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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+)

July 23rd Learnshop - Mat Cutting

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

Mat Cutting Learnshop Preparing your photographic prints for clients, friends or for exhibitions requires that you properly present them for viewing in the best possible way. Whether you want to cut your own mats or just want to learn more about the different kinds of mat boards available (economy, archival, conservation, etc.) and the different mounting techniques ("float", "fake float" or "overlap") this Learnshop is for you! For the first part of the program, Jeff Milsteen will do a presentation on mats, backing boards, and the different ways you can mount your photographs. Learn how to properly prepare your images for mounting and to effectively cut mats to meet your own personal preferences. After the presentation, we'll have a number of mat cutters set up with experienced members standing by to help you cut your own mats. Regardless if you have a mat cutter or not, join us for this informative evening to prepare your images for framing. We'll have 18x24 inch mat and backer board sets available to purchase for $5 (cash) each, or you can bring your own. Bring 1-2 images and we'll show you how to plan, cut and mount those images so they'll be ready for framing. This is a great way to learn the best way to cut mats and prepare your images for presentation. We hope to see you there on July 23rd!

In the Absence of Color: Visions in Black and White An SPS Juried Exhibition

In the Absence of Color: Visions in Black and White A Juried Exhibition by Members of the Southeastern Photographic Society Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia Exhibition Dates: 9/26/19 – 11/17/19 Opening Reception: September 26, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM Entries are being accepted now. Entry deadline is Midnight on 7/28/19. The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) is pleased to return to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for a juried exhibition featuring photographs by SPS members. This exhibition will be for black and white prints only and will be an Atlanta Celebrates Photography event (acpinfo.org) listed in the 2019 Festival Guide. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 26th from 7:00 to 9:00PM. This event is open to dues paying members only. Please be sure your dues are paid for 2019! For all exhibit information, requirements, and entry instructions, please click here to access the Call for Entries: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ymNsLlGKONAHfCC9kQSV0z7uAjBn47VS/view?usp=sharing. Please read this document carefully. It includes the link for the online submission and payment of the $30 entry fee. Important: We have two exhibits that open at roughly the same time – Emory Midtown and Callanwolde – and will run concurrently for two months. Because of this, we will not be accepting duplicate entries in these two shows. This show is for black and white images. We are encouraging primarily color images for the Emory Midtown exhibit. Please note the following: • You must be a paid SPS member to submit images for consideration for this exhibition. Please click here (https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form) for information about how to become an SPS member. • Detailed requirements for gallery presentation of framed images are included in the Call for Entries. These requirements are designed to ensure an overall uniform and cohesive look for the exhibition. • This is a juried exhibition. Entering does not guarantee that all entrants will have images selected. • You do not need to RSVP to this meetup. It is posted only for information and a link for the Call for Entries. We will be posting a Meetup for the reception in September and we definitely hope you will RSVP to that! We hope you can participate in this event. Questions? Please contact David Woolf, 2019 SPS Exhibition Chair, at [masked]. .

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

The Dumas Method of Flower Photography

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

Join Joyce Dumas for a night exploring Flower Photography. Joyce Dumas will use her work to illustrate photographic techniques that other photographers can use, whether the subject is a flower, a landscape, or even a portrait. In discussing flower photography Joyce will cover lighting, composition, selective focus, focus stacking, and post-processing. As for the title of her presentation, years ago one of her students jokingly called Joyce's analysis of the thought processes behind making a photograph "The Dumas Method" and the title stuck. Nature photographer Joyce Dumas has a career background in both photography and writing and finds she is happiest when she can combine the two crafts. "I find myself thinking about how I'm going to write about a photography experience while I'm in the field shooting. When I sit at the computer, writing about the shoot leads me to thinking about how I can do things differently next time. It's a symbiotic relationship that hopefully improves the techniques of both." Joyce has shown her work in regional galleries as well as at juried fine art shows throughout the Southeast. She teaches photography and digital imaging classes and leads photography workshops in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. She co-founded the Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers guild, chaired the BRMP National Photography Exhibit, and served on the board of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. The photography of Joyce Dumas can be viewed at her online gallery, https://JoyceDumasPhotos.com and her blog about photography can be found at https://JoyceDumasPhotos.blogspot.com. Our August theme is Flowers defined as "Show us flowers in any stage of bud, bloom or decay. Abstract and macro images are welcome also." ****************************************************************************** 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 (642)

Coffee & Critique - Print Edition

Emory Presbyterian Church

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