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WELCOME to the Southeastern Photographic Society Meetup page.

Click here to join or renew your SPS membership.  Note:  Signing up on the SPS Meetup page does not make you an SPS member.  SPS members pay dues to engage in many activities that are unavailable to guests who simply sign up on the SPS MeetUp page.

Click here to go to the SPS website where you will find everything you need to know about us.

The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) is a registered non-profit Atlanta-based community of photographers established in 1976 to help members learn the skills for creating great images and sharing them with others.

We use Meetup to announce all of our events, so please look below to see what is coming up.

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To All Southeastern Photographic Society Members on Meetup

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To all our friends on Meetup who are NOT members of SPS — please join us!

In the last several years, more than 3,000 photographers have joined the SPS Meetup group. While we are thrilled to have so many folks interested in our photography club, only 7% of our Meetup followers are actual dues-paying members of SPS.

While we welcome visitors to join us for a meeting or two to evaluate whether you would like to join the club, we ask regular participants to become members by paying their dues to support the club’s operations and help us pay the bills.

If you have found our meetings to be worthwhile, we hope you will become a member of SPS. Dues are only $40/year. Please click on the link below to join.

www.join.spsatlanta.org

Dues-paying members receive many benefits, including the ability to participate in club competitions, exhibitions, field trips, image critiques and other activities. Members also have exclusive access to the club’s video library of past speakers and instructional classes.

Need more enticing?
Once again, Kelby One has donated a free, year-long, membership (a $200 value) to SPS. In addition to their monthly Photoshop and Lightroom publications, they have the largest library out there for photography and post-production training. The drawing for this giveaway will be December 2. If you want to be included in the drawing, you must join or renew by November 30.

SPS is a membership club, managed and run by volunteers. Our club is primarily a metro-Atlanta club. Post-Covid we are offering only some of our programming on-line. Many of our events are in-person, and we would love to meet you and have you join our community!

Please Note: If you are a current member that has re-joined since September 2022, your membership runs through December 2023, and you don't need to renew.

Thanks so much.

Holiday Dessert Party, Pop-Up Show and Members' Choice Competition

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

Join your SPS family and friends for a Holiday Dessert Party, Pop-Up Show and Members' Choice competition! There will be drawings for some great prizes, and we will socialize with each other while looking at the "pop-up" images members bring to share. And to top it off, there will be a members' choice competition where each member may submit one image taken in the last 4 years to be selected by the party's participants as the best of the evening. Please come and feel free to bring a guest -- it should be a lot of fun!

POP UP SHOW: Bring to the party a handful of printed images (unmatted and unframed) that you would like to share with others (5X7 or 8.5X11 are good sizes but larger are fine too). These images can be completely unrelated to one another, or they can be a photography project or photos from a recent trip -- whatever you would like to share. We'll tape these to the wall with your name by them, and everyone can walk around visiting with each other and admiring the work.

MEMBERS' CHOICE COMPETITION: Please upload your ONE digital image for the Members' Choice Competition to the SPS website no later than Wednesday, November 30, at 9:00 pm. Please use the B&W link for B&W images and the color link for color images. The two galleries will be combined before the images are shown at the meeting. There is no theme for this competition; it can be any subject matter (but we ask you to keep it family friendly please!). The image may be black and white or color and captured within the last 4 years. The image may not have been entered in a previous monthly competition or shown in an SPS exhibition. During the evening, the attending members will vote on their favorite 3 images and the image with the most votes will be the evening's winner.

DESSERT PARTY: SPS will be providing desserts and beverages (coffee, tea, soft drinks and water). Members are encouraged to bring a favorite holiday dessert of their own to share, although this is not required.

Be sure to RSVP if you're coming so we have an idea of the number of attendees.

Please note:

  • This month's meeting will be IN-PERSON. Consistent with church policy and current CDC guidelines, masks will be optional. Of course, we encourage all attendees to take whatever precautions they deem appropriate to protect their health, including the personal decision to wear a mask.
  • This month's SPS members' competition is DIGITAL and there is no theme.
  • Entries are limited to ONE per paid member - color or B&W.
  • Please see competition rules for more information.
  • The deadline for submissions is 9:00PM on Wednesday, Nov 30.
  • Competition entries are to be sized appropriately and files are to be re-named using the SPS naming convention - Firstname Lastname - Title of Image (NOTE: Images not appropriately named may be disqualified from the competition.)
  • Images are to be uploaded to the links below:
  • Black & White Images: SPS Black & White Monthly Submissions
  • Color Images: SPS Color Monthly Submissions
  • All are welcome for the presentation, but competition entries will be limited to paid SPS members only.

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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 members’ image 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!

Signing up on the SPS Meetup page does not make you an SPS member. SPS members pay dues to engage in many activities that are unavailable to guests who only sign up on the SPS MeetUp.

To find out more about SPS visit:
www.spsatlanta.org
To become a member, visit:
www.join.spsatlanta.org

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