April 2013

Joey L on Creative Live

There is going to be two more days of Joey L talking about and demonstrating his portrait work on Creative Live

Info here: http://www.creativelive.com/courses/commercial-portraiture-joeyl

Live video and rewatch here: http://www.creativelive.com/live1

Recap of April APG Meeting

Don Byram talked about a few up coming items.

  • First of all, we are planning a Photo Yard Sale at the Lyndon House.  No date has been set yet, but we are hoping for a summer weekend date.  Start dusting off that no-longer-used equipment!
  • Second, the Lyndon House’s video projector is dead.  They plan to buy a new projector in July when they receive their funding.  So, for the May and June meetings, we will be using our old projector.  We plan to hold off on buying our own until we see what they buy.

Don then talked about where APG is heading in the future.  Because of time and other commitments, Don is stepping down as the point person.  Going forward, instead of having one person trying to put together the monthly meeting and getting the APG name out into the local market, we will have 4 people dividing the work load.

  • Joe Myeress will be the new point person
  • Michael Luthi will maintain and develop the new APG website.   www.athensphotographyguild.com
  • Tim Rogan will be creating and sending out the newsletters as well as adding website content.
  • Chuck Murphy will be doing local marketing.  Getting us in the local papers and spreading the news about APG.

We plan to have more open discussions, more short training programs and more location shooting.

The BIG news of the night: our NEW website.   www.athensphotographyguild.com

Michael has spent a lot of time and effort building the new site.  And it shows!  The best part- the Members Forum area.  This is where APG members can discuss, post images, buy/sell, and keep in touch with other APG members.  The area is for APG members only.  This means you don’t have to worry about non-members making crazy posts, or rude comments when you post images.   This will be a safe area.  Michael will keep an eye on this closely.

We had a short training program on selling your images online.  Joe spoke about how he sells his work on Fine Art America.  www.fineartamerica.com


For our May APG Meeting:

Lisa Wheeler and Pete Muzyka discuss their “Abandoned Rural Georgia” program.

“SPRING” is the topic for the Creative Challenge.

Bring your questions or items of interest

Lightoom 5 Beta now available for download

You’ll be able to use this for a fair amount of time. Once the full version of LR 5 is released this will stop working. Remember, this is Beta software so don’t bet your prize images on it. Always have a backup.

Get Lightroom 5 Beta Here

Lightroom 5 Beta Download


Adobe’s videos of new features


NAPPs videos of new features (also free 24 hour trial of NAPP)

And going on now is Free Live Lightroom (4) Training

Union City Arts Council Photo Contest Call for Entries

Categories: People, Places, Things. Enter one or all three.

Entry fees: $25 for up to two photos and $10 for each additional photo. UCAC members get 20% off.

Prizes: Per category – First is $100, Second is $50, and Third is $25. One People’s Choice for all photos is $200 which will be decided by votes cast at the reception.

Information: For all rules, entry forms, and information contact the Union County Arts Council at 846-429-2817 or email to ucac@bellsouth.net.

Entries must be received by May 17, 2013.

More Opportunities to Exhibit Your Art!

Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers
2013 Juried Photography Exhibit
Entry Deadline: July 12, 2013
Exhibit Dates: Sept. 7 – Oct. 13, 2013
Info: www.blueridgearts.net
Phone: 706-632-2144

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Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Allied Arts Annual Juried Exhibition
Oconee Artist Exhibition XXX
Entry dates: Friday, April 19, 2013
Exhibition dates: May 5 – June 7, 2013
Phone: 478-452-3950

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
A Sense of Place 2013
Entry deadline: May, 2013
Exhibition dates: Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 2013
Phone – 706-722-5495

DEAL ALERT! – Nik Software Package


A while ago GOOGLE bought my favorite plugin filter company NIK. These filters for Photoshop, Aperture, Lightroom, Elements & Bridge used to cost around $200 each or the whole suite of six filters for around $500.

New announcement yesterday: GOOGLE is now offering the whole suite for $149. If you’ve bought one of the filters in the past then I’m hearing that the upgrade to the whole suite is free. You can find the NIK filters homepage here.

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Follow Us on Facebook!

I was made aware yesterday that many of you did not know we had a FACEBOOK page. Here is the link. Please follow us there and tag us in your photos.

MOCA GA Exhibition

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is organizing a major exhibition of work by the artists of Georgia.

To assemble an exhibition of work being produced today, MOCA GA is reaching out for submissions from all artists residing in the State. To curate this exhibition, MOCA GA has asked three artists who have received MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project award to serve as the jurors. The intent of this exhibition is not to do a survey or to find a common theme, but to assemble in one exhibition some of the best work currently being produced in Georgia. By having this open call, we expect to mount an exciting and thoughtful exhibition of work which embraces artists from around our State and at the same time fulfills MOCA GA’s mission of producing programs that promote the visual arts and create a forum for active interchange between artists and the community.

Exhibition will be juried by MOCA GA’s WAP Fellows Xie Caomin, Larry Walker, and Martha Whittington

This call is open to all artists 18 years and older living in Georgia.

Deadline is Tuesday, April 16th at 5pm.

Click here to read more/submit your work

April Meeting

April – Questions. Answers.
Making all things clear.
  • April meeting is Thursday the 18th from 7-8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House.
  • This month we are concentrating on your questions. Bring your questions on gear, shooting techniques, or processing, and we’ll throw it out to the collective wisdom of the group to get you answers.