• Coffee & Critique - “Virtual” Digital Meeting! (READ CAREFULLY)

    Join us for another special “virtual edition” of SPS’s monthly Coffee & Critique! Regulars know that we meet every month to share images and provide constructive feedback to each other on how to improve our photography. We alternate each month between digital and print critiques, and the meeting is for newcomers and seasoned photographers alike. During this period of “social distancing,” though, we are conducting our monthly C&C meeting online until it is safe to meet again in person. We will be using the Zoom video conferencing platform for these meetings. You will be able to log in using smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops (both PC’s and Mac’s) but your device will need to be equipped with speakers and a microphone, as well as a camera, for you to fully participate. Details will be included in the instructions sent to participants, but Zoom is a very simple, easy-to-use system. Because of the online format, we are initially limiting participation to 25 participants and the sessions will only be available to PAID SPS members. In addition, you must RSVP on the MeetUp site to attend because only folks who have RSVP’d will be sent instructions and the link needed to join the meeting. (If you are not a paid SPS member, you will be given an opportunity to join before your RSVP is cancelled.) Finally, because of the size limitation on the meetings, it is important that you cancel your RSVP if your plans change so that a slot will open to someone on the waitlist, if there is one. ******Please Note: if you want to just join the MeetUp to hear the critiques and do not want to submit images, email me and I will add you to the RSVP list as “going” even if we have already reached the RSVP limit.****** For these “virtual” digital C&C’s, participants may submit up to three images for feedback. Please size your images as you would for an SPS competition (see instructions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view Submissions must be emailed to [masked] no later than 8:00 pm on the Thursday before the meeting. Please put “critique” in the subject line. I will acknowledge receipt of submissions, so if you don’t hear from me, it means I didn’t get your images. Your images should be titled with your name and a number showing the sequence of the submissions — e.g., JaneDoe1, JaneDoe2, JaneDoe3 — with the number reflecting the order in which your images will be shown. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me. Jeff ****************************************************************************** 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 ***************************************************************************** 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.

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  • Speaking of Dogs (and Other Animals) - Including Image Critique

    Please join us for our regular May meeting as we move online to present "Speaking of Dogs (and Other Animals)." We will send out the link to the meeting to all who RSVP to this event. Look for the link about 24 hours before the Meetup. Ray Sullivan, from Fort Walton, Florida, will be speaking about pet photography - in studio, in a natural environment, or on a casual walk. He will also talk about creating studio-like atmospheres on the fly and his techniques for lighting and dealing with the environment of the photographic session. Before he moved to Fort Walton, Ray lived in Atlanta where he worked in the film and video business. Working on sound stages and as a grip and lighting technician in movies and commercials, he began to do camera work and developed a diverse clientele. Ray was awarded a national Emmy for his work on the ESPN Production “Catfish Hunters.” Throughout his career, he continued working in photography and in 2015 published the coffee table book “Zen and the Art of Dog Walking.” (www.graysullivanjr.com) Competition/Critique: Since this is an online session, we will not have our usual monthly competition. However, Ray has agreed to critique our members' images submitted for the month of May. Mike Nixon will also participate in the critique. Our theme is "Domestic Animals." “Domestic animals“ are animals that have been tamed and kept by humans as a work animal, food source or pet. Through selective breeding these species have become notably different from their wild ancestors. Make a domestic animal the main subject of your image Please note: - We are limiting entries to TWO per paid member - one color and one B&W. - The deadline for the images is 9:00PM on Wednesday, April 29 (a day earlier than normal). - All are welcome for the presentation, but critiques will be limited to paid members only. - Please refer to our document on monthly competitions. Follow the instructions for digital entries starting on page 4. Send to [masked] as usual. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kwc7PPssrXJoJYAJWTzKRbpUt3q_PfyU/view - Directions for resizing your images may be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view See you online. ****************************************************************************** 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 ***************************************************************************** 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.

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  • Travel Photography: Getting Beyond the Snapshot with Jeff Milsteen

    Yes, one day we will travel again, and when we do we’ll undoubtedly be taking more photographs than ever! In furtherance of SPS’s continuing efforts to bring online content to our members during our time of social distancing, join us for a live Zoom Learnshop on travel photography presented by Jeff Milsteen. In addition to offering plenty of photography tips and techniques, Jeff will talk generally about planning for your trip, deciding what equipment to take and even reviewing some elements of composition to help you get “beyond the snapshot.” Join us for what promises to be an educational and entertaining online Learnshop! You can check out some of Jeff's travel photography here: https://milsteen.smugmug.com/Travel Please note — This program is limited to 100 participants and you must RSVP on Meetup to attend. A link for the program will only be sent to those who RSVP. You will receive an email with the link a day or two before the program. ******************************************************************************** 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 & Critiques (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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  • How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in LR and PS with Matt Kloskowski

    We hope you will join us for a special online event for paid SPS members. We have arranged for a 90-minute presentation by Matt Kloskowski on Lightroom Classic and Photoshop. The webinar will include a Q&A at the end for our members. You must RSVP to this event and, because of the special nature of this, the webinar will be open to paid members only. (If you are not a paid SPS member, your RSVP will be cancelled. See below to join/renew.) This is a two-step process. Once we determine your membership status, we will send out a link for the webinar to those who have RSVP'd. You must click the link and register to attend the class. Description: In this live webcast with Matt Kloskowski, you’ll learn some great techniques for editing your photos in Lightroom and when to jump over to Photoshop to help out. This will be a late beginner to early intermediate level presentation, but really… it's just about having some fun with your photos and improving your editing during this time indoors. Go ahead and sign up now! -David (Photo above by Matt Kloskowski.) ****************************************************************************** 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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  • Coffee & Critique - “Virtual” Digital Meeting! (READ CAREFULLY)

    Emory Presbyterian Church

    Join us for a special “virtual edition” of SPS’s monthly Coffee & Critique! Regulars know that we meet every month to share images and provide constructive feedback to each other on how to improve our photography. We alternate each month between digital and print critiques, and the meeting is for newcomers and seasoned photographers alike. During this period of “social distancing,” though, we are going to move our monthly C&C meeting online until it is safe to meet again in person. We will be using the Zoom video conferencing platform for these meetings. You will be able to log in using smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops (both PC’s and Mac’s) but your device will need to be equipped with speakers and a microphone, as well as a camera, for you to fully participate. Details will be included in the instructions sent to participants, but Zoom is a very simple, easy-to-use system. We will even offer a “trial run” test session for anyone who wants to get comfortable with the technology before the actual C&C meeting. Because of the online format, we are initially limiting participation to 25 participants and the sessions will only be available to PAID SPS members. In addition, you must RSVP on the MeetUp site to attend because only folks who have RSVP’d will be sent instructions and the link needed to join the meeting. (If you are not a paid SPS member, your RSVP will be cancelled.) Finally, because of the size limitation on the meetings, it is important that you cancel your RSVP if your plans change so that a slot will open to someone on the waitlist, if there is one. For these “virtual” digital C&C’s, participants may submit up to three images for feedback. Please size your images as you would for an SPS competition (see instructions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view Submissions must be emailed to [masked] no later than 8:00 pm on the Thursday before the meeting. Please put “critique” in the subject line. I will acknowledge receipt of submissions, so if you don’t hear from me, it means I didn’t get your images. Your images should be titled with your name and a number showing the sequence of the submissions — e.g., JaneDoe1, JaneDoe2, JaneDoe3 — with the number reflecting the order in which your images will be shown. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me. Jeff ****************************************************************************** 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 ***************************************************************************** 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.

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  • Pet Photography - Online Learnshop

    Needs a location

    Our March learnshop was scheduled as a presentation by Mike and Linda Nixon on Pet Photography (our theme for May). The learnshop was cancelled, but that didn't stop Mike and Linda. They developed an online slideshow of their presentation. You can access it here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQVB9Go13V4J7xVVsSO-huwxn7Bs0HynAOkhzN0CPJWbb4NtMytbWOVraVnZLFtEdTWf-VxFQT23sSV/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 Please note: There is no event on April 10. That date was picked arbitrarily so it will show up on Meetup for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy! -David

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  • April 3 meeting CANCELLED - but please post your photos

    Needs a location

    Regretfully, we will not be able to have our April 3. But we would love to see your macro images. Please post below, using the standard SPS sizing for online images. Refer to the sizing guidelines, if needed: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view A reminder that our theme for April is Macro Photography. For this month, we are accepting both macro and close-up images. “Macro” generally refers to images of small objects photographed at life size or larger. This means that the subject of your photograph should be at least the same size on your sensor as it is in real life. “Close-up,” on the other hand, just means you got close, capturing details often unseen by casual observation. Follow the usual guidelines for submission - images taken within the last 2 years, etc. YOU MAY POST UP TO THREE IMAGES, two color and one B&W. The images will not be judged for ribbons, but we are asking our mentors to comment and critique. We look forward to seeing your images. Stay safe! ****************************************************************************** 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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  • Call for Entries - SPS Members’ Choice 2020 Exhibition at Tucker Public Library

    The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) is pleased to announce an open, members’ choice exhibition featuring photographs by SPS members. It will take place at the Tucker Public Library. Exhibition Dates: May 2 - Jun 27 Awards Reception: Jun 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Deadline for entries: Mar 22 at 11:59 pm (or until 37 images received) This event is open to dues paying members only. Please be sure your dues are paid for 2020! Click here to join/renew your membership: https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form Thirty-seven images will comprise the exhibition on a first-come basis. Cash prizes, certificates, and ribbons will be awarded to the top 8 exhibited images. Any image taken at any time is eligible for the exhibition as long as it is family friendly. For all exhibit information, requirements, and entry instructions, please click here for the Call for Entries: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AwHI0ZeSzGDrHHIDdgHBK9HHi8bcVbMZ 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. Questions? Please contact Gail Mitchell, 2020 SPS Exhibition Chair, at [masked].

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