March 2015

April Meeting is Photo Prepping, Printing, & Presenting

Don Byram has been an APG member since 2007. In 2008 he opened Don Byram Art in Commerce, a full service framing shop specializing in custom giclée canvas printing. Don started photography using a Pentax 35mm camera while in college and, after a 20+ year layoff due to an interruption called a career, made it back to cameras, this time in the digital world.


His talk is centered on framing, the hows and whys a photographer should frame their work. And, if you don’t frame, what are the alternatives? He will be diving into the mysteries known as mats, glass, color choices and all about the care and feeding of your photographs!

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You are invited to bring a couple of printed photos along, as he will have mat and frame samples at the meeting and will be happy to use some of your work as samples to show how the thought process happens when you are standing at a framing counter.

When Photo Met Video

March Meeting is DSLR Video for Photographers


Where is the art of photography headed in the near future? Moving pictures! Video is more in-demand now than ever, and the lines between still photography and moving pictures is blurring. Join APG and special guest speakers, Phillip and Eileen Blume, as they show you how to add cinema-quality video to your skill set. Whether you’re an aspiring pro or your only gear is an iPhone, you’ll be amazed how accessible and fun video can be.

©2015 Blume PhotographyPhillip and Eileen Blume are international award-winning wedding and portrait photographers, and respected leaders in the photo industry. As socially conscious creatives, they not only travel the globe producing beautiful images but also believe in the power of visual media to change the world, as with their 2011 documentary film Lost Boys of Paradise. (The feature-length film represented their first ever attempt at shooting video.) Having transformed their home studio in Clarke County into a top brand recognized worldwide, they now work with clients in New York, London, Manila, Antigua, and beyond. As educators, the pair instructs thousands of fellow photographers. Phillip is a regular contributor to the popular Shutter Magazine, while he and Eileen appear annually at WPPI and ShutterFest, two of photography’s leading conventions. They have been featured on broadcasts of Photographers Ignite and CreativeLive, and are especially passionate about their workshops and coaching program for photographers. The Blumes live near Athens, GA, with their two young daughters and are currently in the process of adopting their third child.

More of the Blume’s work can be seen at You can also obtain their new ebook “From Posed to Playful” on their site. Click on their blog tab to learn how.


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March News

Upcoming Contest Notifications

  • Lyndon House Juried Exhibition Opening Reception is March 5 from 6–8 p.m..
  • 6th Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. Entries will be accepted March 9–16. For more information go here: The Plaza Arts Center.