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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+)

Stone Mountain Sunset Stroll

Stone Mountain Park Mountain St. parking lot

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 Thursday, February 21st and continue through approximately Friday, March 1st. Sunset times will be around 6:27PM. Depending on weather, your should be able to get great shots anytime from 2/21 - 3/5. While we will plan to go on February 23rd, we may have to alter the dates based on the weather and potential for cloud cover. No guarantees and sometimes we never know what we'll see until we get to the summit. Please check back here for any potential changes to the date. Participants can either hike up & then hike back down after sunset or take the Skyride to the summit. Be aware if you chose to take the Skyride to the summit there may be limitations about when the last ride down will take place. For information about the Summit Skyride, schedules and prices check here: https://www.stonemountainpark.com/Activities/Attractions/Summit-Skyride Or Call. The Meetup coordinator will be hiking up and back down after sunset. You'll need a tripod, cable release, long lens (minimum 200mm). Bring a flashlight for walking down in the dark. It is always colder at the top than expected - plan ahead and 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. *********************************

Dealing With The Technology Infrastructure Surrounding our Digital Photography

File based photo organization or catalog based? What are the differences? How choosing one or the other impacts the organization of your photography database? How can I properly back up my photos? Are there tools that support it? Is there a best one? Do they work for Windows as well as for Mac? I am always running out of space and it is becoming difficult to manage my external hard-drives. Is there anything to do to better manage that? If you, like many of us, struggle with these and other questions related the technological infrastructure that is inevitably surrounds our digital photography today, join Elton Saulsberry on our February edition of the Tuesday Learnshop. Elton is going to go through these and other different aspects of our computing infrastructure. We will also have our mentors available to support you should you have other unrelated questions. ****************************************************************************** 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.

Event Photography - Understanding its demands, challenges and its rewards.

Event Photography - Understanding its demands, challenges and its rewards. Join us for a special evening with Chris Savas at out next SPS meeting March 1, 2019 to gain insight into the world of Event Photography. Based in Atlanta, Chris specializes in photography for corporate, entertainment, celebrity, sports or music events. While event photography puts the photographer “Inside the Event”, it demands the necessity to understand the client’s unique needs which then requires placement, timing and logistical planning to capture the events most meaningful moments. Chris and his team have extensive national experience capturing some the of nations top events, celebrities and newsmakers. You can find some of his work and client list at http://www.chrissavas.com. This is a evening that you do not want to miss. ****************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************** 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.

Coffee & Critique - Print Edition

Emory Presbyterian Church

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.

Past events (612)

Coffee & Critique - Digital Edition

Emory Presbyterian Church

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