Chuck Rogers – June Program at APS
The first half of Chuck’s talk began about 1950 with an extensive array of his images of the United States’ space program. He described his process and setups for “getting the shot” including numerous missile launch failures along with the, eventual, spectacular successes of the Apollo moon landing program and the space shuttle. Almost everyone attending purchased Chuck’s short book summarizing this phase of his career – Cape Canaveral Photography. It is a wonderful record of those early space program days, and a superb testament to those brave men and women we call astronauts who have the skill, knowledge and courage to climb on top of a rocket and blast off.
But Chuck was just getting started! The second half of Chuck’s career, starting during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s focused on his astonishing range of commercial and advertising photography. I can’t begin to describe the vast array of stunning images he shared. But I know everyone will remember his most famous click of the shutter - exhausted runners being sprayed with water at the end of the Peachtree Road Race (on the screen in the above slide show.) This image has been used in Nike advertising for decades (and continues to this day) and has undoubtedly been seen by hundreds of millions of people (if not billions)!
APS is truly fortunate to have Chuck Rogers as a long time member. Thank you Chuck for sharing your exceptional images, expertise and stories! You are a lasting inspiration to every photographer who sees your work.
APS Field Trip to Hunting Island, SC
Field trip to Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Sharing knowledge of a big winner
Street Art = Street Photography
APS Minimalist Theme Competition updates.
Assignment Zone Field Trips
Will Smart Phone & Pad Cameras replace conventional cameras?
APS Salon Exhibition 2013
Minimalist photography at the Atlanta Photographic Society
- Competition Judges[+]
- Photo Club Partners[+]
Atlanta Photographic Society
We are again participating in the October “Atlanta Celebrates Photography” Festival and our Salon Chair Mike Shaefer has arranged that our club is represented in the ACP Festival Guide. The Salon will be at our usual meeting place, the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
1911 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329
Visiting hours: Mon to Fri 1pm to 4pm
Sun 8:30am to 3pm
Sat. Oct. 18th, 7pm to 9pm
The artist’s reception & Awards Ceremony is free and open to the general public.
The Salon setup: Sep 30th at 2pm
Salon take down: Oct. 26th at 2pm
Mike will ask for volunteers at the Aug.14th meeting
Information of the images being entered need to be send to firstname.lastname@example.org
What's new at APS? Videos!!!
We are thinking of your excellent images and working on a plan to make use of them. Well, that is not quite right, let me try that again. We want you to showcase your images, get them out of your computer and put them into the public eye.
There is also the new trent to have short videos on web sites especially on digital newspapers. Now if we combine the two, we have a video with your images and comments that can be placed onto our home page. Can you visualize your video on our home page? Now the same video can be placed onto the APS Facebook page or YouTube or any of the other social web sites.
Spinning this further, instead of placing our monthly winners onto an album page on the web site they could be shown as a video instead. You could also start a video collection of the club winners on your computer and show them to your friends (your winning images are included, what a chance to claim some bragging rights).
This video idea will also prevent people from illegally downloading your images, Chris tells me.
Our plan is to start this new idea slowly so that we all have a chance to learn and get used to it. I will start out like Chris did, get the free version of the "ProShow Web" and practice for a bit. Then, depending on how much interest I develop I may go the next step.
Now the question is, how do I get our members to try it? Here is the URL of the maker of the program.
Go there and help Chris and me to make this video idea popular in our club. This is not one of those overnight plans, no, Chris is already working on a new version of the APS web site that can accommodate all the videos that our members can/will create.
Let's start a new version of the old slide show, a show that is short and snappy with all the bells and whistles of our new digital age.