Ringing in the New Year with Horace Hamilton


Ringing in the New Year with Horace Hamilton

As we begin our new new year, we are very excited to have longtime friend of SPS, Horace Hamilton, join us. Horace has been photographing over 40 years and enjoys capturing nature and landscapes. He developed his love for outdoor photography as a child in the Smokey Mountains where he maintains a second residence in the area today.

Horace is a past Board Member of GNPA where he served as Board Chairman and as President. Horace will share photography that he has captured over the last several years and discuss his approach to capturing his excellent images. In addition, he will share with us a post processing technique called “The Orton Effect”. The Orton Effect is a post-processing technique used to add excitement and mysteriousness. Developed by Michael Orton in the 1980s, it remains one of the most popular post-processing techniques for landscape photographers today. The Orton effect is a popular effect in many other photography genres as well. It is used to soften the images with a slight glow, which can give a beautiful dreamy effect.

In addition, we will kick off our 2020 image competition with our "Open Category". This will be a non-vintage competition. All images must have been taken in the last two years. Horace will provide his comments on these images and share his picks for this months winners.

Don’t forget to become a 2020 paid member of SPS. You can find your online registration at this link.


All paid members as of December 31, 2019 will be entered into a drawing for 2 exciting gifts drawn at our January 3rd meeting. You do not have to be present to win.


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!!!

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