July 2014

Oconee Hill Cemetery
August 26, 2014 (8am-11am)

We have been given permission to photograph at Oconee Hill Cemetery (www.oconeehillcemetery.com).  This is a rare event that you don’t want to miss!

When: Saturday, August 16, 8-11 AM

Where: Oconee Hill Cemetery near UGA Stadium – 297 Cemetery Street, Athens, Georgia 30605-1701

The event starts at 8am,  If the gate is still closed park outside.  If the gate is open, then park inside to the left of the house.

No Dogs & No Etchings allowed!

Hummingbird Walk, State Botanical Garden
August 2, 2014 (9am-12am) – $15

hb-7-2014-bJudy Royal Glenn, president of the Athens Photography Guild and the creator of the brand new Hummingbird Trail at the State Botanical Garden, will lead a tour of the new trail.

When: Saturday, August 2, 9-12 AM (Cost: $15).

Where: State Botanical Garden, meet in the corner of the main Visitor Center parking lot near the rest rooms. If you happen to show up late and the group has already set out, call or text me at 706-372-5406 and I’ll help you join us.

Bring: Camera with full battery, empty film card and your longest lens, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks, etc.

hb-7-2014-cThe Hummingbird Trail was researched and designed by Judy as she pursued photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the Garden. The trail now has 20 specific markers where Judy has found hummers coming to plants for nectar or resting in trees. Judy has spent countless hours exploring the garden and photographing all the birds, flowers and other critters she finds there. As you may have heard me say before, she knows the Bot Garden better than I know my back yard. She worked with the Botanical Garden staff to create the trail markers and the accompanying guide.

No guarantees–it always takes patience and a keen eye to spot hummingbirds, let alone photograph them, but with Judy as our guide, we’ll definitely have the best chance possible to see them and learn their favorite habitats in the Garden.

If the weather looks threatening, you can call or text me between 7:00 and 7:30 AM the day of the event and see whether it’s still on. If the weather definitely looks bad, we will reschedule.

No need to RSVP, but if you have any questions, please let me know. Judy and I hope to see you there!

July Meeting is Stylized Portraiture & Tips For Better People Pictures

Our speaker is Heather Lickliter Larkin.  Heather is an Athens professional photographer who specializes in children and babies. She has been published at Canon, in Professional Photographer Magazine, Model Life Magazine, and Athens local papers.

Heather will be speaking about how to take better photos of your family. Learn a few tips on how paying attention to your backgrounds and lighting will give you more consistent results.

To see more of Heather’s work click here