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Two More PSA Honors Awards!

We now have the results from the final batch of entries for this year’s Photographic Society of America (PSA) Projected Image Division (PID) competition.  Two more Honors Awards (Blue Ribbons) were received by our talented Atlanta Photographic Society photographers.  Stan Greenberg won an Honors Award for “Sunrise at the Boneyard,” and Jim Harrison also won an Honors Award for “Sloss Wheel 2.”  Congratulations!

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Sunrise at the Boneyard by Stan Greenberg

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Sloss Wheel 2 by Jim Harrison

The final results for the entire year are also in and APS once again did very well among the clubs competing in Group D.  We finished in 8th place among the 30 clubs participating in that group from across the US, and around the world. Please check this link for the final results from all the groups, plus the incredible galleries of award winning images.

APS is proud of all 13 of our members whose images were entered for this year’s competition: Jim Barbour, Brad Bartee, Ru Britton, Enrique Duprat, Stan Greenberg, Jim Harrison, Marc McElhaney, Al McLeod, Janerio Morgan, Shakar Narayanan, Darryl Neill, Mike Shaefer, and Don Stevens.  Our APS photographers are among the best!

Jim Harrison, APS President

Photography Books & Critique - April APS Program

The club received almost more “book learning” than we could absorb when Darryl Neill shared the cream of his extensive photography book collection during our monthly program, April 28, 2016.

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Some of the vast array of books presented by Darryl and other club members

Professor Neill’s superb and diverse array of photography books are well worth considering for anyone’s photographic education.   These included “how-to” books, collections of photographs, books about the history of photography, some historical books related to photography where photography was not the central topic, and books of fiction that involve photography or photographers.

Books Presented by Darryl Neill (partial list):

Nature Photography Field Guide (John Shaw, 2000)

Guide to Digital Nature Photography (John Shaw, 2015)

The Art of iPhone Photography (Weil and Fitz-Gerald, 2013)

Light—Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting (4th ed., Hunter, Biver, and Fuqua, 2012)

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography (Randall, 2015)

How Do I Do That in Lightroom? (Kelby, 2015)

One Flash! Great Photography with Just One Light (Gockel, 2015)

Understanding Close-Up Photography (Peterson, 2009)

The Digital Photography Book (Kelby, 2013) (Parts 1-5) 

On the iPhone (David Hume Kennerly, 2014)

Photographic Publishing Houses:

Rocky Nook (Relatively new and noteworthy products)

Amphoto

New Riders

Peachpit

Focal Press

Magazines

Shutterbug

Popular Photography

Outdoor Photographer

Digital Photographer (British)

Black & White

Aperture

Lenswork

Books Presented by Other APS Members:

The Practice of Contemplative Photography (Karr and Wood, 2011)

The Photographer’s Eye (Freeman, 2007)

The Photographer’s Mind (Freeman, 2011)

Perfect Exposure (Freeman, 2009)

Learning to See Creatively (Revised Edition, Peterson, 2003)

Underwater Photography Manual (Tackett and Tackett)

Digital Photography Master Class (Ang)

Lighting for Still Life (Bavister)

The Moment It Clicks (McNally, 2008)

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers (Grey)

The Negative (Adams)

Various easily available online resources (reviews, table of contents, quick look, etc.) can help those interested learn more about the books listed.  Knowing that fellow club members endorse these books is great to know. It’s certainly a big help to me.

Thank you to Darryl Neill, Luis Pita, Mike Shaefer, Janerio Morgan, Shekar Narayanan, Brandon Ward and Jim Harrison for sharing their favorite books with the club!

Critique

The remainder of the program night was a fun critique of member images by the club members present.

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Janerio presents an underwater image for critique

The collective wisdom of many APS photographers’ applied to one’s image is impressive and enlightening.

Our critiques are always a fabulous learning experience! Don’t miss the next one!!

Jim Harrison, APS President   

More PSA Winners!

Atlanta Photographic Society photographers have done well so far this year in the Photographic Society of America’s (PSA) Projected Image Division. In fact, three members, Ru Britton, Janerio Morgan and Don Stevens, have received Honors Awards (blue ribbons).  Congratulations! The three Honors Award images follow.

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Sagrada Abstract by Ru Britton

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Clown Fish by Janerio Morgan

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Fussball Before Mass by Don Stevens

Additionally, another club member, Stan Greenberg, received an Honorable Mention for one of his images, which follows here.

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Under the Bridge by Stan Greenberg

We are all very proud of our club’s fine photographers.  The competition is stiff among the twenty-seven US and international clubs in our group.  Come May 1 we will be submitting one more group of images for judging in this year’s competition.  I expect another strong showing for APS with this year’s final results.

Jim Harrison, APS President

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APS MeetUp Group

APS is now on "Meetup"

Join our Meetup group to follow our scheduled competitions, programs, field trips and other club activities. The Atlanta Photographic Society's Meetup group is for both club members and guests.  Our Meetup group's name is "Atlanta Photographic Society."  Please click on the link to join our Meetup.

http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Photographic-Society/

Member Happenings

Mike Shaefer's Images Published

The latest issue of Jim Zuckerman's newsletter, Photo Insights - June 2016, includes a beautiful spread of images by Atlanta Photographic Society member Mike Shaefer. Mike's photographs are in the "Student Showcase" section, pages 31 -34.  All ten of Mike's images are from his recent trip to Cuba, and, as usual, wow!  

Outstanding work!!

Equipment Corner

ColorMunki

The Atlanta Photographic Society's X-Rite ColorMunki device is available to Club members only for their personal use to calibrate monitors and printers/papers. The checkout period is ~1 month (bring back to the next club meeting in ~1 month).

A color managed work flow is essential to ensure that what you see on your monitor is accurate, and that what you print is what you see on your monitor. It's also necessary for accurate viewing of your images on other monitors.

For more information on the ColorMunki, tutorials, etc. please see the X-Rite web site. You can also consult with Don Stephens or other club members with experience using the ColorMunki.

Tips, Techniques and Learning Corner

Photography Fundamentals Videos

A wonderful series of 24 half-hour videos covering the fundamentals of photography is available for checkout to  club members only for their personal use for photographic learning/education.

The checkout period is for ~1 month ( bring back to the next club meeting in ~ 1 month).

Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or advanced photographer you are sure to take away at least one new gem of insight that you can put to use to improve your photography from each of these outstanding lessons.

Ultimate Photo Guide Videos

This excellent series of 10 short (4-6 minutes each) videos from Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo Magazines cover a great introduction to photography for beginners, and are a good, quick review of the basics.  You can view them all in about one hour.  It is available for checkout to  club members only for their personal use for photographic learning/education.

The checkout period is for ~1 month (bring back to the next club meeting in ~ 1 month).

The Digital Photography Book

Scott Kelby's superb book is a very handy longtime favorite.  It's highly recommended by both your President, Jim Harrison, and our Competition Chair, Al McLeod.

It is also available for checkout to  club members only for their personal use for photographic learning/education.

The checkout period is for ~1 month ( bring back to the next club meeting in ~ 1 month).

Your inkjet paper purchases can now benefit the Atlanta Photographic Society! Just click on the Red River Paper link, order your favorite papers, and the club receives 5% of the purchase amount.

Red River Paper was founded in 1997 and has become a trusted supplier of exceptional photographic inkjet papers to customers around the world. The company offers products that often exceed major retail brand quality with a savings as much as 40%.

 

Wings Camera & Digital

Wings Camera & Digital has been serving Atlanta's photography needs for an amazing 103 years!

APS members will get Full Camera Cleaning for $24.95 (regularly $29.95). Use APS2015 for Discounts. Thanks Mike!

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by Janerio Morgan

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