Our Virtual Salon Exhibition

The on-line exhibition is still open for viewing at: APS Virtual Salon Exhibition 2021.


Congratulations to all the winners listed below, and to all the very talented photographers participating! Everyone's images were wonderful!!

Best in Show

Don't Pass Me By, Don't Make Me Blue by Michelle Simmons (also 1st Place Color - see below)

Color Ribbon Winners 

Don't Pass Me By, Don't Make Me Blue by Michelle Simmons, 1st Place Color

I Believe in You by Darryl Neill, 2nd Place Color

Finding Your Way by Vivian Lynch, 3rd Place Color

Please view the following Honorable Mention winners in the thumbnails.

A Portrait of Natalie by Michelle Simmons, HM Color

Hugs n Kisses by Jenn Cardinell, HM Color

Marietta Fire by Vivian Lynch, HM Color

Monochrome Ribbon Winners

Initiation Well by Chris Handley, 1st Place Mono 

American Patriot by Mike Shaefer, 2nd Place Mono

Old Friends by Marc McElhaney, 3rd Place Mono

Please view the following Honorable Mention winners in the thumbnails.

Bodyscape by Chris Handley, HM Mono

Welcome to Rural America by Mike Shaefer, HM Mono

The Door by Michelle Simons, HM Mono


Many thanks to the team of three expert judges who did a great job picking the most outstanding images among a strong field of superb photographs.

Robin Davis - Savannah born, Robin grew up spending her summers on Jekyll Island and the Georgia Coast. She graduated Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Georgia. Her studies of Art History with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, deeply influenced development of her own approach to the medium of photography.

Robin began teaching the Cortona Center of Photography Workshops (https://www.cortonacenter.com/) in 1998 and now leads her students on creative workshops in the US, Southern France, and the Tuscany region of Italy. She also offers private sessions and workshops.

An artist and photographer, Robin has researched and worked extensively with a variety of unique photographic techniques. Blending tradition with experimentation to achieve painterly and illustrative images, she enjoys sharing her discoveries with her students.

Her fine art photography has been featured by Liz Claiborne, Penguin Putnam Publishing, The Coca-Cola Company, The High Museum of Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum/Emory University, The Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Goethe-Institut, Visiting Nurse Health Systems, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Bellagio Las Vegas, Bloomingdales, St. Martin's Press, Buckhead Pizza Company, St. Regis Hotels, The Omni William Penn Hotel, Villa Severina and many private and international collections.

To see her work and learn more about Robin please visit http://www.robindavis.com

Carl Geisler - Carl Geisler was president of the Princeton, NJ Photography Club from 2007 through 2016. His leadership transformed the club into a large (285 member) organization with outreach throughout the area.

Much of Carl’s photographic interest has focused on automobiles, speed and motion. He has also been active in environmental and historical society activities, providing photographic assistance to support their causes.

Carl’s work has been accepted at numerous juried exhibits. He presented four major exhibitions as a member of Gallery14 in Hopewell NJ. He has also exhibited at numerous other galleries including the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, the Abbott Marsh, and the Lakefront, Alpha, Millstone River galleries. Two of Carl's images were published in J. Seward Johnson’s 25th anniversary “Grounds for Sculpture” commemorative book.

Carl has judged for numerous camera club competitions, NJ municipal competitions, the Merrill Lynch juried Photographic Show, the Somerset and Mercer Counties (State level) NJ photo/art contests, and others.

In December 2019, Carl moved to Florida from NJ. There he joined the Valencia Falls Photo Discussion Group and is now a certified judge for the Florida Camera Club Council.

Alfonso Caycedo - After coming to the US during the early 1970’s, Alfonso has actively worked in photography for almost fifty years, both as a photographer and as a professional photo printer.

He completed Photography Programs at the New York Institute of Photography in 1975 and at Fairfield University in Fairfield Connecticut, graduating in 1977.

For many years after moving to Atlanta, he was owner and operator of commercial and fine art photo labs, working with some of the best-known photographers in Georgia, as well as corporate clients. Among his clients were The Coca Cola Company, The Atlanta Braves, The American Cancer Society, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Turner Broadcasting, and other prominent companies in the area.

An avid photographer in many genres, Alfonso has won numerous competitions. His work has been featured in exhibits at art galleries in Atlanta and other cities, as well as in a variety of publications in the State of Georgia. Alfonso is an active member of the local photography group, A2D.


Many thanks to Darryl Neill who ran an excellent and very organized virtual show, and thanks again to our judges.