We’re the Atlanta Photographic Society. We do photography.

All of us seem to own modern digital cameras, computers with photo software, and perhaps up-to-date smart phones. We routinely do digital still photography, close-ups (macro), portraits, action photography, etc., and we have been very successful at achieving enjoyable, artistic, creative work.

I Found It! - Pentax "Video Lever" by Jim Harrison

But there’s another popular, fun, useful and challenging specialty that we could do with the equipment we already have, but which we often overlook. No extra cash investment required, but, yes, extra study and practice are needed to get a handle on concepts and techniques. That’s VIDEO. I’m not suggesting we try Hollywood movies or broadcast-quality TV (although those are theoretically possible); just good, competent one-person made videos that people will watch, enjoy, and perhaps learn from or be motivated by. Check our this short (2 minute) clip promoting our Sept. 26 Program.

Is there as Oscar in your future?

CONSIDER YOUR AUDIENCE should be the dictum for all types of photography, but especially video. Video, the successor to home movies and slide shows, can be just as mind-numbingly boring as those darkened living-room endless torture sessions. But done well, video is the new language of photography, and it can be incredibly powerful. So, if we’re to do it, it’s worth learning how to do it well. Let’s learn to speak that language!

Text for the Upcoming Video Class

Where do we start? We have scheduled a pro videographer Mohua “Mo” Thakurta as our guest speaker for our September 26th Program Meeting. She will get us started by introducing some beginning video concepts and techniques and will point out some available resources. This program will be worth your time and attention. Put it on your calendar NOW and we’ll see you at the APS meeting September 26th.

What next? Contact Don Stephens to sign-up for APS's first ever Video Class (free for APS members!) We will get together outside of our regular APS meetings to learn video together. Beginning mid-October.