• Coffee & Critique
    Join us for our monthly Coffee & Critique and enjoy an open discussion of lots of images. You are invited to bring up to 3 prints (not required), preferably 8x10 or larger and checkin when you arrive. Everyone is encouraged to comment on what they think is good and what will make them better. The group always includes some of the very best photographers in the club, beginners, and everything in between. It's a great opportunity to see a wide range of image styles and learn from the group. ***************************************** 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.

    Emory Presbyterian Church

    1886 N Decatur Rd NE · Atlanta, GA

  • Diwali New Year's Celebration and Fireworks - CHECK WEBSITE FOR TIME!
    ***NOTE: CHECK BAPS WEBSITE FOR TIME CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER*** The annual Hindu New Year's celebration (Diwali) will take place at the BAPS Mandir in Lilburn on Wednesday, November 7th. The fireworks are scheduled for around 7:30 p.m., but you'll want to get there MUCH earlier to secure a good spot. I would recommend getting there at least 6:00. (I can't emphasize enough that you need to get there early -- if you show up too late you won't get in.) SPS members have shot this event the last several years and had a great time. For directions and additional information, you can go to the temple's website: http://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/Atlanta/Upcoming-Events.aspx (http://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/Atlanta.aspx). If you want to get an idea of what to expect, I have several galleries from past Diwali celebrations on my SmugMug site at: https://milsteen.smugmug.com/Events. You are welcome to use a tripod and shoot the exterior of the Mandir (temple) and the reflecting pool from the plaza level before the fireworks start, but no photography is allowed inside the temple itself. (You should, however, go inside the temple -- it is amazing!) Folks typically gather at the end of the reflecting pool -- just look for the row of tripods! If anyone has any questions, let me know. PLEASE READ: Parking will not be available on the temple grounds and in the past folks have been advised NOT to park in the shopping center across the street lest they be towed. The temple has arranged for free parking at 6100 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084, which is about a mile and a half from the campus. A free shuttle will run to transport visitors to and from the temple. I'll post some fireworks tips in the comments below. Jeff

    BAPS SWAMINARAYN MANDIR

    460 ROCKBRIDGE Road Northwest · LILBUN, GA

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  • North Georgia Camera Club Council (NG3C) 2018 Shootout
    REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE FOR THIS EVENT ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30. To register you MUST send an email to [masked]. Include your full name, cellphone number and email address in the body of the email. The North Georgia Camera Club Council (NG3C) annual shootout is being held on November 3rd in CANTON, GA. SPS will field a team of up to 20 people to participate. You must be registered for this event and a paid member of SPS to participate. Registrations will be limited to 20 participants. To register for this event you must email Jim Morgenthaler at: [masked]. Provide Jim with your full name and indicate that you wish to particpate . You cannot register on this Meetup site for this event. PLEASE put "SHOOTOUT" in the subject line. Plan to arrive at Reinhardt University (7 miles from downtown Canton, Ga) by 7:30am on Saturday, November 3rd. Shooting begins at 8:00am and our team's edited images must be given to the judges by 2:00pm. Awards will be announced late in the afternoon. Plan for an all day event. See details below. What is a shootout? A shootout is a team photography competition. Camera clubs that are members of NG3C send teams of photographers to participate. On the morning of the competition 5 different themes are randomly selected and announced at the start of the competition. Teams must shoot within a designated geographic location, edit their shots, and submit them to the judges all within a specific time period (8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Each team submits 10 images for judging in each themed category. While judging is taking place, there are workshops, door prizes, and vendor booths to visit. Results are announced late in the afternoon. Judges select the top 10 images in each themed category. Points are awarded to the top 10 images. Individual prizes and ribbons go to the top 5 winners in each category with ribbons going to remaining 5. The camera club team with the most points will receive ribbons and bragging rights. How much does it cost to participate? SPS pays the $50 club membership fee to join NG3C and each SPS team member's participation fee. Where is the shootout location? This year the competition is in Canton, Ga, with Reinhardt University being the home base. What skills should you have before deciding to participate on the SPS team? The competition is a timed event with shooting taking place in a very specific geographic location. Since you are shooting for very specific themes, you need to feel comfortable shooting "found" images. In addition to your camera gear, you must also bring your own laptop with photo editing software on it and plenty of ram to handle your editing workflow. Additionally, you should be very comfortable working independently uploading photos to your laptop, editing images, sizing images to specific pixel dimensions, naming the image, and saving them to a flash drive. We are asking that you do not plan on sharing a laptop with someone else, as there simply isn't enough time to do that. What else should I know? Each team will select what it thinks are its overall 10 best images per theme for submission to the judges. Therefore, it is possible that not everyone will have an image used. Additional rules will be provided to teams once signup has taken place. How do I sign up? Register by emailing Jim Morgenthaler at: [masked]. Put Shootout in the subject line. SPS will close registration after 20 positive RSVPs but will maintain a waitlist in the event a registered participant indicates he or she will not be able to participate. The NG3C website is: http://www.ng3c.org

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  • Expanding Creativity with Corporate & Commercial Photography by Amanda Gardner
    Amanda will lead a presentation on her experience with corporate & commercial photography and how she is constantly moving forward with putting a creative mark on a traditional style of shooting. She will cover a variety of topics including equipment necessary for location shooting, troubleshooting outside of a studio environment, and taking every detail into consideration for the best possible image straight out of the camera. Amanda is a highly energetic wedding and corporate photographer, born and raised in Atlanta. She has watched Atlanta grow from a small southern city to the flourishing art-savvy place it has become and is enjoying the people and culture moving along with it. In 2010 she received a degree in commercial photography and began working as a teaching assistant at Gwinnett Technical College in the photography department. Amanda has received a PPA International Silver award and Best Image award in China and has also had the opportunity to work the PPA International Print Competition the last three years. Her motto is to do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do! Alongside photography you can usually catch Amanda at a local disc golf course, camping or busting a move on the dance floor at a bluegrass festival You can find more about Amanda at https://atlschoolofphoto.com/amanda-gardner/ ****************************************************************************** November Member Competition Our November Competition Theme is "Architecture" - The photographing of buildings and similar man-made structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects. Please note that you must be a paid member of SPS in order to participate in the monthly review/critique. Membership dues are $30 individual/$40 family and are payable at the meeting. If you have any questions, send our SPS Membership chairperson, Marcia Lopes, a message. ****************************************************************************** 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.

    Clairmont Presbyterian Church

    1994 Clairmont Rd Milligan Building — Fellowship Hall · Decatur, GA

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  • US Disc Dog World Finals
    If you enjoy a photographic challenge, then this un-hosted meetup is for you! It is so much fun to watch these dogs and their handlers perform. This particular event will showcase dogs and their people from around the world! Their routines are mind blowing! Check out the website www.atlantadiscdogs.com You will want to bring your fastest and longest lens to capture the action. You might want to bring a chair to sit in. ************************************ 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.

    Dellinger Park

    100 Pine Grove Road · Cartersville, GA

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  • Member's Critique - Evaluating Your Images with a Critical Eye
    In what has become an annual SPS tradition, join Harriet Dye, Jack Martin, and Jeff Milsteen for a (mildly) entertaining and (mostly) enlightening evening of photo critiques. In addition to offering advice on how to critically evaluate your own images, Jack, Harriet and Jeff will also critique digital images submitted by attendees. Digital images submitted by members will be presented for critique anonymously — the point is to focus on the photograph, not the photographer. Even if you don’t want to submit a photo, please join us and you're sure to pick up some pointers about how to critically evaluate your own work and thereby improve your photography. Please submit up to two digital images that you would like critiqued to [masked], following the normal sizing guidelines for submitting images for SPS competitions. Instructions can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3rb7eGNEir3NjE2RGhaTktvc3c/view We will only critique digital submissions — no prints! Images must be submitted no later than 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th. IMPORTANT: Please include the word “Learnshop” in your email subject line. Note: Photos submitted for this critique session are also eligible for submission into later SPS competitions, provided, of course, the photo meets the requirements for those competitions. ****************************************************************************** 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.

    Clairmont Presbyterian Church

    1994 Clairmont Rd Milligan Building — Fellowship Hall · Decatur, GA

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  • Stone Mountain Sunset Stroll 10/21/2018
    ***(Since the weather did nor cooperate on Friday, we will try again Sunday night (October 21)*** Remember to bring water, tripod, long lens, cable release. It will be hot walking up, but chilly at the top so wear layers and bring a jacket. I look forward to giving it another try and I will be at the trailhead across from the restroom at 4:55pm. We will begin the hike up at 5pm!! =) Twice a year, from the perspective of the top of Stone Mountain, the sun sets behind the downtown Atlanta cityscape. Each day the sun transitions a couple of degrees. This year, based on The Photographer's Ephmeris (http://app.photoephemeris.com/?ll=33.806021,-84.146120¢er=33.7636,-84.3880&z=17&spn=0.00,0.01&dt=20170221083800-0500), the sunset transition will start on Wednesday, October 17 through approximately Tuesday, October 23rd. Sunset times will be around 6:57PM. We are the mercy of the weather, especially clouds. While we will plan to go on this date, we may have to alter the dates based on the potential for cloud cover. No guarantees and sometimes we never know what we'll see until we get to the summit. Those of you who have not had the chance to do this, will either want to take the Summit Skyride (http://www.stonemountainpark.com/activities/attractions/Summit-Skyride)($6 and weather dependent) up before it closes or hike up the mountain 30-45 minutes. Contact the Summit Skyride to check on their schedule. You'll need a tripod, cable release, long lens (minimum 200mm). Bring a flashlight for walking down in the dark. It can get windy up there so plan to dress accordingly. For those of you who want to meetup before the hike, meet at the bathrooms at the beginning of the trail, https://goo.gl/maps/zcPc0. We'll plan to start the hike up around 5pm. ******************************** 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. *********************************

    Stone Mountain Park Mountain St. parking lot

    Mountain St. · Stone Mountain, GA

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  • Shooting glorious rust and chrome at The Simpson Farm, Talmo, Ga.
    Come join us for a trip to Simpson’s Farm on Sunday, October 21. Simpson’s Farm features several hundred old cars, trucks, tractors and other vehicles in various states of disrepair, neatly laid out in rows just waiting to be photographed. (Just think Old Car City without the kudzu.) For those with a little wanderlust there is some pretty scenery in the area as well (complete with barns) that’s worth exploring. Here are the directions from Atlanta. Directions to the Simpson Farm: Go north on I-85 and I-985 to exit 20, Hwy 60, Candler Road. Turn right. In 4.6 miles turn left onto Roy Parks Road just past the Candler Methodist Church. The farm site with the cars is at the top of a hill on the right. Enter where you see a set of service buildings. The address is 3930 Roy Parks Road Gainesville, GA 30507. Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/U5dmP8yUDgG2) There is no bathroom on site. Please remember to mind the rules; no climbing on the cars, do not force open any doors hoods or trunks.

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  • Stone Mountain Sunset Stroll (10/19 AND 10/21)
    This event will be hosted by Josh Earhart as Audrey Andersen has been called away by the American Red Cross to assist in the recovery of Hurricane Micheal in the Florida Panhandle. We wish her well in support of those in need. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Twice a year, from the perspective of the top of Stone Mountain, the sun sets behind the downtown Atlanta cityscape. Each day the sun transitions a couple of degrees. This year, based on The Photographer's Ephmeris (http://app.photoephemeris.com/?ll=33.806021,-84.146120¢er=33.7636,-84.3880&z=17&spn=0.00,0.01&dt=20170221083800-0500), the sunset transition will start on Wednesday, October 17 through approximately Tuesday, October 23rd. Sunset times will be around 6:57PM. We are the mercy of the weather, especially clouds. While we will plan to go on this date, we may have to alter the dates based on the potential for cloud cover. No guarantees and sometimes we never know what we'll see until we get to the summit. Those of you who have not had the chance to do this, will either want to take the Summit Skyride (http://www.stonemountainpark.com/activities/attractions/Summit-Skyride)($6 and weather dependent) up before it closes or hike up the mountain 30-45 minutes. Contact the Summit Skyride to check on their schedule. You'll need a tripod, cable release, long lens (minimum 200mm). Bring a flashlight for walking down in the dark. It can get windy up there so plan to dress accordingly. For those of you who want to meetup before the hike, meet at the bathrooms at the beginning of the trail, https://goo.gl/maps/zcPc0. We'll plan to start the hike up around 5pm. ******************************** 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. *********************************

    Stone Mountain Park Mountain St. parking lot

    Mountain St. · Stone Mountain, GA

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  • Coffee & Critique - Digital Images
    Come out and join us for our digital version of C&C. We will set up a screen and projector to show your work. We'll have a computer where we can show your digital file. If you plan to present your work, the preferred method is to bring a USB flash drive. Please limit the number of presenting images to 3 but you're encouraged to bring along a copy of your original image. Since we use a PC to present, if you're a Mac user, you'll want to make sure that the USB is formatted with a FAT file structure. Use this link as a reference, http://osxdaily.com/2012/04/22/format-drive-mac-pc-compatible/. As with the print version of our meeting, please check-in w when you arrive. Everyone is encouraged to comment on what they think is good and what will make them better. The group always includes some of the very best photographers in the club, beginners, and everything in between. It's a great opportunity to see a wide range of image styles and learn from the group. ***************************************** Click here (http://www.meetup.com/SPS-Meetup/pages/Joining_the_SPS_Family/) to read about SPS membership. Click here (https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form) for the online membership registration form. Click here (http://files.meetup.com/1381309/2017%20SPS%20Competition%20Themes.pdf) to see our monthly themes for 2018. ***************************************** 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.

    Emory Presbyterian Church

    1886 N Decatur Rd NE · Atlanta, GA

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