Next Meetup

Back to Basics 1: Are your camera’s menus and controls confusing?
Well, there’s a reason. They are! Let’s clear up the confusion and see how to get the most out of your complicated camera. Jim Morgenthaler will cover, item by item, what those mysterious settings are and how to adjust them to insure that you wrest the most creative control out of your camera. Camera not focusing where you want it too? Let’s correct that. Clean your sensor yourself? Don’t! Why should you choose RAW over JPEG? What does JPEG stand for and why are there different settings for it? Why is Auto ISO perhaps not a good choice but Auto White Balance a good one? Why is formatting your memory card better than simply deleting all of the images? What is the best memory card? What is firmware and why should you carefully consider before updating ? Find the manufacturer’s manual inadequate? Where to find a better manual. All this, and so much more. Bring your camera as we will have members who operate each of the most popular camera brands to help address questions you may have. ****************************************************************************** SPS Monthly Meetings (first Friday of each month) are for its members and guests. 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 Tuesday of each month) 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 find out more about SPS visit ******************************** 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.

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

1994 Clairmont Rd Milligan Building — Fellowship Hall · Decatur, GA

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What we're about

The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) was formed by photography students at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center to help its members learn the skills for capturing great images and sharing them with others. The society has been serving the photographic community since 1976, now with well over 200 members.

Each month SPS hosts a competition and lecture/presentation on the first Friday. Competition themes vary each month with the goal being to encourage members to shoot outside their "comfort zone".

On the 4th Tuesday of the month SPS hosts their popular member "Learn Shops"; informal lectures/presentations from club members to help teach each other a variety of photographic skills, from lighting and composition to Photoshop and Lightroom.

The club tries to arrange for field trips throughout the month. These field trips are designed around upcoming photography themes but also around events that take place in the local area. Sometimes we just like to get out with others and share our knowledge.

In order to enter images into competition (digital or prints) you must first be a full SPS member. Annual dues are $30 for individuals and $40 for households, due each January (some discounts/credits apply for registrations after March).

Click this Link ( to access our membership registration form and other associated documents such as:

• Membership Registration

• 2018 Competition Themes

• Clairmont Presbyterian Church directions

• etc.

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