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Click here (https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form) to join/renew your SPS membership.

Click here (https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta/home) to quickly access documents such as registration, themes, rules, etc.

Photo above by Gail Mitchell.

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.

"Useful Links" (https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta/home)

Upcoming events (5)

April 3 meeting CANCELLED - but please post your photos

Regretfully, we will not be able to have our April 3. But we would love to see your macro images. Please post below, using the standard SPS sizing for online images. Refer to the sizing guidelines, if needed: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view A reminder that our theme for April is Macro Photography. For this month, we are accepting both macro and close-up images. “Macro” generally refers to images of small objects photographed at life size or larger. This means that the subject of your photograph should be at least the same size on your sensor as it is in real life. “Close-up,” on the other hand, just means you got close, capturing details often unseen by casual observation. Follow the usual guidelines for submission - images taken within the last 2 years, etc. YOU MAY POST UP TO THREE IMAGES, two color and one B&W. The images will not be judged for ribbons, but we are asking our mentors to comment and critique. We look forward to seeing your images. Stay safe! ****************************************************************************** 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 *****************************************************************************

Pet Photography - Online Learnshop

Needs a location

Our March learnshop was scheduled as a presentation by Mike and Linda Nixon on Pet Photography (our theme for May). The learnshop was cancelled, but that didn't stop Mike and Linda. They developed an online slideshow of their presentation. You can access it here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQVB9Go13V4J7xVVsSO-huwxn7Bs0HynAOkhzN0CPJWbb4NtMytbWOVraVnZLFtEdTWf-VxFQT23sSV/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 Please note: There is no event on April 10. That date was picked arbitrarily so it will show up on Meetup for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy! -David

Coffee & Critique - “Virtual” Digital Meeting! (READ CAREFULLY)

Emory Presbyterian Church

Join us for a special “virtual edition” of SPS’s monthly Coffee & Critique! Regulars know that we meet every month to share images and provide constructive feedback to each other on how to improve our photography. We alternate each month between digital and print critiques, and the meeting is for newcomers and seasoned photographers alike. During this period of “social distancing,” though, we are going to move our monthly C&C meeting online until it is safe to meet again in person. We will be using the Zoom video conferencing platform for these meetings. You will be able to log in using smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops (both PC’s and Mac’s) but your device will need to be equipped with speakers and a microphone, as well as a camera, for you to fully participate. Details will be included in the instructions sent to participants, but Zoom is a very simple, easy-to-use system. We will even offer a “trial run” test session for anyone who wants to get comfortable with the technology before the actual C&C meeting. Because of the online format, we are initially limiting participation to 25 participants and the sessions will only be available to PAID SPS members. In addition, you must RSVP on the MeetUp site to attend because only folks who have RSVP’d will be sent instructions and the link needed to join the meeting. (If you are not a paid SPS member, your RSVP will be cancelled.) Finally, because of the size limitation on the meetings, it is important that you cancel your RSVP if your plans change so that a slot will open to someone on the waitlist, if there is one. For these “virtual” digital C&C’s, participants may submit up to three images for feedback. Please size your images as you would for an SPS competition (see instructions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view Submissions must be emailed to [masked] no later than 8:00 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 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, JaneDoe3 — with the number reflecting the order in which your images will be shown. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me. Jeff ****************************************************************************** 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 ***************************************************************************** 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.

Kentucky Bluegrass Photography Weekend – April 17-19 "Cancelled"

Kentucky Bluegrass Photography Weekend – April 17-19, 2020 Due to Covid-19 this event has been postponed to a later date.

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