What we're about

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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 250 annualy paid 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 fully paid SPS member. Annual dues are $30 for individuals and $40 for households, due each January.

Click this Link (https://www.meetup.com/SPS-Meetup/about/) to access our membership registration form and other associated documents such as:

• Membership Registration

• 2019 Competition Themes

• Clairmont Presbyterian Church directions

• etc.

Upcoming events (5+)

Having New Eyes

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

Sometimes a good image is produced simply by looking the scene a different way. In photography, more often than not, we tend to shoot what we see. One of the ways to improve our photography is certainly seeing different, changing our point of view… Join Doug Sturgess for a night exploring different perspectives. Having New Eyes… Originally from Independence, Missouri, Doug made his way into Atlanta in 2004. His interest in photography began in 2000 and has continued to challenge him and take him new places. It is his creative outlet. A full time Physical Therapist, Doug does not plan to quit his day job anytime soon. However, nothing excites him more than Photography. He finds personal satisfaction on isolating compelling compositions of light and structure and nurturing them into a work of art. His ultimate goal is to produce imagery that enhances the life of the viewer, captivates their soul and makes a connection at some level. To Doug, as artfully stated by French novelist Marcel Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. Seeing ordinary things in an extraordinary way! You can find more about Doug at https://sturgessart.com/ ****************************************************************************** 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 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.

Coffee & Critique - Print Edition

Emory Presbyterian Church

Join us for our monthly Coffee & Critique and enjoy an open discussion of lots of images. You are invited to bring up to 3 prints (not required), preferably 8x10 or larger and checkin when you arrive. Everyone is encouraged to comment on what they think is good and what will make them better. The group always includes some of the very best photographers in the club, beginners, and everything in between. It's a great opportunity to see a wide range of image styles and learn from the group. ***************************************** 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.

Silo City Photography Workshop

Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown/Canalside

I have been to Mark Maio's Silo City workshops twice, and both were fabulous photo trips. If you are interested in urban decay and abandoned buildings, this is a rich environment. You should be able to find all the info you need at the link below but feel free to write me with any questions. I have updated this posting to include an exclusive $100 discount for SPS members (paid members only, please). Also, a link for the lodging at the Marriott Canalside. - David Woolf [masked] Workshop info: http://markmaio.com/workshops/#/silo-city/ Discount for paid SPS members: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=H3C3NS3899XSY Hotel reservation link: http://markmaio.com/silocitylocationlodging

Coffee & Critique - Digital Edition

Emory Presbyterian Church

Join us for the “digital 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. Guests are also welcome. Even if you don’t have photographs to share, feel free to come and participate. For the digital C&C, photographers 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/0B3rb7eGNEir3NjE2RGhaTktvc3c/view?usp=drivesdk). Emailed submissions are preferred and should be emailed to [masked] no later than 8:00 pm on the Friday before the meeting. Please put “critique” in the subject line. You may also bring your images to the meeting on a PC-compatible thumb drive, but please come a few minutes early so we can get your images loaded before the meeting starts. Although certainly not required, participants are encouraged to submit “before and after” images that show the original capture and the final processed version. A “before and after” set only counts as one image toward the three-image limit. This also applies if you want to submit a color and B&W version of the same image for comparison.

Past events (637)

Shady Dale Rodeo, Shady Dale Georgia

Shady Dale

Photos (12,643)