First Friday meeting features an outside speaker and a competition. While competition entries at these monthly meetings are restricted to currently paid-up members, we ALWAYS welcome visitors interested in photography to attend. The Learnshops (fourth Tuesdays) and Coffee & Critique (second Saturdays) are intended for members, but again, we welcome visitors. If you attend regularly, we ask that you help support the club (which pays for the rental of the facilities, supplies, and equipment) by becoming a member!

To pay your SPS dues, visit:
https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form

To find out more about SPS visit:
https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta

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"Still Serving" with Teri Darnell

Online event

“Still Serving” focuses on the deterioration and breakdown of places that once were pillars in our communities. The majority of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts are in disrepair and decaying, symbolic of how we treat our veterans who return from war. We are losing the places that were once the support structure for veterans to overcome their war tragedies.

War veterans have a bond of silence, often only sharing stories among those who have also served. Without camaraderie and support, these memories percolate and often cause anger, depression, sleeplessness and many other symptoms that can lead to suicide.

This photography project was created to start a national conversation about what we can all do to provide more support for our veterans, especially those who need mental health care and are not currently receiving it. The social fabric of veterans has suffered, reflected by the decline in VFWs at a time when America has been in continuous wars for almost 20 years. The story of these posts is the story of America.

Teri Darnell is a photographer who finds inspiration in people, places and culture. Her work has been displayed across the globe in Tbilisi, Beijing, Berlin, Paris, London, New York City, Santa Fe, Sarasota, and Atlanta.

In 2020, Teri received a grant from Idea Capital in Atlanta to move her VFW project forward. In 2019, she was a Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist. In 2018, Elizabeth Avedon honored her book ‘Crossing Cheshire Bridge’ as one of the best photography books of the year. Also in 2018, she was nominated for the Royal Photographic Society in London as a ‘Hundred Heroine,’ won Silver and Bronze awards in Fine Art and Portraiture from Prix de la Photographie, achieved 3rd place of 2,000 entries at the SOHO National Photo Competition in New York City, and her Cheshire Bridge Road Collection: a decade of 45 thousand digital images, draft and first edition books, archival prints, and collaterals was acquired by Emory University's Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books Library (MARBL), Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with an EMBA and The University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business Management.

Teri built a successful career in global multi-media training and development with United Parcel Service for twenty-five years before turning to full-time photography. She served six years in the United States Air Force, notably in Berlin during the Cold War. She served as a Board member for Atlanta Celebrates Photography from[masked].

www.teridarnell.com/

Teri will judge our members' digital images submitted for the November monthly competition.

Please note:
- This month's SPS members' competition theme is "Nostalgia."
- Entries are limited to TWO per paid member - one color and one B&W.
- The deadline for the images is 9:00PM on Wednesday, Nov. 3.
- All are welcome for the presentation, but competition entries will be limited to paid members only.
- Please refer to our document on monthly competitions.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WfjNcur10e7Xkg2FIXp7c8xMRJ7MSvIK/view Follow the instructions for digital entries.
- Send to [masked] as usual.
- Directions for resizing your images may be found here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view

Join us for our November Meetup via Zoom. Limited to the first 100 to sign up. The link will be sent to all RSVPs 24 hours before the meeting.

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SPS has three standing meetings each month for its members and guests. If you attend regularly, we ask that you help support the club (which pays for the rental of the facilities, supplies, and equipment) by becoming a member!

To pay your SPS dues, visit:
https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form

To find out more about SPS visit:
https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta

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Coffee & Critique - Virtual Edition

Online event

Join us for another “virtual edition” of SPS’s monthly Coffee & Critique!

We meet every month to share images and provide constructive feedback to each other on how to improve our photography. We normally alternate each month between digital and print critiques, and the meetings are for newcomers and seasoned photographers alike. During this period of “social distancing,” though, we are conducting our monthly C&C meetings online until it is safe to meet again in person.

Because of the online format, participation is limited. In addition, you must RSVP on the MeetUp site to attend because only folks who RSVP will be sent the link needed to join the meeting. The link will be sent out the day before the meeting.

For these online C&C’s, participants may submit up to two images each for feedback. (A “before” and “after” pair of images will only count as one submission for those who want to “show their work.”) Please size your images as you would for an SPS competition — see instructions here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F0xzqEXvRfPl4T48zNbbasDSZ4beaOEU/view

******Please Note: Because of time constraints, we will accept images for critique from no more than 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. When we reach 25, I will send an email letting everyone know we have maxed out on submissions. Even if you don’t submit images, though, we encourage you to join and participate in the MeetUp. Our experience is that the critiques are a valuable learning experience even for folks who don’t submit images.******

Submissions must be emailed to [masked] no later than 9:00 pm on the Thursday before the meeting. Please put “critique” in the subject line. I will acknowledge receipt of submissions, so if you don’t hear back from me, it means I didn’t get your images.

Your images should be titled with your name and a number showing the sequence of the submissions — e.g., JaneDoe1, JaneDoe2 — with the number reflecting the order in which your images will be shown.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me.

Jeff

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SPS has three standing meetings each month for its members and guests. The First Friday meeting features an outside speaker and a competition. While competition entries at these monthly meetings are restricted to currently paid-up members, we ALWAYS welcome visitors interested in photography to attend. The Learnshops (fourth Tuesdays) and Coffee & Critique (second Saturdays) are intended for members, but again, we welcome visitors. If you attend regularly, we ask that you help support the club (which pays for the rental of the facilities, supplies, and equipment) by becoming a member!

To pay your SPS dues, visit:
https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form

To find out more about SPS visit:
https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta

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LIABILITY NOTICE: By signing up and attending a Meetup sponsored by the Southeastern Photographic Society, I acknowledge that these activities can be hazardous and that I could be injured or my property damaged. I agree that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and assume any risk of physical injury or damage to my property.

POSTPONED New date is April 30,2022.......SPS Team for NG3C 2021 Shootout

Chattahoochee Technical College - Paulding Campus

We will repost this notice at the beginning of March, 2022 to recruit our team members at that time. New date is April 30, 2022. The location is still expected to be in Dallas, GA.

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