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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+)

Join us at the Imaging USA Expo

Georgia World Congress Center

Join us at Imaging USA here in Atlanta on Sunday January 20th from 12:00 to 5:00 for this no-host event. Southeastern Photographic Society has obtained a free exposition pass for our members. You can sign up here to get your free pass. http://imagingUSA.org/FreePass Promo code: MEETUPS What is Imaging USA? It's the longest-running photographic conference, tradeshow, and exhibit in the USA, drawing 10,000 working photographers each year. Dating back to 1880, the event is always growing and evolving to help photographers become better artists, grow as entrepreneurs, and be inspired to do and be more. This photographers' dream event has 3 days of a 70,000 square foot trade show, 80+ sessions to pick from several tracks of photography and business classes, 2 all-inclusive parties, 2 impactful keynotes, and several ceremonies with some of the biggest names in photography. And for those who want an extra dose of learning in a smaller group format you'll have the option to add up to 3 days of pre-conference classes! If you have not been to Imaging USA in the past, this is a must event for all photographers. And if you have been before, you know why! See you there.

Over The Shoulder Lightroom Session

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

Join us for a Lightroom editing session where some of our mentors will edit images step by step on the fly to address questions and doubts you may have. You will have the opportunity to understand their workflow from start to finish and see what would be the best workflow & tools to use in your own editing process. Bring one or two RAW or TIFF files to have edited during this session. Our goal is to give you direct access to how your mentors would process your images. It's our goal to give you direct access to questions that you may have regarding Lightroom during this Learnshop.

41st Jugglers Festival

Yaarab Shrine Center

This is an unhosted meet up. Our May competition is people performing. This festival should give you plenty of opportunities to shoot people performing. Check out the website www.atlantajugglers.org/festivals/upcoming-festival for a schedule. This festival is actually held over the entire weekend, but Saturday seems to be the best day to attend. The festival takes place in a huge gym with a smooth tile floor and lots of lights! You'll find jugglers, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun for all ages at the annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival. Directions:Take Interstate 75/85 (the Connector downtown) to Freedom Parkway exit and go east on the parkway until you reach Ponce de Leon Ave. Turn left and go about a mile to the Yaarab Shrine Temple on your right. Look for the JUGGLING signs. We're in the recreation building in the back. Park for free in the Yaarab Shrine Center parking lot. The lot often fills up on Saturday afternoon before the competition/show so come early and allow time to find other parking. There is NO extra parking across the street this year because of building repairs. There is no cost to attend. 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 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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.

In the Eye of the Beholder -- Tips & Techniques for Making Stunning Portraits

Join Tracey Rice for a night on portraits. Tracey will share how she creates stunning portraits through collaboration with her subjects, pre-shoot visualization, making choices about lighting, backgrounds, locations, and angles, establishing rapport, capturing the moment, and post-processing for impact. Whether you're a novice or a pro, come and be inspired to try some new portrait techniques in 2019. Tracey will also share examples of her work for the remaining SPS themes of the year to get your creative juices flowing! ****************************************************************************** Tracey Rice took early retirement from a successful career in global marketing with Fortune 500 companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Texas Instruments, and Discovery Toys to seriously pursue her life-long interest in photography. She went back to school as a full-time student and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in Commercial Photography from Gwinnett Technical College in 2015, winning the Best Portfolio Award. She specializes in portraits, events, and real estate photography, and provides private photography instruction to aspiring enthusiasts. Youo can find more about Tracey and her work at https://traceyricephotograph.photoshelter.com/index/G0000EJiDfs02UwE ****************************************************************************** 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.

Past events (607)

Coffee & Critique - Print Edition

Emory Presbyterian Church

Photos (12,515)