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https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form

Click here to quickly access documents such as registration, themes, rules, etc.

https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta/home

Photo above by Roger Easley.

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.

https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta/home

Upcoming events (3)

The Photoshop Heretic: How to Process Your B & W Images in 6 Simple Steps

Popular Photography called Cole Thompson the Photoshop Heretic because his post-processing is so simple and unconventional. In fact, it is so simple that he was embarrassed to let anyone see him work!

According to Cole:
Everyone was talking about their special software, plug-ins, monitor calibration, layers, masks and elaborate processes that it made me feel like the village idiot.

But eventually I came to my senses and realized that all that mattered were the results.

My black and white processing typically involves Photoshop, a Wacom tablet and six tool/steps. No extra software, no plug-ins, no layers (I don’t know how to do them)…in six simple steps.

I will demonstrate that a great image can be created with a very simple setup and procedure.

Cole Thompson states that he is uniquely unqualified to speak on photography.

“I’ve never taken a photography class or a workshop. I don’t have a degree in art. I’ve never worked as a photographer. I don’t have gallery representation. I’m not a Canon Explorer of Light. And I only have three lenses and none of them are primes.

Do I have any qualifications?

Just one…my images. Nothing else matters.”

Limited to the first 100 to sign up. The link will be sent to all RSVPs 24 hours before the meeting.

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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 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

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December Online Pop-Up Show!

Online event

Once again, we find ourselves unable to meet in person to celebrate the holidays and another great year for SPS. Since we still haven't figured out a good way to have our traditional pot-luck holiday dinner via Zoom — it’s hard to pass the virtual mashed potatoes! — we've decided to celebrate by holding our second ever on-line Pop-Up Show! This will be our sixth annual pop-up show (special thanks to Nancy Cutrer for getting this fun tradition started) and the plan is to have everyone send in three of their favorite images of any age or subject matter, as long as they're family friendly. We'll share the images and give each photographer a minute or two to say whatever they want to say about their set of images.

This won't be a competition or critique -- just a fun night of sharing photographs. In order to participate, please send your images, sized to the usual SPS competition specifications (see below for link) to [masked] by no later than 9:00 p.m. on December 8th. Your image files should also be titled in accordance with our new SPS file-naming convention: Firstname Lastname - Title, e.g., Gail Mitchell - Fabulous Photo

Our in-person pop-up shows are always a lot of fun, so we hope you'll join us for what's sure to be a great night of photography!

We'll also close out 2021 and announce the first early membership renewal prize for members who renewed their 2022 memberships by December 5th -- a one-year subscription to KelbyOne!

***PLEASE NOTE - Images submitted for the pop-up show remain eligible for entry into SPS competitions so long as they otherwise meet the competition entry requirements. Also, unless we hear otherwise from you, your images will be posted to SPS's future image site.***

***PLEASE ALSO NOTE - For a variety of logistical reasons, there will be no year-end "Members Choice" competition at the December meeting. Hopefully we will be able to resume that tradition next year. We will, however, acknowledge our Photographer of the Year, the recipient of the most overall points in our competitions this year.***

As always, attendance is limited to the first 100 people who RSVP on Meetup. The Zoom link will be sent to attendees 24 hours before the meeting.

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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 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

To learn how to size images for submission to SPS competitions and other events:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F0xzqEXvRfPl4T48zNbbasDSZ4beaOEU/view?usp=sharing

POSTPONED New date is April 30,2022.......SPS Team for NG3C 2021 Shootout

Chattahoochee Technical College - Paulding Campus

We will repost this notice at the beginning of March, 2022 to recruit our team members at that time. New date is April 30, 2022. The location is still expected to be in Dallas, GA.

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