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Salon Exhibition Open!

Awards Reception - Friday, Oct. 21, 7-9pm

A great group of APS volunteers curated and hung 64 wonderful images last Thursday. And the judges have finished their scoring.  So be sure to take in the show.  Both the show and the Awards Reception are open to the public.  Make plans to come, and bring your friends.

The Show is Open

The best way to see the exhibition and learn about the award winning images is to put the Awards Reception on your calendar and be there:

Awards Reception - Friday, Oct. 21, 7-9pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church

1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Judging the Salon - 2016: Nicole Tyler, Ron Sherman and Russ Colegrove

Every image has a great story to tell.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2016 Salon Exhibition Sampling

More From the 2016 Salon Exhibiiton

Jim Harrison, President

Atlanta Photographic Society

Event Photography Program

For the club’s September 27th, 2016 program meeting, APS photographers Al McLeod and Jim Harrison treated the membership to a program on “Event Photography.”  

Jim presented a talk covering the basics of how to plan and execute an event shoot.  This included: doing your homework on the event, planning your shot list and shoot logistics, determining equipment needs, carrying out your shooting plan, processing and delivering the images, and tracking image uses & followup.

The Wiz by Al McLeod

The group also discussed strategies for finding events to photograph, and the wide range of benefits of event shooting to both photographers and event participants and organizers.  You can view slides of the talk by clicking on this link:   pdf of Event Photography talk  .

Al showed wonderful examples of the many events he has photographed over the years, including: plays, sports, music and many others.

Ping Pong Round Robin by Al McLeod

The Singer by Al McLeod

Jim, who just started shooting events during the past year, also shared examples of his event images.  These included a benefit concert for the Journey Men’s shelter in Atlanta which you can view at:   Journey benefit concert photographs , and extensive coverage of an unusual but fast growing sport - a long range precision rifle match, which you can view at:   rifle match photographs .

Walk Out From the Pines Composite (500+ to over 1000+ yard targets)           by Jim Harrison

Al and I really appreciated all our members chiming in with their event shooting experiences and advice.  We hope you enjoy our recommendations and examples.  And we are always available to answer your questions, discuss event shooting strategies, and assist anyone just getting started.  

Event shooting has many benefits for one’s skills as a photographer.  At the same time, high quality photographs provide valuable assistance to the organizations using them and lots of fun memories for all event participants.

Jim Harrison, APS President

Salon Exhibition 2016

The 2016 Salon Exhibition is On!

The APS Salon Exhibition for 2016 will be presented during October in conjunction with “Atlanta Celebrates Photography.“  The show will run: Oct. 14 thru 27. The Artists’ Reception/Awards will take place Friday Oct. 21, 7-9pm.

Our Salon Chair for this year, Janerio Morgan, has arranged for our exhibition to be represented in the ACP Festival Guide (pdf). (Important Note: Due to a scheduling mix up with UUCA, the dates listed in the printed/and pdf version are not correct. Please see the dates/times below.)


Part of the 2015 Salon Exhibition

Location: The 2016 APS Salon Exhibition will be at our usual meeting place, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUCA), 1911 Cliff Valley Way Atlanta, GA 30329, phone 404-634-5134, 

Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 1pm to 4pm, Sun 8:30am to 3pm.

Dates: Fri. Oct. 14 thru Thur. Oct. 27.

Entries: Entry is open to APS Members only. Please provide your entry list (up to 5 images) to Janerio Morgan by Sept. 30. All entries must include the following: Your Name,  Image Title, Color or B&W,  Sale Price or Value (if Not For Sale). Entry fee is $10/member (please pay to our Treasurer Denise Stein). All entries must conform to the Salon Rules. Please note these important dates and times!

Deadline for Entries: Fri. Sept. 30th (Due to the scheduling snafu, this is one week later than our usual deadline.)

Setup/Hanging: Thur. Oct.13th, 3-6 pm  (Deliver your framed/ready to hang entries to UUCA @ 3pm.)

Artists’ Reception/Awards: Friday, Oct. 21th, 7pm to 9pm.  The artists’ reception & awards program is free and open to the general public.  

Take Down: Thur. Oct. 27th, 5-6pm

This year’s show includes about 70 superb images by over a dozen APS photographers.  Don’t miss it, and please be sure to vote for your favorite images for the “Peoples Choice” awards.


Visitors Enjoying the 2015 Salon Exhibition

See you there!


Best in Show - 2015 Salon Exhibition: The Wrangler by Mike Shaefer


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.


Member Happenings

Notice - (10/13/2016): Unfortunately, Mike's show has been postponed.  Please check back for rescheduling information.  Thanks!

Cuba Through the Lens - Experience the photography of APS member, Mike Shaefer

APS member Mike Shaefer is having a "one man" show of ~50 of his images of Cuba.  APS members saw many of Mike's images from Cuba during his superb program back during January, so we know what a treat this show will be!  Don't miss it!

Where: Atlanta Cuba Club, 5797 New Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA.

When: Postponed

And - Meet the Photographer, Postponed

Equipment Corner


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!

PDF Slide Presentation on Paper

by Janerio Morgan

Paper Presentation PDF

NOTE: Right-Click and download the PDF and view the PDF from your desktop instead of the browser, so you can click on the website links to view the many resources.

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