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The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) is a registered non-profit Atlanta-based community of photographers established in 1976 to help members learn the skills for creating great images and sharing them with others.

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The Art of Equine Photography, Domestic and into the Wild

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

Sometimes we get lucky, not every shot is planned. But knowing your subject and being able to anticipate a shot before it happens is key to any kind of animal photography. The more you know your subject and their behavior, the more you'll be able to predict what's about to happen and be ready for it. During this presentation Phyllis Burchett will give you insights into what it takes to get great images of horses by sharing some tricks of the trade she's learned from being in the horse business most of her life. Of course, many of the tips and techniques she’ll discuss will apply to other forms of animal photography as well.

Prior to photography, Phyllis was a horse trainer and breeding farm manager. She primarily showed Appaloosas and won both World and National Championships.

After a burn out from the horse business, photography came into her life and she never looked back! Nature and Wildlife was her initial focus, but eventually she went back to her first passion, horses.

Phyllis has loved horses all her life and has a huge appreciation and understanding for the ranch horse and the western lifestyle. Phyllis hosts workshops and retreats that introduce other photographers to the American west. She also hosts a Equine Photo Tour to Iceland each year.

She is represented by World Art Group for fine art and home décor. Her work has also been featured in several equine magazines.

https://phyllisburchettphoto.net/
https://www.instagram.com/PhyllisBurchettPhoto/
https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisBurchettPhoto/

Please note:

  • This month's meeting will be IN-PERSON! Consistent with church policy and current CDC guidelines, masks will be optional. Of course, we encourage all attendees to take whatever precautions they deem appropriate to protect their health, including the personal decision to wear a mask.
  • The presentation will be recorded and made available after the meeting to SPS members unable to join us in person. This recording will be posted as soon as practically possible after the meeting and a link will be emailed to all SPS members.
  • This month's SPS members' competition is DIGITAL and the theme is "HAIR/FUR."
  • Entries are limited to TWO per paid member - one color and one B&W.
  • Please see competition rules for more information.
  • The deadline for submissions is 9:00PM on Wednesday, February 1.
  • Competition entries are to be sized appropriately and files are to be re-named using the SPS naming convention: Firstname Lastname - Title of Image
  • Images are to be uploaded to the links found on our SPS website.
  • All are welcome for the presentation, but competition entries will be limited to paid SPS members only.

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SPS has three standing meetings each month for its members and guests. The First Friday meeting features an outside speaker and a members’ image 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!

Signing up on the SPS Meetup page does not make you an SPS member. SPS members pay dues to engage in many activities that are unavailable to guests who only sign up on the SPS MeetUp.
To find out more about SPS visit:
www.spsatlanta.org
To become a member, visit:
www.join.spsatlanta.org

Coffee & Critique - Digital Edition on Zoom!

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Please join us for our February Coffee & Critique, which will be a “digital edition” conducted on Zoom.

For newcomers — 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 online digital and in-person print critiques, and the meetings are for beginners and seasoned photographers alike.

For digital months, it is very important that you RSVP on the MeetUp site because only folks who RSVP will be sent the link needed to join the meeting. The link will be sent out the day before the meeting.

For digital C&C’s, participants may submit up to two images each for feedback. (A “before” and “after” pair of images will only count as one submission for those who want to “show their work.”) Please size your images as you would for an SPS competition — see instructions here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F0xzqEXvRfPl4T48zNbbasDSZ4beaOEU/view

Even if you don’t submit images, though, we encourage you to join and participate in the MeetUp. Our experience is that the critiques are a valuable learning experience even for folks who don’t submit images.

Digital submissions must be emailed to [masked] no later than 9:00 pm on the Thursday before the meeting. Please put “C&C” or “critique” in the subject line. I will acknowledge receipt of submissions, so if you don’t hear back 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 — with the number reflecting the order in which your images will be shown. We generally show the final image first, and then show the "before" version, so if you don't want it in that order, please let us know.

The Zoom link will be sent out the day before the event. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me.

Jeff

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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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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.

Fuqua Orchid Center at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Come in from the cold and join SPS members for our first field trip of 2023. We'll be photographing at the Fuqua Orchid Center. Orchid Daze at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) run from February to April, so there should be lots to photograph. Please note that this event is scheduled for a Sunday afternoon.

Due to the narrow walkways, tripods are not allowed. Also, the Orchid Center Atrium will be closed to guests in preparation for Orchid Daze. Access the High Elevation House through the side door near the Conservation Bog Garden in the Skyline Garden. Although it may be cold outside, the Orchid Center can be quite humid and warm. You may want to dress in lighter layers rather than large bulky coats. The lighter layers may be easier to carry around if you get hot.

For those who want to meet beforehand, discuss potential subjects, photography tips etc. we'll meet on the steps entering the Fuqua Orchid Center on the Skyline Garden side of the Center.

ABG is open from 9 AM to 6 PM. Admission (unless you have an annual pass) is $27.95. ABG is still selling timed tickets, so while you may be able to show up and get a ticket, purchasing in advance is recommended. Parking at the Sage Parking Deck (at the ABG) is $3 for the first hour, an $2/30 minutes after the first hour, up to a maximum of $30.
ABG MAP
ABG Tickets

Lastly, keep these upcoming First Friday competition themes in mind as you are photographing.

March - Abandoned
April - Street
May - Reflections
June - Food
September - Minimalism
October - Rides
November - Flowers

This event is open to SPS members only. Signing up on the SPS Meetup page does not make you an SPS member. SPS members pay dues to engage in many activities that are unavailable to guests who simply sign up on the SPS MeetUp page.

NOTE: RSVPing through Meetup does NOT sign you up for this event. Please sign up through the link below.

https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/2023-02-19fuqua-orchid-center

Any questions? Contact Josh Earhart at [masked]

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:
www.join.spsatlanta.org

To find out more about SPS visit:
www.spsatlanta.org

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Smoky Mountain Magic – Visiting and Photographing the Great Smoky Mountains

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Join SPS member, Jenny Burdette, for a presentation on photography in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding areas. Jenny has photographed the Smokies in each season of the year and considers the Smokies an all-time favorite place to photograph. The Smoky Mountains offer ample opportunity for wildlife, landscapes (grand vistas and intimate settings), wildflowers, seasonal color, historic buildings, sunrises, sunsets, and water scenes. Jenny will discuss the best photo opportunities for each area of the park and the best times of year (and day) to be in each location. Spoiler alert: there is no bad time to visit the Smokies – as long as you know what you’re looking for. Join us and be ready to get all the great shots on your next trip to this iconic location!

Please note:
This month's Learnshop will be ONLINE. The link will be sent to those who RSVP to this announcement. We have a limit on the number of zoom attendees and priority will be given to SPS dues-paying members.

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SPS has three standing meetings each month for its members and guests. The First Friday meeting features an outside speaker and a members’ image 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!

Signing up on the SPS Meetup page does not make you an SPS member. SPS members pay dues to engage in many activities that are unavailable to guests who only sign up on the SPS MeetUp.

To find out more about SPS visit:
www.spsatlanta.org
To become a member, visit:
www.join.spsatlanta.org

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